The upper arm and shoulder were done in by a different artist 2012, here's my post of that part of the tattoo.
This post has pictures of the forearm finished, but inner upper arm still bare.
And here you can see the upper arm still missing the background color and lace.
The 2012 parts were done by Hexa at Precious Tattoo and the new parts from this year by Tomppa at Halo Tattoo. I really enjoyed these latest sessions, Halo is a great place with a really relaxed atmosphere and Tomppa has just the sort of style I like! Also he really knows how to do lace, I'm very impressed with the technique.
|Roses, lilies and lace. I love the ending the lace has at the wrist, the tattoo artist Tomppa|
draw it free-hand right on my skin and it was just perfect right from the start.
|You can see here that the flower patterns in the lace are actually not|
pure black, they have a little texture that mimics they way thread would
look on actual lace fabric. Also the screaming cat skull, my cats are
very vocal so it's perfect!
|The moth shows best from the backside. It's in an ornamental frame with|
a deep purple background. The purple might need a little touching up,
but I've been too busy to worry about it much.
|Backside of the arm. I really like the lace next to the moth in the frame, it's so|
realistic and works very well in tying together the whole tattoo.
|Raven skull with a lily.|
|Moth and lace.|