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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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:iconfreakshowskate:
freakshowskate Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Looking for artists to pitch for board designs. Email if interested. freakshowskateboards@gmail.com
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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.
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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 :)
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x-ladylex-o Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love this color combination!!
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:iconrenegade-samurai:
Renegade-Samurai Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!...i want that tattoo!
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:iconaribuscus:
aribuscus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The grey and white colors makes the red just pop!
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Hairac Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is my fovourite of the serie :heart:
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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.
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misteve Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
apparently white goes yellow when it fades
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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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mushroomHunting Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
i love your girls! such a great style!
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embermclainisachick Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Question-why didn't you post the other virson that's on your blogspot?
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Zorvana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
tu as fait cette image avec quoi? Je l'adore!
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kinkei Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I used Flash cs3. thanks
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strange12girl Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Blues and whites tend to fade fast from what I've noticed.
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AshDayArt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
all colors will eventually fade, but you want to stay away from purple and blue, because they will eventually turn gray-ish. Warm colors, and sometimes green depending on the shade, (if it is a yellowish green) will last longer. I am fairly dark complexioned and those colors are still vibrant on my skin even after 3 years. VERY LOVELY TATTOO
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, totally love it <3
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NakoDemonVampire Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful <3
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L1qw1d Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
wait so since you drew it upside-down should there be a goats head in the pentagram? lol
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L1qw1d Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
wait so since you drew it upside-down should there be a goats head in the pentagram? lol
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cowpi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they look so evil.... i like it! : D
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SP85 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010   Digital Artist
It's an awesomely awesome design for a tattoo... I don't have one myself (hopefully someday!) But personally if you want them designed around your pentagram, I would want them a lot more metal ^^ Just my opinion though!
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! This would make a great sticker too.
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:iconkanekatharsis:
kanekatharsis Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
that looks super
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pokie2u Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
omg this is epic! love it!
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sonoreo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Once I'm old enough I'll be sure to get his on my spyne lol.
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aimer-art-amin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
lovveee it
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kairi-costumes Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
i suggest B & G (black and grey) requires minimum touch ups and doesn't fade like colour. red is a colour that also doesn't fade quickly but still fades faster than Black and grey. I hope I helped a little!! I have 4 tattoos myself and I'm always happy to help fellow tattoo seekers :]
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sidewonder Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the eyes of your cartoons
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uppuN Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really want a mermaid tattoo (: I think blue looks great on the skin! In my future tattoo there will be red, green and blue ;)
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KuriosiT-kat Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This will be such a wicked tat! I don't have any myself... (a huge fear of needles and pain really make it impossible for me to go through that) but it'd look awesome! I find from observation that blues stay longest and best...
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Homiko Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Hm.... I have 4 tattoos and of them, blue and green have faded least over the years. Imo, it depends on where you go and what kind of ink the artist uses. Some inks are better quality than others I think.
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Stolen-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is super cute! I have tattoos with red/black/white in them and they did not fade at ALL. If you take care of it when it's healing and remember to always use sunblock when you go to the beach & stuff you will be fine no matter what colours you choose :)
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Sachi-Tan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
don't get yellows and reds ESPECIALLY if your skin is kind of dark like someone from the caribian. My moms faded FAST!
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junkyardpicasso Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
NOT WHITE.
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:iconprincesse-de-la-lune:
that's just beautiful :D
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girlfrumnever Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow! It beautiful!
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theycallmeMandy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
GORGEOUS! :flirty:
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sferacheng Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
oh yeah!I likey!I likey very muchey. :)
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peridot-magelette Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
i like! this looks really cool.
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Uchiha--Zakuro Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it would be awesome to have your own art on your body *-*

It's nice what you asked about the fading colours, I would like to have two tattoos with purple, and I've never thought about the colour fading and etc :3
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Phantasm-D-Lagosa Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Very nice design!
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flashparade Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
red does tend to fade, from my experience, and I know people with white in their tattoos, and it doesn't really show up very well on skin. I love the placement of the mermaids though, I just love arm tattoos. I got my sons initials tattooed on the inner part of my forearm. Does your pentagram have any particular meaning to you?
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Tamamiko Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
My husband has a beautiful Celtic cross on his arm with a blue jewel with awesome shading that hasn't faded at all, or if it has, it's very unnoticeable.
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Carsis Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
someone is actually going to have this done on their arm? cooool!!! :D
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ice-cream-soda32 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow if i was old enough i might have cosidered getting this as a tattoo it awesome :la: :heart:
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LadyRavenShadow Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Most colors will stay for quite a long time as long as you take care of it. Using sunblock helps alot if you spend alot of time outside. :)
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Danielsfcarlos Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Is beautiful...
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Ayu-Dev Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it quite a bit!
It seems like it would look like a lovely tattoo :D
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Frizelle Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional
love love LOVE it darlin. Placement on your arm looks perfect as well (from the photo you put up).
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