General Discussion: Tattoos * NSFW *


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Mr.X.
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2851 posts since 23/6/13

27 Jun 2013 23:05
That Louis kid from One Direction has a sinister look.
Casper13
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1492 posts since 14/3/11

27 Jun 2013 23:29
russ74 wrote:
nick wrote:
badblood wrote:
russ74 wrote: I wasn't going to show my back off until it's finished but Val as put a pic up on her blog, it's a bit further on than that, actualy got the sea and most of the shading done, but you get the idea

http://valerievargas.com/2013/06/19/backpieces-in-progress/

looks great, how bad is the first few days after each session? putting mine off dunno if I can hack the inconvenience of it all

Your back is no more painfull the following days than anywhere else, it's just very invonvenient, your clothes stick to it, your bedding sticks to it, it's hard to reach to wash properly and apply savlon etc.

When you're having you back tattooed, however, it's fucking painfull.


Yeah it's not bad, worst bit for me is turning over in bed, fine laying on it it's just when you stretch turning over. Not had issues with it sticking to my cloths etc.
But I've healed it dry, no cream on it at all, just washed it twice a day with dr broners magic soap and the mrs's help! and it's healed better than any of my others doubt ill use moisturisers again.

And yeah it hurts getting it done, a few strong pain killers help you relax though


Funny you say that i got a piece done by Davee Blows last Friday when he was guesting at The Circle, he advised no cream for 5-6 days then just a tiny bit each day but to emphasise more on keeping it clean and washing every few hours, has healed better than any of my other work and is pretty much fully healed already.
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

29 Jun 2013 20:09
Looks wicked russ

Booked up a piece with boff konkerz at king of hearts
Some of the Nicest people I've come across in the tattoo industry

http://www.roadmapsforthesoul.com/

maximus
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1724 posts since 13/7/06

11 Jul 2013 19:09
what are people using on theirs for sun protection. Using factor 30-50 will protect the skin from burning but it won't stop the tattoo from fading, anyone recommend anything as I work outside and am concerned they will fade a lot quicker than normal…..or is this all bullshit and I don't have to worry??
eazypz
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3004 posts since 16/4/10

11 Jul 2013 20:12
I've been told for the first year to put spf50 on it, after that it'll be fine.


Nigel Benn wrote:
eazypz wrote: Everyone at Frith Street said the same about moisturiser, you just dont need it.
Gonna book my next tattoo for July, reckon sparrows on each inner wrist is too feminine? Probably going to get it done anyway, would just like to hear the general consensus!
sparrows are for birds, swallows for blokes Eye-wink

Whys that then mate? There is a reason as to why I want sparrows, plus will be in black so don't know if you could tell the difference much anyway.
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

11 Jul 2013 20:40
Casper13 wrote:
russ74 wrote:
nick wrote:
badblood wrote:
russ74 wrote: I wasn't going to show my back off until it's finished but Val as put a pic up on her blog, it's a bit further on than that, actualy got the sea and most of the shading done, but you get the idea

http://valerievargas.com/2013/06/19/backpieces-in-progress/

looks great, how bad is the first few days after each session? putting mine off dunno if I can hack the inconvenience of it all

Your back is no more painfull the following days than anywhere else, it's just very invonvenient, your clothes stick to it, your bedding sticks to it, it's hard to reach to wash properly and apply savlon etc.

When you're having you back tattooed, however, it's fucking painfull.


Yeah it's not bad, worst bit for me is turning over in bed, fine laying on it it's just when you stretch turning over. Not had issues with it sticking to my cloths etc.
But I've healed it dry, no cream on it at all, just washed it twice a day with dr broners magic soap and the mrs's help! and it's healed better than any of my others doubt ill use moisturisers again.

And yeah it hurts getting it done, a few strong pain killers help you relax though


Funny you say that i got a piece done by Davee Blows last Friday when he was guesting at The Circle, he advised no cream for 5-6 days then just a tiny bit each day but to emphasise more on keeping it clean and washing every few hours, has healed better than any of my other work and is pretty much fully healed already.

I've always put savlon on for the first few days, I've tried healing them dry but they just got amazingly itchy and it drove me mad.



spitfiredealer
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2056 posts since 12/6/10

13 Jul 2013 21:53
couple of people commented on my sleeves so thought i'd stick a couple of pics up of the new one.

Had 5 sessions of laser to remove a old band on my forearm before starting this. Can honestly say laser was one of the worst things i have ever had to do.



EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

13 Jul 2013 22:32
what's the score with lasers? did it totally remove? was it expensive to do?
gawkrodger
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7499 posts since 4/11/08

13 Jul 2013 22:35
well you can still see it in the first photo
spitfiredealer
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2056 posts since 12/6/10

13 Jul 2013 22:51
You can have it totally removed. the 1st pic was after 5 sessions and a year break to let it settle down. I have some scaring from it. I also have developed hives in the area which was lasered.

I paid £80 for each session.
spitfiredealer
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2056 posts since 12/6/10

13 Jul 2013 22:59
just found this pic


doesn't show how bad the blisters were really
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

14 Jul 2013 14:40
This one shows them better..


Eek
MoB
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36678 posts since 31/8/04

14 Jul 2013 14:42
Shocked
spitfiredealer
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2056 posts since 12/6/10

14 Jul 2013 14:48
good find. Yep that is why you don't want to have laser.

Dam looking at that and then at my arm now i am shocked it has healed so well.
NigelBenn
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4058 posts since 6/2/08

14 Jul 2013 15:38
eazypz wrote: I've been told for the first year to put spf50 on it, after that it'll be fine.


Nigel Benn wrote:
eazypz wrote: Everyone at Frith Street said the same about moisturiser, you just dont need it.
Gonna book my next tattoo for July, reckon sparrows on each inner wrist is too feminine? Probably going to get it done anyway, would just like to hear the general consensus!
sparrows are for birds, swallows for blokes Eye-wink

Whys that then mate? There is a reason as to why I want sparrows, plus will be in black so don't know if you could tell the difference much anyway.
Do you have a photo of the sparrow you wanted? My google search search for sparrow just returned more smaller looking swallows on women…Anyway, if its B&G and done at Frith it's gonna be a decent tattoo.
neverever
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1 posts since 14/7/13

14 Jul 2013 16:39
What's so bad with laser? Is that normal? What are the best options nowadays?
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

14 Jul 2013 18:43
Sandpaper
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

14 Jul 2013 20:55
thanks for the advice - think I will get a cover up Shocked
Seventyfour
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8773 posts since 6/10/05

14 Jul 2013 22:40
you do realise in 30 years the cover up will fade and look shit Laughing out loud
Mr.X.
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2851 posts since 23/6/13

14 Jul 2013 22:44
In 30 years he'll be 70 something.