Gave up some major real estate yesterday and started this thigh piece. Because after 3 and a half hours I had well and truly hit a wall pain-wise (plus it was half an hour after the shop closed) we couldn’t finish it. All the more reason to come back to London next year - to get this baby shaded!
By the amazing Raquel Corrales at Jolie Rouge Tattoo in London. She’s a real sweetheart and does beautiful work.
Original idea of the girl smoking a cigarette with the smoke spelling “homesick” came from a piece of flash by Amelia Martin, an awesome apprentice tattooist in the States. She was darling enough to let me use it as the concept for this piece, and I’m so thankful.