The Official Tattoo Thread

Aug 13, 2012 @ 00:01
how much did all your tats cost you @mayimbe181
and when did you start
jaded
Aug 13, 2012 @ 00:54



Not mine, but some pretty nice work


that's pretty cool, but it's a portrait of Johnny Depp playing Hunter S. Thompson. You'd think he'd get a portrait of Hunter instead.

i'm the best mayne, i deed it

Aug 13, 2012 @ 01:04
how much did all your tats cost you @mayimbe181
and when did you start
started 1999 spent $38,000 so far

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Aug 13, 2012 @ 01:09
how much did all your tats cost you @mayimbe181
and when did you start
started 1999 spent $38,000 so far

holy shit, normally people can't pull off that many tattoos but they are dope.
Aug 13, 2012 @ 01:55


Want on my left side(ribs/abs). I saw the picture, and just knew I needed it. I already have a her portrait on my right doe, so I'm worried it might be overkill.

So I may hold off until I at least have more work done.


Been think about getting this as an armband. Going to look into booking the outline in next month or two, if I can budget it right.

narsha.narsha.narsha

Aug 13, 2012 @ 02:01
wat
Aug 13, 2012 @ 07:26
I think I want to get a dreamcatcher on my right arm and have 6 phoenix feathers go across my right pec and right back shoulder blade; not sure how I want the net or any other decorations
Aug 13, 2012 @ 07:28


Want on my left side(ribs/abs). I saw the picture, and just knew I needed it. I already have a her portrait on my right doe, so I'm worried it might be overkill.

So I may hold off until I at least have more work done.


Been think about getting this as an armband. Going to look into booking the outline in next month or two, if I can budget it right.

that would be 99% shit
Aug 17, 2012 @ 23:54
Got my leg sleeve scheduled for next Sunday
Aug 18, 2012 @ 09:32
What's everyone thoughts on mixing different styles of tattoos? And mixing grey and black tattoos with coloured tattoos?

For example, a japanese sleeve on a left or right arm with black and grey tattoos that have white spaces on the other arm.

I always thought it would look better if someone followed a certain theme for the whole body. (Mainly for aesthetic reasons.)

017shop.ca

Aug 18, 2012 @ 17:05
What's everyone thoughts on mixing different styles of tattoos? And mixing grey and black tattoos with coloured tattoos?

For example, a japanese sleeve on a left or right arm with black and grey tattoos that have white spaces on the other arm.

I always thought it would look better if someone followed a certain theme for the whole body. (Mainly for aesthetic reasons.)

I would stay with a concurrent flow throughout the body, everything in the same genre or else it would seem like mix and matching and throw everything outta balance.
Kayv
Aug 18, 2012 @ 19:33
Getting it extended to the chest and all shading done in 2 weeks. Each pattern has a special meaning and is very important to me. Mix of Polynesian and Filipino tribal. Paying tribute to my ancestors, my family, and myself. I'm the first in my family to bring back something that our ancestors had, however I'm not the first to have tattoos.
Aug 19, 2012 @ 00:30




that vader joint looks so appealing smokeyface

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Kayv
Aug 23, 2012 @ 03:52
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqSFkuHrYL8&feature=related
Aug 23, 2012 @ 04:17
Getting it extended to the chest and all shading done in 2 weeks. Each pattern has a special meaning and is very important to me. Mix of Polynesian and Filipino tribal. Paying tribute to my ancestors, my family, and myself. I'm the first in my family to bring back something that our ancestors had, however I'm not the first to have tattoos.

Do you even know the meaning behind each symbol?
Aug 23, 2012 @ 04:48
any recommend a certain time of the year to get a tattoo. Some people have told me to get it in a winter month because the cold is better on it then a humid heat which I would experience in a new york summer/fall. This could all be ducktales but can anyone refute this or back it up
Kayv
Aug 23, 2012 @ 05:15
Getting it extended to the chest and all shading done in 2 weeks. Each pattern has a special meaning and is very important to me. Mix of Polynesian and Filipino tribal. Paying tribute to my ancestors, my family, and myself. I'm the first in my family to bring back something that our ancestors had, however I'm not the first to have tattoos.

Do you even know the meaning behind each symbol?


Yes, I do. Are you trying to quiz me? Do you want a detailed explanation? Do you know me or my background? Really not trying to be a dick, but if you want to know or want to know some history behind this type of tribal, I'll be glad to educate you. I actually helped teach some cultural courses at S.F. State where I gave some lectures on South East Asian and Polynesian tattoos. I'm more than happy to share my knowledge, although I consider myself far from an expert.
Aug 23, 2012 @ 05:52

Do you even know the meaning behind each symbol?


Yes, I do. Are you trying to quiz me? Do you want a detailed explanation? Do you know me or my background? Really not trying to be a dick, but if you want to know or want to know some history behind this type of tribal, I'll be glad to educate you. I actually helped teach some cultural courses at S.F. State where I gave some lectures on South East Asian and Polynesian tattoos. I'm more than happy to share my knowledge, although I consider myself far from an expert.

I'm actually interested.
Kayv
Aug 23, 2012 @ 06:07
^^Cool, I'll try to give some info before heading to bed and maybe I could provide more info tomorrow while at work. Also note that depending on the tribe/island/culture some patterns were interpreted differently; so know that what I say is not 100% A pattern from the northern island of the Philippines may mean something different than the southern islands or the Polynesian triangle.

South-East Asian and Polynesian tattoos share a very similar/common origin, as does some of their language. Examples of this is the Maori facial tattoo called "ta moko." In Tagalog the word for face is "muhka." Phonetically they are similar. The word tattoo in various Polynesian languages as well as Tagalog and other South-East Asian languages is phonetically similar as well. Tatua, tatak, tak tak, etc.

Polynesian and Filipino tribal tattoos also share similar symbols and patterns. Let's use the triangle pattern for an example. For Polynesians, this pattern is the teeth of a shark, for Filipinos it's the teeth of a crocodile. Hawaiians, as well as some other Polynesians, viewed sharks as their ancestral spirits. The story goes that a young women was swimming in the ocean when a shark bit her ankle. The shark was actually an ancestral spirit of hers, but he did not recognize her until she yelled out his name. He apologized and said that in return, he will protect her. The bite mark on her ankle is how he would recognize her and that's why the shark teeth means protection. For Filipinos, before the Spanish came, crocodiles were seen as a powerful spirit. They worshipped much like many other native people of the world, nature and animals. The crocodile was seen as one of the most powerful and most important animals/gods out there. Besides the teeth of a crocodile, the Filipinos would also get patterns of the crocodiles back.

In general, a leaf pattern was something for strength and good health. You eat the leaf, this is to make you strong and keep you healthy.

Spearheads are a symbol for warriors.

Centipede patterns have a few meanings in both Polynesia and the Philippines In the Philippines they are seen as another warrior pattern. The head of the centipede bites/strikes. Also the Filipino war parties would travel in single file in order to conceal the number of soldiers they had, much like the narrow/streamlined pattern of a centipede. The bearer of the centipede pattern is also supposed to be protected from poisons.
Aug 23, 2012 @ 06:26
I've been wanting to get a Polynesian/Filipino tribal tattoo for a while now but I haven't done the research yet. Please learn me something. I want to get either my arm half sleeved or my leg.
Kayv
Aug 23, 2012 @ 06:30
I've been wanting to get a Polynesian/Filipino tribal tattoo for a while now but I haven't done the research yet. Please learn me something. I want to get either my arm half sleeved or my leg.


First decide. Do you want a "pure" Filipino pattern, Polynesian pattern, or mix? Once you narrow that down the research can begin.
Aug 27, 2012 @ 01:25
4 Hour session. I'll go back in 2 weeks and finish shadding the bear and the other side. It will eventually be a whole half leg sleeve


Aug 27, 2012 @ 01:38
4 Hour session. I'll go back in 2 weeks and finish shadding the bear and the other side. It will eventually be a whole half leg sleeve



thats dope man! I wan't a leg sleeve. I don't even want an arm sleeve haha
Aug 28, 2012 @ 03:27
Aug 28, 2012 @ 04:49
got this a week ago. (pic taken immediately after it was done)

Steve Byrne da gawd.


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Aug 28, 2012 @ 05:00
got this a week ago. (pic taken immediately after it was done)

Steve Byrne da gawd.

so fucking clean smokeyface
Aug 30, 2012 @ 04:36
so fucking clean smokeyface


thanks bruh

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Aug 30, 2012 @ 07:05
that was an excellent explanation behind those symbols with their cultural meanings and their significant symbols of your tattoos kayv.

I'm still in the process of researching for many designs right now.

Now I think of it, I wanna get something like this.


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Aug 30, 2012 @ 09:47
4 Hour session. I'll go back in 2 weeks and finish shadding the bear and the other side. It will eventually be a whole half leg sleeve




This shit is sick! Post up some more pics when you get the shading done!

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Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:16
lol this thread is so full of regret , people like u are the reason im getting all my shit removed
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