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  1. I like a lot her work and her style, I love the vivid colors and the lines. Seems really an awesome artist.
  2. Yeah, apart that I don't have a great connection with vegan extremists (here in northern italy they're often quite annoying especially with those like my family who works in these fields).. didn't know about that guy but yeah, it's like my left arm, it has the same pattern so I count it as one tattoo even if it took so far 10 sessions.. crazy guy anyways, poor italy haha
  3. yeah that's an advantage for a girl or a guy with long hair (like me until 2004-5 when I decided to go shaved like a soldier XD) as we were saying, that tattoo needs way more space and she looks definitely undecided so I would go for another place. it's not the same of having a big neck tattoo of course but if she's very young and she's starting her job career maybe it's not the right time
  4. yeah, I know.. to me it's unrespectful to talk about money with tattoo artists in primis, 'cos it's like, i'm "buying" their talent, their artistry, not only materials and time.. so I never had to ask for a price until after the work was done.. anyways the range it's always the same, nothing unaffordable (otherwise.. nowadays everyone has tattoos..).. there are of course some tattoo artists (we have some here in northern italy, even one with some records in the guinness book..) that maybe make you wait for 6 months and charge you like you're buying a new car for a 3cmx3 triangle.. but I
  5. Ok, time to ask and annoy everyone, but since this forum is also a great reference to anyone on the web, I hope this will be useful to other too! Sorry for my bad English for what concerns precise terms ! Anyways, I'm having a sleeve done on my right leg, the first three sessions were perfect but after two days from the fourth one I had my leg swollen and painful like this: Have to take into account that it was (it still is) August and it was really hot outside (and had that 4th time a lot of bleeding during the process), but I never experienced problems like these. The artist told m
  6. Awesome! Thought it was an all-American forum ahah :) "det finns inga svar" taken from lifelover's mental central dialog (2008), having seen hundreds of norwegian and swedish metal bands I think that you can almost understand each other perfectly :) I could bet that the phrase it's almost the same in Norwegian too! :) The album title too "konkurs" I think it's exactly the same both in Swedish and Norwegian.. I had to stick to Swedish in order not to alter it of course but I like Norwegian even more, although they are really harsh language to an Italian/French speaker
  7. Ok, can't speak for America here since I'm European, anyways here we have thousands of tattoo artists and many of them are like "specialized" in some kinds of tattoos. One of my favourite tattoo artist is a girl who loves drawing dogs, she has her dog tattooed all over her arm and it's better than a photography! I know that for example other artists maybe aren't used in tattoing animals idk, it's better to ask before if they're into it even if I had for example my Japanese (video-game style) "anime" tattoos made by a girl who had never drawn any manga or anime before and she did an extrem
  8. Hel7

    I hate summer :(

    I like every season! Fortunately, my region seems to be one of the most friendly of all Europe.. we have warm temperatures during summer (and within 10 minutes you can go on the Appennine mountains where it's super cold and windy), and only some snow in the winter so it's never cold (the other year I went to Poland, here (Northern Italy) we had 5°, in Poland they had like -35° and I'm not joking ahah). I hate those who say that it's super bad to get tattooed in the summer! My summer tattoo heal even faster due to the wind and the exposure. Ok, it's also been 10 years that I don't go
  9. Yes, I have read many articles about the red color in particular, that may contain something that could give allergic reactions. Plain black is the most neutral of all, I think that almost all tattoos have black parts in it.. apart from the borderless ones which I hate For what concerns the raising, it's quite normal. I don't really know why but I have a black tattoo on my inner arm under the armpit which raises up a lot when I take antibiotics XD A pic may help, even if after a year I think that it's quite unlikely that the tattoo itself has some problems.. after a year it should
  10. Yeah, I'll never stress this too much! It's fundamental not to apply more lotion than usual. If you heal within 10-15 days usually, stop. Don't apply 30 days of cream on a tattoo only because it hurts! Otherwise if the pain really lasts for weeks and months I'd rather see a specialist, since a normal doctor could only give you antibiotics for the first days. Anyways I answered on the other thread too
  11. Yes, this. I use my lotion for any tattoo only for a maximum of 14 days, two times a day, and I try to let them take air so no tight clothes and such. I never had problems in healing with this method, many tattoo artists of mine too suggest to use Bepanthenol (that's the cream everyone uses here and to me is great) only for 7 or 10 days, but they always say that we all need to find our personal way of healing. 14 days works great for me, bigger and smaller tattoo alike, so I stick with that. Now I am in a phase very similar to yours: my inner calf tattoo done 20 days ago is perfectly
  12. Hi and thanks a lot for quoting me! I'm still a newbie when it comes to forums and such but since my tattoo passion is increasing more and more I'd really love to talk about them.. but here (I'm from San Marino/Italy) there are good artists but no worthy forums.. so I'm still unexperienced :) So, I saw in my story (experiencing I think circa 10 different tattoo artists) that everyone really not only heals differently, but also reacts differently both to pain and to healing. I never experience pain except for some little areas.. I almost fall asleep every time if I don't talk the who
  13. I don't think that your tattoo artist can judge your tattoo only by a telephone call and not viewing directly it! I trust the Sammarinese/Italian health care system, but when I have some problems I always go personally to the tattoo artist before.. he/she did the artwork, so he should know something about it! Sometimes they said it was normal, sometimes (2/3 times only actually) they told me to take antibiotics from a doctor, of course, who visited me and such (it's all free here). And anti-inflammatories too, a lot, if they hurt.. I had back ache for two weeks with my first big upper ba
  14. I don't know, I chose not to tattoo only three parts of my body (ok head and .. excluded XD), hands feet and neck.. I think that the opinions that count are those of your boss and yourself, or who hires you.. front-neck tattoos of course have a big stigma, I think that anyone can and must do whatever he feels like but personally I don't like them, behind the neck it's still very visible so probably it has a similar stigma.. if you aren't 100% secure, choose another place! :) I like (as Hogrider said) to be able to cover my tattoos, hence I don't want ink on my hands or above my collarbon
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