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  1. 9 points
    TravisGarcia

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Update on Bakeneko -by Josh Damnit
  2. 8 points
    Really excited with this fresh one on my knee, Tattooed by Norbert at Hunter and Fox in Sydney.
  3. 8 points
    Shaggy

    Full Back Piece Thread

    Another progress shot. Did a bit of colour as I didn't fancy having new work on both sides of arse and thighs at the same time. I can't wait till we get away from the arse and thigh area. :(
  4. 5 points
    chrisnoluck

    Upcoming Tattoos

    emailed tony hundahl late last night trying my luck and seeing if he had any space open to tattoo me at the convention on saturday. 2 hours later and he messaged me back and said he left a bunch of space for walk ups and asked what i wanted. so now i'm getting tattooed by him on saturday around 3 or 4. i can't wait
  5. 4 points
    OutOfIdeas

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    This happened yesterday. @cltattooing did an awesome job, had a really fun experience. Super fun shop, great people all around. Thanks again Carolyn! It was great to meet you and I'm super pumped with my tattoo! (Hopefully this works right. I suck with technology)
  6. 4 points
    someotherguy

    Smith Street Tattoo

    Just got tattoo today by Eli. The whole crew is super cool and the atmosphere was great. Here is the panther he did
  7. 4 points
    Pleadco

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Good times :)
  8. 4 points
    exume

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Started this little guy with Chad today at Lifetime Tattoo in Denver pic stolen from his instagram
  9. 3 points
    Thread closed, user banned.
  10. 3 points
    exume

    Most painful spot to get tattooed

    Just to add to the discussion of "it's different for everyone;" before we started my torso, Chad told me my belly would be the worst spot, so he'd work his way down there. When we took a little break to pour more ink and spin me around for the other side, Joe was looking sympathetic and says "that head must've been rough, I remember getting tattooed in that spot." So, there's two tattooers and all the anecdotal information I've read on here saying I should have been miserable when my belly was being lined, but I had a much harder time with my chest and shoulders. Granted, the whole thing was rough, wish I could have slept better the night before.
  11. 3 points
    Cork

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Finally my next session with Dana is approaching this Monday. It feels like a real long time since the last time he tattooed me.
  12. 3 points
    TravisGarcia

    Chest/Torso Tattoos

    Update on torso... We need more torso tattoos up in here :D -By Josh Damnit Classic Tattoo Upland, Ca
  13. 3 points
    someotherguy

    Hello

    Ended up at Smith Street today and it just so happened that Eli Quinters had time for a walk in. Really happy with my panther. Will have to get to Mike Perfetto at a later date. Attached is a pic right after it was finished
  14. 3 points
    Another thing I'd say about selling supplies to the public...it is the opposite of supporting tattooing or the "industry". These are also the folks who will usually have the most difficult time finding legit shops to work in or apprenticeships. Anyone who is truly passionate about tattooing, they are out getting tattoos and forming bonds and relationships with people who are doing tattoos in shops who have dedicated their life to it. People who really support tattooing and get tattooed are the ones who, over time, are fortunate enough to find someone who will give them a shot.
  15. 3 points
    Cork

    Full Back Piece Thread

    So solid @Shaggy That spot can get tiresome. @hogg dropped some wisdom on me that I'd like to share. Use deep breathing like you are trying to blow out candles that are 30 feet away. My abs are usually exhausted after a session of breathing like that, but it works.
  16. 2 points
    Graeme

    How about an art show?

    I finished this yesterday and I'm really happy with it. Which isn't to say that it's perfect, because there are a lot of things I'll do differently next time, but it was the best I could do and I'm proud of it.
  17. 2 points
    KVipers

    Long Lasting Styles

    Right you are, Ken! I think that those 'douche bags' are douche bags because of their personality, not their tattoos. You could be a douche bag with a kickass peice, but that doesn't make you any less or more of a douche bag. I don't think tying tattoos to a person's presonality is a mean's to discuss the art form in any capacity. I think that most people are here because they genuinely appreciate and respect tattooing as a practice and art form (all styles). I think most of us here are enthusiasts and we can appreciate all styles, even if we personally would not choose to wear it. Ultimately, to each their own. I don't care what somebody else is wearing. If I see a cool piece, hell yeah I'll admire it and ask questions but in the end I'll wear what I want and I have no reason to challenge others on their choices. Just my 2 cents.
  18. 2 points
    "Hey guys, fascinating continuation of dialogue. Saying to ban me isn't a constructive (....)"
  19. 2 points
    I love that LST is always on the same page when it comes to shoddy ideas/tattooing. You guys make my heart swell.
  20. 2 points
    Hi! Bomba here. Just found this site while browsing the web. I'm a fellow artist and I draw digitally and traditionally. I've always been intrigued by the concept of tattooing. I love the fact of someone being able to create art on our bodies. Being able to carry something you love permanently on your skin. I've always been interested in pursuing a career as a tattoo artist but that dream is put on hold for while or until I can find a reputable shop that can take me in as an apprentice, which won't be happening anytime soon do to the fact that the Most of the shops in my area don't really have skilled artists and those shops who do are close to imposible to obtain an apprenticeship in so I'll stick to my sketchbook for the time being. Buying a cheap kit online (which I will not do) won't make me into the tattoo artist I hope to become someday. Here are some of my work. My traditional is all on paper I will make sure to scan it into my PC and show you all. Critiques and tips on my ART is welcomed because I definitely know I have a lot to improve on.
  21. 2 points
    why is this thread still active?!
  22. 2 points
    Selling supplies to the public defeats the purpose of what you say you're trying to accomplish with this school. Not that you care about it, but you're not allowed to solicit on the forum, which is just a small reason why people are responding the way they are. There's no point in trying to explain why people will think that you're an interloper.
  23. 2 points
    chrisnoluck

    Upcoming Tattoos

    not 100% sure yet, i told him maybe an eagle or a cobra or something. i'm not picky and i know whatever he does will be awesome so if he has anything else in mind i won't be opposed to it haha
  24. 2 points
    Yeah, I know that they are selling to the public. They have stuff on amazon and they are in my home town. I was just curious if they'd admit it here.
  25. 2 points
    @SoutheastTattooWorkshop - - - Updated - - - The blind leading the blind.
  26. 2 points
    Pleadco

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Had a great 2 day experience at Off The Map Nw this week. Henrik was amazing, and everyone at the shop was super nice. This pic is just after the first day, will have finished pics soon :)
  27. 2 points
    Therinx

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Crappy photo, but just got this done at Kings Ave. this Sat. - by Phil Slzosek.
  28. 2 points
    hogg

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    @petiloi and @beez, such great work on both of you! I love Diamond Club. I was lucky enough to see Bill and Junii yesterday at the Japanese National Museum in Los Angeles. I also got this in LA from Horisuzu: Perfect fit. I'm so happy with it.
  29. 1 point
    Hi everyone! I'm Callista, and I work at a pretty cool little tattoo shop in Calgary, AB called Ascending Koi Tattoo! I've been fascinated by tattoos my whole life, but it wasn't until I started working at Ascending Koi that it became a passion of mine. I'm not an artist myself, but I greatly admire the amazing artists I work with. I started a blank canvas, and in the last year and a half have acquired three very rad tattoos I try to show off at every possible opportunity. I'm still finishing my leg, and I really hope to turn the one on my arm into a sleeve eventually! :) Glad to meet you all!
  30. 1 point
    Graeme

    How about an art show?

    Yeah, I went over the yellowed bits with a layer of white thinned with liquin and it seems to have done the trick. I want to experiment with mediums and see what I like most but this works in the meantime.
  31. 1 point
    Now you can't use commas??? LMAO I doubt you have talked to any real tattooers because all of them would have told you to go fucking die! ;) Do you also tell your students that no one will hire them? And that you are preparing them for a field that is already over saturated with good solid tattooers......not to mention the crappy ones like you have instructing them? LOL......this is a joke! - - - Updated - - - Best post of the year!!!
  32. 1 point
    Awesome! I really enjoy wolves, I already have two of those tattoo'd on me. I want to get one more not sure if at that point it will become an obsession..haha
  33. 1 point
    Graeme

    Cheers from the East Coast

    Welcome from Montreal! Where are you? As for planning, you're right about needing to "start getting tattooed more and letting things happen". Unless you're committed to getting a full bodysuit, Japanese or otherwise, from a single artist, there's a LOT of space on your body and there's no reason why you can't have a full back or front or sleeve and still collect smaller pieces elsewhere. That's been my approach and while I see pictures of these incredible suits and really admire them for their artistry and the dedication it takes for somebody to get tattooed like that, an important part of getting tattooed for me is getting spontaneous tattoos, or souvenir tattoos while travelling, getting to visit new shops, meet new people, and so on. I love those fun little tattoos and experiences just as much as I love the sleeve I have or the back I'm working on, and I wouldn't trade the way I get tattooed for a more coherent, planned look.
  34. 1 point
    Fala

    Upcoming Tattoos

    I have a (short) session scheduled with Yoni for this fall! We're going to do a mandala coming out of the water, above the fishies and next to the lotus - on my right hip proper. I left it up to him to do what he wanted, couldn't be more thrilled with the suggestion. Too bad I have to wait until the fall!!!
  35. 1 point
    SStu

    Pin Up Girls

    legs hanging out from a short sleeve definitely adds to the "tease" effect!
  36. 1 point
    marley mission

    Advice on a cover-up

    if you are a baseball fan you could just put "hank" right above "aaron" j/k - good luck with your cover
  37. 1 point
    @JAllen I'm with you man. This is all kinds of the wrong approach. This shit wasn't meant to be given away so easily. Two week courses...this is as awful as TLC's Tattoo School.
  38. 1 point
    marley mission

    hello from joisey

    thanks guys for the kind feedback - its a fun tattoo to have - i have 3 young kids and they love asking me why the corn is so angry - i try to make up a new story each time - haha we have fun with it for sure
  39. 1 point
    Pretty sure I went to yoga a couple days after and was fine, and was able to do some kettlebell routines a day or two after, just be smart about it. Go for long walks or a jog or something, don't make the mistake on doing nothing though or going gangbusters doin crossfit the next day or something.
  40. 1 point
    hogg

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    @petiloi Bill and Junii tattooed my feet about 4 years ago. I love them! My wife also has some beautiful flowers by Junii!
  41. 1 point
    Graeme

    August 2014 Tattoo of the Month Contest

    Social media being what it is, my mom saw a picture of the outline of my backpiece and while she wasn't as upset as I expected her to be (she doesn't like that I get tattoos, but she seems to respect that I get them because I like them), she wanted to know that this would be my last tattoo...but after a certain point what does it even matter?
  42. 1 point
    KBeee

    August 2014 Tattoo of the Month Contest

    Soooo, I was trying to take an all-things-tattoo-hiatus until October but the boys were getting tattooed so I thought "Oh, I'll just get a little gap filler from Paul" (like I did the previous day with Bryan Randolph)...and this happened. No really, I can stop whenever I want... Paul Anthony Dobleman - Spider Murphy's Tattoo, San Rafael, CA
  43. 1 point
    petiloi

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    @beez I thought Matt Deverson did an incredible job of place my snake skull chrysanthemum on my leg. I really really liked that about him though, it was one of the reasons I chose him to do my more visible part of my leg, He seems to have a natural eye for placement. And yes the Geisha Spider is gonna be dope, Ive given Matt (Dr. Claw full artistic liberty, so I know it'll be bad ass. Your quite the beast getting that much work done in such a short span of time. I don't think I could handle that. After a long sitting I need a week of break to gather myself back up. As goes pain referral leg are very strange. Ive got most of my butt done and god damn it sucked, One of the worst Ive done yet. @Eilin that is a wonderful piece, Not my style but solid work. It always amazes my when somebody can transcend a style with the quality of their work Heres a pic of Matt (Dr Claws) work so far Matt Deverson's piece and my wifes arm with work by Deverson also And finally a little sumthin sumthin by the boss man himself Bill Slamon
  44. 1 point
    Eilin

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Finally finished this backpiece by Valerie Vargas at FST :)
  45. 1 point
    beez

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Hi guys!! For those who have not seen on Instagram, I was a dumbass and scheduled three days of getting zapped on my last trip to SF. That shit is hard on the body!!!!! @cltattooing made an awesome stabby skull for me, and then we hung out w @CABS, who is an alright type of guy (understatement of the season!). Junii added color to my froggy, some shading and background and outlined a peony on my thigh. We started the first snake! Matt (dr claw) started on my serene butt snake. Shad will be starting the mean back snake in October, and Junii is doing the thigh snake (I think?!) I was not the only one getting my butt drilled (word choice?) in the shop that day. I had the pleasure of watching Drew Flores begin one of the backpieces that is part of the 108 heroes of LA project. How cool is that?!? Also @petiloi was in the shop getting some work done by Bill Salmon. Hi!!! I did not identify myself bc, you know, tattoos. But it was cool anyway! Pics attached. Warning: Butt ahead!! (Nice asp, I know. Tips hat to @CultExciter for that one).
  46. 1 point
    Just got back from a pretty great trip to see family in Newton, MA, Cape Cod, Martha's Vinyard, and Springfield, NY. Last night we ended the trip with our annual Red Sox game at Fenway Park. That didn't go so well for the Sox, but we had fun. My friend got a foul ball. What did I miss around here?
  47. 1 point
    exume

    Pre and post-tattoo rituals

    @SeeSea I (kinda) know the feeling, though I don't exclusively get tattooed at night, I usually get tattooed down in Denver which is a bit more than an hour drive through the mountains, coming home can be pretty full of tourists looking more at the hills than the road and all sorts of fun speed trap shenanigans. What I need to do is start consciously making appointments during the week so there's less weekend warrior types on the road, but I hate fighting for days off and I usually get Friday anyways so it is what it is.
  48. 1 point
    Lance

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Yup @DJDeepFried! As @hogg says, I'll be at JANM for Junii's talk so plan to meet with him before his appointment/Junii's presentation. You and @TrixieFaux should come over too!
  49. 1 point
    RoryQ

    Ching from East Tattoo backpiece

    Guan Yin and disciple by Ching, from East Tattoo, Taiwan.
  50. 1 point
    nico

    ranster copy

    dragon side