A less original, but new design

tattooI have a fascination with Watercolour Tattoos, as I have probably mentioned in a previous post. A recent conversation with one of my cousins about tattoos, and taking a break from course work I have managed to decide what and possibly where I would like my first tattoo (IF I decide to get one, other wise this can be for someone who wants one).
To me, feathers mean freedom, individuality and independence. Other meanings can be found here.

Because I am fascinated with watercolour tattoos, I would enjoy looking at this all the time, when I work on designs, or getting messy with inks, paints, markers etc. This would sit well on my forearm, probably my left. Running from my wrist, upwards. The colours here are mainly blue, pink, red, orange, and a bit of purple. If I can get it in a watercolour style, I think it would look quite pretty on my skin. Obviously, up to the Tattoo Artist too, on what they use or advise.

I know people will say, ‘Don’t get a tattoo, they look horrible, they will not look as good when you get older, you will regret it in 30 years time’ etc. My response: I won’t regret it, if I have designed it and it’s something that will remind me of who I am and aspire to be what I want to be, by maximising my individuality and personality. When I was young, I used to draw on myself all the time, if there was no paper to use. Sure I washed it off afterwards, but I quite enjoyed having something there to stimulate my mind, on my own skin. That to me is what a tattoo should do! Stimulate the mind, in the most bold way it should be part of your personality, and who you are. Not what other people want you to be.

Majestic Water Element Spirit Dragon

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This evening I have been in a drawing mood. So, using photoshop and my mighty wacom tablet, I have created this majestic creature, the Spirit Dragon of the Water Element! (Or as that’s what I like to imagine it to be!)

 

Watercolour Play

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I found a drawing of a raven / crow that I had done during my college years. I was really pleased with this drawing and it was featured in a poster idea for one of my units during my first year. Now I have found it again, it has been in my mind that it would make an excellent tattoo as it is. However, I have been fascinated with watercolour style tattoos because they are just wonderful, and full of individuality that no other tattoo style has already. (Don’t get me wrong, other styles of tattooing are amazing and have individuality, it’s just my personal views is that no watercolour tattoo is the same, and no ordinary tattoo is the same) It’s new, modern and perfect for what I would have tattooed on to my skin.

So, I dug out some tracing paper, and my watercolours and I sat and played with blues and purples. This is the result.
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If I were to get this tattooed, the outlines I would like to be thinner, bolder and darker. The shades of blue and purple I would love to be brighter, and more true.

Now the other question is where would I have it?

I have thought about my upper back, with the wings branching out onto my shoulders. I have also thought about a smaller version for my wrist or hip.