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Learn to learn, and learn to let go.  Fear sucks.

This is the final drawing of David Hoang’s first in-depth Hannya Mask study.

You can reference yesterday’s post for his first few attempts.  

We think David absolutely killed this, great job brother!
We all have to learn to let go.  

Even the best of us let our fears and our insecurities control us sometimes, but the best of us also know the beautiful things we can create when we just let go.

This is our apprentice David Hoang’s Hannya Mask journey.  David is one of the most astute, talented, hardworking, and nicest apprentices we’ve had the pleasure of teaching; and in this journey, he learned what it means to truly let go.

The one on the left was his first attempt.  Tony gave him a little tip, “Be brave”.  You can see David took this to heart in the next two Hannyas on the right, drawn with much more joy and without the fear of failure.  

We will post his final Hannya mask later today, you guys will be blown away by what he did next.   (at Chronic Ink Tattoo Shop Toronto)
Bio-mechanical arm tattoo by our guest artist Michael, arriving mid September.   (at Chronic Ink Tattoo Shop Toronto)
Colour monkey king tattoo on the inner bicep by Tristen.   (at Chronic Ink Tattoo Shop Toronto)
Congrats to our own Tony Hu for winning 2nd place for most realistic tattoo at the 2014 Beijing tattoo convention.  Tony used a Nicolas-Sebastien Adam sculpture for reference for Prometheus and free handed the background. (at Chronic Ink Tattoo Shop Toronto)
Congrats to our own Tristen Zhang for winning Best Large Black and Grey Tattoo at the 2014 Toronto tattoo convention with this rib Phoenix piece.
Day of the dead girl by our guest artist Karoly.  Limited sessions available for the next two weeks.  Email info@chronicinktattoo.com for inquiries.  (at Chronic Ink Tattoo Shop Toronto)
This is the 2nd award for our own Winson Tsai at the 2014 Toronto Tattoo convention for Best small black and grey tattoo.   (at Chronic Ink Tattoo Shop Toronto)
Congrats to our own Winson Tsai for winning 2 awards for Best small black and grey tattoos at the 2014 Toronto Tattoo convention.  This is the first of the winning pieces.   (at Chronic Ink Tattoo Shop Toronto)
Trash polka sleeve done on one of our own by Csaba Joe.   (at Chronic Ink Tattoo Shop Toronto)
Congrats to our own Steve Tran for winning Best Sleeve Tattoo at the 2014 Toronto Tattoo convention.  Shout out to our friend Dan S. who trusted us and gave us creative freedom to make this piece as beautiful as possible.  Thank you for sacrificing some of your ideas and we couldn’t be happier with how this turned out!
Congrats to our own Damon Han for winning his first ever award.  He took home Best Medium Black & Grey Tattoo at the Toronto Tattoo convention with this monkey king.
Congrats to our own Tristen Zhang for winning Best Back Piece Tattoo at the 2014 Toronto Tattoo convention.  Special thanks to Ricky Huang for being such a trooper and dropping his pants over and over again this past weekend.  We will post better shots of this tattoo later.   (at Chronic Ink Tattoo Shop Toronto)
Congrats to our own Luis Fernando Puedmag for winning Best Large Color Tattoo for 2014 Toronto Tattoo convention.  Shoutout to our client and friend Paul for sitting like a rock, allowing us creative freedom, and being super flexible with his schedule.  Much respect and love brother.  We will post more pics later to show you guys the whole piece.  (at Chronic Ink Tattoo Shop Toronto)
A little sneak peak of our efforts this year at the Toronto tattoo convention.