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Final result

I pulled the bandage off this morning and this is what it looks like (note the ears look a little funny because of the angle - in the tattoo, they're actual size):

Barnaby worked mostly from this photo, but really did an awesome job creating the stencil from scratch, using a bunch of photos:

I'm very happy with how it turned out! Now whenever someone asks if I have a picture of Rudy, I can just show them my arm.

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Aug. 11th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
That is beyond the valley of awesome.
Aug. 11th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
Beyond awesome!
Aug. 11th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
very nice.. so here is my uninvited aftercare advice..3 times daily (no more than that!) wash with anibacterial soap (fragrance free, i like softsoap which has a mild scent) followed by lubriderm (fragrance free) .. a SMALL amount.;.

i see people time after time do too much to their tattoos.. too much cream.. too much washing.. and above all


sorry, even though i havent worked in a tattoo shop for over 7 years i just cant help myself.

i like this tattoo alot.. he did a really good job.. :)
Aug. 11th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks sooo much for the advice, dude... no apology necessary. If anyone's qualified to give out tattoo advice, it's you! It's funny how much different advice there is though.

The shop said to do nothing to it today other than wash it, which I did this morning with warm water and antibacterial soap. They said starting tomorrow to use a little bit of unscented lubriderm when it gets dry or tight. Right now it feels completely normal, is a little scabby, and seems ok, so I'm just gonna leave it alone.
Aug. 11th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
i think thats good advice.. people tend to overdo it.. if you dont get too itchy it sounds like a plan.. better to underdo that overdo for sure
Aug. 11th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
That's good to know. It's not itchy at all at the moment. Ever so slightly stingy (less than a mild sunburn) and it looks ok. I am definitely not having any tolerance issues.

Thanks again for the advice.

Oh, and please get your man and move out here. Me and vespaden were talking the other day about how that'd be awesome. Thx.
Aug. 12th, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
hehe.. i just talked him into nyc.. :)
Aug. 12th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
Well... when he gets tired of that and wants something just a *little* bit slower and cleaner, then you guys can come here!
Aug. 11th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
Lovely! When you said you were getting a tat, I couldn't quite picture it looking cool, but it really does!

I might need a Budgie tattoo.
Aug. 11th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
That is so fucking cool! Nice work.
Aug. 12th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
Great tat, very cool.
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