And all the black work is done (well almost, still some stripes left on the lower tail)! We've been working very diligently at such a steady pace that it sort of snuck up on me. There's still plenty left to do but we are certainly getting there. All of the more technical and "hard" parts of the tattoo are done and now it's color selection and trying to stay inside the lines.
He's really going about this in the best way possible. A half day appointment every three weeks (and coming in occasionally if there's a cancellation) really keeps the momentum going very strongly in a forwards direction.
I feel fortunate that he's willing and able to do it like this, and if this is the theme for our future projects I expect some very solid results.