I just love your shading and blending! Very smooth transitions and great use of the blues. The line work looks as smooth as ever as well. I hope you don't mind my curiosity, but are all the colors you used in this piece?
Because it's a tattoo, I feel it's not right to mention any type of change I may do, so I'll only mention what I feel may be added: The only thing I see that could be added, is a bit more dark shading on the other side of the scroll. Not sure if it's just the picture, or coloring, but it just seems that side of the scroll with the dark shading on top, is a bit unbalanced from the other side of the scroll (that's closer to the viewer).
Once again, beautiful work! I truly hope I'll be able to do the honors of carrying one of your original works one day.
Omg,the before one I was like that is not even NO,that shouldn't even have the title to be called a tattoo!! Amazing cover-up I would've been crying cause you did so great! Shading and the lines are so smooth its just wow!!! (~*0*)~