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  1. 7 points
    Oiocha

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Hi guys, some of you saw on instagram but I'm back from my visit with tomo and uploaded the progress pictures for my back. It was a doozy as always but I had a great time.
  2. 6 points
    Oiocha

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I always say "I'm not tough, I'm stubborn." I'm a total weenie I just already paid to sit down.
  3. 6 points
    Decay

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    My humble addition! It has a bit of glue (after second skin application) on it still.
  4. 5 points
    oboogie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this yesterday from my guy Josh Henderson—a start on my left sleeve. I’m covered shoulder to elbow, and now we’re conquering the forearm. Really thrilled with how it turned out. Very swollen and sore today, as expected.
  5. 5 points
    bongsau

    Mixing styles?

    I don't think there is anything wrong with getting one artist to do full cohesive and integrated pieces. Those tattoos are quite spectacular. I think though when you mix up styles, work with different tattooers you get a different experience and new perspectives. The tattoos become very collaborative between the receiver and the maker. You get to keep going on the neverending journey. You may make some mistakes, you may make great decisions, but the mash up of style and experience makes for very very interesting and real tattoo collections with many life lessons and realizations woven into your skin. You become a living quilt or "colouring book" as i say. At least that's what I'm going for.
  6. 4 points
    JessicaRae

    Bumps on black ink

    For some reason, some people that have black ink tattoos with sarcoidosis have this happen. They're not sure why the sarcoid granulomas only seem to go after the black ink but here we are! Healing my body now through food and not going to consume 23902038 steroids just to remove these. I hope to post after photos in no time. Thank you all for your help and concern! xo
  7. 4 points
    Decay

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Also this one. It came out too close to reference.. I love it to bits, but still it bugs me a lot that I haven't asked to change it more. It was originally designed by Elizabeth Huxley.
  8. 4 points
    scottyg

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    mine is a bit different, but I got it well after she died. it's a minogame: a Japanese folk turtle with seaweed on its back, surrounded by waves and maple leaves. it represents felicity and longevity, and for me it represents my mother who liked fall and the ocean. death sucks, death sucks so much, but at least we can get nice tattoos
  9. 3 points
    Hogrider

    Scarring?

    +1 Tattoos aren’t for everyone. If you can’t wait a month or two to see how it will come out, you may not have the tempment to get tattoos. And I sure as hell wouldn’t go back to someone who would do a touch up 10 days after doing the tattoo.
  10. 3 points
    JAC1961

    Opinions and advice

    That's the kind of thing that we notice much more than anyone else. I bet 99 out of 100 people would never notice it unless you pointed it out. To me, it's just a foregone conclusion that tattoos are going to change shape a little when you move the part of your body that they're on. If it bugs you, just make sure your arm is straight when showing someone for the first time. Other that that just relax. I bet in a month you won't even think about it.
  11. 3 points
    scottyg

    Opinions and advice

    it really is too late now....
  12. 3 points
    JAC1961

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Had a consultation today for my next tattoo. It will be a tribute to my mom and dad, a pair of red roses with a dagger behind, neo-traditional, solid black and red, done by Mike Schlicher. Now I just have to survive the long wait until March 21. 😔
  13. 3 points
    Shit, I'd be thrilled just to get the artist I'm interested in to respond to my email.
  14. 3 points
    Topics of and/or subject matter for something as major as a sleeve shouldn't get much input from strangers . . . 🤐
  15. 3 points
    Well, you can do whatever you'd like, right? I got stuck on the Three Year Rule. <grin> I think that asking for two designs is a bit much (okay, a lot too much). If your legs aren't done, save one the concepts for your leg. To me, it's like asking a chef to plan two menus complete with a tasting menu before you decide but only paying for one menu. The other thing is to ask your artist, conceptually, which idea would make a better sleeve.
  16. 3 points
    bongsau

    Mixing styles?

    mix em up, collect lots, get tattooed by many people make your experiences wide, exciting and memorable cheers
  17. 2 points
    Dan

    good stuff

  18. 2 points
    el twe

    Machines

    Don't. Thanks.
  19. 2 points
    Gingerninja

    Scarring?

    Hey @emmar15, you are going to have to give it time to heal. It may take 6-8 weeks to fully settle in. No one here is trying to be mean...just realistic. I have had tattoos that took a couple of months to settle in and now they are beautiful, imperfections and all. This is part of the deal with tattoos. Breathe. It's all gonna be okay.
  20. 2 points
    Decay

    Mixing styles?

    And hooray healing is going well!
  21. 2 points
    Not to be harsh, but if you can't decide then you probably aren't ready to commit thousands of dollars and 75+ hours in the chair. Or, as @Gingerninja said, get the second idea someplace else.
  22. 2 points
    Decay

    Mixing styles?

    I put it couple of hours after, to preserve the tattoo in rather filthy Ukrainian train.. Anyway I took the film off already, approximately 24 hours after putting it on. Everything looks fine now, no ooze, no scabs. Than you all for your help and inspiration! My new tattoos are absolutely not what I imagined or even considered before, but admiration for this style grew in me slowly after reading all the treads here, and I couldn't be happier now.
  23. 2 points
    Hogrider

    Whats going on with my tattoo?

    But you need to stop sugar coating it. What are you REALLY trying to say???? :-)
  24. 2 points
    JAC1961

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Great work everyone. I'm actually trying to get a memorial piece for my mom and dad, but haven't heard back from my original choice in artists. It's been 2 weeks since I emailed him (his preferred method of contact) and I'm about to switch to someone else.
  25. 2 points
    Dan

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    sorry for your loss, here is mine from 24 years ago.