Orion - Tattoowise
Inked on 15.07.2006 by Clive Billingham of Ink 2 Envy, Southsea. I changed the design a little so the belt stars were smaller and didn't overlap. I love it, but still don't know what to fill the stars in with... I think they look a little naked like this.
my newly inked skin.
i've been waiting to do this tat for some time - finally did it about a month ago.
After the first pass with black washes. Artist: Conan Lea volutatattoo.com/
The first concept in marker. the circles represent where the stars for the constellation will be. The nebula behind is meant to have a sort of 'swirling' motion and drawing the eye (and bits of bare skin) in towards the center. Artist: Conan Lea volutatattoo.com/
After the first session of two hours. Another four horu or so session is needed. So far this has the star positions outlined and the first pass of white done. Around is is the "color value outline" (as the artist termed it) that will blend and become the finished nebula. You can see bits where he will put in flares, pockets and bubbles within the nebula. Artist: Conan Lea volutatattoo.com/
I have all these friends from places I've worked. We always stay in touch. It's a network. I hung out with an Orion boy the other night. We listened to Chuck Berry and Nina Simone. We compared tattoos and I have none.
Three random tattoo ideas
My favorite tattoo of the bunch taken with my iPhone www.qwantz.com if you don't know, uhm... YO. Tattoo was done by CW, owner of Royal Street Tattoo in Mobile, AL www.myspace.com/royalstreettattoo » If you use some pics (websites, communities and blog uses only), please credit them as Photo : Donovan Fannon | www.flickr.com/photos/rekanize/ and please notify me! » for other supports (press), please email : rekanize [ at ] gmail.com
There was a section of a market on the outskirts of Phnom Penh that had about two dozen fortune tellers. This guy didn't seem to attract much business despite his exotic 'presentation'....even Cambodians seemed a bit nervous about approaching him. I hung around for a while, totally captivated by his look, but even more by his gentle, benign smile.....of course, he was totally zonked out of his brain, smoking his cigar size joint....but he smiled and when I indicated that I would like to take his picture he was more than happy to oblige....