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  1. 11 points
    JAC1961

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I'm super stoked. Yesterday I started my second tattoo, a tiger half sleeve on my left arm. Done by Jeff Stress at Enso Tattoo in Columbus, Ohio. I'll try to get better pics, this one is right after the fact. Two things that amazed me, that it only took Kevin 2 hours and how much the pain level can change in just a matter of a couple inches.
  2. 8 points
    Peedib89

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Just finished this guy up. Memorial piece for my grandfather.
  3. 8 points
    AtomicMagpye

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Kraken.... goes with the boat... done today ...
  4. 7 points
    GreignotGrieg

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Had this Hulk/Banner metamorphosis piece recently by Amy Edwards at Dark Horse Collective near Sutton Coldfield. Two six hour sittings 😬, but worth every second. Banner was fresh, & the Hulk was part healed in the pic.
  5. 7 points
    I posted this in the new tattoo section, but this one is finally done. I may expand on it, but not right now. Started last year in late September, next was late October, late November and this past Wednesday. Total of around 12 hours. Last session was pure murder even there was 2 months from the previous session. I like it.
  6. 7 points
    Michaelshane

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this today.Jessie Hopeless Exile Tattoo.This is first session to be finished in three weeks.
  7. 6 points
    Dominiccjs

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    5 days straight about 40 hours give or take, this is as far as we got, about 1.5 - 2 sessions left. done by dan molloy. these 5 days on my back was easier than my 3 days b2b on my arm. kinda regretting not booking 6 or 7 sessions instead to get it done.
  8. 6 points
    JTJTJT

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    That post was useless without photos I'm sorry. Edit ignore my mum's living room, kids party.
  9. 6 points
    Alicia

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I hear you! My shoulder tattoo was much larger but a lot easier to cope with than my arm. It only got painful towards the end. My husband got a portrait of our dog
  10. 6 points
    Alicia

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I had this done yesterday. Picture is a bit wonky; it's harder than you'd think to get a decent photo of your own arm! It hurt a LOT more than I was expecting. Was really painful from start to finish (3 hours). My husband was tattoo'd at the same time, in the same location on his inner forearm and he sat like a rock, not a peep from him
  11. 6 points
    Michaelshane

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I went in today and got my dog Cooper finished .Tattooer is Jessie Hopeless.Ill post a better picture when it heals.
  12. 6 points
    kassandrac

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Newest piece done last weekend! Rocky Mountains from up here in Canada, and each moon represents the three members of my family. Myself, my mom, and my dad. The phase was matched to what the moon was like each day we were born on. Done by Jordyn at Classic Tattoo in Red Deer, AB, Canada Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 5 points
    Valrie11

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    Further on this girl. Today was pretty rough for me. Shading is harder than the outline. More tomorrow.
  14. 5 points
    Characterzero

    First visible tattoo. Pics>

    2 weeks healed. Inner left forearm. Custom art. Curious to see what the old timers think about the line work 😎
  15. 5 points
    If you have the option to wear long sleeves for a few days I would cover it up. Think of it as an open wound- you don't want hot grease splatter in your beautiful wound and the customers don't want your gooey body fluids in their horrible food.
  16. 4 points
    Settled close to a year I think? Neither of us could remember off the top of our heads.
  17. 4 points
    Damn, and I'm sitting here proud that I made it through 3 hours on my ribs. Y'all are funckin' amazing.
  18. 4 points
    Kylsa

    What's your longest tattoo session?

    I just sat for an 8hr tattoo. Saturated colour with two cover ups. Never again 🤣 6 hours was ok but the last two hours was excruciating! The whites in the flowers felt like he was using an ice pick over gravel rash. I was traveling so I couldn't do it in blocks. 11hrs at the shop and 8hrs in the chair. I was exhausted. Mind you sitting in the chair for 6 hours didn't help my lower back 😒 I'll stick to 5hr ones next time, however, I'm happy I stuck it out. Did I mention never again? 🤣
  19. 4 points
    Here is my new one. I love it.
  20. 4 points
    Colored Guy

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Finished and was a tough 2.5 hours...
  21. 4 points
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    @AtomicMagpye Ha! That's a tender spot for sure but it's done and you never have to do it again. Unless of course, you do the other side.... I distinctly remember getting my right ribs done. It was only a four hour session and thankfully we finished. I remember calling my husband immediately after to tell him to slap me if I ever decide to do my left ribs. Within a month, I was planning my left ribs...*face palm.* (Note: he didn't slap me but he did remind me of the phone call!)
  22. 4 points
    Colored Guy

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    This is from a couple of weeks ago, Studio 69 Tattoo, Ronkonkoma, NY.
  23. 3 points
    Gingerninja

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Making plans for a West Coast run in June....
  24. 3 points
    Oiocha

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    please dont solicit...........................................................................ya doof
  25. 3 points
    It is so fascinating to me how each person is wired so differently. @Dan @Hogrider My spine wasn't bad EXCEPT for the very top about 4-5" below my hairline. That was some red-hot needle territory.
  26. 3 points
    SStu

    Hello

    Welcome! Pictures or it didn't happen.
  27. 3 points
    Gingerninja

    hello !

    Hey Yamy, Welcome. Sorry about your surgery. I know all about wanting to cover scars with tattoos. Let me say this...scars can be beautiful. Please don't rush into getting your NECK tattooed. In my experience, you need to give your scar at least a year or more to heal. The longer you wait, the more settled the skin will be. As a result, the better the tattoo will look. When was your surgery? How big is the scar? I would focus on healing your scar before doing anything, especially on your neck.
  28. 3 points
    Hands On

    Tattoo Advice!!

    did a quick google search and found this collector with a few different styles. https://www.iamnotatattooblog.com/federico-italian-tattoo-collector/#
  29. 3 points
    Padji

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Just booked in with Forrest Cavacco (intsa: iamthecobra) in Plymouth MA in June I arrive the week beginning 18th June and have an apt for the 22nd. Will be getting a snake across my stomach/ribs to go in tandem with my chest eagle (a 'Battle Royale'-type scene). Will hopefully get the remainder finished during my time in Boston over the summer. Attached is the current chest piece for reference (by Chris Stuart in Charlotte and Limerick, Ireland).
  30. 3 points
    Hahaha...best post for the shitty topic thread! @JAC1961
  31. 3 points
    Gingerninja

    terrible tattoos

    Good luck. The community here has a lot of experience (Dan, SStu and Hogrider). If you don't want to take advice from people who have a lot of experience, go forth. I think that you are very likely to end up with a mess. Your skin, your body, your choice. I've been down the laser path for a bad tattoo and glad that I did. I was able to get it lighten enough for a great tattoo.
  32. 3 points
    We've slowly, but surely been having plumbing, namely drainage problems. Today it finally became a problem that couldn't be ignored. Fortunately we called an honest plumber that instead of coming out and charging a few hundred bucks to tell us he couldn't do anything, he listened to the details and told us we probably needed our septic tank emptied. We called the local company that handles that type of thing and they had a truck here in about 30 minutes. Within a little over an hour he had found the tank, dug thru the frozen ground and pumped 30 years of... well you know. What we were afraid was going to be a costly expense was only $295... good shit!
  33. 3 points
    Gingerninja

    terrible tattoos

    @ANM101ajm Yikes. Let it heal then hit it with laser. THEN, do your research. Don't rush into anything.
  34. 3 points
    Wife and I decided to try and knock an item off the bucket list, so we are in Titusville, Florida. Toured the Kennedy Space Center (three days worth), and hope to see a Falcon 9 go up on Tuesday. Won't stick around for Falcon Heavy (it's getting nuts around here already for that). Did get to see Falcon Heavy do its Static Hot Fire Test this week: (that was pretty awesome)
  35. 3 points
    Michaelshane

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Had a consult today with Jessie Hopeless at Exile tattoo.While scheduling the appointment she had a cancellation and I'm going in day after tomorrow.So lucky,she's hard to book an appointment with.
  36. 2 points
    Valrie11

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    Getting there on the color
  37. 2 points
    scottyg

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    Man, I can't sit for more than three hours every month. And you know, I rather like the rhythm to that. But, godspeed everyone!
  38. 2 points
    @Valrie11 I realy like the progress on your piece. Very nice. @Dominiccjs 5 days in a row? Omg, thats tough. Congrats, very impressive. Had another session on saturday myself. But as I'm not as bad ass as some other people her, I only managed to get about 3h done
  39. 2 points
    Stephanie

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    It is looking amazing two days in a row is hardcore, how many hours? I am lucky in that I am in same town as my artist so I tend just to do 3 hours every month. Will all feel worth it in a week or so when it is half healed. It is the week with no bra as well that kills me! [emoji51] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  40. 2 points
    Alicia

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    No, sorry, we're in the UK It was done by Callum Hollinshead who is ridiculously talented for his age. He's only 23 or 24. As I said to him when he did my last one "I have actual tattoos older than you"!
  41. 2 points
    Synesthesia

    Painting Methods & Materials

    I have a lot of things in progress now and I'm finally starting to see some improvements. I've never been more proud of my work. Here's the most recent paintings I've finished, both in acrylic. ^ My first ever attempt at a dragon and second ever Japanese inspired piece. It's soooo much harder than it looks. ^ My biggest painting yet, done on 18"x24" paper.
  42. 2 points
    Hogrider

    What's your longest tattoo session?

    My artist always says, "Just because it's gonna hurt is no reason not to get one." By then end of the session I'm usually thinking it's a pretty good reason.
  43. 2 points
    My longest was 7 hours of lining from the side of my butt to almost the side of my knee. I think I saw God. I had the shakes really bad after and by the time I got home, I had a fever. I called my mom when I was done like I usually do to let her know the damage had been done, and I distinctly remember telling her I was never getting another one...that was a couple tattoos ago, of course.
  44. 2 points
    I had each of my calves done one week apart. My right calf twitched like a son of a gun. I really had to struggle to control the involuntary movements. Of course, that had me concerned about my left calf the next weekend. My left calf was a total non-event and a completely different experience. Oy vey!
  45. 2 points
    LittleKitty

    Hello

    Hey all. My name is Kitty. I’ve been lurking the site for a couple of months, and I decided to finally take the plunge and join y’all. I found the forum when I was researching Tegaderm for healing tattoos, but I stayed because of the helpfulness and passion of the people here. I have a few tattoos, but just finished the first session of my Harry Potter owl piece on my chest yesterday. Oy! What a pain!!! But it was sooo worth it! I’m looking forward to getting to know all of ya.
  46. 2 points
    Peedib89

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Ryan Sherwood at Dead Presidents Lounge in Albany NY
  47. 2 points
    Hogrider

    Hello Everyone! :-)

    Shows a complete and total lack of understanding of the tattoo community. It's really disrespectful, in my opinion anyway.
  48. 2 points
    My awesome news is that I had my radiation and it didn't jack me up. I'll take it! My nurse had two full sleeves, so the universe picked out the perfect person to take care of me.
  49. 2 points
    rdinak

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Went back for another session today. Made great strides of progress. Shop was quiet on a weekday. I took the gang a box of hot wings and a chocolate cake. Artist thinks we need one more touch session after everything heals to get the final blending and shading. The areas near my armpits almost had me standing up.
  50. 2 points
    marfil98

    Bump in tattoo?

    Well, it's been two months and it had gone down a bit, but not completely. It seems to be shrinking slowly though. Again, that bump was not on the tattoo when it was first done so God only knows what happened. It doesn't bother me though, actually when I do notice it I cant see help but remember what someone on here told me "The panther just scratched deeper there"