6th- 11th february

Posted: 12/02/2015 in Uncategorized

Ross is working on two sleeves at a time, we outlined both and are now picking and choosing bits to work on every session. Today we chose to do some colour

Matthew was in for a short session where we added a little quote on the wrist and did some general tidying up

And then for a brand new project, Craig was after a full sleeve with two koi and a dragon koi. A dragon koi is just as the name suggests, a mixture between a koi and a dragon. Legend has it that the koi struggles to swim upstream all it’s life and gradually reaches the wisdom it needs to become a dragon. In eastern mythology dragons are wise protectors, unlike ours which tend to be fierce beasties that need slaying. You wouldn’t dare try and slay a japanese dragon!

read more about them here http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Love-Myths-And-Legends-From-All-Cultures/639074

I think this piece will be mostly black and grey with small amounts of colours in the leaves, but that might change, it’s up to craig, and i think he hasn’t quite made up his mind yet. Not a problem, he’s got until I’ve done all the background to ruminate about this

Ryan had a short session during which we started some of the fabrics surrounding his geisha. The geisha herself isn’t finished yet, and will require some more attention next time, but in the meantime it’s nice to see her set off against the detailled and colourful fabric patterns

A scar cover up next, pauline had some post operative scars the needed hiding. There is no hiding the fact that the skin is buckled a bit where the scars are, but with a few well placed flowers and a cheeky dragon, the eye is led away from the problem areas. Another session will do it

Joe’s dragon is done! Yay! Joe is an organised and determined young man, he knew what he wanted, saved the money and made regular appointments until it was done. Simple 🙂

The idea was to have quite a stylised dragon with strong wind bar type structures and water, kind of chunky and colourful. Looks just like that to me, and I love the picture of Joe wearing the piece!

Aileen is working on her second sleeve, today we started filling in some of the blue scales, and coloured the tiger. I love both the tiger and the dragon’s faces, they were not meant to be fierce, and i have to smile every time I look at them!

I was off on Wednesday, as our Glasgow studio is closed for the week.

We are having a refit, and next time you visit, you’ll see that the waiting room is half the size! The good news is that all the tattooists will be working upstairs now, (making use of the natural light) and the piercing and lasering will move downstairs.

I popped in to the studio on wednesday to see how they are getting on, and if I didn’t know they will be putting it all back i would have screamed at the sight of it- like a bomb went off! 🙂

here’s a before and after, we cleared the reception and work stations upstairs out,

and then this!

the shop will be open again on the 17th of february, but there will still be some work going on upstairs, and we will be tattooing in the basement as before. Pop by in March to have a look if you haven’t been for a while, the changes should be pretty cool

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