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post #406 of 437
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did a good bit today. keeping it like this for at least a few weeks, then will think about basic background options.


Looks great man. Had some shading done on my side a week and a half ago:

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As far as we could get before my skin started twitching too much.
post #407 of 437
Getting this bit done in early March. It's gonna suck frown.gif

post #408 of 437

Freehand sharpie by my tattoo artist earlier today. The whole thing hurt a hell of a lot less than I was expecting.

 

post #409 of 437
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did a good bit today. keeping it like this for at least a few weeks, then will think about basic background options.


I'm not a big tattoo fan and just stumbled on the thread, but this is quite beautiful
post #410 of 437
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did a good bit today. keeping it like this for at least a few weeks, then will think about basic background options.


This looks dope af gomebrah. What style is this called? I really like it vs the others I see on this thread.
post #411 of 437
not sure if it's a specific style, but it's adapted from some old Japanese watercolor paintings that I have (but instead of birds from Japan, they're birds that were/are always at the feeders at home in Upstate NY). Not sure how easy it is to tell from the pic, but each bird is done in a slightly different style: the inner arm looks like it was painted on, the top looks very sharp and direct, while the back of the arm is a little bit cartoon-y. The only "style" typical from the paintings that the artist didn't think would turn out nice was the very blotted style that you sometimes see - would have been tough to translate and incorporate into the other types of birds.

overall, I let the artist just do her thing. I had the painting references, and (pretty much) knew the types of birds to include, and that's just about all the input I wanted/needed to give.
post #412 of 437

I have actually gotten some great ideas for future tats here.

post #413 of 437

i don't have any tattoos but i'm more open to the idea now than i've ever really been...

 

i complimented this guy on his tattoo earlier, it was the zia sun in green with a hummingbird over it. i was like oh isn't that from the new mexico flag and he got i think a little flustered and started basically bullshitting me about what it meant and it became clear that he had no clue what he had had written on his body. funny part was that he was relieved i didn't think it was the mockingjay symbol from hunger games lol.

 

i dunno? maybe i'm the jerk for quizzing him on his ink but really i'm just very curious about things like that. i guess some folks probably sweat the textual meaning, cultural significance, etc etc and some don't. that's cool.

post #414 of 437
Going back under the needle next week. Dope.
post #415 of 437
My photographer wanted to get my hand piece while we were shooting our Fall ties.



post #416 of 437
I think I've finally found some inspiration for a tattoo design / theme. Going to sit on it for a couple weeks.

Pretty excited!
post #417 of 437
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I think I've finally found some inspiration for a tattoo design / theme. Going to sit on it for a couple weeks.

Pretty excited!

deets?
post #418 of 437
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deets?

Was laying in bed in my room at my parent's place during the day and looked out my window. We're right next to this small body of water and all I can see are tall trees swaying against the wind.

The bright blue sky as the backdrop and the gentle brushing and swaying of the leaves was so damn zen and made me feel at peace. Brought me back to my days as a kid where we'd lay down on hills and watch the sky. Leaves rustling in the background and just being fully present in the moment. Very peaceful.

I'm going to try to get something that captures that feeling: tall, leafy trees swaying in the wind against a blue sky backdrop.

Kinda sounds cheesy but I really like it. I'm a little wary about the use of green and blue ink as I hear that colors fade over time, so we'll see.
post #419 of 437
nice. where on the bod?

my wife's back piece (from midway down back up to about mid neck) is a tree. Don't have a pic on me, but the artist did a cool thing to get the green leaves on. Looks kind of like they were blotted on with a brush.


if you need a good shop, this is where we go:
https://www.instagram.com/saved_tattoo/?hl=en
post #420 of 437
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

nice. where on the bod?

my wife's back piece (from midway down back up to about mid neck) is a tree. Don't have a pic on me, but the artist did a cool thing to get the green leaves on. Looks kind of like they were blotted on with a brush.


if you need a good shop, this is where we go:
https://www.instagram.com/saved_tattoo/?hl=en

I've always been fascinated by sleeves, so thinking a half-sleeve for starters. Back could be interesting, but I'd like to be able to see my tattoo more easily.

Cool coincidence that your wife has a tree tattoo -- would love to see it but obviously understand the potential sensitivity around it.

I haven't gotten so far as to look at shops yet but I've heard good things about Bang Bang in NYC. $$$$ of course.
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