Tattooed Bitches & Bitching Tattoos

Cheap tattoos aren't good, good tattoos aren't cheap

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thestarlighthotel:

Butterfly abstract back tattoo | Xoil


It’s been far too long since I added to this tumblr, bad bad me. So I thought I’d start things back off again with something a little different too my usual tastes. But that I am actually really loving. Solid lines, nice design, takes up a lot of space… But over all a good tattoo. Go you! Tattooed lady.Just a quick side note, I’m sure y’all have Instagram, so check out @tracemaster naming and shaming traced/copied tattoos like absolute pros.

thestarlighthotel:

Butterfly abstract back tattoo | Xoil

It’s been far too long since I added to this tumblr, bad bad me.
So I thought I’d start things back off again with something a little different too my usual tastes. But that I am actually really loving.
Solid lines, nice design, takes up a lot of space… But over all a good tattoo.
Go you! Tattooed lady.


Just a quick side note, I’m sure y’all have Instagram, so check out @tracemaster naming and shaming traced/copied tattoos like absolute pros.

(via fuckyeahtattoos)

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Anonymous asked: I have a question about etiquette. I know someone who does tattoos. We're on a friendly basis and talk online etc. Can I message them on facebook about getting a tattoo from them before I set up the app. I don't want it to seem unprofessional. But I also don't want to just call in and be like O surprise I'm making an appointment with you.

I really have been neglecting this blog! I feel bad, my advice would be to message them on Facebook, explain you’re looking to get a tattoo from them and ask if there’s any time they would prefer you to drop in.
A lot of tattoo artists won’t make appointments through Facebook as its too confusing to keep tech of them all if they are booking online/on Facebook & over the phone.
But yeah, messaging them could be a good way to get the ball rolling, and doesn’t break any tattoo etiquette that I’ve ever heard of, bare in mind that if the artist is particularly popular, Facebook messages may take a very long time to get a reply to.
If you don’t get a reply within a few weeks, give their shop a ring or drop by :) if you’re wanting something custom drawn up, sometimes tattooists make appointments to discuss the vision you have… Hope this helps!

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fuckyeahtattoos:

Modern Tattoo South in Riverdale NJ by Jeff

I am, mostly, agnostic, and I in no way judge those with faith, but I do judge tattoos… so this is fair game in my book.
An icthus tattoo is just so…simple, I understand the significance of the “jesus fish”, showing your belief in christianity when it was illegal to do so etc. But, the fish is just so wonky, it looks a little depressed it’s so off-kilter and droopy :(Something so simple shouldn’t have a single flaw.The other problem I have with this tattoo is that is just so…bland? I’ve seen so many awesome religious tattoos, with an interesting take, excellent execution and a really interesting result, I can’t help but be less than impressed with things this simple.

fuckyeahtattoos:

Modern Tattoo South in Riverdale NJ by Jeff

I am, mostly, agnostic, and I in no way judge those with faith, but I do judge tattoos… so this is fair game in my book.

An icthus tattoo is just so…simple, I understand the significance of the “jesus fish”, showing your belief in christianity when it was illegal to do so etc. But, the fish is just so wonky, it looks a little depressed it’s so off-kilter and droopy :(
Something so simple shouldn’t have a single flaw.

The other problem I have with this tattoo is that is just so…bland? I’ve seen so many awesome religious tattoos, with an interesting take, excellent execution and a really interesting result, I can’t help but be less than impressed with things this simple.

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fuckyeahtattoos:

Mike Cann- Folk City Tattoo; Suffolk, Virginia. Done at the Jacksonville Tattoo Convention, 2012.

Right, so for my first post in about a million years (yes yes I am lazy as shit, and also busy with work) I thought I’d pick something I loved on first sight.This is so awesome, vivid colours are my favourite, too many people are all aboard the grey-scale train these days, but this is the kind of stuff I love.Stylised, colourful and done with talent, I love the highlights on the candle and the moths wing :3 looks so rich and awesome.

fuckyeahtattoos:

Mike Cann- Folk City Tattoo; Suffolk, Virginia. Done at the Jacksonville Tattoo Convention, 2012.

Right, so for my first post in about a million years (yes yes I am lazy as shit, and also busy with work) I thought I’d pick something I loved on first sight.
This is so awesome, vivid colours are my favourite, too many people are all aboard the grey-scale train these days, but this is the kind of stuff I love.
Stylised, colourful and done with talent, I love the highlights on the candle and the moths wing :3 looks so rich and awesome.

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I am so sorry that I haven’t been updating as much as I should have, work has been crazy, business as usual soon!

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fuckyeahtattoos:

my fourth tattoo. In honor of my favorite book Catcher in the Rye. Done by Chris at Enigma in St. Louis, Mo

Blogging at work. Like a boss. I quite like this, seen a few catcher in the rye themed tattoos that take the front cover (with the carousel horse in it) too literally, and it ends up messy. From what I can see on my phone screen this an alright tattoo, I do hope it’s being coloured in, but many because I have a personal preference for colour tattoos. I know it’s quite trendy to get a plain black tattoo without colour or shading but it always looks unfinished to me, here’s hoping some kick ass colour scheme is to follow.

fuckyeahtattoos:

my fourth tattoo. In honor of my favorite book Catcher in the Rye. Done by Chris at Enigma in St. Louis, Mo

Blogging at work. Like a boss.
I quite like this, seen a few catcher in the rye themed tattoos that take the front cover (with the carousel horse in it) too literally, and it ends up messy.
From what I can see on my phone screen this an alright tattoo, I do hope it’s being coloured in, but many because I have a personal preference for colour tattoos.
I know it’s quite trendy to get a plain black tattoo without colour or shading but it always looks unfinished to me, here’s hoping some kick ass colour scheme is to follow.

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Love this! There was no attribution to the artist, so I can’t tell you who did it, but if someone can, I’ll happily credit them! This tattoo is just, simple, and cute, nothing too fussy. This is one of those tattoos that will last a long time, obviously inspired by the likes of Don Ed Hardy (not the clothing line, his actual tattoos) and other early american traditional tattooists, bold colours, strong lines, simple concept.I also love the little flower, adds something a little extra.

Love this!
There was no attribution to the artist, so I can’t tell you who did it, but if someone can, I’ll happily credit them!

This tattoo is just, simple, and cute, nothing too fussy. This is one of those tattoos that will last a long time, obviously inspired by the likes of Don Ed Hardy (not the clothing line, his actual tattoos) and other early american traditional tattooists, bold colours, strong lines, simple concept.
I also love the little flower, adds something a little extra.

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fuckyeahtattoos:

done by Mike Decay at Richmond St Tattoo in Providence, Rhode Island. You can contact him on facebook by clicking picture or check out more at http://mikedecay.tumblr.com/ . Oh annnd it’s a portrait of his dog on his gf’s forearm.

Ahhh this is amazing!Such a cute thing to see when I first woke up :)
I generally don’t think much of pet tattoos, I think they can be too serious, and let’s be honest…a lot of dogs/cats look the same. This one however has a bit of humour about it, very cute.
Again solid linework, lovely colours, loving the little highlights on the tounge. Over all good tattoo, I love that it doesn’t take itself too seriously, it’s goofy and awesome.

fuckyeahtattoos:

done by Mike Decay at Richmond St Tattoo in Providence, Rhode Island. You can contact him on facebook by clicking picture or check out more at http://mikedecay.tumblr.com/ . Oh annnd it’s a portrait of his dog on his gf’s forearm.

Ahhh this is amazing!
Such a cute thing to see when I first woke up :)

I generally don’t think much of pet tattoos, I think they can be too serious, and let’s be honest…a lot of dogs/cats look the same. This one however has a bit of humour about it, very cute.

Again solid linework, lovely colours, loving the little highlights on the tounge.
Over all good tattoo, I love that it doesn’t take itself too seriously, it’s goofy and awesome.

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cleauxx asked: Hey, um, how much money should I save up for my first tattoo?

This is one of the questions that I can never really answer. The cost of getting a tattoo varies wildly from one artist to the next, one tattooist to the next, and even on what the content of the tattoo is.
The more talented the tattoo artist, the more expensive, which really goes without saying. But it also varies by location, a top notch tattooist in London, for example, would be able to charge more than a similarly skilled tattoo artist in a little village.
Also, some tattoo artists charge per hour of work done, and some will set a price at the beginning.
Obviously it also depends on the size of the tattoo, and also whether you are part of a culture that tips (I’m English and we don’t really have a tipping culture but I know most of America does) could effect the price.

Honestly I couldn’t even begin to guess how much it would cost you, your best bet would be to find an artist you like, set up a meeting with them, discuss what you want/size etc. and then your artist would be able to give you a ball park figure for what you decide on.

I’m sorry for being so vague, but it varies so much that I wouldn’t feel comfortable guessing. I hope I’ve helped a little.

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Another example of someone’s artwork being blatantly ripped off, the tattoo on the left was done by Kelly Doty (http://www.kellydotytattoo.com/) as a free hand piece, it was meant to be one of a kind. You see the stars around her head, they were already there, Kelly worked round them, tried to incorporate them.Kelly Doty is insanely talented, and her realism pieces warrant their own posts, telling you all how awesome her style is, but that’s a matter for another day.
Although the tattoo on the left is not…terribly done, it in no way matches up to the original, the colours on the copy-cat tattoo are overly bright, hi-lighter colours, where as Kelly’s are more muted and shaded realistically, the stars on the rip off piece are wonky too.
But the quality of the tattoo is more or less irrelevant, honestly, you don’t knock off other peoples tattoos, I mean no one holds the copy right to something simple like a treble clef, but in this case, the artwork belongs to Kelly Doty, the tattoo belongs to the person who paid for Kely to do the design, and to physically tattoo her skin.
Seriously, don’t steal tattoos dude. A good artist can take inspiration from a piece that you like, and come up with something similar, but personal to you.
(p.s I refuse to credit the other tattoo artist, even if I did know who did it, as I think it’s an abhorrent side to the tattoo industry and the person deserves no credit)

Another example of someone’s artwork being blatantly ripped off, the tattoo on the left was done by Kelly Doty (http://www.kellydotytattoo.com/) as a free hand piece, it was meant to be one of a kind. You see the stars around her head, they were already there, Kelly worked round them, tried to incorporate them.
Kelly Doty is insanely talented, and her realism pieces warrant their own posts, telling you all how awesome her style is, but that’s a matter for another day.

Although the tattoo on the left is not…terribly done, it in no way matches up to the original, the colours on the copy-cat tattoo are overly bright, hi-lighter colours, where as Kelly’s are more muted and shaded realistically, the stars on the rip off piece are wonky too.

But the quality of the tattoo is more or less irrelevant, honestly, you don’t knock off other peoples tattoos, I mean no one holds the copy right to something simple like a treble clef, but in this case, the artwork belongs to Kelly Doty, the tattoo belongs to the person who paid for Kely to do the design, and to physically tattoo her skin.

Seriously, don’t steal tattoos dude. A good artist can take inspiration from a piece that you like, and come up with something similar, but personal to you.

(p.s I refuse to credit the other tattoo artist, even if I did know who did it, as I think it’s an abhorrent side to the tattoo industry and the person deserves no credit)