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  1. 8 points
    robz

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    So, this happened this evening: Done by Richard Pinch in Aberdeen Scotland. Got the Foo Dog done last year and always wish I went bigger. Richard added all the background and more flowers and I think it fits my back a lot better now. Very happy with it. There is another chrysanthemum going in on my ribs that you can't quite see. The flower on my hip will be the same colour as the one on my inner biceps, dark reddish. The yellow on the spots on dog will also be getting more dark tones too, like the mane. Very, very happy with it but also slightly freaked out at the size of the tattoo on my back now!
  2. 6 points
    Hope ya'll like it! Chris Conn Askew Sekretcity Los Angeles
  3. 5 points
    Well this month was pretty badass for great tattoos as well as lots of voting. Thanks to everyone who posted, liked, and got some awesome tattoos! Both people who won got multiple tattoos over a short period of time. The SFO convention wins in general for putting out some of the most liked tattoos for Novembers best tattoo and from that convention we've got a tie..... The winners are: @ian with his skulls by Jeff Gogue & skull by Jondix (post #2), Congratulations!! AND the other winner is @Scott R for his Eagle backpiece laser then coverup by Scott Sylvia (post #17), Congratulations!! It's been cool to see both guys tattoos and process to get the tattoos they wanted overtime so thanks for sharing with us at LST! Bring on Decembers Tattoo Contest....... Winners, PM me your shirt size and address
  4. 3 points
    Scott R

    Elephant tattoos

    redletter1 DAVID BRUEHL
  5. 3 points
    Jennifer Stell

    Snakes snakes snakes

    more paintings then tattoos, but fun to look at either way...
  6. 3 points
    Delicious

    Who are you?

    Hmm just found this and hope you won't mind me adding to it. I'm Erica, 19 year old fat chick from CA. lol great opener isnt it? I am in college right now, my major is Political Science. I absolutely love govt, law, philosophy, all the things which most kids my age hate. I am hoping, once I transfer, to double major in French and Political science. Then maybe get a master's in Security Studies. As far as tattoos go, I've wanted one since I was 12. Everyone in my middle school was getting horrible tattoos, and it was the thing to do. All through high school, people would show off their garage tattoos with pride. Everyone always talked about what they were going to get "tatted" and what deep personal meaning it had. When i turned 18 I started really considering getting tattooed. But I didn't know what I wanted. Then I went to Chinatown in vegas when I was visiting my father and found a Ganesh statue. Then I knew I wanted to get him on me forever. So I searched the internet, Google images, all of that good stuff. I still had alot of predjudices when it came to tattoos. I hated japanese tattoos, i thought they all had to have meaning, didnt think girls should be heavily tattooed. But in the course of my research and lurking, my attitude changed. january of this year, on the 31st, I got my first tattoo. I was in love and I wanted more. So back to the internet I went to lurk on tattoo websites and looking around and learning what a good tattoo was. Found myself here, and I love it. I know sometimes my posts are foolish, or awful, and I do apologize. But I love the vibe of this place, and have learned so much. Changed my ideas about tattoos and tattooing, and it makes me want to go spend all my money grinding images into my skin! Tomorrow I will be getting my 3rd tattoo, in a year, and the 3rd tattoo so far in my life. I just want to thank you all for opening my eyes... and creating a new passion in me!
  7. 3 points
    justcallmematt

    Tiger tattoos

    Eric Inksmith, my favorite tigers of all time. Hands down.
  8. 2 points
    SStu

    Full Back Piece Thread

    Sir Thomas:
  9. 2 points
    SStu

    Snakes snakes snakes

    Sneakymitch!
  10. 2 points
    Pugilist

    Upcoming Tattoos

    To contextualize, I do believe that just last night we were chatting about how G has the itch, and as I am planning to get my next piece sooner than him, I suggested that maybe he could get something small at the same time if he really wanted. And he said no, he needs to be wise and save his cash, blah blah blah planning all this big work, blah blah blah being responsible, and then lo and behold what does he post on this thread the very next morning? I married a weak man.
  11. 2 points
    RoryQ

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Ooh, trouble in paradise!!
  12. 2 points
    smoz

    Upcoming Tattoos

    I went to see Mo yesterday to talk this design over, we are going with pretty much what I suggested but decided to drop the chrysanthemum and instead to incorporate a silhouette of a bare tree or branch into the design. Work starts next Thursday, I can't wait.
  13. 2 points
    Pugilist

    Ink Masters

    If you're an asshole who can't tattoo it sounds like you should have no problem excelling on there on your own!
  14. 2 points
    Matt

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got these two from Chad and Greg Christian whilst they have been here in Sydney
  15. 2 points
    Therinx

    A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones

    Started reading the books a decade ago. Frustratedly waiting for more! The series is about as good as a TV interpretation is going to get. I was going to get the Stark sigil tattooed on my leg, still thinking about it. The only thing i dislike is the Ironmen. They seem totally superfluous to the story. I can't wait to see the Red Wedding. :D
  16. 1 point
    Scott R

    Elephant tattoos

    earth pounding pachyderms !! lurking the stells https://twitter.com/i/#!/StellTattooArt/media/slideshow?url=http%3A%2F%2Finstagr.am%2Fp%2FSs3WeOtFtv%2F got me searching for great elephant tattoos zach nelligan http://www.triplecrowntattoo.com/ and richard stell painting http://www.richardstelltattoos.com/
  17. 1 point
    Stefan Johnsson

    lion

  18. 1 point
    The ante is slowly being upt every month and I am loving it so here we go for the last one of the year..... LST Monthly Contest The tattoo picture that gets posted in this thread for December 2012 with the most 'likes' for the month wins! The contest starts on the first of the month and ends on the last day of the month. Contest Guidlines -Your tattoo picture must be posted in this thread (both tattooers and tattoo customers can win) in order to qualify. -Include with your photo/post...tattoo artist name & tattoo shop. -You MUST be the one who has the tattoo or did the tattoo. -You can 'like' as many tattoos as you want. -It can be a finished or in progress tattoo. To increase your 'likes' or to show off another's great tattoo share the link to the post in this thread on facebook, twitter, etc. - to get votes from your friends.. Lets do it.........
  19. 1 point
    Dumpleton

    Upcoming Tattoos

    16th of January 11am 2013, Stevie Edge will be tattooing a shark on me at Hunter and Fox in Sydney, not to sure where on me or how big. Will get his opinion before I decide.
  20. 1 point
    Tifffany

    Hi everyone

    I shot an email off to David to set up an appointment! Squee!
  21. 1 point
    JAllen

    Any metalheads out there?

    hardcore-ish metal or metalish hardcore, what ever you wanna call it...or just good stuff: and then this which has nothing to do with hardcore
  22. 1 point
    Graeme

    Tattoos and the workplace

    I'm not so old that I'm now "older folks" am I? Though I found going on to the forearms (which I did a whole month and a bit ago) was a pretty heavy decision.
  23. 1 point
    Jennifer Stell

    Stell Spot'in

    After finally being able to digest the bullshit I so easily got and ate myself, I'll say: I'm sorry, I was an uber bitch, I see what you say now, without the red all over now. I still don't like highway pirates disguised as good guys... Or as anything else, other then "Pirate", I define pirate as.... A person who has no problem with being on the road, dealing with whatever, getting into serious business, or getting into really Non-Serious shit... no matter what type of life one leads, be honest... It's a saying Richard says, he heard it... No idea where it comes from... But: "when living outside the law, one must always be honest." I like to try to live my life like an open book. Hence the reply... I was shitty. I'm sorry. PMS is a bitch.
  24. 1 point
    CercleRouge

    Best post tattoo care?

    Just adding my routine for no real reason... Leave the plastic wrap on until the evening, and then take it off in the shower. Don't spray high-pressure water directly on it, obviously, and usually I'll put soap on a part of the body north of the tattoo, and then lightly rub the soap in with my hand. Get out of the shower, and let it drip dry, or pat it dry with a clean towel. I usually sit around for an hour or so before I do anything else. Then I put a THIN layer of Aquaphor on it. Before I go to sleep, I wrap it lightly in plastic wrap, just for the first night. Then I remove that plastic in the shower the next day, put on Aquaphor, and then do my best to keep it clean during the day, wear loose clothing over it, etc... Then at night I shower (so I'll shower twice in one day for the first few days of a new tattoo, even if I normally only shower once a day), and then more Aquaphor before bed. So in total I put Aquaphor on it twice a day for 3 days. After that I use unscented Lubriderm. I apply it more liberally than I would with Aquaphor, as it "evaporates" quicker. I do this for about 2 weeks, even if it seems to me that the tattoo is basically healed. And... that's it! Never had any problems with this method.
  25. 1 point
    slayer9019

    Tattoos and the workplace

    Yea I did some "fun" stuff as a kid but I heard some stories in the shop that made me shut up. My father told me stuff he did as a kid that if kids did nowadays they would be locked up in a psychward. As he said "different times." I chaulk it up to being an Italian immigrant in "the ghetto", with "different rules"
  26. 1 point
    Graeme

    Any metalheads out there?

    Been thinking about these guys lately, one of my favorites from the 90s: They were probably more of a hardcore band than a real metal band, but in that dirty raging grinding hardcore kind of way (ie the way it should be played), so worthy of inclusion here.
  27. 1 point
    Dan S

    Tattoos and the workplace

    I tattooed the heart n ribbon on the back of my hand when I was like 15 or so...definitely the hoodlum trip. I totally laff when I read about us "older generation" who are shocked by such things...think on it now, kids, someone my age-58-grew up in the 60's and 70's. We did shit you wouldn't even believe and didn't even think about it.
  28. 1 point
    SStu

    Tattoos and the workplace

    I think that (generally) this next generation is definately going to miss and/or not understand the "underworld" aspect of tattoos that most of us older folks do. We, in turn, will be shocked by their casualness to something we revere. Same goes true for many aspects of generational gaps.
  29. 1 point
    SStu

    My latest tatoo experince

    If it's not infected, you're just going to have to wait and see (at least a month, maybe 2), but it shouldn't be a scar. If it needs re-touching, tell your artist just like it happened. Shouldn't be a big deal.
  30. 1 point
    hogg

    Tattoos and the workplace

    Post of the month.
  31. 1 point
    David Flores

    Tattoos and the workplace

    As do you Brock. BTW I know you aren't the douche I speak of in my first post, a little hyperbole goes a long way when trying to make a point though. Each person life is going to be their own to live and not everyone fits into a mold, but i think my viewpoint has been formed by the observations of the habits of young people today in regards to tattooing. I had a weird moment last night. I hired a baby sitter so me and the wife could go see The Trailer Park Boys live show. My regular sitter was busy so hired a friend of a friend, young girl probably 23-25. Everything went fine, but at the end of the night I noticed she had her knuckles tattooed, I had notice a couple small tattoos on her arms, but this one kind of shocked me. Needless to say my other sitter has a neck tattoo although, it was hard to spot as well because well she is black and her complexion doesn't show tattoos well. I found myself judging her for a second, and I found that weird, but still everything I had said about neck tattoos and hand tattoos applied except we weren't talking about some douche at the mall, these are pretty well spoken young women who I trust to care for my son. Needless to say I still think the tattoo choices aren't smart, but maybe that is what the kids are doing now days and maybe there is some sort of generational gap working even just in my generation and the last, although I would say I probably molded my viewpoint from people about 10-15 years older than me.
  32. 1 point
    Dan S

    How do you feel about tattoo blogs?

    @Johannes, an ABBA backpiece...man, you don't have a hair on yer ass if you don't go for that!!!
  33. 1 point
    gougetheeyes

    My latest tatoo experince

    Sounds like you got some infected spots for whatever reason. If it's still hurting/seeping goo, you can slather some bacitracin on it and wrap it back up with saran wrap for a day or so. I've had one instance of infection (100% my fault..) and that did the trick. Your tattooer will most likely have to go over those spots once they've healed. What'd you get? Got a picture? - - - Updated - - - Also, for your healing routine, everyone's different, but I've found a lot of folks who incessantly wash and dry and lotion and wash and dry and lotion tend to have problems. All that constant care is just going to irritate it. In the future, the more you leave it alone, the better it will -- most likely -- heal.
  34. 1 point
    @RoryQ Same thing happens every time I get worked on. They always figure themselves out after a week or so...
  35. 1 point
    BoMcConaghie

    Ink Masters

    I think the people are picked more for their "personality" and attitude than for their abilities. Most people interested in the color portrait or new school thing tend to not really care about tattooing. It is more of a springboard for them to be famous or at least act like they are. These are the people chosen for this show. Not the real deal tattooers who can take anyones idea and make something nice out of it.
  36. 1 point
    Graeme

    Tattoos and the workplace

    There are plenty of IPAs on the market and while there's a variation between ones from different breweries--or between different ones from the same brewery!--all IPAs share fundamental characteristics regarding alcoholic strength, apparent extract, colour, bitterness, aroma, etc. Though if you put a Budweiser next to a Sam Adams Boston Lager next to a Pilsner Urquell...there's very little in common between them other than the type of fermentation. How many examples there are of each style doesn't really matter. Personally though, I think way too many people are far too concerned with beer style.
  37. 1 point
    Pugilist

    Ink Masters

    So while this whole thing is a shitshow, it's really interesting to me that by far the most depressing and pathetic episodes have been the American traditional and Japanese ones. These fuckers get very excited about doing like, black and grey portraits and the like, but across the board suck at these forms. If I remember correctly, the same was mostly true of the first season (although they at least had a decent Japanese guy, if I recall correctly). So, question for the group: why does this keep happening? Or rather, is this an accurate reflection of the mediocre pool of tattooers out there, in that shitty tattooers are more likely to have a background in certain styles over others? Are there no people at the same meh level as these dolts who do Japanese? It seems like the kind of shitty, talentless tattooers that mostly end up on shows like these all come from a particular place stylistically, and I am wondering what that correlation means. I have to say that that terrible fucking dragon mess was one of the worst tattoos that's ever been on that show, which is saying a lot. And that it's hard to respect a tattooer who throws himself a pity party when he's asked to tattoo a DRAGON. What the hell kind of tattooer doesn't like doing dragons???
  38. 1 point
    hogg

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    We're gonna need a bigger boat--I mean, rose. Looks fantastic!
  39. 1 point
    justcallmematt

    Ink Masters

    Bitch got crazy face.
  40. 1 point
    slayer9019

    Tattoos and the workplace

    yea it does have its ups and downs. My particular job ended up being something I do very well but don't really like the subject so I sold out as fast as possible. If you can bury your head in your work like I do, you can easily skip most of the BS. On a social note I would never be friends with anyone I work with anyway. Not my crowd!
  41. 1 point
    Oh, man. How could I forget? Great artist and a great guy!
  42. 1 point
    Also in Plymouth there's Forrest at Cobra Custom Tattoo.
  43. 1 point
    Jack

    A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones

    @Therinx, the Ironborn will matter. They already do. and @RoryQ, you can find the novellas online. They're rad little things. I busted them all out in like a 3 hour session and reeeeeeeeeeaaallly was hurting for more.
  44. 1 point
    The Red Wedding is one of the most disturbing things I've ever read.
  45. 1 point
    Already posted this in Latest Tattoo Lowdown but I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring. 100 Years of Solitude rib piece Artist: Matt Brotka Shop: Salvation Gallery
  46. 1 point
    RoryQ

    A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones

    Incidentally, although I've read the main novels, I haven't read any of the 'Dunk and Egg' novellas that George RR Martin has published seperately. Three so far, with another six planned (in theory). They're set before the events of ASOIAF, during the Targaryen reign, and follow a famous knight of the Kingsguard and his companion ... Or so I gather, anyway. I kind of like how, as the books go on, Martin is sort of changing the history we 'think' we know from the early books. The Targaryens, exactly how evil they really were as a whole, and their fate etc. being a good case in point. - - - Updated - - - Just re-read that post. So nerdy.
  47. 1 point
    ChrisvK

    Who are you?

    After reading everyones stories i feel obligated to share my own. Well here we go. I'm Chris, a 19 year old kid from Leiden, The Netherlands. High-school for me started being the worst time of my life. Being a metalhead since the age of 9 I went to high-school as a 12 year old chubby kid with long hair and a squeeky voice. Since i was the only longhaired metalhead 12 year old the bullies thought of me as an easy target. This led to delving deeper into my music and finding hardcore. Looking back to that time i'm just glad i stayed true to who i am despite all the shit i got for being me. Forward to 16 years old. The hair and the squeeky voice were gone, the bullying wasn't. One day i had enough of it and went apeshit crazy. The little 12 year old turned into a 1,85m high 83kg heavy mass of hatred. No one messed with me after that. Met awesome friends in classes and been hanging out with awesome people ever since. Lot's of parties, lots of concerts. Good times. After high-school i went to University to study law. After 2 months i realized it wasn't for me. Not only was it boring as fuck, the entire system was just build around being a lawyer that makes money of off unfortunate people and i was surrounded by the most self centered people i have ever met. Dropped out and started working at an indonesian take away place where i worked till last summer. I also did and still do vollunteerwork at a homeless shelter. This is where i found what i want to do in life. Helpin people. Started college this september to be a social worker and aced my first testperiod. For aslong as i am into metal/hardcore i've been into tattoo's. All my favorite artists and bands had tattoo's. They were badass, therefor tattoo's are badass. I had to get tattoo'ed. Luckily I waited till I was 18 years old and went to a good local shop. This was last year. I got the crest of the city i grew up in on my left calf. This city gave me my friends and made me who i am. Everything that happened to me happened in this city and it just felt right getting the crest permanently on my body. More tattoo's will definitely follow in the future but at the moment I simply can't afford quality work. Take care, Chris
  48. 1 point
    missStark

    Bleeding Tattoo

    I don't ever re-wrap my tattoos and I don't typically recommend doing that. If your skin is wrinkly like after a bath then it is definitely too moist. I personally would unwrap it, wash it and then just let it air out. If it seems kinda of goopy and wet then I wouldn't put any type of ointment or lotion on it yet either. Let it dry out a little and see if that helps. I've had some tattoos that have been very heavily packed with black and they get a little goopy like ink is coming out if I pat it with a paper towel. I have always jet let them dry out for a few days (regular cleaning but no lotion) and they have healed fine.
  49. 1 point
    abees

    Tiger tattoos

    Erik Inksmith.
  50. 1 point
    CaptCanada

    Who are you?

    Sure I'll give it a go. My name is Kye and I'm now 24. Born is Arizona and lived there till I was 15, I moved all around the valley during those years. After that moved to Sacramento until I finished HS. Came to Japan the day after graduation, mostly as a "fuck it, I'm young. Do something stupid" moment. Yet I'm still here, and now manage a club. When I lived in the states I really loved cars, BMW e30 were my favorite. Still want to get back into one, just no chance of driving over here... Don't really know what else to add.