I would accept your criticism of the treatment of this tattoo…but it’s also the wrong shape for that body part, far too linear and narrow for a piece of prime flesh real estate.
I think the lesson here (for anyone interested) is to get a sketch first, that indicates the entire shape of the piece and any linework, colour grads etc. In this case…[Read more]
He sort of gets away with the tree as it’s a very irregular organic form…who would know if the lines moved during tattooing? The birds however, need to be recognisable,even as silhouettes and one way or another he’s fluffed that. I wouldn’t use this tattooist.
Personal opinion (tree): I also read this tattoo as upside down. May look good when…[Read more]
Yeah of course a good tattooist will draw one up (agreed Buttwheat), but to check the design yourself it’s dead simple to comp it up in Photoshop (or simlar layers-base image editor). This’ll let you know whether the design is close to what you envisaged, and whether you want to invest time / money in its professional development.