Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fresh Ink in 2013 Part II: And Then There Was Color!

Rooster did an awesome job on my ink two weeks ago, and that 6 hours of work for $200 on Tuesday deal is silly, so I paid another visit to Queen Anne's Revenge Tattoos in Collinsville this week.  This was special for a couple of reasons.  First off, I've been satisfied with most of my tats, but this is the first time I've ever went back to the same parlor for another round, and it's also the first time I've gone back under the needle in a matter of weeks.  I chose to do so for a reason: Queen Anne's Revenge rocks, and at this point I can't recommend them highly enough.  Check them out here!  Secondly, I've always been head over heels for black art, but it was time to bring some color into the fold.
So, here's what I had Rooster do for me:

Tony Davis cooked this design up, and I thought this rocking quill was a perfect fit for a demented writer like myself.  Rooster nailed it--I positively love the shading, and I have to believe that of all my tats, this one is probably the best example of the tattoo as art.  It looks fantastic.

We also did this one.  I wonder which of my friends will be the first to recognize it.  It's perfect for me in a lot of ways.  And don't look now, but there's color!  We brought red into play as well.  This shouldn't shock any of my peers as my love for artwork boasting black, red, and white is common knowledge.  Check out the cover for my book, which Chris Visions positively crushed.  The color scheme was probably the most important piece of direction I provided during that process.  Anyway, think of this one as an appetizer, because I couldn't get inked without bringing another dragon into the flock, and the biggest piece I got this week was far more colorful.

Once again, Rooster did a fine job, and I think this guy is a nice companion for the dragon I got two weeks ago.

 So, I think I've already gotten my fair share of ink in 2013, but I don't think it will be long before I'm dialing up the good people at Queen Anne's Revenge again.  If you're feeling the need, I suggest you do likewise.

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