Homers Odyssey tattoo project

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  1. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Hey guys!
    So I found this awesome story first through the epic song by Symphony X which has been a favourite since I was ~15 (nearly 22 now). I wanted to turn it into my first tattoo since a young age and the plan never changed, got round to my first session today!

    Odysseus himself:

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    6 hour session from the awesome Woody @ Woody's Tattoo Studio, High Wycombe UK :: Tattooing | Body Piercing | Laser Removal | Hairdressing & Barbering

    It's my very first tattoo - I have to say this is definitely the first time I've experienced real pain in my life :lol: I got through the 6 hours with just a 10 minute break but it was certainly agonizing at parts! The first hour was largely fine but repeated inking around the back of the tricep and the bone atop my shoulder was not pleasant.

    Absolutely thrilled with the result!
    Next we place Poseidon on the back of the arm on the 12th September. After that will be Odysseus' ship on the back of the shoulder, being attacked by the seamonster Scylla from the front of my chest. Followed by stormy filler and then colour unless I happen to change my mind.

    :hbang::hbang::hbang:
     
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    MatthewLeisher Ghostmaker

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    Looks really good dude! Definitely a classy tattoo and the art is top notch.
     
  3. skeels

    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Very nice. Please do not forget Odysseus' dog though.

    He's my favorite.

    :)
     
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    xzyryabx SS.org Regular

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    looks great man!
    Get ready to be asked "who is that?" all day long!
     
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    Fiction For Mod

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    You're a man of large leaps, my friend :lol:

    Looks great, dude!
     
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    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    If you haven't yet, I highly recommend reading Homer's masterpiece.

    It will blow your mind.

    And, not w wanting to spoil it but Odysseus' reunion with Argos (his dog) I'd without a doubt the most moving part of the tale.

    Oy! I'm all verklempt!
     
  7. Daf57

    Daf57 5 7s in 4ths

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    ^ Agreed. I remember being forced to read it in school and ended up loving it!

    Anyway - awesome tattoo man! I can't think of a better subject matter - get the cyclops somewhere, too! ;)
     
  8. The Reverend

    The Reverend GHETTO KING OF SWAG

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    Dude, talk about a first tattoo! I bet the work on the back of the triceps just felt wonderful. Six hours is rough, too. After awhile even getting ink wiped off hurts like hell.

    You've definitely picked a great artist, and an even better story to get tattooed on you. Keep us updated, man.
     
  9. skeels

    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Agreed! Kudos for the long session too!

    I'm a wimp-I used to just get brands.

    I'm cheap to....
     
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    Sebastian Poland CEO / RHLC ©

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    That looks awesome!

    Although I was expecting:
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    :wavey:
     
  11. Vostre Roy

    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    ^ Can't see it, but might be blocked because I'm at work

    I was hoping this... I'm dissapointed EE...

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  12. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Thanks for the comments all :D
    I've read the book but not Iliad, will do soon!
     
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    Gonna be epic when you finish :hbang:
     
  14. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Looking pretty much healed after just 6 days!?

    Wet healed it, didn't feel a thing after 2 days which is when it began to look like sunburn - most of it has brushed off now.
     
  15. Wings of Obsidian

    Wings of Obsidian Banned

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    Dude! You must be like my long-lost brother or something! I got plans for a big tribute to Homer's The Illiad and The Odyssey planned for my body!
     
  16. Cynic

    Cynic Bored Stiff

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    indeed
     
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    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Dude! That's such a cool idea for a bunch of tattoos. Now I'm jealous of your 9 string AND your tattoo!
     
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    The Reverend GHETTO KING OF SWAG

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    I keep checking you out, EE. I hope that doesn't make you feel weird :lol:.
     
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    patata 7 heaven

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    isn't that a bit too much for a first session?
     
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    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    Why would it be?
     

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