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  1. 7 points
    mtlsam

    Veteran LST users unite!

    Greetings fellow longtime site users. I have been noticing an unfortunate trend in topics posted to the site of late. Everyone and their brother and sister too, want to know; Is this is a good design that I found on google image search? Is my brand new tattoo as messed up as I fear it is after staring at it all day? Can you help me decide what goes with this, but I don't plan to like any of your suggestions? I got a bad tattoo and then a worse coverup and now I want it gone, but can't afford laser, and I have no intention of talking to an actual tattooer about a better coverup, what should I do? In light of this influx of close minded advice seekers, I have decided to begin responding more often, but with an increased snark factor. I will encourage posters to persue their pre-determined courses of action with great vigour! Most make it easy by stating their decision in their opening paragraph. I have noticed that some of you seasoned veterans of internet tattoo discussion, appear to be behaving likewise. For this I salute you. Let us make LST great again! A place where new users are cautious about telling us how it is, but where those who show a true interest can find a wealth of information. To the surly few, carry on fine friends. You know who you are, and may you respond well knowing that your wit and sarcasm are appreciated! P.s. Here is a picture of a tattoo I got, from Greg Christian, at the Art Tattoo show in Montreal this past weekend. I learned about him and many other greats through this site :)
  2. 7 points
    Devious6

    Veteran LST users unite!

    I am a newbie from both the perspective of joining the forum as well as to the world of tattoos. I do want to thank many of you who have welcomed and supported me. Although I do try to defer to experience, I also recognize that my enthusiasm sometimes gets the best of me and I'll jump in where, perhaps, I should remain silent. Again, thanks for the tolerance. It is frustrating to see people who come here who clearly have no desire to gain any wisdom or listen to counter-points; they are here only to validate pre-existing thoughts. Feel free to smack me, when appropriate.
  3. 6 points
    polliwog

    Veteran LST users unite!

    Put butter on it and get a dog to lick it off.
  4. 5 points
    SStu

    Veteran LST users unite!

    It'll fit just fine on your wrist. Best thread in ages, by the way.
  5. 5 points
    marley mission

    Veteran LST users unite!

    just realizing i dont have a panther
  6. 5 points
    polliwog

    Veteran LST users unite!

    You'll need to repeat this process for the rest of your life so I hope you like dogs.
  7. 5 points
    polliwog

    Veteran LST users unite!

    As satisfying as snark can be, I wonder if these threads might not be discouraged if they were just ignored. Otherwise you're kind of granting their wish for attention. Let them die and sink down the page. I agree with you that it's a frustrating situation.
  8. 5 points
    Rob I

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Had a blast at the convention! Was great to meet @polliwog @Fala and was also great seeing @Graeme and @Pugilist. Briefly saw @Shaun1105 which was cool but missed @BrianH due to walking past every booth except the one he was being tattooed at. Feel pretty dumb about that since it was directly behind the one I was hanging out at. Also bummed to have missed seeing Sam whose handle name eludes me at the moment. (Mitslam??) Got this by Nick Colella on Saturday in the same booth and at the same time as @Graeme was getting an awesome tattoo by Robert Ryan. Absolutley love it and had a great time talking to Nick. Such a great dude and awesome tattooer. This is my first leg tattoo. On the side of my left calf.
  9. 4 points
    marley mission

    Veteran LST users unite!

    @polliwog i hate healing tattoos - love the lived in look - looking forward to a little hiatus from getting tattooed mainly because I hate always healing something - anyway prob wont be that long of a hiatus - I'm thinking nothing else till at least the new year though edit: ah who am I kidding I'm just broke
  10. 4 points
    polliwog

    Veteran LST users unite!

    Hope my jokes didn't come across as mean spirited, by the way--they were certainly meant in a spirit of silliness. I'm in the middle of a difficult heal myself.
  11. 4 points
    Rob I

    Veteran LST users unite!

    A panther is a panther. Pink or black you'll never go back.
  12. 4 points
    Devious6

    Veteran LST users unite!

    Well, I was thinking of getting this next - not sure if it would look best across my chest or my back. Thoughts? It is a panther that everyone talks about.
  13. 4 points
    polliwog

    Veteran LST users unite!

    @mtlsam It needs to be butter from grass-fed cows. I recommend Kerrygold but my friends have had great success with butter produced by cows spoken to exclusively in Finno-Ugric languages. Okay I probably should have stopped after the first one
  14. 4 points
    mtlsam

    Veteran LST users unite!

    I haven't posted it yet as I am not sufficiently flexible to get a good picture. At this point I'll put it up next week once the flake situation has passed. Btw is it normal that my new tattoo on my leg is a little dry looking? Should I use crisco or something on it? My tattooer said to leave it alone, but my buddy swears by shortening... ;)
  15. 4 points
    marley mission

    Veteran LST users unite!

    I think there is a middle ground - i dont know if I come off snarky or sarcastic or what sometimes - i just try to be honest - sometimes honesty isnt what people want - there are def those threads where the OP is fishing for the validation of their idea - no matter how ridiculous - I would rather LST be but a ghost town then become a place where folks are high fiving over upside down blown out tattastrophes - just so they dont hurt each others feelings i'm rambling - but anyway - i hope the good folks here keep coming back and talking tattoos and posting their tattoos - we've had some good new members too
  16. 3 points
    a_beukeveld

    Veteran LST users unite!

    You cool. *thumbs up*
  17. 3 points
    oboogie

    Veteran LST users unite!

    @Devious6 Mark, you always have something valuable to add. You are the best! I've engaged with a few of these people who really hate that we don't love their tattoo ideas, and I am always called all sorts of names. They also insult my tattoos, which makes me giggle since these tools either 1) have no tattoos and/or 2) are seeking our opinions on a particularly shitty tattoo idea. The multiple-thread-starters especially drive me crazy. DUDES. ONE THREAD IS ENOUGH. I've seen them do that here, then go to another place (like Big Planet) and do the exact same thing and get the exact same response. It is funny to watch.
  18. 3 points
    oboogie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Thanks, @otisc! I've lost count. Probably about 50 or so? I don't know. It could be more. I had only one 5 years ago. Hahahaha!
  19. 3 points
    Fala

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Was great meeting you too @Rob I!!! Love that panther and snake!!! Was thrilled to finally meet @BrianH, @Shaun1105 and @polliwog too!!! It's always a pleasure seeing @Graeme and @Pugilist. I love how this place brings us all together. Polliwog - you got some lovely tattoos at the convention. That skunk is totally cute.
  20. 3 points
    mtlsam

    Veteran LST users unite!

    It is difficult to express in words the amount of laughter this comment generated on my part!
  21. 3 points
    polliwog

    Veteran LST users unite!

    I really want someone to get a panther backpiece with a hot pink background now. Hot pink smoke.
  22. 2 points
    Dan

    2016 BAY AREA TATTOO CONVENTION

    http://bayareatattooconvention.com/ I just now confirmed two appointments for my wife and myself with Oliver Peck on Saturday morning,anyone else going ? lets meet up !
  23. 2 points
    iowagirl

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    just for reference, pics off the whole thing
  24. 2 points
    Mark Bee

    Veteran LST users unite!

    Why not ask to be a moderator?
  25. 2 points
    a_beukeveld

    Where does my tattoo come from???

    Most likely from a Bert Grimm sheet.
  26. 2 points
    Devious6

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    @Rob I Thank you! I love it - just what I wanted. I don't think I've mentioned it before. The artist is a local person here in my area. Scotty Lammers - he specializes in American Traditional but did my other one as well.
  27. 2 points
    marley mission

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    @oboogie from what I've seen of your collection its awesome - keep rocking it!
  28. 2 points
    yes it does hurt a lot taking it off, and that bruising / redness is normal,it will go away.
  29. 2 points
    marley mission

    Hello!

    this x100
  30. 2 points
    polliwog

    Veteran LST users unite!

    @marley mission HUAT Have you looked at Erik Rieth's panthers? They might be up your alley.
  31. 2 points
    otisc

    Hello!

    Lasering a brand new tattoo is going to take time. A lot of places wont even touch it until you've had it for at least six months. I think the mistake is a funny story that you will only appreciate more and more with time... and it makes what is a pretty mediocre-to-average tattoo at best something to smile about. Paying a lot of money to laser and then retouch this piece is not nearly worth the time and expense of just chalking it up to experience, having a chuckle, and getting something much better nearby or elsewhere on your body.
  32. 2 points
    mtlsam

    Veteran LST users unite!

    Would you mind if I get this as a backpiece? I'll let the artist try to make some changes, but in the end I will refuse them all and take this master work exactly as it is!
  33. 2 points
    bongsau

    Veteran LST users unite!

    making tattoo scary again haha ... how did people even get tattoo before the internet?
  34. 2 points
    polliwog

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    @Rob I you got a great one. Lovely to meet you, too. I wish I had a lucky tattoo object now.
  35. 2 points
    Devious6

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Love the anchor @oboogie!!! Classic!!! And the panther is sweet, @Rob I!!
  36. 2 points
    a_beukeveld

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Recieved this from Dave Cummings at the Montreal convention. He did an amazing job.
  37. 1 point
    Rob I

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    @Devious6 your eagle looks great! Who did it? I apologize if that's been covered already and I just missed it.
  38. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    Where does my tattoo come from???

    Yours is stellar. Congrats!
  39. 1 point
    I should also note that I went through pretty full peels after the tegaderm was removed albeit very light and not scabby. I used lotion after removing the tegaderm to keep the area moist. And yes it was sensitive from what I remember.
  40. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    Help help help

    I should add that my approach appears to be akin to a giant flash sheet. I have a mix of traditional, neo-traditional and Japanese. Once I had my "core" pieces, I'm filling in the spaces with what I love! It's like landscaping. :)
  41. 1 point
    Now about 5 days into this heal - and I am amazed at how quickly it is going. The majority of peeling is done, I have almost no itching at this point and not a single scab. As easy as the healing process of my first tattoo was (and it was of similar size but just black/gray instead of color like this one), this has been even easier. Part of the difference must be that I learned from the first one. This time, I actually washed it with anti-bacterial soap and applied Aquaphor more often. I also made sure that I fully massaged the Aquaphor into the tattoo and then blotted ANY excess off. Of course, it all could be blind luck. And, from interacting with everyone here it is evident that each of us heal differently and there are as many approaches to the process as there are members. Finding what works for you is the key. I'll get a new picture up soon.
  42. 1 point
    bongsau

    Veteran LST users unite!

    ...if you are unsure of what tattoo would look good next to your existing one...easy...just as yourself WWHSD ?
  43. 1 point
    Dan

    Upcoming Tattoos

    so I just now got confirmed for my wife and myself at the SFO show in October(on 10/22) 11AM for both of us to get more from Oliver Peck, http://bayareatattooconvention.com/ anyone else from here going ? PM me , we might bring our son (30yo) I might try and get a little banger for my bday(10/13) . plus we have Alycia Harr confirmed for my wife on 10/10 in Grass Valley,and a show in Sacramento on 10/16 for the "ink & art expo",no app set yet for that one. https://city-of-trees.com/ I will be at this one on the 16th, october will be a busy month,
  44. 1 point
    I washed up tonight and planned on staying with the Aquaphor for one more day...until I washed my new piece. My eagle is molting like crazy already. With as much peel as I'm getting I opted just to move to a light application of Aveeno for the duration now. Some of the lines have that milky look too so I well on the way to healing.
  45. 1 point
    Officially started to peel this afternoon. And itch. Did I mention it itches? Oh, and no scabs so far!!!
  46. 1 point
    I don't have an elbow tattoo, so I may be the last person who should be answering this, but I agree with Sarah that the skin seems very different on the elbow. I know that the skin on my elbow can be dry and scaly almost like an elephant hide (gross, sorry). Maybe it has something to do with texture? And also the amount of bending and flexing that goes on. An expert (who actually has an elbow tattoo) could give you a better answer. As for the ankle tattoos, I've had an ankle tattoo for close to 17 years now (first a small, solid black one, then a much larger cover up) and neither have been affected by socks. Don't know if this helps. Maybe someone else has a different experience.
  47. 1 point
    Crewed for a hot air balloon flight again last night (also crewed on Sunday evening - a wedding flight) and got to fly. The pilots cycle us in as "pay" for crewing when they can based on whether the paying customers have scheduled a private flight or not and weight. You never know when it will be your turn until the pilot say "Mark, want to fly?" Of course, the answer is always "Yes!!!!!" We launched from Nicholson, PA in the shadow of the famous and majestic Nicholson train bridge. It was a beautiful, warm evening and even though initial test balloons and the weather forecast reflected very slow winds, we got a nice push and a smooth, amazing flight. The pilot set us down gently in a field of recently cut hay surrounded by woods - and we were greeted by friendly land owners - perfect.
  48. 1 point
    I am closing in on finishing my first-ever computer build, yaaaay. I am quite proud of it, considering all of the things I chose to tackle for my first time building one. I crimped and sleeved my own extension cables, repainted my mobo thermal armor, hand-sawed, champfered, and routed my cooling loop with acrylic tubing, and I installed waterblocks on my CPU and GPUs. Now that I've done it all from top to bottom, I don't think I'll ever be paying anyone else to build my gaming rigs for me again. :) Still got a little distance to go yet, but I can't wait to start using it, not least because my current box is in its death throes (and I've been sitting here staring at my HTC VIVE box for two months without any ability to use it!).
  49. 1 point
    Mike Panic

    Removal/cover-up advice please

    From someone who does laser, my advice for cover-up tattoos is almost always start with laser. With something as dark, heavy and scarred as that it will show through the new piece. Maybe not at first, but a year or two down the road it will, and the scarring will still be felt to finger tips and also visually seen through the new tattoo. In my experience, a good number of people who come to with similar scarring see a significant reduction from the laser tattoo removal process, so it's more than likely worth a shot. The other thing to keep in mind here is that the dermis has only so much room. In addition to the pigment that was put in here, it's competing for space with scar tissue. Adding more pigment could result into a less than favorable final product a few years down the road.
  50. 1 point
    Greetings all, First id like to say that I very much like the layout and way of this forum. I am a moderator on another online community non tattoo related and appreciate the safe guards taken here to weed out the riff raff. I can fully appreciate what a daunting task this can be for moderators and creators. A bit about me. I've been tattooing for 18 years and created and owned Oddball Studios in Portland Oregon until last year in which I sold the studio to by business partner Jaoson Leisge in order to live and work in Cusco, Peru where I'm writing you all from now. I have spent a lot of time in Hawaii and studying Polynesian tattooing and this has been my passion and focus for the past decade. I like to use a fusion of these styles but out of respect try not to tattoo traditional designs on non Polynesians. I'm currently building my private client base now and find myself going from months booked out to days of down time. So Its my wish and hope to still feel connected to the tattoo industry and hopefully be able to give back to this forum the knowledge and ideas I have acquired over my career as well as learn from you all. Much love please feel free to visit my website for more information and pictures. A Tattooed Life, Cusco Peru. - Tattooed Life, Cusco Peru I look forward to helping new artists as I HAVE NO trade secrets. I don't fear competition and wish to uplift the tattoo art community as a whole and keeping secrets, is IMO, defeating to our art being appreciated and accepted. So ask anything, I will answer with my best and if I don't know an answer will have the humility to say....I dont know. Thanks for such a at first appearance a great forum and I hope to be part of this community.