Bee Tattoo

01 September 2015

I was thrilled to be contacted by Emma to design her first tattoo for her. She had seen my work and asked if I fancied designing her a bee to go on her arm. Which is great because I love bees, so I jumped at the chance. I created a few sketches and we emailed back and forth and worked up the design. Here’s one of the early designs…

bee-tatoo_early-design

This one is more like a honey bee, but Emma wanted one more like a bumble bee so I rounded it up and fattened it out and changed the shape of the wings. I gave Emma both coloured and black and white options, she went with the black and white and I think it looks top!

bee-tatoo_final-design

The final design was tattoed by the lovely Hannah Mosely at Middleton Tattoo studio After sharing photos of the design and the tattoo on social media, Emma has met a good friend of mine who recognised her tatt at a yoga class and discovered that she knows my cousin too, who also recognised my art on her arm…☺ I’d love to do more, get in touch if you’d like a tatt designed by me.

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