Found Mike Moses through your blog. Just got this piece from him (one more session to go). It all started with Critink. I know you are kind of burned out on Tumblr, so I figured I’d give you a little positive feedback, and a well earned thanks.
I found Mike Moses through running this blog, and now I have a piece by him too. This makes me really, really happy to see. You don’t even know bro.
It’s just such a dynamic piece. The crow (raven?) is looking in the same directions as the little shattered looking bits. It’s smooth as hell with nice contrast, and the drippy bit down the center of your chest is hella nice in an asymetrical sort of way. Plus nice contrast between the soft feathers and sharp snowflake type lines.
Good example of how large amounts of black and asymmetry can be done right. But that’s Mike’s thing, right?
I saw a submission by J.R. Jenkins on FYEAHtattoos today of a jaguar- it seemed very familiar, so I pulled some photos up.
The left is J.R. Jenkins ripoff. To the right is the original by Stefan Johnsson.
Even when traced, the tattoo still turned out badly- and then he had the nerve to post it up on FYEAH.
Just wanted to share ;)
Email submission, which makes me super happy because you guys are like goddamn watchdogs. HOWEVER, it’s especially shitty because I know it’s one of my followers who has the awesome Stefan Johnsson piece and I critiqued it a few months back. [Here’s the FYT post.]
On the plus side, at least this idiot didn’t rip off the swords (which is personally my favorite part) and whoever decided to wear it is stuck with a shitty piece.
From Angelique Houtkamp’s instagram…tell em like it is!
Thanks to @finalkick for submitting. [You can see Angelique’s work here.]
(And before everyone asks no, I haven’t seen it, but you can read more about what I think of reality tattooing shows [here].)
I’m only publishing this because it’s the single worst attempt at photoshop I’ve ever seen in my inbox.
Nice ink bro.
Old School Hand Tats!
That disappointing moment where a blog you like accepts an abhorrent submission.
Come on people. Standards.
My Red Riding Hood, inspired by Angelspit’s song “Wolf”
6 hours of work, my artist takes his time. This was right after it was finished. Such a pretty piece.
I love her!
thanks to a tip off from anon this is a straight up copy of someone else’s tattoo. copying a tattoo is pathetic…for it to take 6 hours with absolutely no changes made to it is ridiculous
I really hope that this woman was unaware of the fact that her artist stole someone else’s tattoo. Personally, I would be appalled if I found out I was walking around with a ripped off tattoo. I’m so glad that the artist I go to isn’t a trace master.
If I was the client, and this happened to me, I would have a serious talk with the owner of the tattoo shop.
Right let me clear this up for people… I WANTED THIS TATTOO… I Googled “Red Riding Hood tattoos” and this one came up. It is NOT like the original. It is based off of it, it is similar, yes, but it is NOT THE SAME.
The bow is designed differently, made to look more flame-like; the eyes of the wolf are different colours - because my dog has two different coloured eyes; there’s no blue in the nose of the wolf, in fact there is no blue ANYWHERE UNLIKE THE ORIGINAL; the hair is a lot simpler in design due to it being a smaller area; her eyes have no color - I wanted the focus on the wolf’s eyes in terms of that; and there are other subtle differences in design which unfortunately an iPhone 3 will just no pick up with its shitty camera.
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO POINT OUT, I AM HAVING MORE ADDED TO THIS. IT IS SIMPLY THE BEGINNING OF A “FANDOM” SLEEVE; THERE WILL BE A CHESHIRE CAT, GARGOYLE AND OTHER THINGS ADDED TO THE SLEEVE; MEANING LITTLE RED WILL BE GETTING A BACKGROUND; WHEN THIS WORK IS COMPLETED, IT WILL BE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
I did not go to a “tracer.” I went to a trusted family friend - NO HE ISN’T A SCRATCHER, HE DID THIS IN A STUDIO THANK YOU VERY MUCH - whom gave me the tattoo I wanted, with the adjustments I wanted and some I didn’t know I would need in order for the tattoo to look right on my body.
TL;DR - Get your self-righteous heads out your asses kthx
I’m sorry, but your artist did essentially trace the tattoo from Rachel Jamie Baldwin (formerly McCarthy).
Just look at it:
Minute differences does not excuse that fact. Tattoos aren’t like mass produced items-unless they are “flash” tattoos that the artist has sold.
As a tattooed person myself, I believe that the best part about getting a tattoo is having it be MINE. It is an permanent testament to an idea that I want on my body forever. It’s never cool to bring in a picture of a tattoo that you found on the Internet, and have it poorly replicated on your body. This isn’t being self-righteous. This is about giving credit where credit is due- in this case, if I were you, I would apologize to Rachel Jamie Baldwin.
Once again, this is why I don’t post my tattoos online. Because when you google “little red riding hood tattoo” my sleeve doesn’t show up, and that’s the way I like it. Because if it did, this idiot might be walking around with my sleeve on her arm.
This is some pretty unoriginal shit that hits way too close to home.