The Tattoo thread

holeinone
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not sure how it works in wellington, my artist has no charge for drawing up designs and charges a by the hour fee for tattooing which also includes the time it takes to put the picture on before starting the tattoo. to speed things up i find it best to shave the area you are getting tattooed before you go as the artist will have to spend time shaving you before they start putting the picture on.

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a couple I know will charge $100ish to draw up a design, I guess that depends on if they are creating it or if you've provided a sketch....

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newzealandpower
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I'll definitely have a sketch, but I think I'll need my wife to make it look better as I'm not good at drawing.

Basically speaking, I think I want (from L to R).

A rising sun

         Electrocardiogram waves  |  Lungs (or air/wind)  | Outline of a head/thinking brain |   Thumbs up/Smiley face   |  A heart

Each picture would be minimalistic-looking and enclosed in a square..

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LeighboNZ
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All right, after 15 years, I think it's time for tattoo #2.

Can anyone recommend a good tattoo artist for a fairly basic tattoo idea?
I would like a minimalist design, 5-7 images in squares or similar.

Still thinking about final design, but I've got the gist of it in my head.

Also, should I choose to get #3 done as well - any suggestions for tattoos representing your family (eg wife and kids)? I was thinking of a beautiful tree with my and my wife's initials in the roots and my kids' initials as the fruit...but I'm not very creative when it comes to this stuff...

Call or message Dr. Morse and see who is available. They have a range of artists who cover a huge range of artists.

They'll usually charge you if you want them to do a sketch but not for the consultation and once you find an artist that feels right, go with them, not on who's the cheapest. some artists will actually turn away anyone who haggles over price. 

A basic sketch or idea if enough - these guys and gals are usually accomplished artists on traditional media as well as skin so have the skills and lateral thinking to bring things to life and if it's their design rather than something off the shelf, I believe it come sup that much better. 

"...sure beats doin' stuff."

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All right, after 15 years, I think it's time for tattoo #2.

Can anyone recommend a good tattoo artist for a fairly basic tattoo idea?
I would like a minimalist design, 5-7 images in squares or similar.

Still thinking about final design, but I've got the gist of it in my head.

Also, should I choose to get #3 done as well - any suggestions for tattoos representing your family (eg wife and kids)? I was thinking of a beautiful tree with my and my wife's initials in the roots and my kids' initials as the fruit...but I'm not very creative when it comes to this stuff...

Koryn Leigh (insta: https://www.instagram.com/koryn_leigh/?hl=en) did my one that you can see further up the thread, I'm really happy with it and love her art style, but you''ll have your own preferences. I'd recommend checking out some instagram pages of local artists til you see a style you like.

The couple I have I've tended to find a couple of photos of similar tattoos/drawings/ideas, give a few to the artist and see what they come up with, but each will have their own process - easiest just to ask!

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Im using Brent at Jackson St Tattoo. Very happy with what he has come up with.I told him what i wanted and gave him ideas on how i wanted it laid out.He made suggestions and recommendations on layout and what coloring  would look best. End result he has the 3 elements i wanted in it  there the rest is his.Proof will be when others see it but im happy.

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holeinone
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just had the last demonised player tattooed yesterday so that is all 5 faces finished and 20 + hours deep into the tattoo. now for the background detail which is probably going to be a similar amount of hours.not many people will be seeing mine unless we change shirts off to shorts off ,could not put it where it could be seen as i have a limited amount of space left that is not tattooed already.

ballane
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Sure we could arrange a pants off so you can be included.

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holeinone
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another session of sting today, i bloody love those needles in my skin.

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ballane
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Looking great,another session for me tomorrow with color starting to be put on.

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holeinone
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another session down and one to go to finish the tattoo, will be just over 40 hours worth of tattoo time that i have enjoyed every minute of.

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Have another session Monday then hopefully last one on the 16th of December.Not as long as you but not far short when all done.

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holeinone
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finished on thursday with 5 hour session.

ballane
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Last session tomorrow for me.

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All finished need a win Saturday now

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holeinone
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here are a couple of pics of my finished nix tattoo, hard to show it all as it wraps from the back of my leg to the front and sorry for those that do not like ass shots but it had to be done.also sorry for the sideways photo so you will have to tilt your head the right way to see properly.

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That's some commitment!

holeinone
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I'll definitely have a sketch, but I think I'll need my wife to make it look better as I'm not good at drawing.

Basically speaking, I think I want (from L to R).

A rising sun

         Electrocardiogram waves  |  Lungs (or air/wind)  | Outline of a head/thinking brain |   Thumbs up/Smiley face   |  A heart

Each picture would be minimalistic-looking and enclosed in a square..

have you decided on an artist and getting an appointment, there are so many good tattooist's in wellington and i guess because of this it will not take long to get an appointment. my artist in wanganui has a 4 month waiting list as most of the population of wanganui have tattoos

newzealandpower
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It's funny you asked - I came back to work today and I was sorting out some papers, and one of them was my sketch for my tattoo.

Haven't done anything about it but I will go see a few tattoo parlors and book a consultation soon.

I want to get this done asap.

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