Help me put to skin my first tattoo which portrays my love and loyalty for my best friends. Black and white, instruments
Hello everyone. First of all, I would like to say I appreciate the community here that are really doing a wonderful thing to help people realize the dream tattoos which they would never be able to get otherwise.
I have always believed that a tattoo should have great meaning to me if I were to paint it on my body for the rest of my life. I used to think that the only way I could feel so strongly was for the death of a loved one, but in a discussion with a friend, they explained their own tattoo, saying that they would rather celebrate a happy thought than have a memorial on their body, and I resonated strongly with that belief.
So, I began to think about what was most important and made me the most happy. I realized that to be my best friends. They each (5) represent a critical aspect of my personality and being. I would do anything for any of them and I am at my absolute most happy when I am surrounded by them.
One of those best friends, Jaeger, is the front man for his own band, Those Fine Lads. Jaeger has also struggled with depression and near suicide experiences and who I thought most about when I considered getting a tattoo in memorium. His band has a logo which I love, showing the instruments used in the band, in a rather unique art style.
My hope is for a tattoo which uses the logo, but alters the instruments displayed so that each represents myself and each of my best friends. It is helpful that 4 out of 5 of these friends I share a common interest - band. I also wish to give a nod to my late band teacher, Mr. Paul Smith, who was a fantastic musician and who during my time in high school was largely underappreciated. He passed away about 4 years ago because several kinds of cancer.
I have attached the Those Fine Lads logo to which I would like the tattoo to be modeled in the example image section. I very much love the two tone kind of yin and yang look of the logo, and want the "Those Fine Lads' script on the bottom to remain. That being said, I would love for you to put your own flavor into your art. It is important to me that the artist is heard in the tattoo. I would like you to express how you felt about my description in the art you create.
As for how to represent my best friends,
Jaeger F. : Guitar and/or fidora
Antonio (Tony) U. : Saxophone
William (Davy) C. : Piano (can be upright piano or whatever fits)
Collin Y. : Trumpet
Korey K. : Trumpet
Myself : Trumpet
Mr. Paul Smith: Trombone
The tattoo will most likely go on my left calf and I'd prefer to leave it as greyscale/black and white.
I have thought on this extensively, and I am sure that this is something I want. However, it is likely this will be my only tattoo, but it will mean the world to me. I very much appreciate your time and effort.
Thank you so much,
- Contest Length: 16 Days
- Gender: Male
- Size: 5 x 5 inches
- Detail: Medium Detail Design
- Winning artist must provide stencil / line work at completion of contest
Appended Description (March 9 2017 11:41am):
For clarification (because I think it is hard to read in the previous description and I cannot edit): Korey, Collin, and I should be represented by trumpets. Antonio (Tony) should be represented by a saxophone. William (Davy) should be represented by a piano. Jaeger should be represented by a guitar and fidora (maybe not the fidora if you cant fit it in). And Mr. Smith should be represented by a trombone. I'd like very much for you to add your own art and style to the image, and just use the logo as inspiration. Once again, I greaty appreciate your time, effort, and submissions.
Appended Description (March 9 2017 11:41pm):
Also, the hat could be either a fidora or a herringbone hat like in the example image
Appended Description (March 10 2017 9:54am):
I think I would actually prefer the herringbone hat to the fidora. Furthermore, I'd like to clarify further that I'd like the band logo to be more of an inspiration to your tattoo creation. Just enough so someone could look and see the inspiration in it. The most important thing to me is the representation of the bond and love I have with my friends.
This contest has been pre-paid. The winning artist will be paid directly by CreateMyTattoo via Paypal.