1) You can shave or they can...I always shave myself. 🙂
2) Yes (kinda). Bring your music and earbuds. Eat. Drink. Rest up the night before. Bring snacks. Lots of sugary snacks. Six hours is a long appointment. Bring a pashima or hoodie to make yourself extra comfy. Don't forget your phone charger!
3) You are going to be stressed about your flight but you will be fine. You will be all wrapped up!
4) There will be plenty options to drink you water, coconut water, Gatorade, etc. It's not like you are pinned down.
You got this!
Hello! I hope that this is the right place to ask these questions - I've already read through the entire thread and found lots of excellent information, so thank you all for that!
I'm getting my left upper thigh and half of my back tattooed in December/January, and I was wondering, if I'm not very hairy (I'm Asian so really just a tiny bit of peach fuzz), will they shave me anyway before my tattoo?
I'm also wondering if anyone meditates to help deal with the pain? This is my first large tattoo (I have 2 fairly small ones already) and after reading through the back tattoo thread, I'm a little worried. I already meditate now and practice breathing techniques, but I want to be as prepared as possible.
I have to travel for my tattoo (1.5 hour flight each way) and for my first session for the outline (6 hours scheduled), I have booked my flight in and out on the same day - was this a silly move?
Last question that might seem really dumb - if the majority of my tattoo will be on my back, I imagine I'll be lying down on my front a lot so I was wondering if I should get a straw to drink water from?
Forgot to post this up sooner, but Thomas Hooper had a art showing tonight and I think they are going to be there for a few days, over here in manhattan. I got a print, a shirt and a short talk with Hooper about a future tattoo,
I suggest people stop by to check it out, there is some cool pieces up. Check his blog out for more details.
Address 307 W38th Street NY NY
So it looks like I have finially decided what to finish my right calf off with. Geometric pattern style stuff. I have been lurking through some Thomas Hooper stuff and similar (propbably going with Hooper). So anyone have any good stuff to post or also what do you guys think for the space I am working with.
please don't mind the werewolf hair or razor cuts (not very experienced at shaving my legs)
Just found this via Tim Hendrick's posting on his Facebook Page:
8th Annual Fresno Tattoo Convention
Saturday, April 30 at 12:00pm - May 1 at 10:00pm
Fresno Convention Center
700 M Street
Tattoo Artist Seminars
Looks like a damn good time if you ask me!
This one's for artists and collectors alike. What's the longest you've ever sat for a tattoo and (for artists) the longest you've ever worked on a client?
I've had several 5-hour sessions, which is kinda pushing it, but once, I sat for 9 hours. Without a break. Overnight. File under never again. The worst part is that I didn't really plan for a long session--it just ended up taking forever.
I'm sure some of you have some crazy stories, possibly involving Shige, Filip Leu, and/or Chris Trevino. :)
For the record, the last 4 tattoos I got took under 3 hours, combined. Much more fun!