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  1. 8 points
    Shannon Shirley

    Does My Tattoo Look Bad?

    I have some pretty bad ones I will never mess with ,because of association. one of them is by the late Eric Hogan. he was by no means a great friend , more like someone I knew, But I will always remember him, His mother would probably appreciate this. During these times that seem sometimes like a "cool" race, we need to remember the whys and hows people have always gotten tattooed. As a tattooer/ist we ,especially street shops, face it everyday. those silly reasons mean something to those not in the know. your Moms love, your children's love, you went somewhere, you freed yourself, don't forget. They aren't just cool. Last evening I put stick figures holding balloons on a woman's foot, I tried to put them on with all the professionalism that i could. If those don't meet anyone's ideas about what good art is or what a cool tattoo is,it doesn't matter. she talked about how she went to a different shop and they were rude about it. I did a good job, she was happy, I got to eat dinner doing something I want to do,not something i have to do, Im not cleaning toilets ,Im not a Walmart greeter. not that good hard work isn't respectful , Its that I'm lucky and hopeful today. And yes I will try and give them the best stick figures they need. I do love me some "regular people".
  2. 5 points
    gougetheeyes

    Apprenticeship horror stories

    Ariella, I would suggest checking out some books/magazines (magazine thread here: http://www.lastsparrowtattoo.com/forum/random-crap/956-best-worst-tattoo-magazines.html), reading some interviews and poking around online or even portfolios on here. Once you see enough nicely executed tattoos, it won't even be a question in your mind about how that dragon could be translated as anything but atrocious, even from a simple design standpoint. What makes a good tattoo is definitely not a trade secret. All it takes is a little effort and research, and once you've been exposed to more than what's walking around your town, it'll be like a big smack on the forehead. If my little sorority sister can start to "get it" after looking at a few shop links, anyone can "get" it.
  3. 2 points
    Iwar

    Tattoo age on VBS

    Chris O'Donnell isn't featured beyond the interviews in the Grime episodes I believe. Here's the schedule for what's to come (taken from Shawn's blog) Troy Denning – New York City | Air Dates – Trailer: August 31 | Pt. 1: September 7 | Pt. 2: September 14 | Pt. 3: September 21 Troy Denning is the owner of one of New York’s premier tattoo parlors, Invisible NYC, as well as the owner of one of the most unique styles. Troy seeks to go beyond the work of other Japanese style tattooers, and searches for influence in the original Ukiyo-E masters. He has worked a variety jobs from mineworker to strip club security guard, all of which have added to his special outlook on life. He is a self-proclaimed karaoke master, and a fixture of New York’s Lower East Side. Mike Rubendall – New York City | Air Dates – Trailer: September 28 | Pt. 1: October 5 | Pt. 2: October 12 | Pt. 3: October 19 Mike Rubendall comes from the colorful world of old school tattooing in New York City, learning the tricks of the trade from the infamous Frank Romano at a biker shop on Long Island. Mike has come a long way from mopping the floors of his teacher’s tattoo parlor, and now owns his own shop, King’s Avenue Tattoo, in New York City. Mike is full to the brim with tales of his varied experiences as a tattooer, from working on Damon Dash in the Hampton’s to watching his co-workers piss into a woman’s purse at a local bar. Freddy Corbin – Oakland | Air Dates – Trailer: October26 | Pt. 1: November 2 | Pt. 2: November 9 | Pt. 3: November 16 Once the young turk of the Bay Area working with tattoo luminaries Ed Hardy and Dan Higgs in the early 90′s at Tattoo City, Freddy Corbin is now an elder statesman of the tattoo scene. Freddy proclaims that he is a spiritual man, whose shop looks like a cross between the Sistine Chapel and an old bar. He has battled addiction and dealt with loss but always maintains a positive outlook on life. Two years ago, he tattooed villagers for free in India on the banks of the Ganges River as a spiritual offering before the birth of his son.
  4. 2 points
    Duffa

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Cheers Hogg!! All the crew there are super nice, extremely welcoming and patient with my bad Japanese. But we got there ;) lol Well I just got home after about 17 hours of straight travel. (It was only a nine hour flight but I had to go see my Mum and that isnt close!) So now ready for some sleep. I'll post pics once I get some for sure (I forgot to mention there is a decent cover up going on so some parts may need a little touch up when I return, but I am amazed in how its turning out) Actually there might be some photos on their blog so I will check ;)
  5. 2 points
    gougetheeyes

    Does My Tattoo Look Bad?

    "Having said that..."
  6. 2 points
    Tight-Lines

    Knee Tattoooo

    I wish I could get the russian stars for time served in the Mafia. Cool design, but dont want to be frontin something.
  7. 2 points
    Ryan Mason's work is awesome! I've been wanting something from him for quite some time now. Check out this amazing backpiece:
  8. 1 point
  9. 1 point
    Stefan Johnsson

    bear

  10. 1 point
    David Flores

    Does My Tattoo Look Bad?

    Looks fine to me, now its time to fill up the rest of your arms.
  11. 1 point
    abees

    Celebrity Tattoos

    yep.. sadly there's quite a few people who look exactly like that.
  12. 1 point
  13. 1 point
    Stefan Johnsson

    1111

  14. 1 point
    Tight-Lines

    Food and Drink list

    Its 0700 and i just took down two slices of lanesplitter pizza. Gorgonzola, tomato, salami, basil. And a large coffee. Im gonna shit my pants later
  15. 1 point
    A.Sanchez

    Most painful spot to get tattooed

    Okay, here's the update. Hotstuff and Panther by Scott Sylvia. Kewpie and White Tiger by Bryan Burke. Both tattoos were done in 2 sittings, black in one sitting, color in the next. Scotts side was about 5 1/2 hours. Bryans side was 4 1/2 hours total. I started Bryans side first but finished Scotts side first. I lagged on Bryan and was procrastinating getting it finished a bit because Scotts side hurt so bad. Bryan actually had to call me up and be like, "we finishing this tattoo we started or what?". Sorry Bryan. Both these guys are quick as can be and for a painful spot like the ribs I really appreciated that. I gotta say the second sitting with Scott i was feeling a little nauseous and almost ready to tap out towards the end. Scott hurt more!
  16. 1 point
    you just hit the nail on the head. here's the thing, most of us don't talk about all aspects of the industry, especially those of us who don't tattoo. it's kind of like a secret recipe, you might get most of the basic ingredients, maybe even their amounts, but the spices or the signature ingredient is left out. because why pay for the milk if you can get the cow for free? most of us (at least i think) are perfectly fine with not knowing every single detail about what it takes to make a tattoo if we're not tattooing. there are aspects of the industry that i'm curious about, and if i asked an artist in person about them, i might even get an answer, but if i was told "sorry i'm not going to answer that", then i would respect it and back off. while your statement about the internet is true, that you can learn just about anything from searching around, this community is not the answer to all of your questions, and if someone says "no" then you should also respect that there is a reason why they said "no". it's ok to ask, and i agree, if you're new to something, you may not be aware of boundaries, but when someone says to "stop", then you should stop. this goes to most situations in life, online and off.
  17. 1 point
    dooktruck

    Furry Friends

    this our old dag Mr meiko he died about a year ago. we were real bummed. i got a pyramid tattoo to remember him by at blackheart when i was in SF. as a sort of tomb for him as king of pit bulls. plus i didn't really want a pit bull tattoo. my wife got a carrot because that was his favortite treat. from bob at perfection in austin. but now we got this little girl. she is hilarious. and just wandered into our lives.
  18. 1 point
    jade1955

    Furry Friends

    They certainly are. I started off with one, now I've got five. I couldn't agree more about neutering. Heres a typical evening with my wife.
  19. 1 point
    Iwar

    Furry Friends

    Casper is currently living with me. Sleep mode.. Took this one while he was yawning. Kinda scary looking..
  20. 1 point
    AlannaCA

    Furry Friends

    I got this idea from Shawns thread on his new "bundle of Joy" where he announced he was adopting this cute italian grey hound. i know im not the only one who loves talking about their pets so please share away. heres a little explaination of my pictures. DEPRESSING STOREY WARNING: the first one is of Joia (joy-a, this is the portugues slang word for treasure/jewels) she was my first portuguese water dog. i rescued her from a hell hole of a living situation. i got her at the age of 1 yr and she lived with me and my family until she passed 7 months later. unfortunately she was born very very sick and by the time we found out something was wrong it was too late. sorry for the sad storey but thats life!!! the 2nd and 3rd is of Avelan my current dog. we showed her within Canada and she got her championship with 4 weeks, we are so proud of her. now that shes sterealized we cant show her anymore so we've moved on to training in agility. its so much fun and shes got so much talent and ability!! lastly are some pictures of cross stitch pieces i did. i do this in my free time because it keeps my hands busy and i think its as close as im gonna get to art of any kind becasue i dont draw anymore.
  21. 1 point
    Tim Hendricks

    back piece

  22. 1 point
    Mel Noir

    Celebrity Tattoos

    I love his tattoo as much as I love his moustache.
  23. 1 point
    Tight-Lines

    General Movie Thread

    Watch it 20 more times. Than do it drunk 20 more. Did you watch 2.
  24. 1 point
    Lizzie

    cocky tiger

    Richard's horny tiger
  25. 1 point
    Aidan monahan

    nine tailed fox

    nine tailed fox
  26. 1 point
    Draltattoo

    woman and panther

    reaper panfher
  27. 1 point
    Draltattoo

    ice wolf bad picture

    ice wolf bad picture
  28. 1 point
    Draltattoo

    While good men die

    While good men die
  29. 1 point
    RockelMan

    Partial Sleeve

    tiger
  30. 1 point
    RockelMan

    Partial sleeve

    The artist working on my sleeve is Shawn Rouleau from Ink Tattoo Studio
  31. 1 point
    nate beavers color bulldog portrait done at Russ Abbott's Ink and Dagger Tattoo in Atlanta
  32. 1 point
    nate beavers color tiger portrait done in Houston,Tx at Epoch Tattoo
  33. 1 point
    nickcaruso

    bee

    Armpit
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    Jacek Minkowski

    fish

    Caption
  36. 1 point
    Patrick

    Jef Whitehead

    Jef Whitehead
  37. 1 point
    kylecrowell

    cheetah panther

    big cats
  38. 1 point
    kylecrowell

    tiger head

    tiger head
  39. 1 point
    ross nagle

    panther

  40. 1 point
    stainedinart

    mlp

    mlp
  41. 1 point
    stainedinart

    angry wolf

    angry wolf
  42. 1 point
    dave porter

    cole tiger

    cole tiger
  43. 1 point
    Mr. Frog

    Tigerbird

    Tigerbird
  44. 1 point
    hogg

    By Theo Mindell

    By Theo Mindell, Spider Murphy's, San Rafael
  45. 1 point
    hogg

    By Theo Mindell

    By Theo Mindell, Spider Murphy's, San Rafael
  46. 1 point
    hogg

    By Jeff Rassier

    By Jeff Rassier, Black Heart, SF
  47. 1 point
    Mr. Frog

    Jerry Monkeys

    Jerry Monkeys
  48. 1 point
    JasonHoodrich

    cobra

    Caption
  49. 1 point
    JasonHoodrich

    Cobra Donkey

    Cobra Donkey
  50. 1 point
    Kevin Campbell

    Celebrity Tattoos

    At the shop I work out in Hollywood, Chris Brown and Rihanna came in (before he kicked her ass) and they both had some pretty ridiculous tattoos on them (some of which were done at our shop). On his upper arm, there was a Jesus in the clouds with ninjas popping out of all the clouds around it. I asked what was up with the ninjas, and he said they were to protect Jesus. I'm Jewish, so I don't know all that much about Jesus I guess, but I'm pretty sure homeboy doesn't ninjas to protect him when the shit hits the fan.