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jdberetta last won the day on May 1 2016

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  1. I said that 3 times at least, huh? You're as good at counting as I am at reading, I suppose. Thank you for telling me what you maybe think is best. One day I'll be as informed and as enlightened as you are about tattooing!!
  2. Thank you for your opinion of how I'm acting! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. What are you a senior tattoo forum contributor because you've been on this forum for a year and have made 150 posts? And what the offence with millennials? I'm in my 30s, and have learned along the way that, typically speaking, a certain decade that someone was born in may not necessarily define them very well. Pro tip: what you find strange and irritating is irrelevant.
  4. Where I'm from, and more specifically the shop that I get my work done at, are internationally known/respected tattoo artists. The owner of the shop, and his (twin) brother hold various patents for some of the best tattoo machines in the industry. The tattoo culture here is seemingly quite pure, based on the clientele, the word-of-mouth positive reputation that they have locally, and the numerous magazine features (spanning back to the '80s) that they are in. I agree that the core business of any reputable shop lies within excellent work, referrals, professionalism, an awesome experience, and repeat customers. I do not think that this service should be a sole business focus, or even a sizeable percentage of the work that they do. However, for that niche group of non-committed (insert adjective here) that this could appeal to, this could be something that fills that gap. It's similar to the business of tattoo removal in the sense that "if you want to have a tattoo removed, you shouldn't have had it done in the first place (or you should've researched the artist better, etc.) Again, definitely not for everyone, but definitely could be for some. And to be honest, I don't know enough about the true values and culture of tattoo purists to even say that it would be an acceptable service to offer... But that being said, there is another shop here that is very successful, and has an awesome reputation, that offers tattoo removal at the same location (usually to fade a shitty tattoo enough in the situation where the coverup would have to be manipulated too much to stay within the scope of the desired new piece). So I don't know. But I definitely know that any idea that could appeal to a certain demographic need not be dismissed as "stupid" or whatever else, because some people don't think it's something that they would do and/or they feel that the demographic it may attract isn't "cool" enough for them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. So if this doesn't affect people who aren't getting it done, and can be a great business opportunity for some shops to appeal to that "millennial", "hipster", or "poser" crowd, why is there such a strong stance against it? "I don't like it so it's stupid". Gotcha. I personally would never get this done, but in the same way that I wouldn't stretch my ear lobes out, wear skinny jeans, and pretend that my opinion matters to anyone except myself and whoever else asked for it, I leave that for others. Whatever you makes you happy, as long as it doesn't affect me, close people to me, and my environment. But I guess if you need something to be against in the tattoo world, this just might provide that satisfaction. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Which are the perfect people to take money from [emoji2] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. And what a loser saying "...get a tattoo put on." Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Personally I think it's a great idea. It creates an excellent business opportunity for many shops to have repeat customers that can truly live with a "tattoo" for an extended period of time and then choose to either let it go away, remove it, or make it permanent (with traditional ink). You're definitely not going to have any less customers come through the door with this option... Maybe few absolute purists will shun people for providing this service, but to be honest, I can't see many artists not embracing this (if it actually works), and I know a few pretty old school tattoo artists. Although I'm not part of that target market, I think that this can only lead to furthering the art of tattooing. They should call it "Temptooing" or some shit though. Just my $.02 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. That watch though!! I'm still bumming it up over here rocking a few Tags that I've bought or been given as a gift (from my dad). Anyways, thanks for this review. I have 2 full sleeves and I've managed to pull of the collared shirt with jeans to attend those "casual dress" meetings, but I admit that I've been dreading that day when I have to actually go out on a golf course or to a BBQ or whatever and the company is not tattoo-accepting. My original thinking was that I'd get a spandex/compression under shirt (long sleeve), and then throw a golf shirt on over top. I'll definitely keep these in mind. Cheers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. And why the fuk does this app delete my paragraph spacing? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Another one (I'm sure a few more will come to me); I find it semi-annoying when someone really wants to know what the tattoos you have "symbolize" or what meaning they have. I guess the old saying is applicable... "I liked the look of this (insert tattoo type), so I got it tattooed". That's usually responded to with "do you think you'll regret that when you're older?" Holy geez. I'm in my 30s, I am a big boy now and my mom told me that I can do anything that I want. She also tells me I'm handsome and special. But all kidding aside, I've done many other things along the way that I'll regret forever and FAR more than being an inked up grandpa. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I have 2 full sleeves, a full pectoral done, the back of my calf done, and a couple of other small random regrettable pieces (that will eventually be covered), and I still know next to nothing about tattoos and tattooing. When I give advice or an opinion, I try to make sure that I preface it with "for me, with my tattoos..." I really can't stand "know it alls", especially on something that is as permanent as a tattoo. When the artists in the shop talk about tattooing, there are so many things that we (not professional tattoo artists) don't even think to think about. Everything from passing the epidermis and keeping the ink in the dermis, to coil and rotary and pneumatic tattoo machines, to needle speeds and depths, to bloodlines, to colour blending.... But yeah, please share your in depth knowledge and never ending bank of advice with me! It's all good though, my favourite is when I'm wearing long sleeves and someone with about an hour of experience under the tattoo needle is counselling me about tattoos. Then I pull up my sleeve to check the time [emoji2] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. @lape check out @thecoloneltattooer on Instagram. My artist is @festercastruita. Shop is @funhousetattooing Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Oh man. That is fucking awesome. Great shading, great line work, and the artist NAILED bringing that touch of colour into a predominantly black/grey piece. I find that to be a rare thing in tattoos... There are lots of colourful tattoos that are great and lots of black and grey tattoos that are great, but usually when you see a black/grey piece with a bit of colour, it just doesn't "work". With this piece that CLEARLY isn't the case. Great piece man. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. It seems to me that it is... It's some service to sell tattoo designs. If there are any moderators around, click it and have a look... You guys decide. IDGAF, anyone who would subscribe to something like that deserves the dummy tax. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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