#37744
Kaosone
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    @kaosone

Hi,

The story goes a little something like this…..

I had the idea once for a tattoo of a dragon which ran from my left shoulder across my back & onto my right chest, when I tried to draw it on it didn’t work so I then went with a dragon on the left side coming around my arm & over my shoulder. Then after one to many episodes of Miami ink came in with a dragon in the same shame as the one I was thinking of & Garver did a tiger going dowe his right side looking up at the dragon & making eye contact.

BINGO! However with 2 dragons, the first one chillin’ & the second one with his mouth open looking aggressive. Sort of like a half good half evil thing? Anyway 35 hours of work later I was wearing this…..

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For good measure I had a peony done on the inside of my “good” side & a skull (was going to be a hannya but my tattooist talked me out of it) on the “evil” side…

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I’ve now several years later decided to get full sleeves & have always had the design for the “good” side which is of a koi fish & koi dragn, which are swimming up my arm & also kind of tells the story of how the koi fish swims up the river & turns into a dragon.

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Thing is I am stuck for what to get on the other (evil) side, I am not sure I want a hannya on full display all the time? (Although I could get it on the back of my arm). If the hannya was on the inside of my bicep I was planning a skull & snake but already now have & skull & also have a snake & tiger on my back which kind of rules those two out.

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I was thinking maybe a phoenix as I guess you could make it look evil but I am not sure the space is the right shape for it. At the end of the day I guess it doesn’t have to be evil but would be nice to follow the theme on but I am at a loss so am open to suggestions.

Cheers,
Stuart

#113743
Aussie Tom
Participant
    @aussie-tom

Does it have to be an animal? If you want evil you should look at Horiyoshi III’s 100 demons book.

#113831
Sherav
Participant
    @sherav

Hi

There is a wealth of material as many spirits were seen as malicious in folklore – check out the shapeshifters.

Okami were spirit wolves that hid themselves in a female shape tearing out of the skin to devour their victims.
Could have a geisha style woman transforming into a demon wolf as one example.

There were also fire spirits hat would take the form of a monk in cowl in shape.

Well worth checking out.

Take care
Matthew


The only difference between a person with tattoos, and a person without is this. The person with tattoos does not care if you do not have any.
#113932
arnoldsantos1
Participant
    @arnoldsantos1

why would u rule out a skull or snake ? you have two dragons.


#113938
Kaosone
Participant
    @kaosone
Aussie Tom;98465 wrote:
Does it have to be an animal? If you want evil you should look at Horiyoshi III’s 100 demons book.

Possibly not, I have 100 demons & 108 heroes, demon thing is a bit evil to be on display all the time (plus I don’t think it really goes with what I’ve already got).

Sherav;98562 wrote:
Hi

There is a wealth of material as many spirits were seen as malicious in folklore – check out the shapeshifters.

Okami were spirit wolves that hid themselves in a female shape tearing out of the skin to devour their victims.
Could have a geisha style woman transforming into a demon wolf as one example.

There were also fire spirits hat would take the form of a monk in cowl in shape.

Well worth checking out.

Take care
Matthew

Got any links mate, google isn’t turning much up….

arnoldsantos1;98683 wrote:
why would u rule out a skull or snake ? you have two dragons.

Yes but the two dragons both play off each other & were designed together, not sure I see the point of just putting another skull on the same arm “because”.

#113940
yodaddynukka
Participant
    @yodaddynukka

have you asked your artist?


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#113943
Kaosone
Participant
    @kaosone
yodaddynukka;98692 wrote:
have you asked your artist?

Yeah but he seemed very pissed off at the time so figured I’d leave it alone.

Normally I plan them to make sure I know what I want & then let him do his thing as I know he’ll smash it. Plus if he wants to change bits I listen as he knows best.

I doubt I’ll get another session done for a month but will see what he has to say next time.

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