Question New guy looking for tattoo ideas

Discussion in 'Welcome New Users' started by Mr Tibbs, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. Mr Tibbs Jedi Padawan

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    Hi all!! Life long fan here looking for more tattoo ideas. Last week I got my first tattoo and I chose a Mythosaur! It turned out great and I am already looking for my next tattoo. Here is a pic of my Mythosaur tattoo for reference. I'm looking for something to go on my other arm to balance things out.

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  2. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    @Mr Tibbs: Failte Nua Duine. Sick ink. Whoever banged out your tat really used a nice palette in the black/red contrast. That turned out lovely. Has solid dimension to it. My wife is a tattooist, so I get to pass myself off as knowledgable..
    If I were into Fett imagery and emblematic or icon leaning tats, I would consider Jango or Boba's faceplate. Not even the full helmet, necessarily, but the symmetrical linework on their faceplates. Jango has better colors to work with, but either could turn out tight if done correctly.
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  3. benknobi1 Chosen One

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    Love the tattoo:D
    Welcome Aboard:D
  4. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Wow, big tattoo...!!

    Personally, I would prefer temp tattoos - in case it doesn't turn out well or I don't like it after a certain amount of time. But I haven't found a good (mostly healthy) way, so I just enjoy looking at other ones tattoos. ;)

    There are tons of SW arts that might look good as a tattoo as well. I guess, it's all about time and looking through pics. It's hard to suggest a board, where you can get better/more suggestions. Maybe you should take a look at FanArt and SW Community. But before you post your topic, ask the mods of those boards (Correllian_Outraider and Sinrebirth) first. They can give you a good hint as well. :)

    Enjoy your stay! :)
  5. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Welcome to the JC! Very cool tattoo :) I definitely second Skiara's Fan Art suggestion. You might even be able to find someone willing to design one for you!
  6. Jedi_Lover Force Ghost

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  7. Mr Tibbs Jedi Padawan

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    Thanks for the link!! I think i have an idea from there. I love the old KOTOR games and I'm thinking a Krayt Dragon skull would compliment the mythosaur skull nicely. Thoughts?

    BTW, thanks for the compliments on the tattoo. Not only is my tattoo artist fantastic at his job, he is a huge star wars fan! That helps a lot in the design phase of the tattoo. Lol

    Thoughts on the Krayt dragon skull idea?

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  8. General Immodet Jedi Grand Master

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    Welcome...
    "I have been expecting you." - Palpatine
    "Hello, there." - Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Tattoo idea: the logo of the Empire!
  9. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Tibbs, that's really a good basis when he loves tattoos as well! Then, the next one should look good as well. :D

    Have you taken a look at FanArt etc already? :)
  10. Mr Tibbs Jedi Padawan

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    Not yet, I will try to take a look today. Thanks for the help! I'll take all the ideas I can get!

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  11. Mr Tibbs Jedi Padawan

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    Ok, I took a look at the fan art here but I didn't come up with many ideas. I'm thinking of something that matches the mythosaur tattoo on my other are. Something like this with some tweaking:

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    I would like to drop the tongue and extend the top jaw. And make the lines not so straight, like bone to match the mythosaur tattoo on my other arm. Also, instead of the shading being black and red I'm thinking black and light blue. Thoughts???
  12. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    For me, it looks a bit too "dark". Since it's for eternetiy and ones mind can change after a few years, I would take something more "lighter" (not "light", but "lighter"), that would even work when minds chance.

    And I agree with the posters above, that I would rather search for symbols than faces or so. No one ever knows what kind of developements a character goes through, maybe a good guy becomes bad or otherwise around. That would problematic when one loves solely the good side (e.g.).

    Just my two cents, of course. ;)
  13. buylesslivemore Jedi Youngling

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    i too, have a mythosaur skull tattoo. mines on my inner bicep.
    it depends. if you're going for a dark vs light concept, this could be good with the lightblue and soft-rounded linework


    but imho, i don't like that image one bit. and wouldn't dream of getting it put on my body for life
  14. Mr Tibbs Jedi Padawan

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    UPDATE!!!!

    A few months ago I got a second tattoo of the Krayt Dragon. Here is a pic, thoughts???

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  15. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    The mythosaur skull makes a good tattoo, it's kind of metal.
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  16. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Yeah, that tat oozes "metal". That could be Kerry King's arm...
  17. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    I'm not sure if that's sarcasm or not. I think this design is kind of metal

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  18. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    No, I meant it. The only reason my post could be untruthful is that Kerry King's arm wouldn't be that bare. He has ink all over his dome.
  19. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    He seems to like the tribal stuff
  20. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Yeah, he is very into flames and tribal.
  21. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    I love them! They are both EPIC!! Make my little lightsaber look pretty sad really.....my brother has the Imperial Cog on his left back shoulder blade....but sadly neither of our artists even knew what we were talking about. Mine had never seen a lightsaber before, but she did a good job of mine IMHO. ;)
  22. Jordan1Kenobi Host of EUC Battle of... Games

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    Great tattoos! I'm wondering if I should get a Star Wars tattoo when I'm older, there's so many cool ideas, I'd have to have a good think about what to get.
  23. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Think hard Jordan, remember, it's for life, so you have to consider your life, your career and what it will look like in fifty years. ;)
  24. Pearlsaber Jedi Grand Master

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    Hi @Mr Tibbs :D

    My tattoo idea: Don't get one. :p

    Welcome to JCF!
  25. Mr Tibbs Jedi Padawan

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    I thought about it for about 10 years or so! Lol Seriously, I wanted a tattoo for a long time but I had to find A) Something that I was comfortable with for the rest of my life and B) A tattoo artist that I had complete confidence in. After that it was just a matter of scheduling it and getting it done.

    It's a little late for that! Lol Seriously though, I completely understand that tattoos are not for everyone. But for me it's something that I wanted for a long time and finally had the time and means to make it happen. And as a bonus I found a great artist that happened to be a huge star wars fan! BONUS!!
  26. Mr Tibbs Jedi Padawan

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    I thought about it for about 10 years or so! Lol Seriously, I wanted a tattoo for a long time but I had to find A) Something that I was comfortable with for the rest of my life and B) A tattoo artist that I had complete confidence in. After that it was just a matter of scheduling it and getting it done.

    It's a little late for that! Lol Seriously though, I completely understand that tattoos are not for everyone. But for me it's something that I wanted for a long time and finally had the time and means to make it happen. And as a bonus I found a great artist that happened to be a huge star wars fan! BONUS!!
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