You Make The Call, I-A-B: Good Ink Or Bad? [Pic]

Submitted by: Osprey39 5 years ago

Whadda ya think, I-A-B? Would you be proud of this tattoo or is it a bloody mess?
There are 90 comments:
Male 286
too big
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Female 87
Would look better on a canvas. this is just tacky
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Female 412
I`m just really missing an apostrophe in `Sailors grave`.
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Male 1,569
tattoos always suck
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Male 1,360
i doubt he knows anything about sailors. like these trendy fargots who get nautical star tattoos, then refer to them as "nor-cal" stars. or people who who classic tattoos ala sparrows holding up a banner, or any other sailor tattoos (looking at you kat von d) Good if he can define starboard, otherwise a waste of money and credibility.
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Female 31
love it
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Female 295
Good if he`s a pirate.
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Female 533
The sails look like they have black sperm on them.
FAIL....miserably. Ugh.
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Female 1,313
Awesome, but the upkeep on it will be a thing.
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Male 63
cool now, terrible mess of dull colors later.
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Male 243
Excellent, maybe not in 10 years from now, but right now excellent
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Male 120
@bcoat Brilliant!
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Male 120
excellent!
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Male 358
This is really well done. Very impressive.
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Male 1,364
well its a piece of art, sure, but its also drating pretentious.
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Male 17
Sailor`s Grave? because of all the dead semen in his belly.
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Male 622
Man the color is great, well done tat. if i liked tats this would be one of my fav. very well done with the colors and detail.
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Male 2,737
Shiver me timbers!
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Male 222
The sails of the Flying Dutchman are gonna get a bit hairy.
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Female 407
Very well done. Not what I would do, but to each his own. I hope that he will have this nice work displayed after he dies.
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Female 6,381
So this represents an investment of how many 1000s of dollars? Just to be a perpetual billboard for someone else`s work and make half the population gasp at the beach?

(Also reminds me of those DoodleArt posters of decades ago.)
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Male 6,694
I guess its cool if you are a sailor.
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Female 4
Be proud. So much time and work went into this, and the quality of the work is amazing. This is a piece of art, simply on someone`s body instead of in a gallery :)
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Male 587
He had me up until the neck...
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Male 18
Black Pearl?
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Male 3,472
That would make a nice lamp shade.
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Male 224

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Male 1,244
his nipples... lol
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Female 69
Perhaps it`s the pirate in me, but I like it.
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Male 928
If you do get a huge tat this is how it`s done right.
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Male 518
drating awesome.
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Male 2,143
I looked for a while...Art,I think.
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Male 47
There is nothing wrong with tattooing and it most certainly has not become a fad. If that were the case, then this is the oldest fad ever and it will certainly out live any of us. If a douche hipster tries to ruin the art for you, just rememmber, they`ll have to look back at that piece of poo on their finger in disgust after about 20 years.
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Male 2,790
[quote]I like it. It makes the color of his nipples pop. Haha.[/quote]

i would have never noticed until reading your comment. now i can`t stop noticing.
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Male 802
I think the tattoo artist is really pretty talented, but I don`t care for the subject matter or composition.
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Female 737
That kicker is that this guy has nothing to do with sailing. drating hipsters. Tattoos have become way to accepted. Don`t get me wrong, I love the art of tattoo`ing, but the popularity had made this art a fad.
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Female 2,674
I like it. It makes the color of his nipples pop. Haha.
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Male 269
looks nice, though i don`t like front tattoos.
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Female 4,447
A beautiful example of the new old school, I like it.
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Male 183
@naturalblue to show that even though this tattoo is really nicely done that it`s simply too big and out there for it to be worth it? What if that guy gets fat? That tattoo isn`t gonna react too well.
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Male 183
Beautiful tat. Very nicely done. Would I get it? Hell no.
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Male 2,593
In ten years it`ll all be green
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Female 38
Good ink, talented tattoo artist. Bad choice in theme.
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Male 6,227
Good ink, as long as he`s committed to sprinkling his speech with "Arrr, matey!" for the rest of his life.
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Male 3,894
I`d get a print of it. I wouldn`t get it as a tattoo.

Someday he`s going to change his mind on just how rad pirates are. When that day comes, I`ll just take down my print and throw it out. He, on the other hand, will be stuck with a saggy pirate ship taunting him from the mirror.
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Male 1,646
Personally, I wouldn`t be proud of it. If I saw it in person I would think "That is the coolest fuc/king tattoo ever."
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Male 47
I like it. I vote proud of it.
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Male 1,610
@lastrogue - looks like his whole chest is now naval. ba dum tse.
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Male 128
Well, if he`s a member of the Flying Spaghetti Monster church, its a win then!
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Male 176
where is the dude`s naval?
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Female 2,525
If he is a sailor, awesome. If he isn`t, drat you, hipster.
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Male 3,619
it looks cool, but i think i would like it better if it followed by that "can be hidden under your shirt" rule
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Male 1,586
Goofy tattoo, but gorgeous work.
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Male 670
I don`t get it, but I wouldn`t be asked to join their club, so who cares? Each to their own.
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Male 5,094
As a back tat yes, as a chest one, no.
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Male 25,416
Silly, light houses are not on ships, would defeat the purpose ;P
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Male 362
very vivid coloring, i like
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Female 73
The work is very well done and he obviously likes it or he wouldn`t have had it done. What`s the point of this post?
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Male 2,868
@snorlax13- I imagine it did hurt a lot. I have a tat that comes just above my suprasternal notch (the little soft spot at the base of your neck just at the top of the sternum), and the minute or so that the area was being tattooed was the most painful out of all of the time I`ve spent under the needle.
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Male 36,507
It`s Ghod-awful! I honestly cannot believe someone can be so stupid as to have this done to them, and PAY for it!
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Female 1,148
It`s pretty well done. Obviously not for everybody, but I like it.
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Male 2,868
Beautiful work- classic style and extremely well executed. I just hope this guy isn`t a land-lubber.
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Female 131
also, that neck part creeps me out. that had to feel soooo weird and hurt a lot.
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Female 131
@paddy
a lot of times tattoo artists/parlors will take pictures of their completed works to add to their art books and what not, and considering how this picture was taken I think it`s safe to assume that`s why this picture was taken. That`s all I have to say about that.
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Male 725
All body ink is bad.
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Male 749
[quote]4.) Knob isn`t a valid insult. [/quote]

In this case, I`ll make an exception.
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Male 1,678
stupid.*

What are the odds of IAB`s innumerate chacter counter cutting off at that exact point? haha
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Female 1,743
WHAT?! NO APOSTROPHE IN "SAILORS" ?!?!?!


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Male 1,678
"1) Tattoos really only hurt badly if you have the pain tolerance of a toddler."

Its still hours of pointless pain to change how you look. Dress it up all you like but its serious vanity.

"2) 90% of people with tattoos like this don`t get it for anyone else but themselves, so your point is once again invalid."

That must be why he took a picture and posted on the internet.

"3) Tattoos don`t cost a fortune, and you only get them every so often. They`re probably as expensive or less expensive than a lot of hobbies."

Are you honestly trying to say this tattoo wasn`t expensive?

"Before you knock a hobby you should probably educate yourself. So that, you know, you don`t look stupid."

I didn`t knock a hobby, I knocked people who take it too far. Before you get all angry and try to argue with an opinion you should probably make sure your points are relevant. So that, you know, you don`t look
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Male 552
@ RyanF701

4.) Knob isn`t a valid insult.
5.) Tattoos don`t change how someone looks, just adds to it.

*highfive*
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Male 35
bad-freaking-ass
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Female 146
It`s awesome! Although I wouldn`t want my man having a tattoo that large
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Male 2,486
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The tattoo artist must be very talented, but anyone who spends this much time and money + goes that much pain changing how they look just automatically seems like a complete and utter knob to me.
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1) Tattoos really only hurt badly if you have the pain tolerance of a toddler.
2) 90% of people with tattoos like this don`t get it for anyone else but themselves, so your point is once again invalid.
3) Tattoos don`t cost a fortune, and you only get them every so often. They`re probably as expensive or less expensive than a lot of hobbies.

Before you knock a hobby you should probably educate yourself. So that, you know, you don`t look stupid.
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Male 2,988
Good
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Male 812
YARRRR
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Male 299
Choice of tattoo - bad
Talent of artist - GOOD
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Male 1,678
The tattoo artist must be very talented, but anyone who spends this much time and money + goes that much pain changing how they look just automatically seems like a complete and utter knob to me.
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Female 854
Funny how all the colors and designs to look at, my eyes went straight to the nips. lol
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Male 73
Id really like it if it didnt look like Ed Hardy drew it
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Male 1,610
[quote]"Sailors Grave" is in his pubic region...what does that say about him?[/quote]

He has AIDS?

Seriously though, that`s some pretty sick work! The theme is tacky though.
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Female 1,324
I guess if that`s the style you`re going for... I never liked those overly shaded, cartoony looking tattoos...
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Male 37,888

it`s a good comic book page.

"Sailors Grave" is in his pubic region...what does that say about him?


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Male 1,832
i probably wouldn`t get anything that big, but damn is it nice.
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Female 106
thats a pretty awesome tattoo. why would you think it was a mess?
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Male 119
Good ink work,but it is still a bloody mess
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Male 362
zzzzzzz
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Male 3,314
From an artistic point of view, it`s amazing. From a tattoo point of view, it`s over the top hideous.
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Female 217
Definately awesome.
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Male 61
Good ink for sure there is so much detail in this one... probably cost him a fortune tho
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Male 1,407
Link: You Make The Call, I-A-B: Good Ink Or Bad? [Pic] [Rate Link] - Whadda ya think, I-A-B? Would you be proud of this tattoo or is it a bloody mess?
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