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18
Dec
10

Medusa

Medusa painting I made about six months ago for a group show

8″ x 10″ Micron pen & acrylic ink on paper

Prints are available

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27
Apr
10

Good Times in Seattle

I did some work at the National Tattoo Convention in Seattle last week. It was a good time, did some cool tattoos and meet some awesome artist. Here is a picture of Karen Roze corrupting the youth.

I meet up with a long time client named Ben Brandon. Ben has a sleeve still in progress, we worked on the black shading in his roses and started some grey wash in the background.

Ben Already had a hodgepodge of tattoos on his arm before he decided to get a sleeve. So it makes it difficult to see exactly whats going on at this point, especially with the limited photos that I have. Thank you Ben, good luck on the fishing boat this year I’ll see you soon.

I had another long time costumer show up that lives in Seattle. Not really sure what to get we agreed on doing a free hand owl head on the back of her hand.

This was fun, thank you Carley. Need to get a healed picture of this little hooter.

I also did this cover-up. It was supposed to be an angel but I thought it looked like a bad butterfly.

It is definitely a black rose now. Thank you Jessica and good luck on your boat aswell.

I would also like to thank NTA and Aaron Bell for making this event happen, and a special thanks to my co workers Karen Roze, K.C. Angel and Amanda Go. Every body at Sacred Rose Tattoo works as a great team all the time!

30
Dec
09

It’s a Nue

I brought this tattoo back to life. It’s the first step to completing this back piece. There is a samurai to be re-done and some other tattoos to be covered up. I have a lot of work ahead of me. I just wanted to post the first nue I ever tattooed.

“A nue is a legendary creature¬†found in Japanese folklore. It is described as having the head of a monkey, the body of a raccoon dog, the legs of a tiger, and a snake as a tail. According to the legend, a nue can transform into a black cloud and fly. Due to its appearance, it is sometimes referred to as a Japanese chimera. Nue are supposed to be bringers of misfortune and illness.

According to The Tale of the Heike, Emperor Konoe, the Emperor of Japan, became sick after having terrible nightmares every night, and a dark cloud appeared at two o’clock in the morning on roof of the palace in Kyoto during the summer of 1153. The story says that the samurai Minamoto no Yorimasa staked-out the roof one night and fired an arrow into the cloud, out of which fell a dead nue. Yorimasu then supposedly sank the body in the Sea of Japan.

In a local expansion of the story, the nue’s corpse floated into a certain bay, and the locals, fearing a curse, buried it. A mound which exists today is supposed to be this grave.” -wikipedia




I enjoy doing large custom tattoos and paintings. I work at True Love Tattoo in Berkeley, Ca
Please send me an email if you are interested in my art herlihytattoo@gmail.com

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