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Miscellaneous What-Have-You => That's interesting, man. That's fucking interesting => Topic started by: Father J on March 10, 2016, 11:41:07 AM

Title: My parents are so proud
Post by: Father J on March 10, 2016, 11:41:07 AM
I did it, Dudes. I got a Dudeism tattoo. This philosophy (or whatever your preferred nomenclature is) means a lot to me and I chose to honor in this way. On display for all to see. Easily identifiable to Dudes across the room. It'll be on my arm until I die and rot away. And that's just how I'd like it.
Title: Re: My parents are so proud
Post by: Liam_123 on March 10, 2016, 11:51:33 AM
Dude! That's awesome
Title: Re: My parents are so proud
Post by: jgiffin on March 10, 2016, 11:54:20 AM
Far out, man. That's nice looking. They say circles are the hardest form to draw. I presume that goes for drawings done with needles, too.  Lots of circles in that thing.
Title: Re: My parents are so proud
Post by: Liam_123 on March 10, 2016, 04:15:39 PM
My tattoo has lots of curves and circleish like lines and it seemed like the tattoo artist had no problem doing it.
Title: Re: My parents are so proud
Post by: Reverend Al on March 10, 2016, 06:41:35 PM
Far out, man. That's nice looking. They say circles are the hardest form to draw. I presume that goes for drawings done with needles, too.  Lots of circles in that thing.

For anyone who doesn't know, most of the time tattoo artists create a "template" of the artwork they're going to tattoo on their client, and this template is transferred to the client's skin before any actual tattooing takes place.  Normally these templates consist of not much more than outlines and other specific line work for the art work in question; similar in many cases to what you'd find in a coloring book.  Once the artist has tattooed those lines onto the client, they use various other needles and inks to give the tattoo it's colors and details.

That being said, any competent tattoo artist should be able to create a template for the Dudeism Yin-Yang symbol fairly easily, and as long as they're able to accurately "trace" over the lines of that template after it's been applied to the client's skin the circular shapes shouldn't pose much of a problem.  Of course, placement and having to deal with the contours of the client's body also play a part, and I'm sure I'm making it sound easier than it actually is, but compared to a lot of tattoos I've seen the Dudeism Yin-Yang is a relatively simple design.

Nice tat there Father J!
Title: Re: My parents are so proud
Post by: RandoRock on March 11, 2016, 03:01:09 AM
That's awesome, Dude!

I'm in the middle of a full sleeve piece on my right arm(non dude related) but when that's done my next one is going to involve Dudeism some how. I just haven't quite worked out the details and what have ya.
Title: Re: My parents are so proud
Post by: jgiffin on March 11, 2016, 05:54:40 PM
Far out, man. That's nice looking. They say circles are the hardest form to draw. I presume that goes for drawings done with needles, too.  Lots of circles in that thing.

For anyone who doesn't know, most of the time tattoo artists create a "template" of the artwork they're going to tattoo on their client, and this template is transferred to the client's skin before any actual tattooing takes place.  Normally these templates consist of not much more than outlines and other specific line work for the art work in question; similar in many cases to what you'd find in a coloring book.  Once the artist has tattooed those lines onto the client, they use various other needles and inks to give the tattoo it's colors and details.

That being said, any competent tattoo artist should be able to create a template for the Dudeism Yin-Yang symbol fairly easily, and as long as they're able to accurately "trace" over the lines of that template after it's been applied to the client's skin the circular shapes shouldn't pose much of a problem.  Of course, placement and having to deal with the contours of the client's body also play a part, and I'm sure I'm making it sound easier than it actually is, but compared to a lot of tattoos I've seen the Dudeism Yin-Yang is a relatively simple design.

Nice tat there Father J!

Ahhh, that's interesting. I don't have much experience in the...uhhh...dermal arts. That makes complete sense. I was thinking back to the circle Giotto drew to show the pope his competency for a commission.

I may have overthought this one.
Title: Re: My parents are so proud
Post by: Reverend Al on March 12, 2016, 11:34:45 PM
Yeah, I have five of 'em.  Six if you count the one under the cover-up.  ;D