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Tattoos done in color

Roller Derby

If you dig Roller Derby you will probably like this one. I totally loved the thinking behind this tattoo.
The girl is involved in derby, is into tattoos, and goes by “Pistol.” Take one neo-traditional tattoo styled pistol and stick it in a drawing of her very own skate and we have exactly what she is when skating. A pistol in a skate! I know I am a dork for finding the play on words so fun, but hey… it pulled the theme of this together in my mind so well I can’t help but dig it big time.
roller derby tattoo port angeles

Hell Raiser

She took over hell tattoo
Found this in my picture files. It is not the best pic and even has bra strap marks running through it, but I really liked the theme of this one so here it is… She is a hell taker! The idea was this spider like gall went to hell and basically kicked some devil butt. Now she is sitting there showing the skull of old Beelzebub with a background featuring the flames of hell itself and demons kinda showing (my brain says dancing) in the flames. This is obviously an aged tattoo (at time of photo) and I really wish I had been able to get a better pic. I always prefer aged over freshly healed and healed over fresh done when it comes to tattoos.
The client had really thought this one out and had a ton of references. I basically put them all together kinda like a paste up / collage, but by drawing all the bits together. No guesswork was needed… Boots, body, lips, garter belt, jewelry, demons, flames, pillars, zipper, skull, the whole works all came on separate printouts. Overall I like the outcome and totally dig the theme.