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Kumoku

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    Kumoku got a reaction from 2bacanvas in Mermaid Tattoos   
    I LOVE these watercolor type designs for mermaid pieces! 
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    Kumoku reacted to JAC1961 in Japanese backpiece.   
    Everyone likes what they like, but true Japanese tattooing probably has had more influence on modern tattooing than anything else... American traditional a close second.  Janky kanji is not what it's about.
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    Kumoku reacted to SStu in Piranhas?   
    Nothing on hand, but it seems like a cool idea. 
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    Kumoku got a reaction from SStu in Upcoming Tattoos   
    I'm planning a 3/4ths view of a Jaguar skull with a dark green ribbon wrapped around it or transitioning (the ribbon) from the background to the foreground around the edges of the skull. It's representative of me overcoming my sibling abuse that happened the first 10 years of my life
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    Kumoku reacted to Hogrider in fun topic-you know you are addicted to ink when?   
    When you have more tattoos than your artist (I'm not there yet).
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    Kumoku reacted to scottyg in fun topic-you know you are addicted to ink when?   
    you decide to do a backpiece and take extra jobs to pay for it over the span of a couple years, oof
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    Kumoku reacted to Bunny Switchblade in 7 year old tattoo artist-in-training?!   
    I think the people getting tattooed know she is 7 years old and looks to be doing a tattoo that most apprentices would be doing! So they know what tattoo they are getting....it's an apprentice tattoo....and without people willing to let apprentices tattoo them then none of the artist any of us go too would be where they are now!
    There are a lot of tattoo artists that started very young who came from tattooing families and as was said.....if no laws are being broken then there is no real harm!
    Filip Leu.....Frank Lee....and I am sure there are others who started younger in this same manner!
    It doesn't matter if her dad is a Leu or of some other famous tattooing name.....as long as he is teaching her proper technique and is bringing her along properly like any apprentice!
    My first tattoo was on "Tattoo" George Benjamin at Hobo's in NH.....I had never picked up a machine to tattoo before and at his insistence that we "trade" tattoos I tattooed him!
    I bet her tattoos are better than the little flower I did on George! LMFAO
    There is nothing wrong with this as long as it is within the law!
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    Kumoku reacted to deadsp0t in 7 year old tattoo artist-in-training?!   
    I don't have an issue with passing down a craft or trade, I worked for my folks at that age but nothing too major.. That said, anyone who sits in the chair and knows a 7 year old is about to tattoo them gets what they deserve..
    If there's no labor laws being broken and clients are cool with it, who gives a rats ass, lots of generational tradesman and craftsmen start this early..
    I guess if you're a tattooer that had to work their ass of to get an apprenticeship it could/would be frustrating, but we're all dealt the hands we are dealt, this kids hand happens to be with a tattooer in the deck.
    At the end of the day, it really doesn't affect anyone but the people who let a kid tattoo them. I find it ridiculous that we have let price and explanation of price become a taboo and dare not discuss it but we are all up in arms about someone teaching their child to tattoo..
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    Kumoku got a reaction from suburbanxcore in Mermaid Tattoos   
    Love this portrait piece I've found online!
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    Kumoku got a reaction from Intomyskin in fun topic-you know you are addicted to ink when?   
    A good chunk of storage on your computer is dedicated to future tattoo ideas. 
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    Kumoku got a reaction from SStu in Mermaid Tattoos   
    Love this portrait piece I've found online!
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    Kumoku got a reaction from Gingerninja in fun topic-you know you are addicted to ink when?   
    A good chunk of storage on your computer is dedicated to future tattoo ideas. 
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    Kumoku got a reaction from Dan in fun topic-you know you are addicted to ink when?   
    A good chunk of storage on your computer is dedicated to future tattoo ideas. 
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    Kumoku got a reaction from AverageJer in Hi everyone   
    Hi everyone! I'm a 24 year old and just got my Master's degree in public health. I have one tattoo but plan for many more. I'm a huge fan of body modification in general. I'm a huge animal lover and have a few dogs with my boyfriend. I'm currently studying to be a health educator. I've also been binge watching a lot of things on netflix recently  I'm also a PS4 gamer and pokemon gamer. 
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    Kumoku got a reaction from oboogie in Relationships and tattoos   
    I've always loved tattoos on girls/boys/whatever you identify as. My boyfriend wants to get tattoos, but is currently waiting to be in a better financial place to get some. I'd be fine with dating someone who never intended to get a tattoo (as long as they don't hold my tattoo over my head). 
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    Kumoku got a reaction from oboogie in Hi everyone   
    Hi everyone! I'm a 24 year old and just got my Master's degree in public health. I have one tattoo but plan for many more. I'm a huge fan of body modification in general. I'm a huge animal lover and have a few dogs with my boyfriend. I'm currently studying to be a health educator. I've also been binge watching a lot of things on netflix recently  I'm also a PS4 gamer and pokemon gamer. 
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    Kumoku reacted to Dan in Temporary Tattoos are bad   
    IMO it's better that these HS kids are doing silly temp tattoos than getting real, illegal, crappy scratch work.
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    Kumoku reacted to Gregor in Temporary Tattoos are bad   
    PPD Black Henna is really dangerous and can fuck you up way more than a scratcher
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    Kumoku reacted to Colored Guy in Temporary Tattoos are bad   
    My sister gets a henna tattoo every summer, but it looks more bluish than black. I tell her that all the $$$ she's blown on those she could have gotten a couple of nice real ones. Then I get the blank stare...
    Rob
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    Kumoku reacted to JAC1961 in The dreaded tattoo regret   
    @flipcrab85Great eagle. That is also on my list of wants.
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    Kumoku reacted to flipcrab85 in The dreaded tattoo regret   
    The latest addition, done today. Love it! 

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    Kumoku reacted to Hogrider in Tattoos linked to chronic diseases??   
    Try reading their sources:

    http://www.nowtheendbegins.com - self proclaimed magazine of record for the last days
    About Chemistry: Chemistry Instruction, Projects, and Periodic Tables - about.com says it all anybody can post anything
    Wiley Online Library - I don't know WTF this is
    Live Science: Scientific News, Articles and Current Events - cites the dermatologist from the original article, basically using yourself for a reference
    Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post - another article that cites the dermatologist in the original article
    Science or not? | Separating science from nonsense - a blog by someone with no significant credentials, but says, "I have to withhold judgement in this case. On the positive side, I couldn’t find any evidence that tattoo pigments are responsible for serious harm."

    Further, according to the FDA's Arkansas-based National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), research chemist Paul Howard, Ph.D, "There have been no systematic studies of the safety of tattoo inks."
    If you read through this nonsense, it is basically saying, "We don't know anything for sure, can't prove anything, haven't done any studies, but bad shit could happen."
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    Kumoku reacted to Pugilist in The LST Tattoo Advice Commandments:   
    Browsing around the board just now, I was struck by how often folks asking questions about tattoos they want to get or tattoos they have gotten end up getting similar responses, as their issues often correspond to a fairly narrow set that come up again and again. I thought it could be cool to have a thread where we list our generally accepted "tattoo advice" and wisdom in one centralized location. We could point people to it when appropriate.
    For example:
    1. Thou shalt never haggle in a tattoo shop.
    2. Thou shalt not try to force a tattooer to tattoo an exact replica of an image you've brought in. If you are going to a skilled tattooer, you will always be better off letting them turn your idea into an actual tattoo design that will work for this medium.
    3. Thou shalt consult with your tattooer for questions re: design, sizing, placement, ideas, aftercare instructions and any touch-ups.
    4. Thou shalt not stress about how your new tattoo looks until it is fully healed.
    5. Thou shalt accept that flaking, scabbing, swelling, itching, and a whole bunch of other uncomfortable stuff is all totally normal when healing a tattoo. Thou shalt only be concerned if it doesn't get better after weeks, or if it smells or looks infected.
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