Freelance illustrators for tattoo design?

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  1. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502

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    OK so I'm the first to admit I am no Monet nor Van Gough... The problem is, I have all these amazing life influenced ideas in my head for a tattoo I have in mind going from my left hip up along my back and up to my left shoulder blade.

    Is there anyway of finding someone who will draw what I want and THEN I can find the tattoo artist I want to art me? I'd rather do it this way than goto a tattoo artist who can draw it up as I'm fully aware a lot of tattoo artists will draw your ideas up for you but then they would have to be the one to put it onto canvas so to speak?

    Any ideas?

    :(
     
  2. Shrink, Aug 20, 2011
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    Maybe if you communicated with a tattoo artist who is far enough away that he/she couldn't do the tattoo. For example, communicate with an artist in the states. Offer to pay them to help you design a tat.

    I'm going in for my first tat on Monday. I worked with the artist to design my tattoo. Maybe if you communicated with him (or someone like him), of course offering to pay, he might help you design the tattoo knowing he would not do the ink.

    My guy is Nate Stevens. He is one of a number of artists whose work you can see at:
    www.stingraybodyart.com
    All the artists have examples of their tattoos on the site.

    Just an idea... :D

    Good luck ;)

    Edit: If you like the idea, I'll PM you my name and you can tell him I suggested you contact him.
     
  3. DollFaceDork thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good idea... I might look over some artists and e-mail them giving it a go... All I can do is ask I guess.
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Tattoo artists are artists. It's going to cost you more to get the design drawn up like you want it. But it can be done.
     
  5. kuyori macrumors newbie

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    Good job,I would get mine from a better artist . Tattoos rock!
     
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    Now that this thread has been bumped, how about a pic of said tat, Shrink??
     
  7. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    Don't get a tattoo. You'll regret it when you're 90.
     
  8. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Why would we regret them? Your skin is already wrinkled and saggy at 90, so a tattoo would be the least of your aesthetic concerns, it's not like the rest of you is still good looking but the tattoo is faded and saggy. Also depends where you get them, my grandpa is 84 and has lots of tattoos and the ones on his arms aren't even bad, just a little faded. Although the flower around his nipple is starting to sag a bit these days.
     
  9. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    I was half-joking. But seriously, why mess with your natural skin and put a picture on it?
     
  10. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Just personal choice, it's not hurting anyone. Why not mess with your natural skin and put a picture on it? Many times it's not just a picture, it means something to the person wearing it. For example my tattoo is an atheist symbol and i love seeing it every time i take my shirt off. Just looks cool to me.
     
  11. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    My version of a tattoo is the posters on the walls of my room. And the Apple logo on the back of my car.
     
  12. DollFaceDork thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I already have four so it's a bit late for regretting things when I'm 90.

    I may not even live 'til I'm 90 who knows what's going to happen.

    All jokes aside I would rather regret it at 90 when nobody other than maybe nurses and my husband (if I marry) will see them than regret for much longer that I did not get them.

    :D
     
  13. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    Well the way you put, makes it sound great! :)
     
  14. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Why wait? Get a bad tattoo and regret it now. America is about instant gratification.
     
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    If I lived in America... Perhaps, as I don't I will wait until it's perfect for what I want.:p
     
  16. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    Like what, exactly?
     
  17. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Actually, I now have two. Stopping there. :p:cool:

    I'd upload a picture, but I don't have a clue as to how to do it. I have pics in iPhoto, but how to get them into a post is beyond me.

    Dumb, dumb, dumb.:eek: :confused:
     
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    Just start a new post, and click on the little paper-clip on the top line of the Edit options.

    Find the pics in iPhoto and link to them.

    Done.
     
  19. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Ok, if I understand your point - if I had waited longer (longer than what?) and then got a bad tattoo, that would have been OK. By waiting, I would have demonstrated an non-American capacity for delayed gratification, right? :confused:

    Oh, BTW, I waited for about 30 years before making the move. Possibly not long enough - it's that 30 year instant gratification that will get you every time. :rolleyes: :D
     
  20. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    The whole thing was sarcasm. I was buying into the premise that any tattoo will ultimately be regretted, and since Americans are stereo-typed for wanting instant gratification, why not embody that and make the bad decision now as opposed to later.
     
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    Well, I got one. Still trying to get the second
     
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    Got the second one!!!

    Ok, iJohn, when I get blasted by everyone else on this thread - it's your fault. You made me do this!:D :eek:
     
  23. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Sorry, I'm sarcasm challenged :eek:

    Since I'm 66 years old, I think if whole "you'll regret it in 20 years" thing is moot for me! I figure if I make it to 86 (men die young in my family) - I'll be so thrilled (or demented) I won't regret anything. :D ;)
     
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    You seem to be plagued by demons.

    Would you like to book a session, or 10, to talk about it??

    ("Not now Sidney!!" - Henry Blake)
     
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    It all started in my childhood...

    Everybody knows all shrinks are nuts - we just (usually) hide it better. :p
     

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