Hi guys, (posting in this section as I can’t post in any other it seems)
I have a guest spot in Canada all planned for next year, I’ll be going over from the UK. I just want to know what other artists usually do with getting through customs etc, as I know if they have a slight inkling that I’ll be working over there they’ll probably send me straight back home.
Ive been told about mailing over my tattoo supplies beforehand, but that also sometimes that gets denied when checked out by customs, and sent back.
I’m absolutely stumped with how to go about this, and am thinking of cancelling entirely and just having a holiday instead haha, as tickets are already bought and I don’t want to risk losing out on even being let into the country.
Thanks for any help!
So - here's my dilemma.
My goal is "squid pants". And I honestly don't really care much what all goes into them. I have a (short) list of things that I don't want... but otherwise I care more about just having good looking work on me. I want "fancy" legs. That's it.
So how do I convey this to potential tattooers without sounding like a total flake? I worry that if I say "I don't care, do whatever you want, except for "x" things" they'll brush me off as someone who is in it just for some kind of status thing or something... which isn't the case at all. It's VERY personal to me. It's just that I'm not attached to any specific imagery.
I don't want to "overshare" with my tale of woe about why exactly I need fancy legs... but I don't want to get written off either...
Hey everyone, im new to the site but id like your opinions on my tats :D
these are links to the 2 i have on my chest, i would like to continue the theme all over my front upper body, chest, ribs, stomach, abdomen and maybe 1 sleeve as well. i have the beginings of a sugar skull on my stomach, but its not finished yet so im not posting it! :) but i love the dia de los muertos style of tats, i think they are beautiful.
my latest piece - tattoo.yeeti.com skull on right side
my latest - tattoo.yeeti.com la katrina on the left.
I also started doing a pin up leg, i have 2 on there,
pin up - tattoo.yeeti.com left calf
pin up - tattoo.yeeti.com left thigh
and a horror character leg on the right
nurse from silent hill - tattoo.yeeti.com right thigh
heeeeeeeres Johnny!!! - tattoo.yeeti.com right calf
be happy for input, ideas and feedback. thanks all! :D
I'm wanting to have an artist here finish up my entire leg with some
Traditional pieces that tie together.
Just wondering if it would be better to get em all done or at least placed and the ideas set at once or just get some here and there over time. It's a question for the artist really but I've still got a couple of months before its even possible so I thought id get the opinions of you swell folks
I've got both shins done as of right now and have an appt on the 20th to add a new piece to my leg, the part I'm having trouble with is placement. I know I want it on the inside of my leg on the upper portion of my calf (it's not going to be too big). I guess my concern is having the rest of the tattoos on that leg look to evenly place and not random and it looking kind of dull. Is there a way to go about filling around a shin tattoo or if anyone else started out with a tattoo on your shin, how did you go about filling the rest of your lower leg?
Before I start, I'll say that I don't want to try to treat this forum as a place to get medical advice (but if there is something that is wrong feel free to open my eyes to it), just wondering if this has happened to others and to connect the dots.
Okay I have now moved below my knee for my squid pants, and it seems every week (weekly sessions) my leg will swell up, my ankles getting the worst of it. If the area thats tattooed is near my ankles it will turn red. I've talked with my tattooer about it, and both him and I assume its just from having to stand for 13 hours a day. Healing is a wee bit slower and the scabs are thicker then when it was my thigh. While I'm sleeping I've been keeping my leg elevated, and it helps take some of the swelling down, until I get back to work the next day.
So my question is, how has been the healing period for you guys/girls that have had their calf/shins done?