A tattoo commission for a friend. He requested a Jackalope with true antelope antlers (rather than the deer antlers that you see more often), surrounded by a wreath of sagebrush. I added the crown and the bleeding paw. I love tattoo commissions, and thinking about line weight and silhouette a bit differently. I am always incredibly flattered that someone would apply my art permanently to their skin, it’s a great compliment.
This is the second tattoo design I’ve done for this person – he already has one of my winged rabbits and some finches on his upper arm. The Seattle tattoo artist who inked it stayed remarkably true to my mark making, I was very impressed. I’m not sure of the artist’s name, but I’ll post it here if I find out. They changed the proportions a bit, making the wreath smaller in relation to the jackalope, but I think it works far better given the forearm location.