William Burgess

Why the hatred for Cherry Creek Flash?

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This seems to be a pet peeve amongst many tattooers...god damned cherry creek. I don't get it. Not terribly interested in the style myself, but I think they are well designed drawings. Is it the fact that there are sooooo many poor renderings of the stuff? In the nineties that was the selling ploy of many substandard tattooers...wallpaper the place with cherry creek and hope the customers don't notice how shitty they came out. On the other hand, a well applied tattoo that looks just as clean and solid as the picture...is this really a bad thing?

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In the shop I work at it just seems that everyone has done those tattoos so many times in the past that they avoid it. Typically you can talk the customer into a cooler version of what they are getting anyways.

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Had to google cherry creek but it reminds of the place I'm going to get my laser at, the walls are full of similar flash which is all colour coded and priced so, very 90's and I actually think it's quite cool and reminds me of getting my first tattoos. Will people be getting "cherry creek" flash because its cool in 50years time like milton zeis flash is today?

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Ego of the "artist" is the best explanation. Really the only stuff I'm not too fond of are the roses. Most of it isn't stuff I'd get tattooed but I'll put it on people if that's what they like. I do think that the jd crowe/tattoo brand stuff is a bit tougher and cooler looking but still retains that same vibe.

There's an eagle in jeff crib's portfolio of an eagle tear out that is cherry creek but shows how you can make any of that stuff even cooler looking.

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Most people hate it because you have to actually know how to tattoo really well to pull it off. Rand Johnson was not afraid of putting a million lines in an otherwise simple tattoo. But its drawn well and the rednecks love it so for sure if you were tattooing in the nineties you had to do a bunch of it.

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Have plenty versions of the designs redrawn on sheets that we painted on the shop walls. The only issue I would say I have is when people have a shop full of magazine bought flash prints and none that they painted themselves in their shop.

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For the casual tattoo person, they might be perfect... maybe not for us tattoo-festooned freak shows...

Rob

@Colored Guy, this needs to be in somebody's signature line.

I'd use it though I'm not really tattooed enough yet...my mom would consider me a tatoo-festooned freak show...

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@Colored Guy, this needs to be in somebody's signature line.

I'd use it though I'm not really tattooed enough yet...my mom would consider me a tatoo-festooned freak show...

Feel free to use it.. I'd be honored. I'm heavily inked by most standards, but lots of people here have way more than I do.

Rob

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