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2 hours ago, omeletta said:

Just saw this and thought I'd post it for inspiration:

 

Ah yes, the old armpit vagina. 

saw it on the gram. Great work. Can't say i'd ever ask for one though. 

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Got my other armpit done a couple weeks ago. Last time I was a little sick and had an all day tattoo session the day before. This time as coincidence would have it, I got sick again (co-workers have it out for me I'm sure of it) but had no tattoo sessions prior. It still sucked but I did better this time around, I think. I didn't need to ask for a break this time around. Also, last time I mentioned the awkward body positioning had caused me problems, but I realized it was likely the artist hitting nerves or something. I was fine this time around until he hit a certain spot. Just like before, my arm developed a weird pain that shot from armpit down to my bottom 2 fingers. This may be worse than getting the base of your butt/thigh worked on. I'm definitely getting old though and getting my armpits done, for the first time ever, has got me second guessing future plans. I'm sure that'll pass and besides the tattoo is awesome and healed quick.

 

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@bongasu, they're monmon cats. I posted a link in the latest tattoo thread a couple weeks ago. Both times I wasn't in the best shape health wise so I know that was a bit of an issue for me. Still worth doing for sure after seeing the results.

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Just now, oboogie said:

You may not think that if you run out of room to tattoo.

i suppose. 

i was thinking if the person only has a few tattoos, even a sleeve...an armpit tat would not look good. if they're covered with tattoos, who cares? 

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so...logistics...this really dumb (and awesome) tattoo idea is starting to manifest...do you think it is realistic to get both armpits at once ? in terms of pain threshold but also healing both at once? i'm considering a 3 session strategy ... line both at once / colour fill one / colour fill the other. if i go out of town that means scheduling/cost of 3 trips. or i could be an idiot and try and do it all at once. 

thoughts? 

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On 12/8/2016 at 10:35 AM, bongsau said:

so...logistics...this really dumb (and awesome) tattoo idea is starting to manifest...do you think it is realistic to get both armpits at once ? in terms of pain threshold but also healing both at once? i'm considering a 3 session strategy ... line both at once / colour fill one / colour fill the other. if i go out of town that means scheduling/cost of 3 trips. or i could be an idiot and try and do it all at once. 

thoughts? 

hell ! if you're going to do both anyway,and the artist has the time,just do them both at the same visit,may as well !   see how it feels and go from there  ?

it's going to hurt the same now or later.

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I'd hope that the 'pit is better than the white meat under the upper arm. I had 2 tattoos done last year, bouncing back and forth between the 2 arms. If the 'pit is anything like the under arm, I'll pass on it. I  had the top of my right foot done last night, not at all painful. I was expecting it to be worse.

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I originally started this armpit thread 2.5 years ago...so I planned the work and started working the plan! And in the spirit of LST I put a god damn panther on (in?) it. Lines were made last week by my new homie Dick HaRD tATtz :13_upside_down:

...the sit was waaaay easier than you would expect, mind you it was just the lines. Held a conversation, lots of laughs from the tickle in the 'pits and the hilarious shop talk with the homies at Champion Tattoo in good ol' Edmonton, AB.

I'll tell ya, not wearing deodorant all week has been quite liberating. Going back next Friday to shade in, will see how far I get. Just means more time to hang out in the shop.

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Healing update - it hasn't been a picnic for the 4 days post-tattoo. Skin is so raw and tender. Almost easier taking the tattoo than healing it so far ! I dry heal so that is probably adding to the level of discomfort. Can't raise your arms above your shoulder without that tight burning feeling. But I suppose that every place you get a tattoo is gonna have its unique sensation of discomfort when you heal. As my buddy said, just gotta suck it up for a week and deal with the uncomfortable healing and then hey you're the guy with sick armpit tatts.

Armpits is such a great spot for a tattoo and honestly it isn't as painful to take as you would expect. The worst spots were on the upper arm part of the pit (where the rip-outs are on mine), not on the body side, go figure. Right in the centre of pit where you would think it would be brutal was the easiest to manage. If you have a rib tattoo or an upper inner arm tattoo you are golden for pits. So I say go for it if you've been thinking about it. Hesitate a bit, that's normal, then just go for it and don't look back! I did and have no regrats and a pretty incredible pair of tattoos that fit like they were always meant to be there.

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