Deviant Login Shop
 Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
June 19, 2009
Image Size
30.3 KB
Resolution
364×540
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
17,655 (4 today)
Favourites
62 (who?)
Comments
14
×
Phoenix tattoo finished by KateBloomfield Phoenix tattoo finished by KateBloomfield
My phoenix tattoo

Based on the sketch by: [link]

Tattoo'd by: Steven Ben of Diamond Tip tattoo in Dapto, NSW, Australia

took 6 hours and 30 mins to complete, done in three sessions.

Before you ask, yes it hurt. No, I didn't cry. I'm a big girl now :]

people get phoenix tattoo's for a number of reasons.
the obvious:
1. rebirth
2. rising from the ashes and becoming stronger, over coming troubles, etc.

but.
3. harry potter


yes. i love harry potter. shut up.

DONT STEAL.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconkittycruz:
kittycruz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Reply
:icondougiespartygirl:
dougiespartygirl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
"yes. i love harry potter. shut up." i say that sooo much at school to every one who asks me why i have a HP bag and shoes.

awesome tattoo the colours are great!!!
Reply
:iconsuperdopeee:
SuperDopeee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
imma get one on my arm too [: i'm getting it cause it represent my name... my Vietnamese name mean phoenix in English.
Reply
:iconjoyce1984:
Joyce1984 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
Just so great, beautiful colors.
Reply
:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My sincere compliments to your tattoo artist - he did an awesome job. Love those colors. :D
Reply
:iconkatebloomfield:
KateBloomfield Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you. im glad you approve :]
I hope you are flattered that I chose your work.
I got a bit worried, because some people might get offended.
Reply
:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I generally don't have any problem with people using my already-created work as a basis for their tattoos. I appreciate that you asked first. Most people would not extend me that courtesy!
Reply
:iconkatebloomfield:
KateBloomfield Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
indeed. I was showing someone the tattoo in a web-cam chat room, and they said that they had seen it before up in a tattoo studio somewhere in america (im in australia), as a template. so I'm guessing that phoenix has been stolen a few times... Perhaps you should make it un-downloadable for people who dont ask to use it?
Reply
:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All things considered, the phoenix sketch you used is a fairly archetypical depiction of a phoenix - fire and flames, rising up with an open beak - and it doesn't surprise me at all that people have seen similar things in other tattoo shops.

Also, my experience has demonstrated to me that tattoo artists live by a different code of conduct from artists involved in the commercial art industry. As far as I've ever seen, they don't care if an image is copyright or trademark protected - they see it, they like it, and they use it at will. Anything they can pull off the internet is fair game. I gave up trying to fight it and finally decided that if people want to use what they see of my work, I'm going to have to accept it. I just watermark the hell out of my work these days and appreciate it when folks like you are courteous enough to ask permission and then share the results! :glomp:
Reply
:iconkatebloomfield:
KateBloomfield Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Well im glad you approve! I am currently researching more things to turn the tattoo into a half sleeve :]
Reply
Add a Comment: