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#93326
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Thank you. And yep those were my thoughts exactly when it was finished, that it just seems a bit unnatural. This piece is done, but I want it to flow into a half sleeve. I dont know what the half sleeve will be yet, but I want the chest piece to be a part of it.

#93273
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Haha thanks. Honestly not really a story behind it. The background is a small portion of the two skylines of the cities I grew up in. I came up with the idea a little while ago of the woman, but only because I liked the idea. I actually found that first picture after I came up with the idea, and just showed it to the artist

I want this to flow into a half sleeve some day.

#93216
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That looks really good, I like it. And your first tattoo by Thomas Hooper?? Thats awesome, he is a great artist. Ha I was just at the shop today and the artists were having a conversation about Hooper’s work. Congrats

#93174
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Ask the tattoo shop your going to

#92941
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My only suggestion is go to a good artist who can do a good job with that idea

#92940
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I dont know if I follow you. The reason an artist would say your “skin type” is harder to tattoo is if you have a darker skin tone. Colors show up better on light skin. I may be wrong, but I’ve never heard anything saying that skin is hard to tattoo because of how elastic it is…

#92877
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I was being sarcastic man. It’s not going to be that much…but like I said no one except the shop will be able to tell you how much it is.

#92874
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Probably around $10,000…and thats just black and grey, if you wanted to go color at least $15,000. But then again how big is your arm? It could lower or raise the price depending on if you have a small or large bicep.

Seriously…just call or go to a tattoo shop and ask. No one can tell you on the internet

#92828
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Dice;73912 wrote:
Don’t be silly, and don’t think too much.

It should come to you straight away if you know!!

I like this, this has definitely been true for me. Ideas are always floating in my head, but the tattoos I’ve gone through with have been the ideas that I fall in love with right away. I ponder it for a little while longer, then when I cant stand not having that tattoo, I go in to make an appointment.

#92826
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The arm shouldnt be too bad. Youll do fine.

As far as aftercare wait to see what your artist says but a general guideline is:

1. Take bandage off tattoo two hours after your done
2. Wash the tattoo gently and pat/let it air dry
3. Put on some ointment like aquaphor, and put this on 3 times daily until the tattoo peals(anywhere from 2-5 days, maybe longer)
4. Continue to wash the tattoo maybe two times a day and apply unscented lotion to the tattoo 3 or 4 times a day until its fully healed

A lot of people do it different with great results, this is just how I was taught, and I follow it.

Good luck

#92662
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Simply amazing, that is some great work. Congratulations! How many hours did it take?

#92596
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Thanks for the reply. I just thought I remembered reading that the chest was a painful spot, or maybe it was just the sternum… Ha that makes me feel a lot better.

#92587
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How is the chest/pec area compared to the ribs? I’ve got two large pieces down both my ribs. And will be getting work done on my chest/pec soon.

#92117
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So I gave Dave Allen a call and set up an appointment. The appointments not till october, and he told me in the meantime to just get pictures of certain things like how I want the lips to be, what I want the girl to look like, etc. I’m pretty excited for this piece

#92087
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Thanks for your reply ppornan.

Navysooner Im in colorado

EDIT: Ha earlier I said how I didnt see the elements of smoke and sunglasses in any of Dave Allens work… I take that back… If you click on “more” the very last picture is of a guy with a cigarette and sunglasses
http://www.preyingmantistattoo.com/pages/daveallen.html#

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