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Discussion in 'Open Bar!' started by RebelAir, Apr 30, 2018.


  1. RebelAir

    RebelAir Air-Valve Autobot!

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    I love it when presented with a really, really, really crap tattoo. Tend to do a lot of coverups LOL, kinda like here's some lines, make it into sumfin, my kinda fun. Doesn't take much to improve on them LOL..Lot of work in this one and just getting started, the design posted is little more than the basic idea of the piece, I tend to tatt 90% freehand once the design and a very basic template is on...just because I can and it can come up with some surprising results especially when trying to make it all line up with existing crap LOL. Will post some more as I go cause god forbid I have forgotten what an airbrush is and have nothing else to post atm LOL, utes still in pieces, and tattoo much more of late anyway but will get the gun out soon enough once the misses is well. Hope you have all been good boys and gals :)

    The original (cough, cough) design.
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    The design, quite rough but just outline the original and went off that to start creating some different crap to cover the first crap LOL

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    How the design looked wrapped around a container to give the basic 3 views of the tatt, essentially it is 3 different tatts in one, hand with gun for back /side of leg. hand with rose is the front side bit and the skull of course is the center of the leg, do have to add a bit more design as we have more room on the ankle than what we thought for some more rib cage and shld flow nice with the ankle area.

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    and after a few hrs on the gun, as mentioned, lots more to do but essentially not much different to airbrushing, the erasing technique is a cow though LOL

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    Must admit though, have no doubt this one will have a few challenging moments, hope to get a bit more done of the next cple weeks so will post the finished result when there..
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  2. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    That is really cool coverup. I admire tattoo artist who can pull off great coverups .
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    Looking great so far...That cover up works well
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    Fantastic work. That looks amazing already.


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    Just a slight improvement ;) :thumbsup:
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    Wow!!!! Awesome work
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin Very Likeable!

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    awesome Rebel, is this going to be a mono or a colour piece ?
    Shame we dont live closer.. .. ..
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    Looking great so far buddy! Been thinking about getting back into the tattoo game myself!
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    Arts art weather it's a great tattoo or airbrushed it still takes a lot of work to master,and that's a really great looking cover up tat!
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    That is one sensational design. Amazing!
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    Looks complicated but awesome. Its gonna take a lot of skill and patience but im sure you will do a great job and looking forward to see the progress and finished piece.

    Lee
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    Tocean Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Very cool it's a talent fixing old bad tattoo art.

    Had a guy in Atlanta years ago re-ink my arm, the original ink wasn't bad just done on 3 separate sessions by 3 different artists and looked fragmented, the guy really knocked it out of the park on the re-ink bringing it all together, still get compliments on it 20 years later.
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    RebelAir Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Thanks for all the nice comments guys, just wanted to leave this here. Haven't done a lot on the design above as unfortunately her brother passed away last friday, also a good friend I was doing some work on, not that he'll get to see this, but can at least I hope others do :) Wasn't the original design besides the skull and snake, turned it into a memorial instead :(

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    Sorry to hear of his passing along with your buddy Rebel, his Sister might like the drawing as something to remember him by? Just a thought.
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    RebelAir Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Cheerz @basepaint Dropped them all of yesterday for her m8, plus a colored version I did with his fave song written around it :) Wish I could do more but not much else can be done, losing too many friends these days to depression, a struggle that touches nearly all of us these days in some way :(
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    RebelAir Air-Valve Autobot!

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    have one atm that has the same thing going on across three seperate area of the fella's back and somehow gotta bring it all together, thankfully its dragons, can work with that :), but dnt think he realizes how big its gonna have to be :)
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    I know what you mean my wife has ptsd and fights it every day

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