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Bruce Lee tribute piece

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6 hours needle time, custom rib piece! A tribute to the man himself, Bruce Lee.

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you're work; or on  you?

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So this is a tattoo you applied, and an unfortunately poor application.  The shading on the body is no good, but some of it's fixable.  Looks like you're working with three tones: black, medium and skin. There's no actual shading on the body to show form, just an attempt to show the striations in the muscles with one grey tone and an 8 round. The other shading is jet black; giving him the world's skinniest foreshortened forearm and a wonky floating drop shadow under his fist.

When it heals, the calligraphy background is going to show the thin outline in some spots when it should be "line-less" to appear as brushwork. First lesson in Tribal 101 is don't leave a gap between your outline and your fill. 

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