This blog entry is a bit overdue so I have a few new pieces to post.
Firstly is this lady and skull piece;
Lady faces and skulls are a ubiquitous tattoo design and I think the influence of this artwork by Pushead from 1983 is felt far and wide.
When I read about this artwork here, it turns out that this is based on a comic from 1953! It just shows how everything seems to have influences traceable further and further back.
I also finished these pieces;
I haven’t really had time to do any drawing this weekend because it has been Bonfire night. I have a suspicion that the true meaning has been lost on most people, but ever the traditionalist, I have been celebrating by torturing Catholics and burning effigies of the Pope. I did manage to do some tattooing this week though.
I was gonna touch this up but it wasn’t quite healed enough in places so I took this pic for a sneak preview;
I also got a new app for my phone and took this panoramic photo of the shops reception. It makes the shop look really long but gives a better impression of it than most photos. Our receptionist Chris also has a rare cameo in this photo (he is very publicity shy).