A decade ago this woman travelled from Fresno and got this "Protectorant" design on her back. It was one of the first times I had used colored dots in a pattern, and it did not age well. So this week when she returned the first order of business was to do a rebuild on it, achieving what I had intended. I'll be the first to admit tattooing is not easy, it is a challenge to learn new styles and methods. And I happily persevere. I'm grateful when clients let me experiment, and never too proud to admit when a tune-up is necessary!
A thistle tattoo in honor of her Scottish husband seemed a bit weak, so we changed it a little.
And finally, she who insisted on making the most of her trip to Santa Barbara, had me wrap a series of Pictish spirals across her shoulder. Now finally she has a tattoo she can look down and enjoy instead of having so much work just on her back.
Huzzah for clients with stamina!