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    RIP Bill Salmon :(

    It's been beautiful seeing the wonderful, heartfelt outpouring of love for him. *sniff*
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    Whats going on with my tattoo?

    Let it heal. Breathe!
  3. This!! I would never laser a part of a tattoo in order to fix it. Did you talk to your artist about it?
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    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I would be the person staring and asking questions, just so you know. 🙂 @bongsau
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    Is your tattoo infected and aftercare FAQ

    @tmbelknap When did you get it? Is it warm to the touch? Sore? We aren't doctors, so if you are concerned go get it checked out. Have you contacted your artist?
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    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Your layers are so are one of the few people that I have ever seen where the layers look so freakin good. @bongsau
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    anyone have a high quality old tattoo?

    Hey there. How have your existing tattoos aged? There are so many variables on how tattoo's age.
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    What happened and how can it be fixed?

    Don't rush into anything!
  9. @Hogrider This is where we disagree. You are way more tattooed than me but I still have 150+ hours of needle time, so I feel like my perspective is at least educated. I think there is a time and place for numbing creams. If tattoos always hurt you and you can't stand it, then maybe tattoos aren't for you. If you always rely on something to kill the pain, that's not what I am saying is a use case, IMO. However, in situations where someone has traveled to get a tattoo in a multi-hour session, and the pain becomes unbearable, then why not? What if the artist suggests it? Some tattoos just hurt more than others, too. If the artist is okay with it, numbing allows him to do his work, and the client is obviously in extreme pain, why not?
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    Mixing styles?

    What @Dan and @JAC1961 say...get what you want! All of those choices will blend beautifully.
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    Hello! New Here! Couple of Questions!

    Hey - good for you! I don't have any ideas BUT I say go big or go home. 🙂
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    New here, wanted to make a post re cover ups

    Hey! Would you post a photo of your current work? What you already have may need to be lightened before it can be covered up. Laser sucks but worth it in the long run. What are you looking for? There are lots of artists that you could reach out to...they will ultimately be the one to say if they can do it and/or if it needs to be lightened up. What part of the States are you located?
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    Newbie to Forum and tattoos

    Welcome! Great first tattoo. 🙂
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    Anxiety aftermath

    @Hogrider Well played, sir.
  15. Yeah, I am not going to touch this topic. While I am not opposed to using numbing cream(s) if you feel the need and your artist agrees, venturing off into any drug discussion that references tripping isn't for me. I am much more interested in your back piece.
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    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    Congrats @Runs4fun! Your back is really cool.
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    Upcoming Tattoos

    @grog Excellent! It will be interesting logistically to travel to get your sleeve. 🙂 Sounds like a blast.
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    As mentioned, tattoos heal differently, inks are different, application is different. Think about all the various shades of black! If you want brown tattoos, go for it but they will most likely all be different (but still brown). Go for it!
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    Anxiety aftermath

    Breathe. As long as it isn't on your face, I am thinking you can chose when and where to show it until you get used to it. 🙂
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    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    AMAZING! I really love your calves.
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    Tattoo pain

    Hey there, so obviously I am not a doctor but the first thing that jumps into my head is some sort of nerve damage. I can't imagine how it would happen unless your skin is thin, the artist went deep, or you just happen to have an anatomy that is a bit different than the norm. Call a doctor...?
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    Tattoo Year in Review

    This is my 2019. 🙂
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    New user from CA

    Oh, and i LOVE seeing flash.
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    New user from CA

    Every time I see a monmon cat (or monmon creature) created by people other than Tomo, the artist always credits Tomo. 🙂