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Title: Post Photos of Tattoos You've Designed!
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 20, 2008 05:36:19 PM
Please keep this thread for...
  • Tattoos on yourself
  • Tattoos you've personally designed and have been inked on someone else
  • Tattoos you have physically tattooed on yourself or someone else

Please post ideas and discussions of tattoos you're considering in the future on this thread: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=30765.0)

Thanks all!  :)

-jungrrl




with the tat being off center it could have also been how you were sitting/standing at the time. Noone will really notice it unless they look closely. My sister has a wolf head on her shoulder that was ment to be baying at the moon... its barking instead. She was really pissy for a bit (especially at Mum who told the tattoist to put it that way  ::)) but learnt to love it. The risks you take huh  :D Ive seen the good, Ive seen the bad and Im going to get a decent sized one as soon as I can afford it (a phoenix about hand sized on the shoulder  :D)
Ive only got one little one at the moment (my Dad paid for it, I wanted to get one ages before this one but he said if I waited hed pay... free tattoo  ??? yup Ill wait  ;) only thing was it had to be little)


here it is about 6 months old, its 3 years now since I got it done and hasnt faded yet. Took the guy 45minutes to do it and the only part that hurt was the angle he had my ankle on, oh and going over the bone was pretty nasty as well but not too bad  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: T-Unit on April 20, 2008 08:59:55 PM
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The colours suck in the pic, it's turquoise and navy. Can you all notice the flaw, or do I write it off as part of it being "original" and "unique"?
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I can see it. It's not about it being off centre. It's something you have to be careful of in celtic type designs. I personally think it looks great regardless. A little bit of uniqueness in a world where we all have to be the same. Sometimes It's good to break the rules.

I actually love it and may use the idea to design something a little different.

No tattoo's yet but it's only a matter of time.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Radmom on April 21, 2008 09:12:59 AM
Ok always start with the first tattoo since that gives the addiction. LOL
Note: images really suck. I took them in bad lighting. sorry.

11 years ago...last minute when my best friend was supposed to be getting ready to go to the airport back to NY. She decides lets get ink'd, I agree. We get same tat reversed colors. We ended up having to call her ex b/f to get us from that tattoo parlor to get her at the airport within 15 minutes. He had a sup'ed up mustang. Got there in time..I should say running through airport and she hands ticket has they are ready to close door to  plane. LOL


Big mistake...had an ex b/f during the time my husband and i were seperated for almost a year. He still has my name across his chest in a heart. I had a friend color out the names. This one was 10 years ago.


This turned out to be a sad tattoo...This was a tribute to my deceased brothers. They both commited suicide with same gun 2 years apart. Ricky was 17(the oldest of us three) I was 16 and Robbie was 15 when he died. Then when Robbie turned 17 he shot himself, and I was 18. When I was 28 my mom asked what I wanted for xmas and I said I wanted a tattoo for my brothers, but it would be expensive. she never thought twice about the money. The tattoo artist is no longer in business from to many complaints. He placed neosporin on it right after all the work. So it leached out almost all of the ink. :'(


The celtic symbol was a random i want a tat day... My son was 8/9 at the time and he picked it out. The Cross was a year ago. It reminds me that Jesus died for my sins (I'm Catholic) and the wings are St. Michael who helps me in times of strength.

here is what it looked like just finished.
next

I grew up in the 70/80s so shrooms were always around...Then I became vegetarian so it all seemed to make sense: :D


This is my husbands' name in Kanji. My daughter has a friend who is chinese very smart girl. She wrote the symbols for me. His name is Mark. I do intend to add much more to this arm. I want a whole asian inspired piece put on it.
But that is all mine for now. I know I will get more. Thanks for looking!






Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on April 21, 2008 01:24:31 PM
Healed up photos of my latest:





The second one is a little blurry. The first one shows the clean, awesome (I am still FANTASTICALLY happy with it) lines and everything muchhhhh better. They both look a little wonky because it is disturbingly hard to get a picture of the back of your lower leg.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: katiekutthroat on April 21, 2008 01:28:15 PM
Healed up photos of my latest:



The second one is a little blurry. The first one shows the clean, awesome (I am still FANTASTICALLY happy with it) lines and everything muchhhhh better. They both look a little wonky because it is disturbingly hard to get a picture of the back of your lower leg.

i love it!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: RachelKristin on April 21, 2008 01:35:24 PM
yep. it's awesome. gah i LOVE this board!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: clrowi on April 21, 2008 02:27:52 PM
ambiguous.miss nailed it:
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I can see it. It's not about it being off centre. It's something you have to be careful of in celtic type designs
The weave was distorted when she modified it for me.

I totally don't have a problem with it being off to the right like that, it's done that way to line up with my but crack actually, which is LITERALLY _just_ below the pant liine there. That's the positioning problem. I have gotten pretty sneaky and sneak my thumb down my pants to feel when the crack is sneaking up so that, hopefully, no one gets a peep show!!

And thank you to those who are saying it stills looks nice. I do like to think I am a pretty original gal, so to have such and original tattoo is cool with me. (I get better at acceptance every time someone new comments on it- ridiculous I know!)

Oh, I do so love that "DIY or DIE" skull and all the craft-related tatts too. I love tatts with names too, my next will be my daughters name and birthdae on my wrist in my MOm's hanwritting!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Robotragicomedy on April 22, 2008 02:04:58 PM

The colours suck in the pic, it's turquoise and navy. Can you all notice the flaw, or do I write it off as part of it being "original" and "unique"?

It's hardly noticable, and it is kind of cool that it seems like a spider swinging on a thread. :3

There are some mistakes in my tattoo (my avatar), though when I show someone else they're like "what are you talking about?" I think it's because it's on my body and so I see it and scrutinize it all the time. It doesn't bother me much. I still love it love it love it, and it reminds me that "There is no beauty without some strangeness in the proportion."

Edit:
I wanted to post a picture of my tattoo now that it's completely healed and not all red and raw. :'D

I love the placement. It flows really well with my anatomy. I guess it's about...6 months old now. Still totally diggin it, never regretted it once!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: clrowi on April 22, 2008 04:49:14 PM
Yah, I think the scrutinizing one's own body is a major flaw we all have!!
So, seeing as Robotragicomedy just set such a good example, I have a question for yas- How painful is it to get tatted on your side like that? The guy next to me at the shop was getting his done there and he looked like he was about ready to die!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on April 23, 2008 03:28:44 PM
Thank you for the compliments guys :)

I got it at JUST the right time, as I'm wearing more skirts now since it's warmed up the last few days. It healed pretty fast too, completely by 2 weeks or so.

clrowi - I have another tattoo in about the same place as Robotragicomedy does, and it really depended on the exact spot the needle was at. Closer to my back/butt it almost tickled, when it was on top of my hip bone I thought I was going to DIE. (didn't help that that was my first tattoo, hahaha)

It was the same with the DIY or DIE one...wasn't bad at all lower on the leg, but up top by the knee...horrible. my leg kept twitching.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: shorty3boys on April 24, 2008 12:39:29 PM
OMGOMGOMGOMG! I got mine today! Thanks to Raya at One Shot in Edgewater, MD!



they are not crooked! haha! i turned around because i thought she had already taken the pic and i didn't want to make her take 345734957 pictures!




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: k-roc on April 24, 2008 06:58:01 PM
Oh wow Shorty those are freakin' adorable!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: pd8151 on April 25, 2008 07:43:15 AM
I finally got my roller derby tattoo!  Just wanted to show it off here!


I wasn't sure where I wanted it at first so that's why you can see the outline in this one, but I love where it ended up!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Shelichan on April 25, 2008 10:06:22 AM
Oh I love your derby tattoo! I play roller derby and Ive been trying to come up with a design to get as well! Im really not sure though. :) Yours is very nice!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: katiekutthroat on April 25, 2008 02:23:20 PM
love those anchors!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: weaselfeet on April 30, 2008 01:03:33 PM
I did a heart on my hip when I was 16, and now 12 years later I finally broke down and got a "real" one on my ankle. My best friend and 1st cousin Cassie died last April from Cancer and my grandfather (who basically raised me since I don't know my father at all) is fighting a losing battle with lung cancer. I myself have an obsession with fairies sooo...
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I got Tinkerbell sitting on a cancer ribbon (lavender is representative of all cancers). I had it done Feb 29th. The colors are a lot brighter in person (I used the camera phone for the pic) lol and she doesn't really look that pissed off. I've already got my next one planned, just waiting a bit in between :)

I just got my memorial piece for my Grandmother and my Aunt, who fought cancer for 27 years (and had several types of cancer in her lifetime).  My Nana loved northern cardinals, had them everywhere from Christmas ornaments to collectible thimbles, my Aunt's first cancer was cervical (hence the teal ribbon), and the heart was her favorite shape, peridot her birthstone.  My Aunt passed 2 days shy of the 3 year anniversary of my Nana's death.

Done April 26th in Syracuse NY.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: batgirl on April 30, 2008 01:06:58 PM
That's really pretty. I love the cardinal in place of the usual swallows.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: katiekutthroat on April 30, 2008 01:20:14 PM
that is really pretty


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: purplewitchhazel on April 30, 2008 11:13:05 PM
Pickles. Well i don't have my photos anymore, but they're hard to get shots of anyway. Atm i have an ankh on my lower back, and an eye of Horus over my left shoulder, both are just plain old solid black. My next one i plan to design a scarab beetle with a pentacle floating between its front claws. I got one on my 21st, then the next year, now it's been a couple of years of me chickening out  ;D it will happen one day! It can be really addictive to get more, but i really don't enjoy the pain. For me it was like a knife slicing through my skin *faints*


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on May 01, 2008 05:10:12 AM
For me it was like a knife slicing through my skin *faints*

I couldn't do it, I don't think. Not if it felt like that to me. I endured a scalpel for over 8 hours...
To me, tattoos feel like someone scratching me with something sharp and hot (like a needle lol)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: safetyscissors on May 01, 2008 08:04:45 AM

I know that state tattoos aren't exactly Cap't Original Tattoo, but I love Washington!
I got this puppy yesterday at Slave to the Needle in Seattle by Ed.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: MWM1231 on May 01, 2008 09:13:12 AM



You can't really see it very well but its a compass rose on my back that I designed


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thursday on May 02, 2008 11:56:40 PM
I'm in my undies here, forgive me   :-*






mine looks like a margin doodle compared to all the gorgeous work in here



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Kittyqueenfrostine on May 03, 2008 02:24:38 AM
What beautiful tattoo's! all of you tattoo's are individual and unique. Here's mine, which covered up an old one. It's actually two, but I consider it one as they were done at the same time. I had them done in Perth, WA at the place near the train station in Northbridge. Can't remember the name, am in England at the mo! The tattoo artist designed it around the original. It's not easy to take a picture of your own back!



here is the original design.




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: audg714 on May 05, 2008 11:36:08 AM
Here is the beginning of my underwater backpiece.   I don't know how i could have forgotten that a tattoo over my kidney and ribs was painful, so the next add on might not be for a while :)



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on May 05, 2008 02:16:06 PM

I know that state tattoos aren't exactly Cap't Original Tattoo, but I love Washington!
I got this puppy yesterday at Slave to the Needle in Seattle by Ed.


My boss  used to work there as a piercer!  Sorry. Got a little excited there. :)
 Great tattoo!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Pirate_Cptn on May 06, 2008 06:03:37 PM
its not even close to being done yet.. but its the only picture i have for now

the colour looks a lot brighter in person.. they're like neon.. and i love it





Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: disturbedpenguinpoo on May 07, 2008 12:19:06 PM
what i got today... a little dinosaur from one of my own drawings... hmmm i think he needs some colour though

and so you can see the placement


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: olive_juice on May 07, 2008 03:02:51 PM
disturbedpenguinpoo, that is TOO freakin cute! He looks scared. :.)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jrsloane1 on May 07, 2008 05:46:01 PM
that dino is adorable! i love him! i would say make him pink or green or something equally funky.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: TheAmarant on May 07, 2008 10:49:05 PM
An all around nicer picture of my tattoo, now almost a month old.

rara avis or "rare bird" in Latin.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: papercups on May 08, 2008 07:22:06 PM

this is what happens when a bee stings your tattoo 1 week after you get it! ow!

im getting it touched up soon... its almost 8 months old and with summer coming up... i need to make it pretty to show it off!



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: katherine83 on May 10, 2008 10:25:52 AM
ooh ooh, i just have to share how excited i am about getting another tattoo on May 24! i walked into a random private shop on Wednesday, liked what i saw, had a consult on Thursday and the artist was able to squeeze me in before he goes away in June!!! soooo excited!!!  :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: shorty3boys on May 10, 2008 01:06:16 PM
Owwwwieeee Papercups! I can't imagine how bad that must've hurt on fresh ink!

I like it though!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Red Paint on May 10, 2008 07:18:38 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/safetyscissors/ridiculously%20self%20obsessed/IMG_6247-1.jpg
I know that state tattoos aren't exactly Cap't Original Tattoo, but I love Washington!
I got this puppy yesterday at Slave to the Needle in Seattle by Ed.

Rawr!  Awesome!  I have a consultation with Erika at Slave to the Needle next week!  I think Ed's a the Wallingford shop while Erika's at the Ballard shop, but close enough.   :)

I really like the placement of your WA state.  Very nice.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Sammo6661Deth on May 11, 2008 11:25:38 AM
I just got this yesterday and I LOVE it. It was my first tattoo ever.



It's the Eighteen Visions logo and lyrics "a dozen roses couldn't say goodbye to all the heartache..." from their song "Prelude to an Epic/Flowers For Ingrid"


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: loserchick88 on May 11, 2008 03:59:00 PM
got this done yesterday by Justin at Adorn Body Art in Portland, OR
it's a really great place, really nice staff
first tattoo ever, and i'm dang proud that i didn't cry!
took it like a woman, laughing and joking with my brother



it's on my arm, right under the crease of my elbow
it's "love" in German, in purple, my fav color :)
i went to a play a few hours after it was done, after bandage was off, and spent half the night with my boyfriend grabbing my arm, shoving it in people's faces and going "look what she got done today!!  she wasn't a puss about it either!!"
made me pretty happy, haha


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: psyche on May 11, 2008 07:35:58 PM
Ooh! Ich liebe das... ;) (hm.. it's been a while since German class... can't remember if I'm using the right case...) But anyway. It looks really nice, and I like the font and everything! Is there a reason you chose German?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sweets4ever on May 11, 2008 07:55:23 PM
I removed a handful of the most recent comments.  Please remember that Craftster is not the place for demeaning comments.  As mommas always say, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." ;)

Back to the awesome tattoos, please! :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: loserchick88 on May 11, 2008 10:40:40 PM
thanks!
i chose german because last year i had an awesome foreign exchange student from Cologne, Germany who became one of my best friends.  I even went and visited him at new years :)
when he was here, he taught me how to say i love you in German, and it kinda became one of our things.
so i got it to remember him, and germany, and just because i'm a very "hippie" person.
I have plans to do the other arm in the same place with "Peace" in Russian, because i'm Russian on my fathers side.
Also just sort of my whole "hippie hopes for the world thing"

...that was prolly way more information than anyone wanted, haha.

Also, rather rude of me to not say this the first time, but everyone has lovely, amazing tattoos on here!
I’ve been through all of the last thread, and have been following this one faithfully, and all of it is just so wondarful!
Specifically, MADness323’s wings, polkadotdog’s dragon, sewsew-a-gogo’s geisha, Lola Caracola’s sleeve, nerdysocks’s irises, onasunnysunday’s bats, theEEKinGEEK’s flowers, carolyn_rawr’s bird and heart, and safetyscissors’s WA state {go Washington!}
There are so so many more that I love, on this thread and the old one, these are just the ones that I have…bookmarked from this thread.  That made me sound kinda stalkerish…


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: psyche on May 12, 2008 04:46:35 AM
Oh.. that's a marvellous reason! (And the peace in Russian sounds awesome too)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: NyteRayn on May 12, 2008 05:48:44 AM
My 84-year old grandmother wanted a ladybug tattoo for mother's day this year... so 25 members of my family rented out a tattoo parlor for all of mother's day, and we all got one!!

My grandmother & her daughters all got a ladybug on their foot- and the granddaughters (including me!) got our own design, but incorporated ladybugs into it.
My uncles all got whatever they wanted, but also incorporated ladybugs. The grandsons just got whatever they wanted.

It was AWESOME family bonding!!!
This is mine:



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: T-Unit on May 12, 2008 06:05:11 AM
wow.! What an awesome Idea...!!!

It would be nice to see what everyone got... Even just as a collage of small photos...

You're grandmother is awesome.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: batgirl on May 12, 2008 06:39:40 AM
That's really pretty, and what a fun Grandma!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: k-roc on May 12, 2008 06:41:41 AM
Wow that sounds like the best mother's day ever! I wish my family was as accepting of tattoos, guess I'll have to keep forcing acceptance! Happy mother's day to your wicked grandma!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: megrenae on May 12, 2008 07:18:30 AM
Here is a pick of my latest tattoo pre fix... it looks crappy but hey live and learn (then get loves) right?



they are lime green leopard spots in case you can't tell what it is


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: polkadotdog on May 13, 2008 07:58:05 AM
Specifically, MADness323’s wings, polkadotdog’s dragon, sewsew-a-gogo’s geisha, Lola Caracola’s sleeve, nerdysocks’s irises, onasunnysunday’s bats, theEEKinGEEK’s flowers, carolyn_rawr’s bird and heart, and safetyscissors’s WA state {go Washington!}


Thanks loserchick88!  That made my morning to read that...

The guy who did my dragon, Jeff Ward, did it while he was at Top Notch Tattoo in Elgin, IL.

He's now at High Voltage, which is Kat Von D's shop on LA Ink!  I feel sort of famous by association....I can say "I knew him when...."  :)  I wish I had my tattoo autographed :P

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=86741)



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jewelaroni on May 13, 2008 08:45:39 AM
Specifically, MADness323’s wings, polkadotdog’s dragon, sewsew-a-gogo’s geisha, Lola Caracola’s sleeve, nerdysocks’s irises, onasunnysunday’s bats, theEEKinGEEK’s flowers, carolyn_rawr’s bird and heart, and safetyscissors’s WA state {go Washington!}


Thanks loserchick88!  That made my morning to read that...

The guy who did my dragon, Jeff Ward, did it while he was at Top Notch Tattoo in Elgin, IL.

He's now at High Voltage, which is Kat Von D's shop on LA Ink!  I feel sort of famous by association....I can say "I knew him when...."  :)  I wish I had my tattoo autographed :P





You probably paid a lot less when you got it than you would if you went to him now, what with all that celebrity. :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: MaeKitty on May 13, 2008 10:33:26 AM
Hey all!

Just got my second one!



Inspired by the symbolism that bees have and Tori Amos' The Beekeeper album.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on May 13, 2008 12:19:24 PM
My pieces healed...heh.

This one is all ugly and rejected and stuff. (I can post the nasty pics too if anyone wants to see em, haha)



And my feets.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: megrenae on May 13, 2008 04:00:20 PM
I rejected the lime green ink in my tattoo on my wrist too...and the red ink on my ribs...it sucks having to get tattoos redone


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: polkadotdog on May 13, 2008 09:26:15 PM
Jewelaroni said:

You probably paid a lot less when you got it than you would if you went to him now, what with all that celebrity. :D


No kidding, right?  I was really bummed to find out he's not at my local tattoo shop anymore, because I want another one by him.   Now I find out I probably couldn't afford one by him, even if I sprung for airfare to California....

Oh, well, good for him...bad for me....

I'm glad for him anyway.  There's lots of other talented artists in the Chicago area.  I just hope I don't drive ALL of them away!






Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jewelaroni on May 14, 2008 08:35:38 AM
haha chase them all away...
"What did you doooo???"

I lost my artist for like... 3 years. Fortunately, I didn't have money to get any anyway, but the guy he apprenticed for (who's a registered sex offender.... sketchy) wouldn't tell anyone where he went. I finally found someone who got work done by him, and he told me he's got his own shop by himself now: Blacksmith Tattoos in Manchester NH. He's gotten really good too, since he's done mine. He's won a bunch of awards at conventions too. Very cool.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on May 14, 2008 04:06:02 PM
My preferred artist also dissapeared for a while. He did my first and third tats, as well as my Mom's, my Aunt's, my coworker's, and is doing my Dark Tower sleeve (in progress)

He had his own shop, but when he closed it, he moved out of the city for a couple years. When he came back, he worked for a biker shop, which I wasn't comfortable with (it was a drug-money laundering front) He finally left that sketchy place, and moved to another store.

When I found out I was pregnant, I went in and let him know that we were on hold until after I'm done nursing, and made him promise to contact me if he moves. I'm ok with work by other artists, but I want him to do this sleeve for me - no one else!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jewelaroni on May 14, 2008 05:29:06 PM
evidently there's a code among tattoo artists, where they wont finish another's work, unless it's absolute trash or you're like... afraid to go back.

At least that's what Mike (my artist) tells me.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: megrenae on May 15, 2008 05:20:22 AM
man I have yet to find an artist I click with and am 100% happy with their work.  Its a lot think trying to find a fabulous hair dresser except the results are permenant.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: reese299 on May 15, 2008 06:10:43 AM
The bee is gorgeous!  I am constantly amazed at the beautiful work on here....

I love my tattoo artist, she is amazing.  I have already threatened to hunt her down to the ends of the earth if I have too, shall she ever leave me.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on May 16, 2008 09:07:14 PM
I rejected the lime green ink in my tattoo on my wrist too...and the red ink on my ribs...it sucks having to get tattoos redone

I'm glad I'm not the only one with the green.  I think I'll have the outline touched up and leave the rest ugly...

But I took the red really well.  Not a problem at all.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: megrenae on May 17, 2008 05:57:26 AM
well my first tattoo I blamed the artist...then the second tattoo I blamed the artist...then I started thinking that if it keeps happening then it is probably me and not the artists but we'll see.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cynlynn on May 19, 2008 06:21:25 PM
Here is the start of my most recent.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jrsloane1 on May 19, 2008 07:08:52 PM
wow, that color looks awesome. super colorful pieces always make me wish mine was color and not black and gray.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: psyche on May 20, 2008 08:36:06 PM
Wow! Love the vividness on that one.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jadegreen on May 20, 2008 08:53:40 PM
Newest work! One day my sleeve will be complete...one day.

This tattoo is actually covering up a large amount of scars I have been living with for a number of years and am really self-concious of. You can't see them AT ALL anymore. I feel so much better about my body and myself. :D



Everybody elses tattoos are so kick arse! I can't wait to get more done now. I'm itching for it.




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thekster on May 20, 2008 09:18:24 PM
I'm interested to know where your scars are underneath. I have a raised scar on my forearm, near my elbow that's about 1"-1.5" long and I haaaate it and thought about doing that but wasn't sure if it would emphasize it instead of hiding it. Did it hurt more than your non-scarred skin?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jadegreen on May 20, 2008 09:52:49 PM
I'm interested to know where your scars are underneath. I have a raised scar on my forearm, near my elbow that's about 1"-1.5" long and I haaaate it and thought about doing that but wasn't sure if it would emphasize it instead of hiding it. Did it hurt more than your non-scarred skin?



Ok I have marked out where the scars are. I mean if you WANT to find them you can by feel, and the fact that if they are held on the right angle under light you can see that the skin is shinier. All of my scars are quiet old so they were flat to the skin. I have been waiting years for them to be flat enough and am so glad they are covered up finally. I went through a really bad stage of depression due to a lot of things going on in my life when I was a teenager and once I fixed the problems in my life I was left with these horrible ugly reminders of how bad I felt. I am so glad now I can look down and see something beautiful instead.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thekster on May 20, 2008 11:01:19 PM
Wow that's great that they were able to be covered so well! I looked back at the original and couldn't find any. Were your scars raised originally? It sounds like our scars are from the same thing so that gives me hope cuz I've had mine for at least 5 years and I don't remember it being much bigger than it is now.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: horrorbot on May 21, 2008 12:45:20 AM
Speaking of scars, the insides of my legs are scarred up aswell, and I got them tattooed to hide them. Exceptionally effective!

Here is a picture of my legs, theres only a few that I have on them-
You'll see a Jhonen Vasquez tattoo, and the start of a custom work my artist is doing with inspirations from Happy Tree Friends and Zombie movies.


Here is a close-up of the back of my left leg, it's Mark of the Dark Lord-inspired (extra blood, of course). :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on May 21, 2008 09:32:23 AM
I'm so glad that you were able to put beauty over the scars of the past.  Way to OVERCOME!   Once I heard that our past provides a lot of manure, but with hope we are able to make our roses bloom better than ever because of all the fertilizer that they are placed upon.  Your tat reminded me of that.  Keep on!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jadegreen on May 21, 2008 02:29:17 PM
Wow that's great that they were able to be covered so well! I looked back at the original and couldn't find any. Were your scars raised originally? It sounds like our scars are from the same thing so that gives me hope cuz I've had mine for at least 5 years and I don't remember it being much bigger than it is now.

Yeah they used to be quite badly raised and purple but for years I have been rubbing this stuff called bio-oil into them which is used to reduce scars and stretch marks. Apparently even the rubbing helps, something to do with loosening up the tissue and helping circulation in the area.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: savagelyric on May 25, 2008 08:11:44 AM
Hey everyone

I'm a looooong way from being able to post up crafty project photos at the moment so I was pleased when i saw this thread because I can contribute to this one  :D!

Here is a photo of my favourite of three tattoos I have:
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/Gracefinished2.jpg


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: katherine83 on May 25, 2008 02:57:07 PM
Oooooh Savagelyric - so pretty! I love all the dots and swirls. I can see why this one is your favorite!  :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: savagelyric on May 26, 2008 01:01:20 AM
Cheers katherine83 - towards the end, I felt every dot going on!  :o


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: PixieDust721 on May 26, 2008 07:02:18 AM
Savagelyric- wow!  that is gorgeous!!  did you design it yourself?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: savagelyric on May 26, 2008 07:19:39 AM
I wish I could've designed that! But no, my tattoo artist designed it based on elements I wanted incorporated into the piece i.e. the flower, the symbol in the centre, the swirls and the dots.

In fact, she did me a couple of designs and they were all so brilliant, I struggled to decide which one to have...so that means I'll have to have another damnit!  ::)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: k-roc on May 26, 2008 06:54:15 PM
Those dots are just magnificent.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: acire on May 28, 2008 01:52:07 PM
Oooh! I love tattoos!
Here's my favorite (and biggest by far) out of the 4 I have!



You can also see one of my littler tattoos at the top of my back too!



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: raeonix on May 28, 2008 10:52:01 PM
This is my first (and only so far) tattoo that I got last July. I love everything unicorn since I was little, I used to rent The Last Unicorn every time I went to the video store, and bought it when it came out on DVD the instant I knew about it!





Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: lolita7187 on May 28, 2008 11:06:52 PM
Cute tattoo!!! I used to watch the last unicorn every year when  was little. I would dry and cry. Yet I tortured myself every year!!! HAHA I saw it came out on video. I toyed with the idea of buying it. I guess I haven't grown out of the torturous behavior. LOL ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: imjusmee on May 29, 2008 03:03:24 PM
this is my third tattoo. i got it done about a month ago, this is a pic about 10 mins after i got it done. its amazing. and to answer the future questions it took about 2 hrs and i was laughing and talking the whole time. =]

carpe diem (seize the day)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cynlynn on May 29, 2008 03:55:56 PM
that's lovely!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: psyche on May 29, 2008 09:43:37 PM
That loosk really nice!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: imjusmee on May 30, 2008 05:06:55 PM
thank you!!
theres so many amaaaaazing tattoos in this thread. thank you for getting me through the day at work =]


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thatcraftyrabbit on May 30, 2008 06:31:26 PM
Okay, I just turned 18 April 30th and I finally got my first tattoo last Tuesday. I am very into spiritualism and wanted a yin yang but thought that was boring and I love fish so I got a yin yang koi fish tattoo!!!
Here is a close up:


and here is a picture when it was just minutes old (as you can see its all red):





Getting this hurt so much less than I ever thought. Washing it with soap the first time actually hurt worse than getting it!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: craftyhippie on May 30, 2008 06:42:41 PM
SO PRETTY!  I just got my forth tattoo a month ago.  My first one is a ying yang though- the koi fish is a beatuiful variation on the ying yang.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 30, 2008 07:38:40 PM
Oh wow!!  that is really beautiful!!!  the artist did a wonderful job!!!   looks really good! 


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 30, 2008 08:01:54 PM
I love the koi yin yang!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: anneland22 on May 31, 2008 08:53:43 AM
very cool yin yang


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: lemon_yeye on May 31, 2008 11:29:44 AM
Well, this is my firts tatto, but not the last  ;). I get it in Rohan Tattoo in Barcelona. I hope you like it!!



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Oyhana on May 31, 2008 09:42:00 PM
Hi,

Just showing off my tattoo! 

This is right after it was done.  My arm looks kind of manly.

I love roses!



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Purelectricity on June 01, 2008 08:58:51 AM
This is my friend Patti's tattoo.  I'm posting it because I picked out the monkey and the letters are in my handwritting.  It is a tattoo in honor of her son (her little monkey) and it is in my handwritting because I am her sister from another mother :)



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: dreamfyre on June 01, 2008 09:14:37 PM


Sorry about the shirt straps in the way but most of it can be seen through them=)  I hope mine fits in well with the rest of the thread.  I love all of the work I have seen you guys post!  I cannot wait to get mine added to again.  I have plans for some victorianesque clock faces to go in probably on my shoulders.

The symbol on the left is a norse symbol that represents how a problem is always linked to it's solution, and those two can never be broken apart.  The filigree was hand drawn by the artist.  And of course the poor washed out fairy is a on the right side is a much older tattoo that wasn't done very well but I still love her.  She just needs some new color=)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 02, 2008 08:13:36 AM
oh .....beautiful!   It's almost like it's telling a story!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: clrowi on June 03, 2008 09:54:43 PM
love love love that tat of yours dreamfyre! I love the hand-drawn filigree, and that your tatt has a menaing! love


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: emmerlie-jay on June 04, 2008 05:29:42 AM
Oh my gosh!
Ive just looked through every page of this topic and i love it!
Everyone's tattoos are gorgeous and i especially love the ones that have a meaning,

Just wondering if anyone knew of any good tattoo artists in the Birmingham area, UK?
Im doing some research to find someone trusted and respected so my first tat turns out good :)
If anyone could help id be grateful,
thanks,
emily :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cardiganweather! on June 04, 2008 09:00:21 AM
this is my first tattoo-it's next to my left hip bone. it's really tiny but it means a lot to me. the j stands for my grandma who died last year from cancer. i think some day i'm going to add a small sparrow above it.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: usagi32211 on June 05, 2008 06:03:47 PM
I've been looking thru this thread for a while and finally decided to post my ink!  I got the kanji in August and the other one a month later.  You can kind of see my underwear imprint around my hips, so you can see how low on my back they are.  They're each about 8 inches tall.  They were done by a dear friend of mine here in town.



The kanji is 'usagi' or rabbit.  Usagi has been my online nickname for so long that it's become a part of me.  The cherry blossoms are from a conversation i had with a friend once where he was telling us what flowers best represented each of us.  He said something to the effect of "you're a sakura blossom because they're poisonous when they're immature".  I have a very bizarre sense of humor, and can come up with some very random, silly things at the drop of a hat.

The bunny is an usyagi from the manga Wish.  In the comic, they are God's messengers and deliver his words with flowers.  Once you receive the flower, the message appears in your head.  My grandmother passed away in 2001, and I wanted something to symbolize her.  It's carrying a violet, because Gramma's middle name was Viola, and my daughter's is Violet after her.  So it represents two very important women in my life.

The kanji has a wave of water behind it, and the usyagi has a little wind flowing.  I'm planning on doing something in the space between them that has to do with earth, but I haven't decided what yet.  I also have plans for several others, including a skull bunny on my stomach when I reach my weight loss goal of 20 pounds (only 11 to go!)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: PinkMafia on June 05, 2008 07:18:51 PM
what a cute tattoo usagi. i think it continuing up your spine would be beautiful!!! original idea.  :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Altair on June 06, 2008 06:10:30 PM
I've got three, but good pictures of only two. 

This is my first, on my ankle:




My second, it took 3 and a half hours:




Crappy picture of my third one.  It's a blacklight tattoo, so it has no color in normal light.  It glows under blacklight.  It's red in the picture because it's two or three days after I got it.



Hope you like!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: KylaStrong on June 06, 2008 06:18:27 PM
I love your second tat.  and I love black light tattoos, they are so neat.  Is that a Toki Doki hoodie I spy?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Altair on June 06, 2008 06:28:43 PM
It is!  Half price too, or I'd never have been able to get it. 

Countless children are enthralled by my soccer ball bombs and cows with machine guns...

Thanks, about the tats!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thekster on June 06, 2008 11:00:10 PM
Altair - Awesome, I'd love to see a pic of it under blacklight! BL tats excite me *sheepish grin*


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: clrowi on June 07, 2008 12:02:33 PM
Wow! I never thought I'd see a blacklight tat after the lecture my artist gave me on all the dangers involved! I am way too big of a sissy for that stuff. Does it glow really well?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: katherine83 on June 07, 2008 08:35:41 PM
This is the beginning of my 25th bday present to myself...



My artist is away in June so as soon as he's back in town I'll be calling him to set up another appointment.  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 08, 2008 09:25:18 AM
that's beautiful!  the green is really pretty!  buuuuuuuuuuttt......"YEEEEEOUCH!"


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: star_inmypocket on June 09, 2008 03:32:33 PM
Looking at this thread makes me want to get a tattoo so bad! .... must wait until after wedding... ) :

Katherine that's beautiful!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: emmsie-poo on June 12, 2008 02:30:21 AM
this is my tattoo, which i got a year ago in Missoula, MT at Altered Skin.  the original design is auspice maria, which means, "under the protection of mary," but i took the design and doodled around with it, adding a flower.  it's on the small of my back, between my back dimples.  i love love love it, and it makes me smile every time i catch a glimpse of it in a mirror.


the original doodle


and the fresh tat


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: usagi32211 on June 12, 2008 07:01:25 AM
That totally reminds me of Emily the Strange's cats.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Cringer on June 18, 2008 03:47:26 PM
yes it's her cat Sabbath. i love cats...and it was sooo cute!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lindsay517 on June 18, 2008 04:55:18 PM
I just spent the past hour going through every page of this thread. You guys have some amazing work!! I need to find a new artist in the Portland, OR area...anybody know a good one?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sweets4ever on June 18, 2008 09:06:19 PM
I just spent the past hour going through every page of this thread. You guys have some amazing work!! I need to find a new artist in the Portland, OR area...anybody know a good one?

One of our Moderators is in that area and has some amazing work done on her.  I'll see if she'll stop by here to pass the name along to ya!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kittykill on June 18, 2008 09:13:28 PM
I just spent the past hour going through every page of this thread. You guys have some amazing work!! I need to find a new artist in the Portland, OR area...anybody know a good one?

Matt Reed at Tigerlilly tattoo is the best ever! He is doing my arm piece (on my blog) and did my chest piece as well as my husband's tattoos. I would check him out. He seriously is the most amazing tattoo artist I have ever encountered.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sweets4ever on June 18, 2008 09:14:21 PM
Thanks, Kitty! :) :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lindsay517 on June 19, 2008 07:30:35 AM
I just spent the past hour going through every page of this thread. You guys have some amazing work!! I need to find a new artist in the Portland, OR area...anybody know a good one?

Matt Reed at Tigerlilly tattoo is the best ever! He is doing my arm piece (on my blog) and did my chest piece as well as my husband's tattoos. I would check him out. He seriously is the most amazing tattoo artist I have ever encountered.

I just snooped around on your blog..that arm piece is going to be amazing! Thanks for the info.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: batgirl on June 19, 2008 07:33:05 AM
I got my foot tattoo in Portland by Jennifer Billig at Atlas, she was fabulous. She did a gorgeous job covering a tricky piece and made my foot beautiful, and was also really sweet, professional and nice.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: LUBEE on June 19, 2008 04:17:26 PM
here is my new tattoo that i started yesterday...... this if five hours in.
the top left and the top right picture are the ashford elizabeth spinning wheel and ...i guess my spinster.

the bottom left is sheep buttons and thread(the bottom left is not a very good quality pic) and the right is an existing ball of yarn and knitting needles.
i think i will have two more sittings... sorry for the funky pics it is hard to take a pic of your own arm.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mandasbrighteyes on June 19, 2008 07:20:29 PM
holy cow thats awesome!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: LUBEE on June 20, 2008 08:58:32 AM
thanks!
i cant wait to get the color done!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: EmilyFlew on June 21, 2008 06:12:58 AM
That's gorgeous Lubee!! I love crafty tattoos so much!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: polkadotchas on June 24, 2008 10:07:38 PM
For the love of music... my first tatoo done 4-27-2008




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: ratface on June 27, 2008 02:52:19 AM
Newbie to the forum so I'll start off by showing my tatt!
It's a portrait of my old dog (my first puppy of my very own), who was put to sleep last year due to severe hip problems.
Sorry for the bad photo, my camera phone isn't great


First tatt, but I'm desperately eager for my second (just need to draw up a design now I have an idea of what I want, then find the money!)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on June 27, 2008 12:12:44 PM
Awesome, ratface! I want tat portraits of my dogs, too. Yours is pretty and simple. Was your doggy a GSD?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: ratface on June 27, 2008 12:17:48 PM
Yeah, the tattooist drew it up from this photo:


I was a bit 'meh' at first as I'd drawn up a design I wanted myself but he'd said it was too small, but said leave him to draw something up and when I went in to look at what he'd done I was amazed. Got in done right there and then and I love it  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on June 27, 2008 12:32:41 PM
How big is it, and where is it located, ratface?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: ratface on June 27, 2008 12:35:55 PM
Lower left of my belly, round towards the side, and about 3" tall
This shows the positioning better (my belly button is under the tape incase you're confused, a few people have been in the past!)



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: krazy4katz on June 27, 2008 01:20:46 PM
My son was wounded in Iraq on April 18th... his buddy that was with him was also his room mate and was killed int he same accident.....an IED hit their humvee.. His buddy's nickname was Captain America so Josh got this tattoo as a memorial tattoo... Lance's name is across the bottom and on one side it says KIA and the other April 18th 2008.. It took around 7 hours to do but it looks great...



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 27, 2008 01:28:13 PM
tell him it's a beautiful tattoo....I am sooo soo sorry for his loss and the families.  Tell him to take care and to be well and know my prayers are with him.  What a wonderful tribute to his friend..maybe can give him a bit of closure.  Meredith


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: dreamfyre on June 27, 2008 08:14:02 PM
what a wonderful way to remember those we have lost.  I love both the tattoos recently posted=)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Songs4Drowning on June 28, 2008 10:20:28 AM
Great ink! I have an appointment in five hours to go see my artist. I can't wait to see what she drew up!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: dirtyprettythings on June 28, 2008 03:45:45 PM
My first :). This is the best picture I have at the moment, I just got it yesterday. It's a bit below the middle of my back and is about the size of my hand. I love it!! There are a few tiny things I would change but that's because I'm a perfectionist but I'll get over it haha.






Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: whimsy10510 on June 28, 2008 07:23:44 PM
dirtyprettythings----
oh.
my.
god.
can you smell the envy from where you are?
GORGEOUS.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Bunny of DOOM! on June 28, 2008 07:48:16 PM
Excitement- i'm getting the outlines of my swallows tomorrow morning!! On the back of my arms!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: winstongang on June 28, 2008 08:01:20 PM
I can't believe I forgot to post my tattoo here, I've been reading this thread for a while! Here is my first, on my upper left arm.





Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: LauraCore on June 28, 2008 11:31:21 PM
There is a lot of beautiful body art here. It has been really inspiring to look though at other people's tattoos.

So here is mine. The words say "Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt" which is from Slaughterhouse 5 by Vonnegut and it also appears in the Breakfast of Champions by the same author. This quote just has a lot of meaning for me. The font was custom by my artist.




I am wearing a dress in these photos, I swear! haha.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: dirtyprettythings on June 29, 2008 05:26:42 AM
dirtyprettythings----
oh.
my.
god.
can you smell the envy from where you are?
GORGEOUS.

haha why yes, yes I can  ;D  thanks!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Uniqueworn on June 29, 2008 06:20:23 AM
I just got this yesterday, on my Birthday! It is just the outline for now, i think when i get it colored in i may make the mushrooms mario style. I have wanted a unicorn tattoo FOREVER! But instead of a single image, i went with this more interesting piece, the theme is magic and alchemy, spot the mortar and pestle and the dandelions?




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thingwraith on June 29, 2008 10:40:54 AM
Wow, there are some really beautiful tattoos here on craftster!!   :o

I'm pretty sure I posted in the original "show your tattoos" thread, but I've gotten several new tats since then (with several more in the works...) and thought I'd just post again :D

From oldest to newest:



This is one that I drew myself.  It's on my right shoulder blade.  It's a cover-up of an old home tattoo.  13 is my lucky number, and I like bats, so....yeah. ^^



This is another cover-up (underneath it is my first-ever tattoo...a tiny ankh done at home by an old boyfriend when I was 16...lol).  It's the Zanarkand Abes symbol from Final Fantasy X and X-2.  I'll be getting this covered with a half sleeve before too long.  It's not that I don't like it, I'd just prefer to have the whole area covered, and what I want doesn't really go with the Zanarkand tat. ^^  This is a really old pic, btw...I've lost a lot of weight and had breast reduction surgery since then. lol.  sorry, TMI. ^^;;;



My Dark Mark, and "myaku" kanji.  Myaku is a song by my favourite band, Dir en grey.

There's a tattoo on the back of my neck of a raven wearing a crown, but I can't find a picture of it.  My husband did this as his first tattoo when he was apprenticing a few years ago. :)


My knuckle tattoos!  I love these so much!!  The text reads Amor Fati, which you can read about here if you are interested:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amor_fati

Here are some pics of the half sleeve on my right arm:



The geisha with the lion is from an ukiyoe tarot deck, and is that deck's depiction of the strength card.  I have read tarot for almost 20 years, and the strength card has personal significance to me.  Also, I've been in love with all things Japanese for as long as I can remember. ^^
All of the cherry blossoms and branches were free-hand drawn right onto my arm by my tattoo artist.



The text here reads "oboete iru no deshou?" and means "don't you remember?".
It is a line from the song "OBSCURE" by Dir en grey. :)



Above my old myaku tattoo, left to right:
"saku" (new moon)--another Dir en grey song.
Next to that is the symbol for the band MUCC. 
The kanji below the myaku tat is "kodou" (heartbeat), and is also a Dir en grey song.  Yes, I really love Dir en grey.  ;D

Finally, here is my "tramp stamp" (haha...and please disregard my enormously swollen backside...I had just had the tattoo done when this pic was taken!):



My tattoo artist designed this image of a traditional Oni crossed with a hannya.  I brought her several reference pictures and a lengthy, rambling verbal description of what I wanted, and she came up with this on her first go, and it is exactly what I wanted!  The text underneath reads "Oni ni kanabou", which means "Oni with an iron club", and is an old saying meaning to be undefeatable, or to possess strength beyond strength.  I was very excited to get this tatoo, and it's probably my favourite of all of them.  However, the kanji on my banner is wrong.  Why is the wrong kanji now permanently on my body? Long story. I'll try to be brief.
When I first discussed this tattoo with Kristie (my artist), I had the sentence written with two different kanji. Both read "kanabou", and as far as I can tell, both mean a metal rod. I gave them both to her with the reference pics, and said I wanted to ask my friend (who lives in Japan and is a renowned Japanese-English translator) which kanji should be used for the sentence. I did, and he told me, and the next time I saw Kristie I told her which one we should use. I watched her take the incorrect paper out of her folder, and I thought she threw it away. Guess not. But anyway, when I went in to get the tattoo done my dumb ass was so excited about the drawing she did that I didn't double check the kanji...I just assumed it was correct because I thought she got rid of the other paper. And then I never got a good look at the kanji in the tattoo until I looked at the picture above, which my husband took the day after it was done (cause, y'know, it's kinda hard to look at your own ass :P). Had I taken the time to actually look at the text on the drawing I would have known right away it was the wrong character (it's only the first half of kanabou that's wrong). So yeah. It could be A LOT worse. I mean, it could say something totally incorrect or just nonsensical. But, dang. I'm dumb as hell.  ::)

Anyway, sorry for the excessively pic heavy and rambly post...I felt I ought to explain the wrong text on my Oni tattoo.  When I got this done and posted it on Livejournal, a number of people were pointing out that it was wrong (which I already knew), so I just thought I'd explain in advance here. ^^;;


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sk8grll on June 29, 2008 01:40:16 PM
thingwraith i love your tattoos and i LOVE DIR EN GREY!
i am actually wearing a dir en grey tshirt right now that i made :)

i haven't heard myaku but saki, kodou and obscure are amazing songs :]

is 'kodou' the two symbols (letters?) under the faded symbol (letter? haha) :Þ
(in this pic)

http://a64.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/56/l_fcbe959997ccb01018a2e4267ffb7a37.jpg


asdf, i just love it when i find someone elce that loves that band, (only one other person i know here in iceland) :P do you like other j rock too? i listen a lot to malice mizer, gazette and moi dix mois ;D


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Post by: thingwraith on June 29, 2008 01:59:05 PM
sk8grll:  Yay! ^_^  It's always cool to find another Diru fan!  Mostly when I am asked about my tattoos and start explaining, people kind of glaze over because they have no idea what I'm talking about. ^^;;

Myaku is an old song from the album "MACABRE".  It's a very good song, and album. :D
I have been listening to Diru 10 years as of this coming fall, so yeah....I'm old, though. ^^;

Yep, the bottom two kanji in that pic are kodou.
And yes, I listen to a lot of other Japanese bands!  ;D  I have a last.fm page (http://www.last.fm/user/thingwraith) where you can see what I listen to a lot.  I don't know anyone else in my town that likes J-rock, but I know there are a lot of fans in the area because there is always a big turn out at any J-rock show in Chicago or anywhere around here.
Oddly enough, there is an Icelandic band that I like!  Are you familiar with Sólstafir?  They're really great.   ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sk8grll on June 29, 2008 03:37:04 PM
sk8grll:  Yay! ^_^  It's always cool to find another Diru fan!  Mostly when I am asked about my tattoos and start explaining, people kind of glaze over because they have no idea what I'm talking about. ^^;;

Myaku is an old song from the album "MACABRE".  It's a very good song, and album. :D
I have been listening to Diru 10 years as of this coming fall, so yeah....I'm old, though. ^^;

Yep, the bottom two kanji in that pic are kodou.
And yes, I listen to a lot of other Japanese bands!  ;D  I have a last.fm page (http://www.last.fm/user/thingwraith) where you can see what I listen to a lot.  I don't know anyone else in my town that likes J-rock, but I know there are a lot of fans in the area because there is always a big turn out at any J-rock show in Chicago or anywhere around here.
Oddly enough, there is an Icelandic band that I like!  Are you familiar with Sólstafir?  They're really great.   ;D

oh cool, i mostly listen to withering to death and six ugly (i love bio shin haha) and there was another album too.. or was that gazette? sometimes i mix them up >.>

the only person i know that likes j rock is my friend who made me listen to it in the first place haha.

i've never heard of sólstafir! which is weird since supposedly i live here lol.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thingwraith on June 29, 2008 08:14:43 PM
and there was another album too..

You said you liked OBSCURE, so maybe it was Vulgar? ^^

Sólstafir are sort of a viking metal band, but they're pretty different compared to other bands that are considered "viking metal".  ^^


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on June 29, 2008 08:25:56 PM
my favorite kind of topic  ;D

very first tattoo, a butterfly (how cliché):


second, a pentacle (I think you can guess why...):


third, a fairy, fourth, an ankh:


fifth, leopard spots (anyone who is a fan of the Kingdom Hearts series might be able to spot my homage to the game):


sixth, a Greek key armband (homage to the video game God of War and my love of Greek mythology):


seventh, a...thing (homage to the manga/anime Chobits and 2000 [00] is my graduation year from high school):


eighth, a half sleeve representing my favorite season (fall) and an homage to another video game I love called Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly.  plus, the butterflies each have a letter representing my parents and I (I've had more done on this since this picture was taken, but it's just not quite done yet):



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: psyche on June 29, 2008 09:06:49 PM
Uniqueworn, your tattoo just makes me smile! I hope you'll post when you've got it coloured in!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thingwraith on June 29, 2008 10:07:18 PM
Kingdom hearts!!!  ;D <3 <3


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on June 29, 2008 10:09:18 PM
Kingdom hearts!!!  ;D <3 <3

I was thinking of going bigger and more detailed by getting 2 Keyblades (a different one on each inner forearm).  but then I got the armband and the sleeve.  still thinking about criss crossed Keyblades on my back.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thingwraith on June 29, 2008 10:13:44 PM
I was totally gonna do a KH themed tattoo with a heart and keyblades and a banner with some text on my lower back before I thought of getting the Oni.  KH has some really great imagery ^__^


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sk8grll on June 30, 2008 03:43:33 AM
and there was another album too..

You said you liked OBSCURE, so maybe it was Vulgar? ^^

Sólstafir are sort of a viking metal band, but they're pretty different compared to other bands that are considered "viking metal".  ^^

yes it was vulgar! : D

btw, something i was going to say in my other message: i know what you mean about people glazing over, lol, i can talk non-stop about dyeing hair, different types of dye and how they affect your hair and blah blah. :Þ


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thingwraith on June 30, 2008 07:35:27 AM
btw, something i was going to say in my other message: i know what you mean about people glazing over, lol, i can talk non-stop about dyeing hair, different types of dye and how they affect your hair and blah blah. :Þ
Haha...seriously!  Usually people have completely tuned me out within less than a minute. ^_^;;  My poor husband has to listen to so many boring things from me, I'm surprised he hasn't lost brain cells by now.   :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Songs4Drowning on June 30, 2008 03:43:49 PM
Finally got pics of it so far. I got in for another sitting on July 13th to finish the shading and colors. The roses were done in the style that I'd drawn them in my sketchbook (with seriously cleaner lines than how I draw) and the bears are based on what I had sketched out but she made them look about seven billion times better.  I asked for a locked zombie heart and I'm totally in love with it, too. I can't wait to heal so I can see the lime green in it's glory. I took these pictures this morning, the piece is a few days old and scabbing over. I'll definately be posting when I get the rest colored/shaded and then when the whole thing is healed! It's a memorial tattoo. My mother's first tattoo was of two tiny teddy bears that look like the Snuggle bear holding a red heart between the two of them. I took the basic premise and made the design my own, so that me and momma have the same first tattoos, with just a bit of a vision discrepancy, which was always the case between the two of us. =P As prim as I thought my mom to be, I think she'd really like my first ink.

My tattoo artist, Samantha at Mystical Illusions in Oklahoma City. We caught her in a goofy moment.


My chest before the ink:


And this morning!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on June 30, 2008 03:55:26 PM
Wow! That's so unique!  I can't wait to see the Teddy bears when they're finished :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kissbangdie on June 30, 2008 06:01:39 PM
wow.
there is some really amazing artwork on here.

i love mine,
but it's not nearly as detailed or intricate as some of the other ones.
oh well, it's all mine. =D!

16th birthday present.
i decided i wanted a hummingbird and a flower for my first tattoo right above my ankle when i was 4.
my mom got her first tattoo (now she has 3) when i was 4, and i wanted to be just like my mom and get a tattoo, such a cute little girl i was. =P




forgot:
done about 8 months ago at marked for life in warren mi by dave.
he's amazing!

and i totally can't wait till i get another one in a year!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thingwraith on June 30, 2008 06:55:20 PM
Songs4Drowning:  That's seriously cool and so unique!  I love memorial tattoos with sweet stories behind them like yours. <3

kissbangdie:  My first tattoo was at 16, too.....er, almost 16 years ago now, lol. :P
I like your hummingbird...we always had hummingbird feeders when I was little and I used to watch them and have always loved them since then. ^_^


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kittykill on June 30, 2008 07:32:11 PM
This is my work in progress. I have one more sitting to go for shading and color. It's gonna end up being a half sleeve and I love it more and more each day.





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Post by: thingwraith on June 30, 2008 07:40:03 PM
kittykill, that is awesome, awesome, awesome!!!  I love everything about it, especially the bird and the pretty lady at the top.  ^_^


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: I Sew Cute on June 30, 2008 08:05:06 PM
Details Kittykill...Pah-leeze!  :o Where'd you get it done & where did you come up with the image...so coy & crafty! If I put ink in my skin....I'd only wish it would come out half as good as yours is!  ;D
Simply STUNNING!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kittykill on June 30, 2008 08:18:51 PM
Details Kittykill...Pah-leeze!  :o Where'd you get it done & where did you come up with the image...so coy & crafty! If I put ink in my skin....I'd only wish it would come out half as good as yours is!  ;D
Simply STUNNING!


Thanks everybody~
I got her done at Tigerlilly Tattoo in Portland, OR by Matt Reed. I knew I wanted something kind of pin up and I love crows and wanted something to do with embroidery so I told Matt that's what I wanted-he came up with the rest. He researched stuff and looked at my other tattoos to tie it in and that's about it.I wish I had more to do with it but I just told him to go for it and I'm sure I would like it.  My one rule was she had to have black hair and be kinda chesty ;) I am always wearing my pj's so she is wearing pj's. I just trusted him to make me something beautiful.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: psyche on June 30, 2008 09:11:44 PM
Ooh.. kittykill, that's beautiful!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Songs4Drowning on June 30, 2008 09:30:17 PM
Thanks guys... and OMG kittykill.... So gorgeous. I adore crafty tattoos, your's is tops!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Bunny of DOOM! on July 01, 2008 02:45:53 AM
Got my beautiful swallows yesterday & i am SOOOO happy with them! Not getting coloured for 4 weeks, i'll die waiting!!





Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Songs4Drowning on July 01, 2008 05:43:53 AM
The bows on those swallows are adorable. <3
I understand how you feel about the wait. It's agonizing!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: I Sew Cute on July 01, 2008 05:51:23 AM
Guess I'll be coming to Oregon then!  ;D
'Tis mighty fine!

& Bunny...great idea to have mirror images on each arm! They've got sweet faces! ;) Post again when they're colored! Love to see them! :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kittykill on July 01, 2008 08:52:25 AM
The waiting is the hardest part. It really is!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thekster on July 01, 2008 09:52:08 AM
Awww those birds are really pretty! I don't know why, but I've fallen in love with them.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mommadear on July 01, 2008 02:01:55 PM
18th birthday present  :D



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: hotbettie on July 01, 2008 02:43:06 PM
mommadear the wings are beautiful!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kissbangdie on July 01, 2008 04:29:09 PM
mommadear, your wings are gorgeous. i love them.

bunny, your's are so cute. i really like them too!

i'm jealous of all the cool tattoos on here.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: atomickim on July 01, 2008 05:02:09 PM
i just got my first tattoo on saturday! i got some atomic starbursts on the inside of my left forearm

i cant wait till its all healed so it wont look so gross

theres a story about this shakey lines.. :D i asked my boyfriend to go over the lines on the paper because they were very faint because our printer sucks..well i guess he cant draw a straight line =P so they were shakey..but as i looked at it.. i loved it haha..my tattoo artist didnt. he said he never worked so hard to make shakey lines  :D

i already want to get more! ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Red Paint on July 01, 2008 05:46:17 PM
Wow, such great art here!  Kittykill, AMAZING arm, it's so gorgeous!  I'm also a big fan of Bunny of doom's swallows -- very cute.  I love the colors & design of your bursts, atomickim - very fun design.

Aaaaand I'm out of adjectives.

Thanks for posting, everybody, I LOVE this thread!

I got my crafty tattoo over the weekend and I'm sooooooo excited to post a picture, but I'm trying to hold off until it's all healed.




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kittykill on July 01, 2008 06:01:55 PM
Thanks!
I love the atomic starbursts! They are so cute and great placement.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: I Sew Cute on July 02, 2008 05:16:39 AM
The wings are so lovely! An excellent present I must say! ;D

The atomic bursts just make me happy! I love those things...shaky or not...it's all good!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mandasbrighteyes on July 02, 2008 08:31:07 AM
omg the atomic tattoo is awesome!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thingwraith on July 02, 2008 08:55:48 AM
atomickim, what a cool idea...I love your atomic tats! :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Red Paint on July 02, 2008 10:37:33 PM
Okay, I can't wait 'til it heals, I'll post pics anyway (the drop shadow is still a bit red, but I just can't wait to post pics)  --

From "She's Crafty" by the Beastie Boys:
"She's crafty - she gets around
She's crafty - she's always down
She's crafty - she's got a gripe
She's crafty - and she's just my type
She's crafty"

Yes, indeed.  From the same song: "The girl is crafty like ice is cold!"





And my feet together (pencil & needle not really to scale with each other.  Oh well!)
(when the right foot was fresher: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12114.msg1383034#msg1383034)


If anyone is in the pacific northwest (more specifically, Seattle), Erika @ Slave to the Needle (Ballard) is AMAZING. I'm so excited to go back to her for more!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: I Sew Cute on July 03, 2008 04:59:54 AM
Ooooo...Red Paint...I see why you couldn't wait to show off those babies! Very nice indeed!  ;D  I've been wanting to make some things with those quotes too. If you're in a bad mood, you won't be for long while listening to that song! ::)

Erika is a great artist! ;)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: MidwestDiva on July 03, 2008 05:23:51 AM
that is a great looking tattoo!  the need with the shaddow under it really looks great!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kittykill on July 03, 2008 06:55:07 AM
Cute! I love it!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Snootzie on July 03, 2008 09:10:23 AM
Red Paint- those are amazing!  I am currently debating on what I want to do for my forth tattoo.  I have three, but one was awful, so I had it covered.  So you can only really see two of my three tattoos, but I still say I have three... anyway, I hadn't thought of doing something like this, but now I am having all kinds of great thoughts!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: roxybadoxy on July 03, 2008 09:31:44 AM
Red Paint - your tat is so freaking adorable! i love it! i was really debating on getting something done on my foot. would you say it's hard to wear shoes or flip flops? i'm really curious. but great tattoo!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Red Paint on July 03, 2008 05:59:16 PM
Red Paint - your tat is so freaking adorable! i love it! i was really debating on getting something done on my foot. would you say it's hard to wear shoes or flip flops? i'm really curious. but great tattoo!

Thanks!

I went barefoot for 2 days after the tattoo and was pleasantly surprised that socks & shoes for going back to work on day 3 weren't irritating at all (I do have comfy shoes, though). It helps that I didn't have a large solid area of ink. There's a bit of rubbing during the healing stage with flip-flops for the location I got, but mine are closer to the toes than a lot of foot tattoos.   

Unfortunately, some of my flip-flops completely cover the pencil and needle, but that just means I've gotta buy new shoes to show 'em off.  :)   (No problem whatsoever with wearing shoes/flip-flops after 2-3 wks of healing)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: runyerpockets77 on July 04, 2008 08:26:35 PM
Red Paint: I'm just happy to see a Beastie boys tattoo.  Thats awesome.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: rainbowmeow on July 06, 2008 09:37:47 PM
This is on my inner forearm.  It's about 2 inches across and about 2 1/2 years old.   I really like it because it's so simple and I love stars.    I hope to get more someday... when I have more money.  This one cost me way more than I think it should have, but I think it's just because of the actual shop's reputation.  I think it looks nice, so if I go back there, I'll just have to fork over the dough.  In the picture, the space in between the outside and inside star is actually blank.  The picture makes it looks a little shaded.  And it really is completely even!  It's hard to take a picture of your own arm!  ;D



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: polaris082411 on July 07, 2008 09:28:41 PM
 ;D I like the hairstyle, it is so cool


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mommadear on July 11, 2008 09:16:54 AM
The wings are so lovely! An excellent present I must say! ;D

The atomic bursts just make me happy! I love those things...shaky or not...it's all good!

Thank you!! I must say it has been my favorite present yet  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Inigo Vane on July 13, 2008 05:39:55 PM
So magical


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kiden2 on July 14, 2008 12:18:13 PM
This is my third, and favorite, tattoo.  It's on my left inner forearm.  The picture is an illustration from the book The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White.  It's the first book my dad read to me, so it's really special to me.

Sorry for the blurriness.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: elmpixie on July 14, 2008 12:34:46 PM
I LOVE the trumpeter swan... that was one of my favorite books as a child. 

great tattoo! it looks amazing.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kittykill on July 14, 2008 01:53:23 PM
Here's some shading I got done last week. One more sitting and she's done.







Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Robotragicomedy on July 14, 2008 06:24:01 PM
Wow, kittykill and kiden! Those are lovely!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thebeatcowboy on July 14, 2008 06:45:41 PM
Kittykill: best.  craft.  tattoo.  ever.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sf craftster on July 15, 2008 03:38:33 PM
finally getting around to posting my tattoos. i was waiting until my latest, large piece was finished.

this is my first tattoo. 18 years old, what can i say? it's on my lower back. i think they call them a "tramp stamp" now? at the time, i was obsessed with stars and like everyone, i thought i liked stars before stars were "cool", right??

(tattoo revolution, redlands, ca. artist unknown.)

this was my second tattoo. it's the flame from the movie foxfire. i was a big angelina jolie fan, back when she was actually doing decent films. the movie and the book, which is better, really spoke to me about female independence. this one is on the outside of my right breast. sorry it's so blurry!

(location and artist unsure. remember when you used to just walk in??)

third tattoo. i actually folded the crane and my roommate drew it in illustrator to get just the lines. she has one too, on the inside of her right wrist. slightly smaller. i love japanese imagery and my mom, who lived in japan, taught me to make cranes when i was young. it was both a friendship and a good luck tattoo.

up close


and to show location:

(everlasting tattoo, san francisco. henry - he's no longer there.)

and the latest and greatest. this is a very very symbolic one for me. it's representative of my family. my mom learned ikebana when she was in japan (she's my crafty inspiration) and this is a traditional ikebana design (though the flowers aren't, really). the calla lily is for my grandfather who passed away at 101 years old and was truly the patriarch of my family. the rose is for my mom. it's a 'double delight' rose - my mom's favorite. the five morning glories are for myself and my four siblings. and the blossoms are mostly filler, but my niece and nephew have already decided which ones they get to be :)

sorry for the awkward image, it's a, um, sensitive location. and i had to brighten it up a bit, so i hope it's not too weird.


and this is to show a different view...

(everlasting tattoo, san francisco. justin http://www.everlastingtattoo.com/)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Songs4Drowning on July 15, 2008 04:38:08 PM
I just really love that crane, for some strange reason. It's very unique.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spirals420 on July 15, 2008 05:37:20 PM
that crane is amazing. what a great unique idea! and that larger side piece is AMAZING!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jrsloane1 on July 15, 2008 06:39:33 PM
i really love that crane...its so unique.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: hotbettie on July 16, 2008 12:59:52 AM
All of your tattoos are beautiful. And I love that you got the flame from Foxfire. I love that movie, too!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: melissafairy08 on July 16, 2008 04:26:58 PM
I have wanted fairy wings on my back since I was in High School. It only took me 10 years to find the perfect ones. They are from Brian Froud's "World of Faeire", my tattoo artist and I are going to be able to show them to him IN PERSON at Faerieworlds August 1st-3rd in Eugene OR. I am so so so in love with them. They aren't quite finished yet, but they are good for now. :)


Just realized I should credit my artist....

The wings were done by Lisa Schmoldt, owner of Otherside Ink in Port Charlotte FL.

http://othersideink.com/ (http://othersideink.com/)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: ladyquestra on July 16, 2008 04:43:54 PM
This is absolutely exquisite, definitely worth the wait to find the perfect one.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spirals420 on July 16, 2008 06:07:15 PM
gorgeous wings!!!! so beautiful....


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: TMommy on July 16, 2008 09:29:48 PM
That is amazing work! I love it  :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: melissafairy08 on July 17, 2008 09:36:04 AM
SF Craftster-Your side piece is phenomenal!! I like that spot, but it hurts!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: fleece_fanatic on July 19, 2008 01:51:01 PM
This is a tattoo that me and my two best friends got after we graduated high school. It means a lot. Each butterfly represents one of us and how far we have gone from the safety net of home. The blue one is me, I'm the shortest and I'm going back home to visit constantly. The red one is my friend Karen, she likes to be on her own but knows she still needs mom. And the green one is my friend Lindsay who joined the army out of high school. She was in Germany for a while but is now in Iraq. lol she's also the tallest, hence the bigger butterfly. It was my idea to get the tattoo and took a little convincing of the other two. Karen still hasn't told her mom that she has it and it's been 2 yrs! But we all got it on our lower left back.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mandasbrighteyes on July 20, 2008 08:54:15 AM
thats too cute! i love it when people get tattoos with meanings


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: PrincessJazz on July 21, 2008 04:09:07 PM
I like that butterfly/jar tattoo.  I like friends' tattoos - especially three way ones.

Jazz


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: misscleary on July 22, 2008 02:30:22 PM
I have too many to post all but these are some of my favorite pieces.....







The best.. Babak!!!




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: missmuffcake on July 23, 2008 05:29:17 PM
Newest one, I am going for a color touch up since it has healed. Next up is Cat Bus!







Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: rainbowmeow on July 23, 2008 08:18:48 PM
Awesome!  I love Totoro!  I was hoping to someday just get his smile outlined.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on July 23, 2008 08:23:06 PM
Love the crest!  I've been wanting to get my family's for a while now.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: meepum on July 24, 2008 10:52:30 AM
SO FAR... newest session Yesterday, 7/23/08 (3rd session)



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mandasbrighteyes on July 24, 2008 02:30:44 PM
omg beautiful! what is it?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Songs4Drowning on July 24, 2008 02:31:24 PM
Yay! Missmuffcake, he's cute!

And meepum...wow. Just...wow. I have no idea what it is, but it looks badass. Are the yellow pieces...teeth?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: melissafairy08 on July 24, 2008 02:32:05 PM
Oh my goodness that is amazing!!!! A dragon right?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: fleece_fanatic on July 24, 2008 06:36:17 PM
It looks like a bio-mechanical spine. It looks really good (and really painful! lol)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: meepum on July 24, 2008 06:51:59 PM
omg beautiful! what is it?
Yay! Missmuffcake, he's cute!

And meepum...wow. Just...wow. I have no idea what it is, but it looks badass. Are the yellow pieces...teeth?
Oh my goodness that is amazing!!!! A dragon right?
It looks like a bio-mechanical spine. It looks really good (and really painful! lol)
OMG fleece_fanatic I LOVE YOU FOR KNOWING WHAT IT IS. YOU ARE AWESOME.

So yeah. Really painful, about 10.5 hours so far.

This is my first tattoo... I know I'm dumb lol.

Bio- as in biological and mechanic as in mechanical = biomech. Which is what my artist, Jeff Croci, specializes in :D

www.jeffcrocitattoo.com

So it is a bio-mechanical spine. I love Tool and after seeing Maynard's tattoo, I knew I had to have some sort of spine on my spine (because I'm cool like that lol) and Jeff came up with this and it's pretty amazing :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spirals420 on July 24, 2008 08:17:21 PM
yes! i knew it was a spine! very cool!!!!  mmmmmmmmmmmmm maynard. nice inspiration.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: meepum on July 25, 2008 07:58:39 AM
yes! i knew it was a spine! very cool!!!!  mmmmmmmmmmmmm maynard. nice inspiration.

you know we love our man ;)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: EowynUlysses on July 25, 2008 05:57:02 PM
Wow, there is a lot of amazing work in this thread! (I know it's been said, but it's just so true.  ;))

Here is my first tattoo, I just got in on Saturday.



Anna at Stain Tattoo in Knoxville, TN did it and really improved upon my original design. It's right under my collarbone (my hand covers it when I say the pledge) and hurt so much. Still, I think it was worth it. It's been less than a week and I am so in love with it!

The tulips represent some I saw when I was in Edinburgh, three summers ago. I just fell in love with the city and how I felt about myself when I was there. (I took the train up from Cambridge all by myself. I was in a foreign country all alone and I felt like I could take on the world.) Yin yangs are about balance, which I sometimes struggle with. Also, Edinburgh struck me as a balance of ancient and modern, civilization and untamed wilderness. The quote ("Always roaming with a hungry heart") is from my favorite poem, Ulysses[/i} by Tennyson. It's about traveling and never settling, to always strive to make the changes I want to see in the world. My friend was going to go with me to get it done, but I ended up going by myself. It's rather fitting that it turned out that way, I think.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cupcakecarnivore on July 25, 2008 10:40:48 PM


my latest. for my grandfather...he's probably going to be pissed when he sees it.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sweets4ever on July 30, 2008 04:32:50 AM
I've removed the last few comments as the original poster decided to remove his/her post.

Carry on...


Thanks, all! :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: BunnyTuTu on July 30, 2008 02:05:54 PM
Wow, just been catching up from where I left off, there are so many good pieces out there!!

I'm so tempted to get another one now ... I was thinking a unicorn with a tribal design behind it, as it would go with the two I have at the moment ... but I'm not sure .... I'm too broke to have any more tats atm :(



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: numbcarnelian on August 04, 2008 06:00:51 AM
Here's 3/5:




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thekster on August 04, 2008 11:21:36 AM
Sun, moon, and what's the third one? Looks kinda like a lizard or a dinosaur or something, but I can't tell.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on August 04, 2008 04:25:57 PM
The lizzard's awesome... and so are your glasses  :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: numbcarnelian on August 05, 2008 05:19:08 AM
thanks you two! it is a lizard ;) my ode to the Lizard King...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: missjesswinkwink on August 05, 2008 09:06:33 PM
my latest. for my grandfather...he's probably going to be pissed when he sees it.

Heh heh - I'm getting 2 pinups on my forearms for my grandmothers... i have a feeling they will react the same way. This cracked me up!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: darkdiva on August 06, 2008 07:15:38 AM
I had the same reaction with my grandfather. When my Grandmother died I got my tattoo to symbolize them both...couldn't have one with out the other. Though he thought the sentiment was sweet he could not understand why I would "deform" (his words really) myself that way. I smiled and said because I wanted to carry them around with me everywhere. He smiled and said though he could not understand it he did think I was great.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thekster on August 06, 2008 09:10:40 AM
I got my tat to represent my dad, even though I know he hated tattoos. If he was alive, I can just imagine the kind of looks he would have given me hahaha


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: LUBEE on August 10, 2008 12:27:53 PM
here is some work that i got done on my craft sleeve


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on August 10, 2008 02:05:55 PM
CRAFT SLEEVES FTW!

I love the little pink thread spool.  Okay, what the hell- I love it all.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: LUBEE on August 10, 2008 06:05:12 PM
thanks ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: polaris082411 on August 11, 2008 02:06:46 AM
i love the pink one!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: crazy4bags on August 12, 2008 08:37:15 PM
OMG what freakin awesome tattos you all have!!! Melissafairy mine are along the same lines as yours.  I was always pretending to be a fairy when I was little and I've always wanted wings.
ok so I'm still a nube and can't post pics.  These were my wedding present designed by hubby.  
the only pic I have is from the wedding.  
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/p_unkrockprincess/for%20sale/Dawn3.jpg

These are number 3 and I have a list of about 10 more I wanna get.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: tiffanyjean on August 13, 2008 02:41:33 AM
Hey all-
Everyone on this post and the original one have some really beautiful tats!

I'm curious if anyone can recommend a good shop and artist on the island of Oahu, HI. I'm looking to get my first, but want to go someplace thats good- i've been looking for just a month or so- and a bunch of the places i've seen are kinda skeezy.  :-\

Any help is much appreciated!

Aloha!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sweets4ever on August 13, 2008 05:12:28 AM
Hey all-
Everyone on this post and the original one have some really beautiful tats!

I'm curious if anyone can recommend a good shop and artist on the island of Oahu, HI. I'm looking to get my first, but want to go someplace thats good- i've been looking for just a month or so- and a bunch of the places i've seen are kinda skeezy.  :-\

Any help is much appreciated!

Aloha!

You might want to post a new thread on the Hawaii board https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=123.0 and see if anyone has any ideas for you.

Also, PinkMafia lives there and has BEAUTIFUL tattoos, so you might want to PM her (unless she reads this post before you have a chance ;)).


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: piratecore on August 13, 2008 09:16:20 AM
i dont know about Oahu, but we had a great experience at Chrome Lotus on Maui. both my husband and i.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: PinkMafia on August 13, 2008 12:31:43 PM
There are so many great artists here!!

Amy- Tatoolicious in Honolulu. Amazing artist, she's tattooed a lot of my friends as well.
Tim Goodman (featured in tattoo magazines)- Odyssey Tattoo Gallery in Wahiawa or Kailua
Mike Ledger (the BEST on the island but has a 2 year wait list)
Billy (did a lot of my friends, really good)- 808 Tattoo in Kaneohe
There is a guy named Lucky who I want to check out. I'm not sure where he works but he is AMAZING!! His art is up at the Mercury Bar so it probably says there. I'll be there this weekend and look. :D

Good luck!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: tiffanyjean on August 15, 2008 02:05:06 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions pinkmafia! I'm in Wahiawa and have driven past odessy- wasn't too sure about it; I'm definatly going to go check it out! Plus I tottaly forgot about 808- my husbands co-worker has gotten all of hers done there.

Tiff


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: PinkMafia on August 15, 2008 06:47:50 PM
No problem! I have a tattoo from odyssey and its my favorite!! Tim is amazing!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: GBkittyKat on August 16, 2008 01:36:56 PM
Lets see I have 5 tats, I think I have pics of all of them somewhere...

this is my anklet- batty-bats, my most favorite things in the world...right after black cats


This is my latest one.  It's kanji for Rabbit which is my fiancee's nickname.  He kinda got weirded out when I first showed it to him but now he loves it.


I got this design off an Imperial Leather CD


So then Rabbit (He has like 8 others which we can post at a later date...)went out and got the bad-ass daddy of my tattoo off the other Imperial Leather CD


I have two more but they're trapped on my camera and I haven't found the usb cable since our move so they'll have to wait




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: usagi32211 on August 17, 2008 09:58:59 AM
Yeah!  Another usagi tattoo!  And I love that it's for a guy's nickname.   ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Domitilla on August 17, 2008 10:26:54 AM
I love love love the anklet bats tattoo! And I luv bats too!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: GBkittyKat on August 17, 2008 09:26:09 PM
Yeah!  Another usagi tattoo!  And I love that it's for a guy's nickname.   ;D

Aww, yours is cute!  Mine needs some work done.  The guy charged me way too much for something so small (and took two minutes to do) and made me wait an hour before he was 'ready' when we were the only two people in the shop.  It needs ornamentation work of some sort as well but I love it cause it's for my babby.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: KissyJo on August 18, 2008 07:51:54 AM
my back is currently a work in process.... the ravens are my newest addtition.
done by Rik @
http://www.myspace.com/roustabouttattoo 


newest:


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spirals420 on August 18, 2008 08:29:07 AM
gorgeous ravens... abd i love the spiral of life


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: usagi32211 on August 18, 2008 11:23:50 AM
Aww, yours is cute!  Mine needs some work done.  The guy charged me way too much for something so small (and took two minutes to do) and made me wait an hour before he was 'ready' when we were the only two people in the shop.  It needs ornamentation work of some sort as well but I love it cause it's for my babby.

I originally planned on just getting the kanji since it was my first tat and I was nervous.  I went to a good friend to have it done, and she said she couldn't let me leave with only a little bit of black ink, especially when $65 is their minimum.  So she fancied it up for me and I was very pleased with it.  She tried to talk me into putting carrots all around it, but I shot that down. XD


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: GBkittyKat on August 19, 2008 08:48:43 AM
I love the ravens!  Very nice =)


I just found the perfect little white rabbit design to add to my kanji, I'll get that done..someday


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Petit-Bijoux on August 19, 2008 12:52:52 PM
Thismade it is my first tatoo!!!!

I made it 3 days ago!! I love it!!! I would like to continue this one, or make a new one...

This is sakura flowers or cherrie flowers.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: KissyJo on August 19, 2008 02:04:07 PM
gorgeous ravens... abd i love the spiral of life
I love the ravens!  Very nice =)

thank you both so much. ive already got my other shoulder planned out then its on to the tree of life


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: zuliblu on August 20, 2008 09:44:33 AM
So this tatoo is 16 years old and probably due for a color touch-up. I am getting another one in February, on the four year anniversary of my son Matthew's passing  :-[.  He was a skateboarder, any ideas?  I think i want to get it on my foot so it won't be to big.  I would appreciate ANY input.



Thank you!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: __themidge on August 20, 2008 11:00:49 AM
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=165951)
Something like that?
I think that'd be a wonderful expression of the love you shared and his love of skateboarding...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: pink zebra on August 20, 2008 05:16:48 PM
probably he had a special design or someting on his skateboard? or a slogan?
i dont have much idea of skateboarding, but there are pretty awesome complicated jumps, with turns and such. proabably your son had one he was particularry proud of or so. i just thought, probably you could just draw a line following such a jump, or a row of jumps,... like if you look at the skateboard moving follow e.g. one wheel of it, making a 2d drawing of a 3d movement. it would make a line with slopes and curves etc. i dont know if that makes sense.
(here an example of tango steps, that kind of thing i think would be cool. http://www.humboldt.edu/rwj1/104i/153.jpg)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: zuliblu on August 20, 2008 05:55:11 PM
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/thumbs/noqk-15.jpg[/img] (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=165951)
Something like that?
I think that'd be a wonderful expression of the love you shared and his love of skateboarding...

That is awesome I really like it.  Is it your tatoo? I could even put his name on it. hmmm.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: zuliblu on August 20, 2008 05:56:50 PM
probably he had a special design or someting on his skateboard? or a slogan?
i dont have much idea of skateboarding, but there are pretty awesome complicated jumps, with turns and such. proabably your son had one he was particularry proud of or so. i just thought, probably you could just draw a line following such a jump, or a row of jumps,... like if you look at the skateboard moving follow e.g. one wheel of it, making a 2d drawing of a 3d movement. it would make a line with slopes and curves etc. i dont know if that makes sense.
(here an example of tango steps, that kind of thing i think would be cool. http://www.humboldt.edu/rwj1/104i/153.jpg)

I like this idea also, my older son is also a skateboarder, i will ask him to draw something up. Thank you!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: twelvety on August 21, 2008 02:11:18 AM
Fresh and shiny and new yesterday.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: __themidge on August 21, 2008 03:49:40 AM
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/thumbs/noqk-15.jpg[/img] (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=165951)
Something like that?
I think that'd be a wonderful expression of the love you shared and his love of skateboarding...

That is awesome I really like it.  Is it your tatoo? I could even put his name on it. hmmm.

I have yet to get inked, but I looked up skateboard related tattoos and I found that.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: stealtheshow on August 21, 2008 06:04:01 AM
That's such a cute tattoo! I want to get a craft related one as well, maybe knitting symbols as it's what I do most, but your tomato is SO rad!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: rainbowmeow on August 21, 2008 10:00:53 AM
I love that!  I really want a crafty tattoo, but I can't decide on what, and there aren't a whole lot of great places around here. 


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: zuliblu on August 21, 2008 01:03:30 PM
Love the pincushion, I think that will be tatoo #3 :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on August 21, 2008 03:07:26 PM
The pin cushion's cute!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: GBkittyKat on August 22, 2008 09:19:37 PM
Very recently due to health complications I lost my daughter while I was at 23 weeks pregnant with her.  In the short time she was around (she was alive 3 weeks on life support) she made such a huge impact on us.  I want to get a tattoo of her hand or foot print as a memorial of her.  I'll post pictures when it's done...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: melissafairy08 on August 22, 2008 11:59:29 PM
OMG what freakin awesome tattos you all have!!! Melissafairy mine are along the same lines as yours.  I was always pretending to be a fairy when I was little and I've always wanted wings.
ok so I'm still a nube and can't post pics.  These were my wedding present designed by hubby. 
the only pic I have is from the wedding. 
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/p_unkrockprincess/for%20sale/Dawn3.jpg
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/p_unkrockprincess/for%20sale/Dawn3.jpg
These are number 3 and I have a list of about 10 more I wanna get.


oooh...those are gorgeous, I love wings!!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: PrincessJazz on August 23, 2008 04:30:30 AM
GBKittyKat - friends of mine had a similar loss (lost thier daughter shortly after birth) and the dad got a tattoo of her hand print with her name and birthdate and a design around it.  It's really neat looking and a great way for her memory to still be a part of their family.  They're about to have a son and I think it's cool that he'll be able to look at his daddy's arm and know that he has a sister, even if she's not around.

I'm sorry for your pain, I can't imagine losing a child.  I would love to see your ink though when you get it done!

Jazz


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: stealtheshow on August 26, 2008 01:22:52 AM
Sorry for your loss, the idea of a foot print sounds so beautiful, do post pics when you decide to get it done.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: GBkittyKat on August 29, 2008 10:30:34 AM
Thank you both =)  I can't get tattoos for awhile since I had a staph infection and they're worried about my tattoo obsession giving it an outlet again...but someday...

I found the cord to my camera so I was able to upload pictures of my other tattoos.  Not great shots, hard to take a picture of your own back and shoulder LOL SOmeday I want to get pro shots of my work.

Here is my kitty that lives on my shoulder



and the aunk/scarab on my back



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thekster on August 29, 2008 11:21:28 AM
I love the little kitty! She's a cutie :)
And I think it's actually spelled "Ankh" - egyptian symbol for life, right?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: GBkittyKat on August 29, 2008 03:50:20 PM
My spelling is a language of it's own.  My editors used to call it 'Katish'- hince a major reason why I had editors =)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Bunny of DOOM! on August 29, 2008 07:46:33 PM
Got my swallows coloured!!!!!

Punchy



Chirpy



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: k-roc on August 30, 2008 05:48:43 PM
OH I was waiting for these ones! They look super Bunny of Doom! So adorable yet bad ass at the same time.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Bunny of DOOM! on August 31, 2008 03:01:47 AM
Thanks K-Roc, i love them so much!! I really want to show them off now that they're finished, when they were just outlines i was very meh...but now i'm super excited about them  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Jinwin on August 31, 2008 02:46:58 PM
Wow, GBkitty, I love the cat - so elegant!  :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Cajaya on September 01, 2008 10:45:34 AM
I absolutely love this thread! I recently got a half sleeve finished this past May. Its a buddha with a lotus flower.

I have gone through a lot the last 10 years. A lotus flower begins in the water and muck, and blossoms up through the water, so it represents going through life. And the buddha reminds me of enlightment, karma, to good on to others and good will be done onto you. Just really centers me to where I am now, and reminds me where I dont want to go back to. My dad passed away a week before my last session. He hated tattoos but loved this one, and was all excited to see more work done on it. So I added his initials to it. Im not to excited about the inital placement, so trying to see what I could add to it to balance it out a little more.







Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on September 01, 2008 11:39:49 AM
Beautiful sleeve!

The placement of the initials is nice, but looks like a last-minute thing...I don't really know how else to balance it, but maybe take it to a 3/4 sleeve?
I'm sure your Dad would love the thoughtfulness :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: popple on September 01, 2008 11:48:04 AM
Looking at all of the beautiful tattoos made me want to post my new ones!!

The one with the flowers isn't totally finished yet, its getting a third lily and the letters touched up. Its kinda hard to tell where it is, but its on my thigh, starting right at the bend of my hip and ending about 4 inches from my knee.
My treble/bass is actually a cover up of a tattoo that was posted on the original thread a year or so back, and was happy with it at the time, but later on i REALLY started to hate it. Thankfully my tattoo artist covered it up and did a really great job :) there's white behind the treble, but you can't really tell as it needs a touch up.

I also have "verliebt" tattooed on my inner lip, but alas, no pictures - it means beloved in German





Also, upon looking at the picture, the lettering is not nearly as blurry as it looks on the picture. It doesn't really do it justice. Its the last line from an e.e. cummings poem:

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on September 10, 2008 09:09:17 PM
okay so this is kind of random but where did the tattoo idea thread go? thanks :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Domitilla on September 11, 2008 01:25:04 AM
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=30765.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=30765.0)
here it is ;)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lola Caracola on September 11, 2008 11:43:43 PM
I have some new ink!

horses, not finished yet (colours are missing)


mouse angel underneath my cat


and this is me in the morning, in my night dress and without make-up... ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: hamiltontankgirl on September 12, 2008 06:13:13 AM
I have a few tattoos I'd like to share.

This first one I had tattooed on my right forearm back when I was 17, but got it redone recently because... well, .. it was done very crappily by the tattooist the first time around (what do you expect for $40 for a 5" long tattoo?)
The design is my own, I had a project in high school where we had to imagine an object is being partially seen through a magnifying glass. At the time I had an obsession with crosses, eyes and fire... actually, that hasn't changed.. :P I was drawing this image on EVERYTHING!! My binders, paper projects, yearbooks etc etc. So when I wanted to get a tattoo, I wanted it to be a part of me, I still love it 16 years later....


These two are done on the inside of my wrists. They stand for "Life" inside left wrist (I'm left-handed) and "Death" inside right wrist. I wanted something that would represent how all life and death are connected by one very important thing, you body. Having it in chinese reflects my dad's side of my heritage (he's chinese and hawaiian) I have an obsession for all things asian and hawaiian.
Life:

Death:


On a side note, I had a chinese man tell me I should wear jade beads on my right wrist to counteract the Death symbol because it's bad hoodoo to have the Death symbol on you... Ya, he tells me NOW!!!  ;)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kaii on September 17, 2008 11:06:58 AM
hamiltontankgirl- Your Chinese character tattoos are the most accurate I have seen in a long time! They're really pretty. I have a friend who has "ai" written on her back and it's wrong and I haven't had the guts to tell her that D:


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: twelvety on September 23, 2008 03:30:12 AM
Love my scissors, can't wait for it to heal.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sweets4ever on September 23, 2008 05:04:04 AM
That's so fun, twelvety!  I can never find my scissors.  I need that!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: twelvety on September 23, 2008 05:16:33 AM
I faltered a moment going through airport security a few days after it was done when they asked me if I had any scissors...  ;)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: NyteRayn on September 23, 2008 10:44:55 AM
I freaking love those scissors!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on September 23, 2008 11:40:49 AM
So excited, getting my sewing machine tattoo this weekend  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: iheartalex on September 23, 2008 02:13:42 PM
It's not a tramp stamp, it's a bottom rocker!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: iheartalex on September 23, 2008 02:15:27 PM
Sewing sleeve[it's not finished]:

Sorry for the huge pic!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on September 23, 2008 03:19:49 PM
LOVE your tattoos! Can we get more pictures of the sewing sleeve, pretty please?  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Miss Tofu on September 24, 2008 03:46:30 PM
I went this past Saturday for my 18th birthday to get a tattoo. I live in Texas and we had to drive over to Austin since a lot of Houston still doesn't have power. We drove around for a long time and went to a lot of shops, and when we were going to a different shop we went past Eternally Bound and stopped there. They do all customwork, which I was looking for, and they weren't booked up. My artist was Brandon Davis and he was visiting at their shop since he's moving up there from Houston. I brought in the picture of this non-traditional koi fish and he came up with my design, and four hours later....


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: OhHappyDay on September 24, 2008 05:05:09 PM
I went this past Saturday for my 18th birthday to get a tattoo. I live in Texas and we had to drive over to Austin since a lot of Houston still doesn't have power. We drove around for a long time and went to a lot of shops, and when we were going to a different shop we went past Eternally Bound and stopped there. They do all customwork, which I was looking for, and they weren't booked up. My artist was Brandon Davis and he was visiting at their shop since he's moving up there from Houston. I brought in the picture of this non-traditional koi fish and he came up with my design, and four hours later....


Lovely!

I designed a koi tattoo in a yin-yang and always hoped ro have it colored. It was so painful I never went back (so it is just black).....and tthat was maaaaany years ago!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: bottleandpen on September 27, 2008 01:56:19 PM
I have 12 tattoos in total, I will only post a handful for now:

Words I live by:


My favorite of them all:


More words I live by (notice anything missing?):


And lastly, my prize tattoo:


There was no alcohol or drugs involved in getting the unicorn.  I got that one for me.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spirals420 on September 27, 2008 05:33:28 PM
bottleandpen- those cassette tapes are amazing! LOVE it.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: bottleandpen on September 27, 2008 07:22:08 PM
Spirals420 - Thank you!  It's my absolute favorite!  I was so ecstatic when my artist showed me the drawing, I ran right out to an ATM and got it that day.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on September 27, 2008 08:06:21 PM
I'll have photos of my newest tattoo tomorrow. Right now it's still very oozy/icky/bloody. But it's kickass and crafty! :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Aquilla da Hun on September 29, 2008 06:16:16 AM
i got a new one on saturday. Sorry its a crappy cell phone picture. its only the first session. I will get all the color in the second session. But I am so happy with it I had to post!!!!



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on September 29, 2008 07:38:59 AM
Bottleandpen: there's no dot on your i. 


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on September 29, 2008 04:05:50 PM
Finally got pictures of my new tattoo!

This first one is the day I got it (Saturday)



and this is today, with my other crafty tatt, in natural light



Keep in mind it's still swollen and oozing so it doesn't look so hot ;) I'll post pictures when it's fully healed. The text says "Without passion, we'd be truly dead" which is a quote from BtVS (yes! I am a dork! I will admit it!). The full text of what Angelus says is this:

If we could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank . . . Without passion, we'd be truly dead.


Kind of funny actually because when I went to go look at wikiquote for the full text it had "truly" and "be" transposed and I was like WHAT?! That's not right! ...Is it?! and had to go back and watch the episode again. lol. (my tattooed version is right ;) )


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sweets4ever on September 29, 2008 06:54:51 PM
Awww, very cool! :) :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sanguinepenguin on September 29, 2008 10:10:10 PM
Looking through all the beautiful tattoos is making me itch for more ink.  Next on my list is a pair of wings.. or maybe "the unexamined life" on my ribs (ow.)

Darn my newbie status.  I must post ugly links.

My first tattoo from a painting of mine.  The guy snapped a photo and put it in his portfolio.  Two weeks later a girl walked into the piercing shop with MY tattoo.  grrrr.  How many varieties of a birdie can there be I guess....


I got this one while my fiance was in Iraq. I'm not so sure I got the text right but, wrong or right, it kept my spirits up through a long ass deployment.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: darkdiva on September 30, 2008 07:32:30 AM
Gasp! sapphire_distortion  I love both of your tats. I love the new one the bestest since I am a fellow dork and love Buffy!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: celticgoddess on September 30, 2008 01:23:39 PM
I have had the butterfly, but I just got the life and death runes and the skull with reaper hooks.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on September 30, 2008 01:41:37 PM
Thank you!

darkdiva: Good to know I'm not the only one ;) I get REALLY weird looks when I explain that the quote is from Buffy.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: darkdiva on October 01, 2008 07:32:06 AM
Thank you!

darkdiva: Good to know I'm not the only one ;) I get REALLY weird looks when I explain that the quote is from Buffy.

If I saw you I would probably squeak. :)

Your placement is amazing as well.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Artbitch on October 02, 2008 07:04:27 AM
My first tattoo!


It's tank girl-tastic!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: welshdragon on October 03, 2008 09:14:52 AM
Finally have had my pinup girl finished

a week old in this pic


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: alhrayth on October 05, 2008 07:02:24 AM
I have only one tiny tattoo so fare, made last May.
Right now I'm planning on a second design, but I need to save some money first to get that done, soI can't be too much in a hurry. But I stumbled on the pics of my first one that I posted on my facebook (very shortly after it was done, I don't think it was fully healed yet), and I thought of sharing:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=35663&l=f3f3a&id=775834534 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=35663&l=f3f3a&id=775834534)
it's on my right wrist - I spent ages deciding I really wanted it because it's in a place where I see it every day all the time - but I'm really happy about it.
The bow on the upper side of the wrist is a message to myself to remind me that I must not do some mistakes again (I was coming out of a bad period, it was finally over because I had found the strength to react, and I wanted to tell myself that I do ave that strength in me, even if sometimes I feel like I don't) and the two stars on the inside represent the two family members I lost that I miss the most, those whom I turn to for that same strength from above - my dad and my granny.
I had designed something even simpler, but I really like how my artist added the transparent ribbon all around, and the shadows in the stars (I had pictured them plain, but I'm happy I followed his advice)...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thursday on October 05, 2008 04:15:18 PM
^ I like your wristie

My newest:


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: ladidagrl on October 06, 2008 01:01:22 AM
a couple of my most recent:

on my left hip, i got it the day i went to see the filming of the last broadway performance of rent (sad):


my phoenix on my inner wrist, its far from perfect and i like it like that:


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sweets4ever on October 06, 2008 09:21:12 AM
I merged this thread with the old locked tattoo thread.

Remember you can always ignore this thread when it comes up on your Replies To Your Posts screen now. :)

Thanks, all!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: beccabur on October 06, 2008 05:37:36 PM
I have only one tiny tattoo so fare, made last May.

Your tattoo is beautiful.

I have a small shooting star on my foot, but I've been aching to get another tattoo for awhile now.  I've been thinking for years that I want a sun and moon on my back, but it's a matter of having the money and getting the design perfect now.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: beatofadragon on October 11, 2008 04:55:48 PM
ok so there's now where to put these but everyone needs to see these. i got them done 5months ago and just remembered i never posted them, and there to beautiful to keep to myself.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: MiracleToast on October 11, 2008 05:05:18 PM
Wow! They're gorgeous! I love the shades of blue in the moon and the different warm colours in the sun!! They're kind of big, did they hurt much, especially with the colouring and everything?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: beatofadragon on October 11, 2008 06:01:31 PM
wow umm.... thanks mods i didn't know there was a spot for them. anyway they didn't really hurt until he started going over the same spot over and over on the sun. they swelled up a bit though after.lol i couldn't move my arms. yeah there kinda big but i'm getting full sleaves so i don't care.lol i love them.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sweets4ever on October 11, 2008 06:01:53 PM
Welcome! :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: beatofadragon on October 11, 2008 06:03:08 PM
sweets was this you.lol you fix all my mistakes.lol thanks


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sweets4ever on October 11, 2008 06:03:31 PM
Hehe... yeah.  I was doing some random merges.  I'm everywhere! :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lola Caracola on October 12, 2008 09:11:33 AM
my horses are coloured now :)

(it's NOT my nipple!!! it's the shadow of my hand!)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: batgirl on October 12, 2008 09:14:05 AM
Wow, they look great, Lola!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: pink zebra on October 12, 2008 04:53:07 PM
they are incredible!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: creatively_clumsy on October 12, 2008 05:44:03 PM
This was my first tattoo.  My family tree ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: TwistMySister on October 16, 2008 11:00:22 PM
oooh nice tatts everyone.  ;D

im 17, and i have lots piercings (totally addicted to them!), but no tatts!!!! ...ive been hanging out to get a tatt forever! but.. alas, i have no job and i am a complete bum! so.. no money for me!  :-X

i would like a tatt of vincent price, bela lugosi as dracula.. cobwebs, umm... vampira, my best friends name and a heart, along with that it would have V.I.P. (instead of RIP) 1989-2008 & also in cursive "in the end we'll both rot together, in the end we'll rot together our love lies in embers", id also like a pair of social D-esque skeletons a girl and a boy dancing on graves.. and ofcourse some expletives on my knuckles  ;D  i'll be sure to post, whenever i get my act together!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: hurtbyastar on October 18, 2008 06:11:54 AM
I have 3...technically 4.. but i only count them as 3... Sorry about the links it won't let me post images.... sad face

my 1st (self drawn, lotus with stars and the french word for dream.)
http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/A50920/high/bmegl135711.jpg

my 2nd (my birds with banner quoting Rent)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/hurtbyastar/other/IMG_0771.jpg

my 3rd ( Jack Off Jill Lyrics, Girl scout...p.s sorry about my feet.. blargh.)
http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v241/90/18/521760590/n521760590_2803163_205.jpg

I also have a couple of scarification, a diamond and anchor... but i don't have any pictures of them... but yeah.. that's all i got thus far! and can't wait to get more!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: whimsy10510 on October 18, 2008 10:09:23 AM
oh, PLEASE post your scarification! I'm so fascinated by that but everybody seems to think I'm morbid! Did you get it done at a regular tattoo parlor?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: NerdyCrochetGal on October 18, 2008 12:02:23 PM
oh, PLEASE post your scarification! I'm so fascinated by that but everybody seems to think I'm morbid! Did you get it done at a regular tattoo parlor?

Ooooh I second this. I really want to get this done but it's sort of unheard of around where I live so it's so hard to find people to talk to about this.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: hurtbyastar on October 18, 2008 06:31:41 PM
I don't have any good ones of my scarification as of now, and i need another session to get them where i want them.. i have one of my diamond like.. not healed at all.. lol  it's actually a horrid picture and you can't see much other than the scabby ness of it.. which isn't really a scab so much as a open wound that i wouldn't let close.... lol.... i had a body mod friend do it for me... she's been like doing all sorts of body mods for years and wanted to get into scarification... i offered up my canvas...

http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v192/216/74/782140190/n782140190_2593225_3926.jpg

i don't have ANY of my anchor..sadly.. but i will post after my next session... mine are both cuttings...i loved getting them done and love the look of them after.. they are sweetness


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: TwistMySister on October 18, 2008 10:12:05 PM
oh wow scarification! i was watching enough rope the other week and it had this dude who had all these body mod. stuff... it was so awesome! he had metal horns implanted in his head, scarification, plugs/flesh holes, facial piercings, tatts & he was getting his nipples removed!  ;D LMAO... despite what you may be picturing in your mind... he was so beautiful!!!!  :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: hurtbyastar on October 19, 2008 12:31:29 AM
There is this Guy Cain in the Body mod world that is wickedly modified, he has i belive now 1.4 inch horns, had his nose modified to look like that lord voldemore guy from harry potter and some facial piercings, he said that he didn't feel evil enough as is and felt he should live up to his name, it's not for everyone but i think he looks wickedly evil, i've enclosed a photo, if you want to see more images on body mods i find the best site (which includes a wiki page telling you about most mods ranging from "normal" socially accepted to VERY extreme modifications and suspensions.) is www.bmezine.com (http://www.bmezine.com) or a cool blog is news.bmezine.com/category/modblog/ (http://news.bmezine.com/category/modblog/)

http://news.bmezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/cain-four-weeks-later.jpg

that's Cain, 4-5 weeks into healing.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: batgirl on October 19, 2008 10:50:15 AM
Hey Guys! Let's keep on-topic with just your own tattoos or tattoos you have drawn for others. This thread is huge and it goes off topic pretty easily. Help me out and stay on topic, please! Thank you!  


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: torrance on October 22, 2008 05:31:38 AM
At the end of january I posted my knitting tattoo, and it got lonely
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/2295074167_a82f940e35.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/2295074167_a82f940e35.jpg))

So now I have a crochet tattoo too:


My tattoo artist had to do a picture search online to see what crochet hooks look like, how cute is that :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spirals420 on October 22, 2008 06:54:28 AM
wow those are gorgeous!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on October 22, 2008 07:53:21 AM
My artist had to do research for my sleeve, too...
But, now he has a great set of books to read :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: veronikavsyou on October 22, 2008 09:36:42 AM
here's one of my four:


here's the picture it was based off:


i love my pup!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: crafty_mommy on October 23, 2008 03:03:43 PM
I got this tattoo done in June in honor of my 11 month old daughter. She was a premature baby and we almost lost her so she's my little angel... she's holding mommy's heart. The banner has her name with her DOB underneath it. I will eventually add on to it so it becomes a full shoulder piece.


I have one other tattoo on my back but don't currently have a pic of it. I also have my bellybutton, tongue, nose and ears pearced


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: wakeupdonnie on October 31, 2008 02:02:07 PM
My girlfriend. I drew her tattoo.
Although I'll admit, it reminds me of one of the days we were especially on the rocks. Which.. is like every day for the past three weeks but, hey.  ::) what can you do.



My initials are just under the treble clef. Because I designed it.. I'm drawing one for her mom too and she'll be getting my initials too. lol.

I know it's not the best picture.. I'll be back with another.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: PixieDust721 on November 02, 2008 07:03:59 PM
wow that is the longest break between posts that I ever saw on this thread  ;)

wakeupdonnie- like the tat and I really like that you designed it for your gf.  I'm sure that it will have even more meaning that way (as an artist myself, I wish I had the forethought to design my own).  And good luck with the rockiness, every relationship goes through it and it will just make your relationship stronger in the long run :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: BunnyTuTu on November 03, 2008 04:28:02 AM
sapphire_distortion: ... I love the Buffy quote :D

I have Faith's tattoo on my back, but been really tempted to get a quote written!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: LifeislikeanEwok on November 03, 2008 02:01:30 PM
So, Here is MY dilemma- My cousin and her husband just moved to town...She does piercings for a living and he....he does tattoos. They have come down to San Antonio to open a shop. MY problem is- Matt (her husband)...gives me free tattoos.

He is REALLY good, and such a nice guy. So far I have two tattoos, both done by Matt.

Here is my first tattoo:



This picture does it NO justice. The color are actually really bright and vibrant (stupid camera phones!)

The stars each symbolize one of my sisters (using their favorite colors). The big one is actually kelly green and symbolizes me and so on an so forth. (yes, I have five sisters)

Unfortunately I dont have a pic of the second one right now because its on my ankle and we all know that its pretty damned near impossible to take a pic of your own ankle. Anyhow, its a pumpkin to symbolize my boyfriend....its a really long story, but its super cute and it makes me soooo happy!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mintbamboo on November 03, 2008 02:35:27 PM
So, Here is MY dilemma- My cousin and her husband just moved to town...She does piercings for a living and he....he does tattoos. They have come down to San Antonio to open a shop. MY problem is- Matt (her husband)...gives me free tattoos.
He is REALLY good, and such a nice guy.

Ok, so you have access to free, good quality tattoos.... I don't see the dilemma?  ;)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: LifeislikeanEwok on November 03, 2008 03:29:43 PM
So, Here is MY dilemma- My cousin and her husband just moved to town...She does piercings for a living and he....he does tattoos. They have come down to San Antonio to open a shop. MY problem is- Matt (her husband)...gives me free tattoos.
He is REALLY good, and such a nice guy.

Ok, so you have access to free, good quality tattoos.... I don't see the dilemma?  ;)

lol!

Tattoos are way too addictive. I have to keep myself from going over there to get that Moogle tattoo I've always dreamed of. I want to be a high school english teacher someday.......lol. If i could, I would be COVERED. ;)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: katherine83 on November 03, 2008 04:34:21 PM
Lol, I know what you mean about addictive... I already have my next 3-4 tattoo ideas stewing in my head...  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: LifeislikeanEwok on November 03, 2008 07:47:20 PM
Lol, I know what you mean about addictive... I already have my next 3-4 tattoo ideas stewing in my head...  ;D

Yeah, my cousin and her husband live with my sister right now, and my sister got 3 tattoos from him in one week! My dad has also gotten two tats and Ive got my two!

I want like 3 more, and then Im done...I swear. Yeah...4 more. ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: hurtbyastar on November 05, 2008 07:15:12 PM
I totally know what you mean about them being addictive, i went and got a new one on saturday and whilst sitting in the chair me and my artist were talking about my next piece lol... we weren't even halfway done my new one.. but i'm included a photo of my new tattoo, it's on my left wrist, my artist Pablo did the custom font on this little guy so it would mesh with my back piece a little better! but i'm in love with this piece!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/hurtbyastar/MEE041.jpg



So the meaning behind this little guy is well as some of you may know, the left hand is the hand of hate, it's with this hand caine knifed his brother, it's also the left hand that back in the day would call you out on witchery.. lol so yeah.. i love love love this piece and i had an amazing time being tattooed by pablo, after getting my feet done i was a little with standish of getting a new one but i knew i had to go back, (i love being tatooed) but pablo is amazing and made it a wonderful time. if your ever in calgary and want a tattoo you should hit him up!

P.s Sorry about the link still can't embed photos.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: katherine83 on November 05, 2008 07:16:57 PM
Cool... it's like "watch out for my crazy left hand!" Which shop is Pablo at in Calgary?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: hurtbyastar on November 05, 2008 11:43:18 PM
hahahah i went with my friend and she and i were joking around and i was was all like "don' make me get my hateful hand into this" lol

Pablo is at Impact Body Art, it's a pretty good shop, good prices (60 dollar base rate) CLEAN! which is a must it's not my 1st tattoo i look in to my shops award winning and just awesome.. Pablo went to Alberta College of Art and Design here in Calgary and has a huge passion for art, he takes his time and makes sure your experience is good..all and all just an awesome guy, oh and he's funny as hell.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: BunnyTuTu on November 09, 2008 11:44:00 AM
I love spontaneity!! I woke up on Saturday, went into work and decided I was going to the tattoo parlour (yay for being self-employed!) They had couple of spaces ... weird for a Saturday ... so I booked in and went (before I could chicken out!)

The only problem is, my two old tats look ... well really, really old now ... but I don't know if I'll get them touched up or not .... (and I know that the leaves by my old tats aren't symmetrical ... but I kinda liked that)

Anyway ... here's my new tattoo (about an hour and a half old)



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cinderblock on November 13, 2008 01:34:33 PM
so i lurked and lusted and procrastonated through 3rd - 4th period Bio and must say that you all have very beautiful tattoos and i love how many of them mean something to you....i have a few ideas now but i have to wait 2 more years till 18th then i'm going right away and getting one!!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: chelsiesawks on November 14, 2008 05:37:23 PM
Here's the sketch I took in..

And they basicly just sized it down and added a couple things...
Here's the final product!

It was my first tattoo and I absolutely love it!
It's a memorial tattoo for my dad, he really loved elephants and so do I, so it was sort a way to remember him by and something I shared with him.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: EmilyFlew on November 14, 2008 08:49:54 PM
Aw, that turned out so sweet! :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thekster on November 14, 2008 11:06:15 PM
Aw, Chelsie, I've been crying for the past hour thinking about my dad, and your tat just made me tear up again :/ It's really beautiful. What did they add? I can't see anything really different other than the color.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: chelsiesawks on November 16, 2008 07:22:11 AM
Aw, Chelsie, I've been crying for the past hour thinking about my dad, and your tat just made me tear up again :/ It's really beautiful. What did they add? I can't see anything really different other than the color.


Awww, I'm sorry to hear that...
Well they just added more wrinkles in the daddy's trunk and they added a crease at the top of each ear.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: aimée-spoons-possoms on November 18, 2008 04:12:12 PM


The dragonfly was drawn free hand by my tattooist, and the flowers came out of a japanese cross stitch book he had in the drawer!
At the time I left it just line work with a little bit of shading, as that was the style I liked back then (when I was 17! ee! naughty aimee...) and I'm glad I did now as it gives me scope to add more stuff now.

I want to get henna style swirly stuff going behind them, up my neck and across to the far ends of my shoulders, possibly coming up and over onto my collar bones, all in turquoise, with a little bit or turquoise shading in the petals of the flowers and the wings.

Eventually my back will be covered in insects and flowers :D






Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: chelsiesawks on November 18, 2008 07:29:30 PM
I love that tattoo SOOOOO much!
You don't even know how much I love it! I want it on myself but luckily for you, I just can't have ANYTHING the same as anyone...Especially tattoos!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: BunnyTuTu on November 19, 2008 12:59:43 AM
Wow that tat's stunning :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: aimée-spoons-possoms on November 19, 2008 04:58:43 AM
Thanks very much guys :D

I got the dragonfly done first, then went back for the flowers about a year later.

I'd always wanted a dragonfly, so that was pretty simple to choose - I instantly loved his design when he showed me.
But the flowers took so long to choose - that book was so beautiful!
In the end my friends picked it out for me, then he mirrored it  and slapped it on!
He so quick too its ace. Dragonfly took 20mins and the flowers 35mins to do both! He absolutely nails it in, but it gets the job done!



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Kristine1981 on November 19, 2008 06:14:22 PM
Yes! I can finally post mine now!


This is one the inside of my right wrist. It is about 3inches in diameter. And it is a Ulysses Butterfly which is found in Tropical Far North Queensland Australia where I grew up.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thekster on November 19, 2008 07:42:08 PM
wow kristine, that's so vivid! i love it!
yesterday I was all dressed up and my tattoo showed, and someone randomly told me they like it... I was excited haha


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Megzy818 on November 20, 2008 10:50:46 AM
dont you love it when that happens...i am forever wearing tank tops to concerts, i went to one the other night and this person decided to yell that they liked my tattoo in the middle of one of the songs, still makes me happy lol


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Heike on November 21, 2008 11:36:46 AM
the colors on that butterfly are amazing


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cupcakecarnivore on November 21, 2008 07:38:44 PM
this is my newest piece.  apologize for the crappy picture, i had to use my webcam.

(and yes, that is a corn kernel. if you have ever been to a crawfish boil, you know that corn and potatoes are usually served with the crawfish...the spot was too little to ft a potato...lol)



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cinderblock on November 22, 2008 11:43:00 AM
that's so cool! i like it  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: travellingcyn on November 27, 2008 12:59:31 PM
Kristine1981 that is amazing! I recognised it straight away - and I came across it cos I'm currently looking to get a wrist tattoo with something that means NQ to me too, since I also grew up there. But I'm probably thinking a cooktown orchid or something. But yours look beautiful and the colour is spot on!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: ysmeine on November 27, 2008 02:11:12 PM
This is my most recent and favorite. I'm not thrilled with the homemade ones I got when I was 18. There are three cherry blossoms for each of my kids, the branch is to represent strength and beauty and it says dream underneath. It was to celebrate everything we have gone through and survived and the new life we are starting. It is done all in browns. Someday I plan to get the flower on my hip covered up. I have never been happy with it.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Ahoy Sailor! on November 28, 2008 10:33:38 AM
so i finally have a picture of tattoos 12 and 13.....
PLEASE NO ONE TAKE THEM!!!!! literally minutes after i got them done, some girl came running up to me in a store. with a camera phone asking to take pics of them. i would never take someone's personal tattoo, and I wish none of you to do it either. thanks..

sorry if that sounded bitchy, just someone already has my right half sleeve as their right arm half sleeve.....and it was done my my tattoo guy 2 years after he did mine!!! yeah im just pissed about something so permanent.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cheera on November 28, 2008 11:40:50 AM
The color on those two look great, Ahoy Sailor. My friend actually has that very same ship on his side, its gigantic.

 I'm willing to bet that the girl was thinking about getting that same image and she just liked your artists incarnation. Its a relatively common theme though, so you should feel flattered that people dig it. 


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on November 28, 2008 12:09:06 PM
I think your tattoos are really beautiful..I really love the anchor!  Honestly, I agree with the above poster, be flattered that someone would want to take a picture of your beautiful art!  No one really wants to have the same thing someone else has but if someone would want what I have (and I'm sure they would not...they're silly) I would be flattered ;)   Buuuuuuut! that being said if my tattoo artist was putting the same thing on someone else...I would be kinda p*&%%& maybe time to find a new guy/gal?  your's are really cool!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Ahoy Sailor! on November 28, 2008 03:09:22 PM
yeah. they were 2 different artists. im not going back to the guy that did the same thing on  a different girl. im just bitchy about my anchor.lol. the ship was a sailor jerry flash where i chose different colors. the anchor however, was all mine and my boyfriend's idea....the porthole was all my bf. idk im just babying that one after what happened to me before.

i know people say copying is a form of flattery, but too much of ME has ended up on other people or copied by other people im just fed up with it. asking for my artist is one thing, asking for my tat, a whole different story.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: CraftyMcCrafterson on November 28, 2008 11:21:57 PM
I one drew a tattoo for a friend. It was completely original based on one of our inside jokes. The guy who tattooed her took the drawing from my sketchbook to make the carbon of it and I noticed that he also copied some of my other sketches.... I asked him if he planned to pay me and he said no. So I spit on his car  ;D I don't go back to that place but I hate knowing that my sketches are on their wall without my permission.

Flattery is all well and good and they say there is no honor among thieves but are we really aiming to be thieves?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on November 29, 2008 05:16:38 AM
I've had my artist take my drawings as well...after inking them for friends that I drew them for.
However, I know this guy very well, and he uses them in his portfolio of completed work, not as flash. He won't do the EXACT same tat twice (unless it's from purchased flash)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: rockindancer86 on November 29, 2008 06:56:09 AM
I'm going to get my first tattoo tomorrow! I'm so excited :)  I've been thinking about it for 3 years and working on the design for two. However, the artist has been working on his version (which of course is fine, I'm happy to have other ideas to make it better) but I don't think I like what he wants to do... so if we can't figure it out it won't happen. :( The main problem is that, after much deliberating, I decided I want it on my foot, but he doesn't think there's enough space on my foot. I think there is - he said it will have to be palm-sized (which is absolutely fine), and there's room on my foot for that! Well, hopefully it'll work out. If it's not just how I want it, I won't do it, but we'll see.

Ohhh excited!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: fairweatherknitter on November 29, 2008 12:38:54 PM
I one drew a tattoo for a friend. It was completely original based on one of our inside jokes. The guy who tattooed her took the drawing from my sketchbook to make the carbon of it and I noticed that he also copied some of my other sketches.... I asked him if he planned to pay me and he said no. So I spit on his car  ;D I don't go back to that place but I hate knowing that my sketches are on their wall without my permission.

Flattery is all well and good and they say there is no honor among thieves but are we really aiming to be thieves?

Thats stealing.. I dont care .. it is!  I wish you could go in with a cop and ask what your rights were right in the shop. Your friend is a witness that he just took without asking!  That really bugs me.  He didnt ask permission so in my books that is stealing.
The End.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: rockindancer86 on November 30, 2008 02:06:57 AM
(this part's long, skip it if you want) I got mine today!! *happy happy* It's still red and bloody but I'm too excited not to post it. It's nothing like my original design, but it worked out well and I like it. The only thing is that it wasn't supposed to be filled in - it was supposed to be all outlines, but I think there was a miscommunication because of the language barrier (I live in Japan). The flowers are supposed to be California Golden Poppies, which, as their name suggests, are generally not reddish brown. I didn't realize what he was doing until it started really hurting (wasn't so bad for the lines), then I realized he was coloring it... luckily, I like it, even though it's not what it was supposed to be. Anyway...

So, I'm from California (hence California Poppies), and languages are very important to me. As is, uh, hope. The words are 'hope' in Spanish, English, Japanese and Russian. So, that's what the tattoo is about, basically. Oh, and it's done in brown, by the way, not black.



Happy happy!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mrskimmyl on November 30, 2008 05:34:05 AM
It's lovely! I'm (originally) from Cali too, so I especially love the poppies!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: ManiacChick on November 30, 2008 07:58:51 PM
ok....so I just turned 18 tuesday and got a tattoo wed. Its a pink moose....not bullwinkle lol  

The color aren't showing very good in the pink cause its a crappy webcam pic and its scabbed at the moment



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: PinkMafia on December 01, 2008 04:12:03 PM
I love this thread!!

I got a very simple tattoo this weekend. I never thought i would get words tattood on me but i did.  ;D
its a crappy phone pic but you get the idea.

It says - Where there is love there is life. Its a Ghandi quote that I love.  :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: rockindancer86 on December 02, 2008 12:24:30 AM
I love this thread!!

I got a very simple tattoo this weekend. I never thought i would get words tattood on me but i did.  ;D


Nice, I like it! Haha, I never thought I'd get words either. When I planned mine, the words were definitely not the focus - the flowers were. But it ended up opposite! :) I like that quote a lot, by the way.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: xphronvistle on December 04, 2008 08:42:36 PM
I got this tattoo a little while ago but I wasted time on posting it. And I got a bad photo of it so bear with me.

This was taken DIRECTLY from a gift given to me in a swap with MissMoppet, she made this just for me and I loved it so much I had it tattooed on me!



The colors are much more vibrant and it was done at a local shop where my friend works. I really love this tat and it is now proudly on my inner forearm.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: disturbedpenguinpoo on December 05, 2008 07:47:31 AM
xphronvistle - that is soooo friggin cute!! i have a thing for cartoon-y type tattoos :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lola Caracola on December 05, 2008 01:05:39 PM
posing in the bathroom again ;D

horses are healed and i'm so happy with them :) :) :)



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Bunny of DOOM! on December 05, 2008 08:48:17 PM
Maniac Chick, I looooooooove your moose!  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: nerdy_book_girl on December 06, 2008 09:14:42 AM
Lola Caracola, I love the tattoos.  I'm especially fond of the owl tattoo.  I just got an owl tattoo last Sunday!  There are links to my tattoo on my blog:  http://blogjar.blogspot.com


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Mojo on December 07, 2008 11:53:31 AM
Love the owl Lola!  I was just this minute looking at owl tattoos here:http://owltattoos.blogspot.com/  Who knew there were so many variations on owls!?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kryptos mom on December 08, 2008 11:29:48 AM
All of the tattoos here are beautiful!  This is mine...


Keep them coming!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on December 08, 2008 01:50:49 PM
that is a stunningly beautiful tattoo!  wowzers!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Sewsew-a-Gogo on December 08, 2008 03:44:50 PM
Wow kryptos mom!!  That's gorgeous!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: EmilyFlew on December 08, 2008 06:21:02 PM
So beautiful! That's one of my favorite birds I've ever seen!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: roxybadoxy on December 08, 2008 07:39:17 PM
kryptos mom- your tat is absolutely gorgeous! the flowers are so perfect and the bird is really well done.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: rockindancer86 on December 09, 2008 06:45:39 AM
kryptos mom, that's beautiful! I love the flowers! (the bird, too, but especially the flowers)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kryptos mom on December 09, 2008 02:28:42 PM
Thanks! ;D
I wanted it to be 2X6 inches but my artist drew this up and I had to get it!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: batgirl on December 09, 2008 03:23:13 PM
Oh, wow! I love that one!! bird & flower tats are my favorite!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: polkadotchas on December 11, 2008 01:38:22 PM
just got this one yesterday :) Bride of frankenstein pin up



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on December 11, 2008 01:54:38 PM
 :o :o :o LOVE it!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: moldiegoldie on December 11, 2008 02:00:43 PM
thought some might enjoy this, hehee.my tomato pincushion in the shape of a heart. got it about 2 years ago, needs a touch up...baaaaaad.haha




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on December 11, 2008 05:24:59 PM
very cute! I love crafty tats, but havent come up with my own just yet...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kryptos mom on December 12, 2008 01:45:05 PM
moldiegoldie- I love the writing above your pincushion!  It's really pretty!
polkadotchas- That is bad a**!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sweets4ever on December 13, 2008 12:07:21 PM
I designed this for mr.sweets4ever with lyrics and date of his request. :)  We had it done last night as his Christmas present! :) :)

In progress


Warning!!  Blood -- http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l156/sweets4ever48/Tattoos/52159d46.jpg

Just finished!


This morning :)


Work done by Katrina at Evolved (http://www.evolvedbodyart.com/) in Columbus, Ohio.  She's fab!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Zelda.Suicide on December 13, 2008 01:08:00 PM
sunny day real estate, nice.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sweets4ever on December 13, 2008 01:08:55 PM
sunny day real estate, nice.

Wow, recognized!  Sweet!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on December 13, 2008 05:52:17 PM
I didn't recognize the lyrics, but instantly fell in love with the sentiment...
And beautiful font choice as well!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on December 13, 2008 06:12:36 PM
that is so cool! and I bet it hurt like no ones business...but well worth it!  is that your sons Bday?  love the lyrics


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sweets4ever on December 13, 2008 09:00:20 PM
I didn't recognize the lyrics, but instantly fell in love with the sentiment...
And beautiful font choice as well!

Aww, thanks!  The font is from myfonts.com.  It's call FGBethany.  I adored it for this piece.  It just feels like someone is composing the lyrics directly on his back.

that is so cool! and I bet it hurt like no ones business...but well worth it!  is that your sons Bday?  love the lyrics

He said the lower/outer lyrics hurt a bit, but other than that, not too bad.  The upper portion couldn't have been too bad because he was falling asleep for that portion. :D

Yeah, it's baby's birthday! :)

Obviously all lyrics are open to interpretation, but mr.sweets4ever chose this snippet of passage because, to him, it means that no matter how low or high his life is, he will always be there for his son.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: receeoni on December 13, 2008 09:33:51 PM
I FINALLY GOT MY TATTOO

i cant take pain very well

the outline yay for a 10 minute break

isnt it beautiful


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jvp2790 on December 14, 2008 08:27:12 AM
Oh my gosh! :)
I love it!
I love butterflies




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: MADness323 on December 15, 2008 03:30:35 PM
Wow, great colors!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: lafrenteenalto on December 15, 2008 07:01:30 PM
These are mine!









Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Trekky on December 16, 2008 08:54:49 AM
lafrenteenalto - your flowers on your shoulders are gorgeous, such bright colours.

receeoni - your butterfly is truely beautiful, I'm sure it was well worth the pain


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: LifeislikeanEwok on December 16, 2008 01:24:07 PM
ooohhh. I want a new tat.

But the BF says no. lol. (I plan on getting a moogle tat soon....take that silly boy!)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: MareMare on December 16, 2008 11:46:16 PM
I like the shading on the butterfly!



ooohhh. I want a new tat.

But the BF says no. lol. (I plan on getting a moogle tat soon....take that silly boy!)
What's a moogle?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thursday on December 19, 2008 01:31:32 AM
this is a moogle:


they're from Final Fantasy


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Pirate_Cptn on December 19, 2008 10:19:02 AM
I realize this is not the best picture ever.. but it does it enough justice.



This is what happens on a random day.. when you want a tattoo
me and my friend ryan got it together.. and i can honestly say i have a nicer mustache than most men. lol


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: youngurban on December 19, 2008 10:36:12 AM
I love the mustache tattoo!

I think I already posted my tattoo awhile back, I can't remember. I don't have a photo on this computer either. I have a peace sign on my wrist.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thekster on December 19, 2008 12:07:08 PM
thursday - i was reading this post with my fiance right beside me, and he says "hey it's a moogle!" which i thought was funny cuz i had noooo idea what a moogle was. he said "every teenage boy [he's 22 now] knows what a moogle is. they come from mogs" or something like that. i probably got that wrong but whatever. ahhh silly. anyway, it's super cute. :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Novismom on December 19, 2008 12:42:38 PM
I love all the ink. I have been with DH for almost 13 years. After 10 I decided he put in enough time to warrant ad space. I mean, you do less time for manslaughter! hahahaha



I found tribal art as the background of a goth art site and revamped the "arms" of the tattoo. Then, I added an orb with his initials. We had a baby girl this past February. Hubby, being the cool guy he is, bought me a gift certificate for another tattoo for Mother's Day.

I want to do the same design going vertically and shape it into a cross of some sort, adding my baby's initials.  :)

When I get a few free hours (hardy-har) I'll go for it and post the updated ink.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: emmycore on December 20, 2008 03:06:29 PM
I got this almost two years ago but never posted it. It's an Alfonse Mucha piece and this picture was taken right after I had it done.



This was my second tattoo and is just an "E" for Emily.



I'm super happy with both of them but totally need something new. I'm getting the itch.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mafiosagrrl on December 20, 2008 08:00:45 PM
The first one is GORGEOUS!  I would imagine that such bright colors would fade quickly- have you had to get them retouched a lot? As for the "E"- I've always wanted the little 50's sweater monogram too- Love it. (my dh thinks I'm silly for it  ;) ) I'm glad there is some one on my same level.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Jeane on December 21, 2008 12:19:12 PM
This looks beautiful. If you can, please post the finished piece!

Thanks!!

This is my husbands new one - this is the first sitting of many
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v337/Innamae/Crafts/DSC01169.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v337/Innamae/Crafts/DSC01172.jpg
The original http://www.stephenhickman.com/flameweaver.html (http://www.stephenhickman.com/flameweaver.html)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: emmycore on December 26, 2008 11:24:02 AM
The first one is GORGEOUS!  I would imagine that such bright colors would fade quickly- have you had to get them retouched a lot? As for the "E"- I've always wanted the little 50's sweater monogram too- Love it. (my dh thinks I'm silly for it  ;) ) I'm glad there is some one on my same level.
I haven't had to have it retouched at all. It's maintained the bright colors pretty well but I also use super strong sunscreen and try to stay out of the sun. The original Mucha piece is much more muted so I'm really not too worried about it fading and my tattoo artist is super rad and always down for touchups.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: _wheres_waldo_ on January 01, 2009 02:01:20 PM
my first tattoo; a snowflake on my left wrist.  i got it 3 days ago, so it's all healing and not so pretty right now.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Morning Star on January 03, 2009 12:09:42 AM
I won a $500 gift card to a local tattoo shop from a local radio station which was amazing, so i paid for my brother, me and my 2 sisters to get 'family' in arabic.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=206641)
on my right wrist.

my bro just got the writing with no swirlies. but us girls got the swirlies and stars with our fave colors. one got pink and purple, and one got blue and purple.

and then with the rest of the card (and some cash) i got these babies.
my dad is lebanese and my mom is french. i want to get another french referenced tattoo and i want to fill the top of one of my arms. i have some ideas in mind.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=206639)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=206640)
life is beautiful.

they're above my elbows. i love 'em. :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: hotbettie on January 03, 2009 01:35:18 AM
I can't believe you got all of that for $500! and they are beautiful by the way.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Morning Star on January 03, 2009 08:11:14 AM
well it was a little more cause i paid for the sibs to get theirs too.
the big ones were $300 all together.

and thank you! i love them :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on January 03, 2009 11:16:01 PM
Hey all!!! I'm working slowly on getting up to 10 posts....and once I do I will post a few pics of my lovely RANDOM 6 tattoos!!! hee hee..... here's a hint of my ankle.... what's this what's this.... there's white things in the air........................................   to be continued .....


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cclewis05 on January 05, 2009 07:43:48 AM
so... I just came across this and I figured I would put up a picture. And if you can't see what it is, it is  dogwood flowers. I have always wanted to move far away and just to remember where I came from I wanted them. (dogwood flowers are Nc's state flower)




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lola Caracola on January 05, 2009 08:21:06 AM
i got new ink :D

some stuff next to my night owl - a book, a key and a... i don't know the word ??? ;D




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: batgirl on January 05, 2009 08:27:26 AM
A lock! And it's all gorgeous!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lola Caracola on January 05, 2009 08:42:01 AM
d'oh! a lock!  ;D

thank you :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: try.fail.repeat on January 07, 2009 10:10:26 PM
I have 2 tattoos. I have multi-colored stars on my stomach on the right side and I just got my latest tat on Saturday. It's a Koi fish with water and a lotus flower. It's just the outline for now. I'm hoping by the middle of next month to have it completely colored and shaded.




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: katherine83 on January 08, 2009 05:45:45 PM
try.fail.repeat - all i can say is WOW! So so so pretty. I can't wait to see it with colour!  :o


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on January 08, 2009 09:23:40 PM
Ok so here goes my first attempt to post pics in here lol... I know I had a few pics of my tats but can only find 2 at the moment.....

Sally (not that great of a pic).... oh and off to the side u can kinda see Kitty...


and my Jack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



As soon as I find the others I'll post'em!!

-GH ;D

***sorry to have posted pics of mine that were not hand crafted!!**



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: VintageBlueStudio on January 10, 2009 07:55:11 PM
I'm contemplating getting this on my lower back...

http://www.art.com/asp/sp-asp/_/pd--10019515/sp--A/igid--790096/Pompeian_Art_Diana.htm?sOrig=CAT&sOrigID=24780&ui=B13359D9D5A44E13A0D8108EB66265AB

Thing is, it's kinda tickly back there...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Bunny of DOOM! on January 10, 2009 08:03:20 PM
I am SO excited, just booked in my 5th tattoo-getting it done on the 31st! It is a My little pony unciron, wearing a chef hat- and holding a wooden spoon, heck yeah! I am totally in love with my drawing, I am gonna squeal!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: katherine83 on January 11, 2009 09:20:57 AM
I'm contemplating getting this on my lower back...

http://www.art.com/asp/sp-asp/_/pd--10019515/sp--A/igid--790096/Pompeian_Art_Diana.htm?sOrig=CAT&sOrigID=24780&ui=B13359D9D5A44E13A0D8108EB66265AB

Thing is, it's kinda tickly back there...

This is really pretty... I say go for it!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: miasu on January 12, 2009 12:39:29 PM
OMG!!! I FINALLY GET TO JOIN THE CLUB!!! Kay, so for my 18th birthday, which was saturday, I got me a tattoo. :) :) I looove it soo much! Even my tattoo artist thought it was pretty kick-ass.

that's me and my friends and the artist on the left. :D



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Sewsew-a-Gogo on January 12, 2009 12:43:55 PM
Ha!  I love it! 


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: robingal1 on January 12, 2009 01:16:40 PM
That's genius!  That's histerical!
Great idea and great job!  ^_^


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: nofury on January 12, 2009 02:09:26 PM
HAHAHA!!! Very clever! Brilliant!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on January 12, 2009 02:25:41 PM
i <3 that so much!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: tvelez on January 12, 2009 02:32:46 PM
Wow, all of the tats here are beautiful! Love the Made in China! I went to college with a girl who had made in the usa tattooed on her neck complete with a barcode lol

I have 6 in total, and am itching for another ;)

my fave is my 5th tat left shoulder- angel & dove Not sure how long i will leave this pic up bc its personal and i don't want anyone to take the design.... i'm sure ya'll understand. This was my healing tat after dh passed.
day of (March 2008)


inspired by this drawing by Stacey Louise Bailey, an artist i found online. I asked her permission before i brought this to my guy (he's done all 6 of my tats)

all healed up



Other tats:
1st tat right hip- sorry coloring sucks, bad lighting- its purple, lavender & white


2nd tat: lower back piece


3rd & 4th: left ankle- husband was a pisces, i'm a cancer. date is our wedding date. In latin faithful, hope & love ( it was supposed to be faith lol oops) The wedding date was done after the angel piece, the other person in the shop was wide eyed when my guy put a new stencil on.. lol.. like "getting everything done at once?" haha




6th tat- father was in the navy and the spot was too small for a sailors cross, so i did a cross and an anchor



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on January 12, 2009 02:58:43 PM
that angel/dove piece is beautiful.
thank you for sharing it with us!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mljohnston on January 12, 2009 09:10:06 PM
This is mine:
http://captains-wench.net/tattoo.jpg
It's on my shoulder, left side on the back. (How does one describe that area?)
It's in b&w because this was taken about an hour after it was done and it's nice and red and greasy. lol.
My dad and I went and got them together (they match!) in August. It was my welcome home present. :D

And now that I think about it, here's a color version, with my dad's on the left. ^^
http://www.captains-wench.net/images/tatoos.jpg

Please ignore the freckles. D:


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: VOhandmade on January 12, 2009 09:18:40 PM
Very cool design!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mljohnston on January 12, 2009 09:29:35 PM
Thanks!
It has personal significance, as well as being gorgy. ^^


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: AromaRageST on January 12, 2009 09:51:38 PM
Wow, that is beautiful  :)
My dad keeps saying he would like to get a matching tattoo with me then wusses out because hes scared it will hurt!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mljohnston on January 12, 2009 09:59:26 PM
Haha, at least he wants to for a bit.
My dad had five tattoos beforehand, so he knew what was coming. lol


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: classy broad on January 14, 2009 12:54:22 PM


I got this baby almost a year ago now [which means I can start donating blood again soon, yay!]. It's cover art off the newest album by my FAVORITE BAND EVER, Rainer Maria. It also represents, er, grrl power or something to that extent, so even when/if my lust for the band has waned, I have a feeling I'll still feel strongly about the tattoo.



i literally said "oh my god!" out loud as soon as i saw this!
i *love* rainer maria, and long knives drawn is my favorite album by them.
this is lovely!

*xo...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: MonkeyBrains on January 14, 2009 03:43:44 PM
It's on my shoulder, left side on the back. (How does one describe that area?)


Your shoulder blade??

It's a really cool design..  I likey..  And after getting my third last weekend I'm ready for me..  Pics to come, once again taking pics of your own leg is HARD..


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mljohnston on January 14, 2009 04:20:59 PM
It's on my shoulder, left side on the back. (How does one describe that area?)


Your shoulder blade??

It's a really cool design..  I likey..  And after getting my third last weekend I'm ready for me..  Pics to come, once again taking pics of your own leg is HARD..

Haha, true that.
Can't wait to see yours. :]


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: welshdragon on January 16, 2009 09:58:49 AM
my vargas girl
before color 2months after having it done


6months after having colored all healed


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: MareMare on January 16, 2009 12:07:47 PM
Hi all, just a reminder that this board is to post photos of tattoos you have personally designed. Keep it crafty!   ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on January 17, 2009 03:23:08 PM
I always wanted a guardian angel tattoo on my shoulder like Pink's, but didn't wanna copy it exactly. So I designed a pair of angel wings to put on the FRONT of my shoulder. They ended up on my actual shoulder instead.

Drumroll:



Pretty sweet!

Please ignore the fact that I look like a crack addict.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: amigurl55 on January 18, 2009 04:28:09 PM
Cereza- Those are beautiful wings!  I love the placement.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lo{ve} on January 20, 2009 07:41:39 PM
okay, story time!

when i was 10 years old my mother passed away from breast cancer. for a while now i've been wearing her engagement ring so that i feel like she's with me, but if i would forget to put it on in the morning i would freak out all day. well not too long ago i was going through some boxes in my house and i found my agenda from 4th grade, i thought it was cute so i just flipped through it. a little piece of paper fell out and when i opened it i was shocked, it was a note my mom had written me that i had no idea was in there. she wrote the note on 2-28-2000 and passed away on 8-26-2000 so the note was written really close to her death date. anyways, i decided to get this note tattooed on my side in her handwritting so if i did forget her lovely ring i would still feel like she was there with me.

okay enough rambling, picture time!


(ignore my hip piercing) this is obviously during the tattoo, i just thought it was a cool picture.  :)


this is right after he finished. i just got this done last week (therefore this is the only picture i have) and it's in the healing process so somewhat scabby and not too pretty.
if you can't read it, it says,
"Lauren, I love you very much. You are the sunshine of my life! You are the best gift God could have given me. I love you, I love you, I love you."
It really isn't much but it means the world to me.


and this is a picture of the actual note. it was obviously made bigger for the tattoo but i think it looks pretty dang close to her handwriting.

this tattoo hurt, badddd! but it was worth it. i was proud of myself for not crying from the pain but as soon as i stood up and saw it in the mirror i started crying my eyes out, i love it sooo much  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: kynd_haze on January 20, 2009 07:49:22 PM
That is so beautiful Lo{ve}, thank you so much for sharing that. :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on January 20, 2009 07:51:28 PM
Such a wonderful tat, and a beautiful note!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: IllusionsOfNormal on January 20, 2009 07:52:24 PM

It really isn't much but it means the world to me.


Wow!  Of all the tats I've seen posted, this has got to be the most meaningful.  What a treasure to find that note & now to always have it with you... 


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mintbamboo on January 20, 2009 08:34:59 PM
Lo{ve}, that is absolutely beautiful, on both you and your mother's parts.  :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Calliel on January 20, 2009 08:39:20 PM
Oh man girl, you just made me cry big-time. What an unbelievably fantastic thing, to find that note after all these years. I lost my father and brother, and I know if I found anything like that from either of them, I would be a wreck with happiness. Thanks so much for sharing.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lo{ve} on January 20, 2009 08:49:32 PM
thank you so much everyone  :)
i haven't had it long enough to show many people but i knew crafster would appreciate it!

It really isn't much but it means the world to me.


Wow!  Of all the tats I've seen posted, this has got to be the most meaningful.  What a treasure to find that note & now to always have it with you... 

saying that it was the most meaningful you've seen on here well, it means a lot! ha

Oh man girl, you just made me cry big-time. What an unbelievably fantastic thing, to find that note after all these years. I lost my father and brother, and I know if I found anything like that from either of them, I would be a wreck with happiness. Thanks so much for sharing.

i'm truely sorry about your father and brother, it's a hard road to be on. but that's exactly what i did! i was in some sort of shock at first then i started crying and couldn't stop, i feel extremely blessed to have been left with something like this. it's the little things that matter  :)



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: SewMamaLady on January 20, 2009 08:50:21 PM
Thank you for sharing your story. Your tattoo is lovely.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: classy broad on January 20, 2009 10:40:57 PM
that is so beautiful.
what an amazing gift to share with your mother.

*xo...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: nezumi_chan on January 21, 2009 12:20:16 AM
Wow.  This made me cry.  It must've been so bitter sweet finding that note.

Last year my grandmother passed away from cancer.  I've been given her engagement ring too.  It was a brain tumor that took her, but it started years ago with breast cancer.  After a long fight and victory, she developed lung cancer and fought and won that battle.  Then it was the brain tumor.  The valentines after we found out about it my boyfriend paid for my pink ribbon tattoo. 


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Mojo on January 21, 2009 04:19:54 AM
Just have to add that I love this note tattoo idea!  I lost my mother to breast cancer too.  Your tattoo is such a great, personal way to keep her close to you.  Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on January 21, 2009 05:27:38 AM
That is the most beautiful idea. Wow!
I had a similar one where I would tattoo a note from my grandma on my arm. But this seems much more poignant - and pretty.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on January 21, 2009 05:43:11 AM
That tattoo is so beautiful! You just made me tear up!! It looks well done too.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: quimera on January 21, 2009 05:59:36 AM
Your story is beautiful, sad, and beautiful again. Lovely tatoo.
Anyway, this is something I think when I think about my dad, who passed away ten years ago... he used to keep all sort of things to use them later, but there's no place enough, so time after time we need to throw away something,
then, I think:
"but there's something that Dad did, that's is always with me, and that's...ME!"  ;D

I wanted to share this with you as you shared your tattoo  ;)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: blushingbluegrass on January 21, 2009 06:53:00 AM
what a sweet tattoo idea. i am absolutely speechless, and utterly filled with emotion. thankyou for sharing.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: missapril on January 21, 2009 06:58:56 AM
Lo{ve}, your tattoo and story are so beautiful!  Thank you so much for sharing!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on January 21, 2009 09:02:43 AM
oh my goodness hun!  I am sobbing!  Beautiful...just beautiful.  Thank you for sharing your story...I want to go snuggle my boy.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: blushingbluegrass on January 21, 2009 09:19:45 AM
So that is a hard act to follow, but I just got the picture of my most recent tattoo and thought I would share.

I had been thinking about this one for awhile, and finally got it in November (?)



Excuse the poor photo quality. I never knew how hard it was to take a picture of your hip!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: bezoona on January 21, 2009 09:26:39 AM
that is the most beautiful and amazing tattoo I have ever seen. thank you for sharing that story.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Cereza Bomba on January 21, 2009 11:01:20 AM
So that is a hard act to follow, but I just got the picture of my most recent tattoo and thought I would share.

I had been thinking about this one for awhile, and finally got it in November (?)

Excuse the poor photo quality. I never knew how hard it was to take a picture of your hip!!!

I like!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: LunaKitten on January 21, 2009 12:12:15 PM
Here's one of my tattoos. I got it just above my right ankle. My lovie and I hadn't had a baby, and not for lack of trying, so I got a fertility goddess symbol. And.... just over a year later, I was pregnant. Now our little man is 15 months old :)



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spidrgirl143cw on January 21, 2009 12:13:02 PM
cute cute  ;Di love dogwoods my favorite flowering tree i too have one but in color on my foot
this is a really bad pic of right after it was taken it was a lot brighter after the redness and  swelling went away


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lo{ve} on January 21, 2009 03:07:24 PM
i just wanted to thank everyone so much for commenting on my tattoo!
it means a lot  ;D
it just makes me realize how truly special of a find the note was.

i still get a big lump in my throat (you know that one where you try with everything inside of you not to cry) when i show my friends it, but i'm getting better!

thanks again everyone for your kind words  :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: theEEKinGEEK on January 22, 2009 03:20:38 PM


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: PinkMafia on January 22, 2009 05:29:16 PM
theeekingeek- i love the color on that. honestly, i can't tell what it is! a tomoto? its beautiful whatever it is. ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: loserchick88 on January 22, 2009 05:57:01 PM
lo{ve} your tattoo has got to be one of the most touching things I've ever heard of

your artist did such a nice job making it look like the origional note too
thank you so much for sharing :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on January 22, 2009 07:00:02 PM
love, your ink is gorgeous and the story brought tears to my eyes... I know everyone else has said it, but I had to let you know, and thank you for sharing your story with us.

theeekingeek - also beautiful ink. the colours are so vibrant!
I'm thinkin it's a lotus flower, though.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mudstar on January 23, 2009 02:29:48 PM
here are mine



first one
on hip


ankle


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lo{ve} on January 23, 2009 07:45:50 PM
love, your ink is gorgeous and the story brought tears to my eyes... I know everyone else has said it, but I had to let you know, and thank you for sharing your story with us.

lo{ve} your tattoo has got to be one of the most touching things I've ever heard of

your artist did such a nice job making it look like the origional note too
thank you so much for sharing :)

thanks guys  ;D
i showed my uncle yesterday and he freaked out saying it looked just like his baby sister had written it directly onto my side!

all the caring thoughts people have said made the pain completely worth it, not to mention the fact that i never have to worry about her note getting ruined now!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: skankin kiwi on January 26, 2009 01:53:34 PM
I finally have internet again!
Everyone's tats are looking great!
Here is my most recent one, done by Phil in San Jose, CA, who came out to our house to tattoo.



I am so happy with this!  My husband combined a few Ralph Steadman drawings from several Fear and Loathing ones to get this image.

Here is my husband's, also by Phil. And slightly blurry!



Thanks for looking!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spirals420 on January 26, 2009 05:20:32 PM
thats amazing! i was literally just thinking how awesome his artwork would look as tats!!! love it!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on January 26, 2009 05:53:32 PM
yay for bat country! :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Sewsew-a-Gogo on January 26, 2009 06:24:53 PM
DROOL!!  I love Ralph Steadman!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thursday on January 26, 2009 11:46:11 PM



hey guys, this just happened!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: csphd on January 27, 2009 04:26:04 AM
The note story made me cry, it's a great sentiment!

This is my newest tattoo, less then a week old.  I love it!



It's on my left inner forearm.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Tero on January 27, 2009 05:05:06 AM
Oh how I LOVE to see people brave enough to embrace truth. It will be interesting to see how other folks act when they are faced with this. How many will blow it off, how many will nod in knowing, how many will get angry at the reality of it and how many just might have an epiphany. Beautiful.

Much Peace,
Tero


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: reese299 on February 02, 2009 07:11:55 PM
Lo{ve}-that was such a beautiful story.  As a daughter it would mean the world to me to find a note like that, and as a mom, well, what better way to always stay with your daughter.  I love this, and thank you for sharing.

I need a tissue now. :'(


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lo{ve} on February 02, 2009 09:32:19 PM
Lo{ve}-that was such a beautiful story.  As a daughter it would mean the world to me to find a note like that, and as a mom, well, what better way to always stay with your daughter.  I love this, and thank you for sharing.

I need a tissue now. :'(

thank you  :)
it really is the most amazing feeling to look in the mirror and see how much she cared and showed it with such few words.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mr.sweets4ever on February 03, 2009 09:12:53 AM
Lo{ve}-that was such a beautiful story.  As a daughter it would mean the world to me to find a note like that, and as a mom, well, what better way to always stay with your daughter.  I love this, and thank you for sharing.

I need a tissue now. :'(

thank you  :)
it really is the most amazing feeling to look in the mirror and see how much she cared and showed it with such few words.

Very moving.  The tattoo was well done as well.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: ladidagrl on February 04, 2009 06:55:46 AM
i had my 7th done in new york with my best friend, our birthdays are 2 days apart and we met in new york for our 10th birthday since we've met, so it's kind of my favorite, but yea here it is:



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: PinkMafia on February 04, 2009 01:27:16 PM
The note story made me cry, it's a great sentiment!

This is my newest tattoo, less then a week old.  I love it!



It's on my left inner forearm.

Gorgeous!! I want a poem or affirmation written on the same spot! Yours is beautiful and I love what you chose. Its so true!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: v3nu5 on February 04, 2009 03:12:45 PM
ladidagrl I like your stars, are they random or purposely placed? I'm a Libra true and blue, so I'm quite particular about the balance and placement of my tattoos.

I have this one which is kinda a memorial to the baby I had over 3 years ago. DH and I (before he was husband) got pregnant and everything went fine until we went to a gaming convention in Anaheim 5 months into pregnancy. Long story short, I started having contractions, water broke in the hotel bathroom, rushed back home and was forced to have my baby when he was only 20 weeks. We had our 2 hours with him in the hospital and several months later were told that I had a thyroid issue and it would be extremely hard to conceive again. So we got tattoos to remind us of the small gift god gave us. Problem is the artist that did my tattoo thought it would be a great idea to use the same needle size throughout the entire project and scarred up my arm pretty bad. As a gift to my self I want to pretty it up a bit but have no ideas how to do that. Any one have any ideas? My husbands came out so pretty. Its very realistic, although its not scaled to size, for detailed reasons.

His tattoo on his left inside forearm.


My tattoo, when new but not as detailed.


This is what it looks like now. Sorry for the huge white arms. Crafting isn't exactly sand volleyball.  ;)


I'm sure you can see the scarring on the inside of the feet prints, and I was thinking or giving them a baby blue tint around them or maybe some baby blocks beside them. I just can't figure out how to make it look nicer. Its sentiment mean alot to me like Lo{ve}'s letter from her mother. Which made me cry by the way. :)    Can anyone help me? Please.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: reese299 on February 04, 2009 04:26:41 PM
v3nu5-what a lovely idea for a tattoo.  I am so sorry for your loss.

My advice would be to find a local tattoo artist (or two or three) and ask for their professional opinion on what they would do with it.  Most artist will at least give you a general idea on what they could.  If you find someone you like and trust, have them draw something up for you.  My artist charges a twenty dollar deposit for a custom drawing, but is well worth it.  The twenty bucks is then put towards the price of the tattoo, so it all works out.  That is my two cents.  Good luck and make sure to post pics if you do have work done!



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lo{ve} on February 04, 2009 06:48:41 PM
i would definitely ask a few tattoo artists for their opinion, as that is what they're best at!

but maybe you could someone incorporate his name, or a date in there?

but i really do love these tattoos and how realistic they seem:)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on February 04, 2009 07:48:27 PM
a girl in my class was pretty badly scarred by a heavy-handed artist using one needles size throughout an entire blackwork piece. Although not meant to have as much detail as yours, it was still very noticable.
She had ultrasound therapy done to minimize hypersensitivity of the scar tissue, then LOTS of massage therpay to help break down the scar tissue.
She has spoken to many artists and now has an appointment coming up to have it reworked...
Def talk to a couple artists; get a feel for them and what they can offer you. And seriously consider something to break down scar tissue - I'm a big fan of massage (worked wonders on my lobes after I had them cut) but I'm also biased...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: v3nu5 on February 04, 2009 09:24:04 PM
Thank you guys so much, I'll have to find a stable local artist. The last couple we have had have moved out of town or we can't seem to get a hold of. Again thank you thank you.  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: luvdisny on February 04, 2009 10:01:16 PM
Well, I made it thru all 579 pages of this one ...  Love all of the beautiful artwork here.  I'm working on the design for my first tattoo.  Does anyone have any recommondations for the Greenville, SC area?  Tattooing (sp) became legal here in the last year so I'm not sure where to go.  My dh works with a guy named Phil Valentine who used to work at Physical Graffiit South in Gville but has since left that shop.  I'm not sure with state regulations if someone who is licensed to tattoo can practice anywhere or just in a shop made for tattooing (sp).

TIA for the help and I hope to have something to show soon.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
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Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: reese299 on February 05, 2009 06:29:29 AM
PonyHuetchen, you have the some of the most amazing black ink I have ever seen.  The shading is exquisite, and the pieces with a hint of color are just beautiful.  True works of art on your body.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lo{ve} on February 05, 2009 08:49:45 AM
i love love love your angel wings. i like how it looks you could fly away if you wanted, instead of them actually looking like they're just flat on your back.

pretty :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: star-goddess on February 05, 2009 01:34:19 PM
I'm new here but I came across this thread and I love it!!! Everyone has such pretty and vivid tattoos.  Here is mine when I first got it about 5-6 months ago so please excuse the redness around it as well as the blurry picture >.<
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g145/twistedvamp/coloredtattoo.jpg

Its a little fox resting on a crestent moon with a lit lantern hanging surround by starts and swirls, i drew it myself and then took it to a tattoo artist. It took me about a year to finally decided what I wanted. I'm so  indecisive.<
I cant wait to get another, I'm thinking of cherry blossoms or Mario stars!!!! ^_^ ;)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mansonette on February 05, 2009 04:39:52 PM
Well...I am not one to brag, but I know that you won't mind here.  I am SOOO happy with my new tattoo that I got last night.  It was hell getting it, but was so worth it.

What do you guys think?


I took a bunch of ideas from online, along with some of my own supplies and some paint chips for the colors.  The measuring tape banner is supposed to be a dirty yellow (called piss yellow by the tattoo artist), but it is funky looking now cuz it is so swollen and red.  The tattoo was done by Rich at Ultimate Arts in Madison, WI.  He is a really awesome guy!  He has also done all of my husbands tattoos.

Hope you like! 

P.S.  The buttons represent my immediate family.  From the left: my brother, my mom, my dad (passed away from cancer), me and my husband.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: BonEsInspired on February 05, 2009 04:47:38 PM
Looks great!!!
What an amazing job with the shading on the scissors!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: psyche on February 05, 2009 04:58:19 PM
That's gorgeous! Great work.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Shadeweaver on February 05, 2009 05:03:02 PM
I love all of the work from  the UA artists and I don't think I would go elsewhere for  a fabulous piece of body art ... Stripe and Rich are my favorites.  Rich did a beautiful job as usual!  What a fun and personal tattoo!



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: amigurl55 on February 05, 2009 05:12:34 PM
PonyHuetchen your tattoos are amazing!  I love your birds and wings.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: amigurl55 on February 05, 2009 05:14:46 PM
That is so dang awesome!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: DaisyAlly on February 05, 2009 05:51:08 PM
Wow, you're hard core! Its very cool, and I especially like that your dad's button got the glimmer deal. Very sweet.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: smittenheart on February 05, 2009 05:52:35 PM
I wish I lived in WI so I can get an awesome tat like that..I dig it..great job..


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Belladune on February 05, 2009 05:54:13 PM
thats an awesome tattoo! 


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cherry5 on February 05, 2009 05:59:03 PM
Oh my god; Oh my God; Oh my GOD! I had a cow when I saw the thumbnail--couldn't wait to see the real pic! That is so friggin' awesome and I love the meaning to it.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mansonette on February 05, 2009 06:11:47 PM
Thanks so much guys! 

I knew it wouldn't take long for me to be grinning about your comments!  Thanks!  Thanks!!
I had to hide it all day...and will have to pretty much every day at work, but I'm happy.  One of the best things about the experience was that my mom went with me, and even though she was uncomfortable being at the tattoo shop, she ultimately had a good time chatting with the artist while he was working.

I'm already trying to think about the other calf...a dirty, chunky paint brush and a staple gun perhaps?  I've got plenty of time to think.

Thanks!  Thanks!!
 ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mansonette on February 05, 2009 06:30:23 PM
I love all of the work from  the UA artists and I don't think I would go elsewhere for  a fabulous piece of body art ... Stripe and Rich are my favorites.  Rich did a beautiful job as usual!  What a fun and personal tattoo!



Thanks so much!  Rich is really the man.  I've never felt so comfortable with a stranger. 

I hear Stripe on the radio all the time with his advertising Q&A clips.  He really is an amazing artist too...but I think Rich is my favorite.  I'm a little partial though.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: aliceownsj00 on February 05, 2009 08:50:18 PM
Awesome! I love it! I want to get something crafty themed, but can't think of a design... lol

I love the idea of adding something about your family, very sweet <3


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on February 05, 2009 09:07:38 PM
Ohhh that's where my crafty tattoos are at too! that area is kind of a b**** isn't it? Looks great :D With mine, the swelling went down in like 2 days...hopefully it'll be quickish for you because that's really the worst part haha.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mansonette on February 06, 2009 04:26:07 AM
Ohhh that's where my crafty tattoos are at too! that area is kind of a b**** isn't it? Looks great :D With mine, the swelling went down in like 2 days...hopefully it'll be quickish for you because that's really the worst part haha.

Have you posted pictures of yours?  I was excited to post, but kinda hesitant, cuz I don't want someone to get the same thing, because it was so personal.  Well, I think any good tattoo artist wouldn't take a picture of a tattoo and duplicate it...and any one that would...oh well.  I'm gonna not think about it.

I only have one other tattoo...a very small fairy girl on my left wrist on the inside.  That one didn't hurt at all.  This one hurt a bunch!  I felt like he was trying to amputate my leg off at the knee.  Why do we pay people to hurt us?  Oh yeah, cuz it's amazing in the end.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on February 06, 2009 04:50:37 AM
that's an awesome piece! I love the buttons :D

I have both legs done, and that placement is a b**** for sure, but still love the outcome. The worst is that I'm going to have to go for a touch-up. inking over scar tissue isn't fun... But I was (unknown to me) pregnant at the time, and had some major edema issues when it was healing...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on February 06, 2009 06:21:09 AM
Have you posted pictures of yours?  I was excited to post, but kinda hesitant, cuz I don't want someone to get the same thing, because it was so personal.  Well, I think any good tattoo artist wouldn't take a picture of a tattoo and duplicate it...and any one that would...oh well.  I'm gonna not think about it.

I only have one other tattoo...a very small fairy girl on my left wrist on the inside.  That one didn't hurt at all.  This one hurt a bunch!  I felt like he was trying to amputate my leg off at the knee.  Why do we pay people to hurt us?  Oh yeah, cuz it's amazing in the end.

Yeah I posted mine:



The best picture I have, the sewing machine was all swollen and icky then still (I think it was 1-2 days afterward). I'm not SUPER worried about anyone copying mine, because any tattoo artist worth his/her salt wouldn't copy a tattoo someone printed out off the internet, so I figure anyone who would is probably not a very good artist anyways and would do a crappy job. Which, I'm well aware, is a bit of an oversimplification and not always true (since talent and ethics don't always coincide), but it makes me feel better :P

I'm *hopefully* starting on my back piece soon, which I am NOT looking forward to pain wise, but super excited about art-wise. :D So far I haven't picked an "easy" spot for a tattoo, haha, I have those^, and then a decent-sized one on my hip (which wasn't so bad towards the back where there's more fat, but on the hip bone...oooh ouch I still remember that two years later).


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mansonette on February 06, 2009 03:36:37 PM
I sure was thinking about the whole...copying artists are probably crappy artists, but I refrained myself.  I'll just think the same.  I mean.  I did look at pictures online for ideas (which I couldn't find too many of suprisingly), so it's only fair I guess.

I do remember seeing your tattoos before.  I really like them.  They look like they really balance each other.  You have a really talented artist. 

I'm looking forward to seeing any others that you get!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on February 06, 2009 07:09:21 PM
I sure was thinking about the whole...copying artists are probably crappy artists, but I refrained myself.  I'll just think the same.  I mean.  I did look at pictures online for ideas (which I couldn't find too many of suprisingly), so it's only fair I guess.

ha, well, there's a big difference between taking inspiration in someone elses' tattoos and actually copying them, you know? Inspiration isn't a problem (I know I look at a LOT of sewing tattoos honestly) but exactly copying someone elses' tattoos is totally unethical (not to mention unprofessional) and unfair to the other artist and the person who has the tattoo. Like I said, not to be ya know, a five letter b-word, but any tattoo artist who is unprofessional enough to do that, I wouldn't get a tattoo from anyways.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: try.fail.repeat on February 09, 2009 09:57:28 PM
 
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My tattoo still has a little ways to go. I'm about halfway done with it. This is just a little update from my outline pics from last month. I got the background shading done on Friday. Adding both of my sittings together I've got about 5.5 to 6 hours in on it. This last sitting was 3 hours.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lo{ve} on February 09, 2009 10:07:51 PM
wow that's beautiful, and amazing. i admire you so much for sitting through that, rib tattoos are not easy. the detail is amazing, you seem like you have quite the artist working on you  :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Nadezh Star on February 09, 2009 11:46:47 PM
Here are mine!! I got them when I was 16 (back) 17 (ribs) and 18 (arm) and Im going to get another this year (..19!!)





The one says "you are my sweetest downfall, i loved you first" from Samson :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: SHES.CRAFTY on February 10, 2009 09:47:43 AM
Nadezh Star, I love the Regina Spektor lyric on your arm! Beautiful!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: PinkMafia on February 10, 2009 11:21:33 AM
gorgeous! amazing work ladies. i love japanese work and i love how its in black and white!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mattbot on February 10, 2009 11:30:48 AM






i got this last night, its the sewing machine my mom's mom gave her and the one she gave me



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on February 10, 2009 01:40:37 PM
oh, I love the old-school singer ink :)
and i'm a fan of daffodil's as well ;)
pretty piece!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on February 10, 2009 02:13:09 PM
That is AWESOME mattbot!

The side piece is coming along well too!

and I love the two sparrows with the needles and ribbon.

I can't wait to get my tax refund back so I can start on my back piece :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: katherine83 on February 10, 2009 10:18:25 PM
I can't wait to get my tax refund back so I can start on my back piece :D

Awesome  ;)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: zowiewoahie on February 12, 2009 08:23:57 PM
that's an awesome piece! I love the buttons :D

I have both legs done, and that placement is a b**** for sure, but still love the outcome. The worst is that I'm going to have to go for a touch-up. inking over scar tissue isn't fun... But I was (unknown to me) pregnant at the time, and had some major edema issues when it was healing...

Oh no! My friend got a tattoo when she didn't know she was preggers. She was kinda shakey the whole time and her body absorbed the ink as the pregnancy went on. It was just awful looking, so she had it re done when her daughter was born. Crazy!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: zowiewoahie on February 12, 2009 08:30:38 PM
Matbott! Daffodils! I love them so much, they are in bloom here right now. I almost got those but went with the nasturtium's. Beautiful work...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: bluecat158 on February 13, 2009 08:33:07 AM
My first tattoo:

Got it in memory of my cat Joey - right wrist

My second:

Double trinity knot, left wrist


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Street Ashes on February 13, 2009 10:34:13 AM
My Chilly Willy on my upper hip.(back side)
done by the worst tattoo artist in atlanta.
Oscar @ holy mother in little 5 points.


I will never get a tattoo again. it didn't hurt that bad, of course i have a lot of fat in that area but Oscar scared me for life. he was very lazy and didn't fill in properly (and yes, i told him.)

beautiful Tats every one, i wish i were brave enough to get a chest tattoo.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: aphrasdaughter on February 13, 2009 10:45:50 AM
Wow, there is some really gorgeous work on here.  Here's my addition; the story is that I got the first one when I was 18 and not very assertive, so it wasn't exactly what I had wanted.  It had gotten a little faded and just, kinda "eh".  Here's the pic right before I had it added to:
 

Now, 8 years later, I was wanting something that would make my little fairy more representative of who I am now.  As I was falling asleep one night, I had this flash of inspiration and knew exactly what I wanted done:

(Sorry for the mirror-image pic, it's actually on my left shoulder.  This was the day after, so it's still kinda swollen.)
It took about 2 hours, b/c the artist (the awesome Lea at Bethesda Tattoo Company) did a little bit over the old tattoo to make them go better together.  Now I loff it totally.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: littlefawnpug on February 13, 2009 12:12:12 PM
How could I of missed this topic?!  I guess because its in the 'bath/beauty section' and, I never visit this section, however I seen a tattoo pic in the hottest new projects sections so of course I clicked it. 

Anyways, I have spent a long time looking at all 54 pages of this thread.  I gots to say some very pretty, cool, unique, beautiful tattoos here!  I love the big fairy wings one best probably, though I cant remember who posted them as it was some 20 or so pages back.   I was opting for dragon wings on my back (Im a huge mythological person)  Instead I went for whole dragon.  Ha ha.  I figure first tattoo, gotta go big.  It was an wedding anniversary gift from hubby actually.  We both got tattoos that year as wedding gifts to eachother.  That was 1 1/2 yrs ago.  Ive 5 tattoos now.  Got them all at the same place too, Tattoo Charlies. 



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: n u l l g a l on February 13, 2009 02:00:02 PM
I just got his one on Monday. In two weeks I'll go and get it colored in. I love it.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: LiveLongandCraft on February 13, 2009 04:31:09 PM
These aren't my only tattoos but they are my favorite. I really can't wait to get another one soon.




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: poppi on February 13, 2009 04:31:53 PM


I just got this last saturday, I'm pretty happy.  It was my design idea but the artist drew it out, my drawing was really abstract.  The biggest bird in the middle is more stylized than I'd like and I might add another bigger leaf at the end that is disintegrating more.  That was my original plan but when I saw his drawing I wasn't sure if it would work or not.  Oh and the sun/moon/star I got about ten years ago on my 18th birthday, he just cleaned it up a bit.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: ryepie on February 13, 2009 06:36:01 PM
alright here's my latest! i didn't draw this, but i got my best friend to and told him exactly what i wanted (based off a poster he made)... he is an AMAZING artist.



i sat for nearly 5 hours for an outline in august before i started going into shock:



second round i sat for 4.5 hours before my body started going into shock:


my tattoo artist is my close friend casper, and the boy holding my best friend, dean, is the artist.





it needs a LOT of work...all the small flowers will be blue and green with white tips, and the purple in the big flower needs to be touched up a lot, and the black sketchy lines need to be added in...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: JLMS on February 13, 2009 06:51:02 PM
All I can say is "OUCH"!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: KiwiDragons on February 13, 2009 06:55:02 PM
Wow, all the recent additions are amazing! I hope that I'll have some money leftover from my tax refund for another tattoo (or two or three). I've had one particular design sitting around for ages and I'm just dying to get it done. Seeing all this new fantastic ink makes me want it even more!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: abssinth on February 13, 2009 07:44:33 PM
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I love your swallows!  They're in the "old school" sort of scheme, but still have an updated, clean, look to them!!!   :-*


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Emiline on February 13, 2009 07:50:02 PM
Here are three of my tattoos; they are all on my lower left leg... they will eventually become a mish-mash of random ink. A homage to the things I love.



My pineapple, on the back on my leg, right below the bend of my knee. I love pineapples-- how they look, how they smell, and mostly, how they taste (especially upside-down on cakes). They always just make me happy.




My cupcake, on the inside of my leg. It's a stylized version of the cupcake on the cover of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. I love baking-- vegan baking, that is-- and have been doing it since I was a wee lass. It's my tribute to my domestic self. Plus, it's hard to find a cupcake you dont like.




And my latest-- my ball of yarn. It's right below my pineapple and kind of curls around my lower leg. I dont need to explain too much with this, especially to my fellow craftsters. Green is my favorite color and I would never dream about using anything else but my bamboo needles.

I also have a Radiohead minotaur on my right wrist and the Sigur Ros lyrics "Agaetis Byrun" across my left foot.


All of the ink on my leg done at Detroit Hardcore Tattoo Co. by Kari, my friend and an awesome artist.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mintbamboo on February 13, 2009 08:33:36 PM
That is a beautiful pineapple!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Kalanit on February 14, 2009 09:38:21 AM
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/131_035
Usually I am not a fan of tattoos, but yours is really awesome!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spixie139 on February 14, 2009 11:19:24 AM
cupcake

I just want to eat it!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: v3nu5 on February 14, 2009 12:37:21 PM
poppi I love your autumn leaves! Beautiful colors. Fall is my favorite.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Bunny of DOOM! on February 15, 2009 12:27:38 AM
YAY, Tattoo number 5 is here! So stoked with it, I squealed with glee. I <3 my tattooist.





Yup, he's a My Little Pony Unicorn (who bakes!), and his name is Cornelius! And I decided he is a HE, just flamboyantly gay! <3

If anyone is interested, I also made a little vid of him getting done- you can view it on my blog, here:
http://lickmycupcakes.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/meet-cornelius/



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: miss venflon on February 15, 2009 06:20:41 AM
i love tattoo's too
some of mine

my Pinhead on my left arm

my little lady on my right forearm

and my flowers on my abdomen


i also have diamond on left thumb and pink star on other finger-now i want finis my ice-cream tattoo on left leg


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: reese299 on February 15, 2009 09:24:53 AM
Poppi, that idea of the leaves/birds are beautiful!  It is unlike anything I have ever seen.

Ryepie, you are like the poster girl for tattoo sacrifice-really cool piece but hell to get!  I am very fortunate in the fact I can seem to get tattooed forever.  It is more "annoying" then painful to me and I heal fast.  I feel so bad for you looking at those pics-I just want to give you a big hug! :D

miss venflon-I think I would sh*t my pants every time I saw that Pinhead-that movie gives me the heebee jeebees.    Your little lady is very cool.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Sewsew-a-Gogo on February 15, 2009 09:38:14 AM
Awww!  I love My Little Flamboyant Pony! :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Nymeria on February 16, 2009 09:13:11 AM
MissVenflon -- I love your Pinhead. I am a huge fan of the "Hellraiser" movies. There is a deliciously flamboyant, cheesy quality to them to always makes me smile. I've seen a LOT of Pinheads, but yours definitely has some of the best color and detail I've seen! Awesome! :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thebeav_1010 on February 16, 2009 08:31:03 PM
Hi everybody! This is my first tattoo done by my friend. Its a Hello Kitty Kitty Storm Trooper!
  ^ _ ^ She has a lightsaber. My friend forgot to put the other three breathing holes on the other side but shes little..she doesn't need that much air.






Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Butterfly Grl on February 17, 2009 01:40:11 AM
cute!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: littlefawnpug on February 17, 2009 07:37:00 AM
I hope that I'll have some money leftover from my tax refund for another tattoo (or two or three). I've had one particular design sitting around for ages and I'm just dying to get it done.

Same here.  ha ha!  Seriously, thats one thing that I wanted to get with the refund. 


And spixie139 I love your harry potter theme tattoo.  Super cool!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: v3nu5 on February 17, 2009 01:31:16 PM
Wicked Hello Storm Trooper! How small is it? It has enough detail that it doesn't look so small.
Its so hard to convince tattoo artists to do small tattoos, your lucky you have a friend that does it.  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: loserchick88 on February 17, 2009 02:46:22 PM
Emiline i love your tattoos!!
they're so vibrant and bright!
and that yarn..the colors are breathtaking.
beautiful, seriously.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: thebeav_1010 on February 17, 2009 09:11:09 PM
Wicked Hello Storm Trooper! How small is it? It has enough detail that it doesn't look so small.
Its so hard to convince tattoo artists to do small tattoos, your lucky you have a friend that does it.  ;D

Hey thanks. Its about 2 - 2 1/2 inches.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: razziesbaby on February 19, 2009 01:58:29 AM
so this is my first tattoo!!! im so happy with it...its a barcode of my grandma's birthday i got it on my left calf now on with the pix!




and this is cuz i love the night vision on my camera!!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: susanna mayfair on February 19, 2009 02:21:48 PM
Wow, there are so many great tats here! Here are a couple of mine.

This is the one that I got on my wrist a couple of months after my husband died.


And I got this one about a month ago. It's on the side of my thigh. It's the biggest one that I have, at about a foot long or so. My husband had a dragon that was very similar on his arm so it was a memorial tattoo.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Bunny of DOOM! on February 19, 2009 07:15:22 PM
This is the one that I got on my wrist a couple of months after my husband died.

My husband had a dragon that was very similar on his arm so it was a memorial tattoo.
So sorry for your loss Sussana, they are beautiful. I love the broken one. x


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lo{ve} on February 19, 2009 09:55:43 PM
so this is my first tattoo!!! im so happy with it...its a barcode of my grandma's birthday i got it on my left calf now on with the pix!


quite creative  :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: moldiegoldie on February 20, 2009 02:11:38 PM
newest!

http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr173/moldiegoldie/0125091138-1.jpg



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mljohnston on February 20, 2009 02:27:12 PM
newest!

http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr173/moldiegoldie/0125091138-1.jpg

Oh man, I love that!
It's excellent. :]


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: LunaKitten on February 20, 2009 05:22:21 PM
That's rockin! I love it, the colors and details are amazing!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on February 20, 2009 05:33:35 PM
Fantastic!  An overdone style done in such a new way. Awesome!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: carolyn_rawr on February 21, 2009 07:38:02 PM
Alrighty here are my tattoos from oldest to newest. The first two I posted on the old board but they hadn't healed yet, so here are different pictures of them in their full glory.

for my 18th bday and has significance besides being pretty. It was done by Doug at Staircase in Santa Cruz, CA (surprisingly hard to get a picture of)


representing my love for sylvia plath & the bell jar on my shoulder, from "I listened to the old brag of my heart. I am. I am. I am." Also by Doug at Staircase (the letters aren't off kilter they just move around when I move my shoulder)


just done today! This is my college graduation present to myself, and the state flower of CA. I'm moving out of state for graduate school but at least I will always have this with me. It's all swollen and a little ink stained from earlier today. This one was done by Jessica at Staircase


I love so many of the pieces posted in this thread, I could hardly begin to name favorites!  :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: batgirl on February 21, 2009 08:15:34 PM
Those are lovely! I really love bird & flower tattoos. I have my home state flower on my foot, too, only I didn't realize it until later!  :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on February 21, 2009 09:08:18 PM
These recent additions were great!! I esp. love the heart and the sword with the cupcake. Sweeeeeet.

Arghhhh I get my tax return next week and I am so freaking psyched to be starting on new ink. :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: AGirlNamedSioux on February 24, 2009 03:13:10 PM


My tattoo of a Cherry Blossom Tree


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: dazeychick on February 24, 2009 04:30:53 PM
My first tattoo... got it in Feb of 07 :-)


My newest tat, I got late last year...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on February 24, 2009 05:22:56 PM
cute & simple...<3 that bird so very much :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Mlsocci74 on February 24, 2009 05:34:52 PM
My newest, right after I got it.  Sorry I cut off my butterfly (an older tat)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: alixianervosa on February 24, 2009 06:16:58 PM
That peacock is amazing


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: dazeychick on February 25, 2009 03:18:22 PM
Thanks!! I wanted one for a long time and never could decide on anything I liked. It's actually from a picture of a garden stake... lol


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: disturbedpenguinpoo on February 26, 2009 06:24:00 AM
my newest one... it faded a bit so i went back yesterday to get it fixed. :):)

the pictures a bit rubbish and it looks red still.

p.s. i really love the peacock!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: lindyv321 on March 02, 2009 08:20:23 AM
I just got this done on Friday night and am so happy with how it turned out.  It's number 7 and I am already planning number 8!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: JadedOne on March 03, 2009 06:37:56 AM

Butterfly


Devotion in Chinese


Calla Lily - one of my favs


purple faerie - another fav


paw prints...


my first professional tattoo

I have one more that I need to get a decent pic of before i post it.  It's tinkerbell sitting on the word mommy


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: JadedOne on March 03, 2009 06:46:49 AM
Ok here's the Tinkerbell tat that i was talking about in my first post........

I know it looks kinda funny, I had to take the pic myself




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Raventhistle on March 03, 2009 10:07:30 AM
The one on the left is my best friend Meg, and I'm on the right.

I sketched out the kitties and then tailored them to each of us.
Meg is my sister from another mother, and before I moved out of state we decided to get similar tattoos. All because of what happened when we first moved into an Apt together.

I'd been wanting my own indoor kitty for forever. My dad never wanted an indoor cat, and claimed that i wouldn't take care of it if we had one. Having grown up with cats around me (I lived with Mom until she passed away, and the kitty I brought with me to Dad's didn't last long as an outdoor cat) I found his opinion to be rather funny. So of course, upon moving out and starting college, the first thing I wanted was a cat. We'd only planned on getting one, for me.

So we went to all the pet shops in town.
I had wanted a black and white, because of one I'd had before who had been my shoulder cat, and hadn't found one until the last shop we went to.
I asked the pet shop guy to pull her out for me, and while I was holding her, Meg asked to hold a little black one. Mirya (my kitty) was very skittish.

I looked at Meg and said "I Don't know, what do you think?"
She looked at me and said "You do whatever you want. This one's mine!"
And so we went home with two instead of one.

Sebastian has a small white fluff on his belly, and pumpkin colored eyes.
Mirya has the face mask and a few white splotches, and yellow-green eyes.
Meg wanted her stars a little different, so she has the crescent moon.
The stars themselves were freehanded by the tattoo artist.
We got them in Marquette, Mi, by Michelle.

Now even though we're 6 hours away if I'm feeling lonely I just have to catch a glimpse of my kitty (and often my real kitty) to remember my heart-sister.
Hers is on her right shoulderblade, mine is on my left upper arm.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: abarefoot on March 03, 2009 02:13:10 PM
What a fun post!


Says Shalom in Hebrew (peace/wholeness)
Taken right after--so still swollen. Ew!
Located on my arm.


Cherry Blossom Branch on my leg

And then I don't have a picture of it, but my husband's initials on my chest.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: arcadian green on March 03, 2009 06:07:37 PM
Raventhistle I love those tattoo's! I think it's awesome you came up with that design yourself. I wish I could draw or even sketch something decent.  ;)  I would love a tattoo like that of both my cats!  I have thought many times before about getting a tattoo but I can never make up my mind. Then I look at this thread and I see so many I like and I still can't make up my mind!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: PIXIEskin on March 04, 2009 04:40:20 AM


representing my love for sylvia plath & the bell jar on my shoulder, from "I listened to the old brag of my heart. I am. I am. I am." Also by Doug at Staircase (the letters aren't off kilter they just move around when I move my shoulder)



I love all your tattoos, but this one is amazing!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: carolyn_rawr on March 05, 2009 05:14:19 PM


representing my love for sylvia plath & the bell jar on my shoulder, from "I listened to the old brag of my heart. I am. I am. I am." Also by Doug at Staircase (the letters aren't off kilter they just move around when I move my shoulder)



I love all your tattoos, but this one is amazing!


aww thanks! Often times this one is my favorite too (though most of the time I can't decide)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: batgirl on March 05, 2009 05:30:31 PM
I agree, that one is really great.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on March 07, 2009 02:53:23 PM
dazeychick your peacock is so neat!  How did it feel getting it right there?


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: silverhart on March 08, 2009 03:47:44 PM
Beware my many pics.....
my cross...

my geisha...

My science and art hearts (that need some touchups  :P )...


ankle wings...

marionette...

Sister fleur de lis...

my rose...

one divorce later...

family  :D ...

first one i tattooed on myself...

and last, my turtles 25th annivertary tattoo!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: v3nu5 on March 08, 2009 08:42:46 PM
ALL your tattoos are mouth watering delicious! the color is so vibrant, I love all of them!

*Coveting your body art work*  :P


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: reese299 on March 09, 2009 10:48:56 AM
I agree, beautiful tattoos!  As I was scrolling down I was thinking "I like that one a lot, that one too, and that one ....".  Let's just say I like them all.  ;) And the coloring is very vibrant!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: fluttermuffin on March 09, 2009 02:01:20 PM
I got my tattoo in June of 2006. I've wanted a tattoo for a long time and when my cousin (who is a tattoo artist) moved home from Cali to MO... I finally got it done.  I love it... I have 3 dragonflies to represent my three boys (2 sons & a stepson) and 3 butterflies to represent my three girls (a daughter and 2 stepdaughters).....  HOWEVER, my husband nearly divorced me over getting a tattoo.... I was on a nearly 9 month silent treatment... sheesh.

I would love to get one with some little stars, flowers or buggies to represent my grandbabies... but I don't think I can afford a divorce lawyer right now... hmmm

front - greenish dragonfly for Curtis, orange butterfly for Ashlee


inner - whitish dragonfly for Derek


back - red butterfly for Lindsey


outer - bluish dragonfly for Drew & purple butterfly for Caitlynn (Cady)


the critters circle my ankle starting in front with the oldest (Curtis) ending with the youngest (Cady)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mafiosagrrl on March 09, 2009 02:14:31 PM
maybe it's none of my business... but here i go anyways  ;)  a 9 mon. silent treatment over such a tiny little, cutesy tattoo? What a baby...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: fluttermuffin on March 09, 2009 02:24:33 PM
yep... he is a big baby.... ya know, since then, both his daughters have gotten tattoos, one of the boys and the youngest daughter (just turned 18) is getting hers next week..... lol :o


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: dazeychick on March 09, 2009 04:24:44 PM
dazeychick your peacock is so neat!  How did it feel getting it right there?

It wasn't too bad, it did hurt, but not nearly as bad as I had imagined. It only ended up taking about thirty to forty minutes and I was soo glad!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spixie139 on March 10, 2009 09:16:58 PM
Hey, I posted these before but I was too new to actually put the pictures in, I just gave links. Here they are!
I'm hopefully getting the outline of Wisconsin (my home land) on my upper left calf next week.


HP-Capital City, Madison, WI in August by Dave
Birds-Blue Lotus, Madison, WI in November by Trina
Both really awesome people and artists!

My first tattoo right after my 18th birthday. My design, Harry Potter glasses/scar with Dumbledore quote from the end of the 6th book.


This dove is from the cover of Ani Difranco's album, Canon, but I added the olive branch and the Hebrew which says "Shalom" or "Peace"
It's for my mother and her mother. Both spoke/speak Hebrew and lived in Jerusalem.


This canary is for my dad and his father, both of whom were miners in Kentucky. Canary's were taken down to the mines because if the air was bad the canary would tell them (aka die...) and they would get out quickly.
It pretty much means "the way is clear" because obviously this canary is not dead.


I drew the canary but I was inspired by some google searches of canary tattoos

Got the two birds done in one sitting. I DON'T RECOMMEND DOING THAT. Haha, it sucked. 5 hours! But Trina was fun to talk to and she kept on trekkin!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Megzy818 on March 11, 2009 12:05:12 AM
i loved your tattoos the first time i saw them :) i will hopefully have a new tattoo to show by tuesday...im either getting my anchor and stars w/yellow ribbon on my left calf or my music is love tattoo on my right calf, either way i can finally stop itching for a new tattoo and itch from a new tattoo lol

wonderful tattoos everyone!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Ex_Gratia on March 11, 2009 01:10:31 PM
I'm planning to get an HP tattoo as well. It probably won't have the glasses though.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: _wheres_waldo_ on March 12, 2009 02:51:07 PM
tattoos 2 and 3, little hearts on each foot.  i've wanted these babies for years, and now i've got them!  they're a little distracting, though, i keep looking at my feet while i walk.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lola Caracola on March 13, 2009 08:02:53 AM
something new, but not finished yet :)



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spirals420 on March 13, 2009 09:08:20 AM
ooooooooooohh love it!    i have a friend who would be mega jealous of your new tatty lola


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Nymeria on March 13, 2009 09:18:17 AM
Lola -- I lurv your new tattoo!  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: PIXIEskin on March 13, 2009 10:59:10 AM
something new, but not finished yet :)


really awesome!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: butofcourse on March 14, 2009 03:11:01 PM
This valentine's day I was my own valentine- and bought myself a fabulous life long gift.  my first tattoo!  and what would I get?  well, it's obvious really- knitting.


day of


few weeks old.


close up!

done by Greg at Speakeasy tattoo in Boone, NC.  I like it sooo much.  I am planning my next already.  It reminds me of Nikki McClure.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cutek94 on March 14, 2009 03:15:21 PM
oooh i like i like  ;D

what a cool tattoo,  i don't have one though=[


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: stick on March 14, 2009 03:21:30 PM
Boone, NC?!?!  I went to college at Appalachian!  Boone is heaven on earth to me...
I have now relocated to about 45 minutes south of Raleigh.
Your tattoo is very well done!  Looks great!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: EmilyFlew on March 14, 2009 08:25:00 PM
butofcourse, that is very cute! I love the subject, of course, but I also really like that placement. I've never seen a tattoo at that spot on the shoulder, and it looks great. :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: butofcourse on March 14, 2009 09:45:38 PM
Boone, NC?!?!  I went to college at Appalachian!  Boone is heaven on earth to me...
I have now relocated to about 45 minutes south of Raleigh.
Your tattoo is very well done!  Looks great!

yup!  I'm an Appalachian student!  We finally got a decent tattoo shop- no more ink link! :P

Thanks so much for all of your positive comments everyone!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: alhrayth on March 15, 2009 09:33:35 AM
Hi all - first of all I have to say that I'm in awe of most of the tattoos posted here - lots of fabulous works! I have to say I went through this and the former tattoo thread a lot last year, and the tattoo ideas one, to gather information and comments when I was in the process of getting my first (and only so far) tattoo. I't a tiny little thing compared to most, but I love it anyway because it is my first and I was sooo happy to get it.

The story behind what brought me to choose this design is that I was passing a very bad period - awful moods, feeling very depressed, lots of problems at work, no life to speak of... at some point I said to myself that no one was going to help me, and I had to help myself to get out of the hole I was digging myself into. I used to tie a little cord around my wrist, so that every time I looked at it, it was to remind me that I was there for myself, that I get to get through this, etc. at some point I decided that this was a lifelong advice I could give myself, and could be the idea behind the tattoo I had wanted forever - just I couldn't pinpoint what to do and where, before. So that's why I have a little black cord & bow inked on my wrist. The "transparent" ribbon next to it is an idea of my tattoo guy, who said the simple black line was too little (he was right). The two stars on my inner wrist are there to represent my dad and my grandmother, who passed away 3 months apart from each other 10 years ago - I miss them a lot and I think they would never want to see me that upset and depressed, so I pray for their protection from above, and I look at the stars to tell myself I want them to be proud of me...
most of my friends where totally shocked because I really didn't fit their image of someone who might get a tattoo... I wonder what they'll say when I'll go on to have another one (as soon as I have the cash, actually!)
so here it is...

(very hard to take a decent photo of your right wrist, I discovered. the bow is quite centered on the wrist, actually


the stars are actually off-center on the inner wrist, more towards the inside of the arm so that I can see them better when I look down


this gives a better idea of the placement. on the outside portion of the wrist, there's basically more ribbon twisting and turning, freehanded by the tattoo guy at the moment because he had made the design too small and didn't wrap around my wrist all the way, so he placed the bow and the stars, and freehanded the connection!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Rennypie on March 15, 2009 02:56:01 PM
This is in the middle of my left thigh. I love candy and it wasn't exactly how I wanted it to turn out but I plan to add on to it so that it wraps around to the back of my thigh. The background is supposed to be cotton candy clouds!
http://photos-g.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v250/134/87/526485852/n526485852_1350526_387.jpg (http://photos-g.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v250/134/87/526485852/n526485852_1350526_387.jpg)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on March 15, 2009 08:38:37 PM
These last tattoos are great! The octopus is awesome, the knitting needles are awesome too, and in a great spot! (I've never seen a tattoo in that spot on the shoulder before either), the ribbon is heartwarming, and I love the coloring on the candy. :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: ewushka on March 17, 2009 04:41:54 PM
Here's my latest tattoo.


It's the japanese signs for bear, sun and flower and symbolizes my kids.
My son is called Björn which means bear, my eldest daughter is called Nanna and in nordic mythology Nanna was the flower godess, and finally my youngest daughter Elsie was supposed to be called Sol wich means sun, but my ex hb put in his veto, but she's always been my sunshine.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: ewushka on March 17, 2009 05:02:01 PM
Here's the one I've been working on for some months now. So far it's about ten hours put in it. My artist is still learning and I'm his guinea pig.

I heard somewhere that mexican sugarskulls are made to honor the dead, and this is my way of honoring my family members that passed away combining it with my love of metal music and crafting (in some strange way)



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: katherine83 on March 17, 2009 05:41:29 PM
Ooooh, ewushka, love the skull. Great work for an artist who's still learning.  :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: blushingbluegrass on March 17, 2009 06:12:17 PM
Dang! I thought I was done for awhile.... You have inspired me back into tattoos, ewushka! No idea what I will get next, but I am going to get something.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: sapphire_distortion on March 17, 2009 06:27:08 PM
That skull is AWESOME! One of the better ones I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: ewushka on March 17, 2009 06:51:12 PM
Thanks! I'll make sure to tell my artist. He'll be so very pleased. My HB is doing a similar one, but since he's a true geek (he already has a bad batz maru) he wants to have Manny Calavera for the skull part. It'll be the closest I'll get to a ring anyway :)
I have some ideas for more, but first I'll fill in my old one. It's a sun with a moon in the middle and I've had it for ten years so it's time to make it look good again.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Nymeria on March 17, 2009 08:07:23 PM
Thanks! I'll make sure to tell my artist. He'll be so very pleased. My HB is doing a similar one, but since he's a true geek (he already has a bad batz maru) he wants to have Manny Calavera for the skull part. It'll be the closest I'll get to a ring anyway :)
I have some ideas for more, but first I'll fill in my old one. It's a sun with a moon in the middle and I've had it for ten years so it's time to make it look good again.

Okay, the skull itself is beautiful but it has just ascended to true awesomeness for your mention of Manny Calavera.  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spixie139 on March 21, 2009 01:34:23 AM
Yesterday I just got a new tattoo! In celebration of being 1 year out of the hospital (read more about that here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296310.msg3372932#msg3372932 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296310.msg3372932#msg3372932)) I got this tattoo! It says "no power in the 'verse can stop me". The quote is from the show Firefly, and it's to remind me that nothing can stop me!
:-)
It's in the Harry Potter chapter heading font with the Harry Potter page number stars. Heehee. Combining a bunch of my favorite things!
By Cory at Capital City in Madison, WI



Just finished!


The Harry Potter page number stars.





Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: pinkmichk on March 21, 2009 01:48:02 PM
i have 10 now (one is a cover up though) had this done today both me and my life long friend (we known each other around 22 yrs) had the same one done today


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Nymeria on March 21, 2009 03:15:27 PM
LOVE the lady bug! For some reason the antennae are my favorite part.

The Firefly quote is nice and inspirational, too. :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: uk_blondie on March 21, 2009 08:23:20 PM
cute ladybug i've been thinking of getting one. its been awhile since I got one


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: deathchicken on March 22, 2009 06:43:29 AM
Here is the tattoo I got, oh, ten years ago or so on my eighteenth birthday (excuse the peeling as it was pretty fresh):



It's supposed to be the kanji for "beauty," ("bi") , but...well, I dunno. Looking for it on the intarwebz has me a little worried about that. At any rate, it's on the back of my neck and is about 1.5 inches high.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: mycatisnosferatu on March 22, 2009 12:55:56 PM
When I searched it I got two results.  The first one is beauty and the second one is beautiful.

http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:uDUFq0t5tvtBHM:http://www.apexcustomengraving.com/images/KanjiBeauty.jpg

http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:gB2xeYDXhC40nM:http://www.webvider.com/kanji/images/1/1-022.gif


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: imakee on March 22, 2009 04:15:57 PM
sorry for butting in but I noticed the pics when I was browsing the most recent with pics. I am having a hard time believing that the first character is beauty and the second is beautiful because they are the same character. The differences in the characters are more because of the "font" (for lack of a better word) of the character. I guess you could maybe say that the first character is in print and the second is more in cursive? either way they are the same character.  And the tattoo pic is the same as the first pic so don't worry, it says beauty.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: LittleJoi on March 23, 2009 02:56:50 PM
Before done by a female tattoo artist at ink n at tattooin Penn Hills PA. I hated it and one was darker than the other. You can also see them in my thumbnail pic.


Redone by a female tattoo artist at Southside Tattoo on the Southside in PA. I love it now. All the white that she mixed in with the pink has since faded away. My skin does not hold white. It still looks really good and the color shows up really well on my skin.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: chelsiesawks on March 23, 2009 06:30:01 PM
New swallow tattoo I got on my outer, right thigh.
I sketched it out myself but left the sketch at the shop! Luckily I know the guys so I can get it back!! lol
On with the pics!
The stencil:

With most of the color:

Done:

Closer up:


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: pinkmichk on March 24, 2009 01:10:00 AM
that swallow is beautiful


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Aislynn on March 24, 2009 09:05:18 AM
Ooh...that swallow is gorgeous!  I love the shading of the colors.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: hippiejo74 on March 25, 2009 08:46:22 AM
 ;D I got this lovely peacock yesterday!!! BTW - the cross is a year old....and taking a pic of underneath your own arm and on top of your arm is near impossible - will have the manflesh take a better pic when I see him...
This is going to end up being a sleeve - just doing bits as I can afford 'em ;D




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Trekky on March 25, 2009 10:25:06 AM
hippiejo74 - wow the colouring on your peacock is beautiful!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: imxriotxhere on April 03, 2009 11:16:59 AM
This is my favorite that I got yesterday, the day after my 21st!



This is a quote from Neil Gaiman's Sandman, said by the Endless Delirium. My favorite character. It was either going to be this, or a very child-like font saying "and the woman... she's making little frogs", but this one can be understood by a lot more people. Lol.

And just for kicks, this one is my favorite tattoo so far, as I drew it myself.



Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Megzy818 on April 03, 2009 01:31:54 PM
beautimus!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: fredchinchilla on April 05, 2009 07:54:42 AM
my most recent done yesterday by sandra at kaleidoscope tattoo in cambridge. she's completely awesome, this sucker took 3 hours and she put quarters in my parking meter so i wouldn't get a ticket!




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Megzy818 on April 05, 2009 08:12:13 AM
oh how my heart yearns to be in boston, love this one!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: hippiejo74 on April 05, 2009 09:10:33 AM
 ;D Awesome!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: batgirl on April 05, 2009 11:16:29 AM
It's Craftster's hometown!  :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lola Caracola on April 10, 2009 11:06:41 AM
 ;D ;D ;D my octopus, now with colours:


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Megzy818 on April 10, 2009 11:08:53 AM
oh i love it even more now!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Nymeria on April 10, 2009 11:18:50 AM
That is delightful; for some reason the crown is what grabs my attention most. I think it's the emerald.  ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: hippiejo74 on April 10, 2009 05:44:21 PM
 ;D Awesome!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: zowiewoahie on April 14, 2009 12:44:11 AM
Love the octopus! I want a big red orange one on my arm someday.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Lola Caracola on April 14, 2009 06:07:02 AM
thanks guys, i really love him, too. (i think he is male, maybe gay?)
too bad he is on my back. i already am so vain, always stop at every mirror to look at myself ;D
but now i stop and bend around and look absolutely stupid ;D ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: VintageBlueStudio on April 16, 2009 05:38:07 PM
So I decided to take the plunge and at the end of May (the only time I have free) I'm going to get a tattoo on my lower back.  I was inspired by this art on Etsy...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23733269

I'm going to get a dodo bird surrounded by filigree on the top and bottom.

I"ll post it when it's done!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Nickelback-Whore on April 17, 2009 11:58:44 AM
This is my first one...I got it a couple months ago now i think... ???...i cant really rememeber lol but I love it
http://i404.photobucket.com/albums/pp127/preita13/n514269206_1235574_811.jpg
and this is the drawing for my next one..its in honour of my grandfather who recently passed away.
http://i404.photobucket.com/albums/pp127/preita13/tattoo3.jpg


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: hurtbyastar on April 19, 2009 08:43:34 PM
;D ;D ;D my octopus, now with colours:Image Removed:

this is absolutely beautiful!


Title: day of the dead tat (in progress)
Post by: *katiequince* on April 21, 2009 11:40:16 AM
I just can't wait to post it! This tat is a day of the dead themed picture, with the main focus being a painted pin up girl. It was done yesterday by Chummy of Thirteen tattoo in Oakland, Ca. He's a great artist, I highly recommend him! I'll post again when I get it colored in.



Sorry for the not so good pics, I'm so excited, I didn't even want to wait for someone to come home, so I took the pics myself.




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Sewsew-a-Gogo on April 21, 2009 12:44:30 PM
OOooooooo!!  That looks awesome!  I can't wait to see it colored in!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: v3nu5 on April 21, 2009 02:26:49 PM
Yay Day of the Dead! Wicked tatt.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: katherine83 on April 21, 2009 07:34:26 PM
The day of the dead ink looks awesome so far. I like the mix of the pin up genre with the day of the dead theme. :)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spidrgirl143cw on April 22, 2009 11:14:08 AM
o0o i am so excited about being able to post again  ;D i got this yesterday i have one more session to go to add all of the color. this took almost six hours and there were times when i was on the verge of insanity lol but it is worth it this is a memorial piece for my late grandfather who basically raised me well on to the pictures





Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: hippiejo74 on April 22, 2009 01:19:36 PM
 :o Awesome - the ship is just fantastic!! ;)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spirals420 on April 22, 2009 05:29:36 PM
that is mother fracking amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: imjusmee on April 23, 2009 03:06:41 PM
so i got my 8th tattoo last thursday. i finally took the plunge to start on my arms, and im so happy i did.



i cant stop looking at my arm. i love it!

its done by my tattoo artist mark at telegraph tattoo co. in berkeley. hes done all my work and i love them all.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: v3nu5 on April 23, 2009 03:33:10 PM
Gorgeous! I stared at this for about 3 minutes.  :D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: imjusmee on April 23, 2009 04:33:50 PM
thanks! ive been doing the same thing since i got it lol.  ;)


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on April 23, 2009 05:04:08 PM
wow! that's really beautiful...I second the last poster...I want to stare at it...really nice work..bet it hurt like no body's business  ;)  the colors are really beautiful...they compliment each other really well...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: katherine83 on April 23, 2009 06:15:28 PM
i finally took the plunge to start on my arms, and im so happy i did. i cant stop looking at my arm. i love it!

Nice work! I'm still too chicken to get a tattoo on my arm but hopefully in the next couple of years I'll work up the nerve to go for it.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: meggy_doodle on April 23, 2009 07:36:20 PM
That's gorgeous imjusmee!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: imjusmee on April 24, 2009 12:51:40 PM
thanks!
it didnt hurt too much. but theres about 9 or so colors in it, and everytime i thought he was done with one he would add more and id get frusturated lol.. im definitely not complaining now, because the outcome is SO amazing. =]

katherine83
i didnt have the courage to do it as i was getting the tattoo. lol! i kept saying holy crap im getting my arm done right now!!! ahh haha.!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: shevralay on May 03, 2009 07:53:52 AM
its not even close to being done yet.. but its the only picture i have for now

the colour looks a lot brighter in person.. they're like neon.. and i love it



http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b186/jala_12/tattoo.jpg (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b186/jala_12/tattoo.jpg)

Fish tattoos are some of my favorites--I think I just like the orange. :D That looks amazing, even unfinished.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: ohsweetie on May 03, 2009 01:02:08 PM
my sewing tattoos!! done by theresa at handsomecabinboytattoo.com in prince george. xo




Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: v3nu5 on May 03, 2009 02:33:19 PM
That tatt is wonderful, love the likeness of the pincushion!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: spirals420 on May 03, 2009 10:58:42 PM
wow. that chest piece of craftiness is amazing!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: alhrayth on May 09, 2009 08:36:34 AM
I am a tad overexcited because I just came home from my tattoo artist... I had e-mailed him to see when we could arrange a session, and apparently I was lucky because he got my e-mail with another one cancelling an appointment for today... so he offered me the spot - otherwise it would have been somewhere around the end of june!!! Of course I said yes!
I sent him the design and he liked it immediately... I still have to take a proper picture because right now my back is still a bit red from the shading and doesn't look its best, so I'm waiting a little... in the end I went for the design in the middle



as I was not convinced about using any color. I am really really happy now... proper picture coming later tonight!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: talli_1985 on May 10, 2009 11:56:57 AM
This is my first tattoo, it`s about 5 or 6 years old here (and I have sunburn !)
It`s at the top of my back in the centre just above my bra strap line. I drew it myself and I love it !
Swannys Tattoos in Shelthorpe Loughborough


Here is my second tattoo, also on my back but lower down on the left hand side (I`m thinking of getting an opposite fairy on the other side.) It`s about 4 years old here.
Swannys Tattoos in Shelthorpe Loughborough

(apologies for the sucky photo quality !)

I have to say, some of the tattoos in this thread are just magnificent, and there is such variety !!

I can`t wait to get a job so I can get my tattoo shopping list ! lol

Washing Label on my hip,
Opposite fairy on other side of back
Cherry Blossom on my foot
^_^
SQUEE !

I think thats it for now....lol


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Debs_5 on May 10, 2009 02:07:23 PM
Wow there are so many beautiful tattoos on crafty ladies here :D I spent ages looking through the whole thread!
I currently have just the one tatt, had it done at the end of March at Chioko in Camden (London) and they were very friendly and the artist was great, she redrew my overcomplicated design for me an it turned out even better than I hoped for, I'd recommend Chioko definitely!
Flower vine on my left hip

this was taken literally just after she'd finished!

this is it fully healed and it shows the placement a little better :) (in mirror image though!) only took about a week and a half to heal but I carried on applying the cream for a month or so afterwards, don't know if that had any effect or not.

Planning on getting a couple more eventually (stave of music on the back of my neck and an anatomical heart somewhere about my persons!) but money is the issue :(


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cupcakecarnivore on May 10, 2009 04:20:53 PM
These are tattoos that I have done. (THEY ARE NOT ON MY BODY)
I have been tattooing for about 3 weeks, and have done like 10 or 11. expect more pictures as time goes on....











Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Heike on May 11, 2009 11:44:41 AM
whoa i think those look really good for someone who has been tattooing for such a short time!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: cupcakecarnivore on May 11, 2009 12:33:34 PM
thanks!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: ElizabethR11 on May 14, 2009 04:29:45 PM
okay A.  I'm obsessed with Craftster... ;)
and B.  This is my first post...so i hope this is right!!  ;D
and C. this may be a looong post  ;D

okay, we shall start with the first tattoo!!


My daughter was born 2 months premature in 2004 and only weighed 3 lbs....so i decided to get her name tattooed to my back with little pink angel wings around her name, since she is my little angel!!  Her name is Trysten (thanks to the movie 'Legends of the Fall' :D and my Ma...if she wouldn't have stepped in and suggested that name, my daughter would have been named Baby...yep--i was having a hormonal 'Dirty Dancing' moment, and would have named her Baby... ???)

Then my son was born in 2007, and he is the exact opposite of my tiny little daughter...he weighed 9 lbs, and currently isn't even 2 yet, and is heavier than she is!  His name is below hers with blue angel wings around it... His name is Kemper (thanks to the new (new being 2003) 'Texas chainsaw massacre' movie  :D)

Then quite a few years ago, someone very close to me passed away, and i got this tattoo in remembrance of him, its a lyric from Keith Urban's song 'Tonight I Wanna Cry'


Then last year, my Lovely and I went to visit my bestest friend in the whole world-who moved to Texas-and she and I got matching tattoos on our feets (the most painful thing I've ever experienced  :'( !!!!!!)
*mines on the left*


In 2006 I got married-that was my first mistake....-then I got the tattoo, in a drunken stupor, that every sane person will tell you not to get....one with evil's name on it  :-X  and to make matters worse, it was a horrible tattoo ANYWAY!!
But luckily i met someone who is a fabulous tattoo artist, and told him that i liked the idea of having the horseshoe tattoo...but wanted the name GONE and i just let him go at it all freehand, and i am very pleased with the way it has turned out!!


and then i got this tattoo which is by far my favorite!  My Nanny aka Grandmother, is 92 years old and is as crafty as they come!!!  for her last birthday, everyone in our family each made our own quilt blocks (which showed off everyone's personalities for sure!) and we gave them to her, and she ended up making two quilts with all the blocks, because lots of us made several quilt blocks.... my Nanny is my hero


and this is MY most recent tattoo, my cousin, who has lived with my mother and us most of our lives (he was more like a brother to me) and I had the same birthday, well he recently passed away and so i got the roman numerals for our b-day  11-4 and found a font i liked online and printed it off, and got them tattooed to my wrist in hot pink..his favorite color, this picture was right after it was done so its not the best picture...it hasn't healed yet


those are all MY tattoos, and i am currently working on a sleeve tattoo, which will also be dedicated to my cousin who passed, and i will post it as soon as its done.

but these are tattoos that i had a hand in designing or picking them out...they make me proud
my sister's, in remembrance of our cousin....The Eye of Bast?
I'm not sure what it is for sure, but i know it was something they both love-Egyptian stuff

this is my Ma's in remembrance for him...(FYI-he was a hair dresser, and he had his own shop called 'Hello Gorgeous' and lips was the signature look for the shop)

then this is my friends tattoo that we both designed together, she is in LOVE with elephants, and she is very musically talented...so we decided on this adorable pink elephant- blowing music notes out her trunk and they flow up her back to a bigger musical note tattoo she has that looks like a heart...

and then this is my Ma's other tattoo she got that i picked out...its supposed to be a hummingbird but he doesn't really look like a hummingbird anymore--blue bird i guess?...but i just love his little Mohawk on the top of his noggin!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: magicstx21 on May 15, 2009 10:55:08 AM
this is the newest tattoo I got (1 out of 4 total).  my sister, mom and me went to two kings tattooing in NC (mom chickened out) this was to remember my dad that passed away on 3-26-09. My sister got a little Indian feather and DADDY about 1 sq inch. this is mine, I drew it up, Eli, the artist, fixed my roses and did detail on the hammer...


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jennibalism on May 17, 2009 10:58:27 PM
Here's my bomb girl, a few months old..  It is meant to resemble graffiti on a wall, as it's based on a Banksy work.  It represents a number of things to me, but is most definitely not meant to be a pro-war statement. Didn't go down too well in Japan, though..  :-\

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/93065/bombtat.jpg

The second is a little older, and I got after a paticularly messy break-up. It's one of those nice, positive affirmations that is good to look at on the days that the black cloud is messing with my head. The picture is a dodgy webcam one, though, and does the tattoo no justice.

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/93065/Photo_3812.jpg

Both by my beautiful friend, confidant, and inspiring artist, Pip at True Love Tattoo, Brisbane, Australia.

x


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: charzard on May 19, 2009 01:34:32 AM
When I searched it I got two results.  The first one is beauty and the second one is beautiful.

http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:uDUFq0t5tvtBHM:http://www.apexcustomengraving.com/images/KanjiBeauty.jpg

http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:gB2xeYDXhC40nM:http://www.webvider.com/kanji/images/1/1-022.gif

hahah sorry but those are the same kanji. And yes the girls tattoo says beauty. It's just in a weird style.


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: alhrayth on May 19, 2009 01:56:21 PM
ooops, it took me several days and now being blocked with an ice pack on my knee to get me to connect the camera to the computer and get my photos here!
So he's my little kitty-angel, on my back.


here they say that you must have tattoos in uneven numbers, and now I have two... I guess number three will arrive after the summer.. but I have no clue of what it will be!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: jezebel_1982 on May 19, 2009 06:04:57 PM
alhrayth - she's adorable!!!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: Knot all there on May 23, 2009 02:37:43 PM
Oh my god that is beautiful
I love all those old ink drawings as they transfer so well into tattoo
I hope your are proud of that little cheshire cat as it is stunning
 ;D


Title: Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos!
Post by: VintageBlueStudio on May 23, 2009 03:03:23 PM
Thanks!  Randy did a great job and I've super happy with my cheshire.  I cant wait to take a shower and clean my shoulder up, lol!


Title: Re: Post Photos of Tattoos You've Designed!
Post by: MareMare on May 23, 2009 04:28:03 PM
I am locking this thread and starting a fresh new tattoo thread here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=306140.0

Thanks, MareMare   ;D