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Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:53 am
by Werwulf1919
Got a couple already but quite fancy another one...anybody got any good source material/designs ?
Cheers
Ed

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:02 am
by tatosven
What are you looking for exactly :?: Quick hint though, do not post your work on the net as it will be ripped of by every loser on the planet. Make like the yakuza and keep your tattooing to yourself. :wink:

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:53 am
by Werwulf1919
tatosven wrote:What are you looking for exactly :?: Quick hint though, do not post your work on the net as it will be ripped of by every loser on the planet. Make like the yakuza and keep your tattooing to yourself. :wink:


Well i've already got a couple of black & grey wave motifs...one in a band around my upper arm and a breaking wave in a circle on my shoulder so something in a similar style i guess although i'm quite open to other designs...i quite like the japanese tsunami wood block prints as well ?

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:48 pm
by twisted_tinkerbell
tatosven wrote:What are you looking for exactly :?: Quick hint though, do not post your work on the net as it will be ripped of by every loser on the planet. Make like the yakuza and keep your tattooing to yourself. :wink:


No way! Get your work posted up here... viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14160

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:58 pm
by twisted_tinkerbell
Werwulf1919 wrote:Got a couple already but quite fancy another one...anybody got any good source material/designs ?
Cheers
Ed


New Tangled has some nice surf inspired designs. Perhaps he'll help you out if you ask him nicely :idea:

I'm after one of a zombie on a surfboard but can't find anything inspiring :scratch:

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:19 pm
by Werwulf1919
twisted_tinkerbell wrote:
tatosven wrote:What are you looking for exactly :?: Quick hint though, do not post your work on the net as it will be ripped of by every loser on the planet. Make like the yakuza and keep your tattooing to yourself. :wink:


No way! Get your work posted up here... viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14160


Hmm nice tattoo tinks...i'll put mine up when i get a chance :wink:

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:28 pm
by twisted_tinkerbell
Cheers! I've had more done since. I will get a pic up when I can be bothered :)

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:29 pm
by Jimmy Slade
twisted_tinkerbell wrote:Cheers! I've had more done since. I will get a pic up when I can be bothered :)

please tell us you have got one on your chest or snatch :p :p :wink: :lol:

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:37 pm
by twisted_tinkerbell
Nope... I got a "W" on each ass cheek so when I bend over it says... :lol:

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:45 pm
by Jimmy Slade
twisted_tinkerbell wrote:Nope... I got a "W" on each ass cheek so when I bend over they say... :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:04 pm
by majordom
and lying on your back it says MOM !

:shock:

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:20 pm
by Jimmy Slade
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Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:57 pm
by Mabolsa Ritchie
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Start em young!

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Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:38 pm
by twisted_tinkerbell
Mabolsa Ritchie wrote:.


Start em young!

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I bet the dog enjoyed the tickle. I would! :lol:

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:11 pm
by militia
twisted_tinkerbell wrote:Nope... I got a "W" on each ass cheek so when I bend over it says... :lol:


Oddly - I have "DEPARTURES ONLY" on my ass, as I live in Plymouth, the good ol naval port. If I pass out drunk or battered in an ally and some midnight 'hoop-stretcher' whips down my pants, he can see quite clearly stuff only comes out of there - nothin ever goes in!!

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:37 pm
by majordom
back to tattoos

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Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:33 pm
by new_tangled
twisted_tinkerbell wrote:
Werwulf1919 wrote:Got a couple already but quite fancy another one...anybody got any good source material/designs ?
Cheers
Ed


New Tangled has some nice surf inspired designs. Perhaps he'll help you out if you ask him nicely :idea:

I'm after one of a zombie on a surfboard but can't find anything inspiring :scratch:


Cheers TT...

This thread appearing now is weird as I'm actually part way through designing a tattoo for someone in out in cyberspace-land...

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 !!

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:05 pm
by Monkey_Alan
Mine..

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Pretty damn cool I think you will agree, and chicks dig it :lol:

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:47 am
by Jimmy Slade
worst surf tat i ever saw was only a surfer knows the feeling with a billabong wave.... fucking gay

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:12 am
by twisted_tinkerbell
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:

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If your fee isn't too much then yes, yes, YES! PM me :-D

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:13 am
by twisted_tinkerbell
majordom wrote:back to tattoos

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That's really nice!!! :compress:

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:38 am
by FTURUE
a big fat fuck i used to work with had ''BODYGLOVE'' and the logo tattooed on his arm :lol: :lol:

i asked him why and he said he used to surf back in the day.... i was like you clearly don't surf anymore you fat shit :twisted: :twisted:

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:44 am
by Werwulf1919
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:

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If your fee isn't too much then yes, yes, YES! PM me :-D


A mate of mine has that tattoo on his arm...looks pretty good as well :wink:
There used to be just one tatoo'ist in scarborough for years and now there are about fifteen...not really into the celtic thing though tinks although i like that Japanese one majordom posted up :P

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:49 pm
by twisted_tinkerbell
No worries. I must admit that looking for surf inspired tattoos is really difficult. There are a lot of cool things about surfing but a lot of it doesn't translate very well on the skin. Someone drew a design for me and it was a surfboard with a wave behind it with some flowers around... LAME! I hated it! Surfboards are beautiful objects but on the skin they always come out looking like ironing boards. If you're inspired by the Japanese stuff then go down that route, they always include the different elements which relates to surfing. I just think you always need to carry on with the Japanese theme. It doesn't flow right when you see a gorgeous Japanese back piece and then an old celtic armband (which doesn't go all the way around :wink: ).

See, if it was me I would get Jesus rising out of a wave giving the finger :-D ...oooh now that is an idea!

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:04 pm
by Mabolsa Ritchie
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This is quite nice

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Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:10 pm
by J L
Mabolsa Ritchie wrote:.

This is quite nice

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the bit in the middle is nice (the surfer) but not sure about all the crap around the outside, it's all a bit irrelevant to the surfing theme
:?

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:18 pm
by Jimmy Slade
^^^ yeh i like the dragon and surfer but cant stand the skull or see any reason for the Celtic/tribal shite behind it.
Im sick of maori and celtic bands, feel sorry for people who had them done years ago as every wannabe surfer has jumped on that bandwagon last few years i like to see stuff thats original or means something in particular to the wearer otherwise whats the point in permanently marking your body with it, just makes you look like a sheep/cunt :roll:
saw a cool one few years back a guy i was chatting to had a fuck off massive indian chiefs head put on his back (over the course of a couple of weeks in queenstown) with a wolfs head hat (as he felt a wolf was his totem animal) and the wolf headpiece had been given his eyes, was truely a work of art and amazingly original wish id taken a picture

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:35 pm
by Mabolsa Ritchie
I dunno how it is in the rest of the country, but the thing that ' caahhhncil estate' girls have here in London is a tribal thingy on their backs just above the waist, so you get a view of the tribal band and their thong over the top of their jeans.

Very common 8)

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:45 pm
by Jimmy Slade
all the way to costa rica from a caaaancil estate in sarrrfff lundun :lol: :lol: kin fit though Image

Re: Surf 'themed' tattoos

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:53 pm
by Poo Stance
^^^ the old splash deck tattoos are great. :-D

How about a nice tat of a pressure chart? Or some representation of a low pressure and a surfer interwined, with some dark brooding clouds in there for the gothic feel.

I'm now remembering a pic I saw by some famous artist in maybe TSP a year or so ago. Was a not quite cartoon like wave peeling endlessly around an small circular island. Some cool imagery in that idea. I've looked and can't find it online...anyone else?

EDIT - this is the puppy -

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