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JazzyMac last won the day on October 20

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  1. Lurker now posting, first tattoo, tebori half-sleeve

    Very nice! Yes, I follow both Horis on IG, so I'm a fan of his work. Welcome to the forums!
  2. What’s wrong with my tattoo?

    Let the skin doc settle the debate. 😉
  3. Tipping Question

    It's such a grey area when it comes to this. I'm inclined to tip because...I'm a tipper. But that doesn't mean I don't notice the actions of artists. After spending so many hours with an artist and he "kind of" hits the nail in the head, but meh maybe, he'll still get a tip and then thank me and have a nice day. I'm not expecting a red carpet, but in the art industry, people just aren't thankful. I sought you out, I came on time, I sat well, I kept my mouth shut, I filled out your silly "what kinda tatto do you want" paper (that you didn't even care to read), and you still get a percentage on top of your outrageous charge. Someone's winning I suppose. 😏
  4. Keep in mind that photo of the owl is highly photoshopped to be saturated so the eyes pop out more and the blacks contrast. I like your lion. It's bad.
  5. Introduction!

  6. What’s wrong with my tattoo?

    It's a keloid scar. It's how how some people with melanin in their skin react to scars. Unfortunately, your doctor was probably not used to seeing it. You need to see a skin doctor and see if you can get any meds for it. Sometimes before you start healing, you can take meds (during pain medication), so keloids won't pop up, as a prevention method. Sometimes it's inevitable. However, you may be lucky and it will heal and eventually disappear, but it will take months...maybe even a year. The needle went deeper than it should have, that's a fact.
  7. need advice for new tattoo

    Sew "thug life" across the sleeve of your shirt, so the lion looks like he's pimping for the ladies.
  8. When you take off the wrapping, you will see how it looks. Right now it looks weird because all the plasma and ink is swimming around underneath the wrap. It looks fine.
  9. I think american traditional would definitely be different and a challenge, but doable!
  10. Some more advice on a new and first tattoo

    It's not wrong to expect a reply, but you're probably not going to get a response at all. Most don't show you the design until the day before or until you actually walk in, and some actually draw the design free hand on you! But if your artist is flexible, you should be able to change up a couple of things and talk it through.
  11. Traveling to get a large tattoo a logistic nightmare?

    One pro tip I've learned when traveling is to try and take at least one "rest day" after your last tattoo session. If not a rest day, at least 12-18 hours of downtime before getting on any sort of transportation. You don't want to be leaking all over the place!
  12. The LST Tattoo Advice Commandments:

    Thou shalt not give advice on tattoos if thou is constantly getting "tattoo divorces" . (Tattoo laser removal)
  13. Tipping Question

    That said, it is kind of a weird US culture that we live in; tip 15-20% for doing the regular job...not going above and beyond, not doing anything miraculous, and there are still empty homes and homeless that we'll look down upon with scorn and say, "well you should have worked harder!" I digress. My artist does nothing out of the ordinary except tattoo, and yet gets all my dough.