One of my oldest and seemingly most beloved projects. I would estimate that of all the tattoos i receive in emails, where potential clients asks for “Something just like this”, the Stormwyrm would be number 1.

Compared to the work i do now, it is much lighter, much less dense. Usually i cover the skin around 70-90 % now, but here it is around 40-50%. But it was the first of its kind, and it suits the owner so very well. So very well in fact that it became an internet meme somehow, being used to portrait what Tribal tattoos could be.

This was my first real stumble into the fantastic world of the Mammen style, playing around with it’s contra-shapes, intense spirals and the stark circular eyes. A start down a very epic path.

Photo by Kasia Skrzypek