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2012-06-21 06:39:05 PM
5 votes:

WhippingBoy: Need Help Soonish: Riiiiiiight.

Just like the pansies who don't have tattoos wouldn't spend a whole bunch of time trying to convince everyone that THEY are really the cool peeps cause they don't have any ink... In a tattoo thread even.

///Ouch. Have to stop rolling my eyes so hard dammit!

Let me guess: it has deep personal meaning to you and you designed it yourself.


It's the same thing as going into a politics thread and biatching about how much you HATE politics, and would you dumb people just talk about something else.

You took the time out of your day to come into a thread, and biatch about someone else's decisions to make yourself feel better. You then claim moral high ground for doing so.

///Says a lot more about you than it does the peeps with ink.
2012-06-21 06:03:23 PM
5 votes:
if i've learned anything from being on fark, it's no matter what you're doing somebody out there hates you for it.
2012-06-21 04:31:05 PM
5 votes:
The only winning move...
2012-06-21 05:07:08 PM
4 votes:

Tat'dGreaser: Oh yay. A tattoo thread. Yawn



Gosh it must be hard to be so tragically cool that all things are beneath you.

/Yawn.
2012-06-21 04:47:03 PM
4 votes:
At first I was digging the article. Seemed informative and well written.....until he got to the part about Kat Von D being worth $400 bucks on hour. Kat Von D is the Danica Patrick of the tattoo world, she's not a bad overall artist, at least her portraits and black and grey stuff are pretty good, but her tattoos are not the reason she's famous. It's all about look and photo shoots for her and for the Miami Ink guys for that matter. I've been to tattoo conventions where those guys show up and spend time selling autographs and t-shirts instead of tattooing.

The second point I disagree with is that flat rate tattoos are bad. This is pretty much the standard for small tattoos. It assures the artist covers their set up fee which is usually $50 bucks minimum. If your tattoo is going to take less than an hour you're going to get a flat rate. It doesn't mean they're trying to rip you off. It means if the artist charges $100 bucks an hour and your tattoo is going to take 15 minutes, it's not worth their time or effort to try and divide that up. He probably gets this impression since he has large tattoos where you pay by the hour which means you usually come out better.

My god he recommends neosporin? There are tons of aftercare products that are made specifically for tattoos. Use tattoo goo or even better get the tattoo foam.

/it's good to see people concerned about getting a tattoo the right way. I've got lots of experience and I have my own process to getting and healing my tattoos
//I've got about 60% of my body covered and work as a professional in a very conservative job.
///in before the tattoos are trashy crowd
2012-06-21 07:29:04 PM
3 votes:

Need Help Soonish: I ALSO do not harass people who hold the opposite opinion.

///And therein lies the difference ;)


Reminds me of a sign at my (formerly) local tattoo joint, in between the "Tipping is not a city in China" and the "We charge double for tribal." signs, that read: "The difference between tattooed people and non-tattooed people is that tattooed people don't care if you're tattooed or not."
2012-06-21 05:57:33 PM
3 votes:
you guys who chime in with 'well i guess these days NOT having a tattoo makes you rebellious' are so damn precious
2012-06-21 05:11:03 PM
3 votes:
My feelings on this subject can best be expressed graphically.


i.imgur.com
2012-06-21 04:41:38 PM
3 votes:
Is it "cooler" yet to NOT have a tattoo? Seems like it is about time for the fad cycle to switch that way.
2012-06-21 04:11:32 PM
3 votes:
How do you write "Your blog sucks" in kanji?
2012-06-21 06:56:36 PM
2 votes:

clyph: Need Help Soonish: Incessant whining about what other people do with their bodies wont make anyone want to touch your pee pee.

And bragging about how your tat is a special and unique expression of your individuality (just like everyone else's) won't make anyone want to stick their peenor in your pooper or vajayjay.

Just saying it goes both ways.


Oh, contraire me friend.

Having a tat will make it twice as likely that I will let you have happy-fun-sexy-time with me.

Because I find (good) tats hot as all hell.

That, however, is just my personal opinion. I expect it to have no weight past those people who wanna peener me (as it should be)

I ALSO do not harass people who hold the opposite opinion.

///And therein lies the difference ;)
2012-06-21 06:44:48 PM
2 votes:

WhippingBoy: It makes me feel like a big man.


Try Viagra.

Incessant whining about what other people do with their bodies wont make anyone want to touch your pee pee.
2012-06-21 06:26:41 PM
2 votes:

WhippingBoy: Noticeably F.A.T.: Sometimes I almost wish that I didn't have any ink. They guys who proudly announce that they are the real rebels because they don't have tattoos/piercings seem to have so damn much fun doing so. But, then I remember that my tats have nothing to do with being rebellious and that I don't really care what anyone thinks about them. and go on about my life.

One thing I've noticed about people with tattoos... they'll spend an inordinate amount of effort trying to convince everyone that they "don't care what anyone thinks about them". If you really didn't care, you wouldn't ever mention them.


Riiiiiiight.

Just like the pansies who don't have tattoos wouldn't spend a whole bunch of time trying to convince everyone that THEY are really the cool peeps cause they don't have any ink... In a tattoo thread even.

///Ouch. Have to stop rolling my eyes so hard dammit!
2012-06-21 06:22:30 PM
2 votes:
Tattoos: An few hours of pain, a lifetime of regret.
2012-06-21 06:19:14 PM
2 votes:
Sometimes I almost wish that I didn't have any ink. They guys who proudly announce that they are the real rebels because they don't have tattoos/piercings seem to have so damn much fun doing so. But, then I remember that my tats have nothing to do with being rebellious and that I don't really care what anyone thinks about them. and go on about my life.
2012-06-21 05:39:36 PM
2 votes:

Quaker: vudukungfu: Quaker: How effective are the non-laser tattoo removal products

Buck knife and cut it off.
What? you think that's stupid?
So was getting inked.

I actually don't have any tattoos, but it's something I've been considering for a number of years. As such I try to get all the relevant information that I can, so your comment wasn't very helpful, but thanks for pointing out that you're a colossal dick.


Quaker, consider yourself introduced to vudukungfu.
2012-06-21 05:24:45 PM
2 votes:

Rent Party: MilesTeg: Is it "cooler" yet to NOT have a tattoo? Seems like it is about time for the fad cycle to switch that way.

I always have that conversation when in groups of the tatted and pierced set.

"Everyone here who has a tatt or hole in their body somewhere, raise your hand."

/ Everyone but me raises their hand.

"So now who's unique and special?"


you're making the assumption that people do it to feel unique and/or special. Why can't it be that they just enjoy the art, enjoy the process, or a whole slew of reasons people modify their bodies? It seems like the one in the conversation most focused on being unique and special is you when they seem to be just doing what they want. If you're so focused on not being modified to feel unique how is that any better than the person who feels they have to change their body to fit in? You're still letting the actions of others dictate what you do with your body.

/body modification has been around since recorded history, it's as much a fad as human civilization
//it goes through is pop culture popularity cycle though
2012-06-21 05:17:24 PM
2 votes:
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My chest piece, still a work in progress. Kind of an art fusion. I keep letting different artists add to it, but it sucks shaving my chest.

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Count Tegula. I've won a couple of contests with this one. Still fresh in the picture though.

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Got this one done a horror convention. I still have the line drawing with Kane Hodder's signature. He approved.

/a few of my tattoos
// I don't care if you don't like them. they're not yours
2012-06-21 05:12:40 PM
2 votes:
Tattoos are no longer special.
And if something is important to you, you don't need a tattoo to be reminded of it.
2012-06-21 05:03:30 PM
2 votes:

vudukungfu: Quaker: How effective are the non-laser tattoo removal products

Buck knife and cut it off.
What? you think that's stupid?
So was getting inked.


I actually don't have any tattoos, but it's something I've been considering for a number of years. As such I try to get all the relevant information that I can, so your comment wasn't very helpful, but thanks for pointing out that you're a colossal dick.
2012-06-21 04:57:49 PM
2 votes:

HaroldTheScarecrow: kiwimoogle84: I don't have the energy to bite at the "all people with tattoos are trash, all women who have tattoos are sluts" trolls today. Just came to say that.

/though for anyone in the tri-state area, go visit Keith or Tim at The Inkwell in Philadelphia. Keith does cartoons and fine details like nothing else, and Tim does amazingly realistic flora and fauna.
//46 hours on my back to prove it

Clicked your profile for a picture of the back. Didn't see that, but saw the love for C&H. Sadly, I don't a way to get a real picture of my tattoo online right now, but I just got this one on the back of my calf this weekend.

[images.wikia.com image 150x150]

/Bill's Tattoo in Charlotte.


ZUHHHH???? Good choice, sir!

farm8.staticflickr.com

Right ankle.

Oh, and here's some of the back- right after blue rose was done...

farm8.staticflickr.com
2012-06-21 04:48:50 PM
2 votes:

ModernPrimitive01: ///in before the tattoos are trashy crowd


Dammit,
BUT THEY ARE STILL TRASHY
2012-06-21 04:45:42 PM
2 votes:
I can't imagine that it would be a good idea to have anything permanently placed on your body in language you don't understand. Too bad Darwin has no power here.
2012-06-21 04:45:40 PM
2 votes:

MilesTeg: Is it "cooler" yet to NOT have a tattoo? Seems like it is about time for the fad cycle to switch that way.


I'm a musician and a navy veteran (submariner, diver) with zero ink and no one has ever bothered me about it. Some have asked "why not" but no one has made it seem uncool.

kiwimoogle84: I don't have the energy to bite at the "all people with tattoos are trash, all women who have tattoos are sluts" trolls today. Just came to say that.


How about: "Sluts should have tattoos. It makes their sluttiness that much hotter."
2012-06-21 04:39:10 PM
2 votes:
I don't have the energy to bite at the "all people with tattoos are trash, all women who have tattoos are sluts" trolls today. Just came to say that.

/though for anyone in the tri-state area, go visit Keith or Tim at The Inkwell in Philadelphia. Keith does cartoons and fine details like nothing else, and Tim does amazingly realistic flora and fauna.
//46 hours on my back to prove it
2012-06-21 04:26:37 PM
2 votes:
A tribal tattoo says: "I want to express my personality but I have zero creativity or imagination." Which I guess counts as a personality trait.
2012-06-21 04:10:28 PM
2 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com

REPRESENT
2012-06-22 10:20:32 AM
1 votes:
One piece of advice for the ladies: don't get belly tattoos. My sister had a giant orchid tatted on her belly. Looked good when she was 21. Then she got fat and had 3 kids. Between the stretch marks and the C-section scars it was pretty much trashed and she had it lasered off. In fact, just don't get a tattoo.
2012-06-21 10:24:10 PM
1 votes:
cdn.9laughs.com

/oblig
//surprised it wasn't up
///unless i missed it
2012-06-21 09:28:59 PM
1 votes:
s3.amazonaws.com
(Hot like oatmeal on a winter day)

Want to see good tats? Head to the dive bar (real dive bar, not a "hey look at us, we're on Esquire magazines list of top dive bars" dive bar.) Want to see bad tats? Head to the mall or "lifestyle center" in the burbs.
2012-06-21 07:58:33 PM
1 votes:

Fano: Need Help Soonish: People with Tats always regard them as art... People without them will never get it.

So someone who hasn't yet gotten his first tattoo doesn't "get it" until he gets one, and then mysteriously begins to view them as art? Sounds like a shaky foundation for getting one (or even trying to convince himself it was a good idea after the fact).

Yeah, I make fun of folks with bad tats. I don't have a tattoo and don't feel the need to ever get one, but i can respect a good one. Let's just skip the melodrama of "you don't understand, square!" since tattoos have become common enough they really aren't an act of defiance.


Not really the point I was trying to make.

Besides, if you get a tattoo because you think it's an act of defiance, or "cool"... Well, that's just lame sauce.
2012-06-21 07:38:05 PM
1 votes:

ArcadianRefugee: Need Help Soonish: People with Tats always regard them as art... People without them will never get it.

So someone who hasn't yet gotten his first tattoo doesn't "get it" until he gets one, and then mysteriously begins to view them as art? Sounds like a shaky foundation for getting one (or even trying to convince himself it was a good idea after the fact).


Swing and a miss!


No, actually... Someone who has no interest in getting a tattoo is not going to understand why someone else would want to art their bodies all up.

Sort of like a dude who is completely straight is not gonna wonder what cock tastes like.

It's not a judgement value, it's just two different viewpoints.

The conflict starts when one of the two viewpoints decide one is "better" than another beyond their personal bodies.
2012-06-21 07:32:23 PM
1 votes:

Need Help Soonish: People with Tats always regard them as art... People without them will never get it.


Teufelaffe: Reminds me of a sign ... that read: "The difference between tattooed people and non-tattooed people is that tattooed people don't care if you're tattooed or not."


Yay for sweeping black-and-white statements (that are untrue as often as not).

Also:

Need Help Soonish: People with Tats always regard them as art... People without them will never get it.


So someone who hasn't yet gotten his first tattoo doesn't "get it" until he gets one, and then mysteriously begins to view them as art? Sounds like a shaky foundation for getting one (or even trying to convince himself it was a good idea after the fact).
2012-06-21 07:17:04 PM
1 votes:

clowncar on fire: Need Help Soonish: SharkTrager: clyph: Need Help Soonish: Incessant whining about what other people do with their bodies wont make anyone want to touch your pee pee.

And bragging about how your tat is a special and unique expression of your individuality (just like everyone else's) won't make anyone want to stick their peenor in your pooper or vajayjay.

Just saying it goes both ways.

Odd. The people talking about individuality are not three people with tats.

Hee hee...

People with Tats always regard them as art... People without them will never get it.

///People who choose one or the other as some kind of moral high ground are just being D-bags :P
///Tatted guys are WAY HOTTER though :P

There is a certain sector of society that believe that "velvet Elvis" portraits are art as well. No accounting for taste I guess....

God bless individuality, no matter how tasteful or tacky it gets.


Awww.... you don't have to make my point for me you know :)
2012-06-21 07:06:19 PM
1 votes:

SharkTrager: clyph: Need Help Soonish: Incessant whining about what other people do with their bodies wont make anyone want to touch your pee pee.

And bragging about how your tat is a special and unique expression of your individuality (just like everyone else's) won't make anyone want to stick their peenor in your pooper or vajayjay.

Just saying it goes both ways.

Odd. The people talking about individuality are not three people with tats.


Hee hee...

People with Tats always regard them as art... People without them will never get it.

///People who choose one or the other as some kind of moral high ground are just being D-bags :P
///Tatted guys are WAY HOTTER though :P
2012-06-21 07:05:49 PM
1 votes:

you_idiot: I feel bad when people enter tattoo threads and post their own tatoos "Here is my torso tattoo" and it completely sucks. I mean, what do you say?


There's nothing you really can say. If you tell the truth, they'll just turn around and claim they got it for "personal reasons" and that they "don't care what anyone thinks".
2012-06-21 06:36:13 PM
1 votes:

Strix occidentalis: I can't think of anything important enough to warrant needles, pain, and permanence. Much prefer T-shirts and necklaces.


Whenever I think of getting a tattoo, I think back to what I might have had done five years prior. That never fails to convince me that I would soon regret getting inked.
2012-06-21 06:16:25 PM
1 votes:

Tat'dGreaser: Oh yay. A tattoo thread. Yawn


So go elsewhere and stfu.
2012-06-21 06:02:14 PM
1 votes:
I was at the beach today with my kid's class (end of year thing).
There was about 50 parents and teachers there.
I counted 5 people who didn't have tattoos (that I could see, anyway).
Almost every single woman there had some sort of pathetic little ankle tattoo at the very least; or some cheesy "deep thought" tattooed on their back.
It was tragically conformist.

/cool, edgy, and unique, you ain't
2012-06-21 05:54:41 PM
1 votes:
One of these days I am going to get Japanese kanji on one arm that says "Refrigerator" and a tattoo of a Refrigerator on the other. I'll have the kanji exposed for all to see, and when someone who understands what it says asks "Do you know what that really means?" I'll roll up my sleeve and show them the fridge tat and say "Damn straight I do!"
2012-06-21 05:52:31 PM
1 votes:
If you want a good tattoo, I can suggest a few places

1. Re-used Rick's in El Paso
2. Staphy's in Tijuana
3. Durrrr in Detroit
4. Bad Decisions in Miami
5. I WANNA CONFORM in Sturgis
6. Lobotomy's Drunkhole in Vegas
7. Count to Potato in D.C.
8. Cheapy's in Seattle
9. Dodgebullet Mentality in New Orleans
10. Pollute Urself in Salt Lake City
2012-06-21 05:52:22 PM
1 votes:

kiwimoogle84: DeusMeh: kiwimoogle84: HaroldTheScarecrow: kiwimoogle84: I don't have the energy to bite at the "all people with tattoos are trash, all women who have tattoos are sluts" trolls today. Just came to say that.

/though for anyone in the tri-state area, go visit Keith or Tim at The Inkwell in Philadelphia. Keith does cartoons and fine details like nothing else, and Tim does amazingly realistic flora and fauna.
//46 hours on my back to prove it

Clicked your profile for a picture of the back. Didn't see that, but saw the love for C&H. Sadly, I don't a way to get a real picture of my tattoo online right now, but I just got this one on the back of my calf this weekend.

[images.wikia.com image 150x150]

/Bill's Tattoo in Charlotte.

ZUHHHH???? Good choice, sir!
[farm8.staticflickr.com image 375x500]


i'm sorry, but that tattoo is absolutely abysmal. nothing with the subject matter, but whoa, blowout city. the rest of it looks like it was tattooed with all the technical ability and understanding of circus chimp

And "abysmal"? You must be one of those guys who looked at Miss New York and called her a "disgusting hag" the other day. Could it use some touching up? Sure, but the work is solid. Stop with the equivalent of StudMan69ing my ink.



so sorry again, but no. your tattoo isn't just suffering from age or being 'dry' if you take particular notice of calvin's head/face and the top hand on hobbes...see how those lines are so thick and wobbly that you can't really make anything out? thats called blow-out. thats what happens when the 'artist' goes too deep into the skin and actually hits the fat layer. this cause the ink to bleed or blow out. a good tattoo apprentice will have learned how to avoid blow out before they start tattooing paying customers. the tattoo was done too small to begin with, which is why you're really having compounded issues with the blow out and just the natural way lines can 'spread out' over time just dude to your skin regrowing. doing the tattoo larger would've allowed 'more room to breathe' so the design could handle that effect and still look good. again, all shiat a tattoo artist is supposed to learn BEFORE making permanent marks on people.

so in short, in my professional opinion, you got HOSED
also in my professional opinion, get it covered up and have it re-tattooed somewhere else on your body and have it 'done right'
2012-06-21 05:29:38 PM
1 votes:

MilesTeg: Is it "cooler" yet to NOT have a tattoo? Seems like it is about time for the fad cycle to switch that way.


If your getting a tattoo to be "Cool" in the first place, you fail.
2012-06-21 05:22:58 PM
1 votes:

jigger: Oh, and I don't think I need to say this, but I will anyway: You want brand new needles. Not "cleaned" needles, not "sterilized" needles... NEW. Never been used before. Ever. If they're not brand new needles, run - don't walk - to the health department and report that shop.

Why? Why not sterilize them in an autoclave? Is it because they get dull? It can't be a cleanliness issue. When they're "new" don't they have to be sterilized?


needles will get surprisingly dull during the tattoo process. a dull needle puts ink in like shiat. takes longer, and looks patchy healed out. plus re-using needles is farking disgusting and definitely is a sign to RUN, not walk the hell outta that shop
2012-06-21 05:22:57 PM
1 votes:

jigger: Oh, and I don't think I need to say this, but I will anyway: You want brand new needles. Not "cleaned" needles, not "sterilized" needles... NEW. Never been used before. Ever. If they're not brand new needles, run - don't walk - to the health department and report that shop.

Why? Why not sterilize them in an autoclave? Is it because they get dull? It can't be a cleanliness issue. When they're "new" don't they have to be sterilized?


Yes, dullness is a reason you wouldn't want to re-use, aside from disease/pathogens.
It is also a reason not to re-use medical needles and piercing needles. Skin dulls up the points, and the more you use it, the more it tears through skin vs slicing.

This article was kind of meh. Some good points, some whatever stuff in there.
2012-06-21 05:22:03 PM
1 votes:
How to get a decent tattoo: DON'T.
2012-06-21 05:17:46 PM
1 votes:

MilesTeg: Is it "cooler" yet to NOT have a tattoo? Seems like it is about time for the fad cycle to switch that way.


I always have that conversation when in groups of the tatted and pierced set.

"Everyone here who has a tatt or hole in their body somewhere, raise your hand."

/ Everyone but me raises their hand.

"So now who's unique and special?"
2012-06-21 05:17:42 PM
1 votes:
Oh, and I don't think I need to say this, but I will anyway: You want brand new needles. Not "cleaned" needles, not "sterilized" needles... NEW. Never been used before. Ever. If they're not brand new needles, run - don't walk - to the health department and report that shop.

Why? Why not sterilize them in an autoclave? Is it because they get dull? It can't be a cleanliness issue. When they're "new" don't they have to be sterilized?
2012-06-21 05:15:00 PM
1 votes:

AllUpInYa: Tattoos are no longer special.
And if something is important to you, you don't need a tattoo to be reminded of it.


Don't I? Dammit. Is it okay if I keep photos?
2012-06-21 05:11:34 PM
1 votes:
I am at work so i cant upload my only piece, but here goes CSB:
brother and cousin died in a shiatty car wreck about 9 months ago. found out shortly after that he had put a deposit down at Faith Tattoo in golden for the solid profile of an ironworker connecting steel. a few months after all settled and everyones brains started working, my cousin [who lost his younger brother as well in the wreck] and my dad went to the same guy to get their memorial pieces done on their backs. none of us have ever had a tattoo.

i got the profile he was going to get standing center spine on two i-beams branching out from on top of a column across my shoulders in a very POW style all black silohuette with an interlocked C and C where the ibeams meet standing for cole and casey. the ibeams fade from solid black at the ends and the two I's represent Integrity Iron, the company I now co-run with my cousin. Took like.. 5 tries to get the stencil on perfectly symmetrical on my back.

I never want to have another good reason to get a tattoo again. the piece turned out amazing and i put three months of thought in to it.
if you go to the website you can see my cousins back piece under Matts page, but their webpage is terrible, and i am as anti religious as they come.

wish i had a pic in the office to post, maybe when i get home.
dont get solid black up a solid half or more of your spine.
2012-06-21 05:07:36 PM
1 votes:

Quaker: I have a tattoo-related question for Farkers who are knowledgeable about these things: How effective are the non-laser tattoo removal products I've heard of like Wrecking Balm, and can they be used in combination with laser tattoo removal to reduce the number of expensive laser treatments you would need?


wrecking balm is a chemical burn waiting in a bottle. its shiat, works like shiat, and if you used it with laser treatments will probably fark you up
2012-06-21 05:05:43 PM
1 votes:

ModernPrimitive01: At first I was digging the article. Seemed informative and well written.....until he got to the part about Kat Von D being worth $400 bucks on hour. Kat Von D is the Danica Patrick of the tattoo world, she's not a bad overall artist, at least her portraits and black and grey stuff are pretty good, but her tattoos are not the reason she's famous. It's all about look and photo shoots for her and for the Miami Ink guys for that matter. I've been to tattoo conventions where those guys show up and spend time selling autographs and t-shirts instead of tattooing.

The second point I disagree with is that flat rate tattoos are bad. This is pretty much the standard for small tattoos. It assures the artist covers their set up fee which is usually $50 bucks minimum. If your tattoo is going to take less than an hour you're going to get a flat rate. It doesn't mean they're trying to rip you off. It means if the artist charges $100 bucks an hour and your tattoo is going to take 15 minutes, it's not worth their time or effort to try and divide that up. He probably gets this impression since he has large tattoos where you pay by the hour which means you usually come out better.

My god he recommends neosporin? There are tons of aftercare products that are made specifically for tattoos. Use tattoo goo or even better get the tattoo foam.

/it's good to see people concerned about getting a tattoo the right way. I've got lots of experience and I have my own process to getting and healing my tattoos
//I've got about 60% of my body covered and work as a professional in a very conservative job.
///in before the tattoos are trashy crowd


i had pretty much the same feelings about it as you did....

kat von D...TERRIBLE and her $400 an hr rate is ALL hype. if you had an entire day free i could name off THOUSANDS of artists in the 100-200 an hr range who would make her look embarrassingly bad. same goes for assgrabbers like ami james or chris nunez. the 'big name' artists he mentions in the article actually get their notoriety from tattoo magazines and travelling conventions. these guys usually run in the $150-200 an hr range

also, NEVER listen to aftercare instructions UNLESS they're given to you BY YOUR ARTIST. they should have a system already configured, figured out and tested over and over again. they know what works and why you should use what and what you should avoid.
personally i think neosporin is shiat for healing tattoos because you are statistically more likely to have an allergic reaction to it than say A&D ointment.

but i'm going to disagree with you about hourly vs flat rate. basically, that flat rate guy, is estimating how long that tattoo is going to take to do. nevermind the hundred little variables he has no control over that may need more time or attention. if he says 200 bucks, he's thinking its going to take 2 hrs to do. now what happens if you happen to have tough leathery skin, and now you're 3 1/2 hrs in and your tattoo isn't finished yet. oh snap, tattoo dude screwed up. guess what now? he's gonna rush, cut corners and do whatever to get you outta the chair and cut his losses. guess who loses? YOU.

hourly places have shop minimums. mine goes a little like, $50 min for all tattoos that are 30 mins or less. 30-45 mins but less than an hour...60/80 bucks. hourly at 100
2012-06-21 04:52:41 PM
1 votes:

Quaker: How effective are the non-laser tattoo removal products


Buck knife and cut it off.
What? you think that's stupid?
So was getting inked.
2012-06-21 04:46:31 PM
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Langston: Remind me not to get フェレットの肛門


GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH: フェレットの肛門

Well, how about that?
2012-06-21 04:44:59 PM
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Glitchwerks: I've always wondered, where is Mr. Cool Ice now?


he's the GOP nominee for President
2012-06-21 04:43:24 PM
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My wife was born in Japan and Japanese is her first language. Chinese and Japanese share some (most?) of the same characters, so she can know what many Chinese character tattoos mean too.

Number of times I've asked her what a kanji tattoo means - lots.
Number of times that it made sense or otherwise meant what the person was intending it to mean - 0
2012-06-21 04:38:34 PM
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It says "ferret anus"? It was supposed to say "ferret scrotum"!!

/Damned ignorant tattooists.
2012-06-21 04:13:54 PM
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Note: Today, I go to get yet another piece done on my Ghost in the Shell sleeve ...

Stopped there.

/the only acceptable tattoos: anchors, hula girls, Tom Arnold's face, and hearts with "mother" on them.
2012-06-21 03:54:33 PM
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Remind me not to get フェレットの肛門
 
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