Is it just me or does anyone else feel that all we ever get in here are “can someone draw me an awesome tattoo” followed by “I would talk it over with your artist”
I dont recall a single time when a request was followed by a design.
It also seems that a lot of the new members that start in here never really join in with the rest of the forum.
I’m sure a lot of people would love to get reference material for them to show their artist, but this forum is pretty set on “letting your tattoo artist draw it up” which is just fine. I think they should get the artist to draw their idea but it never hurts to have some reference from someone elses drawing. Also, I have seen some bad ass drawing skills on this forum, I would like to see some people get their designs drawn up!! Maybe I will be posting some of my ideas in this part of the forum because I really didn’t even know this existed.
I think the best way of getting ideas is form other tattoos, by that I’m not suggesting copying. I’m about to go back for my second consultation. The first consultation I went with a number of examples of what I didn’t like and why. I have worked with the tattooist many times so I expect he will have something I really like. It’s a great way for us non artists to convey concepts and easier for the artist rather than saying I really like this design, now change it so it’s unique. Unless you have identical twin everyone’s body shape is different. I really like the tattoos that exploit the contours of the body and you can only get that from a tattooist that draws something up for you.
I dont know as artist that is interested in you bringing them a design, it is my opinion that you should design your piece with the artist doing the work, his or her input is neccessary, they must be comfortable with the design, have you seen all the people dissappointed when they took something to an artist and the artist said they were not interested or would not tattoo it, why bother, design with your artist…………this is what they do for a living
It just seems stupid in the first place having a section for it anyway when it’s part of the artists job to draw up the design.