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Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:53 am
by h4ck
wow! thats some good luck! looks nice :)
i actually want to work on a sleeve myself, but im not entirely sure of what yet. i've bounced a few ideas around my head, but i keep coming back to something with a lot of negative space. i thought about a mark ryden piece, either a mural of different things, or one big one..
also the idea of deep space, something i've always been fascinated with.

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:28 am
by kaiden
I have my next appointment on September 6th. We are actually close to finishing the background of my back piece (which actually goes all the way down to the back of my knees). It will probably be a little under a year or so before the whole back piece is finished. Still no pictures of it yet; probably will not take any until the back piece is complete.

Are you going to the convention again this year, Squid, or is one year enough?

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:27 am
by Squid
hey kaiden, was hoping you would jump in and give us an update! The whole thing sounds like an incredible experience, especially given the artist.

Oh - and I am very much planning on going to the convention again this year, provided something stupid doesn't happen at work that forces me to work over the weekend. I want to support those guys as much as I can. Are you going?

h4ck, the deep space idea sounds really cool.

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:27 am
by kaiden
I do not know if I am going, actually. It is tough. I travel down to San Jose specifically to be tattooed but obviously I cannot get an appointment while the convention is taking place. I would have to come down specifically for it or work something out where I am tattooed during the convention (as a demonstration of hand-shading - do they do that?) or the day before. I really want to go but I do not know how feasible it is.

The nice thing about the way Horitaka and Horitomo have to work to do big pieces is that they have a waiting list to become a client and then once you are a client you have first crack at the schedule so you never have to wait more than a month to get more work done. It would suck to have to wait 10 months for every session.

I like your little flower but it is so small! I am kind of spoiled when it comes to tattoos though :P Also, your friend looks just like my cousin. It is scary.

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:13 am
by Squid
Maybe it IS your cousin. Mwahahaha!

Yeah it is very small, esp. relative to the last thing I did, but significant because a) it was girly bonding moment and b) it was my virgin appendage! that arm has been totally blank til now. It fit coz if I did decide to sleeve out the other arm, sakura blossoms are the way to go (spring flower to balance fall flowers of existing sleeve)

RE: con, there was definitely someone getting hand tapped at the con, and I'm fairly certain it was Horitomo? It's not til october, so hopefully there would be time to set something up now. That would be very cool, I would love to try having that type of work done.

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:56 am
by junker347
Image

yummy.

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:00 pm
by No You Are
Image


I say I want a Revolution.

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:45 am
by Patr!ck
No You Are wrote:Image


I say I want a Revolution.

I love these guitars.

Re: Recent Purchases (a photo thread)!

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:52 am
by No You Are
Oh yeah. I'm having a lot of love with this one.

Lots.

Re: Recent Purchases (a photo thread)!

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:28 pm
by sour29
Can you record a sound sample? I'd love to hear how the Epiphone Casino's sound these days. They're pretty sexy.

I love how this somehow turned into a "Recent guitar purchases" thread.

Re: Recent Purchases (a photo thread)!

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:02 pm
by No You Are
I have no idea how to record and post a decent sample, but I will look into it.

The only problem with getting a new guitar (and I mean ONLY) is that you don't get to shop for guitars anymore. It's kinda fun hitting up every guitar/music/pawn shop in the midwest and scouring the interwebs.

Re: Recent Purchases (a photo thread)!

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:31 pm
by junker347
First new car! Woop!
I am now broke for the next 4 years.
Image

Re: Recent Purchases (a photo thread)!

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:56 pm
by A Brutaful Smile
jealous. i've been driving around a rental for almost 2 weeks now and have become too attached to it. it's so nice driving a new car. it's a nissan altima and i wouldn't buy it for myself but if i was given one i wouldn't complain.

today i bought a magazine, a latte, and a donut. :)

Re: Recent Purchases (a photo thread)!

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:52 am
by grant
Yeah, y'all came this close to having a picture of two bagels and five donuts right here right now.

This is *high living* in this household.

Is that a Civic Hybrid?

Re: Recent Purchases (a photo thread)!

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:07 am
by junker347
just a regular Civic... at 36 mpg normally, it seemed a little silly to pay 5,000 more for 5-10 extra mpg.

Re: Recent Purchases (a photo thread)!

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:27 am
by grant
You're missing out on some really cool lights, though.

And very silent stops at stop signs.

Re: Recent Purchases (a photo thread)!

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:25 am
by Squid
junker347 wrote:just a regular Civic... at 36 mpg normally, it seemed a little silly to pay 5,000 more for 5-10 extra mpg.


Yeah I made the same decision last year. this is my 3rd civic. kinda miss that old 86 hatchback. it was like driving a school lunch milk carton. very cute.

Re: Recent Purchases (a photo thread)!

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:34 pm
by Patr!ck
Squid wrote:
junker347 wrote:just a regular Civic... at 36 mpg normally, it seemed a little silly to pay 5,000 more for 5-10 extra mpg.


Yeah I made the same decision last year. this is my 3rd civic. kinda miss that old 86 hatchback. it was like driving a school lunch milk carton. very cute.


Funny this should be the topic.

Today my car was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I paid 2000 for the car, and repairs would run about 2400. I'm looking into new cars and I was considering buying a Honda. What are the goods and bads about owing a Honda?

Re: Recent Purchases (a photo thread)!

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:05 pm
by grant
Y'know, $4,400 is still a good price for a car.....

My Honda has been quite reliable and very gas efficient. It's basically at the time of its life when I should be replacing the power pack, which I know will be expensive, so I've been putting off taking it to the shop for far too long. And yet it perseveres.

The bumpers are in pretty bad shape - they're plastic - but I think that's just how cars are nowadays.

Before the hybrid, I owned a series of Volkswagens from the 80s. I'm more of a used junker driver by temperament, but felt like chipping in to whatever hybrid market share would emerge in the early 00s. I never owned a car made in the 1990s.

My advice for buying a car is if you want a new car, why not just get a barely used one at Carmax? Big savings, little difference. They even smell new.

Re: Recent Purchases (a photo thread)!

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:49 pm
by A Brutaful Smile
Patr!ck wrote:Today my car was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I paid 2000 for the car, and repairs would run about 2400. I'm looking into new cars and I was considering buying a Honda. What are the goods and bads about owing a Honda?


my car called it quits too. it was temporarily revived but that only lasted a few days. so i am also in the market for a new car. a honda is not on my list of affordability tho.