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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.