Praying Mantis Tattoo

Another tattoo design request!  Below are the drawings (black & white and color versions) for a praying mantis design: And here’s the mantis outline on my friend’s arm! Once it’s colored in, I’ll post an update photo (possibly sometime in November). Time taken to design and draw: 3.5 hours

State Flower Tattoo Design

I recently designed this full-arm tattoo for a friend: The flowers included in this design are the Syringa (Idaho), Rhododendron (Washington), Bitterroot (Montana), Yellow Jessamine (South Carolina) and Dogwood (North Carolina). Here’s what it looks like with the simple black ink outline done:   The flowers are life-size and represent each year that she’s lived…

State Flower Tattoo for Myself

Back in September of 2015, I designed myself a tattoo that included the state flowers for all three states I’ve lived in: The state flowers are orange blossom (Florida), rose (New York) and dogwood (North Carolina).  It’s been a decade and a half since my first tattoo, so this was an exciting and fun project…