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  1. 4 points
    Gingerninja

    Upcoming Tattoos

    More work on my arm this weekend...only a few hours scheduled but I'll take it.
  2. 4 points
    Hogrider

    Tattoo artist design

    You can't cover over that big black tattoo with a water color tattoo. As @SStu suggests, start some laser treatments. This isn't going to be fast or cheap to fix. DON'T hurry, find someone really good at coverups and be prepared to spend some serious money. If you don't, you'll make an even bigger mess. That is a big honking black tattoo on some really delicate skin in a really public spot, so it's going to take someone really good to do something with it. Good aint cheap and cheap aint good.
  3. 4 points
    SStu

    Tattoo artist design

    several laser treatments will get it back to where you can fix it. Once that's done, stop going to the cheapest alternative.
  4. 4 points
    AverageJer

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Going to finally get a tattoo at Aloha Monkey next week. A bunch of guest artists are coming in for there 20 year anniversary weekend party and I'm booked with Doug Hardy. It's going to be a good time and hopefully it doesn't hurt at all.
  5. 3 points
    Hogrider

    Tattoo artist design

    Run Forrest, Run!! Just my opinion, but I would let that heal for a couple of months and start looking for someone experienced in coverups. It's going to take time, laser and money, but I think you can save that.
  6. 2 points
    SStu

    Tattoo artist design

    white on black is a thing - and can be good applied by the right artist, but the application of the cover that's there so far isn't good, so I wouldn't have any confidence that she's going to be able to fix this . . .
  7. 2 points
    oboogie

    Tattoo artist design

    Behind it with white? What the what?
  8. 2 points
    scottyg

    Tattoo artist design

    um... I don't know about the white but man I wouldn't add to it.
  9. 2 points
    Hogrider

    Needing advice with new tattoo

    Just my opinion, but two weeks in I'd leave it totally alone. It takes 4-6 weeks to heal and there is NOTHING you can do until then so I'd just relax and wait to see what it looks like when it's healed.
  10. 2 points
    4-6 weeks to know what you've got. let it settle.
  11. 2 points
    Tattoos take 4-6 weeks to heal. You won't know what it's going to look like until then.
  12. 2 points
    Hogrider

    Needing advice with new tattoo

    It looks like it's still healing. Try leaving it alone, no lotion. Those bumps look like you over moisturized it. I'm very fortunate that I don't have much itching, but when I do it's usually one or two weeks after I get the tattoo.
  13. 2 points
    Re-read the response. You don't know what it's going to look like until it heals. 4-6 weeks. There is no point in worrying until then. There is NOTHING you can do. EVERYONE'S tattoo looks like shit while it's healing and peeling. Tattoos are not perfect. There is NO tattoo that you can't find something wrong with if you look hard enough. If you can't get past the perfectionist, I wouldn't get any more tattoos because you'll A) make yourself miserable obsessing over the tattoo or B) completely ruin the tattoo trying to "fix" it. You have a nice tattoo there, quit ruining it for yourself and just enjoy it.
  14. 2 points
    1. It's way too early to know what the tattoo's gonna look like. Healing can be ugly, give it at least 3 weeks before really scrutinizing it (pro tip: don't scrutinize it at all). 2. Yes, that's a totally normal feeling. You just changed your body forever, and the reminder is right there in front of you. I've felt the same way before. It'll fade.
  15. 2 points
    cyoonit123

    Newbie Newbie Newbie

    Welcome! We don't judge here, regardless of your tattoos. You have a lot of different people here in different locations with preferences in different styles. Feel free to ask around for artist recommendations. There are a lot of great and trustworthy artists out there so don't lose hope!
  16. 2 points
    A full sleeve would be twice as much as a half sleeve. ;-) Don't cheap out, don't rush or you'll wind up even more unhappy. I always get anxious when people start asking "how much." It's usually followed by "how do I fix this."
  17. 1 point
    JAC1961

    Tattoo artist design

    Please don't take this the wrong way, but there's an old saying... "you can't polish a turd." Maybe it'd best to just let it go, mark it up experience and get what you really want from a good artist on a different location.
  18. 1 point
    oboogie

    Tattoo artist design

    That isn't going to work in a space that small. As everyone has told you, live with it as it is or laser it until it can be properly covered.
  19. 1 point
    Kim

    Pet memorial tattoo

    I didn't even know what it meant until I looked it up but yeah I feel better now. I think it will go smoothly, I just got freaked out when he said it could have issues. I just can't wait to get her paw on me.
  20. 1 point
    el twe

    Diabetes and tattoos

    Well I don't have any experience with this, but it sounds like you should probably listen to your doctor and artist(s). And if you're really concerned about it, maybe you could get a small, discreet tattoo as a sort of 'test.'
  21. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Pet memorial tattoo

    Does this person who said the rose will blow out know anything about tattoos? That's a really odd statement. Simple tattoos are easier to read. The more you add, the harder it will be to read, but you should really get what you want. Listen to your artist, what makes a good image doesn't necessarily make a good tattoo.
  22. 1 point
  23. 1 point
    No. I think you should leave the artist out of this. Tattoos are a commodity like any other. You want one from this person, you pay; just like if you want a Mercedes S Class, you pay more than for a Toyota. We can't always afford the things we want when we want them.
  24. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Needing advice with new tattoo

    You're not sure? How did you find them?
  25. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    Tattoo artist design

    To gently reinforce...be patient. Laser is going to take several treatments spaced 2 months apart to even potentially get it light enough for any cover up.
  26. 1 point
    gtrjunior

    Blowout?

    Ask again after 6 weeks have passed. You’re way overthinking this.
  27. 1 point
    It looks nice and will probably look better the older it gets!
  28. 1 point
    SStu

    Small blowouts

    yeah - let is settle. 4-6 weeks before you'll have any real accurate idea of what you've got. And, if those are blow-outs, they're minor at worst.
  29. 1 point
    Awesome! It's nice to hear that from other people. Puts my mind to ease. I just want it finished, kind of annoying having a half finished tattoo on yourself.
  30. 1 point
    gtrjunior

    Blowout?

    That’s normal. A week ago I started a new tattoo. For the next 2 days the ink seeped out through the open wound. The lines became undefined and looked much wider than they originally did. You need to let the wound scab up and then let the scab naturally come off. That’s going to take 2-3 weeks at a minimum.
  31. 1 point
    Nothing at all wrong there. The tattoo looks great.
  32. 1 point
    Dan

    Needing advice with new tattoo

    keep a very light coat of aveeno or something on it and more importantly, let it heal, look at it again in 6 weeks,it will settle in and look fine IMO.
  33. 1 point
    Dan

    Small blowouts

    I am F***ing chill, you're posting pics taken at 1 inch away. LOL and so I will say it again, you're looking at it to closely, it's a god dam tattoo. you're going to find issues with ANY tattoo looking that closely.
  34. 1 point
    Dan

    Small blowouts

    LOL so stop looking at your tattoo with a magnifying glass . if that is blowout,don't worry about it now, and like was said,it happens to the best of artists on soft thin skin.
  35. 1 point
    TattedMom

    Needing advice with new tattoo

    Thanks everyone, it was completely fine, all the redness and swelling was gone then all of a sudden it started with these small pimple like things that itched horribly, above, below, and inside the tattoo. Hopefully like you all said it’s just part of the normal healing process. Thanks for the replies and easing my mind!
  36. 1 point
    SStu

    Small blowouts

    pictures.
  37. 1 point
    4-6 weeks at least. It will lighten up. For that style I think it looks great and well applied. You're doing quite well so far!
  38. 1 point
    gtrjunior

    Needing advice with new tattoo

    Itching is part of the healing process. IMO, there’s no rash there. It’s just a tiny bit of slight redness
  39. 1 point
    PICO or Q-Switched laser? I had a small black tattoo lasered a few years ago. It didn't respond well at all. I did six sessions over the course of a year with a Q-Switched laser which was the only type available in my area. After six sessions, it was finally light enough for up for a coverup. Good luck! I know the neck must suck...good luck!
  40. 1 point
    Sol James

    Advice on existing tattoo

    Sorry for the silence! I got over this about a day after I posted it! I live the tattoo. Wouldn’t dream of covering it up.., cheers all
  41. 1 point
    oboogie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Today’s piece. On the back of the arm with the Ganesh from a month ago.
  42. 1 point
    JAC1961

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Thursday finally arrived and I got my 4th tattoo. Really happy it and already thinking what might be next. Many thanks to Mike Schlicher at Lake Erie Studio.
  43. 1 point
    This!! I would never laser a part of a tattoo in order to fix it. Did you talk to your artist about it?
  44. 1 point
    Just my 2 cents, but I think you are more likely to make it worse than better by monkeying with it at this stage.
  45. 1 point
    do NOT laser it. I think we all feel a little bummed when things don't turn out as we envision it, but that's why you have to trust your artist, and trust you made the right decision choosing your artist. kirin usually look the way you describe, with the legs sticking up at the back/in the air, and the head in the front. and they're a mythological animal, so....
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
    SStu

    Advice on existing tattoo

    Tell her you had it drawn like that just for her!
  48. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Advice on existing tattoo

    That's really rude to do that to someone. To do it twice is just gauche. I'd tell her to knock it off. As @scottyg said, if someone has a enough of tattoos and you look hard enough, you'll find something phallic.
  49. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    Advice on existing tattoo

    Dude...it doesn't look like a penis. Slap your friend.
  50. 1 point
    scottyg

    Advice on existing tattoo

    jesus, if I had a dollar for everyone who thought some obscure part of a tattoo looked phallic! sometimes a rose is just a rose