TAT question about script/words tattoo

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  1. untoastytoast

    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    so for my first tattoo i want to get a saying in old, fancy script on my chest. My question is this: does the artist i get really matter if i am only getting words instead of a picture? Obviuously i wont be getting it done in some basement and ill be going to a reputable shop, but would it actually make a huge difference to put up the big money for a really good artist?
     
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    In short... no. But if you go with a quality artist, they can sometimes add a few things that will make it really stand out. Like compare these two script tattoo's and tell me which one you like better. If you like the plain script, go to any trustworthy artist, but if you like the decorated one, go to someone with a little more talent.

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    I would say you dont need someone world class, but make sure the artist has decent linework. Always look at their portfolio and decide for yourself. (If they dont have one then that is a great indicator as to the quality of their work)
     
  6. Lucien

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    Better artists have better lines, which is hugely important for script.

    Don't cheap out.
     
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    i say yes...probably more important to have someone who knows what he/she is doing. why settle for second best when that shit is gonna be there for EVER!!!! especially with script because you dont want the spacing and letters to be all fucked up...

    unless you want to be part of the fucked up script tattoo crew :uh:
     
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    wording is very difficult to get right, saving yourself some bucks now could equal costing yourself more in the future

    Search for "bj Betts lettering" this is a 3 volume series just on lettering styles and fontwork

    A good artist will give you crisp flowing lines, using quality ink that doesn't fade to blue or green later in life

    A crap artist (whether in a shop or not) will have blowouts, shakey lines and ink that blobs out and turns green or fades away in a few years

    Every artist has their style, ask to see their portfolio, and choose one that has done detailed work, as there is more to fancy old script than you would believe.
     
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    It definitely matters, any kind of curved script lines need a steady/experienced hand. You don't want fucked up script on your body.
     
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    so i visited a studio today that i was pretty pleased with, it was extremely clean and the staff there was really nice and very helpful. I asked specifically about getting the script tattoo i wanted done, and the artist there said he could do it no problem for $150. I want to get it on the right part of my chest.

    My question is this: Maybe i'm being too anal now about quality, but i looked through the artist's portfolio and to me the quality seemed pretty good and the lines were all good and whatnot. but i want to get your guys' opinons, do these tattoos look good quality wise? (ignore the idea behind them)


    http://ladyluckink.com/artwork/421490_King.html

    http://ladyluckink.com/artwork/29542_Money_Over_Players.html

    http://ladyluckink.com/artwork/29316_Memorial_Cross.html

    http://ladyluckink.com/artwork/421734_2Pac.html
     
  11. Lucien

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    Those look average at best. I'd keep looking.
     
  12. wokkawokkawokka

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    Pic 1
    Hard to tell as you can still see the stencil

    Pic 2
    Rushed, no real flow

    Pic 3
    A little cartoonish, but good execution

    Pic 4
    Must have sold a few of these crosses eh?
    Again, a little rushed, varying letter height and spacing


    Don't worry about being too anal, at the end of the day, it's your skin
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