TAT Favorite artists in Austin?

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  1. gmckey

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    Favorite artists in Austin? 4/6 Outline Done

    I'm looking to get my first 'real' tattoo involving more than one sitting and probably exponentially more expensive than my current small black/gray ones. I've talked to a few people around and, as it's going to be a tattoo of a rather detailed painting, I want to make sure it's done by someone who will make it look amazing. I've been told Rachel at True Blue is the person to go to and as I have a small one from that shop all ready I'm planning on going through her most likely at this point. I dropped my info by there and am waiting to hear from her but was just wondering if anyone else had recommendations or favorite artists in the Austin area? Especially ones who are very detailed!

    3/16 Updated with pics of painting:

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    Didn't I talk to you about this before??

    Nick Baxter - www.nickbaxter.com

    Jeff Ensminger - www.jeffensminger.com

    Ramsie - www.ancient-ink.com

    Mike Norris - www.hubtattoo.com

    Rachel, Rebekah, and Jose at True Blue.

    Scott Ellis at Triple Crown

    Jason M. at Atomic on Burnet - www.monsterlabtattoo.com

    Annie Mess at Resurrection: www.anniemess.com

    Check out everyone at Shaman too. www.shamanmodification.com
     
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    BTW, Dan Henk will be at Shaman in the beginning of April. www.danhenk.com
     
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    What is the painting anyhow?
     
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    grants getting a tattoo huh? didn't know you posted on here too.
     
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    whos this? and yeah sorry about the relist eelliiss, no sub deleted those older pm's.

    no sub is also owning my ability to post pics but it's a one of the earlier sketches of The Fountain by James Jean.
     
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    i used to post on TRS way back in the day and on some nissan forums as "donkey" had a 95 sr powerd s14 :noes:
     
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    oh fuck whats your name man? I remember you I think, you used to work at BMW of Austin right?
     
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    indeed... my names josh. I work at Mercedes Benz of austin now as a body man.
     
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    ahh yeah, I remember you dude. sorry but, I remember you also had alot of bad tattoos on your arm hahaha. still got that bunk nissan? I sold my crap bucket over a year ago to some airforce crook.

    going to talk to Rachel this evening and go from there. Hopefully I can push it and get at least the outline or whatever started this week.
     
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    I havent gotten a tattoo in a while... been investing my money into tools... there are some pretty decent guys over at SteadFast off 183. My wife got a good smaller tattoo there, good quality for decent price.


    I also sold my nissan about 2 years ago.... got better stuff to waste my money on. =)
     
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    your wife? wtf how long has it been?

    got an date set a little less than a month out with Rachel :)
     
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    I haven't seen you in alittle over 5years brother.... Alots changed since then. Let me know how the tattoo comes along.
     
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    all right did first consult with another artist Briza at True Blue as Rebekah is super busy and backed up and frankly didn't seem interested :dunno: should have sketch up done by early this week and start next Sunday night on the outline.
     
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    barto you and your...third dimension

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    Just emailed Dan. Amazing work. Will see about working on another Alex Grey piece with him.
     
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    :ugh:

    Nah, just kidding! He's great!
     
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    I dont know how he would do on what gmckey is looking for but his work is pretty solid.
     
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    Yeah, definitely one of the best traditional artists in Austin. I guess you can say that about everyone at Rock of Ages.
     
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    Just got the sketch pic uploaded, starting on it tomorrow at 7:30pm. Outline pics soon fellas.
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    2.5 hours yesterday to get the outline done. I agree with everyone who has their ribs done, it sucks.
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    outline looks solid, but need a better camera, the blurriness is giving me a head ache.

    i look forward to seeing what the artist will do with it.

    and yes, ribs sux like a 2 dollar crack whore
     
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    Looks good so far!
     
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    worst pain I've felt so far was very end around the top... I've got a cough from allergies and smoking and coughed and jacked one of the lines on the arm but it'll get fixed with shading and such. oh yeah, camera phone ftl.
     

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