Colored Guy

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  1. I was on a tear in 2018. My battle royal back piece finished up (eagle, snake and dragon) in late January 2 neck tattoos, April and May Had some empty real estate on right forearm, got a large snake in March or April Cover up on left upper arm early January Tiger on left thigh December Cover up Flower left foot in December
  2. Most of those who worked on me before 1983 are dead... Dave Aicroth (former partner of JC Fly), Mike Paterno (Peter Tat2 shop), Danny Pizzo from Body Creations in East Islip NY.
  3. Had the tiger finished up on Friday night, 3 hours worth.
  4. Thanks, this is a large piece on my left thigh, next appointment is on 12/21 and possibly a 3rd if needed.
  5. Posted in the new tattoo section, but will hang it here as well. She changed up the peony design for the better from the OG artwork.
  6. New last night, 4 hours in the chair.... session #1. Done by Gina at Studio 69 Tattoo, Ronkonkoma, NY.
  7. My weight is up and down, I have a reaper that part of it is on my belly, hasn't stretched a bit that I can tell.
  8. You should have an idea of the cost up front, how many sessions, rate, etc. I have saved up for many tattoos $10 and $20 here and there. I even junked an old car to pay for one in 2008.
  9. Having a Henning-design tiger started on my thigh on Nov 30th. Should take 3 or 4 sessions. Will post the outline and shading hopefully over the weekend.
  10. I'll give a flat $50 many times, more if it comes out to less than I thought it would. But the $50 x 4 or 5 sittings for a single tattoo adds up.
  11. Minor shitty thing... broke my 4-speed about 6 weeks back. I was attempting a 2-3 shift at 4000 RPMs and it came out of 3rd gear hard. I limped home with a noisy transmission using 4th gear. Found a local guy to fix it up for only $400 which included a new cluster gear and some better used parts.
  12. I was out of work when I had my last foot tattoo done. I went barefoot most of the time and since it was December I was inside quite a bit. It healed quickly and no big scabbing.
  13. I'm dating a lady that loves tattoos, she's been there with me for some of my recent work and she even got one herself. I believe that she does not do well with pain, but she has the next one picked out. I was in the shop having some forearm work done in April and the artist likes her and she's allowed to sit close and watch her work. The GF took offense to something I said and that spread a poop mist over the shop vibe. I just said to her, maybe you should be going. And she did, that was almost the end of us.
  14. I have had trouble with the color red years ago and more recently, also some yellows don't take well on me. I'm using more of an orange and that stays in a lot better than the red. The yellow just gets touched up now and then.
  15. I retire from work in less than a couple of years and I'll wait on the hand ink. But that's what I said about my 2 neck tattoos...
  16. I have had the same thing happen and one day you will LOVE the tattoo. The bigger the tattoo, the bigger the adjustment you may have.
  17. This was done in April, Gina Sherry is the artist, shop is Studio 69 Tattoo, Ronkonkoma NY.
  18. I posted this in the new tattoo section, but this one is finally done. I may expand on it, but not right now. Started last year in late September, next was late October, late November and this past Wednesday. Total of around 12 hours. Last session was pure murder even there was 2 months from the previous session. I like it.
  19. I would highlight it with another blue or purple to give it some depth. Then it will look a lot better.
  20. Mine will do a primary peel, and look cloudy. Then they do a 2nd lighter peel. About a month is where mine look the best... and down hill from there.
  21. I agree with the others, add more to it, make it like a bouquet.
  22. You'll be fine. The only time I had a problem was back-to-back large pieces, totally separate but the healing wore me down. This was a neck piece maybe 3" x 3" and one on my upper arm that was big, the 2nd session.
  23. A lot of people with red react to it, including me. Sun exposure makes it worse. I wouldn't use Aquaphor at this stage, go with something lighter as in a good skin lotion.
  24. A lot of artists I know are hardly on the PC side, male or female. This is because they claw out a living each and every day, no work = no pay day. There is no paid vacation, sick time unless you sell your soul to a bigger shop and work for $30 or $40 an hour while the shop charges $150 an hour. If Jack Rudy says that the moon is made of green cheese, then the moon is in fact made of green cheese. He wrote the book on a lot of things that have filtered down through the trade. He's one of those guys, when he talks, you shut up and listen.