I always try and immerse myself as much as I can while I'm working. This includes the music that I listen to as well as tons of research and interpretation so that every single detail is grounded in reality. I love doing this because I come out with new discoveries that I would not have come across otherwise.
I this particular piece a lot of research went into the tattoo.
As for technical information about the piece, to whomever is interested, the file is 20x20" with 300ppi. There are approximately 104 layers, 14 alpha channels, 9 groups, and is 387 MB. It also takes an average of 47.3 sec to save.