Inspired by a piece of flash (drawing for a tattoo) I drew and hung on one of my studio walls, Ben decided on a koi fish tattoo for his lower left leg. Like all of his other tattoos, he wanted a realistic and colorful portrayal of the koi, and I thought it would be cool to have the fish swimming around his leg. Because we left the water gray, the colorful koi really pop off his leg. He's been a great client for several years now, articulate and informed and I enjoy working on his tattoo projects with him. This is the third large project we've completed. Click on the Read more link to see the drawing, outline, gray shading and final color photos.