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  1. 17 points
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Brain tumor follow-up yesterday. The net is that it’s bigger which could either mean the radiation is working (yea) or that it’s still growing (boo). I’m doing the PMA thing and going with the radiation is working. The concern is around my facial nerve and balance issues. I’m already walking like a drunk sometimes but the facial paralysis shit freaks me out. The funny part of today went like this: Dr. Neurosurgeon: How’s your hearing in your left ear? Me: It’s shot. Dr. Neurosurgeon: How’s your balance? Me: F*cked. Dr. Neurosurgeon smiles at me, looks at my leg and says: Is that a ray gun tattoo? Me: Yes, Dr. it is indeed a ray gun to commemorate my radiation. Dr. Neurosurgeon: That is the most brilliant thing I’ve ever seen. (Note: the barrel isn't crooked...straight lines on curvy body parts, ya know) Grez at Pagoda
  2. 17 points
    suburbanxcore

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Also posted in the Pagoda City thread, but he's my one-shot Pharoah's Cats from Scott Sylvia.
  3. 16 points
    Acedia

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    Day 2 down, both lower legs colored. Next trip we color the upper legs finishing up the full backpiece and then it's on to the front.
  4. 16 points
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    The Dobleman enhancement. ❤️
  5. 15 points
    Oiocha

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I’m incredibly bruised and tight but here is the progress!
  6. 15 points
    tertia

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I am low key obsessed with this traditional rose done for me by Tom Einheuser out of Union 3 Tattoo in Detroit over the weekend. I’m really pleased with the placement, and how my leg is finally starting to fill up! Here are links the artist and shop’s Instagram accounts: https://instagram.com/tattoos_by_tom_einheuser https://instagram.com/union_3_tattoo
  7. 15 points
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Horitomo. Two sessions, all electric (rotary and coil). Photos do not do this justice! I will say that first four hours of outlining and shading was super hateful. Of course, I am already considering having him do my left shin. What is wrong with me? 😜
  8. 15 points
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Walk-in with Ami last Thursday...
  9. 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! :)
  10. 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>>>
  11. 13 points
    Gpots

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Just got this cobra/elephant by Squid Yu on the front of my left leg just under the knee. Pretty stoked. Sent from my MI 6 using Tapatalk
  12. 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.
  13. 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)
  14. 12 points
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Side profile Lord Ganesha, made to fit by Robert. Another awesome tattoo located in a place that I will never see it.... 🙂
  15. 12 points
    tertia

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Picked up this dog rose from Cassandra Frances when I was in London a little over a week ago: I was nervous about what the dry air on an eight hour flight back home the next day would do to it. I originally planned to re-wrap at my artist’s recommendation, but when our first flight got cancelled and I didn’t want to struggle to A) try to wash it in an airport bathroom or B) leave it wrapped for 24 hours, I just put a little Aquaphor on it as usual and this has been one of my easiest heals so far. No stinging when I wash, swelling was gone within a day, no scabs.
  16. 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...
  17. 11 points
    Finally finished today, such a bittersweet feeling. Work by Guy Jones, Lucky Buddah tattoo Sacramento CA
  18. 11 points
    Acedia

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    The first part of my journey comes to an end after 3 years. Chris Crooks finished my entire back today. Time to start saving for the front!
  19. 11 points
    20 month after my first appointment, after 40h in 12 sessions, my back was finally finished a week ago. I'm so happy that I'm done for now but there are already some plans if and what possibly could be my next step towards an even more colorfull body....😋 Not sure if I'll first go for my right butt cheek and upper thights or if I'll start with my arms... But well, that's the future. Won't probably get anything new until end 2019 or even 2020. At least not until I was able to put some money aside to get it done in a foreseeable period of time.
  20. 11 points
    AtomicMagpye

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    done - at least for a while -
  21. 11 points
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Here is a sneak peak of one side of my leg...
  22. 11 points
    Stephanie

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    more tiger this week - nearly there!! Really scared as pretty much all ass left and based on how uncomfortable the top of my ass was I am not excited for my next session [emoji23][emoji51][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 11 points
    Oiocha

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Here is what we got done this weekend. Here is what we had before.
  24. 10 points
    pam

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this little bowl of ramen tattooed while I was in Tokyo a couple of weeks ago. Picture taken immediately after session so it’s a little reddish but it has healed really nicely.
  25. 10 points
    oboogie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Today’s piece. On the back of the arm with the Ganesh from a month ago.
  26. 10 points
    Stephanie

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    I am FINISHED yaaassss!!!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. 10 points
    scottyg

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    progress....
  28. 10 points
    viezure

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Hey everyone, here's my most recent tattoo, done last weekend at the Bucharest tattoo convention by the awesome noayanni. I'm extremely happy with how it turned out and how it ties to my other Ripley tattoo :) Click for video
  29. 10 points
    zetroc

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got a shark on my leg from Matt Howse at Idle Hand, and the next day my brother got a similar shark on his right shoulder. Matt's sharks are the best, and he's a great guy. Turns out we went to the same high school. What are the odds?
  30. 10 points
    oboogie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this little Keith Haring fella today from an artist named Erik at a shop near me. He was the victim of a hate crime, and I wanted to support his return to work (His wrist was badly injured, and he couldn't work for over a month.) It's tiny. I like him.
  31. 10 points
    Dan

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    got this little palm tree Friday the 13th banger today, Haiku Tattoo-Tattoos by Yasmine Anderson Maui https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1023120837/haiku-tattoo-tattoos-by-yasmine-anderson/
  32. 9 points
    Cody Deegan

    How is this tattoo going to age?

    This is a tattoo I have on my leg which was done 22 years ago. It looked completely legible at the time. Now the black mass of hair and the face have become quite obscured. The one redeeming factor with time is that the ink tends to fade a bit in intensity, which means the option for a touch up after a good chunk of time can help remedy an old tattoo. I may one day get this one reworked with more whites to help create better separations. But ultimately it was a bad design choice. I thought maybe sharing an aged tattoo with lots of black could help this thread.
  33. 9 points
    Finished my back piece yesterday.
  34. 9 points
    Decay

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    My humble addition! It has a bit of glue (after second skin application) on it still.
  35. 9 points
    Gingerninja

    Tattoo Year in Review

    Happy New Year! Let's see...Tomo, Dan Sinnes, Paul Dobleman, Robert Ryan, DJ Rose, Laurent, Nick Colella, Grez, Mike Rubendall, Austin Maples and Stewart Robson rounded out 2018. 2019 will be a slower year but I hope still rad. ETA: Hendricks and Bryan Kienlen! Thanks to all of you for your support. Wishing you an amazing 2019!
  36. 9 points
    J.Stell

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    It is the center of the compass that has to do with the Sword of Fudo.... Immovable... The place that keeps all things in their order.... I believe... The Book "immovable" is what we referenced... When we were drawing the piece up... Weldon was the only person I knew Richard wouldn't be mad dogging the whole time.... Richard fell asleep on the shop couch.... I really love the piece. Never thought I would get anything above the boobs....
  37. 9 points
    otisc

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    November 28 -- 2nd sleeve begins. Once again, we returned to the studios of world traveling artist Scott Ellis. He's spent most of the last six months hopscotching Europe. I was happy to know ahead of time that he'd be back in Austin Texas for a few week -- plenty of time to start sleeve #2. Scott suggested we try a Phoenix for this sleeve. Seemed to fit well with the dragon. Here is his notebook prior to my arriving: As before, Scott creates the design in freehand. Took him about 3.25 hours. And as before, he was ever the perfectionist -- at one point an hour in wiping off my arm and starting again because he felt the bird's head was an inch off from where he wanted it. As we progress, Scott goes through about four layers, increasing the detail with ever more fine brushes along the way. Below are layer #3 and #4: Taken in mirror: And at least, we ink! 2.5 hours of linework. Unfortunately, Scott is back off to Europe... so no shading stage until April. That's okay, it is worth the wait to be worked on by a master.
  38. 9 points
    Dan

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    here is my Halloween banger on my right knee ditch, by Brandon @ sacred owl tattoo, Penryn,Ca fun place to get tattooed ! LOL
  39. 9 points
    JAC1961

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I got my third tattoo last Wednesday... the tattoo I always thought would be my first, a family tribute. I asked for suggestions on it here a while back and tried to put them to good use. I stayed away from heavy on text and went with something more graphic and symbolic. We all like the Pixar movie "Up" so I used that as a theme and added my wife's, daughter's and grandkids' first initials in heart shaped balloons with their birth stone colors. It was done by Jaimi Mullholand at Broad Wing Tattoo in Bowling Green, OH. I'm super pleased with it and ready for my next.
  40. 9 points
    oboogie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this little Clockwork Orange Hot Stuff yesterday. I’ve admired the flash sheet for ages, and I wanted another tattoo. So I got him.
  41. 9 points
    pfj99

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    My sleeve is almost finished, and I love it. I thought the panda would be my first and only tattoo. Hahahaha!
  42. 9 points
    Kevinb52

    Pagoda City 2018

    Not the best photos due to lighting and wrapping but to give you an idea!
  43. 8 points
    SStu

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Still healing a little bit on these, but we're mostly there. I love the way Randy Muller tied it all together - even matching styles/patterns on my other work:
  44. 8 points
    Oiocha

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Hi guys, some of you saw on instagram but I'm back from my visit with tomo and uploaded the progress pictures for my back. It was a doozy as always but I had a great time.
  45. 8 points
    Tsam

    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    And I'm back! Had my first session a few days ago, we went for about 7 and a half hours or so and got all the outline done. Was definitely a tough session, the kidneys, parts just below my neckline and the tailbone were all particularly unpleasant. I'm hoping the shading will go a little easier on me. We're going to add some more at some point so that my ass is covered, probably flowers or some cool swirling wind bars. Next session is another day in about three weeks or so. I couldn't be happier with how its looking currently, I just wish I didn't have the view intruded upon by the old pieces, still, they'll be gone soon enough! I can't wait to see how it all unfolds from here really.
  46. 8 points
    Gingerninja

    Pagoda City 2018

    My little kappa.
  47. 8 points
    SStu

    Penis tattoo advice

    1. You've only been thinking about this for a month or so 2. You don't have any other real tattoos or tattoo experience 3. Any tattooer who might be willing to black out any novice's genitals would be highly suspect in my book . . .
  48. 8 points
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Another souvenir from my trip to Spider Murphys last month by Laurent Trelaun.
  49. 8 points
    bongsau

    Hand Tattoos

    Healing is worse than the tattoo on the hand. I dry healed my hands as I now do for all my tattoos. It was the scariest and most painful healing experience in my 15 years getting tattoo. But I received them from one of the best cats around, so even though it looked like my hand was a candidate for an amputation, by the end of a grueling 6 week period it looked immaculate and no ink was lost. I had faith the entire time in what my tattooist had made for me. This is precisely why one should wait and explore tattooing on other parts of the body that are easier to heal and gain a better understanding of what tattooing is.
  50. 8 points
    rufio

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....