Tattoo Designs, Books and Flash

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  1. Paraphernalia

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  2. Flower ideas?

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  3. Piranhas?

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  4. Legends Tattoo Flash

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  5. Lady Heads 1 2 3 4 17

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  6. Mermaid Tattoos

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  7. Chest/Torso Tattoos 1 2 3 4 12

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  8. Tiger tattoos 1 2 3 4 14

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  9. Armpit Tattoos 1 2 3

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  10. Lyric Tattoos - Are they ever a good idea?

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  11. T Rex Tattoo

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  12. Stomach tattoos

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  • Posts

    • I did a little bit of research but instead of digging through hundreds of topics about creams I just thought I ask straight about applying in middle of tattooing....
    • As someone middle-aged but new to the tattoo scene (just started the work on my first a couple weeks ago, going in for the second session tomorrow) I'm theorizing maybe it's the "social media + Instagram" popularity/bandwagon thing? People see all these awesome tattoos online, usually a zoomed in, well lit/cropped image that looks amazing.  The hype starts, they rush out to get in on the awesomeness, then suddenly reality hits "wait, this isn't a nice cropped imagine online, this is on me forever and it does have some affect/impact on my daily life".  Probably mostly an overblown impression that fades over time, but that first realization hits hard. Dunno, that's my worthless $0.02 on it.  That feeling isn't something I share: I'm pretty sure my first one I'm getting is perceived as "dumb" by the general public (my wife gave me the 'hmmmm' response so far lol), but I'm cool with that, it makes me happy to get anyways.
    • @Dan Thank you! I had Kurt do my other foot 9 years ago but I've put off this one because it was so damn painful! Hahah @SStu Same! Putting my weight over my leg or digging my heel into the table made it easier to sit still. If I tried to relax I'd get a bit shaky/twitchy!  @oboogie Agreed! My feet are quite bony as well, makes for an uncomfortable session! 
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