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  1. 11 points
    Done by Danny Reed @ Hot Stuff Tattoo back in June '012
  2. 7 points
    rightbrigade

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Im getting tattooed by Jef Whitehead today, in january im planning on starting my back with Brian Bruno.
  3. 7 points
    hogg

    Upcoming Tattoos

    The artist doing my kneecap had a scheduling conflict, so he had to cancel last weekend's session, which means I'm not back in with him until October 7th. I consoled myself by booking with Bryan Burk for his upcoming Blackheart visit. The man is incapable of doing anything less than badass.
  4. 6 points
    CABS

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this mandala from Dustin Wengreen at Tattoo 13 in Oakland on Labor Day. I totally forgot that I signed up for LST. I've been lurking this whole time. I would have posted this sooner, haha.
  5. 5 points
    CABS

    Traditional Dagger Tattoo

    Got this from Kyle Crowell at Torch Tattoo in Anaheim back in August.
  6. 4 points
    Ryan Cooper Thompson. KCMO
  7. 4 points
    Mitch Wood

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I got this yesterday from Ryan Cooper Thompson at Freaks On 39th in Kansas City, Missouri. It's from his sheet that was published in the Milton Zeis "Tattooing As You Like It" book.
  8. 4 points
    Sorry guys but House of Prime Rib was booked until 9:30 which seemed way too late so we went with Out the Door on Bush St which is slanted doors sister joint. The reservation is for 8:30pm Tuesday 9.18 (tomorrow). The head count I have is @Barbie Doll @gougetheeyes +1 @hogg @MsRad +1 @Scott Sylvia @steve1461686340 @tammy The table holds twelve so if I forgot you pls let me know See you then!!
  9. 4 points
    Our Endless Days

    Upcoming Tattoos

    so god damn excited. i'm getting tattooed this friday by dan santoro. getting a bracelet around my wrist and another tattoo. for my second tattoo, i'm going in there with the intention to just pick something off of the wall. if all else fails, i'll go with a dragon.
  10. 3 points
    missStark

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this pretty little thing from Mr. Adam Gibson at Good Times Tattoo in Salt Lake City yesterday.
  11. 3 points
    Wilhell

    Full Back Piece Thread

    Here you go!
  12. 3 points
    You might of seen this one from yesterday on instagram. Richard Stell Pair-o-dice Tattoo Tulsa Ok.
  13. 2 points
    Figured what the Hell. Tattooed from Sailor Jerry flash on my hairy calf by Paul Pearson at Tried & True Tattoo in Smyrna, Tn. My dad has the same design on his bicep, his one and only tattoo, done in 1954 outside Ft. Bragg, N.C.
  14. 2 points
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/87380848@N06/7999917286/http://www.flickr.com/photos/87380848@N06/7999912529/got this from Whitehead last night, he added those finger waves too. one of my favorite people to get tattooed by, he has some amazing Higgs pieces on him.
  15. 2 points
    At least the "tattooist" is wearing gloves. Oh, wait...
  16. 2 points
    Jack

    Tattoo rescue

    As a direct result of this thread I've seen Kate Middleton half nude. I deem this a sign from the Gods that this show will be awesome.
  17. 2 points
    kylegrey

    Old tattoo photos

    More great stuff from BTC , thats the look I'm rolling with got the 40's hair and a few tatties . Oh and best tattooers hair award goes to Ian Flower and Luke at New School Ewell .
  18. 2 points
    Shon Lindauer at Freak Chic in Los Angeles.
  19. 2 points
    Stuart Cripwell on Wednesday.
  20. 2 points
    I just got this tattooed at the Montreal convention by Mike Rubendall. We did 4.5 hours last night, and then finished it in an hour this morning. I'm so pleased with it.
  21. 2 points
    Oh what the hell... Lester at Electric Ladyland Tattoo New Orleans, LA
  22. 2 points
    Johnny Doe

    Traditional Dagger Tattoo

    Joel Madberg First dagger tattoo I've actually really really liked. If anyone has seen anything similar, please, post it.
  23. 2 points
    s33ktruth

    Traditional Dagger Tattoo

    Carlos Truan, he does some of my fav daggers
  24. 2 points
    kylegrey

    Traditional Dagger Tattoo

    To twist the knife so to speak ,Henry Lewis provides some unique variations .
  25. 2 points
    My Mother did my first tattoo. Didn't cha Ma
  26. 1 point
    Seeing those awesome Bert Grimm pictures in recent posts reminds me of this traditional design which is originally credited to an unknown artist ca.1900. The combatants are said to be locked in "mortal combat " How do u like yours done?Do you favour the more chinese ,crazy looking traditional dragon a la Jerry Collins.Or are you partial to a more Japanese version ? Even the animals are subject to change -who do you like to see in the mix ?
  27. 1 point
    rightbrigade

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    He showed me it was way cool he also had a really cool one on his upper thigh from him that was just solid black.
  28. 1 point
    eisen777

    Full Back Piece Thread

    For the record, im not trying to start some debate. Sorry.... Got more back work this past week, I hope to grab more in Oct/Nov before we take a break for the winter.
  29. 1 point
    G.Uristti

    Tattoo rescue

    its totally about the drama. watch an episode of bar rescue and youll see. im def gonna watch an episode or two of this shit show lol
  30. 1 point
    Wilhell

    Full Back Piece Thread

    Little progress on my back.
  31. 1 point
    Nate Pea

    Tattooers with little to no tattoos

    my favorite loose quote on this would be from the Chad Koeplinger T.A.M. interview when he says something along the lines of it almost being a duty to be tattooed all over so you have some idea of what the customer is going through. i like to get tattooed regularly because it definitely makes me more patient with my customers when they start squealing. jst before i started getting my backpiece done i remember a bloke came into the shop for a tattoo from my then boss. it was a big lower backpiece and he wriggled like hell. i definitely remember thinking like 'for f!ck sake man grow up and stop moving' didn't occur that my boss never commented. any way next week i started on my back and within 10-15 minutes it was like......OH! needless to say i'm a lot more sympathetic to my customers having work on their back now
  32. 1 point
    jerryspecs

    Greetings! Longtime lurker needs advice!

    Hey guys, I've been reading the site for a year or two now and have gotten a lot of great information here. I'm starting to get a great collection of work from some awesome artists. Recently, on kind of a whim, I got a statue of liberty tattoo. It's awesome--I love the design, composition and color. I really think it looks great. Here's a picture. My issue is that the design I chose has a globe and anchor at the bottom. Maybe I'm just paranoid, but I've been worrying it's too similar to the Marine Corps logo. Now, I'm not a Marine and neither is anyone in my family. I really don't want to disrespect anyone's service. Am I over-thinking this? I'd appreciate your feedback.
  33. 1 point
    jacobhh

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Just got this from Shon Lindauer at Freak Chic in Los Angeles.
  34. 1 point
    Chris Trevino perfection tattoo
  35. 1 point
    got this little pipe in my ditch yesterday for my birthday. by timmy tatts @ tattoo marks
  36. 1 point
    Not sure what the problem is. Is it because she is taking the sacred art of tattoo flash and trying to sell it? Isnt that the whole fucking point of flash? Is it because she isnt a tattooer? Or because she wants to be? In my opinion she is doing it right. Learn to draw tattoos, understand the language and then learn to tattoo. Way too many people are doing it the other way around.
  37. 1 point
    Scott R

    First convention

    yeah dude i hope valerie turns me away from you on second thought I guess I will stare at man ass in order to see stewart at work
  38. 1 point
    Graeme

    Full Back Piece Thread

    Hanky Panky posted this on his instagram a couple of days ago, it's a Sailor Jerry backpiece. Maybe this belongs in the old tattoo photos thread, but what the hell, that's still an amazing tattoo. I love the curve of the wing.
  39. 1 point
    Scott R

    Greetings! Longtime lurker needs advice!

    First off welcome glad you signed up. Your'e way over thinking this, which is not always a bad thing but in this case your golden! Your tattoo is kick ass, patriotic and does not look like a military tattoo.
  40. 1 point
    Well, in that case, I'll submit my dagger I got from Mario Desa last November.
  41. 1 point
    http://www.lastsparrowtattoo.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7867&stc=1&d=1346641176 by me at Patriot Ink Tattoo
  42. 1 point
    Scott R

    First convention

    @Deb Yarian it will be my first convention aswell , little nervous to be getting work done while total strangers walk by. I am sure you and Don will have a great time.
  43. 1 point
    kylegrey

    Full Back Piece Thread

    Wido de Marval .
  44. 1 point
    Reyeslv

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Appointment tomorrow with Aaron Coleman @ Immaculate. Pretty stoked about it...
  45. 1 point
    In our household... we like our Battle Royals with cheese and no whine, in one shot... Preferably in one sitting. I'll post a couple pics... It was his kids first tattoo, one sitting, like 8 hours...
  46. 1 point
    kylegrey

    How do u like your Battle Royale ?

    I fumbled about for the right term for these but thanks to my man Hogg i've now got it ,Capt Coleman dragons .Anyway this "did me up like a kipper " as the say over here .Hope this is cool to post...great new stuff from Valerie Vargas .
  47. 1 point
    My first tattoo wasn't what I hid from my mom. Actually I asked her if I could get one (I was just 18 at the time), she said no way. A week or so later I asked her if I could get my labret pierced, she said hell no, I said ok, what if I got a small tattoo that is hidden by my short sleeve, she begrudgingly said "well, I guess", she didn't know my friends were waiting in the car in the driveway, I said thanks, and ran out to hop in the car and we went and got my tattoo (tribal arm band!!). She demanded to see it when I got home, so I showed her, she just rolled her eyes. My old man (who was tattooless, but was in the navy for 25 years at this point), said that I better not go below the sleeve until I was independently wealthy (this was '98). I started my first sleeve in '01, I lived with a roommate in an apartment, it was around late July, so I just waited to come over to their place until night and wore longsleeves. It was still so hot, and I was sweating, but I'd just stay outside and then say I have to run, and take off haha. For some reason, I decided to show it to my mom when I took her to dinner for her bday (maybe the worst day to do it in hindsight). I had my sleeve pulled up a little, hoping she'd see it (she didn't), so I just bit the bullet and showed her. She just said "Oh Daniel, what am I going to do with you". I never talked to my old man about it. For years, she would be like, are you done yet? everytime I got tattooed again, I moved to CA in 2004, so when we would go visit her in Indiana, she would make me show off my new tattoos to everyone and called me her "tattooed wonder", although I have a little brother who has a dreamcatcher, wolfhead, and kanji tattoos, and little sister that has lower back dolphin jumping tattoo. It always made me laugh. In 2007, my daughter was born, Eli Quinters was in town, so I was going to get a tattoo from him at Tattoo 13. My mom was in town to visit her granddaughter, and decided she wanted to get tattooed ha. I called Eli, he had space, so I got tattooed, then she got a yellow rose with an american flag draped around it. It was so wild to me, her first tattoo, which was for her dad (died in 06 in a motorcycle accident). Last year, I wake up to a picture message of a tattoo that was on my Grandmother (mom's mom). I had previously been weary about showing her my tattoos, and when she finally saw them, she said "well at least when you die, we'll know it was you" haha. Her tattoo was her first and also for her husband (my grandfather). Wild. Sorry for the lengthy story haha.
  48. 1 point
    ahahaha....im loving everyones stories and input, keep them coming!!
  49. 1 point
    I was visiting my parents with my new baby. I leaned over the crib and they saw it. I just remember them shaking their heads. My dad was from a NY blue collar Irish Catholic family and my mother from an upper middle class Jewish family. My parents were pretty liberal thinkers but for them a tattoo was more of a class thing. Even though tattooing eventually became my life it was never anything I shared or share with them. When my father was hospitalized with a terminal illness I stayed with him and tended to his needs till he died. I wore long sleeves so that he wouldn't see my tattoos on my arm--- just in case he would make a deathbed request that I not get any more tattoos. I've come to the realization that my mother's inability to understand,like or appreciate my tattoos is not very different from my inability to accept her dislike. Recently she also was hospitalized and I told her not to worry that I would get on a plane and be by her side In the morning ( even though my untattooed brother lives within an hour of her) What did she say? "Cover your tattoos!" I've come to realize that many people when looking at tattoos can not see content, skill,quality. When I first started getting tattooed my mother said to me that she didn't wnt my life made harder because of my tattoos and people judging because of them and I said that if people were going to judge me by the way I look they are not the people I want to be friends with anyway. My mother's attitude has really helped me in my own relationship with my children. how to be more accepting of their appearances.
  50. 1 point
    Scott Sylvia

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