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  1. 6 points
    Dan S

    Are you ever going to stop?

    I've heard that one before!!!
  2. 5 points
    hogg

    Post-tattoo blues anyone?

    I've experienced this before. It's usually a very fleeting feeling, but I think it has to do with getting used to the change. I know I'd be a lot sadder if I woke up and a tattoo was missing.
  3. 3 points
    ian

    Post-tattoo blues anyone?

    I've never got the blues directly after a tattoo, I do remember it being odd when I got the first thing on my chest because my eyes would catch it when I glanced down and I wasn't used to it being there. I did get the blues after the SFO convention, more like go into a mini depression, only because it was such a great trip getting tattooed, watching my Wife get tattooed, hang out and shoot the shit with some of my favorite tattooers, etc. It was so much excitement that when I got home to real life things kinda sucked :( Right now I'm in the excitement stage, I even have a count down marked on my calendar, for my appt. with Grime. Getting to travel to SF, 2 days in a row with Grime and whatever else I get into, I predict a great few days but I also see getting back home and being a little down for a few days when I get home. Fortunately I'll be able to look forward to a few more trips to finish the tattoo :D
  4. 3 points
    irezumi

    Are you ever going to stop?

    nobody gets just one or two.
  5. 3 points
    David Flores

    Post-tattoo blues anyone?

    I think you hit the nail on the head. Getting tattooed can be like Christmas, months of build up and anticipation to that day, then it the day comes you get the tattoo and you wake up the next day and start the wait all over, and nothing magical happens, you are the same person just now you have a tattoo, a badass tattoo, but still just a tattoo. i can relate to that and I imagine it also afflicts me. It's probably thing in my head that always makes me focus on how much blank skin I have, not on how much of it is tattooed. I would say sometimes I shake my head at how silly this whole tattoo thing is and how I got involved, but most days I wouldn't have it any other way. This is kind of the reason I don't travel more and get tattooed, it is kind of a head thing for me. I feel much better about going to someone i know and getting tattooed either same day or next couple days type of thing. To many stuff involved, too many things to go wrong, and I hate being on vacation and having to stick to some schedule.
  6. 3 points
    Iwar

    Post-tattoo blues anyone?

    Agreed! My tattoos are more precious to me than almost any materialistic item in my life. The "can't be stolen, broken or lost" aspect makes a strong selling point. I lose and break shit all the time.
  7. 3 points
  8. 3 points
    nico

    koihannya

  9. 3 points
  10. 3 points
    nicky papers

    Eagle Girl head

    Eagle and Girl Head by Nick Rodin @ Blackheart tattoo SF Lettering by Mike Lucena. ( when he worked @ Blackheart)
  11. 2 points
    JeffK

    Are you ever going to stop?

    I have people ask me this all the time, I only have 11. I joke and say never. I'll be done when I feel like it. I know that's kinda vague but it's the most honest answer I can give. I don't sit around thinking "I'll get this here, and that there!" It's more instinctual almost. I just see something or an idea pops up and I go and get it (once I have the money.) I also hear a lot of comments about it being addictive. I don't view it that way. An addiction would mean I couldn't stop if I wanted. I don't want to. It's just something I really have a passion for and enjoy. That's not an addiction, that's a party!
  12. 2 points
    ShawnPorter

    Ink Masters

    I think I've mentioned this before, but I heard from an artist on Season two about how heavily edited they were. You shoot tons of footage and use the best of the worst to 'create a show' that has 'villains' and drama and tension. You're also coached on things to say. You look like a giant ass on tv, but... after the show airs... you find your appointment book is a little fuller, even though you looked like a giant ass on tv. Turning a culture into a commodity isn't new, its just affecting us a little closer to the chest because... well.. it's us. We had to bleed for these damned things. We had to get stared at in line at the bank. We have to answer the litany of dumb questions on a daily basis... "why yes ma'am, it did hurt" and "yes, I AM tattooed other places... wait, we mean my dick, right?"... Im kind of biased though... I grew up on Royboy videos. Tattooers hated them, too, but.... damn they were fun. I should mention that a tattooer friend asked me to write some Inkmaster erotic fan fiction that he's going to illustrate and we're going to accidentally leave at tattoo conventions the 'stars' are at. If he ever finishes the first chapter I'll write more. Kay Kutta and Sarah Miller are in it. "Penetrated by more than your needles" comes up a lot. Because we think it's ok to make fun of people we don't know. People who may be genuinely nice. Because we're children. :D
  13. 2 points
    chrisnoluck

    Are you ever going to stop?

    i've traveled and gotten tattooed ~20 times this year. no plans of stopping or slowing down anytime soon.
  14. 2 points
    David Flores

    Are you ever going to stop?

    I used to think I had to slow down, so I don't run out of space, but now I don't have as much free time or money to get tattooed and all I want to do is get more tattoos. I can't imagine I will stop. I see other friends who are a little ahead of me and they seem to find ways to keep getting tattoos with limited or no skin left. I don't really want face tattoos even though that seems to be the trend right now, I have a feeling it will slightly harder to live with and a little more regretful than all the tribal armbands that came out of the 90's and I would just assume skip it.
  15. 2 points
    Dan S

    Post-tattoo blues anyone?

    Nope, never happened. Not with stuff I put on myself, not on stuff I've gotten since then. Always enjoyed planning it, having it done, watching it heal.
  16. 2 points
    Iwar

    Post-tattoo blues anyone?

    I remember feeling awkward after the first session I did on my front. It was really weird to look at myself in the mirror afterwards. Only took a couple days to get used to though. Besides that one time, I can't say that I've been anything else than stoked after getting a new tattoo.
  17. 2 points
    peterpoose

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Yesterday finished my piece with Alex De Pase. Its a take on Eve and apple with nails going through the apple and Alex added the drip of blood from it, which i really like :) Onwards to Silvano Fiato now :)
  18. 2 points
    Androosh

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    A fun and quick one last night. By Aron Dubois at Scapegoat Tattoo in Portland, OR.
  19. 2 points
    lving4today

    Post-tattoo blues anyone?

    Only depression I feel is having to wait to get another one. Or perhaps realizing there's another awkward spot ill have to fill. But mostly excitement here
  20. 2 points
  21. 2 points
    Tim Hendricks

    dragon

  22. 2 points
    Tim Hendricks

    eagle

  23. 2 points
    torchie

    dragon backpiece

    Finished my back earlier this month not the best pic but thought I'll share.
  24. 2 points
    Stefan Johnsson

    Lady panther hat

    Lady pantherhat
  25. 2 points
    amoxill

    mario eagle skull

    eagle and skull
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    mama neta

    Cripwell Kewpie

    Perfect little Kewpie for my daughter. Stuart Cripwell.
  28. 2 points
    Paul A. Dobleman

    indian girl

  29. 2 points
    Tim Hendricks

    back piece

  30. 2 points
    Stefan Johnsson

    gypsy

  31. 2 points
  32. 2 points
    Paul A. Dobleman

    gypsy girl profile

    gypsy girl profile
  33. 2 points
    ben stone

    girl

    girl with rose
  34. 2 points
  35. 2 points
    Steve Byrne

    indian girl

  36. 1 point
    Got the new Smashing Pumpkins record, stoked on a few tracks, still getting into it overall though. Anyone into them? Anyone buy it? Anyone still obsessed with them?! They've also put out crazy re-issues with extra tracks and DVDs, see: money pit. I still love this band. There's also a great interview Howard Stern did with Billy Corgan. It's over an hour long, I listened to it two consecutive mornings opening the bar, really interesting no matter what you think of the dude -- and he plays an acoustic version of Tonight, Tonight. http://vimeo.com/44532986" Good listen!
  37. 1 point
    Pugilist

    Post-tattoo blues anyone?

    This, exactly. I think I have almost always woken up the morning after getting a tattoo thinking "what have I done?!" The feeling passes quickly and I have never felt it deeply, but for me it's a pretty normal part of the adjustment to having this new imagery on my body forever. It has nothing to do with how I feel about the tattoo itself and I have never gotten a tattoo that I actually regretted. But every once in a while it just feels all very Keanu Reeves "whoa" that we do these things to ourselves.
  38. 1 point
    ian

    What did you get for Christmas?

    the SFO Convention was our Christmas :D I"ll be picking up that Tattoo Time when I'm in SF next month...
  39. 1 point
    TrixieFaux

    What did you get for Christmas?

    @DJDeepFried and I have some fun new books to read.
  40. 1 point
    lving4today

    Post-tattoo blues anyone?

    I can relate to the awkwardness @Iwar speaks of now. I thought for the longest I'd never go through with getting my chest tattooed and looking downward I'm like holy shit my chest is tattooed. It's more of a fuck yea followed by staring at myself for 10 minutes. I never felt this way about any tattoos on my legs or arms. I guess it's because it's a big step versus extremities which seem to be just commonplace
  41. 1 point
    David Flores

    Ink Masters

    People are always going to have an inaccurate representation of tattooers and the tattoo lifestyle. I don't think this show started it, the world is full of mediocre and bad tattooers who are completely delusional with over inflated egos, this show just happens to give those people 15 mins of pseudo fame. But I don't even know if this could be considered Z list celebrity status, the contestants are pretty forgettable and at best have a short career headlining traveling tattoo conventions. Why does it really matter what people think about the lifestyle. People who are serious about tattooing whether it be clients, or tattooers understand the hierarchy and where this show place is in it. People who aren't into it probably already have their per-conceived notions or don't really care one way or another. I have had to listen to plenty of customers rattle off their interpretation of what happened on last weeks inkmaster, and a lot of them are completely clueless about a lot of things, but most of them understand that these people aren't that good and are full of themselves. All I really have to do to give tattooing a better perception amongst them is just not act like the contestants. And as annoying as listening to this stuff, if people watch a show about tattooing and it makes them want to get tattooed, I am not going to complain. For the record there are hundreds of threads about who is the best tattooer, favorite tattooer, who's doing your next tattoo, a thread for each genre of tattoo, a thread for each animal that people get tattooed, and so on. If you added up all the activity of these threads you would probably see how little people really talk about this show in comparision. But really why wouldn't we talk about this show. This season alone has had Rubendall, Jack Rudy, Richard Stell, and Forrest Cavacco judging tattoos. I don't know one person in tattooing who hasn't watched one episode (most have watched more, but some will only admit to watching it once).
  42. 1 point
    bulldog

    Pin up

    Valerie Vargas
  43. 1 point
    Stefan Johnsson

    Birds roses

    Birds roses
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    Stefan Johnsson

    falcon

  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
    Paul A. Dobleman

    mermaid

    mermaid
  48. 1 point
    Skunx Tattoo

    sugar skull

    sugar skull
  49. 1 point
    Tim Hendricks

    cholo girl

  50. 1 point
    sutton

    flapper girl

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