all have a faery or faeries (whether we're aware of
it or not) hiding deep inside us. Sometimes it takes
a little searching but with a little help and coaxing
they can be found and brought to light. I guess you
could say I'm one who seeks out these beings inside,
and I like to help create their physical forms via custom
(or Fairies, if you like...) are beings
of pure energy.
you see depends mainly on what you choose to see, or
for that matter, feel.
The first thing I focus on is what kind of feeling or
emotion you want to express. Contrary to popular belief,
faeries are not always cute and sweet. Some may be dark
and moody or angry and spiteful or elegant and powerful
with wisdom far beyond time. They may be shamans or
shapeshifters, even warriors and mercenaries, ready
for battle... or lighthearted tricksters delving in
magic and mischief every chance they get.
are no real rules to what you're faery can look like
or the attitude it may have or the feelings it may express.
Along with the ideas that you have for your special
fae I usually base the feel of each faery with
a certain element that is favored by the client or with
properties of the wearers zodiac, birth stone or flower,
favorite colors... etc.
dealing with tattoos, the words Tiny and Faery RARELY
go well together.
what was that?
investing in this lifetime commitment, take into consideration
that your tattoo will age along with you... bigger is
always better if you're going for any good amount of
detail. The smaller a design gets, the less and less
complicated it must be. This leads a lot of people who
want cute, tiny faeries to get run-together, cartoon-like
blobs that later become indecipherable. (This is the
internet... we've all seen them.) Read on...
speaking to many, many, MANY people who are looking
for faery tattoos, I find that most people are taken
with the faces of the faeries and the emotions they
express. Being that 'the eyes are windows to the soul',
it's the details in the face that are important. When
you reduce the size on a faery tattoo, the face and
hands are the first places you will lose detail. It
will only get worse as the tattoo ages.
of my faeries are too detailed to be done small so if
you're looking for detail, get ready for a sizeable
piece. And just because a tattoo is a decent size, it
doesn't mean it can't be flowing, feminine and elegant.
Actually, if you're open minded, you'll see that it's
quite contrary. The less you limit yourself, the more
you can make your faery look like a painting that flows
with the curves of your body rather than just being
stuck on it. The impact of the piece can be amplified
not only by details, but also by it's placement on the
body. I usually take this into consideration when designing
a tattoo. :)
if size is really an issue, I will work to the best
of my ability
help you achieve the tattoo that you want, no matter
the size. :)
you're thinking about getting a custom faery (or any
custom work, for that matter) please call me at the
studio (631)648-9430, or stop at InkPulsive
so we can discuss the piece. Most of my original designs
can take a few days to draw and my schedule can be rather
busy so at times it just may not be possible to start
on the tattoo that same day.
Don't be discouraged... good art takes time. :)
do not design or sell custom tattoos over the internet.
My schedule can be hectic at times so the only people
I really design custom work for are clients who will
be coming to me to have the work done. I'd have no clue
how to price an original piece that I'd never be able
to do on someone because I will not duplicate custom
work. Perhaps one day in the future I'll have enough
spare time to take on commissions.