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  1. 4 points
    aant

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Here’s my progress so far on my sleeve from Bobby Cupparo @ LOVEMACHINE N.Y.C. We’re about 25 hours in so far - I think we’ve roughly got about that left before the project is finished. I had (and have) ink fallout from black inks so my blacks usually need some touching up. The lionness was the first piece of the sleeve to be worked on, and was recently worked on this past Saturday. The mandrill is a few months finished at this point. Everything usually gets touched up a slight bit going into each session to address problem areas.
  2. 3 points
    SteelByDesign

    Hey everybody

    I'm actually born and raised in Cincinnati! My dad is from near Pittsburgh, and I still have a lot of family there but was raised as a fan from the beginning. My artist was a Bengals fan and grumbled throughout but did a great job!
  3. 3 points
    snyderju89

    New Tat Question

    I really don’t think 2 tattoos justifies you saying “most tattoo artists” I have a lot more than 2 tattoos and have been around multiple shops and artists and my experiences have been the complete opposite. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. 3 points
    Dan

    Longivity ?

    this example (in a real tattoo) would not wear well,it will be a muddled black blob in 2 years, "bold will hold" like this on my thigh and on the back of my neck, bold well saturated colors and blacks,and solid well defined bold outlines, that's what has longevity.
  5. 3 points
    SStu

    Question about tattoo+PC gaming

    You don't need to worry once it's mostly healed.
  6. 3 points
    Hogrider

    Tattoo healing

    Everything @Dan said, plus it will NEVER look the same as it did when you walked out the shop doors.
  7. 3 points
    Dan

    Tattoo healing

    looks like normal healing to me, the milkiness will go away, it's basically an injury to your skin and so it needs time to heal, a week is very fresh,it will look better in 4 to 6 weeks, tattoos take months to heal 100%, keep a very light coat of Aveeno on a couple times a day.
  8. 3 points
    Gingerninja

    Longivity ?

    BTW, Zanctuary is a site of temporary tattoos. Most cost $14.00. My advice - research real tattoos and plan to spend a lot more than $14.00.
  9. 3 points
    Gingerninja

    Longivity ?

    That design is awful to begin with. There are plenty of amazing b/g Japanese style artists and tattoos that will age beautifully.
  10. 3 points
    scottyg

    Longivity ?

    That "Japanese style" looks very unreadable and I don't think would age well, but I think that'd be more down to the specific style and artist than traditional Japanese tattooing generally. But, yeah, what @JAC1961 said.
  11. 3 points
    Hogrider

    Muscle gain

    It's very unlikely that you will develop enough muscle in your forearm to affect the tattoo. Maybe if you get as big as Arnold, but not many people have the discipline, or more importantly, the genetics, to get that big.
  12. 3 points
    Hogrider

    Could This Be Deemed Offensive ?

    There is nothing so innocuous that it can't be deemed offensive by someone.
  13. 2 points
    SStu

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Well, it's been almost a year so now I'm excited to have booked my next piece while on vacation in Austin a month from now! I'm in with Jon Sproul at Moon Tattoo and he's going to be filling in the last remaining spot on my leg, so (once reasonably healed) I'll be posting in both the Latest Tattoo Lowdown and the Squidpants threads.
  14. 2 points
    SteelByDesign

    Hey everybody

    I guess a photo of said tattoo does make sense doesn't it? 😂
  15. 2 points
    HollyJoy

    Hello!

    Hey 😊 I’m Holly a tattoo lover from Edinburgh, Scotland. Was a member of this forum a few years ago and am back looking for some advice!
  16. 2 points
    Dan

    Question about tattoo+PC gaming

    wait,what the hell ? LOL other than road rash form a motorcycle accident, I have to disagree 100% with this "friction can affect a tattoo overtime", the sun and age are the only things that affect a tattoo after it's healed, "friction" on a tattoo will NEVER affect a tattoo IMO, palm and bottom of feet tattoos fallout because of the type of skin it is,NOT from friction,
  17. 2 points
    SStu

    Longivity ?

    Yeah. Let's see links to specific artist's work, instead. That'll be a much better measure of lastability or not.
  18. 2 points
    snyderju89

    Longivity ?

    I can’t read that top one as a print, let alone applied to skin. All tattoos definitely do blur and fade over time, but a well made tattoo will acquire character as it ages while a poorly done one will turn into a blob. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. 2 points
    oboogie

    Longivity ?

    Well, it looks blurry and unreadable on that guy's arm already. I'd go for something with more open skin. But it'll be up to the artist.
  20. 2 points
    JAC1961

    Could This Be Deemed Offensive ?

    There are many symbols that originally meant one thing and have been bastardized over the years. The iron cross was a German military medal going back to Napoleon's time, may even have a history before that. The Nazis, white supremacists and outlaw bikers have ruined since then. I remember going to a car show with my older brother and sister in law when I was probably 6 or 7. I bought a small iron cross and thought it was the coolest thing ever.
  21. 2 points
    SStu

    Could This Be Deemed Offensive ?

    Indeed, @Dan. That symbol was used a lot in the car culture back then, too.
  22. 2 points
    bongsau

    New Tat Question

    hey that's great. communication solved your problem.
  23. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    Hey everybody

    Nice! Are you Pittsburgher or bleed black and gold?
  24. 1 point
    oboogie

    New Tat Question

    Yeah, no. You still don't know what you are talking about. Sorry, but don't make generalizations. They aren't helpful, and they are baseless.
  25. 1 point
    snyderju89

    New Tat Question

    Oh sorry, I didn’t realize you’ve also watched a lot of YouTube videos about tattoos. You’re clearly more experienced than I thought. Again, 2 tattoos and some YouTube videos is not much to base such a generalization on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. 1 point
    janrose

    New Tat Question

    well.. i also said it cause of this topic, the guy didnt even said he was going to ink his initials .. so? yeah that's why i said most, also ive seen a lot of videos on youtube of tattoo artists and thats what they say that they get annoying by clients that are so picky..
  27. 1 point
    SStu

    Hey everybody

    nicely done.
  28. 1 point
    oboogie

    Hello!

    Glasgow. Edinburgh is practically England. 😉
  29. 1 point
    oboogie

    Question about tattoo+PC gaming

    This. That was completely absurd advice. 😂
  30. 1 point
    UncleDeath

    Tattoo healing

    Hey Jacob! As, again, is mentioned above it's going to take a few weeks before you see how your tattoo is healed. The milkiness is normal and should fade with time. As long as you're not experiencing any signs of infection just keep taking care of it as your artist instructed and your tattoo should be just fine. Your tattoo looks great by the way! Congrats on the new ink!
  31. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Longivity ?

    Rather than deciding on a STYLE based on longevity, get the style you want and then a DESIGN that will last. I've seen some American traditional pieces that look like a hot mess.
  32. 1 point
    CrainT

    Hello!

    New member here at last sparrow, but long time lurker. Im a Bay Area native and just recently moved to Beaverton, Oregon. I’ve been collecting for 11 years now and finally decided to come aboard and join the community. I’ve been researching some shops and artists out here but I haven’t taken the plunge in getting tattooed yet unfortunately. I love traditional and neo traditional and I have my legs and back to finish. Does anyone have any recommendations for artists and shops ? Thanks guys! 🤘
  33. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Muscle gain

    Hold it, you aren't saying Arnie too steroids are you??? That's cheating!!!
  34. 1 point
    tsuk

    Muscle gain

    or even more importantly the anabolic steroids 🥳 to the op, your forearm wont grow that much dont worry
  35. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    Hello!

    Welcome! Atlas Tattoo in Portland has amazing artists.
  36. 1 point
    SStu

    Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process

    The bubbles are perfectly fine and normal. You are capturing normal body fluids and keeping foreign material from getting into where those fluids are emanating from . . . except when you pop bubbles WHICH YOU SHOULD NOT DO!
  37. 1 point
    SStu

    Advice needed on HEAVY scabbing

    Yeah, the amount of scabbing does not necessarily relate to the need for or quantity of touchups. I've had some deep scabbing that came out just fine.
  38. 1 point
    Dan

    Could This Be Deemed Offensive ?

    I have this,I call it a surfer cross,it is representative of the surfing/skateboarding lifestyle I grew up in during the 60's in southern California. if it's offensive to someone then oh well,as @Hogrider said,there will always be somebody offended by something. nobody has ever commented on it in a negative way, actually a few people have thought it was a religious cross.
  39. 1 point
    Forty6and2

    Advice needed on HEAVY scabbing

    Last week artist said to use some Bactine because it was super red and swollen. I only used it a couple times. Few days later he said to start using aquaphor on it. Couple days ago he said to use less ointment. So Ive been pretty much just dry healing since 2 days ago. It's not infected, as far as I know. Doesn't really hurt and isn't hot or anything. I think it's just severely scabbed. I'm mostly worried about heavy scaring to the point where it would be very difficult to touch up. Is that possible? I went to a local shop near me for advice because I went out of state for the tattoo and can't physically go in the shop. I've been texting the artist though. But I wanted someone to see it in person, so thats the main reason why I went to a different shop for an opinion.
  40. 1 point
    Dan

    New Tat Question

    so let's see a pic of the initials. doubtful that anyone would figure out who it is by some initials.
  41. 1 point
    SStu

    Hey everybody

    welcome! Pictures, please.
  42. 1 point
    JAC1961

    How Much Would This Cost ?

  43. 1 point
    SStu

    Upcoming Tattoos

    I know you've seen this here before - but a lifetime of thinking "I wish this side was as nice as that side" versus saving a few hundred dollars isn't going to balance out in the end . . .