Dissected Mermaid

2017

This tattoo was inspired by an original painting by Japanese artist Takato Yamamoto, which I interpreted into my own artistic style, with several specific changes requested by the client for her personal symbolism, including the bunny ears and rabbit fetus-eggyolk. This project was great fun, with a nice balance between simple and complex--lots of great anatomy detail and a subtle stylistic homage to the traditional Japanese tattoo style.