Kev

Collar tattoos: Necklaces, chains, ropes, wreaths NO SCRIPT PLEASE

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Looking for pics and ideas for collar tattoos (below the neck) that encircle the collar. I first noticed the mala bead tattoos some irezumi have in their tattoos and really liked the idea:

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I'm thinking chains, ropes, beads, wreaths, ouroboros, or even Hooper style filigree would look great

Wondering how something like that affects a back tattoo- better to wait, get the back tattoo and bring it around from there?

*NOTE I have nothing against script collar tattoos, I'm just looking for collar tattoos that are image based.

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Definately need to do the back 1st, at least to see where that image leaves off.

I'm kind of partial to the Hooper idea, but my tastes gravitate away from the traditional, too . . .

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I got some Tudor roses from Stuart Cripwell, then went back and had him add stems:

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Shouts to @nicky papers. This is what was pokin' out in that pic you commented on. :)

First healed photo I have seen of these. They look great. I like the look of tattoos that crawl up onto the neck, but are not full one side of the neck. I am thinking about doing the same thing, but using traditional roses or a couple of sacred hearts. I think Juan Puente would be a good choice for something like that.

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I also agree that you should tattoo your back first.

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@hogg This thread was really created to get you to post up a pic of your Cripwell roses

I'm really digging the modified mala idea, since I'm not Buddhist, something like the Tibetan version that use the tiny skulls:

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Awesome black and gray collar design from Goethe:

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Funny I just squeezed this chain in a couple weeks ago, you can kind of see in the pic that it is coming out of slits on the top of my shoulder. I always wish I had planned my front better, but never really thought about it, just got tattooed.

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I've been thinking about getting some really heavy-duty chains for a while around the collar. I think it's a sweet way to end torso tattoos, but may look odd if you move to the neck/head.

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Better pic to show what's going on and my back tattoo creeping up. Honestly I really like this tattoo and look very much, wasn't so sure at the time about it, but I really felt like that space felt empty.

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^^^ nice, mine is also finished off with similar cuts on the ends.

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From Stuart G Cripwell's FB:

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@David Flores that chain is so great. And I hear you on feeling like the space was "empty."

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i love these types of tattoos. getting nearly the same thing thats in the cripwell picture, but around my wrist in september.

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I dig the chains A LOT. On my own collar bone I've got a claddagh with a rose on each side.

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Dave Lum keeping Austin weird.

gotta admit, i've heard about that tattoo a few different times

it's alot better than i imagined it would be...

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gotta admit, i've heard about that tattoo a few different times

it's alot better than i imagined it would be...

Dave Lum's tattoos are incredible. The subject matter is always a bit out there for my taste, but the actual tattoos are great. Tony Hundahl recently finished a backpiece that Dave started years ago, and it looks great.

The lady in the photo still lives in Austin, and is a great photographer. Besides the Dave Lum madness she also has some pretty awesome Thomas Hopper hand tattoos.

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