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    Default Tattoos -- You won't regret that tattoo

    It's the kind of thing you like if you like that kind of thing...

    https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/89546048
     

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    Default Re: Tattoos -- You won't regret that tattoo

    I like that kind of thing...thanks for the link and the push to get some more ink!

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    Default Re: Tattoos -- You won't regret that tattoo

    Really enjoyed that.

    Haven't gotten any new ink in about ten years.

    Debbie says no way, there might be one more coming in my lifetime but I'm in no rush.

    Love tattoos, though ...

    SPP
    My name is Peter Miller.

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    Default Re: Tattoos -- You won't regret that tattoo

    Really enjoyed that. Thanks for the link!
     

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    Default Re: Tattoos -- You won't regret that tattoo

    True story - I know of a guy who had "BORN TO LOOSE" tattooed on his upper arm. Apparently nobody noticed until one of the more erudite in his group (I know, right?) pointed out the error.
    hilarious. Wonder if he owns any short-sleeved shirts anymore.
    Great link, by the way.
     

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    Default Re: Tattoos -- You won't regret that tattoo

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    [...] Debbie says no way, there might be one more coming in my lifetime but I'm in no rush. [...]
    It looks like the lasering off worked pretty well for the one guy. If you can deal with the discomfort, maybe you can "trade up" on ones that have lived past their expiration date. BTW, is it visually more appealing to clean up a line that has gotten mushy by applying new ink, or by lasering off ragged edges?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericpmoss View Post
    It looks like the lasering off worked pretty well for the one guy. If you can deal with the discomfort, maybe you can "trade up" on ones that have lived past their expiration date. BTW, is it visually more appealing to clean up a line that has gotten mushy by applying new ink, or by lasering off ragged edges?
    If you want to keep the same design, but have it freshened up, artists will typically do a rework where they follow the same basic design, but add details that either faded away or improve on the previous design. This can include sharpening up the lines. A laser won't take away ragged edges. They'll just obliterate the ink that's in the vicinity of the laser hit. Lasering is best used to lighten the work enough to give the tattooer more freedom put something over it that doesn't have to conform to the shape of the tattoo being covered. This is the best "trade up," like you suggested. Another option without lasering is to do a carefully planned cover up where the old tattoo is hidden by the new tattoo. This limits design options to some degree, but can be done well. I have a couple like this where you might notice the old tattoo if you really know what to look for, but almost nobody does. The last option is to just blast over the old tattoo with a new tattoo and not care if the old one shows through.
     

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    Que sera, sera...

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    Default Re: Tattoos -- You won't regret that tattoo

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Estlund View Post
    Que sera, sera...
    yeah pretty much

    well applied tattoos age well
    no touch ups
    take care of yr skin
     

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    Accidental double meaning there. I really appreciated the woman singing at the end of the film. And yes, it's skin, and like the rest of us it gets beat up and ages over time. That's part of the magic.

    That film has a wee bit of emphasis on the cathartic side of tattoos- all well and good. Im also a fan of silly stuff or purely decorative work. Not all tattoos need a heavy meaning.
     

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    I can't watch the vid because I am on the table as I write this, but I will upload a pic of a very fresh and raw new piece in about 20 minutes. My partner supports me getting tattooed-- she's the one doing it!
     

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    Bad pic because it wraps quite a bit but:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Estlund View Post
    Accidental double meaning there. I really appreciated the woman singing at the end of the film. And yes, it's skin, and like the rest of us it gets beat up and ages over time. That's part of the magic.

    That film has a wee bit of emphasis on the cathartic side of tattoos- all well and good. Im also a fan of silly stuff or purely decorative work. Not all tattoos need a heavy meaning.
    Totally agree...on both fronts. It's great when a tattoo has a great deal of significance, meaning and thought behind it. Plenty of mine do for me. And a bunch were just for fun. Actually, one of my favorites was a birthday gift from a tattoo artist buddy when I was 19 or 20. He got to choose the subject matter.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomridesout View Post
    Bad pic because it wraps quite a bit but:
    Looks great! How fresh? Who did it?

    That space is pretty tender just above the ankle right?
     

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    My lovely partner Naomi Welch did it-- probably the best bet to see her work is here: https://instagram.com/nzanuthin2fukwith/

    Yeah, around the side of the ankle stung a bit but I usually sit pretty well. The picture was about 2 minutes after completion-- note that upstream I was posting from my phone while I was actually under the needle!
     

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    Industry. Man I wouldn't be able to stop my partner was an artist. I love the black work and details in the snakes head.
     

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    Default Re: Tattoos -- You won't regret that tattoo

    Quote Originally Posted by Cookietruck View Post
    yeah pretty much

    well applied tattoos age well
    no touch ups
    take care of yr skin
    And start by care in consideration by Katja Ramirez at Rock of Ages in Austin.

    This was finished back in the fall.
    Final_sm.jpg
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscottyk View Post
    And start by care in consideration by Katja Ramirez at Rock of Ages in Austin.

    This was finished back in the fall.
    Final_sm.jpg
    Fuck yeah!
     

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    Default Re: Tattoos -- You won't regret that tattoo

    Should read...

    Quote Originally Posted by jscottyk View Post
    And start by care in consideration.

    This was finished back in the fall by Katja Ramirez at Rock of Ages in Austin.
    A combination poor grammar and sloppy cut-n-paste can ruin a post. Ugh.
     

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    Cool vid.

    Been wanting / meaning to add to both of mine for *years*, but somehow never get around to it. One day...

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