View Full Version : Marine tattoos


atreyu917
05-11-2009, 7:02 PM
I want to get a tattoo so bad of something to do with fish, but I can't seem to settle on something. I think I want something around my ankle. I was thinking like a couple different kinda of clowns, but I'm really not sure. Any thoughts or suggestions??

reefscape
05-11-2009, 7:06 PM
I have clown an nem on arm can't beat clown

atreyu917
05-11-2009, 7:15 PM
I want to see a picture!

Seedless Reefer
05-11-2009, 7:15 PM
Something like this?

http://www.atlantareefclub.org/forums/member.php?u=82

Derek_S
05-11-2009, 7:21 PM
http://www.beddoe.com/usmc_ega_tattoo.jpg

Victor626nj
05-11-2009, 7:35 PM
here is danny reefscapes tat
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g253/flaco626nj/photo.jpg

thagrimy1
05-11-2009, 7:51 PM
go to blue planet and look at tiffs husbands arm he has a half sleeve of a reef

WILLIAM1
05-12-2009, 1:17 AM
Heres a marine tattoo I did for a customer of mine. http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8056/195346732.jpg (http://img19.imageshack.us/my.php?image=195346732.jpg)

WILLIAM1
05-12-2009, 1:20 AM
Ok heres a cllown and nem pic I did a while back.http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/2938/dscn27525622296.jpg (http://img22.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn27525622296.jpg)

McLovin
05-12-2009, 9:27 AM
http://www.psychotats.com/newweb/pages/DeanoCook/DeanoCook.htm

Thumb through this. He has done some really nice pieces and is local.

atreyu917
05-12-2009, 10:47 PM
Deano is hella expensive though. I wanted to get tattooed by him, but he's got a 4 hours minimum at $175-$200 an hour. I just don't have that kind of money right now. Maybe when I get the big one on my back I'll go to him. Gotta save big for that one though.

William, what place do you work at btw? I know I've heard, but I forgot haha.

JessPete
05-13-2009, 12:10 AM
I'm such a dumbarse. Kept wondering why Derek posted his obviously not a fish tat. Lol. Re-read title and I get it now. marine. ha ha

I'm an idiot. I'll be excusing myself now.

DrNecropolis
05-13-2009, 12:11 AM
You wierdos and your tattoos..

JessPete
05-13-2009, 12:13 AM
You're just upset you didn't see the turtle and his stripe, lol

DrNecropolis
05-13-2009, 12:14 AM
hahaha

Smoothie
05-13-2009, 12:15 AM
Did you moon somebody?

JessPete
05-13-2009, 12:18 AM
Lol, No. I got a small sliver of a tan line across my lower back after riding the other day. Don't know if my jacket rode up, or my shirt underneath did and the jacket didn't filter sun out. So I have a half an inch wide and four inch long tan stripe across one side of my brand new tat.

Smoothie
05-13-2009, 12:26 AM
So he has a red ninja turtle eye band.
Raphael!

JessPete
05-13-2009, 12:29 AM
Lol, it's not actually ON the turtle, it's in the waves, and it's just tan now. Just a dumb tan line is all. Off to bed!

Smoothie
05-13-2009, 12:31 AM
Boooooo

WILLIAM1
05-13-2009, 12:34 AM
www.magickdragontattoo.com (http://www.magickdragontattoo.com)
www.tattooartists.org/will (http://www.tattooartists.org/will)
www.myspace.com/atlantainkbywill (http://www.myspace.com/atlantainkbywill)

JessPete
05-20-2009, 12:09 AM
http://www.zhippo.com/PleasurePointsHOSTED/images/gallery/fish-L.jpg

atreyu917
05-20-2009, 8:18 PM
Aw, that manta is gorgeous!
That's not a local artist is it?

JAustin
05-20-2009, 8:54 PM
This one is on a chick but I'm planning on something just like it on my right rib cage. Instead of it being short and wide mine will be taller.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i19/ickisgtp/2227154126_c10d5ef006.jpg

atreyu917
05-20-2009, 9:05 PM
wow that's actually pretty cool! A LOT of color!

Flipturn88
05-20-2009, 9:19 PM
I have a B&W seahorse on my left hip... If I can find a picture somewhere, I'll post it here. I wasn't so sure after I got whether it was what I wanted, but now I love it!

JessPete
05-23-2009, 12:28 PM
Love the octopus!

My pic was a google find.

cr500_af
05-23-2009, 9:12 PM
I'm chicken to get a tattoo. :(

I HAVE been thinking harder about it. Thinking of my daughter's name, spelled out in those colorful wooden blocks we played with as kids. I'm sure it's been done plenty, but I've never seen it.

ace1204
05-23-2009, 11:20 PM
One of the best in the country for marine tattoos is right here in atlanta. His name is Deano Cook and he is expensive but well worth the money. You may have seen him on tattoo wars on tv where he won his episode with a tigershark tattoo. He did 2 full sleeves on my friends dad before he passed away. Check out www.psychotats.com be prepared to wait a few months to get an appt though he usually stays booked up. Very talented and cool guy i have met him on several occasions and he is very big into underwater photography.

savingnemo754
05-23-2009, 11:39 PM
One of the best in the country for marine tattoos is right here in atlanta. His name is Deano Cook and he is expensive but well worth the money. You may have seen him on tattoo wars on tv where he won his episode with a tigershark tattoo. He did 2 full sleeves on my friends dad before he passed away. Check out www.psychotats.com (http://www.psychotats.com) be prepared to wait a few months to get an appt though he usually stays booked up. Very talented and cool guy i have met him on several occasions and he is very big into underwater photography.


+1

With a reef/marine tat it will pay to spend some extra money. You really get what you pay for with tattoos. I am about to clear some prime property on my back to get started on a reef scene. I have a college mistake tat on my shoulder and am now paying 3x what it cost to get it removed. Young and Dumb. And on that note always think on a design for a while don't go with the first thing that comes to mind.

atreyu917
05-24-2009, 12:58 AM
Yeah I've seen a lot of Deano's stuff. I'm a frequenter at Psycho. This will be my first and it's definitely not 4 hours worth, which is what his minimum is. I definitely plan on getting a back piece but not till much later in life, but he'll definitely be my go-to guy. I just wish that he didn't have that minimum or he'd be doing this one!

Looks like the tattoo for me has to be held off for just a little while longer because of car insurance, etc. But maybe by the end of summer. Still trying to decided on what to get!

cooper9177
05-24-2009, 2:55 AM
here is my octopus



http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/cooper9177/DSCF0041-1.jpg

atreyu917
05-24-2009, 10:28 AM
Who did your work, Cooper? It looks great!

JessPete
05-24-2009, 11:29 AM
Here's the guy that did my turtle tat. He has some marine tattoos in the color gallery. He's in Marietta.

New Addiction (http://www.newaddictiontattooga.com/gallery.php)

http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/P4240049.jpg

This was the first day. It peeled a few days later, no scabbing, and is much brighter now! I'm going to get a red hibiscus (just the outline and filled, no shading and a shark on my shoulder.

atreyu917
05-24-2009, 11:30 AM
ohh that tattoo idea sounds awesome Jess! I'm afraid this will be another addiction to add to the list....

JessPete
05-24-2009, 11:41 AM
Did you go to his color gallery? He's got some really fun stuff there!

atreyu917
05-24-2009, 12:28 PM
Yeah i did. he's done some really great work!

WILLIAM1
05-24-2009, 12:34 PM
Anyone wanting to get a tattoo should check out my work. I have 13 years exp and theres not much of a wait or a hole in your pocket after either. I usually dont charge by the hr unless its 6+ hrs. And the best part of it all is I am an ARC member:blush:

JessPete
05-24-2009, 1:07 PM
So is Cliff! :D And, he has a super cute website designer!

cr500_af
05-24-2009, 1:37 PM
Anyone wanting to get a tattoo should check out my work. I have 13 years exp and theres not much of a wait or a hole in your pocket after either. I usually dont charge by the hr unless its 6+ hrs. And the best part of it all is I am an ARC member:blush:

Have courage in tablet form? :o

WILLIAM1
05-24-2009, 2:36 PM
It doesnt bother me what kind of courage people have just as long as there not drinking and I dont know about it.:D

JessPete
05-27-2009, 6:57 PM
New hammerhead tat! Just got it today!
:D:D:D:D

fish1344
05-27-2009, 7:08 PM
Looking good!! One of these days I will be home to see it lol

atreyu917
05-27-2009, 7:36 PM
****! That looks really good! Didn't know you were getting another one so soon! I wish I could be as decisive as you on what to get!

JessPete
05-27-2009, 7:47 PM
I just browse google and some tat sites and when I see it, I know. That's it though! No more!

atreyu917
05-27-2009, 7:53 PM
BULL! You say that, but I'm sure they're will be more!

JessPete
05-27-2009, 7:58 PM
Oh god, no. I can't take any more! I'm not a fan of the process!

blu_devl_06
05-27-2009, 8:27 PM
Nice choice on the tat Jess!!

JessPete
05-27-2009, 10:03 PM
Thanks devl!

Don't worry, rich. You can see it Friday!

atreyu917
05-27-2009, 10:20 PM
bow chicka bow wowwww

JessPete
05-27-2009, 10:54 PM
Oh, yeah. You know it babe! The men just can't resist my.... shoulder. :P :D

cr500_af
05-27-2009, 10:57 PM
Will, you want to give me an idea of price on what I had in mind?

(I can't believe I am asking this...)

JessPete
05-27-2009, 10:59 PM
Do IT! Do IT! I'm sure Will will treat you right! He's got a hella cool avatar. :D

doitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoit .... oh yeah, and share your "idea"

cr500_af
05-27-2009, 11:39 PM
oh yeah, and share your "idea"

Page 2 :tongue2:

WILLIAM1
05-28-2009, 12:16 AM
What where you thinking of doing?

Will, you want to give me an idea of price on what I had in mind?

(I can't believe I am asking this...)

JessPete
05-28-2009, 12:32 AM
Page 2 :tongue2:

Oh yeah! I remember that now.

WILLIAM1
05-28-2009, 12:39 AM
Oh the blocks that would be super cool to do. Its a great idea how many letters and how big do you want it?

cr500_af
05-28-2009, 12:53 AM
Probably 3 1/2" across, so pretty small (upper arm). If I do first name only, it is 7 letters. I was also thinking of first "stacked" on top of middle name (5 additional letters) like you would stack two rows of the blocks.

I've hinted to my wife about it and she didn't act freaked out... but if I'm seriously considering this, then the news gets broken this weekend. She DOES lurk here, so if she "spies" on my posts then the cat will be out of the bag before then!

WILLIAM1
05-28-2009, 1:06 AM
You might be looking about $75 for the blocks 7 letters. It would take about 45 min to do.

cr500_af
05-28-2009, 1:12 AM
You might be looking about $75 for the blocks 7 letters. It would take about 45 min to do.

And with the letter and border colored, like this?:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/Cheap9Ball/PED1048.jpg

No interest in the side art, obviously, but a LITTLE bit of 3-D effect would be awesome.

JessPete
05-28-2009, 1:16 AM
Fwiw, I think it's a cool idea and haven't seen it before.

cr500_af
05-28-2009, 1:21 AM
Bonus!

JAustin
05-28-2009, 7:32 AM
Oh, yeah. You know it babe! The men just can't resist my.... shoulder. :P :D


I lol'd

JessPete
05-28-2009, 8:41 AM
Glad I could amuse. :D

WILLIAM1
05-28-2009, 9:35 AM
Just like it:up:

And with the letter and border colored, like this?:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/Cheap9Ball/PED1048.jpg

No interest in the side art, obviously, but a LITTLE bit of 3-D effect would be awesome.

cr500_af
05-28-2009, 10:42 AM
Will I am going to be PM'ing you soon. BTW the coral you gave me (and the coral you sold me) from your cube) is doing great so far.

WILLIAM1
05-28-2009, 11:34 AM
Im glad there working out for you. The cube is officially been broke down and sold. Thanks to the buyer.

grimreefer
06-02-2009, 11:55 PM
Found this on the Internet. Supposibly this guy got his arm bit off by a shark. Don't know if it's true or not, but still a unique MARINE tattoo.

Irony, get your arm bit off by a shark, what tattoo to get?

cr500_af
06-11-2009, 11:28 AM
Just like it:up:

PM sent!

myVWrock
06-11-2009, 12:12 PM
Found this on the Internet. Supposibly this guy got his arm bit off by a shark. Don't know if it's true or not, but still a unique MARINE tattoo.

Irony, get your arm bit off by a shark, what tattoo to get?

epic , I bet that gets him the babes

cr500_af
06-12-2009, 7:41 PM
Will, my wife has decided what she wants to do. I'll PM you with an idea.

cr500_af
07-02-2009, 10:37 AM
Do IT! Do IT! I'm sure Will will treat you right! He's got a hella cool avatar. :D

doitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoit .... oh yeah, and share your "idea"

Pics to follow when the redness goes away. :thumbs:

WILLIAM1
07-02-2009, 11:01 AM
This tattoo rocks hahahaha.


Found this on the Internet. Supposibly this guy got his arm bit off by a shark. Don't know if it's true or not, but still a unique MARINE tattoo.

Irony, get your arm bit off by a shark, what tattoo to get?

WILLIAM1
07-02-2009, 11:02 AM
Just wanted to say thanks again for stopping down and I cant wait to see the pictures.:thumbs:

Pics to follow when the redness goes away. :thumbs:

atreyu917
07-02-2009, 12:06 PM
Gooooo Barry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 did you get it today or yesterday?

cr500_af
07-02-2009, 12:08 PM
LAAATE last night. Home about 12:30.

atreyu917
07-02-2009, 12:10 PM
oh wow. can't wait to see it!

My tattoo is on hold till I pay off my dog's surgery :(

cr500_af
07-02-2009, 12:12 PM
I'd already have it posted but I can't take a pic of it without an assistant.

atreyu917
07-02-2009, 12:14 PM
how come? You can email it to me at atreyu917@hotmail.com if you'd like!

LilRobb
07-02-2009, 12:44 PM
I think Barry can't TAKE the pic...

BTW, coral delivery service tonight Barry - I'll be over there anyways, unless you wanna pick the one you want.

JessPete
07-02-2009, 2:17 PM
This is worse than jenn's tease!

blu_devl_06
07-02-2009, 2:23 PM
I can come take the pic Barry!! I wish you would have told me that's where your appointment was!!!!

cr500_af
07-02-2009, 3:44 PM
Robb-
I'm easy especially on freebies.

And correct, I can't take the pic. And no, it's not on my butt. :)
I can't exactly look through a viewfinder and get my upper arm.

cr500_af
07-02-2009, 9:12 PM
Ignore my awesome guns and killer tan:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/Cheap9Ball/DSC_0670.jpg

atreyu917
07-02-2009, 10:48 PM
wow the colors are great on that!

Crowe
07-02-2009, 11:31 PM
Thats coo!

DrNecropolis
07-02-2009, 11:48 PM
you wierdos and tattoo's..

cr500_af
07-03-2009, 8:50 AM
you wierdos and tattoo's..

Word.

ClaudiasMom's (with a bunch of glare from the flash):

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/Cheap9Ball/DSC_0672.jpg

This one is the daughter's initials across the bottom, mine in the left column and hers in the right column.

JessPete
07-03-2009, 9:26 AM
Too cute!

WILLIAM1
07-03-2009, 11:07 AM
Looking great those colors will brighten up even more after it heals.

Narcosis
07-03-2009, 11:21 AM
Well you could go with my father-in-law's idea of an ocean theme tattoo. He wants to get some rocks tattooed around his lower back and have an moray eel coming out of his crack. I thought it was a good idea. My mother-in-law, not so much.

atreyu917
08-01-2009, 11:43 PM
I think I want something like thishttp://www.tankedup-imaging.com/images/eastern_clownfish.jpg

traylor23
08-01-2009, 11:53 PM
This one is on a chick but I'm planning on something just like it on my right rib cage. Instead of it being short and wide mine will be taller.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i19/ickisgtp/2227154126_c10d5ef006.jpg

Do you have the rest of that pic? LMAO

Stevhan
08-01-2009, 11:58 PM
Ive got a chest piece that Im working on of a Viperfish. Its being done by Miami out of Psycho Tattoo 3. He trained under Deano many years ago and although he isnt cheap he doesnt cost as much.
This was actually a cover up of 3 jailhouse style tattoos. The shading on the dolphins is actually covering up a cross and the tube sponges cover up an eagle I think and I forgot what the other was (and more http://www.psychotats.com/newweb/pages/Miami/Miami.htm )
http://www.psychotats.com/newweb/albums/Miami/slides/DSC_0028[1].jpg

traylor23
08-02-2009, 12:01 AM
Holy crap! That is awesome! Can't wait to see the chest piece.

Stevhan
08-02-2009, 12:40 AM
oh, thats not my arm, just a nice cover up he did. My piece will be in black and grey as the detail so far is very realistic. It runs into my arm piece which is electric green so I might do color eventually mixed in to give it a more consistent feel.

atreyu917
08-07-2009, 10:22 AM
I think I'm going sometime this weekend! Going to make the appt today after the place opens

LeeS
08-07-2009, 2:01 PM
Here's mine

http://s466.photobucket.com/albums/rr21/stallardjrs/Sailfish/

atreyu917
08-07-2009, 2:07 PM
Yep, my appt is tomorrow at 2:30! Just the outline though. Not gonna be as small as I thought haha.

LeeS
08-07-2009, 5:10 PM
They never are. Mine is probably 2-3 times the size I wanted. Not complaining though

atreyu917
08-08-2009, 6:04 PM
It's no marine tattoo, but here it is. finally did it

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs121.snc1/5220_1137919244386_1119510191_30446159_6158948_n.j pg

Stevhan
08-08-2009, 7:33 PM
Thats a great start. Are you going to color it or do black and grey?

atreyu917
08-08-2009, 8:06 PM
Its going to be colored. I just didn't have the money for 2 more hours of work. So I'm waiting a couple weeks then going back. Haven't decided what colors yet though

JessPete
08-08-2009, 8:11 PM
love koi tattoos!

atreyu917
08-08-2009, 8:12 PM
I always loved them, but really never thought that's what I'd end up getting! then I got to looking at all fish tattoos, and the guy I went to does them so well so that's what I ended up getting

JessPete
08-08-2009, 8:22 PM
go purple and gold!

atreyu917
08-08-2009, 8:24 PM
I dunno about no purple haha.
I'm thinking like red orange instead of the normal gold that most people do.
I wanted a calico one, but heard that white doesn't tend to stay white as the years go on

JessPete
08-08-2009, 8:25 PM
ooh! Like the pink!

http://tattoodesignspictures.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/koi-fish-tattoo1.jpg

Here's another take on the koi

http://www.fishingfury.com/ff-content/chopped_koi.jpg

Really like pinks and purples

http://www.zhippo.com/PleasurePointsHOSTED/images/gallery/coi-M1.jpg

JessPete
08-08-2009, 8:27 PM
I've heard white will spread out and get yellow. check out thetattooforum.com

atreyu917
08-08-2009, 8:30 PM
Yeah that's what i heard too. Disappointing. hahaha I saw that second one tooo while I was looking for tattoos. DISTURBING! haha

I was thinking more like this
http://neverneutral.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/koi.jpg

atreyu917
08-08-2009, 8:40 PM
I really like this one too
http://tattoos-and-art.com/wp-content/gallery/koi-fish-tattoos/koi_tattoo_with_bamboo.jpg

JessPete
08-09-2009, 8:05 AM
Make sure he touches up his outlining on the bottom two fins. I see two little spots that look a little shallow and your skin may push that ink out. No biggie!

ericmcj31
08-09-2009, 8:07 AM
I really like this one too
http://tattoos-and-art.com/wp-content/gallery/koi-fish-tattoos/koi_tattoo_with_bamboo.jpg


haha...sorry to say...but nice butt crack pic-lol:yuk:

Corigan
08-10-2009, 10:54 PM
White stays pretty well if you protect it. I.E. always have suntan lotion on, try to keep it covered up, out of the sun. Tattoos will always need touch ups, so I wouldn't stay away from white because of that. White really accents tattoos well and makes them pop. They almost always put in White last and the difference it makes is unreal.