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Yeah, I got the website.. I PM’ed him through that but then I noticed that there’s nothing on the calendar and the latest blog post is from march. I messaged him on FB too, we’ll see if he responds. The wierd thing is that I can’t find a shop that he works out of- He might not even want to do this piece because it’s outside of what he normally does. I’d like to just have a conversation with him to see if he can get into it, you know?
Anyway, do you know someone that knows him? I dropped Nick’s name in both emails just to see if that would help.
I can’t find this Carlos guy, are we sure he really exists??? Geez!
I sent a PM over his site but those usually don’t go far. I tracked him down to a shop in Long Beach but he doesn’t work there anymore. Then I found some of his art at a gallery called Timeline but there are no hits from Google on there, at least not in the LA area. Any other tips?
Also, I’m still open to more hyper realistic black and grey artists in the LA area.
You might be able to get this tattoo to a point where it’s not laughable. Do your research and find someone that can do some magic here because you need it. Not trying to be mean, just brutally honest. This is why you need to take more time to research your artist. And if you tell me “DUDE I RESEARCHED HIM FOR LIKE 10 YEARS” you needed 11 because you ended up with this.
Post a fucking picture
but no, really, I’m married so I have to do this.
What he said. Keep looking until you find someones work that knocks you off your feet. For me, it was Nick, but you’ll know when you see the right one. It will be like lightening.
If you want to kill the skulls, go here: http://www.nickchaboya.com/site.html
where did this information come from? I have a tat that covers that area that healed find, as well as some friends that have the same.
I think what you are trying to do needs to be larger than what you stated you want. The square vrs round thing is a communication issues with your artist, you just need to be firm and tell them what you want. If you want this tattoo to be good, however, you really need to be thinking larger scale, IMHO.
You said you wanted to make room for other pieces, why not just do that now or save up for it. I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but now that I have some serious work I *almost* regret getting smaller stuff because it limits the space.
My vote: Either make this an important piece and get it in the right size or pass on it. If not, you run the risk of getting a half assed tattoo that you won’t love.
Maybe I missed something here. Why tell anyone what you paid for something in the first place? People ask me an I generally ignore the question. If they continue to ask I start asking them questions like how much they have in savings, what they make a year, etc. As far as I’m concerned, what I paid for my art is my business, and until I share it on my terms,I have no interest in talking about it. I feel the same about my shoes and my watches, both of which I like expensive. It’s either about the art or it’s not, and if it’s not there’s no point in talking about it.
Your arse looks bruised btw, judging by Gsouders post above, maybe it was his fault?
No, I was nice and gentle. This isn’t prison anymore.
i also met gsouder and saw his awesome plague sleeve. man nick chaboya is brilliant…
Ha! I KNEW you were going to post photos! Looks off the fucking hook, I love the explanation Jess gave me. I went home and googled all that stuff he was talking about, pretty crazy!
It was nice to meet you. I think it’s the first time I’ve ever met a guy when he was butt ass naked but it wasn’t as awkward as it sounds. It’s all about the art, right? Your work is amazing.
And thanks, Nick killed it on my sleeve, and it’s amazing to get the attention of people like Jess. He nailed it, the people who really get it are the ones that hunt down the right artist for the right job and to have someone like him recognize the effort was really cool. I wish I was more into the Asian styles because I would love to get work done by him!.
I can’t wait to see this come together and the next time your in LA we should grab some food and preferably, we’ll both be clothed this time 🙂
Nukka- My wife and I are coming by to the shop, although I realized that I don’t know your name so I’ll be the guy that’s wandering around looking lost. What time are you there until?
I don’t know if you are going to check this or not but we are off for the day. I’ll PM you my email, ping me if you get this.
You think he’s shouting, he thinks you’re whispering.
MR DOJAGUY, THIS ARTIST NOT SO GOOD BUT THANK YOU FOR TRY.
You guys crack me up. Carlos looks amazing, I just wonder if her would do what I’m thinking. It’s kind of a combination of hyper realism and abstract shapes using depth of field. I’ll stop by his shop and see what the deal is!
I don’t know who victor sepulveda is but I G him and he looks like a painter. Do you have a link to his work? I was going to count the words in this paragraph but I can’t count that high.
Any other thoughts on LA artists? I found some guys at Lost Soul tattoo in Fontana (near LA) but I want to keep my research broad and open.
Here’s a link from this site if you are paranoid or whatever.