SStu

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SStu last won the day on December 31 2016

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  1. @howie https://www.instagram.com/vietnamtattooconvention/
  2. Welcome, and thanks for the photos!
  3. really depends on how good the tattooist is as to whether or not the saturation is going to last
  4. pictures or it didn't happen!
  5. The photo realism style isn't something I personally track so much, but there is no doubt there are at least a few world class artists in that field over there. Take your time and keep up the research. The right artist will fall into place in time.
  6. Yeah, just let is heal. It may be a couple of weeks before it settles down. Try to relax.
  7. how much time has passed since you showed it to the artist?
  8. He's pretty good, but not overly detailed in his execution, so it kind of depends on what you want to have done.
  9. I personally don't know a lot about tattooing and tattooists in China. I don't remember much discussion here about it, but if you're not familiar with tattooing yourself I'd encourage you to to use the history on this forum to learn as much as you can about how to spot good work, competent tattooing and talented artistry. From there you'd be able to see what's available in your area and who is doing progressive work.
  10. In the last 2-3 years, this is the 1st time I personally remember anyone asking about Vietnam. My niece got a nice black/grey in Thailand, but we only learned about it after it was done, and I don't know what kind of shop (if any) it was done in.
  11. @littlefox1970 Sorry for the misunderstanding - but my quote of the word professional was for the OP. I don't have any problem with white on black. Often is the best course of action and it can look great, obviously.
  12. Wow. Sorry, but "professional" only means that they get paid.
  13. where are you located?
  14. I wouldn't consider mandalas to be American Traditional. Can't remember ever seeing any Sailor Jerry examples :)
  15. guess that depends on your definition of art work. Reproduction is one art. Creating is another. The ability to apply ink under skin is a 3rd art. To me, from what can be discerned from internet photos, it looks like the 2 choices you provided have a handle on at least 2 of those arts.