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Check out my Firefly tattoo and give me feedback

POSTED BY: DARWIN54
UPDATED: Monday, December 20, 2010 19:40
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Saturday, December 18, 2010 6:45 PM

DARWIN54


Hi Everyone,

I was a frequent visitor to FFF years ago, but I wanted to come back and share a picture of this awesome Firefly tattoo I just got.



I was wondering if anyone had ideas for touchups that could make it look even better? I think I might get the flames in the back bigger so that it looks like it's propelling more.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010 7:16 PM

BLAZINGUN


WOW!!!! I LOVE IT!!!
Yes I agree with you on gettin bigger flames.

Lil Gal Big Gun

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Sunday, December 19, 2010 5:46 AM

MUTT999



How long did that take?




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Sunday, December 19, 2010 7:00 AM

DARWIN54


It took two sessions that lasted about 2.5 hours each.

The first session was doing all the outlines and creating the space background. Everything was done in black with shading for space.

The bulk of the second session was spent on making the space blue - this normally doesn't take long, but with so many other things going on, it took extra care to not cross any lines.

The very top of it hurt a little, but other than that, it didn't hurt that much - I kept myself busy playing Angry Birds.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010 7:02 AM

MUTT999



It came out awesome!




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Sunday, December 19, 2010 9:12 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Quote:

Originally posted by Darwin54:
I was wondering if anyone had ideas for touchups that could make it look even better? I think I might get the flames in the back bigger so that it looks like it's propelling more.

Don't add flames to Serenity because admirers will have to stroll around you to see the entire tattoo. For example:
http://scarygaijin.deviantart.com/art/Serenity-tattoo-1-38908257


DARWIN54's tattoo is the best of the three I've seen. It is perfection. But if you want to go beyond perfection, add red and green navigation lights that flash on and off when you flex your biceps.


The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity", where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Monday, December 20, 2010 5:02 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Truly shiny Tat. I would get either bigger flames or the chinese character for Serenity.


SGG

Tawabawho?

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Monday, December 20, 2010 5:17 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


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Originally posted by Shinygoodguy:
Truly shiny Tat. I would get either bigger flames or the chinese character for Serenity.

Bigger tattoos aren't always better. Jewel Staite's Pink Pegasus (should have been Serenity) got overwhelmed by the background decoration of stars and blue cloud. Darwin54's tattoo has also got the stars and blue background. That is more than enough. Going farther could ruin it. Start a new tattoo -- on the other shoulder. Blue Sun?


The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity", where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Monday, December 20, 2010 8:53 AM

LEEDAVIDT


Looks Perty Shiny if u ask me! i've be contemplating a Firefly Tattoo myself...You Should Keep and maybe do Another one...

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Monday, December 20, 2010 7:37 PM

DARWIN54


Quote:

Originally posted by LEEDAVIDT:
Looks Perty Shiny if u ask me! i've be contemplating a Firefly Tattoo myself...You Should Keep and maybe do Another one...



I think one FF tattoo is enough. I have much smaller BTVS and ATS tattoos, but I'm honestly running out of places to put these things.

There are some quotes from Firefly/Serenity I really like, but I'd have to think about where to put them first.

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Monday, December 20, 2010 7:40 PM

DARWIN54


Quote:

Originally posted by two:
Don't add flames to Serenity because admirers will have to stroll around you to see the entire tattoo.



I didn't think about that. I might go back and get the tail of the ship touched up a little. Right now it makes it as one big burner, but I know there are pieces of the ship separating the tail end of Serenity from another round burner that goes around the ship.

Glad you like my tattoo. I hope to have people point it out while walking around in the spring and summer.

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