Anything I do with machine can technically also be done by hand... the only difference being, "Time". Generally dragons done by hand take me from twice to three time longer than a similar size done by machine. It is also for this reason that I tend to design my hand tattooed dragons more simply.
These are a few examples of dragons done while travelling, in one shot. As always, they have been drawn freehand on the body (no stencils or photocopy machines out in the bush) Please respect the individuals wearing them by not copying the work
Thanks - Colin
Tattooing by hand at Lejre: Archaeological Research Center
Triskel Dragon: Lejre, Denmark
Dotwork Dragon: Borre, Norway
Rope Dragon: Florence, Italy
Cobblestone Dragon: Cobh, Ireland (12 hours)