Opie Ortiz from the Still Life Tattoo studio in California, USA, shows us the process of one of his tattoos, from design through to the finished product in this tattoo time lapse video. If you would like to learn more about the meaning behind a design like this one, you can read about the symbolism of skulls or the meaning of owls in tattoo art. (Links open in a new window)
Ortiz has based his style on the American traditional tattoo style, although he occasionally adds in his own artistic touches in the form of subtle textures and flat areas of color. You can see more work by Opie Ortiz on his personal website or the Still Life Tattoo Studio website.