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  1. 12 points
    Damn, nobody is disappointing! Got this little one from Andy Perez at the new shop Allied in Bushwick when I was back a couple months ago visiting. Bad cell phone picture, but you get the idea. First one above the collar, d'oh!
  2. 8 points
    49531

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    got this lil' dude today on the side of my thigh from Joe Chatt. super great experience, lovely dude. showed me some old stencils, business cards, and flash that he'd acquired during his recent travels only just stopped limping from the last one :rolleyes: aiming for Erl next and a large piece from my mentor before he moves back to aus
  3. 4 points
    DJDeepFried

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Some of you may have already seen this on Instagram, but I wanted to wait till I had some healed pics before posting here. Seth Wood @ Memoir Tattoo in L.A., Started 1/14, completed 12/15.
  4. 3 points
    Padji

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Looks like I have an appointment with Marcus Kuhn in Eindhoven in March! I'm over there for my stag/bachelor's party and supposed to be flying home the Sunday morning but I chanced my arm to see if Marcus could take me on Sunday - he said he could so looks like I'm flying home on the Monday instead! Gonna get a start on my chest with a badass eagle
  5. 3 points
    te0h

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Started my sleeve w/ Jason Brooks last Saturday... First new project in over 5 years... and first visible ink :)
  6. 2 points
    gougetheeyes

    What's on your inner bicep?

    THIS THREAD WAS SO FUN! I've missed so much.. Lil panther guy by Mario Desa on my right, and on my left I've got a sleeve-background-skin triangle where a little "Mom" heart lives. That actually says, Ma. No photo of that one though.
  7. 2 points
    marley mission

    What's on your inner bicep?

    two of my favorites are on my inner biceps - by Rob Ryan and Steve Boltz - not a bad combo
  8. 2 points
    hfs40000

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Currently on my nyc tat-cation. First up was Eli Quinters. Next is Hillary Fisher White. When I first got to jfk airport, I was charging my phone at an outgoing terminal and the loudspeaker guy at the desk was listing people that needed to come see him and named Richard Stell. Didn't see him though.
  9. 2 points
    lape

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I got this from Tony Nilsson at Blue Arms Tattoo in Oslo today. It's based off an old Percy Waters drawing that Tony had wanted to do for a while, and I had no specific requests so we just went for it. I'll admit that I did cheat a bit, after the outline we did use a numbing spray or something like that, which basically made me not feel a thing until we started doing the colors. Happy we did, since then we got to finish it so I don't have to wait until the next time I'm home.
  10. 2 points
    49531

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    got this from lee knight today, first of 2016! planning to tie it together along with some other elements to the walking panther he put on my shin last year. had a shift at work straight after so the top part is looking real angry right now, hope it hasnt goofed with the healing too much think i forgot to post the last few i got, these two are from one of my mentors curtis pettigrove and not a good photo really but i also got these two kissing nuns from rose whittaker. having big legs rule caus ive got tonnes of space still. getting tattooed by joe chatt next week with any luck. years starting off well!
  11. 2 points
    Tornado6

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Pigs might fly! I got a souvenir while my son spent his Christmas gift certificate.
  12. 1 point
    cattoolady

    Hello!

    Hello! Finally decided to register and make a first post after lurking here for at least a couple years now. :) I'm a lawyer by day and tattoo lover by night. Also, cats. :D I got my first tattoo on my 18th birthday, and never looked back. Here are my two most recent tattoos: The cat matryoshka was done at last year's Minneapolis Tattoo Expo by Shawn Patton. The photo was taken immediately after completion. The next two are of my space cats. These are cartoons of my four fur-children. Of course, prior to finishing the piece, our family expanded to add another cat and a dog. Good thing there's space on my forearm. That was done by Dan Dittmer. One photo is after my second to last sitting, and the other is after the last sitting. Finished this about 6 months ago. No formal healed pics yet. I have some other random stuff, but probably nothing else worth posting pictures of. I'll be at the Minneapolis Tattoo Expo this coming weekend possibly looking for something to fill some blank space on my upper outer arm. :D Given my occupation in particular, getting any potentially visible tattoo is a fairly large commitment. I'm more or less restricted to always wearing long sleeves at the office, although on quiet days, I can get away with partially-sheer sleeves, or 3/4 length sleeves. I know for me, deciding to get a half-sleeve marked the point in time where I decided I was going to be a tattooed person rather than a person with tattoos. I'm curious if others - particularly other tattooed women - had this experience - that of knowing that they were committing to being a "tattooed person." Thanks all!
  13. 1 point
    SStu

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Just booked with Nathan Kemmerer who is guesting at Downtown Tattoo in New Orleans. Cicada bug!
  14. 1 point
    WildOne

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this done at White Tiger Tattoo in Webster, New York by Pamela Carol. It's a great horned owl tail feather done in black and grey realism. Got this because owls are one of my favorite animals and for some personal reasons as well. So happy with the way it turned out!
  15. 1 point
    redoid

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    In progress with Shige, finishing with Shakamuni to complete my triad ....
  16. 1 point
    Synesthesia

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Haven't been too active around these parts recently, but I got some more work done on my thigh. We did the black and gray shading a couple days ago, lines are healed. Set to do some (if not all) color March 1st!
  17. 1 point
    jheaps

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    just got this from mark cross at rose. honestly best experience I've ever had. great shop. coolest people. mark was so nice. this family came in because their little kid wanted to see a tattoo shop and mark stopped zapping me for a few minutes to hang with them and put a temporary tattoo on the hand of the little kid. so sick. backtard
  18. 1 point
    iowagirl

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Was supposed to have my next session on Christmas Eve-we got halfway down there and had to turn back around, the snow and ice were just too much. I'd felt like such a wuss, but they ended up w/a bad storm so I guess I was glad we went back home. But on the way home I called and called and the line was busy--so when I finally got thru to cancel, I said I understood how hard it is to get in to see my artist, and I would just take whatever I could. The guy says "Well, I actually just got off the phone w/someone cancelling for next Sunday-you want it?" Uh-YES! So, we trekked back down yesterday. He ended up adding some stuff to the right side top and bottom, where I thought we were done, more waves and such, added some wind to that side too, and whatever, I'll deal w/it if it means it will be an even better piece. Hurt like a bitch this time. Not sure if it's b/c it was such a big area this time, or b/c of what time of the month it is..guys you don't care but girls you understand.
  19. 1 point
    abeukeveld

    Ass tattoos

    Twin Screws. What else?
  20. 1 point
    JasonTO

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Rose banger courtesy of Franz Stefanik of The Okey Doke in Toronto
  21. 1 point
    Hospitelli

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I took a brief trip to Portland to get tattooed by greggletron. Cool shop and a nice guy as well. The knee was quite the experience!
  22. 1 point
    marley mission

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Little awesomeness from Robert Ryan @ Electric Tattoo in Asbury NJ
  23. 1 point
    chrisnoluck

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    took a trip down to richmond for the weekend. my buddy joe nickley was guest spotting at all for one so i had him tattoo this jesus head cobra and skulls over an old shitty skull on my shin. then the next day i got my neck tattooed by max kuhn
  24. 1 point
    marley mission

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    awesome time with Shannon Pagliarini @ Crown and Anchor in Pt. Pleasant NJ little collarbone action
  25. 1 point
    Padji

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    And then the following Friday, i headed over to Leeds in England for a pre-planned trip with a mate who was getting his first piece from Lukasz Christopher. I was booked in with Tom Flanagan - both in Oddfellows. I got a trad ship on my shin and a mandala on my foot (a Tom Flanagan staple). I have to sat, the foot was horrendously sore and not gonna go through it again any time soon! We had a great time in Oddfellows, Tom is a great guy and the other lads in the shop made us feel right at home. And the next morning. Swelling on the foot wasn't actually too bad Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
  26. 1 point
    Padji

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    So, I've had a busy couple of weeks tattoo-wise. First, Paul Aherne in Dublin started extending me 3/4 sleeve on my right arm down to the wrist. Got the lining of the koi, water and peony done as well as the wind bars in. Paul is guesting in Salon Serpent in Amsterdam coming up to Christmas so will get the bottom portion finished in early Jan. Then we'll look at relining the old sleeve, touching up the wind bars and just general tidying up the shitty parts (of which there are plebty!). Apologies for the bad pics... Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
  27. 1 point
    abeukeveld

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Just got this bad boy from Shaun Martinson. https://www.instagram.com/pantherreaper/ 6 hour sit. so painful.
  28. 1 point
    Rob I

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    haven't been on here in a while. I enjoyed seeing all the great work everyone has gotten recently! Had an appt with Chad Koeplinger on 11/14. I thought I was in for one more painful, albeit short, back appt for some touch ups in case he felt they were needed. After taking a look at my healed back, he said some very wonderful words "rob, I think we are done". I emphatically replied back, "thank GOD!" So, I had him do some filler on my wrist. He tattooed a flail and a fly and I am absolutely loving them both. I really enjoyed getting these, but I will admit, the ball of the flail, on the inside of my wrist was a bit more painful than I would have thought. Felt like it was sending electric shocks into my hand! Still, easier than the back for sure! Included a pic of my healed back, and a photo off of Chad's instagram of myself and a seemingly GIANT Andrew Stortz . Andrew's back piece is insanely good.
  29. 1 point
    Joe Stratford

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    This is a bit of a joint effort. The Dagger, Collar, Angel and Reaper (2-6 weeks old) are by Fergus Simms - Melbourne Tattoo Company, and the Eagle Snake fight (2.5 months old) is by Jess Swaffer - Chapel Tattoo. Wanted to wait until the whole spot was done before i posted them up! Super happy with them, and two of the nicest tattoo experiences (bar the pain!) I've ever had.
  30. 1 point
    lucyb

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Yesterday I was lucky enough to take advantage of a cancelled appointment and get this butterfly from Matthew Houston at Seven Doors. He's a really nice guy and I love the combination of colours he chose.
  31. 1 point
    moistwizard

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Sandor Jordan finished my Shoki today! It was going to be on my calf, but i decided i wanted to go big and put it on my thigh. He's a kickass dude and an awesome tattooer! Jordanist on Instagram
  32. 1 point
    jadore

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Finally I got my first tattoo, (sorry for posting similar content in my initiation thread). The tattoo is a moka Bialetti, a pomegranate and a number one made by Luca Font in Milano. At the beginning I had the idea of putting a skull at the base of the moka too. We discussed with the artist and decided that another element such as as skull which is round would overcharge the image and putting two round element at the base of an object resembling a column would create the form of a penis. So he put a little number 1 at the base of the moka. I like this tattoo because it's simple, clean, well-placed, has the power of an advertisement being well balanced and reminds of Russian poster-avantgarde for the geometric aspect. I also like the fact that is not overcharged with colour but colour is placed only when it's needed, to emphasize the shape of an object: the metal glimpse of the light on the Moka and the shade of the pomegranate.
  33. 1 point
    cibo

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    not black friday...colour saturday...finished up today... scott's the best..i'm sooo happy :)
  34. 1 point
    joakim urma

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Here's one that's all ready healed, hairy, a bit dry and shiny: Chad Koeplinger made this at the Stockholm Inkbash in august this year. I wanted a meditating figure but not in buddhist or hindu style and send him a bunch of different ideas of present and historical cultures/religions to get him started. I was very happy when I arrived for the appointment and he decided to not draw one of my suggestions, and instead made this hopi indian in a thunderstorm. Also this is the first tattoo with tattoos that I have my body, and the first swastika. Happy about that
  35. 1 point
    Synesthesia

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Somewhere between 5 or 6 hours of outlining today with Sam Warren. He ended up going just the tiniest bit bigger than I thought he would, but I am so stoked to get this started. Oh, and this goes into the dreaded butt crease, which had me seeing stars.
  36. 1 point
    Liz Stitch Ellis

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I'm not even sure where to start. Let alone do I even remember my last post on here. But I found the site again, and have done a lot since the last time I was in here. Pretty sure it has been almost 3 years, I'll blame two of those years on paramedic school. But any who.. Just finished this: Took me about a year to finalize the drawing before taking it to a completely new artist and shop. Once it was all cleaned up and sized correctly it was a 2 year project between a chaotic work life. But I couldn't be happier
  37. 1 point
    66pens87

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    pretty excited to have booked appointments for my GF and myself to have quite a bit of chair time with Freddy Corbin. This dude is such a standup guy. He answers my email, calls, etc... within hours. I have messaged many of the harder to schedule artist and have never heard from them in 2 years. Living in Portland, I am hoping to make one trip from Portland to Oakland, then going to my hometown and having Tim Hendricks due a piece all in the same weekend. But for now, Freddy is a lock.
  38. 1 point
    kimkong

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    got this dietzel-birdie last week from the nice dude johann. https://instagram.com/sign_of_the_wolf/ healed - not settled.
  39. 1 point
    Fala

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Today's work was intense, and we still have a bit left to go! Yoni Zilber at NY Adorned. https://www.instagram.com/p/-Cj6--MGq7/?taken-by=yonizilber
  40. 1 point
    UglyButProud

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I've been too busy/lazy to post these...... from the last 5 weeks: Wrist and Left Ankle/Achilles - Jon Larson @ Harlequin Couple little guys on the bicep- Lightning Bolt and Flying Eyeball - Tony Caporusso @ Lucky Monkey Right Ankle - Greg Christian @ Tattoo Faction
  41. 1 point
    Birthday sticker from Bert Krak at Smith Street...I think what space I have left on my leg, I'm going to let him fill it.
  42. 1 point
    GlaryMilberg

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I just finished this on my back calf, with Rob Ryan at Temple. Having him do a Divine Mother in the presence of Freddy was a bet. Friends don't understand why I'd want this as an agnostic... shrug.
  43. 1 point
    Isotope

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Thanks! Chelsea and Charley are the two who really got me into being tattooed, so I asked them to do my pair o' birds, and gave them free range. Chelsea drew up the Sailor Vern based kewpie, and Charley did the Hot Stuff/Texas Traditional inspired hybrid. - - - Updated - - - Love this. Noble's stuff has been on my radar a lot lately. Not sure if he's just getting more visibility, but his stuff absolutely slays.
  44. 1 point
    Isotope

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Texas style devil sparrow, Charley Marquez at True Blue, ATX.
  45. 1 point
    SStu

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Finally got some half-way decent healed photos of my Hooper musician leg. On the other hand, trying to paste together such a single photo is near impossible, at least for an old geezer like me. I'll reactivate the squidpants thread by putting this there, too . . .
  46. 1 point
    exume

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    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.
  47. 1 point
    el twe

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    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.
  48. 1 point
    Mark Bee

    Nurse Head

    Rose of No Man's Land
  49. 1 point
    Huero

    First time you saw a tattoo

    It was on my homeboy's dad. he was from a old gang called lomita maravilla, from east LA. He had a topless girl ina sombrero, just her torso. I think some roses too. She had a rifle in her hand, her nipples were covered by a ammo belt. On the other forearm he had this little dude in a sombrero, but you could just see his feet, his mustache, some shotgun barrels, and that big sombrero. it said MARAVILLA in gang writing, arched above the hat. Youd see writing like that all over and I used to try and copy it or write my name in those letters too like in schoolwork I'd write the answers like that, or my name all crazy like that and they'd get pissed. Anyways I'd always try and look at those tattoos when I'd go to his house, but they were old and sort of faded. He was a garbage man, and sort of a scary lookin dude, or was back then and i didnt wanna hassle him or fuck with him about it. Years later I asked to see em, and got a good look. Another friend had a older punk rocker sister with a pachuco cross under her eye, but that was later, and I found out it was make up. Lots of punk rockers would do that with a ballpoint pen or mascara if they hung in certain scenes.
  50. 1 point
    nmkcle

    First time you saw a tattoo

    This is not a story about the first tattoo I saw, rather a story about the first tattooed person I saw. I was 15 busting suds at some restaurant, trying to move my way up through the ranks, so anything the Executive Chef needed I was on it. This guy was pretty laid back though. He would have me do stuff like wait at the back door for his weed dude to come and shit like that. So this guy was always long sleeved chef jacket buttoned to the top, always in uniform when he arrived. One day I am waiting for his weed guy, and he goes back to check on me, and notices this dumbass looking stick and poke tattoo I have on my arm. First tattoo, that is another story. So he's like" What the hell is that?" And I go on to explain to him how cool I think I am cause I have this dumb tattoo. So he asks me if I like tattoos and I'm like "yeah dude" obviously I have this sweet tattoo. So he motions me to the bathroom and starts unbuttoning his jacket, removes his shirt and the guy has an almost complete body suit. I could not believe it I was dumb founded. My jaw was on the floor. I remember at the time it was Asian influenced, so with what I know now I would say it was probably Japanese inspired. I remember a dragon and a demon looking thing, lots of black. It was insane looking. That day really influenced my life and my path. Really cool experience for me. I just wanted to share when I saw this thread.