Roguecommander

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    Most painful spot to get tattooed

    Horimomo is Japanese & based in Tokyo. He was trained by a traditional tebori master whose name, I'm afraid, I don't know. He visits Britain once a year and tattoos at Nine Tails Tattoo in London and - I think - MVL in Leeds. Obviously I'm biased, but I love the elegance and traditionalism of his work. When I saw his work & heard he was coming to Britain, I knew he was the artist for me.
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    Most painful spot to get tattooed

    Another vote for the ass. I literally bit the pillow during the outline. Now I just have three hours of tebori shading to go... Oh joy.
  3. Hori-momo and Bunshin Horitoshi - gorgeous oldschool Japanese tattooing with bold lines, sparse colour & beautiful tebori shading. Bunshin Horitoshi | Nine Tails Tattoo § Journal
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    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    @ Cu_Bu - many thanks for the thread recommendations.
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    Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    Just had the outline for a Japanese backpiece tattooed this weekend. Every second of it was absolute screaming agony - especially around the spine, lower back and buttocks. Am stoked with the results and looking forward to seeing the work completed, but with an estimated 20hrs to go am wondering what kind of painkillers, if any, it would be ok to take before the next session. Have read that some thin the blood etc. & don't want to make it harder for the artist to work. Does anyone have ideas?
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    Laser tattoo removal aftercare etc

    I had a large, brand new, pro black and grey tattoo lasered off a few years ago. It took 9 sessions, a lot of money and a load of pain to achieve its current, barely visible condition. After the first two treatments I started using Emla cream before each session & Bio Oil massaged in several times daily (on advice of laser clinic) afterwards. I also drank plenty of water, took zinc supplements and arnica & used a vibrator on the whole tattoo once the skin damage from the laser had healed. No one advised me to do this but I figured that since the laser works by breaking down the ink so the body can eliminate it, the vibrations might prevent the skin from re-encapsulating the ink and allow the system to expel it more efficiently. Can't say for sure, but I think it helped. A friend with a very old, amateur, black tattoo started getting hers lasered at the same and did everything I did except the vibrating. According to everything I've read, being years older and amateur, her tattoo should have faded faster but it hardly changed while mine had started to visibly fade after the second/third session. I realise there are a lot of variables to consider here re: health etc. but thought worth mentioning.