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  1. Sol James

    Bumps on black ink

    It seems to be mostly on the line work, does it not? Rather than on shaded areas.... the line work on mine sometimes raises when I’m very hot.. Granted, it’s never in lumps like that, nor is it as much. Sorry I can’t help with a diagnosis. Do you mind me asking why you’ve dismissed pregnancy as a cause? My wife has just had a baby and it’s crazy how the body reacts!
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    Taking a step into "visible" tattoos

    It’s an awkward one, with regards career. I’m in the building trade so it’s not really a problem. However, if I go and price a job, I will try to cover them up at first, if the customer is older. A lot of people in their 50’s and 60’s still find tattoos “unattractive”! We all judge people on how we look and I’m aware that some people don’t like tattoos. That’s cool. I respect that. For that reason, visible tattoos are a big deal in my opinion. Get them if you are confident that your life can continue as if you didn’t have them.. Subject matter and style makes a difference too. An artist in London (Cassandra Frances) has “tattoos even your mother will love” in her Instagram bio! It’s true, her tattoos are pretty and inoffensive. Whereas An animal with a dagger through its head May be less appropriate!! Know what I mean?!
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    Need some ideas for a filler

    Mermaid would work, would it not? I’m pretty sure you could get most things in there really, if the design is modified to fit...
  4. Ahhh I love Florian too!! Gutted you say his books are closed... I was hoping to maybe get something in 2019..
  5. Thought it would be cool to “Bump” this thread, and see if anyone has any new artists they like at the moment! My personal favourite at the moment is Vince Pages.. Great traditional with just the right amount of elegance.. i also think Mills from Black Garden is doing great stuff, with a similar feel to Pages... I’m booked in with Mills in a couple of weeks, which is cool!
  6. Hey all! Im booked in at the family business on Wednesday and before I message the artist telling him what I want, I thought I’d see what everyone’s favourite images are, that would go nicely with my daughters name in a banner... I’m after something bigger than just a heart or something! I have my favourites, but would like to hear yours! Cherrs everyone!
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    Advice on existing tattoo

    Haha! Oh right! Straight over my head, that one... Cheers though!
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    Advice on existing tattoo

    I have considered the blacking out option. It would depend on what the artist thinks... the only reason why it’s an issue to me is because it’s part of a piece I had done for our first son.... most people here seem to think leave it though.....
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    Advice on existing tattoo

    I’m assuming everyone is looking at the same part of the rose?!
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    Advice on existing tattoo

    It was never said in a nasty way! Just a bit of husband and wife banter! Like I said, it hasn’t bothered me that much! It seems phallic tattoos are quite common around here, then! I appreciate people’s oppinion on the matter...
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    Advice on existing tattoo

    Haha! I can’t really slap the person. I live with her, and she’s the mother of our children!!
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    Advice on existing tattoo

    Yeah seriously, it was mentioned! In fact the same person said it twice. I thought nothing of it the first time, but had a look the second, and thought, “yes, it does indeed look like a penis”!!! I’m not at all the obsessive type, but thought I’d get some opinions!
  13. Hello everyone. I’d like your opinions on this please. I’m booked in to continue with my arm, at the end of September. He’s a great artists, and works at a high profile shop. It’s recently been pointed out to me that part of a rose, I’ve already got, is a bit “penis like!” If you can’t see it, then great! It’s in the center and It is bugging me a little. Funny though, I’d never noticed it before and it’s 3-4 years old! Basically, shall I live with it, or ask if there’s anything that can be done at my next appointment? What do you all think?
  14. Yeah, I think so! My other idea was a mountain stream scene, which he references in the song... not very "traditional" though! Scenery tattoos seem quite trendy at the mo...
  15. I like the Jelly Roll Morton idea! I didn't know whether my artist (Andrea Giulimondi) might need a more definite idea?! Maybe he'd be happy to figure something out from the lyrics... maybe a scene, with a boat on the water, and the banner would work?