The Girl, Krystal, has started on her massive shoulder/half sleeve tattoo...
She loves monkeys! This monkey pretty much represents her at any moment during the day...she wakes up that happy and crazy!
She also incorporated some family stuff within the tattoo...the monkey is wearing an army hat to represent her grandfather that was in the army. Around the neck is the Italian horn to represent her Italian grandfather, the cobra is for her father who is a trucker and his road name thing is cobra, he also has a cobra tattoo.
This is just the line work
This is the shading
All in all this was a four hour session...about three or four more to go! There is still color to be added...very VIVID colors too! It is going to look beautiful!
Also, the shoulder and half sleeve have yet to be started but will be in the theme of ancient ruins and incorporate an elephant for her other grandmother; she collected elephants, an eagle for her brother who is an eagle scout, a bell for her mother who collects bells and the word Jeopardy written in braille for her other grandmother who was blind and "watched" Jeopardy all the time.
In the first picture you will see that she already has the hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil monkey tattoo, this will be incorporated within the ruins as well...they will be part of the stone blocks which will be part of the arch that the bell representing her mother will hang. It is pretty much going to be the most awesome tattoo you have ever seen in your life.