Being an artist and a confirmed control freak it’s hard when it comes to getting a tattoo for me. But fortunately I was introduced to a tattooist as passionate as I am. There were times when I wished I could take my arm off from the shoulder so I could draw on it myself to get the right tattoo for me, but unfortunately I didn’t come in kit-set form. Luckily I found Bugsy from Black Mamba Tattoos. I had so many ideas and too many drawings but just didn’t know how to put it together when it came to creating a sleeve design.
Being from good old New Zealand I wanted something with Maori undertones, but my preferred tattoo style has always been Japanese style tattoos and flowers.
Mystro Bugsy studied all the images that I sent him, and I sat down and explained what elements I liked and why. He then grabbed a marker and started drawing on my arm, as if by magic the shapes and forms started forming on my arm, traditional japanese flowers held together by a Maori inspired background to hold everything together. Anyway the work is on-going and it may even move to a full back piece.
To check out some more of his art work go to his site or pop in to visit him if your in Oxford, UK here’s his site Black Mamba tattoos