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Wartortle Tribal by Canyx Wartortle Tribal by Canyx
Three of three!
Though I have a surprise for you all that I'll upload later.

Pretty self explanatory... It was drawn to match the other two in style. Seriously, the way Wartortle's tail is set up, it was just begging to be drawn this way! I only used one color for the color gradient (as opposed to Red and Yellow for Char. and Dark Green, Lime Green and Yellow for Ivy. There was so much more room on the 'tail' that if I had the whole thing colored I thought it would be too much, and placed next to the others it would overwhelm them. I like how this turned out!

A thing about tattoo placement...

In my opinion, a good place to put any of these last three tattoos, or any circular tattoo in general, would be the upper arm where it connects to the shoulder, or the shoulder blade. Mayyyybe around your bellybutton, but that's pushing it ; )
The shoulder area is very rounded so a rounded design there would bring out that curve of your body, as well as accentuate the design. I wouldn't place it on some place like my forearm (flat, straight, skinny) or my... thighs or something (flat, wider), where it would just look like the image is plastered on the skin, vibrant but totally disconnected, drawing attention to the area but not bringing anything out of it, if I'm making any sense.

Then again, people are allowed to do anything they want to their bodies. I'm just throwing my thoughts out there : )
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Auffallend Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

what would it take for you to let me get this?
Canyx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Just ask nicely and send me a photo? :)
Thanks for appreciating my work!
ClockworkIndustries Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally getting this and Squirtle! Any chance there will be a Blastoise in the future??
Canyx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Not a very high chance, unfortunately!
safaksimsek Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very nice !
AlphaTurtle17 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
love it. i want to get it tattooed on my shoulder. my favorite starter and u masterfully made it an awesome tribal tattoo. anyone asks where the idea came i will gladly cite you. thanks canyx
AdamantMonster Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would totally get this as a tattoo~
recreater6000 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My sister's boyfriend would like to thank for making this amazing design; he has a tattoo of it on his leg! It looks amazing, he loves it.
Canyx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Great to hear :D
marcopolo360 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I want this as a tattoo haha
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