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February 19, 2012 @ 15:33:28 PM
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getting my second piece in a few months. my boy jun cha hooking it up smokeyface


placement wise, its going to be on the other side of my bernini angel (connecting at the shin)
February 19, 2012 @ 18:28:59 PM
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i'm thinkin about gettin this one


those are so corny

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February 20, 2012 @ 00:32:47 AM
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getting my second piece in a few months. my boy jun cha hooking it up smokeyface


fuuuuck u smokeyfacesmokeyfacesmokeyface

Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt

February 20, 2012 @ 08:09:32 AM
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jun cha? hook up the pics as soon as you get it smokeyface do you have an estimate of how much that's gonna run you?
February 20, 2012 @ 15:09:06 PM
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no doubt.

est. north of $2000
February 23, 2012 @ 04:35:02 AM
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@Dead Pool I was thinkin of gettin that bernini angel piece too. It was either that one or the angel with the lance. On average how much would you thin to get it done probably gettin on my upper arm and who would you recommend if you know any around the bay area.
February 23, 2012 @ 04:46:47 AM
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not exactly traditional cause theres shading in the flames and other things here and there. buttttt im happy with it. gotta do the wind bars, then start the other arm.
February 23, 2012 @ 09:13:05 AM
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This is really cool tattoo design, after adding a cross in the design it looks more attractive and classy.
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February 24, 2012 @ 13:54:54 PM
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just thought f this today and i really wanna get it, gotta start savin up
from ghost in the shell anime




some1 already did it though, looks cool except too much yellow for me


Definitely planning on a GitS tattoo at some point, unsure of what though. Don't want to seem excessive either because I will be getting my left shoulder/arm done like Tetsuo merging with Akira(the texture, no portrait) when I find someone that can do both biomech and colour. Thinking maybe Motoko and the Puppet Master from the discussion near the end of the first film.

GitS has plenty of meaning, it's all about 'what is human?' in a world in which computers/tech is so ingrained into everyday life, to the point where your thoughts/memories/etc. can be converted to digital information and stored in a 'cyberbrain'. I see a lot of truths in GitS, especially seeing as I believe in transhumanism. The Akira tattoo I want is just because I think it would be visually appealing and would look okay on my noodle-arms, but it'd def be for a love of cyberpunk as well.

narsha.narsha.narsha

February 24, 2012 @ 14:20:23 PM
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not exactly traditional cause theres shading in the flames and other things here and there. buttttt im happy with it. gotta do the wind bars, then start the other arm.
is that your tattoo? if so its nice
February 28, 2012 @ 05:51:58 AM
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not exactly traditional cause theres shading in the flames and other things here and there. buttttt im happy with it. gotta do the wind bars, then start the other arm.
is that your tattoo? if so its nice
yea thats mine. its by a guy named jake shalhoub in vegas, hes only been tattooing for 4 years but is showing some maaaddd potential. hes doing my other arm and the wind bars on this one next weekend.
February 28, 2012 @ 06:04:47 AM
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need to get my inner arm done.

I got my left inner bicep done about two years ago. It really fucking hurt towards the end.
February 28, 2012 @ 23:41:45 PM
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Been thinking about getting two of these on my leg.
February 29, 2012 @ 03:41:00 AM
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^ i dig the peonies. just got one on my forearm
February 29, 2012 @ 04:14:52 AM
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thats dope dude.
I dont know which I like better. The more or less detailed....
March 01, 2012 @ 04:27:00 AM
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no hate, but all three are poorly executed.

@Dead Pool I was thinkin of gettin that bernini angel piece too. It was either that one or the angel with the lance. On average how much would you thin to get it done probably gettin on my upper arm and who would you recommend if you know any around the bay area.


I can't really give you an estimate. You can pay $500 for a mediocre job or pay a couple g's for a top finish. I paid around $2000 for mine. I don't have any recommendations in the bay area. If you can make a trip to LA, definitely hit up the boys at lowrider studios. Jun, Jose, and Klown are all top tier artists. Jun and Jose are usually booked for a year+, but you should be able to get a session with Klown within 2-3 months. Expect to shell out at least $2000 if you book with them, though.
March 04, 2012 @ 02:01:54 AM
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Deadpool who did your Bernini piece?

+1 on Klown, i flew down to LA last year to get some work done by him. Really cool and chill guy and his work is definitely under appreciated. Got started on a leg sleeve and got the front on my lower leg blasted, I'm gonna fly in again next month to finish back of my leg. Klown always tries to accomodate ppl that are flying in to get work done, real stand up guy.
Klown's black and gray work does have a real jailhouse influence, its real soft and and blends into the skin. Recently i've been looking at work from ppl like steve soto and fernie and really like how there work is darker and... grittier? might get one of them to do my other leg
March 04, 2012 @ 02:03:34 AM
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no hate, but all three are poorly executed.


The ones I posted aren't actually mine, just trying to get some ideas.
Mind posting one you think isn't poorly executed?
March 05, 2012 @ 00:15:53 AM
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anyone know if this style of tattoo has a particular name


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March 05, 2012 @ 00:31:27 AM
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anyone know if this style of tattoo has a particular name



asian tribal...
March 07, 2012 @ 02:00:18 AM
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Does anybody know the proper "guest-spot" tattooer etiquette? Like, a popular artist traveling around hitting various cities and making appointments in them. By "etiquette" I mean, what is the preferred maximum size of the tattoo? Because they obviously won't have time to do a half sleeve or anything.

I don't know the extent of trip, or how long the artist will be in town, but I'm curious if there's a standard for size.

- thanks

EDIT: oh, and by the way... would it be welcome by a majority of the 'elite' tattooers if you just say something like "the placement is _______, and as for what I want, just freestyle whatever you'd like in *insert color scheme here*"? Always been curious.

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March 07, 2012 @ 04:29:34 AM
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Stop posting up ugly ass peonies, nigga. Looks like a child drew and colored those.
March 07, 2012 @ 04:42:27 AM
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Lawl. Yu fuhny.
March 12, 2012 @ 23:32:01 PM
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compiled some of my favorite ink in MMA (contrary to popular belief, there are some dudes with dope shit and no tribal haha). thread bump too.

Dan Hardy (Sleeve artist: Sung Song, Upper Left Arm piece: Tim Hendricks)




Thiago Alves (Sleeve artist: Ami James, also blended in an old tattoo of a pitbull that was on his upper-arm)




Kid Yamamoto: Left arm is japanese sleeve, with a traditional americana panther on the forearm. Upper right arm is a bio-mechanical piece. Chest lettering was done the old school way of tapping the needle. His back has some sort've rose-type piece (can never find decent pics of it).


Cosmo Alexandre


Thiago Silva


might add more. just did this off the top of my head.

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March 13, 2012 @ 02:52:43 AM
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What does the hand shaking mean?
March 13, 2012 @ 03:33:41 AM
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What does the hand shaking mean?


supposedly some Free Mason handshake. outside of that, Ion't really know.

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March 13, 2012 @ 07:43:41 AM
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getting my second piece in a few months. my boy jun cha hooking it up smokeyface


placement wise, its going to be on the other side of my bernini angel (connecting at the shin)


doesn't ronnel have the same bernini on his arm?

EDIT: nvm

guess i can't delete posts anymore
March 13, 2012 @ 07:48:57 AM
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some shit I like




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March 13, 2012 @ 07:49:19 AM
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trying to get more done. chest plates w/ foo dogs on them.

selling NWOT diamond yacht tank and NWOT crate denim

March 13, 2012 @ 07:56:27 AM
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love the ornamentation Shige puts on some of his skulls

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