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Just wanted to say hi, along with asking for a little advice :)


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Hello everyone! My name is Cameron. I spent most of my life living in the United Arab Emirates, but now reside in Oahu, Hawaii, where I go to school. I have been very interested in tattooing for almost two years, but have waited until recently to get my first because I wanted to reflect deeply on my decision. About two months ago I received my first piece of body art, and I would like to say that I am overall happy with the outcome. I was informed by my artist that I should come in somewhere around the two month mark after getting my tattoo done, so that he can inspect it and also so that I can voice any concerns. I was looking for a little advice before I go in, so that I know exactly what I might want to change or add, or if I should just be happy with what I have. My tattoo is a symbol called Faravahar. It is a very old zoroastrian/persian symbol that is viewed both religiously and as a cultural symbol (depending on your perspective). "Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds" is what it represents. Just some fun facts for those who actually care :). Attached below are pictures of my tattoo along with some concerns I have. I would appreciate any advice or opinions, no matter how harsh it may be!

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1. The circle in the middle seems to be a little crooked in the bottom right side. Is there anyway this can be corrected?

2. The right side of the wing also seems to have a darker and more bold shading of black. Would it be advisable to get the left side darkened a little more?

thanks so much!

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Howdy. Looks pretty cool.

1) I didn't really notice it - since it's on your spine, it looks (to me) just due to the curvature of your body.

2) Didn't notice. Don't bother. Sometimes things that are too symmetrical don't look real.

The only thing I would offer is the lack of contrast/definition in the face/beard/head piece. Perhaps making it more obvious that the hair and beard are darker and are separate from his face, or just that there is a clear delineation between the two. But I understand there are different stylized ways of doing this symbol, so my opinion isn't worth anything. And I wouldn't even put this out there, except that you're asking and you're already going back and this may be something easy if you thought it fit with your vision of the piece.

But don't obsess over it. Just get more. :)

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