AverageJer

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    AverageJer got a reaction from oboogie in New Member, also a question   
    If I happened to read that on someone- as an employee. socially, whatever- I would 100% interpret it as a general motto not some kind of needed reminder because otherwise you would be bad. It's possibly the most benign, least offensive words possible on a tattoo. I ❤️Mom is edgier and more controversial. Tattoo looks good. If you are taking votes mine is to not change it. 
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    AverageJer got a reaction from SStu in Your favorite shop & COVID-19   
    As others have said. This really sucks and as contact employees tattoo artists are hit hard. Wife and I looking into buying a painting or maybe some gift cards. 
     
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    AverageJer got a reaction from AtomicMagpye in Your favorite shop & COVID-19   
    As others have said. This really sucks and as contact employees tattoo artists are hit hard. Wife and I looking into buying a painting or maybe some gift cards. 
     
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    AverageJer got a reaction from oboogie in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    New frog from the annual Sailor Jerry Day party at Leviticus Tattoo in Minneapolis. Done by thomas_titus.  
    Koi in the background done by Flip McCoy at Steve's Tattoo in Madison about two months ago. 

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    AverageJer got a reaction from AtomicMagpye in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    New frog from the annual Sailor Jerry Day party at Leviticus Tattoo in Minneapolis. Done by thomas_titus.  
    Koi in the background done by Flip McCoy at Steve's Tattoo in Madison about two months ago. 

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    AverageJer got a reaction from Tinny448 in new here, need advice please   
    It's a good tattoo- but it doesn't matter what I think or what anyone else here thinks. It's your tattoo. I don't agree that people with OCD shouldn't get tattoos. That's not a reasonable barrier. Besides, what a great opportunity to practice letting go of control of details. You put your faith into someone else and will now have it forever. It's a good tattoo from a good artist. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the experience of getting it. If you do get more tattoos in the future enjoying the process is something to aspire towards. Now you get to work on accepting the tattoo, learning to love it - flaws and all (not that I can see any but I believe you there are some because there usually are). It's a good tattoo with safe content in a "safe" location on your body. I believe you can learn to love it in time. 
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    AverageJer got a reaction from zetroc in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    New frog from the annual Sailor Jerry Day party at Leviticus Tattoo in Minneapolis. Done by thomas_titus.  
    Koi in the background done by Flip McCoy at Steve's Tattoo in Madison about two months ago. 

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    AverageJer got a reaction from oboogie in new here, need advice please   
    It's a good tattoo- but it doesn't matter what I think or what anyone else here thinks. It's your tattoo. I don't agree that people with OCD shouldn't get tattoos. That's not a reasonable barrier. Besides, what a great opportunity to practice letting go of control of details. You put your faith into someone else and will now have it forever. It's a good tattoo from a good artist. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the experience of getting it. If you do get more tattoos in the future enjoying the process is something to aspire towards. Now you get to work on accepting the tattoo, learning to love it - flaws and all (not that I can see any but I believe you there are some because there usually are). It's a good tattoo with safe content in a "safe" location on your body. I believe you can learn to love it in time. 
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    AverageJer reacted to Dennis in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    First tattoo in years (since my Kore Flatmo sleeve), Namakubi on my foot by Kurt Wiscombe. I hate getting my feet tattooed! 

     

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    AverageJer got a reaction from Hands On in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    New frog from the annual Sailor Jerry Day party at Leviticus Tattoo in Minneapolis. Done by thomas_titus.  
    Koi in the background done by Flip McCoy at Steve's Tattoo in Madison about two months ago. 

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    AverageJer got a reaction from SStu in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    New frog from the annual Sailor Jerry Day party at Leviticus Tattoo in Minneapolis. Done by thomas_titus.  
    Koi in the background done by Flip McCoy at Steve's Tattoo in Madison about two months ago. 

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    AverageJer got a reaction from Gingerninja in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    New frog from the annual Sailor Jerry Day party at Leviticus Tattoo in Minneapolis. Done by thomas_titus.  
    Koi in the background done by Flip McCoy at Steve's Tattoo in Madison about two months ago. 

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    AverageJer reacted to Dan in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    very cool ! I love it
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    AverageJer got a reaction from Dan in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    New frog from the annual Sailor Jerry Day party at Leviticus Tattoo in Minneapolis. Done by thomas_titus.  
    Koi in the background done by Flip McCoy at Steve's Tattoo in Madison about two months ago. 

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    AverageJer reacted to Sttrory in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    All done today 

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    AverageJer reacted to Oiocha in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Finished with Mike and finally got to posting it.  Super stoked on how it came out and how easy it was to get lines and shading in one session and color the next.
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    AverageJer reacted to VeryHungryCaterpillar in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    My first tattoo was super fun, if not perfect. Both the tattoo artist and I missed a spot at the top left hand corner of the tattoo (the stencil didn't transfer fully), and I'm not sure it's entirely symmetrical or on straight, but I'm neither symmetrical nor straight so I guess it works.

    This is it fresh:


    And 48h after!


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    AverageJer reacted to Loveitwhentheyrun in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Dope new bat head I got the other day

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    AverageJer got a reaction from Bashley in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Dragon head done by https://www.instagram.com/j_s_heike/ at the annual Sailor Jerry Birthday Party at Leviticus Tattoo in Minneapolis. 

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    AverageJer reacted to oboogie in Upcoming Tattoos   
    Finishing my left sleeve next week!
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    AverageJer reacted to MoonWraith in Please help me with this nightmare heal!   
    NY State Fair, not MN. There must be a lot going on all over the country. 😛 I'm sure I can find something just as good at the one here though. I think I'm still going to go but really take it easy and not do a ton of walking, take breaks, etc.
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    AverageJer reacted to Oiocha in How Important is the Experience?   
    A lot of my experiences have been with people who are heads down and quiet.  I can take the lacking conversation in exchange for wearing a better piece of art for the rest of my life time. Kiku is the only person I had a good time with and got a good tattoo from, we took a lot longer to do the tattoo but came away having much more fun.  I always book with the end product in mind, I can't form an interesting conversation during the experience anyways, I'm concentrating on not dying.
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    AverageJer reacted to pidjones in How Important is the Experience?   
    Well, playoffs and finals are over. I was kind of hoping Cousins would have a chance to redeem himself for a good contract next year, but that didn't happen. Then all the trades changed the leaque without even considering in the new recruits. I prefer college ball, anyway.

    I doubt you will get a great tattoo from an artist or atmosphere you don't like. Even if it were to turn out as great art, the experience would be so hard to wipe out. I had one bad piece and the artist was either rude, talking to others (a friend of his came in and talked with him for 15 minutes while he was working on me), yelling at an apprentice, or silent. The shop was clean, but the receptionist only spoke to me once and went back to her magazine (even though I had complimented a recent piece she had on a shoulder). The apprentice did seem friendly when i took a break to pee. He was copying flash in the hallway. I ended up getting a tattoo there that I disliked soo much that I had it lasered down to where another artist could do it right. Even if the ink had been perfect, the experience tainted it in my mind.
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    AverageJer got a reaction from Hands On in How Important is the Experience?   
    Best post I've seen on LST yet. 
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    AverageJer reacted to Hogrider in Does anybody had insult your tattoos?   
    Just my mother.  🙂
    I ignore her.