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would you critique my work ? I'm trying to delve into new school style tattoo art , it would really help to get an opinion and a feel for what direction I'm going in and where to focus . if you agree i'll come off anon and submit for critique
Anonymous

Absolutely. I’d love to see your work! (I always get really excited when people want to share their work with me! Thank you!!)

capturedtattoo:

The result of a poorly done ‘realistic’ rose, compared to the #outlines and #black I added yesterday. Which one do you prefer? #extrememakeover (at Captured Tattoo)

capturedtattoo:

The result of a poorly done ‘realistic’ rose, compared to the #outlines and #black I added yesterday. Which one do you prefer? #extrememakeover (at Captured Tattoo)

shingekinokyojinheaven:

the only photo set that actually matters on this stupid website

(Source: tastefullyoffensive)

vinlos on instagram, the epitome of a text tattoo.
Anonymous

Oh it’s the face full of text guy. Jesus.

Is the thigh a poor location for a first tattoo? Im planning on getting a fairly large piece, but little ink elsewhere on my body (job reasons).
Anonymous

No, I think that’s a pretty safe choice!

Is it rude to be tattooed by multiple artists from the same studio? I know building a good relationship with an artist is important and I'm not obligated to go back to the same studio for tattoos forever but there's an artist in my favorite studio who does REALLY neat geometric and blackwork stuff and I'd love to have her art on me somewhere, but my usual artist is best at trad and portraits which I'd like to break away from soon as I have quite a lot. Is it okay to go see this other artist? Ty!
Anonymous

No, I don’t think it’s bad! My co-worker and I have the same clients sometimes because we both do similar styles of work, but around different subjects. A good artist will point you in the direction of someone who is good in a particular style if they don’t like to do it/don’t have much experience in the area.

I think you’re safe!

thievinggenius:

Done by Bruna Yonashiro.
@brunayonashiro

thievinggenius:

Done by Bruna Yonashiro.

@brunayonashiro

I just wanted to say thanks for all the work you do! I used to want tattoos of my fandoms' logos, but you taught me I shouldn't "brand" myself, I should get original pieces of art. You do educate (and give me a laugh every now and then)!
Anonymous

Thank you for your kind words! ✌😊

electrictattoos:

Cassandra Frances. I absolutely love this one.

electrictattoos:

Cassandra Frances. I absolutely love this one.

Is it rude to ask an artist if they're good at cover-up work?
Anonymous

Nope! I’m sure they’ll probably have examples in their portfolios, but if it’s not stated, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask.

thisisnotafrica:

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but white people are getting tattoos of Ebola virus. I think it’s stupid.

thisisnotafrica:

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but white people are getting tattoos of Ebola virus. I think it’s stupid.

You should make a page dedicated to your shop warnings in the List of Artists page format so if someone wants to look up if the nearby shop is bad they'll know by looking at the location and not have to search ten pages!
Anonymous

It takes a lot of time to do so, and we don’t really have enough shop warnings to warrant an entire page to it. If we end up with tons, we might consider it, but for now I don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask people to just take a look in the tag. I honestly don’t mind looking through it myself to find a previously asked about (bad) shop if I can recall us talking about it before.

Thanks for the suggestion though!

floriansantus:

One for today, thanks a lot Nelle! #traditionaltattoo #oldschooltattoo #floriansantus #paristattoo

floriansantus:

One for today, thanks a lot Nelle! #traditionaltattoo #oldschooltattoo #floriansantus #paristattoo

thievinggenius:

Tattoos done by Aaron Ashworth.
@aj_tattoo

thievinggenius:

Tattoos done by Aaron Ashworth.

@aj_tattoo

So thanks to the hard work you guys put into comprising a list of good tattoo artists, I now have an appointment with Drew Cottom for my thigh tattoo in 2 weeks. I'm so excited and it's all thanks to this blog! You guys are awesome!
Anonymous

Thank you!! Good luck with your appointment! Have a fantastic time.