Well since you asked so nicely. My left sleeve. Not much to look at in the way of design I’m afraid. But trust me I get comments on it everyday. Some bad, some good, and it even stands out at tattoo conventions. So let me know what you think. Honestly mind you. You won’t hurt my feelings I promise.


Well I have to say it is unusual Glenn!

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so, your whole arm is just covered in black? or is that dark blue? seems like a bit of a waste of canvas to me, but whatever floats your boat


It’s black though with age it does look a lot more dark blue overall then it does black anymore. Yeah I could see the waste of canvas part. With having no design or anything. But it’s something that just kinda popped into my head one day and I decided to go with it.

I’ve actually ran into a few more people who’ve done something similar. None are solid though, all of theirs at least have some of pattern or design, even if it is a very small part, that they leave bare skin to show through.



This is actually only the 3rd tattoo of that style that I have seen and I have seen hundreds. As you say most go for some form of pattern or red patterning over the black.

Can I ask what made you want to do it? Also how long did it take?

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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.

It does seem a bit of a waste of a canvas however I love that saying “it is better to be hated for who you are than be loved for who you are not” It’s actually my favorite saying. As for the rest of it…whatever floats your boat.


It took about 15 hours.

You know how some people are intelligent and plan out their tattoos in a carefully constructed manner with a reasoning and meaning behind them?

Yeah that’s not me. Most of my work is whatever popped into my head at the time. Now I’ve been going back and finding ways to tie my entire torso together. But as for a paticular reason I did it, can’t say I had one. Other than I think it looks cool and I like having something I’ve never seen on anyone else.


Well, I guess this is the most anti-climactic thread browse I’ve experienced (dunno what I was expecting but never this at least :))

Did you get that whole thing done in just a couple of sittings or what?

I agree with wichedjr89. This is the motto that I try to live by and wholeheartedly agree with.

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That’s interesting, the shop manager where I go has the same thing with a couple small circles within the tattoo that aren’t covered with any ink. One of the artists at the shop has the same thing. Always wondered if there was a meaning behind it.