I love to chat about tattoo ideas and art projects just about any time. Even if it is early in the process and you are not yet ready to make a decision, a professional perspective may help you gain insight into trends, ideas, lighting and all sorts of other things that you may not necessarily think of. You can drop me a line or if you can catch me at the shop, I’ll chat your ear off, even if I don’t feel the project is a good fit for me.
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Anyone can come to me at any stage in the creative process for a first or second honest opinion. I love challenges and I like to sit with my clients and distill their ideas down to a few core thoughts, emotions or memories to really develop something just right for them. Less is more, if you have a subject matter and a style or placement, we can I like to discuss symbolism and help them to understand their options, generally a limb at a time.
I’ve been doing this a few years on now and have always felt that being able to tackle any task would help my range as an artist. Lately, I have been trying to develop my own style. I have been using those years of experience to lean on what I find to be stronger design elements and working on those pieces where I have the greatest creative freedom. I do still value a range of subjects in my portfolio almost as much as I value being able to do something different every day. Sometimes I make a drawing or painting but usually I find that things flow better when they are drawn right on the skin.
I always design with the end in mind but I like to leave many options to the last minute as possible. This way we can discuss them and view them on the body and make those decisions. Beware that I am almost never early. Understand that I keep a pretty relaxed pace about my day until the machine is running and then I like to work at a pretty steady pace for as long as you can stand.