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Ivy Tattoo - Front by rockgem Ivy Tattoo - Front by rockgem
Ok this is my tattoo - completed or the ivy part at least
I designed this myself and the original design can be found here. [link]
It extends from my left hip up and round my side to just below my left shoulder
The outline took a 2 hour sitting and the colours took another 3 hours

Edit: another 3 hour sitting is booked for the 15th July to extend the ivy leaves down along the thigh and add some orange butterflies

why ivy? its my Celtic moonsign (along with the butterfly that is)

The tattoo artist that’s put this design onto my skin is a talented bloke Lee Pound at One shot Charlie’s in Stourbridge

A couple of other pictures of this


And some work in progress shots



The original design




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pokszi Mar 16, 2012
evidence

we are hot
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rockgem Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol! that 'too hot for dA' banner will be dropping in any moment now :lmao:
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pokszi Mar 16, 2012
and probably CNN will also report...
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rockgem Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:rofl:
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M-A-G-N-I-F-I-Q-U-E !!! ♥w♥
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rockgem May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou :aww: i've had a bit more work done since i took this shot - but still a long way to go until i get it finished - cause the ivy is going to sort of act as a part frame for a back piece because it winds round my sides (both now) and finishes just below my shoulders
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wisahkecahk Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
tastefully placed tattoo and also a fine looking design to match.the tattooist did a really great job!
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rockgem Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou - its been extended a little more since then and the same pattern is repeated on my other side now.
to be fair the tattooist had done a lot of custom pieces for friends thus i asked him to tackle all the ivy i wanted - hes probably sick of green ink now haha
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wisahkecahk Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol!!!it must have been a bit difficult to extend the same pattern on the opposite side,i have a few tatoo artist friends and they say its hard to get a mirror image of anything over the curvature of the body!poor guy is probably tired of ivy!!!!lol!!!good stuff!!!
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rockgem Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i just printed the same outline off in a mirror image - its not exactly the same but its as close as we were gonna get it, besides the human body isn't symmetrical so ti get it exact would be near impossible
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