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Challenge-Design me a dragonfly tattoo

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by mykidsmylife, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. mykidsmylife

    mykidsmylife Princess of Peons

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    Seriously. I have finally decided to get the tattoo I have been wanting forever and went into the shop today and they really didn't have what I want. I've been doing web image searches all day to find something without much luck. Here is what I would kinda like but just can't find. I'm not really artistic enough to come up with it.


    I would like it to be around 3 inches by 3 inches (small so it can't be too detailed) It will be placed on my upper leg.
    I am looking for something whimsical...but not too cartoony
    I would so LOVE if the wings had a swirly pattern to it where a cursive J and cursive M could be hidden in the wings(My children's initials)...I don't really want it to jump out at you (the initials) just be a discreet part of it.
    I think I want a little bit of color highlights to it, but I'm not sure what colors will age the best. I wouldn't be opposed to having to go every few years for a color refresh.

    I'm just stumped and the guy at the tattoo shop just said it wasn't his "thing" but if I could bring him a picture he could do it. They had tons of cartoons, tribal, and weird stuff...but nothing that was me.

    If someone comes up with something that I love I will get the ink and give them full credit! LOL. It will be on the uppermost part of my leg.

    I am also looking for something smaller and pretty to place on my...er...upper chest??LOL. I went with the ideal of forget-me-nots, but they had nothing that grabbed me. SO if anyone has any ideas on that one. NOTHING tribal...just don't care for it that much but something graphic would be cool.

    I just got the notion to ask here and see if AQ folks would have any ideas. Post your pictures if you got them. I know the site has quite a few talented artist (Hint...Roan...your name comes to mind! LOL). You all could help me decide on something and I will post a pic of the finished tattoo.
     
  2. Bitsy

    Bitsy Intelligent,Conservative,Beautiful

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    Try checking out BME It is a body modification ezine that has tons and tons of user submitted photos, all divided into different categories. I have gotten the inspiration for many of my tattoos from there. Good luck and be careful, they are incredibly addicting!!!!!! :dance:
     
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    mykidsmylife Princess of Peons

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    Thanks Bitsy. I looked there earlier today. There was some neat (some freaky :eek: )Only thing is after viewing 150 images you either have to pay or post a photo. I have been looking all over the web since about 4 this afternoon.
    I decided I would get both I want at one time and be done with it. LOL.
     
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    kill_a_watt didnt u know?

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    do tattos hurt? i mean theres a needle injecting ink into ur skin wouldnt that Hurt Ouch ! i wish i could get one but yea :p im only 14
     
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    Lauren Say hello to my lilttle friends

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    Yes, they hurt. Is there another shop you could try? Or is that the only one around you?
     
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    I don't think they hurt, but then I have a high pain threshold. as far as which colors age the best, it all depends on the person. I have a tiger ripping through the skin on my left arm and a snake coming through my left arm, both are supposed to have yellow eyes, but unfortunatly I don't hold yellow very well and both faded after only about a year. My friend can't hold red.


    here's what mine look like:
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    mykidsmylife Princess of Peons

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    Wow...definately for mature audiences but some really amazing artwork. I just don't think it's quite "me". I mean, I really think some of the demons would just scare the crap out of me and scar my kids for life :eek: :D Thanks for the link..I did enjoy the artwork.

    BTW....I can guess just from your posting style you will have one heck of a headache this morning. :)
     
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    mykidsmylife Princess of Peons

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    xauz, those are amazing! I knew some people hold color more than others. My sister has to go every few years for a touchup on her whites but holds her yellows fine, my friend won't hold yellow...so she went with blue on last touchup and it now has a green look. LOL
    Thanks for sharing your pics.

    Yep, I know they will hurt but that really isn't a concern for me. It will only hurt for a while.

    The shop I went into is the one with the best reputation in the area. They do some beautiful things, but just not quite what I had in mind. There are two others but they are a little more seedier. One just re-opened after the health department closed them down. Uh....nope..not using them! LOL
     
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    Just fyi..a lot of places that the health dept closes down are safest right after they reopen becasue they have had to pass through a more rigerous inspection to reopen, and they know they are being watched.
     

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