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Tattoo Progression by Veggie55 Tattoo Progression by Veggie55
The progress so far of a tattoo I plan on getting in July, after my exams.
I'll update it whenever I can (:


Reason behind it found at bottom ;)



Did some research into the various depictions of Phoenixes online, so this is influenced by many various artists and styles, primarily the likes of ~GinevrA26592 with as I found the more decorative tail to be more fitting than a gust of flames. And this is what I wound up with :dummy:
The two banners to the right will be situated above and below the Phoenix, both of them are quotes from my idol, John Frusciante.

It's only a rough sketch, the artist who'll be doing it for me will be responsible for the final design of course, I just want to try give as many pointers as I can (:







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What's the reason behind it?
[Copied and pasted from Blue Entertainment, since I'm lazy]


It's a mixture of inspiration of several things;
i.) My mother [D'aww]
ii.) My idol, John Frusciante
iii.) My 8-year-old self


- The banners; That's not the finished font)
"Hold[ing] tight to dreams that never end." ("Song to Sing When I'm Lonely "- John Frusciante [link]

and

"Look on." ("Look on" - John Frusciante [link]

What do they have to do with me?

Well, the first quote is pretty obvious, since I'm finishing school this year and heading to college, I'll be hoping to pursue my many dreams and life-aspirations and not to let them slip.
The second is also to do with the above reason. I did a lot of stupid shit when I was in school and younger, but here's to looking on and learning from the mistakes of my past.


- Behind the banners I want a rising Phoenix, this is where my mother and my 8-year-old self come in.
When I was 8 years old, "Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix" had just come out, and being the non-pessimistic child I was back then (Unlike today), I spent about a month drawing my version of the UK Cover ( That's the book-mark lying on it's side above )
But I remember losing the cover, I had spent WEEKS drawing and colouring, and I was so miserable for about a month. But then my mother found it behind some place, got a friend to make a stylized version version of my name on the back of it, lamented it and made it a book-mark.

A book-mark I still use to this day (:
When I realised that the desire for a Phoenix was not just a subconscious decision I'd made (Fell out of my book earlier whilst I was reading, annoying the shit out of me :v), I knew this was what I wanted.

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TL;DR?
Can't really summarize it.
So, just make up your own story :v



So, yeah, that's about it!
Just a rough little plan that (hopefully) the tattoo-artist will be able to work with when I've it finished!









Feels nice to actually enjoy doing a piece of art for once.
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SketchNotesArt Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, this piece looks awesome! And it's always good to have a deep meaning behind big tattoos and yours is certainly not a shallow meaning at all.
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uncommentator Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think I could ever get a tattoo they look cool most of the time but it just wouldn't look right on me. Though if I had to I'd get my "symbol"/OC's Cutie Mark and both shoulders.
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NicLove Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maby your Cutie-Mark shode B this. [link] [link] or what he has. [link]
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XxberrysxX Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
prettttyyyyy
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www-arturq Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Hell yeah! Happy St. Patrick's!





don't you like to do art?
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LordDivinity Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student General Artist
dam man those are nice o_o
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000-N-000 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
interesting, but u should double the span of the wings, they look a bit short
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye, just didn't have room on the paper :P
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foxkristen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Very GOOd !!!!
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statoose Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow, that phoenix is impressive!

Cool backstory. Harry Potter is awesome; I recently finished the sixth book, and my feels are still recovering.
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1Bluefur Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those Harry Potter feels...

Very relatable though, Harry Potter was very much the thing of my entire childhood. The books, the movies, I ate them all up. Of course I'm just assuming the franchise meant a lot to little you too, considering the effort you put into the bookmark ><.

Super adorable, little you drew waaayyy better than little me XD.
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NyanCat001 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's a great backstory!! :sniff:
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Ganondox Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I still want to see what the dragon would have looked like.
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flyingdoombunny Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You should have a poll on weather we are for or against it.
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why should I care what other's think?
It's ultimately my choice :/
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flyingdoombunny Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconheavyplz: Dis is true!
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:iconveggie55:
Veggie55 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, just realised how bitchy I sounded there, apologies :P
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PurpleRoselyn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
exactly. /)
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iiibrokeyhu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome tatoo!
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GraphiteHeart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
super kewl! i bet it'll look great on you!
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aliza-em Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning I hope it goes well for you!
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Lucio1995 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Where are you going to get it?
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:iconveggie55:
Veggie55 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Left arm
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KorinaSlashBreaker Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I wish I have a tattoo like this.. ;n;
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Winree Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really know what I can add, but I just want to say that I'm happy that you enjoyed drawing this.
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AetherElemental Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best of luck with your quest to have an image permanently affixed to your skin. It should look awesome when it's done.
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
cool
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Do you have an artist picked out to do the actual tattoo on you?
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep ;D
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TORAGE Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
This looks awesome XD
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gggfrt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Oooooh, preeeetty
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's really incredible...
Looking forward for the complete version.
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RookieOwl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks nice so far :meow:
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Susanne123 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
cool
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legirian Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks awesome, man. Really love the Phoenix!

I'm planning to get a tattoo with a quote as well, but I have yet to figure out a design for it.
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ArkAngel04 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's one awesome tattoo, It looks amazing!
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upbeatanime Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
i have a freckle on my palm, about .7 mm in diameter....I'm getting a tattoo of a dot next to it and a curved line underneath. so it will turn my freckle into a smiley face that is about 4mm by 4 mm. not much a tattoo, but i think it is cool.
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Luxjii Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow awesome
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OokamiPony Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been wanting a tattoo for very long and Phoenixes appeal to me (Drew one myself, but it's very blunt and easy and boring), but it's very hard to encounter a neat phoenix that's suitable for tattooing.

This one is.

A
Ma
Zing <3
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
Just keep trying and look to others for inspiration :D
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DreamSplatter Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like I am sure you have been told, this is very nice and personaly I believe you should do more like this.
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to, we'll see (:
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journcy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Feels nice to actually enjoy doing a piece of art for once."
???
DDD:
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Azorium Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Looks amazing!
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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hamtro1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist
you make me want a tattoo....
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:iconveggie55:
Veggie55 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only if you truly want one should you get one.
It's up to you (:
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good, a better tattoo than most.
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Veggie55 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so :)
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oAlekz123 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Tattoo: The human way of getting a cutie mark XD
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