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  1. New sleeve

    Hi, Start of new sleeve - any comments on the placement and incorporating other parts into this sleeve. The writing on the wrist is a cover up. Thanks
  2. New sleeve

    Hi, Start of new sleeve - any comments on the placement and incorporating other parts into this sleeve. The writing on the wrist is a cover up. Thanks
  3. How’s it going brothers? I’ve been wanting to ask this question for a long time so here goes. I have around eight pieces on my left arm, and am contemplating keeping my right arm clean. However I am running out of space on my left arm and don’t want any on my front and back. I was thinking of placing only fine line tats on my right arm if I really have too. Although I am a tattoo enthusiast, I also am modeling and so my body is basically my brand, in a way, specifically as I plan on modeling full time soon. I want a distinct look, the image I’m going for is half preppy-half tough guy. I am quite thin, lean, but have broad shoulders. Fair skin. I believe in utilizing the spaces in between pieces, or our ‘clean skin’ to add to the aesthetic of a tattooed body. I been mulling over which ‘style’ to carry: Either- 1) one usual sleeve, right arm fine line sleeve, the tattoos sporadically scattered for the fine line sleeve 2) one usual sleeve, right arm having the usual tats covering the fore arm, upper arm fine line 3) one usual sleeve, right arm with usual tats covering the forearm and upper inner arm, leaving fine line tats segregated to the outer upper forearm. What are your opinions?
  4. My medium of choice is pen and ink, or graphite- I am aspiring tattoo artist, but maybe in the very distant future. My brother in-law really likes my work and commissioned me to design a full arm sleeve with elements from a story he told, that he could then take to a tattoo artist to "recreate". I was unable to get in touch with him for a few weeks and decided to just create an illustration for him. Now I am back in touch and he has given me his measurements. I feel kind of bad, but he really wants the tattoo to be close to the original work (hence not going straight to the tattooist from the start).The illustration has a lot of meaningful elements and symbolism that I don't want to scrap but the placement of these elements are far from fitting onto an arm. Without having to show you my illustration, could someone tell me some sort of "principle of design" I can adhere to? Something to keep in mind besides the obviousness of the shape and stretching, how to keep the foreground and background from melding too much? Im sorry if this is vague but I really am unsure how to describe it.
  5. My medium of choice is pen and ink, or graphite- I am aspiring tattoo artist, but maybe in the very distant future. My brother in-law really likes my work and commissioned me to design a full arm sleeve with elements from a story he told, that he could then take to a tattoo artist to "recreate". I was unable to get in touch with him for a few weeks and decided to just create an illustration for him. Now I am back in touch and he has given me his measurements. I feel kind of bad, but he really wants the tattoo to be close to the original work (hence not going straight to the tattooist from the start).The illustration has a lot of meaningful elements and symbolism that I don't want to scrap but the placement of these elements are far from fitting onto an arm. Without having to show you my illustration, could someone tell me some sort of "principle of design" I can adhere to? Something to keep in mind besides the obviousness of the shape and stretching, how to keep the foreground and background from melding too much? Im sorry if this is vague but I really am unsure how to describe it.
  6. Sleeve designs

    I am curious about full and half sleeve tattoos. I have seen so many different themes and unique designs. My question is do you as an individual come up with the design idea, do you and the artist dream it up together, or does the artist have the designs in mind or just dream them up based on the interests of the tattooee? I personally don't have an artistic bone in my body, but I like the designs when I see them. I would love to get a unique half sleeve, but am looking for some input on how others go about deciding on what they end up with. Thanks for your input
  7. so iv started my full arm sleeve and looking for ideas to finish it off. going to be all japanese as have two nice japanese pieces done already a koi and a tiger..any ideas on nice way to link them thinkin maybe foo dog maybe dragon or possibly just go with water rocks and flowers,any ideas? the koi fish was my first took 3hours and the tiger my latest and second ,9hours for the tiger was a long day but well worth it..
  8. so iv started my full arm sleeve and looking for ideas to finish it off. going to be all japanese as have two nice japanese pieces done already a koi and a tiger..any ideas on nice way to link them thinkin maybe foo dog maybe dragon or possibly just go with water rocks and flowers,any ideas? the koi fish was my first and the tiger my latest and second ,9hours for the tiger was a long day but well worth it..
  9. I didn't plan one of my tattoos terribly well as far as making it extendable. I've already extended it once and now the edges are curved and I have no idea how to extend it. I need help with designs/ideas that I can wrap around the image so that I can flow it into a nature based sleeve. It doesen't "wrap" around my arm properly, my fault, and now I want to make it wrap. Here is the one I want to extend. (My wife is Indian (so, naturally, my Kids will be half) hence the Om, and we were engaged and married on mountains.) I want to work on the part away from my body first so that it looks good from the side. Here is a picture of my full arm: Here is a closeup of my rose in case it helps bridge the gap; I eventually want a 3/4 sleeve:
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