When meeting for a consult, a client of mine LOVED the rose doodle I had done last week. He just saw it as I was flipping through my sketchbook, trying to find a blank page.
He wanted a rainbow incorporated into the piece, with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” written below it. Instead of actually placing a rainbow in the tattoo, I flipped the embellishments, and since the rose was red, progressed upwards in the rainbow colors. Some are a little intermingled but he was ecstatic about the result, and I was incredibly satisfied.
Many times when I draw up custom tattoos that I want to do, it takes me a year or more to find someone interested in it, as most people already have their own ideas for work. I was able to do this design within a week! Just gotta push some more of my custom work!