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Posted: 30 July 2008 12:04 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I finally got my half-sleeve finished.

First Session - Line Drawing (back in Dec. ‘07… 4.5 hours)

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Second Session - Shading the Lion (last Thursday… 5 hours)

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Third Session - Shading the Clouds (last Friday… 3.5 hours)

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Fourth Session - Touch-Up & Details (last Monday… 1 hour)

(pictures coming soon)

I know there are some people here at IIStix that got some ink… post it up! =)

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Posted: 30 July 2008 06:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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wow the shading looks amazing.  i might have something done soon, so I’ll post it up when I do

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Posted: 30 July 2008 08:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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And so begins the fabled story of the iistix yakuza gang.  =P

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Posted: 30 July 2008 10:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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whoa nice!

I didn’t want to say anything when you first got your outline done....cause I was like, “.....huh.....ok.....”

but that is looking really nice!  I guess I didn’t realize the whole process.  I think the clouds threw me off in the line drawing.

it almost inspires me to get something.....maybe when I get back from a deployment....and i’ll blame it on PTSD when my parents find out.

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Posted: 01 August 2008 06:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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crack - 30 July 2008 10:00 PM

whoa nice!

I didn’t want to say anything when you first got your outline done....cause I was like, “.....huh.....ok.....”

but that is looking really nice!  I guess I didn’t realize the whole process.  I think the clouds threw me off in the line drawing.

it almost inspires me to get something.....maybe when I get back from a deployment....and i’ll blame it on PTSD when my parents find out.

haha, nice.

I’ll go with you if you want!

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Posted: 03 August 2008 07:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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i dunno what i’d get.....

when i was in high school, i thought it’d be cool to have a spider, like spiderman’s symbol.....but now i think i’d just be freaked out every time i saw it on my body-- and try to hit it or something.

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Posted: 04 August 2008 01:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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crack - 03 August 2008 07:56 PM

i dunno what i’d get.....

when i was in high school, i thought it’d be cool to have a spider, like spiderman’s symbol.....but now i think i’d just be freaked out every time i saw it on my body-- and try to hit it or something.

Spiders have a lot interesting mythology around them, though most of it isn’t very good.  Usually they’re associated with trickery, traps, or evil, right?  Of course, unless it’s spiderman. 

You could get a tattoo like this:

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haha.

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Posted: 08 August 2008 06:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Healing process is pretty much done… hurray!

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Posted: 08 August 2008 03:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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wow, that looks amazing! the colors are so vivid.

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Posted: 08 August 2008 04:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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^ agreed.

i dig it man. does your job have any
reservations with you showing the
tat while at work?

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Posted: 08 August 2008 06:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I still can’t get over how much better it looks with the shadow shading.

My best friend wants to get a koi done and I was going to tell her to go to Black Heart in SF, but now I think she should go to that guy you went to. Your tattoo is probably one of the nicest I’ve ever seen. You should write the guy a review on Yelp!

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Posted: 09 August 2008 02:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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pez>
Technically, there’s no restrictions, but I don’t want it to be a distraction in class, so for pretty all of last year, they didn’t see it.  I usually wear long sleeve, button-up dress shirts to work anyways.  My kids did get to see the last week of school, though.  wink

amietron - 08 August 2008 06:07 PM

I still can’t get over how much better it looks with the shadow shading.

My best friend wants to get a koi done and I was going to tell her to go to Black Heart in SF, but now I think she should go to that guy you went to. Your tattoo is probably one of the nicest I’ve ever seen. You should write the guy a review on Yelp!

Yeah, I’ve been meaning to do that!

Here’s my guy:

Da Wei Zhang of Da Wei Tattoo
http://www.daweitattoo.com

If your friend wants a personal introduction, I can e-mail him for you.

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Posted: 09 August 2008 02:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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nskripchun - 09 August 2008 02:13 AM

If your friend wants a personal introduction, I can e-mail him for you.

Ooooh, thanks! It won’t be for a while. She’s trying to quit alcohol and wants to wait until she’s off of it before she gets her next tattoo. smile

http://www.yelp.com/biz/da-wei-tattoo-santa-clara

BTW, how did you find him? His portraits are the best I’ve ever seen. They’re so so so realistic. My only comment would be that the placement of some tattoos on his website are questionable.

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Posted: 09 August 2008 11:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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i know it must’ve taken a lot of skill and work… but it still made me laugh out loud.

http://www.daweitattoo.com/html/image_html/back_b/back003h.htm

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Posted: 09 August 2008 12:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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^last of the mohicans?

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Posted: 09 August 2008 01:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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amietron - 09 August 2008 02:18 AM

nskripchun - 09 August 2008 02:13 AM

If your friend wants a personal introduction, I can e-mail him for you.

Ooooh, thanks! It won’t be for a while. She’s trying to quit alcohol and wants to wait until she’s off of it before she gets her next tattoo. smile

http://www.yelp.com/biz/da-wei-tattoo-santa-clara

BTW, how did you find him? His portraits are the best I’ve ever seen. They’re so so so realistic. My only comment would be that the placement of some tattoos on his website are questionable.

I Google’d, and yep, saw his Yelp reviews.

I think e-mailed and talked to them on the phone a couple of times before I decided to go with them.

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