Now in Louisville, Drew is tattooing at Five Star Tattoo in the beautiful and interesting neighborhood of Crescent Hill.
The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. This was a particularly challenging subject for me, but I feel that the tattoo captures the ethereal quality of this natural phenomenon.
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Based on the impressionist Degas painting “L’Étoile” (The Star), this tattoo is a break from traditional tattooing technique in that it has no outline, but is rendered almost entirely with shade and color.
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Stippling and geometric work provide striking results, especially when designed in such a way that they work with the shape and features of the body.
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This carved skull tattoo is shaped and angled to follow the body’s natural contours, flowing from the hip up onto the ribs. Soft, smooth shading helps provide a realistic look.
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A floral arrangement designed for my daughter, who got this tattoo as an eighteenth birthday present.
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Some clients have a sense of humor about their tattoos, and I’m happy to oblige! Here’s an Old-Timey Villain tattoo, done on what has always been this guy’s “bad” knee… ba-DUM-bum!
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Having studied the fundamentals of postmastectomy tattoo and design with the world-renowned expert David Allen, I hope to promote awareness of this aspect of tattooing and to highlight its therapeutic potential.
Please let me know if you have interest and would like more information. You can also read David’s JAMA article here.
Occasionally I do artwork on inanimate objects, also known as paintings.
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