I'm going to Slave to the Needle (Ballard location) and my artist is Honest Jon. He originally scheduled me for seven four hour appointments just to make sure he had enough time, each of them 2 weeks apart from the last. I have two sessions in so far, first one was 3 hours of work and this last one (today) was 4 hours of work. Nice and fresh, 3 hours old as of right now. I can't wait until it's done 3/17/09 update: 4/2/09 Update 4/13/09 Update All of the outlining is officially done. All that is left is coloring and shading various places. The next two shots show some pretty neat work done by him. Transparent water fall/flow with rocks behind it. Completely free handed by him while working on the shading behind him. He didn't even sketch it on first 4/28/09 Update More work done! It will all be completed at the next appointment on May 11th. Exciting Full shot of the first koi colored in. After it all heals it's going to turn into a dark orange. Closeup of the koi and it's fins. The last of the shading he added. 5/11/09 Update It is complete. I'll update one more time in a month or so with the pics of it all healed up and settled.