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honestly no your boy isn't on the right track at all. if he's tattooing less than 1yr, he shouldnt have even tried those tattoos. way beyond his skill level. when i started learning almost 13yrs ago my mentor only let me do quarter-size kanjis, hearts butterflies etc.. i got impatient and decided to do big pieces at home on my friends. now i'm super embarassed of those tattoos and realize i never should've done them back then. i hope your boy will be embarassed for posting those on here someday, that would mean he's really on the right track. for now dude just needs to fall back and work hard on his drawing cause his drawing and his tattooing both fall way short of being a professional right now.

 

ps--had to add that before i even got to do the quarter size kanjis i spent like 8 months being the errand boy scrubbing tubes and all that. so i would say that whoever is apprenticing homeboy is letting him bite off way more than he can chew which i dont personally feel is the right way to teach someone. baby steps mang.

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on top of doing shitty tattoos, I'm being forced to look at them, which i find even more objectional than their existence.

if he wants to suck please contain his sucking to his own little corner of the world.

k thnx.

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picture time

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I'm diggin' the weird shit lately, I know a lot of people get all mad about it, but I really like these Iain Mullen zaps

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You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Manute Bol again.

 

That Lehi tiger rips.

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Bryan Burk:

 

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Clamore Wolfmeyer:

 

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Daryl Rodriguez:

 

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Seth Wood:

 

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Carl-henrik Nyström:

 

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Cap Coleman/Zach Nelligan:

 

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Brad Fink:

 

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Zack Spurlock:

 

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i mean... i guess cap proved 'bold will hold'.

im not sure what it will hold, but something is there.

 

 

i did a tattoo recently. it was a big hit on instagram. got more 'likes' than anything I've ever put on there. personally, i thought it was kind of crap. never the less amusing, because i know in 20 years it will be an indecipherable black blob. people love that shit though. tattooing is such a mindless genre. for idiots, by idiots. fuck us all.

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Burk and Fink are two of my favorites. Super fucking stellar shit on a consistent basis.

 

 

i mean... i guess cap proved 'bold will hold'.

im not sure what it will hold, but something is there.

 

i did a tattoo recently. it was a big hit on instagram. got more 'likes' than anything I've ever put on there. personally, i thought it was kind of crap. never the less amusing, because i know in 20 years it will be an indecipherable black blob. people love that shit though. tattooing is such a mindless genre. for idiots, by idiots. fuck us all.

 

If you see Seeks in a fight with a bear, don't help Seeks--help the bear!

 

Although I have to say that you sound dangerously close to one of those "OMG wut r u gonna do when ur 80?" people right now. Yes, you should think about the future when you're getting tattooed, but they're to be enjoyed now. I have a few little Ben Grillo tats. They might not look perfect in 30 years, but 3.5 years in and they look great and I enjoy them a lot.

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im not really taking a side either way, just being honest about the hypocrisy that exists in tattooing.

 

theres just been such a resurgence of the idea that if something isn't 3/4's black, it sucks and it won't 'hold up'. people see work by BHR or similar folks and they're stoked on how dark things are. and yes, it looks cool now, but to a lot of people hyper realistic color stuff looks 'cool' now. in 10 years they'll probably both look pretty beat, just on opposite ends of the spectrum. why is one better than the other? because dudes who do super realistic shit are usually eye-brow pierced douche bags, where as dudes who do super dark traditional stuff are ye-olde brooklyn douche bags? both thinks the other is totally out of touch. both proclaim to be the truth. i'm not taking a side, just laughing at the extremes.

 

few people will slam grillo because his things won't hold, but they love to slam aneil gupta. they're basically doing the same tattoos, but one is more respected for some reason. such is life.

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Gupta has some pretty awesome techniques I think some of his crosshatch tattoos will hold up pretty well, such as NickSchulman091110Hustler.jpg

although Ive heard of people doing touchups on old Gupta "blobs"

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Upon the "bold will hold" subject. No one knows how long they will live. Who says you and your tattoo are going to live past tomorrow...

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Well, there are lots of differences between Grillo and Gupta, namely that the former has been getting tattooed for a long time. Ben also stipples his tiny tattoos so that they'll hold up a LITTLE longer. And his micro tats aren't douchey shit like The Scream or Mona Lisa stamps.

 

Then again, Ben doesn't have a tribe-tastic logo.

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the former has been getting tattooed for a long time?

the latter was tattooing before the former was born, if we're discussing irrelevant 'facts' i'd think that one kind of trumps.

also, those tattoos from anil were mostly done in the 90s when everyone was getting chromed out spark plugs and big eyed swallows. 'douchey' was pretty much par for the course. ;)

 

im not concerned with the 'ethics' or lifespan of a certain style of tattooing, I'm talking about the hypocrisy of the herd mentality which claims one death is inherently better than the other.

it's easy to say 'fuck anil gupta and his corny ass mini tattoos. that shit is irresponsible and will look like shit in 5 years'. you could say that in any crowd and no one will disagree, never mind the fact that gupta is actually a really fucking good tattooer, people don't even know that, they just repeat things. replace the names though, and people will freak out and make excuses. they're all eventually blobs, who cares.

 

hypocrisy in any form bothers me because it perpetuates ignorance. when you condemn and defend based on nepotism/status/insecurity it gives falsities an air of legitimacy they do not deserve, which pushes understanding further from the middle where it tends to do the most good.

 

I'm not 'arguing' with you, so don't take it personally, just using the opportunity to discuss ideas.

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Nah, I don't take any of this personally. It's a good convo, and you make some valid points.

 

When I said that the former has been getting tattooed for a long time, I was referencing the fact that Anal (sic) tattooed for almost 20 years without having any tattoos himself. I think that's extra fucked. He was at a convention in 2001 and Jack Rudy basically shamed him into getting something. In Gupta's own words:

 

The best convention that I ever attended was in Boston, Massachusetts, 2001, where I got my first tattoo by 4 of my favorite tattoo artists (all at once) Guy Aitchison, Paul Booth, Filip Leu and Jack Rudy.

 

So he got gangbanged by four world-class artists--and what did he get? Earth, air, fire and water ON HIS THIGH. How fucking softhands is that shit?

 

So I'll just close with "Fuck Anil Gupta and his one large-ish tattoo, as well."

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