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  1. Just had my first session on my back piece 😍 covering up a couple little sticker tattoos while we’re at it. I’m in love. Work is being done by Travis Hulshizer at the green gazelle is KC MO. I can’t say enough good things about him. Turkey vultures are my favorite bird and I’ve been dreaming of a large scale piece with one in it. I told him the vaguest of ideas and he delivered this. I’m SO excited. Also holy shit the back hurts
    10 points
  2. We did finally finish the bat:
    10 points
  3. 22 hours in! I’m in love. I know people think it’s weird a woman has a turkey vulture back piece but I’m stoked ❤️
    8 points
  4. Here's a decent photo of it. Nearly healed now. 🙂 This was a gift from my tattoo artist ... he's moving three hours away. Boooooo. But I'm happy for him. It's a great new studio, and he'll be closer to his family.
    8 points
  5. Hey all, haven't been around for a while but I did go through another shading session with Chad on the big bat that I thought I would share.
    8 points
  6. Hygge.

    Upcoming Tattoos

    more pictures! I also got a traditional piece in May! I must say it's my favourite piece so far :) Enviado desde mi Redmi Note 8 Pro mediante Tapatalk
    8 points
  7. Done two days ago, very happy!
    8 points
  8. 4 more hours down, 16 so far. The yellow stained lots of the black and will mellow out once it peels/heals. The wings are mostly black/brown. Here's how my sessions go Hour 1: this isn't as bad as I remembered it Hour 2: uh oh, this is worse than I remembered Hour 3: Ok maybe we should stop this looks fine unfinished Hour 4: I am dying and need to stop immediately (said in my head every minute until he tells me we're done)
    7 points
  9. Just thought I’d share some progress on my turkey vulture back piece. Around 12 hours in and it’s coming together! This piece has really tested me mentally and physically. I just got out of Covid quarantine and my body was not at all prepared to handle a tattoo. This last 4.5 hour session was brutal. I feel like such a little baby but this back piece has been deeply painful! I love being tattooed but getting them... do not enjoy
    7 points
  10. 5 + years later update. What an absolutely wild ride tattooing is.
    7 points
  11. No photos to share right now, but we finally finished my leg sleeve last Saturday. Yeah!!!
    7 points
  12. Got this guy from Scott Harrison last Sunday. Aside from the dope tattoo, I also got some great stories. If you're anywhere near the PNW, you should make your way to Portland and get work from this legend before he re-retires!
    7 points
  13. Dan

    Hey

    7 points
  14. cyoonit123

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Just got this done by Matt Truiano in NYC!
    7 points
  15. 6 points
  16. Got this a few weeks ago when Josh had a cancellation. Little bird friend.
    6 points
  17. 6 points
  18. 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.
    6 points
  19. Somebody is always going to whine about your tattoos. Get what you want. Don't give other people power over your life. Check out my back piece, I fully endorse the idea of a full back Hannya.
    5 points
  20. Latest… https://imgur.com/gallery/LdFchEI
    5 points
  21. Yakuza bath house, 1947
    5 points
  22. Got my whole back and butt cheeks lined last weekend, and I was expecting the absolute worse. I will say that certain spots were awful (base of spine, love handles), but the stomach was definitely worse for me. The very first line that hit my stomach made my entire body flush and start sweating in a way that was disgusting and embarrassing. Haha.
    5 points
  23. Just got a new little filler piece on the back of my leg from Dave Fox tonight.
    5 points
  24. I also had my first session on my back, and yes, it did hurt! I knew to expect pain and it fully delivered. Worse than chest or stomach. Design and work by @ilejarvinen
    5 points
  25. DirtyLuck

    Use of Painkillers

    The only thing we will allow in our shop is ibuprofin or tylenol. If you come in inebriated, you will be asked to leave. Zero tolerance for it in our spot. People made stupid decisions sober, much less while f**ked up, also they tend to get super mouthy, wont sit still, bleed out quicker/more, and generally get on your nerves...
    5 points
  26. Hi guys, I've been reading LST for awhile and decided to de-lurk upon receiving my second tattoo. Here it is, I'm very pleased with it:
    5 points
  27. Dan

    Touchup time frame

    any new ink will blend just fine, it will look brighter at first, but after a few months it will all look the same, relax,it will be fine,
    5 points
  28. Hey guys, Reviving the full back piece experience thread. So I had never been tattooed before and last year I decided to dive in for my first one and begin my traditional Japanese full back, (cause if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing properly right 😂) The tattooer is Matt Collins at Unseen in Adelaide. I know I don’t have anything to compare it to, but having read this thread I know what you all say about full backs is 100% true, it is damn hard work. We’ve just completed all of the background and that last session shading in rocks over the tailbone was definitely brutal. Abo
    5 points
  29. My favorite is a rose & hoju morph from Grez. Indeed i have amazing memories but, yeah, it's my favorite.
    5 points
  30. SStu

    Your favorite tattoo?

    like children. loved each in it's own way, and some are just painful lessons 🤪
    5 points
  31. Hi Friends! I'm new here. In November I'll be starting a full back piece. My artist is Travis Hulshizer at The Green Gazelle in Kansas City. We wrapped up my sleeve a couple years ago and finally am ready to start my next project. It'll be a full back piece centered around a turkey vulture with feminine imagery to balance it. I'm also a VERY anxious person and am already nervous about the pain. I was able to sit for 5-6 hour sessions for my sleeve but I hear the back is pretty rough. Also, for ladies, and tips on the best way to dress for comfort and easy access to my full back? Thanks!
    5 points
  32. I haven’t got any back pieces done but I have my shoulder. Why not try wearing a bikini top? Then that way there’s only two strings to contend with and they can be untied when he gets to the center. Your front would still be covered (you’d be lying on your stomach most likely, or maybe sitting in a chair leaning on the back?). Your sleeve is amazing, I love it.
    5 points
  33. Dan

    New tattoo regret

    it looks cool, I like it,it does not look like a swastika to me.tell your friend to stfu
    5 points
  34. Hygge.

    Upcoming Tattoos

    I finally did it! took more than anticipated due to the pandemic but it's done :) Enviado desde mi Redmi Note 8 Pro mediante Tapatalk
    5 points
  35. scottyg

    Tattoo Video Stills

    Hey guys. In like 2016 a film student made a video of an old session of mine getting waves and leaves added to my turtle by Takashi Matsuba in his old studio. Thought I'd post some stills from the video here. The video's locked, but it's cool.
    5 points
  36. Gingerninja

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Garver to continue on my arm and Rubendall to finally finish my leg! I had appointments in April for both then you know, the Corona. I am a little twitchy about flying to NYC for Garver, TBH. I plan to drive to LI for Mike.
    5 points
  37. Rob

    Hey everyone!

    Ryan Thomas at Black13 in Nashville. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  38. @FXRrich, it's a pleasure to revisit LST and see some worthwhile content... especially on one of the coolest threads. I remember seeing or reading Myke's interview from Tattoo Artist Magazine and getting those same vibes that you described. There are many tattooers with similar traits who provide great experiences and create amazing stories to tell. I'd love to hear your experience, but burying it in this thread doesn't seem like it would do it justice. I'm not sure I've seen another thread with that content, but I'm thinking we could start one where folks can share their experiences
    4 points
  39. SStu

    Worst tattoo

    You'd have to talk to a laser technician that might recognize what's going on there. Sure couldn't hurt to talk with one or three.
    4 points
  40. it would be fine, no badness at all
    4 points
  41. andysnowmi

    Looking for advice

    After 7months finally the tattoo is completed, here some pictures of the final result just after completing the last line
    4 points
  42. Ribz....and the wind.
    4 points
  43. We get this question a couple of times a week. A tattoo take 4 - 6 weeks to heal. Unless it's red, oozing, smells bad, extremely painful, just let it heal. You won't know what it's going to look like until it's healed. No sneak previews.
    4 points
  44. Hogrider

    Tattoo healing

    I know you can't tell me anything for 3 or 4 weeks, but can you tell me anyway???
    4 points
  45. I must admit the flakes of skin that are coming off are still coming off a little bit sticky with the Dermalize that didn’t come off. Thank you all for putting my mind at ease a bit! 🙂 Here’s my other tattoo on the other side 🙂
    4 points
  46. All parts of the back are not equal. I almost fell asleep while my artist was working on my upper back. When he hit the love handles though, that smarts!
    4 points
  47. Just got back from my first session since the pandemic hit. Never had a chance to get a touch up and glad that I was finally able to! My artist, Joshua Ross, gave it another pass through (going over the outlines especially). Should settle in nicely once healed. Now on to the itching, my favorite part. And whatever anxieties I felt a few weeks back have subsided. I'm embarrassed to have freaked out over it, and I really am quite proud of the way it's come out. Btw, I was stoked to find out that my tattoo was featured in the official Queen fan club magazine this month. Anyway, thanks to everyone
    4 points
  48. SStu

    Infected tattoo

    It still looks very wet. If you're putting anything on it not prescribed by your doctor then stop, for sure. Tattoos need air to heal.
    4 points
  49. Switched it up slightly so the clouds were on the outside - I’ll update once healed too
    4 points
  50. 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."
    4 points


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