Here is a prime example of the way that proper communication can help a Tattoo turn out just right. Originally, the customer had asked to cover-up a small name with the word "knit", and to balance the other ankle out with the word "Purl". Unfortunately, covering words with other words makes for a big mess, and an epic failure as far as cover-ups are concerned- so we explained it that way to her. At first, she was bummed- but after letting the idea of adding small roses in to the equation sink in for a few days, she decided to let us run with it. In the end, she came out with a nice, simple, cute tattoo that covered the old design just right. The key to these interactions is two-sided: Not only does the Artist have to be knowledgable and honest, both with themselves and the customer, but the customer needs to be receptive and trusting. It's a simple concept, really, but has fallen by the wayside in these days of hype and ego. Find a Tattooer, and let them Tattoo you!
The Work of Mr. Andy
Thanks for visiting the Flying Tiger Tattoo Blog! This page will feature the art of shop owner Mr. Andy, as well as shop events, goings on, or what ever else seems important or awesome. Shop hours are Monday through Saturday 12-10pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Our address and phone number are listed in the banner above. Feel free to call or stop by!
Friday, March 16, 2012
Flying Tiger Tattoo is proud to announce a new member to our team! After taking some time to get her Master's Degree in sculpture- and go on to teach at Northern Kentucky University- our friend Megan Butler has come back to Tattooing! Megan has five years tattoo experience under her belt to start, and likes to work with bright, bold colors in an illustrated style. You can catch her here at the shop on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays for now- and with more frequency in the days-to-come. Welcome aboard, Megan!!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The last couple of days have been fun! Besides some larger work that has yet to be finished, I've had the privilege of being asked to work on these nice classic-style designs. The process itself, from beginning to end, has proven rewarding- from researching vintage photos of fighting ladies and finding shots of the human skull, to the drawing table, right down to putting them in to the skin. I can only hope that my clients will request things like these of me for the years to come. It would be a charmed life!