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Everything posted by SStu

  1. I would, in the process of refreshing what you've already got, embelish and expand what is already there. You could join them in that process. You would need to find the right artist for that endeavor, and we can help with that. Where do you live?
  2. That doesn't particularly look like those spots relate to where white highlight ink would have been placed, at least from this vantage point here . . .
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    A picture or two would help us provide the realistic possibilities . . .
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    Hello! and if you've got initial questions you can do that here, too.
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    Welcome. If you've got initial questions you can do it via this thread, too.
  6. Hmmmm. No. My history in that situation was at least e-mail correspondence.
  7. Yep, no problem. And your linework looks really good, too!
  8. I can't say that as a horribly bored teenager I wouldn't have been drawn into such an endeavor. Glad I'm an older and more patient person now.
  9. It certainly can be done, but you have to realize that: a/ it'll just look like black panels, probably not like ribbons any more b/ the black ink on the cover is going to be much blacker and look much newer on top of what is a well-settled in tattoo.
  10. Very cool! Thanks for sharing. And some Deutsche, too!
  11. We're (New Orleans) supposed to find out tomorrow if the Governor is going to extend the May 16th deadline (or not), but tattoo shops aren't even on the phase 1 list for initial openings.
  12. agreed, leave it alone. besides, the actual earth is deformed, anyway.
  13. My recommendation: Consider making the tattoo at least half again as big. That will open up the possibility of some detail work that will make the end result WAY more interesting. Don't ask anyone to reproduce that drawing. It can act as "loose reference material" but you want one of these artists to produce an original work. Visit artists 1,2&4 and talk with them a bit. In the course of conversation express to them your vision to get "an astronaut riding a jet propelled earth" and see how interested they are, what their projected schedule might be and anticipated cost. Review the vibe you get along with the other input and make a decision from there.
  14. @Loveitwhentheyrun, remind me of where you're located?
  15. All four of those appear to be real good. 1,2+4 are more neo-traditional in their styling while 3 leans toward the american traditional side. What kind of imagery are you interesting in getting, and how big a piece?
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    Welcome, and glad to assist in any way we can. I'm seeing tons of awesome work coming out of Spain - especially Barcelona.
  17. @Spooky GhostThat Graham Beech is my favorite!
  18. "Dainty" usually involves thin lines. There might be an artist out there who incorporates both dainty and thick into the same images, but that's not what I usually look for - so I'm not familiar with any.
  19. That cage is pretty dark with fat lines and the examples you're posting are pretty dainty. Any cover is going to have to be quite dark to hide the old work, and trying to incorporate that cage with dainty next to it doesn't sound appealing, at least to me . . .
  20. @Spooky Ghost I'd like to see your collection!
  21. The "meaning" of a tattoo doesn't need to be literally linked to the visual objects depicted in it, unless it's very important to you that strangers have the opportunity to try and understand your vision. Any tattoo that reminds you and your girls of those memories will fulfill the purpose of displaying that artwork. If it were me, I wouldn't worry about trying to find the right '1 large, 2 small' objects as much as coming up with any camping scene (or any scene that reflects the vibe) that reminds you of those encounters.
  22. I see the Bowie influence and that's not bad execution, either. I agree with @Dan. Let it be and settle in with you.
  23. I wouldn't get any closer to the snake and knife