I’m a huge fan of tattoos and have two myself. I think it’s absolutely rad to boast your inspiration, favorite memories and tributes right there on your body. To be able to look down in a moment of weakness and see something that will give you strength and push you forward? That is awesome. Not all tattoos are created equal – those that are tattooed while drunk in Vegas may not have so much meaning – but when an artist can portray what you want, it’s magic.
Bobby had some more work done on his newest piece this weekend, and I jumped at the opportunity to photograph it.
My husband is a huge fan of this painting called “Nighthawks” by Edward Hopper. Instead of simply getting the painting, he asked his artist, Raquel, to add the twist of a zombie apocalypse – mixing classic with modern in an epic work of art.
He’s spent a total of 15 hours in the chair at Broken Clover Tattoo, watching his imagination come to life.
I absolutely love that his artist is female. She truly has an eye and is incredibly good at what she does.
She’s also fun to watch in that she’s meticulous and careful, thoughtful in what she does with that needle.
And she clearly enjoys her work – a mark of a good artist, doing what she loves because she loves it, not for fame or fortune. Though I wouldn’t be surprised to see her making big bucks in the future!
I wanted to make this post as much about her as it is about her work because art is often a reflection of the artists themselves. This certainly holds true for me and the photos I take.
This is my favorite shot from the 4-hour session. I haven’t figured out why quite yet, but it definitely speaks to me.