updated - 10th JUNE 2007 - a year in the making! scroll down for the latest (and best quality picture) im starting now to finally have a full back sized tattoo. thought id share with you the progress (an estimated 10-15 sessions) this is the first sketch (done on a postcard sized paper) next session - in 2 weeks - will be the final sketch, on my back, in detail. i will have a better picture, with much more detail then. spoiler for the final sketch Spoiler : realising its quite hard to make out the details, here goes nothing. it is all in a classic japanese style tattoo. *main feature is a dragon, emerging from a water-bed and stream into the sky. * both shoulders have rocky fountains, with streams of water flowing down. * there is a spiral motif (top left, bottom right) that will act both as background and enhancement to the water. * the dragon will have its head @ the top-middle of my back, inching upwards onto my chest. it will be in an S shape, staying mostly on the left side of the back. * there will be some some patches of flowers under the dragons belly, as well as at the bottom. updates will follow as the work progresses. please feel free to post pictures of your tattooes, as well as nice designs you would like see done by people. update 2 - Sept 17th, 2006 had the "final" sketch done thursday. here are the rough results, in regards to composition. details of course will be MUCH better, as well as posted here. Spoiler : FIRST BLOOD IS DRAWN!!! update 3 - Sept 21st, 2006 Spoiler : at last i found time to take some pix. this is from the second session: notice the cover work done on the lion. third session: lower back area. this was the first time i have used a relaxant balm. work wonders. if youre ever going to get a tattoo done, especially a large one, ask the artist if he has any. i hardly felt a thing. and for an overall view of things.... JUNE 10th 2007 - almost DONE, after a full year (18 months if you include the drawing work and planning) last session, which had some shading, and all of the dragons linework was a killer. i almost regretted doing it. almost!