A little Rickenbacker tattoo done in their Fireglo finish. This isn’t the best pic, but hopefully one of the last low quality digital shots you will see from me. I am currently waiting for a certain phone to hit the shelves that I plan on getting. No more cruddy cellphone pics from mm dinosaur era phone! Anyways, back to the tattoo… I figured I needed to post something because I have been neglecting this FB page , and this was the last shot I took on my cellphone (about 5 clients ago) so it won the honor of being on Facebook by default. Luckily for me I actually really liked doing this little tattoo. Mostly it was figuring out a nice color blend to emulate the Rickenbacker Fireglow finish that would look good over time. The big thing was getting the look without the yellow tones that actually exist in the finish as I would worry about orange popping out over the years giving a bit to much of a creamsicle appearance through the center. Not attractive. My mix however was achieved without any yellows so it shall not suffer that fate and I think I got the Fireglow look fairly well.
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.
Is he strong?
He’s got radioactive blood.
Can he swing from a thread
Take a look overhead
There goes the Spiderman.
I hope that tune is stuck in your head all day now. If it is you will have a much funner day than you would have otherwise. If you don’t know the tune you probably can’t appreciate the awesomeness of this sweet Spidey rib-cage piece to the full extent.
Here is how it ends folks…
Whenever there’s a hang up
You’ll find the Spider man.