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My New Koi - Dragon Tattoo
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and the studio and artist - Landon Lewis from Black Thorn Gallery, Mechanicsburg Pa

http://blackthorngallery.com/zoom/984x588/1714459.html
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Awesome Phil! Great detail too! Did you pick the picture out from somewhere? Or was it a collage of stuff? Or did he do it all freehand?

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Thanks, TJ
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#3
Gave Landon the Koi -Dragon transformation myth. The koi that is strong and persistent enough to surmount the falls of the yellow river transforms into a guardian dragon and then the "fall" seasonal theme with the red maple leaves as opposed to the spring cherry blossoms...that type of thing, and he ran with it and did a "1/2" stencil. The scales and rocks and most interior stuff, he did freehand.

7+ hours

3 sittings. I wanted to do one single sitting and we originally were gonna go for it but his hands and eyes got tired.

Highly recommend that shop and the artists there. Good guys and good stuff.
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#4
Really nice Phil.
Mike
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#5
Thanks guys...appreciate the kind words.
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#6
Very nice Phil. I'm working on my Koi now.
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#7
Great tat- awesome work.
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#8
here's mine, bumped again.....
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#9
Nice!
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#10
too Cool! i have planned for getting tatts by My father has a very strong belief against them. if i dont end up getting a tat or a few they will be in the legs.!
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#11
So does mine but its not his choice. Wink

Any particular reason you chose the Koi Dragon ?
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EntoCraig Wrote:Any particular reason you chose the Koi Dragon ?

I like the Eastern Symbolism / Mythology of the Koi transformation into the Dragon - the ultimate protector and water element oriented.

I also dig fish scales for tats.
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#13
Nice! Most of my tattoos reflect early Christianity and the dark ages. Most are very symbolic.

I also just have some random tats that are more personal, like the cave deer and the bug tats.

Again, great tat, and Im glad to hear that there was some thought and personal interests involved in the piece.

That is what will make a it a piece you will never regret.
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