SStu

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  1. @Dani2304 You acknowledge that it's too early to tell what it's eventually going to look like and in the meantime you persist in micro-analyzing what you worry might be potential imperfections in an art form with plenty of room for perceived "imperfections". Honestly, I wouldn't recommend proceeding with getting any further and/or larger pieces done anytime in the near future . . .
  2. Here's a couple who a fully capable: https://www.instagram.com/scottgaritson/ https://www.instagram.com/sympathy4devils/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/curtisburgess/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/benhakmeen/?hl=en
  3. Yep. Some are skilled in both - but certainly not necessary. Colorado has TONS of great artists. What city specifically?
  4. The sun isn't going to cause an infection, but as @Gingerninja says, if you've got unusual pain and/or localized heat you should see a doctor.
  5. SStu

    Howdy!

    Doin' good and welcome!
  6. In my mind you've already got the acceptable limit = "inspiration". If you take that picture some a willing tattooist and say "I want this EXACTLY as this is" and they trace it out then it's just reproduced artwork, like a cartoon character. If you take that picture to a qualified artist and say I'd like a goat's head and raven similar to this then you're likely to get an original piece of art.
  7. Not real familiar with WI but Solid State in Milwaukee looks decent. Also lots of world class options in Chicago and a couple in Minneapolis, too.
  8. SStu

    Hello!

    What's a Lego Tattoo Parlor? You mean you've recreated at tattoo parlor out of lego pieces?
  9. You'll find several historical threads here regarding lasering. It shouldn't leave actual scar tissue and tattooing over it isn't a problem - it's actually the goal for most lasering. That being said, it's NO fun and quite expensive. Cover options are usually the better route depending on what you're starting with.
  10. That doesn't sound like a bad idea. A full day (6-8 hours?) on your chest is gonna suck.
  11. @Lefteye where are you located? Let us help find you the right person . . .
  12. I agree with @Hogrider. If your artist doesn't know where to take this then you need to find someone with some inspiration. Are you prepared to pay a qualified tattooist?
  13. Personally I've had it on for 4 days - and it was gross slush inside but it's all natural and "clean" - and everything came our perfect. Others have changed it after a day because they weren't comfortable with the slush. Those came out fine, too - as long as you're impeccable with keeping it clean in between.
  14. You may or may not be surprised to learn that we hear this more often these days. Let it ride for awhile. It's not poorly done. Nothing there to be ashamed of. You look fairly young, and your tastes in art and how it appears on your skin will very likely evolve. My guess is you'll eventually add more AROUND it, and that will reduce the impact of what you're seeing right at this early moment.
  15. It's already pretty dark, so my guess is that it could be re-worked by someone who could sharpen up the lines and make the colors richer. Add some detail.
  16. Sorry, my database for UK artist more revolves around black and dot work, but . . . https://www.instagram.com/darkhorse_collective/
  17. Not that I've heard about. White on black is a fairly new practice and there aren't that many artists who have done a lot of it. Are you willing to travel? https://www.instagram.com/nathanmouldtattoo/?hl=en
  18. ROAD TRIP! DeMoine = https://www.instagram.com/joshuabowers/ Fort Collins = https://www.instagram.com/curtisburgess/ Kansas City = https://www.instagram.com/markgalloway/?hl=en Chicago = https://www.instagram.com/r_goodkind/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/kellysevertson/?hl=en plus a whole host of others . . .
  19. Ok, most of these decisions don't have right or wrong answers. The real trick is going to be finding the right artist. Who do you have in mind and where are you located?
  20. That can be covered (recovered?) - by the right artist. Where are you located?
  21. You should be going in with general ideas, images and some loose reference material. They should be proficient in layout, design and provide honest and realistic feedback. Between their historical evidence and ability to communicate their vision you'll have to decide which makes you more comfortable with how to proceed.
  22. @Hollie You are way close to Mike Moses at Cauldron https://www.instagram.com/thedrowntown/?hl=en and Chad Lenjer at Black Metal https://www.instagram.com/challenjer/ to not get work by these artistic giants.
  23. Welcome! Bacanu looks quite capable from this instagram page. You should do quite good with him. Congrats! You'll find several historical threads here that discuss text as tattoos. My take on it = find an event or memory that brings you to a favorite feeling about your family. Go for the images and drop the text. Tattoos don't have to be literal for the casual stranger.