13 thoughts on “Happy 10th Anniversary!

  1. Ah, Neurosis. I was wondering how long it would take for an asshole to pop up. And lo and behold here you are. Anyhow, I think it’s awesome that people are still in it for the long haul, especially these days.

  2. I am failing to see what is so bad here? The lines are crisp, simple and to the point. It strikes me that it is what the person wanted done. That and it is a finger, you cannot get overly complicated with a finger and expect it to hold up.

    The only thing I see is a simplistic tattoo that someone wanted and Megan executed well. Get over yourselves.]

    Sometimes you have to look at a piece and realize, the tattoo artist does what a person wants. While the person may later blame the artist for it, it was more than likely their decision.

    I’d love to see portfolios on you folks. I am sick and tired of everyone picking apart tattoos like they are all Paul Booth’s apprentices. Get over it and appreciate things for what they are.

  3. i think it is cute.
    i’m glad to see that commitment is still a priority to people in this “getting married and having kids is the new little dog, but divorce is the new black” culture.

  4. I agree with Mandic… it can be frustrating sometimes as a tattoo artist when you’re wanting to do your very best work, but it comes down to giving the client what they want… and when they are giving you very limited real estate to work on, it gets more and more difficult to work your own particular brand of magic. I can’t count how many people come into the shop wanting this type of tattoo–some of them no bigger than a quarter–and when you explain to them that it might be a good idea to rethink the tattoo (subject matter, location, etc) you get that set look from them proclaiming that THIS is what they want… then you go ahead on your little mission of wish fulfillment, do the best job you can while working within the parameters of a fucking POSTAGE STAMP, on the HAND, no less–which essentially gets beat up more than any other body part–and then the client looks at the finished piece and wonders why you couldn’t work a Picasso reproduction on their square inch of allotment. Honestly? I find these kind of tattoos to be MORE challenging than the medium-to-larger pieces… at least with the latter you have a little room to move and more area to be creative. This of course is to say nothing about tattooing on the hand, itself–the skin tends to be a lot tougher, cracks more readily, and oh–there’s nothing more fun than pulling a line, blotting up the excess ink and having it sinking into every little wrinkle and crease in the skin there.

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