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My Tattoo Design Goes Live!

Thank you, Dear Readers, for waiting patiently through my series of posts about designing a tattoo for my friend, who commissioned a tree of life design to get as a tattoo. He got it and sent me this picture showing it "live".

I know some of you were wondering how it would look and where on his body it would go. As you can see from the photo, it is covering his shoulder and upper arm, and it is quite large (he is facing toward the left side of the photo). He had given me the dimensions of 7 inches by 11 inches, and I did the artwork on a 9" x 12" bristol board so that it was full-sized.

The tattoo artist did a good job! There isn't any background color, as I'd provided in my sketch, but I guess there was only so much my friend could take, heh heh. The green leaves and golden-brown color of the bark are very good matches to my suggested colors, though. This tattoo had so many tiny details, it must have taken a long time. I feel very honored that he was willing to spend the time, money, and, let's face it--low-grade physical torture--to get my design permanently added to his body!

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MegL wrote on September 5, 2021, 2:26 PM

That's beautiful. It must have taken a long time to do and all those green leaves!

AliCanary wrote on September 5, 2021, 7:03 PM

I imagine so! It took a while for me to draw and ink each one, but imagine etching it on with a tattoo gun. Must have taken quite a while!

frankie2015 wrote on October 20, 2021, 9:13 AM

Your drawing is gorgeous but I am sorry to say I would never have it tattooed on my body. On the other hand your design would look stupendous on a filet crochet curtain along with other trees. It is something that I could do and crochet in approximately a year. You are quite the artist...