A bit about me to put my idea into context. I grew up in Austria with a strong connection to the mountains, however I’ve always been more drawn to the ocean. In fact, I work as a doctoral student in Biology now, researching the impact of underwater noise pollution on whales.
So I would like to incorporate my love for the ocean as well as my rootedness in the mountains in a sleeve project. I wouldn’t want full coverage of my arm though but am thinking of starting with the oceans on my lower arm, mainly the inside, and create a flow upwards to the outside of my upper arm for the mountains part. There are a few elements I’d like to include for sure, which would be an octopus (inside of my lower arm) and my grandpa’s favourite bird, the common bullfinch (upper arm, outside/back).
For the mountains, I don’t want them to be too overwhelming or detailed, probably more abstract. I was actually thinking of something in the style of your wannado body collection #2 (https://book.danilodelfino.ink/product/body-collection-2/), to start on the lower arm and turn into shapes of mountains on the upper arm. Also to thereby somehow create a connection between everything and tie it all together.
I don’t know if this is making sense for anyone besides me right now. I’m happy to explain more what I have in mind but I’d definitely love your creative take on how to incorporate these ideas.
For the reference pictures, I put two of my favourite tattoos of yours there as an idea about the general style I’m looking for. The style of the whale is roughly what I’d like for the octopus, and the chest tattoo is what brought me to the idea of keeping the mountains abstract and let them fade out with a few birds flying away.
In the body placement picture, I tried to indicate how I roughly imagine it with a few little drawings. You will clearly see why I want to leave the actual tattoo design up to you though