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favorite artists: stevie floyd, jef whitehead, henry lewis, michael bennett, franco maldo, brian wilson, max ireland, henry hablak, silje hagland
i have a half sleeve, forearm, and my feet. no color.
the only thing i'm really jonesing for is a little filler on my arm that's already tattooed tbh
i got the half sleeve when i was 18 and the others when i was 22 and 24. i've always loved tattoos but i'm slow about getting them.
pic related isn't me but it's by stevie
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girls who have forearm tattoos: has it ever affected your job opportunities? what job do you have?
i want one but i'm curious what job paths don't mind tattoos like that
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Ron Wells from Rhode Island is doing my arm currently. I’m looking for someone in the NYC area who’s ridiculously good to do a traditional Japanese back piece but haven’t found anyone yet - some are good but not quite what I’m looking for.
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i'd never get one but i can appreaciate it as art. love yakuza tattos but only in a japanese setting, i cringe when i see white people having those tbh
Nope, never. Even in this shit place where I live they're pretty good accepted and seen as normal. Almost everyone now has them.
As long as it's not something offensive or controversial it's not a problem.
I'm not the biggest fan of Tattoos but I really love traditional tattoos like that, too. My best friends mother has that lip/chin tattoo some Maori women get. She's probably going to get it too. I'm quite jealous because she's stunningly beautiful and that lip tat is just gonna make her look so unique and badass on top of it.
tfw when me whitey has no culture ;_;
Eh, I look at it as the old school American navy tattoos are white cultures tattoos.
Loads of symbolism relating to good luck, lots of memorials for the dead. Images that indicated their participation in battles.
It’s not as historical as Ta Moko but it still had its significance.
Have both my thighs tattooed. Both large pieces. I have both put on and lost a large amount of weight since I've had them and their positioning or look hasn't altered in the slightest. Of course, if you're going from 600lbs to 160 then obviously, it's going to hang off you like a wet napkin, but any other degree or weight loss or gain will be fine!
I have been getting tattooed for 10 years now and I wish I had the money to get more. Got into them because my Dad had loads. I have western traditional style with deep/rich toned colours (maroons/bottle greens/mustard colours etc), as well as some shitty stick and pokes which I plan to get covered up. Easiest to get tattooed so far has been my forearms. I fell asleep during that. Worst was my wrists - I found it so bad I am saving them to absolute last to fully cover.
Thanks. I expect to get somewhat fatter in the future, since you can't stay anachan forever, but I don't think I'll gain all that much weight and my thighs are already the fattest part of me.
I think I'll get them anyways, it's just that the art won't fit anywhere else really.
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Necroing this thread because I saw this girl on my explore page and had to share. She FUCKED her shit up and I’m completely speechless.
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Yeah I think that's a Brutal Black tattoo. They're not really supposed to be pretty.
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Me too. I enjoy the "trashy" look and what it implies.
I think this looks amazing, and props to the people brave enough to put this on their body for all to judge. I shudder imagining myself with this kind of ink.
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I saw this with 100% positive comments, some by decent tattoo artists, and I'm so confused. Is it some kind of new style?
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cute or trashy? both?
(i want it tbh)
I think it's really cute and don't think you'll really regret it.
I was looking into getting the same thing two yeats ago but I got small tits so there's no point lol
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idk anons, here's another pic from before it healed and it looks way more like an actual tattoo https://www.instagram.com/p/BpczvyalQAv/
I think it's some kind of… "queer" demon?
Their page is filled with other gems like pic related. I wouldn't think much of it if the comments weren't full of people losing their shit over how AMAZING ♥♥ this shit is
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Picrel is one of my personal favourites when it comes to (local) artists.
I kinda dislike anime/cartoon/movie tatoos. Not the ones inspired by it, drawn in artits's personal style, but the ones made in source material's style.
They just feel so lifeless.
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Week af, but this is my next one
I work in the food service department of a hospital. It never affected my job because I always wear long sleeves (constantly cold) and most of the people I work with have tattoos.
Also, I need recommendations. I want and have been wanting to finish my arm tattoo connecting two existing tattoos. Anyone have pointers on how to think of a "connecting tattoos"? Like they frame around the tattoo instead of collage?
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Does anyone have a pet tattoo? I've never gotten a tattoo but I'm considering getting one since my pet has impacted my life so positively.I enjoy the style of pic related but I wouldn't want something so big or in that area.
Don't get anything in that style. As stated by >>127743
it will fade drastically within the next 10 years and you'll have massively pissed your money up the wall for nothing. Design wise, that's up to you, as it's going to be on your body. I am heavily tattooed (trad style) and have 2 pet tattoos - one is for a current pet the other is a memorial. The memorial one is the nicer of the two. It's a simple heart with a banner that wraps around it with my dog's name on it, framed by a few little flowers. Simple tends to be best, imo.
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I think it's beautiful when people have tattoos for their pets. I considered getting one after my cat passed as a memorial type thing.
as other anons have said, the tattoo you posted is really pretty but you don't want to pack too much detail into such a small space as the tattoo will not last.
I know that's not what you want to hear as you said you wanted something smaller, but the bigger and the bolder the lines the better the tattoo will hold up.
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this is so, so strangely pretty. i adore women who do this. she reminds me of this woman. i have such deep respect for them, don't ask me why. it's like a self-sacrifice to show others pain. it's hard for me to describe without sounding autistic, but it shows other people in a lot of pain that they are understood with that person in the most extreme way possible. it's like making eye contact with a stranger who you can tell is influenced in the same way that you are. i feel such a strong connection to these people. pic related was posted in the altcows thread, i find her fascinating too.
She apparently also did all her tattoos herself, her tattoo work on other people is also very beautiful.
I think extreme body mods have their own kind of beauty tbh.
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Opinions on scarification? I absolutely love this shit so much and scarification especially on blackwork can look fantastic but normies seriously fucking hate it so it's a big decision
This looks like keloids.
In fact, when I googled "keloids tattoos" the pic you posted was in the first page of results.
You don't like it? I'm interested in how keloids are created tbh, i have a lot of scars that healed flat but I also have keloids on the same arm so i'm unsure how it works.
If I were to go for scarification, I'd hope for it to heal like that. It's strange but catches the eye and can look almost inhuman. Sometimes scarification is excellent but heals too well and is unnoticeable. I understand some people want subtlety with scarification but I prefer a keloid look but you do have to be careful with design, it can be so easy to go from intricate design to literally just looking like an acid attack.
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Yeah I feel the same. I have shitty stick n pokes from when I was younger and it's kind of just nice and nostalgic for me when I acknowledge them. Pic unrelated I just think scarification is cool.
be careful with that shit anon, keloid scarring is no fun.
I’ve just recently seen someone with face scarification which should have been a pretty pattern, but turned into something looking like tumors growing out of the face because of that.
cool bait, get out of 'tattoo discussion' if you're this triggered
by people playing around with their image.
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Is it okay to revive this thread? I would love for anons to share their favorite tattoo artists to follow on instagram/other social media. I've been itching to get a new tattoo lately and want to build up an inspo album. My recommendation is land.of.sky on instagram.
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anyone have nerdy tattoos? i have a pokemon tat and i love it. not my pic btw
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>>165076> a franchise that's just trying to make money off me
Yeah i feel the same
i have a tattoo like pic related.
basic af, yes, but i was really curious how tattooing felt so i just went for it
i guess, but video games have a huge impact on a lot of people. if they're well-done i like them>>165086
similarly, other people call these "thoughtless" or "pointless" tattoos as they hold no meaning. but i like all tattoos if they're not tasteless or gross
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I've got quite a few tattoos. I plan to get a half sleeve from this artist once I graduate. >>127736
I have one of my cat, want to get another of my other cat by the same artist but they're not really doing that type of thing anymore so I doubt she would accept an appointment. Also microtats like that look terrible in a year, my bf got one of a skunk and it was a blurry mess after 6 months. >>165073
I've got a simpsons tattoo and booked a sailor moon tattoo, both are on my legs though to keep them hidden and separated from my more aesthetic upper body ones.
I get where you're coming from, I'd never tattoo a logo or brand on me, but I think reducing video games down to just how much money they make reduces their artistic value and meaning, both to the people who create them and the people who play them. Depends on the series obv lol some series are more cash-grabby than others, but the creator of Pokemon created it in the first place because he loved collecting insects as a child and wanted to be an entomologist, and as he got older and Japan because more urbanized and lost its natural insect habitats, he wanted to create a similar experience for children and replicate for them the joy he felt collecting bugs as a kid. Also of course a lot of people grew up playing the games, which creates a personal meaning for themselves as well. Plus, nobody's going to look at that person's pixel Pokemon tattoo and start playing Pokemon, it'll only mean something to people who already like it, so it's not like free advertisement in the same way that wearing brand-name clothing is.
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I'd love to have an ouroboros tattoo. I've loved the symbol since I was a kid (admittedly first saw it in Fullmetal Alchemist lol), used to doodle them absentmindedly all the time, just really drawn to the aesthetic and meaning. Not totally sure on the size and style but I'd definitely want it to be just black.
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This one is my fave.
Here’s another. Solve et Coagula has always been significant to me and I think this one would be lovely, but unfortunately I have an absurd amount of birth marks and freckles on my back so I don’t think I could pull it off
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I want this
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This on my forehead
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Hi sorry for lack of context.
It's a Thai / Buddhist spiritual tattoo and supposed to have magical properties or be a good luck charm. The star shape represents the directions of the universe and there are meditating figures in there. There are rules for each type of tattoo that you have to follow (some of them are a little peculiar) and in return it's supposed to reward you with certain gifts.
It got a peak of interest in pop culture years ago because Angelina Jolie has a lot of these sak yants or sacred tattoos
I have a friend who got one and we had drawing sessions where I drew it on here with tattoo pens to see what it looked like. It meant a lot to her and her self-improvement to get the tattoo and I admire that. We were both topless while I drew it on her and we brainstormed about tattoos a lot. It was fun.
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I really would love a Morrowind tattoo one day
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random clearer pic
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I don't have any but if I did get a nerdy tattoo it'd probably be this (except smaller, possibly in Cyrillic so fewer people think I'm just some weird edgelord). I love the STALKER series, the Tarkovsky film, and Roadside Picnic.
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I want to get a medusa on my back, but I want her to look scary/ominous. To often she's drawn crying or overly sexual.
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some inspiration (by Nicholas Kalmakoff)
Why would you want your OWN handwriting on your body, is it that nice?
Just write it out how you want it, then have an artist clean it up, it’ll look 1000% better than anything your friends can do.
This is such a funny statement to be told repeatedly as someone who is very heavily tattooed. My tattoos have given me work, created memories of specific times in my life (not the imagery of what they are because that is corny as fuck, but who did them, my age at the time and what I was doing etc), given me confidence and only fuelled my passion for the art of and behind tattooing. I am now an apprentice after years of being negged by an ex about my art. Also you say blur away in 4-5 years - that's why you get trad style instead of these shitty watercolor and busted single needle lined monstrosities. But, I respect your opinion. If you don't like them, then don't get one, but don't shit on someone else for enjoying something you don't.>>169759
Please get the Kewpies! They are my favourite thing to draw flash of at the moment. I have a Kewpie wearing devil PJs on my leg and I never regret getting it. It has such a cheeky face.
Are you saying tatts blur away in 5 years or are you saying memories of other purchases do?
Most of my tatts are 12 years old now and look fine. I've moved home so many times that I don't own any possessions from 12 years ago today. They are weirdly enough the only thing I have that is that old. My life has turned upside down a couple times since I got them and yet they are a constant. I have memories attached to my first tattoos (my first love came with me, then seeing a loved one who has now passed react to them) They are one of the few things I've ever really splashed out on and one of the few risks I've ever taken in life. But for me it paid off. I love them just as much today. They are an almost comforting constant in my life and a reminder of times that I will always look back on fondly.
I have one last tattoo in mind that I've wanted for years to finish off my plans. I'm waiting because I don't want to get tatted at a time when I'm even slightly low. I was in a bad relationship for 3 years and he talked about gifting me that tattoo but the memories attached to them is a big thing for me and I knew it would be better to wait. I'm looking forward to someday completing the set.
You can feel however you want about tats, I don't have any myself, I just hate when people use the "it has no purpose uwu" bs like they're a fucking monk or something. Yeah most things we do that aren't strictly to survive or serve others in some way are pretty fucking useless.
>As opposted to the smart decision of getting a lot of tats just like everyone one else is doing
What even are you trying to say? Do you read the words that come out of your fingertips or are you just typing shit for fun?
I ran a shop, and am now an apprentice. If you were as good at reading as you are trying to insult people, you'd be somewhat dangerous. >>169897
Correct, I will be fully trained in the next year and making more money than I ever have done in my life and doing something I have always wanted to do. AKA happiest I have ever been.
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I associate 6ix9ine with bad tattoos
>The rapper’s chest and stomach both contain the number 69 tattooed on them. The right side of his forehead and most of his upper left arm contains the number 69 tattooed on it in a pattern. His throat contains the number tattooed on it along with wings on either side of it. Both his forearms are covered in a tattoo of a pattern of the number 69. Both of his hands are also covered in tattoos of the number, 69. His knuckles contain tiny xs tattooed on them and his fingers contain the numbers 6 and 9 tattooed on alternate fingers. His forehead, the area above his left eyebrow, and the area below his left eye, all contain the word, “Six Nine” tattooed on it.
I remember he did an interview and when asked about his love of 69.. He said it represented how people can both look at the same thing and see it differently because of their perspective. I see a 6 but someone stood across from me would see it as a 9…
Dude you have the funny sex number stamped all over you, stop pretending it has a profound meaning lol
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I want a big chestpiece done as one of my only tattoos. The only problem is I've never been inked before. Is it smart to get this area tattooed as your first tattoo? Something similar to pic rel but I'd design it myself
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Can I dump some pictures of cute looking tattoos?
These all look cute now but tattoos without black outlines age like shit imo>>218264
Well it's a big piece so you likely won't get it done in a single session. It also depends on your pain tolerance how much you can take in one sitting, since this area is pretty sensitive, especially near the collarbones. And artists might be reluctant to do a big chest piece as your first tattoo. Definitely do your research about artists and look at their portfolios (on instagram or their home site etc) before you decide which artist you want. You can also design something yourself but most artists won't copy a drawing one on one, they'll just use your drawing as a reference.
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I want to get my half sleeve done next year and I really want something on my ribs but fuck it's hard to find something that would look nice. I thought about getting somwrhing done in my fathers writing but idk if just a plain quote would look good
Pic not related
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I really love this snake tattoo. I also love the red ink. I don't know if I can ever go through with getting a tattoo though lol.
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It's pretty but it would age like shit due to the thin, delicate lines. Why do you think you wouldn't be able to go through with it?
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Might get a berber tattoo but they sort of look like those nordic tattoos racists have and it's kind of narcissistic and cringe to be super into your ethnicitity
…but I like them.
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those are considered racist? my bosnian grandma had very similar ones
Those designs are beautiful. I'd just cross check your design with the nordic runes if your worried. Have a couple people look it over aswell.
But I don't think anyone will make this connection anyway. What you want looks so different stylistically from what a white nationalist might get, you'd have literally put a black sun on your arm for people to jump to that conclusion.
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If you're really worried about it, maybe you could get something similar that represents your ethnicity? I've been seeing tattoos inspired by traditional embroidery and lace patterns.
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I feel like there's a possibility of me getting sick of seeing the same tattoo everyday on myself for the rest of my life. That i'll just end up regretting it.
pic rel is one I've heavily considered, and would likely be the tattoo I get if I do go through with getting one. Same size and placement (though a bit more centered, this one looks a little off to the left)
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I just got this done, he charged me 120 for it and I tipped probably way too much. But is 120 a decent price for this? It took about an hour, as a walk in.
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Kinda wanna get my ~fav quote~ from a book tatted on me, should I do it nonas? I've never seen it tattooed on anyone else, not saying that no one has it but it doesn't appear to be a popular tattoo by any means. Would it still be cringe? I've been obsessing over it on and off for years, someone try and talk me out of it please
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Any good ideas for coverup tattoos? Or tips! Thanks
If it's been literal years of wanting it I say go for it. >>225541
Tattoos are cringe. Liking things is cringe. Mortality is cringe.yes I got a text tattoo ten years ago and yes I still like it and find it meaningful. It's annoying when people ask what it says though.
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If your quote is short, you can try incorporating it into a design of some sort. Pic rel are just some random examples.
That's the thing, I'm not thinking of getting the quote as a tribute to the book but rather because the quote itself holds meaning to me + it's vague enough that people wouldn't be able to tell where it's from at a glance anyway. I can just say I made it up myself, I doubt they'd care enough to check. As for my taste changing, you could say that about all my other tattoos as well, that in 10 years I won't like any of them – maybe, maybe not, I got my first tattoo ~6 years ago and I still love it as much as I did the first day. I'm worried about how the tat would turn out though, like what if the ink bleeds/blows out. Only one of my tattoos has blown out (a little bit in one place) and I guess that's because it's in a soft spot on my inner arm but still.>>225554>>225557
I was actually thinking of getting it between two of my other tattoos as a gap filler, it's a short quote and I think I have enough space there (I've also thought of alternative placements if it turns out I don't). I've gone to the same artist for almost all of my tattoos and I'm really happy with his work!>>225545>It's annoying when people ask what it says though
I gotta ask, is it because you got in a foreign language or is it because the text has faded/blown out? How big is the text and how does it hold up after 10 years, is it still legible?
Thanks for your thoughts all, I'll think about it
Text tattoo anon here, I got mine in a fairly visible place so when I'm wearing summer tops people can see part of it and but want to know how the sentence ends.
Luckily it's still perfectly legible because my artist advised it needs at least 1mm between lines to account for ink spreading. I have gotten it touched up around the 8 year mark (freebie when I was getting another tattoo) she used nude ink in the tightest spots where there was a bit of ink bleeding together, went over the text with fresh black, it looked really fresh again.
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I'm late to answer, but I love an artist called Fleche Love who has a lot of berber tattoos. They look so good and are very versatile to dress imo, you should do it !
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I've been thinking about getting a luna moth tattoo on my upper back, similar in size/style to picrel. This would be my first tattoo. However, I wonder if it looks a little plain with just the moth? I would like to have some decoration around it, but I wouldn't like it to have that sort of fake "witchy" look a lot of people have now (like moon phases or eyes or whatever). Does anyone have any advice/suggestions?
You can apply for apprrenticeship by just mailing the studio and sending them your portfolio; it has to be varied because being inexperienced you wouldnt be hired for unique style, more for the variety of things you'd be able to do for a client.
This said, if you have no tattoos yourself, you're in a huge disadvantage. I don't think any studio would want to work with a person that doesn't seem to have any personal experience and seemingly interest in tattoo art.
I do like Fleche Love, however she doesn't look white and I do, so tribal tattoos on her don't scream racist.
I should probably just get them and not give a fuck about how I'm perceived.
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Necro-ing this thread to see if anybody has tips for planning out tattoos.
I know in the future I would like to have a lot of tattoos, but I really worry about regretting the placement or style choices on my first few pieces，since I really want everything to look nice and cohesive eventually.