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  1. Get a few laser sessions and lighten it up first, opens up so many more
  2. I was in the Army and we definitely had to know our Unit's and branch's history. But I also think it depends on the unit you are in, the Corps is much small than the Army, and there are so many different units in the Army. I always identified with the division I was in (First Armored, First Cav, 3rd ID). But you are right, I always said the Army would be better off if there was a more emphasis placed on Army history and Esprit De Corps like they do in the Marines. Not to mention changing our dress uniforms every 10 years. - - - Updated - - - Sorry you had such a horrible time, I totally disagree as joining the Army was hands down the greatest decision I ever made. I was in combat arms and most of us were extremely proud of our branch and unit, lots of tattoos (most of them shitty). Didn't know a lot of guys who "hated" the Army, usually they just get jaded by the time they leave.
  3. As they say now days: this made me lol
  4. Id avoid the face scarification.... although it does look so bad ass
  5. Yeah, I'm sure there is considering how tribal Africa was for so long. I know scarification and other forms of body modification/art Africa is known for but I don't think of tattoos.
  6. Check out falco4758 if you havent already, he is a member here and has some amazing animal themed tattoos. Not sure if its quite African, but I just think of the safari when I see his work. Im a scottish-mutt-yank, so i have no idea what tattoos are traditional to Africa. I am sure there is, considering its the birthplace of mankind... Ill be interested to see what you get.
  7. Ks706

    Hi all

    Theres worse things to be addicted to :D
  8. I think thats an African Elephant... but I don't know, maybe it is, Ive never seen either in real life. Awesome work though, you must be very happy.
  9. if the shading is there to cover something else up... is the shading preferable to whatever its covering? Not sure I have any answers for you, Looks like the artists went pretty hard on the edges of the owl. Maybe some color will make it pop some more, but I have a tattoo on my foot and it has faded a lot on its own and I never went back to it, I just don't think ink holds well on the foot IMHO. I'd leave it alone and move on.
  10. I was going to say my dog dying (its ok she was 16), doing finals for my MBA program, and getting a sleeve lasered/redone.... But after reading some of these I realize all that shit is nothing compared to what some are going through, I will have my entire family around me this holiday season and they are all healthy and I need to thank my damn lucky stars for that. I hope you all have a great holiday/christmashunukakwanzaka or whatever you celebrate, and find some blissful happiness this season.
  11. What are you thinking of getting Marley?
  12. Had another laser session on this bad boy the other day. Fuck, that sucks... a lot. But, you do the crime, gotta do the time.
  13. I made a similar mistake, thought I could make up my own design for a sleeve and not just go with a theme and pick a good artist to do what they do best. I am not an artist, wouldn't expect an artist to come do my job. It sucks, but luckily there are forums like this (wish I knew about this when I was 20) and options now days. It will take time. Your in a much better boat than me, good luck. I like that dragon though BTW
  14. like a lot of people, I didnt think it was possible to remove a tattoo or lighten it. I saw some video, and used google. Went to a med spa type place. Your right and on to something with your business: Those of us that love tattoos are treated like pariahs at a lot of these places that don't care about our overall goals. Nor do they understand/care about tattoos or the industry (imho). So I guess the only thing I looked for, not knowing much about how removal worked, was cleanliness. That, and professionalism. shooting a quarter million dollar laser into my skin? you have to convince me you know what your doing. I think that's why people are attracted to doctors for these things, as when I was exploring my options, being left with horrific scars was my prominent fear. I think, again in my opinion, there is a lot of misinformation and not a lot known about how it works.
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