Show Us Your Tattoos

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Lefty, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

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    With the "Tattoos?" thread shifting back and forth from a pro vs. anti-tat discussion forum and a place for Loungers to show their tats, I thought it best to provide a place for those with tattoos to show them and discuss the art and artists involved in tattooing.

    THIS THREAD IS NOT FOR THE DISCUSSION OF WHETHER TATTOOS ARE ANTISOCIAL, IMPROPER, NOT YOUR THING, ETC.

    THIS THREAD IS ABOUT YOUR ROCKIN' TATTOO.

    LET'S SEE IT.

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    lol lol lol lol

    I shall aquire a good(ish) camera soon & try to snap mine properly.
     
  3. RIOT

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    well you start.. artist? concept? meaning? while I figure out how to take photos of mine.
     
  4. mike

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    for all Ghoulardi & Cramps fans out there.... (although the image is originally an 1800s woodcut design)

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    It was the first tattoo a friend of mine did, who has since been able to bring his amazing fine art abilities into the tattooing discipline. (as can be seen elsewhere on me) At the time, I figured, it's simple, bold and when do I really walk around shirtless, let's give it a go! So he did. It being his first piece, it took forever to complete. haha
     
  5. Lefty

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    I'm leaving town tonight, but will get photos up in a couple of weeks of both mine and the wife's tats.

    As to artists, I'm just talking about people discussing which tattooists they've used, whose work they appreciate, or who have been historically significant - like Sailor Jerry or Lyle Tuttle.

    If people want to give the meaning behind their tattoos, or the story as to how they came to get a particular tat, great.

    Let the nay-sayers nay-say on the Tattoos? thread.
    Show us your tattoos is for the lovers, not the fighters.
     
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    here are a couple to get the ball rolling. pheonix and axl rose tattoo (i know lol )

    will post more later, i have many
     
  7. Lefty

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    you don't give off the rockabilly vibe, but you could always add "grease" to that one.
     
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    hahahah! definately not rockabilly, he was just my girlhood crush that has lasted through almost 20 years so i figured might as well take the plunge ;)
     
  9. mike

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    btw, the only think I don't like about my chest tattoo is it means I am unable to get Harpo Marx's doghouse on my chest like this....
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  10. Lefty

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    You've still got a crush on Axl?
    Is that just a love for the old Axl, or do you like modern, bloated Axl too?
    Either way, I'm glad to hear that you're loyal.
     
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    my adoration can see through the bloatedness and cornrows ;)

    here is a super old picture of the beginning of my back piece, which is now complete
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  12. Lefty

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    Good stuff. Nothing beats a good chest piece.
    It looks like it could use a little something beneath it, though I'm not sure what. The genre of your other tats suggests that you'll probably come up with something that fits well.
     
  13. mike

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    Sure! Plenty of plans, just not my focus at the moment. I've moved across country and finding work is my #1 priority at the moment. Meanwhile, the same artist (2 artists actually - Karel Mato in Philadelphia and Shane Morton in Atlanta) have covered me in mainly 1920's-30's classic hollywood and golden age horror portraits. All of which are my design and composition due to my personal love for the characters, subjects, artists and actors :)
     
  14. Lefty

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    I haven't been looking in a few years, but the tat mags used to be filled with a guy who had all sorts of vintage horror flick tats. Was that you?
     
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    There was also a girl with them, but I think hers were more 70s. Beautiful nonetheless!
     
  16. mike

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    Nope, I've never been in any. I've only been to one convention and it wasn't too into it.
    Please excuse some of these photos for being blurry aaand if a person is jobless and online applying for positions all day they haven't always had a shave yet.... errr use youre imagination I look better please haha
    a few of the easier to show examples....
    Peter Lorre & Francis Drake from MGM's 1935 remake of the silent Hands of Orlac, MAD LOVE....
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    Lon Chaney collage that isn't finished yet....
    From West of Zanzibar...
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    My favorite, He Who Gets Slapped...
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    Conrad Veidt & Olga Baclanova's masterpiece, Paul Leni's THE MAN WHO LAUGHS....
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    Zita Johann & Boris Karloff in Karl "Papa" Freund's THE MUMMY (lens by James Wong Howe)...
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    those are badass :eusa_clap

    i am a huge karloff (and lugosi) fan
     
  18. mike

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    thanks! I just sat there and took it :p
    I've been looking for good images of Lionel Atwill & John Barrymore (from Svengali) for a while but nothing yet has made its way into reading as a good tattoo yet...
    I have a bunch of friends who have similar styled tattoos, some with Lugosi from White Zombie & the Phantom Creeps Robot for instance... another friend has a great Dwight Frye portrait from Dracula etc etc.. although I don't have pictures of their work, they are mainly from Shane Morton in Atlanta :)
     
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    Those are great looking tats Mike!
     
  20. Mike they are absolutely fabulous tattoos!!!! You have an excellent tattooist :eusa_clap
     

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