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HOW GOOD IS YOUR TATTOO ARTISTS "WRAP AROUND" GAME?

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Sheriff Woody tattoo by Fernie Andrade

For most, getting a tattoo requires a lot of forethought and consideration. First you need to figure out what you’d like to get, then you need to find the appropriate reference photos and then decide where on your body you’d like to place it. From there, you need to find an artist and then you need to consider the placement of the piece in relationship to your bodies natural contours.

Now this is where it gets tricky. The body’s natural curves plays a vital role in how your tattoo will look and if the tattoo is a bit big for that area, some artists may suggest making your piece smaller, whereas an  experienced tattooist can typically work their magic. Regardless if  it’s on your wrist, ankle, ribcage or arm, it’s really important to make sure that your artist has a mean “wrap around” game.

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Take a look at how this tattoo wraps around the ankle. 

The ability to lay down a larger tattoo, and make it wrap around the natural contours of the body is what we call, “wrap around” game. While it may seem like an easy task, it really isn’t. The human body is full of contours, and a good tattooist should know how to make your piece look right.

Take for instance this Woody Sheriff tattoo that was done by Fernie Andrade. To have the tattoo wrap around the ankle may sound like an easy task, but it’s really not that simple. To be honest, the only thing that’s “easy” is the fact that it’ll be easy for a novice to jack up your tattoo, and leave you emotionally scarred with a tattoo that has bad and elongated proportions.

TATTOO REMOVAL: LOVE IT & LEAVE IT? OR ZAP IT?

If you had a chance to remove an unwanted tattoo would you? Would you laser a tattoo? Is there a cream I can use to remove a tattoo? These are questions we’ve heard time and time again and for the most part the answer is probably yes we’d remove a tattoo, and if we did so we’d use a laser.

Even if your ink work has been pretty well planned out from the get go, there’s still going to be a slim chance that you may want to remove something from the past. Whether, it’s an ex’s name, a tattoo that a no longer holds meaning, or artistic value, there’s a ton of reasons that could coincide with the decision to do so.

 

 

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If you had to remove a tattoo which one would it be?

We’ve also seen our fair share of horror stories and the best are actually funny and ironic. People walking in with in with misspelled quotes (and names) is pretty common but the one time a gang banger walked in because the tattoo artist he went to spelled his gang name wrong. Needless to say we didn’t want to ask him what happened to the tattoo artist he used but we could only imagine.

On another note, getting laser tattoo removal is no walk in the park. The pain you’ll feel is also dependent upon your pain threshold. We’ve seen grown men break down and shudder and we’ve seen women take it like a champ. Then again, if you can give birth to a newborn child then we couldn’t imagine tattoo removal being a walk in the park.

*on a side note…we didn’t do that tattoo of the rose on the header bar.