fytattoossucks:

So, a few posts back, you said, “i wish people would stop being so damn literal with their tattoos”.
Does this help turn the bad tattoo frown upside down? :)
Last session to finish up the coloring is 4/4, so it’s a bit unfinished in the shot (taken after a 4 1/2 hour coloring/shading session)
The tattoo itself is based on this bit from the book Serpent Mage (Weis & Hickman):

The dragon struck, pinioned the snake’s body. Claws sank deep into the scaled flesh.
The serpent writhed and twisted in fury. Its head coiled around, it snapped at the dragon, but the dragon was careful to keep just out of reach of the venomous jaws. […] The dragon, great wings straining, lifted the king snake from the ground, soard into the air. The serpent dangled from its claws. 
The king snake fought, lashing with its tail, striking out again and again with its head

Tattoo artist drew it up freehand on my leg, right off the top of his head the day we started the line work.My big ol’ book-based tattoo is one of the many reasons I just cringe at literal text transcriptions.
A good tattoo artist can give you something so much better than just a reprint of text. That isn’t art, any idiot who can trace a stencil can put someone else’s words on you.
The best part is people I know who have read that book, but hadn’t talked to me about that tattoo before seeing it had the first reaction of, “Is that from Serpent Mage?” Even though it isn’t an exact, literal translation of the above text, it’s done more than well enough to make it recognizable to people familiar with the book.It’s a “show, don’t tell” literary tattoo.

you get twenty million gold stars

fytattoossucks:

So, a few posts back, you said, “i wish people would stop being so damn literal with their tattoos”.

Does this help turn the bad tattoo frown upside down? :)

Last session to finish up the coloring is 4/4, so it’s a bit unfinished in the shot (taken after a 4 1/2 hour coloring/shading session)

The tattoo itself is based on this bit from the book Serpent Mage (Weis & Hickman):

The dragon struck, pinioned the snake’s body. Claws sank deep into the scaled flesh.

The serpent writhed and twisted in fury. Its head coiled around, it snapped at the dragon, but the dragon was careful to keep just out of reach of the venomous jaws. […] The dragon, great wings straining, lifted the king snake from the ground, soard into the air. The serpent dangled from its claws. 

The king snake fought, lashing with its tail, striking out again and again with its head

Tattoo artist drew it up freehand on my leg, right off the top of his head the day we started the line work.

My big ol’ book-based tattoo is one of the many reasons I just cringe at literal text transcriptions.

A good tattoo artist can give you something so much better than just a reprint of text. That isn’t art, any idiot who can trace a stencil can put someone else’s words on you.

The best part is people I know who have read that book, but hadn’t talked to me about that tattoo before seeing it had the first reaction of, “Is that from Serpent Mage?” 
Even though it isn’t an exact, literal translation of the above text, it’s done more than well enough to make it recognizable to people familiar with the book.
It’s a “show, don’t tell” literary tattoo.

you get twenty million gold stars

electrictattoos:

"My two bats, one a flying fox fruit bat and the other a white-winged vampire bat. This was taken right after it was finished"
Chelsea Shoneck on Valerie, a beautiful girl who loves bats. Check her page out!

electrictattoos:

"My two bats, one a flying fox fruit bat and the other a white-winged vampire bat. This was taken right after it was finished"

Chelsea Shoneck on Valerie, a beautiful girl who loves bats. Check her page out!

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modificationinspiration:

awesomemodifications:

someone asked earlier what tattoo artists practice on before human skin.here is a tattooed banana, one of the options.-kat

what artists should practice on. basement scratchers don’t seem to understand this concept.

modificationinspiration:

awesomemodifications:

someone asked earlier what tattoo artists practice on before human skin.

here is a tattooed banana, one of the options.

-kat

what artists should practice on. basement scratchers don’t seem to understand this concept.

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1337tattoos:

Rachel Baldwin

1337tattoos:

Rachel Baldwin

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iamglennc0c0:

petewentzstolemypizza:

coldtartsbrewcoldersocks:

rnyselfie:

themurderscene:

and if you turn to ur left you’ll see the emos

is that my chemical romance?

OH MY GOD not every group of emos is my chemical romance stfu tumblr

but it actually is my chemical romance

tHIS POST IS THE REASON I AMDEAD

iamglennc0c0:

petewentzstolemypizza:

coldtartsbrewcoldersocks:

rnyselfie:

themurderscene:

and if you turn to ur left you’ll see the emos

is that my chemical romance?

OH MY GOD not every group of emos is my chemical romance stfu tumblr

but it actually is my chemical romance

tHIS POST IS THE REASON I AMDEAD

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chimerahellden:

sssssssshhhhhhhhh:

fuckin-pasta:

2k58:

thank you

YOU TOOK THE DOTS OFF THE BOWL

This gives me such a sense of satisfaction is that weird

Especially the cars

This feels strangely relaxing. This technique might be really good for anxiety :0

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turkey-imported-from-maine:

firelorcl:

meladoodle:

i wanna be a reverse tooth fairy where i rob people and then scatter human teeth on their bed

a dentist

i dont know what your dentist is doing to you but i think you need to go to the police

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veganelfprincess:

kev-n:

The ol rrrrrrrazzle dazzle

The longer I watch, the funnier it gets

veganelfprincess:

kev-n:

The ol rrrrrrrazzle dazzle

The longer I watch, the funnier it gets

(Source: 12-gauge-rage, via pizza)

jaclcfrost:

going to college is great

getting married is great

having children is great

but implying that there’s something wrong with people who don’t want to do those things and that they’ll never feel fulfilled in life if they never do those things is not great

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tifferini:

Blood Moon: April 15, 2014 in Los Angeles

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magarulas:

today i went to the mall >:^)

(perfect hair!)

magarulas:

today i went to the mall >:^)

(perfect hair!)

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eatcakey:

Message

eatcakey:

Message

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misantropaculia:

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