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    Default new Poecilotheria tattoo

    It only seemed fitting to get a new tarantula tattoo during ArachnoCon week. David Botello of Arte Por Vida (Art for Life) in San Antonio did this P. subfusca on Tuesday and the photo below was taken when it was less than 24 hours old. It's itching and scabbing/healing right now. I'll post another photo once it has healed and the color/pattern has "popped". As instructed, he did it with nice soft edges - no hard outline. He made a stencil from the photo in the back cover of Soren Rafn's Fugleederkopper (photo by Martin Huber), but just started at the bottom and worked his way up instead of doing a complete outline first (see bottom photo and note open book over Dave's shoulder). He used two guns with different size needles and custom-mixed colors.
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    great tattoo michael very well done and realistic indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Jacobi View Post
    It only seemed fitting to get a new tarantula tattoo during ArachnoCon week. David Botello of Arte Por Vida (Art for Life) in San Antonio did this P. subfusca on Tuesday and the photo below was taken when it was less than 24 hours old. It's itching and scabbing/healing right now. I'll post another photo once it has healed and the color/pattern has "popped". As instructed, he did it with nice soft edges - no hard outline. He made a stencil from the photo in the back cover of Soren Rafn's Fugleederkopper, but just started at the bottom and worked his way up instead of doing a complete outline first (see bottom photo and note open book over Dave's shoulder). He used two guns with different size needles and custom-mixed colors.
    MJ
    Top tattoo, don't forget to post a picture when its fully healed.

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    Great tattoo Mike. I think we should have a section in the Journalof the best tarantula tattoos!!!! I'll bring it up at the next Committee Meeting, if I remember!

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    I was able to view it first hand at the conference. Very realistic. Almost made me want one. Almost......

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    Thats a fab tattoo. Very well done.Was thinking getting another one of my own not sure a T though lol. Maybe another scorpion

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    nice tattoo

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    Hi everybody!

    This is my first post, must start somewhere.
    Very nice tattoo!
    Hope it's not a problem if I post mine here



    Best regards Uros

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    when im 18 im going to have a pokie tatoo but until then i like the real ones.
    sonny

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    those are great tattoos. hadn't seen tarantula tattoos i liked yet, both those are inspiring! i may follow suit

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