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  1. people who are into tattoos get tattoos whether they are tattooers are not. if you're not tattooed then you'll never convince me that you are really into them. my experience has been that non tattooed tattooers dont love tattooing, they love money and they think tattooing is an "easy" way to get some they are "artists" who cant make it as an artist in the art world so they become tattooers because it the only way they can figure out to make a living illustrating. sidenote: Ursula, while the majority of the time you'd probably be correct it is not always true about tattooers being covered
    11 points
  2. Bart Bingham

    Pin Up Girls

    i did this fun one just the other day
    7 points
  3. 1) while those tattoos do not reflect who i am any more i do not regret any of them. they reflect who i was and where i came from artistically and i remember everything i learned from every one of them. i learned more about tattooing from getting tattooed by good tattooers than from anything else. i do wish i had room for more tattoos however. but not because i regret what i have but because i love tattoos and as i said previously "people who are into tattoos get tattoos" and that desire doesnt go away when you run out of room. 2)this isnt a discussion about saving a spot or two for future
    5 points
  4. Not a Dandy Warhol fan but funny enough did see them in concert in Portland in 1995. I only spent one year of high school in Portland and one in Seattle. But the music scene definitely drew me toward Portland. I have to say that I know a lot of people who fancy themselves photographers and none of them are making very much money because every asshole with an $80 digital camera is now a photographer and Every asshole with a computer is a graphic designer. I don't know your friends work, but what I do know is there are a lot of people willing to work for next to nothing and often time voluntee
    3 points
  5. Can we all just stop kicking this dead horse. Points have been made, and points have been argued. Does that make them right, no. But if you want to get tattooed by someone with little to no tattoos go ahead. The rest of us will be with the guys in suits.
    3 points
  6. This is a tattoo site we're all about firm views .
    3 points
  7. There's no way he 'loves' tattoos and doesn't have any. Period. Nothing you can say will change my mind on that. All you did was prove Bart's comment that most of the people tattooing who aren't heavily tattooed are in it for the money because they couldn't make it in other art related jobs. There's no way he would make more money as a photographer. Every asshole with a camera fancies themselves a photographer now a days, it's a very very hard field to make money in, unless you are truly talented.
    3 points
  8. I know you're clawing desperately for a way to be 'right' in this argument but this way of thinking would only apply to someone who is expressing themselves, for the benefit of their clients via their tattoos. Thats not the way it works. We get tattooed because we LOVE tattoos. If a tattooer does save space for the different 'periods', by the time they are a decent tattooer they should have passed through so many 'periods' that they have a shit-load of tattoos anyway. I still have space on one of my forearms. My bodysuit was finished before I did anything there. But like Bart said, that savi
    3 points
  9. well actually it is "little to no tattoos" so forget number 2 . but still... saving a spot or two for the future is fine but not getting tattooed not at all or almost not at all because you might not like it later...well... that is part of the attraction of tattoos. the permanence. not getting tattooed because you might not like it later is like choosing to not date someone who's totally awesome and perfect for you because you might grow apart and meet someone better in 15 years. there's no way to know.
    3 points
  10. Yes, I ride and just got home on a 47% night ride through "Deer Alley". I don't think I would be here if it weren't for Harley Davidson, my Dad rode by my Mom one day when she was sitting on the lawn of her parents home, eventually a girlfriend of hers told her that "Bob Hawk wants to take you on a date", my Mom replied "As long as he picks me up on the robin egg blue Harley Davidson of his then he has a date" and the rest has been history. I eventually restored the same year and model with the factory paint color, it was HD color code "Peacock Blue"(Mom always called it robin egg blue) for 19
    3 points
  11. Stewart Robson

    Hey

    @LilMountain if your question hasn't already been answered in another thread, just ask it here. If it turns into an interesting/useful thread, I'm sure one of the mods would move or re-name it for you. Good luck...
    3 points
  12. how can a client take them seriously when theyre telling them how to take care of something they dont know how to themselves. i dont even understand how you can be, not only artistic, but also into tattooing and not get them yourself. i think about tattooing about 45 out of 60 minutes every hour and i dont even tattoo haha... shit, maybe im an obsessive freak though.
    3 points
  13. Ursula

    Pin Up Girls

    So we've got a lady head thread, how about an entire lady body thread! Here's one that I've always liked! It's by Mike Wilson. And if you knew the guy in the photo, please know I mean no disrespect by posting this, he was a friend of mine to, and he had and did some awesome tattoos. I really like the simplicity of the design. The shading is so minimal yet so effective.
    2 points
  14. it's really hard to make money as a photographer even if you are talented(one of the largest international photography prizes (the HCB award)is only $70,000, which sounds like a lot, but it's a grant and meant to be used to pay for equipment, travel, assistants, etc. and that all adds up quickly). but that's not why most photographers take pictures. they do it because they love it.
    2 points
  15. NICE JOB! That is one hell of a ring!
    2 points
  16. I bet your bro does sick ink and sweet tatties all day long, and he may say he likes tattoos but actions speak louder than words, and getting tattooed shows your dedication to the craft. I don't know I think this topic has been exhausted and we have heard from some of the best tattooers in the world and they seem to have a similar opinion. I am not saying someone can't put on a good tattoo without tattoos, but clearly he doesn't love tattoos as much as you or he would have some.
    2 points
  17. Buah ah ah, I thought she was pregnant!!! Congrats on the engagement Ursula!!!
    2 points
  18. The only hardtail I would buy at the moment would be an older Triumph. I'm not a fan of big bikes (too heavy! Plus not 'flickable') and harleys are overpriced in my opinion. But to each his own. Bike below is what I want if I had the money for a kidney-busting bike.
    2 points
  19. Here's a big ol Dragon Ed painted. It was one of like... four, five pieces at the Tattoo the World event.
    2 points
  20. I don't take personal offense when people use slang terms I just kind of use it as a barometer for how in the loop a person is. Two people joking around in the shop might say "ready to do some tatzaps" and the other might respond "slinging ink all day long" and i know they are joking having a good time. However if some guy comes in and wants to show me his sweet tatz that his bro who has his own tat gun and ask how much it would cost him to get sleeved cause he bro would do it for $100, then that is annoying.
    2 points
  21. pearls to swine. If they dont get it,they just dont get it.
    2 points
  22. Ursula

    Hey

    @Stewart Robson every time I come here I'm surprised to see you're still posting. Surprised and glad, you're deff one of the best. Now if we could only figure out how to get more like you and less of these we'd be set!
    2 points
  23. velodemon

    Tiger tattoos

    Another Rodney Raines tiger...on me.
    2 points
  24. see now all I can picture is a roster tattoo on my dick... and some joke about rising early in the morning!
    1 point
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  27. man, i'd destroy that ring in like a day. there would be a diamond missing after the first 24 hours haha. anyways, CONGRATS! has a date been set?
    1 point
  28. Also heard/read it was because the chicken and pig crates were the first thing to pop up and float after a ship went down.
    1 point
  29. JAllen

    image attachments

    yep, ran a couple updates and everything is working smooth
    1 point
  30. str8edg

    Congratulations Ursula!!

    Congratulations, marriage has been wonderful for me. I hope you the best. Any special tattoos?
    1 point
  31. Congrats! Great Adventure Awaits!
    1 point
  32. Tight-Lines

    The Netflix Thread

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36_vlZha7bg
    1 point
  33. AlannaCA

    Congratulations Ursula!!

    yes this is neccesary because i am so happy and excited for you and yes i did poach that pic from your facebook! I wish you and James all the luck in the world and for your future life together! and lets hope that the immigration does not take too much longer so you can go be with your man!
    1 point
  34. fixing a 72 norton combat with my stepdad right now. luckily the bearings were changed before any major engine damage was done. its an expensive hobby, but fun as hell
    1 point
  35. Last post before I'm turning in for the night... I might be a little bias as I have several tattoos from Marius, but I think he deserves a spot in this thread too. Here's a link to his blog: Marius Meyer - CUSTOM TATTOOING A couple of my favorites (not on me though)
    1 point
  36. What about skinny chefs ???!!! sorry !! only joking .... I wouldn't let a tattooist with baldy skin touch me i'm afraid ....
    1 point
  37. same thing I said to MsRad. Start small, try the safety course. I've usually got people up and running in a few days for the basics. It is cheaper than most people think if you start with a small, older bike. just remember dont skip on the gear. Dress for the crash not for style.
    1 point
  38. kylegrey

    Pin Up Girls

    Especially for @Ursula Thomson ,to revive an old thread and make you laugh.I give you the "alternate " pin-up by Juan P and Mr C .
    1 point
  39. All this talk of surgeons made me want to say two things A) if you think doing a tattoo is the same as doing surgery you are fucking stupid. B) yes I would be more comfortable getting a nose job from someone who's had one them selves, however you can't learn about surgery by having it done on you since you're not awake during the part that's going to teach you something. Now can someone please start or bring back some of the threads that are actually worth reading? Sick of logging on everyday and seeing 6 new 'I'm new here' threads and nothing else.
    1 point
  40. Stewart Robson

    Hey

    My favourite part was where you SPAMMED EVERY FUCKING THREAD with half-assed non answers, just to get your post count up. answers.yahoo.com answers questions.
    1 point
  41. Amok

    First tattoo

    Got my first a few months ago, it's in honor of my wife and her family who is chinese. I asked specifically for a 5 clawed dragon which the artist had never done before as he was a Japanese specialist. Not the best pic, taken right after the final session.
    1 point
  42. One day ill have my vagina tattooed...
    1 point
  43. Gregor

    Celebrity Tattoos

    who are these people ?
    1 point
  44. a lil self restraint can be a tough thing......this is one reason why reality TV has so many visitors waiting for the next trainwreck yet majority of people claim to not like this stuff or drama.....plus everyone wants to be the next star or bash another for their attention when positivity will be much more powerful...the sad thing is the forums/threads like this get the most attention, visits, users online, etc when what we really want, why we started this was to give people a platform to contribute positively. We dislike having to close threads/post and/or delete them unless we absolutely ha
    1 point
  45. Duffa

    Pin Up Girls

    These are by the always impressive Hans Schroder of Old Bones Tattoo Malmo Sweden Hans Schröder, Malmö Sweden
    1 point
  46. Jennifer Stell

    Tiger tattoos

    There's too many he has done, it seems like he does at least one in every place we stop... But, it's one of our favorite tattoos... I am proud of the Knee Tiger he wasn't perfectly happy with it, but... that's how he rolls.
    1 point
  47. David Flores

    Eagle

    Eagle tattooed by Ross Ferrie designed by Mike Malone
    1 point
  48. David Flores

    Tiger snake battle

    Tattoo by Ashley Howell
    1 point
  49. hogg

    snake back peice

    By Jill "Horiyuki" Bonny, State of Grace, San Jose, CA.
    1 point
  50. 1 point


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