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Tattoo by knucksbby Tattoo by knucksbby
My first tattoo, got it when I was 16.
Special thanks to
~Furious-winds for
the design.

Thank you guys for Favs & I appreciate EVERYONE'S comments! (even from the assholes, haha)

To point out the obvious- I know my ink work is not of best quality at the moment. I made a mistake about my ARTIST when I got this done, but not my design.
To this day I'm happy with my tattoo because it does hold meaning to me. I'm sure when most people look at this, they see the cliche of the brass knuckles and sparrows, thinking I only got it to look cool or hardcore or whatever the fuck. but I got this tattoo for myself, as a reminder of events that are important and marks a certain lesson in MY life. I didn't just pick my design because it looked good.
What it means to me, and what you see when you look at it I'm sure are 100% different. I posted it on this site to share with the people who appreciate tattoos as a form of art. I do realize the mistake of letting someone who
is not a professional ink me me and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but when you live life, you make mistakes and learn from them.

I do plan on adding more to this AND getting it touched up
by a PROFESSIONAL. When it's finished, I'm sure people
will see it for more as the art it is and what it means, than the shitty quality of the lines & the cliche-ness people see on their first glance, 'cause it's deeper than that.

:) haha. THANK YOU!
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parasparmar81 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016

i like you design can you design one tattoo design using below three word?


Malifer Featured By Owner Edited Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont understand why the line work came out with such bad quality. It looks freehand and very shaky like it didn't have the design applied first. unless the original line work was flawed in which case its the artists fault not the tattooist.
Lothienien Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True the line work on it is not that clean.  However add some color and some design work and it will look good. Just my thoughts
KingofKings01 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
i love how the tattoo came out but i see a few errors with the shading but still came out great love the designs and please do get it done by professional
c0ffinc4ndy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this, so much. who cares if its not the best art, its still wicked. and the fact it has meaning makes it all the more awesome :)
Strenshi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Am I the only one who can see the laughing frog? o_o
hunterofthedark Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
no! :) here!
although I thought of a smiling hamster with a stag ... haha!

seriously - it doesn't look good. but it has potential - please get it done by someone who knows how to tattoo ...
d1stortionn Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
jokerjames80 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im sorry, but thats a horrible tatto. the lines and shadding are bad, and it just looks rushed. im glad you're happy with it, but i wish it was done by someone better.
metallica964 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I agree. She'd better visit a better one to fix it.

But she already told in the op that it is not the best art work.
fox-in-the-sun Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ever get it finished?
midnightclashtiger Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it!
magnusrules Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist
cool and sexy
CanariiaS Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Trailslayer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
I'm disappointed that such an important of your body has such a low quality tattoo on it. I have nothing against the image or the placement, simply the quality of work. I hope you get this reworked soon and post the end product, because with refining the lines and some coloring I believe it can be saved.
jlh2108 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
im a tattoo artist and your ink ,really is not that bad,i can be fixed,just make sure the next artist can just freee hand draw something on you ,if he can free hand it in marker and show you ,thats who you want to fix it...
Paupervision Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
nice i like the placing
TheWis3r Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
o wow had 2 hurt like hell. I give ya made props girl. I'd love to see the touch up
mikkoass222 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
actually that area is not even that bad... worst places re chest and ribs in my opinion :p
TheWis3r Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
my whole chest is done. when I have he $ im getting both sides of my rib cage done :P
LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you don't look to hard, it looks like a frog monster.. LOL.
But it is nice that it has meaning and I think the line work is pretty good. I just got my first tattoo today and the lines look pen drawn by a child. But it's just a small two word thing on my arm. Planning on getting something done around it so it looks a little better. But I love it.
I also like the placement of yours. Looks like a funky belt I saw today.
neenerLou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I see the frog monster omg! xD
LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's cute, right? LOL
neenerLou Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
yes aha omg
JemFersure Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
thats awesome!!
BalanceContradicting Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
i like the design. It really isn't that bad of a tattoo. wouldn't take much to make it into something you were extremely proud to show others. I started tattooing on my self when was first interested in art. And I have some sub par work to y standards now, I let a few friends that let me practice on them tattoo me. The few small ones that they had done are hideous! I wanted them smaller and simple so I could cover them up later, but its been years and I can't bring myself to do it. It reminds me of a time when I had a dream and people believed in me. Simple modification if you want to enhance it and thanks for sharing with everyone :)

p.s. I've even seen professional tattoo artist make mistakes! just make sure the artist has real passion about his work and confidence..and portfolios before and after healed pics speak for themselves...
XxKRAZYKIDxX Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Wait, your the originator of the Famous fake's tattoo? XD Everyone who makes a fake profile on a social network happens to use THIS picture.
Mlle-Desiree Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
cute panties and thats about it.
loneladiwolf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
good for you knucksbaby!! Tattoos should be/are art and personal...who cares what anyone else thinks...I have some bad tats from my younger years, ya live and ya learn, they are reminders for me of where I've been and sometimes where I want to be....they're mind and nobodies opinion of them are going to hijack the meaning they have
sasan-ghods Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
nice work shared on my :facebook: [link]
ParteKingWilson Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
She'll just have to keep a surrogate mother in tow. no problems!
Nu113D Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
spooner211 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
I've seen a lot worse work than that and im a tattoo artist and i have 2 fix piles of other ppls crapy tatt work when they shouldve just came 2 me 2 begin with. but it works out 4 me cause i end up charging them more 2 fix up the b.s. but anyways the design is beautiful and keep up with the body beatification(ink work) get at me if u wanna check out sum of my work. im currently working on getting this account figured out and putting my work on here but u can find me on facebook. my user name is tyler phucken jones. hope 2 hear from ya
adam1715 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Nice tat and nice body. Love it!
Mlle-Desiree Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Trolling is bad, but you sir, are lower still. lying to that poor girl will never get her to fix that train-wreck. Get a gf.
Alisoon1204 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Beautiful.. but what do you think if you was pregnant ?! .. :/
jaquie65 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
sasan-ghods Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
so cool :D
Chops1904 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Are you from oceanside?
owltopclip01 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Put color on it. I like it.

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kimberlykarnage Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the tattoo :) the bathing suit bottoms are cute too
IceHunter90 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome, just absolutly awesome :D I Love tattoos, I got 2 myself and I want to get more, it becomes a habit :D.
I think you should get some colour on that great work of art, to make it more alive and real :).

btw, I design tattoos... Your very welcome to go check my stuff, and if you like, then I´ll be very glad if you would leave a comment ;)

Peace out :)
spooner211 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
thats not a work of art
ShadeOfHalloween Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good for you, hun, for not letting people change how you feel about your tattoo :)
skittlezregood Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
i love how the birds wings are also claws. did you design that?
tatumdarby Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Screw straight, perfect lines. It looks so much better than pro done tats. The slight messiness just adds to the badass effect.
Blue-Bracelet Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Ahh Beautiful tattoo! A tad bit sloppy but still looks great! :D

Question: Did it hurt?
knucksbby Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
the closer it got to my belly button the more it hurt. lol, it wasn't bad though.
nukiibiitch Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
don't get prego
knucksbby Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
I have had my son since, didn't affect the tattoo a bit. Was just a bit bigger during pregnancy. :)
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