Hands On

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    Hello, my name is Chris and I'm addicted to tattoos. "Hi, Chris." I started getting tattoos relatively late in my life (25), but got the bug immediately. I was spoiled, since my first tattoo was from Jill Bonny at State of Grace and my first tattoo related book was Tattooing from Japan to the West by Horitaka. Not only was I dumbfounded by all the pictures, but I was mesmerized by all of the interviews and I got hooked. I started to read and watch everything I could to learn and soak it all up, but I found the best shit to be the interviews of the artists speaking their minds and telling their stories... dropping all kinds of knowledge that can't be found anywhere else aside from speaking with the tattooers in person. I found books like Underway is the Only Way, We Are Tattoo, Tattoo Artist, TAM mags, and videos from Needled.com, TAM videos, Tattoo the World, Horismoku, Tattoo Age, Stoney Knows How, Gypsy Gentleman, and of course here at LST. This bug has brought me to get an apprenticeship in 2010 and I come into this trade/business/industry/craft with the utmost respect for all those who have come before me. My goal is continue this passion without offending any of those people along the way. Like Kore Flatmo said in his interview, I know I'm one of those dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants. I try to get tattooed as often as possible, not only to keep collecting and feed my addiction, but to keep learning and building the relationships that make this community what it is. If you're interested, I'll post a list in the "Who HAS tattooed you?" blog comments. Thanks again for creating this great site! Peace!!
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  1. @oboogie is this real-time updates? that's forreal getting the lowdown on the latest tattoo!
  2. @flowerchild this thread is nearly 3yrs old. =) this is not the place to come to seek advice. check out the LST Guidelines. https://www.lastsparrowtattoo.com/guidelines/ i hadn't read this thread before, but it doesn't seem like spookyluke was looking for advice. however, the LST Homepage states, "The mission of this website is to help preserve the craft of GOOD tattooing and to serve as an educational resource for those who want to learn the difference between good and bad tattoos. There are more bad than good tattoo artists out there, so it is more important than ever to do your research before getting tattooed." This thread definitely doesn't promote good tattooing. The craft is quite alive and there are many welcoming folks in the community... to those who they think are doing right by it.
  3. nice @eisen7979 he posted a few. which one's yours?
  4. welcome to LST!
  5. on that note, i have somewhat of a portrait of my mom. it's not realism and it's not an exact portrait, but a rendition. not sure if this counts for the contest!? It was done by Jill Bonny in 2008.
  6. i don't have Vice TV included with my cable anymore, but luckily this is on youtube. there are parts of this episode that might really piss you off, but there are other parts that are positive and even a bit heartwarming. either way, even this first episode i've seen has shown a nice peek into the various worlds and stories within tattooing. i'm looking forward to seeing more.
  7. Per the forum guidelines: Do not start threads asking about specific tattooing equipment or techniques, LST is not here to teach anyone how to tattoo. Ask your own tattooer, the next time you are getting tattooed. Maybe they'll answer you, maybe they won't.
  8. @littlefox1970 that looks like it was painful as hell... you must've been in quite the meditative state! i'm interested to see how it heals.
  9. welcome to LST!
  10. Nice response @cavies. does the start of this full sleeve have photos you're ready to share, or are you waiting for the right moment? ;)
  11. i'm thinking your other thread re: this same tattoo trumps this thread.
  12. hey @Youngjason... seems like your mind is made up, so our opinions on the situation aren't really changing much. but all is not lost! there are plenty of threads on LST that can help you out. search around and find some answers. here's a few threads you can start to pull. use the search function. keep pullin the sweater. best of luck!
  13. welcome to LST! looking forward to seeing some of your work.