#37887
irishman301
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@irishman301

Yesterday was my last session on my music sleeve. It’s finally finished! I originally had a piece on my shoulder, and on my foream…and I wasn’t happy with them…I then had a new artist do 2 new pieces on my bicep and around to my tricep….she also fixed up the previous artists’ work. I was never happy with lack of flow until yesterday. Yesterday she finally finished it!

It all started with this that I got about 5 years or so ago:

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Then I got this stuff added around it years later:

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Then I got this on my forearm a few months later:

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So my right arm then looked like this:

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Then, I started going to a new MUCH better artist, who is now my go-to tattoo artist. She did this piece:

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So it kinda didn’t look right now:

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Then I got the empty space on my arm filled in with this by my new awesome artist:

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Now it really looked weird:

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You can see the difference in the 2 different people’s work…the new girl is MUCH better:

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Now it was just a matter of having her blend everything together:

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She reshaded all the top stuff:

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And the final finished piece:

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#114753
irishman301
Participant
@irishman301

Last 2 pictures:

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I wish I would have just went to this girl all along from the beginning, rather then trying to have her continuously add and fix up old stuff, but we live and learn. Future sleeves will be done all at once!

#114755
Wardy
Participant
@wardy

Look’s cool ๐Ÿ™‚

three quarter sleeve.

#114756
msmercury
Participant
@msmercury

Way cool! Very nice!:)

#114762
xanderx
Participant
@xanderx

wow…

looks really nice… i’m envious

#114784
mrchen
Participant
@mrchen

Im diggin it now, much more blended, bravo! glad you got it like you wanted it, looks great

#114870
irishman301
Participant
@irishman301

Thanks guys! I appreciate it!

I’m still not 100% happy with it considering the fact that I got separate pieces, and tried to make it all flow together rather then just sleeving it from the start. But it’s as good as it’s going to get, and I love the meaning behind it all. Plus, it doesn’t look too bad (still not GREAT).

I almost made the same mistake on my left leg…I told my artist to do something on my left leg and leave it open in case I want to add on, and maybe eventually sleeve it. Then I remembered that is EXACTLY what I did wrong on my arm. I instead just told him to go ahead and do a full sleeve from the start!

#114902
eatatjerms
Participant
@eatatjerms

Loving it!

#114920
Knitrocks
Participant
@knitrocks

Wow, cool to see the progression. Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

#115455
Mirepoix
Participant
@mirepoix

Really cool man!

I wasnt stoked on the first couple pieces individually, but you really put it all together nicely!! You def. found a good artist and ended up with a really nice piece!!

#115481
hamsternuts
Participant
@hamsternuts

that’s awesome

it was a bit lame when there was just a couple of bits to start with, but it’s come together brilliantly

my favourite bit’s the she-devil on the piano

#115942
JENerationX
Participant
@jenerationx

I love the cacti she added to put some perspective into that intersection. Great idea.

#115946
ChrisvK
Participant
@chrisvk

at the first few pictures i thought that it would turn out like a mash of images that wouldn’t really fit together, but the second artist really made it al flow together. Congrats on this killer sleeve!

#115957
Cledus985
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@cledus985

Are you from north MS or did you sell your soul at 49 & 61 as well?

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