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Syntheticfish last won the day on December 23 2020

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  1. I think it looks pretty and it will heal fine. Once it heals and the ink settles it will always look newer than the original, but it looks like they did a good job matching the style of the leaves. Let it heal... I don't think it would look as good if you tried to connect it now.
  2. Bargain hunters definitely suck... what's worse is when they are friends and acquaintances who you aren't nessicarily trying to tattoo but you're trying to give honest advice to. I think that has to be the most frustrating for me. When you give real honest advice and people wrinkle their nose at it like they don't understand. I have had quite a few people ask me for tattoos... then deals knowing full well I don't think they should be talking about tattoos at all if price is a factor for them. Look at portfolios, pick the artist you want for a reason and pay them well if you're
  3. 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.
  4. 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 coul
  5. © Monica Palacios @syntheticfish

  6. © Monica Palacios @syntheticfish

  7. 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
  8. It doesn't look finished... a few more hours at least detailing with opaques might help.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Thank you Pop's Tattoo in Silver Spring, MD www.popstattoo.net
  14. 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 https://www.bing.com/search?q=horimouja+tattoo+books&cvid=aec709be406141b8a193dff0e51a8d37&pglt=43&FORM=ANNTA1&PC=U531
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    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.
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