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12/4/08 6:22 PM
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Newly finished back piece by Bill Canales in San Diego (aka my mentor). Yup, its a koi dragon, or a dragon koi, or as i like to call it, a Koi-Gon, and yes it's real, real in Japanese mythology that is.

What do you guys think?

 





12/4/08 7:59 PM
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12/4/08 9:55 PM
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Nice work
12/5/08 8:52 AM
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 Looks good. How many hours was that?
12/6/08 12:39 AM
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12/8/08 1:17 AM
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nice!
12/8/08 4:15 PM
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bro that is SIC. how many hours was it? i am looking into getting my back done and wanted to ballpark the hours, that is about the amount of detail i want. thanks
12/8/08 7:37 PM
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Honestly, Bill is one of the fastest tattoo artist ive ever seen, this back piece took him 20 hours, he goes for about 150 an hour. So roughly 3k? But he hooks it up if he likes you and prices are never set in stone.

4 sittings, a little under 2 months to complete.
12/9/08 12:15 PM
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LOOKS TERRIBLE HAVE HIM ERASE IT!!!

Just kidding that looks awesome man!
12/11/08 6:06 AM
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Fuck me, thats great.
12/11/08 3:34 PM
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so where were the worst parts to have done?
12/11/08 4:54 PM
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ummm, well let it be known this isnt my back piece, i work at the shop and just wanted to show off what my boss's latest creation was.

but yeah, the worse part (i usually sat there trying to learn as much as i could) would have been anything near the bottom of the back (aka the tramp stamp area) and near the sides where the ribs begin.

but he took it like a champ, and got this piece dont quick.
12/12/08 10:48 PM
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fantastic. I've always like his style..I'm going to get out there one of these days.
12/26/08 2:31 PM
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 Cool Tatty! Nice touch of color with the maple-y leaves... 
3/21/09 6:18 PM
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nice traditional design and flow.....
6/13/09 2:00 AM
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nice
6/13/09 12:59 PM
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That is fucking sweet.
6/14/09 12:32 AM
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That's amazing work. Is it going to remain black & grey or is there going to be colour added?

For Thunderlips: My back is almost done, it's about 16hrs in and will wrap up around 20hrs, hopefully next sitting. And I would concur that the lower back (tramp stamp) area, especially between the vertebrae, and around the kidneys is by far the most painful. I also stacked my sessions as close together as possible, which apparently makes it more painful, the longer the time between sessions the easier going it is.... so I've been told.
6/14/09 3:36 AM
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oh its done, btw it won second place for best back at the ink -n- iron convention, it lost to another back piece he done for my friend lol
6/14/09 1:18 PM
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looks amazing, I like how it's got some colour in the leaves. B&G looks really good for portraits and stuff like this that has a lot of depth in the shading and such. Great piece.
6/26/09 12:56 PM
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 Does Bill have a long waiting list?
7/1/09 12:47 AM
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that is extremely badass
7/5/09 3:40 PM
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amazing

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