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Brock Varty

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    Brock Varty got a reaction from Oiocha in The LST Tattoo Advice Commandments:   
    Thou shalt shut the fuck up and listen to good advice.
    Thou shalt not keep blabbing and ignore good advice.
    Thou shalt lurk long enough to understand good advice.
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from havetsherre in Full Back Piece Experience Thread   
    Valium is great. ;)
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from havetsherre in Full Back Piece Experience Thread   
    Are you implying that you don't? Weirdo...
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from InkedMumma in Chest pieces on ladies.   
    BIG FUCKING SKULL front and center. I would consider marriage...
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from bongsau in Tattooers with little to no tattoos   
    Absolutely none of the "situations" or "examples" you listed work in the context we are talking about here. None of those involve or require a connection or deeply personal bond. There are mountains of reasons that tattooing and tattoos are about much more than what you see. There are things you feel when you are part of a tattoo connection that you can't get from anything else. It is a kind of brotherhood that you can only be a part if you share that bond with someone. You are not capable of giving a deeply personal experience if you have never experienced that with someone tattooing you. It is an absolute and non-negotiable fact of tattooing. Tattooers need tattoos. Period.
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from PopsBdog in Relationships and tattoos   
    If girls have tattoos and are a little trashy...it only makes it hotter.
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from Reyeslv in The LST Tattoo Advice Commandments:   
    Thou shalt shut the fuck up and listen to good advice.
    Thou shalt not keep blabbing and ignore good advice.
    Thou shalt lurk long enough to understand good advice.
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from CultExciter in The LST Tattoo Advice Commandments:   
    Thou shalt shut the fuck up and listen to good advice.
    Thou shalt not keep blabbing and ignore good advice.
    Thou shalt lurk long enough to understand good advice.
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from Mark Bee in Tibetan Skulls!   
    My back is going to be one huge Tibetan skull. Start with Mr. Flatmo in January.
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from Zillah in So remember what I was saying about 2012 being the year of the male tattoo model?   
    Scott Sparks can eat a dick.
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from LadyGabe in Do we really need apprentices?   
    You can do whatever you want on your own...but there is nothing that says someone needs to help you via an apprenticeship. If you really care about tattooing, and want to see it become better, then you need to put aside your own desire to tattoo and do things the right way. Caring about tattooing as a "would be" tattooer, means you do anything to uphold the craft of tattooing. Sometimes that means putting aside your immediate wants and thinking about what is best for tattooing as a whole.
    Also, just becasue someone "doesn't have time" or "doesn't know any tattooers" or are "struggling" doesn't mean that they need to be taught to tattoo. There is no point system here. Being a certain kind of person in a certain situation doesn't get you special treatment.
    And before you say, "I work my ass off to get where I want to be"... So does EVERYONE who really wants to learn to tattoo and do it the right way.
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    Brock Varty reacted to DJDeepFried in Black Work   
    I love a good pair of raw denim when they're stiff and new, but I like 'em even more once they're broken in and faded.
    There is beauty in change. Nothing gold can stay.
    Stay gold, Ponyboy.
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    Brock Varty reacted to irezumi in Introducing Myself   
    Army town is gonna be exactly what you need, lots of skin time and a variety of fairly standard type of tattoos. I worked in street shops for a long time and it was a crucial thing for me. I still use every skill I learned walking the floor and handling people, both pleasant and difficult clients. Good deal man, applause.
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    Imo the best place for a REAL critique would be a different forum; I recommend you check out Tattoodles forum. It has a large 'pros only' section that has threads for critiques, painting trades, networking, reference sites, classifieds, guest spot opportunities, etc etc.
    It's not real easy to get on, be prepared to give all of your professional information and they will cross check your employment at a real shop.. This is a good thing so as to keep out the civilians and scratchers.
    Critiques can be brutal there; keep your head high, stay strong, and listen to everything said without making explanations/rationalizations/excuses/defending etc. Just listen and absorb. It's definitely tougher love than here and maybe an asshole or two. Whatever.
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from irezumi in Introducing Myself   
    Start networking man. Do some painting and send them to people around you. Send an actual letter to tattooers you respect. Work hard on your art. Developing connections is a super important thing and something I struggle with. There is a great deal to be said for pursing a relationship with other tattooers. Sometimes those relationships can be started with just sending them a painting or something and a thoughful letter.
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from Tesseracts in Introducing Myself   
    Start networking man. Do some painting and send them to people around you. Send an actual letter to tattooers you respect. Work hard on your art. Developing connections is a super important thing and something I struggle with. There is a great deal to be said for pursing a relationship with other tattooers. Sometimes those relationships can be started with just sending them a painting or something and a thoughful letter.
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from mhapp95 in Looking for a tattoo that will get maximum attention?   
    Better yet... Get your lovers name tattooed across your face in 5" letters. That one always sends a nice message.
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from Shaun1105 in Introducing Myself   
    Start networking man. Do some painting and send them to people around you. Send an actual letter to tattooers you respect. Work hard on your art. Developing connections is a super important thing and something I struggle with. There is a great deal to be said for pursing a relationship with other tattooers. Sometimes those relationships can be started with just sending them a painting or something and a thoughful letter.
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from suburbanxcore in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    I have a boner.
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from Zillah in Curious...   
    You usually wear those yellow gloves?
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from Zillah in Curious...   
    I don't have any normal pictures of me right now. So with great shame, I give you me in my "shop uniform"...
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    I don't have any normal pictures of me right now. So with great shame, I give you me in my "shop uniform"...
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from Zillah in Full Back Piece Thread   
    You want a skull in that spot.
    You're welcome.
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from MadeIndelible in The ladies thread   
    In b4 pillow fight spontaneously breaks out...
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from growltiger in The ladies thread   
    In b4 pillow fight spontaneously breaks out...
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from Zillah in Video Game Thread   
    Recently started playing Fallout 3 thanks to the recommendation of some of the fine folks from here. Only have about 15 hours into the game but I really enjoy it so far. Very much worth the $15 I payed for it on sale on the XBox online games service.
    Also, got back intio Age of Empires 2 on PC. Anyone play that at all? I am a huge RTS geek....
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    Brock Varty got a reaction from motsimus in The ladies thread   
    In b4 pillow fight spontaneously breaks out...
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