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Globe forearms

by ikarus90 »Sat 08 Dec 2018 10:47 pm

Hello everybody!

I am not sure whether I am writing in the correct forum, if not please excuse me =)

I plan to get my first tattoo in the near future, but before that I wanted to get advice from the experienced community here.

The motif should be the two sides of a globe. Something like what you can see on the link.

https://de.aliexpress.com/item/FD3311-n ... 11082.html

The continents should then of course be placed a little differently, but in principle it should go in this direction. I.e. with longitudes / latitudes, a round frame, shading, vintage etc.
The two sides should be placed on the inside of the forearms (one globe side per arm). Directly above the bend where there is the most space.

Since I am an absolute newcomer, the question arises which style is most suitable for such a motif? I thought vrmtl. of linework? Or are there other styles to implement such a detailed and at the same time small tattoo?
Do you know someone who could implement this motif well? The studio could be anywhere in Germany or in Northern Italy.

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Re: globe forearms

by monkima »Sun 09 Dec 2018 6:44

ikarus90 wrote: I thought vrmtl. of linework? Or are there other styles to implement such a detailed and at the same time small tattoo?



Small and detailed doesn't work in any style in the long run!
Lines get a little wider over time, no matter what the style in which they are engraved ..... that is, if the lines are too close together, it can happen that they run together ... and filigree then becomes small and muddy.
Make it bigger or include fewer details

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Re: globe forearms

by ikarus90 »Sun 09 Dec 2018 8:28 am

Hello Monkima,

everything is clear, is noted. But maybe it came across as a bit wrong. The tattoo shouldn't be tiny. It should be as big as possible. The diameter of the globe should cover half of the forearm (and thus also extend strongly to the sides).
And as far as details are concerned, only shades around the continents and possibly latitudes / longitudes should be engraved.
Do you think that is still too small?
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Re: globe forearms

by Ani Ta »Sun 09 Dec 2018 8:46

Think about how big a half of the globe would have to be for you so that you can really see something on it. So not as a tattoo, but as a picture on the wall. And from this you can deduce what kind of area it needs on you, especially when you consider that the lines will be wider and it should therefore be even bigger.

Then it becomes questionable for me whether part of the forearm is sufficient for half of it. Especially when you consider that you then want to "wrap it up" and thus distort the proportions. Is that really what you want, or would that give you the joy that you hope for?

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Re: globe forearms

by strangefruit42 »Sun 09 Dec 2018 9:34

I once googled to demonstrate how tattoos can age. This is quite small, but it has details as you would need them, e.g. so that the contours of the continents come out clearly. This is extreme now, ok. But you can never know beforehand how your skin will behave in the future.



I wish I had a picture of my Alice Cooper on my shoulder blade when it was new, about 18 years ago. It really looked like he was looking out of my skin, 3D and everything.

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Re: globe forearms

by ikarus90 »Sun 09 Dec 2018 11:01 am

Ok, the first one looks awesome. But I also don't want to have implemented the continents 100% exactly.
I found a studio in Hamburg. Nancy did a lot in that direction.

https://www.spadetattoo.de/gallery.htm

Image 2,3,4 and especially 25 and 34 go in that direction. It looks like 25 and 34 were both stabbed on the forearm. Do you think that this is too detailed and will become too much over time?
I might have imagined it to be like the 34, only that the circle is a bit larger and is only filled from one side of the globe. And the borders of the continents are done with fineline (like 25) and the shading with dorwork. Is that an unrealistic implementation?

The dotwork shades would definitely bleed over time. Of course, it is difficult to say in general what that will look like. But in my imagination the dotworks would then run out a bit but still have shading "characters". What do you all mean?
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Re: globe forearms

by strangefruit42 »Sun 09 Dec 2018 11:09

OK, that's different. I don't know about dotwork at all now, others can certainly say more about it. You mentioned vintage, it sounded like a copperplate look to me with countless details. So more or less exactly like in your picture.
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Re: globe forearms

by ikarus90 »Sun 09 Dec 2018 11:17 am

Yes, the idea is still in the boil. It started with a vintage globe but is developing more and more in the direction as described above.
But that's why I ask here to find out what is even feasible =)
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Re: globe forearms

by ikarus90 »Sun 09 Dec 2018 16:14

could you maybe recommend a few more people who are technically going in this direction?
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