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  1. 15 points
    Ryan

    Full Back Piece Thread

    This is my back. Can't believe its all done.
  2. 15 points
    AlannaCA

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    i took a short trip back in March to Chicago. my objective was to just take a trip by myself and do some sight seeing. well on my last full day there the mood struck and i went down to Taylor Street tattoo and decided i wanted to get something cool. i was looking at the walls full of flash and they were so amazing! the man and artist running the shop that day was Rickybird. i said i wanted to get something awesome maybe a panther or a swallow or anything that catches my eye really. he went and grabbed a huge black binder and flipped straight to a page with a photocopy of an acetate drawing. it was a panther done by Rollo and underneath he had written "the best panther i've ever drawn". immediately i knew that, that was the one i was going to get but just for the sake of it i wanted to compare it to some of the other flash on the walls and honestly nothing could compare. so i left chicago with an amazing tattoo and a very full belly! i promise i will return again because i had a fantastic trip. - - - Updated - - - Dietzel is one of my favorite tattoo artist and i have both of the books that John Reiter has put out. i love all the flash and i love his story. i've had it in my mind for a while that i wanted to get an anchor and possibly a ship. so of course i went back to my books to look for something and found and awesome piece of flash that i gave to Adrian from Speakeasy and made it his own. it turned out amazing and i love it alot!
  3. 6 points
    Pugilist

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Looooooooooove the Dietzel piece especially! - - - Updated - - - This is a few months old, but wanted to add more Dietzel love; one of his swallows, done by the fabulous Rebecca at POL Tattoo in Montreal. The first "spontaneous" tattoo I ever got! So much fun. (Also, my introduction to rib tattoos. Less fun.)
  4. 5 points
    AlannaCA

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    this is the thigh piece i started back in September. if i remember correctly i posted a picture a while back in October after my second session where all the black was filled in. then i went back 2 more times (Dec and Jan) to get the color finished. now its all done and i couldn't be happier!
  5. 3 points
    Jake

    Full Back Piece Thread

    saw this on their facebook. pretty rad:
  6. 3 points
    Scott R

    Full Back Piece Thread

    @Tim Hendricks gold rush tattoo TITS!
  7. 2 points
    Avery Taylor

    Breaking Bad

    I am not sure that Walt ever had that much of a soul. I think that he was just beaten down when the show started. He had gotten wrapped up in a life that he hated, and was just pushing through it. His choices have always been pretty selfish, and ego driven. For me the thing that makes the show work so well is that Walt is a genius. He is not just some middle-aged chemistry teacher. Because he is a genius it is believable when he works things out, and doesn't get killed in the process. I don't think that being a genius makes you less moral, but I do think that it makes you less beholden to the ideas of right and wrong that most of us live under. But then again "Just because you killed Jesse James, don't make you Jesse James." So maybe Walt is a good guy caught up in a whirlwind, but I doubt it.
  8. 2 points
    Dan S

    Relationships and tattoos

    Never saw tattoos as anything but a part of normal life. My Lady was tattooed when we met, and now we just go to the parlor together, works well.
  9. 2 points
    kdhenry2010

    Choosing your first tattoo

    Just got my first tattoo 3 days ago by Josh Wrede at Bound by Design :) I've wanted it for years. I would love some feedback on it since I'm kinda in the freaking out stage because I'm such a perfectionist and I keep over-analyzing it lol.Going back for color in 2 weeks. Heres a link: http://media-cache-ec2.pinterest.com/upload/130956301635443429_qTt8Ha8z.jpg
  10. 2 points
    I say this about every thread... but best thread.
  11. 2 points
    A wise sage once told me "Make your drawings look like tattoos, don't try to make your tattoos look like drawings"
  12. 1 point
    Reyeslv

    Breaking Bad

    Did anyone catch the season finale of Breaking Bad? It is by far the best show on TV and the close-out of the season was awesome. If you haven't seen it at all, the first 3 seasons are on NETFLIX. Highly recommend checking it out it will not disappoint.
  13. 1 point
    AlannaCA

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    @Mr.Smith i will do! i made one more post on the previous page of a Portuguese rooster and rose, that one was done by Lizzie. i agree, Adrian did an amazing job! he worked really hard on it and the finished piece blew my mind.
  14. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Feminism & Tattoos

    Good point, even though I have a sleeve and pony tail, I'm an IT manager. All other things being equal, I'll hire someone who looks like they can think outside the box over some clean-cut, kiss-ass weenie in dockers and a polo shirt. Stick it to the man!
  15. 1 point
    Mr. Smith

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    @AlannaCA Those are both fucking awesome! I really love the one that Adrian did! Tell him and Lizzie that Nick Smith says "Hi!" next time you see them!
  16. 1 point
    Dan S

    Relationships and tattoos

    I tell ya, having kids jacks EVERYTHING up! USed to be, I could just walk into the shop, get whatever I wanted to get, no problem. Then the kids started coming. Shit. now I had to plan and make appointments to get tattooed. And NOW! They really jack things up. I try to get in for a tattoo, half the time one of our kids is sitting in Nick's chair getting worked on...little humps!
  17. 1 point
    RoryQ

    Relationships and tattoos

    Well, this year is a big year for both of us to get tattooed. For the first time, we're both getting tattooed in the same shop around the same time. She's in for two days back to back, then I'm in for two days back to back ... And then she's in again for a final two days the following week. Bit of a punishing schedule, and because she's doing her back and I'm doing my front we're due to repeat it again next year (and probably the following year too) - a matter of racking up the hours to finish the pieces. At the moment we've got the time and money to do this kind of thing. A big part of that is not having any kids I guess.... For now : / !
  18. 1 point
    Our Endless Days

    Healed & New Pics

    not a style i'm usually into, but that tattoo looks very well done and badass.
  19. 1 point
    Pugilist

    Dragons!!!

    According to Yoni Zilber's instagram, this is the start of a dragon bodysuit he is doing. It made my heart go all pitter-patter:
  20. 1 point
    @RoryQ, I've recently started doing mobility work (mostly hip stretching and the like) on a daily basis. It makes a difference, and it's lame that I neglected it for so long. And man, the lacrosse ball is no joke! That thing is evil.
  21. 1 point
    Kev

    finer things in life

    Truth:
  22. 1 point
    Pugilist

    Relationships and tattoos

    I was tattooed before my husband had any, but he always liked the idea of tattoos due to coming of age in punk/hardcore subculture, etc. So it was never a big deal that I was tattooed and he wasn't. But as I mentioned upthread, now that we both are, it has become very much a joint venture in a really amazing and fun way, and I kind of can't imagine it any other way. We've talked about it, and we both think that were we not together and doing this whole tattoo thing together, we might both have some tattoos, but we'd probably have fewer and it wouldn't be like, a major hobby for us. So this business about balancing a relationship and tattoos is funny to me, because I feel like I come from the opposite direction, wherein my relationship is one of the reasons I am as into tattoos as I am! It's a really wonderful thing for us to share and go through together, and I have nooooo idea what my body would look like if this weren't a joint venture. I feel like that sounds weird and co-dependent, but so be it. Edited to add: this is a long-winded way of saying: ditto, @tattooedjuliet!
  23. 1 point
    A few updates. I've been implementing the DiFranco-inspired 3-day-a-week approach I talked about a couple of posts back, whereby I've got a pushing dominant upper body day, a lower body day and a pull dominant upper body day. Lots of hypertrophy work contained therein. Also been getting in the 10-15 minutes conditioning work prescribed for after each session. More less just resting the other 4 days. My escrima coach has been in the Phillipines competing, so that's been out while he's away (in an organised way, anyway). Observations:- The strength work is subtly different to what I was doing previous to this. I've been biasing towards high volume hypertrophy work for the past few months anyway, but with this programme I'm getting in a few sets per week of higher than usual reps - couple of days call for 20-25 rep sets, which has been interesting. Surprising how close to my 10 rep weight choices I've been able to go, which suggests I was sandbagging before. DiFranco also calls for some other bodybuilding type protocols which I'm going to use - 'run the rack' approaches, drop sets, pauses etc. Going to implement them and change them up every two weeks. The strength work has left me pretty fried for the conditioning, particularly the short distance running (I've been trying to get in relatively fast 1-2 mile runs amongst other things). I'm not too fussed about this at the moment, I have plenty of days in the rest of the week to recover and as long as I am leaning out and seeing some hypertrophy I will be happy enough. Dan John says 'everything works.... For a while' and as usual when I implement a new programme I feel great now, in the first few weeks. I feel the variety and freshness, mentally and physically, makes for good training in the short to medium term. - - - Updated - - - One other thing- My mid and upper back has been pretty prone to stiffness and some spasming since I hurt my neck last year. I think it's a referral of problems associated with the tendency I still have sometimes to lift my shoulders to protect my neck. You do that for a while and your upper back will tell you all about it... I've used foam rolling and trigger point release (using a lacrosse ball) to tackle this in the past, coupled with hot baths, but a week or two ago when it was irritating me I got a massage. The masseuse (sports background) gave me a bollocking about doing lots of joint mobility work but not actual old-school stretching. Been stretching twice a day since, more out of frustration with feeling like someone has put rocks where my rhomboids should be than anything else, and .... Wow ... I think it's really made a difference. Obvious now that I think about it, but for so long I've been ignoring static stretching. I think for maintaining tissue quality we still need to do it, even if it is boring.
  24. 1 point
    MadeIndelible

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Rollo AND Dietzel. NICE!
  25. 1 point
    Colored Guy

    Relationships and tattoos

    My wife likes tattoos, but has no desire to get one. Which is cool, I get her support though. The rest of my family is cool about them, easier to count the non-inked than the inked. My inlaws weren't into them, but never really said much. My wife's brother's family.. totally stick up the ass types, none of 'em even been to jail even... what a boring existence. CG
  26. 1 point
    Jake Anderson

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Those are both seriously wicked.
  27. 1 point
    Mitch Wood

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Both of those are spectacular. Good call(s).
  28. 1 point
    Tight-Lines

    Food and Drink list

    My apartment with healthy shit is always open. I just ignore it constantly.
  29. 1 point
    Scott R

    Relationships and tattoos

    My wife has not and I doubt will not be tattooed but we share other passions together and I would never think about being or not being with someone based on tattoos providing they were cool with me getting tattooed
  30. 1 point
    Dan S

    Job/Work realted tattoos.

    That's an easy one...big stack-o-Franklin's on one side of the scale, bars on the other!
  31. 1 point
    tattooedjuliet

    Relationships and tattoos

    I feel like I could not be with someone who was not tattooed. The reason being, I want to be with someone who shares my passion for getting, and being tattooed. I would not know what to do if we didn't share that interest. Luckily my husband loves my tattoos, and is getting more tattooed all the time. He is really starting an amazing collection.
  32. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Relationships and tattoos

    Bad news - I'm 54 and they still treat me like that. I love my mother and sister but when it comes to my tattoos then can A) like them or B) shut the fuck up about it. Unfortunately, they pick option C, which is to NOT like them and NOT shut the fuck up about it. :-)
  33. 1 point
    SStu

    finer things in life

    Love it. Wish they had instragram.
  34. 1 point
    hogg

    Relationships and tattoos

    More like carne marcada, am i right?
  35. 1 point
    Tight-Lines

    Job/Work realted tattoos.

    Man... you said that one right.
  36. 1 point
    slayer9019

    Job/Work realted tattoos.

    I dont need tattoos of my addictions :(
  37. 1 point
    rozone

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    superlike
  38. 1 point
    SStu

    Hey and Shit.

    Hay and Shit are the opposite ends of a cow.
  39. 1 point
    rozone

    Some of the worst ever.

    You sure as hell can't trust them with a pack of Marlboros. ;)
  40. 1 point
    saw the start of this piece on the Franz Stefanik instagram and it caught my eye Franz Stefanik @franzstefanik (Franz Stefanik) 's Instagram photos | Webstagram - the best Instagram viewer
  41. 1 point
    Dan S

    Hey There!

    Hi Kayla, and welcome to LST! So c'mon, don't keep us in suspense, whip that sucker out!!!
  42. 1 point
    jacobhh

    Full Back Piece Thread

    Came across these pieces today from Bill Canales and Rudy Fritsch and had to post them to my favorite LST thread... Don't know anything about the artists on this one but the caption said Amsterdam Tattoo Convention 1994, thought it was an awesome picture...
  43. 1 point
    Petri Aspvik

    Aging realism and what lasts

    This thread needs more black.
  44. 1 point
    RoryQ

    Food and Drink list

    I made the margaritas, she made the taquitos stuff... Not really a fair division of labour but I take the bins out and do most of the driving so screw it.
  45. 1 point
    I got some Tudor roses from Stuart Cripwell, then went back and had him add stems: Shouts to @nicky papers. This is what was pokin' out in that pic you commented on. :)
  46. 1 point
    dirbab

    Iconic Wolf Design?

    here's one mark cross did.
  47. 1 point
    Our Endless Days

    General Movie Thread

    TDKR was so damn awesome.
  48. 1 point
    kylegrey

    Dragons on Women

    Not a dragon but this shows what is possible - Tim Lehi Blackheart Tattoo S.F.
  49. 1 point
    ShawnPorter

    General Movie Thread

    There are two Superman trailers, btw: Same video, but the audio is different. One is Pa Kent (Kevin Costner) and the other is Jor-el (Russel Crowe) talking to Clark/Kal Depending on what theater you go to... you get Crowe or Costner. Incidentally, both of Supe's dads have played Robin Hood.
  50. 1 point
    eisen777

    Breaking Bad

    Its already fantasy land....in fact id be bummed if they made walt die or get caught....sometimes the anti-hero bad guy just wins.