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  • 4 week old red finger tattoo-help!
    I can't relate to the doctor issue. My dermatologist always asks if I got any new tattoos; she has some too. Last time I went to my regular doctor we got talking about tattoos and he asked if I would be comfortable taking my shirt off so he could see my back piece. When I was at John's Hopkins in Baltimore this year, three nurses stopped me in the hall so they could look at my work. All of the medical professionals I have been too have been very non-judgmental.
  • Hi friends! Question for ya..
    Hey all, Thanks for having me! A few years back I got this tattoo and feel like people have trouble seeing a waterfall since it's not in color. I wanted to finish the backside of this arm with the scene connecting and adding a few wolf pups and some rocks n trees. I think it might look better in color but I can't keep the front black/gray and have other side in color. So do I add some color to the black/gray and then get new idea color OR do black/gray to match the already finished front?

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    Hi friends! Question for ya..
    Hey all, Thanks for having me! A few years back I got this tattoo and feel like people have trouble seeing a waterfall since it's not in color. I wanted to finish the backside of this arm with the scene connecting and adding a few wolf pups and some rocks n trees. I think it might look better in color but I can't keep the front black/gray and have other side in color. So do I add some color to the black/gray and then get new idea color OR do black/gray to match the already finished front? 3
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    Hello
    Hi just wanted to introduce myself   My name is Jessica, I'm in Sacramento California. So far I have 1 tattoo on my right arm and plan to start a back piece by the beginning of August.   I look forward to being a part of the community and learning from the knowledgeable people here   Tattoo by Guy Jones at Lucky Buddah Tattoo  3
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    4 week old red finger tattoo-help!
    Hi there!  I recently got a tattoo on my ring finger with my husband. It looked great right after I received it! I posted a pic of the tattoo about 6 hours after they were done. But about a week later after scabbing and healing part of it still seems not healed and blown out almost? It still has a bit of a scab and is sensitive if pushed on. For awhile it looked like a gash in my finger, but that has gone away. It basically deformed the Q. 😞 I’m wondering what is going on and if it may possibly heal and work out or if it will most likely look this way forever... also any tips if I can help it along! I posted a pic of what it looks like today second.  3
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    My Intro & Studying Tattooing as a Hobby
    Hi All, I've been getting tattooed for almost 10 years now. The past few years I've become deeply interested in american traditional for the culture and history surrounding the style. The first few years getting tattooed I was naive about what I wanted and who I wanted a tattoo from. I ended up with an unfinished sleeve due to the artist being a drug addict and my decision to not give him my business anymore. This caused me to really reconsider what I value in tattooing. I wouldn't say I regret my non-traditional tattoos, but they just make me stand by traditional values stronger. Recently, I've been toying with the idea of starting to tattoo myself. I spend my free time (I work full-time and can't apprentice) drawing traditional flash ideas that I would like to have. This probably sounds cliche and many of you are probably rolling your eyes, thinking there is yet another noob who wants to make scratchers on people without going through a true apprenticeship.  I have been doing a lot of research about tattooing and understanding tattoo machines. I'm an engineer and really enjoy the design of coil machines. I started looking at tattoo kits to buy, and soon realized that it would be a mistake to buy these. With the knowledge I gathered from reading and watching videos, I found that I could build my own "starter kit" by buying everything individually and have the materials be higher quality. So, that's where I am now. I'm about to place my order. I plan on spending a while tuning my machine (I'm ordering some spare parts to play with) and practicing on practice skin and fruit. Most likely will never tattoo anyone but myself, and that's even if I feel comfortable enough doing solid tattoos on the practice skins. I am just hoping to study tattooing as a hobby and I hope that it can be accepted as long as I follow sanitary standards and keep learning. I love the LST interview videos, so thank you for those and thanks for reading! 3

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