Pardon the royal "we," but this is our 1000th post, and we feel a little celebratory.
To honor this milestone, we are sharing this amazing half sleeve belonging to David:
This astonishing work is the creation of artist Erick Lynch at Redemption Tattoo in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
David said that he had wanted a mermaid, as his wife loves mermaids, and that Lynch's work reflects a traditional Japanese style, thus the female figure appearing as a pearl diver, which is more in line with Japanese artistic tradition.
The whole of the half sleeve represents about 12 hours of work, in David's estimation, which includes the inside of the biceps, and this phenomenally vivid seahorse:
David points to Erick Lynch's use of white highlights in the seahorse, which really makes it "pop".
All in all, this is a remarkable piece of work that we are honored to have as our 1000th post here at Tattoosday. Thanks to David for sharing it and to Erick Lynch for his mastery of the art form!