#NAOHOAstory…Rasta Lion

If you’ve got an old tattoo you’re not too fond of, worry not! NAOHOA is no stranger to coverups, as you’ll see in the next few images…

(1/4) After spotting my lion tattoo that was on display at Comic Con, this client approached me to cover up, what his family had fondly dubbed, his “diseased donkey”. 😂🐴🦁 #NAOHOAstory

(2/4) Here are two design options I gave for his coverup. It was drawn on top of a faint photo of his existing tattoo from 20 years ago…#NAOHOAstory

(3/4) On the far left is the original tattoo from 20 years ago. In the first session (middle), I faded it out with skin-tone ink and put down the outline of my design. Once healed, I went over it with colour. 🦁 #NAOHOAstory

(4/4) Bye-bye, Diseased Donkey! 😆 ‘NP’ is in memory of his grandma, who was a reggae fan. Unfortunately, some of the original tattoo reemerged after the lion healed, but the client was happy with the overall look and wanted to keep it that way. The foliage was especially fun to ink! Thanks so much for trusting me with this piece, Gareth, and thanks to Showmasters for making our paths cross at Comic Con! ✌ #NAOHOAstory

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What Did He Think Of It?

I cannot recommend NAOHOA enough! Naomi was able to cover up an absolute travesty of a tattoo that I’d been hiding for around 20 years. I am now so proud to walk around with an absolute stunner of a work-of-art on my arm. One draw back is I’ve found I do take my top off more now which is a little strange in the office! Naomi was great to deal with which is always good when you’re sat next to each other for hours on end, she makes you feel relaxed and comfortable during the whole process. 10/10, gold star, top marks!

Gareth P.
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#NAOHOAstory…Out With the Old, In With the New

This gent first got his tattoos over 3 decades ago and, after seeing body art that’s available nowadays, wanted an upgrade!


(1/3) This client has tattoos from 35 years ago! Seeing all the shiny artwork that’s out these days, he approached NAOHOA to cover up a piece from his teen years. 🐍 #NAOHOAstory⠀⠀⠀⠀
(2/3) For this coverup, I needed the original tattoo lightened to make my job easier in the next sesh. Here is a before and after shot (healed) to show how much it faded after applying skin-tone ink….you can see the difference under the same lighting in the second pic, where he compares the two old tattoos! #NAOHOAstory

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Networking

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Hi there!

Here be me: Naomi Hoang (‘nay-oh-mee  hwang’). Feel free to call me ‘Nay’.

If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably stumbled upon a selfie Tweet to plug the fact that I’m at a certain event.

I go to a lot of these events and many people say they want a tattoo but only a few take the plunge and book in, so to give you a little nudge, the first 5 people to approach me and book an appointment will get £10 off.

You’ll need to book and pay for a Consultation (£30) to secure this discount. You can either use your discount right away and pay £20 on the spot, or save the discount for when you get inked. Up to you. 🙂

This will be non-refundable, as it is to cover my time during the consultation and for when I design your tattoo. I spend a lot of time creating bespoke designs, which £30 doesn’t cover at all, but I do this so that there is a low, non-intimidating entry level towards getting your tattoo. Please respect this and only book if you genuinely intend to get inked. If you’re unsure, why not try the Temporary Tattoo Package?

 

More information on my process:

 

…..so what are you waiting for? Time to put your money where your mouth is~ 😛 It doesn’t have to be within a few weeks either – it can be booked months ahead so you have time to think and save up.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to meeting you!
Naomi xxx

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Cross & Wings Re-work

Hey guys~

I’ll be starting a biiiig re-work/coverup jobbins soon and thought I’d share my process. If you’re interested, please refer back to this post as I’ll be updating it as I go along, as well as posting photos on Facebook.

Animated GIF of my design

A rough idea of what I intend to do with this unfinished tattoo the client has had for the past 3 years (the original artist moved abroad).

….the wings won’t be completely symmetrical – it was just easy to flip it in order to quickly show the client and give him an idea of what I’ll be doing.

 

21/06/2016: 6 Hours Later…

We split this into two 3hr sessions. First, I focused on fixing the alignment of the cross and shaded as much as I could. In the second session, I completed the outlines of the wings and started shading the undersides of the more heavily-rendered wing, so it’ll be easier for me to follow next time round.

07/10/16:

Wings & Cross Rework #03

Cheers!

Naomi xxx