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
Nick's new ankh. Straight outta Bumfuck, Egypt. See if you can guess which Pac-Man ghost he is. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Because who doesn't like looking at pictures of fresh tattoos when they're trying to eat roast beef? I HAVE YET TO MEET THAT PERSON That's pretty good. Certainly better than the barbed wire bicep that I think Brian backed out of. PROVE ME WRONG I'm going to get Popeye anchors on my meaty forearms, it'll be great.
The finished tattoo on a client, who commissioned me to design a card inspired king and queen image. A very fun project that I then developed into a set of illustrations.