Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Alisha's Tattoo

My first tattoo design! I was flattered that my roommate Alisha let me design her tattoo which she concepted and I illustrated. After a few weeks of sketching the look of the monkey and koala, then tweaking the design and color, we came up with this. The tree is from Paper Mario for Nintendo Wii.

I love that it's pretty far off from what comes to mind when you think "tattoo". I illustrated it in Flash and Irish Jay over at Tattoo Lou's in Selden, NY (Long Island) emblazoned it into Alisha's leg forever. The initials carved into the tree represent her late cousin yeah, not to be mistaken for the artist's signature there.