#32858
SimplyComplex
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    @simplycomplex

So I’m wanting to get something that comes up and over my shoulder and down my arm a bit. I was thinking of doing it on the shoulder that I got my last tat on but am not sure if it would blend well or if I should just go to the other shoulder. I’ve thought about dragons and things but they just seem too stereotypical, and I want to come up with something more unique. I need to just find an artist don’t I? The artists I’ve met up to this point don’t seem to have an imagination, and I’m having a hard time giving them enough info since I can’t find anything I like though. What are some other designs that would look good in that area if they were one big design as opposed to smaller pieces? Also it seems that many sleeve style designs are more masculine than feminine….. I’ve found so many ideas that I like, but nothing that fits what I want…. Sorry if these thoughts are really random sounding.

#82725
Jubakuba
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    @jubakuba

If you don’t have any basis for an idea…I doubt any artist would have any ideas.

What kind of theme are you thinking?
What is the current piece you have? Maybe you could extend on that theme?


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#82744
SimplyComplex
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    @simplycomplex

I sooo just had a thought…. every idea I’ve had up to this point was line art, or words, or something, and just wouldn’t work for what I wanted…. but, I missed an obvious idea thats always meant a lot to me and people have related to me in their minds and doesn’t seem to be real common…. an ocelot. Have it coming down onto my arm or shoulder or something or maybe batting at a butterfly, I could even have jungle filler or something around it…. You think that would work?

Also, my current piece is in my album… I’m thinking I’d have to use the other shoulder.

#82748
Sherav
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    @sherav

Why not have a kitten or something of that nature pawing at the butterfly?

Any tattoo can be feminised take a look at Butterfly’s dragon tattoo.

Take Care
Matthew


The only difference between a person with tattoos, and a person without is this. The person with tattoos does not care if you do not have any.
#82755
SimplyComplex
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    @simplycomplex
Sherav;61923 wrote:
Why not have a kitten or something of that nature pawing at the butterfly?

Any tattoo can be feminised take a look at Butterfly’s dragon tattoo.

Take Care
Matthew

Her’s is cute….

but a kitten? o_O_by_Shadow_Spine.gif I want something a little less girly lol. Cats are what made me think of Ocelot though.

#82766
Tajen
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    @tajen

I look at TONS of pictures, and usually things finally start to jump out at me. I go to BME and look at all sorts of tattoo pictures and see what I like. I go to goole and search flower/animal pics. I’m a bit of a “girly girl” in the sense that I LOVE flower/bird/animal tattoos.

I do however, always have SOME idea when I go in for ink. I usually give a LOT of artistic freedom, but I always go in with several reference pics so my artist has a direction to go in. Heck, I plan to go in and get an awesome calf piece; I am going with “total artistic freedom”, but I will be giving guidelines.

I know you’ll figure something out.:) Thinking a quarter sleeve of some sort may be in my future someday.:)

#82776
Rockysmom
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    @rockysmom

you can make most tattoos look more feminine by choosing softer colors, colored outlines instead of black, flowers, birds, butterflies, etc.

#82832
Butterfly
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    @butterfly-2

look up lucky cat tattoo , you might like that idea


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#83783
SimplyComplex
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    @simplycomplex

Ok, I have a concept but I really want to know what you all think…. I am not an artist in any sense but quickly traced/sketched this together from a bunch of pieces. It needs work. It would all be in that Sailor Jerry/Ed Hardy style.

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I got the skunk from here but would rather it be a cat… not sure how to draw that though. http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee161/SophisticatedGeek/tat/41PHB1Q-4jL.jpg

the heart he’s sitting on comes from here