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Title: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Lynxo on June 28, 2010, 08:02:07 AM
My searching skills turned up nothing, so I decided to start my own thread.

How many of you here have tattoo's? I'm completely in love with them, I think it's a great way to express yourself. I only have one at the moment, but it's one I'm really proud of, and I'm hoping to book time to get another soon.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs123.snc1/5300_1207315548813_1406410387_607261_5133465_n.jpg)

My girlfriend also have one that she got just a few weeks ago, and it really stunned me! It's amazing, and I'm really happy for her it turned out so good. :)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs538.snc3/30488_403600883051_600648051_4396959_6052395_n.jpg)

I've showed mine, now show me yours! :heart
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Logical Nightmare on June 28, 2010, 08:04:51 AM
Tattoos are cool! In the future I might get a small one on my wrist or ankle, those are awesome. But at the moment I have none. I'm more of a piercing person anyway.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: AcidLameLTE on June 28, 2010, 08:06:53 AM
I have the majesty logo on my left shoulder and if Silver Tears even thinks of posting a particular picture of it, there will be swift retaliation.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Lynxo on June 28, 2010, 08:07:34 AM
Tattoos are cool! In the future I might get a small one on my wrist or ankle, those are awesome. But at the moment I have none. I'm more of a piercing person anyway.
Oh, I've got one of those as well. :eyebrows:

Also, what's up with the weird spelling?  ???
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ReaperKK on June 28, 2010, 08:08:08 AM
I got one 3 weeks ago. Here is a cam pic:

(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/4685/img00406.jpg)

It's on the left side of my chest under my arm.

No plans for any other tattoos
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Logical Nightmare on June 28, 2010, 08:10:01 AM
Tattoos are cool! In the future I might get a small one on my wrist or ankle, those are awesome. But at the moment I have none. I'm more of a piercing person anyway.
Oh, I've got one of those as well. :eyebrows:

Also, what's up with the weird spelling?  ???
This might be dumb, but...

... I don't get it.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Lynxo on June 28, 2010, 08:13:24 AM
Tattoos are cool! In the future I might get a small one on my wrist or ankle, those are awesome. But at the moment I have none. I'm more of a piercing person anyway.
Oh, I've got one of those as well. :eyebrows:

Also, what's up with the weird spelling?  ???
This might be dumb, but...

... I don't get it.
I don't get the spelling of "tattoo". Two T's and two O's? What's up with that?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Logical Nightmare on June 28, 2010, 08:15:50 AM
Oh, I thought you were changing the word "piercing" to something more dirty. :lol

Also, you spelled it that way yourself? It's the correct way to spell it.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 28, 2010, 08:18:59 AM
I have 16 hours of work in me, but I don't yet have a updated picture of the work I just got completed last week. I will post all of my tattoo pictures together once this work heals and I have a new picture of it.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Lynxo on June 28, 2010, 08:25:35 AM
Oh, I thought you were changing the word "piercing" to something more dirty. :lol

Also, you spelled it that way yourself? It's the correct way to spell it.
Do you WANT me to change it to something dirty? ;)

Yeah, I know it's the correct spelling. But I just figured it has to have some kind of meaning. Some kind of history or something. And I'm WAY to lazy to google it myself...
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 28, 2010, 08:29:46 AM
Okay, so impatience got the best of me. Here are the pics I have of all my work, but the last pic is old and outdated - I had some extra shading added last Thursday to complete it so a new photo will follow probably by next week sometime.

(http://www.hyperplexia.net/o_docs/tatt2.jpg)
(http://www.hyperplexia.net/o_docs/tatt3.jpg)
(http://www.hyperplexia.net/o_docs/tatt4.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on June 28, 2010, 09:40:52 AM
I have the Sepultura "S" in black on my right shoulder.

My wife got a belly button piercing about just over a year ago...it still hasn't healed properly..it keeps absessing one way or another....she's tried sea salt, leaving it alone....everything but rubbing alcohol(which by all accounts you shouldn't use) she's pretty fed up and is ready to take it out.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ZBomber on June 28, 2010, 10:53:13 AM
(http://www.hyperplexia.net/o_docs/tatt3.jpg)

Fuckin Moltres!  :metal :metal
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 28, 2010, 11:00:47 AM
Except not - it's just a phoenix I drew.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: nightmare_cinema on June 28, 2010, 11:09:44 AM
I have 'ANIMAL LIBERATION' on my left arm... not really got any great pictures of it, but you can kinda see the location here :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/xErasedCitizenx/37317_398950396885_513131885_474695.jpg)

Really want the Majesty symbol, but not decided whereabouts on my body to get it yet. Thoughts?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 28, 2010, 11:10:29 AM
Back of the neck.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: nightmare_cinema on June 28, 2010, 11:19:24 AM
Naw... I rarely wear my hair up and I want it visible. I'm thinking either centre of my back, or a shoulder, or... well, I'd love it on my wrist but that slightly scares me.

I might just get it on the top of my thigh or something where I can show it off if I want to but don't always have to. I kinda just wanna know it's there, but also want to be able to show it off loads. It is only a matter of time now.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ReaperKK on June 28, 2010, 11:26:46 AM
Naw... I rarely wear my hair up and I want it visible. I'm thinking either centre of my back, or a shoulder, or... well, I'd love it on my wrist but that slightly scares me.

I might just get it on the top of my thigh or something where I can show it off if I want to but don't always have to. I kinda just wanna know it's there, but also want to be able to show it off loads. It is only a matter of time now.

I wanted the dredg tattoo on my back but I ended up choosing the side because I wanted to see it without a mirror. Anyway if you'd be fine with it on your back I think it'd look good between the shoulder blades.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 28, 2010, 11:39:55 AM
Between the shoulder blades could be cool.

I think my next work will either be something to fill space on my left shoulder or, more likely, a shoulder spanner.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on June 28, 2010, 11:49:34 AM
addictive aren't they Hype?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ZBomber on June 28, 2010, 12:08:03 PM
Except not - it's just a phoenix I drew.

I was kidding  :lol

I have 'ANIMAL LIBERATION' on my left arm... not really got any great pictures of it, but you can kinda see the location here :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/xErasedCitizenx/37317_398950396885_513131885_474695.jpg)

Sorry, didn't see a tattoo, I was too busy staring at your awesome shirt.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 28, 2010, 12:30:12 PM
addictive aren't they Hype?

Of course. I knew before I got my first that I'd want two; knew getting #2 that I'd want 3; knew before getting #3 that I wanted to expand #1, etc.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 01:53:19 PM
I have the majesty logo on my left shoulder and if Silver Tears even thinks of posting a particular picture of it, there will be swift retaliation.

I won't post it, but you should! It's a cool photo! :neverusethis:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 28, 2010, 01:59:22 PM
Damnit, I want to share the new tattoo pic - should be healed by Thursday/Friday.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: soundgarden on June 28, 2010, 02:04:08 PM
(http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/5329/tatz.jpg)

Thats mine.  Its Tengwar script and it stands for something motivational for me.

A fuckin bug bit me really bad, thats the dark spot over the tat.  I am so angry, i hope when it clears it doesn't spoil the tat.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Scrub206 on June 28, 2010, 02:18:37 PM
one ring to rule them all?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sigz on June 28, 2010, 02:19:22 PM
I have the majesty logo on my left shoulder and if Silver Tears even thinks of posting a particular picture of it, there will be swift retaliation.

I won't post it, but you should! It's a cool photo! :neverusethis:

Maybe I should post it.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: AcidLameLTE on June 28, 2010, 02:21:36 PM
I'll bring Iain down to London if you do.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Scrub206 on June 28, 2010, 02:23:36 PM
Except not - it's just a phoenix I drew.

can you just please say its a moltres? because it totally is..


it totally a cool as drawing tho  :metal
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 02:25:09 PM
I'll bring Iain down to London if you do.

How is that a threat.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: AcidLameLTE on June 28, 2010, 02:26:07 PM
Two Iains together would cause an implosion.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 02:27:09 PM
Oh.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sigz on June 28, 2010, 02:29:03 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 28, 2010, 02:29:22 PM
It's like matter/antimatter; two iains in the same spot would instantaneously cease to exist.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 02:30:09 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sigz on June 28, 2010, 02:31:05 PM
Quote
Posts: 999

oh shi-
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 02:34:13 PM
:neverusethis:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sigz on June 28, 2010, 02:34:48 PM
You post whore.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Zydar on June 28, 2010, 02:35:05 PM
:neverusethis: <- who'll be the first DTFer to tattoo this one?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 02:35:17 PM
You post whore.

NO U
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: AcidLameLTE on June 28, 2010, 02:35:33 PM
:neverusethis: <- who'll be the first DTFer to tattoo this one?
It's tempting...
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 02:37:21 PM
:neverusethis: <- who'll be the first DTFer to tattoo this one?

Oh man I really want that.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Scrub206 on June 28, 2010, 02:38:26 PM
JUST DO IT ALREADY.. because i want one but idk what to get imo lawl
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sigz on June 28, 2010, 02:38:41 PM
:neverusethis: <- who'll be the first DTFer to tattoo this one?

I'd totally do it.

Actually, I'm going to get a tattoo(s) at some point, though I'm not completely certain what. I'm definitely going to get the Opeth symbol somewhere, and I have a few other simple designs that I like, but I need money and such, so these probably won't happen for a few years, which is alright.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 02:39:33 PM
I've been considering getting a tattoo too, but I dunno what to get/where and it won't be happening anytime soon.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 28, 2010, 02:40:13 PM
*offers services....*
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 02:41:34 PM
You'll be first to know if I do decide to go ahead and get a tattoo, Hyperplex.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 28, 2010, 02:43:06 PM
Sweet. :)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: glaurung on June 28, 2010, 02:43:24 PM
:neverusethis: <- who'll be the first DTFer to tattoo this one?

I'd totally do it.

Actually, I'm going to get a tattoo(s) at some point, though I'm not completely certain what. I'm definitely going to get the Opeth symbol somewhere, and I have a few other simple designs that I like, but I need money and such, so these probably won't happen for a few years, which is alright.

Get to Domo tattoo.  :tup
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 02:43:49 PM
Sweet. :)

 :D
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sigz on June 28, 2010, 02:46:14 PM
:neverusethis: <- who'll be the first DTFer to tattoo this one?

I'd totally do it.

Actually, I'm going to get a tattoo(s) at some point, though I'm not completely certain what. I'm definitely going to get the Opeth symbol somewhere, and I have a few other simple designs that I like, but I need money and such, so these probably won't happen for a few years, which is alright.

Get to Domo tattoo.  :tup

I should get this, but layed out on my chest:

http://www.checkoutmyink.com/assets/photos/0060/0682/img_0104_large.jpg


You'll be first to know if I do decide to go ahead and get a tattoo, Hyperplex.

Yep. At this point I think I have my first two tattoos planned out (at least what they'll be, if not where), but if I want another you'll definitely be my go-to guy.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 28, 2010, 02:47:06 PM
:metal
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 02:48:04 PM

I should get this, but layed out on my chest:

http://www.checkoutmyink.com/assets/photos/0060/0682/img_0104_large.jpg


DO IT
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sigz on June 28, 2010, 02:50:12 PM
Oh man I really, really want to now. It'll have to wait another two years at least though.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 02:50:41 PM
How come?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sigz on June 28, 2010, 02:52:04 PM
There's no way I'm going to have the spare money to afford something that big while I'm still in college.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 28, 2010, 02:52:56 PM
It's an expensive addiction.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 02:53:52 PM
Aww.  :(
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ZBomber on June 28, 2010, 02:55:22 PM
There's no way I'm going to have the spare money to afford something that big while I'm still in college.

If you cut down on the masturbating, you can save hundreds of dollars on tissues, and put that towards your tattoo.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sigz on June 28, 2010, 02:58:27 PM
Yeah but I don't mind waiting. I'd like to be certain that any tattoo I get is something I really want, so the additional time is probably a good thing. The other two I've had planned for a year already, so those'll be up first.

There's no way I'm going to have the spare money to afford something that big while I'm still in college.

If you cut down on the masturbating, you can save hundreds of dollars on tissues, and put that towards your tattoo.

socks ftw
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 02:59:38 PM
There's no way I'm going to have the spare money to afford something that big while I'm still in college.

If you cut down on the masturbating, you can save hundreds of dollars on tissues, and put that towards your tattoo.

 :rollin

Yeah but I don't mind waiting. I'd like to be certain that any tattoo I get is something I really want, so the additional time is probably a good thing. The other two I've had planned for a year already, so those'll be up first.

What are the other two gonna be?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sigz on June 28, 2010, 03:04:04 PM
One's the Opeth symbol and the other's a very minimal design of Jupiter and it's moons the way Galileo saw them the first time he looked at Jupiter through a telescope. It's not sci-fi art like this: http://www.dailygalaxy.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/06/24/two_planets_by_icexsaint.jpg or anything it's basically just circles but it holds a lot of meaning for me.


Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on June 28, 2010, 03:07:20 PM
Oh the Opeth symbol looks really good. And yeah, tattoos with special meanings are always nice :)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ReaperKK on June 28, 2010, 03:14:46 PM
one ring to rule them all?

lol the first thing I though of but I really like that script.

I was thinking of getting another tattoo with something that is motivational to me, but that's a little bit away.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 28, 2010, 03:30:12 PM
All of my tattoos have some meaning to me, especially the big piece I just got finished. I've drawn them all and have put meaning and symbolism into all of them. They really do mean a lot to me, regardless of whether other people see them or if they are covered.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: faemir on June 28, 2010, 04:04:41 PM
tengwar script

What does it say? I'm a bit rusty :P
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: veronica on June 28, 2010, 04:32:48 PM
Tengwar script is used for many different languages, so it's hard to say... Which language is it in, soundgarden?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: limnides on June 28, 2010, 05:19:32 PM
Yeah, I know it's the correct spelling. But I just figured it has to have some kind of meaning. Some kind of history or something. And I'm WAY to lazy to google it myself...

Quote from: dictionary.com
Word  History: Although  the  practice  of  tattooing  the  body  is  very  old,  the  English  word  tattoo   is  relatively  new.  The  explorer  Captain  James  Cook  (who  also  gave  us  the  word  taboo  ) introduced  the  word  to  English  speakers  in  his  account  of  a  voyage  around  the  world  from  1768  to  1771.  Like  taboo,  tattoo   comes  from  Polynesian  languages  such  as  Tahitian  and  Samoan.  The  earliest  use  of  the  verb  tattoo   in  English  is  found  in  an  entry  for  1769  in  Cook's  diary.  Sailors  introduced  the  custom  into  Europe  from  the  Pacific  societies  in  which  it  was  practiced,  and  it  has  remained  associated  with  sailors,  although  many  landlubbers  now  get  tattoos  as  well.

The  American  Heritageģ  Dictionary  of  the  English  Language,  Fourth  Edition
Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

I should get around to taking some pictures of my tattoos one of these days, but they're nothing impressive.  Impulsive tramp stamp when I was 18, dragonfly between my shoulder-blades... and my favourite, a treble clef on my right hip.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on June 28, 2010, 05:35:28 PM
Here's the previous tattoo thread:
http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=7187.0
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on June 28, 2010, 06:01:11 PM
Andrew, I might be interested in enlisting your services to design my next one...
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 28, 2010, 06:09:29 PM
Be happy to oblige...:)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: cthrubuoy on June 29, 2010, 01:44:22 AM
http://www.newlookhouston.com/blog/2010/06/28/15-reasons-someone-could-become-addicted-to-tattoos/
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Lynxo on June 29, 2010, 03:21:52 AM
http://www.newlookhouston.com/blog/2010/06/28/15-reasons-someone-could-become-addicted-to-tattoos/
Interesting read, thanks. :)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 30, 2010, 06:58:00 PM
There is still some healing to finish, but it looks good enough to share. Right arm, finished for now:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/Hyperplex/tf884.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Adami on June 30, 2010, 07:04:40 PM
I assume that's some kind of LOTR thing?

I was gonna get a tattoo, but my arms are too skinny and of course there's the whole, against my culture, thing.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on June 30, 2010, 07:10:59 PM
Nope, nothing Lord of the Rings in it at all, other than the presence of a ring. The symbolism is very personal to me and incredibly meaningful.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Adami on June 30, 2010, 07:20:32 PM
Nope, nothing Lord of the Rings in it at all, other than the presence of a ring. The symbolism is very personal to me and incredibly meaningful.

Yea, it was the ring that the two eyes (I assume they'e eyes) just reminded me of it. But it's a very cool looking tattoo.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on June 30, 2010, 09:06:17 PM
Ok, here are mine so far:


(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/m_b_miller/IMG_2716.jpg)
(looks huge, but only ~4" across)


(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/m_b_miller/IMG_2906c.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Adami on June 30, 2010, 09:23:54 PM
YOU'RE WHITE?!?!??!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on July 01, 2010, 01:37:12 PM
YOU'RE WHITE?!?!??!

Extremely.

However, you can continue picturing me as a tall, smooth black man if it so pleases you.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 01, 2010, 01:38:29 PM
I'd rprefer to see the unedited copy of that pool pic.  I missed it the first time you unknowingly posted it.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on July 01, 2010, 01:47:28 PM
Yea, it was the ring that the two eyes (I assume they'e eyes) just reminded me of it. But it's a very cool looking tattoo.

Yes, they are eyes. Thanks. :) 9 hours totalto complete it from the initial tattoo seven years ago to the shading I had completed last week.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: cthrubuoy on July 01, 2010, 02:00:30 PM
YOU'RE WHITE?!?!??!

Extremely.

However, you can continue picturing me as a tall, smooth black man if it so pleases you.

No amount of pictures of yourself would ever make me think otherwise.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: cthrubuoy on July 01, 2010, 02:02:21 PM
Unless you turned out to be this guy

(http://img.youtube.com/vi/MsQYzpOHpik/0.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Adami on July 01, 2010, 04:47:53 PM
YOU'RE WHITE?!?!??!

Extremely.

However, you can continue picturing me as a tall, smooth black man if it so pleases you.

lol, you're not white.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on July 02, 2010, 03:29:45 AM
There is still some healing to finish, but it looks good enough to share. Right arm, finished for now:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/Hyperplex/tf884.jpg)

 :metal
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on July 31, 2010, 12:16:29 PM
Got the jitters...I have a 4:00 appointment at a place in the East Village...  I've been toying with the idea for a while, and actually going for it was sort of a last-minute/belated birthday thing...

I'll post pics later.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on July 31, 2010, 01:29:21 PM
What are you getting?

Offer still stands for designing future work...

And pre-tattoo jitters are awesome; they make the process that much more awesome. (I love getting tattooed, in case you couldn't tell.)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: veronica on July 31, 2010, 06:37:08 PM
Oh, hyperplex... if I didn't already have a Husband who's good at design stuff I'd so ask you to fix me up!
Husband is good enough, though. He knows what I want, but pushes it so it looks better than I imagine it could be.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on July 31, 2010, 07:35:14 PM
I'd still love to do something for you. There's no law that says the same guy has to design every piece you have. It's all good, though; I don't want to step on his turf. ;)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Birch Boy on July 31, 2010, 08:59:38 PM
If I got a tattoo it'd probably be John Bonham's trinity logo on my right shoulder/bicep.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on July 31, 2010, 09:27:20 PM
What are you getting?

Offer still stands for designing future work...

And pre-tattoo jitters are awesome; they make the process that much more awesome. (I love getting tattooed, in case you couldn't tell.)

A coral snake, wrapped around my right upper arm, below the King Crimson (Tibetan sun/moon) tattoo.

Part of it is practically in my armpit, which hurt like a mother (especially the shading).  2.5 hours in the chair, all said and done.  I could have lasted maybe five more minutes.  Made my previous tattoos seem like childs play...

It looks awesome, and the artist even took pics for his portfolio.

There's a spot on my left calf that I'm reserving for one of yours, I think.  Just have to come up with an idea of what I want.  There's another one I have nearly planned, where I may seek your assistance for part of it, as well.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Birch Boy on July 31, 2010, 09:40:58 PM
YOU'RE WHITE?!?!??!

Extremely.

However, you can continue picturing me as a tall, smooth black man if it so pleases you.
:jawdrop:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on August 01, 2010, 12:00:10 AM
Sweeeeet. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: faemir on August 01, 2010, 04:07:42 AM
Hey guys, out of interest, how do you decide on what you want as a tattoo? I've been considering it for some time, but keep being indecisive but obviously need to be absolutely sure of it.


of course there's the whole, against my culture, thing.

So get it somewhere that you can hide it?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: veronica on August 01, 2010, 08:31:55 AM
I'd still love to do something for you. There's no law that says the same guy has to design every piece you have. It's all good, though; I don't want to step on his turf. ;)
hehe. I don't really think he'd mind, though :P And I adore your work (what I've seen).
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on August 01, 2010, 09:56:37 AM
Offer still stands for designing future work...

My wife might be interested in enlisting your services for her next one.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: MetalManiac666 on August 01, 2010, 10:10:28 AM
Tattoos can be quite badass, but are far too permanent for my tastes.  You guys have some awesome looking ones though. :tup
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on August 01, 2010, 12:11:07 PM
Just hit me up if/when you guys want stuff. I'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Birch Boy on August 01, 2010, 12:25:00 PM
Don't remember who had what, but whoever had that King Crimson one is badass  :metal
I know Mike Portnoy has one, but I forgot if anyone on here as a Frank Zappa mustache tattoo, 'cause those are awesome

And like I said before, I'm strongly leaning towards getting John Bonham's trinity symbol on my shoulder/bicep
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on August 01, 2010, 12:44:41 PM
Don't remember who had what, but whoever had that King Crimson one is badass  :metal

That would be me, and thank you!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on August 01, 2010, 12:51:25 PM
Personally, I want my tattoos to be unique to me, rather than related to something else. I've designed all of mine and that makes them more perosnal to me.

I tend to create my designs and then put them some place where I'll see it for several hours every day for about 6 months (like my desk at work). If I still love it and want it after that time, I'm usually pretty sure it'll be good in my skin.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Birch Boy on August 01, 2010, 01:20:59 PM
Personally, I want my tattoos to be unique to me, rather than related to something else. I've designed all of mine and that makes them more perosnal to me.

I tend to create my designs and then put them some place where I'll see it for several hours every day for about 6 months (like my desk at work). If I still love it and want it after that time, I'm usually pretty sure it'll be good in my skin.
That's quite a good idea actually.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on August 01, 2010, 02:13:23 PM
I sort of co-opted the KC tattoo...more than a statement of love for the band, it's about the aesthetic that the band's music from that era represents:  Something fragile and delicate, within something corrosiver and acidic.  Beyond the aesthetic, to me it is also more broadly about my own duality, embracing both the primal and the intellectual, and having them be in harmony rather than opposition.

Generally, I will see an image that somehow resonates with me.  Gradually, the image will evolve in my mind, and I put a finer point on what it means to me.  Given enough time, I will have an image that means enough to me that I will want to make it a part of me.  Unfortunately, I lack the motor skills the even draw a straight line when aided by a ruler, to say nothing of drawing a tattoo, so I have to rely on others for help with the image itself.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: chknptpie on August 01, 2010, 02:16:32 PM
I have a four leaf clover on my right back/hip and a kanji symbol for prosperity on the back of my neck. Both solid black.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Adami on August 01, 2010, 02:17:18 PM
of course there's the whole, against my culture, thing.

So get it somewhere that you can hide it?

Not quite the point.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on August 01, 2010, 02:24:54 PM
of course there's the whole, against my culture, thing.

So get it somewhere that you can hide it?

Not quite the point.
:rollin

I actually saw something recently on an emerging Jewish subculture that embraced tattooing, specifially tattoos that pertained to Judiasm...Star of David on the elbow, the same way other people do spiderwebs, and stuff like that.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Adami on August 01, 2010, 05:51:15 PM
Yea, lots of non religious jews get tattoos. I find it funny when they get religious tattoos. It would be like a bunch of christians spelling out "I love jesus" in burning bibles.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on August 01, 2010, 06:01:26 PM
Yea, lots of non religious jews get tattoos. I find it funny when they get religious tattoos. It would be like a bunch of christians spelling out "I love jesus" in burning bibles.

...and?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on August 01, 2010, 08:07:47 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/m_b_miller/After2.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/m_b_miller/After1.jpg)

There's also alot of (painful) detail on the inside of my arm, not visible in these pics.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on August 01, 2010, 08:13:47 PM
Good stuff. :tup:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on August 01, 2010, 08:15:38 PM
Thanks!

I'll post some better ones in a few days, once things have settled down a bit, and aren't shiny.  I'll include shots all the way around.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on August 01, 2010, 08:37:07 PM
I have a four leaf clover on my right back/hip and a kanji symbol for prosperity on the back of my neck. Both solid black.

pics?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: chknptpie on August 01, 2010, 09:04:43 PM
I have a four leaf clover on my right back/hip and a kanji symbol for prosperity on the back of my neck. Both solid black.

pics?

I've looked for some online or on my comp and can't find em.. very weird!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on August 01, 2010, 09:17:54 PM
I'm really beginning to want to fill my upper left arm, too but i don't want to ruin the look of the armband or my phoenix. Perhaps in a few months/years ill revisit it and see about filling it up. I loved having my other arm filled so it's something i might really entertain thoughts on.

Also might want to cap my right arm above my shoulder and get something across my shoulders on my back.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Silver Tears on August 02, 2010, 09:33:21 AM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/m_b_miller/After2.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/m_b_miller/After1.jpg)

There's also alot of (painful) detail on the inside of my arm, not visible in these pics.

Nice  :metal
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Fields10 on September 16, 2010, 03:20:02 AM
*small bump*

NOT MINE!! (I wish...)
This is the sweetest, most badass DT dedication tattoo I have EVER seen!!

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs687.snc4/62706_439459927759_516782759_4922989_2855091_n.jpg)

And this is mine... pretty ashamed to post it right after that tattoo...
(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/599/img2199dq.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: emindead on January 17, 2011, 09:16:59 AM
(http://imgur.com/MxJJM.jpg)

:therearenowords:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Orbert on January 17, 2011, 11:31:32 AM
Forehead smack = this isn't you and you don't approve?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: emindead on January 17, 2011, 12:25:44 PM
That's me wearing a skeleton and regretting losing a bet.




No, it's not me.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Orbert on January 17, 2011, 02:44:21 PM
To be fair, it does look kinda cool.  Excellent work.  No way in hell I'd wear it, though.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: The Texas Pirate! on January 17, 2011, 07:01:55 PM
I have a tattoo on my breastbone that I put on using a peice of thread wraped around a sharpened staple melted into a plastic spoon.
 the ink was also home-made, using soot from burning vaseline, and babyoil, under a paper bag and mixing the soot with dandruff shampoo and a drop of water.

It hurt, the staple was sharpened by rubbing it on the cement floor.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: emindead on January 17, 2011, 07:38:04 PM
Basically a prison tattoo.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: The Texas Pirate! on January 17, 2011, 08:10:02 PM
Basically a prison tattoo.
Authentic prison tattoo, cause thats where I was, when I put it on.
got one on my arm too, that I got while there as well.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: bout to crash on September 20, 2011, 10:25:42 PM
I  :heart you, John.

Okay, I think I posted in the last thread but it's been a while and I got a new one today!  :D

Here they are in the order that I got them-

Majesty- got this at 18, crappy old picture and it's not in the best shape today either: 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/erotomaniac/Mee/tatt002.jpg)

Infinity- got it at 19, it's a lot more faded now, which I think looks better because here it almost looks fake:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/erotomaniac/Mee/August155.jpg)

Copyright date- got this one at 20:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/erotomaniac/Mee/IMG_6736-2.jpg)

My Thor and his ball of yarn, got this about six months ago:

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198575_530964277000_82900795_30906769_4095758_n.jpg)

The first four together:

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/231036_537755252830_82900795_30945655_3413921_n.jpg)


And my newest addition (this afternoon):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/erotomaniac/IMG_4807.jpg)

 :D :D
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: CrimsonSunrise on September 21, 2011, 08:26:48 AM
This guy gets the win.....

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs687.snc4/62706_439459927759_516782759_4922989_2855091_n.jpg)



Here's mine.....


(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn85/sideways777777/100_2812.jpg)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn85/sideways777777/100_2806.jpg)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn85/sideways777777/100_2799-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sigz on December 04, 2011, 09:33:11 PM
Bumping for some amazing pieces I ran across on r/tattoos:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5148/5590840814_ca0386e6ed_b.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/E8wp9.jpg)


NSFW: http://www.galleryoftattoosnow.com/jeffgogueHOSTED/images/gallery/medium/Ivana.jpg
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jcmistat on December 05, 2011, 12:15:28 AM
I've thought about getting the Majesty symbol on my arm but doubt I could ever green light it.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: bout to crash on December 05, 2011, 01:09:42 AM
Pretty fuckin' sweet, Ian.

For those who haven't seen it yet, the updated version of the latest tatt:

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/311472_553911031520_82900795_31084091_1894734269_n.jpg)

Except I injured it a few days ago and it may be scarred on the W :( :(  >:(
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on December 05, 2011, 10:23:20 AM
i saw a great idea for a tat on the inside of the new In Flames disc...the Crow sitting on the box with the clock...very cool looking.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sanctus_Surge on January 06, 2012, 01:20:51 AM
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/1791/keeperv.jpg)
Hello everybody! A new member here, and here's my tattoo. ;)
It's basically from an Opeth song, The Ghost of Perdition, where Mike says 'Keeper of holy whores'. That sentence really got to me and one of my lady friend, so I decided to get this tattoo.
I also have a new idea for a DT tattoo for me: write 'Trapped inside this Octavarium' on my left wrist, it will be like a wristband, because that's what Octavarium it, isn't it? Things end where they started. ;)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Dark Castle on January 06, 2012, 01:42:18 AM
When I can get afford a tattoo, I'm getting one of my favorite John Baizley pieces.
(http://i41.tinypic.com/22f6nm.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: bout to crash on January 06, 2012, 01:50:41 AM
That is sorta creepy.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sigz on January 06, 2012, 01:57:10 AM
That would be an awesome tattoo, assuming you get it big enough to hold all the detail.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ThroughHerEyesDude6 on January 06, 2012, 04:12:19 AM
I should have tattoos, but I don't.
I can't afford them.
If I had my druthers, my body would be covered.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on January 06, 2012, 05:40:48 AM
Never knew this thread was here.  Haven't gone thru all four pages yet, but will later today.  I've posted both of these in the post your pic thread, but it's appropriate to re-post here.

Got this 22 years ago.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6530604703_ee1ce077f6_m.jpg)

Got this one a couple of months ago, as a 40th birthday present:

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6225/6396359659_071cee74d6_m.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: reneranucci on January 06, 2012, 07:34:22 AM
I'm impressed at the size of the tattoos here, I thought most people liked small ones in secret places, but the ones here are huge!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: DebraKadabra on January 06, 2012, 07:07:12 PM
I've had this beauty since 2003--pic does not represent what it looks like now though.  Need to get it recolored--it's faded since I first got it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/bizarredevotedfan/Randomness/bdfsuntat.jpg)

Only tat I have so far, and it's on my upper right arm (bicep?).
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Lynxo on January 07, 2012, 07:59:18 AM
I'm impressed at the size of the tattoos here, I thought most people liked small ones in secret places, but the ones here are huge!
Well, I don't really see the point in making it so small/so hidden people can't see it. Mine took 4 hours and a hell of a lot of candy, I'm sure as hell gonna flash it! :hat
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on January 07, 2012, 08:07:13 AM
I wanna make love to this arm so bad....

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs687.snc4/62706_439459927759_516782759_4922989_2855091_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lonestar on January 07, 2012, 08:17:42 AM


Got this one a couple of months ago, as a 40th birthday present:

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6225/6396359659_071cee74d6_m.jpg)

Dude, the guy fucked up, it's supposed to be a star in the background.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on January 07, 2012, 08:24:45 AM
Bumping for some amazing pieces I ran across on r/tattoos:

(http://i.imgur.com/E8wp9.jpg)


this one is really cool... I am getting one soon and have never thought that I'd want it coloured.... But after seeing this , I might want some of this blue shading as well....  love it!


this one is eew....

NSFW: http://www.galleryoftattoosnow.com/jeffgogueHOSTED/images/gallery/medium/Ivana.jpg
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ThroughHerEyesDude6 on January 07, 2012, 01:18:58 PM
actually that is beautifully done! The shading on the skull and wing is fan-freakin-tastic.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Sigz on January 07, 2012, 01:41:58 PM
Yeah, I fucking love that tattoo.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: FlamTap on January 08, 2012, 09:11:30 AM
(http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u207/Matth_010/000_0002-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on January 09, 2012, 02:12:30 AM
lol Tattoo thread...
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on January 09, 2012, 02:41:23 AM
got 3 myself, goin for 4 and 5 soon and then the half-sleeve. don't got no pics, sorry lol
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ThroughHerEyesDude6 on January 10, 2012, 04:01:20 AM
got 3 myself, goin for 4 and 5 soon and then the half-sleeve. don't got no pics, sorry lol

Teh thread needs pics yo!!!!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on January 28, 2012, 11:22:34 AM
*waiting for Nem's pics*

Let's go deary.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: snapple on January 28, 2012, 01:22:22 PM
*waiting for Nem's pics*

Let's go deary.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on January 28, 2012, 06:20:57 PM
aww you're both so sweet.... so here's  one of the first shots... even before it healed.... I'm loving it!
(http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu51/senemn/obscuretattoo.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on January 28, 2012, 06:27:49 PM
Well done.  Love the shading on the logo.  Take care of it so it heals properly.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: snapple on January 28, 2012, 06:31:38 PM
That looks awesome!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: njdtfan on January 28, 2012, 06:33:01 PM
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/NJDTFAN/tat.jpg)A take on the DT logo that I tweaked with some personal things.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Orbert on January 28, 2012, 06:47:13 PM
Each of those tats gets two thumbs up.  :tup :tup


Nem:  Damn!

njdtfan:  rankmytattoos
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: TioJorge on January 28, 2012, 07:05:25 PM
Holy shit, Nem.




I fucking love that lamp.

Jay kay. That is both awesome and sexy.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on January 28, 2012, 10:13:21 PM
Good stuff, Nem & NJ.

I just passed a major career milestone, so #4 is probably imenant for me...
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on January 28, 2012, 10:30:58 PM
Yesterday started off in a weird way... When I got there my guy (the best tattoo-man  in this city.. maybe even in the  country)wasn't there... his 70-year-old mum had got hit by a car...  yeah awesome... (poor lady.. she is OK now)
But I wasn't nervous in the slightest... I knew that cool-as-hell girl would do a great job.... and she did....

Well done.  Love the shading on the logo.  Take care of it so it heals properly.
Sweet. I was gonna ask....

Nem:  Damn!

 :) :-*


Holy shit, Nem.




I fucking love that lamp.

Jay kay. That is both awesome and sexy.
:lol :lol :lol


Good stuff, Nem & NJ.

thanks  :)


NJ  :tup
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: bout to crash on January 29, 2012, 11:17:59 AM
Nice... I think I'm ready for my tramp stamp but I also want to get something for my uncle on the three-year anniversary of his death in March. It's a concept in my head that needs to be designed by someone more artistically talented than me.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on January 29, 2012, 05:55:19 PM
:hug:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on January 30, 2012, 07:20:10 AM
nice ink.

two words for you tattoo rookies......SUN BLOCK

black absorbs heat....you only neat to sunburn your tat once, to see the colour peel to be thoroughly freaked out.
My tat is nearly 20 years old and still has that black wet fresh look. Sure I sometimes have a funny whitish halo around it in the summer but so what.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: snapple on January 30, 2012, 07:42:35 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4636/214/91/552784744/n552784744_2661184_4803879.jpg)

that's mine

it says "Never will I leave you, Never will I forsake you"
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on January 30, 2012, 10:06:52 AM
nice ink.

two words for you tattoo rookies......SUN BLOCK

black absorbs heat....you only neat to sunburn your tat once, to see the colour peel to be thoroughly freaked out.
My tat is nearly 20 years old and still has that black wet fresh look. Sure I sometimes have a funny whitish halo around it in the summer but so what.

Ok dude, so where's a pic of yours (sorry, didn't scroll back thru the first five pages if you're there already).  I don't recall what your ink is.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on January 30, 2012, 12:42:56 PM
Still debating on what exactly I should get if / when I get my majesty tat in April.. whether I want a basic Sybil or something more elaborate .... another qoute maybe?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on February 01, 2012, 10:25:15 PM
nice ink.

two words for you tattoo rookies......SUN BLOCK

black absorbs heat....you only neat to sunburn your tat once, to see the colour peel to be thoroughly freaked out.

thanks

and

JBoy is right.. we haven't seen yours....
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: njdtfan on April 15, 2012, 08:41:27 AM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r190/lamtwins/attat.jpg)

some quick work I got a last week for my twin sons.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on April 15, 2012, 09:00:11 AM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r190/lamtwins/attat.jpg)

some quick work I got a last week for my twin sons.

Sweet!!!!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on April 15, 2012, 09:02:41 AM
awww
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: njdtfan on April 15, 2012, 09:08:33 AM
Starting on my sleeve next week. Been working with my artist for the past month on drawing it up. SToked!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: adameastment on April 16, 2012, 08:39:03 AM
I am no longer a tattoo virgin!

Got my first Tattoo today and thoroughly impressed with it!

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q87/adman101/IMG-20120416-00088.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on April 16, 2012, 11:41:10 AM
 :metal
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 18, 2012, 04:09:07 PM
Never seen that symbol before... what's it mean? :neverusethis:


Seriously though... NICE
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: bout to crash on August 26, 2012, 09:33:07 PM
Guys, you're gonna kill me but I covered up my DT tatt. Pics coming soon...
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: bout to crash on August 28, 2012, 08:42:27 PM
Okay, here goes. My shitty old Majesty logo is now... a jackalope's ass  :lol

(pardon the lighting/shitty cell phone pic)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/erotomaniac/Photo1072.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Orbert on August 28, 2012, 09:30:17 PM
Oops, wrong thread.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 30, 2012, 03:57:12 PM
Guys, you're gonna kill me but I covered up my DT tatt. Pics coming soon...

Why did you do that????
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: bout to crash on August 30, 2012, 07:30:34 PM
It was a shitty old tattoo that wasn't worth touching up because, quite frankly, I'm not nearly enough into DT anymore.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 30, 2012, 09:05:20 PM
It's comments like that that make me think twice whenever I consider getting my majesty tat
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: DebraKadabra on August 30, 2012, 09:10:25 PM
It's comments like that that make me think twice whenever I consider getting my majesty tat

That's why it's always suggested that you wait and REALLY think about what you want.  Hell, I wanted my first tat to be a silver crescent moon with a purple star hanging off of it.  And YES, I would've regretted getting that done. :lol   It took me 8 years to get my first and only, and I got the Alice in Chains Dirt sun as drawn by Layne Staley since he'd died in 2002 and, at that time, AiC was my favorite band.  Yes, it's cliche, but to me it was more about having Layne's art on me permanently as a tribute to him - he's in my Top 10 singers of all time.
 
I will say that I want my second one to be the Majesty logo, but that's because I've been a DT fan for about as long as I've been an AiC fan and I don't see  that changing any time soon.  While I'm disappointed that Jackie got hers covered, SHE wasn't happy with it and she's really not into DT anymore.  It was her call to do that, regardless if we agree or not.  Just because that was her decision doesn't necessarily mean and follow that it will be yours too.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 30, 2012, 10:15:18 PM
I've just always wondered what would happen if i get it and lose Interest down the line. I dont think I will and i already have the line from Octavarium tatted...


Idk
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: DebraKadabra on August 30, 2012, 10:16:27 PM
Yeah, but AFAIR that was a tribute to your Pops.  Yes?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on August 30, 2012, 10:41:41 PM
Yup
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: DebraKadabra on August 30, 2012, 10:57:59 PM
IMO, that's different from just getting something because it looks cool or something for a band you like "just because" and then a few years down the line you don't even listen to that band anymore.  If you honestly do not see that happening with you and DT, why NOT get the Majesty logo?
 
It is impossible to predict what'll happen in the future, but... I can only say that, for me, when (not if) I do get the Majesty logo tatted on me I won't regret it.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: MoraWintersoul on August 31, 2012, 02:47:41 AM
I wouldn't regret it even if I fall out of love with a band; it just means I loved them enough at the time and that they helped me become who I am. But when I do a DT tat, it probably won't be the Majesty logo, but pieces of album art (IAW and Awake) and quotes, like I said in the previous thread. Though, maybe I get a Majesty logo afterwards, who knows :D

But before that, there are little tattoos for each of my shoulders to be done: the words "Navigating by the stars" will be the first one, and this will be the other one:
(http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/nn431/Moriel_Alcaril/dafr.jpg)
I can't wait to actually do them in a couple of years.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lonestar on August 31, 2012, 09:29:14 AM
Wow, I really like the imagery of that one.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: DebraKadabra on September 01, 2012, 02:46:36 AM
Me too - that's really unique as well.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: MoraWintersoul on September 01, 2012, 02:49:21 AM
It's not unique, I snagged it off of an album cover :biggrin: Five gold stars for the person who figures out which one first.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: DebraKadabra on September 01, 2012, 02:49:57 AM
WORK WITH ME, DAMMIT! :angry:




































































 :biggrin: :heart
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: MoraWintersoul on September 01, 2012, 02:58:06 AM
Okay okay.


I like you too, btw :heart
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: DebraKadabra on September 01, 2012, 03:04:44 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: nightmare_cinema on November 02, 2012, 11:44:20 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/xErasedCitizenx/A6nmusTCQAAQhqCjpglarge.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on November 02, 2012, 02:16:12 PM
I think soon the wife and I will do our best to support businesses in lower Manhattan, and go get more ink.  Gotta stimulate the economy!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: DebraKadabra on November 02, 2012, 04:23:01 PM
Now that Faye's posted her Majesty tat, I want one. :( :lol
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: nightmare_cinema on November 03, 2012, 01:13:59 AM
Do itttt! I'm so happy with it. Ever since I first got into DT about seven or eight years ago I knew I fancied a Majesty tattoo, I loved and still do love them more than any other music I've ever heard, and just knew that they'd be a big part of my life for as far into the future as I can see. And I love tattoos for the committment and permanence, making something you're passionate about an indelible part of your body for the rest of your life (I have one other animal rights related tattoo got for similar reasons).

Keep forgetting it's their and then remembering and feeling over the moon :) How long have you been into DT?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: DebraKadabra on November 03, 2012, 04:11:23 AM
Oh, I will get one - if not this year, then hopefully next year.  The only one I have so far is an Alice in Chains related one - I got it as a tribute to Layne Staley (RIP :( ) and on my birthday next year I'll have had it for 10 years.  Time flies. :eek

I've been into DT since late 1992/early 1993, which is about as long as I've been into AiC too. :)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Dark Castle on November 03, 2012, 02:54:21 PM
As soon as I pay my parents back which shouldn't take too long, I'll be getting the Devin Townsend Project logo.  I figure it'll be a good first tattoo and I can judge from there whether I could stand getting a detailed one such as a john baizley piece  :D
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on November 14, 2012, 09:25:13 AM
666 Likes of Faye's tattoo on DT's FB page ... and counting.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: njdtfan on November 14, 2012, 11:07:18 AM
I waited till I was 43 years old (my avatar picture) to get my first. It is a mix of alot of things. The image of the sacred heart DT used/uses, mixed in with my twin sons initials in the 2 vines, and the vines also stand for 2 losses via miscarriages in my life (well ex wife and a girfriend from many years ago (loooong story). My second is on my arm which is the names and birth dates of my sons. Going in 1 month for some more work, a picture of my dog that passed away 2 years ago.

whoops, forgot I already posted them here. I well. I will post my new one when i get it.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on November 19, 2012, 11:08:26 AM
I am getting a new one too.. Just need a nice DT design....
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 19, 2012, 06:00:28 PM
I am getting a new one too.. Just need a nice DT design....

http://www.myspace.com/dreamtheater/photos/albums/fan-tattoos/590503



I swear to god I am going to get that Octavarium verse on my back sooner or later
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on November 21, 2012, 11:13:46 AM
I am getting a new one too.. Just need a nice DT design....

http://www.myspace.com/dreamtheater/photos/albums/fan-tattoos/590503



I swear to god I am going to get that Octavarium verse on my back sooner or later

 :heart
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on November 21, 2012, 11:21:42 AM
Can't hotlink the pic from Instagram (or if I can, I can't figure it out).  Did ya see what DT posted on their FB?

http://statigr.am/p/327082088287102319_254849024

Whoa!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on November 21, 2012, 11:22:53 AM
 :omg:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Adami on November 21, 2012, 11:38:02 AM
Was that a horrible tattoo or was the picture quality beyond terrible?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: bosk1 on November 21, 2012, 11:51:24 AM
I don't have any.  Closest I came was about 20 years ago, I designed a very intricate crest that is similar to the House Of Lords logo crest (see the logo in the upper right on James Christian's page:  http://www.jameschristianmusic.com/home.html).  I loved it, and the fact that I designed and drew it made it more special.  Problem was, I wanted it on my shoulder, but it was so intricate that the couple of artists I took it to said they couldn't do it unless they made it a lot bigger, which would have required putting it on my back or somewhere else, and I really didn't want to do that.  So, yeah, never got it done.

EDIT:  There's a much better pic of that log down the page a bit if you scroll down to the cover art for the Big Money album.

EDIT2:  Or...I could just post it:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/bosk1/DTF/HOLbigmoney2.jpg)

Basically, it was that.  But I changed the griffins a bit (I think I may have made one into a dragon, but I can't recall), and changed the shield considerably.  I also made the vine work more intricate and had some things hidden in the vine work that were very meaningful and had significance to events in my life.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on November 21, 2012, 12:16:51 PM
Was that a horrible tattoo or was the picture quality beyond terrible?

Well, it wasn't an exact replica of the SFAM cover, but it may have just been after 1 or 2 sittings.  That's a big enough job it would take a few I'm sure.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on November 24, 2012, 05:08:30 AM
:woot:

I made DT's FB page too.  Not sure I'll be able to top Faye's 1,241 'likes' though.  I'm sure a lot of those likes are for more than just the tattoo.  :drool:

Bosk... now that you're older and wiser, get that fuckin tattoo.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: BlobVanDam on November 24, 2012, 05:12:15 AM
Saw it a few minutes ago! Congrats. :tup

And sorry bud, but you can't compete with that. :lol
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on November 24, 2012, 05:55:59 AM
yeah don't even ....  :lol
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: MoraWintersoul on November 24, 2012, 05:59:24 AM
Congrats, just saw it :) it's a lovely tat indeed.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: snapple on November 26, 2012, 07:05:28 AM
I need some new ink :(
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: nightmare_cinema on November 27, 2012, 01:39:29 PM
:woot:

I made DT's FB page too.  Not sure I'll be able to top Faye's 1,241 'likes' though.  I'm sure a lot of those likes are for more than just the tattoo.  :drool:

Bosk... now that you're older and wiser, get that fuckin tattoo.

Ah just saw this, though obviously saw when they shared it. I still have to sift through the... 300 friend requests and reject them all lol. I like meeting new people but I only add people I know to my facebook. Was cool to see it shared on there though :)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: nightmare_cinema on November 27, 2012, 01:40:49 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/xErasedCitizenx/2.jpg)

le tattoo in action... it's so hard trying to get a photo of that part of your anatomy :\ having so much fun trying on sleeveless dresses to show it off... it feels like such a normal part of me already and it has only been just under a month :)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on November 27, 2012, 01:43:46 PM
Ah just saw this, though obviously saw when they shared it. I still have to sift through the... 300 friend requests and reject them all lol. I like meeting new people but I only add people I know to my facebook. Was cool to see it shared on there though :)

Funny, I didn't get any friend requests.  :lol

300 creepers stalking you now!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: nightmare_cinema on November 27, 2012, 01:48:33 PM
Yeah and one guy actually flew 1k miles to meet me...

I won't go into it further, but I'm actually not joking.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on November 27, 2012, 01:55:17 PM
Well shit ^
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on November 27, 2012, 01:57:57 PM
Detail!s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!















































:p
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: TheVoxyn on November 27, 2012, 01:59:49 PM
Yeah and one guy actually flew 1k miles to meet me...

I won't go into it further, but I'm actually not joking.
wat
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: nightmare_cinema on November 27, 2012, 02:11:21 PM
In a nutshell someone who saw the picture sent me a message and somehow out of all the messages I got chatting to him about music, anyway we ended up having a few skype conversations over the course of a couple of weeks and he kept saying he was going to fly to come and see me etc. and I was like yeah, right... and then he did. It was cool, we hung out for a week, made a new friend. Still pretty surprised somebody would fly that far just to see someone based on a tattoo, it was prettttttttty random.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: nightmare_cinema on November 27, 2012, 02:12:13 PM
But weirdly enough he was the only person I ended up speaking to through facebook due to the tattoo sharing on DT's page and then all of that happened. Really strange but an adventure! lol
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Elite on November 27, 2012, 02:22:57 PM
wat
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on November 28, 2012, 05:07:35 AM
That's very cool n_c.... I don't find it that strange... Anyone would fly to have a week with you if they can... Good times  :laugh:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on November 28, 2012, 07:07:10 AM
I used to be much more up for internet meeting, but since the 4/1 meetup I regret that I haven't seen anyone from here in person. It would be cool to hang with everyone and meet some of the new faces with whom I've become close, though. Facebook is about as personal as I get save for a few that I text/chat with.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on November 28, 2012, 07:11:59 AM
If you show me your tat, I will fly over :p
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on November 28, 2012, 07:15:01 AM
I willingly show everyone my tattoos.

(http://www.hyperplexia.net/o_docs/tatt2.jpg)
(http://www.hyperplexia.net/o_docs/tatt3.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/Hyperplex/tf884.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on November 28, 2012, 07:21:35 AM
 :omg:  WOW
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: soundgarden on November 28, 2012, 08:06:45 AM
I am a L'cie  :metal   (I need to get it retouched.  Also, it appears really faded on this photo)

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/2026/20121128100059787.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on November 28, 2012, 08:50:51 AM
I want more so badly....I want to fill the space between and around my armband and my phoenix. I think, though, that I will I have to defer to my tattoo guy for advice on that, since it's more "background filler" than a new design. I've designed all of mine so far so it's a bit of personal letting go that has to be done.

Plus it will be a bit emotional since my tattoo artist who completed my large piece passed away this past May from complications due to leukemia. :(
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: nightmare_cinema on November 28, 2012, 04:02:46 PM
That's very cool n_c.... I don't find it that strange... Anyone would fly to have a week with you if they can... Good times  :laugh:

It was really a weird scenario to come about, but a pretty amazing week and I'm sure he'd agree!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lonestar on November 28, 2012, 04:26:32 PM
In honor of reaching a year and a half, here is the work I got done at one year.....

(http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q554/oskirules/CAM00107.jpg)


It's simple, but so personally meaningful.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: chknptpie on November 28, 2012, 05:30:30 PM
Thats an awesome tat!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lonestar on November 28, 2012, 06:00:34 PM
Thanks pot pie.  :D
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on November 28, 2012, 08:09:48 PM
Very wicked.   :tup :tup wicked.  Nothing is better than a tat with deep spiritual meaning.  Talk about wearing your soul on your sleeve!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on November 28, 2012, 10:40:44 PM
 :laugh:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 19, 2013, 06:30:49 PM
Finally did it


(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/59200_10151539107443427_1097752081_n.jpg)



AND I DIDN'T PASS OUT THIS TIME!  :hat
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ReaperKK on April 19, 2013, 06:47:31 PM
I've been thinking of a new tattoo for sometime now. I have my single dredg tattoo but I'm not sure what I want to get or where to begin. I think I want something related to my native land.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 19, 2013, 06:58:24 PM
You're a Brit right?


How about a Sex Pistols tat?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lonestar on April 20, 2013, 01:50:50 AM
Looks good Jay!!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: obscure on April 20, 2013, 11:26:51 AM
Looks good Jay!!
this  :tup
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lateralus88 on April 20, 2013, 12:02:34 PM
Jay did we get band tattoos on the exact same day? Because that's kinda neat.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 20, 2013, 12:15:24 PM
We are like.. tattoo brothers. Didn't you get a Townsend tat? Does that mean we both got DT tats? Lol
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: MoraWintersoul on April 20, 2013, 12:20:34 PM
Oh god why am I only 20, I just want my concepts done on me so bad LIKE RIGHT NOW :(
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lateralus88 on April 20, 2013, 12:21:21 PM
We are like.. tattoo brothers. Didn't you get a Townsend tat? Does that mean we both got DT tats? Lol
Something like that yeah.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 20, 2013, 12:34:02 PM
Oh god why am I only 20, I just want my concepts done on me so bad LIKE RIGHT NOW :(

Different age restrictions there?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: MoraWintersoul on April 20, 2013, 01:07:48 PM
Oh god why am I only 20, I just want my concepts done on me so bad LIKE RIGHT NOW :(

Different age restrictions there?
Nyeh, should have said "why don't I live independently already and have enough money to put like 4 tattoos on my body right now" :D
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 20, 2013, 01:37:30 PM
Oh god why am I only 20, I just want my concepts done on me so bad LIKE RIGHT NOW :(

Different age restrictions there?
Nyeh, should have said "why don't I live independently already and have enough money to put like 4 tattoos on my body right now" :D

:lol what do you plan to get?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: MoraWintersoul on April 20, 2013, 03:39:33 PM
...But when I do a DT tat, it probably won't be the Majesty logo, but pieces of album art (IAW and Awake) and quotes underneath, like I said in the previous thread. Though, maybe I get a Majesty logo afterwards, who knows :D

But before that, there are little tattoos for each of my shoulders to be done: the words "Navigating by the stars" will be the first one, and this will be the other one:
(http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/nn431/Moriel_Alcaril/dafr.jpg)
I can't wait to actually do them in a couple of years.

So that is four... for now :lol I have no idea where would I get my DT ones; somewhere where I could show them off, but also hide them when necessary? Maybe somewhere above the knee so if I am gonna wear shorter stuff when I go to work (assuming people don't become accepting of tattoos in a few years), I can cover them up with thick stockings or something.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ThroughHerEyesDude6 on June 02, 2013, 12:02:35 AM
^I like how simple that is.

Been a long time coming, but here's my first:
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/7265_712962620547_1938673743_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 02, 2013, 12:04:38 AM
what is it?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ThroughHerEyesDude6 on June 02, 2013, 12:08:46 AM
It's the signature I use on all of my artwork. It has a long and arduous meaning behind it, but the short answer is signature :) The background is just watercolor marks in blue, red and violet.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 02, 2013, 08:41:28 AM
Ok. That is pretty awesome.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lonestar on June 30, 2013, 12:56:12 AM
Saw this shared on FB, it is similar to a design I want to have done, but I would want mine smaller.


Quite possibly the sickest tattoo I've ever seen...
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/1011144_420868981344548_650497982_n.jpg?oh=7f8a2af7f7f2a625b79ee607acc64b87&oe=51D1AEDF&__gda__=1372738174_5a9243a12c8deac3c5658862789c3530)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: bout to crash on June 30, 2013, 01:03:51 AM
Damn.

And ThroughHerEyesDude, very cool!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Nick on July 01, 2013, 11:09:00 AM
I posted this in the Rush thread but didn't realize there was a thread here as well. Got my first tattoo on June 20th, based on this bit of Rush artwork:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/RUSH-a-farewell-to-kings-skull-crown-STICKER-/07/!BeRhgV!BGk~$(KGrHqIH-DQEreCuEoc5BK8lZ1IF3Q~~_35.JPG)

(http://www.nickeh.com/images/tattoo01.jpg)

I was/am super happy with the work on the skull, but the crown does leave some things to be desired. Thankfully two of my major issues will be easy to get touched up and I'll have that done on the 11th. The top center jewel is off center, so I'll likely have the jewel next to it enlarged and have one added between the two on top that is centered. And around that top nob the jewels on one side come down to meet the red and on the other side do not, so I'll have that fixed.

And this isn't a good picture either really, just the first one I took when I got home.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on July 01, 2013, 11:33:27 AM
I see exactly what you're pointing out.  On first glance, it isn't really all that noticeable - but once you see it, you can't un-see it.  Did your artist not use a stencil/template?  Seems like pretty basic stuff (symmetry) that a top notch artist wouldn't mess up
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Nick on July 01, 2013, 01:20:52 PM
I see exactly what you're pointing out.  On first glance, it isn't really all that noticeable - but once you see it, you can't un-see it.  Did your artist not use a stencil/template?  Seems like pretty basic stuff (symmetry) that a top notch artist wouldn't mess up

Well, let me go through my experience at this place. It came recommended by three different friends, and so I stopped in with my gf who was also planning a tattoo and went over with them what I wanted, asked them who they'd recommend for the work, and made my appointment. I went home, checked out the work by my artist, and liked it. The week went by and I came in and the artist that was supposed to do my tattoo had gotten backed up by a pack (4 girls getting similar tattoos) a bit earlier and I either had to wait a bit or have someone else do it. Wasn't happy with this (as it was already 5pm and I wanted to have the tat done for the Rush show the next day), but I looked at the girls book and she had some fantastic work.

Now I know she was not working off of her own stencil, and hadn't really prepared to do this particular tattoo, and that might have played a role in the mistakes in the crown. The skull is something they do so regularly I'm guessing that's why it came out so well while the crown not as much. Also, the original image doesn't have the crown sitting perfectly on the skull, and I thought she did alright with most of it.

And further, I honestly didn't catch those things I mentioned on the stencil or right after, but as you saw, once I did see it, there is no unseeing it.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Nick on July 01, 2013, 01:24:28 PM
Also, I was chatting with Hyperplex earlier, and I might make some additions to this tattoo. It was a 3hr process and my first time so it was quite a leap to begin with, but not that I have it I wish I would have known I'd like having it so much. It's something I've wanted for a long time and always imagined that image there, but I wish I would have gotten the red stars put into the eye sockets.

I also am considering some kind of ovular, diamond, or rounded diamond border around it to house the alchemy symbols from Clockwork Angels. Andrew suggested possibly leaving the border out and going with ghosted symbols, which may be the way to go due to the size of the tattoo already on my arm.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on July 01, 2013, 04:41:38 PM
I see exactly what you're pointing out.  On first glance, it isn't really all that noticeable - but once you see it, you can't un-see it.  Did your artist not use a stencil/template?  Seems like pretty basic stuff (symmetry) that a top notch artist wouldn't mess up

Well, let me go through my experience at this place. It came recommended by three different friends, and so I stopped in with my gf who was also planning a tattoo and went over with them what I wanted, asked them who they'd recommend for the work, and made my appointment. I went home, checked out the work by my artist, and liked it. The week went by and I came in and the artist that was supposed to do my tattoo had gotten backed up by a pack (4 girls getting similar tattoos) a bit earlier and I either had to wait a bit or have someone else do it. Wasn't happy with this (as it was already 5pm and I wanted to have the tat done for the Rush show the next day), but I looked at the girls book and she had some fantastic work.

Now I know she was not working off of her own stencil, and hadn't really prepared to do this particular tattoo, and that might have played a role in the mistakes in the crown. The skull is something they do so regularly I'm guessing that's why it came out so well while the crown not as much. Also, the original image doesn't have the crown sitting perfectly on the skull, and I thought she did alright with most of it.

And further, I honestly didn't catch those things I mentioned on the stencil or right after, but as you saw, once I did see it, there is no unseeing it.

Now that you mention it, the tat matches the picture in regards to how the crown sits.  Quit being such a whiny bitch!   :lol

Maybe the Clockwork Angels clock on your other shoulder?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Nick on July 01, 2013, 05:31:11 PM
I see exactly what you're pointing out.  On first glance, it isn't really all that noticeable - but once you see it, you can't un-see it.  Did your artist not use a stencil/template?  Seems like pretty basic stuff (symmetry) that a top notch artist wouldn't mess up

Well, let me go through my experience at this place. It came recommended by three different friends, and so I stopped in with my gf who was also planning a tattoo and went over with them what I wanted, asked them who they'd recommend for the work, and made my appointment. I went home, checked out the work by my artist, and liked it. The week went by and I came in and the artist that was supposed to do my tattoo had gotten backed up by a pack (4 girls getting similar tattoos) a bit earlier and I either had to wait a bit or have someone else do it. Wasn't happy with this (as it was already 5pm and I wanted to have the tat done for the Rush show the next day), but I looked at the girls book and she had some fantastic work.

Now I know she was not working off of her own stencil, and hadn't really prepared to do this particular tattoo, and that might have played a role in the mistakes in the crown. The skull is something they do so regularly I'm guessing that's why it came out so well while the crown not as much. Also, the original image doesn't have the crown sitting perfectly on the skull, and I thought she did alright with most of it.

And further, I honestly didn't catch those things I mentioned on the stencil or right after, but as you saw, once I did see it, there is no unseeing it.

Now that you mention it, the tat matches the picture in regards to how the crown sits.  Quit being such a whiny bitch!   :lol

Maybe the Clockwork Angels clock on your other shoulder?

Nope, that is where the Majesty symbol will go. :D
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Nick on July 02, 2013, 09:22:36 AM
Dammit, I have some sketches of what I'd like to do with this tattoo, but the copier/scanner/faxer/ubersized super machine in my office is currently offline and needing to be fixed.
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Post by: Hyperplex on July 09, 2013, 12:54:02 PM
I'm still going to work on your other request. If I ever have some free moments, I'll put some stuff together.

Also, I'll leave it up to Nem to post, but I did design her next tattoo...I think I made a thread about it back when I drew it in February. I need to design more...
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Nick on July 09, 2013, 01:23:32 PM
Thank you!

As for what I was talking about earlier, here are some sketches. I think the diamond especially looks great on paper, but likely not on my arm.

Diamond
(http://www.nickeh.com/images/sketch01.jpg)

Rounded Diamond
(http://www.nickeh.com/images/sketch02.jpg)

Oval
(http://www.nickeh.com/images/sketch03.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: snapple on July 09, 2013, 01:33:04 PM
I'm planning on a half sleeve for my left arm. Half for now, then when I don't have to worry about jobs, I'll full sleeve that bitch.
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Post by: penguinspanda on September 22, 2013, 09:46:57 PM
Working on my half sleeve for my right arm (mostly pinups, more traditional style). But I refused to leave without some 'new' ink- So I got the heart I'd been wanting forever.

(https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1240292_584272381609260_940367578_n.jpg)
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Post by: TioJorge on September 22, 2013, 10:31:43 PM
(http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire1/bb889ddaf3bc814965a92802318b465c1379392664_full.jpg)

I've been branded! AKUMA everywhere!

Don't mind my caveman hairs. /40YEAROLDVIRGINSCENEFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-

To me, this symbol means resolve...that's all. (It's from a manga called Berserk, and it's a 'curse brand'; in the story, people who have it are forever haunted by demons) I am now...addicted. I'm probably going to get another soon. No one told me tattoos were addictive.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Dave Cubbler on September 23, 2013, 12:14:06 PM
Train of Thought tattoo!!  Just had it done 2 days ago.  Couldn't wait to get it out there!

(http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx355/DTDaveyjoe/Tattoo_zps0c1b8144.jpg) (http://s771.photobucket.com/user/DTDaveyjoe/media/Tattoo_zps0c1b8144.jpg.html)
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Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on September 23, 2013, 05:49:22 PM
Train of Thought tattoo!!  Just had it done 2 days ago.  Couldn't wait to get it out there!

(http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx355/DTDaveyjoe/Tattoo_zps0c1b8144.jpg) (http://s771.photobucket.com/user/DTDaveyjoe/media/Tattoo_zps0c1b8144.jpg.html)

 :metal :metal :metal :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Orbert on September 23, 2013, 09:00:03 PM
That's pretty sweet!  I like that it's a "colorized" version of the artwork.  I always thought the black and white was kinda dull.  Also, this makes it unique.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: TioJorge on September 23, 2013, 09:21:48 PM
Ditto. That's fuckin' awesome. I'm thinking of getting my next tat on my shoulder-arm-area. The chest hurt really fucking bad.  :lol Not even going to make out that it didn't hurt like a bitch. I'm also a bitch. I got up off the table and it was SOAKED with a literal outline of my body with sweat.  :rollin Fuggin.......

I'm not one for extravagant art like that, mainly because I'm afraid of both the pain and the artist's ability, but also because I'd like my tattoos to look as if they were something other than tattoos. For the one I got, I was going for a 'brand'. The next I'm getting, I'll be going for a militaristic emblem...that is also from a manga/anime.  :P

But that...that looks awesome. I'm afraid to get any type of musical tattoo...the only one I've considered is Porcupine Tree and/or Steven Wilson type tattoo. Even DT would be something I'd probably regret. Especially due to the fact that I dislike their newer music now....sadly. But it'd either be PT or Radiohead if I did get a musically inspired tattoo.

THESE THINGS PEEL LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 23, 2013, 09:25:09 PM
That ToT tat is beautiful -tear-


Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Dave Cubbler on September 23, 2013, 10:18:43 PM
That's pretty sweet!  I like that it's a "colorized" version of the artwork.  I always thought the black and white was kinda dull.  Also, this makes it unique.

Thanks, I appreciate it.  Yea I've seen many different DT tattoos but not too many TOT covers out there.  I am a fan of the heavier DT stuff so naturally TOT is high on my list.  But as far as album art goes, its definitely my favorite. 
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lonestar on September 23, 2013, 10:48:52 PM
That's some sick ink bro!!!!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: bout to crash on September 23, 2013, 11:49:51 PM
Pretty badass!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: adameastment on January 17, 2014, 04:24:49 PM
Necrothread?

Bleh, this is a legitimate post.

I got another tattoo, you can see the first one above it (or a few pages back). But the new one is Iron Maiden's Powerslave "Sphinx" Eddie:

(http://i.imgur.com/QS4L9gw.png)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on January 17, 2014, 04:56:55 PM
That is sweet, dude!  :tup
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Jaffa on January 31, 2014, 10:09:50 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5L4GLKD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/sodkl7B.jpg)

Thought I'd share. 
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: BlobVanDam on February 01, 2014, 06:00:25 AM
I'm more excited about seeing a Jaffa than seeing the tattoo. :D
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on February 01, 2014, 06:30:40 AM
Cool concept.  Get the same with a couple of Majesty symbols on the other shoulder.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Jaffa on February 01, 2014, 07:17:33 AM
I'm more excited about seeing a Jaffa than seeing the tattoo. :D

Excited, eh?  :zydar:

Cool concept.  Get the same with a couple of Majesty symbols on the other shoulder.

Thanks!  To be honest, I'm not in any rush to get another one done, but if I ever do feel the itch, I may just take that suggestion.  :)
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Post by: kingshmegland on February 01, 2014, 07:46:27 AM
I'm more excited about seeing a Jaffa than seeing the tattoo. :D

Same too!  HE'S REAL!!!! :lol


So guys, I'm thinking of getting this for my first tattoo ever.  Of course it's Rush related.  What do you think?

(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/grace-egg-vice1.jpg) (http://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/grace-egg-vice1.jpg.html)

I want to add one thing to it.  The hand written P/G around it somewhere.

Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Dark Castle on February 01, 2014, 07:47:34 AM
Yesterday, a friend who I'd commissioned to design a tattoo for me finished it! It turned out pretty great and I can't wait to get it tattoo'd onto me, which should hopefully be happening sometime soon.

Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Jaffa on February 01, 2014, 07:52:16 AM
I'm more excited about seeing a Jaffa than seeing the tattoo. :D

Same too!  HE'S REAL!!!! :lol


So guys, I'm thinking of getting this for my first tattoo ever.  Of course it's Rush related.  What do you think?

(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/grace-egg-vice1.jpg) (http://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/grace-egg-vice1.jpg.html)

I want to add one thing to it.  The hand written P/G around it somewhere.



Were you guys afraid I was some kind of internet ghost or something?   :lol


Looks like a cool idea for a tattoo to me, king.   :tup
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on February 01, 2014, 08:10:30 AM
I'm more excited about seeing a Jaffa than seeing the tattoo. :D

Same too!  HE'S REAL!!!! :lol


So guys, I'm thinking of getting this for my first tattoo ever.  Of course it's Rush related.  What do you think?

(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/grace-egg-vice1.jpg) (http://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/grace-egg-vice1.jpg.html)

I want to add one thing to it.  The hand written P/G around it somewhere.

Interesting choice for something 'Rush related'.  Only old school fans would get that.  Never knew that GUP was your fave.  As long as it's something meaningful, that's all that matters when it comes to tattoos
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: kingshmegland on February 01, 2014, 08:38:41 AM
Power Windows is my favorite Rush album but I think that tattoo would be so unique and like you said Rush fans would get it.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Lynxo on February 04, 2014, 03:43:14 AM
My girlfriend have designed what will be my next tattoo. It's my guitar and I debated for a long time if I would include the name I gave her (the guitar) on the tattoo but eventually decided it might be a bad idea to tattoo a girl's name on my arm. :lol

(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/310/e/0/rock_with_bats_by_flamecurry-d6t97r9.png)

It's supposed to go on my upper arm.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Zydar on February 04, 2014, 03:44:54 AM
Wow, that's a great design! She's got some chops.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Lynxo on February 04, 2014, 05:03:56 AM
Wow, that's a great design! She's got some chops.
Yeah, I think that's gonna be awesome. :)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Dark Castle on February 04, 2014, 05:16:25 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/PeEqpwL.jpg)

Can't wait to get this done  :yarr
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: gmillerdrake on February 12, 2014, 10:35:45 AM
These are pretty killer:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/optical-illusion-tattoos
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jsem on February 12, 2014, 10:43:20 AM
These are pretty killer:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/optical-illusion-tattoos
My jaw fell on the floor. Wow.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: kingshmegland on April 09, 2014, 09:08:39 PM
Well it's done!  My first Rush tour in 1984.  What do you think?!


(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/2014-04-09_21-07-43_516_zpscoi3gpux.jpg) (http://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/2014-04-09_21-07-43_516_zpscoi3gpux.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Orbert on April 09, 2014, 09:18:49 PM
Sweet!  :tup
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2014, 09:48:29 PM
Looks good King! Glad you finally got to go through with it.

Mine is almost a year old now, and I still sometimes see it and am surprised it happened.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: TioJorge on April 09, 2014, 09:54:36 PM
Awesome!

  :lol That's how I am with mine as well. I've been pondering the idea of another one.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on April 09, 2014, 10:17:46 PM
Looks great Joe! Nice detail in the threads on the clamp and the shading and contrast are great also. It's a really well done tattoo and it's cool that it means something to you.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on April 09, 2014, 10:22:46 PM
Welcome to the club.   :tup
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ReaperKK on April 10, 2014, 06:45:10 AM
Awesome work King, I love the shading.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Dark Castle on May 09, 2014, 12:43:47 PM
Getting a tattoo really hurts  :lol
Getting close to finished though
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 09, 2014, 12:45:24 PM
-waits for picture-
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Dark Castle on May 09, 2014, 02:35:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/6xVAFMw.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/vQBIatT.jpg)
Here's another picture, without all that shine from the A & D that I mistakenly put too much of on the first time.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 09, 2014, 02:37:22 PM
:hefdaddy
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: kingshmegland on May 09, 2014, 03:42:59 PM
Looks cool. Dug a little deep in your skin!!  So Are you staying black and white of color?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Dark Castle on May 09, 2014, 03:57:50 PM
Not going to get this one colored, the design was done by my friend in a ink style she rocks, and I like it as is, but my next one will be in color  :laugh:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on May 09, 2014, 07:01:26 PM
Tres cool Dylan
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Lowdz on May 11, 2014, 06:17:38 AM
My girlfriend have designed what will be my next tattoo. It's my guitar and I debated for a long time if I would include the name I gave her (the guitar) on the tattoo but eventually decided it might be a bad idea to tattoo a girl's name on my arm. :lol

(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/310/e/0/rock_with_bats_by_flamecurry-d6t97r9.png)

It's supposed to go on my upper arm.

I designed mine when it was done years ago on a similar theme. Mine has my Yngwie Strat and the logo is Silk & Steel from the Savatage instrumental.

(http://i.imgur.com/TAh3z.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: MoraWintersoul on May 11, 2014, 06:31:06 AM
Lowdz, you have loads of freckles on your face too?
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Lowdz on May 12, 2014, 11:10:12 AM
Lowdz, you have loads of freckles on your face too?

No, just the arms!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: kirksnosehair on May 12, 2014, 02:05:44 PM
I'm getting pretty close to #3, I just haven't made up my mind about what I want yet.  I know I want it to be something to do with music.  I'm just not sure what. 
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: rumborak on May 12, 2014, 08:36:59 PM
Having browsed through this thread, it's pretty clear to me I will never get a tattoo. The reaction to every picture was "hell no would I ever want that on my arm!" :lol
(Totally respecting you guys' decision though)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: carl320 on May 12, 2014, 08:40:12 PM
I've thought about getting a tattoo, and even have an idea of what I'd want.  It's the cost and the process that keeps me from doing it.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Lowdz on May 13, 2014, 05:06:10 AM
I made a pact with a mate a few years ago that we would both get tattoos of our football team's crest when we next won the Premier League. I'm a Liverpool fan and we were top with 3 games left and threw it away. Not sure if that's a good thing or not  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: kingshmegland on May 13, 2014, 06:14:15 AM
Having browsed through this thread, it's pretty clear to me I will never get a tattoo. The reaction to every picture was "hell no would I ever want that on my arm!" :lol
(Totally respecting you guys' decision though)

I've backed out for so many year that I understand where you are coming from.  I finally went for it and I'm very happy with it.  Was I nervous?  Hey yeah.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: gmillerdrake on May 14, 2014, 07:17:04 PM
I'm getting pretty close to #3, I just haven't made up my mind about what I want yet.  I know I want it to be something to do with music.  I'm just not sure what.

Get a full back tattoo of 'The ANABASIS' first Albums artwork. To this day I think that's easily in my top five Band cover artwork....it's pretty friggin' cool.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on May 19, 2014, 07:49:28 AM
I just put down my deposit on Saturday to have my half sleeve drawn up. This will be the first time ever I've my tattoo artist draw it up, rather than bringing in my own design. I'm finishing my upper left arm, around my phoenix and arm band. He quoted roughly 7 hours total in 2 sittings to knock out the new ink and enhancing the existing. I'll get a call when he's got a drawing for me to check out and then I'll book time in the chair to zap the beast out.

Beyond psyched.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lonestar on May 27, 2014, 02:32:00 PM
Getting ready to have my second work done in honor of my third year of sobriety. Either going to get my date done on my wrist, in Tengwar Elven script cause I'm a dork like that, or get the stump from the Giving Tree on my upper arm. Decisions, decisions.....
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on May 27, 2014, 02:34:00 PM
I like the Tengwar idea!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on May 27, 2014, 03:00:39 PM
I like the Tengwar idea!

Agreed... you already have a stump that "gives".
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lonestar on May 27, 2014, 03:32:04 PM
Cute bro..

Yup, going to go with that one.


Edit: Appt set for tomorrow :)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on May 27, 2014, 10:40:37 PM
Pics or it didn't happen.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: BlobVanDam on May 27, 2014, 10:55:15 PM
Getting ready to have my second work done in honor of my third year of sobriety. Either going to get my date done on my wrist, in Tengwar Elven script cause I'm a dork like that, or get the stump from the Giving Tree on my upper arm. Decisions, decisions.....

Do tally marks so you can update it every year! :P
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lonestar on May 27, 2014, 11:10:17 PM
I would actually love a design that would let me update it annually while still looking cool.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on May 28, 2014, 06:56:48 AM
I would actually love a design that would let me update it annually while still looking cool.

Empty shot glasses on a bar?   :lol
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lonestar on May 28, 2014, 07:31:41 AM
I would actually love a design that would let me update it annually while still looking cool.

Empty shot glasses on a bar?   :lol

That's almost fucking brilliant  :rollin



Edit: Ink done, I'll post a pic when I get home. Took about ten minutes :lol


Edit two: (http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q554/oskirules/tattoo_zps8a96226d.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on May 29, 2014, 05:39:17 AM
Sweet dude.  That's pretty f'n cool.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lonestar on May 29, 2014, 08:53:15 AM
:RJ:
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 29, 2014, 09:30:13 AM
Nice!
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Post by: JayOctavarium on May 30, 2014, 06:48:55 PM
:blob:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Lynxo on June 16, 2014, 12:14:03 AM
My girlfriend have designed what will be my next tattoo. It's my guitar and I debated for a long time if I would include the name I gave her (the guitar) on the tattoo but eventually decided it might be a bad idea to tattoo a girl's name on my arm. :lol

(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/310/e/0/rock_with_bats_by_flamecurry-d6t97r9.png)

It's supposed to go on my upper arm.
I've finally booked time for this. In three weeks, I'm gonna get my second tattoo. The tattoo artist is gonna make some small changes to make it fit better with the one I already have. I'm REALLY excited!   :metal
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: bout to crash on June 16, 2014, 06:06:15 PM
Nice!

Just saw yours, RJ. Excellent!!  :metal

I like the Tengwar idea!

Agreed... you already have a stump that "gives".

 :rollin
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Lynxo on July 02, 2014, 11:19:09 AM
All right, so I just got back and this is what I brought with me:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10429434_10152533359808749_7819181905329897581_n.jpg)

 :metal
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on July 11, 2014, 07:45:04 AM
Tomorrow's the day! After this week from hell (ridiculously busy at work; long story), I'll be sitting for several hours tomorrow afternoon/evening for the first session on my half sleeve.

I've been pumped for this for months; I'm excited as hell and can't wait.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: JayOctavarium on July 27, 2014, 01:54:25 PM
Ugh

It's tattoo season in our neighborhood.. My cousin's fiance, who is a tattoo artist, came down for a tattoo convention over the weekend... and now he is up with us working on my other cousin's husband's coverup, and is going to work on Panda's sleeve. I'm trying to convince my buddy to get his Majesty tat while he's here but he doesn't want to pay the $100 he would charge him. It's funny because most of the parlors around here won't even touch you for at least $125.

Also... I an back to pondering the tats I want to get. Along with my hammers from The Wall, I think I want to get the engine from the cover of Black Label Society's "The Blessed Hellride" done some day... another tat in memory of my dad...



(http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/les%20goupes/B/Black%20Label%20Society/The%20Blessed%20Hellride/The%20Blessed%20Hellride.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on July 28, 2014, 07:57:00 AM
5-hour session yesterday, pretty fucking intense. 8 hours of new work so far, probably another 3-5 to finish everything off.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10524349_10152549737666508_2721374118449721003_n.jpg?oh=2eba8cff59588c4f5c3c7ef8c8646632&oe=5433DBBC&__gda__=1413491720_2c8085d767a2ee0fade353e7b81e17b5)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on July 28, 2014, 09:40:07 AM
Shit Drew, that thing's beastly. 
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Tick on July 28, 2014, 09:46:46 AM
I have some bitchin scars! Anybody want to see them? :tick2:
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Hyperplex on July 28, 2014, 10:00:38 AM
Shit Drew, that thing's beastly. 

All that's left is to color the flames in the upper portion, fill the clouds around my phoenix in a lighter grey, go over the phoenix and some portions of my armband, and maybe touch up some of the grey portions, depending on how they heal.

This was easily the most intense and definitely the longest session I've ever had. 5 hours is a long-ass time to get tattooed. I'm hoping for only one more session to knock the rest out but we shall see. Plus my guy is fucking awesome and he even knocked $200 off yesterday's session price.
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Post by: Hyperplex on August 06, 2014, 01:22:49 PM
Booked what will hopefully be the final session for my half sleeve. Aug 23rd for another 4-5 hours should wrap it up.
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Post by: bout to crash on August 06, 2014, 06:32:45 PM
Sweet. Come fall I will be getting my next one, but haven't actually decided which design yet (I have a very long list :lol). Possibly the Zappa tramp stamp. Oh yes.
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Post by: Hyperplex on August 23, 2014, 05:34:36 PM
Done.
(http://i.imgur.com/nTpYeJZ.jpg)
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Post by: Orbert on August 23, 2014, 10:13:10 PM
Nice!
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Post by: Nick on August 24, 2014, 02:42:59 PM
Thursday I went to a tattoo shop to start the process for ink #2. Should get a sketch around Monday or Tuesday from him, and will share it... I think you guys will like.
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Post by: Hyperplex on August 24, 2014, 02:58:59 PM
I've stopped counting tattoos by number and instead measure by total hours in the chair. Hah.
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Post by: Nick on August 24, 2014, 03:09:14 PM
Well, first tattoo was in the 4 to 4.5 hour range. This one will probably be similar.
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Post by: Hyperplex on August 24, 2014, 03:55:11 PM
I'm up to 28 total on me; 9 on my right arm, 19 on my left.
Not done yet, though. Probably thinking of adding a cap to my right shoulder and maybe...MAYBE...drawing up something to go across my shoulders on my back.
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Post by: Nick on August 27, 2014, 05:07:40 PM
Here's what I was sent.

(http://www.wpapu.com/images/tattwo01.jpg)

I'm working to revise the top a little bit, and to make the falling pedals bigger, but overall what I pictured is coming together nicely! :D
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Post by: TioJorge on August 27, 2014, 05:24:47 PM
Ohhhh that's beautiful.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on August 27, 2014, 05:30:36 PM
Duuude


That is freaking cool
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Post by: jingle.boy on August 27, 2014, 06:16:51 PM
Now I want to go listen to some Kamelot.  :jets:
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Post by: bl5150 on August 27, 2014, 06:22:54 PM
Now I want to go listen to some Kamelot.  :jets:

and some Pretty Maids  ;)
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Post by: Nick on August 27, 2014, 06:32:45 PM
Oh, I forgot to mention, since most won't pick up on this, but the font is derived from Rush's A Farewell to Kings.
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Post by: Xenon on August 27, 2014, 08:25:46 PM
So guys, I have no Tattoos, but always wanted to get one. The thing here is that I have some doubts that maybe you can clarify.
Can you get a white tattoo? It's something common? It looks good? There's anything I should know about?
You all seem to have experience in this so maybe you can help me.
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Post by: Hyperplex on August 28, 2014, 07:00:45 AM
So guys, I have no Tattoos, but always wanted to get one. The thing here is that I have some doubts that maybe you can clarify.
Can you get a white tattoo? It's something common? It looks good? There's anything I should know about?
You all seem to have experience in this so maybe you can help me.

This depends on what you are looking for. There are two kinds of white inks for tattoos: white ink used for mixing and highlighting regular tattoos and white ink made specifically for a white only tattoo. I recommend reading this: http://tattoos.lovetoknow.com/White_Ink_Tattoos

If you're referring to normal white ink, you have to understand a bit about how tattooing works. Tattoos are different from most art because the pigment does beneath the substrate instead of on top. For that reason, only pigment that is darker than the translucent shade of the skin will show up clearly. In my tattoos, white has been used as a mixer and as a highlighter, but without the surrounding pigments and designs, it wouldn't be very noticeable. The simple answer to your question is no, normal white ink won't look like you've painted white on your skin.

Take a look at the article I linked about white ink tattoos and see if that answers any more of your questions about them.

Update to my tattoo: I'm 90% healed on the last session of my sleeve and I am loving it. I'm already thinking about the next thing I want, so I think I'll have to temper myself a bit.
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Post by: James Mypetgiress on August 31, 2014, 02:45:42 PM
I'm thinking of getting a tattoo of my avatar on my face or butt. Like covering my entire face. Anyone? Also, instead of having :neverusethis: what about having :burns: tattooed somewhere on your body
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Xenon on September 02, 2014, 10:29:47 PM
So guys, I have no Tattoos, but always wanted to get one. The thing here is that I have some doubts that maybe you can clarify.
Can you get a white tattoo? It's something common? It looks good? There's anything I should know about?
You all seem to have experience in this so maybe you can help me.

This depends on what you are looking for. There are two kinds of white inks for tattoos: white ink used for mixing and highlighting regular tattoos and white ink made specifically for a white only tattoo. I recommend reading this: http://tattoos.lovetoknow.com/White_Ink_Tattoos

If you're referring to normal white ink, you have to understand a bit about how tattooing works. Tattoos are different from most art because the pigment does beneath the substrate instead of on top. For that reason, only pigment that is darker than the translucent shade of the skin will show up clearly. In my tattoos, white has been used as a mixer and as a highlighter, but without the surrounding pigments and designs, it wouldn't be very noticeable. The simple answer to your question is no, normal white ink won't look like you've painted white on your skin.

Take a look at the article I linked about white ink tattoos and see if that answers any more of your questions about them.

Update to my tattoo: I'm 90% healed on the last session of my sleeve and I am loving it. I'm already thinking about the next thing I want, so I think I'll have to temper myself a bit.
Thanks, man. That answers some of my questions.
I will research more about this. If can't be done I will do it with regular ink.
I just wanted to do a tiny Dark Side of the Moon kind of thing, with the white ink being the light beam and the edges of the prism.
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Post by: bout to crash on September 03, 2014, 05:38:25 PM
If you have light skin, that can be done with shading around your skin, which is the "white" part. Do an image search for "Dark Side of the Moon tattoo" and see a bunch of examples of how people have done it.
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Post by: Xenon on September 03, 2014, 10:43:51 PM
If you have light skin, that can be done with shading around your skin, which is the "white" part. Do an image search for "Dark Side of the Moon tattoo" and see a bunch of examples of how people have done it.
I have not the lightest of skins. But I thought about doing it like that just that may be better with white.
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Post by: Nick on September 25, 2014, 09:32:55 PM
And... boom goes the dynamite.

(http://www.wpapu.com/images/ACoS.jpg)
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Post by: jingle.boy on September 26, 2014, 06:20:38 AM
Very nice pal!
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Post by: Zydar on September 26, 2014, 06:22:34 AM
Cool!
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Post by: TioJorge on January 04, 2015, 02:57:58 PM
New tat! And updated my first tat because it got scrubbed on accident a bit when it was first healing.

Please do not mind my man boobs, if you do, they will give you a boner and/or get you soaked. They do in fact lactate. I get that question a lot. Also, for 20 bucks shaved off my bill, I let the tattoo artist, who is bi an has a crush on me, shave my entire chest, which is why I look like a fairy boy. Fun facts of life. GOOD STUFF!! (IT WAS COLD IN MY BATHROOM SHUT UP, ALSO YOU ALL MAKE ME HORNY)

(http://s4.postimg.org/rm1ccvnhp/IMG_0882.jpg)

(http://s4.postimg.org/6dnnvg90t/IMG_0885.jpg)

(http://s9.postimg.org/5y8s7dte7/IMG_0883.jpg)

For anyone bored:
The red satanic looking symbol is called a curse brand. I'm not badass enough to get an actual brand so I thought I'd get a tattoo that is meant to look like a brand, I thought it came out pretty good but am still getting it worked on and am gonna go back in a few weeks to get some more background work done. To me, it represents the tenacity of humans and the will of resolve.

The second militaristic symbol is called the wings of freedom and is pretty simple. To fight for one's freedom and to not be suppressed by anyone or anything, governing body, religion, a person or thing...nothing.

They are both from manga. While the manga themselves inspired them, they're not necessarily 'because of the manga'. I do love each respective's manga, but it's more the idea behind them that I fell in love with. But yes...I AM NERD INCARNATE. ACCEPT ME OR NOT!!

I hope you guys weren't eating while reading this.  :biggrin: :-*
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Post by: bout to crash on January 04, 2015, 05:41:59 PM
Nice! I want to get branded for real. I hear it's a lot of work, but it looks badass.
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Post by: lonestar on August 17, 2015, 07:27:26 PM
Uber bump....



Got ink no. 3 today, and am beyond pleased with it...

(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t34.0-12/11868652_792507584180684_463924884_n.jpg?oh=cfee25011e791728df08e95bf8527127&oe=55D48605)

It's a bit shiny cause of the ointment and shit, I'll post another pic in a few days. Totally in love with it though.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on August 17, 2015, 09:13:57 PM
That is pretty sweet! I've always been a fan of that style of tat....the 3D peering through flesh type. It looks like a Galaxy swirling around in space....very neat!
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Post by: jingle.boy on August 17, 2015, 09:37:40 PM
Gorgeous. What was the inspiration for it?  Also, I assume left inner thigh/knee is the location?

I'll get my 3rd sometime in the next couple of years, and when I do, it'll be an original piece by jingle.son (the art, not the actual tattoo'g)
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Post by: lonestar on August 17, 2015, 11:12:16 PM
Thanks guys, very pleased with it. The inspiration is the whole "we're made of star stuff" thing, and it's actually on the upperleft arm. 
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Post by: Lynxo on August 18, 2015, 02:34:47 AM
That looks very cool!

About six months ago, I made a new one myself. It's a bit hard to take a photo of though, so here's a part of it:

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11147237_10153319283088749_3798730831735077952_n.jpg?oh=073d094b178c8c48e0c5b9a6dbf3eac9&oe=56765341)

It's the piano DNA string that's the new one. It starts on the shoulder and goes all the way down to the arm and stops just where the above the hand. :)
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Post by: jingle.boy on August 18, 2015, 06:54:51 AM
Thanks guys, very pleased with it. The inspiration is the whole "we're made of star stuff" thing, and it's actually on the upperleft arm.

Ahhh... I see it now.  I thought maybe the centre of the 'system' was your knee cap - optical illusion as it looked like there was a slight bend going on there.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on August 18, 2015, 07:55:56 AM
Thanks guys, very pleased with it. The inspiration is the whole "we're made of star stuff" thing, and it's actually on the upperleft arm.

Ahhh... I see it now.  I thought maybe the centre of the 'system' was your knee cap - optical illusion as it looked like there was a slight bend going on there.

.....or....you were just thinking about RJ's inner thigh again?  :biggrin:
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Post by: lonestar on August 18, 2015, 08:02:21 AM
Dude...to early for that stuff... *shudders*
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Post by: jingle.boy on August 18, 2015, 08:03:34 AM
Thanks guys, very pleased with it. The inspiration is the whole "we're made of star stuff" thing, and it's actually on the upperleft arm.

Ahhh... I see it now.  I thought maybe the centre of the 'system' was your knee cap - optical illusion as it looked like there was a slight bend going on there.

.....or....you were just thinking about RJ's inner thigh again?  :biggrin:

(http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/oops-pants-off.gif)
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Post by: James Mypetgiress on August 18, 2015, 09:44:40 AM
do jingle.boy and lonestar have the same profile picture or is my computer dying?
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Post by: gmillerdrake on August 18, 2015, 10:34:21 AM
do jingle.boy and lonestar have the same profile picture or is my computer dying?

It's the same. They are professing their love for one another I believe.
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Post by: kingshmegland on August 18, 2015, 11:37:58 AM
It's a threesome then.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on August 18, 2015, 11:44:51 AM
It's a threesome then.

you've been in a kinky mood ever since that pool table incident....... :biggrin:
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Post by: Big Hath on August 18, 2015, 12:03:02 PM
you guys told me you wouldn't leave me out again
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Post by: James Mypetgiress on August 18, 2015, 01:46:22 PM
 :rollin
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Post by: lonestar on August 18, 2015, 05:47:04 PM
 :rollin :rollin :rollin
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Post by: kingshmegland on August 18, 2015, 05:59:23 PM
It's a threesome then.

you've been in a kinky mood ever since that pool table incident....... :biggrin:

Ask the wife! :lol
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Post by: ronnibran on July 05, 2016, 09:35:22 AM
Going to attempt to link to a picture of my first tattoo that I got a few days ago...


(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii175/tom-b-the-zombie/DSC00828.jpg) (http://s264.photobucket.com/user/tom-b-the-zombie/media/DSC00828.jpg.html)
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Post by: Orbert on July 05, 2016, 12:36:40 PM
:tup
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Post by: kingshmegland on July 05, 2016, 01:53:12 PM
Wow.  Very cool!
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Post by: millahh on September 20, 2016, 12:56:14 PM
Tattoo #4 incoming in a couple of days!
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Post by: oh8wrx on September 20, 2016, 03:37:32 PM
Majesty symbol with "vacant" written underneath on my left hip, Pink Floyd symbol on my right hip. Oh, and a caterpillar  ;)
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Post by: lonestar on September 20, 2016, 08:55:31 PM
Still trying to come up with something for year 5...
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Post by: millahh on September 22, 2016, 03:41:52 PM
Ugh, no tattoo tonight.  Instead, having a veterinary emergency, the cat decided to eat some coins  :facepalm:
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Post by: Lynxo on September 23, 2016, 06:47:54 AM
I don't think I ever posted a pic of my latest inc?

(https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11147237_10153319283088749_3798730831735077952_n.jpg?oh=39530b98f50289629bb4d805c830b1ca&oe=58787C41)

The new part is the piano DNA string kind of thing - it wraps around my entire arm so it's hard to take a decent picture of.
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Post by: oh8wrx on September 23, 2016, 07:58:23 AM
awesome idea, love it Lynxo!
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Post by: Lynxo on September 23, 2016, 08:14:22 AM
awesome idea, love it Lynxo!
Thank you. :) I'm very happy with how it turned out!
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Post by: millahh on October 07, 2016, 03:24:53 PM
Tattoo #4, fresh from the parlor:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/m_b_miller/20161007_144248_zps7wj4d5tz.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/m_b_miller/media/20161007_144248_zps7wj4d5tz.jpg.html)

Alchemical symbols, in order:
Silver
Gold
Copper
Iron
Zinc
Lead
Sulfur
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Post by: oh8wrx on October 07, 2016, 03:31:25 PM
aaah.. that's an awesome new tat!!
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Post by: millahh on October 07, 2016, 08:55:03 PM
aaah.. that's an awesome new tat!!

Thanks!  The guy was super efficient, probably about 35 minutes in the chair.  It helped that it was a single color, and all line work with no shading, but I'd been expecting about an hour.

On the waiver form, you had to initial by a statement that they aren't responsible if your tattoo is misspelled, or if the symbol you get turns out to have a different meaning than you think it does....it's the "don't blame us for you being a dumbass" clause.   :rollin
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Post by: lonestar on October 10, 2016, 07:32:54 PM
That's the best part about tattoos in abstract/fictional languages, no one can tell if they're wrong anyways. Just like my two in elvish, people just have to trust me that they are what I say they are.
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Post by: bosk1 on October 11, 2016, 07:54:59 AM
Tattoo #4, fresh from the parlor:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/m_b_miller/20161007_144248_zps7wj4d5tz.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/m_b_miller/media/20161007_144248_zps7wj4d5tz.jpg.html)

Alchemical symbols, in order:
Silver
Gold
Copper
Iron
Zinc
Lead
Sulfur

That's pretty metal. 
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: millahh on October 12, 2016, 07:31:44 AM
Tattoo #4, fresh from the parlor:
[snip]

Alchemical symbols, in order:
Silver
Gold
Copper
Iron
Zinc
Lead
Sulfur

That's pretty metal.


....yes....yes it is.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 17, 2018, 10:40:48 AM
Sitting down for my first Tat in 21 years in about an hour. Pretty simple tat to commemorate 10 years sober. Will be a Roman numeral 10  with this year (2108) I Roman numerals incorporated as well. Excited and nervous all at once. Itís been a while.....
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Post by: Podaar on May 17, 2018, 10:43:10 AM
Sitting down for my first Tat in 21 years in about an hour. Pretty simple tat to commemorate 10 years sober. Will be a Roman numeral 10  with this year (2108) I Roman numerals incorporated as well. Excited and nervous all at once. Itís been a while.....

No need to be nervous, Gary. You've got 90 years to get used to the idea!
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 17, 2018, 10:49:50 AM
Sitting down for my first Tat in 21 years in about an hour. Pretty simple tat to commemorate 10 years sober. Will be a Roman numeral 10  with this year (2108) I Roman numerals incorporated as well. Excited and nervous all at once. Itís been a while.....

No need to be nervous, Gary. You've got 90 years to get used to the idea!

Ha! No kidding. I have (5) tattoos yet itís been so long since my last one this feels like the first one Iím getting.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on May 17, 2018, 10:51:52 AM
Sitting down for my first Tat in 21 years in about an hour. Pretty simple tat to commemorate 10 years sober. Will be a Roman numeral 10  with this year (2108) I Roman numerals incorporated as well. Excited and nervous all at once. Itís been a while.....


Dude... You're from the future?
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 17, 2018, 10:56:54 AM
Sitting down for my first Tat in 21 years in about an hour. Pretty simple tat to commemorate 10 years sober. Will be a Roman numeral 10  with this year (2108) I Roman numerals incorporated as well. Excited and nervous all at once. Itís been a while.....


Dude... You're from the future?

Ooops! I knew Iíd blow my cover eventually. The High Commander is gonna be ticked at me.
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Post by: Podaar on May 17, 2018, 10:58:53 AM
 :lol

That's why I said you've got 90 years to get used to the idea. Thanks for the assist, Jay.

O/
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 17, 2018, 11:03:13 AM
:lol

That's why I said you've got 90 years to get used to the idea. Thanks for the assist, Jay.

O/

Iím very slow at picking things up Gregg.  ;)
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Post by: jingle.boy on May 17, 2018, 11:17:24 AM
I've been pushing jingle.son to mock up an image of Thor's hammer Mjolnir so I can get jingle.son artwork on my body somewhere.  Even offered to pay him for it (the drawing, not the tattoo'g!!).  Do you think I can motivate an unemployed 17-year old to do this!?!?!  Really want it done before he goes off to college in the fall.
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Post by: Podaar on May 17, 2018, 11:29:10 AM
I could draw one in MS Paint for you, jingle! I've got level 9000 skills.
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 17, 2018, 11:30:29 AM
Just get a tattoo on your thigh Chad Stating "RJ was here".
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Post by: Stadler on May 17, 2018, 11:54:08 AM
"No Regrats".   
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 17, 2018, 12:02:11 PM
"No Regrats".   

Regurts?! :lol
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 17, 2018, 02:09:20 PM
Still pretty fresh so the 'redness' will die down....but all finished. I'm pretty happy with the end result.



(https://i.imgur.com/D6abcER.jpg)




(https://i.imgur.com/ZidXOiq.jpg)
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Post by: Podaar on May 17, 2018, 02:16:11 PM
I like that it looks like it's done damage to you're leg!
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Post by: kingshmegland on May 17, 2018, 02:16:55 PM
I love the sentiment and the 3D pops right off your leg.
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Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on May 17, 2018, 02:17:21 PM
Looks great man, and congrats on your sobriety!
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 17, 2018, 02:24:46 PM
 :tup   Thanks fellas. I like what he did with it as well. I like that it has that Ďagedí and beaten up look. It was a Ďsimpleí tat that he did a good job of artistry with.
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Post by: Podaar on May 17, 2018, 02:49:49 PM
I have no idea why I've never got a tattoo. My family is really into them. Mrs P. and three of my five kids have all kinds of tattoos. Mrs. P's is continuous from her bicep running over her shoulder, down her ribs, across her hip and halfway down her thigh. It's so cool and gorgeous but she'd kill me if I shared a picture here.  :biggrin:

My eldest son has a sleeve tattoo on his left arm of Spider-man battling Venom in the air above New York skyscrapers. My youngest daughter has them over both arms and down her left leg. Here's a shot of her in her wedding dress a couple of years ago.

(https://i.imgur.com/bVaVXSi.jpg)

I think it's beautiful, and cool as hell. I wonder why nothing has ever really grabbed me enough to want to get one for myself?
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Post by: jingle.boy on May 17, 2018, 02:53:34 PM
Looking good Gary. Good to see that the tat artist wasn't as ... ambitious ... as you when it comes to shaving body hair.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 17, 2018, 03:04:23 PM
Looking good Gary. Good to see that the tat artist wasn't as ... ambitious ... as you when it comes to shaving body hair.


 :lol
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Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on May 17, 2018, 04:16:39 PM
Iím actually finishing my right arm sleeve on Tuesday. Iíll try to post a pic, you guys should see it!
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Post by: Podaar on May 17, 2018, 04:17:53 PM
Yes, yes I think we should.  :)
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Post by: Stadler on May 17, 2018, 08:34:27 PM
:tup   Thanks fellas. I like what he did with it as well. I like that it has that Ďagedí and beaten up look. It was a Ďsimpleí tat that he did a good job of artistry with.

I have to be honest, I am not a tat guy at all, but that's bad ass.  That's the kind of work that could get me in the chair.
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Post by: lonestar on May 20, 2018, 05:47:17 PM
Nice one Gary, I got my sobriety date tattooed on me as well, serves as a great permanent reminder.
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Post by: TAC on May 20, 2018, 05:52:30 PM
I'm not in anyway a tattoo guy, but I like the sobriety reminder. I think that's cool.
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Post by: gmillerdrake on May 21, 2018, 12:54:35 PM
Nice one Gary, I got my sobriety date tattooed on me as well, serves as a great permanent reminder.

Thanks. I figured no matter what happens in life from this point forward.......no one can take away the past 10 years of sobriety from me and what it's meant to me, my loved ones and close friends.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on May 21, 2018, 01:48:40 PM
For me, no one can take away Led Zeppelin, Rush or Dream Theater.   :lol
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ReaperKK on May 22, 2018, 04:48:43 AM
That's a great tattoo gmiller, I love the detail work.

I'd love to get another tattoo but I don't know what or where.

Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: SchecterShredder on May 22, 2018, 10:51:57 PM
I didn't even know there was a thread for tattoos. I really need to pay more attention.

I have a 3/4 sleeve on my right arm, half sleeve in progress on my left (should be finished Friday), and a large piece on my calf (which i might turn into a 1/2 leg sleeve.

If anyone can recommend a free photo site I'd gladly gladly upload some pics. I used to use photobucket before they shit the bed
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: kingshmegland on May 23, 2018, 04:24:06 AM
I didn't even know there was a thread for tattoos. I really need to pay more attention.

I have a 3/4 sleeve on my right arm, half sleeve in progress on my left (should be finished Friday), and a large piece on my calf (which i might turn into a 1/2 leg sleeve.

If anyone can recommend a free photo site I'd gladly gladly upload some pics. I used to use photobucket before they shit the bed

I use Imageshack.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: gmillerdrake on May 23, 2018, 06:39:51 AM
I didn't even know there was a thread for tattoos. I really need to pay more attention.

I have a 3/4 sleeve on my right arm, half sleeve in progress on my left (should be finished Friday), and a large piece on my calf (which i might turn into a 1/2 leg sleeve.

If anyone can recommend a free photo site I'd gladly gladly upload some pics. I used to use photobucket before they shit the bed

I use Imgur

I use Imageshack.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: lonestar on May 23, 2018, 07:42:02 AM
I just message the pic to myself on FB and use that link.



On topic, geared up for ink #5, looking to get a stylized IQ logo from the Subterrenea album done on the inside of my forearm. Figure I'll get it done within a month...

(http://www.caratulas.com/caratulas/I/IQ/IQ-Subterranea-Interior_Frontal.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Orbert on May 23, 2018, 11:28:59 AM
I just message the pic to myself on FB and use that link.

I used to do that, and it works fine short term.  The problem is that Facebook shuffles up the addresses once in a while (presumably to discourage people from doing that, using FB as an easy image-hosting site) so after a while all the links are broken.

I was revisiting some of my discographies a while back, and noticed that most of the links were broken.  They were all Facebook links.  That's when I went through and redid them all, uploading all the images to Imgur and linking them from there.

Just sharing knowledge.  Again, it works fine for something like posting in the picture thread, which presumably people aren't going to be digging through months from now.  But FB unfortunately won't work as a true image hosting site.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: chknptpie on May 23, 2018, 01:39:23 PM
I just message the pic to myself on FB and use that link.


omg this is genius and how have I never thought of it! I usually just post it and use that link, but messaging means it doesn't have to be out there. Doing this from now on if its something I don't want to actually post!

I'm also okay with it disappearing at some point. Not everything needs to last forever on the internet lol
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: ReaperKK on May 23, 2018, 09:07:58 PM
Seeing this thread has started the make me get the itch to get another tattoo. Still in the early stages but I'm starting to think of what I want and where.

Do any of you guys follow niki norberg on instagram? Probably one of my favorite tattoo artists, it seems eyes are his specialty but anything he does is amazing:

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/19/27/5d/19275dfb2ac53da385e45a0a0e00f65f--mens-tattoos-tatoos.jpg)
(http://www.thevandallist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/998624_572580449470003_1820333086_n1.jpg)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: Podaar on May 24, 2018, 06:10:52 AM
Interesting style. I could see me going for something like that... or something by Kore Flatmo (as if I could afford that).
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: SchecterShredder on May 26, 2018, 02:12:55 PM
(https://m.imgur.com/a/Z0TkSOe)
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: gmillerdrake on May 26, 2018, 02:58:32 PM
That dude looks talented!!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: SchecterShredder on July 20, 2018, 02:12:51 PM
2/3rds done my Dark Tower piece as of yesterday....

(http://i.imgur.com/KEwr7Jv.jpg) (https://imgur.com/KEwr7Jv)
(http://i.imgur.com/XMysima.jpg) (https://imgur.com/XMysima)
(http://i.imgur.com/p3YAFL3.jpg) (https://imgur.com/p3YAFL3)

Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: gmillerdrake on July 20, 2018, 03:43:35 PM
 :metal   Nice!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: jingle.boy on July 20, 2018, 08:27:14 PM
That's bitchin... but honestly, I NEVER pictured Blaine like that.
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: TAC on July 20, 2018, 08:31:22 PM
Not a tattoo guy, but that's good stuff!
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: SchecterShredder on July 20, 2018, 08:43:45 PM
That's bitchin... but honestly, I NEVER pictured Blaine like that.

I don't picture him like that at all in the books either, but i was going for the same theme from the cover art. This version is more badass than the one i picture when reading. In my mind  Blaine= a talking,  riddling version of the monorail from the Simpsons
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: fadetoblackdude7 on July 20, 2018, 08:55:08 PM
I wanna post a picture of my sleeve but I donít know how 😆
Title: Re: The officially offical tattoo thread!
Post by: SchecterShredder on July 20, 2018, 09:10:36 PM
I wanna post a picture of my sleeve but I donít know how 😆
Imgur