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Uploaded: August 19, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: October 14, 2010
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Every once in a while I like to draw some simple stuff because I know that there are artists out there that are just starting to reach into their drawing talent. One of the funnest things to draw is tattoos, and in the Tattoo section under the “Pop Culture” category, you will find so many different drawings on all kinds of tattoo art. Last week I submitted a lesson that showed you an easy way to draw a simple tribal tattoo. Today, I will go ahead and add yet another design, and call it “how to draw a simple tattoo”, step by step. Of course coming up with a new design or pattern for body art is not always as easy as it seems. In fact, most of the time when folks go to a parlor to get an inking job done, it is the customer that tells the tattooist what they want to have added to their body. Sometimes people will look inside of a book and pick out a specific design, but choosing an original design for body art is something that is being done a lot more often. Because of this, the tattoo artist has to work twice as hard because now he/she has to obtain a mental picture of what the tattooee wants, and draw it down before they start inking onto the skin. Having said all that jazz, this lesson is going to be on a simple tattoo design that I think you guys will enjoy drawing. Not only is the image an easy pattern to draw, it is also very cool looking. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial description because I had a lot of fun writing it out. I'm gonna fly out of here for now but I shall return. In the mean time have fun, and remember to keep that mind flowing with creative juices!

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How to Draw a Simple Tattoo

how to draw a simple tattoo step 1

STEP 1.

Start by drawing an egg shape which will be for this creatures head. Add the facial guidelines, and then the guidelines for the wings.
 
how to draw a simple tattoo step 2

STEP 2.

Next, you will begin drawing out the shape of the head which should include the small horns, and bat like ears. Notice how there is a hook like design under the ear shapes.
 
how to draw a simple tattoo step 3

STEP 3.

It's now tome to draw in a face. Now you can draw any type of face on this creature, I choose to go with a jakco-lantern style. Add the oval shaped eyes, and then draw a mouth that vibrates. Next, start drawing out the bone like style wings, and be sure to add that little design at the thumbs.
 
how to draw a simple tattoo step 4

STEP 4.

Well, this is it your last drawing step. All you have to do here is finish drawing out the bony wings, and then draw the shapes of the three toed feet. Erase the lines and shapes you drew in step one to clean up your drawing. See how fun and easy that was!
 
how to draw a simple tattoo step 5

STEP 5.

When you are done, the simple tattoo design should come out looking like the one you see here IF you followed the steps, and didn't add your own thing. If you chose to customize the face, then your drawing should look a bit different. Either way you still drew a simple tattoo.