Thank you for taking the time to look at my work and appreciate it. I'm really passionate about the artwork I create, and I've been humbled by the positive response I've gotten to much of my work. Artists earn their living through creating and publishing their work. Thank you for respecting my copyrights and trademarks.
Personal, Non-Commercial Use
I am open to allowing the use of my artwork for personal projects that will not be sold for profit or distributed.
I will provide high resolution copies of the line work to my artwork for a small fee. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in obtaining good copies of my work for personal projects and/or tattoos. This way, you will have the best possible copy of my work to move forward with on your project, and you can also sleep well at night knowing you've donated to the artist who's work you love enough to use on your special project!
I often receive communications from people asking for permission to tattoo my work on themselves. Many times the message is from someone sending me a picture of a tattoo they have already gotten of my work. I'm honored that you think enough of my work to permanently ink it on your body. I hope that you respect me enough as an artist to be willing to purchase the high resolution version of the artwork before you move forward with the tattoo. By doing this, you will have the best possible copy of my work for your tattoo artist to work with, and you will be supporting the work I do that you love so much. It's a win-win for everyone. Requests for artwork can be sent to me via email at email@example.com.
I understand that you cannot control whether or not your client may have obtained the artwork they desire in a legal or ethical manner. However, I do not authorize the sale of my work as tattoo flash, stencils, or any other medium for profit or distribution.
I take the misuse of my artwork seriously. I think it is important to spread the word that just because you find an image on the internet does not mean that it is free for the taking. I would also caution merchants against purchasing artwork and products from China. They do not respect artists' rights whatsoever. More often than not, when I find my work being sold illegally, the seller is under the impression that they purchased the work they are selling legally. In such cases both the artist and the seller are being hurt by the copyright infringement.
I thank you for respecting my work, my rights, and for all of your support!
"Fenrir: The Monster Wolf of Norse Mythology" by DougLAS Cavanaugh ©2017
"Fenrir: The Monster Wolf of Norse Mythology" started with a drawing in early 2016. Not long after posting it online, I began to see it pop up all over the internet. At first, I was flattered, I couldn't believe how many people were tattooing my Fenrir on themselves and how many people liked and shared the image, but then I started to find people selling my Fenrir for profit without permission. I formally copyrighted this work in 2017 with the United States Copyright Office. I'm honored that a piece I did means so much to so many, but the battle against the thieves is ongoing, and it's a constant struggle to try to let people know that I am the creator of this artwork. It is not a public domain image no matter how often you might see it on the internet. Thank you for respecting my work and helping me maintain protection of this artwork.