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Getting more tattoos in a week

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blueskiesandflowers Mon 07-Jul-14 14:10:40

Already have 2 going to get 3 more small ones
Owl on ankle
Turtle on arm
Flower on wrist

Namechangearoonie123 Mon 07-Jul-14 14:12:32

Don't they take ages?

blueskiesandflowers Mon 07-Jul-14 15:00:37

They are only small ones other two took 30 mins

MrsLettuce Mon 07-Jul-14 15:09:37

Ah, go big or go home!

But, yeah, in all seriousness, bigger pieces will age much much better than wee doodles.

kazzawazzawoo Mon 07-Jul-14 15:21:17

I'm thinking of having one for my birthday, on the top of my arm or shoulder. It's not very big, moon and stars.

Any idea roughly how much it will cost and which area is best, arm or shoulder? I want to be able to see it, but have to be able to hide it at work.

Morethanalittlebitconfused Mon 07-Jul-14 15:27:58

Usually you're looking at £75 an hour for a good tattoo and a guide to a good artist is a long waiting list and one who gives you a hmm face if you want a single star grin

blueskiesandflowers Mon 07-Jul-14 15:41:10

Mine are an inch cost £10 each

blueskiesandflowers Mon 07-Jul-14 15:41:58

I don't fancy a big tattoo plus they cost £45 each

blueskiesandflowers Mon 07-Jul-14 15:42:14

I would say at top of arm

kazzawazzawoo Mon 07-Jul-14 16:31:57

Thanks. I know a few people who have been there and speak highly of him and go back again and again, so I am happy to go there.

MrsLettuce Mon 07-Jul-14 17:26:39

A 'big' tattoo for £45 hey, that's really rather cheap! does the shop have a website / instagram?

Most places that are worth their salt tend to charge per hour / have a shop minimum for pieces that'll take less an hour. Will he draw something up for you or are you having flash?

Morethanalittlebitconfused Mon 07-Jul-14 17:31:37

You're paying £45 per tattoo for a small sketch of 3 random things that you've not put much thought into and are asking about colours on another thread?

Please please please put more thought into it and plan them properly. These will be permanently marked onto you. Pay someone to do them properly

WalkWithTheLonelyOnes Mon 07-Jul-14 17:46:21

I personally would avoid an "artist" who charges £45. Tattoos are cheaper where I'm from and the cheapest place charges £70 an hour. DP had a large b+w piece on his arm with a tiny amount of colour and it cost over £250

MrsLettuce Mon 07-Jul-14 18:20:01

Yeah that sounds more like it, WalkWithTheLonelyOnes. A tattoo for a tenner sounds like a recipe for disaster TBH.

BellaVita Mon 07-Jul-14 18:25:03

Where I live, it is around £60 per hour.

One of the guys at the place where DH went has a waiting list of nearly a year.

blueskiesandflowers Mon 07-Jul-14 18:50:44

He is great my friend has had tattoos by him was recommended
He did an amazing Job with my other two tattoos

blueskiesandflowers Mon 07-Jul-14 18:52:38

I am not having 3 random things they are all things I luv who said they were random things
I already have two tattoos which I also put a lot of thought into
Only asking about colours as other tattoos are black
Very helpful

EllaFitzgerald Mon 07-Jul-14 18:53:50

blueskies Does he work out of a studio?

blueskiesandflowers Mon 07-Jul-14 19:15:38

Yes I am not dim
He is in a studio
He is a great tattooist, artwork is outstanding
lots of my friends go there

TheFillyjonk Mon 07-Jul-14 19:16:06

blueskies You know if you have these tattoos, you will not be able to expose them to the sun for a month? So having them during the summer may not be the greatest of ideas unless you're happy to keep them covered.

MrsLettuce Mon 07-Jul-14 19:57:41

A month really is the absolute minimum that they need to be kept cover for, yes. Also no swimming for two weeks after the work is done.

I take a summer break even though I'd rather not.

TheFillyjonk Mon 07-Jul-14 20:18:37

Yes, MrsLetttuce - I've given the huge piece on my ribs, shoulder blade and hip 3 months out of the sun and I'm still super-careful about sun exposure!

I really want to get mine finished and extend it a little down my thigh, but it makes sense to wait until summer is over. The urge to ink is very strong though!

blueskiesandflowers Mon 07-Jul-14 20:31:55

I read that you put suncream on them

blueskiesandflowers Mon 07-Jul-14 20:34:25

Other mums at school have tattoos then wearing shorts

MrsLettuce Mon 07-Jul-14 20:39:16

I'd love to see some of his work smile

WalkWithTheLonelyOnes Mon 07-Jul-14 20:45:50

So is he doing your's at that price for mates' rates or is that his set price.

I'm not been snarky or anything I'm genuinely curious

MrsLettuce Mon 07-Jul-14 21:07:38

yeah fillyjonk the waiting is painful!

this set of tattoos is a nice example of the effects of sun - all done the same year (1961) by the same artist with a similar colour pallet. The contrast between whats left on the upper arm and the clarity of the chest piece is quite something. There's even a clear (but more subtle) difference between the inner and outer forearm.

TheFillyjonk Mon 07-Jul-14 21:14:42

blueskies Don't! Suncream will damage a fresh tattoo. You should only be putting bepanthen on them for the first few days and then an unscented moisturiser such as E45. Sun will fade your tattoos. Scented lotions and suncream will damage them too.

Yes, some people expose their tattoos to the sun. You don't know how old the tattoos are, or how responsible the people with the tattoos are.

TheFillyjonk Mon 07-Jul-14 21:17:34

Great link, MrsLettuce. You can really see what the sun does to the ink. It's not worth the risk, is it?

As soon as summer's over I'll be back in the studio! grin

£10 for a tattoo? Can't be right. Mine cost £80 per hour

Mckayz Mon 07-Jul-14 21:35:03

Don't put suncream on a new tattoo. Only the cream your tattoo artist tells you to use.

MrsLettuce Mon 07-Jul-14 21:42:28

Oh hell no, no sunscreen! Is ok after a month but you still need to avoid exposure as well as wearing high factor protection.

blueskiesandflowers Mon 07-Jul-14 21:46:05

I used be pantheon on the others

TheFillyjonk Mon 07-Jul-14 21:50:26

Good, then you know the drill! Bepanthen, coverage, no sun exposure and no suncreen on your tattoos.

blueskiesandflowers Mon 07-Jul-14 21:57:56


PeoplesFrontOfJudea Mon 07-Jul-14 21:58:10

£10?! I paid £50, 17 years ago for a tiny, simple one, the size of a a 50p coin!

MrsLettuce Mon 07-Jul-14 22:10:34


kazzawazzawoo Mon 07-Jul-14 22:11:03

That's what I paid too Peoples, for about the same size, 16 years ago.

kazzawazzawoo Mon 07-Jul-14 22:12:02

For how long should you keep them covered from the sun and for how long can you not put sunscreen on?

ilovemybum Mon 07-Jul-14 22:16:02

I have 2 tattoos. DS's name on my wrist and a saying on my foot. The name cost me £20 and the saying cost £45. He was just starting out when I had the name done hence the cheap price. He charges £45 ph and I wouldn't go to anyone else. He has a month long waiting list currently.

DdJames Mon 07-Jul-14 22:29:05

My guy is £80ph, and well worth the money. I would keep a new tattoo out of the sun completely until fully healed with a nice fresh layer of skin over the top, probably around 3 months- depending on placement!

I have a large tattoo on my foot which I put factor 50 on whenever it is exposed. After paying £250 for it I am not having it fade! I also moisturise it daily to keep it looking nice a fresh. Can't wait to get my next one.

VenusDeWillendorf Tue 08-Jul-14 01:03:50

Make sure you're guy is on the same wavelength grin

VenusDeWillendorf Tue 08-Jul-14 01:04:41


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