tc3500

American Traditional Artist for sleeve

Recommended Posts

I am looking for an Artist to do a sleeve on my left arm. Hoping that I can get a few names from this post to do more research.

Here is a pic of a sleeve that I really love, the limited color palette and spacing just really speak to me. Thanks for any help you can offer guys..............

222_Scrapbook_144895525442264.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I failed to mention that location isn't too much of an issue, I live in Alaska and will travel to get the work done. The West Coast is easiest, Vegas would be fantastic.....but willing to go to most any location for the right artist. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I almost think I would rather have tattoos from several different artists on a sleeve like that

especially as the sleeve uses the negative space well

you ever watch the true love tattoo series on youtube

if you were coming my way i would point you to 2 shops

electric in asbury nj

and smith st in brooklyn ny

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like something one of the Spider Murphy's (or formerly Spider Murphy's) people could do really well, to just scratch the surface. If you look around on here, you'll find a lot of pictures of a bodysuit that Stuart Cripwell did that might inspire you. Check out the "tattoos & negative space" thread. @sophistre has a beautiful sleeve from Greg Whitehead that's traditional in style but with a really unique twist.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Marley, I am pretty new to tattoos and kind of assumed that to get the consistency I see in that sleeve it would need to be done by one artist and have the color applied pretty much at one time. Additionally, since I will travel for this I was thinking that many hours over several days with one artist would be smart budget wise.

I do LOVE Brooklyn and will look into both of those shops. Would be hard to go there and not have to add days of extra curricular activities that would double the price of the adventure, lol.

Thanks Polliwog!....exactly the kind oh help I'm looking for with this post, never occurred to me to search 'negative space'. This is the first time I have tried to research a tattoo that includes several images.....appreciate your post so much.

Edited by tc3500
comment to polliwog

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

check out the true love series tho

the guy hits like 10 northeast tattooers to do a sleeve one after the other

heavy hitters in the traditional style too

may give you some ideas

the guys at smith all have styles that are similar

and in that case a sleeve done by the four of them

would probably look pretty awesome

enjoy the process

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am not opposed to having multiple artists apply the sleeve, but was concerned that the color consistency may be an issue.....along with extra cost of travel. Maybe I should question some of the artists that I am considering as to the color concern. Thanks for the comments and for the artist names that have been posted here so far, these are just the kind of tattooers I was hoping to see work from.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yep as long as you go with classic colours (as opposed to "crazy" colours!) you'll be all good. i second Paul Dobleman - Zachnelligan and Ivan Anthonyshev are other faves....travelling is all part of the fun no? You could always go in pairs if you want to vary the artists a bit but keep more consistency.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't go wrong with Great Lakes Tattoo in Chicago. I'm in Minneapolis and like Leviticus but most people here will suggest Aloha Monkey and they are not wrong. Come to the Midwest. Most of the people in Alaska are from Minnesota anyway so you will feel comfortable here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I am not opposed to having multiple artists apply the sleeve, but was concerned that the color consistency may be an issue.....along with extra cost of travel. Maybe I should question some of the artists that I am considering as to the color concern. Thanks for the comments and for the artist names that have been posted here so far, these are just the kind of tattooers I was hoping to see work from.

You can have all three of these guys contribute to a nice sleeve for you.

California Electric tattoo parlour, Soquel, Santa Cruz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
@Joe Shit....WOW!! There have been many great artists recommended in this thread so far, but Holy Smokes man!!....Really loving the art you linked, especially Herb Auerbach, but could easily see myself getting a lot of the work done by any of the three. Thank You SO much!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
@Joe Shit....WOW!! There have been many great artists recommended in this thread so far, but Holy Smokes man!!....Really loving the art you linked, especially Herb Auerbach, but could easily see myself getting a lot of the work done by any of the three. Thank You SO much!!

Herb and Stefan are great guys. My wife and I both have work from them. Totally recommended.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Can't go wrong with Great Lakes Tattoo in Chicago. I'm in Minneapolis and like Leviticus but most people here will suggest Aloha Monkey and they are not wrong. Come to the Midwest. Most of the people in Alaska are from Minnesota anyway so you will feel comfortable here.

Yay another Minnesotan on here. We have a lot of good shops here, a lot of bad ones too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can I third the recommendation for getting tattooed in the Midwest? I've only been to Tattoo Faction and Aloha Monkey and was/am frankly too new to tattoos/derpy because of nerves to fully appreciate either of them, but the people there are so friendly (coming from famously reserved New England) and you could get an amazing sleeve by picking flash off the wall with help from an artist at either place in terms of placement and whatnot. Going to a place with the history of Aloha Monkey and getting flash from a bunch of people who've been involved with it over the years could be a super fun way to approach this--Kandi Everett girl, Rollo dagger-stabbing-a-thing, etc etc. Plus the cost of staying there while you get this done might be lower than on either of the coasts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recent Posts

    • Hi All,   Just joined here. I have admired tattoos for most of my life. I have some old stuff from over 25 years ago and have decided to take the plunge and get some more. I will looking at getting some full multisession pieces done. One here in Florida and One in Europe as I fly to Germany to visit my wifes family usually twice a year. Hope I can get some great advice help on the European work and artists and make some new friends. Hopefully I will be talking to all of you really soon!!
    • Hi @HollyJoy I just happened to check in to the forum today for the first time since my last post.  Good timing with your post. Regarding updates, I continue to see progress since my second session, which occurred nearly 14 weeks ago.  I read somewhere that from an economical standpoint, it may be better to space out your sessions at least 12 weeks apart.  This makes sense to me as there are still ink droplets being removed by your immune system and the more that is removed, the higher the contrast between what remains and what no longer remains, thus having potentially greater effectiveness on the remaining tattoo.   I am trying to bring myself to schedule my next session.     I would like to make a comment in a general way about how I view removal at this point.  Essentially, I am pleased that this is a technology that is available.  I will continue to stick with it until my tattoo is lightened enough to go over or completely removed (yet to be determined if that is even possible).  I am hopeful that the new "RAP" technology will do all that is promised in terms of reducing sessions and price of tattoo removal.  *With everything above being said, I am not sure this was all worth it.  1)The pain is significant and recovery time negatively impacts my ability to live my life the way I would like to, active, gym, mountainbiking, playing with my kids, swimming, or even wearing a tie to work.  2)The cost is truly upsetting considering that each session is in excess of the price I paid for the tattoo in the first place.  3)The amount of time this process will take, amount of weeks of recovery essentially will make it about a year and a half of trauma, recovery of two weeks, three to five weeks of feeling better - to normal, then blasting myself with a laser again, repeating the process about 10 times.   4)The results are still uncertain.  In order to get to a point where I can tell how my body and the tattoo is responding to the treatment, we have to dial in settings and undergo enough sessions that there is no turning back.   4.b) I've seen results online and nearly always I think (that tattoo didn't look so bad before but certainly looks like a horrible smudgy mess now) and I wonder if that will be me in half a year.  Then what?  Half a year of a giant smudgy mess on my neck.   I can't write any of this without cringing at how, spoiled this all sounds.  I got a F'ing tattoo on my neck.  I got what I paid for and deserve what comes with it.  I love tattoos.  well, good tattoos.  Part of what makes tattoos special, unique, powerful is not just the difficulties endured to get it, both in pain and money, but that it IS permanent.  Most of its "edgyness" comes from this defining attribute that sets it apart from just drawing on myself with washable markers.  The fact it can be undone or potentially erased, takes some of the weight out of tattoos, waters down their significance and thus dilutes their power to some extent in my mind.  And yet, laser technology means I can try to amend an impulsive decision I made that I know regret.  And that last statement sums up why I'm doing this, against the 1-4b I listed above.  I have regretted this tattoo pretty soon after I got it.  having it affects my wardrobe choices every day and doubly so at work, and the mere possibility that I could get it removed was never far from my mind once I admitted to myself I was unhappy with it.   I plan to call for an appointment for my 3rd session tomorrow.  Once it is confirmed, I will post some pre-session pictures to compare progress since the last, and then post more photos after this next session.     I hope this long post is helpful to all who read it.  I realize I made some "philosophical" statements that I certainly don't think are true for everyone but accurately depict how I see things right now.   Sincerely,   Slarti
  • Last Sparrow Tattoo Sponsors

  • Instagram #LastSparrow

  • Recent Topics