Tim Kern Patriotic Backpiece
It was strange typing in the headline because normally the descriptor for a Tim Kern tattoo would be "cutesy zombie girl eating the head of the pope sleeve" or some variation thereof. But over lunch today, Tim showed me the piece, kinda nonchalantly, and I had to put it up -- not just because it's a bit of a departure from his general portfolio (although diverse), but because it's a beautiful tattoo on a member of the US Armed Forces who was just shipped back out to Afghanistan and I wanted to say a special thank you for his service. Thanks, Matt!
The backpiece took about 60 hours, with an average of five hours a session. Tim also did Matt's 3/4 sleeve, which is a tribute his Irish heritage.
FYI: Tim's work is featured in my Black & Grey Tattoo book. I still have limited author copies for the heavily discounted price of $350 plus shipping in the US (sorry, only US orders). The book retails for $550.