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jacoboxsi

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  1. I have a quick question and couldn't find anything about this on LST but I had a friend of a friend come to me about post-chemotherapy tattoos. He went through chemo about 3 years ago and now suffers from multiple immune deficiencies but wants to get some work done. Now, I have experience tattooing diabetics and the whole healing process, dealing with recent A1C % levels needing to be on point pre and post-tattoo but this is a whole new ball game. My only idea at the moment is to try a small tattoo, maybe something on the wrist or foot but even that seems a little sketch because who knows how
  2. oh definitely. that's one thing i've always been really closed mouth about. thanks to everyone for the insight. haha
  3. Didn't think about it that way at all. I know if I'm eating some spaghetti with a fellow artist it's a lot different. thanks for the insight. I can be pretty ignorant to the fact that there are folks out there that may not know what they're doing and try and emulate what others do. Wouldn't want someone out there to get fucked up by using a method that may be particular to that artist. thanks guys!
  4. i'm speaking of what I use personally. like when i'm tattooing not when im getting worked on.
  5. had someone tell me that i shouldn't post about what equipment I use personally. I totally get that you don't spill other's beans, that's not really cool. but if it's my own, that should be fine right? read the rules and it seemed to apply to exposing other's set-ups. confused...
  6. i think im understanding what you're unhappy with. the trees do kind of look like they were just placed there but maybe try and add on to it. it looks a little bare but it's a well done tattoo and i really dig how heavy some of the shading is. really hard to pull that off while still keeping it legible. i'd recommend adding on to it. more trees maybe? maybe even sharper edged on them? user pref. but i think it's pretty dope.
  7. Totally get where you're coming from, this girl is hella tattooed though and has only had problems with her hand. Her interests are the same as mine in that of pure curiosity and work place functions. this is more for those out there who might have people coming to them about questions. *shrugs* you're right about aftercare being a bit over talked about. it gets annoying. i guess i'm just curious.
  8. This dingleberry I went to high school with came to me for a lion. Told him I don't do realistic but I can stylize it with heavy linework and dot work (this was about two years ago) said he was all in. Tight. Then asked how much. When I told him 150, which is a fucking steal, he got upset and said his cousin said he'll tattoo it for a 12 pack of beer. Nothing good can come after this. A few days later this is whats up on facebook with the caption, "Can't tame the beast in me." Let the laughs begin.
  9. I find that I keep talking about my blackwork as of lately but it's been so relevent as of late (even two years into process). But I decided to add to this little politically correct anarchy symbol on my knee cap with what's derivative of mursi tribe's scarification, mostly dots and lines that resemble the skin of the crocodile. It shows your strength as a warrior and spiritual dedication, around that we've begun to blackout from there down to my ankle. I've got a LONG way to go but at one point, I let two people (who sadly no longer tattoo) work on me at once and man, what a spiritual journey
  10. Alright guys and gals, I know there has been a bit of talk about Saniderm and I've posted about this in another thread but I decided to start a little experiment. A few days ago a regular client/friend of mine sent me a text asking about Saniderm and just had a friend who got a decent sized full-colour piece done and healed it completely with the said product. I've asked a few friends of mine in the tattoo industry their thoughts and most of them reacted the same way I did, "Never heard of it but why would you cover a tattoo for three days?". Then things got a little interesting. I asked fri
  11. Alright guys and gals, I know there has been a bit of talk about Saniderm and I've posted about this in another thread but I decided to start a little experiment. A few days ago a regular client/friend of mine sent me a text asking about Saniderm and just had a friend who got a decent sized full-colour piece done and healed it completely with the said product. I've asked a few friends of mine in the tattoo industry their thoughts and most of them reacted the same way I did, "Never heard of it but why would you cover a tattoo for three days?". Then things got a little interesting. I asked fri
  12. i see a huge number of "nope". i'm all for it. really want my face done. if anyone is into xmen, I really want the mutant M that was made popular during dofp and x-cutioners song. feel such a strong connection to being labeled "different" or "mutie" that it just feels natural to one day bare that for the rest of my life. i get the social stigma of facial tattoos but sometimes people should open their minds to other's choices. such a cliche ass post but it all depends on that person and whether or not they mind the stares. i do hate all these young kids wanting to be hard with a face tattoo and
  13. Kneecap. Always the kneecap. I fell asleep during my feet. Actually instructed a friend on tattooing my toes. She was an ex piercer a Needle Pushers. Was totally eating a snow cone through that one but i trusted her big time since she know basically how the epidermis functions. My fingers (3rd metacarpal just before the nail. could be using the wrong anatomical description) were a bitch but it's gotta be the kneecap for me. Not looking forward to touching that up. Not at all.
  14. I get asked about my blackout all the damn time. "But why would you want to just get the colour black? I mean, did you just run out of ideas?" "Are you just trying to look dirty?" My favorite one: "But what happens when you get old? You're just going to have a black leg." The second I tell them that you can tattoo over it, that spawns a whole new era and stupid questions. Don't even get me started on my ears....
  15. Sorry if im reopening an old thread, my apologies. I actually had a client today tell me about it and brought some in. I had heard about it and talking to my buddies at Element Tattoo Supply in Garden Grove, I basically came to the conclusion that if it ain't broke, don't fix it since I heal everything pretty much dry except for the first 4 hours or so. When I get work and what I advise my clients to do is after my layer of aquaphor immediately following the tattoo, rinse with water and no soap when they're all settled down in their homes for the day/night after removing the wrapping (so like
  16. I ended up developing a concept recently. My first tattoo was a colouring book rendition of The Scream on my right forearm. I had wanted to do more fine art pieces from a colouring book is had the idea from in the first place. Then just talking to my wife's artist Ray of Blackletter Tattoo about a traditional style Wednesday Addams, it escalated to wanting a whole sleeve of women from horror. I yet to start but the more I think about it, the more I get that itch.
  17. Great point. I've done work that I personally was like, "eh, could've been better." and the client is so ecstatic about it that I find myself chasing my tail for answers. Everything is subjective. Obviously, the said tattoo in this thread isn't horrible. The majority is very clean, easy to read, and all around a nice tattoo. No need to worry about anything other than pleasing the client.
  18. To be honest, I'm just working from home at the moment. I had the lot of my equipment stolen by some shady roomies I had up in Portland last year and when I came back I had nothing. My wife (who i just married a few months ago) saw that I had been struggling to get back into what I loved, helped me out and I guess now I'm just working on friends and friends of friends. lol. I'm not sure if I want to look for a shop just yet. I sort of am a perfectionist and feel like if I bring a portfolio to a shop, it's gotta be all my BEST work done in ONLY my style. I'm not saying I hate on typical stuff (
  19. Alright, bare with me on this one. I'm about 16/17 years old and attend my first tattoo convention in Orange County, CA with my step-dad and I'm amazed. There's booths selling band t-shirts I couldn't find at the mall, bands playing, suspension, pretty much every "weird kid's" candy store because face it, that's what I was. So I begged my dad for a tattoo machine and he tells me, "You need an apprenticeship." So I schedule and appointment to go and get my labret pierced at a local shop and figured while I was down there, I might as well bring some drawings and ask for an apprenticeship. Mind y
  20. jacoboxsi

    some of my work

    Did this one on myself after wanting to experiment with bugs. The symbol under is a stick and poke i had from a long time ago.
  21. An older one one a friend. We did NOT tattoo over carpet.
  22. Personally, being that I'm trying to mix dotwork shading and linework in one, I tend to rely on stencil. I feel like keeping the geometry is so important that I never want to risk wiping away any ink from a pen or marker. If I need to make adjustments and really don't want to clean the area again and relay the stencil, I'll take a tattoo pen from saltwater supply and just add it in. Only problem is two wipes and the ink is gone if you don't give it time to dry with the rest of the stencil. To all the talk about free-hand, I had a buddy get some japanese stuff. Just your run of the mil stuff
  23. My name is Jacob Camello but most call me Jacobo. I'm a 23 year-old "artist" for lack of better words, from the Long Beach/East LA area. I've been getting tattooed for about four years and tattooing for about two years after quitting because my apprenticeship was NO BUENO. Heavily into blackwork and dotwork after picking up European tattoo mags when I worked at a shop in Artesia, CA. Currently in the process of blacking out 3/4th of my left leg while trying to basically cover every inch of my body with other stuff. Big into bodymod, metal head, crust kid, all that weird bohemian satanica stuff
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