Jeff Tarinelli

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  1. Thanks for clearing that up. Sorry about that I am glad I asked before posting about machines. I didn't realize this forum was mostly geared for fans of tattoos I thought it was more for tattooers. Its a bit confusing that there is a topic for people to buy and sell tattoo machines but not allowing asking for opinions or feedback about machines. Yes Joe is correct I've been tattooing professionally since 1994. I posted some pics a couple years back on my profile of my work so you can rest assure I am not trying learn how to tattoo here.

    Thanks for not attacking me , My bad I will re-read the forum rules and policies.

    Have a good night


  2. I have everything ready set and good to go by the time I call my client back back in Portland. I feel it depends on where your getting tattooed. In a 3rd world country like Im now working, and on mostly travelers I open everything in front of them but back home with my studios reputation as well as most my clients are referrals I just assume a level of trust. I have had a few people ask me about this and after showing them my stock of already packaged needles and tubes they relaxed and relized there's it just obvious the set up came from the same pre packaged stock.

  3. I find that using realistic subject structure as the foundation works best but then to adjust shapes and movements to fit the body better. the Body, to me and my style, is as much part of the art as the design.

    maybe you could put up a link of this artist and get some opinions on his work and understanding of large design composition.

    Congrats on taking the big step into large work.

  4. Cheyenne Sawyer from Atlas tattoo in Portland Oregon.

    Not only is he one of the most unique human beings I have ever been friends and co workers with, he has the ability to make ANY idea look amazing. big or small.

    The man taught me how to be a real "professional" and I was his boss, lol!

    Cheyenne Sawyer :: Atlas Tattoo :: Portland, Oregon

  5. So - here's my dilemma.

    My goal is "squid pants". And I honestly don't really care much what all goes into them. I have a (short) list of things that I don't want... but otherwise I care more about just having good looking work on me. I want "fancy" legs. That's it.

    So how do I convey this to potential tattooers without sounding like a total flake? I worry that if I say "I don't care, do whatever you want, except for "x" things" they'll brush me off as someone who is in it just for some kind of status thing or something... which isn't the case at all. It's VERY personal to me. It's just that I'm not attached to any specific imagery.

    I don't want to "overshare" with my tale of woe about why exactly I need fancy legs... but I don't want to get written off either...

    Any advice?

    What the heck are squid pants?

  6. I often get a bit apprehensive in giving a large rib piece to a person not that experienced in getting tattooed. I have had a few nightmares in my years of people just not able to sit still and go with it. I recently got a full side panel from a co worker and amazing artists and although i did sit well for 2, 3 hour sessions, not moving or whining, It was the most challenging tattoo to sit through and im pretty covered. full back, sleeves, chest panel ext. The outline which normally for me is the most uncomfortable wasn't to bad but the shading session really took my breath away and was hard to surrender and go with it.

    The nightmare first timers rib clients ive had make me inquire more about the person during the consultation now. Having somebody quit halfway through an outline truly sucks and depending on the design can be next to impossible to align the stencil to the half done outline and free handing isn't always an option for truly detailed and symmetric designs.

    IMO 5 hours is a long time to sit on the ribs but isn't un common. you just need to know yourself and how you deal with pain and difficulties. My advice is DONT try to grin and bear it, don't clinch up thinking youll just squeeze the ever living shit out of a friends hand. this will only make the suffering worse and drain your energy. You will never make it 5 hours unless you learn to just surender to the experince and go to a comforting place in your mind. Focus on your breathing and total surrender to what is. most of the suffering from a tattoo comes from not be able to just accept it.

    Good luck but i agree get the tattoo where you want but if you feel oits going to be too much re consider placement. IMO ribs are quite easy to work on as an artist so im not sure where you got that info from concerning the quality being compromised there. Stomachs can be a bitch but a good artist and client working together for a big stretch to me is a easy day at the office.

  7. Maybe its just me or my computer screen but the blue looks fine to me. Lots of white added and sun exposure can get a khaki hue to pastel colors sometimes. Maybe the blue isnt perfectly to your liking but its a nice tattoo. Like others have said, just relax about it and enjoy what you have.

  8. Ive had pics stolen out of my Portfolio and reported to have been seen in some piece of shit hacks book the next city over.

    I'm sorry this happened to you its super frustrating to say the least.

    Its one thing to be out in public and see your custom work flat out plagiarized on a another person, which has also happened in my former home town, but stealing pics and claiming other work as your won deserves old school justice. Bring back Spiderweb's tactics, lol

    J.k kinda.

  9. Thank you all for a warm reception. I apologize for my trade secret comments I thought I read in the rules and conduct section a person was just not allowed to make a thread asking for them but I didn't realize they are not to be discussed or pm's. I understand now and will of course comply.

    Peru has been a rough transition in many ways. Going from busy to dead has been hard. Its why I joined this forum to stay and feel connected with the art. As its just me and my girl here the days can be long but getting my website hits and keeping up on other media has kept me busy.

    Again its a pleasure to be here.


  10. Greetings all,

    First id like to say that I very much like the layout and way of this forum. I am a moderator on another online community non tattoo related and appreciate the safe guards taken here to weed out the riff raff. I can fully appreciate what a daunting task this can be for moderators and creators.

    A bit about me. I've been tattooing for 18 years and created and owned Oddball Studios in Portland Oregon until last year in which I sold the studio to by business partner Jaoson Leisge in order to live and work in Cusco, Peru where I'm writing you all from now.

    I have spent a lot of time in Hawaii and studying Polynesian tattooing and this has been my passion and focus for the past decade. I like to use a fusion of these styles but out of respect try not to tattoo traditional designs on non Polynesians.

    I'm currently building my private client base now and find myself going from months booked out to days of down time. So Its my wish and hope to still feel connected to the tattoo industry and hopefully be able to give back to this forum the knowledge and ideas I have acquired over my career as well as learn from you all.

    Much love please feel free to visit my website for more information and pictures.

    A Tattooed Life, Cusco Peru. - Tattooed Life, Cusco Peru

    I look forward to helping new artists as I HAVE NO trade secrets. I don't fear competition and wish to uplift the tattoo art community as a whole and keeping secrets, is IMO, defeating to our art being appreciated and accepted.

    So ask anything, I will answer with my best and if I don't know an answer will have the humility to say....I dont know.

    Thanks for such a at first appearance a great forum and I hope to be part of this community.