Digital drawing 22

“Transzendentale skandinavische – japanische heidnische Revolution 10”

Chōjun defending the gates of Valhalla 張順とヴァルハラの門

His body adorned with Viking design representing serpent knots, as the original Suikoden novel describes this hero having tattoos of this reptile.

Band/ music inspired full sleeve tattoos

Rechts arm, von Blind Guardian inspiriert ist

Links arm, von Sabaton

carlos aus tokio deutschland cologne tattoo012

carlos aus tokio deutschland cologne tattoo011

I’ve been uploading less and less tattoo photos in this blog, it seems. In reality, I’m just being “picky” on what to show here, as I want to make sure to wait for healed tattoos and then, re-take the photos.

As you might know, when tattoos are fresh they seem to look really awkward and difficult to read with all the shining, peculiar to a newly finished session.

And obviously, when the customer walks out from the door, I have no guarantee I would be able to see that person ( and consequently, the tattoo ) once again.

I’m very thankful with timing when I can manage to meet them again, and get the right moment ( with right natural light, right weather, etc ) to take the photos of the tattoos.

Some take few years. But, I enjoy the encounter.

It’s a good opportunity to re-visit some ideas and ideals from a quite distant, but at the same time, ageless moment from both sides. Experiences and expressions that will be forever present.