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so! i have a colouring appointment for my chest piece tomorrow, and i have been thinking that maybe i don't want it coloured after all. i love that people mistake my tatt for lace when it's poking out of whatever top i am wearing, and a lot of people have said that it looks really good just in black and white.
i was having trouble visulising it in colour, so today [livejournal.com profile] binnessface and i painted it in. obviously these colours are not exact, and the rendering isn't as pretty as it would be if it was done properly, but it just gives us an idea.
i should also say that if we leave it black and white, i'll get some rendering done to give it a bit more depth and texture.
but i'm asking for second, third, and twenty-fifth opinions - what do you think i should do*?








[Poll #1514338]

(*obviously i'm not going to make an important decision like this based solely on an lj poll, but i am interested in what you think)

Date: 2010-01-21 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bondchick-nett.livejournal.com
*gasps* At only two votes so far, ITS NECK AND NECK!

And I am ashamed of that bad pun. I apologise.

But I definitely think being able to tailor it to your mood/style/occasion would be gorgeous :D

Date: 2010-01-21 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dear-prudence.livejournal.com
that is a point in it's favour - it doesn't clash with anything as it is...

Date: 2010-01-21 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bondchick-nett.livejournal.com
*wonders why I can't edit my post*

To elaborate, I was it'd be a TOTALLY AWESOME idea that if you were doing something for an autumnal event it could all be done in oranges and browns, but if you going to a wild 80s night you could then get it body painted in neons. HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE?!

Date: 2010-01-21 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suspicion-bells.livejournal.com
I love this idea!!!

Date: 2010-01-21 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dear-prudence.livejournal.com
that is a good idea! you are the cleverest :) xxx

Date: 2010-01-21 06:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bondchick-nett.livejournal.com
:D Uh.. And pretend I can also write English good, okay? ^_^;;

Date: 2010-01-21 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dear-prudence.livejournal.com
ye sprekken it heap good.

Date: 2010-01-21 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nixwilliams.livejournal.com
this is totally what i was thinking! CUSTOMISABLE!!!

Date: 2010-01-21 06:20 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-01-21 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lemon-lime35.livejournal.com
i love it in black and gray, and maybe with a bit more shading on the flowers? otherwise it looks so awesome! :D

Date: 2010-01-21 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dear-prudence.livejournal.com
yep - it will definitely need more shading/rendering to look finished.

Date: 2010-01-21 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvenjoy.livejournal.com
It looks really good with no color... and I also like the one with just a little bit of color... it still remains soft and delicate... but I can't decide which I like better.

Date: 2010-01-21 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dear-prudence.livejournal.com
so hard to decide. i have never felt unsure about a tattoo before - it's alarming!

Date: 2010-01-21 05:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jedilora.livejournal.com
I think I have a fourth option there-I really like the pale pink on the flowers, but then the red is a little jarring. Maybe just color the flowers and some rendering on the rest?

Date: 2010-01-21 06:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dear-prudence.livejournal.com
oh yeah, the red is way too much. i wouldn't colour them like that.
one of my friends suggested just colouring a single flower, which i thought was a cool idea.

Date: 2010-01-21 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jedilora.livejournal.com
Also, on a completely different note-I was discussing weddings with a friend of mine, and she goes, 'I really like this one I saw from Australia on Offbeat Bride' and goes and pulls up yours.

Basically? Shoe and dress lust on her part. Her wife-to-be is going the suit route, but she wants to do a colored gown for herself.

Date: 2010-01-21 06:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dear-prudence.livejournal.com
aw - that's so nice! thanks for telling me :)

Date: 2010-01-21 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadowkitten87.livejournal.com
I think full color is just way too much. A touch of color really can go a long way. However, if you can't make up your mind now, I'd ask then to just touch it up and give it more definition like you said. That's going to make it look nicer whether you go for color or not in the future. After all, this is going to be on your body the rest of your life--you can always add more to it, but taking away is going to be difficult, painful and costly, if not altogether impossible. I do like how it looks with just a splash of color though. Whatever you decide, I wanna see pictures! :D

Date: 2010-01-21 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dear-prudence.livejournal.com
i agree that the full colour is too much, and i'm really glad i did the painting thing because i was having serious trouble visualising it!
like you say, i can always add more later if i want to, but somehow i don't think i will... the black and white has become 'right' in my head.

Date: 2010-01-21 07:29 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Personally, I like it best without colour, it's timeless.
:)

I look forward to seeing how it turns out, however you choose to have it. I'm sure it will look great.

Date: 2010-01-21 07:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] porcelaines.livejournal.com
*the anonymous comment above is from me, i forgot to log in :P

Date: 2010-01-21 07:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dear-prudence.livejournal.com
ahh - i was wondering who it could be :)

Date: 2010-01-21 07:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shehasathree
i think it's awesome as it is, and the idea of it being customisable is also really cool. i remember thinking it was done when you first posted about it, before you mentioned you were planning to add colour. but i might be biased, because i love black and white stuff.

Date: 2010-01-21 07:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dear-prudence.livejournal.com
that seems to be the growing consensus, and i'm pretty happy with it, tbh. looks like tomorrow is going to be a rendering day, rather than a colouring day! :)

Date: 2010-01-21 07:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shehasathree
yay!

Date: 2010-01-21 08:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glittery-girl.livejournal.com
I deleted my comment as I saw after I hit send that you'd already decided on no colour thus making my comment irrelevant!

:)

Date: 2010-01-21 11:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spillingvelvet.livejournal.com
I think it is quite striking colored, frankly. I really enjoy bright tattoos. (getting one myself on Saturday... First one!)

Date: 2010-01-21 11:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dear-prudence.livejournal.com
omg, how did i not know this?? details!

Date: 2010-01-21 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spillingvelvet.livejournal.com
I haven't really told anyone yet!

I am getting a Blue Crab on my foot!! My reasons are twofold:

Remember when my friend Ina died in October? She was a Cancer, and was pretty serious about it.

I live in a city that takes its crab times v. seriously, so it's also a symbol of that.

I am super-excited!!

Date: 2010-01-21 12:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emiv.livejournal.com
It is lovely both ways, but I think it looks a bit more elegant in black and white.

Date: 2010-01-21 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nalathilion.livejournal.com
Craps. I didn't see the suggestion box. I think a delicate shading would be awesome, a pale green around some of the leaves & a pretty pink radiating out from the center of the flowers, but not filled in completely. More of a shading thing.

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