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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. 5 points
    oboogie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Lil' anchor by Josh Henderson
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 4 points
    Rob I

    Veteran LST users unite!

    A panther is a panther. Pink or black you'll never go back.
  13. 4 points
    mtlsam

    Veteran LST users unite!

    This may not be the panther everyone is talking about, but it does actually make a great tattoo! Check out Bert Krak's instagram, he has done two quite recently :)
  14. 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.
  15. 4 points
    a_beukeveld

    Veteran LST users unite!

    What's most annoying to me is people who only take. They come here (as well as a bunch of other tattoo themed web forums) ask questions/seek validation, and when they recieve their info, they f*ck off. What's even worse is when they come here to get their d*ck sucked about their totally sick /rad/unique tattoo idea, and recieve answers they dont like, they insult the members who respond to them, and either never come back or start multiple topics hoping to get the answer they want. How about you contribute something first before you leech off this community? You could pretty much respond to any of these people's questions with "Talk to your tattooer", but that seems to be too difficult for them.
  16. 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
  17. 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... ;)
  18. 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
  19. 3 points
    Rob I

    Veteran LST users unite!

    Never! Your posts are always awesome. I hate healing tattoos. Tegaderm makes it a little better cause you don't really have to do anything. But the day you have to take the tegaderm off is stressful as can be. It hurts, ya gotta go really slow, and honestly you just have no idea what the heck it's gonna look like under there. You just cross your fingers and hope that the 3M company comes through and doesn't let you down.
  20. 3 points
    a_beukeveld

    Veteran LST users unite!

    You cool. *thumbs up*
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  23. 3 points
    a_beukeveld

    Help help help

    The good thing about flowers is they go with everything. I have 30+ flowers on me and theyre all associated with different images. So yeah. Get a fuckin' panther.
  24. 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.
  25. 3 points
    mtlsam

    Veteran LST users unite!

    It is difficult to express in words the amount of laughter this comment generated on my part!
  26. 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.
  27. 3 points
    bongsau

    Veteran LST users unite!

    ps would this make a good tattoo ? i found it on googler
  28. 3 points
    polliwog

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Here are my yokai made by Dave Cummings. Love them so much. @a_beukeveld your hannya is gorgeous but that's no surprise! I bet it's already healing super well! I also got a great little skunk from Nick Colella!
  29. 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 !
  30. 2 points
    Rob I

    Veteran LST users unite!

    I'm sure it'll turn out just fine. @polliwog all of your other tattoos look like they healed great. Just be patient. (Advice I give but never follow myself)
  31. 2 points
    Mark Bee

    Veteran LST users unite!

    Why not ask to be a moderator?
  32. 2 points
    a_beukeveld

    Where does my tattoo come from???

    Most likely from a Bert Grimm sheet.
  33. 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.
  34. 2 points
    Gingerninja

    Veteran LST users unite!

    Holy poop. I'm just reading this thread. I'll admit that I snorted harder than I should have... I'd start a Go Fund Me campaign just to ensure that someone got the Hot Pink Panther.
  35. 2 points
    Devious6

    Veteran LST users unite!

    @oboogie Thank you! I truly enjoy being part of this group. But, seriously, smack me. Hard. On the right upper arm. It stops the itching.
  36. 2 points
    marley mission

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    @oboogie from what I've seen of your collection its awesome - keep rocking it!
  37. 2 points
    @a_beukeveld I'm sure it will all be fine. The tattoos look great in the pics. This is just my experience but I do not change the tegaderm out once I put it on. Some people do, but I haven't. I get bandaged as per the usual method after getting tattooed and leave that on overnight (no matter at what point of the day I get tattooed. I always leave bandage on overnight). Then shower that next morning and remove bandage and clean the tattoo. Then, since I have no confidence in my skills, I walk back to tattoo shop and have the tattooer give one last wipe down with green soap and have them put the tegaderm on. Then I leave it for 5 24 hr days. If fluid builds up I leave it. Once it actually leaked out but then sealed right back up. I have not tried changing out the tegaderm to a new piece. Sucks enough removing it once. The derm always has stuck to my tattoo by day 5. It just won't stick to a fresh seeping one. I just pull it slowly with gentle soap and tons of water. And I try to remove in the direction of the hair, not opposite.
  38. 2 points
    I had a pretty major touch up on my arm on Tuesday, and this is what I was left with when I took off the saniderm. it hurt like a fucker taking it off, too.
  39. 2 points
    Hogrider

    Surgical excision...?

    It's been my experience that people find the money for the things they want. Also,part-time jobs are easier to find than full-time jobs - the companies don't have to pay benefits. It's your ink, I'm just pointing out that if you want it lazered off bad enough, you'll find a way. Not trying to call you out specifically, but most people will spend more time figuring out the 500 reasons they can't do something than figuring out the 1 way they can do something.
  40. 2 points
    Gingerninja

    2016 BAY AREA TATTOO CONVENTION

    UGH. I want to go so badly! Horitomo is debuting his monmon dog prints which I am obsessing over at the moment.
  41. 2 points
    marley mission

    Hello!

    this x100
  42. 2 points
    polliwog

    Veteran LST users unite!

    @marley mission HUAT Have you looked at Erik Rieth's panthers? They might be up your alley.
  43. 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.
  44. 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!
  45. 2 points
    mtlsam

    Veteran LST users unite!

    I think you have found a good balance. I enjoy reading your responses. You seem to shoot from the hip, call it like it is, but without malice.
  46. 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.
  47. 2 points
    Dan

    Help help help

    get a B&G koi going up your entire forearm.
  48. 2 points
    SStu

    Help help help

    anything traditional or neo-traditional.
  49. 2 points
    marley mission

    Help help help

    crawling panther
  50. 2 points
    a_beukeveld

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Recieved this from Dave Cummings at the Montreal convention. He did an amazing job.