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    Re: Hello from Northern Ireland

    @Dan S Yes !! mate .



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    Oops guess we all get it at the same time .
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    Well shit! Glad to see real class hasn't gone outta style!
    Old enough to know better, still young enough to try.

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    Re: Hello from Northern Ireland

    Quote Originally Posted by DJDeepFried View Post
    Hey, we're not that young to get the Brando/Streetcar reference. That movie's a classic!
    Hm, I thought he meant our Stella was too young to get the reference...

    Back to Gigi--I have some realistic black & grey roses & a tiger on my arms... but I got them here in Los Angeles: memoir tattoo 2010

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    Re: Hello from Northern Ireland

    @Gigi McQueen Frith Streets Stewart Robson's black & grey is as good as anyones anywhere right now .

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    Re: Hello from Northern Ireland

    Stella is an awesome name, and is added to our list of possibilities, which is rather short so far.Stella, Mia, Kiera, Mika

    I had a look last night at the work of Den Yakovlev, and I have to admit I am in awe of his work, he is an amazing artist, but I was also shocked to see so many Nazi Inspired images. I wonder if he is racist, or if he is just happy to tattoo whatever the client asks for ? And if he is into the Nazi culture, I am not sure what it says about me if I give him my business?

    I never thought I would be pondering these questions today !
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    Re: Hello from Northern Ireland

    Hello from Canada, Gigi!

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    Re: Hello from Northern Ireland

    Welcome, and huge congrats on your little one!

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    Re: Hello from Northern Ireland

    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome.

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    Geez, I just did a quick search on Den Yakovlev with the term "racist?" and got several results that say yes he is a proud self proclaimed Nazi. Maybe you can't believe everything you read? But hell no, I personally would not want to give him business regardless of how good of an artist he is. There are plenty of not so hateful tattoo artists to choose from.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gigi McQueen View Post
    Stella is an awesome name, and is added to our list of possibilities, which is rather short so far.Stella, Mia, Kiera, Mika

    I had a look last night at the work of Den Yakovlev, and I have to admit I am in awe of his work, he is an amazing artist, but I was also shocked to see so many Nazi Inspired images. I wonder if he is racist, or if he is just happy to tattoo whatever the client asks for ? And if he is into the Nazi culture, I am not sure what it says about me if I give him my business?

    I never thought I would be pondering these questions today !

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrixieFaux View Post
    Geez, I just did a quick search on Den Yakovlev with the term "racist?" and got several results that say yes he is a proud self proclaimed Nazi. Maybe you can't believe everything you read? But hell no, I personally would not want to give him business regardless of how good of an artist he is. There are plenty of not so hateful tattoo artists to choose from.
    Ah, I was waiting for someone to come up with the "Nazi" thing.

    Den is NOT a Nazi, self-proclaimed or otherwise. He IS the victim of an unrelenting smear attack by leftist fools who see any acknowledgment of history as being in some way "racist".

    The images he has tattoed of German soldiers and officers have been just that...German SOLDIERS. Anyone who has humped a pack in any army in the world will tell you they have a degree of respect for another SOLDIER, no matter that they are on opposing sides. He has done no tattoos, that I am aware of, that are of so-called "war-criminals", or NS leaders or heros. The tattoos that have drawn the most fire are two copies of recruiting posters for the Wehrmacht, and a protrait of Joachin Peiper, a famous tank-commander, who was apolitical.

    He has also done a good bit of work of Russian SOLDIERS, cosmonauts, and the like.

    As for the racist crap, take a look at his FB page, and look at the work he posted yesterday, then go back and look for yourself at the work in his photos.

    "Nazi-inspired images"... A "Nazi" was a member of the Nationalist-Socialist German Workers Party. Very few SOLDIERS were Nazis. They fought and died by the millions because that was their profession, and that's what they were ordered to do. The despicable actions of a small minority of one quarter of one branch of the armed forces of a State does not automatically make all others serving in those armed forces some type of fiends.

    Let's see, if I follow that resoning, his portrait of a cosmonaut must mean he's a Commie, and his MANY portraits of African children must mean that he's Black, right?

    I don't know the guy, never met him, but I've seen enough of the character-assassination by computer to know it when I see it. He does a tattoo of a German soldier in combat, he does a tattoo of a Russian kid in one of the ghettos with right-wing imagery, so he must be a Nazi.

    He tattoos life. Are there right-wing youngsters in the old eastern-bloc? Oh yeah. Are there reminders of "The Greast Patriotic War" everywhere in Russia, especially in Moscow, where he lives? Hell yeah.

    Again, tattooing those does not make him a racist or a Nazi. Why do people insist on parsing everything in terms of their own ethos?

    Here's a nice example. I'm half-Irish. Still have plenty of family there. My Grandda left after Easter Week in '16 with a bounty on his head. I have spent many an hour here and in Ireland going round with lads from the Provos, and from the Real. I strongly agree with their desire for a unified Ireland. I strongly disagree with their, as I see it, socialist, of not outright communist, philosophy. So I shoudl call any of them, or anyonhe that tosses a dollar in the bucket on the bar a Commie, right?
    Old enough to know better, still young enough to try.

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