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7/10/11 9:07 PM
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TampabayMMA
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In my mind I wouyld think that a tattoo artist should be an artist first, that is they should be able to draw really well. Like draw people and objects with proper proportion, perspective etc.

With so many tattoo artists out there, I see many that cant really draw for shit, except for stuff theyve practiced a lot, and that seems wrong to me. The first thing Id want to see from a tattoo artist is their original art. I see so many "great" tattoos that are anatomically incorrect and unnatural looking.
12/5/11 12:32 PM
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LeftLowKick
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that's like asking how important is being a good athlete in playing in the NFL
12/7/11 12:55 PM
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Fillthy
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Edited: 12/07/11 12:54 PM
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tattooing is not drawing on skin. Most great 'drawers' would be crap with a tattoo gun. I look at the artist's portfolio to determine if they've done the kind of tattoo I want. I think finding someone who enjoys tattooing in the style you want is more important that how much you like their original art work.
12/10/11 4:44 PM
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Blueyevil
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Yeah, tattooing is the complete opposite of drawing. Most artist suck at tattooing, but most tattoo artist go on to become good artist.

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