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Tattoo ideas?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lord Pablo, 27 Feb 2006.

  1. Lord Pablo

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    firstly, if you dont agree with tattoos, please dont reply. its my body, its want i want, blah blah blah

    a while ago i posted an idea for a new tattoo. ive spent a while revising it, and this is the current stage im at.

    http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7909/pic00091vx.jpg

    now im having a few troubles. firstly, the middle bit. havent a clue what to put there, if anything. ive sketch an eye shape as you can see.

    secondly, you can see lines in between the "ridges". im having trouble deciding what to do here. should i use those lines? maybe add something on the lines? or leave them out all together?

    any ideas guys n gals?

    (photoshop of my photo are welcome to help illustrate. thanks)
     
  2. Nix

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    Bring in Rory!
     
  3. Nix

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    The sketch looks cool there, maybe for the middle you could just darken the lines. Make some photocopies of that page and experiement.
     
  4. Lord Pablo

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    oh dear...

    can i also add, serious idea only please. i am asking for genuine advice, not childish drivel.

    thankyou

    edit - that sketch isnt finished yet, its WIP, hence me asking now for ideas. you can just about see the faint guide lines and pencil additions.
     
  5. Nix

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    what I was saying though is it looks good with the sketch/guide lines, perhaps just try darkening them a bit and adding them into the tattoo?
     
  6. panthro

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    if you got the basic outline of the tattoo done, you can always get the artist to add to it at a later date once you have decided what you want.
     
  7. Lord Pablo

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    erm, thats waht ive been doing lol. i asked for ideas about the centre part and the filling in between ridges.
     
  8. Lord Pablo

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    i was considering that, but i dont know how busy the tattooist/s will be, and how quick they work on designs. theres now rush but still, they might end up taking the P.

    im going to finish with the ridges, and then try a couple of ideas in pencil for the other parts.
     
  9. aceface57

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    In the center you could have a rose, with it kind of spiralling out the way. By rose i mean the center of the rose head, with the petals going round the center. Not sure if thats any help but it looks good in my imagination.
     
  10. Lord Pablo

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    erm, not a fan of flowers, let alone roses. plus it would look a tad camp....
     
  11. benjo

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    LOL
     
  12. aceface57

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    Do you have any other tattoo's? You could maybe use one of the themes in the center?
     
  13. Lord Pablo

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    seriously, what is the point in posting unless you have something constructive to say about the topic in question?
     
  14. manor

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    Nice design. :) And good to see you are taking your time getting a design which is personal to yourself.

    I'm assuming you are going for a black and skin design. (e.g. - not colour).

    The thin guide line you have on your design, will not be as fine as that once inked. So it may not be worth incorporating in to your design.

    As for the centre - I'll try and think of something. ;)
     
  15. Lord Pablo

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    thank you Manor.

    yes, it will be just black (and skin obviously)

    the guide line is just that, a guide, and as you can see on the inked parts, it is thicker once i go over it. and i also mentioned, it is WIP (does no one know what this means?) and i will be going over the vast majority of the guide lines.
     
  16. PardonTheWait

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    ah-ppffffffft.
     
  17. Lord Pablo

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  18. Nix

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    Maybe you should finish your work in progress and then show us. We're giving you ideas. I agree with Manor - use the guide lines in the design, like i suggested earlier.
     
  19. benjo

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    Ok ok, i'm sorry.

    As for your design, i like it. But would the thinner lines stand out that well? It's just from the sketch it seems all the attention is aimed at the spikey things and the actually lines going around seem a bit thin.. maybe thats how its meant to be :)
     
  20. Nix

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