JAC1961

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    JAC1961 got a reaction from Fig1996 in Many small or few large tattoos.   
    Yep, I'd think that $$$ has a lot to do with it.  If you're an average working stiff it takes time and self control to save up the money for a large piece.  Sure you can spread it out over time, but who wants to look at an incomplete tattoo for 5 years?  At least with assembling small ones you can enjoy each one as it's finished.
    Instant gratification and all.
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    JAC1961 reacted to flipcrab85 in Need conceptual assistance   
    Ended up going with a mandala over the knee.  Did the skin rip along the bottom because my other piece came up too high to allow for the full circle. 



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    JAC1961 got a reaction from SJP0tato in Has anyone else had post-tattoo panic/regret? How long does it last?   
    Screw what people think about your tattoos. That's one of the biggest reasons that I started getting tattooed, I put up my entire life listening to people judge me and I decided that I was done with.  Accept me tattoos and all or go F yourself.
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    JAC1961 got a reaction from deckerisareplicant in Has anyone else had post-tattoo panic/regret? How long does it last?   
    Screw what people think about your tattoos. That's one of the biggest reasons that I started getting tattooed, I put up my entire life listening to people judge me and I decided that I was done with.  Accept me tattoos and all or go F yourself.
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    JAC1961 got a reaction from cgrave in Has anyone else had post-tattoo panic/regret? How long does it last?   
    Screw what people think about your tattoos. That's one of the biggest reasons that I started getting tattooed, I put up my entire life listening to people judge me and I decided that I was done with.  Accept me tattoos and all or go F yourself.
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    JAC1961 got a reaction from oboogie in New project on Kickstarter for tattoo lovers and artists   
    At this point you're really just wasting your time and ours.
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    JAC1961 got a reaction from Kyle in New project on Kickstarter for tattoo lovers and artists   
    At this point you're really just wasting your time and ours.
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    JAC1961 got a reaction from Dan in New project on Kickstarter for tattoo lovers and artists   
    At this point you're really just wasting your time and ours.
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    JAC1961 got a reaction from SStu in Need advice for tattoo!   
    It looks fine as is, don't worry about it.  Every tattoo deforms as the skin moves, not much you can do about it.  I think artists do what they can to compensate for it, but you can't make it perfect in every position.
    Enjoy it and start planning your next one.
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    JAC1961 reacted to Loveitwhentheyrun in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Jesus I got the other day. Was a much needed session with all the craziness going on. Glad shops are opening back up!🤘

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    JAC1961 reacted to Dan in The Tattoo News   
    how is this tattoo news ?
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    JAC1961 reacted to Gingerninja in Your favorite shop & COVID-19   
    I have two new pieces of artwork - an O'Donnell piece and a Garver piece!
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    JAC1961 reacted to Hogrider in Is there room for improvement?   
    +1
    If the artist says that coverup will quick, easy or cheap, Run Forrest, Run.
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    JAC1961 got a reaction from oboogie in Is there room for improvement?   
    I understand what you're saying about being shy and starting here isn't a bad idea, but you're going to have to talk to artists (def. more than one).  You'll have to pick someone with past experience and doesn't just sugar coat things to get the work.  If you don't you'll just end up with an even bigger mess.
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    JAC1961 got a reaction from Hogrider in Is there room for improvement?   
    I understand what you're saying about being shy and starting here isn't a bad idea, but you're going to have to talk to artists (def. more than one).  You'll have to pick someone with past experience and doesn't just sugar coat things to get the work.  If you don't you'll just end up with an even bigger mess.
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    JAC1961 got a reaction from Gingerninja in Price?   
    Probably 10 to 15 hours, but there's so many different things that can affect it.  Best to find an artist who's work you like and has a good reputation, go for a consult and go with their estimate.  Don't price shop.  It's tacky and never results in the best quality tattoo.
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    JAC1961 got a reaction from Hogrider in Price?   
    Probably 10 to 15 hours, but there's so many different things that can affect it.  Best to find an artist who's work you like and has a good reputation, go for a consult and go with their estimate.  Don't price shop.  It's tacky and never results in the best quality tattoo.
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    JAC1961 got a reaction from BoogNelson in Price?   
    Probably 10 to 15 hours, but there's so many different things that can affect it.  Best to find an artist who's work you like and has a good reputation, go for a consult and go with their estimate.  Don't price shop.  It's tacky and never results in the best quality tattoo.
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    JAC1961 reacted to BoogNelson in hey Guys   
    My Names Justin. New to the site. Looking to get my first tattoo and hopefully more. Just patiently waiting for covid to end sooner rather than later. Hope all is safe from it. 
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    JAC1961 got a reaction from ShiftGears in Can someone help me?   
    Tattoos are just like people, they fade from the moment they're created.
    It looks fine.  Enjoy it and plan your next one.
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    JAC1961 reacted to Jae in Hello to all!   
    Hey everyone! I’m new on here (obviously) and looking to meet some people, talk tattoos, and ask for some advice.
     
    I have one tattoo already and have been playing around with 2 other ideas. Hoping to get one of them after this lockdown stuff is over with and I figure out where I’m going to live.
     
    I’m starting with just lurking around the forum and seeing what I can find. But I’m sure I’ll be asking some advice soon.
     
    Hope you are all staying healthy, safe, and sane in these crazy times!
     
    Jae
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    JAC1961 reacted to AtomicMagpye in Your favorite shop & COVID-19   
    Heres 3 that have tattooed me recently (ish) and are selling stuff (I've put in orders to Elharper and Swearjar- Ben is doing Vans) - UK based of course.
    https://www.instagram.com/bendunningtattoo/
    https://www.instagram.com/elharperartist/
    https://www.instagram.com/swearjartattoos/
    And... Ive attached a 3 years (give or take a month) photo of one of my magpies by Mr Dunning  - just done on the right - today on the left - yes I know it's the wrong way round
    Actually  - while none of us is getting tattooed - how about a pic of your favourite that you have had inked  (or favourites that you have had inked) and a link to Instagram for the artist  (or artists) what do you reckon?🙂

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    JAC1961 reacted to Hogrider in New here and I need advice!! :)   
    This is not a forum for scratchers. 
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    JAC1961 reacted to pidjones in Your favorite shop & COVID-19   
    Many of the artists should be checking with hospitals and health departments. These are looking for people with experience in sterile practice.
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    JAC1961 reacted to Hands On in Your favorite shop & COVID-19   
    I commissioned this from Yoni Zilber!
    Just saw it reposted on a new page called Tattoo Love Care, https://www.instagram.com/ttt_l_c/, created by @blackclaw @tttism @zacscheinbaum. Their description is "Aid-Promote-Educate. A place to help tattooers in need and discover new artists, causes and events."
    Check it out!