Being a tattooist means that at some point you look around at all the piles of marked paper, and think to yourself "wow, have I really done all this work?" These little (and big) drawings are reminders of the tattoos that walk out the door, sometimes never to be seen again except in maybe a photo you took at the end of the session. Therein lies the irony of this trade - the art is permanent only for the wearer, not for the producer, and only until the wearer passes.
"Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic." - Keith Haring