This tattoo was kind of a turning point for me. Until this point I had approached my nature tattoo with realism in mind, but I've been wanting to break from that mold for awhile. I love doing realistic tattoos, but they can sometimes be limiting, and sometimes a little boring. Mike let me do my thang, I told him I would use some realistic aspects, but I really wanted to stylize it more than I usually do. He was down for it, I was super stoked about how this tattoo came out. I feel like I literally changed my style overnight, as I have continued to try and add a more artistic touch to all my tattoos.