I don't do a lot of collaborations with other artists (and no commission work), so this tattoo stuff has been a very interesting experience. Girlfriend is running out of skin though, so I may have a breather until she figures out something else she wants...and where she can possibly put it.
And I have to come up with something insane she can do for me...right?
Here is what our talented "Spike" did for me... he got out the drawing and sat down to do a couple of minor tweaks he had been thinking about for the past week and a half.
He wanted it to have a more polynesian feel, so he put the tips of the manta wings as points. He changed the hammerhead to be a bit more sleek...and added a dorsal fin - HE was really happy to see me...LMAO. He also changed the tail and head of the hammerhead to be more like the real thing, especially the ones we dive with in Molokai.
Once he started to fill in the bits and pieces, he left a few more white spaces than on the drawing to give it more definition and ease of seeing all the little pieces.
He thought the whole thing was super cool and had a great time with it. All kinds of music, singing, and fun....he thought I was quite the little trooper and didn't move once. At one point, I actually zoned out and almost had a little snooze.
The day I had this done, was after our morning of diving in Molokai ...looking for the hammerheads...so, even more fitting!! I did see mantas and hammerheads on this trip...along with a bunch of other super cool critters from the sea.