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 Mike...so yeah, not to be mistaken for the artist's signature there.

5 comments:

Tae said...

Un...believable

That is a dope monkey.

Clopsybot said...

heeeeey nice.

ALBERT PARDO said...

---WOW..! WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO SAY, GREAT DESIGN...

v. said...

i LOVE your work teddy... too bad you're leaving publicis. i won't know anyone anymore...

nate said...

this is the concierge you just met.
hi! your stuff is pretty cool.
nice tatoo. ive never seen a more tasteful tatoo, honest.
here is my websight:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/pics.php?id=795724
yes, im a "part time model!" (hence all the curiousity of what new york is like). good times

good 2 meet u