fuckyeahtattoos:

lala newnew Marilyn Monroe Statue of Liberty, Shotgun. 

fuckyeahtattoos:

lala newnew Marilyn Monroe Statue of Liberty, Shotgun. 

After getting your piece done, which I think is very nice, do you think that this piece represents you, and if so, what does it represent? The reason I ask is some people get tattoos just to get them (there is no story or meaning behind it) whereas others have memorial pieces, or something that represents their life. So what does this represent for you?

@Anonymous

knowing the stigmata that is given to artists, do you feel that being an artist is a form of you to break away from your normal self, or is it just a way of you to be able to express yourself in your work?

@Anonymous
fuckyeahtattoos:

This is my “Macro eye” tattoo done by Halo.
Tattoosbyhalo.com
Ever since I was a little kid, I always found eyes to be the most attractive feature on others. When I started high school, I was introduced to Macro Photography, and discovered how beautiful and unique each individual eye is. 

fuckyeahtattoos:

This is my “Macro eye” tattoo done by Halo.

Tattoosbyhalo.com

Ever since I was a little kid, I always found eyes to be the most attractive feature on others. When I started high school, I was introduced to Macro Photography, and discovered how beautiful and unique each individual eye is. 

tattoostudy:

Herbert Hoffmann (December 19, 1919—June 30, 2010) was a tattoo artist.
Dead at 90, he was the oldest active tattoo artist in the world. Working out of the historically eccentric Hamburg neighborhood of St. Pauli, he has left his mark—literally—on innumerable people for near close to a century.[1]

Herbert HoffmanMotivtafelen (Flash Designs)

Herbert HoffmanLiving Picture Books:Portraits of a Tattooing Passion 1878 - 1952

tattoostudy:

Herbert Hoffmann (December 19, 1919—June 30, 2010) was a tattoo artist.

Dead at 90, he was the oldest active tattoo artist in the world. Working out of the historically eccentric Hamburg neighborhood of St. Pauli, he has left his mark—literally—on innumerable people for near close to a century.[1]

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Herbert Hoffman
Motivtafelen (Flash Designs)

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Herbert Hoffman
Living Picture Books:
Portraits of a Tattooing Passion 1878 - 1952

kelly Doty tattoo's - Brilliant work!

May I say,

I’ve never felt so attached to my body today! My muscle’s were reacting is crazy way’s when I was getting tattooed! 

fuckyeahtattoos:

This is the Mad Hatter from the original American McGee’s Alice game. It was my first tattoo back in 2004 at Falling Moon in Moscow, Id. I’ve always been an extreme Alice in Wonderland fanatic, especially the original books, however I really enjoyed this depiction of the Mad Hatter. I got him mainly because he was such a good representation of the chaos I had experienced in my life. The original artist, Norman Felchle, even sent me the key for the symbols in the hat.

fuckyeahtattoos:

This is the Mad Hatter from the original American McGee’s Alice game. It was my first tattoo back in 2004 at Falling Moon in Moscow, Id. I’ve always been an extreme Alice in Wonderland fanatic, especially the original books, however I really enjoyed this depiction of the Mad Hatter. I got him mainly because he was such a good representation of the chaos I had experienced in my life. The original artist, Norman Felchle, even sent me the key for the symbols in the hat.

How do you feel about face tattoos? Inappropriate or personal choice?

@Anonymous

All tattoos are a personal choice in my opinion, no matter the location where the tattoo is being placed. I personally have never thought about getting a face tattoo but I also haven’t canceled it out.

Little foot steps

So today before my tattooing session actually started, I was speaking to my artist Jaime about how long he had been tattooing for. He said seven or so year’s, he started when he was pretty young too, sixteen actually. He also told me that when he first started this career he was just going into it because of the badassery that comes with being a tattoo artist. He didn’t know anything about tattooing at all, he just was thinking of the radical labels that came with being an artist but over time, due to Jaime’s competitiveness to be the best at what he does, he started to become a phenomenal artist…his work sure shows it too.

I got this done by him on March 27th, 2012 at Legion tattoo in Glendale arizona. It took about two hours or so but within those two hours came a very detailed piece of work…one I’m proud of.

Jaime is one of those artist I believe a beginning tattoo artist, like myself, should look up to. He’ an artist who has all the best qualities in a tattoo artist. Sterile, professional, patient, talented, and hard working.

It’s hard for me to find people to look up to usually just because that’s me, especially when it comes to work. I usually like learning things my way but it was easy for me to just relinquish those borders for myself on my SLE because I know this tattooing stuff is something I’m serious about doing for my future. It was easy because I know to be a professional, I need to learn the delicate and proper process for this art form, I can do that comfortably through my new artist now, very early in the game too!

And now with my new found motivation, I’m back off to my sketch book!