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Lugia Tribal Tattoo by Canyx Lugia Tribal Tattoo by Canyx
Lugia!
This one was one of the hardest for me to do. For one thing, the symmetry, for another, it's wingspan was too large for my 8.5x11 paper, so I had to do some copying and flipping on some paint program, and also added the left leg.
I'm really happy with the way it turned out though, one of my personal favorites : )

EDIT (July 17 2007): I recently found out how to use gradients to do this color effect... I think it looks nicer than just plain old black : D Hmm, I might put it to use in future ones as well

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:iconbrimerry:
BriMerry Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very good!
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starsealer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not sure if you're still active or not but The_miss_mortuary on Insta stole this www.instagram.com/p/BHU6jr3AuX… I've reported the post and the thief along with the other repost. 
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Khowell-87 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
May i use this image for my next tattoo? I'll of course give you credit in any pictures i post of the completed tattoo
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TheEcchiQueen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I feel so bad since all these people asked before getting this tattoo now. omg. I just had to get it. Lugia's movie is one that means so much to me as a child and when I saw this I fell in love. Despite my phobia of needles, I braved through and this is my one and only tattoo so far. I need to get a better camera so I can get a picture.
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Dimolicious Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Gotta tattoo em all! (just had to) I just love this one. It's so elegant and cool :D
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lolrandomguy1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Holy shit, that is nice!
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TheEliteRiddler Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
I have been looking at your work and I am very impressed, this is a magnificent piece of tribal and lugia is my fave legendary bird due to the beauty it portrays and you've not got rid of any of its beauty :), I would like to know if this one is copyright free and I just need to ask politely if it would be possible to get this as a tattoo 
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Canyx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Thank you for your appreciation! This piece is free to use for personal purposes, so you are welcome to get it as a tattoo. Good luck and thank you for asking :)
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TwistedTrevas Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
I'm getting a tattoo this week...Is it okay if I use this for said tattoo?
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:iconcanyx:
Canyx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Yep, would love to see a photo of it! Thanks for asking :)
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TwistedTrevas Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Okay! I will upload it soon!
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Protodrake Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Writer
Getting this a a tattoo on my back and no one can stop me!

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Protodrake Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Writer
With permission from the artist of course...
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:iconevelfa:
Evelfa Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I got had this done a year ago!  Totally awesome! ^^
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vsegda Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do you mind other people using this design for a tattoo? i've been wanting to get a lugia tattoo for a while, but haven't been able to find a good design. and i really, really love this one.
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:iconcanyx:
Canyx Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
You may use this one. Thanks for asking and I'd love to see a picture of it when done! :)
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:iconvsegda:
vsegda Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet, thank you!!
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Treasures-Of-Wisdom Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazingly well done.
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:icon68dusty:
68Dusty Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Would you mind if i used this image for my next tattoo?
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:iconcanyx:
Canyx Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Go ahead! I'd love to see a pic of it :D
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WolfMuttSara Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey dude, I'm really sorry. I downloaded this before you edited it, when it was black, and made it purplish. The same way it is now that you edited it. Hah! We thought of the same idea. And posted it to DA. Again I'm really sorry and I will take it down if you ask. Your fans have been griping at me that I stole your work when it really was just a huge coincidence.
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:iconcanyx:
Canyx Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Thanks for asking! You can keep it up if you credit me and link to my original design.
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WolfMuttSara Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Will do! Hah. ha. Its funny how old our pieces are. My edit of it was actually done in 2007 as well! XD
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roystar28 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Wow, while all of your pkmn tribals are awesome, this one is the absolute best in my opinion!!
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:iconrbhmem:
RBHMEM Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Woah! That's awesome!
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Klassik-Photographer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Photographer
very nice work
i have a question
is it a problem when im colouring it in the original colours ??
i will link it to yours :)
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Canyx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Sure just credit me!
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Klassik-Photographer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Ok thx
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thunderpandaninja Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Ollo! I saw this a while back and thought it would be cool to stick on the back of a jacket haha. Would it be okay if I used this picture for that jacket? I could link a pic back to you when I'm finished if permission is granted! (Lol, sound like a robot much? xD)
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Canyx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Sure! I'd love to see it when done :)
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shin-no-e Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
this is amazing!!
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DansuDragon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
This person is using your design as their avatar :iconstormlugia:.
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Canyx Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Oh that one's fine. The design's not a commission and I think I gave said person permission. Thanks though :D
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DansuDragon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Just making sure they weren't using it without permission :aww:.
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FallenAngelDante Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
This is so damn epic! Id so get this tattoo XD. You hav some amazing talent.
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:iconkittori:
Kittori Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
This is so awesome.
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MidnightZangoose Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
This one probably is my favorite :) I love your art-work

Now that I've already painted this on my bedroom wall... I'm feeling very tempted to have this on my skin XD
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Canyx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Thanks :D
Hm.. If you have a printer you could buy temporary tattoo paper and try it out first?
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MidnightZangoose Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Thnks, I think I'll do that
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:iconreniko-seika:
Reniko-Seika Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student General Artist
this is brilliant. really gonna consider getting this as my first tat. probably exactly like this, reminds me of Shadow Lugia
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:iconlimshawn:
limshawn Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
i like lugia,i like the tattoo,im a lugia fan
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lil-Emolga Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
i really love this, and i am planning on soon doing this one on my arm, its going to outlined in black, and colored in with silver tattooing ink
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TatterTotMinion Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TTM: Gorgeous! Would make a nice tattoo! :heart:
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ChaosEdo000 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
I love it.
And I've tatooed this Lugia on my arm without your permission, sorry man. :P
And sorry for my english, i'm italian. D:
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Stormlugia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh... I like this tribal!!! Great work, well done^^
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LOZGamer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
MAN that is fucking cool man
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Pokeemons Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
This is Amazing ,
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:iconrejaion:
Rejaion Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is brilliant.
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Evelfa Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I've always thought about getting a dragon tattoo, and I love lugia. This represents both in a great way! I would have this tattoo if I ever got one! Can I ask permission to do so?
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