***No Boring Bits*** When working on large scale tattoo

***No Boring Bits***
When working on large scale tattoos, there is always the challenge of balancing a) the need to have the featured subjects in key and visible positions, and b) the need to have no boring bits that might look like an afterthought. On a leg, the obvious spaces “on show” are the outer thigh, and outer calf. But there’s a lot of spaces around and in between to fill with interesting and relevant stuff. The rear view on this full leg piece (in progress) highlights my efforts to maintain interest throughout the whole piece. 
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@lighthouse_tattoo

***No Boring Bits***
When working on large scale tattoos, there is always the challenge of balancing a) the need to have the featured subjects in key and visible positions, and b) the need to have no boring bits that might look like an afterthought. On a leg, the obvious spaces “on show” are the outer thigh, and outer calf. But there’s a lot of spaces around and in between to fill with interesting and relevant stuff. The rear view on this full leg piece (in progress) highlights my efforts to maintain interest throughout the whole piece.
FOR BOOKINGS
w: lighthousetattoo.com.au
: contact@lighthousetattoo.com.au
️: (+61 2) 9316 4565
@lighthouse_tattoo

(healed) Great to see this yūrei from the @lighthouset

(healed)
Great to see this yūrei from the @lighthousetattoo_flash_wknd all healed and crisp in the skin. Thanks @eddylou for stopping by our booth at the @austattooexpo just past to show me the healed product. 
FOR BOOKINGS
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: contact@lighthousetattoo.com.au
️: (+61 2) 9316 4565
@lighthouse_tattoo

(healed)
Great to see this yūrei from the @lighthousetattoo_flash_wknd all healed and crisp in the skin. Thanks @eddylou for stopping by our booth at the @austattooexpo just past to show me the healed product.
FOR BOOKINGS
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: contact@lighthousetattoo.com.au
️: (+61 2) 9316 4565
@lighthouse_tattoo

***All Brush-Work*** Tattooing for me is all about prec

***All Brush-Work***
Tattooing for me is all about precision. I might be imitating expressive brush stroke lines in my tattoos, but really it is a precise act that has none of the dynamic movement found in true brush work lines. The liquid and the bleed creates potential disaster, or a guided but accidental perfection. And really it’s always something in between. But it’s great to find the time for painting.
FOR BOOKINGS
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: contact@lighthousetattoo.com.au
️: (+61 2) 9316 4565
@lighthouse_tattoo

***All Brush-Work***
Tattooing for me is all about precision. I might be imitating expressive brush stroke lines in my tattoos, but really it is a precise act that has none of the dynamic movement found in true brush work lines. The liquid and the bleed creates potential disaster, or a guided but accidental perfection. And really it’s always something in between. But it’s great to find the time for painting.
FOR BOOKINGS
w: lighthousetattoo.com.au
: contact@lighthousetattoo.com.au
️: (+61 2) 9316 4565
@lighthouse_tattoo

(healed) ***Severed Head*** In the hands of the ghost,

(healed)
***Severed Head***
In the hands of the ghost, this namakubi is not a war trophy or a sign of fealty to one’s lord. Sometimes yūrei are said to be able to have very real physical consequences in the world causing injury and death to those they haunt or their loved ones. 
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: contact@lighthousetattoo.com.au
️: (+61 2) 9316 4565
@lighthouse_tattoo

(healed)
***Severed Head***
In the hands of the ghost, this namakubi is not a war trophy or a sign of fealty to one’s lord. Sometimes yūrei are said to be able to have very real physical consequences in the world causing injury and death to those they haunt or their loved ones.
FOR BOOKINGS
w: lighthousetattoo.com.au
: contact@lighthousetattoo.com.au
️: (+61 2) 9316 4565
@lighthouse_tattoo

***oni namakubi*** This isn’t really a traditional su

***oni namakubi***
This isn’t really a traditional subject in Japanese tattooing. But I think it works. And there are certainly a number of stories where demons have their heads cut off. So it isn’t just some made up new school bullshit. 
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***oni namakubi***
This isn’t really a traditional subject in Japanese tattooing. But I think it works. And there are certainly a number of stories where demons have their heads cut off. So it isn’t just some made up new school bullshit.
FOR BOOKINGS
w: lighthousetattoo.com.au
: contact@lighthousetattoo.com.au
️: (+61 2) 9316 4565
@lighthouse_tattoo

(all healed, except blue waistband) ***Yūrei*** Accord

(all healed, except blue waistband)
***Yūrei***
According to Japanese folklore sometimes when a person dies suddenly and tragically, or there is violence or a great grudge that is not fulfilled before death, the spirit cannot pass on to the afterlife to join its ancestors as intended. These spirits are called yūrei and will exist partly in the physical world and remain tied to either a place or a person associated with their death. In some cases there is a justice that must be done to release their souls and allow them pass over. And in these cases, it is common that they will haunt their killer or the person who caused their demise in life. Nevertheless, there is generally a purpose attached to the hauntings of yūrei.
FOR BOOKINGS
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: contact@lighthousetattoo.com.au
️: (+61 2) 9316 4565
@lighthouse_tattoo

(all healed, except blue waistband)
***Yūrei***
According to Japanese folklore sometimes when a person dies suddenly and tragically, or there is violence or a great grudge that is not fulfilled before death, the spirit cannot pass on to the afterlife to join its ancestors as intended. These spirits are called yūrei and will exist partly in the physical world and remain tied to either a place or a person associated with their death. In some cases there is a justice that must be done to release their souls and allow them pass over. And in these cases, it is common that they will haunt their killer or the person who caused their demise in life. Nevertheless, there is generally a purpose attached to the hauntings of yūrei.
FOR BOOKINGS
w: lighthousetattoo.com.au
: contact@lighthousetattoo.com.au
️: (+61 2) 9316 4565
@lighthouse_tattoo

This back piece is so close to completion. Often as par

This back piece is so close to completion. Often as part of tradition, the pupils are last to go in. But in this case the whole back section and participating animals were completed, so I felt I was ok. Sometimes these pieces take years to complete. But this one is nearly there.
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This back piece is so close to completion. Often as part of tradition, the pupils are last to go in. But in this case the whole back section and participating animals were completed, so I felt I was ok. Sometimes these pieces take years to complete. But this one is nearly there.
FOR BOOKINGS
w: lighthousetattoo.com.au
: contact@lighthousetattoo.com.au
️: (+61 2) 9316 4565
@lighthouse_tattoo

(healed) This design started as one of many flash piece

(healed)
This design started as one of many flash pieces I’ve posted over the years. It was picked up by the customer and altered to fit a sleeve better. It almost always happens this way with my Japanese flash pieces. I suppose this is because overall composition and flow is more important than the details in isolation. Happy with the end result.
FOR BOOKINGS
@lighthouse_tattoo 
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: contact@lighthousetattoo.com.au
️: (+61 2) 9316 4565

(healed)
This design started as one of many flash pieces I’ve posted over the years. It was picked up by the customer and altered to fit a sleeve better. It almost always happens this way with my Japanese flash pieces. I suppose this is because overall composition and flow is more important than the details in isolation. Happy with the end result.
FOR BOOKINGS
@lighthouse_tattoo
w: lighthousetattoo.com.au
: contact@lighthousetattoo.com.au
️: (+61 2) 9316 4565