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GRAFF INFLUENCED TATTOOS...

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wHO IS tHE BEST tATTOO ARTIST AND wHICH cITY IS HE OUT OF? SEEN IS GOOD, MED IS GOOD, EXCEL, GIANT, GRIME......

 

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this one fool i know got one. i cant remember what it says but it goes from his shoulder to pass his elbow in like basic letters. its not even colored yet. all i know is he got it at prixx in las vegas

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The best tattoo artist is Cartoon based out of Los Angeles. He does all the work for Cypress Hill. He's also done up Redman and Method Man. Thats fools skulls and shit are the shit. I wish I knew about him before I got my shit done. If I had the cash I would have had strictly Cartoon ink.

 

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i think big pun had a tattoo on his inside forearm in graff style it said "PUNISHER"

and ive seen cartoons stuff it looks pretty good,giants good,seens good and duro the third out of T.O designs some cool flash!

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i've seen lots, it seems like most of the old skool guys in the Bronx area open stores. Jent has a store in Yonkers, Zev has one i think, Ces is tatooing these days

(oh shit, i shouldn't have let that one out, now we'll have kids from all over the world fiending) and plenty more.

 

my current tattooist is an old friend of mine who wrote, and his designs are great. he's a great colorist and i'm giving up my mini-sleeve to him. he did a pilot and pencil on my arm last september and i still get complements on the colors.

 

it's ok to get your name (i don't have it) tattooed, but i think it's easy to get a graffiti-style tattoo that just doesn't work. it's kinda like doing a piece that's TOO detailed on a train- the art is cool but the canvas is wrong. tats are super personal and i respect that, it's just my thought.

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oh yo wait a second. i just need to say something here. FUCK WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT TATTOOS- they're too personal to worry about the opinions of others.

 

remember, if you go to the tattooist that everyone thinks is the best, you might still get work that you hate. in my experience, a tattooist is someone at work like anyone else- they do tons of tattoos and 99% don't matter to them and they don't care that much. i only like getting work by friends because it means something more to me. so what if i never get to give Johnathan Shaw or Bugs my money for ink- my tattoos were given to me by people who i'm boys with and we both enjoyed it. besides, i'll bet writers who do tattoos get pretty tired of doing pieces for people. anyhow, i'm done.

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my favorite graf/tattooist is giant. i feel like his style translates well onto the skin. i think graf tattoos look best with not too many colors. actually my fav. graf tattoos are usually black and grey.

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Originally posted by curious george:

get a old english tat. they're the best ones.

couldnt agreee more

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Originally posted by garcia_vega:

my favorite graf/tattooist is giant. i feel like his style translates well onto the skin. i think graf tattoos look best with not too many colors. actually my fav. graf tattoos are usually black and grey.

 

i have a friend whose going to tatoo me for the first time, and i'm pretty sure i'm going to get some graff wildstyle as opposed to traditional. not being much for that shit myself i was wondering first, if there are other pitfalls to avoid such as this one, and second is it kosher to use another artists design?

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Check out www.twistedsol.com. My friend JHER does tatoos there. Their still putting the site together so just hit the "under construction" bar and it should let you in.

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i think another thing to watch out for is placement. i personally prefer graf tattoos either as back pieces, across the chest/stomach, or on the inside of the forearm. also i think usually bigger is better. i like a graf tattoo that can be outlined with a five needle. nice and bold. just my opinion.

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as far as using other artist's designs, i think it's ok to use them as long as they weren't specifically drawn to be a tattoo for someone else.

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i saw this fool with a "skeme" piece on his arm. a straight up bite. i asked hi about it. he said he did it and he said he wrote skeme........ what a fool.

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Originally posted by garcia_vega:

as far as using other artist's designs, i think it's ok to use them as long as they weren't specifically drawn to be a tattoo for someone else.

 

yeah i wasn't into stealing someones graff tatoo design. and as i see it it's getting up in a way, even if they didn't give me the tat.

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