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Anyone know where I can find more of his work?

I'm specifically looking for the finished version of this tattoo he worked on:

http://distilleryimage2.s3.amazonaws.com/f8cdb5f01f3f11e292a022000a1e8849_7.jpg

Here's another one of his tattoos I like:

http://distilleryimage7.s3.amazonaws.com/73f964dc4a7211e38f17127ac3642ee8_8.jpg

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Mike Roper is one of the most low key tattooers out there, so you won't find much of his work online. Maybe a few pictures if you search #mikeroper on istagram, but that's about it. His tattoos, the few I've seen, are beyond incredible though.

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Did a mind-blowing Kirin backpiece on Ichibay that I got the privilege to see once. Holy shit. It was so smooth it was almost more like a silk painting than a tattoo. The (amazing) bodysuit he did on Dana and the work he did on Dandylion are the only other things I've seen in person and then the handful of pics that we've all seen online and the suits in Bloodworks

Really glad that you CAN'T find his stuff online.

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Roper has covered a large majority of Dana's torso (or maybe the entire thing, I can't remember exactly) and it's amazing.

This makes me think of the SNL skit where they talk about the fabled salesman Bill Brasky, and each story just keeps building off of the others.

Roper once tattooed the Pharoh's Horses on the Pharoh's horses.

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Ya i have seen a few people mention leads about ways to get a hold of him all of which seemed invasive, i would feel like a massive creep trying to show up where someone walks there dog to try and make a contact etc.

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Anyone know where I can find more of his work?

I'm specifically looking for the finished version of this tattoo he worked on:

http://distilleryimage2.s3.amazonaws.com/f8cdb5f01f3f11e292a022000a1e8849_7.jpg

Here's another one of his tattoos I like:

http://distilleryimage7.s3.amazonaws.com/73f964dc4a7211e38f17127ac3642ee8_8.jpg

Hi there, I saw your query and figured I would join the forum in order to assist you. Apologies, I have yet to introduce myself as per your forum rules.

I believe that first photograph you have posted is a custom job of the dragon on the left, in this IMAGE.

It can be found in this BOOK.

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Hi there, I saw your query and figured I would join the forum in order to assist you. Apologies, I have yet to introduce myself as per your forum rules.

I believe that first photograph you have posted is a custom job of the dragon on the left, in this IMAGE.

It can be found in this BOOK.

I looked through that book once and it's really great. I got a tiger-faced hannya from the Jeff Zuck sheet in there, but never caught the name of the book, so thanks for that info.

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The gentleman who did my first round of tattoos got some fairly significant work from Mike Roper, that's how I came across his name. I got to see the tattoos in person and it was, wow, really spectacular and detailed. His story about getting tattooed by Roper really confirmed the infamous aura of mystery, cool stuff.

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I vote "No". Would love to seem them but I like that his work is hard to find on the internets.

I totally agree, so I would never have posted the photos. A customer of him once told me that he is pretty mellow about people posting his work online though.

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