Ever since hearing my brother’s 2011 song Tiger On Your Arm, I’ve wanted to have the tiger from his album artwork (designed by my girlfriend) tattooed on my arm as part of my full sleeve. Finally got it rolling a few months ago, it’s been 5 sessions / 14 hours of inking since.
There’s still a bit more to be done to link my older upper arm designs in with this new one, and a bit of touch up work to be done but we’re pretty much there. The tiger’s face has yet to heal properly, but I got impatient and wanted to share it!
I filmed Sam performing Tiger On Your Arm a little while back, you can see it here: https://vimeo.com/52413145
And check out the whole album, Tiger Balm, available on Yer Bird records: http://yerbird.com/pickering-pick-albums/
My tattoo artist is Claire Dunn, based at Third Eye Dermagraphics in Cheltenham. She’s designed it all with the exception of the tiger itself. Cheers Claire!