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post #5881 of 14525
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On a side note your dagger points toward the ground when your arm is relaxed at your side. Do people ever do it the opposite so that the dagger points toward the ground when they raise their arm or is the way you did it "standard"?

I've always felt that tattoos need to follow some basic rules of gravity....so a dagger pointing upward (when arm is relaxed) tends to look unnatural, just like faces should always point towards the center of body, not away from it (towards the back)

not an official "rule of tattooing" but just tends to flow better visually

I did see a tattoo a long time ago where some guy had lettering on his forearm's underside (forgot what it said but it was not nice words) done upside down, as you mention, so that when his arms were raised they read rightside up. It was one of those phrases where basically if he's beating the crap out of you, the tattoo is readable and makes sense.
post #5882 of 14525
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I've always felt that tattoos need to follow some basic rules of gravity....so a dagger pointing upward (when arm is relaxed) tends to look unnatural, just like faces should always point towards the center of body, not away from it (towards the back)

not an official "rule of tattooing" but just tends to flow better visually

I did see a tattoo a long time ago where some guy had lettering on his forearm's underside (forgot what it said but it was not nice words) done upside down, as you mention, so that when his arms were raised they read rightside up. It was one of those phrases where basically if he's beating the crap out of you, the tattoo is readable and makes sense.
Thank you for your response. What you say makes sense. I had never thought of the faces should look "toward" the body. That makes a lot of sense.
post #5883 of 14525
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Thank you for your response. What you say makes sense. I had never thought of the faces should look "toward" the body. That makes a lot of sense.
no prob. of course I understand that art/images are interpreted with the onlooker's own personal experiences behind it, but the reactions like Daveboxter's I never get....I can understand not liking an image, but when value judgements like "you'll regret it" get thrown out along with a host of irrelevancies then the gloves start coming off. btw, the head is supposed to be an "asian head". my other one is blatantly "asian" in a nice stereotypical way...this new one is admittedly less chink-y
post #5884 of 14525
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no prob. of course I understand that art/images are interpreted with the onlooker's own personal experiences behind it, but the reactions like Daveboxter's I never get....I can understand not liking an image, but when value judgements like "you'll regret it" get thrown out along with a host of irrelevancies then the gloves start coming off.

btw, the head is supposed to be an "asian head". my other one is blatantly "asian" in a nice stereotypical way...this new one is admittedly less chink-y
I have no problem with that but that is the reason I feel that sometime in the future you may regret it. I am not saying you ever will but in today's PC environment it may be seen in a "bad" way by someone, somewhere.

Good luck!
post #5885 of 14525
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I have no problem with that but that is the reason I feel that sometime in the future you may regret it. I am not saying you ever will but in today's PC environment it may be seen in a "bad" way by someone, somewhere. Good luck!
I hear ya. fortunately I dont work in a PC enviro, nor are any of my friends "PC" I' m a pretty confrontational dude IRL, so this is just an extension of my personality in that sense, it's all good anyways, back to everyone's purchases (some of which will be bigger regrets than any tattoo I ever get heh)....
post #5886 of 14525
Needed a new bag for class and lugging around everyday stuff. Filson 257 from Crane's http://www.cranes-country-store.com/...6&cat=0&page=1
post #5887 of 14525
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I' m a pretty confrontational dude IRL, so this is just an extension of my personality in that sense, it's all good
I learn something new every day I'm in this hellhole.
post #5888 of 14525
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What are these? They're gorgeous...

Charles Tyrwhitt (made for them by Loake) brogue boots.

And yes, they're gorgeous!
post #5889 of 14525
A few Ralph Lauren ties and my belts from LGC should be in the mail any day now. What I really need to buy is a good camera.
post #5890 of 14525
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BoO @ 40% off...
yeah...

axe this, sold out

now i have $140 more bucks to KOP other stuff
i really need a blue buttondown oxford with impeccable fit
post #5891 of 14525
That always happens on bluebee. It's a pain.
post #5892 of 14525
RRL has a blue OCBD that's a staple item in their RRL shops that is pretty good. The only qualm I have with it is that it has a locker hook. A razor blade or exacto would take that right off, though.
post #5893 of 14525
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i really need a blue buttondown oxford with impeccable fit

Buy Jcrew on sale for about $30, then have your alterations folk take it in, crop it and add darts for another ~$30.
post #5894 of 14525
The RRL button down isn't really slim fitting though. Try Rugby sized down. The only difference between the two (other than the cut), is that the RRL shirt has mop buttons and costs $75 more.
post #5895 of 14525
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axe this, sold out

now i have $140 more bucks to KOP other stuff
i really need a blue buttondown oxford with impeccable fit

It'll probably be back for the next sale. I ordered two items from their last sale that were supposedly sold out and now they're back.
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