Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tattoorism: Dean's Samurai

Last Saturday, I posted some tattoos sent to us from Tammy in Texas. Her son Dean is also tattooed and, in a much bigger way. We'll let him explain:

My very first tattoo was done on my 18th birthday in 2005...[it is] a black dragon with kanji above it. About a year letter I had a koi fish done on my calf...both of these tattoos were just drawings I had found. In 2006 I started working on my rib piece and in 2007 I got together with John from A Different Drummer here in Wichita Falls (he is now at the Lawton, OK location), and the two of us collaborated on bringing the rib piece together. Once the drawing was to our satisfaction, it took a little over 2 months of 3-4 hour sittings weekly until the tattoo was complete. 16-plus hours and worth every minute!

In 2009 I decided it was time for an arm piece and went back to A Different Drummer and Tuan who was in Art Class with me in high school listened to what I wanted... and the arm piece came to life...this one was done in one day and took a little over 7 1/2 hours:

Both pieces are marvelously done.

Thanks to Dean for sharing his work with us here on Tattoosday! And a hearty thank you, as well, to Tammy, for being a cool mom, sharing her pride in her son's amazing body art!


Tammy2866 said...

I'll admit I am pretty COOL, but also very PROUD. This young man knew what he wanted and worked hard to get it done. I sat with him through most of the sessions on the rib piece and he made it look so easy and painless, his determination to see it through is what inspired me to get the piece on my ribs done. (If I had only known the pain he really went through I am sure my weight loss journey would have went in another location)
There are not many young kids that will be able to look back in years to come and be able to tell you exactally where they spent hard earned money-but this one will be able to answer that question.
I just ask that the next time he does something as crazy as a rib piece that he doesn't make it look so easy! :-)
Also want to give a shout out to John and Tuan at A Different Drummer, these two can really make a piece come to life! Awesome jobs guys!

Inferno said...

Both are nice, but I really dig the one on the arm. Kick ass tattoo!