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Uploaded: May 12, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 10
Updated: May 12, 2013
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So I uploaded the finished art for this tutorial to my Facebook page and people seemed to like what they saw. My mother has been requesting a tattoo design like the one I am submitting now. She told me that she would really like to see what type of tattoo I could make in the form of a cool Geisha face surrounded by everything about the art. The idea got me into thinking about what I could create. A few days went by and ironically four other people asked for a tattoo in the form of a geisha girl. After two more days of thinking I came up with the design you see here. Having said that hoopla, here is "how to draw a geisha tattoo", step by step. I really love how the drawing came out, so I hope you guys do too. I still have one last tut going up. So if you are looking for something easy to draw before the nights up, stick around because this just may be a crossing.

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How to Draw a Geisha Tattoo

how to draw a geisha tattoo step 1

STEP 1.

Draw out the outline for a geisha face like so, then draw in the bun shape for the hair.
 
how to draw a geisha tattoo step 2

STEP 2.

Slowly sketch out the actual structure of her face from a 3/4 angle. When you have accomplished that task, begin drawing the eyes in the form of lids and lashes. Draw the small shaped eyebrows, as well as the nose and mouth or lips. Add the crease lines to form the shape of the eyes as they appear closed.
 
how to draw a geisha tattoo step 3

STEP 3.

Here you will begin sketching out the pulled back, perfectly combed and style hair. Draw the swirls in her hair, then draw in the threaded band made of hair to hold her bun. Sketch out her earlobe, then draw the lining of her neck.
 
how to draw a geisha tattoo step 4

STEP 4.

The shapes that you will draw in this step is the guides for the flowers in her hair and on her neck.
 
how to draw a geisha tattoo step 5

STEP 5.

Using the shapes you just made, draw in the flowers in her hair, and then take your time as you draw the larger flower on her neck. When the flowers are sketched out and detailed, you will need to draw some fallen flower petals.
 
how to draw a geisha tattoo step 6

STEP 6.

This is when the lessons starts to get tricky. Begin drawing the water that swoops around her neck and splashes in different directions. You will draw some more flowers on the water, then take your time as you detail the water.
 
how to draw a geisha tattoo step 7

STEP 7.

The water that surrounds the geisha is not done yet which is why you will draw in the loop, and circle that flow from the side of the bun.
 
how to draw a geisha tattoo step 8

STEP 8.

Draw in the rest of the water or wave, then add another flower at the base of the wave. Detail both objects if needed.
 
how to draw a geisha tattoo step 9

STEP 9.

And finally, draw two more smaller flowers and add some more fallen petals. Erase all the mistakes and you're done.
 
how to draw a geisha tattoo step 10

STEP 10.

Here is the beautiful Geisha when you are done. Now you can color in the drawing using either black and white shades, or use all different types of colors to make a piece that looks like some Ed Hardy's work.