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!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Traditional-Style Tattoos

Traditional-style Tattoos are characterized by bold, well-spaced lines, black shading, and simple, bright fields of color. Although usually associated with the military designs from the two major World War eras, just about any image can be drawn this way. Aside from the look and feel of these designs being great, they are tailor-made for longevity in the skin, and preserve a tradition that no one in my profession could exist without. Shown here are some recent works of mine in said style. I enjoy making traditional Tattoos very much. If you would like this type of Tattoo, please put me in your service! Thanks!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ushi Oni!

The Ushi Oni is one of many strange malevolent beasts from Japanese folklore. Part spider, part cow, and all Demon- it's sole purpose is to reek havoc at sea, terrorizing fisherfolk and destroying seafaring vessels. Of course, it is rare that someone would even see the fabled creature and live to tell the tale. Fortunately, we came through unscathed, and have the photo to prove it!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Sleeve of Masks

Merlin's sleeve of Oni masks has come along nicely! After four long sittings, save a few small polishes, it's pretty well finished- and it's another great example of how the combination of good subject matter and dedication make for the best Tattoos. Pictured, you'll see four devilish masks, each representing some gnarly aspect of the personality, surrounded by storm clouds and lightning. While themes like this are usually named for five masks in Japan, I had been told at one time or another that the wearer's face is meant to be considered as one of those five, so we rolled with that concept as well. At first, this imagery may seem pretty negative- but it is important to remember that masks are wearable or removeable at will. Self-mastery through adversity is the real underlying notion.