Monday, October 19, 2009

Tattoo design

A few weeks ago I decided to try doing some custom tattoo designs on commission. My good friend Erin is my first customer, she asked for "flowing feminine notes" which I took as a challenge for some abstract design.





I used a photo of a model friend to reference some feminine curves, and abstracted the shape into a flowing double helix that wrapped around her body. I then turned the ribbons into bars and drew the notes to "Fur Elise" running along them.

I'm quite happy with the results









The fact that someone would be willing to pay me to be my canvas is really cool, and I can't wait to see how the ink turns out.

Another friend has already commissioned another custom tattoo, and I'm fleshing out the idea for it now.

5 comments:

Aurélien said...

Very impressive!

Ryan said...
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Ryan said...

http://yfrog.com/5i71724445639161033711746j

My new tattoo.
Thank you for the beautiful artwork! =D

Jonathan Lord said...

hey can you do one with the sheet music from the first verse of stevie wonder's 'sir duke'

Jessica Ciavarella said...

Hey zeke my name is jessica and I was wondering if you could do a drawing for me. I want to get a half sleeve done but there are very specific details I want and if u could do this I would be eternally grateful so here it goes I want it to start at my shoulder and end at my elbow. I want bars of music to swirl around my arm on the bars I want a specific song I've narrowed it down to 3 in case u can't find one of them. My 1st choice is on my own by the used and my 2nd choice is blue and yellow by the used and my 3rd choice would be all that I've got by the used. These songs have a lot of meaning to me. Also I am a pianist and my husband is a guitarist I want him or anyone to be able to look at my arm and play it for me! As for the filler I would like to have the lyrics to the chorus in there but if it looks like it would take away from the bars or look cluttered then I would want stars all different sizes as the filler. If u have any questions about it don't hesitate to ask. If u could do this let me know. I would like to get this tattoo asap. Thank you Jessica Ciavarella