A new Tattoo

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    May 10, 2008 6:46 PM GMT
    Hey guys.

    I've wanted a new tatto for along time. I have one already, I was foolish when I picked it out, luckily I do like it. Its a gargoyle on my caff. It was a military thing, all my army buddies were getting them during AIT (Advanced Individual Training...I think, can't remember)

    I want a new one badly, but I have no idea where to get ideas. I suppose I could cruise Tattoo places.

    I guess I am asking, How did you decide to get the tattoo that you have on your beautiful body? What was the thought process? Are there any resorces out there to find a kick ass tat for this guy?

    Thanks.
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    May 11, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    when i decided for some of my tattoos art books helped. gustav klimt is my favorite painter and i took 3 of his paintings that i always loved and had them merged together on my arm.just use things you love for inspiration .hopefully it helps. sent a pic when u get it done.
  • badtouch

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    May 11, 2008 5:12 AM GMT
    i designed all mine but one, in addition to several others for other people. you got an art-y friend?

    i personally think they should all be meaningful to you rather than just a pretty design. so if it's not from you, i think it ought to at least be from someone who knows you.

    trends in beauty and art can change. but if the art comes from that which is inside, it will remain significant for all time -- which is how long that ink will last.
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    May 11, 2008 11:09 AM GMT
    I never look to the tattoo flash for ideas.. there's nothing individual about ordering #B17 off the wall

    I have found design for mine in all sorts of places ( album art from Danzigs instrumental releaseicon_twisted.gif, sci-fi/fantasy artwork trading cardsicon_surprised.gif,and my latest came from a Detroit Eagle ad icon_wink.gif )

    They are all great tatts and I love the shit out of em

    the next one I plan on getting is an awesome Dali piece, coming up my arm and over my shoulder to my chest.. can't waiticon_biggrin.gif
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    May 11, 2008 7:27 PM GMT
    I got mine almost 20 years ago at a place in S.F.

    I looked through the samples they had (including a lot of "traditional" designs) and picked something rather old fashioned. It's an eagle and a dragon locked together in some kind of struggle. I still like it.

    A saw another design a few years later (the gods of life and death dancing back to back on a skull) from a pre-Columbian Mexican codex that I did on a linoleum block (I'll try to upload it) and that I thought someday in the future I'll have put on my chest.

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    Charlie

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    May 11, 2008 7:38 PM GMT
    The inspiration for my tattoos isn't something I force. If there is a particular symbol or image that strikes me, I'll mull over it for quite a while.
    The inspiration for the tattoo on my back came from a trip I took to Egypt a few years ago. Egyptian mythology is astounding and the imagery very striking. So, after repeatedly seeing a particular image over and over and learning about its symbolism, I asked my tatto artist friend to recreate it in his style. I couldn't be happier with it.
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    May 19, 2008 4:27 PM GMT
    I want art on my body, but I can't decide what to get and how to even look for it. Definately I want it to look good, but also something I can like for well the rest of my life. I see Tats and thing DAMN Thats great! I would never "copy", but I don't think I'm creative enough to come up with something.

    Thanks for the Insight guys!

    Still Searching.....
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    May 20, 2008 6:36 AM GMT
    SDtrainer said
    The inspiration for the tattoo on my back came from a trip I took to Egypt a few years ago. Egyptian mythology is astounding and the imagery very striking.


    Ok now I'm curious. The wings are normally attached to the sundisk Aton or the heavenly scarab which rolls the sun disk. Aton is somewhat hinted by the loop made by the cobras. What does it mean? icon_razz.gif It's obviously not the an ankh.
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    May 25, 2008 2:49 PM GMT
    I've been searching....still nothing yet guys.

    I will post my idea if I ever get one ha ha ha.
  • Timbales

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    May 25, 2008 2:53 PM GMT
    I've been wanting to get another tattoo. I am thinking of getting a Vargas-style pin-up on my shoulder.
  • camofchris

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    May 25, 2008 3:36 PM GMT
    My wanting to have one usually started after a significant event in my life. I'd research symbols, colors, placement that I felt appropriately expressed the event (which usually includes printing out tons of ideas) and take them to an artist to make sense of it all. I also mediate on the reason for the tattoo and placement for sometime before I set foot into the shop.

    I've got four so far. The most recent one I'm working on has about 4-hours left for coloring (shading done a couple weeks back now).

    Good luck! :-)

    Cam
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    May 25, 2008 4:29 PM GMT
    I have one so far. In the upper middle part of my back I have a small abstract angel I designed myself (not a goofy cherub or anything like that). It is for my mom who passed away. This one just came to me and I drew it in like 5 minutes.

    Almost 6 years later, I am thinking of adding another soon, but want to work on the design myself again.

    Just make sure you will be happy with it and also find a good place for it on your body. Good luck!
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    May 25, 2008 4:45 PM GMT
    I'm thinking of getting one on my arm that says
    in Sanskrit:
    "Contents may have settled during shipping"


    While I frequently admire some tattoos, particularly those that are both well designed and expertly executed, the permanence is a potential issue.
    Honestly, my tastes have never been so rigid or etched in stone that I could think of anything that I wouldn't become sick of after a month, a year or a decade.
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    May 25, 2008 5:23 PM GMT


    I was thinking something the same for my mom who passed away as well.

    One along the lines of military for myself and my brothers....3 of us have or are in the armed forces

    One for My twin brother, we are Geminis...

    I also am thinking of a sleeve.....crazy but I find them very attractive.


    All of them would have to be drawn to be amazing though, I'm very picky.
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    May 25, 2008 9:15 PM GMT
    why are tattoos usually that blue-black ink? It isnt really very attractive. I have seen some with colors, so I know colors can be done. Personally, I think tattoos are the pits. But that's just my very personal taste.
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    May 25, 2008 9:43 PM GMT
    I got one under my belly button. Its my name and my own design. Kind of like this PƸϮƷЯ
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    May 25, 2008 9:47 PM GMT
    Sedative said

    Ok now I'm curious. The wings are normally attached to the sundisk Aton or the heavenly scarab which rolls the sun disk. Aton is somewhat hinted by the loop made by the cobras. What does it mean? icon_razz.gif It's obviously not the an ankh.


    The artist I worked with is one of the best in tribal work so I wanted him to recreate the symbol in his style. The loop in the center is reflective of Aton. The artist also switched the positioning of the cobras (they're always at the top) because he believed this positioning fit my body better.