Crafting of a Tattoo

 
Skull Snake Backpiece drawing

Full Backpiece

The inspiration for this back design came after one of my many sessions, of mine, getting tattooed by Mike Roper.  One of the many perks of getting tattooed by M.R. is meeting his other clients, which include, other world class tattooers, and seeing his elusive work in person; the tattoos living and breathing in full dimention.  Constantly, I'm blown away and I usually get that sinking gut sensation of being defeated, exposed as an impostor,  and the devil on my shoulder whisperin, "just give up".  Then I reflect on the session, go back to the drawing board feeling inspired, determined to craft the best tattoos that I can .