Colorful Gladiolus Tattoo

This tattoo picture was taken at a local market (Country Aire in Port Angeles) which is less than a block from Red Region Tattoos where I do all my skin doodles. I was cruising the isles with my bestie and noticed her tattoo. I had no pics of it so thought “photo opportunity” and clicked off a couple shots with my phone. Not sure how entertained she was with me taking pictures of her back while shopping, but I prefer healed tattoo pictures and hadn’t gotten one yet. The tattoo was about three months old at the time of the photo.
If you notice the tattoo on her far right side you can guess she likes floral tattoos. I did that one also, but it was maybe four or five years ago.

stylized gladiolus tattoo

These are some very fun and colorful stylized gladiolus if I do say so myself… which my friend requested because both she and her daughter were born in August. Gladiolus are the birth flower (one of) for the month of August.
I went with a soft, barely visible outside the leaves sketch line here because I wished the colors to form the floral shapes rather than the lines. The color selection didn’t lend itself to a zero line tattoo because over time the softening would have made the image blur.
I used what I considered ‘just enough’ soft line to hold it all together over the years to come.

If you are liking my tattoos you can see more on my tattoo site here =  Red Region

~ by Aarron on August 24, 2016.

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