I have an existing tattoo that I just had recolored. I would like a design that can be incorporated with the existing tattoo but made somewhat like a sleeve.. I do not like the tattoo I have and want to make it better by doing this. There are flames on this tattoo that I dont necessarily want the rest of my arm flamed out. some would be ok but i need a fresh design that would look great incorporating this tattoo...
My goal is that this new tattoo would start at the top of my arm and will end right above my elbow...
again, it doesnt have to be exactly like this in terms of more flames or skulls, but something that would blend in and make my arm look better.
I'm 39 yrs old. I had a Marine tattoo done at 21. Last night I had a friend who does tattoos re-ink it and put more color in it. Bottom line is I should have figured out a cover-up idea cause I've never liked the tattoo. He added more colors in it and made it look better. However, I dont like the layout, shape, etc. of this tattoo.
My thoughts. I want to incorporate maybe a colored tribal type of design that would be incorporated around this tattoo and would blend in with it to make my arm look better. This tattoo has flames and bright greens on it now which I'm not a big fan of, but the new tattoo would have to have some of that in it to make it not stand out.
I am attaching my existing tattoo and a random tattoo that i found online that i like how the top of the tattoo flow is. traditionallly i see "sleeves" and at the top of the arm there is a distint line that is the half cirlcle shape. i dont like that. I like the attached image because many small peices make up the shape of the sleeve up top.
I am not totally stuck on tribal, but i am looking for some kind of design that would just flow well with the exising one that I have.
i'm not too interested to do a full sleeve that wraps around the inside of my arm.
(aditional image A)i am attaching another image for my non-profit boxing club i have called "Relentless". the image looks similar to the one on west coast customs. if there is a way to incorporate that at the top yet make it flow thats fine. if not dont worry about it. i can have it tatted on seperate later on my other arm.
(additional image B) i'm attaching my logo for my boxing non-profit that shows a called "red_logo_web". that is my main logo and if that would look ok incorporated above my existing tattoo at the top of my shoulder then i'd be open to seeing how its all tied in.
i dont like fish, dragons, or other corny animals. i dont want a bunch of skulls all over my arm either but will be open to other skulls if it flows well with this tattoo.
anything else i'm pretty open to. I'm a former Marine, if that helps, i also, like i said, am into boxing so if there is anything with that flow that gives you ideas then take it.. I just want a great tatoo.
one thing i dont like either are the sleeves that make your arm look all just one color. i dont want to tatt every piece of my arm. its ok to have smaller uninked areas too. i've seen people tie tattoos together using clouds,etc so i'm open to that..
the dimensions of this tattoo is approximately 5" tall, 4" wide.