Lighthouse Tattoo Weekly Update –

Some beautifully healed and settled lower leg sleeves from @demi.iacopetta.
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With heavy black tattooing, it is very rare to have the tattooed area heal without needing touch ups the first time around. It’s not unusual to need to go over/touch up heavy black tattoos 2 or even 3 times. This is due to the amount of (normal tattoo) trauma caused when tattooing what is usually quite a large area at one time. If you are considering a heavy black work tattoo, feel free to get in touch with us and ask some questions- it can be a different process for everyone so best to make sure it’s for you before taking the plunge!
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Tribal inspired rib and hip panels made by @demi.iacopetta.
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In order to create designs like this on tricky parts of the body, Demi needs to draw them on freehand before tattooing them. Obviously, this takes a whole lot of talent, but also patience and precision. So good.
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@blackworkers

Some beautifully healed and settled lower leg sleeves from @demi.iacopetta.
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With heavy black tattooing, it is very rare to have the tattooed area heal without needing touch ups the first time around. It’s not unusual to need to go over/touch up heavy black tattoos 2 or even 3 times. This is due to the amount of (normal tattoo) trauma caused when tattooing what is usually quite a large area at one time. If you are considering a heavy black work tattoo, feel free to get in touch with us and ask some questions- it can be a different process for everyone so best to make sure it’s for you before taking the plunge!
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Tribal inspired rib and hip panels made by @demi.iacopetta.
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In order to create designs like this on tricky parts of the body, Demi needs to draw them on freehand before tattooing them. Obviously, this takes a whole lot of talent, but also patience and precision. So good.
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@blackworkers

Tribal inspired rib and hip panels made by @demi.iacopetta.
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In order to create designs like this on tricky parts of the body, Demi needs to draw them on freehand before tattooing them. Obviously, this takes a whole lot of talent, but also patience and precision. So good.
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@blacktattooing @geometrip

Tribal inspired rib and hip panels made by @demi.iacopetta.
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In order to create designs like this on tricky parts of the body, Demi needs to draw them on freehand before tattooing them. Obviously, this takes a whole lot of talent, but also patience and precision. So good.
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@blacktattooing @geometrip

Another incredible freehand sleeve made by @demi.iacopetta.
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Demi is super keen to do more of this style of tattoo, so flick her an email if you’re considering your options and grab a consult!
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Tribal inspired rib and hip panels made by @demi.iacopetta.
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In order to create designs like this on tricky parts of the body, Demi needs to draw them on freehand before tattooing them. Obviously, this takes a whole lot of talent, but also patience and precision. So good.
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@blacktattooing @geometrip

Another incredible freehand sleeve made by @demi.iacopetta.
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Demi is super keen to do more of this style of tattoo, so flick her an email if you’re considering your options and grab a consult!
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Tribal inspired rib and hip panels made by @demi.iacopetta.
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In order to create designs like this on tricky parts of the body, Demi needs to draw them on freehand before tattooing them. Obviously, this takes a whole lot of talent, but also patience and precision. So good.
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@blacktattooing @geometrip

It is so interesting to see @bendoukakistattoo interpretation of minimalism in the form of tattooing; as displayed in this beautifully precise piece made a little while ago.
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If you check out Ben’s work, it is easy to see the inspiration drawn from architecture and abstract shapes. This piece brings minimalist artists such as Richard Serra, Donald Judd and Carl Andre to mind.. thoughts?
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@geometrip

It is so interesting to see @bendoukakistattoo interpretation of minimalism in the form of tattooing; as displayed in this beautifully precise piece made a little while ago.
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If you check out Ben’s work, it is easy to see the inspiration drawn from architecture and abstract shapes. This piece brings minimalist artists such as Richard Serra, Donald Judd and Carl Andre to mind.. thoughts?
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@geometrip

@bendoukakistattoo will be heading along with the @lighthouse_tattoo crew to the @austattooexpo this year!!
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Early bird tickets are on sale now for 15-17th March. Head to www.tattooexpo.com.auto grab yours!! See you all there!
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@bendoukakistattoo will be heading along with the @lighthouse_tattoo crew to the @austattooexpo this year!!
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Early bird tickets are on sale now for 15-17th March. Head to www.tattooexpo.com.auto grab yours!! See you all there!
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Beautiful use of negative space in this diamond inspired piece by @bendoukakistattoo.
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You will find that each dot work artist will have their own method of layering and building contrast with a tattoo machine, yet not many of them want to share their secrets (I don’t blame them!) it’s definitely not a style for those who aren’t patient though, that’s for sure 
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@geometrip

Beautiful use of negative space in this diamond inspired piece by @bendoukakistattoo.
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You will find that each dot work artist will have their own method of layering and building contrast with a tattoo machine, yet not many of them want to share their secrets (I don’t blame them!) it’s definitely not a style for those who aren’t patient though, that’s for sure
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@geometrip

The name is Bond. James Bond.
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Start of an awesome 007 sleeve by @nathan_lighthouse. It’s photographs like this one that make for gorgeous portrait tattoos. If you’re thinking of getting a portrait tattoo, aim for a photo with excellent clarity and an interesting light source to enhance contrast and texture.
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The name is Bond. James Bond.
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Start of an awesome 007 sleeve by @nathan_lighthouse. It’s photographs like this one that make for gorgeous portrait tattoos. If you’re thinking of getting a portrait tattoo, aim for a photo with excellent clarity and an interesting light source to enhance contrast and texture.
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@nathan_lighthouse will be heading along with the @lighthouse_tattoo crew to the @austattooexpo this year!!
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Early bird tickets are on sale now for 15-17th March. Head to www.tattooexpo.com.auto grab yours!! See you all there!
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@nathan_lighthouse will be heading along with the @lighthouse_tattoo crew to the @austattooexpo this year!!
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Early bird tickets are on sale now for 15-17th March. Head to www.tattooexpo.com.auto grab yours!! See you all there!
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I never get sick of seeing Buddha tattoos, there’s just something about them! @nathan_lighthouse did this guy in one sitting and it was really interesting to watch coming together. There are a lot of midtones in this piece, so it will heal up beautiful and soft.
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@bnginksociety

I never get sick of seeing Buddha tattoos, there’s just something about them! @nathan_lighthouse did this guy in one sitting and it was really interesting to watch coming together. There are a lot of midtones in this piece, so it will heal up beautiful and soft.
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@bnginksociety

Close up view of the details in this in progress chrysanthemum from @garthbneale
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Garth just got back from galavanting around the countryside making tattoos, so get in touch now to book a consult and have some work done!
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Close up view of the details in this in progress chrysanthemum from @garthbneale
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Garth just got back from galavanting around the countryside making tattoos, so get in touch now to book a consult and have some work done!
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@garthbneale will be heading along with the @lighthouse_tattoo crew to the @austattooexpo this year!!
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Early bird tickets are on sale now for 15-17th March. Head to www.tattooexpo.com.auto grab yours!! See you all there!
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@garthbneale will be heading along with the @lighthouse_tattoo crew to the @austattooexpo this year!!
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Early bird tickets are on sale now for 15-17th March. Head to www.tattooexpo.com.auto grab yours!! See you all there!
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A tricky colour on a tricky spot! @garthbneale added this yellow chrysanthemum to a leg sleeve in progress. This little guy is centred right on the knee too.. ouch.
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 @irezumi_masters @japanesecollective

A tricky colour on a tricky spot! @garthbneale added this yellow chrysanthemum to a leg sleeve in progress. This little guy is centred right on the knee too.. ouch.
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@irezumi_masters @japanesecollective

Awesome angle on this snake and skull back piece in the works by @ryanussher. You can see just how much detail has gone into those scales, so you know it’s going to be epic once it’s done. Stay tuned!
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Awesome angle on this snake and skull back piece in the works by @ryanussher. You can see just how much detail has gone into those scales, so you know it’s going to be epic once it’s done. Stay tuned!
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@ryanussher will be heading along with the @lighthouse_tattoo crew to the @austattooexpo this year!!
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Early bird tickets are on sale now for 15-17th March. Head to www.tattooexpo.com.auto grab yours!! See you all there!
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@ryanussher will be heading along with the @lighthouse_tattoo crew to the @austattooexpo this year!!
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Early bird tickets are on sale now for 15-17th March. Head to www.tattooexpo.com.auto grab yours!! See you all there!
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@ryanussher smashed out this hand hannya last week, and it is SO good! We will try and get some healed photos once it’s all settled in so you can see how solid it is.
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 @hannyacollective

@ryanussher smashed out this hand hannya last week, and it is SO good! We will try and get some healed photos once it’s all settled in so you can see how solid it is.
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@hannyacollective

A crafty little addition to the bicep area of this sleeve by @alexrusty with a Tsuchigumo
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Tsuchigumo (土蜘蛛), literally translated "dirt/earth spider", is a historical Japanese derogatory term for renegade local clans, and also the name for a race of spider-like yōkai in Japanese folklore. Alternate names for the mythological Tsuchigumo include yatsukahagi (八握脛) and ōgumo (大蜘蛛, "giant spider")
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@japanese.ink

A crafty little addition to the bicep area of this sleeve by @alexrusty with a Tsuchigumo
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Tsuchigumo (土蜘蛛), literally translated “dirt/earth spider”, is a historical Japanese derogatory term for renegade local clans, and also the name for a race of spider-like yōkai in Japanese folklore. Alternate names for the mythological Tsuchigumo include yatsukahagi (八握脛) and ōgumo (大蜘蛛, “giant spider”)
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@japanese.ink

@alexrusty will be heading along with the @lighthouse_tattoo crew to the @austattooexpo this year!!
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Early bird tickets are on sale now for 15-17th March. Head to www.tattooexpo.com.auto grab yours!! See you all there!
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@alexrusty will be heading along with the @lighthouse_tattoo crew to the @austattooexpo this year!!
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Early bird tickets are on sale now for 15-17th March. Head to www.tattooexpo.com.auto grab yours!! See you all there!
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It’s not often we get to see a mermaid as part of a Japanese sleeve, but check out the colours on this piece from @alexrusty! There are some gorgeous colours on the other side as well, so stay tuned to see updates on this piece.
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@japanese.ink

It’s not often we get to see a mermaid as part of a Japanese sleeve, but check out the colours on this piece from @alexrusty! There are some gorgeous colours on the other side as well, so stay tuned to see updates on this piece.
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@japanese.ink

An awesome one shot hannya made by @jarradchivers on his recent trip to Melbourne!
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Yellow is actually quite a difficult colour to get full saturation on, and to have it heal flawlessly (even more-so on tanned skin). Looking at this piece, I have no doubt that the yellow in this piece will be shining for many years to come 🏻
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 @hannya_collective

An awesome one shot hannya made by @jarradchivers on his recent trip to Melbourne!
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Yellow is actually quite a difficult colour to get full saturation on, and to have it heal flawlessly (even more-so on tanned skin). Looking at this piece, I have no doubt that the yellow in this piece will be shining for many years to come 🏻
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@hannya_collective

@jarradchivers will be heading along with the @lighthouse_tattoo crew to the @austattooexpo this year!!
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Early bird tickets are on sale now for 15-17th March. Head to www.tattooexpo.com.auto grab yours!! See you all there!
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@jarradchivers will be heading along with the @lighthouse_tattoo crew to the @austattooexpo this year!!
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Early bird tickets are on sale now for 15-17th March. Head to www.tattooexpo.com.auto grab yours!! See you all there!
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@jarradchivers is definitely the snake guy.. looking at the composition on this piece, everything is in proportion and has a beautiful balance to it. The shading in the scales has been done in a way to give the viewer perspective and a sense of motion. Beautiful!
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 @japanesecollective

@jarradchivers is definitely the snake guy.. looking at the composition on this piece, everything is in proportion and has a beautiful balance to it. The shading in the scales has been done in a way to give the viewer perspective and a sense of motion. Beautiful!
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@japanesecollective

A little budgie friend made by @sarahktattoo from a little while back. If colour is your thing, you really don’t need to look any further.. Sarah has it in spades 🏻‍
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A little budgie friend made by @sarahktattoo from a little while back. If colour is your thing, you really don’t need to look any further.. Sarah has it in spades 🏻‍
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Healed and settled, and as bright as ever!! @sarahktattoo is really digging pop art inspired pieces at the moment, so flick her an email to get your piece started!
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@pop.artstagram

Healed and settled, and as bright as ever!! @sarahktattoo is really digging pop art inspired pieces at the moment, so flick her an email to get your piece started!
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@pop.artstagram

“Uniformity is not very interesting or sustainable- it’s boring” @sashavelour .
A gorgeous portrait of @sashavelour as Natasha Asky made by @sarahktattoo 
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@dragqueentattoos

“Uniformity is not very interesting or sustainable- it’s boring” @sashavelour .
A gorgeous portrait of @sashavelour as Natasha Asky made by @sarahktattoo
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@dragqueentattoos

A gorgeous pair of wrist cuffs made by @vic_james_ while he has been in Melbourne!
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A lot of people that ask for armbands/wristbands/leg bands actually don’t know that these are usually drawn on freehand! It’s not as easy as wrapping a stencil around and going hard, but the artist has to be extremely mindful of the perpendicular nature of bands to the body and floor, so it is much more accurate to draw them on and then tattoo them! Talent!
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 @americanatattoos

A gorgeous pair of wrist cuffs made by @vic_james_ while he has been in Melbourne!
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A lot of people that ask for armbands/wristbands/leg bands actually don’t know that these are usually drawn on freehand! It’s not as easy as wrapping a stencil around and going hard, but the artist has to be extremely mindful of the perpendicular nature of bands to the body and floor, so it is much more accurate to draw them on and then tattoo them! Talent!
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@americanatattoos

@vic_james_ will be heading along with the @lighthouse_tattoo crew to the @austattooexpo this year!!
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Early bird tickets are on sale now for 15-17th March. Head to www.tattooexpo.com.auto grab yours!! See you all there!
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@vic_james_ will be heading along with the @lighthouse_tattoo crew to the @austattooexpo this year!!
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Early bird tickets are on sale now for 15-17th March. Head to www.tattooexpo.com.auto grab yours!! See you all there!
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Egyptian pharaoh tattoo made by @vic_james_
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Because the pharaoh had the highest power and authority during a specific era in the past, having this tattooed can often represent power and authority. It can also just be tattooed because it looks awesome; all those patterns and colours! Who wouldn’t take advantage of that?
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Egyptian pharaoh tattoo made by @vic_james_
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Because the pharaoh had the highest power and authority during a specific era in the past, having this tattooed can often represent power and authority. It can also just be tattooed because it looks awesome; all those patterns and colours! Who wouldn’t take advantage of that?
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A badass cobra tattoo made by @sign_of_the_wolf. The cobra is seen as a protector, representing nobility and wealth
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A badass cobra tattoo made by @sign_of_the_wolf. The cobra is seen as a protector, representing nobility and wealth
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An awesome rendition of a Percy Waters design made by @sign_of_the_wolf recently
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Swipe to see the original ‘blueprint poster’ of this design from Waters >>>>>> so rad!

Waters actually built his career by tattooing the travelling circus and sideshow acts back in the early 1900s and then went on to have an almost 30 year career in tattooing. Impressive as hell!
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@tradworkers_tattoo

An awesome rendition of a Percy Waters design made by @sign_of_the_wolf recently
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Swipe to see the original ‘blueprint poster’ of this design from Waters >>>>>> so rad!

Waters actually built his career by tattooing the travelling circus and sideshow acts back in the early 1900s and then went on to have an almost 30 year career in tattooing. Impressive as hell!
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@tradworkers_tattoo

Classic eagle and snake trad piece from @sign_of_the_wolf in one sitting. Super tough!
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The eagle and snake combination can often reflect conflict. It represents the struggle between wisdom and passion, morality and vengeance.
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@tradworkers_tattoo @_traditional_tattoos

Classic eagle and snake trad piece from @sign_of_the_wolf in one sitting. Super tough!
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The eagle and snake combination can often reflect conflict. It represents the struggle between wisdom and passion, morality and vengeance.
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@tradworkers_tattoo @_traditional_tattoos

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