original before cover-up, done very well by Lisa Hill. It’s a pity such a nice, dark and creamy tattoo had to get covered- but that’s what happens when you get small pieces in big spaces; eventually you want to fill that canvas, and the smaller tattoos have to get fit in or covered somehow.
my sketch for this cover-up. we’ve finished his upper arm, this is a sleeve of oregon places, animals and plants. So today we’re adding a section of cobra lilies.
here you can see the cover-up under the stencil/drawing. luckily the shapes are pretty close, so I can use the black line from the previous tattoo to add dark areas in the right places.
partially done. I used really bold lines in this piece.
the other part. oh yeah, and the beetle is one found on mt. hood.
we’ll finish the lichen, as well as start the back of his forearm, next time.