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Dan , yes you are entitled to your opinion. I think you let the mask slip Calling it outdated trendy crap. Your always going to have a negative view on this style. Its far from a mess, I think it's quite pleasing on the eye but like as you said we all have our opinions. 

 

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On 10/19/2018 at 12:06 PM, Bobby1978 said:

Once again just to further my point on the above. What we have here is a tribal freehand custom tattoo. It has made its way on to this topic of worst tattoos due to someone disliking the style .... It has however been executed professionally.  I find that irritating, we all have our own personal tastes, I for example hate American traditional, even though I think they look like jail house convict tattoos if one was done well I wouldn't describe it as shit. Tattoo snobbery is low class. Tribal gets a bad rep but people fail to realise that 20 years ago they were bad ass. Guys, your cool tatts that you have today are going to look shite in 20 years time. Just like this tribal they all have an expiry date were they become outdated, and you'll have guys twenty years younger shaking their heads and smirking at your crap work (in their opinion). But if the tattoo is done well then it will be their just their cocky young minds getting the best of them. Peace out....but hey it's only skin at the end of the day.

 

check this out,I love going to conventions,mingle,look,learn.You should go to it.maybe you could get some ideas and find an artist that you like,

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On ‎10‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 3:06 PM, Bobby1978 said:

Once again just to further my point on the above. What we have here is a tribal freehand custom tattoo. It has made its way on to this topic of worst tattoos due to someone disliking the style .... It has however been executed professionally.  I find that irritating, we all have our own personal tastes, I for example hate American traditional, even though I think they look like jail house convict tattoos if one was done well I wouldn't describe it as shit. Tattoo snobbery is low class. Tribal gets a bad rep but people fail to realise that 20 years ago they were bad ass. Guys, your cool tatts that you have today are going to look shite in 20 years time. Just like this tribal they all have an expiry date were they become outdated, and you'll have guys twenty years younger shaking their heads and smirking at your crap work (in their opinion). But if the tattoo is done well then it will be their just their cocky young minds getting the best of them. Peace out....but hey it's only skin at the end of the day.

 

 

I am not opposed to freehand custom tribal - at all. I mean, look at Sef Kavafornia's work. Actually, compare his work to the photo above. Post review, IMO, there *is* no comparison. It's not snobbery to know the difference between a good tattoo, a mediocre tattoo and a bad tattoo. Of course, criticism needs to be fair and not personal.

All good if you don't like traditional tattoos but to Dan's point, traditional tattoos are not the same as jailhouse tattoos. There may be an overlap is some imagery but they are vastly different things (do some research on the history of both American traditional, jailhouse, Chicano, and Russian tattoos). 

As far as today's tattoos looking like shite in 20 years, I have this to offer - everything has a "date" associated with it. Clothes, hair, cars - whatever. Just because it is from a different decade doesn't mean that it's shite. Maybe less fashionable, but quality is quality. 

 

 

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Yep I appreciate that view, all tattoos get old but quality is something that lasts. Id say the person with that tribal just like the guy below who got this one wishes he hadn't. Problem was tribal attracted a lot of newbies who didn't know what they were doing and just asked the artist for something tribal, I did the same. Since then I move on to much better pieces that im proud off...….

 

Dan … thanks for the advice. But I got my artist now who actually attends a lot of tattoo conventions around Ireland and the UK. He specialises in Japanese and neo Trad.

 

Life is about learning and mistakes get made, but its all about not giving up......

 

 

 

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On 10/20/2018 at 4:42 AM, Bobby1978 said:

Dan , yes you are entitled to your opinion. I think you let the mask slip Calling it outdated trendy crap. Your always going to have a negative view on this style. Its far from a mess, I think it's quite pleasing on the eye but like as you said we all have our opinions. 

 

No. It's a hideous pile of shit. There's no arguing on that. @Gingerninja is 100% correct.

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On 10/19/2018 at 2:06 PM, Bobby1978 said:

Once again just to further my point on the above. What we have here is a tribal freehand custom tattoo. It has made its way on to this topic of worst tattoos due to someone disliking the style .... It has however been executed professionally.  I find that irritating, we all have our own personal tastes, I for example hate American traditional, even though I think they look like jail house convict tattoos if one was done well I wouldn't describe it as shit. Tattoo snobbery is low class. Tribal gets a bad rep but people fail to realise that 20 years ago they were bad ass. Guys, your cool tatts that you have today are going to look shite in 20 years time. Just like this tribal they all have an expiry date were they become outdated, and you'll have guys twenty years younger shaking their heads and smirking at your crap work (in their opinion). But if the tattoo is done well then it will be their just their cocky young minds getting the best of them. Peace out....but hey it's only skin at the end of the day.

 

I really don't know why you are coming out swinging for Dan. He's absolutely right.

P.S. The fact that you think jailhouse tattoos look like American traditional tattoos tells me everything I need to know about you. 🙂

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