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Tattooed Japanese Grapefruit by Dragonsanddaffodils Tattooed Japanese Grapefruit by Dragonsanddaffodils
Okay, this is something I would LOVE to do, but am not irresponsible enough to do it on human flesh without someone teaching me, so hubby bought me a cheap tattoo kit and I play on grapefruit every now and again.

Was quite pleased with this, my third attempt at tattooing grapefruit, the bottom blossom has one line that slips into the centre which I was gutted about, but hey..............thats why it is on grapefruit..........not people! ;)

The original design was on Miami Ink by Christ Garver, and I favourited that on the actual person who had the tattoo (in my faves).

This ws freehanded onto the grapefruit with a felt pen, then tattooed over.
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MadiLush Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Beautiful.
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aventris93 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Photographer
you draw really well! the cherry blossoms are nice~ I have a hard time drawing them xD
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SwimInSilence Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
You should buy pig skin and tattoo.
Just an idea.(Crazy idea by the way).:D
And this is beautiful.:heart:
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
I did once, but realised I was a bit old to get an apprenticeship :(

Bizarre thing is, I only started drawing again because I really wanted to tattoo, and knew you had to be really practised, so I am grateful to it for that.

Glad you like it! I love Chris Garvers designs.
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h4rl3qu1n Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
nice attempt :)
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Wow! Thank you! :faint: Just visited your gallery! :wow:
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h4rl3qu1n Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
My stuff isn't that good...but thanks anyway :)
lines: sometimes a round shader will give your lines a good consistancy of width. Move your hand at the same speed all along the line. keep the machine at the same angle. 45 degrees. ;)
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
I wouldn't say that, your dragon was fantastic!

Thanks for the advice though, any help greatly appreciated! :hug:
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
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So these are real actual tattooing equipments? You COULD tattoo a person with them, if you wanted to?
I have occasionally watched from tv the program about Miami Ink and I'm quite fascinated by what they do.
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
You could, but you really need training cos there re so many safety things you need to learn as well as just how to do it. Plus you need special equipment to clean your kit, autoclave etc.

Too many diseases and blood borne pathogens that can be transferred without the correct equipment.

The best way to learn is to find a mentor/someone who will teach you, but I am too busy with my own business t the moment, so it will have to wait. Plus, finding someone who wants to teach you is next to impossible, at 37 I am just too old for them to want to teach me, so I content myself with playing on Grapefruit,......still with gloves on and sterilised needles, one use ink pots etc etc :laughing: Don't want to give the grapefruit anything nasty! :laughing:

The guy who tattooed my back is fab and chats to me and gives loads of advice, so even though I am only on grapefruit, I am still trying with the correct methods etc. I love it and would love to do it if I could, watch every tattoo show going!!!! got loads of books and am on check out my ink.com all the time!
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
May I ask what kind of tattoo you have on your back? :)
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
25 stars stretching from lowest back across to beneath my shoulder blade

This is a link to my page on checkoutmyink.com with my back! :D

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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Beautiful tattoo :thumbsup: :)
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Thankyou! I wanted a stardust trail tttoo for about 3 years before I got it, but couldn't work out exactly what I wanted, then the tttooist sugested colour so I hit the internet for inspiration, used a stock photo of someones back, then copied and pasted a few coloured stars into the pattern that I wanted and took it to him and he did it!!!! All done in a 3 hours sitting! Fab! :D
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KatiBear Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa, I can't imagine tattooeing a rounded grapefruit easier than on skin itself!
But I totally understand why you'd practice on fruit first :faint: it is a big responsibility!

This is really well done! Looks so pretties
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Yay! Thankyou! I really enjoyed doing it! :D
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Tamartosauce Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Wow that's nice for a third attempt.. well done! I also started off doing this.. never played with colour tho.. may even give it a bash again for fun! I've heard pigs feet are good too but I'm a bit sqeamish about dead animals being a vegetarian and all..

Keep it up!
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Thanks! I don't know how I would feel on pigs feet cos they are not connected to anything! :hmm:
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BloodyKisses56 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Pretty cool
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Thanks! :D
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BloodyKisses56 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
You're welcome
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SakuraSorceress Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
wow
with enough practice you can do it on people
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
thankyou! :boogie:

Would rather somehow be an apprentice first to make sure I have safety procedures etc, but would LOVE to do it! :D
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