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Postby ShadowGT » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:11 pm

Hey I'm planning on getting my first tattoo\'s sometime in the next month or two (or as soon as i have the money) & i need help finding some decent designs. I decided im gonna get one of Rei on one shoulder & one of Asuka on the other shoulder but i cant find any decent images of them that i'd want immortalized on my skin (or anything i do find is to crap quality etc).


These are my two fall back images in case i cant find anything better

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Although if i could find a Rei version of this i'd love to get these cuter versions.
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What do people think? does anyone know where i could find plenty of poses of Rei & Asuka?

Also please dont let this topic turn into a debate about pop culture tattoo's I've decided this is what i want to do & nothings gonna convince me otherwise.

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Postby esselfortium » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:29 pm

Getting any of them tattooed is probably a bad idea, but that second picture of Asuka is the most adorable thing I've seen in a while. You have any idea where it's from?

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Postby ShadowGT » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:37 pm

The cute Asuka i found on imouto.org but i couldn't find a Rei version of it :(

I know this is probably a long shot as im the new guy here & anything i say probably amounts to diddly squat but i don't suppose there are any talented artists on here that would be interested in doing me a design of Rei or Asuka or both for my tattoos? I cant really pay anyone but i would be eternally grateful & you have a chance to have your designs immortalized on a person :)

i'll understand though if no ones interested in going to that trouble.

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Postby IrkenEvangelion » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:44 pm

You could commission someone to draw one. That way you can pick an artist if you like their style too.

It seems 90% of the people on here are anti-tattoo so don't get too upset when people say it's stupid and you shouldn't get it done. It's a personal thing.
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Postby supershinjiasukashipper » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:46 pm

View Original Postesselfortium wrote:Getting any of them tattooed is probably a bad idea, but that second picture of Asuka is the most adorable thing I've seen in a while. You have any idea where it's from?

I agree with both thing essel said, you are going to have to live with this for the rest of your life man, give it some thought.
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Postby ran1 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:07 pm

Don't listen to them. Get it. It's your body man. Your choices. Be existential.
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Postby ShadowGT » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:50 pm

View Original PostIrkenEvangelion wrote:You could commission someone to draw one. That way you can pick an artist if you like their style too.

It seems 90% of the people on here are anti-tattoo so don't get too upset when people say it's stupid and you shouldn't get it done. It's a personal thing.


Doesn't commissioning usually mean i gotta pay them?

I'd love to commission someone to do some designs but i haven't got the cash to. any spare money i have at the moment is going aside to pay for these tattoo's (that will no doubt not be cheap).

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Postby IrkenEvangelion » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:53 pm

Yea commissions cost, but in this day and age people won't do it out of the goodness of their hearts. So unless you find another picture, there aren't many other options.
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Postby ShadowGT » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:58 pm

Yeah i guess your right. Don't suppose anyone on here knows some websites with plenty of pics of Rei & Asuka?

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Postby esselfortium » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:03 am

A search for "ayanami_rei" or "soryu_asuka_langley~" on Gelbooru.com will turn up a ton of images, but be prepared for at least half (or more) of them to be porn. There are some worksafe, cute ones in there, though, so you might find something you like.

(Clarification on the suggested search terms: the ~ will cause it to also include the similar tags souryuu_asuka_langley and shikinami_asuka_langley, so you only have to bother with one search instead of three.)

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Postby ShadowGT » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:09 am

Lol you weren't joking about the porn hahaha

thanks mate :)

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Postby supershinjiasukashipper » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:12 am

View Original Postran1 wrote:Don't listen to them. Get it. It's your body man. Your choices. Be existential.

I'm not saying he shouldn't get it, just that he should think about it before he dose in case he changes his mind. I gave my tat thought and i'm very happy I did because my first choices sucked. Give it thought.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:02 am

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Postby ShadowGT » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:55 am

Thanks for the help. after doing some more searching i'm starting to like the Rei holding the globe pic i posted. So i'm gonna start checking out some local tattoo artists & see if any would be up to the job & *sigh* what prices i'd be looking at?

After looking at the size & scale of the picture im starting to think my shoulder\arm might not be the right spot. I'll discuss with some tattoo artists what a better spot would be? (back or leg i'd assume) I'll hold off on Asuka for now as I'm pretty spoiled for choice when it comes to her.

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Postby esselfortium » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:28 am

While of course it's up to you, personally I wouldn't go for the Asuka picture you have up top. Even though (I think) it's official art, something about the face doesn't feel quite right to me. Looking at the parts of it separately, it's mainly the left side of her face that seems off somehow. With some slight adjustment, that picture could probably better depict some mischievousness that's just innocent and playful enough, but you could probably just as easily just find a different picture. She's really difficult to capture in a still image, I think, though I might just be overly picky.

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Postby ShadowGT » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:40 am

View Original Postesselfortium wrote:While of course it's up to you, personally I wouldn't go for the Asuka picture you have up top. Even though (I think) it's official art, something about the face doesn't feel quite right to me. Looking at the parts of it separately, it's mainly the left side of her face that seems off somehow. With some slight adjustment, that picture could probably better depict some mischievousness that's just innocent and playful enough, but you could probably just as easily just find a different picture. She's really difficult to capture in a still image, I think, though I might just be overly picky.


Yeah i see what you mean. I've got plenty of reference pics though for Asuka so i'll have another look through them and try to find something better. Part of the reason while i'll temporarily hold off getting her done till i've taken care of Rei.

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Postby ShadowGT » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:53 pm

Wow this tattoo is going to end up being expensive. One quote from a Tattoo parlor that i know could of done it properly was $450 for the 3 hours it would take to do.

Is there any Victorian Aussies on here that have gotten tattoo's before that could recommend any places?

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Postby Galaxy News Reidio » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:11 am

Here's my advice: Don't get a tattoo of a goddamn cartoon character. If you love Evangelion that much, get Lilith's mask or the NERV logo or something.
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Postby ShadowGT » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:30 am

And heres my advice: read what i said in the first post. I will not have this topic turning into a topic about hating on anime tattoo's. This is what i want to do and no ones going to talk me out of it.
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Postby BiQ » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:18 am

I'm gonna say this:

1) Picture yourself 40 years from now, 60 years old. Having a tattoo of 14 years old anime girl on your body. If you're comfortable with that, fine.

2) The colors will fade with time. Your skin might stretch, especially if you decide to start exercising (or stop doing it if you're doing it now). This will make character art look bad. Because of these things, I really do think something like the NERV logo or Lilith's mask would be more "future-proof".

3) Yeah, it's pricey. You are paying for the guy to carve an image into your skin that's gonna be there for the rest of your life. Do you want to trust that to some cheap hack? I don't think so either.
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