Hi, I've been enjoying looking at some of the tattoos on this site and they look fantastic.
I'm an artist and I've recently been asked by a friend to design a tattoo for him (Silhouetted angel against a background of flames to go on an upper arm) - I don't have any tattoos myself but I'm quite excited about this project. I've been researching tattoo design as obviously I want to do a good job for him and give him something that he can take to a tattoo artist and it work.
My artistic style is quite detailed and scribbly (hence my name) and I'm a bit worried the lines may be too fine to translate into a tattoo, and I've been asking other friends with tattoos who have said that lines tend to blur and spread with time so a lot of detail may be lost. To give you an idea, my drawings can be seen on my website Portfolio - ScribbleBeth
I don't want to give him something that is ultimately unworkable, or put him through unnecessary time, pain and money for something that all blurs together after a couple of years. I'm happy to simplify and alter my style to suit the tattooing process. Any tips?