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Old 07-16-2014, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Find a good artist. They're better with color. Black should not fade quickly. Neither should blues or greens.
Cool. Thanks for the info. I will do a black, or dark blue. May even get one more tattoo. But something tribal, I always loved those.
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:08 AM
 
Location: My House
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Cool. Thanks for the info. I will do a black, or dark blue. May even get one more tattoo. But something tribal, I always loved those.
You might talk to a good artist about adding on to the one you've got. Give it a different look and feel.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:12 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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Black I could do, but does black fade faster?

A nice dark blue could work. The pic I got was a pretty blue. But after it went on my skin, it became a teal lol
My tatts were done in all black ink 4yrs ago.. I have fair skin and they've now become a navy blue- which is actually what I wanted. That's kinda the reason I chose black, as I knew it would fade and I wanted that blue-ish result lol.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:01 PM
 
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You might talk to a good artist about adding on to the one you've got. Give it a different look and feel.
I may. Tattoos aren't cheap. So it will be a bit, plus since the place I got my old one is closed down, I may look for some in the neighboring city. See the shops--if they look clean, and check out any selections they have.

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My tatts were done in all black ink 4yrs ago.. I have fair skin and they've now become a navy blue- which is actually what I wanted. That's kinda the reason I chose black, as I knew it would fade and I wanted that blue-ish result lol.
My skin has no color in it at all. I'm black, but have albinism. So I am very fair. lol I can't even get a tan--no color at all. So, I will have to ask about that. I think the tat was much dark the first bit I had it. But I look now, and it seems to have changed some. Unless the artist just did a bad or wrong blue.

So, any other tattoos I get will probably be black, just because dark shows better. My mother got a black tattoo-Japanese writing, and her's still looks good. She got hers' before I got mine, around 2-3 years prior. And it hasn't broken off, or turned grey yet lol I had forgotten about her tat. So I can look at hers, and see how it held up.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I have gotten my colors redone in the past. Ink fades. But, remember, fundamentally, a tattoo is a scar, so you can only get it reinked by increasing the scar tissue. Do it to often and you will end up with raised lines.

So, I would NOT get red. It is the least stable color and fades the fastest.

I've got 7+ year old tattoos with red and the color has held up great, whereas the orange was almost completely gone. Also, not all inks are created equal, maybe you just got a "bad" red ink?
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Get purple added to it and tiny flowers under it giving the illusion the butterfly is coming at you.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Cool. Thanks for the info. I will do a black, or dark blue. May even get one more tattoo. But something tribal, I always loved those.
Just out of curiosity, which tribe do you belong to?
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:49 AM
 
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Just out of curiosity, which tribe do you belong to?
None. Strictly decorative.

Like these.
http://www.findyourtattoo.net/wp-con...ns-For-Men.jpg
http://slodive.com/wp-content/upload...bal-tattoo.jpg
http://www.fashionminutes.com/wp-con...L-TATTOO-2.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xd_5zqOd5t...oulder+men.jpg
http://www.tribalall.com/images/trib...s-pictures.jpg
These are tribal. The last one I like.

Like how some may wear a cross necklace, but because they look good, not because they're Christian.

So, the tribal tattoos I like, just because some of them look nice.
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Personally, I think tribal tattoos are so overdone. Everyone and his grandmother has one.
It's a great way to express your individuality....by looking like everybody else.

Oh well; it's your skin.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I have a tat and it hasnt faded but i would be sad if it did. Its just writing on my wrist though.

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OP, please get something YOU like. Dont get the infinity symbol, tribal, etc just because other people do.
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