Well, it's been a long time, but I finally have some progress to report! As soon as I heard Shinji was back in town, I setup an appointment. That was 2 weeks ago, and I have another scheduled for tomorrow. Here are a few shots of the recent work, you'll note we started to fill in the koi on my left arm. The plan is to color it similarly to the one on my right torso - primarily black and highlighted with color around the edges and on the head.
Shinji is scheduled to be working out of Adorned soon and accepting new clients, for those of you looking to get in touch with him. I believe he said they were planning some renovations, and he'll start as soon as that is completed. I'm sure the shop can fill you in on the details if you give'em a call.