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  1. I'm late in posting this. Also it's long. Grab a cold beer and read at your leisure. So was I the only one who attended the Shige Seminar at the SFO convention? If anyone else went I'd love to hear your thoughts. Especially if you went Sunday. I attended Saturday and what was supposed to run from 10:00-11:30, lasted till about 1:30. And only because Ed Hardy's lecture was supposed to take place in the same room at 1:00. I suspect it could have gone on for another hour. Shige was rushed at the end and had to skip over some explanations. Even then, it was both entertaining and educational. For
    12 points
  2. 9 points
  3. RoryQ

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Tomorrow week I will be on a plane heading back to Yellow Blaze for more work on my front. Looking forward to being back in Japan, but dreading the tattooing given the location. At least all the lining is done...
    7 points
  4. a1steaks

    Preferred tebori styles

    I'm in the process of getting my front done by Horitomo. I'll post some pics in the future.
    7 points
  5. got this hot momma a few weeks ago from eli quinters
    6 points
  6. Abyss

    Upcoming Tattoos

    I got on Grime's list. My appointment's in 3 years. o__O I want a samurai skull hanya but I might change my mind when it's closer to the appointment date. haha. =P
    5 points
  7. http://web.stagram.com/p/583127157239957060_18727800 Emily Rose Murray just posted these. Amazing!
    5 points
  8. Starting my Backpiece on Friday with Stewart Robson! 3 hours, so hopefully get the outline done! Super excited but am now feeling slightly anxious....
    5 points
  9. Wilhell

    Preferred tebori styles

    Horimasa Tosui from the Horitoshi Family is my favourite. In my opinion his doing some of the best Tebori oneshots (and big work) in the business. It´s very easy to recognize that his master is Horitoshi 1; These are 12 years old. Look how bright they still are; I got this one from him earlier this year: I also love alot of other Tebori-artists, some of them are mentioned over here. Horizakura, Horitomo..
    5 points
  10. Amok

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    New one done today by Stevie Edge
    5 points
  11. Wilhell

    Thighs Thighs Thighs!!!

    I´ve already posted this one in this months contest, but here it is. Mike Rubendall 5-6 hous. Most painless tattoo session ever,
    4 points
  12. Of course they had to mention Kat Von D, even in passing!
    4 points
  13. ShawnPorter

    Moon tattoos

    There's a long story about the 'why' of us getting that particular design... To condense it- when we started dating a mutual friend told us that our being happy was 'just the honeymoon phase. don't worry, it will pass' and we were blown away by how snarky and shitty a comment it was. So we started joking about getting a tattoo that was ambiguously a nod to Honey Moon Phase as a bigolfuckyou joke. I've never gotten a tattoo with a partner before and when we were discussing it we decided not to add initials or date or anything to 'play it safe' but ultimately it was a really great experience.
    4 points
  14. taaarro

    Preferred tebori styles

    Dear admins, if this is too basic a question for a thread, or if it has been covered elsewhere please delete it. Until very recently, I appreciated Japanese style tattoos, but was totally uninterested in getting them. It probably had lot to do with growing up in Tokyo and living here again now. Ever since a tattooer friend recommended (or implanted the idea of) getting a thigh done tebori "for the experience," I've been semi-obsessing about it. Who are your favorite tebori artists and why? It seems the styles, from the width of the windbars and palette, to drawing styles, are so varied. D
    3 points
  15. Enjoy! Japanese Tattoos: From Yakuza to Artisans, Aesthetes - Scene Asia - WSJ Don't miss the links on the gallery and also I think the book is being released this month!
    3 points
  16. my 5 year old nephew: "I wants a tattoo in the necks like Uncle Eric" I figured my life was a little vanilla so why not set a bad example for the children in the meantime. FOR THE CHILDREN! tattoo made in Edmonton, AB by Shawn O'Connor @ Ink Machine
    3 points
  17. Been a while since i posted anything on this forum but the whole moving thing was a bit stressful at times. Now i work in a bakery/cafe and make some good money + tips and free bread, we met a lot of awesome people here and the city is just great in general. Anyone ever in the Vienna area give me a call and ill let you crash on my couch ;)
    3 points
  18. Got this a couple weeks ago from Nikki Balls in D.C. Still a little shiny, and not a great pic, but you get the idea. Thanks for looking.
    3 points
  19. New here, but I'll throw in my new skool piece just for fun :) Some amazing ink on this one! Done by Ryan Eternal at Into The Woods Gallery in Dania Beach, Florida.
    2 points
  20. Some people look cool as fuck with bad tattoos - not talking about giant penis-koi , but you know what I mean
    2 points
  21. I think the tattoo has merit. It's much better than most, if that helps. But IMO I would suggest a cover-up and backpiece... Definitely a backpiece :)
    2 points
  22. One of the most truest statements i've ever read
    2 points
  23. irezumi

    New from Georgia

    Spider webs
    2 points
  24. I had pleasure to be tattooed two times on my leg by Bunshin Horitoshi, one in London Convention and another in her home-studio in Tokyo, is an amazing tattooer and very nice guy. Other young tattooers that I deeply admire are Horimomo and Bunshin Yozin (Yozin Irezumi facebook name), they make really strong and bold works.
    2 points
  25. I like the work of Nakamura Toshikazu also and it's a little different in style from the others above . Here's a link to his site and if you want to view his portfolio click the first grey box with Japanese writing in it , he's also on IG . Also I've previously posted pieces from him in the chest / torso thread . http://shisei2011.web.fc2.com/
    2 points
  26. I like Horimitsu of the Horitoshi Family a lot. His colors are also very vivid and bright. His designs take on an abstract approach at times to traditional Japanese tebori themes. I've follow his Instagram religiously. Missed out on an opportunity to get tattooed by him at this past NYC Tattoo Convention. Hopefully he'll come to the next one!
    2 points
  27. With all of this said, I did like it when Lady Gaga was in that music video with that GISM leather jacket. Of course if people started wearing bootlegged GISM shirts in any large number, Sakevi would stab them and/or light them on fire.
    2 points
  28. [/img] Finally figured out how to post correctly.. Apologizes !! Tattoo by Chris Garver , Invisible NYC
    2 points
  29. I love the tebori work of the Horitoshi Family from Horitoshi 1, Horimitsu, ShunHo, and Shinji Horizakura. The depth of the black wind bars are amazing the colors are so vivid and bold. However my favorite tebori tattooer is actually US based now, Horitomo. I feel he is doing his best works these days and hoping one day to be able to get something from him:
    2 points
  30. My first tattoo was a big thigh piece, and I just got my other thigh done this weekend. Experienced twitching both times. However, the first time was much more painful than this past one. The outline wasn't fun but the shading was a breeze. Here they are, the first one isn't in a style I'm super into anymore, and I'm not too crazy about it anymore, it's not bad it just doesn't fit with what I'm going for anymore. Maybe one day I'll have it covered or reworked or something. I don't regret getting it, because it helped get me into tattoos, and really it's not a bad tattoo, just not what I
    2 points
  31. Got this from Bailey on Saturday.
    2 points
  32. I guess this is probably a bad month to enter given how great the tattoos posted so far are. But I see that as a good thing, it just means more people are out getting great tattoos. Anyways, I've already posted this in he latest tattoo lowdown, but here it is: Phil Hatchet Yau at Tahiti Felix's Master Tattoo, 4 hours, one-shot:
    2 points
  33. Had fun re-purposing toilet paper rolls into cute monsters with my kindergartners...also dressed up like a "teacher stereotype" for halloween. That took some explaining to our students. We joked with the class that instead of having a party we were going to have them write a thousand sentences. When they started to protest, we taught them to sing "You gotta fight for your right to party". It was a fun day.
    2 points
  34. ironchef

    Full Back Piece Thread

    So today was my second session with Henning on my backpiece and it was a tough one. Started bright at early at 9:30am at Kings Avenue Long Island. This was probably the most painful and longest tattoo session I've ever had. We both under-estimated the time it would take for Henning to finish lining some additional feathers and to shade in the rest of the background. The first 5 hours were relatively low key. The last two hours were terrifying. I now know I will probably not entertain a torso piece anytime soon as the pain from the ribs was just brutal. This was the first time I considered tapp
    2 points
  35. hogg

    Bug Zappers

    I have more bugs than I realized. Itsy bitsy spider by Ben Grillo: Moth by Capilli Tupou: (I gotta get healed pics of this thing, but it's behind my knee.) Spider lady by Richard Stell: And a Bob Roberts black widduh:
    2 points
  36. Hahahaha, I think I actually picked up the same frames as both of you last night. The four pack at BB&B. They were the first things the wife and I hung up in our new house! Edit: I have no idea why my images upload sideways.
    2 points
  37. KING MOONRACER right in the neck maaan tattoo made in Edmonton, AB by Shawn O'Connor @ Ink Machine
    1 point
  38. Abyss

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Yup. Hopefully, I can get in earlier if people make cancellation on him. =DDD
    1 point
  39. CultExciter

    New from Georgia

    Totenkopf
    1 point
  40. reaperz

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    just got this done at Aces tattoo in Denton.
    1 point
  41. MikeWheeler

    Moon tattoos

    I did this Firefly Tattoo, and it has a moon in it. Figured it was relevant
    1 point
  42. Just had the other thigh done, more traditional forget-me-nots, but in a lighter blue than they usually are. Took some poor quality selfies. I really like them, but a mild blowout occurred on the other thigh (about 1/16" of an inch or less) near the pubic bone on the other thigh, and I'd like to add petals on the right, so I'll be back in as soon as I'm fully healed and toughened up in a few weeks.
    1 point
  43. Happy inside my little antisocial shell of a home.
    1 point
  44. At the risk of sounding like a savvy turd, I've been living here for enough years to know that this is not a "cultural thing" that I have to understand. Chinese are, in principle, much more worried about keeping up a standard of formalities and a strict customer-service provider relationship. This also goes for tattooing (and I had this experience the first time) where the collector respects the artist for his craft, and the artist respects the customer for the flattery of his trust. And, absolutely, for his money, that he wants and deserves. Despite accomplished tattoo artists actually bei
    1 point
  45. OMG I love this! I was lucky enough to get hold of these prints myself but haven't gotten them framed yet.. This is SO what I'm doing for my new appartment, for sure! And that book sounds like something I need to own aswell:) I dream of getting one tattooed on me one day, that would be an awesome experience indeed! :o
    1 point
  46. embers

    March 2012 TOTM

    by Bryan Burk at Dark Horse Tattoo in LA
    1 point
  47. A plainskin at work was asking me about my sleeve and then said "But you know who has really good tattoos? David Beckham." This is why people get bad tattoos.
    1 point
  48. JeffK

    Halloween Bat

    Another by Ricky at Taylor Street. He happens to be there when I do walk in's a lot. Again, sorry for the shitty shot. I'm not a photographer.
    1 point
  49. Scott R

    Clashing of different style

    I am begining to think of it as a map with connections but no two places are the same. I first thought I would be all black and grey and still may, but now I am open to splashes of color and different styles. I have seen a few geisha masks recently that make me want to get one(loosely based of a picture of my daughter). The japanese stuff while spectacular is not my style. This however would be a meaningful piece to me and when its all said and done thats what matters, not if youve conformed to one style or theme for all of your tattoos.
    1 point


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