This black and grey Asian half sleeve was done by Nina Rademeyer, head artist at Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio in Johannesburg South Africa.

This Asian half sleeve which consists of a dragon, cherry blossoms, smoke, water and a traditional Japanese flower was completed within 6 hours. People often choose to get dragons tattooed on themselves as they represent strength, wisdom and above all else power. The other elements of the tattoo represent change and fragility. Black and grey traditional Asian sleeves have become ever more popular in western society not only for the great amount of detail captured in these kind of tattoos but also because of their deep meaning and history behind such designs. Black and grey tattoos hold a lot more depth and contrast as opposed to full color designs and in some cases will even look better over time extending the lifetime of the tattoo, all dependent on the clients skin type of coarse.
When deciding on such a design it’s imperative that you do lots and lots of research before hand, both on the ideas and meaning of the elements that you would like to have in your tattoo but also on the artist that will be doing the tattoo for you too. Attention to minor details can make the difference between an okay tattoo and a great tattoo that both the client and the artist will be happy with once the final product is complete.
This is definitely a great looking tattoo that this customer could not stop smiling about! Discussions are already in place about the next set of ideas and designs that will be used to turn this into a full black and grey Asia sleeve that will turn heads for sure.
Nina specializes in such designs and is always putting more than 100% into the thought process, taking time to find out exactly what elements the client would like in their tattoo as well as carefully putting everything into the correct places as to not take away from other elements within the tattoo.
 Nina Rademeyer completed this Alain dragon half sleeve tattoo using a Professional Rotary Tattoo Pen, Dynamic Tattoo Ink, Fusion Tattoo Ink, Stencil stuff and freehand design.
If you would like to see more of Nina Rademeyer’s work or to book an appointment with her please visit or feel free to come and visit Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio in Boksburg for a free consultation.
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