After years of procrastination, I finally decided to get my sleeve done on my right arm and was hoping to do it before getting married in September. It was July when I finally began researching tattoo artists in Alaska, and lucky for me I stumbled across Rachel G, who just barely had room to squeeze me in.
My idea for the sleeve was a Hawaiian theme because I have always felt an intense connection to the islands and to the ocean. I had a pre-existing tree frog tattoo on my upper arm which Rachel did an amazing cover-up job on. She incorporated the bamboo forest, all of my favorite Hawaiian flowers, and the ocean swirling throughout my arm. We ended with hop vines cascading down my fore-arm around a clover tattoo that I have had for 4 years now. The hops represent another passion of mine…beer and the art of craft brewing. They also blend well with the clover and my Irish heritage.
Rachel knew how important it was for me to have my sleeve complete before my wedding and worked diligently to make it happen. I am grateful to her for her amazing artwork that I am proud to display on my body, and I am grateful for a new life-long friendship with a beautiful person, inside and out. I recommend Exotic Eye Tattoo to anyone and everyone, Rachel did a phenomenal job!