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  1. 11 points
    jadore

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Done two days ago, very happy!
  2. 11 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.
  3. 10 points
    Boiled Dove

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    We did finally finish the bat:
  4. 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.
  5. 10 points
    Dan

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I got a little gap filler from Greg Christian today
  6. 9 points
    Anxioussoup

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    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
  7. 9 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.
  8. 9 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!
  9. 8 points
    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.
  10. 8 points
    oboogie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    My artist's shop reopened with one person at a time and only two artists working. Everyone wears masks, and they can only get in a couple of scheduled tattoos a day (no walk-ins). Got this yesterday. My artist and I both love John Prine.
  11. 8 points
  12. 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).
  13. 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:
  14. 8 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.
  15. 8 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.
  16. 8 points
    Dope new bat head I got the other day
  17. 7 points
    Gingerninja

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    No photos to share right now, but we finally finished my leg sleeve last Saturday. Yeah!!!
  18. 7 points
    Hands On

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    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!
  19. 7 points
    Dan

    Hey

  20. 7 points
    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
  21. 7 points
    cyoonit123

    Upcoming Tattoos

    Just got this done by Matt Truiano in NYC!
  22. 7 points
    Hollie

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Recently got my first tattoo in the US. Originally from New Zealand where I have three others. Super happy with the result, two sessions 15/16 hours total. Done at stained skin in Columbus Ohio. Excuse the swelling on the inside and outside of my bicep, that shits painful LOL.
  23. 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."
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 7 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 6 points
    Dustingormley

    Apprentice Drawings

    5 + years later update. What an absolutely wild ride tattooing is.
  30. 6 points
    Dan

    Hey from Minneapolis!

  31. 6 points
    Got this a few weeks ago when Josh had a cancellation. Little bird friend.
  32. 6 points
    Dan

    you want a tattoo

  33. 6 points
    SStu

    Anxiety ridden canvases

    It is INSANE how much this topic has come up in the last year or less. 2-5 years ago it was a really rare topic but now we're getting at least 2 new posts/week from people who are new to tattoos and whose 1st post is about how much getting a tattoo has adversely affected their well being. WTF is going on!!??
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 6 points
    Dan

    post your 2019 tattoos

    my 2019 tattoos,-- Tim Hendricks..Tim Hendricks..Em Scott..Tanya Martin..Tommy Montoya..Greg Christian
  37. 6 points
    Hygge.

    Upcoming Tattoos

    I have an appointment next month with didac (@didactattoo on ig) for a big black panther covered in red hearts. I am so excited! It is going to be my biggest piece so far (about 35 cm)
  38. 6 points
    JAC1961

    Anxiety ridden canvases

    I don't get it either. If anything, it gave me a sense of accomplishment and overcoming of anxiety, not creating it. I think too many people today is the simplest things as the end of the world instead of just getting over it and going on with life. Not to sound like an old fart, but I think too many people today don't know what real hardship really is.
  39. 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""..... 😕
  40. 6 points
    SStu

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Alcohol. Not the type you apply - the type you ingest.
  41. 6 points
    My first tattoo was super fun, if not perfect. Both the tattoo artist and I missed a spot at the top left hand corner of the tattoo (the stencil didn't transfer fully), and I'm not sure it's entirely symmetrical or on straight, but I'm neither symmetrical nor straight so I guess it works. This is it fresh: And 48h after!
  42. 6 points
    ughanxiousppl

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Jammy jammer Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  43. 5 points
    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.
  44. 5 points
    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
  45. 5 points
    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.
  46. 5 points
    AtomicMagpye

    Your favorite shop & COVID-19

    Tattoo studios are all shut in the UK also right now - I'm looking out on IG for art/prints/Tshirts to buy - there's a couple that are going to be doing that - I'm also hoping the Govt over here sorts out some money for self employed people while they are mandating the shut down.
  47. 5 points
    Hogrider

    New & considering a coverup

    Lines don’t heal crooked. They are put on crooked.
  48. 5 points
    Hogrider

    Looking for advice

    I wouldn't throw anything else in there. That's already very busy.
  49. 5 points
    Virtualanimegf

    Hello!

    Hey, thank you! It went great! She was fabulous to work w and I think I was pretty okay too - I was twitching a bit by the end, but no complaining and a good tip! thanks for the insight 🙂
  50. 5 points
    tcgjake

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Got this Kobe ghost from Johnny Vampotna at Thunderbird Tattoo on Saturday. I also have my 3rd and final session for my half sleeve coming up next Saturday.