#38558
Carnifex
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    @carnifex

Hey, Im looking to get a decent amount of work done to fill out my sleeve.
Seems like every highly recommended artist is booked for months & costs upwards of $300 . While of course I want quality, I imagine I can get it for $100-$200. I was hoping someone could maybe recommend some who does tattoo out of their home ( in which case the shop overhead isn’t present). Im in Atlanta, advice appreciated.

Realistic style.

#121494
mrchen
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    @mrchen

we do not support anyone who tattooes out of a home………….

however, I would like to help you get it done right, go to Now or Never Tattoo in Conyers, see Grant the manager at counter, tell him mrchen sent you over, get Mike Bugenhagen or Chris Huff

Get hooked up right, decent $$


currently wearing 250 hours, and many more to go, cant explain what my ink means, its personal, it is about who I am
#121498
Carnifex
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    @carnifex
mrchen;107209 wrote:
we do not support anyone who tattooes out of a home………….

however, I would like to help you get it done right, go to Now or Never Tattoo in Conyers, see Grant the manager at counter, tell him mrchen sent you over, get Mike Bugenhagen or Chris Huff

Get hooked up right, decent $$

Thats like 25 miles away, so should I just call as opposed to just show up only to be told to come back in months?

I don’t really care if it’s in home or not, I’m just being a baby about the waiting time. It seems like anyone decent you have to wait a century for & ATL is in demand for quality artists.

I finally got the idea for my next tatt (after thinking about it for the last 1.5-2 months), and better yet I have the artwork completely drawn & illustrated on paper. My issue is patience, I preferably would like to get the line work done in 2-2.5 weeks. My ideal artist would be somone who has a quality portfolio of realistic style, is <= $200/hr, and I can come in and get the linework done in 2-2.5 weeks. It's a 2-3 session tatt, so I find it annoying that I have to wait 1.5 months cuz some guy is booked to go get linework done when the drawing phase should be short (relative to other peoples tatts) wait another 1.5 months to get the shading & color etc. In anycase I appreciate your advice, & thanks for the reco. I know you know the ATL well, so now that you know more about my situation better is there any other artist(s) you may know that I should consider looking into?

#121500
mrchen
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    @mrchen

you have to understand, you want the hardest style immediately,

those guys are in demand, they are 3-6 months out up to a year

I would call Now or Never, they can get to you sooner than anyone and still do a nice job

you could try Vince Villalvazo at Mystic Owl in Marietta but he is probably 3-4 months, unless you get lucky,

you will not get charged 200 and hour by any of these guys……..if you do quite a few hours you will average about 125


currently wearing 250 hours, and many more to go, cant explain what my ink means, its personal, it is about who I am
#121695
slravene
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    @slravene

Dave Tedder at All or Nothing just finished my 7 session half sleeve and I know for a fact that he is never booked out more than 1 month. It is his “thing”

He is also less than $200/hour.

There are TONS of quality artists that arent booked way out. Just go to any of the reputable shops in the area and ask (or call). You wont get a bad tattoo at a GOOD, REPUTABLE shop.

#121785
mrchen
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    @mrchen

Dave wont book out far, he thinks too many people cancel that way, he is very good, 150 an hour,he will usually work for a little less on many hour piece, hes cool cat, but slow (he did my right sleeve)


currently wearing 250 hours, and many more to go, cant explain what my ink means, its personal, it is about who I am
#121800
anonymous
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    @anonymous

You guys are wasting your time. The OP has made it very clear that he doesn’t care about quality. Hell, he specifically posted a thread requesting a scratcher.

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