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  1. Haven't tried the colours, but had the ultra black and the lining. Lack a few years ago and wasn't disappointed with either. Then I was pointed in the direction of Waverly dark black and haven't looked back. If the black Buddha colours are as nice as the black I would probably take a chance ( maybe see if they have a "sample set", just in case you either don't like them or they cause problems/ reactions on peopleπŸ€” just my tuppence worth πŸ˜‰
  2. Upside down or the right way upπŸ€”.....decisions, decisions! πŸ˜‚
  3. Yes it's fixable, but I failed geography at school too! where has Italy gone?πŸ€”
  4. Maybe your tattooist forgot to apply some Vaseline to help with the clean-up as he's working, I do however sort of understand what he is refering to ( are you an older type person?) around elbows are very hard to keep clean as the skin has a lot of 'folds' which do tend to trap the ink making it harder to keep clean. IMO there isn't anything YOU can do to help, your artist is just gonna have to suck it up! πŸ˜‰
  5. Study and copy some of the old flash from yesteryear and by the time you have done a few you will start to understand that bold will hold and the colours were much more limited back in the day, also you will find that simple stuff isn't really as simple as it looks.... Mac
  6. Exactly who is looking at your foot from a distance? πŸ€” Maybe a picture would help instead of a vague description
  7. pretty sure your post said you had been out of work for a few months with no mention of a new jobπŸ€” But anyway.... now that we're all friends again here's your answer, go into a shop and explain what you want and ask for a price, some charge by the hour and some charge by the piece, I'm in Australia and most shops here charge between 160-180 an hour.
  8. He can kiss mine and I won't even charge him.. cos I'm a grumpy old fuck πŸ˜‚ If he wants advice maybe this isn't the ideal forum to be in , try juat can't understand why a legit tattooist would be asking a dickhead like that to price a tattoo,πŸ˜• Or has his shit command of the English language thrown me off somewhere? I'm positive he asked the tattooist for a price on an arrow on his inner bicep and he responded by 'how much do you reckon? To which he replied 15-20 bucks, to which his artist laughed ( I don't blame him to be honest) i think the OP should just fuck off and get a job before deciding he wants a tattoo especially if his limit is just less than a packet of cigarettes just sayin' πŸ˜‰
  9. I preferred the old ink trails where it was about the tattooing aspect of tattooing and not about the price/ cost/ or what should I get/where should I get it or the 'I got this and it doesn't look like what I wanted any more ( cos I picked fuck out of it but I get a free touch up) what do you guys think' if they would just read the intro/ rules they would see that half the people on here haven't even used a tattoo machine on anything other than rubber practice skins or pigskin but they are asking mostly 'amateurs and wannabes' what is the best thing to do/ get FFS... I just read that to myself and I look like a grumpy old cunt, that's what happens when u reach 50+πŸ˜‚ Mac
  10. If you look closely....
  11. If it's not covered then it's not a coverup, more like a 'disguise' to take your eye away from the name. It's your job to explain to people what is gonna work and what isn't!
  12. I get the feeling that you are somehow affiliated with stylemans site , this forum was specifically set up for people trying to 'become' tattooists or get into the trade .NOT for people to comment on random posters pic of a 2 minute/3 line tattoo which has been picked at or not looked after properly.... have problem with your tat?... go back to your artist fuck I could go on forever ... just saddened to see the trails become what it has πŸ˜•
  13. Cancel the dentist appointment and go get a tattoo...πŸ€”
  14. You would probably have more chance of catching something from your doctors surgery! Just saying...πŸ˜‰
  15. So really what you are saying is that yes you did receive aftercare instructions and no you did not follow them but instead decided that you knew best and let it dry out then do an internet search to find out of YOU have managed to get it infected?πŸ€” ....just saying! πŸ˜‰
  16. Looks like it's in the last stage of healing as you can see where the scabbing on the line work has 'shrunk' . It also looks like it's very dry! , did you get aftercare instructions from your artist? Like washing it and applying ointment? The pain could be from the fact that it is dry and 'tight' but then again I'm looking at the pic on a phone which means I can't see a great pic of it. IMO, have a shower and dry it let it go for another 3 days maximum and if it's the same go see a doctor
  17. Social media has launched a successful takeover bid πŸ€”
  18. Hmmmm.... can I have some spam with that? πŸ˜‚
  19. Depends if you're left or right handed I guess, righties would more than likely go anti- clockwise and lefties would be clockwise. All to do with how your brain works and how comfortable you are. Try doing the opposite on paper as to your normal way and you'll see how much of a headfuck it is.πŸ€”
  20. I think personally that a lot of the tattoos from old timers from the turn of last century etc would probably have their roots more in the old sailors scrimshaw work as opposed to actual tattooing, I could be wrong but if you look closely you can definitely see the link between the two. Scrollwork/banners , swallows, sea creatures and so on. Might turn out to be a bit harder than you think if trying to give kudos to an 'original' artist! good luckπŸ‘
  21. I use the same coil to outline, color pack and shade. If you can outline with it you can use it for anything just have to turn it down, slow it down or speed it up. Why do that? Only have 1 machine?πŸ€” I'm confsued!
  22. I done a little Aussie flag on my old boss' leg where he had a skin graft to get a melanoma removed, it was match-box sized and looked almost like yours in the close up but it healed fine mate.
  23. Excellent work... See... I knew you were getting better just didn't realise you were nearly a magician 😏
  24. Sweet stuff,but like Mark I won't mention the tribal as you probably done it first year of primary school and you've gotten a wee bit better since then! Lol πŸ˜‚
  25. I'm on every day(time difference is a fker ) just having a look at new posts etc, and a lot of posts I don't feel qualified to criticise. Adam has posted a few sweet pieces that I haven't liked or commented on here and this is o e of them, but I follow him on IG and Facebook so it seems a bit pointless commenting on the same pic X3.....see what I mean about social media?! And all you guys talking to yourselves are fucking nuts ....." Who you calling fucking nuts?" Lol