I've had this idea in my head for quite a while (about a year) and I'm thinking that's long enough to put some thought into getting it done. I like to think about tattoos I want to get for at least a year before I consider getting them done, after my first two were done spur of the moment and regretted months later. My tattoos on my hip and inner left calf (latter is a coverup of my first) were considered for much longer and I still love them three years on.
So I want a half sleeve on my left arm. My ideas for the sleeve have sort of come together over time. I have a folder on my computer of images that kind of go with the feel I want for it - mostly involving retro circus/freakshow imagery. After a lot of thought I think I'm going to go with Audrey Kawasaki artwork. Her work is somewhat popular for tattoos, but I've never seen the particular images I'm thinking of using as tattoos.
This will be just the start of the sleeve.. I want to get these done now & put more thought into what I want for the rest of it & how it will flow, in consultation with my tattoo artist (an awesome girl at Mischief Moon in Surry Hills).
I want this image on the front of my left shoulder, around here:
..and this image:
on the front of my left arm, around here:
but I want the face of the second one to look a bit more like this:
thoughts/comments? I don't know how well it will flow but I suppose I will talk to my artist about that. Maybe add something in the background to help it flow or something.