29 July, 2009
This particular dragon was done on a buddy of mine named Ben. Who requested that the dragon carry certain attributes that allude to facts of his heritage. Ben wanted to display his own Italian lineage along with his affinity for Japanese culture, and what better way he thought than to do it with a dragon armband! I based the drawing mostly off of some old Ed Hardy references, took the colors of the Italian flag as suggested by Ben and went to town.
This tattoo was done on our shop manager, Kenny here at Persistence Tattoo. I dont really remember how long it took but i wanna say about 4 to 5 hours. In fact it was my first serious head tattoo and my 3rd serious dragon tattoo, to say the least it was quite the experience, and i gained alot of ground on both subjects and I want to thank Ken for being such a good sport about the whole thing. Next will be doing a snake along the opposing side of his head, which I can only hope will be only more of a rewarding challenge! Stay tuned!