The top image is what Tyler originally came in wanting and the bottom is what we finished today. :)
I do have to say though that Gerhard Weisbeck of Time Traveling Tattoo in Germany has been making me really admire and respect tribal designs. I have been attempting to convince my tribal fanatic walk ins to get interested letting me try something in this direction. No biters yet but maybe one day. Still check out Gerhard'swork if you haven't already. It's mind numbingly beautiful in its execution and style.