Saturday, January 22, 2011

i am tired, sheesshh

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


The painting is Persephone.

Friday, January 14, 2011

And I redrew it again before I finally tattooed it.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New painting I started today. I say this even though there isn't any paint on the paper.

And you know, after about the 5th redraw of the damned design, I tell myself it's okay to be this OCD about it. It's just me pushing myself to be better, right?
Another tattooer friend of mine was just recently talking about how people think you're some kind of drawing machine, and she's right. Oh, you'd like a half sleeve? Custom? And you'd like to come in tomorrow to get it done? Nope. Sorry.

Look, if I'm pumping out tribal butterflies all day that's one thing- but if you'd like your own custom personal piece, especially one of my girls, it's going to take time. Everyone loves it when you have just the perfect design filled with mystical meaning and little hidden details and all that jazz, but they dont want to give you not but one creative moment to come up with it.
We're people too y'know. I've got dinner to cook and LIFE to worry about.

It's all good though..
It is what it is.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011