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  1. el twe

    Need help with a new design

    This is a conversation best had with your tattoo artist. If I were you I'd just add more tattoos around it; they don't have to be "connected" per se. But if you want one cohesive sleeve then you probably should have started with a design in mind.
  2. Too much "meaning" for me, just get whatever you think looks cooler...
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    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Now THIS is a badass tattoo.
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    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Dang @Gingerninja you weren't kidding about tying everything together. Can't wait to see more!
  5. @oboogie nailed it. That's a solid F***ing tattoo and you should be proud to wear it, microscopic "imperfections" and all. edit: The older I get, the more I appreciate the Japanese (very appropriate here) concept of wabi sabi, or beauty in imperfections. These are the parts of the tattoo that really tell a story: of past, present, and the human(s) involved along the way. Hopefully you too can see the beauty in that some day, but for now just leave it alone! You're much more likely to do more harm than good.
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    New with tattoo regret

    IMO it wouldn't look nearly as good without the shading. It's a nice tattoo, just leave it be.
  7. I was without internet for a few weeks (and survived!), but I ended up missing a lot of these. Really glad I caught the Ed Hardy ep. before it became restricted, holy crap was that enlightening. Also made me real homesick for SF...
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    Newbie with extreme tattoo regret

    That's a question for a competent artist to answer. I imagine it would be a difficult cover-up, given the size and placement. If it were me, I'd just start thinking about other tattoos to go around them. Were these done by the same artist? If you like that style, they could probably build a really cool cohesive sleeve from what you already have. Or just collect different tattoos around it - I honestly think they either way would look just fine.
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    Newbie with extreme tattoo regret

    Which tattoos do you not like? The roses/mandala/triangle? I think they look nice, and appear to be well done.
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    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?'?
  11. el twe

    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?
  14. el twe

    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.