Finished Kirituhi tribal style tattoo designs


I just finished two nice tattoo designs in a Kirituhi style mixed with some other tribal elements.
The first one is a forearm tatoo design, which has some flames at the wrist in a negative space.
The other elements had to be sharp and my customer wanted some curles in it.
Here's the final tat2 design:

forearm tribal flames tattoo polynesian design

The second design is for the elbow in a Kirituhi-style with some "storm3d" flow to it.
It's a seamless piece, so the tattoo will wrap around without any visible edges.

elbow tribal tattoo kirituhi style images designs

Will be back in a day or two with a backpiece and some other projects, so check back soon!

Kind regards, Mark Storm

tribal tattoo flames lower arm design


Here's another new design I'm working on this week. It's a lower arm tattoo piece, for a German customer. The tatoo is placed on the outside of the lower arm and wraps around to the inside a little. It had to look like a warrior armlet, with some symbols of fire, triangular shapes and flowing kirituhi curles.
The first three pictures of the design in progress:

tribal flames tattoo arm design sketchesflames tattoo for the lower arm tribal style

fire tattoo flaming designs tribal maori tattoo

Any comments on this design? Just let me know!

Kind regards, Mark

Elbow tattoo design in mixed tribal style


It has been a while since I posted my last sketches and updates, but here is a new tattoo project that I started yesterday.
One of my customers asked me to do an elbow tattoo, similar to the one Cesc Fabregas has.
He only wanted to have it in a mixed tribal style like some of my images on my website.

Here are the first pictures of this design in progress:

tattoo sketches tribal style to printtribal tattoo sketches images storm3d

printable tattoo arm elbow designs tribalThe design has to be seamless, so I need to do some work on both sides to complete the sketch.

I e-mailed these pictures to my client, so I will get back soon with an update.

Kind regards, Mark Storm

Storm3d featured in tattoo magazine "Tattoo Planet"


Yesterday my brother visited me with a copy of the Dutch tattoo magazine "Tattoo Planet".
In the past some of my drawings were published when I contacted them, that was a really nice surprise.
But in the latest magazine, my website was reviewed and had some really positive comments. I didn't know that they were going to publish it, so this is really great.

Here's the article:

review high resolution website tattoo planet

The text translated in English:

"This is the website of Mark Storm, a Dutch tattoo designer, specialized in Maori tattoos and other tribals. All of his tattoo images are scanned and offered on his website in A3 size. You can print the design and take it to your tatoo shop as an example.
The designs on this website vary from shoulder and arm pieces to backpieces. The total amount of designs is 114 drawings, but if you cannot find a perfect one, you can contact Mark Storm for a custom designs, as long as it is not a cover-up or extension .
He likes to do his own style and doesn't want to be interfered by other pieces.

The drawings are impressive and in high quality posted on his website. This site is really recommended!

Kind regards, Mark Storm

Tribal forearm tattoo tutorial video on youtube


It has been really nice job to do some filming and editing for my latest design "tutorial"
First I had to set up my new camera (Panasonic HDC-SD9) which records in Full HD quality ;) on a sd-card.
I recorded several scenes and edited it in Windowns Movie maker, I'm not a pro on editing, so I used this simple tool to add some titles and credits. Then uploaded it to youtube and Voila! here it is!

In this video to show you how I create and uptimized my designs. This time it's a forearm sketch in tribal style, which I'm tracing in the first video, I posted the sketches yesterday, so you can find it in my previous posting. In the second one you see how I scan the design, uptimize it and make a high resolution linedrawing in Photoshop CS3.

I received the following e-mail from my customer when he got the high resolution design:


"Hi Mark,

Thanks for completing, I love it :)

Can't wait to get it done and will definitely send you some photos once complete.

As some feedback I would like to say that you have provided a very professional, simple and friendly service.
Excellent communication with your client and a great turnaround time from start to finish. I am recommending your designs and great customer service to friends and I will be checking in to your blog for your new designs for a future tattoo.

(Please feel free to use this quote, online or elsewhere)

Many thanks,

Rich Wallace."


Here's the final result in low resolution.

tribal forearm tattoo design storm3d maori

Any questions? Just let me know.

Regards, Mark Storm

forearm tattoo design in Kirituhi tribal style


Just a nice project today, really enjoying these kind of designs. This one is a mixture of tribal styles and a bit of my own "storm3d-style" ;)

maori forearm tribal tattoo designforearm tribal maori tattoo designThis tatoo sketch is inspired by another custom design I did. You can find that shoulder tattoo design here.

The total height is 22 cm x 8 to 10 cm in width. It's for the inside of the lower arm.

My client wanted some strong traditional triangle patterns, and flowing lines to balance out the tat2.

Just let me know what you think!

Regards, Mark