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« Reply #4980 on: January 19, 2008 09:37:05 PM »

that looks really good. i love the idea of spur of the moment tattoos, but i havent been able to bring myself to get one.

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« Reply #4981 on: January 20, 2008 07:45:17 PM »

Okay! This thread got me motivated to finally take pictures of my arm. Here we go!!!!

Here's the whole thing. I had just got off work and was still "Clark-Kenting it up," as a friend says (black-rimmed glasses and low bun).

The script on the bottom is a quote from the play "Alcestis" by Euripedes, and says:

None can come near Her altars,
none worship Her statues,
and to sacrifice She pays no heed.
Oh mighty Fate,
With a gesture the gods judge
but the sentence is Yours.
The world yields to Your strength,
and there is no pity in Your heart.

Details of The Ladies, who are the top half of the tattoo:


I started this as a half-sleeve about four years ago, sort of. To make a long story short, I drew The Ladies and knew I definitely wanted them as the centerpiece of a half-sleeve. Knowing that I'd have to go bit by bit anyway, I got that portion done, then added the text about a year ago. I'm now trying to decide what to do next.

The decision I'm struggling with now is how, where and if to add color. The work I've already had done -- the main image -- is mostly black and white with red accents. Having "worn" it for several years, I feel like I really want more color around it, but I'm not sure if it will mesh with what's already there.

Does anyone have any experience with mixing black and white with color in a large piece? Does it mix well, or do they just clash with each other?
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« Reply #4982 on: January 22, 2008 12:03:40 AM »

i love looking at this thread so finally thought i would post pictures of my own tattoos. the color one is the most recent. it was a xmas present from my mom!

newest tattoo. a fruit bat eating a mango. this is actually an illustration from a children's book.

simple heart outline on my wrist. my first tattoo ever.

this picture is from a couple of years ago but the best one i have of my other bat tattoo. from the same children's book as the one above. it's a mother bat in flight with her baby clinging to her chest.

more to come!
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« Reply #4983 on: January 22, 2008 01:27:17 AM »

how cute, i love the fruitbat!

and your rollneck sweater with puffy sleeves Smiley
« Reply #4984 on: January 22, 2008 05:16:34 AM »

i like your tattoos.
i love the placement of the fruit bat especially.
what a cool mom you have!

« Reply #4985 on: January 22, 2008 05:40:27 AM »

I like those bat tattoos!...well I love bats, so obviously I adore those tattoos Wink

I'm interested in personal swaps, so let me know if you want!
« Reply #4986 on: January 22, 2008 06:53:10 AM »

terrific bats!  Stellaluna was one of the few kids' books I couldn't pass along once my kids outgrew them - they're in the Special Kids Books box.
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« Reply #4987 on: January 22, 2008 07:07:42 AM »

Ooooh!!!  Stellaluna!!  That's such a great book!!  I really really like your tattoos!  They're very original and considering that your mom gifted you one of them........that's so fitting.  And sweet.

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« Reply #4988 on: January 22, 2008 09:16:50 AM »

My husband just got this one to celebrate his 1 year of sobriety.

We have 2 kids. Ky is our baby. His step mom offered to pay for the tat as a gift. Very cool.

 He also has my sons name and birthday tattooed on his forearms.

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congrats on 1year of sobriety!  and the tattoo is lovely!
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