Leaderboard


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 05/16/2018 in all areas

  1. 1 point
    realsis

    Relationships and tattoos

    I agree with this. I have Tattoos my husband does not. Hes not at all interested. But I think it shouldn't matter if you have tattoos or not. Being tattooed does not have the stigma of the old times. (Thank God!) I mean maybe some really narrow minded people might feel that way but for the most part its readily accepted and many many people have them young and old. If the person was so shallow as to judge you for your tattoos you wouldn't want to be with that kind of person anyway right? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  2. 1 point
    It seems the key is to keep the area clean. If the area is clean and sealed then no MRSA or anything else nasty will get under or through it. It's used by most hospitals...
  3. 1 point
    Swifty

    Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process

    So I healed my lion arm tattoo with tegaderm for 4 days and everything went super smooth, almost done shedding skin now. It was my first tattoo so I babied the shit out of it and stressed out over every tiny detail like a new parent with his kid. I live with 2 heavily tattoo'ed people(wife and her father), neither of which used Tegaderm so I had to deal with plenty of eye rolling everytime I asked dumb questions. Friday: I was originally tattooed on Oct 10th, got home, cleaned up, applied Aquaphor, rewrapped and went to bed. Saturday: Woke up all gunky and juicy, cleaned up, applied a thin layer of Aquaphor and applied tegaderm. Protip: don't do that. The aquaphor prevents it from sticking properly so basically only the outter edges where it was applied to non-tattooed skin stuck, the rest filled up with yummy juices until it just kept leaking out from everywhere due to the Aquaphor acting as an awesome sauce lubricant to make the Tegaderm unstick. Sunday: I decided to take it off in the shower since it was a leakfest and the area was compromised since the seal was broken in a couple spots. Washed it again and reapplied a fresh layer of Tegaderm. Monday: All good, tattoo is warm to the touch, bit of juicyness, pretty irritated and sensitive. Tuesday: Still good, no leaks, a bit less juices, not too sensitive. Wednesday: No longer hot to the touch, feels really tight. Around 9PM, the elbow/ditch is killing me from the Tegaderm sticking to the skin & being tight when bending it and whatnot, can't take it anymore, hop in the shower and begin the removal process. 9:05PM: Wow, that is sticky. 9:20PM: Holy Amaze Balls of sticky awesomeness that shit was fun times. Ugh, lots of soap, lots of water, wOo wee. Oh hai, there's a lion face on this sticky film of doom. Thursday: All good, still a bit tender, starting to peel, I just kept reapplying Aquaphor and wearing my shirt sleeve as a nasty 2nd skin layer. Bleurgh. Friday: Feels much better today, switched to Lubriderm. Today(following Thursday): Been using Lubriderm ever since and it's almost done peeling now, healed like a baws, no scabs, no nasties. Looks just like when I left the studio. It doesn't really itch... I don't know if that's going to come or if somehow the Tegaderm made me skip that stage but I only just get the occasional itch every couple hours, rub it a little and it's done. Honestly I'm going to use Tegaderm again once I go back in on Nov 7th and will update again once I peel it off. I'll definitely skip the whole aquaphor+tegaderm bullshit though, that sucked... made the 2nd application a bit sucky since there were no natural juices in there to keep it moist and prevent it from getting too tight. I have to say too, applying that shit on a joint is no joke... the ditch & area that bulges out when you bend your arm were fun times, after a couple days I felt pretty irritated in those spots. It would definitely be amazing if it was applied to a flat area though, I honestly couldn't feel any of the film on my bicep/triceps area, the elbow is where all the fun was happening. Anyways, hope this helps people who are considering it, I'm sure the old method works just as well, it's tried and true but this process made healing so much easier, I basically didn't really have to worry about it for 4 days, no gunking up shirts, no having to wash/reapply and wake up to nasty bed sheets. As a first time tattooed person, it made the obsessing over everything a bit easier to deal with. Here are fresh and healed pictures, the angle, contrast and quality of the pictures are quite a bit different but hopefully this helps too:
  4. 1 point
    embers

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Daniel Albrigo, three kings in NYC. Still kind of freaking out
  5. 1 point
    taaarro

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this pantherose from Jeff Rassier at Black Heart yesterday. So stoked. If I lived here, I'd get a lot more tattoos a lot more quickly.
  6. 1 point
    ManSkirtBrew

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Just finished my second tattoo! Dutch Cooke, Immortal Ink in Clinton, NJ. I'm a beer brewer, and grew up fishing with my grandfather, so this is a little tribute to both. As for the octopus, why not?
  7. 1 point
    jacobhh

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this little guy from Dan Santoro, Bert Krak flash. Inside of the forearm 2-3 months healed.
  8. 1 point
    MLNYC

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    New one from Koji Ichimaru whilst he was at NY adorned
  9. 1 point
    CultExciter

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I was bored on my lunch break, so my buddy Chris Porter at Alley Cat Tattoo cured what ailed me. Super small and right next to the knee ditch. Sorry for the leftover stencil residue. I like bright shower curtains.
  10. 1 point
    Orangutango

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this today, Mimi Wunsch at Sea Wolf, great shop and couldn't be happier with her take on a classic. (Really hard to get a good photo of something that wraps over multiple bones!)
  11. 1 point
    chrisnoluck

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    got this pretty lady today from timmy tatts.
  12. 1 point
    MLNYC

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Jason Ochoa - GreenPoint Tattoo, Brooklyn. Straight off the wall, great guy!
  13. 1 point
    Graeme

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Ron Wells finished this one on me yesterday. It's so beautiful and I couldn't be happier with it:
  14. 1 point
    chrisnoluck

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    not the best photo but i got this from j adams today
  15. 1 point
    MikeL

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Sorry for the poor phone shot but there is the progress...super stoked background finished up this past weekend. Added photo to full back piece thread as well. Mike
  16. 1 point
    peterpoose

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Artist David Corden! We have tried something completely different work wise, totally out of mine and Davids comfort zones, it may not work but we tried for something different lol Brutally honest opinions chaps and girls lol we went for scribbly textured arty fartty style lol. We need to do more shading down the inside of the leg still and David said once its settled down we should see lots of textures. 10 hours on this and we still need to add more shading as its swollen really bad at the moment. What do you think?
  17. 1 point
    ian

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Little Medusa Spider action on my very upper thigh, not a fun spot to get tattooed! He's going to add some webs behind her another time, the last thing I wanted after shading this thing was some thin liner work... - - - Updated - - - YES YES YES!!!
  18. 1 point
    cltattooing

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this subtle vag-rose from Olivia at Mom's Body Shop in SF today. Super fun! Loving the pink and black. The little 13 is cause this was the 13th tattoo of 2013 :P
  19. 1 point
    chrisnoluck

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    got this today from justin hyde my cousin got this one from him
  20. 1 point
    by Tim Lehi So stoked on how this came out, will definitely be going back to him for more once I save up.
  21. 1 point
    Orangutango

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got to catch up with Austin Maples when he was back in town @ third eye, he squeezed me in for this fun little gap filler, if you are in SF he's at idle hands.
  22. 1 point
    chrisnoluck

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Yesterday morning at 7 AM my girlfriend, my cousin, and myself drove down to Richmond to get tattooed by Max Kuhn. It was my 3rd session on my back and we got about 4 more hours in on it. My girlfriend got her stomach finished My cousin came along and got his 3rd tattoo. I just took him to get his first back in June or July from Shrewsbury, then he got tattooed by Lowercase J last month.
  23. 1 point
    injek

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Apologies for the janky-ass picture, I had to take it myself. It's on the back of my arm so it took a lot longer than it should've to actually get the fucking thing in the shot. :p
  24. 1 point
    cltattooing

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    DEEEEEENNNOOOOOOO at the Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts Dude was so cool, I had such a great time. I also got to practice my spanish and many laughs were exchanged. I asked about some of his tattoos, he asked about some of mine, overall a lovely experience. Also, my forearm now somewhat resembles a balloon. Ha
  25. 1 point
    Katlii

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got my last tattoo in September on my ribs in memory of my best friend who passed away last year. Since he was the brother I never had, I wanted something that would make the memory of him last forever. And since we both loved The Perks of being a Wallflower, I got a quote from the movie. The tattoo was done in Jessheim, Norway by Caroline @ Ringerike Tattoostudio, who also did my first tattoo. :) The quote is "And in this moment I swear, we are Infinite."
  26. 1 point
    jpm06

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Bent back girl from James Clements, on the road. Done last night. Had a good time, as always.
  27. 1 point
    cltattooing

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    fun one from a couple of days ago
  28. 1 point
    itsC4

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Tiger kneecap by Destroy Troy. Timeless Tattoo Kansas City, MO This was done earlier this summer. Awesome dude. I cannot wait to get some more work done by him. If you look closely there's a scratch on the bottom right, that happen a week before the tattoo and was not done during the session. Split in to two 2 hour sessions, with a short touch up afterwards. This was taken directly after the second session, I just can't seem to get a better picture than this. I highly suggest getting a tattoo from Troy if you're ever in the KCMO area.
  29. 1 point
    InMyHeadAche

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I managed to get tattooed by Capilli when he was at Captured Tattoo. I actually contacted him a few weeks after he announced his U.S. visit, and he was completely booked up. He emailed me back a month or two later and let me know he had a cancellation. I jumped right on the opportunity. After a near cancellation, due to some booking confusion, he managed to get me in at the time we had originally planned. I would have to say that getting tattooed by Capilli was probably the best Tattoo experience I ever had. He is genuinely one of the nicest people I've ever met. He shared some cool and funny stories, and had a long conversation about Type O Negative and Alice In Chains. It was hands down, the least painful tattoo I've ever gotten. He says he's going to start making regular visits throughout the year, so I would highly suggest getting tattooed by him if any one in the United States has the chance. That was the best photo I could get, being that it's on my Tricep and pretty gooey at the moment. PS-It's totally ridiculous how he has been tattooing for only 5 years.
  30. 1 point
    DevilMan

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I had another (relatively small (3.5 hours) session on my Tamatori-Hime sleeve today, we finally got to put some color into it :-) Unfortunatly the octopus will be colored next time, which i think will give a big change as to how everything looks now. And a nice (almost) full body shot :) :
  31. 1 point
    cltattooing

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Alright, image heavy post incoming! So at @BrianH 's suggestion, I posted a scabby piece, here are some more pictures of the heal and a couple of tattoos I've gotten since. (healed) by Sean Perkinson at FTW in Oakland By Rempe, also at FTW during a guest spot. and then this one is from a couple weeks ago by Casey O who is new at Chicago Tattoo Co. and spent a week guesting at our shop. One of my favorites so far I think.
  32. 1 point
    RoryQ

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Finished my sleeve with Mo Coppoletta. He did the upper part of the arm too, a koi, out of shot.
  33. 1 point
    deadsp0t

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    A Piece Amy artists wife is doing.. She is amazing
  34. 1 point
    Finally done after 16 hours. Rodrigo Melo out of Northstar Tattoo in NYC.
  35. 1 point
    semele

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I got my third piece from Ron Wells Friday, and I LOVE HER: & if anyone wants the link to my Grez back piece progress, PM me. I don't want my butt all over the internet before its finished--after that, I of course give zero fucks.
  36. 1 point
    Pleadco

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Done by Neil England. 8.5 hours at the Seattle tattoo expo. He was a machine!
  37. 1 point
    DevilMan

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    After wading through the 433 pages of great art here i thought i'd include my own art too :) Currently my artist and I are working on my second sleeve (and chest piece), this sleeve is Tamatori-Hime themed. And a close-up of the chest piece: Next week we are going the continue with the background on the upper arm, and start on some coloring. This is a picture of my other sleeve that we did last year: And the chest piece: All the work is being done by Bonel of the Corazon Santo tattoostudio in The Netherlands.
  38. 1 point
    cltattooing

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Apologies for the crappy picture, I screenshotted this from IG. I'll post a better picture tomorrow, but check it out! By Sean Perkinson at FTW in Oakland. Steve Boltz flash.
  39. 1 point
    Orangutango

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    photo stolen from his blog, still pretty red.
  40. 1 point
    kimkong

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    got this little grimm-tiger back in march from jelle nelemans
  41. 1 point
    jesgri

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    About 7 weeks ago, I got my first tattoo, which was the words "Love will tear us apart again" written down the centre of my forearm. Almost four weeks ago I got my second tattoo, the reading of the first discovered pulsar, also the cover of Joy Division's "Unknown Pleasures," completing the piece. A little background on the piece: when I was 16, quite a few serious events unfolded in my life. I was a foster child at the time, and I had some mental health issues that resulted in me being volleyed about from hospital to hospital as psychiatrists picked apart my brain and my behavioural problems. At some point I ended up at a hospital in up-state New York, where I saw the movie "Donnie Darko" for the first time. To cut the story down to size, I identified with the movie. One song in it particularly caught me: Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart." I listened to it daily. Fast forward a year, give or take, and while living in a group home, one of the boys I lived with gave me the "Unknown Pleasures" CD for Secret Santa. He never got the help he needed, or the family he needed, and wasn't as fortunate as I was. So while this piece is also a tribute to one of my favourite bands, it is mainly a reminder of a time in my life, and of how lucky I am. I've already had several kids in big glasses and flannel come up to me in New York and complain that "Love Will Tear Us Apart" isn't on "Unknown Pleasures." Having to deal with them is probably my only regret about this tattoo. EDIT: Sorry about the huge pictures. Is there any way to resize them so they don't punch everyone in the face with how big they are?
  42. 1 point
    cltattooing

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    stole this from sonju's injungram
  43. 1 point
    Tim Burke

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Finished this up with Xam earlier, another one that's difficult to get a picture of yourself but you get the idea...
  44. 1 point
    TrixieFaux

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Finished this tonight...at least for now. Will post more pics once it's all healed. Spencer Briggs at Memoir Tattoo. 6 sessions...great experience.
  45. 1 point
    lving4today

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Jason Kelly at Live Free in Atlanta, GA. Nicest dudes. My girl got a sweet hour glass from Miguel O. Back of thigh is by far the worst tattoo pain I've felt. Goes right on to my ass cheek with the tongue, but Jason drew it straight on and was super fast and a true dude to the tradition of tattooing. Walked away with a cool tattoo, some prints from Miguel and a cool ass experience from all of them. Oh yea my appt got delayed because Myke chambers was getting tattooed by Jason. NBD Also, a drunk chick asked to watch me get tattooed so I said yes. She then proceeds to massage me and tries to cop a feel under my shorts all while getting tattooed. Thankfully Jason kicked her out. Fuxking weird
  46. 1 point
    Eilin

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Yay! finally finished by upper back today :D I'm sooo happy :D :o By Valerie Vargas at Frithstreet tattoo
  47. 1 point
    Tim Burke

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    New one from Valerie Vargas at Frith St on my calf. Taking pictures of your own calf is a bit of nightmare!
  48. 1 point
    robz

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I got the opportunity to get tattooed by Stewart Robson while he was up in Scotland for the Scottish Tattoo Convention. After the convention Stewart was tattooing at Lab Monkey Tattoo in Stirling so I travelled through and got this Kitsune mask on my shoulder/chest. This is my second small tattoo from Stewart and I suspect it wont be the last. Edit: sorry the picture is massive but I can't seem to make it smaller...
  49. 1 point
    Lori Todd

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Just picked this up from Mike Fite on the thigh. Stoked. Now, driving 150 miles back home.
  50. 1 point
    Kevin Campbell

    Celebrity Tattoos

    At the shop I work out in Hollywood, Chris Brown and Rihanna came in (before he kicked her ass) and they both had some pretty ridiculous tattoos on them (some of which were done at our shop). On his upper arm, there was a Jesus in the clouds with ninjas popping out of all the clouds around it. I asked what was up with the ninjas, and he said they were to protect Jesus. I'm Jewish, so I don't know all that much about Jesus I guess, but I'm pretty sure homeboy doesn't ninjas to protect him when the shit hits the fan.