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  1. 7 points
    Oiocha

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Hi guys, some of you saw on instagram but I'm back from my visit with tomo and uploaded the progress pictures for my back. It was a doozy as always but I had a great time.
  2. 6 points
    Oiocha

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I always say "I'm not tough, I'm stubborn." I'm a total weenie I just already paid to sit down.
  3. 5 points
    pidjones

    Motorcycles

    Resurecting old thread to add my finished show bike and winter project rat bike.
  4. 5 points
    oboogie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this yesterday from my guy Josh Henderson—a start on my left sleeve. I’m covered shoulder to elbow, and now we’re conquering the forearm. Really thrilled with how it turned out. Very swollen and sore today, as expected.
  5. 5 points
    bongsau

    Mixing styles?

    I don't think there is anything wrong with getting one artist to do full cohesive and integrated pieces. Those tattoos are quite spectacular. I think though when you mix up styles, work with different tattooers you get a different experience and new perspectives. The tattoos become very collaborative between the receiver and the maker. You get to keep going on the neverending journey. You may make some mistakes, you may make great decisions, but the mash up of style and experience makes for very very interesting and real tattoo collections with many life lessons and realizations woven into your skin. You become a living quilt or "colouring book" as i say. At least that's what I'm going for.
  6. 4 points
    JessicaRae

    Bumps on black ink

    For some reason, some people that have black ink tattoos with sarcoidosis have this happen. They're not sure why the sarcoid granulomas only seem to go after the black ink but here we are! Healing my body now through food and not going to consume 23902038 steroids just to remove these. I hope to post after photos in no time. Thank you all for your help and concern! xo
  7. 3 points
    AtomicMagpye

    Motorcycles

    Hey - marvellous - nice to see someone else has an appreciation for a rat - here is mine:
  8. 3 points
    Hogrider

    Scarring?

    +1 Tattoos aren’t for everyone. If you can’t wait a month or two to see how it will come out, you may not have the tempment to get tattoos. And I sure as hell wouldn’t go back to someone who would do a touch up 10 days after doing the tattoo.
  9. 3 points
    JAC1961

    Opinions and advice

    That's the kind of thing that we notice much more than anyone else. I bet 99 out of 100 people would never notice it unless you pointed it out. To me, it's just a foregone conclusion that tattoos are going to change shape a little when you move the part of your body that they're on. If it bugs you, just make sure your arm is straight when showing someone for the first time. Other that that just relax. I bet in a month you won't even think about it.
  10. 3 points
    scottyg

    Opinions and advice

    it really is too late now....
  11. 3 points
    JAC1961

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Had a consultation today for my next tattoo. It will be a tribute to my mom and dad, a pair of red roses with a dagger behind, neo-traditional, solid black and red, done by Mike Schlicher. Now I just have to survive the long wait until March 21. 😔
  12. 3 points
    Shit, I'd be thrilled just to get the artist I'm interested in to respond to my email.
  13. 3 points
    Topics of and/or subject matter for something as major as a sleeve shouldn't get much input from strangers . . . 🤐
  14. 3 points
    Well, you can do whatever you'd like, right? I got stuck on the Three Year Rule. <grin> I think that asking for two designs is a bit much (okay, a lot too much). If your legs aren't done, save one the concepts for your leg. To me, it's like asking a chef to plan two menus complete with a tasting menu before you decide but only paying for one menu. The other thing is to ask your artist, conceptually, which idea would make a better sleeve.
  15. 3 points
    bongsau

    Mixing styles?

    mix em up, collect lots, get tattooed by many people make your experiences wide, exciting and memorable cheers
  16. 3 points
    Decay

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Also this one. It came out too close to reference.. I love it to bits, but still it bugs me a lot that I haven't asked to change it more. It was originally designed by Elizabeth Huxley.
  17. 3 points
    Decay

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    My humble addition! It has a bit of glue (after second skin application) on it still.
  18. 2 points
    Dan

    good stuff

  19. 2 points
    el twe

    Machines

    Don't. Thanks.
  20. 2 points
    oboogie

    Opinions and advice

    Yes. My legs are covered in a lot of American traditional, and I just keep adding in the little spaces. You still have a lot of room to add.
  21. 2 points
    Gingerninja

    Scarring?

    Hey @emmar15, you are going to have to give it time to heal. It may take 6-8 weeks to fully settle in. No one here is trying to be mean...just realistic. I have had tattoos that took a couple of months to settle in and now they are beautiful, imperfections and all. This is part of the deal with tattoos. Breathe. It's all gonna be okay.
  22. 2 points
    I'd contact the artist or a doc for an opinion but if it's not hot or spreading, my thought it's not an infection. Depending upon how you heal, it may take a few months to resolve completely. Bummer...I am sorry. I use tegaderm on 99% of my work and have never had an issue. Have you read the tegaderm/saniderm thread on this forum? I don't put my tegaderm on until the next day.
  23. 2 points
    This is greatly influenced by the style and complexity of the artist and the work itself. Geometric and/or dotwork can easily be half the application time of photo realism, and some artists are much quicker than others - so it all depends on what you're getting and who is doing it.
  24. 2 points
    Decay

    Mixing styles?

    I put it couple of hours after, to preserve the tattoo in rather filthy Ukrainian train.. Anyway I took the film off already, approximately 24 hours after putting it on. Everything looks fine now, no ooze, no scabs. Than you all for your help and inspiration! My new tattoos are absolutely not what I imagined or even considered before, but admiration for this style grew in me slowly after reading all the treads here, and I couldn't be happier now.
  25. 2 points
    scottyg

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    mine is a bit different, but I got it well after she died. it's a minogame: a Japanese folk turtle with seaweed on its back, surrounded by waves and maple leaves. it represents felicity and longevity, and for me it represents my mother who liked fall and the ocean. death sucks, death sucks so much, but at least we can get nice tattoos