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Cherry-Blossom Tattoo by Phoenix-Cry Cherry-Blossom Tattoo by Phoenix-Cry
Here is another shot: [link]

My Cherry Blossom Tattoo with the latest set of touch ups. I'm going to add to this one day, but that's a few years down the road, I'm also going to do something in the same style on the other side in bamboo.

The Kanji says Life is Beautiful (or rather 'Life' and 'Beauty';)

I'm finding it hard to really get a good shot of this tattoo since it has no dark outlines, it looks like it's been airbrushed on. A lot of people ask me if it is real.
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adrumsey Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
I love it! awesome concept!
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thanks!
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Gigi49 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Do you have a picture of the the tattoo on the back of your shoulder?
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
It doesn't go much past what you see here
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Briceice Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I love your tattoo! I would love to see a complete picture, because i want it in me :P can you upload it?
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
If you go to your local good tattoo artist and show them this pick they'll be able to do something simmilar. I'd rather you not get the *exact* same tattoo as this was a custom job.
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Briceice Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Okay, i'll do it, thanks :)
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fluffyskittles Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I positively adore your tattoo. If i was to get Cherry Blossoms (which is high on my list) i would want yours. It's elegant and realistic. Does it extend down your back? I'm curious. :]
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Thanks! Just find someone willing to do no heavy outlines! It does go down my shoulder blade, I have plans to expand it across my shoulders and over the other side.
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fluffyskittles Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Okie dokey! Thank you. :] Oh gracious does that sound AMAZING! I'm excited to see that. :D
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I need to gather some money in order to do it. I want the other side to blend into a bamboo in the same style.
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fluffyskittles Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
blah. tattoos do cost a bit of money...save up! become a hermit and you'll be set! Haha. JK. :]
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iLoveyoustoopid Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
this is beautiful
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Thanks!
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lynnie0312 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
absolutely gorgeous. how long did it take?
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Thanks! About three hours.
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Exillior Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Your beautiful work has been featured in this news article: [link] Thank you for sharing your work with us!
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Thank you so much!
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OnlyFi Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
That is gorgeous! I am so jealous. Did you design it yourself?
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Thanks! I told the artist what I wanted and he drew it on there free hand
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OnlyFi Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Straight onto your skin?! Holy llamas! Does he have a website?
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
He drew it on with a marker and then tattooed it in. He left his shop, so I don't know where to find him anymore.
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emilyvonjane Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
I like the shadows that frame the tattoo, clever (: The tattoo is beautiful!
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Thanks!
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lovelyyorange Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
I love how it looks as though it were painted on.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Thanks!
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Nuei Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh, I just don't know how it looks seen from backwards, I've searched your gallery but found nothing. Did you take any?
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Naw, it is just more of the same that wraps arond the back.
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Nuei Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I see. Thanks!
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Nuei Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hey hey, I felt like I had to, at least, say some thanks for the inspiration n_n´

I had an idea for my first tattoo that'd come out exactly in the same place as yours, but it was getting hard to explain it to the tattooer. Also, I wasn't sure how it'd look in that place, so, thanks again :) it is very pretty and feminine! Also, (I guess he's a bit dumb) he couldn't understand I wanted thin kanjis instead of filled ones, so, yours is a perfect model to follow. And it looks beautiful!

You made someone in the world pretty happy today ^^
Farewell!
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Do you have pics of yours? I'd love to see! :hug:
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Nuei Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Still didn't do it, just in the end of January. I'll post them as soon as it is done ^^
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
sweet
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neopasse Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
i really like that water paint quality... beautiful work.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Thanks! It is one of my favs. A lot of people ask me if it's real. :giggle:
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neopasse Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
exactly... it looks painted on. :)
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
yup!
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PinkCupcakeAddict Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Student General Artist
Oh Wow this is exectly what I been looking for! The internet is so lame when you just want a nice ref for the poor Tattoo artist. I want to get Cherry Blossoms on my shoulder. Was your tattoo expenive? I would like to know... Sorry if I am nosey. It's just your tattoo was what i am looking for
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
This tattoo ended up being about 200 with tip and all (always tip your artist). Just make sure you find someone who is skilled at doing line free tattoos, and working free hand since for a design like this it is always best if they draw it right on there.

Good luck!!!
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PinkCupcakeAddict Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student General Artist
Oh that's not too bad. Thanks for the info. *thumbs up*
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Let me know how it turns out! if you're in St. Paul, MN I've got an artist for you.
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PinkCupcakeAddict Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student General Artist
Oh too bad I am not there. I am in Tucson, AZ. I been looking around but had no luck so far. I have family there but I am not going to fly all the way over there for a tattoo xD
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
That would really add to the cost! :giggle: Hmmm...well, keep searching till you find the perfect artist. Remember to ask them what themes they enjoy, it makes a big difference.
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PinkCupcakeAddict Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student General Artist
Yep I am willing to pay for my one perfect tattoo. So far it seems all the good tattoo artists are in the eastern states...
I will keep that in mind. Thanks for all the help. I am sure to ask you if any more questions pop up :)
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April543 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
It does look painted on, which is wonderful! I love this style of cherry blossoms. I may use something similar if I decide to get cherry blossoms on my side. Love the ink!
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Thanks! I'm thrilled with how the artist did this. :hug:
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daearen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
see now, I'm very torn with this piece. I absolutely ADORE the flowers. In fact I've shown my tattoo artist this picture several times as he seems convinced that he wants to make my flowers very cartoony(I'm having this same thing as a full leg piece, starting at my toes and working up my shin, ending at my knee) and I wanted a natural, air-brushed look. However I'm not sold on your branches. I think that solid clean lines paired with these flowers would have been stunning and marvelous and all I can think is that in 10, 15 years your watercolor branches are going to fade to muddy, blurry lines.

It's gorgeous work though.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
I have really good skin for tattooing, the tigers on my back are tweleve years old and looks like the day it was done. So I'm not very worried about blurring (I can always get it touched up). I really wanted something that wasn't the traditional hard lines.

Send me a pic of your tat when it's done I'd love to see it!
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juliewillya Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
This is seriously the best tattoo I have ever seen! Did you use an image for your inspiration? If so could I see it, if it's no trouble :)?
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
The tattoo was done free hand on my shoulder with a marker. I just told the artist what I wanted. I'm so pleased you like!
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