louisiana bayou wild boar backpiece tattoo

finished wild boar backpiece

A lot of you like the look of Large Scale Tattoo work. They usually have very dynamic visual appeal

and are real attention getters. What most don’t realize is that a Large Scale Tattoo is a LOT of

work for the Artist and it takes a lot of time!  If you decide to get a masterpiece of this size you MUST

give a number of things consideration before jumping into it:

  1. The Amount of money you will be investing….Can you afford it.

Granted the project will be spread over time…and that depends on you (how often you want to

come back to get worked on)

And your Artist….( How long of sessions he likes to do)…Both how long and how often the sessions are is

something you and the artist decide on.

2. Second and what I feel is MOST Important is to be committed to finishing the project

within a reasonable time to keep CONTINUITY  in the sessions so there aren’t long breaks

between scheduled sessions. You want to make it look like the tattoo was done all at one time!

Long breaks between sessions will cause the tattoo to look more patched together. The

variations in healing periods can cause this. Two – Three Weeks between sessions is a good plan.

3. The Design is next on our list. There’s a lot of things to think about here. Size, color, perspective

are just a few to consider.

ALL THESE IMPORTANT THINGS I AM GOING TO TRY AND COVER IN MORE DETAIL AS WE GO!!

Ok Let”s Get Started………………….…….

Now I’m going tell you how I….Me… Henri goes about putting together a Back Tattoo for a customer.

This will be about a very particular tattoo I have done this past year. It’s a “Wild BOAR”

racing through the “Honey Island Swamp” right in your face.

I’ve been tattooing about 29 years, done hundreds of full back tattoos, and I still learn new ways to tackle

different challenging situations.

 

! I always said…”When You Quit Learning You Die!”

Anyway What I’ll do here is give you a

“STEP by STEP” ....”How I Did It…” 

The Process is Always A Little Different BUT This Is How I Did This One!!!!

  1. Meet client in person to measure out their back and get a visual of how much room there is.
  2. Discuss on spot and draw some “thumbnails” of some ideas.
  3. Take Tracing Paper and trace outline of shape of back
  4. Also.make note of any moles or tattoos already there and will stay.
  5. Discuss more about Design. Always take notes
  6. Get any Reference material customer may have. Hopefully they have done their homework!
  7. Now it’s time to get drawing…first draft will be necessary soon.
  8. I ALWAYS ask for at least a $200 Deposit to start drawing
  9. The “DEPOSIT” is always put towards the beginning of the tattoo cost!!
  10. (UNLESS YOU COMPLETLY CHANGE THE DESIGN OR BACK OUT
  11. Wild Boar running through swamp full back tattoo sketch

    Wild Boar tattoo sketch

    customer's back before tattoo showing tattoos already there

    customer’s back before

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