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Mermaid tattoo by kinkei Mermaid tattoo by kinkei
This was based on a biro sketch I drew upside down on my arm for my next tattoo check it out on my tumbler [link] Obviously if I do decide to get it tattooed it will be a lot simpler and I'll probs change my mind a hundered times about the colours. I already have a pentagram on my arm that I had done 7 years ago and the mermaids I tried to draw around it, and tried to make the most of the space on my arm. :heart:

Whats the best colours to have tattoo wise, I want something that wont fade 2 much over time. Any suggestions from those of you who have tats?
I hope you all like.

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freakshowskate Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Looking for artists to pitch for board designs. Email if interested.
pirgeinferno Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Green, purple, blue and white are the colors you want to stay away from. They don't go into the skin as easy, so for one it is harder to get them to stay during the actual tattooing process, then they fade hellishly fast.
CharlietheBlueberry Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
this is what inspired my first deviation!! the end result is a little far removed form the original but I really like the colour scheme and the idea of a Gothic mermaid creature living at the bottom of the ocean...mine wouldn't work nearly as well as yours will for a tattoo though :)
x-ladylex-o Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love this color combination!!
Renegade-Samurai Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!...i want that tattoo!
aribuscus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The grey and white colors makes the red just pop!
Hairac Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is my fovourite of the serie :heart:
Tujima Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The red's going to be a bit painful, and I don't know if you have different artists where you live, but where I am most of the tattoo artists refuse to use white because the body rejects it so easily. Black is the most non-fadey that I know of though.
misteve Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
apparently white goes yellow when it fades
birth-by-silence Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Stay away from whites, flesh tones, and warm colors. xD They fade a lot faster than the cooler colors.

My tattoo is black and different shades of green. :3
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