What happened? « Amsterdam Tattoo Museum

womenarewolves:

felinedacat:

A detailed description of what’s happening at the Amsterdam Tattoo museum - donate, get involved!

This is important, if you love tattooing…not just profess too. This is our history and a truly incredible collection of objects.

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pegasusthesilverunicorn:

New ink 😄

Kat Von D is responsible for yet another tattoo tragedy.
I need to change my name from tattooedtruth y to tattooedtragedy.
Or surly-whiskey-drunk-old-school-tattoo-collector-and-get-off-my-goddamn-lawn-you-meddling-kids.

Seriously though, this is awful. And who the ever living fuck is Demi Lovato? Did Bieber have some asexual budding that spawned her or something? Because all the children on Tumblr are spazzing about this SHIT

pegasusthesilverunicorn:

New ink 😄

Kat Von D is responsible for yet another tattoo tragedy.

I need to change my name from tattooedtruth y to tattooedtragedy.

Or surly-whiskey-drunk-old-school-tattoo-collector-and-get-off-my-goddamn-lawn-you-meddling-kids.

Seriously though, this is awful. And who the ever living fuck is Demi Lovato? Did Bieber have some asexual budding that spawned her or something? Because all the children on Tumblr are spazzing about this SHIT

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I haven’t really anwsred many of your questions

sorry I blame alcohol, I’ve spent my weekend very very drunk. ha ha. Call it artists’ habit/helper.

I’ll get on them later, ya? ‘S not a good time. Hope you all understand.

-J

sorryyouruinedyourself:

sayitswiftly:

You know how this blog is called (sleep wake hope and then)?
I got that tattooed on my foot back in August. It came out looking really shitty and now my hope is that it will completely fade away.

It’s on your foot. It obviously wouldn’t stay there forever.

And this, dear followers, is why you don’t tattoo the sides and bottoms of your feet or the palms and fingers of your hands.

sorryyouruinedyourself:

sayitswiftly:

You know how this blog is called (sleep wake hope and then)?

I got that tattooed on my foot back in August. It came out looking really shitty and now my hope is that it will completely fade away.

It’s on your foot. It obviously wouldn’t stay there forever.

And this, dear followers, is why you don’t tattoo the sides and bottoms of your feet or the palms and fingers of your hands.

sorryyouruinedyourself:

fuckyeahtattoos:

I’m an absolutely MASSIVE Harry Potter fan, and it seemed fitting to get a reminder of my favourite ever quote from the books.
Done by Abz Mills at Pagan Ink Tattoo in Dunfermline, Scotland



I needed that laugh. Thank you SorryYouRuinedYourself. Best laugh I’ve had in a long time. Now I think my laughing scared my cat, so I’m going to go coax him out from under the church pew. (Yes, I have a church pew in my basement). But I wanted to say thank you for your incredible dose of humor.

sorryyouruinedyourself:

fuckyeahtattoos:

I’m an absolutely MASSIVE Harry Potter fan, and it seemed fitting to get a reminder of my favourite ever quote from the books.

Done by Abz Mills at Pagan Ink Tattoo in Dunfermline, Scotland

I needed that laugh. Thank you SorryYouRuinedYourself. Best laugh I’ve had in a long time. Now I think my laughing scared my cat, so I’m going to go coax him out from under the church pew. (Yes, I have a church pew in my basement). But I wanted to say thank you for your incredible dose of humor.

myownhell-deactivated20140207 said: do you prefer bio mech or bio organic work? and why? ;D

Bio-mech because I am about the biggest Nick Baxter fangirl that ever existed. Which is funny since I don’t really want a tattoo from him.

welcometohe11 said: What you think about artists like Liam Sparkes and Duncan X

I’m not sure. On the one hand, I recognize their technical skill and the artistic aspirations to push tattooing to be similar in appearance with engravings. That’s admirable. But on the other hand I don’t think those little lines will hold out. You’ll still know what the image is, and it will still look cool. But that crispness of the line quality that likens it to say, a simplified Dürer, will have faded.


Also since I mentioned Dürer I have to link to the Google Art Project, which has all of my love. Now you too can gaze up close and personal at his works and see the tiny details in his etchings like never before experienced. It is so amazing to just zoom in and zoom in and zoom in with such clarity on the masterpieces of the world. Like I was looking through the Google Art Project and studying the Birth of Venus, and found a paintbrush hair in the paint. That is the astounding detail they give you. God bless Google.

http://www.googleartproject.com/collection/the-museum-of-fine-arts-houston/artwork/saint-eustace-albrecht-durer/430455/

adamsramblings said: What's your favorite tattoo style and why? And which artist do you think does this style the best?

Oh, very tricky. I am so in love with realism and neo-traditional it’s not even funny. But having to choose… ah. Probably neo-traditional. It holds up better over time I suppose.

And it’s also a tie for my favorite neo-traditional tattooist. Probably Stefan Johnsson at the moment, but Dave Tevenal just needs to mentioned too.

Anonymous said: How do you feel about upside-down wrist tattoos?

If my rage over upside-down wrist tattoos could curdle milk then the dairy industry of the world would be in an emergency from all of the milk going to cheese. The Bedouin people would curse and spit my name for generations. And Wisconsin would maybe make me their Governor.

The EMTs are employees of the factory so the only way to find out about Charlette’s condition would be through my employer since they don’t use outside EMTs. It has it’s own medical area/doctor and a helicopter pad to fly people to other hospitals along with it’s own ambulance that sits inside the factory near the Main Gates. Keep in mind this factory is the size of two golf courses under one roof. I was never told where they were taking her either. Unfortunately/fortunately we have many very large cutting edge hospitals and I wouldn’t know where to start looking.  But we do have many very good hospitals in this area, so she must be receiving the best care possible by the best trained and educated professionals.

The EMTs are employees of the factory so the only way to find out about Charlette’s condition would be through my employer since they don’t use outside EMTs. It has it’s own medical area/doctor and a helicopter pad to fly people to other hospitals along with it’s own ambulance that sits inside the factory near the Main Gates. Keep in mind this factory is the size of two golf courses under one roof. I was never told where they were taking her either. Unfortunately/fortunately we have many very large cutting edge hospitals and I wouldn’t know where to start looking.  But we do have many very good hospitals in this area, so she must be receiving the best care possible by the best trained and educated professionals.

huevoconchorizo said: hello partner i was wondering if i could get some advice from you? see, i have been saving my money to upgrade my equipment and i finally have enough to get a new shader but at the shop i work im getting different opinions from everyone one of the artist told me to try a bishop rotary and another one said to stick to coils and get another soba, what do you think

I’d go with the SOBA. Rotary has it’s die-hard fans, but nothing in this world beats a SOBA machine.

The set up I’ll recommend to you is what Jeff Gogue uses. SOBA machines: a super tight 3 liner, a bugpin 7 liner, a #12 5 round shader, a bugpin 9 or 11 (curved), and a 17 curved bugpin (#10 for color and 08 for black and grey). Gogue also makes his own needles from Eikon. The .30 needles (#10) but he also uses the eikon #12 rounds.

the-dandy-cowboy said: how can you do roses so that they are both classic, but don't look like flash? how would (or who would) you recommend doing a fox so it looks part-traditional american, and part the little prince illustration? would you recommend doing small or large for first tattoo? color or black and white? traditional style or watercolor/stippling/more modern?

To do roses that are both classic, but don’t look like flash, try pairing them with another element or subject matter that isn’t classic and is more unique to yourself. Also, different styles of art can help you in this regards too. More traditional tattoos can look like flash because they are drawn in that style and there are “rules” about how the style is drawn in order to give it that distinctive appearance (like heavy black, thick lines, classic color palette, and simplified style of rendering the shapes). Try neo-traditional. It has many of the good things about traditional, while incorporating different more flashy colors and illustrative techniques.

As for mixing traditional Americana and The Little Prince I wouldn’t, the two have an extreme discrepancy. The Little Prince is based on simple thin lines and pastel color scheme while traditional needs solid black lines and dark bold colors.

For a first tattoo I’d recommend something less on size than on placement and quality. Most first-tattoo people make the mistake of just walking into any old shop with no research and getting a tattoo on a whim or because they turned 18 and who are they to miss out on big kid stuff? Ergo, shitty tattoos. But a first tattoo in which you extensively research artists, art styles, and subject matters will remove those hazards, in which case the only thing I’d say to do is put your first tattoo somewhere where it’s not visible if you’re wearing pants and a short sleeved shirt. That way you can still enjoy your tattoo, but it doesn’t impact your work opportunities/how strangers treat you. After getting a first tattoo and getting hooked, then it’s okay to say “yes I want that half sleeve now because I am more informed and I know I can sit still during a tattoo”. (Because a lot of first timers are those goddamn giggly wiggly people who bitch and flinch and whine about how much it “hurts”. The more you move the more frustrated your artist gets and the more you fuck up your tattoo, so getting a tattoo out of the public’s eye is a better place to find out that you can’t sit still while a needle is punched into you.)

Oh I should mention though, that with size have the size fit that space of the body. No teeny tattoos on your back sort of deal. Nor would you want a pectoral tattoo that just sort of engulfs an odd amount of your chest that is too much to simply be a pec tattoo and not enough to be a chestpiece. Fitting the tattoo to the natural contours and form of your body works best.

As for styles or colors, that’s a personal taste thing. Get what you want and what you like.

abominablethings said: I've heard a lot of varying opinions on this, and I'm new to being tattooed. Some of my friends feel like they're cheating on their artists if they get work done by another one. Is there some sort of etiquette to that? Or are my friends being overly cautious?

God no. You can have a favorite artist, but getting work done by multiple artists is fun, adds artistic variety to your skin, and can lead to great experiences. You build a relationship with your artist, they spend hours hunched over your skin, often seeing more of your skin than most people ever do, and stabbing into it with needles. Tattooing is very intimate in that fashion, and it takes a lot of trust. You are trusting this person with permanently marking your body, that’s pretty deep. So some people are wary about giving that trust to other artists so freely and I think that along with their built relationships is why they go back to the same artists so often.

But for me, I love getting tattooed by lots of different artists. Instead of always going back to the same artist I show my appreciation and my gratitude by wearing their work with pride and tipping heavily. You can’t really over tip a good artist. And if they are a favorite of yours, I’ve found it can be quite fun to tip or send small tokens of thanks. For instance on a trip to one of my favorite artists I brought him a 55 year old bottle of whiskey and a few animal skulls out of my collection. I’ve heard of people mailing their artists everything from international chocolates to new SOBA tattoo machines. 

The only thing to keep in mind when you are getting tattooed by many different artists is to plan your skin extensively. I bear the artwork of dozens of my favorite artists, but all of it was very carefully planned and I did a lot of research and really talked to my artists to make sure they knew exactly what I was after. Each sleeve is done by one artist, but the rest of me is a very planned out patchwork. I pick similarly styled artists to tattoo next to each other. For instance one leg is realism and one leg is neo-traditional (which those two styles are about 95% of my tattoos, the other 5% being blackwork/black and grey realism). It’s a growing, living art collection for me that I can carry wherever I go. Ask yourself: if your body is an art gallery, do you want it showcasing one artist, or many?

Anonymous said: Things in picture frames - fad? Timeless? What about when it's an almost-matching pair on feet/arms/legs?

Frames can be nice to, well, frame things. They can be nice ways to tie a composition into itself and make it very singular. When you have a frame surrounding an image you don’t really have to think about how the edges will blur, or contort, or flow into the body/other tattoos. In that manner it can often be a cop-out for lazy artists who don’t want to get creative in integrating the art of the tattoo to the human form or your existing tattoos/planned future tattoos. But frames, when done nicely, can pull things together in an aesthetically pleasing way.

As for a matching pair, I don’t really care for it. One frame on your body is enough right? The other compositions should stand for themselves I think, but then again, I am loathe to have the same thing tattooed on myself multiple times. Skin is a finite resource, limited and sacred, why waste it getting doubles of tattoos you already have? But then again, I’ve never been ultra crazy about symmetry, and to some people symmetry is more important than anything else.