#38226
goldengraemes
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    @goldengraemes

Now my right 1/2 sleeve is finished in colour I have been thinking wether adding colour to my left sleeve is advisable/possible.
I haven’t got an up to date picture of my left arm but it is a bit lighter than the ones attached due to a year or so passing. What do you guys think?

http://www.thetattooforum.com/picture.php?albumid=3774&pictureid=7323

The Koi is similar in shading if not also lighter than the Lotus flowers.

#118222
DavidJednat
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It’ll work just fine. If you look at Shige’s work you’ll see a lot of grey wash shading under the color. It’ll probably have a lot of depth to it. More so than traditional Japanese styles, but I like Shige’s style better than true traditional stuff anyway.


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#118223
Wardy
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    @wardy

wouldn’t really call that a half sleeve, i’ve before seen a top that doesn’t go over your shoulder it’s called a sleeve for a reason, a big tattoo is not a sleeve.


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#118226
hamsternuts
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Wardy;103506 wrote:
wouldn’t really call that a half sleeve, i’ve before seen a top that doesn’t go over your shoulder it’s called a sleeve for a reason, a big tattoo is not a sleeve.

thanks for clearing that up.

so…. no ACTUAL advice then, just being pedantic?

i have no advice for the OP, as i don’t know enough on the subject, so i wouldn’t comment at all.

why don’t you try that approach, rather than just being some sort of terminology

i don’t care if i get banned for this, (cos i’ve only been here a few weeks and i can see that this is like most forums where most members would rather be rude than helpful), but you are an almighty tool.

so many of your posts are just rude for the sake of it, or at the very least caustic.


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#118227
hamsternuts
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    @hamsternuts
Wardy;103506 wrote:
wouldn’t really call that a half sleeve, i’ve before seen a top that doesn’t go over your shoulder it’s called a sleeve for a reason, a big tattoo is not a sleeve.

what is the point of that post exactly?

you’re not helping, so why just post to be pedantic?


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#118228
DavidJednat
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It’s pretty bad ass, that’s what it is. That close to the arm pit is torture. Plus, it’s a very well done tattoo.


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#118229
hamsternuts
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    @hamsternuts

p.s. awesome tattoo


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#118231
clay1680
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why are some people so stubborn on what a half-sleeve is. yea i can see if it doesnt wrap around or whatever else but this looks like a half sleeve to me and if its a little smallere than a what youd expect it to be, who gives a fuck…. sorry but getting onto the tattoo. Yes it would be simple to add color, some artists will do the whole piece in B n G then add color to add more depth and so on as David also said.