Some pics from before I went and finished shading and shiot for reference: The Phoenix was the first tattoo, all done in one sitting with shading etc, approx 4.5 hrs. Dragon was next about 3.5 hrs. And the last sitting yesterday was about 4.5 hrs. *Those are total chair times including prep etc, not actual tattoo times. And here is the final sitting... (Sorry for the bad pic quality, had to use me camera phone.) I will prolly go back for a touch up in a month or so but the tattoo is officially finished at this point: Freehand sketching on the outlines for the shading: Starting the actual work: Bout half way there Almost done. Home stretch.. filling in the flames. And a couple of next day pics: Thanks to Ray at West End Tattoo in ATL who did the work. Also want to thank my friend who came with me and shot the pics.