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  1. 22 hours in! I’m in love. I know people think it’s weird a woman has a turkey vulture back piece but I’m stoked ❤️
    10 points
  2. Just had my first session on my back piece 😍 covering up a couple little sticker tattoos while we’re at it. I’m in love. Work is being done by Travis Hulshizer at the green gazelle is KC MO. I can’t say enough good things about him. Turkey vultures are my favorite bird and I’ve been dreaming of a large scale piece with one in it. I told him the vaguest of ideas and he delivered this. I’m SO excited. Also holy shit the back hurts
    10 points
  3. We did finally finish the bat:
    10 points
  4. 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
  5. SStu

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Ok, it's been way too long - but I'm finally booked (in November) for some new work. Tine Defiore!
    8 points
  6. Latest… https://imgur.com/gallery/LdFchEI
    8 points
  7. Here's a decent photo of it. Nearly healed now. 🙂 This was a gift from my tattoo artist ... he's moving three hours away. Boooooo. But I'm happy for him. It's a great new studio, and he'll be closer to his family.
    8 points
  8. 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
  9. Finally, my turkey vulture back piece is finished in just around 30 hours. Hammered out a 5 hour session yesterday to color in all the flowers/petals and some background shading. Stood up to take final photos and nearly passed out. The lower back is BRUTAL and apparently back dimples are incredibly nerve rich because those had me gasping. So glad to be done with this. I’m wondering though, if I found this to be such an incredibly painful process, can I handle having my legs done? I’ll do my other sleeve first and then probably start leg work. I feel both badass and weak! Either way I’m in love with it.
    7 points
  10. I'm two sessions in on a flora and fauna back piece by Virginia Elwood. The piece is covering up a somewhat ill-advised first tattoo that I got after surviving a very tough year at age 18, and I'm pushing 40 now, so it seemed like a good moment to move onwards and upwards. I'm so in love with how it's coming out. Everyone is right about some of these spots being no joke though — 3-4 hours feels like PLENTY for one day. My next session is this week to add some more creatures in some of the spaces along the sides and hopefully start some shading. Should be "fun"!
    7 points
  11. 26 hours down with one session left! Spent the last session doing background shading and the whole branch. The lovehandle area had me almost tapping and *almost* in tears. A very special kind of searing pain 🌶
    7 points
  12. 4 more hours down, 16 so far. The yellow stained lots of the black and will mellow out once it peels/heals. The wings are mostly black/brown. Here's how my sessions go Hour 1: this isn't as bad as I remembered it Hour 2: uh oh, this is worse than I remembered Hour 3: Ok maybe we should stop this looks fine unfinished Hour 4: I am dying and need to stop immediately (said in my head every minute until he tells me we're done)
    7 points
  13. Just thought I’d share some progress on my turkey vulture back piece. Around 12 hours in and it’s coming together! This piece has really tested me mentally and physically. I just got out of Covid quarantine and my body was not at all prepared to handle a tattoo. This last 4.5 hour session was brutal. I feel like such a little baby but this back piece has been deeply painful! I love being tattooed but getting them... do not enjoy
    7 points
  14. Dan

    Tattoo opinion

    /\ this
    6 points
  15. Just got a new little filler piece on the back of my leg from Dave Fox tonight.
    6 points
  16. My 1st tattoo, it’s going to cover my shoulder and wrap around my arm. So far I dig it
    5 points
  17. Started filling in my legs with stars and dots this last week. Also got this lil’ ZZ Top tribute on my leg.
    5 points
  18. Dan

    Scarred?

    5 points
  19. xcom

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Its been a while. Just got this about a week ago.
    5 points
  20. Somebody is always going to whine about your tattoos. Get what you want. Don't give other people power over your life. Check out my back piece, I fully endorse the idea of a full back Hannya.
    5 points
  21. Dan

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    well they sound like a$$holes
    5 points
  22. Yakuza bath house, 1947
    5 points
  23. Got my whole back and butt cheeks lined last weekend, and I was expecting the absolute worse. I will say that certain spots were awful (base of spine, love handles), but the stomach was definitely worse for me. The very first line that hit my stomach made my entire body flush and start sweating in a way that was disgusting and embarrassing. Haha.
    5 points
  24. I also had my first session on my back, and yes, it did hurt! I knew to expect pain and it fully delivered. Worse than chest or stomach. Design and work by @ilejarvinen
    5 points
  25. suburbanxcore

    Upcoming Tattoos

    I've got four sessions lined up with Scott Sylvia through the spring and summer to finally start my backpiece. We'll see if and when I'll be able to travel and SF tattoo shops open up though... Some of those appts may have to be moved back.
    5 points
  26. DirtyLuck

    Use of Painkillers

    The only thing we will allow in our shop is ibuprofin or tylenol. If you come in inebriated, you will be asked to leave. Zero tolerance for it in our spot. People made stupid decisions sober, much less while f**ked up, also they tend to get super mouthy, wont sit still, bleed out quicker/more, and generally get on your nerves...
    5 points
  27. Hi guys, I've been reading LST for awhile and decided to de-lurk upon receiving my second tattoo. Here it is, I'm very pleased with it:
    5 points
  28. Dan

    Touchup time frame

    any new ink will blend just fine, it will look brighter at first, but after a few months it will all look the same, relax,it will be fine,
    5 points
  29. Hey guys, Reviving the full back piece experience thread. So I had never been tattooed before and last year I decided to dive in for my first one and begin my traditional Japanese full back, (cause if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing properly right 😂) The tattooer is Matt Collins at Unseen in Adelaide. I know I don’t have anything to compare it to, but having read this thread I know what you all say about full backs is 100% true, it is damn hard work. We’ve just completed all of the background and that last session shading in rocks over the tailbone was definitely brutal. About 20 ish hours in I think. I love the finished product though, and can’t wait to see the cranes and leaves once we get into those, mostly black and grey with some red on leaves and cranes heads, haven’t decided on the omamori design yet.
    5 points
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. suburbanxcore

    Scarred?

    Gotta be patient and wait on new tattoos. If I recall, you posted a question recently about it. Just wait. In a month, then you can start to get a sense on how it will really look.
    4 points
  36. Two weeks away from finally finishing my sleeve with Garver. Yeah!
    4 points
  37. @HogriderRight? 🙂 I found this antibacterial, no rinse soap that they use in hospitals. It *should* work.
    4 points
  38. Dan

    The small things

    put the magnifying glass away and enjoy it.
    4 points
  39. I don't know how old you are - but in any case as you get older you will notice all kinds of new shit and other blemishes developing on your body. Most won't be tattoo related. 😉
    4 points
  40. Rob

    Hey everyone!

    Here's a couple of sneak peeks. Red is fresh from this past weekend. Adding color to the snakes body next session in a few months.
    4 points
  41. oboogie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Getting my left sleeved touched up next week and getting another fun little tattoo ... just gotta find a good spot for it.
    4 points
  42. I haven't been active on the forum for a while, but told myself this will be a proper come back, hope you guys like it! https://youtu.be/ZcBTYoz1E58 Time Lapse video of a full color back piece by Dasha Chehamova I got done over 9 full days in just 18 days total (4 days in a row, 9 days break and another 5 days in a row). Will appreciate your guys thoughts about it!
    4 points
  43. I've never seen it, but at this point I'd just trust your doctors. I'm NOT a doctor and have no medical training, so take this with a grain of salt, but if I had that problem I think I'd try to dry it out by skipping all lotion and putting alcohol on it a couple of times a day. You should not use alcohol on a fresh tattoo, but a month out, I don't think ti would hurt. Just my 2 cents. Maybe try that for a week and see if it helps. If that didn't work, I'd try rubbing vitamin E on it. I don't think that either of those things would hurt, but again I'm not a doctor; just telling you what I would try. Good luck
    4 points
  44. Hello - and Happy Christmas all - Not been contributing much due to lockdown/shutdown/eiderdown.... Had a couple of tattoos recently but all are stick and poke and not relevant to this site - in any case.... Peace and Goodwill and here are my 12 things of Christmas........... i) They all do that ii) Totally normal iii) Not finished healing iv) Not a blowout v) A blowout vi) A blowout a blowout a blowout - if you say it enough it becomes really weird.... vii) Stop covering it in stuff viii) Stop covering it in other stuff ix) No really stop covering it in stuff x) Blimey - that looks odd xi) No - its great but you really need to address your underlying anxiety issues and my own contribution - xii) all ink is cool - change my mind. R
    4 points
  45. I will also give you guys an update on how things have been going on since that first post I wrote here 4 years ago. I was a huge help for me to get support here and maybe it'll be an inspiration for someone else to see how all the anxiety fades away with time. I LOVE my tattoo. I've got two more since then: one pretty big one on my chest (beautiful blooming flowers) and a smaller one on my back. None of them is perfect, and I love them all completely. I've never had any problems at work (in the university) and if anything it only makes my students more interested in me and my courses :). I've never received any negative comments about my tattoos anywhere actually, and they just help me to discover and embrace my true self, which has already brought me to the most beautiful places in life. I am much more fulfilled with my life now than I was 4 years ago and the first tattoo was one of the first steps out of the life that I didn't enjoy. Now I just want to get more of course. Hugs xx
    4 points
  46. Yeah, you're gonna have to wait another 3-4 weeks to know what you've really got. That area gets lots of stretching and bumping, too. It may be just fine.
    4 points
  47. andysnowmi

    Looking for advice

    After 7months finally the tattoo is completed, here some pictures of the final result just after completing the last line
    4 points
  48. Live with it before you do anything else. I've seen more people go from bad to worse to worser because they are in a big hurry to "fix" something. Take your time, plan it out, make sure you discuss what YOU think went wrong with your next artist, find out EXACTLY how they intend to fix it, get recommendations. First rule of coverups - don't make it worse. Unfortunately lots of people break this rule. I was getting a tattoo once and this woman came in with a coverup of a coverup of a coverup. When she left my artist said, "That looks like Arnold Schwarzenager climbing out of a tar pit." It was AWFUL. He did an amazing job on his coverup. You couldn't even tell it was a coverup.
    4 points
  49. Dan

    Your favorite tattoo?

    that's how I feel about my Dave Gibson ship
    4 points
  50. Ribz....and the wind.
    4 points


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