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Jar W

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  1. I guess I never really thought about it. I just up and decide "ok next tattoo is going here." I think of what I want first then try to determine where it would look best.
  2. I went to the elm street festival and had a great time. First time going to a tattoo convention of any kind. The experience was incredible. So many cool artists and tattoos going on. Everyone seemed busy as hell but I was able to get a lady head from paco cendon, so I'm stoked. It's already my favorite tattoo. He is a riot and a hell of an artist. I'll definitely be going to more conventions in the future.
  3. Kruseman's piece was big and bold. I liked it. Blinston's face looked jacked tbh and that orange sky all over the upper back was really unattractive. I don't know what the hell happened with Matt's piece. There was so much unused space, the thing was flat and tonal, and the whole piece seemed uninspired. That sucks because Matt sure seems talented. I think he should have gone color and just let it rip. The outcome of the show was good with me. My main complaint is that so much of the show was used to hype next season - 35 hours of tattoos compressed into 5 minutes of tattoo highlights. I wish
  4. I competed in first powerlifting competition and posted a 1000 lb total, which was my goal. Stoked to accomplish just what I set out to do!
  5. Isn't that the ink master guy with the mohawk?
  6. We only have so much skin, which puts a premium on getting good work. As has been said already, well known artists usually get that way by doing high quality work. On the other hand, getting a tattoo is about more than the finished product. For example, my first tattoo artist was a young artist who's been doing tats for about 2 1/2 years - the same amount of time I've been doing my profession. There was something about that similarity that appealed to me. We're both still learning the ropes so to speak. We connected right away and had pleasant, entertaining conversation while I was getting my
  7. Bird tattoos are great. I really love traditional swallows and sparrows. I recently got a swallow tattoo on my right shoulder/upper chest. At first I was concerned that bird tattoos would look too feminine but then I thought eff it, I'll get what I want. My wife wants to get an owl tattoo wearing a little nurse's cap. She's a night person and works nights at a hospital so she's going for the whole night owl thing....says it will be "cute." I say more power to her if that's what she wants.
  8. My father was heavily tattooed. Full sleeves on each arm, hands done, chestplate, some on his stomach and back. He was in fact the reason I always wanted to get tattooed. I remember being a little kid and thinking what a badass he looked like. My mother was just the opposite, no tattoos, no desire to get tattooed. She did not like my father's tattoos. He got many of them after they divorced. I was not at all concerned about telling my father about my tattoos. On the other hand I was a little concerned about telling my mother considering her dislike of them. I was afraid she would think that I
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    Hi from Texas

    Ill get some pictures uploaded soon. One of my two tattoos is still healing actually. Got it last Sunday. I presume if I upload them to the general gallery they will show up in the gallery that you can see by clicking on my profile? I suppose I can just post them in this thread also.
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    Hi from Texas

    Hello all. I'm happy to become a part of this community. Been lurking for a while and finally decided to set up a profile and join the conversation. This website has been a great resource to me as I have begun educating myself about tattoos. I am 30 years old and have two tattoos, both in the American traditional style. I just started getting inked about 2 months ago. After the first, I experienced what I guess has been described as the "itch." I certainly plan on getting more. My tattoos were done locally. With the help of this website I was able to discern who the good artists in town were.
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