briankelly

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    briankelly got a reaction from thewitchhunter in Full Back Piece Experience Thread   
    i remember the feeling i had on my first session of my back when the machine started up and then cut into me for the first couple of lines. i thought, this is completely retarded. i'm never even going to see this thing..
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    briankelly got a reaction from icarrynightundermyarms in Old Traditional Referance   
    thanks for the mention @ibradley, i think if you want to make traditional tattoos, you should reference older tattoo flash.  for me it gets a little boring to just repaint the older images, though there is nothing wrong with that.  i have been applying the brion gysin/william burroughs technique of cut-ups to try to make something new, while staying very rooted in traditional tattoos.  there is a great book called Milton Zeis: Tattooing As You Like it that you should check out if you haven't already.  I'm including a picture of some of my latest flash, just to give you something to look at.

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    briankelly got a reaction from PlaceInTheSun in Old Traditional Referance   
    thanks for the mention @ibradley, i think if you want to make traditional tattoos, you should reference older tattoo flash.  for me it gets a little boring to just repaint the older images, though there is nothing wrong with that.  i have been applying the brion gysin/william burroughs technique of cut-ups to try to make something new, while staying very rooted in traditional tattoos.  there is a great book called Milton Zeis: Tattooing As You Like it that you should check out if you haven't already.  I'm including a picture of some of my latest flash, just to give you something to look at.

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    briankelly got a reaction from sipes23 in Old Traditional Referance   
    thanks for the mention @ibradley, i think if you want to make traditional tattoos, you should reference older tattoo flash.  for me it gets a little boring to just repaint the older images, though there is nothing wrong with that.  i have been applying the brion gysin/william burroughs technique of cut-ups to try to make something new, while staying very rooted in traditional tattoos.  there is a great book called Milton Zeis: Tattooing As You Like it that you should check out if you haven't already.  I'm including a picture of some of my latest flash, just to give you something to look at.

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    briankelly got a reaction from Hands On in Tattoo Flash and Prints   
    Just thought I'd put a post here to have everyone check out my Etsy.  I try to paint pictures when I'm not tattooing, so please visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/briankellyarmy and see what I've done!
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    briankelly reacted to ibradley in Old Traditional Referance   
    Awesome topic!! 
    Many of the images we consider traditional are rooted in military tradition. Before the days of cyberspace and social media, having a military client base meant that your tattoos would be traveling the globe and reaching a much larger audience than if you just serviced a local clientele. Good examples would be artists such as Sailor Jerry and Ernie Sutton.
    As far as style goes, the old saying, "bold will hold," kind of sums up the qualities that give a tattoo that traditional look. Older tattooers had a limited palette also, so there are some colors that don't quite look right in a traditional tattoo.
    @briankelly puts out some awesome flash along those lines... perhaps he can add a thing or two to the discussion?
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    briankelly reacted to Devious6 in Old Traditional Referance   
    @briankelly Nice art!!! I like the way you've kept true to the boldness of the traditional and updated the images a bit. Sweet.
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    briankelly got a reaction from Devious6 in Old Traditional Referance   
    thanks for the mention @ibradley, i think if you want to make traditional tattoos, you should reference older tattoo flash.  for me it gets a little boring to just repaint the older images, though there is nothing wrong with that.  i have been applying the brion gysin/william burroughs technique of cut-ups to try to make something new, while staying very rooted in traditional tattoos.  there is a great book called Milton Zeis: Tattooing As You Like it that you should check out if you haven't already.  I'm including a picture of some of my latest flash, just to give you something to look at.

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    briankelly reacted to The Hyena in Painting Methods & Materials   
    Tattoo flash painting isn't really painting even if you use a brush. It's "illustration colored with a brush". I mean people didn't even really consider Rockwell a painter. He was an illustrator and his paintings(illustrations) were far better than what 99.999999% of us are all putting out. Outside of flash, and flash style paintings I don't really do that stuff much anymore. I did it for years before I was a tattooer so I'm going the other way that a lot of people are going. I'm not branching into painting, I'm leaving it alone for more tattoo based illustrations.
    Weird.
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    briankelly got a reaction from Isotope in Full Back Piece Experience Thread   
    i remember the feeling i had on my first session of my back when the machine started up and then cut into me for the first couple of lines. i thought, this is completely retarded. i'm never even going to see this thing..
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    briankelly got a reaction from tatB in Walk in Berlin   
    just wanted to comment on this old thread that the best place to get a walk-tattoo in Berlin is at http://roseofnomanslandberlin.com
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    briankelly reacted to Dennis in Full Back Piece Thread   
    !!!
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    briankelly reacted to Graeme in Fueling the culture / getting tattooed by big names   
    Not now, maybe not ever. Why would you get tattooed on your back anyway, you'll never see it, and unless you plan on spending most of your time shirtless, neither will anybody else.
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    briankelly reacted to Graeme in Artist vs. Tattooer   
    I prefer skin wizard, personally.
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    briankelly got a reaction from bongsau in Full Back Piece Experience Thread   
    i remember the feeling i had on my first session of my back when the machine started up and then cut into me for the first couple of lines. i thought, this is completely retarded. i'm never even going to see this thing..
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    briankelly got a reaction from misterJ in Full Back Piece Experience Thread   
    i remember the feeling i had on my first session of my back when the machine started up and then cut into me for the first couple of lines. i thought, this is completely retarded. i'm never even going to see this thing..
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    briankelly got a reaction from renarde in Full Back Piece Experience Thread   
    i remember the feeling i had on my first session of my back when the machine started up and then cut into me for the first couple of lines. i thought, this is completely retarded. i'm never even going to see this thing..
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    briankelly got a reaction from HaydenRose in Full Back Piece Experience Thread   
    i remember the feeling i had on my first session of my back when the machine started up and then cut into me for the first couple of lines. i thought, this is completely retarded. i'm never even going to see this thing..
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    briankelly got a reaction from Graeme in Full Back Piece Experience Thread   
    i remember the feeling i had on my first session of my back when the machine started up and then cut into me for the first couple of lines. i thought, this is completely retarded. i'm never even going to see this thing..
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    briankelly reacted to Graeme in What can I add?   
    I suggest an eagle fighting a post asking about what you should get as a tattoo because that kind of thing is personal and shouldn't be decided by group consensus.
    Trust me, it'll look super cool.
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    briankelly got a reaction from Mark Bee in Full Back Piece Experience Thread   
    i remember the feeling i had on my first session of my back when the machine started up and then cut into me for the first couple of lines. i thought, this is completely retarded. i'm never even going to see this thing..
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    briankelly got a reaction from SeeSea in Full Back Piece Experience Thread   
    i remember the feeling i had on my first session of my back when the machine started up and then cut into me for the first couple of lines. i thought, this is completely retarded. i'm never even going to see this thing..
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    briankelly got a reaction from Reyeslv in Full Back Piece Experience Thread   
    i remember the feeling i had on my first session of my back when the machine started up and then cut into me for the first couple of lines. i thought, this is completely retarded. i'm never even going to see this thing..
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    briankelly reacted to Dumpleton in August 2014 Tattoo of the Month Contest   
    Really excited with this fresh one on my knee, Tattooed by Norbert at Hunter and Fox in Sydney.
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    briankelly got a reaction from marley mission in Star Wars tattoos   
    here's a healed one that i put on someone.