zetroc

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  1. My leg is doing the same now. The itch is real.
  2. Time between tattoos

    Your own comfort aside, it's not going to be an issue. There is no way an accidental wipe with an inky towel over your fresh tattoo will have any effect.
  3. What a coincidence, I've also started to listen to No Lies, Just Bullshit. Like you, the first episode I listened to was the Everence one, with many good points made, and a lot of good insight from those guys. Also really enjoyed Annette LaRue's interview, and the ones with Brian Bruno and Jeremy Swed. Nick seems to have a gift for interviewing, so I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of them.
  4. Lilac tattoo. Not what I expected

    +1, not phallic. I think it looks very close to the reference you provided. If I were you I'd give it some time and don't mess with it for a while
  5. I took my first tattoo

    This is normal. Until it's fully healed it will look faded. You won't really know how it's going to look for months.
  6. It was only a matter of time. Over the last week there have been more than a few posts on Instagram, and probably other places, naming a few fairly prominent tattooers as being disgusting creeps and serial sexual predators. I won't name them here as I'm not interested in getting sued, but if you follow the accounts "watchdogtattoos" "how_to_not_get_tattooed" "prettytoughtattoos" (Dawn Cooke) or "shitwishtattoos" (Jon Larson) you'll see some of what has come out recently, most of which seem to be from customers. Being a largely macho, male-dominated field, I'm sure sexual harassment has been a widespread problem for a long time, but I'm glad that people are feeling safe enough to share their accounts of what happened to them. It's truly sickening. Many of the posts they make are in their Instagram Stories, since they are ephemeral and disappear after a day or so.
  7. Upcoming Tattoos

    Going in for the last session on a really cool piece from Kahlil Rintye in a couple of weeks.
  8. Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    No photo but I got a kickass crawling panther from Moses at Black Heart a few weeks ago. There's a photo on the shop instagram account. Panthers are awesome.
  9. Great meeting you Dan! Had a lot of fun that Saturday.
  10. First tattoo and almost 18!

    Shrouded and hooded figures can look really cool when done well. Take a look around your area (where are you located, anyway?) and see if you can find a tattoo artist who does work in a similar style. And welcome to the forum.
  11. First tattoo!

    Vaccinations should not be a problem at all.
  12. info

    Time depends on a combination of factors like how fast the artist works, how well you sit and how big the design is. If you're trying to guess how much money to bring, maybe your artist can give you a ballpark estimate (and always bring more than you think you'll need.)
  13. What happened to my new tattoo?

    Hi, welcome. One week is not enough time to know how a tattoo will look once it has healed. Give it at least 3 more weeks and then see what it looks like (and 3-6 months will really tell you.)
  14. I don't have any appointments (yet...) but will be there.
  15. Hey people!

    Welcome! Really dig the tattoos you posted, they are pretty killer. Gonna have to see photos of whatever you get from Holly, too. Idle Hand is a great shop.