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  1. 7 points
    Bashley

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Update with color! [emoji216] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 6 points
    Dan

    15th Annual Bay Area Tattoo Convention

    so I got a little hula lady from Tim Hendricks yesterday, it was a beautiful day at the bay and I had a great time at the show. my wife made choc chip cookies for them. I have tons of pics of the booths and artist I will post later.
  3. 5 points
    Oiocha

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I got started with Mike Wilson on my calf, big ol' flying tiger. I'm excited to share it once its done.
  4. 4 points
    Gingerninja

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Garver, January 2020. It's on!
  5. 3 points
    oboogie

    First Tattoo: What happened?

    That's ALL that matters. Enjoy it.
  6. 3 points
    scottyg

    First Tattoo: What happened?

    Sorry to hear that; really tattoos should teach you ownership of your own body and self and F*** what others think.
  7. 3 points
    Lalica

    Hello from Slovenia :)

    Thanks 😊yes i have. Two birds i got 1 year ago, and the rest only one week ago - i’m a bit new when it comes to tattoos.🙈 But i am already thinking about full half sleeve (forearm), especially because i kinda don’t like the way these two look from the side 😕 any advice? (I wanted to post this question in a specific topic, but i am not able to..)
  8. 2 points
    Hogrider

    Is my new tattoo gonna heal patchy

    Tattoos take 4-6 weeks to heal. Put away the microscope and wait.
  9. 2 points
    Dan

    cool tattoo shop grand opening party

    I got a little gap filler from Tim Hendricks
  10. 2 points
    SStu

    Dermatitis atopic after tattoo

    Looks like your reaction is to the adhesive - not the ink. The problem isn't about the tattoo. Lasering certainly wouldn't change anything.
  11. 2 points
    Most tattoos take 4 - 6 weeks to heal. All the worrying and hand-wringing and pearl-clutching that goes on before it's healed is a waste of time. Unless it looks infected, just let it heal.
  12. 2 points
    one month is not fully healed.
  13. 2 points
    Dan

    Tattoo lines have disappeared

    call and make an appointment to go see the artist that did it and let that person know your thoughts. most good artists that I know will happily do a touch-up, for free, if they do,be sure and tip them.(for cost of supplies)
  14. 1 point
    oboogie

    Cellulitis & healing?

    I wouldn't wrap it when sleeping, either, especially since it isn't weeping anymore. It is looking better for sure.
  15. 1 point
    SStu

    Any ideas what to add to my tattoo

    another tattoo
  16. 1 point
    Hands On

    Paraphernalia

    Something a little different (i think). Let's share our tattoo related paraphernalia!! Here's a start... I got a couple masks from Chris Brand, a wooden hannya i scored at the Alamedia Point Antiques Fair and a pet rock painted by Jondix. I got more, but I'll show you mines if you show me yours. "Show me what you got!"
  17. 1 point
    Hands On

    Paraphernalia

    i tried.
  18. 1 point
    Hi I got my first tattoo about a week ago. Today is actually day 7 and one side looks darker than the other...like one side looks like it’s healing good but the other where the scab feel off is pink 🥺. Will the ink be patchy there. I was super careful didn’t even stretch my arm or sleep on it the bottom was before the scab fell off
  19. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Should I keep it or get a touch-up?

    You can't "fix" a wobbly line, you can only make them thicker and I've never seen that turn out well. The artist you linked to is exponentially better than the one you previously used. Good luck
  20. 1 point
    oboogie

    Is my new tattoo gonna heal patchy

    Wait until it heals.
  21. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Should I keep it or get a touch-up?

    What exactly do you think someone can touch up? Don't ever use that artist again if your goal is to get good tattoos.
  22. 1 point
    Thank you. I'm paranoid and overly sensitive so I'm probably reading too much into it.
  23. 1 point
    oboogie

    Tattoo color change help!

    I think you should leave it. it will just end up darker and muddier.
  24. 1 point
    SStu

    Tattoo color change help!

    that's going to depend on the ability of the tattooist who might change the color - but imho it can only end up quite dark
  25. 1 point
    If you are seeing your doctor today, bring it up with them.
  26. 1 point
    Tattoos take 4-6 weeks to heal. Every single spot doesn't heal at the same rate or the same way as every other single spot.
  27. 1 point
    Angela Samlal

    new to tattoos lol

    hi guys i’m new to tattoos and my mom got me into them. i made this account because im concerned about my current tattoo but i had to make this post first
  28. 1 point
    Dan

    protect new ink from clothing?

    same here
  29. 1 point
    Sttrory

    Tattoos inspired by music?

  30. 1 point
    Maria

    Blown out ?

    Thank you, haha made me feel a little bit better
  31. 1 point
    Sttrory

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    another one done today
  32. 1 point
    Maria

    Blown out ?

    Oh man now you guys are making me think it's worse than it looks, but yeah he has a shop and everything. Do you think I should cover it up or should I just keep it ?
  33. 1 point
    Hello all! About 3 weeks ago, I got my arm tattooed. I've been planning this one for a long time, and it's mostly a mix of my design and my artist's design. The meaning is kinda abstract -- just basically is something that reflects my identity; shows my love for embracing dreams (actual night-time REM dreams, which I always have vivid ones), and embracing the unknown from our earthly position (basically how we see constellations from earth, and I put the Big Dipper and Little Dipper to scale). Watercolor because I LOVE color even though I'm very tan. Anyways, this is where the anxiety began. I had planned to get this smaller to kind of mirror the other tattoo I have on my left arm. The artist did tell me it would need to be bigger. And of course, me being a person who's never regretted a tattoo before (I even have Ash & Pikachu from Pokemon Yellow on my ankle, totally silly) I went with it. I was like "Sure, let's make it bigger. It's going to be on the arm anyway!" and mostly, this was true, my other tattoo on my other arm I wish were bigger! So here we are. I'm a little horrified about how big it is. Everyone I talk to says it's wonderful and fits perfect. However, I'm just afraid for people to see it for some reason. I'm wearing longer sleeves than normal to cover it up and I'm just all around scared for people to see it and think of me differently. It's a big change and I'm struggling a bit. I feel that I'm slowly accepting it, but sometimes I honestly think it's because I feel like it's too "dark" or too "black". Would it be a mistake to go to a laser tattoo removal specialist and request them to do about 3 sessions to "fade" the tattoo to be a little bit less noticeable? Is that a thing that people do? Would it help me feel better about it being so BAM there? Or is this just me trying to adjust to this change? Is it a good size? Would it even fade the way I'm envisioning? I've attached a picture below. This was the day that I got it. I can even attach one healed but it's almost identical. (I'm a 27 year old girl, if that helps any.)
  34. 1 point
    Just leave it. Trying to cover that or "connect" the two is going to make it worse. It looks OK.
  35. 1 point
    cyoonit123

    Tattoo lines have disappeared

    What do you tip them? I haven't gotten a touch up yet but I never thought to tip them.
  36. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Wanted to say hello

    Go see a professional that specializes in coverups. You aren't going to "fix" that.
  37. 1 point
    SStu

    15th Annual Bay Area Tattoo Convention

    Wow. So many amazing shops all concentrated in one room. So much world class talent.
  38. 1 point
    sorry for your loss,that's a super hard thing to go through, but cooper is super cute and I am sure will cheer you up.
  39. 1 point
    SStu

    Hello from Slovenia :)

    welcome! You've got lots of options. Easy enough to incorporate even more flowers and patternwork/mandalas around what you've got now.
  40. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    15th Annual Bay Area Tattoo Convention

    Righteous! @Dan
  41. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    HELP: infected or healing?

    To add, if you are really this worried, go see the doctor!
  42. 1 point
    Hogrider

    HELP: infected or healing?

    Then don't wash it for too long or bother the scabs. Guy: Dr. my eye hurts when I drink coffee every morning. Dr.: Take the spoon out of the cup.
  43. 1 point
    SStu

    laser tattoo removal progress

    Ugh. Brings back painful memories . . .
  44. 1 point
    Bashley

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Work in progress! Getting color on the 18th!! :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  45. 1 point
    Amit Levy

    The " Perfect " Tattoo

    It's without any doubt a wrong way looking at your art. You won't ever be able to enjoy your tattoos if you always search for every single dot that could have done better. You gotta look at the big picture, there is no such thing as a perfectly done tattoo. The perfection is in the imperfection, your tattoos are perfect because they are yours and yours only.
  46. 1 point
    Tsam

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    A healed photo showing where I am currently, I'm back in the chair in about two weeks and I can't wait! Looking forward to those last traces of the old pieces disappearing.
  47. 1 point
    Going to bump this thread up, because tomorrow I am going to start lines on sleeve #2, also from Scott Ellis of Triple Crown. Scott has become quite the world traveller, and has spent most of the last six month popping around Europe tattooing at some of the continent's most famous establishments. After the lines tomorrow, we won't do shading until April. Will post photos.
  48. 1 point
    Infamous089

    is tattoo to dark?

    Ok all here is the final tattoo. Just got it complete today . so much better than what it was . here is before and after photos . you guys have been awesome too.
  49. 1 point
    bongsau

    Tattoo Blowout or Just still healing?

    hi erica...just leave it alone. the tattoo is a day old. and it looks like a fresh tattoo the day-after. there is nothing you can do for weeks, so don't worry about it and let your body do its thing healing itself. it will be fine. and don't put too much ointment on it. you shouldn't need more than a pea drop twice a day for a tattoo that size. good luck.
  50. 1 point
    My arm isn't done, and I've only really started on one, but I can actually contribute! So I shall. :) Taking pictures of my own arm is hard, and I suck at it. There are individual pictures of these in my gallery, though, anyway! I was really late in coming to an appreciation of traditional designs (aside from traditional Japanese, which I have always loved). What sold me on traditional sleeves was the interesting way in which individual pieces become more than the sum of each individual tattoo...it becomes this collective aesthetic that I find so fascinating, in addition to being a very cool collection of individual images. I mention this because I have similar feelings about 'masculine' and 'feminine' aesthetics. (I'm also one of those people who thinks a man or woman can wear whatever the hell they want and still be masculine and feminine if they want to be, but that's a discussion of a slightly different variety. For the purposes of this post, I'm just using the generally accepted definitions of those words.) I think whether something reads as 'masculine' or 'feminine' in the traditional sense depends mostly on general presentation. There are tons of pictures out there of women wearing tough, aggressive traditional work, but they dress or present themselves in a way that's still super-girly and feminine. I think this look is amazing. Of course, there'll always be people out there who just find tattoos in general 'unfeminine' or whatever, buuut. That's really more about them, imo.