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The Show Off Your Tattoo Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sash, May 2, 2009.

  1. GiraffePencils

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 15, 2013

    Posts: 2,867

    Location: Edinburgh

    From what I've seen of tattoo removal, it works really well if you're going to get it covered after, but never seen one that didn't leave a shadow.

    Also a lot of good reputable tattoo studios also do removal, so I'd find one near you and go and have a chat
     
  2. Bloodrayne

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 8, 2004

    Posts: 133

    Location: In the wetlands...

    Thanks - I have tattoo studios near me, but I live on the edge of the fens, so it's hardly somewhere that you trust to have the latest tech...

    There's a few skincare clinics nearby that offer the removal service and a free consultation, but the fact that it's unlikely to be completely removed is disheartening - ah, the folly of youth...

    The current tattoo is of such a style that you couldn't really DO anything with it to make it more appealing, but I am not incredibly keen on getting it removed to just have to cover it over with another tattoo.

    Would surgical excision be quicker? Or is this a bit extreme? The tattoo is on my shoulder/deltoid and covers about 5cm x 5cm...
     
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  3. Shikkaka

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003

    Posts: 2,663

    Location: Nottingham

    Is it normal practise for them to design the tattoo a day or two before your appointment? What if I turn up and don't like it?

    Apologies, I'm a tattoo newbie.
     
  4. GiraffePencils

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 15, 2013

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    Location: Edinburgh

    I've had the artist phone me the night before asking some questions, showing he'd clearly just started then.
    But every time I've had time at the start where we look at the design and talk about anything I didn't like, or wanted different.

    Usually you've chosen them as your artist because you like their work, so it shouldn't need drastic adjustment
     
  5. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,144

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Phoenix to the front of the thigh. Most painful 8 hours. It's A3 size and my thighs are 32" round each so quite a big piece.



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  6. Feek

    Commissario

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    Location: In the radio shack

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  7. jacksgotbones

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 6, 2015

    Posts: 127

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    Latest tattoo added to my calf sleeve
     
  8. mattcrane

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 29, 2014

    Posts: 573

    Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

    Forgot I had already posted it :( sorry
     
  9. koolpc

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 2, 2004

    Posts: 11,005

    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    Have had several laser tattoo removals done on 4 tats i have. Can hardly see them now. Very very fine 'shadow' as mentioned above. Will go for one more treatment i think. Been done over a few years as takes time to heal, plus it is really painful plus cost!
     
  10. mattcrane

    Hitman

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    Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

    Just wondering is that to just have them removed or removed to enable coverups?
     
  11. koolpc

    Capodecina

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    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    No cover up wanted.
     
  12. Feek

    Commissario

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    Location: In the radio shack

    Five hours today, what's left is to do all the black around the prism along with the light beam, complete all the shading on the bricks and just tidy up anything which needs it. The rest will be done in a couple of months. I think he's done a superb job here, the detail on the men is incredible.

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  13. [FnG]magnolia

    Pancake

    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 25,622

    Location: Auckland

    Not a tattoo guy but that is legit awesome.
     
  14. benskia

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 6, 2005

    Posts: 559

    Brilliant - I always loved Noel Edmunds. Why is he on fire tho?
     
  15. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

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    Location: Northern England

    :D

    And why is he shaking hands with roy orbison?
     
  16. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2011

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    Roy Orbison? I thought it was Dave Lee Travis. :D
     
  17. rotters

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 14, 2004

    Posts: 5,246

    Location: Hayle, Cornwall

    This is my newest one, its half done, the white of the sea foam needs adding in.
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  18. Feek

    Commissario

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    Location: In the radio shack

    I love GD :D
     
  19. rotters

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 14, 2004

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    Location: Hayle, Cornwall

    Had the original done when I was 17 as a dare by my mother. Had it recoloured for my 40th.

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  20. Dis86

    Capodecina

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    Location: Northern England

    No, no beard. Defo Roy.