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TheConductor
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4196 posts since 17/11/09

22 Feb 2013 23:15
Brokeback Mountain homage?
Jackmmd
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286 posts since 15/4/12

28 Feb 2013 18:15



Had this done by Sam Ricketts a while ago, would definitely recommend for solid colour work. Located in Swindon.
Spits
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50 posts since 26/11/11

28 Feb 2013 18:16
Is that a mooncup?
RAMBO
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745 posts since 27/11/09

28 Feb 2013 18:18
thats not a good tattoo
Jackmmd
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286 posts since 15/4/12

28 Feb 2013 18:20
Surely it comes down to personal preference…show me a tattoo you consider "good"
HiFi
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1025 posts since 17/7/06

28 Feb 2013 18:23
How isn't that a good tattoo?
Copper
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2590 posts since 29/11/11

28 Feb 2013 18:35
HiFi wrote: How isn't that a good tattoo?

So many Ill informed posters in this thread.
Jackmmd
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286 posts since 15/4/12

28 Feb 2013 18:40
Copper wrote:
HiFi wrote: How isn't that a good tattoo?

So many Ill informed posters in this thread.
deuce
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13637 posts since 21/1/08

28 Feb 2013 18:45
out of interest, how are they ill informed?
Jackmmd
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286 posts since 15/4/12

28 Feb 2013 18:56
It just seems the criticism is in no way constructive and they most likely have 0 knowledge of the trade, maybe ill informed isn't the right phrase.
HiFi
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1025 posts since 17/7/06

28 Feb 2013 19:10
I don't think there is a lot of ill-informed posters in this thread but there is no conceivable way that that isn't a good tattoo. It's readable, the lines are solid and the colour is bold. It's well applied.

I don't rate Sam Ricketts personally, but that is a good tattoo. If he'd have said "I don't like it" that's fair enough.
Jackmmd
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286 posts since 15/4/12

28 Feb 2013 19:15
Couldn't agree more HiFi, everyone has different ideas as to what they like in a tattoo design and I fully appreciate that, but good tattooing is the same basic principle for all. And I don't see any blowouts, shakes or bullshit colour work in mine.
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

28 Feb 2013 19:23
An all seeing eye in a triangle/pyramid shape with fire around it means pagan sun worshiping relating to ancient eygpt doesn't it? I think some people are ill informed about the world's history… some people don't even realise Alexander the great was a real person…
Jackmmd
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286 posts since 15/4/12

28 Feb 2013 19:38
It was never meant to be historically correct. A vibrantly coloured swalow, thats not how they are in nature at all…god knows how Collins and the other greats have been receiving all of this praise! It's called conceptual.
NigelBenn
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4038 posts since 6/2/08

28 Feb 2013 19:42
more what it represents isn't it?
Copper
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2590 posts since 29/11/11

28 Feb 2013 19:57
deuce wrote: out of interest, how are they ill informed?
Just seems like 80% of traditional tattoos get some form of criticism but on the wrong basis. Nothing constructive, just seems like a lot of people don't 'get' some styles of tattooing and just go "what's that meant to be" or just deem the piece shit because it's simple. A lot of traditional looks dumb, but it's classic and that's the point, where western tattoo kicked off really.
badblood
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141 posts since 26/6/11

28 Feb 2013 20:11
Love the colours in that Ricketts piece - nicest guy ever to hang out with and get tattooed by as well.

Who did the campfire on the previous page? Looks clean as hell
Jackmmd
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286 posts since 15/4/12

28 Feb 2013 20:14
Copper wrote:
deuce wrote: out of interest, how are they ill informed?
Just seems like 80% of traditional tattoos get some form of criticism but on the wrong basis. Nothing constructive, just seems like a lot of people don't 'get' some styles of tattooing and just go "what's that meant to be" or just deem the piece shit because it's simple. A lot of traditional looks dumb, but it's classic and that's the point, where western tattoo kicked off really.

I think we just have to accept trad is trad, people either get it or they don't Laughing out loud

Cheers Badblood, he's a really humble guy and treats his customers well (no homo)
I'd also like to know who did the campfire, looks real nice!
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

28 Feb 2013 20:18
Don't think there's a problem if you get a tat because you like the look or because it was/is cool - not everyone gets a tat because it has to have a deep personal meaning but it is interesting if there is some reasoning.


lew909 wrote: more what it represents isn't it?
Sneakysbest
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1893 posts since 28/1/12

28 Feb 2013 20:20
sometimes i think the going for a tattoo because it is cool can really backfire, the only tattoo i have is the family motto, on my shoudler out of sight, so get personal meaning and i think thats most important as even when i get much older and people ask about it ill say its the family motto which all the males in my family have tattoed, not because i thought it was cool…
just my two cents Smiling