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I've got a new negative space tattoo and it looks awesome. One part is bothering me though, the line you can see i've pointed to is thinner than i'd like. Would it be possible to get some light brown ink ( to match my skin colour ) and widen it a tiny bit once it's healed ?

It's " olde english " and i've attached a picture of roughly what it's supposed to look like.

I know for now it's probably OK but over time as we all know, text can smudge and blur abit, potentially making the line invisible. 

The other thing is, I could just leave it, and in future fill the letters in red, so it's red and black.

 

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As you can see, the " A " on the left has a thicker line, wheras on the right it's thinner

 

 

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7 hours ago, MakaveliX said:

I've got a new negative space tattoo and it looks awesome. One part is bothering me though, the line you can see i've pointed to is thinner than i'd like. Would it be possible to get some light brown ink ( to match my skin colour ) and widen it a tiny bit once it's healed ?

It's " olde english " and i've attached a picture of roughly what it's supposed to look like.

I know for now it's probably OK but over time as we all know, text can smudge and blur abit, potentially making the line invisible. 

The other thing is, I could just leave it, and in future fill the letters in red, so it's red and black.

 

 

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As you can see, the " A " on the left has a thicker line, wheras on the right it's thinner

 

 

 

I would leave it alone,  and if you don't want to leave it alone, ask the tattooer that did it.

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31 minutes ago, Dan said:

I would leave it alone,  and if you don't want to leave it alone, ask the tattooer that did it.

Thanks. I'll ask the tattooist when I see them next.

Hopefully it can be corrected by a tiny light line.

As I said the other option could be to fill the letters red in future if I wanted to add to it. But for now I like the negative space.

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Hi, I'm sorry if this is not the right topic but I'm worried about my new tattoo that I just got yesterday. I accidentally had a small piece of skin removed from my tattoo today. it stuck to my jacket. so i would like some advice on what to do about it; is it serious; will it damage my tattoo

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On 8/23/2021 at 6:10 AM, norah said:

Hi, I'm sorry if this is not the right topic but I'm worried about my new tattoo that I just got yesterday. I accidentally had a small piece of skin removed from my tattoo today. it stuck to my jacket. so i would like some advice on what to do about it; is it serious; will it damage my tattoo

There is NOTHING you can do until it heals. Wait 6 - 8 weeks, then IF it needs fixing, see the artist that gave you the tattoo. You know that the ink goes UNDER the skin, right? 6 - 8 weeks, no matter how many times you ask, or how you rephrase the question. 

Good luck.

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On 8/15/2021 at 9:33 AM, MakaveliX said:

Thanks. I'll ask the tattooist when I see them next.

Hopefully it can be corrected by a tiny light line.

As I said the other option could be to fill the letters red in future if I wanted to add to it. But for now I like the negative space.

You are going to fix anything by screwing around with it. It's on your skin now. Learn to love it.

Sticking red or a tiny line in there isn't going to fix it. I'm not sure what you think that would do? It's still going to be too close.

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On 8/23/2021 at 3:59 PM, oboogie said:

Sticking red or a tiny line in there isn't going to fix it. I'm not sure what you think that would do? It's still going to be too close.

I thought it would make the letters stand out a bit so that the black doesn't close the gap and impede the letters ?

 

If i look at the tattoo now it's actually much clearer than it was in the second picture.

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On 8/23/2021 at 11:10 AM, MakaveliX said:

I thought it would make the letters stand out a bit so that the black doesn't close the gap and impede the letters ?

 

If i look at the tattoo now it's actually much clearer than it was in the second picture.

It's going to be a mess if you try to fix it.

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On 8/23/2021 at 5:17 PM, Hogrider said:

It's going to be a mess if you try to fix it.

 

OK fair enough.

I don't think it's entirely the artists fault as I'm the one who suggested the font.

I did have another tattoo done last week from the same artist. I'll post a picture once it's finished scabbing to see what you guys think.

I'll think twice before going back I think.

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On 8/23/2021 at 10:10 AM, MakaveliX said:

I thought it would make the letters stand out a bit so that the black doesn't close the gap and impede the letters ?

 

If i look at the tattoo now it's actually much clearer than it was in the second picture.

No. That is not how tattoos work. Just leave it alone. Seriously. Quit asking. You wanted help. You got it. Do not try to "fix" it.

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On 8/23/2021 at 7:39 PM, oboogie said:

No. That is not how tattoos work. Just leave it alone. Seriously. Quit asking. You wanted help. You got it. Do not try to "fix" it.

OK dude i'll take the advice and leave it alone.

Quick question. One of them I got 10 days ago has nearly finished scabbing. It looks a fair bit lighter, will it darken again once it's fully healed in a month or so ?

Pretty sure the artist diluted some of the ink as even after I got the tattoo it wasn't as black as others i've had from other artists

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On 8/23/2021 at 12:37 PM, MakaveliX said:

 

I don't think it's entirely the artists fault as I'm the one who suggested the font.

 

It's the artist's responsibility to educate their clients about what works and what doesn't, as well as the risk of how a tattoo could turn out. I wouldn't use that artist again anyway. Look closely at those lines and the saturation.

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On 8/23/2021 at 8:07 PM, Hogrider said:

It's the artist's responsibility to educate their clients about what works and what doesn't, as well as the risk of how a tattoo could turn out. I wouldn't use that artist again anyway. Look closely at those lines and the saturation.

Artist is an apprentice but i've had work from other apprentices before which turned out good.

Guess I should nip it in the bud and not go back for any more. If I need any touch ups ( NOT alterations )  i'll go to a different artist - as even after it was done some parts were clearly more light than others.  Is it possible to get a touch up from an artist other than place who did the tattoo ?

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On 8/23/2021 at 7:39 PM, oboogie said:

No. That is not how tattoos work. Just leave it alone. Seriously. Quit asking. You wanted help. You got it. Do not try to "fix" it.

Learn to live with it is good advice so thanks for that.

I was a bit upset the day I had it done as it didn't turn out that great. However it seems to be a bit better now it's healing.

I had two sets done, one 10 days ago and one last friday. Don't think i'll go back to be fair.

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On 8/23/2021 at 2:13 PM, MakaveliX said:

Learn to live with it is good advice so thanks for that.

I was a bit upset the day I had it done as it didn't turn out that great. However it seems to be a bit better now it's healing.

I had two sets done, one 10 days ago and one last friday. Don't think i'll go back to be fair.

I wouldn't.

By the way, a lot of artists don't like to touch up other artists work, so good luck with that. But yeah. No more work from that artist.

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On 8/24/2021 at 4:49 PM, oboogie said:

By the way, a lot of artists don't like to touch up other artists work, so good luck with that. But yeah. No more work from that artist.

OK fair enough... An artist would be more inclined to do a touch-up if i'm getting a new tattoo from them right ?

My plan is to wait until they've fully healed - find a good artist such as the ones I used originally before this tattoo and then ask them to do a touch-up whilst doing whichever new tattoo I want next..

I have found a place which has exceptional work and state they can rework older tattoos.

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On 8/24/2021 at 11:01 AM, MakaveliX said:

OK fair enough... An artist would be more inclined to do a touch-up if i'm getting a new tattoo from them right ?

My plan is to wait until they've fully healed - find a good artist such as the ones I used originally before this tattoo and then ask them to do a touch-up whilst doing whichever new tattoo I want next..

I have found a place which has exceptional work and state they can rework older tattoos.

Older meaning, the one you just got? DUDE. Let it heal! 😂

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On 8/24/2021 at 9:53 PM, oboogie said:

Older meaning, the one you just got? DUDE. Let it heal! 😂

I will dude i'm learning to like the tattoo now.

Any idea why the black ink I got from the artist wasn't as black as other tattoos i've had ?

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On 8/25/2021 at 3:04 PM, MakaveliX said:

I will dude i'm learning to like the tattoo now.

Any idea why the black ink I got from the artist wasn't as black as other tattoos i've had ?

Probably because it was done by an apprentice. Apprentice means they are still learning. They are learning on you.

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On 8/26/2021 at 12:31 PM, Hogrider said:

Probably because it was done by an apprentice. Apprentice means they are still learning. They are learning on you.

 

Makes sense. Partially my fault for not researching the artist first as they specialise in traditional, not text. The first one they did came out ok, it's just the second one which is really bothering me. I'll post a pic when it's finished scabbing

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On 8/29/2021 at 1:02 PM, Hogrider said:

No, your best course of action is laser to get it as light as possible and a cover up. And next time find a really good artist.

OK thanks!

There is a place that specialises in laser removal down the road so when I get a chance in the future i'll consider that.

I'll keep it as it as at the moment as i'm happier with it now. The edges are supposed to be spikey by the way. In my opinion it's just the " M " which lets it down, otherwise i'd be content with it. I do look at the M and think, how the hell did he manage to cock that up. I've shown a decent artist and they also agreed that guy I got the tattoo from did a terrible job.

And yes I know a very good artist round here so i'll speak to them about a cover-up in future

 

Thanks

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