Actual tattoo placed on underside of forearm

Original Picture

This black and grey portrait was created from a WW2 photo (right).  The first picture on the side ris a practice skin which shows how the tattoo developed.  It also helps sometimes to use practice skins to plan the tattoo and iron out any problem areas along the way if needed.  This piece then went on to develop into a full sleeve which also included 2 cover up tattoos.

I have worked with portraiture since I was a kid and throughout the years have worked with pencil, oils, watercolour and acrylic.  Suffice to say creating portraits onto skin is a very different to producing them on paper or canvas but I enjoyed the challenge.

This was the very first portrait tattoo that I did.

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