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About pidjones

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    Nearing retirement, and looking forward to Chapter 2. I have no idea what will happen, and that is exciting!
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    East Tennessee
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    motorcycle riding and wrenching, evangelism
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    cyclotron instructor
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    Tattoo Collector

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  1. Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    I've not had any back work, but my left shoulder is pretty solid color, and I'm a side sleeper. Rolled onto that side often even though I tried not. Even woke up 1st morning on that side. In my 60's and although cuts seem to heal slower, the tattoos seem to heal fast for me. I do think overall health and the care by the artist mean most. BTW, I wore a long-sleeved cotton tee for the first four or five nights. First night there was a little seeping and the shirt stuck. DON'T PULL IT OFF! Just stepped in the shower and soaked it off. Gave no problems at all. Sent from my Le Pan TC802A using Tapatalk
  2. Tapatalk login issue

    Working again! Thank you! Sent from my Le Pan TC802A using Tapatalk
  3. Some more advice on a new and first tattoo

    Email the change request, and maybe call their shop to make sure it was read (don't expect to talk to more than a receptionist if they are busy). It's normal to not see the design until you show up - but burn this into you brain - DON'T LET THEM PROCEED UNTIL YOU ARE SATISFIED! I made the mistake of accepting a wonky design that the artist said he'd correct when he inked it. He didn't and it took years and $$$$ la$er work to get it to where another artist could make it right.
  4. Traveling to get a large tattoo a logistic nightmare?

    @purplelace - I once was VERY prone to car sick, sea sick, air sick, etc. I found three preventatives. One may work for you: Dramamine - Modine and Bonnine are just sugar pills to me. Although it might make you drowsy, Dramamine just works for me, and is OTC here. Martinis - not too many, but a double can really do wonders. Made our honeymoon cruise enjoyable for my wife. Saltines - old sailor's cure, and it works! Our captain even brought a pack back into the engine room once when we had a long, rough surface transit (nuc submarine). We told him we were not allowed to eat in the engineering spaces, then broke out our boxes of saltines when he went forward.
  5. Thanks for the work but.... I think it killed Tapatalk.
  6. Tapatalk began asking for a login, so I did but it doesn't log me in. I tried changing my password on the web site, but the forum won't accept the login on Tapatalk still.
  7. Celebrate retirement!

    By: Sarah Hurst, Vivid Tattoo Knoxville, TN on the day of my retirement.
  8. Post shitty things you have been doing recently

    Sorry for your loss, Dan. Hope you and his family shared tons of great memories with him to see you through the rough times.
  9. Carrying it on the other side will not only reduce tattoo aggravation, it will reduce repeated stress on your spine. Once I switched to the left hand for carrying my briefcase or backpack, my back pains greatly reduced. Sent from my Le Pan TC802A using Tapatalk
  10. Latest tattoo lowdown.....

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  11. Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Thanks,@Gingerninja! Start of a great retirement. Worked around the house yesterday, after church today I packed a prepped the bike to leave early in the am for Woodstock, GA and have my forks serviced on the bike. After that a nice ride to Bryson City, NC to spend the night before riding through GSMNP on the way home. Sent from my Le Pan TC802A using Tapatalk
  12. Midwest laser removal

    If you're willing to travel that far, I'd check forum member Mike Panic's Go! Tattoo Removal in Allentown, PA. Their Pintrest page shows lots of results, and pricing seems very fair with latest lasers. Wish I had been closer when I had mine done. Sent from my Le Pan TC802A using Tapatalk
  13. Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    A little celebration for my last day at work. My beautiful wife and daughter surprised me by meeting me at Vivid Tattoo with a cake. Sarah did her usual fast work to make this happy Kewpie doll for me. On to the next adventure! Sent from my Le Pan TC802A using Tapatalk
  14. Post awesome things you have been doing recently

    Yesterday they had a goodbye luncheon for a couple of us that are being laid off. This is awesome, because we were both planning to retire! Saved 2 jobs, got severance pay and Cobra, and in 6 months we can go back to consult if they need us. Gave us both remembrances that say "Beam Off". Our company builds particle accelerators and medical equipment. Sent from my Le Pan TC802A using Tapatalk
  15. Tattoo Donts..... that you did

    Don't get "tattoo fever" and approve a stencil you don't like because the artist says he'll fix it when he tattoos you. I did. It cost me a grand to get it lasered to the point it could be corrected (by another artist). Sent from my Le Pan TC802A using Tapatalk