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Popped my tattoo cherry

Hopefully grab an appointment with nathan kostechko next time I'm in California

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Nice Posts lately!

 

I'm starting my legs the next weeks...has anybody experience with the healing, especially on the knees? I figure the Special skin and friction in these parts to heal a lot slower than for example the arms. And you probably can't use plastic wraps the first days. Any Input how to treat these areas would be appreciated.

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^would be interested to know this as well since i'm starting with my legs in march...but i guess you can give me the infos i need till then Flo! ;)

anyway, had another appointment the last saturday...

my artist while drawing my piece

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the sketch

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the final piece

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and another pic of the shading he did a week before the above

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Aw, fuck. That was supposed to be a positive rep, fingers too fat for my phone

Guy le tatooer is leaving San Francisco right before I get there for leave :/

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Actually I was in contact with Guy for my legs and would have gotten the appointment. But I decided against it, for the sake of a matching look on my body. I think I can appreciate somebody's work and style without getting it myself, but it was a tough decision.

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emailed him recently... hes down to do my back in May.. time to start $$$aving

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Not too sure if it's serious but a slight rash made of really small blisters appeared around one side of my new tattoo. It's just a bit itchy. Should I be worried? Can't really find too much info online but I'm guessing it's a possible allergy

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if u got an artist in mind already just see what theyre good at and get something along those lines... or look through their flash

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^Sounds reasonable. I've had some ideas that were pretty settled and some rough sketches, all turned out to my liking cause I went to the right artist who was good at the style I was after.

 

^^However, if you're just thinking of starting with a tattoo cause you like the look, I'd advice not to go for a visible spot (arms!). Sounds strange, but you will probably want more afterwards and learn a lot about other styles and artists. I know a lot of guys who would want to remove the first tattoo to start over again. I do as well, at least, I determined with my first one on the upper arm how the rest of the arm would look like, as I didn't want to mix different styles on that arm.

 

Make sure, that it's a motive that is somehow linked to you or that you can identify with, so you can stand behind it after years. E.G: Stars and chines signs are best examples to a totally random motive that somebody got just for the sake of being tattooed in 2006. That's not the road to go. But don't overthink it, just make sure it's a decision you haven't rushed or been pushed into.

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Actually I was in contact with Guy for my legs and would have gotten the appointment. But I decided against it, for the sake of a matching look on my body. I think I can appreciate somebody's work and style without getting it myself, but it was a tough decision.

 

I'm in the exact same spot - except with a chest piece. Surrounding artwork is colorful japanese style tattoos, which I think are close enough to Guy's style to work well - in my head, at least. What style are the rest of your tattoos that dissuaded you if you don't mind me asking?

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I've got two. I did both myself. No regrets.

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They're not the prettiest things but I love them because they're of my own making. My friend from high school was trying to give me shit saying things like "you know you can pay people to do that for you lol". She has 3 chinese characters on her body. Anyways, I'm proud of these guys and might go over them soon just for ink's sake. I do have a plan of getting a professionally done one on my thigh when I get the cash, but it's no rush.

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Max, I'm really impressed with how your english has improved in such a short period of time. (Kinda makes me feel guilty I'm not a bit more proactive in that department.)

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Good stuff max. Philippe Fernandez is coming to London. Making arrangements now.

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Thanks guys. The funny thing about my Fernandez Tattoo is, that it still looks really black, it didn't turn to that greyish tone that my other black ones got after a short period of time. I'm sure this one will outlast every other Piece.

 

@ Tres: thank you, but actually I feel like my english hasn't evolved much since I left school - 12 years ago. But it's kinda easy to hide behind common language in Forums. (When I discuss denim in german I find myself using english words.) Back on track: getting two more big pieces this month. One coloured, one black & grey. Looking forward to that. 

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The saturation on that black is intense

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Got something new:

Turned out to be the most painful session so far.

the calf hurts so much more than i knew too.  

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nice! been wanting to get something done by him but I've kind of been obsessing over color recently.. I only have one piece with red (posted on the previous page), everything else is greyscale, I want a bit more color in there :blush:

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He's the nicest guy ever and I love his approach to tattoos. You can discuss your rough ideas and he will spend nights to come up with something great.

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damn he was fully booked when i was in berlin, and i missed out again when he guested in nyc. sucha an elusive dood :ph34r:

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