Fish Scale Tattoo
this is too cute: I’ve always had an obsession with, and wanted to be, a mermaid, so for my first tattoo i got my skin breaking open with mermaid scales underneath. Almost everyone who has seen it, loves it, and even the tattoo artists at the parlor thought it was totally awesome and unique. I’m so stoked!
subject inspiration the Moth the colors , texture, print , darkness. inspiring FACT :The color on the wings of a butterfly is created by a layer of scales on the wing, similar to the scales on a fish. This is the "dust" that comes off as you touch the wing. On many butterflies the color is only an illusion. The color we perceive is created by refraction of the light as it reflects off the surface of the scale.
I love the shiny scale... "This is my Rainbow Fish tattoo inspired by the illustration from the children’s book “The Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister. A humongous thanks to my artist, Nick Stambaugh, at the new Aces High Tattoo location in my hometown Jupiter, Florida. He was the mastermind behind the watercolor effect as it translated to skin."