Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 02/03/2020 in all areas

  1. 4 points

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I got the outside of my right thigh done yesterday. Some black and grey peonies by Josh Henderson at Brainstorm Tattoo.
  2. 3 points

    Help calm my head

    I'm betting just a very minor skin reaction to the wrap. I don't see anything to be concerned about at all. Leave it alone and it'll go away.
  3. 3 points

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Look at this cutie pie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 3 points

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Rather Delicious Goat - from an 18th century woodcut donchaknow....
  5. 2 points
    You are insane. Don’t continue getting tattoos. Just. STOP. You are CLEARLY micromanaging. If artist like her are “burning out” it’s because of clients like you. YOU are the problem not her. I’m done. Have fun never being happy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 2 points
    The tattoo looks about as good as it can get. Symmetrical, clean lines. I’m sure the artist was on edge if you were micromanaging her, anyone in their job would feel the same. If your personalities didn’t mesh well then perhaps shop around a little and see if anyone is willing to finish it up. The work looks nice and matches your mock up as close as any human could make it. I think maybe you’re more anxious about having another interaction with the artist than the tattoo itself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 2 points
    You said you wanted “thoughts and advice harsh or not just hit you with some f***ing truth”. Don’t ask for it if you can’t handle it. You’ve got my thoughts and advice now so do with it what you want. Just keep in mind we are not therapists. If you are truly having “SOS” anxiety, seek help from someone/someplace more equipped to help with that. Best of luck! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 2 points
    I’m going to 100% stick to my earlier comments. I’ll also add that you had multiple opportunities based on what you are saying to back out before the needle touched your skin. If you were that anxious before the tattoo why would you go through with it? Nobody forced you to go through with it. A lost deposit is an easier pill to swallow than a tattoo you don’t like. Feel free to reach out to other shops and see if they will finish it for you. Be prepared for some no’s, a lot of artist don’t want to touch another’s work. Maybe you should have a formal sit down interview with the next artist to see if they are good enough to tattoo you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 2 points

    Tattoo lost colour ?

    LET IT HEAL! It takes 4 -6 week to heal. You won't know what it's going to look like until then and there is nothing you can do about touching it up until it heals.
  10. 1 point

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this Kobe ghost from Johnny Vampotna at Thunderbird Tattoo on Saturday. I also have my 3rd and final session for my half sleeve coming up next Saturday.
  11. 1 point

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    And? How did it go? @Oiocha
  12. 1 point

    Help calm my head

    yep ! totally normal, I use Saniderm all the time and I get that redness too, it goes away. especially tender areas like your rib area.
  13. 1 point

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Jesse Heike in Anoka MN Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 1 point
    ap·a·thet·ic /ˌapəˈTHedik/ adjective showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern I think they care... about quality tattoos more than your fragile psyche. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. 1 point
    I agree with you here 100%. Then again maybe the client trying to take the reins is a side-effect of not feeling comfortable with the artist, which then gets worse/amplified as things go along. Hard to say which is which, but I'm sure there's a good match for almost anyone out there. It sounds like her initial experience wasn't a good match, but there'll be someone who hopefully is.
  16. 1 point
    This goes both ways. If you’re a pain in the ass client, micromanaging a professional with 20 years of experience, don’t expect a ton of pleasantries. You have to give the artist some degree of freedom to do their thing if you want the best result. Especially on something like placement where the artist more than likely knows best. The placement and lines look about as good as possible so the fact that she’s finding “flaws” tells me she’s not going to be happy with any result from any artist. No tattoo is perfect. No person is perfect. No skin is perfect. If you go expecting perfection you will be let down every time. At this point, it’s a favor to the artist to not go back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 1 point
    My totally unqualified opinion: I think it looks cool so far. We tend to really overly criticize these things when its our own body, but seriously I can't imagine a single person who'd come up and try to find some "flaw" in what's been competed so far. As far as the artist: Nah, life's too short to put up with bullshit, especially when I'm sure there's plenty of talented artists near you who'd be happy to give you a much more positive experience in exchange for your money. I wouldn't bother looking for someone who cares about the subject matter exactly, but more someone that has a portfolio that you like (if you don't rate 75%+ of the examples as 9/10 or 10/10 then they're probably not "your" artist). Once that's done see if you can schedule a consultation and see if you "click" with them. In my experience it took a couple tries before I found someone I really felt like I had good communication with about my ideas and implementation. I personally don't want someone who can barely listen and obviously doesn't care to be "stuck" tattooing my ideas for hours on end. Sounds miserable for both of us. $100 is a drop in the bucket when it comes to getting what you want, and having a good experience. I'd say let it go & never go back. Good luck, let us see the progress if/when you find someone better to work with for you!
  18. 1 point

    Kids 1st Tattoo - Aftercare Advice Needed!

    Yeah...No father of the year award here. 🙂 (actually a lot of time/thought went into this for him) Thanks. It has been covered since Thursday. Just exposed to clean and then re-wrapped. He will keep it covered for this session. Just didn't want to do something out of ignorance and cause a problem.
  19. 1 point

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I usually have at least one spot on every tattoo that does this! My feet were terrible! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. 1 point
    Damn 17 is young! I generally don’t work out until it’s gotten past the initial healing stages. You don’t want to rub against a fresh tattoo and rip scabs off or continue to irritate it. Keep it out of the sun for sure. And limit friction against it. Derm bandages help but if it’s been open to the air I probably wouldn’t cover it now that fresh. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. 1 point
    Update: 4 weeks old, touching up in a couple days to help with some colour loss (oops) and the missing inch. The hair growing out didn't help with scabbing...
  22. 1 point

    Worries about tattoo infection

    They won't tattoo over a scabbed area. It looks like you might be putting too much lotion or something on it. Just keep it clean and let it heal. Don't put anything on it. That's what i would do, anyway.
  23. 1 point

    post your 2019 tattoos

    I'll share mine! Finished up my sleeve a few months ago
  24. 1 point


    My Richard Stell signed and personalized Porkchop sheet. I''ll always treasure it.
  25. 1 point

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I had a problem keeping still when I had my ankles done, he had to put all his weight on my legs to keep them from jerking.it didn't hurt that bad,it was just the reflex thing.
  26. 1 point

    Rest In Peace, Richard Stell.

    Big hugs to everyone. Life is short. ❤️