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My little sister took these pics yesterday. The right sleeve had some more work done a few days ago, I go back in 10 days, nearly finished, I think he colours the Koi and the cherry blossoms next time

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seeing you guys have been talking bout koi's thought id post an updated pic of mine. bout to go in the next 5mins to make another booking to get it finished off. the pic is from the day after i had more work done, so looks much better now its settled and yes i wanna continue the japanese theme over my shoulder and down onto my arm :)

 

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nice pink singlet

 

Close....its a red T Shirt.

 

Nina made an appointment with Giovanni yesterday after he quickly drew up her new sleeve, in 10 minutes, it is amazing.It will be getting done in November and December. He is booked into 2009 but he did Nina a favour, he gives me appointments during his closed times so I get in there easily. He has put his prices up for new clients to $200 an hour, he is booked for about 11 months in advance, and works 70 hours a week, plus pulling earnings from 5 other tattooists in his shop. Do the math....serious coin.

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and after going to pay my artist a visit to make a booking he decided he wanted to finish it on the spot, im very impressed with his work, especially for what it ended up costing me :)

 

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Its great that your pleased with the result but the absolute last thing you should consider is the cost. That is going to be on your skin for a very long time, long after the extra few bucks you payed matter.

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My little sister f**king around with pics of my tatts that she took

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Hey m&m, seen your tats noticed you mentioned Giovanni is that guy the guy from Northcote in Melbourne?

 

After being on a few 'buisness lunches' at various melbourne strip clubs that name pops up a bit between the 'bartenders'

 

Does he normal non Japanese/tribal work? I dont mind the cash outlay as i truly belive getting a bodgy job on your skin isnt something somebody can fix up easily.

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Hey m&m, seen your tats noticed you mentioned Giovanni is that guy the guy from Northcote in Melbourne?

 

After being on a few 'buisness lunches' at various melbourne strip clubs that name pops up a bit between the 'bartenders'

 

Does he normal non Japanese/tribal work? I dont mind the cash outlay as i truly belive getting a bodgy job on your skin isnt something somebody can fix up easily.

 

 

Yep, 320 St Georges Rd Northcote from memory.

 

He does no tribal from what I've seen, he specialises in Japanese, but I know the tatts he did on Pink and Micheal Clarke are not Japanese.

 

Speaking too him he prefers larger jobs, takes a mininum $200 deposit, and is now booking people for 2009.

 

I sit and go through his computer and 99% of what I see are Japanese, his studio is done up in a Japanese theme, Japanese paintings all over the wall, Japanese statues, you get the idea.

 

I'm back there on Saturday morning, I'll ask him If he does other stuff. What were you actually after, portraits, traditional, wildlife, animation, pin ups?????

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Can you ask him if he can fill in my tatt?

 

I want someone good who used high quality inks to fill it in, no cheap dodgey shit. If you could ask that would be much appreciated.

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Yeah no probs Simon, he is actually going to finish my back job that someone else started, its now going to have snakes and flowers on my ass.

 

I think he just wants to see my ass.............................again.

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mine :D yes, its a turbo

 

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wow..you must really like your turbos??

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mother of christ Markos!!! your tats are frickin unbeleivable!!! Your tats make me want to get tats - and I would too, but I don't want to die young when my folks see them hahahaha

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I guess you could put me down as one of those assh*le obsessive control freak clients who wants the tattoo done exactly how they want. Which is why its been about a year, and I still haven't finished my design. Atleast then I know its going to be done exactly how *I* want.

 

I dont have access to a pic here of the Merlion I want on the bottom half, but heres the (not quite finished - needs touching up of the innermost feathers) line drawing of the top half. Going on my back and over onto my shoulders (before anyone asks if thats meant to be on the front). The Merlions head covers the bottom half of that, and looks directly forward.

 

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I want to go see the Dragon Lady when I get back to ADL to see if she'll do it. The Eagle to be done black lines with black shading. The Merlion black and red.

 

Why the Eagle and Merlion? My mum is from Singapore, I was born there. My dad is German.

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Fran is very good, best of luck with it.

 

Simon, Giovanni said to just rock up and any one of the six tattoists would look at your tatt and make arrangments to fill it in

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Fran is very good, best of luck with it.

 

Simon, Giovanni said to just rock up and any one of the six tattoists would look at your tatt and make arrangments to fill it in

 

What's the address markos? I'm in the city tuesday so if i have time might drop in

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265 St Georges Rd Northcote, not open on Monday or Tuesday

 

PH 9481 4183

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members only.

 

the two non-members tats in this thread are the most horrible ive seen - coincidence?

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lol....which ones, I thought all tatts on here were owned by forum members, except for that tribal one.

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Ill give you a clue, they are both on this page..

 

*shudders*

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My brother just came down from England for a holiday, left the other day. He wanted a tatt that was on his mind for ages, so went in to the tatt shop, they drew it up, then got it all done (4 hours i think maybe more) on the same day. How's that for not f*cking around ha ha

 

It's pretty sweet

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Drifty, every tatt on this page belongs to a forum member, I'm confused.

 

Simon, when I started researching tatts, the best advice I got was if a shop could do a tatt for you in 4 weeks, walk out and go somewhere else.

 

There are stacks of shops that do walk ins, but the best shops have massive cues. Even Evan at Dynamic told us to ring in July just to get an appointment for later in the year, Trevor refuses to take any bookings at the moment.

 

Of course for small tattoos, a walk in may get lucky if he comes in during a cancellation, I've seen it happen at Dynamic once or twice. By small, I mean one that can be finished in one sitting.

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I have a tattoo on my left shoulder - it's the symbol that looks like >'

 

 

 

 

 

I got it because i hit men.

 

 

 

 

 

I also think it looks cool.

 

 

 

 

When i have the money and i've found a decent place, i wanna get a half-sleeve on my right shoulder/arm, something japanese..

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Simon, your brothers tatt looks very good, where did he get it done................and dont say the upper arm lol

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Simon, your brothers tatt looks awesome!

 

Is it meant to represent something?

 

How often do tattoo's need to be 'touched up'?

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I was refering to two tats of people I have never seen post in the fitness section before.

 

oh wellz, doesnt matter.

 

 

I keep adding to my design :)

will try and draw what I have so far and scan it - but still undecided where to get it.. Im thinking back, but im a little hairy :S

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I thought I would post this, if for anything, to generate a bit of discussion.

 

I have spent around 60 hours in the chair at 4 different studios now, so I have obviously talked a fair bit about tattoing to around 20 different artists. I like to pick their brains so I ask alot of questions.

 

The one thing they all have in common is this. Hands down, the worst tattoos they do are the ones drawn by the clients or have references bought in that are not really suitable for tattoing. I'm not referring to traditional tattos or Japanese or tribal. I mean ones that the customer wants tattoed on them because it means something to them.

 

I'm not saying you should never do this, everybody should have what they want tattooed on them, seeing how it lasts awhile lol, but NOBODY should comment on another persons tattoo unless they understand what it means to the collector.

 

Nina and I were different, we love the art, so we go to the best artists around. This makes perfect sense to me. To watch Giovanni draw the new full sleeve Nina is getting in around 15 minutes was mind blowing. He gave Nina the original sketch and we are getting it framed.

 

Everybody wants a tattoo for a different reason, do not judge the tattoos, the only thing you can judge is the workmanship, thats it.

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