This tattoo is a tribute and statement. Back in 1992 I had a very close friend of mine killed in a motorvehicle accident. I searched for 12 years for an artist that I felt could properly do the work I was looking for. I wanted something that expressed my own anguish at losing my friend and yet keep a part of him with me forever. I got this done on the 27th and 28th of Dec 2004. It took a total of 10 hours and I had it done in two sessions. 1 six hour session and 1 four hour session. I hope you enjoy.
The artist is Steve Oliver of Tarot Tattoo in Ephrata, Washington. You can view more of his work at Tarottattoo.net.