I didn’t post any pics after my session cause I just didn’t get around to taking any good ones before it got really flaky. This 4th session was done on Saturday so it’s still pretty fresh. I pretty much only have the background from the elbow up to do and some other touching up/adding on to it. I’m thinking maybe 2 more 4-6 hour sessions and it should be done. And btw the artist doing it has a full page piece in the current issue of Tattoo magazine. In fact after the last session he sent me down the road to another tattoo shop to show it to a girl down there so she could see it in person. Turns out she’s the one currently in issue of Tattoo magazine. Small world I guess lol
What gave you the idea to get the 4 horsemen theme?
Well it’s not a theme I think it totally overdone in tattooing yet. Not that there’s really anything wrong with that since I plan on getting some Koi and stuff later on but my basis for it was the woodcut by Albrecht Dürer from 1497-98 AD but we took the horses and riders in a less medieval looking direction.
Also just to be clear I’m actually not all that religious so it isn’t like I got it cause I’m super Christian or anything I just think it’s a lasting image that people will understand from now until long after I’m dead and gone. Also you don’t have to be religious to understand the representation of conquest, war, famine, and death so I guess it still represents just as much in the modern world as the image or idea of it did at any point.
That looks so much better now that you some colour in it, I love the effect of the clouds.
looks rad man. i love the purple clouds. who is the tattooist so i can check out his work.
Dam good ink there bloke!
The artist name in Chano. He’s kinda old school and isn’t real big in to self promoting and having websites and all but you can see some of his work on the tattoo shops myspace page.