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XxXotic
01-25-2009, 12:32 AM
Wanted to cover up an old alien I had so I decided to go with a half-sleeve. The character is Ryu-oh Taro, who is always battling a witch who turns into a dragon. But using a mirror, he can see the dragons true identity. This was after the first sitting. I started the background stuff and the scales for the dragon on my second sitting yesterday (pics soon as it heals)

XxXotic
01-25-2009, 12:35 AM
side view

XxXotic
01-25-2009, 12:36 AM
back view

XxXotic
01-25-2009, 12:37 AM
closeup... the female head above his head is the dragons true reflection...

XxXotic
01-25-2009, 12:40 AM
closeup lower half

dgchi
01-25-2009, 03:49 AM
awesome

what kind of price range does a tattoo of that size and detail end up costing?

PMC
01-25-2009, 04:06 AM
looking good so far!

sexandcash
01-25-2009, 04:59 AM
great looking cover up....

mikesinner
01-25-2009, 05:18 AM
So I guess you will be coloring it in?

msacras
01-25-2009, 10:01 AM
That's pretty bad ass. If I knew that I could get something with all sorts of detail like that, I would get a tattoo tomorrow.

Tim
01-25-2009, 10:08 AM
It's an addiction!

Good stuff XxXotic :)

AriGold
01-25-2009, 10:14 AM
Man, whoever is doing your tatts has AMAZING line work!!!! Looking great!

LushMan
01-25-2009, 11:12 AM
Looks excellent so far, can't wait to see the finished one.

lazzlo
01-25-2009, 11:55 AM
wayyyyy better word!

wasted
01-25-2009, 11:58 AM
nice on the details
good luck dude

Mr. Goat
01-25-2009, 12:39 PM
Very nice man!

I too would be intrested in knowing what these run you cost wise!

JerseyGTO
01-25-2009, 02:09 PM
That Is Fucking Tight !

Too many sittings for me but man thats gonna be a bad ass one

PurrsianPussyKat
01-25-2009, 02:58 PM
I thought the alien was on the other arm? Did you just have a thing for aliens once? :)

Looks really awesome so far!!

XxXotic
01-25-2009, 05:51 PM
awesome

what kind of price range does a tattoo of that size and detail end up costing?this one is gonna run me 1300, my full sleeve on my other arm was 2200

I still need to update the pics for the entire sleeve but... Full Sleeve pics (http://bbs.mediumpimpin.com/showthread.php?t=76519&highlight=sleeve)

XxXotic
01-25-2009, 05:51 PM
So I guess you will be coloring it in?of course, I started the background work on Saturday, will have pics up once it's healed

XxXotic
01-25-2009, 05:52 PM
Man, whoever is doing your tatts has AMAZING line work!!!! Looking great!Hori Shiro @ Genestar Tattoo here on Okinawa

XxXotic
01-25-2009, 05:53 PM
That Is Fucking Tight !

Too many sittings for me but man thats gonna be a bad ass one
this should only be probably 6 sittings total (3-4 hours each) my full sleeve was 10 sittings including the final touchups 4-5 hours each sitting

XxXotic
01-25-2009, 05:54 PM
I thought the alien was on the other arm? Did you just have a thing for aliens once? :)

Looks really awesome so far!!yeah, I still do love aliens but the aliens I had were all smoking joints or blunts and shit and since I stopped smoking weed 18 months ago I figured I might as well cover them up and get some real ink done

dgchi
01-25-2009, 10:35 PM
Hori Shiro @ Genestar Tattoo here on Okinawa

is that more of less $ than to do the same in the u.s.?

Angel
01-26-2009, 12:19 AM
DG the U.S. will run you more.

Xxx love it! You're getting some great work done out that way!

dgchi
01-26-2009, 12:27 AM
DG the U.S. will run you more.

Xxx love it! You're getting some great work done out that way!

really? I would have expected with the high prices of everything in yen in Japan that labor costs would be way higher than in the u.s.

XxXotic
01-26-2009, 03:39 AM
is that more of less $ than to do the same in the u.s.?way less. my full sleeve when i had it priced in the states was more than twice as much (he wanted 4500-5000$ for it)

XxXotic
01-26-2009, 03:40 AM
really? I would have expected with the high prices of everything in yen in Japan that labor costs would be way higher than in the u.s.it averages around 50$/hour and any decent artist in the states is gonna be 75$-150$ per hour depending on where you go

dgchi
01-26-2009, 03:44 AM
it averages around 50$/hour and any decent artist in the states is gonna be 75$-150$ per hour depending on where you go

how do those artists price their time so low in a country where a fresh orange can go for $10 and I thought rent was sky high?

XxXotic
01-26-2009, 03:50 AM
how do those artists price their time so low in a country where a fresh orange can go for $10 and I thought rent was sky high?prices in mainland japan are much higher than here on okinawa

dgchi
01-26-2009, 03:51 AM
prices in mainland japan are much higher than here on okinawa

oh ok, I admit my ignorance on okinawa, it's an island right? why cheaper?

XxXotic
01-26-2009, 08:54 AM
oh ok, I admit my ignorance on okinawa, it's an island right? why cheaper?yeah, part of japan just 600 miles south. cheaper, no idea why to be honest

DarkWeb
01-26-2009, 10:21 AM
Man that's coming out nice! How's everything been goin X?

NicAngel
01-26-2009, 03:16 PM
looks great. gonna look even better once its colored.

dimitar
01-26-2009, 03:23 PM
Looks good by far ;)

XxXotic
01-26-2009, 05:38 PM
Man that's coming out nice! How's everything been goin X?good man, busy as hell and just trying to make the best of the short time we have left here. We find out what bases are available next month then we get to choose, after that we wait until march to find out the wife's new assignment. we're rooting for another overseas tour but ultimately that's up to the air force. how've you been?