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  1. 16 points
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    The Dobleman enhancement. ❤️
  2. 15 points
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Walk-in with Ami last Thursday...
  3. 15 points
    jnin

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Here is an update on my Fudo and Dragon sleeve from Scott Sylvia.
  4. 14 points
    cibo

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    have been away for a bit, just realized i didn't post up the finished work from Scott Sylvia...the guy who bailed on this drawing totally lost out! :)
  5. 14 points
    JAC1961

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    My tiger half sleeve was finished on Tuesday. Super happy with it and how well it's healing. Work by Kevin Stress at Enso Tattoo in Columbus, OH. Great artist and shop, would recommend to anyone. Let me know what you think! An action shot with me on the near table. <<<Photos borrowed from the artist's IG>>>
  6. 13 points
    AverageJer

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Pretty good day for my wife and I at Smith Street. Angel Fish for her by Frank William and a koi for me by Eli Quinters.
  7. 13 points
    Oiocha

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    image from Steve's Instagram of my new baby. That man FLIES through tattoos and is the largest man I've met in my whole life. Sweet as a peach, warm, intelligent, socialite at the convention and artistic and brilliant (in my opinion)
  8. 13 points
    JasonTO

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Double tap, back-to-back, by Aaron Coleman, at Immaculate Tattoo in Mesa, AZ.
  9. 13 points
    Tornado7

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I am so over the moon with this tattoo 😍 Tomas Garcia Old Soul Cannonsburg PA
  10. 12 points
    piccalilli

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    So, I recall being asked if I was going to do the other side after I posted my left side's tattoo here some months ago... yes, yes yes, fine, you win; you were right. I couldn't leave it unbalanced. Discussed it with Horifuji after my last appointment for the left side and I asked him what he would suggest. He suggested Sojobo on the right shoulder to keep the theme consistent. The karasu tengu on the left shoulder would need to be supervised, anyway. Horifuji at State of Grace in San Jose USA. Outline and details machine, almost all colour tebori. Great shop, great people, great experience, great artist. Links to his Instagram posts as the photos are much clearer than what I can do. And both sides from the front...
  11. 12 points
    Here is my latest tattoo. Just finished it last Thursday. Four hour ribs session 😬
  12. 11 points
    rdinak

    One man's journey with a cover tattoo

    Original was my first tattoo from 20 years ago. Met with my artist to see what would work. He took several photos, did an outline tracing and committed to drawing what might work. The old dragon was 20 years old and tired. Got it on a business trip in Chicago at the Jade Dragon Tattoo Parlor. At the time a group of young, enthusiastic managers went downtown to see the iconic tattoo shop. 6 of us left with new ink. Many years later, I wanted something new, fresh and keeping with the dragon theme. My artist carefully explained what colors would work, what design would work and the size of the new piece to effectively cover the old work. Little did I know this was going to be a journey, a process and commitment of many months. Once I saw the stencil and the pc screen illustrating the color choices. I decided to take the plunge. First session was about four-five hours for outline work. Second session was the beginning of shading. (4-5 hours) Third Session more color. ( five hours) Fourth Session-almost done ( Was coming down with the flu and getting cold chills and shaking thinking I was getting cold) close to 4 hours.. Have been back for two touch up sessions and have the last one scheduled this week. If you notice the yellow areas in the whiskers and scales between the horns, a little more color saturation is needed to prevent the old image from showing through. Comments-Cover work can be very complex. Its a blend of design, choosing the appropriate colors that will cover light and dark and going larger to find a design that will obscure the old work. It may never be completely invisible, however the focus of the new work will draw the eye away from the previous work. Detailed shading and design is never one and done. Plan on more than visit to get the deep color saturation you desire and to cover the old areas. I waited 30 days in between sessions to allow my skin to heal and allow my artist to see what really needed to be done next. Learned a lot about what after care products I prefer. When doing a lot of shading work, some products with lidocaine do make a difference. While you might not experience the same level of relief on line work. When shading and the pores get opened up..there is a difference. At my age-(56) five hours is longest I can sit. Four hours is much easier. Having a cool artist that understands you and the end goal are very important. I wont be doing any more cover work but I plan on lots more ink. Have had a couple more new pieces since this piece was almost done. Hope this helps those thinking about cover work. My artist explained he would much rather work on a 20 year old piece than one done six months ago. Just one old guys experience.
  13. 11 points
    Oiocha

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Here is what we got done this weekend. Here is what we had before.
  14. 11 points
    viezure

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    My two days old tattoo, i'm really excited for it, love it! I did it on my "virgin" leg, as i want to dedicate this leg to this style of line work tattoo :) As a note, on my left leg i have colour neo traditional tattoos, on my left arm realism black&grey and on my right arm colour realism. I like a lot of styles apparently :) Done by Rares.
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    JTJTJT

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Progress pic on my arm black black and more black
  17. 11 points
    Valrie11

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    Getting there on the color
  18. 10 points
    JasonTO

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    First sesh with Kiku, at Invisible Ink, NYC. Going to add a snek and take it down to the ankle. That's why she's peering downwards: searching for her absent friend.
  19. 10 points
    Here we go then - From the Ministry in Farnham (UK) this afternoon :-) - getting there on this piece - another session booked for June.. The marvellous Ben Dunning again -
  20. 10 points
    rdinak

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Pardon the glare. First half a Sailor Jerry type tattoo. The lower half of the blade is going to come out of my chest just above the heart. A very personal spin on a classic. My artist did great this afternoon!
  21. 10 points
    jnin

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Snagged this from Scott Sylvia on his walk in day.
  22. 10 points
    zetroc

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Finished this one with the incredibly talented Kahlil Rintye at Tattoo City here in SF. It came to me in a dream of strange cities.. Cthulhu Rock of Ages, complete with fish-lady from Innsmouth wearing her sacred tiara. Photos don't do it justice. If you ever decide you need a large tattoo, I wholeheartedly recommend Kahlil for the job.
  23. 9 points
    bongsau

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got tattooed in Vancouver by a bunch of Edmonton homies: Sitting outside an Italian cafe on Commercial Drive and bump into Shawn "Deadly" Hedley who happened to also be in town and was hanging out next door at Unity Tattoo. So you wanna tattoo me right now? Sure let's do it bud. 30 minutes later... (goldfish is actually black & yellow). Shawn Hedley is great. Has a really cool aggressive style in the way he tattoos yet still his tattoos heal nice and smooth. Aftercare: walked all over Vancouver for 3 days straight with this thing rubbing on the inside hem of my jeans and drank a lot of beer. Head ringing, healing like a peach. Also got to see my other tatt-bros Teddy Kardos and King Len who were also in town and who have both tattooed me. Aside from hanging with my little bro in Vancouver, the main event of the my mini-trip was to reconnect with my old bud Shawn O'Connor. Shawn lives in Nelson, BC and was coming out to tattoo for a few days at Fraser Street Tattoo. Shawn's done half a dozen tatts on me but we haven't sat together in 4 years since he moved away from Edmonton. We did this crouching tiger blastover, 2 hours on the bread basket ... Fraser Street Tattoo had an awesome vibe and Shawn and I had a dope sesh. Saw my #1 tattbro Heidi who popped in to laugh at me. Got to meet Chad Woodley, have some show n tell in his shop and have some beers after. I'm already planning my next one to squinch in something from him next, he's a super nice guy and really skilled, I'd really like to experience his machine. Got some good mileage on my tattoos and my vans shoes. Vancouver, you are alright ;)
  24. 9 points
    Progress......
  25. 9 points
    bongsau

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Needed some blood letting therapy this weekend ... caught my homie Richard Harding at Champion Tattoo (Edmonton, AB) just as he wrapped up another tattoo and he was quite agreeable to stay late on a Sunday to do this walk-in second layer tattoo for me: spider shape is based off some old Pat Martyniuk flash, webbing was part draw on, part straight on with machine. we made waxed some ideads for some upcoming tattoo carnage. Turned out to be a really memorable Sunday evening.