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First Little Octopus

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Friday, the 16th of May, I asked and was allowed to learn some stuff at the shop: [link]
Osam supervised and taught me about the needles, ink, how to assemble the machine, align everything, etc. Since I was only allowed to make a design 1-2" square, I hurriedly put together this little octopus baby. I wasn't really expecting to do it TODAY, and I wasn't prepared, and I was so nervous, doing my very first self-tattoo...

It's a real commitment, to my own art, to the job, taking possession of my body, and many other heavy spiritual and emotional matters. And it all came down to the moment when I held the buzzing, vibrating machine in tight fingers and hesitated before touching it to my calf..
but I did. And about halfway through, the focus, tiny localized pain, and endorphins all came in a rush of adrenaline and excitement and I started laughing and saying 「楽しい、うれしい、ああ~楽しい!」 (This is so much fun, omg, THIS IS FUNNNN!!) :D

The coloring was incredibly entertaining too, and I got the hang of this beast pretty quickly, the speed of the needle and the weight of the machine, which were all totally new to me.

So here's my first attempt at tattooing anything on anything, and it wound up being a baby octopus on my own right calf. I think next is gonna be some flowers and maybe more sea creatures. I'll keep working on this leg and let someone else do beautiful work on the other. XD
Image size
3968x2976px 2.46 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
FE5010,X915
Shutter Speed
10/400 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
64
Date Taken
May 15, 2009, 6:23:55 PM
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ChibiKit1's avatar
Really food for your first try!
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hotpotatoes1Hobbyist General Artist
Arww, that's soo adorable! :eager:
I can't wait till I'm eighteen so I can get a tattoo! :)
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koshiiProfessional Traditional Artist
It's fun! I do recommend it! In about 2 weeks I can finish up another one and then I'll post it here. <3
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hotpotatoes1Hobbyist General Artist
Yaaaays! :eager:
DrStrangebob's avatar
All yours from art to finish!
Nicely done.
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koshiiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I can't wait to do more!
MakotoSei's avatar
Little, but Cute ! :heart: I think its a very good start :thumbsup:
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koshiiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D I know it's so little, but I have to do small ones to begin with. But soon I can do a little larger piece. I am thinking about flowers next. :)
MakotoSei's avatar
Ahahaha, every thing started with the little thing :D
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Antrizodian Traditional Artist
so cute!
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koshiiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! <3
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