bongsau

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About bongsau

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    Got my first tattoo in 2003.now 220hrs in. Tattoo...makes me feel alive !
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    Edmonton
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    Shaolin, reggae and the applied sciences
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    Electrical Engineer
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    Tattoo Collector

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  1. ah, thanks @JAC1961 honestly this is all for best. I don't think I have ever had an opportunity for life freedom like this. Just shy of 40 and everything else in my life is going awesome, so I'm focusing on that. New beginnings...hey prob some more tattoos 😉 in places that weren't approved under the marriage contract haha.
  2. well, I had to put down my beloved pug-dog 2 months ago. My wife and I are separating and she moved out of our house this weekend. It's -40 Celcius in my city and my winter beater died. ...but hey, my tattoos still look awesome, so everything is gonna be alright...sigh...
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    Mixing styles?

    I don't think there is anything wrong with getting one artist to do full cohesive and integrated pieces. Those tattoos are quite spectacular. I think though when you mix up styles, work with different tattooers you get a different experience and new perspectives. The tattoos become very collaborative between the receiver and the maker. You get to keep going on the neverending journey. You may make some mistakes, you may make great decisions, but the mash up of style and experience makes for very very interesting and real tattoo collections with many life lessons and realizations woven into your skin. You become a living quilt or "colouring book" as i say. At least that's what I'm going for.
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    Mixing styles?

    mix em up, collect lots, get tattooed by many people make your experiences wide, exciting and memorable cheers
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    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    haha that's great. people should ask and talk to each other more when they see interesting tattoos, sometimes us tattoo people get too-cool to just open up, yknow.
  6. If you want to get f*cked up, take the drugs and get f*cked up. If you want to get tattooed, get tattooed. Pain is part of the rite of passage of tattooing. I believe is being lost because of how accessible everything is now. Take a swig of navy rum, bite down on a leather belt and take it like a champ.
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    What happened and how can it be fixed?

    "it’s just lines, how hard can it be" ...well, clean line work is the foundation of any good tattoo. A good solid tattooer can just run right over it with a fatter solid line at the right depth under the skin.
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    Upcoming Tattoos

    @Oiocha one of the students at our kung fu school got a full colour turtleback from Tomo (at Silkneedle, he was travelling to Japan regularly). It was his first and only tattoo. The details and patterns are insane, got that velvet look. You're pretty lucky, enjoy the ride.
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    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    haha thank you @Gingerninja ! I've definately been thinking outside the box now with my new tattoo ideas, and i've got some more crazy ideas brewing. no laser, no coverups...i just keep piling on the tattoos and it seems to be working out in my favour. I love it. my excitement of tattooing just keeps growing and the experiences become more personal as me and my tattooists push the boundary of where you would think the concept of "bodysuit" would typically end/finish.
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    anyone have a high quality old tattoo?

    My sleeves are 10+ years old. I stopped babying them w/ sunscreen and lotion, good tired of smelling like a coconut. Frankly, a good well-made tattoo just looks better and better with age.
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    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    ps maaaan inner arm was too easy after years of tough spots. I could've fallen asleep if it wasn't for the funny shop talk about R Kelly and Alberta politics haha.
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    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    so...this walk-in blast-o-rama happened... by Shawn Hedley at Champion Tattoo 124 St Edmonton, AB, Canada
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    Getting my first tattoo, have a few questions

    haha you're from 'Berta...take a drive up to Edmonton. We are spoiled with a lot of excellent accessible tattooers.
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    Getting my first tattoo, have a few questions

    you'll prob be ok in (1) long-ass sitting, just makes the healing a little harder and vulnerable from overworking the same area....no need to be a hero... i'm not a fan of the marathon sittings, i like short ones personally, it makes the tattooing more enjoyable and extends the experience. split up the linework and shading. but really it is up to your tattooer and what kind of stamina-daddy you are. having a week off work will definately help if you're going for a long sit, gonna need to ice that baby after haha. a good nights rest and drinking lots of (hot) water/tea is my simple formula. makes the post-tattoo beer taste that much better. and get the shop to blare the mighty motorhead from the stereo to give the tattoo that proper mojo. good luck \m/
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    Getting my first tattoo, have a few questions

    MOTORHEAD tattoo ... F***ing rights buddy after you get this one done, I'm sure you're going to back for a big snaggletooth on the bicep. classic !