These online forums are so stupid and I can't find a single place to simply ask a question without having to jump through all these hurdles or get "karma" like on reddit so I'll just ask this question here and hopefully someone can answer it. I have about 10 tattoos but I'm getting a full arm sleeve designed for the first time. I did some research on local parlors and found an artist that specializes in realistic grayscale animals/plants and that sort of thing. We had a couple consultations where I showed him pictures and discussed ideas. He showed me some designs on the third consultation, but they weren't at all related to what I wanted. They were other various animals from his flash book. Then, after three weeks of not hearing from him, I sent a friendly message asking how the design was coming along and he said it was going well. A month and a half after that, I haven't heard from him. Is this the normal artistic process for someone designing a sleeve or is he taking too long? Based on his Instagram, he's clearly busy with other work so I'm thinking he might just have me on the back burner. Should I go to another artist or hold out for him? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!
Hey guys this is my first time here and I'd like to get a few opinions on the tattoo I got last saturday. It started peeling yesterday and the skin beneath is really pale. I know that's supposed to happen and that tattoos take from 4 to 6 weeks to decently heal but that's my 3rd piece and never before they looked so milky. I just wanted to know if that's normal behavior or if anything's off, like I'm losing too much ink. I'm attaching one picture of the full art and two of the area I'm concerned about. Thank you very much.
Live with it before you do anything else. I've seen more people go from bad to worse to worser because they are in a big hurry to "fix" something. Take your time, plan it out, make sure you discuss what YOU think went wrong with your next artist, find out EXACTLY how they intend to fix it, get recommendations.
First rule of coverups - don't make it worse. Unfortunately lots of people break this rule.
I was getting a tattoo once and this woman came in with a coverup of a coverup of a coverup. When she left my artist said, "That looks like Arnold Schwarzenager climbing out of a tar pit." It was AWFUL. He did an amazing job on his coverup. You couldn't even tell it was a coverup.