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tattoo flash

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by j3di, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. j3di

    j3di Member

    Joined: May 3, 2001 Messages: 540 Likes Received: 0
    does anyone here know any good sites with nice detailed photos of tattoo flash?...im trying to get ideas and styles to jumpstart my own portfolio...im looking for alot of swallows/sacred hearts/flames/crowns...well the new oldschool style...any help would be appreciated.

    tootles...
     
  2. Rhubarb

    Rhubarb New Jack

    Joined: Nov 27, 2001 Messages: 63 Likes Received: 1
    bump....because i wouldn't mind seeing some myself and I know someone can help.
     
  3. garcia_vega

    garcia_vega Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2001 Messages: 2,931 Likes Received: 2
    www.tattoonow.com will link you to a lot of dope shit.
    also, i'm sure sailor jerry has a site with swallows galore. just do a google search for sailor jerry or something.
     
  4. Handjob

    Handjob Guest

    email me, I can send you samples and info about my latest set...
     
  5. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    i assume yer already established as a tattooer, otherwise good luck getting anything going in the flash biz... for an unknown artist it really has to be something incredible for anyone to buy it, although i do know a couple of people who have funded several-month long hitch-hiking trips by selling flash packs in the towns they stop in... ya never know...

    if yer gonna go for it though, why spend yer time with swallows and daggers and shit, do something original... every tattooer has seen enough "new school traditional" flash to last the rest of their lives... if you show up at a shop with some flash that they haven't seen on 3/4 of the pages of every tat mag out there they will be much more likely to buy it, or want it tattooed on them for that matter... try looking on the net for a guy named chucho (sorry, i don't remember where he's from) but he does a lot of new school trad. but with different subject matter... in tattoo mag. a few months ago they had a full page of a "holy moldy sandwich" he did on some guys leg... he's just the first guy i can think of, but there are plenty of people out there doing this style of tattoo work without doing the same swallow, dagger, or cherries over and over again...

    best of luck to you though, in whatever you end up drawing... have lots of fun with it! :king:
     
  6. j3di

    j3di Member

    Joined: May 3, 2001 Messages: 540 Likes Received: 0
    i hear you...im not trying to make my own flash...basically im just studying colors and whatnot...im trying to get into an apprenticeship at lark tattoo in l.i. but iwant to have a little more depth in my portfolio yadda yadda...plus buhzillions of my freinds are always asking me to draw shit for them and the mojority of what they want is the new olschool style...

    if you know any other sites with alot of innovative artwork drop it here...thanks for the help.
     
  7. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    oh... well ferget what i said... for an aprenticeship some recognized work is definitely good... best of luck to you, i hope you can get it (more tattooers need to actually aprentice instead of just picking up a machine and going for it)... i'll put up some sites for you in a bit... good luck!
     
  8. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

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    check out cleen rock one's work (i think chucho's there too, but i don't see him on the site...:confused: ): http://www.topnotchtattoos.com

    new skool in san jose (my buddy's rockin the darth maul paco did): http://www.newskooltattoo.com/

    ed hardy's tattoo city... ed hardy is one of the O.G.s... everyone at this shop does what yer talking about, although all of them are focused a little more on trad. japanese rather than american, but it's all still there: http://www.tattoocitysf.com/

    seth cifferi and read street tattoo... excellent tweaked trad: http://www.readstreettattoo.com/

    there's plenty more if you want it
     
  9. imported_xhobox

    imported_xhobox Member

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 628 Likes Received: 0
    yeah... chucho isn't tattooing anymore... he's doing murals and stuff... he's one of the best tattooers i'vemet and a really cool guy... he used to tattoo at top notch though... actually the sandwich you're talking about is on this guy i work with's leg... it's pretty cool... he's very innovative with how he runs his machines... it's hard to watch him tattoo because it's like impossible to understand how he does it... he doesn't have much flash out...

    my mentor always said to look for nontattoo related material for ideas... the most important thing to get is referance materials... that's all i know.
     
  10. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    that sucks... during the "really bad work in all the magazines" slump over the summer, the sandwich saved me from countless days of boredom sitting around the shop.
     
  11. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    i dont have tattoos myself but alot of my friends do and they say that they would never get a piece of flash put on their skin, is it just them or is this widespread thought?
     
  12. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

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    i'd like to think that this is widespread thought, but after working in a shop, and spending a lot of time in the tattoo community, i realize it really isn't... (there's way too many girls rockin the exact same butterfly... among many others)
     
  13. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    ive seen alot of girls around here with the same heart that i guess would be new oldschool style and it always on the small of their back... what do people have against being original?
     
  14. RaiD

    RaiD Guest

    whats up with the swallows i see alot of punks with those?
     
  15. imported_xhobox

    imported_xhobox Member

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 628 Likes Received: 0
    i personally see flash as not such a bad thing... depends on who drew it... if you really want that pegasus from cherry creek you might want to check yourself... but i'm a big fan of sailor jerry's flash, his pinup girls are classic.... i've got some tattoos that were turned into flash by the guy that tattooed them... i don't think that they aren't original or anything at all....

    the bassis behind tattooing is that the reason why things are tattooed over and over again is because the imagery works and it looks good... i personally like the old sailor style tattoos... and when i look at alot of the stuff cleen does i think it looks kind of "off".... same with guy aitchisen.... i think they are awesome tattooers but i hate the shit they draw.... seth cefferri, adam barton, harlen thomas, paco excel, and ed hardy are some of my favorite tattooers just so you know where i'm coming from...
     
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