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Operation Sherlock Holmes sleeve is a go! (Well, at least started..)

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Hey you guys! It's been a hot minute since I've been here, but it just feels wrong getting a literary themed tattoo without posting. 

As you may not remember, I'm the person who got this Sherlock Holmes quote tattoo two years ago. I've been sitting on the idea, and a few months ago I decided that I wanted it to become a sleeve. Because I'm sort of nuts, I decided to get the first official piece of sleeve on my shoulder. While that's not a traditional part of a sleeve (at least, from what I understand) I wanted a "root" of the work. I wanted something that would be a fantastic start to a sleeve that I will truly love getting done, piece by piece. (Also an excuse to get more Holmes ink!)

It is my own personal opinion that what I got tonight is exactly that. :)

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HolmesViolin2 

The top was taken about two hours after I left the shop, the bottom picture was taken at the shop immediately after finishing. We will be having another sitting in a few weeks to do some highlight/shading work, but this tattoo is finished enough to show off. The image used as a guide can be found here, and I'm ecstatic with my new ink! :D

As always, this was done by the wonderful Blake at Outlaw Tattoo in Prattville, Alabama. 

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On December 9th, 2012 09:12 am (UTC), nightchild01 commented:
Brilliant!
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On December 9th, 2012 11:38 am (UTC), dbhtl commented:
It is the art of tattoo
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On December 9th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC), angel726 commented:
gorgeous!
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On December 9th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC), shes_unreal commented:
I love it!

There are some pictures floating around the internet of someone with a Victorian-themed sleeve, have you seen it? It's very Holmesian.
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On December 12th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC), tripleransom commented:
Wooot! It's Jeremy! Well-chosen!!
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On December 15th, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC), arrawyn commented:
OMG I LOVE THIS!! gorgeous! i love how you have it starting at your shoulder! :D
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