1st one of the new year a 3 hour heads down got the colour into most of this
straight of a flight from Canada a quick shower and then another full day sitting on this ,hardcore dedication to the bodysuit tattoo
these days with tattoos being more common and visible ,work on this scale is the next step in maintaining the mystique and awe that tattoos can possess.
enjoying this koi and hibiscus 3/4 sleeve
Another pair of his n hers hands , on a barber kev from Mohair in the city centre I paid particular attention to the gentlemans haircut
Timeless Tattoo was again at the Scottish Tattoo Convention , I worked on the Sunday ,show casing 2 large in progress back pieces ,hit and run this time as I’m in the middle of moving house ,here’s some photos
See you there next year !
Finished off this Japanese style sleeve this week , koi at the bottom
Dragon koi at the top
One particular legend is the koi fish’s claim to fame. An ancient tale tells of a huge school of golden koi swimming upstream the Yellow River in China. Gaining strength by fighting against the current, the school glimmered as they swam together through the river. When they reached a waterfall at the end of the river, many of the koi turned back, letting the flow of the river carry them away.
The remaining koi refused to give up. Leaping from the depths of the river, they attempted to reach the top of the waterfall to no avail. Their efforts caught the attention of local demons, who mocked their efforts and heightened the waterfall out of malice. After a hundred years of jumping, one koi finally reached the top of the waterfall. The gods recognized the koi for its perseverance and determination and turned it into a dragon, the image of power and strength.