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Old 22-06-2010, 08:27 PM   #1
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hi, basically i had a custom sleeve done which i wanted to be of a biomechanical design, im not happy with it, i think theres a lack of detail and to many different colours. is it possible for this to be turned into a decent tattoo? if so what would you recommend having done? many thanks



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Old 22-06-2010, 09:14 PM   #2
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Cover it with a Koi.
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Old 22-06-2010, 09:58 PM   #3
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Eeek!! Keep it away from that duvet cover for a start!!!

If you like it and just wish it was better, approach a clever mofo of a cover-up artist and see what they say.

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The shapes aren't too bad & the colour is there.
Just find someone who's into biomechanical stuff & get them to "bio" it up more on top of what's there already.

Don't see it as covering it up, see it as just having more work done on it.

Gerry at Octopus tattoos in Derby is a dab hand at bio type stuff.
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Eeek!! Keep it away from that duvet cover for a start!!!

truth. its like being poked in the eye with an angry badger on a stick.
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Old 23-06-2010, 07:21 AM   #6
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No disrepect to Soulless but I would not recommend a cover, thats a lot of ink you've got there and no open skin, no matter how talented the cover-up artist, there are limits!

I second the idea of getting a bio specialist to add detail. I like the fact there are lots of colours - if you lose that, you could end up losing definition in the sleeve so from a distant it could all blend into one. It needs strong contrast to give it impact, IMHO.

I like it
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Old 23-06-2010, 08:30 AM   #7
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gerry at octopus ink could sort that i am certain.!

but it aint easy,and will be time consuming,but achievable as a bio-machanical piece.

good luck though.....as most artist wouldnt want to work on someone elses fuck up.its a very difficult job,and a bloody nightmare challenge for any artist to attempt.

lazer should be an option for you .....?

then get exactly what you wanted in the first place.?

and good luck to you finding an artist brave enough to take on your transformation.

i know there very few would even take it on.
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Old 23-06-2010, 12:34 PM   #8
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How many sessions did you take for you decide this was not going in the direction you wanted? After the artist was done with a section did you ask if he was going to add more detail? Did you question his vision of the piece at all?

I agree the color and shapes are okay, it looks like there is more work done at the top. I'd say find a bio-artist to add more detail if you are not pleased with your current artist.

As far as lazering it to start over to get what you wanted in the first place, I'm not sure how you get what you want with bio-mech, you are at the mercy of the artist's imagination with that unless you want to straight out copy someone else. I'm sure even the great artists we admire have dissappointed a client or two.
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How many sessions did you take for you decide this was not going in the direction you wanted? After the artist was done with a section did you ask if he was going to add more detail? Did you question his vision of the piece at all?
It can be really hard to do that. though. Especially with session work, you really don't know when the artist will consider it "Finished".
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This is far from being something I am an expert on - but would the addition of black and grey bio-mech detail over the colour actually make this more Biomech quite easily?

I would assume that the large yellow sections could be inked over to give a decent biomech feel.

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