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Hogrider last won the day on January 20

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    Got my first tattoo at the ripe old age of 54.
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    Music, Motorcycles and my wife (not in that order of course!)
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  1. One tattoo artist's opinion, although certainly a revered artist. Using numbing cream is like buying the Son's of Anarchy vest and going around pretending you're a bad ass; well, maybe not THAT bad. Clearly I'm an old fart, but I get sick of everybody wanting everything to be easy. It's one of the reasons we're raising a generation of pussies; nobody wants to earn anything. I guess I'm more of a Jack Rudy "It's a good thing tattoos hurt" kind of guy - http://www.ocweekly.com/news/jack-rudy-on-tattoos-stigma-and-why-its-good-they-hurt-6459877.
  2. Again,what you need to do is some research. Find a reputable artist, experienced with coverups and see what they can do. Get multiple recommendations from people with good work. I don't know how you found the original artist, but I'm assuming you didn't do your homework.
  3. What you need to do is some research. Find a reputable artist, experienced with coverups and see what they can do. Get multiple recommendations from people with good work. Did you not look at what they were going to tattoo on you before they started????
  4. Take a closer look at his work. IMHO there is very little black/grey contrast, it's very monotone, and some of it is so dense it's hard to read. I think that is what would happen to your drawing if this guy does it. You need some negative space to provide contrast, otherwise it will look like a big blob of ink from 10 feet away.
  5. Not trying to be a snob, but it makes me sad that tradition is lost. What's next, Sedation Tatooery? Here, we'll sedate you and you won't feel a thing.
  6. +1 Not every image is suitable as a tattoo.
  7. Or you could not be a dumbass and work with an actual tattoo artist. You know, a professional who knows WTF they are doing. That would be an idea too.
  8. I've never been in a shop that burns incense.
  9. You cannot have too many panthers, tigers, Koi, Dragons, Ladyheads, Skulls, etc., etc., etc.
  10. I came to tattoos late in life, but I am definitely of the opinion that you should earn them.
  11. At the ripe old age of 59, and I can hardly believe I'm that old, I can tell you that what people say about regretting the things you didn't do more than the things you did do is 100% true. I don't have many regrets as I try to find the good in all my experiences, but the few I do have are regrets about things I wished I'd done. I was in a motorcycle accident 10 years ago, almost lost my leg, was inconstant pain for about 5 years and was in physical therapy trying to walk without a limp for 7 years on and off. I could cry about that, but my wife at the time asked me for a divorce the week I got home from the hospital and I wound up meeting the love of my life. In my book, even the accident worked out pretty good! Life is all about how you view it.
  12. They didn't do a simple outline right the first time, but you're going to give them another chance? Sorry, I just don't understand why people do this. Past actions are the best predictors of future actions.
  13. I think how you take care of it is a factor too. If you are a sun worshiper, they will likely fade much quicker than if you always keep them covered up when it's sunny.
  14. Just say no. It's too dark, not enough contrast and hard to read.
  15. My tattooer got it from Phillip Leu. I was a little skeptical myself, but I can't argue with success.