I know it’s weird I’m asking this

Posted on Friday 15 June 2007

Ok kids, I need your opinion on something. I’m finally putting into motion plans for my new tattoo. Right now, I’m trying to decide on a specific style of old-school sailor swallows before I can start adjusting and manipulating the graphic as well as deciding on color and shading. I have an idea as to which of the following I would likely go with, but I thought I would put it out there for a few other sets of eyes/opinions/thoughts. Don’t worry it’s not a poll so popular opinion here will not result in something etched on my skin – I did the same thing with all my other mods.

So, here they are (click to embiggen):

swallows.jpg

Please excuse the piss-poor rendering, I am not an artist and was drinking whiskey like beer when I did this. And please excuse the even poorer scan job.


  1.  
    lee
    June 15, 2007 | 4:07 pm
     

    bottom right

  2.  
    June 15, 2007 | 5:22 pm
     

    I like the far right one best, and secondly… the bottom left.

  3.  
    June 15, 2007 | 8:47 pm
     

    1st choice: Top left
    2nd choice: Bottom left

  4.  
    Maggie
    June 15, 2007 | 9:25 pm
     

    I’m with Sassy.

    Ironically, my secretary was looking at the same tattoos. Her swallow (and I’ll pass on the obvious joke because I may need your help later on) was blue and red/pink. Looks good on legs.

  5.  
    M_D
    June 16, 2007 | 12:09 am
     

    Far right or top left.

  6.  
    Syd
    June 16, 2007 | 12:25 am
     

    Good thing you aren’t counting on popular opinion, eh? I don’t know shit about which artwork translates to good tats. So, I’d have to go with whatever Lee says. She has some awesome ink.

  7.  
    June 16, 2007 | 1:01 am
     

    I love how varied the responses are. I was leaning towards bottom right but with a smaller head and a fatter body. The top left one seems too sweet or cute or something given that they will basically be dive-bombing my bush.

  8.  
    June 16, 2007 | 1:09 am
     

    See, I like each of them but my preference for each depends on where the tat will be. Since we now know it’ll be “dive-bombing” your bush, I’d probably choose either the top middle with swoopier wings, or the far left with a slimmer head.

  9.  
    lee
    June 16, 2007 | 11:20 am
     

    that’s exactly what I would do with your top-runner too…it’s body seems anorexic, but I prefer the old school design

  10.  
    Maggie
    June 17, 2007 | 12:38 am
     

    Well, hell! If it’s dive bombing your bush, make it a hawk or some other raptor.

    I mean, ya know, they eat meat.

  11.  
    June 17, 2007 | 11:41 am
     

    Lee – Me too. I was also thinking of having the two untie a chinese knot between them….

    Maggie – Excuse me but there’s no “meat” to eat on me. I may be butch but I’m all woman below the belt. :)

  12.  
    June 17, 2007 | 8:31 pm
     

    I like the top left AND the bottom right. Maybe you should just get two.

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