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    Same here.shading was not so bad.It takes a long time to heal.I think it's because it's so far from the heart.I got one foot done then waited seven months to do the other.Im glad I only have two feet.
  • Japanese tattoo
    Hopefully...
    Do you know any resources where I can talk to tattoo masters and tattoed guys , because I am a newcomer in tattoo and dont even know how to create sketch or eplain idea of sketch?
    Maybe in facebook or somewhere else ? because i though that forums become too obsolete , however i might be wrong.

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    Tattoo help!!
    So I want to start a sleeve and I've already have some skull and roses on my outter arm and I just want some ideas on what else I can get to fill in the blank spots like the inside of my bicep but really I need ideas on what I can get done on my front shoulder and shoulder... I'll attach some pics of what I already have done and show you where the spots that need to be filled in. Any ideas will help! Thank you so much 3
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    Japanese tattoo
    Hi guys , i want to draw japanese tatto on my left breast. I have some ideas about it , but need to discuss it with people who know japanese symbols. I want to draw tiger (as my ego) meeting japanese god/demon of death in other words it is contradiction between humans ego and death , will someone tell if it will be ok ? And what is the image of japanese god of death ?  3
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    New to LST
    Hello! I'm Sean. I found this forum while doing a little research on new inks. I learned to tattoo using a machine and after going through a few machines and some serious hand pain I took up the traditional method of hand poking my work! (using proper equipment of course) I have nothing against machines at all, hand poking feels a bit more natural. I also like that it hurts a bit less and heals way faster.I will post photos of my work soon. I'm looking forward to learning many new things from the people on this forum. The artwork I've seen so far has all been excellent. I hope you all have a wonderful day <3 3
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    Hello!
    Hi there folks. I'm called Vita, and am working on a forearm half-sleeve. I have a total of 6 (left shoulder, wrist, back, right shoulder blade, inner forearm) tattoos. Most of them I got when I was much younger, with the forearm work being the most recent. I had somewhat of a mishap with my recent tattoo, here's the story on it: My tattoo was extremely painful for 4 days after I received it, and I was very worried it was infected. Well, it turns out it was! So I got meds, and things are getting better. But I am concerned about how the infection will affect my tattoo. I also fear it may not be healing properly? It is now day 8, and it is very dry and peeling, with little to no pain. My worry is that there are still some hard scabs on certain areas. I suspect the artist may have caused some scarring, overworked my skin, etc?  Also, any advice on what to apply to keep it moisturized?Lubriderm dries out within 5 minutes. Aquaphor is good but I'm not sure I should still be using it at this point?  Here are some progress pics. NOTE:  The tattoo is not finished yet, and that's why it looks imbalanced.  Description of the 4 photos: Day 2: What stands out to me here is the shading...i think it looks muddy. It is fading now, but I'm not sure I like it at all. Could be due to the fact it isn't finished yet, possibly? Day 4: The infection started at my elbow. :(  Day 8 (today): The peeling/scabbing. You can see the black ink around the edges of the hair are hard scabs...kind of worried about those... Progress Pic (the 3 stages of the tattoo, still needing one more session to complete it all!)  I'm sure i may be a little overly-worried. But tattoos are costly and permanent, so I do have anxiety on how it's going to end up! Any thoughts? Thanks! 
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