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  3. Milkbread

    Not liking my new Tattoo, panic attacks

    I think it looks amazing!!! I actually really really love it. Don't worry, it's easy to have tattoo remorse. Especially for bigger pieces-- really, you just need some time to adjust to the change. Hopefully soon you will start feeling it as part of yourself!
  4. Dan

    Taking a step into "visible" tattoos

    funny thing with me, in the 80's when I started getting tattooed, I started on my lower arms, from my biceps to my wrists first. LOL now they are everywhere on my body, actually in the last 10 years or so of getting tattooed I have been placing them in the most visible spots I can find, now running out of visible room. I'm lucky,my work is 100% good with visible tattoos and I love showing them in my work and personal life, many of my coworkers also have tattoos. I love the attention I get and conversations I have because of my tattoos.
  5. SStu

    Advice wanted please.

    Yep. It all depends on how the artist's design fits in/around your existing work. In any case many laser techs charge by the minute (with a minimum), and both of those old ones aren't very big - so hitting the black shouldn't add much if any extra expense overall for each session. They are dark enough that you'll likely need 3-4 sessions to lighten it up a good bit.
  6. SStu

    Hello

    Hiya, Derby. Welcome.
  7. oboogie

    Taking a step into "visible" tattoos

    I started my arm tattoos with half sleeves. A lot of people didn't know they were there. In May, I added the lower arm and now have a full sleeve on my right arm. It is clearly a lot more noticeable, but I can wear long sleeves and generally cover it up. My lower legs are also nearly covered, and it took a little while to branch out to fully-visible-all-the-time tattoos. I understand why you're giving this lots of thought. Either do it or don't. It is up to you at this point. 🙂
  8. Derbysmith

    Hello

    Hello, I'm from Turkey, and I'm a tattoo apprentice, nice to meet you
  9. Hogrider

    Taking a step into "visible" tattoos

    Long sleeve shirts, even rolled up to the elbow will cover it. Not a big deal. Full sleeve is more of a big deal because even though a long sleeve shirt will cover it most of the time, every time you reach for something, the shirt rides up and your wrists are visible.
  10. Gingerninja

    Mermaid Tattoos

    My mermaid tattoo by Theo Mindell.
  11. AverageJer

    Taking a step into "visible" tattoos

    I don't know the answer but I 100% understand the question as I'm pretty much in the same boat. I expect I'll cross over at some point in the next few years but also maybe I won't. Part of me likes having a bunch if secret tattoos at work. I also want to wait until I can go with something really good which has a financial decision aspect to it. Good luck!
  12. Got a bit of a newbie question. I've got 3 rather decent size pieces on my lower leg, pretty much covering it. I know the typical response is "screw what everyone else thinks" but looking for a bit more of an answer, if possible. I don't have any issue with having these seen, wear shorts all the time and so forth. I have been on a waiting list for nearly a year now with Jay Quarles at Black 13 in Nashville, and my time is coming up this month to schedule a session in August. We discussed doing a shoulder to elbow piece. Which I do want. I just have this thing in my head about having work on my arms because 90% of the time, it will be visible, and this kinda changes things for me. Im 6'5" so with long arms, short sleeves cover about 40% of my upper arm, if that. Anyone had a similar thought process? Partially it's my wife likening it to, my leg tattoos are just being in a serious relationship. but going to the arms is getting married to the process. idk if this is weighing on it too much for me. dont wanna do it and not be 100% on it. debating letting my number pass, finishing my leg, then revisit the idea down the road. or just am i over thinking it, and will be good to go.
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  14. So far my armpit was the most painful, and this might sound crazy but my thigh would be a close second. That thing hurt like a bitch. I was pretty surprised I was in so much pain, considering I have a sleeve and the only part that really bothered me was my armpit.
  15. Gingerninja

    Advice wanted please.

    Hey! Welcome. It's really hard to say how many laser treatments you will need. Depend upon the ink(s) used, how deep they went, your body and the type of laser used. I'd find your artist as you are getting your laser treatments and ask them how light it needs to be. Remember that laser treatments take time...several months or more as well as time to heal between treatments. My advice? Start your laser treatments and get your artist lined up!
  16. Greedo51

    Advice wanted please.

    I want to get cover up my crappy chinese tattoo i got when I was a teenager. I would like to replace it with a high quality black and white sleeve from a very good artist similar to the images provided. My question is. How much laser treatment will i have to do to fade the old one? Will i just need to get the red and yellow ink lasered or do I need to fade the black too? I want to know because since lasering is so expensive i don't want to spend money lasering the black if it isn't necessary. Thanks!
  17. Carmelita

    Not liking my new Tattoo, panic attacks

    Hi there. Just wanted to say thanks to all of you for your feedback and compliments. As an update, I'm feeling so much better about my tattoo and I'm liking it more and more and it has become part of me and who I am. I had some tough times and wow my mind went crazy. You're opinions and words have helped me a lot getting over the negative thoughts and emotions I had and I'm really glad time has made me realise why I got my crow and even though I couldn't really show it off yet, I'm quite proud about it. This is a great community here and I really appreciate the honest feedback I got. Thank you!
  18. oboogie

    Foot aftercare

    Both of my feet are done. I just wore sandals that didn't hit the tattooed part until they healed and kept my feet really clean.
  19. Colored Guy

    Post shitty things you have been doing recently

    Minor shitty thing... broke my 4-speed about 6 weeks back. I was attempting a 2-3 shift at 4000 RPMs and it came out of 3rd gear hard. I limped home with a noisy transmission using 4th gear. Found a local guy to fix it up for only $400 which included a new cluster gear and some better used parts.
  20. Colored Guy

    Foot aftercare

    I was out of work when I had my last foot tattoo done. I went barefoot most of the time and since it was December I was inside quite a bit. It healed quickly and no big scabbing.
  21. Colored Guy

    Relationships and tattoos

    I'm dating a lady that loves tattoos, she's been there with me for some of my recent work and she even got one herself. I believe that she does not do well with pain, but she has the next one picked out. I was in the shop having some forearm work done in April and the artist likes her and she's allowed to sit close and watch her work. The GF took offense to something I said and that spread a poop mist over the shop vibe. I just said to her, maybe you should be going. And she did, that was almost the end of us.
  22. Colored Guy

    Skin rejecting ink

    I have had trouble with the color red years ago and more recently, also some yellows don't take well on me. I'm using more of an orange and that stays in a lot better than the red. The yellow just gets touched up now and then.
  23. Colored Guy

    Hand Tattoos

    I retire from work in less than a couple of years and I'll wait on the hand ink. But that's what I said about my 2 neck tattoos...
  24. Colored Guy

    More tattoo regret

    I have had the same thing happen and one day you will LOVE the tattoo. The bigger the tattoo, the bigger the adjustment you may have.
  25. Colored Guy

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    This was done in April, Gina Sherry is the artist, shop is Studio 69 Tattoo, Ronkonkoma NY.
  26. Even if they move shop they usually come back and visit. If its not too far just go get it done with them, you'll both appreciate going out of the way to get AT LEAST one last piece done together.
  27. so wait for the original artist,have that person finish it,well,unless they move to Germany or whatever !
  28. That would be a tough call. If it were me, since it is started, I'd stay with the artist and then re-evaluate after that one is finished.
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