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Ink Master series

Discussion in 'General Hobbies and Interests' started by faroukfarouk, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

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    On the other thread @1stcenturylady mentioned the Ink Master series; so has anyone seen it?
     
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    1stcenturylady Spirit-filled follower of Christ Supporter

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    It is on the old Spike station, now called Paramount, on Tues night. I'm an artist and love anything to do with art. But, beware, it has rough language. No love. It is a lesson on how NOT to treat your brother! LOL
     
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  3. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

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    Thanks for the info; the Paramount as well as the Spike is probably on Youtube as well.

    (You're right; sometimes it's best to watch such series with the sound down...)

    Seems like you do love to see the inking, as it goes in and takes shape, anyway.
     
  4. faroukfarouk

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    PS: So do you like to look at portfolios? usually parlors let ppl just walk in with absolutely no obligation.

    My wife and I talked to a young lady with the whole of John 3.16 inked on her wrist area; it was her favorite Bible verse and mine also; and I'm sure other conversations have arisen from her willingness to have it done.
     
  5. faroukfarouk

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    1stcenturylady:

    Some of the ppl on Ink Master seem very confident.

    But I think there is a special grace to being able to get tattooed confidently without reacting with unnecessary language, right?
     
  6. 1stcenturylady

    1stcenturylady Spirit-filled follower of Christ Supporter

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    There is a lot of arrogance and putting down of other people's artwork, which is the basis for all the bad language. One season an artist came to blows with one of the judges, and left the show. I blamed the judge on that one. He obviously let that volcano erupt.
     
  7. faroukfarouk

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    Yes.

    In the amazingly varied artwork, there is a lot of pent up determination and aspiration in both receiving a tattoo and in its creating. Often the exhilaration of inking is thought of in relation to the person being tattooed, but it can also apply to the person doing the injecting artwork.

    Depending on ppl's reactions, there can sometimes be a thin dividing line between the exhilaration of giving/receiving ink and extreme frustration when the inking and injecting efforts are not appreciated.

    I wonder how long the present Ink Master series will last, and how long it will take to do another series?
     
  8. faroukfarouk

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    @1stcenturylady PS: I do wonder if the producers of Ink Master actually treat the series as the organizers of wrestling matches do: i.e., it is a much for the entertainment spectacle of the arguments as much for the competitive aspect.

    In some ways this seems a pity.

    Some other ink shows, such as NY Ink, London Ink, Miami Ink and LA Ink (which you might have seen?) don't tend to magnify the arguing so much, but concentrate more on the actual artwork.
     
  9. 1stcenturylady

    1stcenturylady Spirit-filled follower of Christ Supporter

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    I guess that's up to Paramount now, but with everybody and their dog getting ink, I think there would be a ruckus. It's been on every year, and I've seen every episode numerous times. ;)
     
  10. 1stcenturylady

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    They may be encouraged, but the tears are real.

    I've only seen a couple episodes of Miami Ink. In one, they created a design to camouflage a huge birthmark on this guys calf. I'm sure it did wonders to his self-esteem.
     
  11. faroukfarouk

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    Oh I know a huge amount of passion can go into it. I don't doubt its authenticity. (I do wonder if the producers and marketers of the series are a bit detached, though.)

    Yes, cover ups can perform a necessary and even vital service, for some ppl. Including for ppl with tattoo regrets. E.g., a Christian woman with the name of a non-Christian ex-bf tattooed might well opt for another design to be superimposed, such as 'Bible' in order to obscure 'Bill', or whatever.
     
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    You obviously appreciate seeing the artwork taking shape, anyway.

    You're probably like me, in that if you had been a tattoo artist (again, like me, you probably wouldn't now seriously consider taking it up as a side-line at your stage) you would probably and strongly prefer to concentrate on intricate efforts to produce quality artwork with really careful ink injecting.

    Rather than get into the 'entertainment' side of arguments for public consumption.
     
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  13. 1stcenturylady

    1stcenturylady Spirit-filled follower of Christ Supporter

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    I know the people getting the tattoos on the show go in expecting very experienced people doing them; otherwise the artists wouldn't qualify to even be on the show. But, can you imagine agreeing to be on an episode where the artist can put anything they want on you to wear a lifetime! Yikes!

    Another show I watch is America's Top Model (probably not your cup of tea LOL), and this year some of the girls have tattoos. A first.
     
  14. 1stcenturylady

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    I've never been in a tattoo parlor. I just like to watch the show. Although, I did go to a car show once where half of it was set up for a tattoo contest. So I did see people looking through portfolios and getting inked.
     
  15. faroukfarouk

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    Well then you highly likely would enjoy visiting a parlor, anyway, to look at the portfolio artwork.

    (There's probably one near you.)
     
  16. 1stcenturylady

    1stcenturylady Spirit-filled follower of Christ Supporter

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    Not likely. At least, Ink Master throws out the riff-raff and only shows excellence.
     
  17. faroukfarouk

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    I'm not surprised. Although it used to be a man thing, in North America now more women than men get them. It's what young women do. I saw a quote about just how prevalent it is in the Bible Belt.
     
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    PS: Here's the quote I referred to from the Bible Belt, FYI:

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    Mind you, I can see that in your case you wouldn't want to see just any faith based tattoos; I can see that you yourself really like to see designs tattooed that are of real artistic quality.
     
  19. 1stcenturylady

    1stcenturylady Spirit-filled follower of Christ Supporter

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    The only tattoos I have are permanent eye brows. So it is cosmetic. Do you have any?
     
  20. faroukfarouk

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    Oh I was referring to ink designs in portfolios that you might be interested to see rather than obtain. Although I guess there's not a fundamental difference between a woman getting strong and thin eyebrow arches tattooed because it looks nice, and on the other hand getting a quality design tattooed on a wrist, etc., again because it looks nice. Although an arm design that I received soon faded and wasn't a success, I can understand how Christians young and older might want to use a Bible verse or ref., Christian fish <>< sign on a wrist or wherever, because they are proven conversation-starters.

    (Which in witness opportunities presumably is the whole idea.)
     
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