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    To fill or not to fill? The space between...

    Hi all,
    I was wondering what your opinions were when it comes to filling in the spaces between old school style tattoos? Stars and dots, shading or let each piece stand on it`s own?
    Any photos of what you love or hate would be appreciated.
    Have a good one.

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    Re: To fill or not to fill? The space between...

    Ive got the same thing going on pal. Im on the fence on this, but I think Ill end up getting random stuff in between. Small tattoos are better than no tattoos.
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    Re: To fill or not to fill? The space between...

    I thought this was a guitar/song writing question. My bad

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    Re: To fill or not to fill? The space between...

    Fills are good.
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    Re: To fill or not to fill? The space between...

    Both ,if done well,look cool .
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    Re: To fill or not to fill? The space between...

    Im just trying to fit as much stuff on me as I can. But I'll probably end up doin stars and dots in some places.
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    Re: To fill or not to fill? The space between...

    I would check out some of the small fill work that Sailor Jerry does on his flash. Be as true to the pieces as you can is my advise.

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    Re: To fill or not to fill? The space between...

    My dude's arm, all starred and dotted. I think it looks good on just about anyone. It's very very very important to get someone who knows what they are doing and to do your whole arm at once. If you don't you'll end up with different sized stars which can look stupid. I'd recommend finding someone from Inksmith and Rogers or Smith St.




    These are my arms with no filler, that will soon be remedied once I get my one elbow and my wrists done.




    Both of us also have small things thrown in with the filler, like initials, numbers, little designs. I much prefer stars and dots to shading. To me shading just looks lazy almost. Or like the client wanted a bigger space filled but didn't have the money to make the tattoo larger.

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    Re: To fill or not to fill? The space between...

    or find whoever did the ones in @kylegrey 's first photo

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    Re: To fill or not to fill? The space between...

    Or Josh Arment. My friend got her legs filled in by him and they look incredible. Just search for "Josh Arment" on Flickr and you'll see all her dots (she has direct linking disabled).

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