After my last appointment for my BioShock tattoo, I swear this has been the longest worked on tattoo that I’ve ever had and probably the biggest, it was that time again. My artist promised me that we would finish this one up this time. We would get the little sister colored in, we would add the chain at the bottom, get the “Would You Kindly?” colored in, and do the rest of the background. I should have know that this was basically impossible, but there was a decent amount of work done to my arm.
So my tattoo artist is going through a change. He quit the shop where he worked at and decided to open up his own shop. I have to say that I’m really proud of him. He’s one of those people that I consider as more than just my artist and he’s also my friend. I’ve been going to him for over two years now and have never been disappointed with anything that he’s done for me. I’m really glad he’s going on this venture and I wish him the best of luck. Back to my appointment though, there were the usual antics of the time of the appointment and then of course I had to take a tour around the new place, watch as he chased down the UPS guy for some supplies, get ready for my appointment, and then finally sit down in the chair. This took about two hours from my original start time which is why this was all we were able to get done.
I am really loving this tattoo. The Little Sister looks ultra creepy, which is exactly what I wanted because Little Sisters are creepy, until you save them or harvest them. I know that when this picture was taken she looked super green, but that was because of all the color mixing. I was a little hesitant about the color at first, but my tattoo artist asked me to trust him. Now that it’s healing, and pealing everywhere (I know it’s gross), her skin is taking on that blushish hue without being too blue. The point is that if she were too blue then it would interfere with the blue butterflies and the water that’s going around her.
That being said I have on more appointment before MegaCon which I usually do before I go on a little bit of a break from my tattooing sessions and it’s to finish this one up. I thought that we would be finished with this whole piece by now and use the next session to work on the back of the same arm and do a whole BioShock background, but that’s not going to happen. Anyway, next time the butterflies need to be colored in, the chain needs to be added, the “Would You Kindly?” needs to be colored, and the background needs to be done. It’s a lot of work and I’m hoping it can be done because I do hate going to MegaCon with a half-assed tattoo. We’ll see how things go and I’ll let you know how my next appointment goes next month.