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Peacock Tattoo: Design & Application

Bucky’s Finished Tattoo (SwittersB)

Jerry Ware of Atlas Tattoo (Portland, Oregon) did some nice color work for a Peacock Tattoo on, my wife, Bucky. Many peacock, bird feather tattoos have some part of the peacock herl. Bucky and Jerry Ware conspired to design the peacock feather, peacock eye and the peacock bird’s head. The following pics show the progression from design, template, beginning ink to the finished tat above. It will look better once cleaned up.

The beginning ink and design for the Peacock Tattoo (SwittersB)

The color app for the Peacock Tattoo by Jerry Ware (SwittersB)

Jerry Ware, Tattoo/Artist, Atlas Tattoo; Portland, Oregon (SwittersB)

Jerry Ware is the consummate conversationalist, ink artist and all around nice guy. The banter inside the shop, visuals and sense of comfort are enjoyable as you spend several hours practicing mind control, employing breathing techniques…all to take the edge off the needles.

Atlas Tattoo, Portland, Oregon

Of course, getting a tattoo is not for everyone, for all manner of reasons. Portlandia (Oregon in general) has a visible rep for tattoo art and it is more common place and acceptable, so the mind works through the pro’s/con’s with less social mores clutter. It should be special and thoughtfully considered. The above tattoo took several years to work through the mind. Life’s journey can rob the impetus or bestow the incentive to get a tattoo. It just has to be the right time for the first one. 


8 Responses to “Peacock Tattoo: Design & Application”


  1. 2 BullMarish
    January 9, 2012 at 07:12

    Love the bird’s head and the eye of the peacock feather. Very beautiful. Room to grow a bit if so desired too

  2. 3 TatMaven
    January 9, 2012 at 07:10

    Excellent work. Jerry Ware rocks. Simplicity and beauty.

  3. January 8, 2012 at 17:57

    Sweet tat! I’m looking to get more ink done, but i just gotta find the right image. Something fishing and streamerish. The color looks wicked.


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