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Old September 20th, 2013, 09:56 PM   #21
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Old September 20th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #22
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I just had my 1st tattoo finished yesterday. It was 2-8 hour settings and 2 hours yesterday.

I was off from work a couples months back after have surgery and went to almost every shop with in 50 miles of Grand Rapids. That being said I found a lot of great artists. I Finley went with Justin Fisher at Screaming Needle in Allendale. He had the best portfolio and was full of the style of art that I wanted.

You best bet will be to take all the places that everyone has given you and do some research and find an artist that does most of there work in the style you are looking for. Everyone has there own option on who is the best but you might not care for there work and or the artist themselves.

All that being said I will be going back to Justin to get more work done and would recommend you check screaming needle out. There are 12ish artists between the 3 shops.

http://screamingneedletattoo.com/

Also don't go in to a shop and price shop go in to the shops and shop for the art. It is a meaningful piece and you want it done right. If its exactly what you want it will be worth paying for.
how much $$$$$?
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Old September 21st, 2013, 06:11 AM   #23
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I'll be going to Gypsy kings in Commerce for my next round of work.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 06:18 AM   #24
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I'll be going to Gypsy kings in Commerce for my next round of work.
John Madigan, the owner, is a client of mine.....great guy and does really nice work
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Old September 21st, 2013, 06:21 AM   #25
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John Madigan, the owner, is a client of mine.....great guy and does really nice work
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Old September 21st, 2013, 06:25 AM   #26
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This is where I get my ink done http://eclecticarttattoo.com/artists all of the artists there do awesome work.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 09:32 AM   #28
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It's a weird.question to ask...who does good ink?

Everyone that has ink.is going to have a biased opinion. You almost never hear a person say all.of my shit is horrible so don't go to xyz. It's always my shit is awesome they do great work.

Every artist has a niche and some good artists work hard to master a few of them but they all also have there weekness. A good shop will have a diverse crew to cover all options.

You must know what you want before you can choose an artist. If you don't know shop around to.figure out what you want and then shop around for who you want. Patience.
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It's a weird.question to ask...who does good ink?

Everyone that has ink.is going to have a biased opinion. You almost never hear a person say all.of my shit is horrible so don't go to xyz. It's always my shit is awesome they do great work.

Every artist has a niche and some good artists work hard to master a few of them but they all also have there weekness. A good shop will have a diverse crew to cover all options.

You must know what you want before you can choose an artist. If you don't know shop around to.figure out what you want and then shop around for who you want. Patience.
X2 Its is best to know what you want 1st, then find the right tattoo artists for what you want.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 04:19 PM   #30
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how much $$$$$?
$500 for each 8 hour setting and he did the last 2 hours for free but I tipped him from the last 2 hours.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 04:31 PM   #31
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It's a weird.question to ask...who does good ink?

Everyone that has ink.is going to have a biased opinion. You almost never hear a person say all.of my shit is horrible so don't go to xyz. It's always my shit is awesome they do great work.
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I don't know ask alboy about one of his



I got mine while in moab. But I hear he's no longer in moab . We were there a week and got ink the 2nd day. I talked about going back and getting more done. But didn't . I want to add to it, just not confident in finding somebody with the same shading and shadowing technique.

We are going back next sept and I plan on getting another while I am out there.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 07:22 PM   #32
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Old September 21st, 2013, 09:27 PM   #33
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$500 for each 8 hour setting and he did the last 2 hours for free but I tipped him from the last 2 hours.
where is the picture of the work yo
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Right after my 1st 8 hours



And after my 2nd 8 hours




I don't have any pics after this last 2 hours. It was mainly just touch up some more shading and a little detail work.

It was all drawn free hand right on my arm. I had a few ideas and the artist had some ideas. I went thru and pick some things out of all of the pics we both come up with and gave him the go ahead to run with it.
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Right after my 1st 8 hours



And after my 2nd 8 hours




I don't have any pics after this last 2 hours. It was mainly just touch up some more shading and a little detail work.

It was all drawn free hand right on my arm. I had a few ideas and the artist had some ideas. I went thru and pick some things out of all of the pics we both come up with and gave him the go ahead to run with it.
Nice work
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Lance Keller studios. 21 and gratiot. Rob weir does awesome work.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 06:23 AM   #37
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Right after my 1st 8 hours



And after my 2nd 8 hours




I don't have any pics after this last 2 hours. It was mainly just touch up some more shading and a little detail work.

It was all drawn free hand right on my arm. I had a few ideas and the artist had some ideas. I went thru and pick some things out of all of the pics we both come up with and gave him the go ahead to run with it.
I found bigfoot and he likes Asian tattoos
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That's so funny I've never heard that one before
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this is one i looking at getting done..

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