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First Tattoo on Calf

I’ve been back home about 2 hours since getting it. Cost $400. When I went in they told me getting it on the calf would be quite painful, especially if I wasn’t used to tattooing, and I admit the line work was very painful.

Also can anyone tell me what happens in the end of Taken?

Sorry about the picture quality, this is the best I could do (my digital camera doesn’t work with vista, so I had to go polaroid).


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Can’t see shit.

Is that Super Mario in a cape?

It’s on the side.

And no, not mario, it’s an eagle

Looks like a scan of a poloroid pic. Can you re-take it?

[quote]Geminspector wrote:
Looks like a scan of a poloroid pic. Can you re-take it?[/quote]

I keep trying to take a polaroid that comes through, but it seems to focus on the background rather than the tat. I’ll get a friend to take a pic and see if taking it from further away works better.

These might be slightly better

400$ LOL…

You look much different in your avatar.

-dizzle

yeah, poloroid sucks. Call a friend that has a digital. I can sort of see that it is an Eagle and mostly blue and yellow. Ink must be more expensive in AU than US $400 sounds like a lot.

Calf machine FTW

Let me guess, your next tattoo will be a blinged out crucifix or a barb wire around the bicep, right?

Sorry to be a dick, but 3 out of every 4 rednecks in this country have an eagle inked on their body. Go back to the tattoo shop, punch the artist in the face, get your money back and put a new piece over it.

I thought you said it was on your calf. Isn’t that a pic of your forearm?

[quote]Geminspector wrote:
yeah, poloroid sucks. Call a friend that has a digital. I can sort of see that it is an Eagle and mostly blue and yellow. Ink must be more expensive in AU than US $400 sounds like a lot. [/quote]

In NZ, that would have cost me $150. $200 at most.

[quote]Geminspector wrote:
yeah, poloroid sucks. Call a friend that has a digital. I can sort of see that it is an Eagle and mostly blue and yellow. Ink must be more expensive in AU than US $400 sounds like a lot. [/quote]

everything in aus is expensive as fuck compared to america

for example a pair of air forces cost in aus 180-200

including shipping from america the same pair is 120

[quote]gatesoftanhauser wrote:
Let me guess, your next tattoo will be a blinged out crucifix or a barb wire around the bicep, right?

Sorry to be a dick, but 3 out of every 4 rednecks in this country have an eagle inked on their body. Go back to the tattoo shop, punch the artist in the face, get your money back and put a new piece over it.[/quote]

Uhh no, I hate the barbed wire, and am not christian.

And I’m not from your country

[quote]Makavali wrote:
Geminspector wrote:
yeah, poloroid sucks. Call a friend that has a digital. I can sort of see that it is an Eagle and mostly blue and yellow. Ink must be more expensive in AU than US $400 sounds like a lot.

In NZ, that would have cost me $150. $200 at most.[/quote]

There seems to some agreement between the tattoo shops here. The minimum you can pay (for the smallest piece) is $70, or $90 at some places.

I’m getting a booking with this guy who specialises in japanese tattooing, but the waiting list is 7-10 months. If I get anything done inbetween now and then, it will be more Sailor Jerry work. I’m a big fan, and am considering a couple more of his designs. Maybe I’ll fly over to NZ to get some done.

[quote]johnson575 wrote:
Calf machine FTW[/quote]

I know, I’m going to try Tim Henrique’s Calf Solution as soon as the tatt stops stinging. I’m on quite a successful bulk atm, so I’m hoping I can translate that to some good calf development.