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Love The Profession by tbdoll Love The Profession by tbdoll
I've been wanting to do a pin-up of Phantom with her tattoo machine for a while now, and I finally got around to actually doing it!

"LTP" stands for "Love the Profession," and is something that many tattoo artists have tattooed somewhere on their bodies. Phantom does not yet have "LTP" on her body, but perhaps she will in the future. She still has plenty of room.

Phantom being a tattoo artist was one of the first things I decided about her, if not the first thing. I knew I wanted to make a new Killjoy, potentially one with a twin, and that they would be a tattoo artist. I wanted her to have this profession because there are so many Killjoys with tattoos, I had to stop and think, where the hell are they getting these tattoos from?

While it was something I had decided early on about her, it does sometimes get overlooked when I'm drawing her or writing something about her in favor of other things. So, I wanted to take an opportunity to focus on it.

Tattooing and drawing are one of the few things that consistently bring Phantom joy. She feels beautiful when she adds a new piece to her own collection and loves listening to stories behind the ones she adds to someone else's (especially since she likes to meddle). She started when she was fourteen.

I was going to put her in her tattoo studio, but I think this new background loosely based on Sailor Jerry tattoo flash actually worked out a lot better. It was definitely more fun for me.

Her tattoo gun was a real challenge. I've gotten tattoos before but it would be a lie to say I really understand how they work, plus there's so many different kinds that I found pictures of. I sort of combined a few references and hoped for the best.

Oh, and the boots she usually wears have a shorter, thicker heel so they're a bit more practical, lol.

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Shine70 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Love it ! 
Is there any way I can buy a print or the digital image ? 
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm hoping to have prints of this available at some point, unfortunately I have to switch out the font because it's not for commercial use.  But hopefully prints will be available in coming weeks!
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Shine70 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Ok, thanks for the answer. 
Is it possible to buy a digital image of this drawing ? 
Would love to have this in my tattoo studio :)
( Don't need the text if it's possible to buy it without ;)  )
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so sorry for the late reply, it's been a weird sort of month.

Anyway, I don't sell my work as digital images, but I have just set up this society6 account where you can buy the image: society6.com/TeraSArt/prints

Hope that works out for you!
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F0ggi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Very awesome painting.

Love the expression of Miss Phantom and her outfit and her boots is a killer:love:. I really like how the banner is made with the flower on each end along with the beautiful font that big enough to represent:#1:.

You did a very good job on this work, keep it up.

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tbdoll Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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F0ggi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Your welcome.
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Khadrimx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD I'm particularly fond of the pictures of Phantom where she doesn't look like she wants to kill me. Love how her face turned out and still digging the new outfit. You seriously make torn tights look like an art form. Kudos!
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tbdoll Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. You don't have to worry, I'm sure if we let her know that killing you would end badly for Phoenix she'll leave you alone.

Thank you! I really enjoy her new outfit, too, and I'm having fun trying to figure out the tights.
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Khadrimx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is true. XD Good idea.

:heart: You're welcome~
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