11 June, 2013
It’s that time again! Finally a new Tattoo Tuesday to share with you! I know it hasn’t actually been THAT long but it feels like it…I just love getting tattooed! Haha This is another piece by the amazing Tilly Lace at Trailer Trash Tattoo! An old school piece I’ve had picked out for a little while, it’s a bit of a nod to Sailor Jerry’s pioneering style and with the anniversary of his death tomorrow, I think it’s a fitting tribute.
This piece is on my left elbow and has filled in a large area on my arm. There’s not much space left to go until this sleeve is finished with just a couple of little fillers and some background to go. I love the colours and expression on this tiger, it looks beautiful and savage at the same time. Also, I love that getting it on my elbow means that when my arm is bent it looks like it’s roaring. Kinda cool huh? Also, who knew getting a photo of your own elbow was so hard??
I must admit this hurt a lot more than I thought it would and more than I remember my other elbow hurting but maybe I’d just forgotten? Still, I love it and am so glad I got it. It’s turned out so well and Tilly’s work continues to amaze me.
RIP Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins (14/07/1911 – 12/06/1973)