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  1. I'm interested in the story from both sides... I am getting acclimated to the forum, looks like not many people have been active for a while.
  2. Is there any chance of getting a separate database to manage each month's submissions so they can be viewable all at once on a single page or in a feed? - requiring entries be entered by the 2nd day of the following month... - polling takes place between the 5th and the 10th of every month for the previous month - entries can be browsed, but not voted on or liked until the voting opens... There could be different types of submissions too... maybe close to that of conventions? Where all the sizes and subject matter are covered... and then each individual poll / contest could have it's own landing page, follow option and winner of the month.
  3. © Monica Palacios @syntheticfish

  4. © Monica Palacios @syntheticfish

  5. Hi Everyone, I've been thinking about doing guest spots for a while. How do they work? What's the best experience you've had? And the worst? Do you have any advice for me, as someone who's never guest spotted before? Thanks! Monica IG@syntheticfish
  6. It doesn't look finished... a few more hours at least detailing with opaques might help.
  7. It's a good concept... involve him in the conversation, he's doing the piece and he did the wolf for you... I wouldn't limit him by showing only one design you like, but tell him which you like best... next to the others... you'll get a better, more original piece that way.
  8. Hey... from what i can see it's not raised, so you should be able to get a touch up. You can stop using A n D Give it a few weeks... then post new pics so we can see
  9. He's a good artist... your concepts are all in the same vein... except the dryad girl which is a different direction. They aren't anything like what he was suggesting though. These also aren't what I'd think of initially when thinking of woman portraits... they are more surreal than what people commonly ask for. Makes me wonder if you showed them to him yet? I'd give them to the artist, tell them a few things that you like and things you don't like about them... and put down a deposit so that he can start drawing.
  10. I love painting, but it's time consuming for me. for lines Microns 5 and 8 for colors fw and tube water colors for blues and sometimes yellows... bristol, I hate watercolor paper, it's too messy. This is probably my favorite sheet so far
  11. Thank you Pop's Tattoo in Silver Spring, MD
  12. Japanese Tattooing Now: Was a nice history of how neo-japanese came about, including the correspondance between Sailor Jerry and the Horis This is my current favorite Japanese Design Reference Content: Horimouja
  13. Syntheticfish


    Hi everyone... sorry, I thought I'd posted here earlier. I've found this site a few times over the last year searching various topics. I've never traveled and tattooed... so I would like to. I feel like I'm still practicing right now... I feel like I'm getting close to figuring out my own styles. I kind of just try to do my best at tattooing whatever people want. I just want to get better at it.
  14. Just butting in... read the thread, and I couldn't really understand how you got from the inspiration images to an eagle... but it looks nice and clean. Forget the olive branch... that's just complicating the tattoo... once the clouds are in there and everything is shaded it will look impressive. Trying to change or modify the design when the agreed upon plan is in progress never ends well. I'd vote for black and grey or black grey and grey-blue... but that might change after seeing the artist's portfolio. Trust your artist... it looks like you chose the right person for your project so far.
  15. Stop using lotion. Within 48 hours you should notice a difference. lotion should be used as sparingly as possible, and it is usually the cause of people's worry. Too much lotion can breed bacteria. Let it dry out. Itching is normal. Itch next to it, or tap it... don't itch it directly. If the issue worsens, go to see your doctor for anti-biotics. As for it being raised... leave it alone and look at it again after 3 weeks. If it is still raised after the scab has gone, use cocoa butter daily for a few weeks. Don't over-wash the tattoo... you don't have to stop using soap... keep it clean like you would normally. If you get sweaty, take a shower, if you get dirt or mud on it... wash it. Don't rub it in dog poo ect...