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Saturday, January 26th, 2008
8:05 pm
Does Anyone Know...
Where I can find pictures of tattoos on men's butts?

I am especially in need of heart tattoos on men's butts/

Help please?
1:57 pm
Just wondering what the opinions are about how much to pay for a tattoo. I have two fairly simple tats already, one I paid much more than I thought I should have, given how much I paid for the other.

What should you keep in mind when pricing something out? Take the artist's first estimate? take tips into consideration? Pay for the design first?
Monday, October 23rd, 2006
8:39 am
contact me: ant_lucky13@hotmail.com

any info will help my research!
8:31 am
i need your help!
My dissertation research

Hi, I'm currently a student at Nottingham Trent University (UK), I'm in my
final year of Design Management and have just started my dissertation. I've
decided to focus this on tattoo discrimination in the workplace, reasons behind peoples tattoos, regrets behind peoples tattoos, why people get them, why they don't etc.

If you have a tattoo and you don't mind sending me a pic, send 1 with a description of why you got yours and that would be a massive help! likewise if you regret it!

i'm going to put mine in first, lol.

I thought I would post here to ask if anyone knows of any good resources or know of people with first hand experience, inside knowledge of company policies against tattoos or any other sources of valid facts, information or contacts.


Antony Moran
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
11:48 am
My tattoo the day it was done (2 months ago)
It's the traditional 19th Century depiction of Pinocchio. It was done by my best friend who lived with me for a year in Italy. It would take too long to explain all the layers of meaning in it for me.

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Current Mood: peaceful
Thursday, April 6th, 2006
12:18 am
Tattoo Design Contest
At the Comic Thrash, we have monthly art contests to push our members artistic skills. Normally our contests revolve around sequential art but in May we're going to do something a bit different. We're going to challenge the Thrashers to come up with the best tattoo design they can. And instead of giving a tshirt to the creator of the best design, we hope to get it tattooed on a volunteer. But first we need to find a volunteer.
The volunteer will get to decide on the tattoo's content and get to pick the winning design. You volunteer, you name what kind of tattoo you want, and the Thrashers will churn out designs for you for a month. Is anyone interested?
Even if you would rather not be on the receiving end of the tattoo challenge, feel free to join the Comic Thrash and submit your designs all through the month of May.
Sunday, January 29th, 2006
3:20 pm
First Post
Hello, all! I'm new to this community. Consider this my introductory post.

With that said, allow me to share the tattoo I currently have, on my left shoulder-blade:

Tat One

As you can see, it needs to be touched-up a bit. I haven't yet had much opportunity to get that taken care of, largely in part because of spending some time in the Middle East.

It's also not as "original" or personal as I'd prefer. However, I'm addressing that issue in the concept for my next tattoo, of a locust (link to a post in my journal).

Please feel free to stop by the link I provided and share any input you might have. The more ideas I have, the better...it allows me to further round-out the idea for that tat.

And, hi!
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005
9:28 am
I've finally designed my next tattoo.
I don't have a picture of it yet, but I'm so excited about it I just HAD to post a description:

So I'm going to take the image from this icon (actually the Northeast Ursamen logo), duplicate it and flip one so they're back-to-back...remove the hat and have the artist do hair of some kind...then behind them, I'm going to have the astrological signs for Gemini and Pisces (mine and Gene's signs, respectively)blended into a 'Geminices' sign. I want it medium sized, maybe 3" tall or so.

It's going to go on my lower back, over my exsisting tribal spiral thing. I may either have the tattooist cover that or try to incorporate it somehow.

I'm so stoked. Once I get the initial design done in Illustrator, I'll post it.

Yay for ink!
Saturday, October 22nd, 2005
10:18 pm
Fairly new ink..
Hey guys, been a member for quite some time, but I rarely use this account to post in my personal journal anymore. Anywho, wanted to share my favorite piece to date, and some pics of its current progression. View the pics HERECollapse )
Friday, August 26th, 2005
7:28 pm
a friend of mine went to a tattoo shop years ago to get the zodiac signs of his mother, sister and himself in chinese character on his back. he was very proud of it. i always thought this was a fake 'cause i've never seen such characters... i mean the signs don't reflect the typical chinese characters. a few days ago i sent a picture of my friends back to my translation office - I don't really know why, I've had the feeling I should do this. And as I thought the ink on his back means... simply nothing! It isn't chinese, japan oder korean.

Here's a picture of his back:

What do you (all in the world ;) think about it? Can you read this or translate? Do you think, that it is a fake tattoo and means really nothing; as my translation office thought? I'm very interested in it... let me know please. Thanks :)

i hope my english is ok ;) i'm from germany...

8:25 am
Well, it's about *TIME*...
What's new?

My new tattoo, that's what's new!!! [[happy grizzly dance]]

(( Click thumbnails for bigger versions... ))


This past Saturday, I finally got the work *started* on what's going to end up being a full forearm sleeve (or "half-sleeve"). (( Thank you Wing!!! [[huge grizzly hugs]] )) Have been sitting on this idea for a long time now, but the work's moving ahead now... I am BEYOND happy!!! :o)

Breaking the work up into chunks and doing work on it as money permits, so this was the easiest chunk to start with. Only about 2hrs of work so far.

Over the years, as a student of various philosophies and religious/spiritual paths, I've worked with lots of different energies and Godforms, including the Hindu pantheon. For about the past 20yrs or so, I've been working with the mantra/prayer/chant "Om Namaha Shivaya", which translates roughly to "I bow to (or honour) the holy name of Lord Shiva..." The sort of liberal/"new agey" use of it is more akin to "I honour and respect the Energy Of Transformation, and pray that I will be freed of my Ego (fear and ignorance)..."

Yes, that's a trident coming up from my wrist, as Shiva is often shown holding a trident, symbolizing triumph over the illusions of the body, mind and "lower compulsions". The wrist has a stylized lotus, looking something like a starburst pattern, symbolizing energy and rising above the limitations of the world. The stuff on the other side is even cooler... ;o)

I've known for a long time that I wanted to get that mantra as my first tattoo. Working with the artist/tattooist Chris Cody at Archangel Tattoos here in the city, we came up with a much more elaborate piece than I'd originally thought of -- I was originally thinking about a forearm "cuff" with the mantra. We talked about the various images and ideas that are associated with Shiva and what they all meant to *me* and why I was getting the tattoo, etc. and came up with the various components together...then she came up with some amazing suggestions that are going to look SOOOOOO truly sweet when it's all done. I just need to rob that bank again, I think, to get the rest done.

Yeah. I'm hooked now... ;o)

Current Mood: tired
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005
3:16 pm
Monday, September 27th, 2004
5:46 pm
My first Tattoo
I just joined this community (x posted to tattoo_ink) because I just got my first tattoo.  The artist was Joe Kennett (www.joekennett.com) here in Austin.  The subject is my dog Ashley, she passed away on Labor day after 14 years 9 months of love and devotion.  It's a memorial portrait from a picture of her.  The detail is amazing.  I cryed when I saw it, it was as if she had come back to life on my arm for just a moment.  This pic is after the tattoo was 4 hrs old.  I'll post one when it is healed.  Enough pre-amble  the pic is hereCollapse ) behind this LJ cut so as to not fill up everyones pages.  Hope you like it.

Current Mood: impressed
Thursday, August 26th, 2004
1:32 pm
"allo, new guy here.

As seems to be the norm for most, I will post pics of my pieces thus far.

Firstly (and my second tat), a htbrid "German/Irish heritage" piece, consisting of a tribalised Iron cross with a Gaelic flare (Located on my right inner forearm)

Secondly, my tribal representation of "Ming The Merciless" (you remember him from the original Flash Gordon movie?)...Ming RAWKS!!....Located on my entire left calf (yes I have skinny legs)...

That is all. Have three tats, but the first one is SOOOOOOOOO bad I couldn't post it...ever....

Thursday, August 19th, 2004
10:37 am
new friends...
ok...I'm feeling the need to add some new blood to my journal, so if any of you out there would be interested in talking too an inked guy from just outside Washington DC by all means add me and I'll add you back!

This is me for reference purposesCollapse )

(Don't worry...it's work safe)

Current Mood: chipper
Wednesday, July 28th, 2004
5:24 pm
May I!?!!
Come join this fun new raiting community!
Monday, July 19th, 2004
11:32 pm
Friday, July 9th, 2004
4:36 pm
Tattoo Calendar Update:
I've set up a bookshop, skin deep, for the Tattoo Calendar. If you have an interest in tattoos, as art or their history, please consider buying one of the books. If you don't see something that strikes your fancy, you can use the search box at the bottom of the page to find what you are looking for. All monies earned from the sale of items via skin deep will go toward the cost of printing the 2005 Tattoo Calendar for Melanoma Research.
12:50 pm
Tattoo Calendar Update: Models Needed
If you are a tattooed person in the San Francisco Bay Area, please help me by being a model for a 2005 Tattoo Calendar to raise money for Melanoma Research. http://www.paulbrown.net/tattoo/ has more information.
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