| Japanese / Eastern
Difficult cover up of large lettering, 2014
An old one on Joe, one of my first customers
I tattooed this symbol on my own ribs back in 2010 when I was an apprentice. It is Kanji for 'Chi' / ki / Qi, and would be the first of many tattoos I'd do on myself.
Eastern symbol tattoos on westerners are often seen as distateful ...but I was always fascinated by Eastern principles, brush stroke art and calligraphy, as well as the concept of messages or language not being immediately readable by others (more personal).
A tricky cover of a tribal band. One session
left on this full custom Japanese sleeve