Sleeve - Tattoowise
Another 3 hours, total so far: 8 hours.
Artist: Mike Cole, Moreno Valley, CA www.mikecoletattoo.com
Started up on my sleeve today...
When I got there today, Tony was looking through a book of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean art. He wanted a good scene to use as the background for this tattoo. I LOVE this piece of trees, mountains and waterfalls...
Smoke and waterfalls japanese style. Second part, moving towards my sleeve. Unhealed. And the tribal is an old sin.
"Monthly Weight Update" I wasn't actually planning to do any more of these this year. After my weight plateaued for two months straight. at 212, I figured I was about as low as I could go without changing something in my routine. Then the first week of January I dropped two pounds. I figured it had to do with the massive number of hours I worked after firing someone at work. But the next week I was still two pounds less than December. Then the third week of January I was down another pound. This past Monday, the day of the week I always weight myself to make sure I am not moving in the wrong direction, I was down yet another pound. So now I weight 208.
Detailed final images of completed tattoo commission
Volks SDC Sora with face-up and tattooing by me
Second session of Sleeve Tattoo by Chad Leever of Revolution Tattoo in West Lafayette, IN
Stephen's Michigan sleeve, by Bart Bingham at NY Adorned. Includes a white-tailed deer, painted turtle (the official state reptile, and whom Stephen has named Gary), robins, petoskey stones, maple leaves, and apple blossoms. One more sitting left, which I think will add tart cherries up top? The auto-focus on my 50mm lens is broken and, well, my manual focusing skills are not awesome. But you get the point.
A date of Nasi Goreng & the 1st session for a sleeve tattoo. :-)
Three random tattoo ideas
Tapati Festival in Easter Island is a mix of carnival, sports, theatrical presentations and homage to Rapa Nui, it is celebrated annually in January and February; the sporting competitions are based on ancient sports, such as sliding down a cliff on a banana trunk in haka pei, swimming, oaring across Rano Raraku Lake in a reed tortora raft and racing around the lake balancing heavy banana bunches over the shoulders; there are also dance competitions, parades with floats and costumed figures, that tourists are invited to join, and the crowning of the queen of the festival, in 2012 the winner was Lili Pate
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