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  • Upcoming Tattoos
    Heya all, new to the forums
    Not a tattoo virgin, but am getting my first sleeve next month. I live in Greece, hence my choice of artists is quite limited. I need someone that is very knowledgeable about Japanese traditional/neo-traditional to talk to, to make sure i picked the right artist! I booked two sessions one day after the other, in January.
    Im guessing im not allowed to post artist’s works on here, so whoever can help, pls PM me! Thanks!
  • Highly Rendered Floral Sleeve
    I'm from Portland, OR. New here! Looking for some inspiration and guidance from this community about some tattoo ideas I've had rolling around my brain for the past 5 years. My first and only tattoos are five tiny hearts (almost freckle sized), and 8 years later I think I've finally thought long enough about my next idea to get the ball rolling. I want to do a half sleeve on my forearm of highly rendered florals (like a graphite pencil drawing). Something really realistic but no color and no hard black outlines. I have a hard time describing what I'm looking for, and as a resut, an even harder time finding examples of it. The only example I've ever seen was years ago on a friend of a friend, which was what sparked my idea in the first place. Does anyone have an artist that sounds like they do work like this, or a piece that fits into this description? Any help pointing the way would be useful! Thanks!!

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    Highly Rendered Floral Sleeve
    I'm from Portland, OR. New here! Looking for some inspiration and guidance from this community about some tattoo ideas I've had rolling around my brain for the past 5 years. My first and only tattoos are five tiny hearts (almost freckle sized), and 8 years later I think I've finally thought long enough about my next idea to get the ball rolling. I want to do a half sleeve on my forearm of highly rendered florals (like a graphite pencil drawing). Something really realistic but no color and no hard black outlines. I have a hard time describing what I'm looking for, and as a resut, an even harder time finding examples of it. The only example I've ever seen was years ago on a friend of a friend, which was what sparked my idea in the first place. Does anyone have an artist that sounds like they do work like this, or a piece that fits into this description? Any help pointing the way would be useful! Thanks!! 3
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    Bump in tattoo has me worried
    Hey everyone, so I got a tattoo about a month ago. When I first got it everything was fine but I noticed a tiny bump in part of it. Barely noticeable, a week later it bubbled up more, which caused me to think it was a pimple so I left it alone. Three weeks later, after it got worse I tried to pop it. It leaked a combination of water, blood and red ink (definitely not blood...too red) now, after leaving it alone for a few days, it's shriveled up and looks pretty gnarly. Has this happened to anyone else before? I'm more worried about f***in' up the tattoo than my skin. Before and after pics included. 3
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    Tips for Becoming a Floor Guy / Shop Assistant
    apologies if this has been covered in another thread, I couldn't find any-   I'd like to become a shop assistant at one of two shops I go to in NYC. Shop owners or those in the know: do you have any tips for me that could help in that pursuit? I do know that an ideal candidate does not want to become a tattooer (I don't.)   Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks 3
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    Initiation and post-tattoo anxiety
    Hi there guys! So, I am 24, I work at a university and  I made my first tattoo five days ago. Now I am one of you. I absolutely love my tattoo and I think that it's just marvelous. I like it when I am looking at it, I like it when I am looking at myself in the mirror, I like the design and the job that the artist did. My husband loves it, my mom was not angry (didn't tell the rest of the family yet, it's too scary).  But.. sometimes I really think I made a mistake. I understand it is not a therapy forum, but the words you guys told to other people with the same problem are just so helpful. Well, most of the time. I am waking up in the middle of the night and just wish it wouldn't be there. I am afraid of what my colleagues will think and how it can affect my career. It is a constant tsunami inside of me. The tricky part is: I couldn't even imagine it would be an issue before doing that! I am not usually that kind of person.  But your forum really helps. It is nice to see that I am not the only one with this thing during the first days.  I do not have anyone with visible tattoos among my friends or colleagues, so it really helps to see that there are many many many beautiful people with tattoos all around the world.  To sum up: the first tattoo is very very very scary, but I can't wait for all the magic it is going to bring into my life.  3

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