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    Thinking about getting this all-over back tattoo
    This is the tattoo design I made recently.  I am new to tattoos, and want something unique.  So this art consists of 100% original content made by me.  Some parts need work- I'm not sure what needs to be added but the empty spaces between designs is probably the issue.  I haven't drawn a lot of tattoo art, so I do have a long way to go.  I'm great with comic book anatomy and a variety of other things.  Someone mentioned that the texturing in the middle part looks like a giraffe's spots.  Does it?  It's meant to be rocks that will have some faded shading once I draw the whole thing on paper.
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    Hey there, my Intro! =)
    Hey guys, ill just post a few pics here of some of the tats I have now, hope to get many more, and hope to glean a little information about tattooing from the wonderful forum!

    **i have a tattoo on my whole back that is based on the sketch in the last picture (the pencil one)**
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    Swollen forearm sleeve
    Hey guys,   i just had a forearm sleeve almost a week ago inner forearm 6 days ago outter forearm 5 days ago to be specific and a total of 8hrs under the gun. Now it's swollen even my fingers are a bit too but no red no pain nothing just swollen. I've had previous tattoos and none of them swelled like that. Is this normal because it's a large piece or should i be concerned. Thanks.       
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    Building a portfolio, some examples
    Hi there LST peeps, so Ive been drawing pretty much my entire life, ive taken some classes here and there but no degree in fine arts or anything. Anyways I have recently oddly become surrounded by tattoo artists in my life and I think for the first time I could actually become like an artist in my life and possibly not starve to death or wilt away in some design company creating brochures for some stupid company.  So anyways here ive put together a little link of some example of my work (some is woodburned on guitars ive made). I just was hoping to get a feel for if i could survive in this tattooing world, if my skills are halfway decent enough to get an apprenticeship and start learning the ropes and stuff.

    Let me know what you guys think, thanks!

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