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About Hogrider

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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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    Project Manager
  1. I'm getting some more work done and my artist said we can do over the nipples or around. I didn't even have to think, I said, "AROUND!" If that makes me a pussy, all I can say is meow.
  2. A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. If you want a tattoo, go to a TATTOO artist to have an original piece created. I don't call a doctor when my toilet is backed up and I don't go to a plumber to have a will drawn up. You may be an artist, but you aren't a TATTOO artist.
  3. Leave them alone and move on! The best wisdom I got from my artist is that if you look at ANY tattoo long enough you'll find something wrong with it. Enjoy the big picture.
  4. or USE THE EFFEN SEARCH FEATURE! That drives me crazy when someone wants to be spoon fed information that has already been discussed to death. Go do your research and then come back and ask some intelligent questions.
  5. Thanks. I'll post pics as we go. I figure, if it aint broke, don't fix it. He's a great guy and I love his work.
  6. Sure, the plan is for a Samurai on my thigh, two tigers climbing up either side of my calves towards the Samurai and a dragon coming down towards the Samurai from my ribs. That was the general idea and he'll fill in the rest between now and the time we get started and as we go along. Jesse Tseronis at Sakura Tattoo in Winchester is my artist. He did the rest of my work. I'm one of the few that stick with a single artist. I know there are other great artists out there, but I just haven't felt the need to go elsewhere.
  7. First two appointment are October 14 and October 26 to get the outline done, then we'll start knocking out the rest one appointment a month.
  8. And most of the 'art' wasn't worth looking at anyway. I think a good artist should be able to produce a good tattoo on ANY of these challenges. Maybe not perfect, or the best, but at least good. Unfortunately a lot of the work on this show is just awful. I'd be embarrassed to tattoo it or wear it. The first season, the contestants had a reasonable expectation of receiving a good tattoo, not being able to imagine the awful work that was about to ensue. But anyone who watched the first season, and saw some of those miserable mutts doing tattoos that looked like they held the machine in their feet, and went on the show anyway deserved what they got.
  9. After 3 1/2 years of pretty steady tattooing, usual every month to six weeks, I finished two sleeves, chest panels and full back. I was pretty burned out, so I took about 1 1/2 years off, but went in today for a consult. We're going to do big a piece that goes from my right ankle to my torso and will tie in with my chest panel and back piece. I really needed some time to sit with what I had, can't wait to start.
  10. It's been my experience that people find the money for the things they want. Also,part-time jobs are easier to find than full-time jobs - the companies don't have to pay benefits. It's your ink, I'm just pointing out that if you want it lazered off bad enough, you'll find a way. Not trying to call you out specifically, but most people will spend more time figuring out the 500 reasons they can't do something than figuring out the 1 way they can do something.
  11. Because when you come to the internet for advice, you get advice on everything, not just what you asked. ;-)
  12. Sure you can. It's easy.
  13. Then get a part-time job ;-)
  14. Just go full sleeve from the start. As for the elbow, my artist looked at me and said, "I'm not going to lie to you brother, this is going to hurt." And he wasn't lying. The hurt is for a few minutes (or hours), the joy lasts a lifetime.