By Brian Hutflies, at Warlock Tattoo in San Francisco, CA.
Had a touch up a month ago.
Compare to before: www.flickr.com/photos/judgmentalist/3537492783/
He put these little lines of orange into the petals *swoon*
Inspired by the cherry tree in my father’s backyard in Upstate NY that always had chickadees in it when I was growing up.
I was reminded of that by this beautiful drawing of a chickadee I received on a thank-you card from www.supermaggie.com after buying a shirt. I used her art with permission, she was even kind enough to send me a high-res file. The chickadee looked like this when he was colorless and all alone. He was done by a lady whose name I can’t remember at One Shot Tattoo in San Francisco.
The branch was inspired by a really beautiful dessert plate that I found and used while working at Modern Tea, which you can see right here. And also here, in action.
In photoshop, I took the clumps of flowers off the plate and did a test run on the idea when I very first had it two years ago. The chickadee was there first of course, and originally I wanted the whole thing in black and white, and changed my mind after the initial consultation, which looked like this.
Ben took pictures while I had it done.
One day after my first session, which was two hours, it looked like this.
He left the end of the branch open, in case I decide to add on to it later.