It’s been quite a while since I updated the blog with pictures of my latest tattoo, an alien dissection scene on my ribs and abdomen that will be tied in with the existing quarter sleeve tattoo. Since my first post about my new tattoo I have had four more tattoo sessions and to this point I think it’s about 50% complete.
I have been using Emla cream since my second session which has been working quite well. The abdomen especially has been a dicey area to tattoo and although the Emla does not relieve all the pain, I’m glad that I have it. My sessions last anywhere between three and four hours typically and Emla only works for about an hour. I reapply it to different areas throughout the tattooing process which has been working quite well to relieve the majority of the pain for the extent of the tattoo session.
The third tattoo session was the first session we used color and consisted of mostly darker highlight colors. It wasn’t until the fourth tattoo session that the figures really started to take shape as a ton of yellow highlights were pounded in to the majority of the figure.
My latest session is the one that has me the most excited as the forms are finally starting to get movement and texture. I also am starting to visualize how it will be tying in with the quarter sleeve alien tattoo on my arm. I think my favorite part is the purple as it really brings out the foreground.
I can’t wait to finish this piece. I estimate that I will need roughly four more tattoo sessions to complete the tattoo as long as I don’t decide to extend it further across my body as I have been debating a chest plate for some time now.