The Official Tattoo Thread

March 28, 2010 @ 22:52:19 PM
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in a tight money situation right now, but all this ink is making me jealous.
i have 2 small pieces and a back piece under construction, but i want 2 Virgil quotes in a bracelet on my arm
"omnia vincit amor" and "audentis fortuna iuvat"
March 28, 2010 @ 23:08:27 PM
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oh damn ight
March 28, 2010 @ 23:58:22 PM
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may that shit is dope man. that timeless art.

would love a rundown of what you have.
March 29, 2010 @ 05:43:47 AM
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Location: New York, NY
may that shit is dope man. that timeless art.

would love a rundown of what you have.


Thank you soo much fellas..sponge..
left sleeve: Ganesh sitting on a mountain top
right sleeve: Shiva with his cobra
right chest: Fujin japanese god
left chest: Rajin japanese god
Backpeice: Kaosho Rochishin Killing a tiger
Left Leg: tamatorihime Pearl diver stealing a dragons pearl and escaping the attack of an octopus (right leg) turtle, fishes, crabs squids
left foot: A sailor girl for my ex wife
right foot: a dead sailor girl after we got divorced!
Left armpit: dead geisha severed head
March 29, 2010 @ 16:23:40 PM
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Location: Florida
mayimbe181 that octopus looks real dope!
March 29, 2010 @ 16:29:47 PM
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what is the symbolism of a japanese octopus tattoo? curious. plus it looks dope.
March 29, 2010 @ 16:35:57 PM
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Location: New York, NY
what is the symbolism of a japanese octopus tattoo? curious. plus it looks dope.



it has to do with the story of tamatorihime trying to evade sea creatures after robbing a dragon of his pearl she tries to get away and dies in the end after cuttign her breast open to hide the pearl from the dragon which summons the demons of the sea..and thanks for all the positive feedback
March 29, 2010 @ 17:27:02 PM
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Location: Milwaukee
Is there a great website out there that has pictures like the one you posted along with explanations for what stuff represents? I ask because I really love the look of Japanese tattoos purely from an artistic standpoint, but I would never get someone on my body if I didn't fully understand it first. I was just wondering if there is a go-to source for this kinda stuff or if it's just scattered everywhere.
March 29, 2010 @ 21:05:44 PM
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Location: New York, NY
Hmmm google things and if you can get some japanse tattoo reference books tha would help..any kinokuniya bookstore and any japanese specialty book store..my tattoo shop has 100s of books for reference that te guys have all bought over the years and received as gifts..theyre not cheap books though..they just dropped $$$ on a kuniyoshi book as a matter of fact his works are being shown here in nyc at the japanese society from the march 31st till apr 18th i reccomend pple go see that..look up hokusai and horiride and go from there man..
March 30, 2010 @ 02:29:22 AM
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anybody know some good artists down in san diego?
March 30, 2010 @ 12:23:34 PM
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Best shops in SD:

Guru Tattoo is the best studio in San Diego, its in pacific beach..
Adam Turk, has his own personel studio in escindido
Lucky Tattoo in downtown Luke wessman and Thor, downtown
March 30, 2010 @ 15:12:10 PM
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^not sure what you mean...a pic or a tat?

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March 30, 2010 @ 15:31:14 PM
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i really like this sun and fish

March 30, 2010 @ 16:05:14 PM
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^ looks pretty sick.
Id feel weird getting a Japanese style tat since im not Japanese but thats just my opinion
March 30, 2010 @ 16:22:18 PM
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Location: New York, NY
Could anyone assist me in finding Japanes styled clouds? They're normally used for backgrounds, that could be the reason I'm not having great luck.


what do you mean like sky clouds or background behind an object?

those are japanese clouds behind my rajin..i have em all over my body but it depends on what youre getting..does it need clouds?
March 30, 2010 @ 17:58:58 PM
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^ looks pretty sick.
Id feel weird getting a Japanese style tat since im not Japanese but thats just my opinion


This doesnt make since? U arent japanese so u cant put a piece of art from there on your body? Thats like saying, i wont put a painting in my house from an european artist because im not from europe.. Japanese style tattoos are an art form, so putting them on your body is just placing that piece of art on u...
March 30, 2010 @ 18:12:46 PM
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Location: I still hate missy.
art knows no race.
March 30, 2010 @ 19:52:04 PM
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The last couple of pages makes me want a japanese tat
March 31, 2010 @ 20:09:38 PM
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are you thinking of wind bars?



found on flickr for example purpose not mine.

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March 31, 2010 @ 20:16:24 PM
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Because 1) it'll be a complete waste if it holds no significance to him and 2) if he wants something "cool" inked on his arm, there are better things he can look for.


lol @ u trying to mother a dude.. stfu.

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March 31, 2010 @ 21:40:16 PM
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Location: New York, NY
i think if your into tattoos you need to go to the japan society and check this exhibit out before its gone..kuniyoshi original prints and paintings from the 1800s are on display. he single handidly influenced tattooing by his works of art. here are a few pics i took today







March 31, 2010 @ 21:40:57 PM
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March 31, 2010 @ 21:41:31 PM
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March 31, 2010 @ 22:41:05 PM
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lol @ u trying to mother a dude.. stfu.


No. Gtfo.




Thanks for all the pics, mayimbe. I really like these for some reason. Reminds me a little of Hokusai's great wave.
March 31, 2010 @ 22:45:21 PM
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Nothing was for sale at this exhibit..it was simply for display..amazing work and the hokusi waves are very similar..if youre here in nyc go see this..its $12 and if your a student $10 closed on mondays and theyre showing 1 japanese movie per night that was directly affected by his works of art..everything was hand painted..incredible talent, i cant describe the detail in each painting

this was for sale as well for $40
March 31, 2010 @ 23:06:33 PM
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Man, awesome pictures. Thanks.
April 01, 2010 @ 00:17:07 AM
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I love how these bars are done

Ive always liked the weaving look.

i really love that toad painting
April 01, 2010 @ 01:12:37 AM
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if you go to korea, there are guys in the subway alley that can paint you that type of picture on rice paper for $20.

js.

i have couple that was given to me from my grandpa that was some orginal painting done by someone famous. will post pics.

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April 01, 2010 @ 17:44:25 PM
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haha thats awesome, do it.
April 02, 2010 @ 00:50:49 AM
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here are a few pics i took today


Lol, that was quite a few. Nice artwork though. The one with the frog was the most interesting imo, there a story behind that piece?
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