ominous-light

Would this work as a half sleeve tattoo?

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Hey! I'm new here and really wanted to do a half sleeve tattoo close to this image, with less info (like the faces).

A tattoo artist I talked to said it's too symmetric and won't work out so well because of the arm's natural shape and everything.

What do you guys think? It'll be my first tattoo and I'd really appreciate some thoughts. Thanks!
 

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I think that artist just couldn't be bothered to do all that detail and gave you some BS, never heard "too symmetrical" used to turn down a design. :4_joy:

Go to someone better and give him that design and maybe some other reference images to illustrate what you're imagining. Think about what style of tattooing you're going for, color or black and gray, etc. Where are you located so we can suggest some good artists?

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Thank you all for the help! He said there was too much detail, too. I'll consult other artists with a similar style. I live in São Paulo, Synesthesia! But I'm moving to Toronto in a few months if you know someone there.

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7 hours ago, ominous-light said:

Thank you all for the help! He said there was too much detail, too. I'll consult other artists with a similar style. I live in São Paulo, Synesthesia! But I'm moving to Toronto in a few months if you know someone there.

Evan Dowdell is nearby, he mostly does color illustrative stuff but I've seen him do some good black and gray. His composition is excellent, imo, and he could put together a really nice half sleeve: https://www.instagram.com/evandowdell/

Same with Travis McGregor: https://www.instagram.com/travis666/

If you can make it into NYC, the world is your oyster. There's tons of world class artists at just two shops alone: New York Adorned and King's Avenue. I would personally suggest Rose Hardy (https://www.instagram.com/rosehardy/) or maybe Matt Black if you want it to be really geometric heavy (https://www.instagram.com/mattblacktattoo/).

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