#34307
SussexHammer
Participant
    @sussexhammer

I have recently had a tattoo done over in bognor [ Wildside Tattoo’s] and have also had it touched up, but still there is a little bit im not happy with.
Its not that im not happy with his work, i just don’t want to keep going back..
I am only 18 so i may be paranoied about the tattoo but still.

Would it be over working the tattoo if I had it touched up again in another 4 weeks or am i best to leave it for another year now ?
Any advice would be greatful,

Many thanks 🙂

#90751
Rockysmom
Participant
    @rockysmom

what is it you don’t like about it?

#90752
SussexHammer
Participant
    @sussexhammer

Well i have two crossed hammers as i am a west ham fan.
And the bit i dont like is on one of the hammer heads, it doest look bad its just the fact i knows it there, where i have had it touched up, the artist has missed a bit and the majority of it looks black but thier is a feint line on the top that i keep looking at that hasnt been coloured in.

To others it is probably not even noticeable and im probably just making it out to be really bad because im pretty sure no tattoo is perfect, its just the fact i know its their, i keep looking at it ?…

#90756
Ben1985
Participant
    @ben1985

Don’t be afraid to go back buddy. If it niggles you, go get it sorted otherwise you will never be happy with it.

As long as it is healed up I’d be getting it done ASAP.

#90760
Outlaw
Participant
    @outlaw

call in to see the artist, show him, and explain exactly what bits your not happy with…… let him know you can call back in about 6 weeks time, this gives the skin time to heal properly 😉


.
IF YOU ARE A NEW MEMBER THEN CLICK HERE and introduce yourself out of courtesy
this is a community for interacting not just an index search system for frequently asked questions in the tattoo world….
#90762
SussexHammer
Participant
    @sussexhammer

Thanks for the replies people.

I will take my mind off it for another 5 weeks or so and pop into my loca town to another artist to see what he can do.
Its just this is my first tattoo and obviously i want to be happy with it, but my original touch up has not yet satisfied me so i may try another artist, Right ?

#90772
looney bin escapee
Participant
    @looney-bin-escapee

You cant necessarily go to another artist to work on someone else’s piece. Generally, most tattoo artists won’t work on another artist’s art unless tatt is finished, the original guy is unreachable or other really special situations. Just a bit of ethics.

But who knows, you might get someone who would work on it for you. First, I’d go back to the original artist and have them work with you on the parts that you want perfected.

If there just isn’t any compromise between you two and you both just can’t see eye to eye on the tatt, then you might have to drop the guy and explain yourself to the next artist that you were really unhappy. Just don’t go dropping the guy’s name out there. You will find that tattoo artists all sort of know each other and it might come back to bite you in the ass.

#90776
SussexHammer
Participant
    @sussexhammer
looney bin escapee;71463 wrote:
You cant necessarily go to another artist to work on someone else’s piece. Generally, most tattoo artists won’t work on another artist’s art unless tatt is finished, the original guy is unreachable or other really special situations. Just a bit of ethics.

But who knows, you might get someone who would work on it for you. First, I’d go back to the original artist and have them work with you on the parts that you want perfected.

If there just isn’t any compromise between you two and you both just can’t see eye to eye on the tatt, then you might have to drop the guy and explain yourself to the next artist that you were really unhappy. Just don’t go dropping the guy’s name out there. You will find that tattoo artists all sort of know each other and it might come back to bite you in the ass.

I kinda did think of emailing the original artist and talking to him about it, but im just a bit concerned that he may get annoyed with me keep going back their to have work done.
It generally does need re touching for the thrid time, well just a little part, but im just worried about what i should say to him, i dont want him to think that i think his work is rubbish if you know what i mean ?

#90777
Aussie_Al
Participant
    @aussie_al

Let it heal completely then go back to the original artist and point out your concerns

Any chance you can post a picture of it on the forum so that we can see what you are talking about?