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Ben87 last won the day on April 27 2013

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  1. Thanks, I said I wanted a dragon and skull and left the rest up to him, it came out basically how I pictured in my head, but a thousand times better, haha. Thanks man, next session is middle of January, so not long now, will probably finish the dragon off then Thank you mate! Couldn't be happier!
  2. Hey guys, been a while since I've posted, just got back from switzerland with Filip and thought id give you guys an update, here ya go
  3. After having a big session on my back, legs, arse ect I can't even imagine not keeping it wrapped the first few days, just thinking of clothes rubbing against it makes my skin crawl. As long as you change the wrapping and wash it regularly you shouldn't have a problem. Ive never had a single bit of ink falling out doing it this way.
  4. Next session on my back with Filip on wednesday :D
  5. Im going, getting tattooed by Mike Rubendall :D
  6. Ahh shit, the chinese knock offs!!!!? Im only after the originals, rare as hens teeth mate
  7. @Dennis Where did you find the Filip Leu dragons books? Ive been looking for them forever!!!! Fancy selling them? ;)
  8. Second session on my backpiece, big skull and dragon. I posted this pic a while ago somewhere but can't be arsed to find it, also you can't see much of it as it goes down to my ankles, so not much help but its something to go on haha Got most of the main outlines done in that session so I think he said on this next one he'll be doing most of the background. Gonna be a long day :p. Haha cheers mate, but its a life of squaller really, all because of my addiction to tattoos :cool:
  9. Got my next session with Filip Leu this saturday, cannot wait :D. Ill get pictures up soon as I can.
  10. Had from my shoulders all the way down to my ankles outlined in one go, i'd say the hamstring was worse than arse, but the worst was back of knee *shudder*, and its still all gotta be shaded....
  11. You're not seriously asking AGAIN are you!? Jesus Christ man!
  12. Ive had best results with, getting home (so usually an hour our so after the session), unwrapping, washing with water as hot as I can handle with an unscented soap or hand wash, then patting dry with a very clean towel or kitchen roll, applying chosen ointment (I use After Inked) then re-wrapping. I repeat the cleaning, re-applying ointment and re-wrapping 3 times a day, once when I wake up then half way through the day and then again before I go to bed for the first 3 days, thats usually when I start to peel, after that I just wash it as often as possible (usually 3 times a day realistically) and re-apply the ointment without wrapping. Ive done the same process but without the wrapping before and to be honest I've had similar results, I just feel when its wrapped its more protected from knocks and clothes rubbing against it ect, I think the re-wrapping technique is fine as long as you change it regularly and keep on top of it, which can be hard because of work and stuff.
  13. Ahh yeah nice one thats it, the white ink has settled in now so looks a lot more subtle. I also took my copy of his book over there hoping he would sign it for me, he asked me to leave it with him a few days so i did, when i came back to collect it he had done this for me, as you can see i was pretty happy with it haha. Such a nice bloke.
  14. Hey mate, japan was awesome, had a nice 9 hour session with Shige followed immediately by an earthquake :D. If you look at his website then look at sleeves mines sleeve number 5.