A few days ago I had the incredible honour of starting out on the back of my apprentice @iirisyung. She had approached me with no particular idea or concept in mind, other than simply asking me to tattoo her back. True Japanese irezumi way!
With this immense opportunity (and responsibility), I played around with a few different images and layouts, based on the placement, her contours, my own aesthetics, and also what I could sense from her character and personality.
In the end, the image and symbolisms behind the Green Tara seemed like an ideal fit, and thankfully she was down with it. A lot of the topics that arose in @gogueart's surrender film definitely came to mind, and we had a very long and intense session going through the lines.
There's still a good 15-20% left, which we will continue later this week, but I think we are off to a good start, and I'm beyond thankful to Iris for asking me to be a part of this journey.