Japanese Koi Half Sleeve Tattoo.
Here you can see pictures showing the process of tattooing Japanese Koi Half Sleeve Tattoo step by step or session by session.
First we do outlines or even scratch lines depending on the idea. If we both (me and customer) still have some energy to proceed during the first sit, we start working on background. Average tattoo session can takes 3-4 hours + Touch Up. In this case probably 3 hours each and Final Touch Up about 1,5 hours. Even the photograph after the last session was made with day light as we finished earlier:)
So summarizing: as we finished with background we continue with colors and ending with final touch up.
It also depends how the tattoo heals. The better it heals the faster we finish and the better result will be. Read my notes about Tattoo Aftercare.
This gallery shows Japanese Koi Half Sleeve 4 sessions and Final touch up.
NYC Tattoo Artist George Bardadim – bardadim.tattoo.