As someone with 8 tattoos, a full sleeve, and a 6 hour massive rib cage piece take my advice and don't get any tattoos! They are too addicting and too complicated. I wish I could re-do my whole sleeve. Now I have to go back and do a second sleeve just to correct what went wrong.
Granted I have some of the best tattoos running around in the Gym and while I wouldn't trade tattoos with anyone I feel outmatched seeing some of the amazing sleeves online and stuff you know legendary stuff.
No tribal, no chinese letters, stay away from words in general that sh!t fades quick, no geometrics that's just weird, just stay away from the weird stuff like tattoos on your face, hands, neck, etc.
I have one full sleeve which started out as an idea for a blue moon (I got tatted for looking good for women) it was a small 3 hour piece that grew into a full sleeve over one year. Now it has a wolf head, dual foxes, dual koi, phoenix, tiger, cheetah, sunset, dual flames tons of stuff just not as cool as had been all one concept.
What I am planning is the legendary stuff though. A Dragon, Foo Dog, Fu Lion, and Lily 3/4 sleeve for my left (this will be my redemption), and I strongly suggest anything animal related especially stronger creatures. Mythical creatures are great too like Leviathan, Chimera.
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Dragons, Phoenix's, Crows, Birds, and Owls so those are your safest bets. Better to go half or full sleeve but forget working in the public like restuarants, sales jobs, fron desk clerk jobs if you do that route. I work in an office away from the public so tattoos are not an issue. And for goodness sakes stay away from the ribs that stuff is insane, 6 hours in and almost done but I am I dying. Octopus sleeves are badass IMO just not enough room for me to get one. I would have totally got a Octopus sleeve if I could have a re-do but I would rather do my legendary mash up instead.
Tattoos are badass ESPECIALLY in dealing with 9's and 10's. Where I used to be outmatched in dealing with 10's now it takes their breath away to see a buff dude tatted up they just love it! Makes gaming them easier and hot chicks in the Gym are always creeping, hell 10's approach me now and this never happened as a skinny dude with no tatts. They just see me as more attainable and desirable. So many women are obsessed with it and they barely have tatts themselves they just want guys with tatts and the hotter they are the more they like em. It's weird.
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