I almost didn't accept this project when Mike first emailed me. I wasn't sure from his email description if his intention was to receive traditional Japanese work, which I do not do. I learned through our consultation conversation that what he did indeed want was a custom creation....fish swimming in water in the winter....with snowflakes...magical-ness...right on! That's why it helps to meet and talk in person about what you envision for your tattoo. I couldn't be more thrilled with how this piece is turning out! We have a little more to go yet...will post once we are finished. Thank you so much, Mike, for your patience and dedication not only to the tattoo session but the aftercare as well!! Super rad client right here, people!