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  1. mac_1au

    Skin markers throw em away?

    I know it seems a waste, but bin them after 1 use, you have no idea what shit is on your first clients skin! 😉
  2. mac_1au

    Penis tattoo advice

    Making it black won’t make it any bigger you know! stupid fuckin idea but each to their own. I guess you already have full coverage of tattoos ( arms legs chest back hands and neck) yes it will fade and change colour slightly depending what brand of ink is used. i would wish you luck but I think you get the tattoo you deserve (asking strangers on an Internet forum)ask your mum or sister what she would think
  3. Not many artists could pull this off .... Steve butcher would be my best bet to do it , but other than that..... anyway as said before.... stupid idea regardless of whether it’s for charity or not. Sounds to me like something some poor spoilt rich kids have thought up instead
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    Is my tattoo offensive?

    Just do it! ( this comment is in no way, shape or form affiliated with the “Nike” sportswear brand or any of its associated companies!)
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    Please help

    I’m sorta reading it like it’s a “selfie” tattoo, if so it looks pretty neat overall, you could always add a point to the ends of the flowers like how a crescent moon is and add in a few stars in amongst the constellations ( the long ‘shining’ type)where they can represent yours and your partners parents or something like that. At the end of the day all you want to do is take away the “smiley face” look from it.
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    My animated tattoo film - Skin Deep

    Reminded me of the ‘Wicked energy drink’ which tattooist Kian Forreal done.
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    Help with half sleeve ideas

    I’ll say it before some of the others do..... don’t bother posting shit, this is not a place to come to and make 1 ‘single’ post because you’re either too stupid or too lazy or both to come up with either half an idea of your own or to visit a tattoo shop in your area and discuss your dilemma with them( they don’t usually charge you unless you actually agree to get something drawn up) there is always “google” where you can browse tattoo ideas until you die
  8. Well you should have stated that! You asked ‘is it an infection or an allergy’ , this is a tattoo forum not an Internet doctors surgery. But since you are here asking , it could be a number of things .... reaction to ink , infection or it could be something completely unrelated to the fact that you have a recent tattoo in the same area of skin! Go see a professional doctor or skin specialist
  9. mac_1au

    Gday ALL

    Welcome Rob, the forums pretty dead these days as Facebook and insta seem to have taken over from the forums
  10. Go to your doctor and go back to your artist, we can’t help you here!
  11. Been watching too much “Miami ink” or the likes.... nobody “really” wants to hear your bullshit story behind your “tattoo” . Just pic a picture from the wall ... “old school” style ?
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    Tattoo healed badly, not sure why

    To me it looks like it was done with cheap inks by someone who can’t tattoo , but you say it was done in a shop. ? you say you looked after it well but the 2nd pic looks like a massive scab, you do know you had to wash it and the scab would have been minimal? unless it’s a ‘healing’ thing due to your medical condition then I have no answer for you (my sister is type 1 diabetic with loads of tattoos and never once had any problems) except go back to the shop where it was done and get them to fix it as it’s only6 months old and looks like it’s 60 years old! Good luck!
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    nature ideas

    ?‍♂️ So you have a ‘plan’ but you don’t know what to get , but whatever you get has to be hidden, so you came here to get ideas?? have you tried a google search for ‘forest tattoo’ ? why not get a nice unicorn ? on your leg as it will fit with the ‘forest’ theme that you are aiming for. other than that suggestion you could always go into a tattoo shop and explain your predicament to an artist there...
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    My first tattoo

    The first tattoo you should do should be on yourself! that way you get a feel for speed, depth, angle, stretch, etc without fucking someone up
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    Is my tattoo too dark?

    It will lighten up considerably although the stuff in the inside has been made pretty dark on purpose to accentuate the leaves. Looks pretty damn fine to me. I would wear it no problem. Leave it alone and let it heal and your hair grow back, it’s amazing how much it tones down
  16. Try acting like a ‘grown-up’ and the info/assistance/pointers gets better, keep acting like a total twat and it all stops ... just sayin’ ?
  17. Not much point sharing our knowledge as you seem to know it all already judging by your whole attitude, but since you are here..... raised and bumpy probably due to overworked skin or going too fast with machine or too slow with hand causing it to basically tear your skin more like a cut than a series of holes ( if that makes sense!) palms and fingers are difficult to tattoo as there are real hard parts on the palm and some much softer parts, hence your blowouts. These almost always need retouching , sometimes several times as the skin on your hands(and feet) seem to be worn away and regenerates faster than other parts of the body rinsing white each time.... not necessary unless you are using other colours at the same time (highlighting a healed tattoo with white as opposed to highlighting a fresh piece where you could be picking up tiny parts of another colour although I’ve never come across this, I guess it could happen !?)
  18. mac_1au

    Tattooing Feet

    Buy one.... get one freeeeeee! ?
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    Tattooing Feet

    Maybe you had a secret foot fetish to be following the thread ? .... or maybe you were hoping someone would find the best slippers in the world for your poor wee aching tootsies ?, either way it’s good to see ya back man, how ya been?
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    Tattooing Feet

    Thanks for your input AND for revisiting an 8 year old topic but I don’t recall this being the “comfy slippers” forum.....? ?
  21. mac_1au

    Best rotary machine for linework ?

    You might get a better response from either a rotary forum or maybe a rotary Facebook page. A large percentage of guys here are dedicated coil users, I’m not saying there’s no one uses rotary here as I’m sure there are loads. The forum isn’t getting used as much these days due to other social media platforms taking over ( bit like the old chat rooms and that have all but disappeared)
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    Phoenix Ink by Valen

    I don’t really see why your idea of therapy should be fucking up the skin of others. I gave you constructive criticism when I said it step back a bit. heres some more advise.... have a look at some tattoos in magazines or on the internet and see how they compare to your feeble efforts... no comparison is there. At the very minimum you should try reproducing some old school flash and don’t try making up your own designs because seriously, it looks like the last time you were in any sort of art class was when you were around 10 years old, even basic shading seems to be missing from your work. You are a retired veteran so you have time on your hands, take an art class!
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    Phoenix Ink by Valen

    Step back a bit, you’re doing some really bad work that someone is gonna have to fix at a later date, but it’s always gonna have your name attached to it. This particular one just looks like a 3 year old found a sharpie while it was having an epileptic fit and the cowboy boots don’t look any better. i see you asked on another thread about ‘‘new/ darker stencil paper”.. have you ever used a stencil before? That’s where you place an ink outline of a picture your client wants and then you go over those very same lines with a tattoo machine. If you are shaking like a shitting dog then your tattoos will look as yours do. sorry for being a bit harsh but I’m in quite a good mood today ?