Challenges are welcome to an artist in the tattooing business. All tattoo artists like to keep sharp and push the industry to its limit. This little butterflies tattoo had a challenge in rendering several sizes of butterfly in several different stages of motion. I am no stranger to tattooing butterflies (Butterfly Taking Flight and Butterflies Tattoo) but in each of the butterfly tattoos, there is an element of challenge that I love. The Lion’s Den specializes in custom work. So the client brought her vision of what her optimal tattoo looked like in her head. I sketched out a few designs and she liked several butterflies of various sizes. In the case of this piece, the detail and challenge was in creating a small enough stencil to allow smooth work during the inking process. I like to keep lines spaces to allow for the skin to show through and add to the tattoo. With the stencil completed, all I required was my steady hands and careful technique to finish the piece. A fun piece to do and it looked great on her!