9Years

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    9Years reacted to bongsau in The LST Tattoo Advice Commandments:   
    Thou shalt not take ye self so seriously, they are just F***ing tattoos, maan.
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    9Years reacted to Devious6 in DEATH   
    If I was a cat, I'd be down to 1 life left..at best. In fact, I may be ahead of the game. In just my 26 years in the Army, I had an 8" artillery shell detonate over my head and was hit with shrapnel but without injury, I've ridden 2 helicopters to the ground with engine failures...one hard enough to compress the skids...and walked away and was in the area of the Pentagon hit by the plane on 9/11 and twice escaped (at least) from circumstances where I could have not made it out. My uniform is part of the Smithsonian exhibition form that day....I stared Death down and smiled back.
    My second tattoo is attribute to the 9/11 experiences. Not focused on death but on the determination to live and to face the threat head on. That's why I chose an eagle standing on a pentagonal shaped rock with sun rays shining overhead. Death doesn't scare me nor does it control my actions. When it comes it comes...and I am ready to face the life after.
     

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    9Years got a reaction from Emil in Tattoo of the Month May 2017 - SPIDERS   
    Achilles-Spider, El Monga, 2014. Photo taken (awkwardly) today. 
     
     


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    9Years reacted to gtrjunior in I'm so fucking stupid 4 real   
    Just put a circle around it and add "Motley Crue"....then you're golden.
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    9Years reacted to byzantine in I'm so fucking stupid 4 real   
    Pentagrams are cool. Keep it. 
    If you want to get rid later, laser will probably work or there's always option to cover. 
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    9Years got a reaction from Gingerninja in Tattoo of the Month May 2017 - SPIDERS   
    Achilles-Spider, El Monga, 2014. Photo taken (awkwardly) today. 
     
     


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    9Years got a reaction from Manu Manu in Tattoo of the Month May 2017 - SPIDERS   
    Achilles-Spider, El Monga, 2014. Photo taken (awkwardly) today. 
     
     


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    9Years got a reaction from SStu in Tattoo of the Month May 2017 - SPIDERS   
    Achilles-Spider, El Monga, 2014. Photo taken (awkwardly) today. 
     
     


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    9Years got a reaction from Oiocha in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    SOOOOOO GOOOOOOD. 
    Tim rules. 
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    9Years reacted to Baboom in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
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    9Years got a reaction from havetsherre in Tattoo of the Month May 2017 - SPIDERS   
    Achilles-Spider, El Monga, 2014. Photo taken (awkwardly) today. 
     
     


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    9Years got a reaction from bongsau in Tattoo of the Month May 2017 - SPIDERS   
    Achilles-Spider, El Monga, 2014. Photo taken (awkwardly) today. 
     
     


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    9Years got a reaction from Machcekborrach in Tattoo of the Month February 2017 - SNAKES   
    Yes!
    Best tattoo subject matter ever!
    1) Winged snake drawn-on by Jeff Rassier, Blackheart tattoo finished Jan 2015
    2) Snake and torch by El Monga, guesting at Spider Murphy's summer 2013. 



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    9Years reacted to bongsau in Tiger tattoos   
    some of you may have seen this already on my IG ... but here ya go.
    Psych Tiger Head made by OllieXXX in 2012

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    9Years reacted to bongsau in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    The Edmonton tattoo convention was this weekend. Popped in on Sunday afternoon and won the "neo traditional" contest for my OllieXXX tiger head LOL #maketattoofunagain

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    9Years reacted to Cameron Jose in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    Scored a walkin and got my knees framed by Jay Watkins at Spider Murphy's. Stole the photo from his Instagram

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    9Years reacted to Elcirigano in Full Back Piece Experience Thread   
    Hello all. New to the forum. Figured I would add my two cents. I have three quarter sleeves on both arms. My first tattoo ever was a half sleeve Kintaro done by Jason Lambert of Black Cat Tattoo in Pittsburgh. The sleeve was finished on the one side and the other side was done by Robert Atkinson here in LA. Robert is an overall awesome guy and a great artist. I consider him a friend and am glad to know him. Granted I just have an n of 2, but Robert IMHO is one the best tattoo artists around. I decided to bite the bullet and Robert just started lining my back. I'm doing one of the Horiyoshi 108 heroes, Kaosho Roshishin. Compared to my arms the discomfort at times was more intense, particularly around the love handles, shoulder blades, and top of the buttock. But nothing too bad. To be honestly I thought my elbows were the worst, so the flank wasn't as bad as that for me. Robert is pretty fast, we lined this in about 3 hours. Will go back to add a snake and some peonies to finish the lines and then move to shading. I'm stoked so far. 
     
    Robert's sleeve is on the right, and Jason's is on the left. Once we do the background we'll even those out and I'll ask Robert to shade the negative space under my pit on the left  

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    9Years reacted to bongsau in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    I got tatt-toad by Scott Rusnak / Lucky Strike Tattoo Edmonton a few days ago. Coins are the size of an actual coin for reference ;)

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    9Years reacted to Baboom in Latest tattoo lowdown.....   
    I too was in SF but missed @gingerninja but failed to link up.  I did however I did stop in to see Kahlil at tattoo city. First and foremost what a great dude and great experience. The shop has so much energy. Kahlil's booth has seen some great tattooers adding to the mojo. I left with this bad larry.
    On another note I can say that I stand behind tegaderm as a healing method. Ill go into it more in the tegaderm thread.

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    9Years got a reaction from oboogie in Hello everyone   
    It's great that you're down with the contemporary-classical masters and have yourself mastered several life-times worth of artistic disciplines, but this isn't the place for you. This is not a forum dedicated to amateur tattoos. Your CV will not change this.
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    9Years reacted to omeletta in Tattoo of the Month - POLL - February 2017 (SNAKES)   
    Congrats, it's such an awesome tattoo! To be fair, I thought they were all pretty awesome, but one has to make decision...
    Looking forward to the next contest :-)
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    9Years reacted to Manu Manu in Tattoo of the Month - POLL - February 2017 (SNAKES)   
    congrats @9Years !!
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    9Years got a reaction from Steve in Tattoo of the Month - POLL - February 2017 (SNAKES)   
    Woah! Awesome!! Thanks so much everyone! 
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    9Years got a reaction from AverageJer in Tattoo of the Month - POLL - February 2017 (SNAKES)   
    Woah! Awesome!! Thanks so much everyone! 
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    9Years got a reaction from Dan in Tattoo of the Month - POLL - February 2017 (SNAKES)   
    Woah! Awesome!! Thanks so much everyone!