Below is Kuniyoshi’s Ariōmaru Kills a Giant Octopus, circa 1833-1835. In Japanese medieval military chronicles Ariō was a servant of Priest Shunkan who gave particularly loyal service during Shunkan’s banishment and death on Kikai island. The inscription in the top right of the picture tells how Ariō killed a giant octopus during his journey to Kikai island to join his master.
Here is the 2nd sitting on an ongoing back piece representing the woodblock
I put this original design on a customer , the text was the idea that the image gave him, I tried to make an anatomical type drawing having an idea the nerves and muscles are turned to circuits and the brain stem is sparking agitating the bubbles
Today was the 4th and final sitting of the dissolution sleeve that was given away to a guy with an open mind , James had no level of input into this tattoo , it was great fun to work on thank you James for giving me your bare arm to work on