Lyndell had some old tattoos on his back that he wanted to do something with-- he wasn't sure what but when he showed them to me I said that what we needed was a total back cover up, as the old work was pretty far gone (see the Read More button below for pictures.) For a theme, he suggested Africa, with Egyptian godesses, lions, the jungle, whatever, "just no snakes! I don't like snakes." Because this is a cover up, we had to adhere to the cover up formula (larger, darker, more detailed, body position, etc.) and so the plan is to use the large goddess with her complicated jewelry, costume and wings to do the major work and fill out the rest of the back with the lion and jungle and desert scenes. We completed the gray lining (getting the stencil in the skin as a blue print) yesterday, which took three hours-- and will start tattooing the outline in next week.