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Drawing the Line

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We all have our influences, but where do you draw the line between being influenced by someone and straight-up ripping off other artists' work?

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now I don't feel like a such a retard for posting this exact same thing a week ago... For some reason that art appropriation thread is hard to find in a search..

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excellent subject. to be influenced,to be affected, to be inspired, to learn from others is beautiful,intelligent, open minded. but to imitate, without shame is wrong. we sometimes see people rip off others without any discretion. this is either totally ignorant or a completely uninspired practitioner. in the tattoo biz we are asked to imitate or replicate because of the popular badge. this is called makin a living. in my personal art i try to be myself. But we can not, not be affected by everything we see . lets face it ,postmodern times. I repeat the crap i hear on TV. culture is moving at an exponential rate. if youre honest we can all spot a phony.

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