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shigeki.zumi: tattoo sketchbook: 012 by fydbac shigeki.zumi: tattoo sketchbook: 012 by fydbac
Tattoo design sketchbook project: shigeki.zumi: ballpoints vol.01 (pending title)
Medium: ballpoint pen

PLEASE don't ask to use. Be inspired, but do not copy in anyway. If you want to buy the original work, I don't know if I'll be selling them. If I do, I'll make a journal. Please don't ask when, as I don't know :) But your interest is appreciated.

Again, Please don't ask to use. If you want a tattoo design, please look through my commission info page: [link]

These are all at least 1-3 years old. Numbered in the order I did them (the lower the number = the older it is). Have about 4 or 5 even newer ones, which I'll post later. STILL intend to do the book though.

These designs are basically what I'd love to tattoo, and what I intend to have my future tattooing portfolio be filled with. Currently looking for a shop or booth to rent. I'll post a journal about that soon. Will be really putting in work once I move residency.

I GREATLY look forward to get back into tattooing!
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usmcnomad Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
really remarkable work.  
Maxim0308 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
If I'd ever made a tatto, It would be this one of yours!! ))
fydbac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
No you wouldn't: cause I don't give people permission to replicate my existing work as a tattoo, and it would be disrespectful if you did it anyway. And you don't "make" tattoos; since it is also a verb.

If you do tattoo, I hope you tattoo an original design of your very own (that is better than this). Perhaps inspired by this, but never copying any part of it.
Maxim0308 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
I just tried to pay you a compliment.
You took it to serious. And wrong. 

Thanks for the grammar lesson anyway.
fydbac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Though I read it wrong: thank you for digging the piece.

Unfortunately, I get so many people seriously mentioning they are going to use the piece in some way, that with the way you worded your comment, I couldn't help but perceive your words the way I did.

I hate when people try to school someone on grammar unnecessarily, so I only ever do it if I get the strong impression that english isn't the first language, or I feel what their english error is too huge for me to simply let slide and risk them repeating the mistake: And since I am still not fluent in my own second language (japanese), I understand the feeling, and welcome if someone corrects me without me I won't repeat it in the future. 

With your wording, I deduced that either 1) english was not your first language, 2) you were just having an "off" day if you will. or 3) It's just how you speak. I choose "1)" because of several cascading reasonings.

With that, I must mention: it's "too" serious, not "to". Or you simply slipped and missed the "o".

I'm not askin' folks to be perfect, that'll be ridiculous, especially since I'm not. "Made a tattoo" just sounds too wrong. "Did a tattoo" sounds better: I don't think it's perfect, but much better flow and connotation than "made".

Sorry for the lengthy reply; guess I'm just in a talkative mood. Hope you don't mind too much :)
Maxim0308 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Thank you for the reply)

"because of several cascading reasonings" is a good expression))
And this is the only thing I will copy for my own use without asking your permission)) 

MattGc03 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Creo que sera mi próximo tatuaje!
fydbac Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Por favor, no tomar mis diseños sin mi permiso. Yo nunca doy permiso. Por favor, conseguir un diseño a medida solo para usted. :)
killbill1981 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
hallo, my name is michael, i'am from switzerland. a long time i searched for an artist for my tattoo. So, your style is my favorite. can you make for my two arm sleeves? your artwork is awesome!! thank you for answer!!
fydbac Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you.

Commission info in the description, my front page, gallery, everywhere. Please read.
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