Tattooing by Asher Emerson
The key to enduring any session is to relax, stay focused and breathe. In today's world, Hidn studio is unique because it's possible to get tattooed without exposing yourself to the overwhelming nature of a "walk in" shop.
This style of tattooing gets better with age. The wear and tear of life making it better. It's called patina.
I told her I wanted this tattoo to look like her first and last tattoo. I could easily add to it after it's completed without worry of taking away from the original. This is why Irezumi works so well.
Background is everything. It sets the Japanese tattoo apart from American and Western styles. Simply copying it yields a generic look. It's essential to be mindful of nature and how it interacts with the story being told. Weaving it into the tattoo is what makes it whole and authentic.