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  1. Just dropping in a pic of my almost finished Matt Collins full back for the thread. Home stretch now, it’s 90% done just got a few touch ups to go, maybe 29 hours work so far I think? Stoked!
    7 points
  2. I'm so happy to see others posting here again! I haven't posted an update in a while, but here's my Virginia Elwood back piece at around 26 hours in. We've been doing pretty short sessions (2ish hours, about once a month). We've done a few more hours in the last month since this picture was taken, but I've been healing pretty slowly in the cold weather and haven't gotten another good healed photo yet. My skin is kind of fussy about the dark red and dark green in particular. It settles in eventually but takes its sweet time. Hopefully next time we'll have a chance to shade some more of the little creatures too, which I'm really looking forward to.
    4 points
  3. cibo

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    oh and just because...another good decision after 10+ years, finally work by Jeff Rassier 🙂 2021 was a good year for tattoos...for me!!!
    4 points
  4. cibo

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    belated post and *no* regrets! l ❤️ me some sutro tower another by the one and only @scott sylvia can't wait for the 2022 visit 🙂
    4 points
  5. Laurenellen1209

    Milky stage?

    Omg I told you so! F***ing hell, how old are you? I came back to unfollow, I'm sick of the emails, thought this was dead now
    3 points
  6. oboogie

    Best way to unveil?

    Just wear what you want to wear. My parents don't like my tattoos, either, but I don't hide them intentionally. If they see them, they see them. They know they are part of me, and they love me.
    3 points
  7. @nominal looks 100% normal to me, it's still healing, more importantly is it takes several months to fully "settle in" to look more like the other settled in tattoo. relax, give it time, and start planning your next tattoo.
    3 points
  8. Hey all, Know this thread has been a little sleepy as of late, but just writing to say how much it helped me prep for my first session with Tony Hundahl on my back. Had it a few days ago and I definitely psyched myself out. I traveled from Chicago to Austin so had plenty of time to let my nerves get the best of me. I went in preparing for the worst, and while it was definitely rough, the tips and techniques mentioned in this thread helped immensely. All in all, it was a wild experience unlike any other tattoo I've gotten. Sat for roughly 3 hours and he was able to get the whole outline done. The craziest part for me was that you never really "get used to it" like many other tattoos I've gotten. Every line feels like the first. But in doing so, your mind goes to some crazy places to help get you through it. The "stoke" definitely pulled me through. I finished the session with an incredible high and feeling of confidence that I really wasn't expecting. Such an incredible experience. Anyways, going back in a month to start on the shading, and then hopefully booking a few back to back sessions to really get the ball rolling. Can't (but totally can) wait. -G PS: Tony Hundahl is the man. Can't recommend the dude highly enough. Since I'm traveling, he wasn't able to trace my back, but he still managed to have a stencil that ended up fitting perfectly. Definitely feel like I'm in good hands.
    3 points
  9. The best advice my artist ever gave me was “don’t look at it through a microscope. You can find something wrong with every tattoo if you look hard enough.” I look at the big picture and love all my tattoos.
    2 points
  10. It is still healing. Give it eight weeks, then see how it looks. You can always get it touched up. Just keep it clean and let it heal fully.
    2 points
  11. Hogrider

    Best way to unveil?

    Reminds me of the old blues tune, "Nobody loves me but my mama, and I think she might be jiving me too."
    2 points
  12. No infection or allergy that I see. Wait 8 weeks from the date of the tattoo before worrying, unless it’s hot, oozing, or extremely painful.
    2 points
  13. Looks like an allergy to me. I'm allergic to fabric softener, and that is exactly what my skin looks like when I'm exposed to it. That first picture after tattooing where its super red... was it red like that before the artist started their work? Tattooing on top already aggravated skin probably wasn't the best idea, but based on your followup picture it appears to be getting a little better. Try taking a benadryl or something and see if the redness and itching gets better. I've never had a tattoo look like that, and my itching never starts until the peeling phase. Any medical advice you get from a forum could be bogus and likely won't put your mind at ease anyway. I would talk to a doctor to rule anything bad out, and to put your mind at ease.
    2 points
  14. Hands On

    Tattoo meaning

    @shabashe i've mostly heard it called a Borneo star. Here's a starter link for ya! https://tattooartfromtheheart.com/blog/borneo-rosette-our-connection-with-nature-and-our-desire-for-security/
    2 points
  15. What @Hogridersaid.
    2 points
  16. without seeing a pic of it,a little redness around the tattoo where the saniderm was is normal, also could be a little bruising which is normal and will also go away, it will go away.
    2 points
  17. Hogrider

    Milky stage?

    It's like watching this!
    2 points
  18. Hogrider

    Milky stage?

    You keep saying that and then you keep coming back for more. You're like boomerang, the harder you throw it away, the faster it comes back.
    2 points
  19. suburbanxcore

    Milky stage?

    My point wasn’t whether her tattoo is good or bad or not. My point is someone came here and asked a question and you answered it. Great. But then you felt the need to chirp in your first reply. Which is certainly your choice, but when given the choice between saying something like “Reading comprehension is not your friend. Let me be more clear - it’s a shit tattoo, the artwork is awful, you can’t fix that and it has nothing to do with the pic. Get it now?” or just ignoring it and saying nothing, you could probably just do the latter. You’ve been around here long enough to know how this goes, which only leads to the point that you’re looking to argue. Again, that’s your choice. I was merely suggesting maybe there’s no need. The internet has more than enough nonsense on it, why contribute to it? I remember being a dick on the internet too…when I was 19.
    2 points
  20. oboogie

    Milky stage?

    Is it supposed to be cartoon rooster? Foghorn Leghorn, maybe?
    2 points
  21. oboogie

    Milky stage?

    I knew she'd be back. Told you, @Hogrider!
    2 points
  22. A friend is the motorcycle advocate for Garza Law. They have purchased Thunder Roads TN/KY and she wanted the inaugural issue to display the diversity of riders and rides. Asked me to have my '78 cafe-styled GoldWing rescue as one of their cover bikes. Wednesday evening was their release party and a great time. If you are in TN/KY, stop off at a motorcycle-related business and check out a copy. It is also online at: https://issuu.com/thunderroads8/docs/thunder_roads_tn_ky_web_pdf?fbclid=IwAR3n1tvTaAUbeAX-lslNeYY1eyUaPNKLVB1QsznTPK8jSr_Z18pLVQsJlik
    2 points
  23. Laurenellen1209

    Milky stage?

    Aw dead funny Honestly thanks for trying to make me feel shit and lay it out for me like I'm a 12 year old. I really don't give a shit about your opinion, my artist is good, the art is good, looking at the tattoo now the scabs are off, it's a whole lot better, like I said before I didn't come here for the work to be slated. Out of everyone that has seen this piece, you two 'expert tattoo collectors' are the only people saying it's shit, artwork awful and it can't be fixed. Im no longer replying to this thread and I will no longer be using this forum I came for advice on one thing and not to have my artists work trashed. She had really done my father's back piece and it looks a whole lot better than half the stuff you've told me to look at on here So I'm F***ing off now
    2 points
  24. Star

    Face tattoo

    I have several face tattoos, I get abit of oily skin and clean my face with cleansers etc but when I got my face tattooed I would just treat the tattoo like a regular tattoo, as for using the stuff on your face a few days before, maybe just avoid using them in the area you're having it, I had no problem using face cleaners even the day before but I don't know what products you use, after getting it I just cleaned the tattoo as I would a tattoo anywhere else on my body avoiding any face cleaners near it etc, just using mild or antibacterial soap on it & moisturiser, just basically doing the same aftercare for a face tattoo as one on, say, my arm, all of my face tattoos healed pretty quickly, I have 5
    2 points
  25. Hogrider

    Milky stage?

    You seem to be hung up on reputation and experience. Only the final product matters. If you can’t handle criticism, don’t post on a public forum. We’re actually trying to HELP you here. As far as going on the artists site to trash them, what a childish thing to say.
    2 points
  26. oboogie

    Milky stage?

    Bless your heart. 😂
    2 points
  27. That’s made me feel a lot better, I suppose it’s more noticeable to me as I’m looking at it everytime I walk past a mirror. I’m grateful for the feedback and will hopefully continue to heal okay 🙂
    1 point
  28. Simong

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Thanks @SStu, I appreciate that mate. I think it’s the usual day after moment where I think should I have gone for that and second guessing myself! I’m sure once it heals up I will be happy with it. 🙂
    1 point
  29. a week or 2
    1 point
  30. oboogie

    Huge scabs

    That artist brutalized you. They know they did.
    1 point
  31. oboogie

    Milky stage?

    😂
    1 point
  32. Laurenellen1209

    Milky stage?

    Oh yes all those roosters in Harry Potter. Seriously feel free to stop commenting whenever you like, you can message each other to slag this off, I'm done with this forum 👌😂
    1 point
  33. oboogie

    Milky stage?

    Bless. I was talking to @Hogrider, not you. Off you go then! 😂
    1 point
  34. Laurenellen1209

    Milky stage?

    Yes you can see lines but you can also clearly see scabs, a layer of dead skin that still needs to come off and a shit load of colour, highlight and shading still to go in The scab is off, the tattoo is being finished Friday, I'll post finished photos It's wrapped around my arm and a lot of work is still needed on it
    1 point
  35. Hogrider

    Milky stage?

    Reading comprehension isn’t your friend, is it. I didn’t START with it sucks, I said it wasn’t very good, then I said it was flat and two dimensional. Per your comment, the artwork sucks. It has nothing to do with the stage of healing, nothing to do with quality of the photo, and nothing to do with it not being finished. NOTHING is going to fix that artwork. The more people defend that mess, the more ridiculous they look.
    1 point
  36. suburbanxcore

    Milky stage?

    Perhaps next time if someone asks a question, the immediate reply doesn’t have to be about how their tattoo sucks with no real explanation offered when they ask a legitimate follow up? Sure, that tattoo isn’t great. But the OP is right that it’s obviously still healing, clearly not done, and a terrible photo to boot. I realize there isn’t much action on this board anymore, but you can certainly also see why.
    1 point
  37. Hogrider

    Milky stage?

    +1 I know I sound like a broken record, but how the hell do you look at that and think it's good????
    1 point
  38. Hogrider

    Milky stage?

    It’s a new, special kind of denial. I don’t understand how anyone can look at that and not see how bad it is.
    1 point
  39. Laurenellen1209

    Milky stage?

    Can you read? It's not finished! It's got a lot of work left to go on this and once finished and fully healed, it's going to look absolutely fine Again it's not the best photo
    1 point
  40. jdub

    New Tatt

    I wanted to share the tattoo I got today from Bryan Randolph at Shangri La Tattoo. I think he did an amazing job. Great artists and shop there! Yes, it's oozing a bit 🙂
    1 point
  41. Star

    Huge scabs

    Yeah I'm keeping it clean, my entire forearm just feels so tight, all the scabs have come off, some scarred where it was bad, lost some ink too but the main thing is I avoided any bad infections etc, just leaving it to do its thing and heal, it's been a horrible 2 weeks but it's going in the right direction rather than the wrong one.. won't be going back
    1 point
  42. Moonchild3

    Face tattoo

    I have several tattoos, because it’s my face and my choice, it’s a small tattoo, and no it isn’t eyebrows… it’s a tribal tattoo. With great meaning to me.
    1 point
  43. Laurenellen1209

    Milky stage?

    As I've already stated, this isn't finished, but again thanks for slating the work of a reputable tattooist Artist is MollieJaneArt on Instagram, go message her and slate her yourself Thanks 😊
    1 point
  44. Thanks for the feedback. My artist basically said the same thing. It looks/feels a bit better today. Those secondary scabs are starting to solidify and aren't constantly leaking lymph fluid each time give it a gentle wash. For reference, here's what the job looked like right after the session. I hope it heals okay, and if not I can always get a bit of a touch up in that area. The rest of it is healing pretty normally.
    1 point
  45. Hogrider

    Best way to unveil?

    It’s like a bandaid, just rip it off.
    1 point
  46. Hogrider

    Milky stage?

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. Go look in this thread - https://www.lastsparrowtattoo.com/forum/t/12-latest-tattoo-lowdown/ You'll see lots of great tattoos. It's not a "3D" effect, it's about a great artist making a tattoo look alive and a mediocre artist making a tattoo look flat and lifeless.
    1 point
  47. those are both great pieces, and done well!
    1 point
  48. shabashe

    Tattoo meaning

    yeah you right chris nunez has this tattoo as well, i remember that my tattoo artist back then had this one also. i think its a common tattoo among tattoo artists. for sure someone here will know.
    1 point
  49. For some reason, I don't like models that are so full. My style is a little more minimal
    1 point
  50. suburbanxcore

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Finished my backpiece with Scott!! Not posting anything anywhere public yet, but threw some pics on Instagram if anyone is interested. Username @thrilledxbored.
    1 point
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