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My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo

Postby Philsuma » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:50 pm

and the studio and artist - Landon Lewis from Black Thorn Gallery, Mechanicsburg Pa

http://blackthorngallery.com/zoom/984x588/1714459.html

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Re: My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo

Postby Venomos » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:51 pm

Awesome Phil! Great detail too! Did you pick the picture out from somewhere? Or was it a collage of stuff? Or did he do it all freehand?

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Re: My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo

Postby Philsuma » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:04 pm

Gave Landon the Koi -Dragon transformation myth. The koi that is strong and persistent enough to surmount the falls of the yellow river transforms into a guardian dragon and then the "fall" seasonal theme with the red maple leaves as opposed to the spring cherry blossoms...that type of thing, and he ran with it and did a "1/2" stencil. The scales and rocks and most interior stuff, he did freehand.

7+ hours

3 sittings. I wanted to do one single sitting and we originally were gonna go for it but his hands and eyes got tired.

Highly recommend that shop and the artists there. Good guys and good stuff.

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Re: My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo

Postby afterdark » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:00 pm

Really nice Phil.
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Re: My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo

Postby Philsuma » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:29 pm

Thanks guys...appreciate the kind words.

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Re: My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo

Postby schreff » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:14 pm

Very nice Phil. I'm working on my Koi now.

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Re: My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo

Postby Girlwithafrogtattoo » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:59 pm

Great tat- awesome work.

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Re: My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo

Postby Philsuma » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:12 pm

here's mine, bumped again.....

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Re: My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo

Postby EntoCraig » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:12 pm

Nice!

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Re: My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo

Postby Juand15 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:06 pm

too Cool! i have planned for getting tatts by My father has a very strong belief against them. if i dont end up getting a tat or a few they will be in the legs.!
Frog less but working to get started again! 2/5/16

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Re: My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo

Postby EntoCraig » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:39 pm

So does mine but its not his choice. ;)

Any particular reason you chose the Koi Dragon ?

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Re: My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo

Postby Philsuma » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:14 pm

EntoCraig wrote:
Any particular reason you chose the Koi Dragon ?


I like the Eastern Symbolism / Mythology of the Koi transformation into the Dragon - the ultimate protector and water element oriented.

I also dig fish scales for tats.

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Re: My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo

Postby EntoCraig » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:36 pm

Nice! Most of my tattoos reflect early Christianity and the dark ages. Most are very symbolic.

I also just have some random tats that are more personal, like the cave deer and the bug tats.

Again, great tat, and Im glad to hear that there was some thought and personal interests involved in the piece.

That is what will make a it a piece you will never regret.

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Re: My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo

Postby Philsuma » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:01 pm

Tattoo time. Anyone else wanna show us thiers ?


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