tcgjake

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tcgjake last won the day on October 21

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  1. tcgjake

    Initiation Post

    Congrats on the new tattoo. Give yourself a few months to adjust to it, it's pretty common, especially with your first large tattoo. Can you post a pic so we can see what you're working with?
  2. Love this, that's a great looking Phoenix!
  3. Nice Oiocha, can't wait to see it! I got a Baphomet gap filler during a walk in day at The Dolarosa Tattoo last Saturday. (Done by Tony Tovar).
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    <3 Myself

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    Rose

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  7. So Jealous, looks great! I grew up in Fullerton so really need to get back down there to get a lady head from Tim Hendricks.
  8. Here are some of my recent, mostly unposted (I posted a bloody picture of the rose but nothing since it healed) tattoos. The Toy Story Alien was a Friday the 13th tattoo that I had reworked. Zoltar and the Claw Machine are courtesy of Dillon Eaves at Charnel House and the rest are from Vince Maravel at Chapman Ave Tattoo with the exception of the original alien.
  9. Not sure if this belongs here or in the WTF In the News but has anyone seen this article about a study of people with tattoos that has been trending on LinkedIn the last couple of weeks? https://www.hcamag.com/au/news/general/reckless-or-creative-the-great-tattoo-debate/177257 The gist of it is that they concluded people with tattoos are more likely to act in haste and not think of the consequences of their actions. I argued that just like someones race, religion, or sexual preference doesn't determine your personality, neither does presence of tattoos on your skin. And also that it could of easily been framed to show the exact opposite based on the researchers bias (that people with tattoos are more decisive and more willing to live with the consequences of their actions). I was encouraged to see that 90% or more of the engagement was bashing the study and agreeing that having tattoos doesn't make someone a better or worse candidate for hiring but of course there were a vocal few supporting the study. Just curious if anyone here has seen the article going around, what your thoughts on it are and if you feel like you've been passed over on a job you qualified for because of your tattoos?
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    Ego Death

    I am a little late to this topic but reading it reminded me of an old parable about a young kitten running around in the jungle that eventually comes across a bobcat and because it is bigger and faster than him it assumes it must be a lion. It starts mimicking the bobcat and eventually thinks it is the king of the jungle. Some time later it comes across a male lion and realizes how far he still has to go if he wants to be king of the jungle. I've thought about a similar concept in a tattoo and I always visualize a lion looking at its reflection in a pond but the reflection is a regular cat or maybe an aggressive looking shark getting swallowed by a whale. Something to remind you that there is always something bigger, badder, faster or smarter than you.
  11. A nice and bloody rose I got last Thursday from my buddy Vince at Chapman Avenue Tattoo. I actually got a few from him that day but still waiting to peel the saniderm off so no pictures.
  12. I'm getting lots of work done tonight! I'll be getting an all seeing eye in my elbow ditch, a rose on the front of my shoulder/chest area and one of those classic 'mom' tattoos with the heart and banner but with the text 'Myself' inside the banner.
  13. Impressive list in general so all in one year is incredible! Would love to get a Hendricks tattoo eventually as well. I am originally from Fullerton and my parents still live there and I go back often so hopefully sooner than later. Happy New Year everyone!