Here is a close up of part of a full leg tattoo that I finished a couple of months ago on a dear friend of mine, consisting of many floral elements and insects with Japanese influenced rocks and water. If you’d like to view the entire tattoo, it should be featured in my first gallery post. We didn’t keep up with the number of hours that we had logged into the piece, but it took well over a year to complete the entire leg. I think that there are three cover ups included within the whole tattoo and I doubt that there is more than 15% of the skin left untouched. This was a great piece to work on- a real challenge and a wonderful experience for me. My friend, Shawn, deserves alot of credit for toughing it out during some pretty intense sessions to reach the finish line on this one.
I am a tattooer and aspiring painter. In this blog I have two aims: by sharing some of my work as both completed pieces and progression shots of projects, I hope to give the viewer a peek into the process of tattooing. I also hope that this blog might bring me closer to my work by forcing me to be more methodical and contemplative as I record and photograph these projects in various stages of development. Generally, things move so quickly in business, art and in life, that as one project or job is finished, I find myself rushing headlong to the next task and I hope that this blog might slow down time, if just a little.
My studio is called PluraBella. I share it with my husband, Kore- an extremely talented artist and tattooer that is a daily inspiration to me.
We live and operate in Cincinnati, Ohio, although we make regular trips to the Los Angeles area and even to the occasional tattoo convention.