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Re: Mark regrets his tattoos
« Reply #60 on: January 18, 2010, 07:45:11 PM »

Wow. Guess I sparked a debate. Thanks to everyone for the responses!

Yeah, my neck wasn't the first place I had in mind, but that's where I visualise that design fitting the best, I might come up with something for my arm to have as a first though. Not sure. I'm also worried it might be a bit complicated for the size I want. We'll see.

I play poker professionally (hence spade + birds for freedom) so I don't have to worry about visible neck tattoos getting me in trouble with a boss or anything, but I'm not so naive as to think things might be different in the future, so it could be a legitimate concern, difficult as it would be to cover up.

I'm glad people like the design though, that's positive :)

Oh and I loved that tattoo commercial, awesome reverse psychology and extremely well produced!
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« Reply #61 on: January 19, 2010, 01:54:26 AM »

A tattoo shop near my house was giving out free "Bolt" tattoos on Saturday for all Chargers fans.  I drove by and was shocked to see a line of about 200 people out the door trailing down the street.  :shock:
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« Reply #62 on: January 20, 2010, 07:04:52 PM »

Fading ink could be used to make some interesting layers in an ongoing design.

They can fade new ink on purpose.  Putting the dots a little further apart, (pointillism, you obviously have an understanding) and mixing the colors to appear muted rather than brand-spankin new.  That weird faded denim blue of old tats can be replicated, a good artist can make the edges look fluffy and blurry.  Obviously it would still require a year or two for the effect to really look right.  Best I saw of that up close was a stripper who had big patches of some really fantastic blackwash, smokey looking stuff.  Looked great, and she was young so the ink was only a few years old at most. 
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« Reply #63 on: January 20, 2010, 07:57:42 PM »

Fading ink could be used to make some interesting layers in an ongoing design.

They can fade new ink on purpose.  Putting the dots a little further apart, (pointillism, you obviously have an understanding) and mixing the colors to appear muted rather than brand-spankin new.  That weird faded denim blue of old tats can be replicated, a good artist can make the edges look fluffy and blurry.  Obviously it would still require a year or two for the effect to really look right.  Best I saw of that up close was a stripper who had big patches of some really fantastic blackwash, smokey looking stuff.  Looked great, and she was young so the ink was only a few years old at most. 

Never thought about intentionally creating a faded/vintage tat.. that's pretty cool.
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« Reply #64 on: January 20, 2010, 08:45:58 PM »

I think in most cases it wouldn't appeal to the customer, people like new ink to look all wicked and sharp.  But since its just a matter blending/fading colors together, your average artist could pull it off.  Instead of fading into a lighter hue, which is really common for almost all colored ink, they'd just be fading into blank skin.  You guys do feathering or whatever you'd call it, right ?
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« Reply #65 on: January 20, 2010, 09:39:21 PM »

You mean feathering as in a pencil sketch technique?

I don't know a whole lot about tattooing. The stuff I did was with a jailhouse gun in peoples kitchens. Just one "needle" (guitar string). For fading out ink, I think the tattooist will use a 6 or 8 point needle, and go lightly. Maybe robin can clear it up.

There were a few uncles and cousins (the "bad seeds") with those old greeny faded tats in my family too as I was growing up, that was my first exposure to the stuff. Most adults in the family had, have actually, the opinion that anything too artistic is pure faggotry- plus, drawin' on yer skin like that is defilin'  the Lord's Temple!
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« Reply #66 on: January 20, 2010, 10:34:28 PM »

You mean feathering as in a pencil sketch technique?

I don't know a whole lot about tattooing. The stuff I did was with a jailhouse gun in peoples kitchens. Just one "needle" (guitar string). For fading out ink, I think the tattooist will use a 6 or 8 point needle, and go lightly. Maybe robin can clear it up.

There were a few uncles and cousins (the "bad seeds") with those old greeny faded tats in my family too as I was growing up, that was my first exposure to the stuff. Most adults in the family had, have actually, the opinion that anything too artistic is pure faggotry- plus, drawin' on yer skin like that is defilin'  the Lord's Temple!

Ya, most of the old heads when I was growing up had random blotches of blue.  Looked like the Jackass smiley-face done on Steve-O in the back of Rollins' Hummer.  Mine was done by an old soggy fuck named Cal with dull needles, probably made his own ink out of random stuff around the house and moonshine. 
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« Reply #67 on: January 20, 2010, 11:46:26 PM »

Nooo.. I didn't believe it, but Rollins apparently does have a Hummer! Hadn't known the Jackass guy got a tat in it either..
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« Reply #68 on: January 21, 2010, 09:09:21 AM »

I plan to get something like this, minus the words. That's assuming I survive this year of completing big things before turning 40.
(I'm also open to other interpretations, and have time for different inspiration to strike.)
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« Reply #69 on: January 21, 2010, 09:27:57 AM »

fading out ink, I think the tattooist will use a 6 or 8 point needle, and go lightly. Maybe robin can clear it up.

i have not even entered the world of shading and what not myself, i am still on fine lines and lettering... but yes most artists use multiple point needles for that kind of stuff, i think the number of points is really a personal preference for most. i had one artist who used an outlining needle to attempt shading and i can tell you it has been about a year and i already need to re-work the whole thing to make the shading look smooth...


i have been cleaning house like a madwoman today and my glasses are pretty dirty so i am a little lost reading thru the conversation. i just want to make sure i am answering the right question.



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« Reply #70 on: January 21, 2010, 11:57:50 AM »

i have a question here

so say a 14 year old kid tattoos his self and mom hates it.... takes him in for lazer removal. should the mom have the right to make him remove the tattoo since he is not of "legal" age to have a tattoo?? how do you guys feel about this????


i am catching up on shows today, and i can say that if one of my kids randomly got a tattoo under 18, i'd let it be... i got my first tattoo when i was 17 and my mom and dad were shocked but well they really didn't give a crap. my dad is kind of a biker with tattoos his self so he wouldn't say much anyways (atleast my tattoo wasn't a reefer leaf haha). also i wouldnt wanna waste my money removing a tattoo a 13 year old gave his self, if he wants to get rid of it later he can pay for it his self.
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« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2010, 12:18:38 PM »

i have a question here

so say a 14 year old kid tattoos his self and mom hates it.... takes him in for lazer removal. should the mom have the right to make him remove the tattoo since he is not of "legal" age to have a tattoo?? how do you guys feel about this????


Depends on whether or not it's my 14-yo.  :wink:

That's really tough. If the parents hate it, even if they do have the legal right to force the kid to have it removed, should they? If it's not in someplace like the middle of the kids forehead, and isn't anything which is going to piss 99% of the people they meet off, where is the harm to the kid? He's already finished inflicting pain on himself, so he's not in immediate danger. Unless there's an infection, which laser removal isn't going to solve.

And, if you take the kid in to have the tattoo removed, don't you open yourself up for neglect charges, for not being around to notice that your kid is spending hours with needles and ink?
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« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2010, 12:24:47 PM »

And, if you take the kid in to have the tattoo removed, don't you open yourself up for neglect charges, for not being around to notice that your kid is spending hours with needles and ink?

I was thinking about that too, a lot of people are scared to take their kids in to the emergency room for falling off their bike because sometimes it opens a ridiculous investigation by child protective services.

i will not lie, i did really stupid things as a kid, and there were points where my parents only choice would have been to handcuff me to a table to keep me out of trouble. but if they had done that, i am pretty sure they would have gotten into trouble........
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« Reply #73 on: January 21, 2010, 01:23:41 PM »

If parents don't have the right to inflict non-medically necessary surgery on a child without his consent, then the answer is "no." 
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« Reply #74 on: January 21, 2010, 01:38:06 PM »

i have a question here

so say a 14 year old kid tattoos his self and mom hates it.... takes him in for lazer removal. should the mom have the right to make him remove the tattoo since he is not of "legal" age to have a tattoo?? how do you guys feel about this????
It's not as bad as circumcision.
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