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  1. So last week I got my second tattoo, and apparently my artist did not understand what I wanted at all, despite showing her reference photos and the style of my first tattoo. I wanted some violets in a very abstract, watercolor style. The attached photos were the only ones small enough, but they were my refs (first for the fade style, next two for the water color/abstractness), this is my first tattoo (that I love), and these are my new tattoo. Turns out, I absolutely hate what I ended up with. Like, have to take my glasses off to clean it, hate it. One way or another, it has to go. Is there any possibility a cover up or rework of it could even work? It's a lot bulkier than I wanted originally, so I'm kind of inclined to think it couldn't without being much, much bigger than I want. I'm tempted to just call it a complete loss and start researching tattoo removal, but I wanted to check if there's any chance to save it first. Thank you in advance, I would really appreciate any thoughts you might have. P.S. Also, I know it's technically a beautiful piece of work, I'm not criticizing the quality of the piece out of context. It's just very much not the style I wanted or like for myself.
  2. I've had this tattoo for a few days now and i'm afraid it may not be healing properly. Here's a link to a video I've uploaded of what my tattoo is doing. https://www.youtube.com/upload I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing to keep it moist and to gently wash it and all that, I just cant tell weather its scabbing up or i have cuts or its super overworked so its scabbing up along with cuts and maybe becoming infected lol. Or is it that i just keep looking at it under my macro lense and its making me see all the little things i shouldn't be able to see and making me worry?? I hope to hear your thoughts? Thanks!
  3. I went to the store wearing shorts and a small piece of my tattoo was exposed to the sun for about 5-15 minutes. I got it done 3 days ago. Should i worry????
  4. WailingSpark

    Tattoos dissappear?

    Just a thought.. I know it's not good to tattoo without formal training, but in my country tattooing is a much more informal practice, so I decided to start on my own.. I'm hesitant to even post this because of potential negative critisism.. Please be gentle. Okay... So I just got my own tattoo machine and I'm starting to learn.. I've only tattooed myself, but the tattoos I've done both came off... The scabs were loose and my skin shed most of the tattoo back out, and barely any of the ink stayed in my skin.. I have a feeling that I might be tattooing too shallow into the skin? Could use some advice..
  5. Hii, I dunno if i ask this at the right place but I am looking for the artist who made this tattoo; http://www.menstattooideas.net/tattooimages/2014/07/skull-tattoos-04.jpg Picture was too big so theres a link. Ive tried google and social media. Maybe someone on here can help me with this. Thanks!
  6. Hi tattoo lovers! Tomorrow is national Tattoo day, and I would like to share my short film Skin Deep with you. https://vimeo.com/279764914 Let me what do you think, share it if you love it! Thanks. Lulu
  7. sekasin

    Opinions needed

    Hey im planning on getting ink on me and i need some help with this. So im an atheist and i dont want any religious tattoos on me. So are these type of tattoos referred as religious and/or what other meanings they might have? that lion thing would look dope, but not even sure what it really is? i really like the look of those sculpture tattoos. http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/asolo-veneto-region-italy-european-union-picture-id78710650
  8. In December, I got my first tattoo and ... it healed badly in such a way that no tattoo artist I've spoken to has ever seen it heal like this. I have some health challenges, I'm a type 1 Diabetic but I have a good A1C, as well I'm on two immunosuppressants, Tacrolimis and Mycophenolate. None of my doctors suggested a tattoo would be a problem when I asked. So, I was extremely careful with healing and I know it did not get infected. I kept it very clean with gentle, recommended antimicrobial soap (soft soap), dried it gently and after a few days used unscented Lubriderm and tried to keep it moisturized. However, it still scabbed extremely badly and then basically fell off in one solid piece. I was really careful, I followed aftercare instructions to the letter, I didn't let cloth rub up against it or expose it to the sun.... I'm not really sure what happened here. I wonder if I'm allergic to an ingredient in the purple inks because the blue turned out a little better or if the artist went too deep or something? Has anyone encountered this? Thanks! Fresh: https://i.imgur.com/jctTEi5.png Scabbed: https://i.imgur.com/qSDwEFF.png Healed: https://i.imgur.com/cFptFkZ.png
  9. Hi, I'm looking for new template for tattoo on hand (arm + foream). 1) Style: low poly, geometry, eg.: http://cdn.sortra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/bicemsinik009.jpg or http://www.krakowski.website/tattoo/a5aa652117ee6c791133b133e5654a27.jpg 2) Brush effect on piece of hand: https://pl.pinterest.com/pin/178877416429367510/ 3) Location and colors: http://www.krakowski.website/tattoo/1.jpeg http://www.krakowski.website/tattoo/2.png http://www.krakowski.website/tattoo/3.png http://www.krakowski.website/tattoo/4.png and video of this tattoo: I'll be gratefull for your help!
  10. Bapabuli

    Will lines collide?

    Hello, I got a tattoo like a month ago and I am curious if the open skin between the mouth and paw will stay open or if the lines will collide. I cared good for my tattoo and keep him out of the sun. http://prntscr.com/jkw9mx Thanks in advance!
  11. Hi, I have a question about my fairly new tattoos (4-5 weeks). I am on vacation now and I want to protect my tattoos from the sun ofcourse, so I use SPF 50 sunmilk. My question is, does it matter what kind of protection you use (e.g. sunscreen, sunmilk etc.). And does the brand matter? Thanks in advance!
  12. Hello, I got this tattoo back in January and it’s still shiny and cracked looking. I’ve been applying Lubriderm a few times throughout the day. Is this a normal part of the healing process or have I messed up the tattoo in some way? Is there anything I can do to fix the shininess or should I just let it be? Thanks.
  13. Hello, Im just wondering what you guys think. I got a new tattoo 17 days ago and the bits the artist went over and over to get really black still haven't healed fully and the bits that have healed are obvious raised scars that have not settled black. I have looked after my tattoo exactly how my artist said and it did not get infected. Is there anything that can be done? Can the scars be tattooed over to make it look normal? Thanks for your help in advance.
  14. I just got a new tattoo yesterday and I've had this idea for a whole year. Finally decided to get it: its the melody of this song that holds a lot of significance to me. I'm not sure if its because I don't like the way the music notes look or something else, but I cant seem to like it. Is it because it's a little plain? Or too large? Or the spacing is off? Any ideas on what it might be thats bothering me or any suggestions on how to "fix" or add to it? a pic:
  15. Uniqueink


    Hi dudes & dudettes im Looking for a realism tattooist to work in our studio in york, North Yorkshire any help ? Thanks
  16. Hello! To start off, I’m very new in this field. I don’t know too much about tattooing, but I am slowly learning. I was told to purchase a decent tattoo machine, but I’m not sure which types or brands are best for beginners? The tattoo artist I have an apprenticeship with recommended “Cheyenne Thunder”, but I also want to get other artist’s opinions.
  17. 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?
  18. So just over a year ago I got a tattoo on my bicep area. I made a mistake and didn't fully research the artist beforehand but I did research the shop and they had pretty much all 5/5 reviews. Anyway, i asked for a throne with roses around it and showed them the style i wanted, they recommended me Jordan and we booked it. A few weeks later I come in to get it done. First red flag, he forgot to put the roses around it and he added all these weird lines through the throne design. He apologised and I agreed to let him freehand the roses and for some reason I didnt say anything about the lines (my fault but i didnt want to be insulting). Then came placement, i said i wasnt sure where but i wanted it on my arm and asked him where he thought it would sit nicely. The placement was awful but i didnt notice until it was finished. Second red flag- it took 5 hours for a 2 hour tattoo. Third red flag i didnt find out he was a junior/apprentice? Until 1/3 into the tattoo. Anyhow i hated the tattoo but tried to convince myself i just needed to get rid. 1 year later i still hate it, the lines and shading are chunky, blurry and raised and now something even worse has happened. Out of nowhere the tattoo has become extremely lumpy and raised. I dont know why or what to do. Someone help please!
  19. Hi, I’m new here, but idk where I should be posting this so I apologize in advance. I get these little bumps all over my old fully healed tattoo every now and again, some look like little pimples and are red, others just look bumpy, I was just curious if this is something I should be worried about or not? I never really thought much into it cause I have a few tats and it happens with a couple of em. Here’s a picture - http://prntscr.com/i8eyi5
  20. ViBES

    Hello everyone!

    Hello, I'm from a sort of new establishment called " ViBES Tattoo Supplies " which is an online store for all tattoo supplies. Currently up to a decent selection from high quality tattoo machines and accessories to very cheap starter machines with consistence in quality to meet their tasks. Formulating a very complex and valuable VIP Membership as well that could greatly help any of you solo artists that are limited on funds for your upcoming businesses. Hope to see some new customers and feel free to just check it out or shoot me an e-mail for any questions. Thank you for your time and continue to spread the INK. ViBES INC https://vibes-tattoo-supplies.myshopify.com
  21. Hey guys, I'm so confused about getting a shoulder tattoo because I need it to be so meaningful as if I carry it out on my shoulder, so I've been thinking to get flower of life with the metatron's cube defined but a lot of artists said it's too symmetrical to be drawn on the shoulder so it might not be as accurate and literally I can't find anything better or meaningful to put it on my shoulder. Any recommendations please?
  22. tattoo tmart

    an eye tattoo

    Hi,guys,Just find a good tattoo, how about it ?
  23. Kinkypoop

    Help me!!!! Apprenticeship

    What is everyone's experience on training? I have been a tattoo apprentice for 2 and a half months and am unsure on what's normal and not. My boss has got a tattoo appointment lined up for me at the end of this week. He said he will be leaving me COMPLETELY by myself and if I don't do a good job, I am out. I feel this is unsafe as I have only tattoed on silicone under his supervision a handful of times. This will be my second ever tattoo on skin. I do get to watch him for roughly 30 mins a day, but I get so much pressure put on me with designs, deadlines and stencils, I don't get to watch or practice enough. I tattoo at home on fake skin and research but I feel there is only so much I can do by myself. I am on £3 odd an hour, I do all the designs, cleaning the shop, reception work (all of which I expected to do). I have invested in good tattoo guns/ equipment also. What is everyone's thoughts?
  24. Hey guys, I'm so confused about getting a shoulder tattoo because I need it to be so meaningful as if I carry it out on my shoulder, so I've been thinking to get flower of life with the metatron's cube defined but a lot of artists said it's too symmetrical to be drawn on the shoulder so it might not be as accurate and literally I can't find anything better or meaningful to put it on my shoulder. And yeah I'm not a big fan of having a patch black thing over my skin I want the tattoo to be outlined, shaded, or dotted, no coloring. Any recommendations please?