Michael from Kipod Tattoo is back again, this time with an exquisite back piece. I want to say this is a bird of paradise based off the trailing green feathers, but the body isn’t positioned the way they normally are and there is no crest on the head. Although thinking of what kind of bird this is takes second place to just how incredible this looks.
I love how it isn’t intended to be centered in her back, giving the bird a better sense of motion. Michael’s also nailed the blending on the feathers without using any outline, a nice technique that gives the tattoo a sense of being painted on. You almost get a sense that at any moment the bird will come to life and fly off.
If you do get a chance, head on over to the Kipod portfolio gallery. Michael and the rest of the staff there are consistently putting out high quality work, and thankfully they’re willing to share with us.