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tattoo design

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by TomStutt, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. TomStutt

    TomStutt Senior Member

    Just designed a tattoo for my stepdad which was pretty cool and different to do.

    he wanted some script done. hes getting it done today so il post up a picture once its done.
  2. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

  3. Tom Sound

    Tom Sound Active Member

    My neighbours father sadly passed away and he was a Ford man through and through. He asked me to do a Ford logo with the word Dad instead of Ford for a tattoo for him in his Dad's memory. What a responsibility designing Tattoos are, something they'll wear for life!

  4. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I dont even think about it like that, I have a fair few now, and I know they are for life, but mine are just as much a part of me as the scars on my knees, arms, head...the only difference is these are nicer to look at.

    I know why I have them, and that is to act as a constant reminder of something. The memory is often more important than the image. It's weird, I'm not young, so its not an impulsive thing, but the permanence doesn't really come into my mind.

    Every time I take my shirt off and see my chest piece, I am reminded of good times with my old band, and that is really important, more so than the fact that I have stay true tattooed on my chest!
  5. Tom Sound

    Tom Sound Active Member

    Ahh yeah, I get what you're saying, I meant what a responsibility doing the artwork for someone else (snow)
  6. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    Fair point, I've never had to design them, one of my best friends is a tattooist, he is a big fan of talking people out of rubbish designs, and is willing to do some work to turn a poorly executed design with a nice sentiment/idea into a great tattoo.
  7. Rhonda

    Rhonda Senior Member

    I have actually done a design for a tattoo as well, for someone who really did get it done into a tattoo! It was a few years ago. I had a friend who's sister was looking for an image of a cresent moon with the profile of a woman's face on it.

    After it was done, she took a picture of the tattoo and sent it to me but I lost it during a move 2 years ago.

    But yeah if anyone is thinking of getting ink done, definitly choose places that have the artists that are willing to do custom designs. Its going to be on your body forever so make sure its done right.
  8. TomStutt

    TomStutt Senior Member

    Heres the tattoo i designed. he had it done yesterday afternoon so it looks a bit sore.

  9. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    You spelt it wrong....
  10. TomStutt

    TomStutt Senior Member

    ha ha ha typo. i must have checked it about a hundred times.
  11. rossnorthernunion

    rossnorthernunion Senior Member

    `Thats a big tattoo.

    Or a small arm.

    I can't decide...

  12. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    I've a foot in both camps here as I've designed tattoos but I also tattoo them too.

    Remember kids. A tattoo's for life, not just for Christmas:)
  13. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    i would love to see some of your work!

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