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February 13, 2009
Elephant by *asuss06 WIP, multiple sessions, touch ups, all a mainstay of larger tattoo projects. This example is impressive both in scale and subject.
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i normally no longer put up WIP's anymore b/c i think it jinxes me, but i had to show this one. i think its coming out pretty cool!
Under 5 hours.

the final piece can be viewed here...[link]

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Image details
Image size
1558x2100px 2.25 MB
Shutter Speed
10/400 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jan 17, 2009, 7:18:37 PM
© 2009 - 2022 asussman
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Amazing elephant!
Looks heaps good! Did you do this?
asussman's avatar
yes, i did the tattoo. thanks a lot & glad you like it.
That's awesome, where is your tattoo studio? by any chance near sydney?
asussman's avatar
no sorry its not. i wish it was! im in San diego, CA U.S.A.
the elephant is my proudest piece i think ive ever done.
thats unfortunate! would have definitely booked a tattoo if you were near Sydney... And yeah id be heaps proud to do something half as good
WontDieACopy71's avatar
Beautiful! Oh my goodness. Elephants are my favorite animal and I would undoubtedly get this tattoo. Gorgeous work.
asussman's avatar
thanks. glad you like it. hopefully you saw the finished tattoo as well. id LOVE to do a new big elephant tattoo on you! you need to come on out for your own elephant!!!!!
WontDieACopy71's avatar
I did see it and it looked amazing! I would love to get an elephant tattoo! Where are you??
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I'm in San Diego. where are you? i do occasional conventions out of state. that elephant tattoo was probably my greatest triumph in my 20+ yrs of tattooing.
WontDieACopy71's avatar
San Diego? Gahhh. Too far away :/ I'm in Georgia, dude. And, I believe it. It's definitely a piece of art.
asussman's avatar
thanks a lot. glad you like it. that tattoo is my pride n joy of my entire far.
vBlackDevilv's avatar
is wonderful. How much you do longer tattoo?
asussman's avatar
hi. thank you so much for liking my work. were you asking how much time this tattoo took, or how much money it cost? ive been tattooing for 20 years.
vBlackDevilv's avatar
So how much does it cost? And how long? I ask because I just started with a tattoo :)
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i charge $250 for the first hour and $100 each hour after that, each session. that elephant took about 9 hours done in 2 sessions.
vBlackDevilv's avatar
Wow, I'm impressed :O
asussman's avatar
thanks a lot. glad you like it.
AMAZING. you are lucky to have this on you.
asussman's avatar
this is my tattoo work that i did on someone else. but thank you very much. glad you like it so much.
Oh well in that case, they are lucky haha! You've got some great skills. I dont have any tattoos myself, but i certainly enjoy excellent art such as this. This would be impressive with pencil and paper. The fact it's on someones skin is just incredible.
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