Nerd Alert!!!

This one is for all of you Force lovers. 
I'm painting /drawing Star Wars related designs from time to time.
And it would be great to finally tattoo those ideas. So if anybody is interested send me a message on jankowzki@gmail.com 
I would love to do those tattoos  in full color but I am open for other suggestions.
So enjoy
Yodaruma available

Available
Lucky charm Ewoki Neko also Available

 I'm not done yet, so there is gonna be much much more.
Stay cool and don't copy or steal.

Sneak peek part 2

Almost a year ago I started Alice in Wonderland sleeve with Yuri. Yesterday we had another productive session and this time it was time for The Hatter. 


When finished I´ll post the whole piece after long photo-shoot session.
And since I show you work in progress I want to share some other projects I´m working on.


That tiger is up to something...

Dragon contra Phoenix fight.
 

Koi fish half sleeve.


A huge dragon leg sleeve.


And Matt Verges inspired Moby Dick piece.




Discover how tattoos work

Tattoos are forms of art that are expressed on the human body and can be either permanent or temporary. Temporary tattoos are removable designs on the skin and when you get tired of that design you can simply remove it by applying rubbing alcohol to a paper towel. It remains naturally for a period of four to seven days on your skin and won't come off with usual bathing or swimming.


Temporary tattoos are applied easily by pressing firmly the tattoo onto skin while using a moistened sponge to the back of it to loosen the ink and encourage it to adhere to the skin. Then you will have your own painless tattoo.


But a permanent tattoo is an injection of indelible ink into the person's skin with a needle. The needle is injected into the skin and the wound filled with ink. The first thing to understand is how the skin holds the ink.


Your skin is not a single layer and it is composed of three layers: epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous. The epidermis is the outer layer of the skin and the thickness of that varies from 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm depending on the type of skin. The layer below is dermis. It is 0.3 mm on the eyelid and 3 mm on the back. The last layer is subcutaneous tissue which is a layer of fat.


The reason tattoos remain permanent is because the ink is injected to the dermis and the cells of the dermis are more stable than the cells of the epidermis, so the ink will remain in place with minor fading for a person's entire life.


An electrically tattoo machine is a simple device that is used to create tattoos and sounds like a dental drill. Needle is attached to needle bar and the machine moves the needle up and down to puncture the skin 50 to 3,000 times per minute and inject ink into the skin. Professionals know how deep to pierce the skin to create permanent line. Punctures that are too deep cause excessive pain and bleeding and not going deep enough will result in uneven lines.

How tattoos are priced

How much does a tattoo cost? This is one of the most common asked questions about tattoos and everybody wants to know the answer of that before getting a tattoo. In this article I am going to explain about factors that affect the price of a tattoo.


The price of a tattoo may vary between tattoo artists. Some artists charge an hourly rate that varies from $50-$200 per hour but most of them charge a base price. An expert artist charges more than the beginner one. Since you are going to have a permanent tattoo and you will live with that for the rest of your life and tattoos can be difficult and expensive to remove, choose an artist based on quality rather than focusing on the cost. Ask your friends about expert tattoo artists and also ask from the artist to see the portfolios of his works.


The size and complexity of the design can affect the price too. Large size designs are more expensive because they will take more time to apply. For small designs you should expect to pay $50-$200, for medium designs it will cost you $200-$600 and for large designs you should expect to pay $600-$2000. So if you have a really big design for example a full back tattoo design in your mind, you should expect to pay thousands of dollars.


The placement of the tattoo is very important too. Some places of body are harder to tattoo, for example the abdomen and curvy lower back are harder to tattoo than shoulder and arm. They also require more time and patience by the artist. Some artists charge 10-25 percent extra for work on these parts.


The number of colors that used in a tattoo affects the price of that. The more colors in the tattoo, the more it will cost you.


There are two types of tattoo designs with different prices: flash and custom. When you go to a tattoo parlor you will see lots of tattoo designs on the wall. These designs are called tattoo flash. These are samples of designs but if you are looking for a unique picture that nobody else has it you need a custom tattoo. In custom tattoo the artist should create and draw the image that you want and it will cost you more. You can help the artist by collecting the pictures and designs that appeal to you and the artist will share the pictures together and create a new image. Make sure you like the final design.

Butt frog tattoo exchange

Yesterday I tattooed the godmother of my sister. She makes crazy delicious and crazy good looking cakes. Just incredible tastes of all kinds of flavours and a huge sugar bomb. That's what we all could use yesterday: a big sugar calorie bomb.
She is also nuts about frogs... can't explain it, all I can tell is that she collects all kinds of different frog figures. No Kermit's. Just frogs, like those green ones that swim in the European rivers. And she wanted to get a green frog as a tattoo.
So we kind of traded cake for a butt frog tattoo.



And here the mighty delicious Kynst cake before it got cut and eaten. Yummy!!!