Having the understanding of folklore and symbolism with different tattoo imagery and elements by studying the history. I prefer to hand draw the original layout for tattoos but can recreate and render anything. My goal is to ensure the tattoo not only looks good and forms to the body, but will age well in the skin. With a full range of different tattoo techniques from over a decade of experience.
The use of contrast most typically with either fine or bold (thick) outline. Solid linework and or contrast is what will make a tattoo look good as the skin ages. Dotwork shading. Having spent a lot of time in japan I aspire to do Asian/ornamental/spiritual oriented work but not limited. Check out some of my work on Instagram @j.m.ellis