Finally we got our new sign. The location of the studio in the centre of Hökarängen puts it right in an original 50’s area, and some things can’t change. So we were given an amazing neonsign in that 50’s style by our (very nice) landlord. It does look impressive , don’t you think?
The one and only Valter:
My son turned one year old (and even if it might be a bit cheesy to post picture of that lovely creature… well, screw that. He’s the funniest guy I ever met and I’m really happy to be his father and look forward watching him turn into a not so lovely teenager.).
And now what I guess most people look at the blog for, Tattoos:
Some small ones, first a dinosaur, Plesiosaurus:
I have been waiting to do this for some time but as it actually takes quite a lot of time to edit images and all that, I just gather all of them in one of these ”big posts”.
Ville’s Hellraiser Sleeve:
Well, as the title states, this sleeve is all about the Hellraiser universe , started by author Clive Barker.
I have actually been pretty obsessed with that universe since I was a kid (freaking scary things to watch as a kid though.) and collected the comic books and some of the doll’s as well (those pins on Pinhead are worse than a cactus!).
I’m a bit superstitious when it comes to this, but I have warned Ville that if he starts to bleed very much, and the light starts to flicker and … well, if the doors to Hell starts to open, we should stop!.
First off we’re doing something like cards with different scenes and characters from the Hellraiser movies and comics. Those cards will be made in different styles as well, so that will be really fun. After that we move on to the background, which will consist of the pattern from the Cube, or Lament Configuration for the nerds out there. Lastly there will be a bit of a coverupish thing, where the trademark chains with fleshhooks will be tattooed over the things already done. Well, First sitting, four hours:
Fredrik’s Mechanical Tentacle sleeve:
These tentacles goes all the way to the shoulder and out on the hand and was an absolute pain to draw. There’s a diver stuck in there as well. Just the underarm for show this time, more will follow :). This is also a place where I try out different ways to build texture. Liner only:
Krim van Riot’s Full Leg:
Krim’s leg will start in darkness, death and elände and move up to beautiful flowers on the thigh. I plan to do that transition in tattooing technique as well, starting with these pretty rough skulls and on the thigh moving to full colour flowers, without any crosshatching. Just smooth colour fades and small leaves, buds and ornamental details. But we start at the bottom:
Fredrik no. 2 Starcraft Sleeve:
Fredrik arrange international Starcraft tournaments, working for Dreamhack. This has already been seen by some of the bosses of Blizzard, as they’ve met Fredrik in person. Cool stuff, and will get better as the protoss are added, as well as some Terran gunships and heavy walkers. Well, what’s not to like. Oh, none of these parts are finished, I’m just impatient and wanted to do something else than Kerrigan’s hair for a bit :):
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