Tattoo advice needed!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think of a dancer.

Post # 3
415 posts
Helper bee

My first thought is it looks like a stripper..

Post # 4
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

To me it looks like someone who was/is involved in some sort of dance.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think its a dancer, however I think it could be very easily perceived as being sexual. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It looks like those stripper silhouette decal stickers that teenage boys put on their cars. Like these:

In fact, the bottom two on the left even have a similar pose.

Post # 8
220 posts
Helper bee

Tigerlilybride:  maybe if you change it from a silhouette to an actual dancer with a dancer’s outfit, it won’t be quite as confusing. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

dont do it trust me i got a shilloette cat on my foot they go crap over short time when the ink spreads out and dont get it on your foot my cats legs fell off i need it removed

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i mean like the hair and hands are to fine of a detail to be shilloette it wont look good for long at all my cousin has a tattoo shop

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

First thing I thought of was mud flap girl or stripper :s.  I agree with pp, a tattoo artist could sketch up a silhouette that won’t confuse anyone. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I think if the hair were pulled back in a bun (like you often see in modern dan and ballet), it would be more evocative of a dancer, and less evocative of a stripper/less overtly sexual.  The loose hair brings a sexual overtone to the silhouette, while also detracting from the details of the upper body (since the hair covers the neck/shoulders and obscures the outline).  Additionally, as a PP mentioned, the fingers and the finer parts of the hair are quite thin and will likely not last well as a tattoo – fine lines tend to blur or “blow out,” or fade, fairly quickly, depending on the skill of the artist, the care the owner of the tattoo takes, and sunlight exposure.

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