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    Got my first tattoo at the ripe old age of 54.
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  1. Hogrider

    Glad to be here and I have an artist problem

    If you have limits, it would be useful to pin your area down a little better than Eastern Iowa and how far you are willing to drive.
  2. If anyone looks at that and thinks it is a cabbage they are just stupid.
  3. Hogrider

    Tattooing over dark spots

    1. How will a tattoo look when the underlying skin is brown? I mean, will it be like mixing 2 colors with each other, or will the ink overpower the spot's pigment? No, it's not mixing colors. Your artist should create the design with this in mind. 2. I know that tattooing on high-friction, high-moisture areas (exactly like mine) isn't the brightest idea, because the tattoo might fade away quick. Is it true? I've never heard of under arm tattoos fading quickly. It's not like it's on your foot and you're walking on the skin all day. If it is true, how come the "natural" brown pigmentation I have hasn't faded away? It's not true. Are tattoo pigments and my pigments residing on different layers of the skin? Ink goes into the dermis or second layer of skin just below the epidermis. Where is your pigment? 3. Obviously my skin is more sensitive than others'. Is there any way to assess the consequences of having a tattoo? No. Can I be allergic to the ink? Actual allergies are extremely rare. Some people are more sensitive to some colors, but if you do the research, you'll find that few medically documented cases of people being allergic to ink. Can the tattoos cause inflammation like the deodorants did? It's possible, but if your doctors can't answer the question, it's unlikely a tattoo artist could. I read that most inks contain some nasty metals and unfriendly materials that will surely irritate my skin. No, No, No, No, No. Millions of people get tattoos and only a tiny percent every have problems. If the inks were so toxic, there would be a lot of people with problems. But maybe are there natural pigments or anything less harmful that I could tolerate? You don't know until you get the tattoo. Tattooing a tiny spot to "test" the ink doesn't really do anything. 4. Since the area is close to the lymph nodes, do you think that the ink can somehow diffuse to them and cause unwanted effects? Plenty of people get tattoos next to and over the lymph nodes. I wouldn't worry about that. Or am I too paranoid? Better to ask the questions BEFORE you get a tattoo than after. There is nothing wrong with doing thorough research before deciding if you want to go ahead with the tattoo.
  4. Hogrider

    Glad to be here and I have an artist problem

    If you tell where you are located, you might get some recommendations.
  5. Hogrider


    I don't know what a big ass crisp is, but that tattoo looks normal, as @Gingerninja said, give it time. Tattoos can take a month or more to completely heal. I'm not sure how long it takes a big ass crisp.
  6. Hogrider


    You've had lots of tattoos and you don't know about peeling? Tattoos take a month or more to heal. Save the tears until at least then.
  7. Very cool, nice crisp line work.
  8. Hogrider

    New here plus a question

    Maybe she should just use a Sharpe. That will fade quickly and there is no long term commitment. My advice is to wait until you and your friend are ready to commit to a tattoo. Otherwise you're going to wind up with a squiggly line on your arm, in a very visible spot, wondering what the hell you were thinking. You know that you don't just go in and laser them off like on TV, right? It's painful, expensive, multiple sessions and will likely leave something you can still see on the skin.
  9. Hogrider

    New here plus a question

    Quality ALWAYS matters. Someone is pushing ink into your skin with needles.There are LOTS of things that can go wrong, it's not just that you would have a shitty looking tattoo. If you can't afford quality work, don't get one.
  10. Hogrider

    Bumps on black ink

    I've never seen that. Are you moisturizing them? It kind of looks like too much moisturizer. I'm not a doctor, but what the doctor said makes sense to me.
  11. I would just suggest being really careful. I've seen way more tattoos made worse by monkeying with them than made better. I would find someone really good at coverups. Not that you should cover it up, but this is not going to be easy to work with. Good luck. It's not a bad tattoo.
  12. I'd leave it. It's not a bad tattoo. However, I wouldn't go back to the artist. It's too monochromatic. Get more tattoos.
  13. Hogrider

    Need some ideas for a filler

    Just my 2 cents, but you are way too early to think about filler. It looks like you only have two pieces on your leg. I'd check out the thread on legs.
  14. Hogrider

    Need some ideas for a filler

    It looks like you have plenty of room. Go big or go home, just look at my back!
  15. Hogrider

    Need some ideas for a filler