Queen Rocks

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  1. Your turkey vulture looks sweet. Thanks for the update.
  2. I can only speak from my personal and limited experience. My latest tattoo had red, but only very little (about the size of a jelly bean). It didn't take to my skin as well as the other colors...it faded and looked leathery (though I would describe mine as more murky or greyed out). Very peculiar, but it's nothing that couldn't be fixed with another quick session. Like ezh said, red ink can be more touchy than other colors, but it depends on the person's skin. Since it's only been two weeks, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. Give yourself another 2 - 4 weeks to heal, at which point you'll be in a better position to make a fair assessment. Touch ups are usually free and I'm sure if your artist is good at his job he/she will do everything they can to make it look awesome -- after all, they have a reputation to uphold. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  3. It looks fine after almost a year. You shouldn't worry about it.
  4. Yep, looks like your typical run-of-the-mill healing process. You'll be fine. Just don't scratch!
  5. I'm sure it's fine. You just need to wait for it to heal completely (4-6 weeks), and then make your assessment. And besides, most artists do touch ups free of charge. It'll work out in the end. Just be patient.
  6. Thanks, Erica. I'll be sure to share when it's finished and give any updates here. ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. Number four here. I think your chest piece looks beautiful. I'm sure it'll blend well with the old art. Love the colors.
  8. Yeah, to my understanding, most places won't tolerate it. At least reputable places. Personally, I couldn't imagine getting work done while intoxicated. It's too risky.
  9. Thanks! Yes, I agree. He does some nice portrait work. I like this one he did of Jeff Goldblum a lot. And this also won't be his first Freddie. So I know I'm in good hands. ๐Ÿ™‚ God knows I've seen some awful portraits.
  10. Getting one of my tattoos covered up in a couple of months. I've never been truly happy with my Freddie Mercury tribute and decided to finally do something about it. I was expecting my artist (who has done work on me before) to tell me I need to fade the tattoo with laser treatment, but he actually said I might be able to get away without it. After my consultation I'm feeling pretty good about it! But would be curious to hear thoughts or ideas from the community. Here's what I'm getting covered: And here was a very rough sketch that my artist doodled on his iPad. Which is based on this classic Freddie look: He told me he'll be working on this and other ideas and will get back to me with some designs within the next couple weeks or so. So what do you guys think? Any comments and/or suggestions? Obviously, I'm willing to do laser if necessary. But I want to see what he comes up with first. If anyone wants to check out some of his work, click here.
  11. I think it's whatever you're most comfortable with. Me personally, I only have a half sleeve. At the time, I never considered getting my whole arm done. But it's something I strongly consider now. I'd probably just go back to my artist when I'm ready and ask if he could work on something with me. I don't think it's that big of a deal. In hindsight, yeah, I guess I would have preferred planning it all out, but it's not the end of the world. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
  12. Our pleasure. Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As long as you want to do something and will like the finished product, that's all that should matter. Good luck.
  13. Queen Rocks

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    It looks like skin that's about to peel. But like JAC1961 said, it's hard to tell from one pic. Regardless of what it is, just be patient and let it heal. Reassess in a few weeks and talk to your artist if it needs a touch up.
  14. I think he's just pulling your leg. It looks great!
  15. This is a pretty good video to watch. I think she does a nice job of explaining placement. I think the image would work well as lower or upper arm. Just make sure he isn't upside down. Lol Really, though, it's all subjective. Beauty in the eye of the beholder and all that.
  16. Came to the right place. Enjoy your stay!
  17. Welcome! Your sleeve looks sick! For your back piece, maybe wear a halter top or tank top so you can easily pull down the side that's being worked on? Only an idea. I have no experience because A) I don't have a large back piece (yet) and B) I'm a dude.
  18. Your dog is super adorable!! Here's one of my dogs when she was just a pup. Maybe I'll post pics of her all grown up later (she's 11 now).
  19. I grew up with 2 golden doodles! The one would run in circles CONSTANTLY if he was excited. But yeah, Saniderm is fantastic. Doesn't it help with speeding along the healing process?
  20. Nothing's changed for me. I'm still using Dial Gold soap and Lubriderm (fragrance free).
  21. If you hadn't said anything, I don't think I'd have seen a swastika and still don't actually. The bottom right and bottom left of the 4 are clearly cut off. In my opinion, there isn't any room for interpretation. So I wouldn't worry about it. The thing is it's very easy for us to nitpick our tattoos and find all the flaws in them. Tattoo regret is common and you can get through this. As Hogrider said, give yourself some time before doing anything. But seriously, I think you're fine. Try to enjoy it. It's a sick tattoo. What video game is it from?
  22. Just got back from my first session since the pandemic hit. Never had a chance to get a touch up and glad that I was finally able to! My artist, Joshua Ross, gave it another pass through (going over the outlines especially). Should settle in nicely once healed. Now on to the itching, my favorite part. And whatever anxieties I felt a few weeks back have subsided. I'm embarrassed to have freaked out over it, and I really am quite proud of the way it's come out. Btw, I was stoked to find out that my tattoo was featured in the official Queen fan club magazine this month. Anyway, thanks to everyone who took the time to read and respond in this topic. Cheers.