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I really like sugar skulls and I'd love to have one tattooed one day

but it seems like there are so many options it can be overwhelming.

For those of you who are tattoo artists or have sugar skull tattoos,

what is/was your creative process like?

For example, I really like the ones with diamonds in them, and pin stripes.

If you got one you like please post it.

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I really like sugar skulls and I'd love to have one tattooed one day

but it seems like there are so many options it can be overwhelming.

For those of you who are tattoo artists or have sugar skull tattoos,

what is/was your creative process like?

For example, I really like the ones with diamonds in them, and pin stripes.

If you got one you like please post it.

My advice find the person you want to do your Sugar Skull, Print out a couple examples of things you like in Sugar Skulls, and let them draw something up for you and be open to their interpretation. Don't overcomplicate things. I got one about six years ago, and that is how I went about it.

Not that it matters, but I think the picture you posted looks good for the most part, but the stuff in the face that isn't outlined in black doesn't look as good as the stuff that was. The teeth really pop, but the flower on the top and bottom really just look like a blob of blue, the eyes are slightly better as they have some black shading in them, but why would you outline the yellow coming off the nose with black, but not the yellow coming off the eyes. I don't know overall it's not a bad tattoo, just could be better.

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http://www.lastsparrowtattoo.com/forum/crazy-tattoo-stories/12-traveling-shop-page8.html

Look at post 74, that's how i would want a sugar skull done, what is in the skull can be whatever you want, but they way it is constructed is perfect, smooth lines clean shading, black outlines around all of it.

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I really like sugar skulls and I'd love to have one tattooed one day

but it seems like there are so many options it can be overwhelming.

For those of you who are tattoo artists or have sugar skull tattoos,

what is/was your creative process like?

For example, I really like the ones with diamonds in them, and pin stripes.

If you got one you like please post it.

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