bookworms · with · ink
Watership Down tattoo
Hello everybody! I am so happy to finally be able to post pictures of my Watership Down tattoo. It was tough, but I managed to wait through two sessions and two healing processes, and I can finally present my second, and second literary, tattoo.
(I don't know how to make the pictures smaller. But at least I figured out the cut!)
and for placement reference
The rabbit looks a little light towards his face due to a combination of lotion and lighting. I am so completely happy with it. It took thirteen hours over two sessions, eight hours just on the rabbit. The quote is the very last line in the book, done in a similar font to the first edition that the artist drew herself. We talked about doing a combination of photorealistic and watercolor styles. The flowers are wild primroses and cowslip.
Artist credit goes to Rabbit Abby, a travelling tattooist based in Des Moines, Iowa who was visiting The Body Shop in Appleton. Her blog is http://rabbitabby.com/home.html
o.o Wooooow it looks like a real painting!!! AWESOME. Your artist is ridiculously talented o___O
That is one of the most beautiful literary tattoos I've seen - so gorgeous!
That's amazing. I think that would be the one tattoo I could go home with and my mum would like.
My mum saw it and, after marveling at how big it is, decided that she's getting an old one covered up by the same artist. ;)
Drumroll indeed. This is one of the best, most amazing tattoos I have ever seen. It is PERFECT.
When I zoom it looks like the letters are smeared and one of the quotation marks is missing up top, it's weird.
That is strange! There are some lines around the letters to make it look more stamped/pasted on. The ghost quotation mark is something else, though :)