I'm thinking of getting my first tattoo this week. "Let Love In" on my inner bicep. As a homage to the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album(same font as the cover), and face it, that's one good phrase.
Plus, this song over everything.
Guess I never posted my Stone tattoo I got last year. Hey and the picture is Coachella themed. Bonus.
OK that is awesome stone tat. Once I reach my weight loss goals my reward to myself is going to be my first tattoo. Cant decide between a half sleeve of a Japanese style tiger or a portrait of my grandpa from WWII, him with a cig in mouth and rifle in hand.
Represent your grandpa. It's original, unlike half the 4 foot tall, douchebag Asians at cheesy techno clubs with dragon, koi, or tiger sleeves.
Come on - dragons, tigers and koi make for awesome tattoos.
fuckin' with the lights on
It's a bit blurry on here but the actual picture itself is much more clear and better looking.
Also I've always loved tigers and I like the Japanese style tattoo's so I figured why not. Like I said it's my weight loss goal and I'm still a few months out so my mind could easily change from now til then. I just started looking at artist/shops so we shall see.
I would totally vote for him.
Don't be one of those people who walks in, looks at the Japanese style flash, and just picks some random-ass tiger. Anyone who gets flash shouldn't be getting a tattoo in the first place.
I know while I haven't been to many shops yet I have been doing research and looking at portfolio's online. I'm using that as a decision for what shops I want to actually go into. My only worry about that picture of my grandpa is that it's a full body thing and about 95% of the portraits I've seen are just the face and I wouldn't want that.
As far as the tiger goes I wouldn't get any style from a wall. I'm committed to having it free hand drawn on me so it's an original and it flows on me better. But like I said the Japanese Tiger is just what I want right now. Whenever it's time to get one I might have my mind changed on the tiger or the style.
Also I'm in Orange County. Does anyone have any recommendations for artists/shops for me to check out? I'm willing to drive to LA or San Diego but don't want to travel much farther then that. I would though for the right artist.
Flaming dice. Can't wait.
Grandpa's pic is bad ass.
Miss C, you get that partial sleeve?
Last edited by marooko; 01-11-2013 at 12:54 PM.
A guy I know just got this lol
is that mariah carey?
December 10 - Children of Bodom/Abbath
December 16 - 18 - Day For Night
January 30 - Sleep
July 3 - Roger Waters
Here is one of my tattoos that I got last year. A little robot/record player my friend drew for me. This picture is kind of shitty, I can try to take a better one later that shows the details.
Last edited by Egull; 01-11-2013 at 04:49 PM.
Here is my other one
My first tattoo! (high five)
It's over my heart. My bf has the same symbol on his wrist.