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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: another girl, another planet
finally got my tat! overall I'm pretty pleased with the end result. altho I really loved the style and stylistic leaning of my artist, the dude was not very detail oriented which is a bummer since ya know tats are permanent and all.
Some tips I'd pass on to Tattoo Newbs:
keep in mind the importance of location/placement of tattoo esp in relation to joints, moving limbs and how stretching of skin effects the image.( tattoo images stretch side ways over time with the skin. So i would lengthen the overall image a tad given that it sits right below the crook of my inside elbow and their heads get smooshed a bit.)
i got the really horrible advice of to NOT look at the tattoo/needle in progress but thats the complete opposite of what one should be doing! watch every milisecond to ensure the artist is doing what YOU want. (ex the purse shape, details got skimmed over and the corpse's hollowed stomach was not pitch black in the original image I gave him or the transfer image).
So I'm going back in towards the end of the month to fine tune some of the details. As far as pain level, I've felt worse at the Dentist!
Moral of the Story: Watch Tattoo artist very carefully; don't assume they will follow the transfer image and be very clear from the beginning what YOU want.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes - Marcel Proust
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