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Hey everyone, hopefully looking for some artistic insight

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Hi everyone,

I am new to this forum and looking for some artistic inspiration/insight from my tattooed friends.

I have recently had some Arabic writing done on my right inner arm, it is personal stuff to me to do with my daughter (so please don't suggest laser) and I am looking for peoples thoughts on how to add to it to spice it up as I think now its all healed it looks a bit plain.

I must note I am not a fan of colour, all my tattoos are in black but would be up for a bit of grey too.

Because it is my first tattoo which is directly in my line of sight i.e. when I type, write, drive, eat etc (all my others are usually covered by my clothes) I constantly look at it so I suppose I am constantly criticising it.

I don't have an artistic bone in my body so I am finding it difficult to think of what to do. I do have my artist having a think too and I have given her the attached picture as something to go on, but I would be really interested in your first thoughts (again please don't suggest laser).

One other point, I am not looking on turning it in to a full sleeve, maybe one day....a final point - the writing is readable to me (despite not being able to read Arabic) so if someone was stood opposite to me it would be upside down so I need to think of that if I do want a full sleeve going forward. This was because I had the first word done first (my daughters name) and didn't intend on getting the rest done.

Thank you in advance.

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While I am not exactly the most artistic person you will find, I do think you gotta double check your plans if you are going to add like you want. In my opinion if you want to turn what you have into a sleeve it would be best not to add the shadowing around the letters because it would be harder to add around it without looking out of place. Just my $0.02

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Find an artist or style that you like and see what they suggest. I'm sure designs could be added to it, you just want to make sure that first it's something you like, and then work on how to incorporate it into your existing tattoo. Hope that helps!

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Thank you very much for your suggestions.

I do like the geometric stuff, just so hard to picture what it will look like. I am waiting for my artist to draw me something like the above attached thing I like, if it doesn't quite look right then perhaps visit the geometric route.

Thanks

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