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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Talking contest: make a permanent impression

This is personal, so it might not fly, but I thought I'd ...try.
I love planted tanks, I started with with one betta and a tank
of feeder fish for a pet snake...and the obsession began. 3yrs.
and $1500+ dollars later, It felt like waiting for christmas a
week before the release of the AGA contest, just to see what
my fellow aquarists had created. One thing I also love is tattoos.
I've been searching for months for a design based on a planted
tank, something very colorful, edgy, and surreal at the same time.
I saw the tank with the dragon rising from its foreground in the contest
and it sparked, design like that, a dragon rising through a dense
underwater forest,.....spectacular. If anyone would like to draw, paint
or otherwise help me with the design I would appreciate it. You would
also have the satisfaction as a permanent fixture of body art, I think
I would also be willing to tattoo the artists signature within the piece....any
takers?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 03:28 PM
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I think that this tank is what you are refering to.
http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.or...=0&vol=2&id=59
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Unhappy yep

yep thats the one? no takers on this idea
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I have a couple tatoos, so I can speak from experiance.

If you really want an intricate tatoo look for a really good artist not an aquarium hobbiest. The pictures people can draw have nothing to do with what you can tatoo on your body. You would be better off getting a profesional tatoo artist and explain to him what your looking for. 99% of artwork can't become a tatoo without major re-work. You can fined very talented tatoo artist that specalize in natural background and wild life themes. They will draw you up something that is practical and not overly detailed. Be carefull who you select to do the tatoo, and make sure they have a good reputation. Alot of tatoo artists will do anything for the right amount of money, and 10 years form now your dragon jungle could look like an algy filled swamp. A really good artist will tell you exactly how detailed you can make the artwork without affecting its quality over time.

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