Shaun1105

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  1. It's like you can read my mind. Very impressive. I'd recommend the laser if you really don't like this tattoo. Have you considered just getting another (good) tattoo somewhere else on your body and learning to accept this one?
  2. Your kid screws up brunch meetups like it's his job! Two years in a row ;) Saturday convention meetup it is. Do we plan a time/place or just wing it?
  3. I'm definitely coming now! A friend and I are coming up on Friday evening. Count us in for brunch meetup, please! Looking forward to the trip, even if I'm not likely to get a tattoo this time.
  4. Love that we can get this contest going again! I think a small tattoo and large tattoo winner should be awarded each month ('small' and "large' definition to be determined). We could just have the first 7 days of the month be the only days submissions are allowed, and no voting can take place until day 8. Being able to vote for 1st,2nd,3rd is a great idea too.
  5. Nice tattoo! I don't think there's a "better" here, only what you prefer more. If your next two planned tattoos are going to be in a similar style, I personally would go same arm, but again it's totally up to you.
  6. Steve put an eagle on my chest last year. He's great, you don't need to be nervous at all!
  7. The first time I went I had an appointment, last year I just went looking for a walk-up. I agree with Graeme, at least on Friday night there were lots of amazing tattooers who were available (I ended up getting something from Jeb Riley). For me, getting tattooed at a convention definitely sucks compared to a shop. That said, you ARE getting a tattoo so it's still awesome.
  8. I've been waiting months for you to post this thread, @Graeme! I will be there.
  9. Summer is definitely my least favorite season. I like warm (even hot) sunny days like we're experiencing now, but once the real summer humidity kicks in, that's just the worst. My wife is about the opposite though - she would take a vacation any time to Haiti, the DR, or Jamaica, while I would choose Iceland over all of those. Autumn > Winter > Spring > Summer imo.
  10. I'm actually worried his account has been hacked. ;)
  11. Hello and welcome. Lots of good advice here already for you. I think your Trisiras idea can be made into a great tattoo once you find the artist you'd like to do it. An Atlas tattoo also would be cool. Putting them both together into the same tattoo - probably not a great idea. Just get two separate tattoos (unless you're thinking this is going to be a full god-themed sleeve or something). I know it's your first tattoo and so you want it to be perfect but putting too many elements into it will not make it better. Good luck!
  12. My tattoos that like the best are the ones where I gave the vaguest ideas to my tattooer! I'd say don't worry so much about the specifics of the art - but it's your tattoo so whatever it takes for you to love it, go for it. Who the tattooer should be and where on your body they go are both pretty important though :)
  13. Well, he already mentioned putting a propeller on the other shoulder; we'll have to wait and see what he thinks after the excitement wears off!
  14. A while ago (in 'upcoming tattoos', I think) I posted about how I was going to take my dad for his first tattoo - something that he had wanted for a long time but had never done. The first time we planned to go, he backed out because he looked online at the risks of getting tattooed as a diabetic (which for someone with well controlled diabetes are negligible, but he still didn't do it. Cold feet.) Then last summer at our family reunion our cousin Amy, who has several tattoos, basically called him out because she got her most recent one while she was on chemo for her stage 4 cancer - making his arguments clearly invalid. Unfortunately, Amy lost her battle with cancer late last year. A few weeks ago my dad and I finally went to get his tattoo. The simple anchor reflects his 40+ years of working on Great Lakes ships, but I believe it serves as a reminder of his cousin also. We went to Hand of Doom Tattoo in Buffalo, NY and he got his tattoo from Chris Lombardi. Same shop and artist where I got my first tattoo (also an anchor!) in 2012. Overall amazing experience, Chris is a great guy and an excellent tattooer.
  15. I suggest just going to your artist and saying "I want to do a traditional eagle with an American flag - color. I'm looking for something fairly large. I really love the look of the eagles flying with upswept wings...but could also go with a perched eagle." If your artist specializes in traditional tattoos, and is a good artist, he doesn't need anything more than that to work with! See what he comes up with, I bet it will be better than any examples you're going to get from google searching it.