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My neck to knee Tattoo by AtomiccircuS My neck to knee Tattoo by AtomiccircuS
Finally my neck to knee piece is done.  =D

Larges new school  illustrative tattoo in Europe!

All together about 120 hours of work. Over a period of 2 years.

First of all this is tattooed on me not done by me. The artist who did this piece is Emil Edge.

Click the image to see details!

Also if you don’t think I got the largest piece  in Europe ( in this style ) contact me with the link  and I will change my statement. Until then I stand by my statement. =)

1. Session :

2 long days, the first day we started at 10:00 and finished at midnight . ( there was a lot of stencil work, and making it fit perfectly on my body )
the second day started after just few hours of sleep, at 10:00 was almost only tattooing that day.

All together about 17hours of tattooing

2. Session :

I came back one month later and we did a 3 day session.  6-7h each day. At this point we started blocking in color.

18-19h of tattooing.

3. Session :

Once again 3 days with 6-7 h each day.

18-19 h of tattooing.

4. Session :

Another 3 day session. We did 7h on the two first days. The third day was bad, I did not get any sleep because I bought wrong kind of cream . My back kept drying out and I was sore during the whole night. So day nr 3 we did only 2h.

16h of tattooing

5. Session :

3 more days, at this point I stopped updating publishing the process , did not want to reveal anything before we where 100% done. At this point everything was done, we just needed to do retouching.

18-19h of tattooing

6. Session :

2 days of retouching different areas .

12h of tattooing

7. Session :

Last 2 days retouching session.

10h of tattooing

We did sessions 1-5 in under a year. But because different thing came up we could not finish it until now. We have also started tattooing my thigh and left sleeve that is connected to that piece. While working on it we did some small retouching on the back as well, but I cant remember all the mini sessions  , so there are some extra hours to be added on the list.

All together about 120 hours of work.

I am super happy, and if I could have a second go at this I would not hesitate for a second.

Basically Emil did what ever he wanted. I strongly believe that what you get does not matter. What matters is who is doing it. Use the time to find the perfect tattoo artist not the perfect tattoo.

If you find a tattoo artist you like he can probably do what ever and you will love it.
( I know this does not apply for everything  but for a large scale work like this it does )

Now our next Project is : Double sleeve from where the back stops until the knuckles.

I have been saving up spaces for a long time, its such a great feeling that this is finally happening.  

Links to where you can find the guy who did this piece on me :

facebook :

instagram : emiledge

thank you for everything buddy =D


Dino Tomic

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Mortal--Demon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This work is incredible! I find it amusing that the image is slightly distorted by the brands on the backs of yer forearms, extreme contrast day n night.
Kaleighdoscope Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This. Is. Amazing. I love it!!!!
Immer-Frei Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous tattoo... I'm stoked for you!
ExhaustedSoul Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah !!! Oh my God !!
Amazing ! Awesome ! NOOO don't leave :C 
VampKate95 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
worthgoingtohellfor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh god, this is completely amazing!
LucidPetroglyphs666 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Awesome piece!! Thanks for posting this with the steps and the time it takes to do a ton of excellent work!
Myronavitch Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
One of the best tats I've ever seen.  The design is completely awesome and the tattoo artist's touch could not be better.
EmilEdge Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional
thank you!
Myronavitch Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
You're welcome.
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