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  1. I finally have an appointment to get tattooed by Freddy Corbin. This is the third time I've tried in a bunch of years. I'm already so stoked :)
  2. I think eating right, getting sleep, keeping hydrated, etc. is definitely important. Getting tattooed, though, can be a heavy experience mentally, and I think when you're nervous, you might forget to take deep breaths or breathe at all and be physically very tense, which could very well make you feel like you're going to faint. The first time I got tattooed, I got my elbow done, and I was nervous and not breathing. I was turning green so the tattooist told me to take a break. Call me a hippy but meditating or doing some yoga before hand might be helpful.
  3. That rules!!
  4. Can't find a pic, but I think Liam Sparkes has a tattoo from Lakra of a cholo taking a shit on his ass. Seems like the perfect subject matter and artist for the job.
  5. @jimmyirish Great! Yes let's get a beer!
  6. @jimmyirish You may very well already have resolved this, but I had the same worries, i.e. that he would balk at my idea, etc., but he was very friendly and there was no issue about doing a smaller piece. Japanese is also my first language so I don't know what it's like emailing with him in English. I think the big thing is that it takes muuuch longer than you might think so if you want to get it done in one trip you would have to get a very small piece.
  7. This!! Best tattoo experience. Don't sleep!!! I (WEAR A) BACK (PIECE BY) EDDY!!!!
  8. I wouldn't worry. Four years healed.
  9. Heaviest spaces that I've gotten tattooed in: - Bob and Charlie Roberts' Spotlight Tattoo in Los Angeles - Horitoshi Studio/Tattoo Dojo in Ikebukuro - Ricky Tattoo in Hong Kong (I think it might be gone now) Heavy spaces that I've been in but haven't gotten tattooed in yet: - Temple Tattoo in Oakland Heavy spaces I'd like to travel back in time to get tattooed in: - Realistic Tattoo - Spotlite Tattoo - Thom Devita's studio in the LES - 222
  10. @Cicada I haven't tested this, but this is a site that supposedly tells you about baths and pools where tattooed people are allowed: タトゥー・刺é’を入れã¦ã‚‚大丈夫ãªæ—¥æœ¬ä¸*ã®ãƒ—ールã«ã‚µã‚¦ãƒŠãƒ»æ¸©æ³‰ãƒ»éŠ*湯情å*±å…±æœ‰ã‚µã‚¤ãƒˆã€ã‚¿ãƒˆã‚¥ãƒ¼ã‚¹ãƒãƒƒãƒˆ Also, if you're in Tokyo, you might already know this, but the Tokyo Metropolitan Gym allows tattooed and has a nice pool. I've run into some cool Japanese tattoos there ranging from old school traditional to a Shige piece.
  11. Bob Roberts @misterbobroberts "Find the Wo...Instagram photo | Websta (Webstagram)
  12. Something a tattooer told me that I wish I'd known from the start: get the big pieces first.
  13. What an interesting read this thread is. Another issue if you travel internationally for tattoos is exchange rates and different local costs of things. I had a relatively young, but very popular European tattooer visiting Japan quote me a price that was twice the cost of equivalently sized tattoos I'd gotten from older, 'legendary' tattooers in the US. I felt sort of offended and decided I didn't really want a tattoo from the person, but it did occur to me that it has to do with the cost of living in Europe.