I have a few friends that I've designed tattoos for over the years, myself included. Sometimes people see a piece that I've already printed or something in the process of being worked on and they say, "That would make a cool tattoo", on other occasions I've been commissioned to design a piece for them having been given a few details of what they would like included. Not one to disappoint my friends I'm more than happy to let them permanently "borrow" an image.
This week, my friend David is visiting from Shanghai, he has one of the most amazing pieces on his back that I designed initially as fun little side project testing my abstract skills. He took a look at it and it was one of those moments the lightbulb clicked on and he said, "That would make a cool tattoo". We toyed around with the location and ended up on his back along his spine, I added to the original length of it, but the rest is history.