Yesterday, I (Brad) stopped by the Black Diamond Tattoo shop in Venice, CA to meet up with our artist, Shingken Sakamoto. We’ve been planning a tattoo with him for a few months now. Here’s the outline of what mine would look like:
After a bit of excitement (it’s 8 inches from top to bottom!), I went home and began to think seriously through the colors of the tattoo for the next day.
So, the next day, we’re about to get started.
Then, our friends Dana and Milena stopped by!
They took a few pics of the two of us.
Here’s a close-up of Shingken (who goes by Ken) working diligently.
I arrived at noon, we started at 1:30, and finally finished at 7. Not going to lie, it was rough.
After another 2 hours we were finished, with two amazing tattoos that were designed to compliment each other, and have lots of inner meaning. We’ll post close-ups in a few weeks after the healing process is over.
Oh, and in case you were wondering…
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