msalpha

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Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum and need some advice/ tips. I recently got a new tattoo (my 2nd one) on my right side and I am already thinking how to add to it or modify it. It is a freehand tree and birds- I have attached some pictures of my tattoo (it is only 3 weeks old).

I was thinking of getting a blue and purple colour smoke trail, flowing between the birds and across my back to my left shoulder and then connecting to a watercolour hummingbird on my left shoulder blade. Any feedback would be much appreciated :)

Thank you,

Ms.A

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Congrats on your new tattoo. I wouldn't do what you are thinking. It sounds like you are considering covering a lot of real estate on your back just to connect two tattoos, and a color trail would be boring. This tattoo stands on its own just fine - no need to mess with it. Instead, think about a completely new tattoo on your back. The back is a huge flat surface and it would be a shame to eat up some of that great room with a long filler. My $0.02.

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Congrats on your new tattoo. I wouldn't do what you are thinking. It sounds like you are considering covering a lot of real estate on your back just to connect two tattoos, and a color trail would be boring. This tattoo stands on its own just fine - no need to mess with it. Instead, think about a completely new tattoo on your back. The back is a huge flat surface and it would be a shame to eat up some of that great room with a long filler. My $0.02.
@SeeSea definitely knows a thing or two about the back as prime real estate...

I agree with both! Also, I feel as though a smoke trail behind the birds would make it less readable.

Regardless, congrats on your first tattoo and welcome to the forum!

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If you decide to focus on a hummingbird for your back, you should definitely think about additions to that tattoo.. a beautiful flower or two or some kind of nature background. So you'll know how you want to keep expanding the tattoo on your back that's prime real estate. And beautiful new tattoo btw!

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Have you thought about a style called trash polka? Its growing in popularity lately (at least where I tattoo) and is a great way of branching off of plenty of styles. It has a unique way of meshing with almost anything I have come across and is a great way of both expression and filling space. So whether you are looking to fill up fast, or looking for a good blend from one tattoo to another its a style I always find works well when well executed.

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