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marley mission

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  1. blowout? not a blowout? doesnt matter what you call it - your healed tattoo is what it is - I would leave it be - get more tatts - but maybe...look at a different shop and artist
  2. i dont know what you should put but have fun with it :) i got some gaps on my arms too - ditches and elbows and some smaller spots i'm gonna just keep chipping away i myself like a little negative space in there kinda dislike when people go stars and dots to 'sleeve it' anyway - looks like you got some cool stuff already enjoy the ride!
  3. ok - I'm gonna be first to enter with my Robert Ryan Mandala Leopard which resides on my stomach - hopefully the leopard can qualify as its the closest thing to a panther that I have - no hard feelings if it doesnt meet the qualifications - done at Electric Tattoo in Asbury Park NJ - if you havent been tattooed by Robert or been to Electric - well...you're missing out - luckily I live only short drive from the shop - anyway - here you go...btw - this tattoo also made his awesome book - The Inborn Absolute :)
  4. I dont know if i like that design really dont hate it but i dont like it either i like the idea though of a chess / chess piece tattoo i dont think location is too important though get it where you want it
  5. @Charles.M Charles my man I think you're just not getting what the spirit of the site is about the site is about tattoos man and thats where you are coming up short so show some tattoos (your own or your work) or settle down and do some reading and listening on here less short novel posts more quality and please keep the world is against me stuff to yourself nobody knows if you were or werent a victim but more importantly nobody cares stick to tattoo topics and you'll be golden
  6. honestly with all your troubles you have described i get why you are turned off to internet, social media, etc but then...why are you here also - stop with these long winded posts man keep it short and simple i think part of the issue here is you say waaaaay too much
  7. Gonna have to put you on a word count limit Victor
  8. and then you also have the application process to factor in - healing tattoos is no fun
  9. my thoughts on hands - though mine arent done - are that its an area on your body that has been exposed to the elements probably as much as any other body part you have and that over the years that skin has been through alot - i relate this to how my lower arm tattoos are some of my toughest healing spots - i grew up at the beach and i think at 45 years old the skin on my lower arms is just 'beat' - definetly some of my hardest areas to heal - not to mention you are looking at these spots all day - you know the saying - 'can a watched tattoo heal'
  10. your tattoo will not become more readable than it is now as it ages - in fact - the opposite will occur with time - hey its a tattoo - enjoy it for what it is
  11. I've had dropout on tattoos and it usually had to do with location - my knee for instance - i'm not a huge fan of the touch up thing so my advice would be to accept the dropout as a part of this particular tattoos 'personality' of course you could also visit the artist and see what they advise - they might want to touch it up but like i said i wouldnt sweat it - particularly if the rest of the piece is to your liking - most often we look at our tattoos much closer than anyone else would ever care to
  12. @Deepayso i dont think the lightness or darkness is what is effecting the readability of your tattoo - i was zooming in on it and i still have a tough time getting a sense for what it is - part of that is the placement but also design and application are factors - i'm not saying its a bad tattoo - not every tattoo needs to be readable from across the room - anyway - the idea of intentionally trying to lighten the tattoo is a crazy one - just live with it - enjoy it - and if you want future tattoos more readable go with bold traditional styles instead of black and grey
  13. hardest thing is to pretend its not there for a month - but thats what my advice is - give a month - 6 weeks - see what you got then the original tattoo has a bit of a muted look to it imo - not my style but whatever good luck
  14. (1) What is your perception of what last sparrow tattoo Forum is today? The forum? Too many garbage topics (2) why do you participate? well I still enjoy it to a degree (3) what have you gained from it? so much - cant put a price on the things i've learned here (4) what do you think will make it better? Well we could use some awesome folks returning and for the active folks - resist the urge to start shit topics - quality over quantity as for the criticism of @Charles.M well he probably deserves it to a degree - he has made quite a few missteps here - and I'm not quite sure where I stand on some of his activity on here but whatever - LST is not life and life is not LST
  15. @Charles.M you gotta throw down some of your tattoos - I know I have seen you mention in several threads that you got work from some top notch tattooers - would love to see em
  16. @suburbanxcore i'm actually trying to incorporate "states" into my collecting - kinda got to thinking about it after getting tattooed by chad during his 50 state tour - well - 50 states might be a bit ambitious for me but I have set my goal at 10 - I have 5 so far - NJ, PA, NY, Mass, MD - i can do same day round trips for Del, RI, Conn, DC (should that count as a 'state' lol) - after that I will have to plan more - anyway - Delaware and Right Coast is def on the short list
  17. @suburbanxcore yeah maryland has many choices - I still want to see todd in Delaware but I know he is not there too much - I got tattooed by him up in mass end of the summer
  18. you're in maryland - go to tattoo paradise - they have several shops - I've been to the one in wheaton - nice shop - great artists - go there - i'd recommend nikki balls
  19. Cool thread - lots of great examples in here of sleeve or arm tattoo ideas - i myself am a fan of what you see in that posting from @DavidR negative space in between those small to medium size pieces just works for me - i actually dislike when folks take a sleeve like seen in the posting and fill em with stars and dots - but to each his own - i can certainly appreciate a finely tattooed japanese sleev or these geometric style sleeves - not a fan of the 'blacked out' look anyway...
  20. @Dan i wish this place was more than it is but it aint - lets be honest - now - if you remember the last month of the contest - there were only 4 tattoos entered - no categories mind you - and that was the reason that it was cancelled - because even then - when we had way more solid contributions and participation than we do now - even then - there wasnt enough interest in the contest to actually warrant continuing it - jus sayin
  21. @Hoople my opinion brotha but I believe what is said in the tattoo shop should stay there you did get a nice tattoo btw
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