I did this design in 2014 and it was one of the first tattoo designs I completed. I was so brand new to this concept of selling art and setting up business. I remember being so excited by the way it turned out. I used india ink and water to create gradation. It was probably the first time that I saw something I created and was completely satisfied. Looking at it now there are things I wold change, but that is because I have had time to grow since then. But it still looks so lovely.
I learned after releasing this image into hyperspace, that watermarks are essential! I posted this on Pinterest with no watermark as well as two or three others. I had no idea that it would be stolen so many times. I lived in blissful ignorance to art theft since I had never actually created anything someone would want to steal! I OFTEN find this and a handful of other illustrations stolen and used as tattoos. One of my favorite pass times is searching through the hashtag #feathertattoo to find all the mimics and thieves. I can only blame my ignorance in those first months. If I had placed a watermark, theft would have been less common. Live and learn! I cant be too mad since it is my own fault (even though I think artists should have an unspoken pact among each other!).