#39639
gobeavers
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    @gobeavers

I am having trouble on deciding on a tattoo artist to do some floral work. I am switching back and forth of which artist to go to. My options are to go to a local artist in Portland who does great floral work, but lacks in realism. The other option is a top notch realism artist that is traveling and I could book a spot with him. I can’t decide who would do the flowers better, the one who in her bio specializes in floral designs, or giving some photos to the realism guy and having him come up with something. I think the Portland artist is better at coming up with a design (given her interest in flowers), but the other artist is a great realistic artist. Any ideas? I’m sure I”m not the only who who has been torn between artists, so any advice is great!

note- I’ve seen the realism artists roses, and they look amazing, however some of his other flowers look the same quality as the local artist I would go to. Unfortunately, I have not seen the local artists roses in black and gray, only her other flowers in black and gray.

Looking at photos, it seems that an artist can do crazy good color roses, but then struggle make the black and gray ones realistic.

#130216
iggybuddi
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    @iggybuddi

I’ve never had to choose but my first instinct would be to book the traveling artist. The other artist will be around for future pieces where the other one would not. You also said something along the lines that the traveling artist might not specialize in floral work but his/her flowers would be of the same caliber as the local artist. It seems as though even if it isn’t his best work it would be as good or better than the local artist. It also matters what is more important to you- having it look realistic or just having a stellar floral piece. Good luck!


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#130219
yodaddynukka
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    @yodaddynukka

you have 2 of the best artists in the world in oregon:
jeff gogue
josh carlton


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#130220
buttwheat
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    @buttwheat

rachel gilbert out of james kerns studio http://www.nohopenofeartattoo.com/artists/rachel-gilbert/tattoo-gallery

D’Lacie McBride http://www.opticnervearts.com/artist.php?artist=3

Both do good flower work

#130224
anonymous
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    @anonymous

It would be easier to give you advice if you weren’t making such a valiant effort to avoiding naming the artists.

#130227
gobeavers
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    @gobeavers

I agree, Gogue and Carlton are great. Gogue is booked out two years though, Carlton I’m not sure of. Looking at his portfolio, most of his work is pastel looking (although incredible don’t get me wrong). Do you think he could do the flowers without his blur looking style coming out?

The local artist is http://ritualartspdx.com/our-artists/tina-greer/

The traveling artist is Remis, he’s gonna be at Gogue’s studio mid-September. http://www.remistattoo.com

#130228
anonymous
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    @anonymous
gobeavers;117145 wrote:
I agree, Gogue and Carlton are great. Gogue is booked out two years though, Carlton I’m not sure of. Looking at his portfolio, most of his work is pastel looking (although incredible don’t get me wrong). Do you think he could do the flowers without his blur looking style coming out?

The local artist is http://ritualartspdx.com/our-artists/tina-greer/

The traveling artist is Remis, he’s gonna be at Gogue’s studio mid-September.