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  1. 15 points
    Boiled Dove

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Little outline Chad carved into me yesterday morning.
  2. 14 points
    latest jammer Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 13 points
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Back from London. It was good. ❤️ Mike finished the background on my leg and Valerie did a rad geisha for me.
  4. 12 points
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Finished up my sleeve this past weekend at Pagoda by Grez. Here's a little peek...
  5. 12 points
    Hands On

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I got this Filipino tribal collar/chest from Melissa Manuel at Humble Beginnings in San Jose, CA. I feel so much more complete! This is how it was lookin' before, after the two chest pieces from Walter McDonald.
  6. 11 points
    Hogrider

    Tattoo issues

    Try walking on your feet, not the tattoo! Seriously though, that's very common for lower leg tattoos, give it a week. Then give it 4-8 weeks to heal completely.
  7. 11 points
    Peedib89

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Not really a new tattoo but I got a call from the shop that did my tattoos. They are having a professional photographer come in to shoot some of the artists favorite pieces and the artist who did mine choose one of mine as one of his favorites that he wanted shot. Thought that was pretty sweet. I’m guessing it’s the clipper ship but I’m not sure.
  8. 10 points
    Oiocha

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Finished with Mike and finally got to posting it. Super stoked on how it came out and how easy it was to get lines and shading in one session and color the next.
  9. 10 points
    Dan

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I got a little gap filler from Greg Christian today
  10. 10 points
    otisc

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Making progress on sleeve number two from Scott Ellis at Triple Crown in Austin, Texas. 5.5 hours of coloring yesterday. Next appointment: April 2020!
  11. 9 points
    ughanxiousppl

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Jammy jammer Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 9 points
    oboogie

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Finishing my left sleeve next week!
  13. 9 points
    ughanxiousppl

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Back progress. 3 sessions in. I will probably start a reaper back thread eventually. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 9 points
    oboogie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Left elbow yesterday. Left it until the very last. Yeeeeeouch. Next is the fill in to finally finish the sleeve.
  15. 9 points
    Russ

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    It's been a good while since I posted on here so here are a few bits I've had over the last year or two, there are more but these are the only ones that I have pics to hand. A couple from Steve Byrne My leg as been in progress for about two years now, one session to go, by Damien Rodriguez Oliver Macintosh
  16. 8 points
    JAC1961

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Here's a small one I got yesterday. It's a snail warrior, a symbol of the band Heilung. They play music derived from pre-viking northern tribes. Very ancestral.
  17. 8 points
    SJP0tato

    New to the game

    Session #3 done, I'm really happy with how things are shaping up! Looks like one more session to add in a few more fine details, and then fill in a bit of background/border. I still need to come up with something for the background, I think something relatively simple so it doesn't detract from the main subjects is probably best (any ideas or suggestions would be awesome too).
  18. 8 points
    Oiocha

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Art is pain. We have one inner thigh and cheek left to go and it was easily harder than the ribs. We did some shading on the cat and the difference it made was beautiful. Without further adieu:
  19. 8 points
    Dennis

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    First tattoo in years (since my Kore Flatmo sleeve), Namakubi on my foot by Kurt Wiscombe. I hate getting my feet tattooed!
  20. 8 points
    Dope new bat head I got the other day
  21. 8 points
    Bashley

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Newest addition! [emoji7][emoji257] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. 8 points
    JasonTO

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Kiku, Invisible Ink, New York City, NY Four sessions deep.
  23. 8 points
    Bashley

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Update with color! [emoji216] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 8 points
    niceandall

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Haven’t posted in awhile. I only had two tattoos the last time I posted, I’m up to 5, about to get two fillers and going to japan in February and getting one there as well Here’s one of my more recent ones. Done by Nhat Be in Vietnam, it’s been healed around 7-8 months now?
  25. 8 points
    Bashley

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Work in progress! Getting color on the 18th!! :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. 8 points
    aant

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Here’s my progress so far on my sleeve from Bobby Cupparo @ LOVEMACHINE N.Y.C. We’re about 25 hours in so far - I think we’ve roughly got about that left before the project is finished. I had (and have) ink fallout from black inks so my blacks usually need some touching up. The lionness was the first piece of the sleeve to be worked on, and was recently worked on this past Saturday. The mandrill is a few months finished at this point. Everything usually gets touched up a slight bit going into each session to address problem areas.
  27. 8 points
    Shoulder part is complete
  28. 7 points
    Hogrider

    Rate my tattoo - Direction and help

    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."
  29. 7 points
    Dan

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    so me and my wife met with Oliver at the Feather Falls Tattoo expo and I got the horseshoe on my left knee ditch and she got the turtle on her left leg to go with a mermaid and octopus that he did a couple years ago.
  30. 7 points
    metalmancpa

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    3 sessions on the thigh - finished Mar 2019. I go to my tattoo artist (Gunnar Gaylord now in OH) and tell him this......I had a childhood nightmare which I remember to this day. I was looking down the laundry shoot in the hallway and saw Rocky standing there looking in horror as Bullwinkle got eaten by the oil burner in the basement. This is what he came up with.
  31. 7 points
    oboogie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I got the outside of my right thigh done yesterday. Some black and grey peonies by Josh Henderson at Brainstorm Tattoo.
  32. 7 points
    Carmelita

    Anxiety ridden canvases

    As you might remember my story about almost 2 years ago and I want to thank you guys again for how much you've been uplifting me with your honesty and your words. This post tattoo anxiety seems a very common thing. It hit me as well even though I was planning on getting a big one for many years. Many people have contacted me and having those feelings seems to be a very common thing, there seems to be the same pattern that people are going through. It looks to me that nowadays people want to have a solution for everything immediately if they don't feel comfortable with something. People don't know how to be patient anymore and get rid of something if they don't like it. People compare themselves way too much with others as it's what social media does with many people's minds. There are quite a few reasons that I could write about regarding post tattoo anxiety and I was thinking about posting my experience here as so many people have been reaching out to me and I can see there seems to be a common psychological process (I just don't really have the time to write things down in detail) Anyway: I can assure to everyone with this anxiety: YOU WILL GET OVER IT and live will go on. It might take some time but you will get there. Don't be hard on yourself and even if right now you're having panic attacks (which is a horrible feeling), it'll get less and you'll come to love your tattoo. It's a change you've done to your body and now your mind needs some time to adjust. Don't forget that you love tattoos and why you love them because this is hopefully the reason why you decided to get them.
  33. 7 points
    Hogrider

    Anxiety ridden canvases

    They spend too much time thinking about how cool they’ll be and too little time thinking about this artist, the design, the aftercare, the stigma, and the fact that unlike on TV, having one removed isn’t a painless 10 minute process that leaves the skin looking like new. in short, they don’t think the whole thing through.
  34. 7 points
    oboogie

    Anxiety ridden canvases

    I have no idea. I feel like maybe people who never would have gotten tattoos are getting them now because they are more mainstream, but then they appear to suddenly realize it is permanent? I don't know, but it feels like 90% of newbies come here to talk about their anxiety over a new tattoo. Sigh.
  35. 7 points
    AverageJer

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    New frog from the annual Sailor Jerry Day party at Leviticus Tattoo in Minneapolis. Done by thomas_titus. Koi in the background done by Flip McCoy at Steve's Tattoo in Madison about two months ago.
  36. 7 points
    Baboom

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Freddy Corbin in February. It’s been a while since I logged on.
  37. 7 points
    hi,you have "tattoo remorse", it's very common,it will go away, your tattoo is a nice tattoo, don't get any laser done, it will fade and lighten naturally over time, now,put a tank top on and show it with pride,nobody is going to think less of you,and if they do that's their problem.
  38. 7 points
    jaimilyn

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Going back today to finish the shading on this bad boy. So excited!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  39. 7 points
    ughanxiousppl

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Couple jammers from a few weeks ago. Prepping for another session on my back today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  40. 7 points
    Hogrider

    Tattoo Faded

  41. 7 points
    Boiled Dove

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Hey all, been gone for a while, hope everyone is well. I have time scheduled with Chad Koeplinger in about a month to do my chest. This is probably gonna be my first multi session tattoo. Just breezed through the new tattoo pics, y'all age getting some great shit out there.
  42. 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.
  43. 6 points
    Hello Last Sparrow Forum. Got my first tattoo around 1999 at 222 Tattoo in San Francisco. (Just to put the time in context: this was so long ago, I had to type out my idea, print it out, and FEDEX it to the shop. Also, I actually picked up the phone, and called to make an appt) Stopped getting tattooed around 2002. At that point, I had an above the elbow half sleeve and 1/2 chest panel. I didn't get tattooed again for 15 years. Jumped back in in 2017, when I saw the amazing things that people were pulling off now. I feel pretty fortunate to have gotten tattooed by some really cool artists. Finished my right arm this last Christmas, and I have 98% of a full chest done. I didn't plan on a sleeve or a chest piece when I got my first tattoo 20 years ago. I had NO plan, but in my opinion - it's a testament to the power of great artists that my patchwork collection of dissimilar ideas can live together in some cohesive way. I put a bunch of pictures down below.
  44. 6 points
    Dan

    Anxiety ridden canvases

    this is a thing for me,I believe face, neck, and hand tattoos are earned after being heavily tattooed on other parts of the body.
  45. 6 points
    AtomicMagpye

    Anxiety ridden canvases

    I reckon it goes a bit like this.... Being tattooed has become more socially acceptable (at least in the UK). This has removed one barrier to being tattooed (at least in the view of some who care about that sort of thing). Tattooing is more accessible. There are more tattoo studios - and it's easier to get an understanding of the process and book an appointment. This has removed another barrier (at least in some who wouldn't have made the effort). Tattooing is now seen as desirable in some social milieu. This has encouraged some who are influenced by that kind of thing to have a tattoo - when maybe that shouldn't be a primary reason. The "being tattooed progression" also appears to have changed with the above. Shoulder to upper arm to (maybe) lower arm to hands (unusual) to face (very unusual) has migrated to lower arm, hands etc as potentially a first tattoo. But then again - "I used to be with it, but then they changed what "it" was, and now what I'm with isn't "it""..... 😕
  46. 6 points
    JasonTO

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Aaron Coleman, Immaculate Tattoo, Mesa, AZ One of those not-quite-their-own-piece-not-quite-part-of-a-bigger-piece deals. Banged out over two days. Cobra is from a couple years back.
  47. 6 points
    just got my second bigger tattoo on my arm and i’m already in love with it!!
  48. 6 points
    Oiocha

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I got started with Mike Wilson on my calf, big ol' flying tiger. I'm excited to share it once its done.
  49. 6 points
    Dan

    15th Annual Bay Area Tattoo Convention

    so I got a little hula lady from Tim Hendricks yesterday, it was a beautiful day at the bay and I had a great time at the show. my wife made choc chip cookies for them. I have tons of pics of the booths and artist I will post later.
  50. 6 points
    jaimilyn

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    My biggest tattoo so far, scarab and mandala. I love it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk