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Quote jtuck Replybullet Topic: bad line work/stencil placement?
    Posted: June/12/2011 at 12:08pm
i have a large henna type design on the center of my back that i have added to each side.  the line work was done recently.  while he was putting the stencil on the artist told me it appeared my trapazoids were different sizes so one side is going to come over my shoulder a bit futher.  after dicecting it to death, my husband and i noticed a huge difference in the overall placement of the stencil/outline.  the sides do not line up at all.  it is totally disproportioned one side is around 3/4" to an inch higher than the other and one side of the design is totally different than the other in an area.  the add on sides should be lined up on the same areas on top and bottom of the original and they are not.  it looks horrible.  trying to download pics but my files are too big.  working on getting pics from a different camera but in the meantime, what do i tell this artist?  i truly feel like he f'd it up to the point that it may need to be completely covered.  no color or shading yet.
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Quote Cale Replybullet Posted: June/12/2011 at 1:00pm
If you dislike your tattoo, then you should talk to the artist. You went home "dissecting" it and looking for error, so you found error. The human body is not symmetrical by any means. I don't know what your tattoo looks like, but if you approved of the stencil while at the shop, the tattoo artist may not be able to do much for you. Also, perhaps seeing another tattoo artist for a second opinion may help.
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Quote jtuck Replybullet Posted: June/12/2011 at 1:32pm
i get it, thank you.  i guess dissecting was not the right word.  we could tell something was very wrong and after one look, it was obvious.  then we kept seeing more.  the right side goes over my shoulder much further.  i feel as a professional, he should not have continued.  it is almost as though he freehanded the right side.
 
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Quote jtuck Replybullet Posted: June/12/2011 at 1:43pm
cleared for better pic below

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Quote jim01 Replybullet Posted: June/12/2011 at 2:56pm
  i don't see that much differents in the 2 side and it looks to be pretty well centered up on your back. i thank with some shading and more color will take care of the problem but it's hard to really tell with these big pics can't get a good look at both sides together at once. good luck

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Quote Carrie_p2005 Replybullet Posted: June/12/2011 at 3:02pm
I don't think it looks that bad at all.  I think you're picking it apart because you've noticed a difference.  You may not realize it, but your left shoulder appears to sit about a full inch lower than your right.  This could very well be the reason for the difference between sides.  You can't blame the artist for asymmetries in your own body.  Judging by the consistency and control of the line work, your artist is pretty competent.  My guess is if there was anything he could do to even it up without compromising the integrity of the design, he would have done so.
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Quote Wormz Replybullet Posted: June/12/2011 at 4:26pm
To my eyes it looks more like the original tattoo was a tiny bit crooked and the addition is as good as it gets. If that would be lined up with the original one it would look way worse.
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Quote Keiran1980 Replybullet Posted: June/12/2011 at 6:11pm

I have reduced the image to a smaller size.

And drawn a rough frame based around some points of the tattoo. There is not a huge difference between both sides, for a piece of handmade art on the skin of a living creature this is pretty even. For a computerised design printed on paper it would be very asymetrical, but for a tattoo on a human's back this is reasonably good.
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Quote jim01 Replybullet Posted: June/12/2011 at 11:29pm
  yes after looking at these pics the placement looks even and centered i still think when you get the shading and color finished it will make a big differents
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Quote noegruS Replybullet Posted: June/13/2011 at 4:50am
It's handmade
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