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  1. Ok thx guys, ya so far I just have a full sleeve
  2. Recently got curious about something , for the artists who have a long waiting list has anybody even heard of someone asking the artist to do two tattoo's say a back piece and a full sleeve ? that way you are not waiting twice for a couple of years ? granted they are all individuals and might react differently, just wanted to ask for people's thoughts.
  3. Ya I am very open to the artists Input , all I can do is be a good client and be flexible , thx everyone.
  4. Ohh it's a big artist I don't wanna say who, I am probably overthinking this. I tend to research every possible outcome before doing something important , a good idea but at times I overdo it.
  5. Sorry if I phrased this poorly basically I have a consultation coming up for a tattoo where I was very politely told after the booking over the phone if the artist in question is interested in doing this project they want a deposit etc. so basically if the idea doesn't speak to him he isn't doing the tattoo.....I have no problem with this some artists are in such demand that if they took everybody their wait list would be too long. So my question is other than being a good client is there anything I can do to increase my odds the artist will say yes ? Has anybody been turned down by an artist for artistic reasons etc. ? am I asking you guys to read minds and am WAY overthinking this ?
  6. ya I just have one full sleeve and it was not an issue sleeping with the pressure on the fresh tattoo. But I know back pieces are quite challenging in terms of pain. With my neck issues I don't wanna be stuck thinking well now what .........can't sleep on my front or back.....etc. unfortunatrly I live alone and my dog had no thumbs or knowledge of hygiene *rim shot* but I could probably get some help from a friend.....I will keep that product in mind. ya for my sleeve I just slept with a fresh bandage and a long sleeve shirt which was glued on the following morning ?
  7. I did some searching and found the answers I was looking for......sorry about that
  8. Likely full back, I was just concerned with would sleeping directly on a back piece be too painful do people who get a back piece sleep on their stomach's for a night or two ? granted we are talking about a huge area so it's going to take awhile
  9. I am strongly debating getting a back piece done and my question is ....that night can you sleep on your back ? the reason I ask is I have neck issues and sleeping on my front with head turned hurts bad after only a few minutes. so any advice from those who had back pieces done how was your sleep for the first few days after ?
  10. Shouldn't you decide what tattoo you want ? i had shoulder and bicep surgery and got my sleeve to cover it, basically the only decision I made was swapping which arm the tattoo I really wanted was going to go on* My artist had tattooed over a number of scars so during the design consultation appointment we or more to the point he just altered the design to cover the scars. I had two minor scars on my shoulder and one thin long scar on my bicep. so I would decide what you really want and talk it over with your artist http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2068777/Man-lost-arm-freak-accident-stump-transformed-tattoo-artist-dolphins-head.html this had worse scars and he pulled it off * I had a Japanese full sleeve tattoo done one of the scars was covered with shading , and the others were covered by black and grey water design
  11. So I got my first tattoo based on recommendations from this forum , great result super happy. its been a couple of years and I really wanna get another non-traditional Japanese style full sleeve on my other arm. I am looking at Jess Yen but other options would be great to know about. so any other recommendations for a great artist in either Orange County Los Angeles ?
  12. Ya i have no idea how people apply thick 'anything' to their tattoo and avoid having too much on there, i just tried to apply as little as possible and blot out the extra with a paper towel. My tattoo artist did mention to me that if I used 'too much' antibiotic cream it can provoke an allergic reaction in people. The good news is the allergic reaction is clearing up super fast, the location of this issue was on my inner upper arm tricep/bicep area which is where a lot of friction happens But the good news is going forward i think i have a better idea how to handle post care for my tattoo since i have several appointments before the sleeve will be done. Thanks for the advice everyone i truly love my new tattoo and just want to take care of it the best way possible
  13. Ya i have been emailing my tattoo artist back and forth and sending pictures he has been really helpful , as far as the neosporin my artist just said to use a thin layer of anti-biotic cream for the first 3 days after the tattoo i am by no means an expert this is my first tattoo but when i googled tattoo after care i found a wide range of opinions on what should be used on a new tattoo for after care some say use A & D ointment ......some say don't use it. some say no antibiotic creams of any kind, because you want the fresh tattoo to be a bit dry because if moistened all the time it could make for a inviting environment for bacteria to form. some say use aquaphor , others say don't use too much or it can pull ink to the surface of the skin. some people rave about specially made tattoo after care products other say they are rip off and still others say they are not helpful at all. so for a new guy like myself i just followed my tattoo artists guidelines etc. One thing worth noting i sat for 4 hrs. at my first appointment and later that night i kinda felt like i had a mild cold or flu coming on, i attributed this to my immune system taking a pretty good beating from all the work i had done ( full sleeve line work ) but i didn't get sick and felt great the next day just a bit tired.
  14. Sorry to hear about your leg, ya so far i just had my first appointment so black ink only. My main concern is if the product my dermatologist prescribed is going to be for my tattoo. My next appointment is like a week away and i don't wanna go in there with an active skin problem. The allergic reaction is only on the back and inside of my tricep and i had the whole arm done. I wasn't planning on using red on my tattoo anywhere but thanks for the heads up. It might have been the ink i had a reaction to, but if it was would it only be on one spot ?
  15. my doctor prescribed Lidex cream....so i am thinking hmm lets see what google brings up :) holly nerd balls look what came up........when i searched for 'tattoo lidex cream'....tattoo removal cream comes up in search.....yikes https://username15465.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/methods-for-removing-tattoos-tattoo-removal-cream-tattoo-removal-creams-often-tout-their-ability-to-remove-tattoos/ ^ not even sure what this page is but it metions lidex cream in the context of tattoo removal so not quite sure what to think http://www.rxlist.com/lidex-drug.htm ^ what lidex cream is.... So my doctor thinks i either had an allergic reaction to gold dial soap ( not sure what to think there ) or.... generic version of neosporin + pain relief ....most likely the pain relief..... so since i am 1 week past my first appointment working on a sleeve i am just going to use unscented soap, and aveeno mositurizer or lubriderm..... until the allergic reaction goes away ( also taking a OTC anti histamine ) anyway since this is my first tattoo i am NOT going to use the lidex cream. I emailed my tattoo artist and am waiting for his opinion but ya a bit scary doc prescribed an ingredient used in tattoo removal creams ( didn't think those worked anyway...weird ) I do have really sensitive skin , i tend to use unscented fragrance free soaps etc. anytime i shave i have to go great lengths to not get razor bumps / burn/ ingrown hairs etc.
  16. Not enough money not to mention really for a politician.....its just so wrong on so many levels
  17. Tuchaka

    New here.

    Where are you from i am sure some people on here could point you in the right direction ?
  18. Ya probably my best bet since the terms i am talking about apply to more types of art than just tattoo
  19. Did the person that did the tattoo laser removal give you an idea of how many sessions it would take to remove the tattoo ?
  20. Ya i have talked to the artist i am gonna see through email and gave examples of the general 'types' of work i am interested in with some pretty broad strokes, thx for the help i will post some terms here i am curious what they mean after i get a list together, my inner nerd likes to do lots of research on subjects before i jump in :)
  21. Did a lot of searching on this website and on the web in general, and could not find what i am looking for, i found a lot of what makes a good tattoo....what makes a good artist....what are general tattoo terms ( slang for things related to tattoo'ing )etc... I found everything except what i am looking for there are terms i hear enthusiasts and artists using like negative space, dimension blowouts etc. now i can look up a bunch of these words in the dictionary but the answer might not be related to tattoo'ing at all. What i am looking for is the terms artists use to describe why certain techniques are used to create a 'good' tattoo. The reason i am asking is so i can go into a tattoo shop and discuss what type of tattoo i want and actually understand what the heck the artist is talking about. So is there a sticky somewhere someone can point me to ? In short i really wanna be able to discuss the subject intelligently and understand why there are things that customers ask for that won't come out well because the tattoo won't read well from a distance etc. If i am not making sense lemme know :)