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    surf tattoo

    looking for something that is tall, that may go basically from my lower back up on side and across the shoulder blade area. i would prefer something like the view looking through/out from inside a barrel. its going to most likely be black and white. if anyone has any drawings or pictures or anything that might fit this description feel free to share, im having a tough time finding things to share with the artist that really will show him what i want done. im going for a somewhat realistic look as opposed to that surreal look you see a lot among surf art. here is a link to the closest thing i can find to what im going for. picture this maybe a little taller/thinner minus the surfer

    http://img2.etsystatic.com/000/0/574....293784642.jpg

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    +1 on this im looking for something a lot like the picture you linked realistic on the shoulder/rib area

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    I don't know if its exactly what you are looking for but there is a photographer named Clark Little that takes a ton of shots from inside waves. Even if you don't use his images as a basis for the tattoo he has some really cool pics to look at.

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    from someone that has a decent ammount of tattoos and a "surf inspired" one, i would suggest going with color. half of the oceans beauty is its color

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    Don't be in a rush to put a permanent label on your skin. Do you really want someone elseís inspiration and art work on your skin for life? If you must, make it original and inspired by you. Don't forget you'll be a senior citizen one day and that "tat" will look like greenish blue sh*t smeared on your skin. I know a dude who thinks he's so cool because he has every surf toy you would ever want. Not to mention all of his other "cool" gadgets and what not. He thinks all his sh*t makes him cool, but in reality he is the most jaded elitist asshole I know and thatís far from cool. Simple fact is coolness comes from within.
    Last edited by Doug; Aug 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM. Reason: naughty word

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    that picture does not look good on the wall and it will most certainly not look good on you.
    that being said, I'd put some real thought to not getting something so huge inked onto your skin.
    even the mightiest of eagles on someone's forearm will one day look like a wrinkled chicken.

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    Just a few recommendations for some killer ink:

    You get a dolphin, sitting in your favorite recliner, smoking a bong.

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    Last edited by dlrouen; Aug 15, 2012 at 12:10 PM.

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    +1 on the bong ripping porpoise

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    Just be smart. I love my Koi but in hindsight putting it on my calf was pretty dumb. Being a bodyboarder and all. There are so many great surf artists out right now its crazy just Google. Ashton Howard in Fla is sick with the realism. Some cool line work would work for a large wave tattoo plus faster and cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlrouen View Post
    Just a few recommendations for some killer ink:

    You get a dolphin, sitting in your favorite recliner, smoking a bong.

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    Dolphin w/bong FTW!!!!!