Krown

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Hey ,my name is Kody. I'm 22 years old and I'm from Ontario Canada, I have a hand full of tattoo's either by a friend of mine who opened a shop fresh out of high school ,or done my self. I know that there are great artists out there, and someday I hope to travel to some new places and get some real quality work from different artists ,that said, let me say this ,I have no money... yet..., I am currently working my way through school and have a little one on the way so a full body suit is out of my reach at the moment , but I thought that this would be a really good way to learn more about the history of tattooing and keep myself up to date with what artists are producing ,so i can really have an understanding of the different styles and maybe the different personalities that are behind the work ,I'm very interested in old school flash painting ,its one of the boldest forms of art I've ever seen .The images speak for themselves, there is nothing i could say that would make them any greater than the already are .so i will leave it at this is part of my quest for knowledge

,thanks ill be around,

Krown

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Hey Kody, no need to rush into covering yourself but the really great thing about old school tattoos is that you can put a bodysuit together piece by piece when you have the cash for a tattoo, and there are a bunch of people in Ontario doing really great traditional. Take a look into the Pearl Harbour Gift Shop because the tattooers there are putting on really great classic designs (I especially like Tim Pausinger and Glenny's tattoos) and they have super good guest artists, and also look into Franz Stefanik and Mike Bialek because they're great as well. Welcome to the forum.

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yea dude absolutly, as soon as i figure out how haha

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Thank you for the great advice ,I will definately check out Pearl Harbour Gift Shop, and Tim at Glenny's Tattoos ,I get rather exited when I find a good artist near me , those shops are both going on my list

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Can anyone suggest some good traditional Japanese refferance books?

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Let's see them stick 'n' pokes.

A few of my stick 'n' pokes, and a few by Alex Pierce

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yea dude absolutly, as soon as i figure out how haha

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Thank you for the great advice ,I will definately check out Pearl Harbour Gift Shop, and Tim at Glenny's Tattoos ,I get rather exited when I find a good artist near me , those shops are both going on my list

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Can anyone suggest some good traditional Japanese refferance books?

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A few of my stick 'n' pokes, and a few by Alex Pierce

forgot one aha

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Hey - Let me just say how awesome Glennie and Tim are. I've spent the last couple of years getting work done exclusively at The Pearl. Glennie did a great schooner for me a few weeks ago and Tim is doing my forearm. Its a great shop, awesome staff, and crazy-talented tattooers. Not only that, the Market is a great place to whittle away a sunny afternoon. Good luck with your tattooing. But yeah, check out The Pearl.

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Thank you again for the advice , Toronto is only a stones throw away and Pearl Harbour looks like a great shop , I really like Glens Pin up busts ,I am thinking about getting one for my grandmother , she's 103 years old ,drinks brandy and loves sailors and my tattoo's ,the only reason i ask about the traditional books is that I draw lots of dragons and koi fish but I really have no way of knowing if they are tecniquely sound or correct , I mean i could search through google but How do I know that the ones I find are any more or less correct , By correct I mean number of toes placement of arms shape of hands and claws,(which I am starting to get a Grasp on _Pun_) and also the way the heads are shaped ,I just try to picture other ones I have seen ,but the composition is still somehow off or askew, can anyone help?

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