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Posts posted by scottyg

  1. Plus aren't chrysanthemums a fall/winter flower? And sakura are definitely a spring flower. So you might remove the cherry blossoms and replace with maple leaves, but even then, there's really a lot going on.

    The sketch itself is nice, but the images are very compressed.

    Did you design this yourself? I like the style of the waves, certainly, but something seems static about the picture. It should of course seem completely vivid and in motion.

    That's my 2 cents and I'm by no means an expert and don't mean to offend.

  2. Three koi on one arm seems a lot. Also, wind doesn't seem intuitive, because they don't fly. You could pair with autumn flowers like maple leaves. Ultimately I think you'll have to decide if you want traditional Japanese or more modern, and then from there how trusting you are of the tattooer that he/she's going to do the right job.

  3. I had a similar problem: I wore jeans (I have to work) and they chafed my then-new tattoo, causing scabbing, and then discoloration.

    While getting other work done with my artist, I asked him about it and he said to wait. Here we are a few years later, and the color has healed fine: there's no brownish red anymore where the scabs were. So a touch up isn't necessary at this point.

    Now, the color falling out is a different issue, which will most likely need a touch up, and my tattoos are tebori, but the lesson is that allowing the body to work its magic over a longish period of time isn't an unreasonable or unheard of thing.

  4. fwiw all mine have "meaning" for me, but yeah, they need not.

    as to the one you're interested in, it might be something like don't bite the hand that feeds...., because superiors will punish you for transgressions. BUT the knife through it implies you SHOULD transgress: F*** the man.

    you also figure that hands represent manual labor: digging in the earth and shit. and so they've got like muscle memory: musicians practice in order to get their hands automatic using muscle memory.

    that's what comes to mind anyway.

  5. 2 hours ago, piccalilli said:


    Oh and (probably thankfully) I am absolutely not continuing to add to this to the munewari soshinbori coverage level I joked about earlier. There is no way in hell that I could deal with the pain around all the tender bits in front judging by what I have felt on my back.

    I need to post some progress photos...




    I'm completely in the same boat. No way in hell can I do a munewari, much as I'd love to!

  6. 39 minutes ago, Noelluz said:

    You’re right, honestly. I think I just feel pressured to have a perfect tattoo and I don’t want others to think it looks wonky. In reality though it’s my tattoo and as long as it’s special to me is what matters. Thanks!

    Sorry to hear that; really tattoos should teach you ownership of your own body and self and F*** what others think.