I'm beginning the process of wrapping my lower leg. I'm somewhat new to the tattoo scene. I do know there are no "rules" but more of a practice with certain styles. I am maintaining a fully traditional style. From the majority of what I've seen of traditional work, there is space left between each separate peace and sometimes filled in with the dots and stars. My question is. I've seen some cases where all of the tattoos overlap, leaving no vacant skin between them. Is this practice frowned upon from a traditional standpoint?
Thanks in advance
There's new video on YouTube made and about Jeff Gogue. It's him getting his 101 hours of work on his back in Japan, but also includes his work. He talks about have to surrender to be able to get a piece like that. Some interesting thoughts.
I love his works and really enjoyed the video.
Jeff Gogue - Surrender
My name is Sinister, I'm new to the world of tattooing, although I have had a desire to get a tattoo for many years of my childhood, I recently got my first one. Along with my one tatt, I also have 3 current piercings (had many before). I plan to get many more tattoos in the future and I figured I would sign up to get more info on various topics rather than bugging my tattoo artist too much.
....The Hell Is This Mess? | Dlisted
Thursday, January 13th 2011
....The Hell Is This Mess?
Why is rapper Gucci Mane (more like Marshalls Rattail) still trying to convince us that he's crazier than a former Club MTV dancer? That is the only explanation for why Gucci Mane got three scoops of blue (?) ice cream tattooed on his face cheek. If this isn't a yodel for a straitjacket, then I don't know what is. Getting an ice cream cone tattoo on your face is only okay if you've served time at the Kingdom of Caring Penitentiary. That's their equivalent of a teardrop tattoo.
When your face is starting to look like a water damaged Lisa Frank folder that's collecting dust in the corner of a junior high school homeroom, it's time to file for divorce from the tattoo needle for good. Gucci Mane may not regret this decision tomorrow morning, but he'll definitely regret it ONE morning. Even the tattoo artist is trying to gulp down the regret he feels from being an active participant in this fuckery.
How did/do you choose your first tattoo(s)?
What did it mean to you. Are you happy with it or would you do it differently today?
Can we see a picture and hear the story that assisted you in placing it on your body?