Canman has once again scored the opportunity to digitally create an epic back piece tattoo design. In addition, the need to incorporate an existing tattoo into the work heightened the challenge. First of all, the client chose a nautical theme with the central image of the Old Ironsides sailing ship. Also, tension was created by the addition of a giant squid attacking the ship and a diver. Finally, the design is rounded of with lettering framed with storm clouds and lightning. The finished design to the first session of outlining shows the progression. This session took 5 hours. Many more sessions with photos to document the ongoing process are to follow. Stay tuned!