Jimmy Slade wrote:i like to see stuff thats original or means something in particular to the wearer
twisted_tinkerbell wrote:new_tangled wrote:I'd like to have a crack at the Zombie on the surfboard design (I know it's not Celtic but I do other stuff too...) ... Afraid there is a fee but I give 10% to surfers against sewerage (for all my art works) so you can feel extra good as well as have a cool new tattoo !!
F**king cool, NT! I want it to be like the style of Jim Phillips like this:
If your fee isn't too much then yes, yes, YES! PM me
tatosven wrote:About the celtic thing. 20 years ago a celtic tattoo design generally meant you liked new model army-it just did for various reasons but now they are worn by eveyone and done by every artist, twenty years ago I can think of 3 artist in the uk who did it well. Make sure you check photos of any potential artist, look for healed photos not freshly done ones as even crap tattoos look good when first done and also make sure they are healed before you scrape a wetsuit over it and go into salt water. If the artist is a genuine artist tell him or her what you want done and let them design it for you, that is after all their job if they are genuine custom tattoo artists and also get tattooing done for positive reasons not for closure or to commemorate your old buddy from nam or whatever also be open to different ideas from what you think is best and be prepared to travel to a good artist rather than just the local guy because it is convenient.
kieranct wrote:I'm thinking about having a tattoo done, not very creative so thinking about copying the one dave rastovich has
Going to wait a while though, if I think it is a good idea in a year then i'll have it done.
And the symbol is an ancient symbol for a "waterman". One who surfs, swims, dives, etc.. in the ocean (as well as rivers and lakes). The top of the symbol represents broad shoulders. The sword down the middle represents strength. And the two sides represent right and wrong.
droog79 wrote:i've had a couple of peeps interested in using my stuff...but no-one has commited skin yet...not sure how much detail you can get/how close & thin lines can be?
Does anyone remeber the woman, who sadly passed away a while ago, who had to have her breasts removed and had tatoos put all over her chest it was in an article in the surfers path a few years ago. remember thinking they were impressive tattoos
kieranct wrote:I'm thinking about having it done on inside of wrist, easily coverable with a long sleeved shirt for work etc.
twisted_tinkerbell wrote:kieranct wrote:I'm thinking about having it done on inside of wrist, easily coverable with a long sleeved shirt for work etc.
IMHO, it will look cack really small. The lines are quite thick so it'll not translate very well on the skin. I bet the tattooist (if he's good) suggests you go bigger. You're best off putting it somewhere you can cover it properly if you need to. Also, the wrist can be a bit spicey to tattoo. They hurt anyway but it will be very painful on the wrist. Good luck!
twisted_tinkerbell wrote:Tato, have you had your ribs done? I'm planning a large piece on my left side when my arm is done. I'm getting it done no matter what but I'm getting mixed reactions. Some (mostly male) say its totally grim while others (mostly female) said its a spicey but not that bad. I've never used the numbing cream before but I'm tempted for the ribs
twisted_tinkerbell wrote:Agreed, Jory. Getting inked releases the same amount of buzz as surfing for me so good for flat spells but shit on the wallet!
Jory wrote:twisted_tinkerbell wrote:Agreed, Jory. Getting inked releases the same amount of buzz as surfing for me so good for flat spells but shit on the wallet!
If only i could time it for a flat spell, my guy has a 4-5 month waiting list so you have to take it when you can! He is worth the wait though!