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my BACKPIECE tattoo

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by soul_warrior, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. soul_warrior

    soul_warrior Termite!

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    :lol:
    i know a few girls that are like that...
     
  2. 7ronin

    7ronin 海軍少佐

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    Soul Warrior: Good luck on your journey. I hope you have found a good guy to do your ink. There are lots of people out there who can operate a needle but not all of them are artists. But you probably know that already.
     
  3. Abaddon

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    How very very cool :evil:
     
  4. soul_warrior

    soul_warrior Termite!

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    finally, after too many weeks of forced delays (RL can be a pain sometimes)guess who is getting the sketch finished this thursday?

    stay tuned thursday night for a non tattooed prelude to my saga!
    where you shall see my entire back, painted blue in rough lines, prior to tattooing.

    it will look something like a children's "fill in the colouring book"
    or like this:


    just all over my back.

    the needlework itself is scheduled for next thursday (11am till we drop) in which we will tweak the sketch (in a minor way) to fit snugly onto my back, and do the linework.
     
  5. Masquerouge

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    Good luck, and make sure to post some nice pictures :goodjob:
     
  6. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    This all looks very cool. I wish you luck too.

    Question: What does having this tattoo mean to you?
     
  7. soul_warrior

    soul_warrior Termite!

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    Ram - still thinking about how to answer your question.
    tough call.

    at a glance i would say this is sort of a right of passage for me.
    i happen to need harsh events to mark out periods of my life.
    by the time i get this done (my guess is 4-6 months) i should get a grip on what it is im after.

    regarding the symbology of the elements...
    it is less about the "fiery" dragon with the "watery" stream and the "rock garden" and more about the design itself as a complete piece of art.
    as a whole it will, to me, encapsulate what I am these days, where i came from and where i want to be going (reaching high for the sky)

    again, it is very hard for me to translate what this means to me, but it is deeper than a mere fashion statement (which this obviously not), and it (the process, the artwork, the trauma) will hopefully help bury some of the ghosts haunting me.

    and finally, this thursdays results:

    * notice this is still just ink and felt pen on my skin.
    no needle work done yet.
    * this is also still in rough detail.
    during this week my tattoo guy will fine tune it.

    this thursday is DDay.
    i will finalize the design and get the line work done.

     
  8. Adamb0mb

    Adamb0mb Lawless

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    So whats the final price on a piece like that?
     
  9. Red Stranger

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    I have no problem with you getting a tatoo. But be careful, because a dirty needle could give you STD.
     
  10. soul_warrior

    soul_warrior Termite!

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    INDEED.
    i ALWAYS get tattooed where i know the sanitary conditions.
    that is a risk i am UNWILLING to take.

    if the place is not spotless i would never have anything done there.

    good advice to anyone. anywhere.
     
  11. soul_warrior

    soul_warrior Termite!

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    lets see....

    at 100$ US per hour, i would estimate this to be around 1000US$.
    10 hours in total
    (i believe it will be 3 hours for the line work alone, which is basically just framing it out) and another 7 for the shading.

    mind you, this tattoo, like all the others i have is in black and white.

    if i wanted this to be a full colour one.
    that would about double or treble the cost AND time,
    driving it up to the 2500$ US hood.
     
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    soul_warrior Termite!

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    soul_warrior Termite!

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    here we go!

    yesterday i had the outlines done.

    3+ hours of screaming and yelling, cursing everyone and his wife, produced this.



    now all i have to do is fill in the lines, hoping the tattoo artist doesnt spill over the line.

    picture was taken 3 hours after the deed, so some swelling might be visible.
     
  14. Abaddon

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    v cool :goodjob:
     
  15. Panda

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    One serious tattoo! :goodjob:
     
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    Wow :eek: :thumbsup: way to go, SW! That's great!
     
  17. soul_warrior

    soul_warrior Termite!

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    thabks guys :D
    you wouldnt believe how exciting it was.
    after so many months of prepwork, when it came up,i felt likea 16 year old ona first date
     
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    Norlamand Procrastinator Rex

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    Good luck to you. I have better uses for $1000 though.
     
  19. jimbob27

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    Sorry if you insulted... but Omg that looks rubbish. It's like you've taken the design of one of those crappy dragon shirts everybody used to wear a couple of years ago.

    Very very lame.
     

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    soul_warrior Termite!

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    not offended jimbob27.
    what youve seen is just the start.

    and you are entitled to your own opinion.
     

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