Why Thank's buddy I alway's try to make things a little differant when i have a client that lets me have some freedom on the piece. Not that that happens often as most peolpe want star, chinese symbols and shit, which drive me up the wall . But that the life of a tattoo artist you don't get to pick all the great stuff to do less you are the top guy's in the industy.
Oh I know it all too well. Stars , chinese symbols , tribal armbands and tramp stamps etc. But that's what makes things like this piece you did all the more fun and interesting. The monotony of the business is why I rarely buy any of the trade magazines any more, I've seen enough nautical stars and swallow birds.