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  1. 13 points
    Here is my submission for this months contest. My whole backpiece has been done in a 6-month period (just 31 hours in total) by Bonel from Corazon Santo, Arnhem, The Netherlands. I also have a full size picture available HERE
  2. 9 points
    Never posted on this before but here is my barbershop quartet done by Steve Bryne at rock of ages Austin last July, it's not going to win but thought I'd share it with people
  3. 6 points
    jacobyoung

    Smith Street Tattoo

    I got tattooed by Eli back in January. I dont think I ever posted it here.
  4. 5 points
    Just so you know I'm still in the game. Ashley Howell did this piece on me a few weeks ago.
  5. 5 points
    Haven't entered one of these in a while so thought i'd enter the ring with my parrot by Chad Koeplinger from the Amsterdam Convention earlier this year. Looking forward to seeing everyone elses entries!
  6. 4 points
    I also saw Steve Byrne for the first time last week at Rock of Ages in Austin, TX and I doubt it'll be the last. Rose #2.
  7. 4 points
    polliwog

    Hi Im Ryan

    You don't really want to be attracting the kind of person that falls for this. If anyone does. I'm guessing that plenty of people on here, myself included, developed an interest in tattoos partly because of seeing them on cool people when we were young and impressionable (however you want to define cool) - but when the motivation for getting them is that transparent, it tends not to work. Take @Pleadco's advice... -Sincerely, a girl
  8. 4 points
    Graeme

    Hi Im Ryan

  9. 4 points
    Chris Brand does the best neo-Japanese in the L.A. area IMO Sung Song & Julian Zeff @ Unbreakable in Studio City also do nice work Horisuzu @ Dark Horse & Small Paul @ True Tattoo both do more traditional-style Japanese, and are excellent There's also Onizuka Tattoo in Little Tokyo, JoJo Ackermann, Robert Atkinson -- the list goes on... My koi sleeve was done by Kim Saigh @ Memoir. She can do anything.
  10. 4 points
    hogg

    August 2014 Tattoo of the Month Contest

    It's like winning twice.
  11. 3 points
    Graeme

    Artist vs. Tattooer

    I prefer skin wizard, personally.
  12. 3 points
    motsimus

    America Tattoo Trip 2014

    So this have finally come along, I've just landed in San Francisco and ill be here for a week if anyone wants to hang , I've also got an appoinent with Austin Maples on the 4th if anyone's gonna be at Idle Hand - - - Updated - - - Also apologies for my poor spelling , I'm extremely tired right now
  13. 3 points
    idyllsend

    Hi Im Ryan

    If you're even partially seeking a tattoo to attract hotter girls...you've still got a lot of improving to do, kiddo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 3 points
    smiling.politely

    Artist vs. Tattooer

    For people who actually tattoo, I notice the terms alternating between different styles of tattooing. The more rendered, over the top styles seem to go with artist more, while the traditional/craftsmen minded guys seem to opt for tattooer. Clients almost across the board use tattoo artist, or occasionally tattooist. Some variations seem to occur based on era in which someone came from, as well. Similar to shops or tattooers now using the term "professional tattooing" to differentiate from scratchers/fly-by-night kind of guys, tattoo artist did seem to be a way to try to separate from those who aren't serious. Personally, I call myself and use the term tattooer. I find I work best thinking of what I do on skin as all craft, with art being on paper or canvas, and ending with my final line drawing for a stencil. However, like a potter, or someone who works in a bronze foundry casting people's sculptures, I understand there is an artistic component to the craft.
  15. 3 points
    The winner of Tattoo of the Month August is @KBeee for this beautiful tattoo by Paul Anthony Dobleman. Congrats!! Please PM @steve1461686340 with your shirt info (size and male or female) along with your address. New contest will be up shortly!
  16. 2 points
    You'll have to excuse the quality of the image here as a combination of operator error and poor equipment. Couldn't be happier with how this turned out, done by @cltattooing at FTW Tattoo Edit: sorry if the images are huge, I have no idea what I'm doing!
  17. 2 points
    @cloudkicker Other than the suggestions mentioned, considering your area. Robert Atkinson at Dolorosa Tattoo.
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    Pleadco

    Hi Im Ryan

    You should be going for the "ugly" girls anyway. They are more likely to become hot, than a hot girl is to develop a personality. Stereotyping is fun!
  20. 2 points
    Pleadco

    Hi Im Ryan

    Hi Ryan, welcome to the forums. I will recommend that you hang out, soak in some art, and figure out what a good tattoo looks like. We can't tell you what to get, but we can point you to good shops one you decide what you want. Please peruse http://www.lastsparrowtattoo.com/forum/misc.php?do=vsarules And http://www.lastsparrowtattoo.com/forum/general-tattoo-discussion/2396-what-makes-good-tattoo.html
  21. 2 points
    Just went to my first ever yoga class. It was fun and felt good!
  22. 2 points
    hallious

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this started last Wednesday by Mike Stockings, he was guesting at Black Garden Tattoo in London. Few more sessions to go and other bits and pieces to add! Super happy with how it's started.
  23. 2 points
    Mick Weder

    Best numbing agent

    I'm not judging anyone, but a massive reason why I do submit to heavy tattooing is the pain factor. Not because I like pain, on the contrary...I'm a fuckin sook my wife says (can't even pick up a hot cup of tea without having a faaarkin whinge whinge)...but pain, it's the predominant force, it dictates everything in life, it determines our way forward. Master, or learn how to channel pain, we can learn how to channel any emotion. That's my take on it anyway.
  24. 2 points
    ian

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    off to see Grime on Friday for another session on my back. It's really coming along and while I'd rather not put it on the interwebz, if you see me at the SFO convention I'd have no problem showing it...
  25. 2 points
    CABS

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    1 shot Zeis Tiger/Snake by Jason Phillips at FTW in Oakland, CA. Jason slays both Japanese and American traditional. If you're ever in the Bay Area, you should definitely book an appointment with him. So happy with how this turned out. So glad I don't ever have to tattoo my chest ever again.
  26. 1 point
    LupeTheWolf

    Zombie Horse Tattoo

    So I finally got my zombie horse tattoo done! Pretty stoked about it! Took 4 and a half hours..now I have a question. I got it done Thursday, and it hasn't started to peel at all, is that weird? It's stabbed up but shows no attempts to peel. Both of my other tattoos started peeling by day 3. Next session will be 7 hours, going to add another zombie creature to the inside of my calf and start a little background! Not sure on what zombie creature it will be,was thinking maybe a bucking longhorn..that or even maybe the headless horseman! Plus, I'll be putting canis lupus on my wrist too during that session just to knock it out of the way since it won't take long! It'll be on the 17th! Next session after that is on October 1st! Then mid October I'll be with a Bob Tyrrell to get my Raven done on my rib cage!
  27. 1 point
    misterJ

    Hi Im Ryan

    I recommend not getting a tattoo...
  28. 1 point
    Mick Weder

    America Tattoo Trip 2014

    Like a flying bird? Or a bird driving a vehicle? Check out Harley's buy swap and sell FB page mate. You come across the odd dude who's realistic and selling some older shovels at a decent price.
  29. 1 point
    Mark Bee

    Artist vs. Tattooer

    I'm totally going to call Tim this the next time I see him.
  30. 1 point
    pidjones

    Artist vs. Tattooer

    I have a lot of respect for any person that has decided they would spend the extra effort to learn a unique medium not normally taught in art schools, develop the skills and experience to transfer their creativity to flesh. I consider tattooer to be similar to classifying a painter, sculptor, photographer, musician, writer, etc. - are they not all artists?
  31. 1 point
    polliwog

    Best post tattoo care?

    Ha, no, it's just a stupid question I had after reading an aftercare post on her website. I'll have a couple fresh leg wounds in October though.
  32. 1 point
    Bunny Switchblade

    Artist vs. Tattooer

    Wagner's business cards have "Tattooing Artist" on them........so the terms has been used for many....many years....but over the years there have been all kinds of names given to it! I prefer Tattooer......
  33. 1 point
    exume

    Tiger tattoos

    @Shaun1105 I thought of this thread when I saw those on IG this morning, thanks for adding them here
  34. 1 point
    Seriously, what is it about tattoos that turns people into idiots? Just because there's ink in your bleeding, scabbing, painful, open injury, now that suddenly makes it okay to go into a swimming pool.
  35. 1 point
    peaceridge

    Tiger tattoos

    Yeah, I figure you like the second one - thanks, I really do like the first one best! Appreciate your finding them.
  36. 1 point
    Shaun1105

    Tiger tattoos

    @peaceridge - I came across these today on instagram, by Stefan Johnsson: I know which one I'd prefer, but to each their own! ;)
  37. 1 point
    I think this and some of the other amazing back pieces on LST are deserving of their own category. Perhaps an annual contest to honor the insane dedication, time, and art. The winner gets a used, signed fundoshi. Just a thought.
  38. 1 point
    Mick Weder

    Best numbing agent

    Doesn't matter that ya got bony shins. All of us don't have much meat on the shin bone. You'll be sweet. We have a tendency to over think an area in advance of having the area drilled, I was the same when embarking on the shin, and I gotta agree with what's already been suggested, the calf is way harder a slog than the shin. You'll be pleasantly surprised mate. No need to seek an alternative at all. There's nerve motor points that sit in the calf, hence the twitching. Sucks eh!
  39. 1 point
    DJDeepFried

    Coy Fish

    Because the last thread was locked... This is for you @Pugilist:
  40. 1 point
    Iwar

    How much do tattoo artist really make?

    Thread locked! We do not discuss finances, tips, or green soap budget for that matter here @anomaly1964. Read the newbie guidelines, and please try to read between the lines instead of looking for loopholes. I'm sure you had an idea of how a question like that would be welcomed here. If you don't respect our guidelines you are more than welcome to leave.
  41. 1 point
    Bummer @Mark Bee and @El Dolmago! I'm working very hard to make it to this, but life has been hectic as usual... Keep you all posted if I do make it out. Would love to meet you all.
  42. 1 point
    abees

    Panther Tattoos

    Close up of mine, by Chad Koeplinger. (Healed)
  43. 1 point
    Guero

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    First session, the next one we are going to salvage the owl if possible. Kemer at Superfly Tattoo, Leon Mexico.
  44. 1 point
    Scott R

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    yes yes yes
  45. 1 point
    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
  46. 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).
  47. 1 point
    suburbanxcore

    Foot Tattoo

    When my wife got her foot done, she was laughing at a friend who had said how shitty it was. She thought he was referring to the actual pain while getting tattooed. She realized the next day how crappy the healing was. She wishes she'd done both at once (like her best friend did) to just get all of the healing/swelling/limping done at once. Of course, she is glad she has her other foot free for a Monmon cat. Follow the tips from everyone above and you'll be fine. Hell, I had a foot injury for the better part of the last year, and I'm regretting not getting mine tattooed while I wasn't running six days a week. I may actually get them done a few days after my next marathon. I figure I'll be limping anyway, so why not?
  48. 1 point
    Scott R

    America Tattoo Trip 2014

    if you pushed back to october you might be able to catch SOG in october
  49. 1 point
    Shaun1105

    America Tattoo Trip 2014

    Google maps tells me that your route should take you through Phoenix, AZ. If that's correct, I highly suggest checking out Immaculate Tattoo in Mesa. Anyone there will give you a great tattoo.
  50. 1 point
    suburbanxcore

    America Tattoo Trip 2014

    This sounds great. You should do a little blog or video series of this trip ala True Love.