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  1. 5 points
    Hands On

    Ink Blowout or Healing?

    at this point, this should be an auto reply to Initiation posts.
  2. 4 points
    Dan

    Does this look right

    and please stop using this to look at your new tattoo.
  3. 3 points
    oboogie

    Blowout or healing?!

    We really do need an auto reply.
  4. 3 points
    SStu

    Ink Blowout or Healing?

    The ability to cover scars varies from tattooist to tattooist. That being said, blow-outs are a normal part of the process, scars or not.
  5. 3 points
    SStu

    Blowout or healing?!

    It'll take 4-6 weeks to know what it's going to finally look like.
  6. 3 points
    Most recent piece. Got a start on my naked arm. Done by John "Hair Braine" of Hair Braine Tattoo in Winder, GA
  7. 2 points
    oboogie

    Does this look right

    It looks like it's still healing. Too soon to tell Also, quit putting so much stuff on it. It is waaaaay too shiny. That means you are over-applying.
  8. 2 points
    SStu

    Getting a touch up?

    It's not healed yet. It's still shiny.
  9. 2 points
    Dan

    Upcoming Tattoos

    so, uh, it seems to me you already found a couple reference photos, or am I missing something here ?
  10. 2 points
    oboogie

    Tattoo causing panic attacks?

    There is nothing that is going to unify a paw and moons. They are incongruous. Just get more tattoos.
  11. 2 points
    Hogrider

    Blowout or healing?!

    Either people aren't listening or tattooers are doing a poor job educating their clients on the healing process.
  12. 2 points
    Hogrider

    Getting a touch up?

    What's your hurry? When you have a tattoo, you create scar tissue, it's not going to heal any faster second time around. "The whole thing?" What did it take, like 5 minutes?
  13. 2 points
    oboogie

    Ink Blowout or Healing?

    Too soon to tell. Still healing. Just stop looking so closely at it.
  14. 2 points
    Dan

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I got a little gap filler from Greg Christian today
  15. 1 point
    sacredraventattoo

    Does this look right

    You're fine, it's all part of the tattoo healing aftercare process. Tattoo looks great!
  16. 1 point
    cgrave

    Tattoo causing panic attacks?

    Trying to add stuff to 2 separate tattoos in an attempt to unify it and make you feel better about it is probably not gonna help. Once you add, you can't take away. If you hate it afterwards, the only solution left would be a HUGE coverup. Sometimes, tattoos just take some time to grow on you. If it doesn't, you can also try to link the tattoos together in your mind by assigning some form of significance to the combination. Elsewise, do some research, work with an artist and find a design that can incorporate both tattoos and which you can live with. If all else fails, do what @oboogie said and just drown them in a sea of tattoos.
  17. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    Upcoming Tattoos

    A good artist will be able to draw up something for you @malinavojvodic
  18. 1 point
    malinavojvodic

    Upcoming Tattoos

    I want to get this tattto but i can find good image like this so mine tattoo artist can do
  19. 1 point
    oboogie

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Why? I don't understand what you need. Have an artist draw it up.
  20. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    Upcoming Tattoos

    I am confused...are you an artist or wanting to get this tattooed?
  21. 1 point
    ptcruzar

    Cellulitis & healing?

    Well I’ll definitely not use Cetaphil again. Aveeno was also recommended, so was unscented lubriderm. I use Cerave unscented lotion on it now with no complaints.
  22. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Are you wanting to steal someone else's work?
  23. 1 point
    castirongary

    Is it ok?

    I posted before when we opened cast iron tattoo so proud of my wife she’s the artist. But now I’m here to share a bit more. We were just on the news. Started a campaign for domestic violence victims. https://www.khq.com/news/davenport-tattoo-artist-offering-free-cover-ups-to-victims-of/article_aa4371ca-16dd-11ea-83ee-3fc2d6a348ce.html And we are blowing up. Problem is we are a tiny shop one artist in a small town. Now having a hell of a time trying to balance doing the free stuff. Trying to get grants to help cover expenses for those. And doing enough paying work to say open but still help victims and somehow manage to have personal lives. that said if anyone can help spread the word. We don’t want to turn anyone away but bookings for victims for free cover ups are now booked through March leaving only enough openings to hopefully Book enough paying work to balance it all it. If you want to help more start your own campaign or if your near Spokane join our campaign. Or even more get in touch with us and ask us how you can help.
  24. 1 point
    Tattooju

    Getting a touch up?

    I don’t know that they would have to or even would. For a tattoo that small it wouldn’t surprise me if they just went over the whole thing again to keep it even. Talk to your artist and let them make the decision to go over the entire thing or not. Also let them decide if you should wait longer before the touch up. There is no reason to think it would heal any faster. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 1 point
    JasonTO

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    That’s cool. Reminds me of this small filler I got earlier this year. The whole arm is by Franz Stefanik, previously of The Okey Doke, in Toronto, which is where this was done, but now working out of the Baby Bird in Hamilton, ON. Edit: image uploaded upside down, but works just as well
  26. 1 point
    Dan

    Sleeping position folds/smushes tattoo

    no,it will not affect anything on the tattoo.
  27. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Weird tattoo

    What's wrong is that your tattoo artist didn't educate you about the healing process.
  28. 1 point
    Hands On

    Paraphernalia

    My gem tattoo collector item - Original photo of Thom DeVita's hand on skull, taken by Mike Malone.
  29. 1 point
    Oiocha

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Back to Horitomo in January after a season off, I took too long of a break and I'm ready to get back in.
  30. 1 point
    cgrave

    Cellulitis & healing?

    Just a thought: did you use a scented lotion? Tattoo friendly lotions should not sting. The only time that happened to me was when I ran out of my usual and the new shipment was delayed. I tried using lotion that was just lying around. It was supposed to be for sensitive skin and I reckon that should work fine. Turns out I was wrong. My tattoo started stinging, itching, and generally giving me grief. Started developing bumps, itched like crazy and I was forced to dry heal the rest of the way. Ended up healing fine but a tad faded. After that incident, I made sure I kept a steady supply of tattoo aftercare lotion available whenever I got a tattoo. I'm not saying that caused the lotion is the source of your woes but you might want to steer clear of that lotion in future in your aftercare routine. And any scented lotion, for that matter.
  31. 1 point
    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.
  32. 0 points
    malinavojvodic

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Does someone know where to find this handdraw so i can tattoo this ?