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.