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  1. 7 points
    Dan

    Hey

  2. 7 points
    Hygge.

    Upcoming Tattoos

    more pictures! I also got a traditional piece in May! I must say it's my favourite piece so far :) Enviado desde mi Redmi Note 8 Pro mediante Tapatalk
  3. 6 points
    Boiled Dove

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Hey all, haven't been around for a while but I did go through another shading session with Chad on the big bat that I thought I would share.
  4. 5 points
    Anxioussoup

    New here and starting major project!

    Hi Friends! I'm new here. In November I'll be starting a full back piece. My artist is Travis Hulshizer at The Green Gazelle in Kansas City. We wrapped up my sleeve a couple years ago and finally am ready to start my next project. It'll be a full back piece centered around a turkey vulture with feminine imagery to balance it. I'm also a VERY anxious person and am already nervous about the pain. I was able to sit for 5-6 hour sessions for my sleeve but I hear the back is pretty rough. Also, for ladies, and tips on the best way to dress for comfort and easy access to my full back? Thanks!
  5. 5 points
    Dan

    you want a tattoo

  6. 5 points
    I haven’t got any back pieces done but I have my shoulder. Why not try wearing a bikini top? Then that way there’s only two strings to contend with and they can be untied when he gets to the center. Your front would still be covered (you’d be lying on your stomach most likely, or maybe sitting in a chair leaning on the back?). Your sleeve is amazing, I love it.
  7. 5 points
    Dan

    New tattoo regret

    it looks cool, I like it,it does not look like a swastika to me.tell your friend to stfu
  8. 5 points
    Hygge.

    Upcoming Tattoos

    I finally did it! took more than anticipated due to the pandemic but it's done :) Enviado desde mi Redmi Note 8 Pro mediante Tapatalk
  9. 5 points
    jadore

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Done two days ago, very happy!
  10. 4 points
    Hands On

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this guy from Scott Harrison last Sunday. Aside from the dope tattoo, I also got some great stories. If you're anywhere near the PNW, you should make your way to Portland and get work from this legend before he re-retires!
  11. 4 points
    Mdk

    Is this normal outline work

    Some good news, found a artist who will take the work on, I will have to accept a compromise on the original work. But he is going to extend it as a half sleeve and hide a lot of the inconsistencies. Estimated around 6-8 hrs work. It will be two sessions, first one will be the 14th after a cancellation opened up a slot. I was offered a full cover up, but it would be a very dark piece which I don't really want. The original artist has now offered me a full refund, while it helps its still not a great situation.
  12. 4 points
    I must admit the flakes of skin that are coming off are still coming off a little bit sticky with the Dermalize that didn’t come off. Thank you all for putting my mind at ease a bit! 🙂 Here’s my other tattoo on the other side 🙂
  13. 4 points
    It's too early to tell. It isn't remotely healed yet. You need to just look after it, don't over moisturize it, and keep it clean. You can always get it touched up. Is this your first tattoo?
  14. 4 points
    Hogrider

    New here and starting major project!

    All parts of the back are not equal. I almost fell asleep while my artist was working on my upper back. When he hit the love handles though, that smarts!
  15. 4 points
    Snick

    Infected tattoo

    Yes I'm from the US. Thank you for letting me know, I will report this to the local health department tomorrow morning, have already been in contact with the shop letting them know what the problem is. I've cleaned everything as thorough as possible back at my house. Trying to stay strong and have a positive mindset.
  16. 4 points
    Hollie

    Infected tattoo

    Holy potatoes Batman. That’s bloody terrible! I’d highly suggest you let the artist know also... who knows if it was picked up there or during the mending process. Either way, it’s good to inform them. I’m so sorry to that you’ve had such a rough time. I hope you heal up ASAP and you’re able to enjoy your tattoo, finally.
  17. 4 points
    Hey there - you are using WAY TOO MUCH ointment. Clean your tattoo gently with antibacterial soap, pat GENTLY with a paper towel or let air dry then use a rice sized dab of ointment. You are smothering your tattoo! When did you get it? Is that your first tattoo? @Marciyah D
  18. 4 points
    Just got back from my first session since the pandemic hit. Never had a chance to get a touch up and glad that I was finally able to! My artist, Joshua Ross, gave it another pass through (going over the outlines especially). Should settle in nicely once healed. Now on to the itching, my favorite part. And whatever anxieties I felt a few weeks back have subsided. I'm embarrassed to have freaked out over it, and I really am quite proud of the way it's come out. Btw, I was stoked to find out that my tattoo was featured in the official Queen fan club magazine this month. Anyway, thanks to everyone who took the time to read and respond in this topic. Cheers.
  19. 4 points
    SStu

    Infected tattoo

    It still looks very wet. If you're putting anything on it not prescribed by your doctor then stop, for sure. Tattoos need air to heal.
  20. 4 points
    looks totally normal for a healing tattoo
  21. 3 points
    Dan

    Tattoo

    looks 100% normal to me. what could it be ? , it's a 5 day old tattoo ! don't over moisturize it.
  22. 3 points
    Hogrider

    Opinion about style

    I think it looks great and I'm NOT fooling when I say that. Wear it proudly!
  23. 3 points
    Hogrider

    Scarring or paranoia?

    If you know, why are you asking? asking for a friend
  24. 3 points
    Got Goku october last year, and Darth Maul June this year
  25. 3 points
    oboogie

    Is this normal outline work

    Dude. Don't lie to him. It is AWFUL. It is badly done and amateurish. There isn't a straight line to be seen anywhere. All the damn shading in the world can't fix that horrible tattoo.
  26. 3 points
    oboogie

    Is this normal outline work

    If you can walk in and ask to get a tattoo that large, RUN AWAY. FAST.
  27. 3 points
    Mdk

    Is this normal outline work

    Thank you all for your comments, it just affirms what I thought. I have sent pictures and the original design to another artist that has a good reputation locally, and a fairly long waiting list, hopefully is a good sign. As much as it's disappointing I guess it's as much my own fault for not being more diligent. I have a day off tomorrow, I will see.if I can get a couple of consultations as well as what I have lined up already
  28. 3 points
    Thanks for the love and tips everyone! I'm definitely anxious for the pain aspect but I'm sure I can do it 😳 I'll be most excited when it's finished. I'm not one who enjoys the process!
  29. 3 points
    Ours does the same but he pees while doing it 🙃. He’s mental. Lol. We have a mini too, he’s 25 pounds and he’s adorable. Totally not tattoo related but here’s a pic of them.
  30. 3 points
    SStu

    What kind of style are these tattoos?

    If I had to try and categorize those I'd say they are both versions of no outline neo-realism. Having said that, the description would probably only mean something to someone who actually does that style. If you are new to tattoos I might suggest spending some time searching for old threads here that cover the topic of no outline tattoos. There is a lot of "for" and "against" on the matter, but it would be good for you to be educated about the possibilities.
  31. 3 points
  32. 3 points
    You "did" this tattoo three days ago? Who did it? You or an actual artist? Either way, a blowout is a blowout. Nothing you can do to "fix" it.
  33. 3 points
    oboogie

    New tattoo regret

    Ignore other people. It looks nothing like a swastika. The end.
  34. 3 points
    scottyg

    New tattoo regret

    sometimes a 4 is just a 4
  35. 3 points
    scottyg

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    here's the latest on my backpiece:
  36. 3 points
    Hogrider

    New tattoo regret

    Do a search. It’s very common to initially regret a new tattoo. Do you know what a swastika looks like? I’ve never seen one that looked like that. Don’t do anything without giving it a few months. I’ve seen a lot of disasters caused by people rushing out to “fix” something. It a nice tattoo, enjoy it.
  37. 3 points
    Have some of this and calm down! Seriously though, your tattoo is a disaster waiting to happen. The more you monkey with it, the worse it will look. If everyone else thinks it looks great, just accept it an move on. You are FAR more likely to make it worse, than make it better.
  38. 3 points
    Hollie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Recently got my first tattoo in the US. Originally from New Zealand where I have three others. Super happy with the result, two sessions 15/16 hours total. Done at stained skin in Columbus Ohio. Excuse the swelling on the inside and outside of my bicep, that shits painful LOL.
  39. 3 points
    JAC1961

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Here's a small one I got yesterday. It's a snail warrior, a symbol of the band Heilung. They play music derived from pre-viking northern tribes. Very ancestral.
  40. 2 points
    Hogrider

    Opinion about style

    The thing next to that other thing. 🙂 What part of only fooling is causing confusion?
  41. 2 points
    Dan

    Is this normal outline work

    ya I agree, that line work is pretty bad. the design is not good either, sorry,but that's what I see, don't go back to that guy.
  42. 2 points
    It takes 4- 6 weeks for a tattoo to heal. I wouldn't start to worry until then. BUT, it wouldn't hurt to send pics to the artist and ask them.
  43. 2 points
    super cute dogs , for sure, here is a good place to see some and post some of us animal lovers and our pets. and here is my 13yo mini aussie
  44. 2 points
    Eli88

    Newbie

    Just read, my bad 😞
  45. 2 points
    true, yeah it looks weird but has not changed in a few days. Maybe i'll lay off the moistorizing for a little bit?
  46. 2 points
    Thank you Dan!! Probably would’ve been out there forever
  47. 2 points
    Snick

    Infected tattoo

    Ive been in contact with him since I first started seeing something was off! It was most likely something that I did/ didn't do because the infection looks superficial, thank god. Thank you, me too this has been an awful experience.
  48. 2 points
    There're right and wrong ways to do this. The right way is to slog it out as a shop assistant, eat shit, pay your dues, then MAYBE earn the right to be an apprentice. Then eat more shit, pay more dues, then MAYBE earn the right to tattoo. Do it the right way.
  49. 2 points
    Yes lol that easy to tell huh thank you so much should I give it a break from the ointment after I wash it off if so how long @Gingerninja
  50. 2 points
    oboogie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    My artist's shop reopened with one person at a time and only two artists working. Everyone wears masks, and they can only get in a couple of scheduled tattoos a day (no walk-ins). Got this yesterday. My artist and I both love John Prine.