Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Chrysanthemum Cover-Up

Here's the last couple sessions of this one.
It's actually coming together and starting to get rid of the old tattoo.  This cover up was pretty daunting, but I find it best to not over think it and get doubts in my head, just proceed forward knowing it will work out.
The shading is really more of just a base coat for the color that's getting started tomorrow.  We had to put it in to start defining the shapes of the flower and really eat up the old tattoo.  When we start putting the color in, having that undercoat of shading will make it look much richer and deeper than it ever could with just straight color.  It's something I like to do once in a while, even if it's not a cover up.  Not every tattoo needs to be super bright and popping off the skin.  Lately I've been leaning towards more muted and subdued colors and really digging it.  Feels a little classier and mature or something like that...
Not the best for everything, but it really suits certain pieces and personalities.

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