Well, we basically got all the background shaded (except the top of the shoulder) as was the plan.
He gets tattooed a lot and wanted to take the summer off the enjoy the great outdoors. A lot of folks around here who get tattooed regularly opt to go on tattoo hiatus for the summer as well and pick back up in the fall (like reverse hibernation).
If you're not familiar with Humboldt, it can be very wet and grey for a large portion of the year. When summertime rolls around, it's as nice here as anywhere in the world, and everyone wants to hang out at the river or the beach as much as possible (not ideal tattoo healing activities).
Looking forward to finishing in the fall once his amateur wake boarding carer is over for the season...