Referred to me by another long time client, Benito first came in to see me last year. He asked me to render his beloved dog Kimi into a tattoo for his upper left shoulder blade; that project turned out nicely.
Now we are working on connecting all of the disparate ink he already had on his left arm. At my suggestion, he chose to commemorate his heredity and family, who are from the capital city of Mexico. We are uniting his arm with Quetzalcoatl, the famed Aztec Plumed Serpent God, wrapping him around Benito's arm. When I was in Teotihuacan, Mexico (the famous City of the Dead, which as well as the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon, has many statues of Quetzalcoatl) I took tons of photos, which I used to create the drawings.
Click on the Read more link to see the drawing, outline, and gray photos.