My tattoo in progress
So Fafi day is coming up on the Challenge Calendar and I thought I would share my little piece of artwork with you. I know it’s a little off topic but tattoos are beauty related to me!!!
Fafi is a French artist who helped jump start a new “graphic language” with her sexy, sassy, funny and aggressive female characters. She is a major influence in the graffiti art and fine art world. She is totally inspiring to me and her images convey “girl power” to me in a way that I wanted it to be a part of me… as a tattoo.
Here are my 2 inspiration pictures for my design.
I thought this picture was so rad. She is beautiful yet she looks
a little mean and aggressive which I wanted in the image.
I figured this was something that was going to be on
me a long time so I decided she shouldn’t wear
any clothes that I might not like in 10 years. I decided
she should be almost naked! I love the body position of
the figure on the right.
So with two pictures and an already existing japanese style tattoo on my back, I didn’t want to get my hopes up on the tattoo artist actually being able to create a cohesive image. My artist went above and beyond my expectations!! I was tattooed by Mikey Dewitt of Sub Q in Sacramento, CA. He looked at my current tattoo and wasn’t the least bit worried. Might I add that several artists have looked at my old tattoo and all of them seemed apprehensive. It was a difficult project being that my current tattoo was a coverup of a previous tattoo so it was solid black. Thank goodness it had faded some. I was sold!
Here was the roughdraft drawing he created before we got started…
First Session – About 4 hours
You can see the old tattoo here.
Second Session – About another 4 hours
This session was hell! It really, really hurt but I wanted to get it over with and do as much as possible.
Thankfully, I have only one more session left and it should be a short one. Thanks for looking guys!
EDIT Click here for post on my finished piece.
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