Custom tattoo design for Clemence Formell
Black and white bicep (sleeve type) design.
Estimated start date: Dec 2019 - Jan 2020
Estimated finish date: Jan- Feb 2020
Notes: A baby bat (photo2 & 2.5) because they have long suffered from a very negative and unpopular image but they are very important for the ecosystem. Personally I find this fascinating animal and I always liked seeing them fly near my house with my mother. She always taught me not to blindly follow general thought and to be considerate with nature and I would be eternally grateful to her for that.
I have always loved the night because it brings the unknown, what can not be seen. Here too there is the idea of preservation because our modern societies tend to erase more and more night by illuminating it. and it's a problem for many animal species ... Night is important for imagination and inspiration, it brings hope and magic. This arcanic/fantasy aspect, it's something you're particularly good at bringing out in your works =) (as in the amazing work you did for the book Witchborn : https://ericawilliamsillustration.com/witchborn)
Flowers to adorn the bat and add some sweetness. I thought about dahlia flower (photo3), chrysanthemum (love the japanese meaning of this one) and jasmin flowers (photo4).