I just spat coffee on my keyboard reading this 😀
gotta call it like I see it, Ive personally watched Bob Tyrrell, Brandon Bond, Jess Yen, Lorcifer, Sean Herman, Russ Abbott, Josh Woods, Corey Miller, Paul Booth, Rodney Raines, Joshua Carlton, Nate Beaver, and 5 dozen other members of the worlds best tattoo and they make Miami Ink look like a kitchen magicians shop………………but just my 2 cents
I’m going to mostly agree with Aussie Tom on this one. I would not be embarassed to be covered in nothing but Sailor Jerry flash from Smith St or the like. I wouldn’t go as far as saying if you don’t appreciate it you don’t deserve tattoos but to dismiss flash and it’s importance in the history of tattooing is ignorant. And we can’t talk about it’s lack of originality, either. I can somewhat compare it to the animal portrait tattoo that D3 has and the pinup I have done by Shane O’Neill. They are both great tattoos and very well done but when an artist replicates a picture that can’t exactly be considered original either but still well done. The people who have created timeless flash sheets and continue to do so are extremely talented and have created pieces of art that last forever. And just because a design may look simplistic in nature does not mean it requires any less artistic talent to create.
I have no problem with small tattoos if they’re done well and if someone has well done stars than so be it. As for script, I’m mostly not a fan of the long, drawn out phrases that so many people feel the need to get to inspire themselves with poems, song lyrics and life mottos. To me they look likie shit and are lame. I cringe when I read about people who need 10 lines of script in order to live their lives better. I’ve seen some simple, two or three word script tattoos that are decent but that’s about it. To me, script works best when it can accentuate an image but not as a stand alone piece.
script and text I dont get, lines move, lines grow, sometimes unevenly, text and script does not look good long term, your body changes, things move in the dermis alittle. besides ………..WHY QUOTE ANYONE ON YOUR BODY………….ARE YOU NOT AN ORIGINAL………ISNT YOUR TATTOO TO SHOW YOUR ORIGINALITY?……….text and script suck
Miami Ink has one good burnt out artist on it Garver, the show is for non-tattooed people to watch, the quailty of work being produced is mostly shit, the shop is fake, its about human nature stories
and keep in mind folks, we are grown ups here, I AM OFFERING YOU MY OPINION, I aint the God of anything, MY OPINION is for you to agree or disagree with, if we were all the same that wouldnt be much fun, there aint another like me, feel free to love or hate anything I say and I want to hear your opinions too…………a wise man considers all sides of a story
I don’t see the point in arguing that because you’re not a sailor you shouldn’t getting nautical stars. I mean mrchen you have some great asian inspired tattoo’s, should you not have them because you’re from a western race? The rest of what you have written I pretty much agree with.
Actually, you didn’t simply state your opinion; you told me what my opinion should be. You don’t have any authority over anyone or anything. Furthermore, I didn’t say a single thing about the artists who created the flash. Are you seriously so obtuse that you actually thought I was talking about the creators?