Skin & Bone is a combination gallery and tattoo studio. The gallery will exhibit art and ethnographic handicrafts related to tattooing, while the studio will have Colin Dale tattooing alongside various guest artists throughout the year. Through his years of travelling and tattooing around the world Colin has had the pleasure to meet and work alongside a wide range of tattoo artists and experts working in ethnographic and other specialized styles. Amongst these friends, we have hand-tattooists from Borneo, Polynesia and Japan as well as some of the world's leading artists in Blackwork and Dotwork coming to visit. Check the homepage to see some of the work

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Artistic Process

With the travelling and convention schedule I haven't had time to post all that I've been up to... however these are a few newly finished pieces

Enjoy :-) 


Finished up this little dragon on a Swedish soldier the other week. He wanted the Cobblestone scales which I've developed over the years, but instead of just putting them in even rows and shapes I opted for a little more variety. I guess you could call this a "Тетрис Dragon"

Finally finished up the last hour of this piece on René
Crann Bethadh/Yggdrasil hybrid... done using a combination of dotwork and hatch shading.
I used large dots in the dragon to give it a subteranian feel and continued the technique in the acorns to even out the piece

A new hand poked piece based on Celtic patterns engraved on silver bracelets. We've included an owl, female fertility symbol and a triskele as well as other ornamental patterns to fill the rest of the arm

and a photo of the inspiration

 and finally finished up this dragon after 2 visits on a Swiss client 

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