just saw your blog for the first time and have been going through it for a while- now i’m curious if you have anything to say of the first tattoo i got! it was something i thought up completely on my own (if it’s been done before, well, i have no idea) but i can’t draw for shit so i had a friend of mine do so! personally, i’m very happy with it. this photo was taken the night that i had it done, so the skin is still a bit raised and the ink darker than it is now.
The type of petals on this flower go great with the tentacles, but really you should have had a tattoo artist draw this out. They’re not xerox machines: they’re tattoo artists.
The flower sits funny on the tentacles. It’s like tilted a bit to the left, which to me seems pretty obvious. It’s a bit distracting. Also, four tentacles and five petals? Seems random. More thought should have gone into that, in my opinion.
Really this could have just been a lot more. Full color, some background to it… it just looks like it was plopped into your skin without much thought. The idea is suuuuper cool, but just because something is a good drawing doesn’t make it an interesting tattoo. Imagine this with waves, bubbles, or soft colors. Could have been way better.