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Old 10-02-2019, 12:27 PM   #1
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For as long as I can remember I wanted to get a Polynesian tribal sleeve. 2 years ago I decided to spend out and go for one.

I chose an artist who, from what I could see had a good portfolio. I sent him a design and waited. When I arrived on the day he told me he didnít bother looking at what I sent over and had just created one himself that morning. Being my first tattoo I went along with it.

During the tattoo he kept changing his mind on the design so I have random shaded parts and a design I think itís shoddy.

After the tattoo was finished (only the lower top of my arm) I went home. However after a couple weeks I had a few artists look at it and they all told me that I should try to get him To fix it for free or get my money back. All the lines are not straight, it is very patchy. And not what I ever wanted.

So, Iíve now got to the point where I donít want to feel like Iím embarrassed having it on show I want to get it sorted

I have photos of the current state of my tattoo attached, do you think you would be able to help or have any ideas on what to do? If it is a partial cover up or just improving or anything.

Does anyone have any ideas?

I have also attached the reference image I sent the artist for the design I had wanted.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:07 PM   #2
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Donít worry too much, that can be salvaged!
It is very patchy and the spiral is doing its own thing. First thing. DONT GO BACK TO THAT ARTIST. he will make a bigger mess.
Some people on here may be able to recommend a good Polynesian artist who you could go to, I reckon they could rework that into a nice sleeve.

Where are you based?
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:29 PM   #3
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Donít worry too much, that can be salvaged!
It is very patchy and the spiral is doing its own thing. First thing. DONT GO BACK TO THAT ARTIST. he will make a bigger mess.
Some people on here may be able to recommend a good Polynesian artist who you could go to, I reckon they could rework that into a nice sleeve.

Where are you based?
Thanks, youíre putting my mind at ease. Iím based in Essex, UK.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:37 PM   #4
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Laser and cover up with a MUCH better artist. Start researching tattoo artists in your area and post their work here for input.

Seeing as he only did a portion of your arm, it is possible that a very talented tattooer who specializes in this type of work can salvage what you have and complete the rest of your arm. However you will really need to start educating yourself as to what constitutes a quality tattoo artist.

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Old 10-02-2019, 08:41 PM   #5
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Deffo dont go back to that artist. I would complain and ask for some money back. The good news is if you go to a good artist they can for sure fix that for you. Its not my style so I can't recommend an artist but I'm sure if you look around you will find one no problem.
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:57 PM   #6
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The tattoo looks 20yrs old with how light the shading is. Did it heal like that or did you expose it to a ton of sun?

The plus to how light it is, is that you could do 1-2 laser sessions and it would be easily covered by anything.
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:47 AM   #7
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Either laser and start again or rework that section and build on from it. Definitely donít go back to that guy though. Iíd consider looking for someone who specialises in Polynesian work. I donít know if anyone to recommend around you, maybe keep an eye on the lineup for the London convention this year and see if they have any travelling artists who work in that style?
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I don’t think you could cover that after one or two laser sessions. You’re looking at six.

Some great advice already, definately find a talented artist that works in that style, since you’re in Essex someone travelling for the LTC would be pretty convenient for you. Have a look on IG under #polynesiantattoo and see if you can find anyone that might visit the UK. I had a quick look and found these two:

https://instagram.com/rodmedina?utm_...d=53w91zxfr4se

https://instagram.com/wallacetattoos...=1n7qw7wpue464

UK based, have a look at Hanumantra, not exactly what you’re looking for but worth checking out:

https://instagram.com/hanumantra?utm...=1x484wxivvc7b
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Have a look at Chris Higgins. Based near Brighton

https://www.instagram.com/chrishigginstattoo/

Or Dan Andout. Coventry and London

https://www.instagram.com/danandout/
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Old 11-02-2019, 03:32 PM   #10
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If you are looking for a Polynesian style sleeve then I think working with what you have got makes far more sense than lasering, as you basically have the start of one, only poorly executed.

As long as you don't mind getting some heavier black over some of what you've got then I think a a good artist should be able to re-work and extend that for you. The good thing is that as you will be going bigger the existing tattoo can be lost in the re-work.

Key, as always, is a good artist. I'm not an expert on this style but I found these that are quite near you:

Chisaki Matsushima who worked at The Family Business in London (although I can't find an IG for them or where they work now...)
https://www.instagram.com/thefamilyb...p/BKgDubFhVkw/

Daniel Frye (Eastbourne): https://www.instagram.com/danfryetattooer/

Neil Bass (West Sussex): https://www.instagram.com/_tattoofx/?hl=en
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