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  1. Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    and post progress pictures, please @GraceAnnne!
  3. Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    and the 2nd from Joey Ortega
  4. Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Here are my latest (mostly healed) additions, the 1st by Sean Herman
  5. Well, photo-realism means just what the name describes, ie: an artist reproduces a scene or picture to exacting detail. Perfect reproduction. Illustration has broader possibilities, with the artist implying the subject with his/her own flair. Here are a couple of examples in the tattoo world:
  6. Either would work, but just to make sure you understand when vetting tattooists = illustrative and (photo)realism are 2 different styles.
  7. probably better projected by an illustrative styled tattooist, imho.
  8. Just got my first tattoo!

    2nd on all the above, and stay out of the ocean or any long term immersion (ie: read "stay out of the pool, too") for at least 2-3 weeks.
  9. New member going for 1st tattoo

    depends a lot on your expectations, and how dark your skin really is . . .
  10. Think I Could Cover This Tattoo Up?

    covering the new one with something like the 2nd photo? No. Covers work best when it can blend into a larger piece. If you're wanting to stay small you're going to need to lighten it with lazer (after at least a fair amount of healing time).
  11. Tattoo problem

    Not quite as weird as actually having Kanye West in our forum.
  12. Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    @LizBee Great Stuff!
  13. New user from CA

    great collection!
  14. Always up for some good news. Thanks, @Iwar!
  15. Midwest laser removal

    Absolutely true. All of those shops mentioned have reputable tattooists/artists who treasure the craft and should be able to assist with recommendations.