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  1. Here's an update at around 20 hours. The outline took 3 sessions to finish, around 10 hours (so. many. lines.). But we've been making steady progress with relatively short appointments every 2-3 weeks, and the cover up is almost done. I'm loving the wildflower color palette and all the little creatures peeking out here and there.
    9 points
  2. long time no post 🙂 kinda lost track of this place, so here's what i've been up to over the last few years...work on my legs by the fantastic @Scott Sylvia
    7 points
  3. Dan

    Tattoo opinion

    /\ this
    6 points
  4. My 1st tattoo, it’s going to cover my shoulder and wrap around my arm. So far I dig it
    5 points
  5. Started filling in my legs with stars and dots this last week. Also got this lil’ ZZ Top tribute on my leg.
    5 points
  6. It takes 6-8 weeks to heal. You’ll know then, regardless of how many times you ask or how you word the question. Having said that, thin delicate skin, like where you got your tattoo, is most prone to blowouts and thin lines make them the most obvious. There is nothing you can do except cover them up if it really bothers you. It’s been asked dozens of times.
    4 points
  7. I'm really happy with it, came out even better than expected. I went to my usual place and didn't disappoint The dots in the face are just my hair btw Here's the tattoo...
    4 points
  8. Please talk to a competent artist. Anyone who suggested a giant solid black arrow makes me question their ability. It's going to look even worse if you just cover it up with some ugly shit. Do not rush into anything.
    4 points
  9. Yeah, I seriously think they're stuck in a movie from the 1950s. It's like Pleasantville. 😂 No clue where all these sailors and gangsters are hiding!
    4 points
  10. jdub

    New Tatt

    I wanted to share the tattoo I got today from Bryan Randolph at Shangri La Tattoo. I think he did an amazing job. Great artists and shop there! Yes, it's oozing a bit 🙂
    4 points
  11. jdub

    New Tatt

    I have another appt beginning Oct and will post it as well. I learned quite a bit on this forum about looking at artists work and choosing an artist/shop. Thanks to the forum helping educate this newb 🙂
    4 points
  12. I feel like Groundhogs Day around here
    4 points
  13. Multiple people are telling you the same thing and you’re not getting it. I’m sorry to be blunt, but let’s clear up a few things. 1. Tattoos are an imperfect artform 2. Skin is an imperfect medium 3. Tattooing is a wound that has to heal. Without letting it heal, nothing can be done. 4. Overworking a tattoo (and inflicting more trauma to the area) will rarely help a situation. 5. Stop worrying about what inks your artist use. If you are at a reputable shop and artist, they know more than you do. They also know more than most people here 6. Do more research on who you choose to tattoo you before you let them stick needles into your skin with ink that will be there forever. 7. The answer to further questions is probably “let it heal and wait a few weeks” or “no, you can’t fix it that way.”
    4 points
  14. I understand that, DUDE. (I'm a woman, by the way.) Tribal is very deliberate and designed a certain way. That isn't going to look "tribal." It's going to look like you have a mop head or a malformed centipede on your arm. But hey, you do you, boo.
    3 points
  15. Hogrider

    Tattoo opinion

    Nice. Don't monkey with it, just get more tattoos.
    3 points
  16. You need to find an artist that specializes in that and get a consult. I have doubts about how well it will hold up over time, but I could be wrong.
    3 points
  17. Dan

    Can this be corrected ?

    I'm pretty sure he means what we all feel, we have had enough of this thread, it's a fucked up tattoo by a scratcher and there is nothing that can be done to fix it, THERE ! that's it ! now let's move on from this.
    3 points
  18. Took off the bandage
    3 points
  19. Hogrider

    Exercise and healing?

    Do you have stock in that website? All of your posts seem to drive traffic there.
    3 points
  20. Dan

    Your First Tattoo

    so let's see a ral pic of your tattoo ! I call foul, and guess that you don't even have a single tattoo.
    3 points
  21. SStu

    Darkened Tattoo

    yep, the background and teeth, too. that's a strange one . . . have you asked the artist about it?
    2 points
  22. Sorry, but I'm not clear and what is what here. We've got 4 pictures. Which one(s) are your new tattoo and are the others references that your brought the tattooist?
    2 points
  23. Yea, I meant panther. That's why you need a consult with a competent tattoo artist. It would be a big one and probably take some time to figure out how to place it.
    2 points
  24. What @Hogrider said: I'm sure you would be trading one mess for another.
    2 points
  25. Don't trade one mess for another. I think you run the risk of making a bad situation worse. I'd live with it for now, but if you HAVE to do something, what about a leopard?
    2 points
  26. suburbanxcore

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Back out to San Francisco next week for two more sessions with Scott. Could be wrapping up the backpiece. Fingers crossed.
    2 points
  27. SStu

    Tattoo opinion

    I like it.
    2 points
  28. Yes, but you don't seem to be getting the nice replies. @Dan is right. You got a shit tattoo, you can't fix it. Your two realistic choices are live with it, or laser it to the point where you can get a cover up.
    2 points
  29. jdub

    New Tatt

    Thanks guys! I gravitate to old school stuff ... the 50s was my time haha. Here is a better shot I think.
    2 points
  30. Pete Farrell from Electric city
    2 points
  31. A leopard in a cave eating a chocolate bar!
    2 points
  32. Not trying to shit on your new tattoo, but none of those lines are clean and there is a lot of ink bleeding over the lines. You need to know what makes a good and bad tattoo or you'll wind up with another one.
    2 points
  33. Yeah, that's not going to work. Laser removal doesn't work like that. Your choice is cover up or live with it. The coverup would have to be very huge and very black.
    2 points
  34. Hogrider

    Can this be corrected ?

    No, your best course of action is laser to get it as light as possible and a cover up. And next time find a really good artist.
    2 points
  35. Agree with the others: Looks great. Any smaller and you wouldn't have been able to get nearly the level of detail, so you did good with that size.
    2 points
  36. No matter how many times they ask, or how they phrase the question.
    2 points
  37. yeah, they don't read the rules - so they probably won't look for faq/sticky, either. Shrug.
    2 points
  38. SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS. This is the most asked question on the forum. No matter how you phrase it, how many times you ask it, it takes 6 to 8 weeks for a tattoo to heal and until it's healed you won't know what it is going to look like. No sense staring at it, thinking about touchups or anything else.
    2 points
  39. Find someone that knows what they are doing.
    2 points
  40. No. It's healing. Leave it alone, keep it clean, and let it heal. Stop staring at it.
    2 points
  41. Yeah, my Dad has never commented on my ink, but I've no doubt it disturbs him. My Baptist raised Mom cried back in 1974 when I got my first small one. She died before I really started getting covered. @Moreismore Do your parents get out much? They must think there's a whole helluva lot of sailors and gangsters out there . . .
    2 points
  42. Pasq

    Tattoo opinion

    Hello everyone 👋 I'd like your opinion on a tattoo I recently had. I wanted to express the concept of going towards the unknown. In general I like it, but the head of the bird (that should represent a crow) does not really convince me. What would you do? Would you add/change anything or cover it up with something else?
    1 point
  43. Hogrider

    Can this be corrected ?

    If you didn't see multiple examples of his work in the style you wanted, then you are to blame. But in the end it doesn't really matter because you are the one who has to wear the tattoo.
    1 point
  44. oboogie

    Can this be corrected ?

    It doesn't matter who is to blame. You saw the stencil on your arm, didn't you? You let him tattoo you.
    1 point
  45. jdub

    Stupid Question

    Dang my tattoo is scheduled this Wed... doubt it would arrive on time. Maybe Walgreens or someplace local to me carries it? Will look around
    1 point
  46. Dan

    Stupid Question

    yep, I have been using it on every tattoo for years now, I love the stuff,you can shower and sleep with no problems, after the second appliaction on the second day after getting the tattoo, I leave it on for 4 or 5 days, peel it off and it's on it's way yo healing real nice.remember to shave a large area around where you are going to get the tattoo, and look at the persoanl roll from saniderm. pretty cool shit
    1 point
  47. Molly4376

    Exercise and healing?

    In fact, you only need to limit your training in the first few days, and then you can do sports. However, it is worth remembering that all this is possible only with proper care. To avoid problems, read the article on the care and healing time of tattoos.
    1 point
  48. Are some inks " better " than others for the end result, or does it mainly depend on the artists preference ? Just learning about tattoos and see for example different people rant and rave about different black inks. From what i've read it depends on the artists preference more than anything ? Thanks
    1 point


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