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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:22 am 
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Can anyone give me a bit of advice about finding a good artist? I know exactly what I want (there are 2 that I have wanted for well over a year) but I am not sure how to go about making sure I pick the right person. I know you can look at portfolio's online but how do you know they are the right fit.

My best friend is a tattoo artist and I do want to get some work done by her but her style isn't right for these pieces so I guess I am just looking for some etiquette advice? How do I approach an artist about designing something for me, especially when I have a really good image of what I want.


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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:30 pm 
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Sarah-Jane wrote:
Can anyone give me a bit of advice about finding a good artist? I know exactly what I want (there are 2 that I have wanted for well over a year) but I am not sure how to go about making sure I pick the right person. I know you can look at portfolio's online but how do you know they are the right fit.

My best friend is a tattoo artist and I do want to get some work done by her but her style isn't right for these pieces so I guess I am just looking for some etiquette advice? How do I approach an artist about designing something for me, especially when I have a really good image of what I want.


Based on the experiences I've had, and with most recently scouring through local shops to find an artist I liked, aside from their level of skill, it was as simple as just getting a good vibe from the artist.

She clearly demonstrated an approach of professionalism about her work, and a great deal of interest in ensuring that the piece we were working to towards was something I would be fully satisfied with. I did give her some creative liberties beyond us having talked about the elements that absolutely had to be there.

I guess I would approach it as asking the artist that while you very much appreciate their work and skill level that this is what you want done without straying too much/if at all from what you have, and get a sense of how they react to that.


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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:32 pm 
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Just wondering what you guys think of this artist?

http://craigkellytattoo.com

I am finding the whole process of finding the right artist stressfull!


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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:41 pm 
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His portfolio seems really solid! Nice, clean, solid traditional pieces...I really like!

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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:12 am 
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I really liked the traditional feel of his work. Thanks for the input, PP, I liked it but I am so nervous because it is forever and I don't want to pick a shitty artist! Now I need to save up some money!


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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:59 pm 
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There's a fairly popular traditional tattoo called the Pharoh's Horses. Last week I got the Pharoh's Nortons tattooed on my forearm (Norton is my dog). The Norton in the middle has the colors of his face reversed.

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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:24 pm 
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your tattoo looks amazing, lacy!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:28 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:41 am 
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Wow, that is really dope, Lacy.


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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:48 am 
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Woah, that rules, Lacy.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:27 pm 
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Ok, so I've pored over many threads to try to find the answer to this question, but no such luck. I was wondering if someone out there could give me a second opinion on Starbrite ink. I found a website from 2010 that said their inks were vegan-friendly. 2 years is a long time, though, and I didn't know if anyone had information on the brand. I can't seem to find a direct website for them and the artist I want to do my tattoo uses exclusively Starbrite ink. Thoughts??

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:47 am 
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New tattoo, taken when it was freshly done. I love it.
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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:42 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:56 am 
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Sarah-Jane wrote:
I really liked the traditional feel of his work. Thanks for the input, PP, I liked it but I am so nervous because it is forever and I don't want to pick a shitty artist! Now I need to save up some money!

I love his work! It's totally worth spending time finding the right artist. My tattoo artist was so expensive that it took me just over a year to finish (paying for) my half-sleeve, but it was so worth it. I don't think I'll ever go to anyone else again, because he really understands my tastes now.


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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
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going to go get a strawberry this weekend...i found a new local shop that is clean and has vegan ink!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:24 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:23 pm 
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What a stunning tattoo 8ball! Lovely colours.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:58 pm 
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It's an ode to Oregon, and everything that we grow here, as well as the things that grow on their own (invasive blackberries and native alike!). Also, bee love, for all they do for us (the human race in general, and us vegans specifically), because without them we wouldn't have all our fruits and veggies.


Aron Dubois, at Scapegoat in Portland, drew it up for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:55 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:02 pm 
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Lacy and PP, your tattoos are breathtaking! I love traditional pieces so, so much.

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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:30 am 
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sisterlegume wrote:

Aron Dubois, at Scapegoat in Portland, drew it up for me.
http://arondubois.tumblr.com/

Gorgeous! I love it. Even though it has scary NW bees in it that try to kill me. :)


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