Drawing Tattoos

Here's a sneaky peek at some illustration i've been doing for a friend.  The final images are all coloured up and pretty... this is the third in a series of people-with-tattoos.  Pair one had no tattoos, pair two were "moderately tattooed" and this is pair three, with lots of tattoos. 

I used a tattoo source book fo inspiration, and a lot of reference images from online tattoo forums and websites.  Sailor Jerry was a main influence, and I looked at tribal-style tattoos a bit.  I also used tattooed friends as a primary research tool for placement and style.  Heh.  Exploitation.

...and now for a well-earned sleep :)