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Hey Folks!

So as most of us do I have decided I would like to expand one of my current tattoos. I am aware it would have been much better to map out a full back piece from the start but unfortunately that isn't an option for me anymore. 

As you can see I have a symmetrical owl on my upper back with lots of extra room on my lats all the way down to my waist line. I have a fair bit of a V taper so anything I add would need to flow in a way that made the owl the dominant subject of the whole tattoo. 

I am looking for any advice or suggestions around what could work. Pictures of ideas or themes would be great!

Thanks everyone :)

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I like the tattoo @marley mission posted but if you do want to keep symmetry and flow get two downward facing dragons who's heads sort of meet in the middle below the owl and who's tails go upward along the sides. Regardless, I suggest getting a dragon or two. 

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45 minutes ago, thesinki93 said:

@AverageJer Great minds must think alike! I am actually half way through a Traditional Japanese Dragon sleeve by Adam Kitamoto in Melbourne. I think maybe a similar idea with snakes would have a similar affect. Great suggestions :)

Sounds like a nice sleeve. 

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4 hours ago, AverageJer said:

Two. I also have a sea monster which probably comes from the same ancient legends as dragons so the case could be made I have three. 

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That's awesome man! I love the little one. His brown horns remind me of Shenron the eternal dragon from Dragon Ball Z. Coincidentally that is what I have decided to name mine haha. Have you given your's names? (forgive the awful quality pictures)

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