Samurai vs Squid 

more progress on this back piece , making short work on this were about 5 appointments in this was the first full day sitting on it 👍





If you want a closer look at the tattoo in person I’ll be doing 3 hours on this at our booth on the Sunday at the Scottish Tattoo Convention , support your local tattoo show , the Edinburgh show has continued to be a show to look forward to 

Koi / Dragon Koi sleeve completed

Finished off this Japanese style sleeve this week , koi at the bottom
Dragon koi at the top

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WATERFALL LEGEND

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.

Leg sleeves in progress

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Some progress shots of two leg sleeves I’ve been working on , oni slaying TIger,foo dog, on one leg,
Raijin and Fujin the Japanese gods of thunder and Wind on the other ,this has all been done rapidly in full day sittings after starting on an arm sleeve last May were now onto leg 2 with some work remaining on leg 1,
Hardcore

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Fudo myoo half leg sleeve

Finished this half leg of Fudo Myoo ,
Fudo Myoo (Acala)

Fudo Myoo (“the immutable one”), the Buddhist divinity of fire, is one of the most important beings venerated at Akakura Mountain Shrine. He is known by his flaming sword and rope, with which he slashes away material connections and binds up evil-doers. His sword is used at Akakura in the Sword of Fudo healing ritual several times each year.

Fudo is the principal deity of the Five angry Lords of Light,

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