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Kingfisher bird tattoo by joshing88 Kingfisher bird tattoo by joshing88
Color tattoo - Kingfisher bird. Referenced by a painting the client's grandmother did on a plate.
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ForThePeople123 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Beautiful tattoo! 
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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I absolutely love bird tattoos! This one looks so beautiful! :love:
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HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013   Photographer
Niceeeeeeeeeeeeee
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powder-sugar Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Oooh, a Kingfisher!

They're such pretty birds.
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Secret-Charlotte Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
this should have more comments!

I love the delicate nature of the tattoo, and the use of colour as opposed to black. the only think i would worry about is the colors bleeding in over time, like my mother's did, but i assume you know what you're doing.

i think it's great!
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joshing88 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. if your mother's tattoo colors bled in over time it could indicate either that the artist penetrated too deeply into the sub-cutaneous layers (we call this a blow-out) or that she had already-damaged skin either from age or UV-light exposure or both. That makes skin highly susceptible to blow-outs or ink-bleeding. I've tattooed my mom's tan-damaged skin also and it doesn't work the same way as younger or undamaged skin.

Alternatively, the ink may fade over time even if it doesn't travel (bleed/spread) much. Fading is usually caused by a combination of your body's slow absorption of the ink and destructive UV-light exposure.
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Secret-Charlotte Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
well, it's true. she had a koi fish tattooed on her stretch marks, but then she had another baby. I think that may have done it i gues, if you say damaged skin.

I knew about the ink fading over time of course, and since we live in Australia it's pretty bad UV wise here.

thanks for the reply, and I think i'll look that all up now! i'm intertested
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fluffypufflove Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD Love 
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ZoeHildebrand-R Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Beautiful tattoo!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day and a Happy New Year :heart:
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