my art becoming a tattoo!!

Really exciting news!
Some time ago, a guy contacted me and asked for the permission to use my artwork “Drowning in your ocean” as a tattoo. He said that he came accross it in Google, while browsing looking for new tattoo ideas. I guess he saw something in my image that visualized his proper ideas or his personal philosophy. I was happy that someone could connect with my image, in any way they like… I found the idea exciting, even though at the time I could not quite imagine what the tattoo would look like.

And yes, he was serious about it! I have the honour that a great tattoo artist, Isaac Mitchell, agreed to do the difficult job. Isaac has been inking my artwork on Carter’s arm! The tattoo is not completely ready yet – will take several sessions.

Honestly, I believe that the tattoo artist’s work is much better than my original! Especially the way that he positionned it on the shoulder gives it three-dimensionality. He also rendered the layers so perfectly. Take a look at the pictures and you’ll know what I mean!

The final artwork is a combination of my image, a body and a tattoo artist’s amazing work. The tattoo could not have existed without one of the three components so the congratulations go to all three :)

Isaac Mitchell, Allegiance Ink Tattoo, 4074 Washington Rd. Suite 6, Martinez, GA 30907

Drowning In Your Ocean by Ina Mar

Now my stupid doodle fits this story:

She should never had said aloud that she doesn't fancy tattoos
by Ina Mar


  • © Angela L Walker
    © Angela L Walkerover 2 years ago

    Wow! How exciting! :)

  • thank you for your support, Angela!

    – Ina Mar

  • paulramnora
    paulramnoraover 2 years ago

    Fascinating stuff. Frankly, I hate the whole idea of having a tatoo; just in case you wish to get rid of it; but, can’t! However, when I really stop and think about it, seriously; then, maybe, the biggest form of flattery that any person can do to an artist is chose to wear their tatoo; possibly, for all the rest of their entire life; which is like having a ‘live’ walking advertisement.

  • I don’t think that this is advertisement for me – it’s rather advertisement for that amazing tattoo artist who really gave my old image a new breath of life!

    – Ina Mar

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingover 2 years ago

    Oh, my goodness…that’s really amazing!!

  • thank you Robin! Loving your newest “faces” !!

    – Ina Mar

  • chili
    chiliover 2 years ago

    Oh we love tattoo’s now! ……….well you are a woman i suppose lol

  • Any uninked flesh to devirginize on your manly body? I’d have some nice ideas for a tattoo! How about some doll limbs from my newest series?
    ( I like you too Chili… )

    – Ina Mar

  • kenroome
    kenroomeover 2 years ago

    This is spectacularly amazing! Art exists on so many levels and experiences. Congratulations to all three of you in creating living art.

  • I appreciate your stopping by Ken :)

    – Ina Mar

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago

    Wow, that’s quite a tattoo, and so great he asked permission first! I love the doodle, too!

  • Thank you Cindy! Yes, I found it great too that he asked for my permission! There IS justice as long as there are nice people.

    – Ina Mar

    BYRONover 2 years ago

    It is so cool when someone buys one of our works, even if it is just a t-shirt, but it is something else altogether when someone wants your image on their body for the rest of their life!

    Congratulations Ina, this is a fantastic honour for you.

    PS…. I am so happy that the tattoo guy asked your permission first too, that shows such class and character.

  • Thank you for your comment Byron! Yes, it is a great honour that someone could connect to one of my images in such a deep way that they decided to tattoo it on their body… I myself couldn’t have done it – I usually hate my own artworks a couple of months after I created them. :) Take care

    – Ina Mar

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneover 2 years ago

    That is totally awesome!

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 2 years ago

    Oh Fabulous!! Congratulations dear Ina.

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieover 2 years ago

    This is so cool. Well done Ina xxx

  • thank you msDebbie!

    – Ina Mar