WHERE are they getting this stuff !!
Hey! I have hoards of knives and stuffed animals! There’s nothing wrong with that! Nothing, do you hear me?! Nothing!
Hello, everyone! This is Tammy’s assistant, Jae, here to announce something the two of us started kicking around as an idea when we saw how many followers Tammy was getting.
SO, HERE IT IS:
3,000 Follower Giveaway Celebration!
To celebrate passing this tumblr landmark, we’re going to be giving away 5 signed copies of her books (one for each winner). Here’s how it’s going to work.
1. There will be 5 winners total. Each will get to pick ONE of Tammy’s currently-published novels for signature.
2. You MUST be following her blog in order to participate. After all, this is a thank-you to all of those who pushed us over the 3,000 mark.
3. Each individual is allowed TWO entries, NO MORE. That’s a reblog and a like.
4. Entries will be allowed until March 25th, and this post will be periodically reblogged on Tammy’s tumblr until then to give everyone a fair shake.
5. Contest-only blogs will not be named winners.
On the 26th, I’ll pick 5 usernames at random and message the winners. This means you have to have your ask boxes open at that time. Winners will need to get back to me within a week with the book that they want signed and where I should send it. If I don’t receive a message from a winner within that week, or I can’t reach them via ask, I’ll pick someone new. Once I’ve heard from everyone, we’ll post a public congratulation to let everyone know that the contest is over.
Good luck, and thank you all for being here!
Anonymous asked: Do you have any good resources to help learn what the different styles are with tattoos? It would really help me out with finding an artist in the future.
I’m working on a post on this subject from months, I’ll be back on it when I’ll be home, in a couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, maybe this can help:
Traditional style: classic subjects (anchors, ships, roses, daggers, eagles, this kind of stuff) , simple design, bold lines and almost no shading.
Mauro Quaresima„ Stevie Edge, Tony Nilsson, Samuele Briganti, Paul Dobleman, Paul Fulton…
Japanese style: classical asian subjects (samurai, dragons, koi karps, hannya masks…), bold lines. Not every asian themed tattoo is japanese style!
Shige, Pino Cafaro, Caio Pinero, Bill Canales, Gotch…
Tribal: Forget 90’s so called “tribal” stuff. Tribal tattoos have ancient meanings and rules, and I’m just not enough into them to tell you more. :)(Modern tribal: usually referred to black pattern tattoos, mandalas, abstract shapes and so on. Guyletatooer, Thomas Hooper…)
Realism: tattoos that looks like pictures. That’s it I think. :)
Robert Hernandez, Chris Gherman, Alex De Pase, Scrappy Uno…
Biomechanical: no more a trend like 10 years ago, made of realistic shades and mechanical parts that looks like fused with the flesh.
Don McDonald, Carson Hill, and of course Guy Hatchinson and his bio organic style.
Here is the difficult part. In the last 15 years, a lot of different styles are born. Some of them don’t even have a name, some have more than one, some of them will became classic and some are just a trend.
Watercolors: as for realism, tattoos that looks like watercolors.
Klaim, Amanda Wachob, Niko Inko…
Of course there are a lot of artis with their own style. Am I missing something?
Cartoon style: often refferred as new school, big eyes subjects, rounded shapes, full of colors. You know, like cartoons. Again, not my things.
Photoshop style: if you have ever used PS, you know what I’m talking about. Different styles mixed, crazy pattern and colors. Most of the time this kind of tattoos would look old and bad in a month, but when are properly done (from the few artists that are good enough for it), you’ll have a masterpice.
Xoil, Niko Inko, Klaim, Sven Groenvald, Arlin ffrench…
Geometrical style: geometrical elements are common in modern tattoo designs, but some artists created a new trend, mixing neo traditional elements, modern tribal, and geometrical lines.
Maxime Buchi, Daniel Meyer…
Illustrative, or sketches like, or whatever style: again, something new. Mostly black lines, but easily mixed with different styles, pen sketches like tattoos.
Lea Nahon, Sam Rulz, Nomi Chi
Surreal style: not a real style, but I get a lot of asks about this, so… Some artists just loves drawing surreal pieces, mixing styles, etc.
Marcin Surowiec, Pietro Sedda, Aivaras Lee, El Monga…
New School: a lot of people consider new school the cartoon like tattoos. I don’t. Illustrative like tattoos, made of subjects like women, crows, snakes, triangles, wolves… bright colors, realistic shades, somewhere in the middle between traditional and realism.
Emily Rose, Dusty Neal, Lu’s Lips…
Neo Traditional: a lot of people consider neo traditional what I call new school. I don’t. :) Simple design and bold lines, as for traditional style, but unusual subjects and colors.
El Carlo, Ron Wells, Luca Font, Pietro Sedda, Giacomo 6 Dita, Ray Wallace…
I WAS SO HOPING THAT WAS THE REACTION GIF AND IT WAS, PERFECT
I am beginning to understand the reasoning behind the game ‘Shatner.’
I will always reblog Shatner overacting.
Vietnamese artist C3nmt created this awesome smiling portrait of the amazing Hayao Miyazaki using elements from his various Studio Ghibli works. From the Princess Mononoke characters that make up his hair, to the My Neighbor Totoro characters in his cheeks, down to the Susuwatari (wandering soot) from Spirited Away that make up his tie, the longer you look at it, the more parts you’ll recognize. It’s a wonderful reminder of the many amazing worlds that Miyazaki has created over the years.