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zinzin

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Re: First Tattoo - Any Suggestions?
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2013, 11:10:57 AM »
Lots of good advice above. I just wanted to emphasize something I hadn't fully realized before mine - you will go through about 2-3 days of serious itchiness at the end of the first week of healing. I got mine on my ribs and it was painful but tolerable getting it, but that healing itch. Man, that was annoying.

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Re: First Tattoo - Any Suggestions?
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2013, 06:16:25 PM »
Ok, tomorrow is the big day to get my ink!  Words of encouragement are appreciated!

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Re: First Tattoo - Any Suggestions?
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2013, 06:29:07 PM »
Awesome!
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Re: First Tattoo - Any Suggestions?
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2013, 06:33:09 PM »
Awesome! Come back and send us pictures once it's done!
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« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2013, 06:58:13 PM »
Good luck, and remember to breathe!

Also, pictures are a must!

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Re: First Tattoo - Any Suggestions?
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2013, 07:58:38 PM »
I have a tattoo on my lower back and my biggest problem was that it tickled like crazy.

The artist told me that several of his female customers had that problem.  (My friend who had recommended the artist said his girlfriend was one of them.)

Good luck!  And don't forget to follow the aftercare instructions!

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Re: First Tattoo - Any Suggestions?
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2013, 05:48:19 PM »
Can someone please remind me how to post a photo?

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Re: First Tattoo - Any Suggestions?
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2013, 05:55:36 PM »
Can someone please remind me how to post a photo?

Upload the photo to a site like photobucket, tinypic, etc.

Then use the following code to insert it:
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[img*]theurlhere[/*img]

This should work.






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Re: First Tattoo - Any Suggestions?
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2013, 06:11:21 PM »
Here it is:



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Re: First Tattoo - Any Suggestions?
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2013, 06:13:25 PM »
Like!
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Re: First Tattoo - Any Suggestions?
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2013, 07:45:09 PM »
Agh! That is some amazing ink! And... *squints* Is that some purple i see there on the guitar?

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Re: First Tattoo - Any Suggestions?
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2013, 07:54:13 PM »
pretty  :)
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Re: First Tattoo - Any Suggestions?
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2013, 08:50:27 PM »
Nice piece!
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Re: First Tattoo - Any Suggestions?
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2013, 04:50:01 PM »
How was the pain?  It looks like a nice job!  I don't have any tattoos, so I can't really say from any point of view other than it looks neat.




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Re: First Tattoo - Any Suggestions?
« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2013, 01:24:47 PM »
Thanks!  The outline was not too bad, but the shading was pretty intense.  I would say it hurt about as much as you would expect a tattoo to hurt. 

But I would do it again in a heartbeat.