thanks for the mention @ibradley, i think if you want to make traditional tattoos, you should reference older tattoo flash. for me it gets a little boring to just repaint the older images, though there is nothing wrong with that. i have been applying the brion gysin/william burroughs technique of cut-ups to try to make something new, while staying very rooted in traditional tattoos. there is a great book called Milton Zeis: Tattooing As You Like it that you should check out if you haven't already. I'm including a picture of some of my latest flash, just to give you something to look at.