First, take a gander:
Pretty cool, isn't it?
Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of information on it, as I snapped this on the subway one evening last June, and I wasn't able to record a lot of details. This is what I do know: the host of this tattoo is Ivan, and the piece took 2 sessions and approximately 15 hours to complete. The talented artist behind this is David Sena from North Star Tattoo in New York City.
The detail in the piece is wonderful:
And the scale of the tattoo as it wraps around the arm is impressive:
Unfortunately, there's not much more I can provide in terms of what went into the work, but the quality of the tattoo speaks for itself.
Thanks to Ivan for allowing me to snap these shots on the subway and consenting to sharing them here on Tattoosday!