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  1. That's probably what I will end up like, with a quasi suit... Starting a back piece in half a year or so, small coverup and going till butt. Also koi ok right back / side thigh will need to somehow be built in. Anyway apologies for derailing this thread. Will continue on the more appropriate one Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks mate, that helps to do some google re"searching". Are there anymore traditional placement / coverage not included here? Trying to know a bit more about this and how to organically grow vs just slapping things in a spot and forcing a cohesive suit.
  3. Slightly different topic, can anyone give the accurate name's for the different suits depicted here -
  4. Speaking to a friend who is an expert in make-up and a professional stylist - This gets tricky for some ethnic groups like Indians (myself) and mixed race / african-american. Speaking to a friend who is an expert in make-As you can have a mix of a cool/warm skin tone and a different over tone and under tone !!!! This can lead to a neutral tone. She mentioned that the darkest of dark people will general have a cool skin tone (this is of course in the makeup world, don't know how that translates into tattoo dyes and ink). As much as I'd love to get some vibrant coloured japanese sleeve's I
  5. Btw if you don't mind sharing the artist ? I'm literally flying out to HK in a few hours for a week. It's a work trio but if time permits id swing by there! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yes please do your research as I have no experience with these however since this is formulated by someone well known in the circles I'd take it as being worthy, write him for the details. Good luck!
  7. Painkillers may seem like a good idea but not if they will thin the blood so check out contra-indications of the substance you ingest. I hear women have a better pain tolerance... maybe get on some hormones ;) Joke's aside I found out about a product by Horikitsune supposed to be very effective and I planned on investing in as I had a similar schedule as yours (which I now cancelled). Numdaskin - Instagram photo by @horikitsune (horikitsune) | Statigram Costs about $185 and a tub should cover a backpiece depending on your frame. Let us know how you go, a lot of people i'm sure would like t
  8. Just bidded for like 5 books, thanks for helping me spend next weeks pay :)
  9. I want to thank all of you for making me open my eyes and "suck eggs" as Amok put it. Also I just realised that whatever responses I made via the "Tapatalk" app have not seen the day of light.... So as an update, Joe Shit was in dialogue with me and cleverly influenced me without actually saying DONT DO IT. I've been pouring over some of the work from the links he and you guys provided on this thread. Some I relate to, some just look liked great art. But here's the thing... I started noticing certain tattoo's that capture an emotion. What I'm saying is I saw some amazing work and then I saw
  10. Thanks for the links guys... Keep them coming. I actually happened to check out lightening tattoo in September... Talked to Brett. Thats where Rusty operates too when i looked it up.All top artists there judging from the work. Also Evan Griffith from Melbourne...loved the work (attached) Committing to 8-9k for a back piece is something I need to come to terms with. Doesn't mean I expect to pay 2k and get a top job.. But there's a difference between 5k and 9k. Apologies if this isn't the sort of talk expected here or offensive to artists, I definitely see why good work is costly due to the
  11. Ponder is the right word... Thanks for keeping it real guys. Joe has been shooting some awesome images my way and Deans work looks amazing too. Current rates around here(Sydney) put me in the range of about $7.5-$9k. It shames me to have to say that money is an object when it comes to something so personal and permanent. I used the Honda civic vs Porsche analogy with someone and I know that's WRONG! That being said this year I've been travelling outside Australia every month except march. Sometime I was gone up to 3 weeks. Most of the time is spent in Asia where I also have family. So flyi
  12. (2012-04-27) : Japaness Check out his FB for more recent work, a lot of coverup projects.
  13. http://www.yingyoungterktattoo.com/index.php?lay=show&ac=photo_view&event_id=8468 Check his FB for more recent work. Does a lot of cover ups these days as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I looked at Brett Hayes from Lighthouse Tattoo ok Sydney. Awesome guy humble and soft spoken. Sydney is expensive though... I know can't put a price on art! For this project I'm in talks with Ying - http://www.yingyoungterktattoo.com/index.php?lay=show&ac=photo_view&event_id=8468 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. dharmakaya

    New Guy!

    Thanks for the reply mate. I'm down under (Sydney) but looking at an artist in Thailand who has done some work on a friend. Still tossing up the option of a coverup or just reworking this. I will only get 15 hours or so across 3 sessions and would like to use it wisely. Sorry to derail your thread, hop on mine if you want to chat more. Thanks for the aleve tip. Definitely going that way Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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