Fixing the old piece? Sometimes you just have to do your best on the top of the worst.. Surprisingly many have these bad and even worst tattoos. Looks good and awesome for while, then after moment you just don’t like it anymore. Many person shares this equal problem and i don’t blame them.. “Been there done that” I can say with smile on my face. back in the 90`s when body art was kicking in so heavily all ideas were probably so great and now the time has come to either remove it or coverup.. I prefer coverup! Still tricky to do when you don’t have clean “canvas” in front of you…
“From dolphin look-alike to the rose…”
This was hard thing to cover, first idea was to make it sharper and make some shades. Very fast i came to conclusion about bigger coverup with lots of colours. (9Round shader), (7Round liner) and (13Flat shader) were used to this one. Hard part was shading, every place you wanted to cover makes black and greys to go in wrong places. Colours I used is very simple and maybe in this case… “Keep it simple” Is the main though…
What i learned?
Some cases you just have to forget about fixing the old i think. More white ink would be good and background needs grey shades.
Maybe idea was good in some level but all small things were missing and there was no “Wow-factor”…
Many needles, 4 tattoo guns and maybe ten different colour tones. Thor`s hammer was stencil and rest of background was “Freehanded”.. You just can’t make this kind of things on stencil.
What I learned..?
First of all, sometimes you just can’t make everything ready on stencil. freehand shading makes a nice effort to the area you want to jump out. Dark colour works on this kind picture and It´s really not a disaster if you have made mistakes, there is always a way to do something about it.
Thanks and “TA-TA..” to you all…