I love the classic look of a black and grey tattoo. With floral pieces, I try to make the healed result more interesting by mixing in a variety of textures and line weights in the petals and leaves. Depending on the style or placement, I might use peppery shading, reminiscent of an antique pencil drawing, or powdery smooth shading that settles delicately into the skin.
Much of my inspiration for floral pieces come from bouquets I find in markets and plant shops. "Muted" and "neutral" floral pieces have grown in popularity over the last 5 years, but instead of greying down and deadening the colors (which will only keep losing color as they age), I mix them with other tones to achieve the same natural effect without compromising the look of the tattoo as it ages. I love tattooing both vibrant and more neutral pieces, depending on the client's desired look.
There are endless possibilities with birds! Their movement, environment, and position can compliment just about any part of the body. Certain types of birds also make for great coverups while not looking too heavy.
The Female Figure
I love fine lined, delicate pieces. Certain subject matter doesn't lend itself well to tiny tattoos, but simplifying an image and spacing the lines out correctly can do wonders.
I'm a huge animal lover and a cat lady (I would have all of the animals if I had time for them), so paying tribute to your furry children is one of my favorite things! Whether a silly theme or a classic portrait, pet tattoos are always a good idea.