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Standard tattooo needs innovative lift!

EchelonMedia needed a new other design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 20 designs submitted by 4 freelance designers.

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How EchelonMedia started their other graphic design journey

Overview

I got a tattoo at a young age. It's a common, generic tribal tattoo. I wish it wasn't drab and commonplace, so I want you to "breathe life and inspiration" into it!

It's an armband style tattoo in that wraps most of the way around my arm, but there is a gap on the underpart of my arm that is exactly 2.5". The part that wraps most of the way around my arm is 10.5" in length, measured using a tailor's measurement tape.

(Note: I attached images. Four of them show my arm from different angles and are labeled by date - i.e. 11-10-2010. There's a 5th pic of the tattoo that is someone's else's arm, but I included it because you can see more of it at once.)

I want to expand and update the tattoo to make it vibrant, unique, artistic and awesome!

A little about me to help you with your inspiration:
- I care about living deeply and vibrantly.
- I'm individualistic and own my own high-tech business.
- Travel and adventure are important to me. I travel often.
- Living a healthy, fit life is a priority.
- I'm an elite athlete and in excellent shape.
- Passion and commitment are important to me.
- I am very loyal to my family.
- I'm in my mid 20's.

Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach

Anyone with an eye for art, especially body art. Any and all welcome to submit designs!!

Requirements

Really, I'm open to considering anything you'd like to submit! However, here are some thoughts:

1. Incorporate elements that aren't traditionally tribal. I don't have any tribal heritage and just want inspired creativity on my body.

2. Please somehow complete the design so that it so that it wraps the entire way around my arm.

3. Keep it subtle. I want to add elements to make it "unique and innovative" but I also don't want it to cover my entire arm, or even shoulder. (Although, if you submit an outstanding design, I’ll consider it regardless! ;)

4. I LOVE the use of negative space. I've attached an image of a tattoo that is a little too big for my taste but shows an example of negative space use.

5. Use of limited color (1-2) colors would be ok, but I don't want too much of it. The current ink color is navy. Also fine to stick with that.

6. Tattoos that incorporate a "central element" intrigue me, like the image I attached with a black fern in it. (Although, note I'm not from New Zealand, so I don't want a black fern in mine - but do feel free to play around with the concept.) Having said that, I have no idea have no idea what central element to suggest...

7. Feel free to incorporate any elements about myself that I described in above.

Email me if you have any further questions. I'm always available. Thanks!

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