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  1. el twe

    Blowout or just healing

    Too early to tell, nothing to do about it, tattoos aren't perfect etc. Should we just change the name of the 'Initiation' forum to 'Does My Tattoo Have a Blowout?'?
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    Help with Cover ups and reworks!

    I really don't like watercolor tattoos, but that looks fine to me! I once heard Cheyenne Sawyer say that instead of getting a coverup you should get better tattoos around the tattoo in question so they could talk to each other. So, if you're into it, just get more tattoos on that arm!
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    So I wanna get a hand tattoo...

    I once had a nightmare that involved getting a blue line tattooed around my face. In the dream I ended up not getting it, but still woke up in a cold sweat... Don't get your hand tattooed until you're fully committed.
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    Welcome to LST! Got any pictures of your tattoos?
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    Penis tattoo advice

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    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Damn @Gingerninja wishing you all the best. That's a badass tattoo (and story), wear it well! @suburbanxcore ...I don't know what to say other than HOLY SHIT.
  7. Looks like a healing tattoo to me.
  8. Just finished the Bert Krak ep - I agree that the old (longer) format was cool, but they sure pack those 22 minutes full of great stuff. Much like after finishing the Mary Joy episode, now I really really want a Bert Krak tattoo!
  9. el twe

    Hello! Album covers as tattoos. Thoughts?

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    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    He sure knows how to make a nice girl head... Congrats @Gingerninja !!
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    If I may... It's really not about the blowout. It's about changing cultural norms and how lots of people these days are rushing into tattoos in highly visible places before really committing to being a 'tattooed person' (ie arm sleeves, more larger pieces). Every artist and every client will have different views on this, but I have to say I agree with the old school mentality - certain tattoo placements are 'earned' in that sense.
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    Not liking my new Tattoo, panic attacks

    Yep, I agree with everyone else here. It's a fantastic tattoo, and it'll only look better after it settles into your skin. I've had my fair share of tattoo regret, and it's faded every time. Sometimes within a couple weeks, other times much longer. Give yourself time. And I know you don't want to do the other side of your back (at least not yet ), but a whole back piece built around that tattoo/style would be effin' rad IMHO...
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    RIP Thom Devita

    For those interested, Scott Harrison's "Thom DeVita's Customer" podcast/story is now available on LP: https://shopreaper.com/products/thom-devitas-customer-lp-by-scott-harrisson And the NY Times published a nice obituary to Thom (although seeing the word 'inked' in the first sentence made me cringe):https://shopreaper.com/products/thom-devitas-customer-lp-by-scott-harrisson Scott is quoted in the obit, referred to as a "tattoo artist and one of Mr. DeVita's customers" which brought a smile to my face. I can only imagine that was a conscious choice by Scott, but if it's purely coincidental then we know Thom is still pulling some strings with the universe.
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    More tattoo regret

    Your tattoo looks very well done and fits the arm just right. You should be proud of it! May I ask why you're having reservations?
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    Red Ink reaction or something else?

    Go easy on the lotion and let your body do the healing. If it persists and you're still concerned about it, reach out to your artist. I've had some funny stuff with red ink, I bet you just need to give it more time.