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I am making up for lost time lol. I only started back in 2010, I too wish I had started earlier in my life. My artist told me doing it when your older is sometimes better as you sit better and the ink stays better.

Your friend is beyond talented , I'd definitely keep going to him as he makes them look soooo lifelike.
 

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Thank you!! He is the owner of Imperial Tattoo in Abingdon, I have always known I would go to him, bc my bff has her same shoulder that he did for her about 8-10 years ago! He was that good then, but I still never could settle on what I wanted.

I know EXACTLY what you mean- I was supposed to get the whole sleeve done this year actually- 4 sessions. Buuuut money probs made me have to let go of 2, and the second appointment I shared with my bff and we both got our forearms done.

I had a bad time healing the second time, and even had some infection going- not his fault, long story but I know what did it. I am so glad it didn’t scar- I lost a little bit of ink, but it healed up good though!

It’s sooo addictive! I love your moth, it really speaks to me. Just beautiful. Oh I’ll post a pic of both tattoos he did for us. She likes traditional, I like realistic. We have known each other since high school, and our kids are the same age and we came back together about 10 years ago and hit it off. I’m lucky to have her! Sorry I’m rambling now. Ha!
Just realized we haven’t taken any new pics since we have healed! I can’t wait to get more- he is not scheduling any appointments right now bc he was booked for a whole year out and doesn’t want to be that…. Inflexible I guess. Can’t blame him. There are several VERY talented artists there. We aren’t far apart you know!
Let’s get chicken tattoos together!
(There is actually one that we came up with while I was in the seat, that includes a chicken—- it’s hilarious and I want it so bad. I just don’t know where yet!! I’ll share in the next post if I can find the two we based it off of!)


 

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Those are so amazing!!! My stupid cell won't let me upload pics that easily.
I want to get a chicken done but just haven't found a spot to put one yet. I go back in Dec then Jan for more work on my sleeve. $$$ you know it's a pricey habit lol!! I figure it will take me a year to have my sleeve completed. I used to go to Jen who owns Monarch Tattoo in nj, rhen when I was moving here she suggested her friend Monica Moses who owns ElectricEye tattoo in. Roanoke so I see her now.
She is always booked so I have to book her right when I'm there for my next sessions.
 

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Thanks PJ! I’m pretty stoked on that one. Should be fun!

MaryEllen- I’m so glad she was able to recommend such a talented artist to you in lieu of herself- it’s hard to let go of a good artist! And yes, the expense- my bff and I were just planning our next ones yesterday! She has a gift card, so when I get some tax money (yeah yeah) we are gonna go book them together again.
I’m seriously down to do the chickens together though- let’s keep that one in mind for when we are both ready! I can’t wait to see the rest of your sleeve- what do you have in mind? I’m adding a mermaid next. She’s gonna go between my two, at the bend of my elbow.
 

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If I can get my cell to post pics I will. This sucks.

Yeah for me to travel back to NJ to see her would be an 9 hour trip one way, I'd have to find a place to stay overnight , see her the next day, then either drive home after she tattooed me or spend another night in nj.
It just isn't feasible .
She did come to roanoke to see her friend and did some touch up work on me:)

My one sleeve is my 5 cats I've owned, flowers, the moth, and more bugs like spiders,bees ,praying mantis and more flowers will be added.

My other arm I gotta think of stuff to go with my fox/skull/flowers I have.

Then I want a Phoenix on my calf on one leg. And then I have a back tattoo that has to be covered up but match my 2 back shoulder tattoos of a wolf and my dog that passed.
So lots of work to be done when I can afford it 🙃
 

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I have an idea for the chicken tattoo maybe on the back of my neck OR I incorporate it with another tattoo 🤔
 
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