el twe

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  1. el twe

    What happened and how can it be fixed?

    Get the tattoo you want, not the one you can get now. Like @Gingerninja already said. I'd stop in the shop one of these days and see if you can talk with Natasha in person. edit: @Hogrider beat me to it, and then some!
  2. You're probably not going to get a good answer here, and you'll probably have to be a bit less secretive if you want to get a straight answer from any reputable artists. This is the type of question that (to me) only seems relevant to: elementary school "what I want to be when I grow up" reports, actual tattooists, or someone trying to leech off the industry. Good luck.
  3. Hi. Why do you care?
  4. el twe

    Anxiety aftermath

    I don't think it's uncommon to have mixed emotions like this after altering your body. I know I've certainly had it with at least one tattoo, and it had nothing to do with the quality of it. I quickly got over it and began enjoying the new way I look. Got a picture of it? We like pictures 'round here...
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    Bumps on black ink

    I had some weird bumps come up in the color shading of one of my tattoos, and ended up vitamin E oil on the spots. That helped clear them up quite a bit, although it was certainly a different case than what you have. Still might be worth a shot if you don't get any other answers...
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    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.
  7. Too much "meaning" for me, just get whatever you think looks cooler...
  8. el twe

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Now THIS is a badass tattoo.
  9. el twe

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Dang @Gingerninja you weren't kidding about tying everything together. Can't wait to see more!
  10. @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.
  11. el twe

    New with tattoo regret

    IMO it wouldn't look nearly as good without the shading. It's a nice tattoo, just leave it be.
  12. 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...
  13. el twe

    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.
  14. el twe

    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.
  15. 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?'?