Old 28-01-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Well... I wanted a tattoo with a chinese monk in it, but not a potrait so rather than going to a portrait artist I went to a local bloke who is really good at doing lots of swirly bits and cherry blossom etc so I could have a bit of face with japanese tattoo styling if you see what I mean... anyways... he didnt and to cut a long story short I seem to have ended up with a portrait tattoo without any of the swirly bits I wanted and everyone who sees it says it looks like Chow Yun Fat...

Obviously cant change my mind (LOL) - any thoughts on how I could ask him to tweak it and make it less Chow Yun Fat portrait and more generic jap tattoo / chinese monk-ish..?

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Old 28-01-2012, 11:53 PM   #2
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to be honest im a bit of a kung fu fan i think its dope as fuck!! you should get chinese temples n shit behind it!! and nun chucks etc haha!
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Old 29-01-2012, 11:32 AM   #3
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LoL - was imagining more of a wise and peaceful monk than a martial art homage but like your thinking thanks Kane

Wondering if maybe a couple of cherry blossom could be added with a bit more definition in the beard...
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Shame it isn't what you really wanted, but it looks excellent.
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Didn't you tell him you didn't want it to be a portrait?

But for what it's worth, it really looks great!
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Old 29-01-2012, 04:40 PM   #6
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Glad you all like it - that helps as partly just getting used to it.

M - I think I was clear and said to him before we started that if I had wanted a realistic portrait I would have asked Ben (Hamill at the same studio). I did say however "your the artist" and think he just carried on with what he was enjoying... Your right though its a good job and I'll leave it a couple of weeks before speaking to him about any additions...
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I wonder if you could still get some Japanese swirls underneath it still? It might be a bit difficult to fit them in what with the shading but there's still room.
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I like it, think that you could incorporate the other elements in if you wanted to though. That said I am no artist!
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hell put me on the bandwagon with the others, this looks pretty dope! add the background, some swirls, a pagoda, man your in business
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Might not be exactly what you wanted mate but I effing love that as it is!!
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