Of all the paintings I’ve created for the tattoo studio lobby, this one is probably my favorite. It’s a totally different style from the others, but sticks to a similar color scheme. I had some leftover oil-primed linen which has a really smooth finish, so I didn’t want to waste it by doing thick, impasto paint and losing that wonderful surface. So I went for thinner, smoother paint that allowed for a little more realism, and played with texture via the subject matter instead. So here’s the next lobby painting for the tattoo studio I’m opening, Ratatat Tats.