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    Posted: 19 Oct 2016 at 6:30pm
Was quite surprised to see that we don't already have a tattoo thread.

So here goes. Feel free to post your new and old tattoos and any stories/meanings behind the tattoo or session.
-Edwin

I started my tattoo during my visit to Tokyo in 2013. This was after about a year of talking through e-mail with Horihan Sensei sending him my measurements and talking about the theme/design for the piece.

We currently have 5 session total into the piece. Horihan Sensei has just arrived in town and will finish the remaining 17-20 hours over a 5-6 day span. We would both like to complete the piece and it's quite a burden for either of us to travel to the other.



1st Session done in Tokyo 2013



2nd Session done in Tokyo 2013



3rd Session done in Seattle 2013



4th Session done in Seattle 2013



5th Session done in Seattle 2013 and how the piece currently stands. I will update the completion of this piece as it happens in the next two weeks :)


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CSL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 2016 at 7:06pm
Very cool, Shredwin!!

Was any of it hand poked?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Cobblers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Oct 2016 at 1:27am
Man that looks astounding! Absolutely beautiful and I feel your pain.

I just clocked Mr Randall's work on the HIW thread which is also stunning. Both have been well planned and thought out.

Heres mine which is an amalgamation of 20 years of varying ideas (Apologies for the pyjamas ), back piece is not wonky in real life and is less than 50% finished, loads to add in spaces around the Mahakala.

Various atists work is visible, the central peice is Matt Chahal, one of my favourites.

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I won't post pics of mine as they're shite in comparison. Cross question from the 'how its worn thread..."

does it take just as long to touch up a tattoo than it does to create from scratch?

My (almost) 1/2 sleeve has faded somewhat over the last (almost) 20 years and i'm tempted to have it gone over (and made into a 2/3 sleeve
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I've had some of mine redone or blasted over and I'd say less time as they're not re-working the same spot to cover the skin so much.
Some artists take forever and others who share the same level of talent take a lot less, guess it depends on their style and how much they like you.

One things for sute though, it ain't cheap.
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Yeah- i'm expecting a hefty tag. The thing took 12 hours to do but i'm hoping the guy who did it is much faster now and can perhaps touch up in around half the time.

Guess I best go and ask him. Pay the piper so to speakCry

(or just watch it fade further)
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Originally posted by CSL CSL wrote:

Very cool, Shredwin!!

Was any of it hand poked?


Thanks CSL this was all done by machine. I do have one tattoo on my leg that was done Tebori by my friend Takashi San from New York
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Cobblers! Awesome work! Would love to see your sleeves as well!
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Agreed. Excellent work on Cobblers.

Shredwin, How did the Tebori feel compared to machine work? I've heard varying reports...
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Tebori was much more comfortable tattoo experience. I slept through it. haha
BUT and a big BUT the healing process was much more painful for me. With Tebori you are literally taking a cluster of needles, dipping into ink, and then shoving that ink into the tissue. So my leg was incredibly sore during the healing period. Very achey and sensitive to the touch.
Worth it in my opinion though. The color has remained way more vibrant than any of my other pieces due to the tebori vs machine, and the process itself was less painful for me.
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