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Just the beginning

The preliminary design for my first tattoo.

Wander

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dragoneerl
Jul. 11th, 2007 07:28 am (UTC)
Where the hell's the T. rex, dammit?!?
wander
Jul. 11th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
Hey, if one would have become one of my spirit guides, I would have used him as well. I think he'd eat my other critters though.

W
dragoneerl
Jul. 11th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
Ya, I guess Tyrannosaurus doesn't make a good spirit guide. They mainly just urge you to kill and eat other people. Not too good.
yndy
Jul. 11th, 2007 07:32 am (UTC)
quite nice!!!

one thing to note: as the dye spreads continuously throughout your lifetime, fine details make look great at first, but blur as time goes on - keep that in mind in your design...

((hug))
wander
Jul. 11th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the hug and yeah, I've been looking for a couple years for a tattoo artist to do this exactly right. I'm anticipating that the right one may make some suggestions for changes that will preserve to look of the design over time.

W
tomyris_beat
Jul. 11th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
That's a lot of shading - make sure you pick an artist that does really solid work on shading that stands up over time. They also need to be good with balance, i.e. the deer's head FITS is body and so on..so that your tattoo doesn't end up looking lopsided. I thought the hardest part was picking the design but then I tried to find someone that could translate what I wanted to my skin..even tougher. I'm planning on my second one soon. Of course my first piece was NO WHERE near as complicated as yours. That is going to take a few sittings. Good LUCK! Tomyris
wander
Jul. 11th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
I've been looking for an artist for awhile actually. Not only does he need to be technically good but spiritually and philosophically we need to have similar outlooks. So it may be awhile before I find someone who can do it justice. I won't have it done until I can be assured it's going to be right.

W
redsgoddes
Jul. 11th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Nice! hope it comes out exactly right for you. Jim has several intracate tatoos. And the comments here are good advice. His still look wonderful. The oldest being one he got WAY back over 20 years ago of a US flag with an Eagle under it. He also has a Black Panther and a Sabor Tooth Tiger, Yosemite Sam LMAO. My favorite is the Dolphin jumping from the water on his ankle. So yeah, the artist means everything with these.
wander
Jul. 11th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah and I've been looking for a good one. My Sister has suggested one over in Iowa and there is a really good artist in Central IL but his waiting list is 6 months long.

W
tomyris_beat
Jul. 11th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you've already found this stuff but just FYI
http://tattoob2c.securesites.net/yellow_pages/cgi-bin/search.cgi

http://www.tattoos.com/

are good places to go to check out pictures of completed tats. T
piscesdreams
Jul. 11th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
Take your time when looking for an appropriate artist. It's not unusual to have to wait a long time when a good artist is involved (although you have to make sure they are not overrated). 6 months will seem like nothing when compared to a lifetime of having the tattoo.

As for preservation of the image, it would also depend on where it is placed. A location that is not frequently exposed to the sun will obviously retain its qualities far better. Sunscreen helps too.
brotherskeeper1
Jul. 12th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
AWESOME!
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