This is my Rainbow Fish tattoo inspired by the illustration from the children’s book “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. It was my favorite book when I was little, about the importance of selflessness. I acquired the idea to transcribe my favorite fish into a tattoo when I was about 16 years old. After sitting on the idea for 5 years (I am now 21 almost 22), I finally broke down and got the work done. This is, in fact, my second tattoo, however it is the first piece of artwork I have gotten that involved shading and color. A humongous thanks to my artist, Nick Stambaugh, at the new Aces High Tattoo location in my hometown Jupiter, Florida. He was the mastermind behind the watercolor effect as it translated to skin.
Family tree with my family members initials around it and kind of hidden. Done by Bill from the I Ov Thee Gragon shop in Racine Wisconsin
Probably the best sleeve I’ve ever seen.
Clever way of getting his features in there
Utilizing the critical thinking skills and greater levels of maturity assumed by my college degree, I deduced that I could make butt pancakes.
Got this done in honor of my father. He passed away when I was quite young and he leaves me feathers all the time to let me know that he’s with me, at least I like to think they’re from him. That’s my dad’s handwriting.
This was done at Gen X Tattoo in Eastlake, Ohio by the one and only Jim O’Rourke.