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  3. Tattoo healing process

    It is day 8 for my tattoo. Why does my skin look shiny and scaly? Is this normal? Thanks ! p.s- I put lotion on a while ago before I took the pic. https://imgur.com/a/JGBDk
  4. Tattoo advice

    Go for old English style/ gothic script, that’s always a winner go hard or go home, as the saying goes....
  5. Tattoo advice

    Hi, I’m new here, not sure how this works but I’m looking for some advice on a tattoo I want to get, I want to get the words ‘take care’ on my left arm, but I’m not sure what placement or font, I want it either in cursive on my inner upper arm or in a handwritten style font just below my inside elbow, wondering if anyone had any ideas?
  6. Fever?

    You let him start on a tattoo design you weren't satisfied with. Never heard of anyone getting a fever without some kind of infection. Or, do you just assume you have a fever because you have the chills. Feeling cold after a session is normal. So is exhaustion. It's a response to stress.
  7. Fever?

    I had put in a request for a sitting with a local tattoo shop. I’ve been there before for my first tattoo and all my piercings. I wanted them to draw up a fairly large piece for my thigh. Of course when I got there though he hadn’t done anything. He spent 2.5-3 hrs sketching a guide for him to go through. I had laid out perimeters for him which he had severely over exceeded. Like I can’t do anything over my knee. It’s been through two car accidents where it’s been slammed into the center consol. And then in junior high I was kicked in the knee by a heifer which knocked something out of place. Plus the years of abuse made by raising cattle. Linework in tattoo goes over the knee. 2: Sittings that were both 5 hours and then an additional sitting because he couldn’t get the color in on the second. After every session I’m just lit up with fever and I have the chills. All I wanna do is sleep. I even spaced my sessions out. Doing tattoo care like he’d instructed. Did I do something wrong??
  8. Legend pen machine

    Sorry, kinda double posted topic and can't figure out how to remove one or the other!
  9. Legend pen machine

    Recently purchased a legend pen machine, the $400 one not the V2. Just curious if anyone on here owns one and what their setting preferences are for lining, shading and color packing are as I'm trying to feel it out, also needle preferences for voltage settings and what not. Also if anyone has any info on cps/ stiches per second that they run at for each task. Or better yet a formula for cps because info on the legend has been kind of limited. Thanks alot!
  10. Want a Tattoo

    cool simple to understand,hahhh...
  11. As in my post i did say it was a general comment not aimed at you you have options leave it as it is go somewhere else and get something done cover the whole lot spend a fortune and get the bottom bit lasered off go back to the same artist and get him to do something this would be my choice no answer is going to be perfect, its your tattoo and you have to wear it so your choice but you do need to shoulder some of the responsibility for it as you didnt say its not what you wanted so maybe offer to split the costs with him
  12. That'll be $25, thank you. I take Paypal.... or you could just give all of your credit card info ..... and your SS#.
  13. Thanks @David that's exactly the kind of advice I'm looking for. Much appreciated 🙏
  14. Or, put a tree line reflection at the shoreline. Center it on the tattoo - not on the shoreline - and it'll even out the proportions of the mountain and its reflection. After that, if anyone's examining the mountain/reflection line for line, well then they're standing too fucking close.
  15. Ultimately, it's an easy cover up if you just want to start over. Get this tattoo done exactly the way you want it elsewhere, and cover this one with something different. Or, just leave it be. You'll be amazed how easy it is to get used to an imperfect tattoo (especially when you get more)
  16. That’s all very well but, as I said in the original post, I’m not an expert at drawing. He is. I didn’t immediately notice the weirdness. Other people did. We’re not all the same which is why we pay other people to do things for us with the expectation that they know what they’re doing. The single most common piece of advice I’ve heard is “trust your tattoo artist when they say something won’t work”. Which is why I took his word for it when he “tweaked” the reflection idea. I appreciate you’re just being honest, but I’m asking for advice on what I should do now. I’ve been round and round in my head thinking about all the things I should have done but there’s nothing I can do about them now. Telling me what I should have done back then serves no purpose than to make me feel even shitter about something I’m already mortified about. So thank you for that. I don’t know much about this stuff, despite reading about all the (often conflicting) suggestions online well before and after, which is why I’m asking for help and advice. If you feel like answering any of the advice questions about what to do now I’d be very grateful. Thanks. 🙏
  17. It would depend on the time of day for shadows and reflections aswell However ... did they say look at it in the mirror when he applied the stencil and you say ok? never be afraid of saying you dont like something you are paying a lot of money for this and you have to wear it forever General comment coming up so not aimed at you for god sake people use some common sense a proper tattooist will understand if its not how you imagined it and re design it until you are happy if they dont go somewhere else they dont deserve your money
  18. What's your longest tattoo session

    I once done 3 hours sitting with a hooked needles tearing my back up god knows how many times he went over it trying to put colour into it not a particularly big piece either 5" long 3 " wide at the most puked my guts up when he had finished and i got home tbf i didnt know about hooked needles then i just thought i dont remember it hurting this bad lol
  19. Healing process question

    What aftercare instruction sheet did your artist give you?
  20. Healing process question

    it'll be fine, just don't over-do the moisturizer, and DON'T pick it when its itchy, just give it a gentle slap, that usually takes the itch away
  21. Healing process question

    Well its a black inked palm tree tattoo. About 3 inches tall and wide (the tree branches make it wide)
  22. Healing process question

    Just leave it alone now, very small amount of moisturiser couple of times a day and she’s cinnamon be fine.scabbing should happen in next day or so and should basically be healed completely by about day 10 with maybe a few hard spots of scab left, but not knowing what you have makes it a bit harder to judge
  23. Its day 5 for my new tattoo on my lower arm and the peeling process has not started. Should I be concerned? I washed it 4 times a day for the 1st 3 days. Could it be the aquaphor thats slowing it down? I try to use really thin layers after I wash my tattoos dry . Should I just move on to a lubriderm lotion at this point? Thanks !
  24. What's your longest tattoo session

    it's tolerable
  25. In my opinion I think your artist got a bit confused between ‘reflection’ and ‘shadow’ , the later would be longer where the former should be approx the same/ mirror image 🤔
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