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  1. 6 points
    Elcirigano

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    Hello all. New to the forum. Figured I would add my two cents. I have three quarter sleeves on both arms. My first tattoo ever was a half sleeve Kintaro done by Jason Lambert of Black Cat Tattoo in Pittsburgh. The sleeve was finished on the one side and the other side was done by Robert Atkinson here in LA. Robert is an overall awesome guy and a great artist. I consider him a friend and am glad to know him. Granted I just have an n of 2, but Robert IMHO is one the best tattoo artists around. I decided to bite the bullet and Robert just started lining my back. I'm doing one of the Horiyoshi 108 heroes, Kaosho Roshishin. Compared to my arms the discomfort at times was more intense, particularly around the love handles, shoulder blades, and top of the buttock. But nothing too bad. To be honestly I thought my elbows were the worst, so the flank wasn't as bad as that for me. Robert is pretty fast, we lined this in about 3 hours. Will go back to add a snake and some peonies to finish the lines and then move to shading. I'm stoked so far. Robert's sleeve is on the right, and Jason's is on the left. Once we do the background we'll even those out and I'll ask Robert to shade the negative space under my pit on the left
  2. 5 points
    Forty6and2

    Half Sleeve Done!

    Just finished up my half sleeve last week. Took 3 sessions, about 12-15 hours total. What do you think? And yes, I chose black and gray for a specific reason, which is why there is no color. :)
  3. 4 points
    bongsau

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I got tatt-toad by Scott Rusnak / Lucky Strike Tattoo Edmonton a few days ago. Coins are the size of an actual coin for reference ;)
  4. 4 points
    Baboom

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I too was in SF but missed @gingerninja but failed to link up. I did however I did stop in to see Kahlil at tattoo city. First and foremost what a great dude and great experience. The shop has so much energy. Kahlil's booth has seen some great tattooers adding to the mojo. I left with this bad larry. On another note I can say that I stand behind tegaderm as a healing method. Ill go into it more in the tegaderm thread.
  5. 3 points
    Got another one a few days ago. Dan Higgs druid by Ryan Mettz.
  6. 3 points
    Manu Manu

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Done at Mondial du Tatouage (Paris) by Valerie Vargas.
  7. 2 points
    SStu

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    That is one helluva 1st post, @Elcirigano
  8. 2 points
    Just got this guy on friday from Chris Marchetto. It's my first one from him and I'm pretty stoked about it. Got another appointment for next month. Also, not sure why the picture is coming out sideways.
  9. 1 point
    Dan

    New Tattoo Scabbing - Looking for Advice

    ya, like he said,looks fine except for too much goo on it, maybe try a light coat a few times a day of fragrance free Aveeno instead.
  10. 1 point
    blujax01

    Trendy or against trends?

    Hey now! LOL
  11. 1 point
    scottyg

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    @Elcirigano Looking amazing! Lu Zhishen is a great choice, really central character. Keep us updated!
  12. 1 point
    Devious6

    Half Sleeve Done!

    Looks great! Welcome to the forum!!
  13. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    Afried to do my first tattoo

    +1 on what everyone else has said. Please wait!
  14. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    There are some massively good tattoos being shared. So inspiring!!
  15. 1 point
    Howie

    New Tattoo Scabbing - Looking for Advice

    Seems quite normal to me! Maybe apply a bit less ointment (looks shiny - a thick layer stops oxygen from getting to it and obstructs the healing process) and pat dry lightly so the scabs don't stick to the paper towel. Most important rule of all - do not tease or pull the scabs!
  16. 1 point
    Devious6

    Afried to do my first tattoo

    I too would suggest you wait. You are still young enough that your family's reaction may hurt your relationship with them....and you have the rest of your life to get the tattoo. I was 61 when I got my first - for me it was the perfect point in my life.
  17. 1 point
    Michaelshane

    Afried to do my first tattoo

    Wait until you are older.
  18. 1 point
    SStu

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    @Manu Manu is winning, but all three posted this weekend are super.
  19. 1 point
    Love seeing these pieces and great theme for a thread. My contribution is this eagle I had done by Bert Krak at The London Tattoo Convention a few years ago. Such fast work and I love how it came out.
  20. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    My first session with Theo was great! We got the basic outline done of a full mermaid that runs down my left leg from my hip to my knee. We'll finish it up somewhere, sometime this year (maybe at Pagoda). I'll post a photo when I'm all healed up. Spider Murphys is a magical place.
  21. 1 point
    latest from James Cumberland
  22. 1 point
    Tornado7

    Shading between tats

    IMO the best traditional filler is more tattoos. Biker dust is overdone, and wind/waves aren't in the traditional vocabulary like Japanese style. Matches, snakes, bugs, lady legs, daggers - make them small and cram them in there.
  23. 1 point
    Kurgana

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Long time no see ? Got a little one yesterday after a few months' tattoo break (well not counting a smallish walk-in-day thingy from December) I'm totally hyped about! Going back to the insanely talented and super nice Mr. Romeo next month for some more work on that arm, AND getting something else done by one of the other guys at the studio on the other one at the same time. Should be quite interesting Edit: photo pinched from my tattooer's instagram
  24. 1 point
    Got another one from Chris Marchetto and it won't be my last from him.
  25. 1 point
    Probably my favorite right now is Steve Byrne, I'm always amazed at his creativity, crazy colors, and super bold lines. I have nothing by him...yet. And I guess I can post this here too. I got this Cap Coleman dragon design last night by Wes Garvick in York, PA. I've wanted a dragon for a while now and Cap does some of my favorites.
  26. 1 point
    suburbanxcore

    Trendy or against trends?

    I sure hope so!!
  27. 1 point
  28. 1 point
    DJDeepFried

    Trendy or against trends?

    Tribal is coming back so you're ahead of the trend. I predict chrome panthers will be big in 2017 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  29. 1 point
    El Dolmago

    Thighs Thighs Thighs!!!

    Alice by Jennifer Lawes at Pearl Harbor - this may have been my easiest tattoo ever.
  30. 1 point
    keepcalm

    Lady Heads

    I've decided I want a la-la-lady head from Nikki Lugo at Tattoo Paradise. I feel like my arms are too puny to put one there, though that's kind of where I want it. Lady heads are one thing I would consider getting in color because they look so awesome in color, but I think I'll keep sticking with all black & gray for now. Nikki has done some pretty black & gray ones -- I really like this one: Nikki at Tattoo Paradise