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  1. Bittersweet day. my sleeve is complete. I love it!
  2. I was very worried about this as well. I usually get light headed when i donate blood or watch people stick me in the arm. I told my artist and his wife was on the same page as me, but they assured me tattooing was a different story. they were completely right and i've never had an issue. I've developed a lil ritual for my 4 hour drive to my artist on the day of my day. 1.It all starts the day before... no alcohol, tons of water, and try as best I can to get a decent nights sleep. (usually 6 hours for me) 2. I've never been big on breakfast but i try to get something substantial in my stom
  3. I'd either: A. keep the tattoo and have it as a reminder of that time in your life and hopefully your buddy becomes an awesome artist, and you'll always be there to humble him. B. Go full blackout on that area, and do a scarification method where you want a different color. Depending on how your skin scars, it would range from reddish to skin tone. there are some awesome scarification artists out there.
  4. yaaaa good to have more tattooed engineers! hahah luckily my company doesn't mind the ink :) what kind of engineer are you? I studied mechanical but am currently working in aerospace, designing satellites/3D printing titanium. There are several biomech artists that i really love... it's never been my style of choice, but you can't argue with great work. Where are you located? prowl around the forums for some great information.
  5. thanks for the positive feedback! :)
  6. Vinnie

    trust not judge not

    Jeff Norton @jeffnortontattoo
  7. first time posting a picture on here... here is after today's session. we added more background around the elbow, and colored in the leaves. edit: looks like i need to learn how to resize... right click and open in new tab works!
  8. thanks for the calming words @bongsau ! another thing to note, when i went back to Chicago for a long weekend, all the bumps disappeared. back in LA, they popped up again. Just ANOTHER reason I'm moving back to good old Chicago :):) I'll be sure to post some pictures after my session this Saturday.
  9. wonderful to have you and welcome! i think you'll find most of the people here share your sentiment. make sure to update us!
  10. Thanks @oboogie! I'm hoping I'm overreacting, it's just weird to me that they appear on the old tattoo, not the fresh one. I'm going in this Saturday for work on my inner bicep, the last piece to the full sleeve. Once it's complete I'll be sure to post pictures :)
  11. search the style "trash polka" i think that's what you're after. also check out "trashpolkaofficial" on instagram for some more of that style.
  12. First off let me say that i love this site, it's so useful! I live in SoCal, Hermosa Beach, right now after moving from Chicago two years ago. I've always wanted a tattoo and finally found the perfect artist who's only 4 hours away haha. Well we started my sleeve in September 2015, first two sessions, the top half, healed great! aquaphor for a week, dr. bronner's peppermint soap, and normal lotion after that week. the top half has color but nothing bright... browns grey blues a lil dark yellow next up was a piece on the outside of my forearm. i had what i thought was an ingrown hair going i
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