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  1. 5 points
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    No photos to share but I started my left arm sleeve last week with Grez. A lot more to go before it's done but I'm so excited. 🙂
  2. 4 points
    Hogrider

    Cover up advice

  3. 4 points
    kingpinsbarber

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    ribs 3 hours of pain but worth it by marcos attwood in skin-deep bristol UK
  4. 3 points
    SStu

    Tattoo Opinions/Advice

    That's not a bad tattoo, and it's symmetrical plenty enough. Just get more around it.
  5. 3 points
    Hogrider

    Cover up advice

  6. 2 points
    Dan

    New to this site

    getting tattooed as I have gotten older hurts more for sure.
  7. 2 points
    Hogrider

    Cover up advice

  8. 2 points
    oboogie

    Cover up advice

    You are STILL posting about this? Jesus H. 🤦🏻‍♀️
  9. 2 points
    You want some wisdom?When the tattooer tells you how much it is,pay them and add a tip.He or she will be happy to tattoo you again.They are professionals treat them as they deserve to be treated.
  10. 2 points
    Gingerninja

    Pay per hour - how does it work?

    Hey @Decay You have a lovely new tattoo. Tattooing isn't science, it's art and you can't set a clock by how long a tattoo will take. Your artist, who I assume you trust to tattoo you, will always give you a best guess. It may take longer; it may take less time. You do realize how much goes into tattooing, right? Your artist has to come up with a design, a piece of art, from whatever concept you have in your head and translates that into a tattoo on your skin. There's design, drawing, and setup among other things that happen way before the needles hit your skin. If you feel like you are being ripped off over what you think is 30 minutes, you need to think long and hard if tattooing is for you. Enjoy the ride! Let go a little and you will have a better experience. I have never seen a menu of prices and that concept will not serve you well on your tattoo journey. Where do you live where you haggle over everything? And I really hope that you tipped your artist.
  11. 1 point
    SStu

    ragritz

    Posting to just 1 thread is enough . . .
  12. 1 point
    Hogrider

    New to this site

    I've found that the older I get the more it hurts - everywhere. I'm not looking forward to my other ribs. The first ribs hurt, the second I'm really dreading.
  13. 1 point
    oboogie

    What's happenin everyone.

    We are collectors here, not artists. You are barking up the wrong tree.
  14. 1 point
    It's the lantern from his '97 flash sheets if you're familiar with that. It's a pretty small piece. Probably take an hour or less. I'm feeling pretty well and leaning toward doing it.
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  16. 1 point
    SStu

    Tattoo blowout advice

    You could try a laser, but personally I wouldn't worry about it. As far as being "precise" that depends on the operator - but worst case is you might have to do a touch-up (that hopefully doesn't have another blowout).
  17. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Cover up advice

    Seriously - what are you expecting to get from this site? You already got opinions and advice. You can't fix a letter so what does it matter what letter it looks like? Are you looking for sympathy because you think you got a lousy tattoo, or validation that the tattoo sucks? I'm just not sure what you are looking for.
  18. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Tattoo blowout advice

    These things do happen; particularly on thin skin. There is nothing you can do about a blow out.
  19. 1 point
    I'd still call your doctor and ask their opinion. I'm betting that they might advise against it, you know docs and liability. But, if I were in the same position, really wanted it and was in good health, I'd probably go ahead and do it. My wife's an RN and I just asked her. She said that she wouldn't think it would be a problem as long as you keep any appendectomy incision bandaged and clean your tattoo as recommended.
  20. 1 point
    Loyal41

    Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process

    I had my first "wet" heal tattoo done last Friday, a week today and I took the "second" tegaderm off, COULD NOT WAIT! all the itching I had was from the derm! No itching since i took it off, minor minor peeling, the pic is from tonight, one week today
  21. 1 point
    JAC1961

    New to this site

    Welcome. I think a lot of things can have an affect on felt pain... placement, your state of mind, general health, etc. Do what they recommend, rest, good meal before, hydrated, take a snack along and you'll be fine. Just stay calm and don't make it worse than it is. Maybe let everyone know where you're getting it for more specific advice.
  22. 1 point
    rdinak

    Pay per hour - how does it work?

    One old guys opinion...which like necks..everyone has one. Then one thing in life you dont want to haggle over price is a well done tattoo. You get what you pay for and wear it for years. Do your homework. Plan well in advance and research your artist, style of work you are seeking, and what you can afford to pay. My artist gives very realistic estimates. Small pieces are an exact price. Large pieces are by the hour. When working on a piece that requires multiple sessions, you might find some days you may sit still longer than others. Factor in touch ups a couple months once the piece is done. Detailed color work in seldom done once and finished. Everyone's skin type, healing and other factors suggest additional work will be required. A good artist will be far more critical than you are. He/she will go to extreme lengths to provide work that represents their skill set. Happy customers come back and tell their friends in today's world of social media. Set up time, allowing your artist a smoke break, allowing you to stretch, bs conversation are not included in an hourly fee. My artist is very realistic about backing out time paid from the minute I walked in the door to when the machine started buzzing. In return I tip well, bring gifts and send business. Question would you go to your favorite restaurant and haggle over the menu price? If you think tipping for good service is cool for your attractive waitress/waiter for a service that is one and done. By extension you are going to wear this ink for years....treat the artist with the respect the intended task deserves.
  23. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Pay per hour - how does it work?

    No. If I wasn't happy I wouldn't go back. I wouldn't question the price, it isn't a midwestern bazaar.
  24. 1 point
    oboogie

    Cover up advice

    It is too soon to be worrying about coverups. Just leave your life. You say you know how tattoos work, but you are talking about adding on this and that and trying to make it look better. It is going to look worse, not better. Just please stop asking the same thing over and over. We will tell you the same thing. Let it heal, save up a shit-ton of money, and find someone who is actually talented at coverups.
  25. 1 point
    Hogrider

    Cover up advice

    Do you not get that this isn't all about how the tattoo looks? Every time you get a tattoo or get laser removal you traumatize the skin. Do you understand that? Do you get that you could do real permanent damage to your skin and wind up with a tattoo that is NOT FIXABLE? Your skin needs time to heal. You could wind up with a hot mess that can't be fixed. You think you hate this tattoo, go google some people with skin that got fucked up from tattooing and lasering the same skin over and over. Go see someone who is really good at coverups and make a plan to fix this. Be prepared to spend real money. Adding a little something here and there is just going to make it worse. It doesn't matter how many times you ask the same question, or keep rewording it.