Showing posts from August, 2015

A tigerish face

Thanks to James Sandercock of Total Tattoo, I can add the above photo to my collection.  He picked up on the very animalistic style of my painted face tattoo and chose an unusual angle to capture its power.  It is rather influenced by a tiger face which is not altogether surprising given that Sam Fisher, who did the work on me also paints so many animal faces on people.  Yet you can see how she drew the design from that of the beautiful woman shown here.  Her full and alas not real face tattoo makes a beautiful woman look even more beautiful

Vineeta is getting a tattoo bodysuit

Vineeta Townsend is with her husband Steve Black and every visible part of her, save her face and head, is covered in tattoos.  They have been together for seven years.  Before they met Vineeta had only a couple of small tattoos on her back. Her body she says is fully covered now including her feet.  She never thought to herself that she wanted a bodysuit.  It just grew.  The most recent area is her back.  She is not ready to tattoo her face nor can she imagine it. Her family didn't like it originally but got used to it and were worried about what she would look like at her wedding.  That seems comical now.  Most of her friends are heavily tattooed so it's just the norm in her circle. They live in Weston super Mare, which is where Vineeta has been since getting married to her tattooist, Steve.  She originally comes from Surrey.  The studio is called All Of One Tattoo Studio in Weston super Mare. Steve has

Big chunk of leg tattooed

My left leg sleeve gets boldly longer.  It goes beneath my knobbly knee cap now.  It's hard to tattoo a symmetrical design on something so asymmetrical as a knee.  When I look at the design from the front it looks a bit wonky but from the side it looks just right. It will be a few sessions before this is finished and I can get on with completing my right hand arm sleeve.  Once the swelling goes down I can hope my knee looks less knobbly! It was quite a warm day in Bristol.  Nothing like the 37 degrees in Rome, from where I returned on Monday.  But warm enough for Ben to say that the open pores make it so much easier to tattoo.