🖤KASIES ARM🖤 This is a very important arm for me. We started the project as just a half sleeve about two years ago and after living with it for a while she decided to make it a full sleeve! Most of this has been healed and settled in for 6 months to over a year with just a few minor additions to her wrist and a rework of an inner arm piece from about 5+ years ago!
Kasie is the VERY first person I did blackwork peonies on. Her piece started my obsession, and here we are many years later, reworking that piece so that it matches my current style of work! The piece she had was shared and shared like crazy on tumblr, and that began the rush of people asking me for blackwork.
When I was in my apprenticeship, I did an “illustrated” black only tattoo, and my boss said “that’s what you will get know for.” At the time, this style was not nearly as popular as it is today. Kasie coming to me with her idea, and allowing me to make something that I REALLY wanted to be making sent me rocketing in the direction I desperately wanted to go in. Thus, the reason this arm is important to me.
For this, I am forever grateful for Kasie. It’s been an amazing journey, and I am so happen to now called her not a client, but my friend. Thanks for the trust after all these years. 🖤 (The last picture is the old tattoo we did 5 1/2 years ago.)🖤 - 58 minutes ago