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  1. I've been avoiding my ditches as long as I could, but a few sundays ago I decided it was time. jason ochoa at greenpoint tattoo put this rose in there and now that it's healed, I'm stoked to do the other arm. it didn't hurt nearly as bad as I expected and it was pretty much healed within a week or so using tegaderm. definitely a believer in that shit. if there's a thread discussing that stuff, let me know and I can share my experience. anyway, here's a healed pic:
    8 points
  2. First off, congrats on your first tattoo!! I've read through the whole thread and I have to say that some of these replies have kinda pissed me off. As a tattooer, I see a couple of sides to this thing. From a responsible professional standpoint, I would never do someone's first tattoo on their neck for all of the reasons that everyone has already been so quick to mention. From a personal standpoint, fuck yeah!! That's really cool to me that you went with what you felt like was right for your first tattoo. The only reason that getting your neck tattooed off the bat is so heavily frowned upon
    5 points
  3. image url upload[/img] Lonny did this in 3 sessions. Aces High Tattoo Shop | West Palm Beach and Jupiter Award Winning Tattoos
    3 points
  4. I feel like its very clichéd, everyone gets their arm done first. Clichéd? Try to make your decisions about things like this based on what you want rather than what you think other people do or what current fashion is. If you want a feather turning into birds, get a feather turning into birds. Jeez, speaking of clichéd - all the rest of you do is jump on the panthers, skulls and roses bandwagon. Think of something more original already, k?
    3 points
  5. SeeSea

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Final session on my back on Wednesday! Session #20. I can't believe I've sat for 19 sessions so far. Boggles my mind.
    2 points
  6. Shaggy

    Full Back Piece Thread

    Thanks to me not being diligent about booking new sessions, I now have a mishmash of up and coming sessions. This pic is the result of my last session on Saturday which was at the Sydney Tattoo Convention. Only a small 2 hour session but was cool chatting to different people wandering past asking about my work etc. Was also my 1st attendance at a tattoo convention/show. I got to see alot of people getting tattooed by many artists and the main thing that surprised me was how few engaged with the artist and chatted. So many had headphones on or were playing with iPads with no interaction wit
    2 points
  7. @TheAsian You dived straight in off the cuff, without thought and recklessly without giving a fuck apart from just wanting to get tattooed...just like a lot of us did when we were 18 ;) Tattoos are the stories of our lives, they form part of our life experiences and you've just embarked on one of your own. It's done man. Love it. A lot of us come from a generation of where having your hands and neck slammed are areas that were "earned" We also came from a generation that a tattooer wouldn't tattoo your hands or neck until you had earned it by having a high proportion of your body already
    2 points
  8. melt

    Scale tattoos?

    hey everyone, thanks for paying attention to my request- i meant scales like Libra scales. Here's what Bert did! @Cork kinda hard to get a really good pic since it wraps a bit, but i'm stoked on it
    2 points
  9. Finally finished. This one took about 25 hours. The artist asked me if I liked it. I told him yes. He said good, because you're stuck with it now. No panther is going to cover this thing. Ha! The colors are brighter than what I expected, but they are growing on me. Overall, I'm pleased with how it turned out. The coolest part about this experience, is that I feel like I can just go down to the shop and hang out and have some beer and pizza with these guys. It's a really fun place to hang out and I'm definitely going to get more work done by him. But the artist knows I'm also getting pieces
    2 points
  10. The lady and I went down to Dedication Tattoo for their 2 year anniversary party yesterday, they had a huge sheet of designs to choose from drawn up by them and their guests for the day and we had a lot of fun just getting spontaneous tattoos and hanging out at the shop. Bryce Operandi put a rose on my elbow, and she got a butterfly girl head from CJ Fishburn. CJ talked her into doing black and gray and I think it looks rad. Elbow wasn't as miserable as I expected either so that's a bonus.
    2 points
  11. Not baby related (but congrats, everyone)... Got this rainy dude from Tron last week when she was at Atlas in Portland. Awesome experience and glad to fill this weirdo spot on my leg.
    2 points
  12. Welcome to LST. As much as I am sure you want to be a tattooer, it sounds like you need to get the fuck out of this sketchy apprenticeship.
    2 points
  13. It's not on me but I love this (by Grez) Have only got the lining of the central piece of my belly down at the moment, we'll finish it next session (all being well). I don't think I've got any photos though. Shall rummage.
    1 point
  14. aw twist me arm...
    1 point
  15. dirbab

    DEVILS

    here's a devil I got last summer from the bowery book done by jason ochoa at greenpoint tattoo
    1 point
  16. Yeah you definitely need to leave and pursue other options. The idea of undertaking a tattoo apprenticeship from someone who doesn't tattoo is... nonsensical. By the sounds of it, you have too much potential for this clown and he doesn't deserve to have you around. It kinda just sounds like he wants a shop bitch who will make him easy money, and that's not what tattooing is about. I know it's hard to have the confidence at this level to put your foot down and say "hey fuck you man! I'm leaving!" (you don't literally have to say fuck you ;)) BUT YOU SHOULD! Even if you have to keep learning and
    1 point
  17. good advice @SeeSea - for instance - I almost got this Rodney turning into birds...close call...my better judgement prevailed...
    1 point
  18. SeeSea

    Will I be ok to work?

    With respect to doing this post-tattoo, don't worry about it. With respect to it being your calf, from some of the laments around here, there is sometimes more swelling and hobbling around with lower leg tattoos. But my guess is if it's mostly just lining, you'll probably have some pain but not much trouble. Elevate your leg between tours. Good luck on the session!
    1 point
  19. Shaggy

    Full Back Piece Thread

    Thanks @SeeSea I am really happy with the outcome. I cant wait till the end, at this stage we are looking to finish it around June/July this year so a total of about 18 months. I had my 1st session in late Feb 2014. Although I swear I have had more specific comments on the colouring and designs on my thighs than the rest of it. Other artists at the shop as well as people at the convention seem to like the thighs. I guess at the moment most of the backpiece is red and green, at times we have joked at the shop that my snake is either a Christmas snake or a Rabbitohs supporter (Google R
    1 point
  20. Everything is awesome! Everything is cool when you're part of the team Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  21. You sound really insecure about something that hasn't even happened yet. Jesus Christ.
    1 point
  22. You're the best little homey.
    1 point
  23. THIS!!! I chat so much. If I ever meet anyone from LST, it will be fun. All I do is joke around and tell tons of stories.
    1 point
  24. Patrick Bateman

    Upcoming Tattoos

    That is dope. I hope it goes awesome. He's someone I plan on in the future at some point to get a piece from.
    1 point
  25. jen7

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Nice! I am going to Miami Beach....might actually be able to convince the spouse to tag along on that one. Lol
    1 point
  26. xcom

    Upcoming Tattoos

    I am going to PR. I was told that they will call me once the book is open.
    1 point
  27. Patrick Bateman

    Upcoming Tattoos

    for Juan, do you have to go to Puerto Rico or is he coming to the states?
    1 point
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  29. I like the idea a lot. Are you planning on having the tattoos stand alone or will you have some background tying them together? For designs, I'd suggest looking in books. There are so many good ones out there: the Sailor Jerry books, that Zeis book (the Scott Harrison page in there is something else), the Flash From the Bowery book, the Dietzel and Burchett books, Flash From the Past/Revisited...there's so much out there. Lucky's Tattoo Museum has a bunch of flash you can look at online to give you inspiration. There's so much neat stuff out there and there's probably a lot more variety a
    1 point
  30. Shaun1105

    artistic advise needed

    I generally only suggest panthers or flames, which will probably not be of use to you in this situation. I would like to make the suggestion, though, that your tattoo artist probably would be the best person to get advice from on this. :)
    1 point
  31. I still remember when being nice to people was cool.
    1 point
  32. dragon from me ^_^
    1 point
  33. A couple that are relevant here is that 1) lines will thicken over time so if you have a lot of dense linework like in the reference images above chances are that they're going to bleed together over the course of your life; 2) the nature of skin is that it is going to age, your muscles will slacken, your skin will sag, etc., etc., and this is all going to impact how your tattoo will look. A well-designed tattoo is going to be drawn and placed in a way that will, to an extent, take this into account. I am not convinced that a design based only on very precise linework is going to age well. we
    1 point
  34. Like @exume said above, neither of those pictures you posted initially look like an ocean to me. I can see how they're supposed to represent an ocean, but they could equally be a desert, some kind of topographical map, a visual representation of radio pulses, probably many other things. That kind of abstraction and ambiguity is maybe fine for some things, I don't personally believe that it belongs in tattoos, but if you want something that is clearly and unmistakably an ocean, those ideas won't work. The thing about tattoos is that they tend to look a certain way for a reason. I'm
    1 point
  35. I thought that getting lower leg tattoos at close to 30, with steady employment, was a bold step for me. Having read this thread, I guess I need to yolo harder.
    1 point
  36. I still remember when this forum was devoted to promoting good tattooing.
    1 point
  37. It shouldn't surprise anyone that people get judged for having tattoos.
    1 point
  38. Whatever happened to the good old arm
    1 point
  39. Wilhell

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Eddy Deutsche cover/blastover from a couple of weeks ago in Oslo (Marius Meyer studio). It was such a fun day, so cool! Also met the legend Carson Vester. He told us some crazy stories! Who said he had lost it? New: Old:
    1 point
  40. sophistre

    Upcoming Tattoos

    April 15th, back in the saddle with Greg after I had to cancel my last appointment due to illness. Then, on May 4th, Dan Gilsdorf. :O
    1 point
  41. Here's my new one, done yesterday at the mondial du tatouage by Chad Koeplinger! STOKED!!!
    1 point
  42. I guess I figure sometimes no matter how much research you do, how much time you spend working on a design, how much you trust the artist, it doesn't turn out the way you thought it would. I don't see the big deal in a situation like that "erasing" the outcome and going in a different direction. Sometimes your stupidity as a newly able to be tattooed 18 year old isn't what you're feeling as a grown 40 year old. I'd rather use a cream like that than sit thru laser b/c I made a mistake or it didn't turn out right, or a cover up wouldn't be possible. My feet aren't completely covered and I can't
    1 point
  43. Welcome. Hard luck story bud. The only thing I feel I can suggest (3rd year apprentice) is visit other shops. If he has other shops, go talk to the other tattooers. Hang out. Get tattooed. If you're serious, you'll make connections with better tattooers and go from there. And by the way, worrying about your first few tattoos not being good? You're always gonna feel that way. That is why we try to progress.
    1 point
  44. Vikings. I love it, call me weird but I have felt for a long time like I have some kind of connection to that part of the world. Turns out I have an ancestor who was a pirate admiral from the Netherlands. Eh, its sort of close.
    1 point
  45. On the first day of my class, I ask students to introduce themselves by saying what they 'collect.' Last week, I had a student who said he collects traditional American tattoos, which compelled me to admit for the first time in a class that I collect tattoos. The student seems to have dropped the class.
    1 point
  46. I wore a short-sleeved shirt yesterday for the first time since getting a forearm tattoo. One manager was a bit shocked, just because it was unexpected. I asked if it bothered him, and he said it didn't. My direct managers gave approval before I got it. At three years to retirement, I can't take chances!
    1 point
  47. here's my new snake on my lower leg by Bailey Robinson. Taken from his insta, best photo I have at the moment.
    1 point
  48. Haha, I was there, too. He walked by and my wife and I both did a double take. Great point you make about being at a tattoo convention and having a "Look at that guy! He has tattoos!" moment.
    1 point
  49. ross nagle

    lady head

    1 point


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