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Please improve my new tattoo!!

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Hi guys! Recently got a tattoo of an angel on my rib. I think my expectations did not come across clearly to the artist, and the tattoo ended up looking a bit more cartoonish than realistic imho.

However, 

1) Are there things that can be improved about the existing tattoo? e.g. the angel's body, the wing, the woman etc?

2) Am thinking of filling up my whole rib as a result of the tattoo in order to make it look more like a greek painting e.g. blob:https://web.whatsapp.com/b4240b86-2a70-41b5-9054-ef51309dbe93

With the rest of the space on my ribs in picture, what are your ideas for things I can add to make it seem more aesthetic? I was thinking maybe some clouds and sunrays, a second wing etc.

 

Please, please do offer me your input guys! I just want a piece im happy to carry with my whole life - quite far from it as of now!

 

 

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Do your research, find someone whose work you like and go see them. You've got a good, solid start there. 

Think of how much area you want to cover and approach it as a piece, don't think of adding this or the.

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Hello, first of all welcome, I'll share my personal opinion. I think a circle object (can be your preference) addition to the tip of the hand of the angel  would look nice. Some sunrays or stripes can come down and fill the background. Your tattoo looks great btw, congrats.

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    • cool tattoo. no need to cover it up... it'll fit right in with a traditional sleeve no matter which way it's facing. don't overthink it! i'd say the "rules" are that tattoos should face forward if they're on the side and face inward if they're on the front or back. i did a quick search of Bert Krak's IG for some examples. The peacocks on the back of the calves both face inwards. But on the client with the eagle backpiece, you can see a skull facing in and a hannya facing out... and no one will say that one's right or wrong. it's not even consistent and it doesn't matter! 😃 Just keep getting tattooed and it'll be all good!
    • that's correct orientation IMO
    • should be facing into the center of the body, like you have it, right?
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