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  1. 6 points
    Sorry, but that is really awful. Frankly, if you are on an internet forum looking for suggestions, I think I'd find another artist. A really good artist should be able to look at that and make multiple suggestions for fixing it.
  2. 4 points
    I know you don't like it, but I'd leave it. You are in a hurry to get it fixed which is a recipe for disaster. You are about 95% more likely to make it worse than better by rushing to get this done. You've already tried to fix it once and you're still not happy with it. My advice is leave and when you come back TAKE YOUR TIME. I've heard tons of stories from people that were in a hurry to get a tattoo, or cover up a tattoo, or fix a tattoo and made it exponentially worse.
  3. 3 points
    SStu

    Hello all, help me fix my chest tattoo!

    You'll find several historical threads here regarding lasering. It shouldn't leave actual scar tissue and tattooing over it isn't a problem - it's actually the goal for most lasering. That being said, it's NO fun and quite expensive. Cover options are usually the better route depending on what you're starting with.
  4. 3 points
    SStu

    Hello all, help me fix my chest tattoo!

    I agree with @Hogrider. If your artist doesn't know where to take this then you need to find someone with some inspiration. Are you prepared to pay a qualified tattooist?
  5. 2 points
    Hollie

    Hello all, help me fix my chest tattoo!

    Thanks for clarifying that. I don’t like misinforming people however it seems it was done to me! Lol
  6. 2 points
    Subzino

    Design ideas - how to build

    Thanks guys I’ll try to respond to this thread once it’s done 👍 (July 10th)
  7. 2 points
    Don't get anymore tattoos for a while. You can't obsess over details and worry about what people think. Seriously. Just wait a while before you do anything else. I love Freddie Mercury, and the records they created when he was still around. I am not a fan of the other three guys and their botching of his memory, but I love Freddie.
  8. 2 points
    No, you can't "erase" tattoos. That's not how it works.
  9. 2 points
    Hogrider

    Tatt advice

    Again not beating up on the OP because I don't know him or what he thinks, BUT I think there are a lot of people that think you can just laser a tattoo off and the skin will look like new, or that you can cover any mess of a schitty tattoo with no trace.
  10. 2 points
    no,no,no,& yes
  11. 2 points
    You may or may not be surprised to learn that we hear this more often these days. Let it ride for awhile. It's not poorly done. Nothing there to be ashamed of. You look fairly young, and your tastes in art and how it appears on your skin will very likely evolve. My guess is you'll eventually add more AROUND it, and that will reduce the impact of what you're seeing right at this early moment.
  12. 2 points
    I'd say you have too much time on your hands if this is what you spend your time worrying about. If you'd gotten it the other way people would be telling you that was wrong too. Next time someone says that just say, "You know if I want to hear an ass hole I'll fart."
  13. 1 point
    In my mind you've already got the acceptable limit = "inspiration". If you take that picture some a willing tattooist and say "I want this EXACTLY as this is" and they trace it out then it's just reproduced artwork, like a cartoon character. If you take that picture to a qualified artist and say I'd like a goat's head and raven similar to this then you're likely to get an original piece of art.
  14. 1 point
    cabbagefacelego

    Hello!

    Hello, tattoo fan here, got a few dotted about (arms, hands, legs). Also i've created a Lego Tattoo Parlor, if you want to see it let me know!
  15. 1 point
    SStu

    Hello all, help me fix my chest tattoo!

    Not real familiar with WI but Solid State in Milwaukee looks decent. Also lots of world class options in Chicago and a couple in Minneapolis, too.
  16. 1 point
    Lefteye

    Hello all, help me fix my chest tattoo!

    Yeah I have no interest in lasering, I'm located in Wisconsin. Again I hear the thoughts that a real artist should be able to have plenty of suggestions I'm just looking for ideas and I'm not opposed to still trying to find one that eants to take it on. The snake recommendation isn't one I've come acrossed and is a a cool take on the mess
  17. 1 point
    I hated the film, and back when it came out, I spent ages outlining everything that was wrong with it because so many people who know nothing about Freddie and Queen loved it. In simple terms, it was shite. It didn't deserve a single Oscar. Most people have terrible taste in films for the most part, so I shouldn't have been surprised.
  18. 1 point
    SStu

    Hello!

    What's a Lego Tattoo Parlor? You mean you've recreated at tattoo parlor out of lego pieces?
  19. 1 point
    Yeah, I have heard that as well. Tattoo laser removal definitely isn't something you'd want to do, I'd say it's one of the absolute last things you'd wanna do, actually. From what I've heard (no direct experience), the pain of the laser just doesn't compare to tattoo pain as it's on a whole 'nother level, it takes multiple sessions for the tattoo to really fade and because of how incredibly tough it is on your skin you need an interval of at least one month in-between sessions. That, and the thousands of dollars it can add up to... My artist told me that she has advised customers to get one or two laser sessions done before cover-ups only a very few handful of times because of all the above cons to lasering, and even with them she suggested no more than one or two sessions just to extremely dark tattoos to lighten the slightest bit so it would be easier to then cover up - to get tattoo lines to fade "wholly" not infrequently takes years and like others already said, would still be visible anyway. 😅
  20. 1 point
    I’m assuming. Definitely not an artist myself but I know scar tissue is permanent and once it’s there, there’s never erasing it. I’ve heard laser also hurts more than having the tattoo done itself sooo I’m not sure I’d personally be keen on that 😂
  21. 1 point
    Queen Rocks

    Design ideas - how to build

    That looks awesome and your idea sounds pretty sweet!
  22. 1 point
    This is why I'm glad I joined this community. I definitely have much to learn. While I was aware you can't outright erase the tattoo, I didn't think it would make the process even harder for the tattoo artist. I'm both humbled and thankful!
  23. 1 point
    As mentioned, even removing it, you’d never start from scratch unfortunately, there would be scar tissue etc.. in fact I could be wrong but I think it’d be even harder for the tattoo artist to work with.
  24. 1 point
    Hollie

    Design ideas - how to build

    I thought that too... i did a half sleeve (two 8 hourish sessions) and I sat through a previous one at 3 1/2 and figured I’d be fine. It sucked, pretty bad. I feel for you sitting through that on your chest.... lol
  25. 1 point
    SStu

    Design ideas - how to build

    That doesn't sound like a bad idea. A full day (6-8 hours?) on your chest is gonna suck.
  26. 1 point
    SStu

    Hello all, help me fix my chest tattoo!

    @Lefteye where are you located? Let us help find you the right person . . .
  27. 1 point
    Gingerninja

    Rate my tattoo - Direction and help

    That is a nice tattoo! The people commenting don't understand the original, so their comments shouldn't hold any value to you.
  28. 1 point
    Not to be argumentative, but if they can’t come up with something then they aren’t even near the best shop in the state. I’d keep looking. for Christ’s sake, I’m not even an artist and I could see fixing that with a snake cover up. Anything with curves and scales.
  29. 1 point
    Lefteye

    Hello all, help me fix my chest tattoo!

    It is awful, it's not fun to have. I hear what you're saying, there has been suggestions but I'm trying to see what having multiple ideas from others would bring up. I have a buddy that works at one of the best shops in the state and between him and two other artists they were all stummped and didn't seem to want to take it on. Though thats true I suppose there has to be someone out there a little more dedicated that I could find as well
  30. 1 point
    Hollie

    Hello all, help me fix my chest tattoo!

    Depends what you’re into... I can see this being turned into horns... more on the demonish side but I think it’d look sweet..
  31. 1 point
    It looks like the album cover. Just enjoy it.
  32. 1 point
    Hi!! I have these bumps on my skin too, not on my tattoo but they're kind of all over the place. They're not itchy and don't hurt but they're just there, it most likely has nothing to do with the tattoo! They'll come and go, just continue to moisturize and drink lots of water.
  33. 1 point
    Your tattoo looks GREAT honestly. I'm super big on placement and which way something should face and whatnot, but I feel that it's perfect and true to the album! I think that if you were to get the image flipped it just wouldn't be true to the original. It looks awesome! I'm also experiencing a bit of tattoo doubt but hopefully once they settle in it'll go away 🙂
  34. 1 point
    I personally think it looks awesome. 🤷🏻‍♀️
  35. 1 point
    I absolutely love this tattoo!! I think it's beautiful, and while I think it's normal for us (who see it every day) to eventually see flaws in it, this is something we do to ourselves - I think we'll always find flaws on ourselves, it's the way many humans are wired. It's the same with our appearances and it extends to our tattoos - as they eventually become part of our appearance. We're always our own worst critics. I think it's not much use thinking of these things as they can no longer be changed at any rate, and to me, and I'm willing to bet pretty much everyone else if not absolutely everyone else, this tattoo looks perfect. I really wouldn't worry too much, or at least try not to. You should totally be happy and proud of this tattoo!!! Also, always good to meet another Queen fan!
  36. 1 point
    Dan

    White bumps on a 5 month tattoo

    well,first of all, they are nothing to worry about IMO. if it was from the tattoo it would have shown up a long time ago. relax,it will go away.
  37. 1 point
    Hollie

    Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process

    Sometimes the heat can just be the tattoo, some places it radiates heat more than others... red is normal also, after all your skins just been pierced millions of times with a needle and it’s fighting to heal. Where is the tattoo? I found my elbow was swollen, red and radiated HUGE amounts of heat for like a week. It sucked. When I finished the rest of my sleeve, there were only sections that stayed warm for probably 3 days and then started to ease off. I used tegaderm for my sleeve (two sessions).. I had a reaction to the tegaderm with the first session, left it on for two days and had to remove it because I started getting a rash around the ink and adhesive... it’s important to remember heat, inflammation etc on tattoos is pretty normal for the first few days but if you’re concerned you’re having a reaction, remove it and make sure you wash it regularly. The second session on my sleeve, tegaderm also was applied because I hate leaking shit all over my clothes and sheets.... I removed it the day after (in the evening) and ordered a roll tegaderm and reapplied for another two days (surprise... no reaction!) I personally think the ink and extra fluid underneath the tegaderm caused my reaction the first time because it had dried up by the time I took it off and felt really tight.... I’m by no means a professional but this was my experience. Goodluck with healing!
  38. 1 point
    Couldn't agree more. I've had my share of anxiety with two of my three tattoos. I felt unhappy with a tattoo I got last year almost immediatly. I stressed and stressed about it, seeing things that NO ONE else was seeing. I ended up getting some work done underneath it...and you know what happened next? I was unhappy again. Finally I had to stop. Still haven't done anything with it, but I try to remember that it can be added/lasered out, if I want to later. I think your tattoo looks nice though. It's certainly pretty and well done. As Hogrider and SStu said, give yourself some time and don't rush into anything. I'm now laughing to myself because I just posted about my own regret with my latest tattoo. It's so easy to give advice, but not always to give yourself the same advice. Ah well...
  39. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Tatt advice

    Not to beat up on the OP because about half the threads here are the same, but man people don't do anywhere near enough homework before getting a tattoo and tattoo artists don't appear to be doing anywhere near enough to educate their clients.
  40. 1 point
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  41. 1 point
    jadore

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Done two days ago, very happy!
  42. 1 point
    SStu

    New member and about to design a sleeve

    Welcome! Bacanu looks quite capable from this instagram page. You should do quite good with him. Congrats! You'll find several historical threads here that discuss text as tattoos. My take on it = find an event or memory that brings you to a favorite feeling about your family. Go for the images and drop the text. Tattoos don't have to be literal for the casual stranger.
  43. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Rate my tattoo - Direction and help

    Drives me crazy when people rag on other people's tattoos. That's a nice, quality tattoo that you shouldn't hear anything but complements about.
  44. 1 point
    Hollie

    Open skin on crease (side of ditch)

    So not sure if this will work for others but this process seems to be working for me...its now completely clotted and almost closed in a matter of days.. I had a reaction to the tegaderm that was originally put on my sleeve but I think its due to the build up of ink and fluids drying up. I was told to leave it on 3 days, I lasted two due to the redness and swelling purely around the adhesive edges. However, due to the crease wound being open I was 10 out 10 paranoid of infection so I was desperate to cover it. I washed the area with anti bacterial soap, dried it thoroughly, put a piece of tegaderm over it (I cut it, shits expensive). Following morning, removed the tegaderm and there was improvement however wasn’t closed enough, repeated cleaning process, let it air dry and air out for a few hours, cleaned it, reapplied tegaderm and removed the following day. This was the result and I’m super stoked, maybe attending uni and learning a bit about wound care helped me after all 😂 the little pink/red in the crease is actually now ink, not an open cut! Have another 8 hour session on Tuesday so will upload (hopefully) finished result. but for now, here’s the work so far..
  45. 1 point
    pidjones

    New & considering a coverup

    The casual observer would never notice the original unless you brought attention to it.
  46. 1 point
    oboogie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    My artist's shop reopened with one person at a time and only two artists working. Everyone wears masks, and they can only get in a couple of scheduled tattoos a day (no walk-ins). Got this yesterday. My artist and I both love John Prine.
  47. 1 point
    Dan

    Sunscreen

    me when I go to the islands
  48. 1 point
    JAC1961

    Many small or few large tattoos.

    Yep, I'd think that $$$ has a lot to do with it. If you're an average working stiff it takes time and self control to save up the money for a large piece. Sure you can spread it out over time, but who wants to look at an incomplete tattoo for 5 years? At least with assembling small ones you can enjoy each one as it's finished. Instant gratification and all.