PDA

View Full Version : tattoos are addictive (the official tattoo and body mod thread)


GingerBiscuit
02-16-2009, 08:05 PM
Right, while searching for a thread I posted a while ago, I noticed there were various threads and there didn't seem to be a permanent and official one. So I thought I'd start one (if there is already an official one could a mod just merge them please? Thanks)

So, I have a large back tattoo in the process of being filled in. I have pictures of the outline, but none of how much work has been done on filling it in yet.

I will be visiting the Norwich Tattoo festival and hoping to get some more work- as I have found that getting it down is addictive. The pain is tolerable, and the feeling afterwards- like floating on air.

This thread can also be for people considering a tattoo to get advice, and to track down good tattooists in their area and for people who just want to understand to read.

Good links
www.bmezine.com
http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/Main_Page

my tattoos
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/kytten/Tattoo/PICT0003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/kytten/Tattoo/PICT0007.jpg
my tattoo artist (http://customart.wordpress.com/portfolio/)

Nurian
02-16-2009, 09:44 PM
Very well done. Is that all you're going to have on your back is this going to be a part of a mural?

I like the idea of an official tattoo thread. I hereby post the link to my album showing my tattoos (soon to be updated!).
Enjoy! (http://www.customerssuck.com/board/album.php?albumid=60)

Greenday
02-16-2009, 10:30 PM
Yea, check out that sexy-ass tattoo. A heart that says "mom". I'm bringing it back!

I want to get another one for my grandfather, but I just don't know what to get. I was thinking of getting a tattoo of the German flag on my other arm but my mom said absolutely not, and as she's helping me out with college some and I live in her house, I can't really piss her off too much.

GingerBiscuit
02-16-2009, 10:38 PM
Very well done. Is that all you're going to have on your back is this going to be a part of a mural?

I like the idea of an official tattoo thread. I hereby post the link to my album showing my tattoos (soon to be updated!).
Enjoy! (http://www.customerssuck.com/board/album.php?albumid=60)

I dunno. It's being filled in at the moment. I may have vines tattooed in, I may not. The next one is an arm tattoo- a cute but punky and tough skull and corssbones- only a kitty skull with cross 'fishbones'. Maybe with a pirate hat- and done in a locket picture style with vines around the 'frame'. (can't remember the actual name)

RetailWorkhorse
02-17-2009, 01:57 AM
I want to get another one for my grandfather, but I just don't know what to get. I was thinking of getting a tattoo of the German flag on my other arm but my mom said absolutely not

Guh-Wha? Why not? German is your Heritage, isn't it? Why not display it? I'm German and when I get my stripes I'll likely have them in the German flag colours.

Greenday
02-17-2009, 03:07 AM
Guh-Wha? Why not? German is your Heritage, isn't it? Why not display it? I'm German and when I get my stripes I'll likely have them in the German flag colours.

I dunno, I'm only 3/8 German, but my grandfather was fully German.

Sliceanddice
02-17-2009, 05:11 AM
*Whimpers* damn lack of cash, i want a dove (with some fancy words on my left breast and a strawberry on my Right inner ankel, opposite the scar on my left ankel.

McGoddess09
02-17-2009, 02:13 PM
I want a yin and yang sign on my lower back with vines and thorns, with the initials of the obstacles I have gone through in life in the throns. Then I want to get a flower that is a late bloomer (I dunno, anyone know of one?) to symbolize my sister.

marty
02-17-2009, 03:54 PM
It'll be colored one of these days when I have money and time...

Spiffy McMoron
02-18-2009, 03:23 AM
Yeah, I have one or two...

The two leg shots are different angles of the same tattoo. It's done healing now, but it still needs to be coloured.

Yuna and Rikku are completely done and completely shaded and coloured in.

This brings my total (so far) up to four tattoos:


The leaf/mountains on my left shoulder
Yuna on my left thigh
Rikku on my right thigh
Koi/waves on my right calf

ArcticChicken
02-18-2009, 07:09 AM
Right now I've got three cherry blossoms on my right shoulder blade, mom, my sister and I got similar tattoos last year when Lex and I were visiting mom for a week.

When I have the money I'm going to get a vine that winds from my right ankle to my left shoulder. Then I'll get something on my left thigh or calf so that I feel balanced, I don't know what yet.

GingerBiscuit
02-18-2009, 07:24 AM
knowing me, by the time I'm 30 I'll be covered...:rolleyes:

'll be going to the tattoo festival in my city in august. Might get something there then...

Shpepper
02-18-2009, 07:54 AM
I am in the process of looking for an artist to do a fairly large back piece for me. I've spent several years designing it. I actually taught myself to draw Celtic Knots for it. I admit i'm not all that great at it but I can do it.

I've taken the design to several people and they won't touch it. Part of it is the size of the drawing and it is detailed. The other reason that I got for them not doing it is that they didn't want to work from someone elses design. That was it for me. I walked out after that.
But it's just the outline that has a lot of detail. It's a sea turtle with knotwork as the outline and flippers and head of the turtle. i know there is someone out there that will do it or something very similar. It's just a matter of finding them. My best friend is going to check with his artist down in Tenn. and see if he knows anyone in the Seattle area that might be willing to take on the project.

GingerBiscuit
02-18-2009, 06:06 PM
search for tattoo artists that specialise in custom work, like mine. Shame he's in the UK, cause he'd do it. As for the size, they may be afraid they're never going to see you again after doing the outline- offer to pay a higher deposit. Be prepared to modify the design slightly if they think it is simply too detailed to do well- fine detail can often be wobbly because of flinching.

Be prepared to pay a lot.

Shpepper
02-18-2009, 08:17 PM
i have found a couple of them that might be able to do it but one in in california and that's just too far to go and the other is in Seattle which is much closer and I just have to get over there and talk to the guy about it when I am allowed to drive again.

I can honestly saythat it wasn't the idea that I might not return. They took one look at the design, called someone else over and started making fun on it because it wasn't to their taste.

I know that there are refinements that will need to be done with it so make it work and am willing to do that. It's not going to be easy and I am figuring that it will run anywhere from $500 on up depending.

GingerBiscuit
02-20-2009, 06:34 PM
Ok, so I have plans for my next two tattoos already- the kitty and crossfish I talked about earlier, and a zombie pinup on my thigh. Which should I get first.

Shpepper
02-21-2009, 12:24 AM
tough choice but I would do the kitty and crossfish. Just cuz I's a Kat too.

Nurian
02-22-2009, 05:25 AM
Just got the outline done on my phoenix. All I could afford. Pics up when I don't feel as though I've been run over.

GingerBiscuit
03-09-2009, 01:14 PM
Ow. Ow. My back is on fire.

But at least my wings are finished. 250 in total, 51/2 hours in total, three sessions and they're here. I feel like me. Properly me.

Getting my ears pierced on the 30th.

Nurian
03-09-2009, 09:36 PM
So I take it you're already planning your next one?

Amina516
03-09-2009, 09:43 PM
Ginger~

I want to see pics of the finished product. Im sure theyre gorgeous. :) The outline alone was very nice.

I need advice on what to get next. I'm probably going to a local parlor tomorrow to talk to one of the artists. and maybe ask what they think. Here is a pic of what I currently have..i want to get something on my left shoulder and maybe creeping out over to the front. I want it to somewhat go with whats already there. Any advice anyone?

Nurian
03-09-2009, 09:56 PM
It's a very unique design. If you're going with something over the left shoulder, maybe a thorny branch with rose blooms?

GingerBiscuit
03-09-2009, 10:00 PM
Oh GOD yes. It always leaves me with the best possible high.

Nurian
03-09-2009, 10:01 PM
My wife has her next two planned. She has a cutesy dragon on her ankle right now. She wants a star on her wrist and a panda holding a bamboo heart on her shoulder blade.

Me, I have a few ideas after this phoenix is done.

Amina516
03-09-2009, 10:08 PM
It's a very unique design. If you're going with something over the left shoulder, maybe a thorny branch with rose blooms?

I was thinking vine-like but Im not too into flowers or leaves...if that makes sense. And I like stars. LOL. Im confuzzled.

Nurian
03-09-2009, 10:16 PM
Hmm...I'm not sure. I was never too good at visual arts :D

GingerBiscuit
03-09-2009, 10:34 PM
A quick search on google images brings up these various beauties. I'm sure you could adapt them to be a little more individual...
Green (http://www.clipartof.com/images/clipart/xsmall2/22229_gradient_sketch_of_stars_hearts_vines_scroll s_and_flowers_in_blue_and_green_tones_over_white.j pg)
picture frame (http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/4130496/2/istockphoto_4130496-grungy-crest-with-stars-and-vines.jpg)
or check out

http://www.bmeink.com/star001.html
http://www.bmeink.com/flower001.html

Amina516
03-10-2009, 03:28 PM
A quick search on google images brings up these various beauties. I'm sure you could adapt them to be a little more individual...
Green (http://www.clipartof.com/images/clipart/xsmall2/22229_gradient_sketch_of_stars_hearts_vines_scroll s_and_flowers_in_blue_and_green_tones_over_white.j pg)
picture frame (http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/4130496/2/istockphoto_4130496-grungy-crest-with-stars-and-vines.jpg)
or check out

http://www.bmeink.com/star001.html
http://www.bmeink.com/flower001.html

Thanks ginger! I really like the second link, I can tweak it to work for me. :)

GingerBiscuit
03-12-2009, 08:22 AM
I am healing well. Itchy stage now...