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Title: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on February 09, 2014, 01:53:27 PM
:guts: So, I'm new to the forums and I've been obsessed with Berserk for over 7 years. My profession is sound so I'm ok getting sleeves. I would like to hear creative opinions for tattoos of Berserk. My plan is to start from thr chest and go to each arm all the way to the wrist. Was thinking heros one side and villains the other. My other thought was getting the tree from golden age on my chest and weaving the branches down my arms with images in between.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Gobolatula on February 09, 2014, 05:19:51 PM
Hey buddy, I hear ya there!

Here's my Berserk tattoo:
(http://www.gobolatula.com/regret.jpg)

My suggestion is to pick something that allows you to stick as close to the original art as possible. I like the idea of the tree. Maybe you can incorporate the World Spiral Tree somehow?

I also like the heros / villains sleeves ideas. The trick is making a design that weaves the original art together in an appealing way.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on February 10, 2014, 07:19:56 PM
Perhaps that would work.  I'm prob going straight from the manga and nothing outside it, but two full sleeves is really melting my brain in terms of how I want it.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Sankari on February 10, 2014, 07:53:55 PM
I want to get a sacrifice brand on the back of my neck, same place as Guts'.
Still , I'm waiting until I get a better job before I do it, people around here are pretty prejudiced against tattoos
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on February 11, 2014, 04:01:30 PM
I understand.   I think unless I change my mind I'm gonna use a cape pattern where guts and the crew will be and the heads of the sacrificed from the feast on the other.  Do you guys know how to post pics on here from your phone?
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Hanma_Baki on February 11, 2014, 06:02:02 PM
^
Whenever I use my android I do it the same way as with a pc. Click the Mona Lisa button and copy/paste the link to the pic within the marks.

I've already decided I'll get a Berserk tattoo at some point, don't know what though, and haven't really thought that much about it yet, gonna be pretty time consuming for sure. I'm gonna need some serious dough to be able to afford whatever epicness I'm planning so with that being said I'm not really in a hurry. I want something unique and not so "in yo face" but I really like these ideas about something connecting a lot of tattoos. There's so much to choose from but as you say the tricky part is to make it all fit together in an artistic fashion.

This ain't exactly my field of expertise so I'll go easy on the advice part for now but I'll be sure to share if something does cross my mind.

Will be interesting to see how this unfolds.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on February 11, 2014, 09:30:28 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1012492_1441896132699805_1767898482_n.jpg)

 I had this done last year from the first diablo game.  Really enjoy the good over evil theme.  I was gonna keep it conservative but my wife is encouraging me to just go for it, so why not.  :???:
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: bains1989 on February 11, 2014, 09:36:15 PM
thats a huge Piece! looks deadly

heres a link to my 2 berserk related tattoos on the other forum

http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=4521.400
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on February 11, 2014, 09:57:33 PM
Nice!  Ok, I've been having A LOT of down time at work and though this may change a little before I actually do it, I think I got down what I want.  Guts on my right chest in full out berserk mode.  The cape will go to my shoulder and be used as the pattern in between the images.  Probably have a totem on my tricep of a few old band of the hawk and a few new members of guts crew.  Black swordsman on the shoulder (or  :beast:),  :casca: below,  :schierke: on the inside upper arm, silat in a small image below my mid right,  :SK: and  :guts: on forearm.  Some of this will be at an angle.

PHEW, as for the left I'll have  :femto: starting at the chest, his cape fading into the tortured faces from the feast which will be my pattern,  :zodd: on shoulder, bascone below, Wyald on inside of upper arm, totem of the godhand on tricep, grumbeld,  :griffnotevil:, and Beherit on forearm. 

I want the placement to line up on both arms. 

That is probably what I will do.  Though the tree idea is neat, guts coffin birth tree shouldn't be that dense a theme.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Hanma_Baki on February 13, 2014, 11:33:22 PM
Wow! You´re gonna be a walking Berserkipedia! :troll:

I can totally see you dripping face sweat on the keyboard as you´re typing that post in determination, bloodshot dead-serious gaze! :guts:

Seriously this´ll be the most epic Berserk tattoo ever dude! Im honestly a bit jelly at your idea here. The whole cape theme Guts VS Femto is brilliant.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on February 16, 2014, 06:09:05 PM
Thankyou!  Maybe Miura will see it and grin.  That would be epic enough.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Benin on February 16, 2014, 09:06:26 PM
For the back near the soulder blades it would be epic to see the image from Vol 14 where Guts is in angry mode and above him is a picture of the heads of Femto to the right and Griffith helmeted to the left. Just would be awesome to see! :serpico:
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Mammon on February 20, 2014, 10:34:38 PM
Ah, sounds neat.

The only Berserk-related tattoo that I have is simply the sacrifice brand. I love it, and met several other Berserk enthusiasts thanks to it.
Like my Tolkien-related one (my favorite poem from LOTR written in Tengwar), met a lot of other Tolkien-addicts thanks to it.

My next scheduled one... sorry for the awkward phrasing, frenchie here  :farnese:... is the "shape" of the God Hand members around the eclipse. All in black and grey.
Sorry, it's hard to describe, I'll make sure to post it when I get it. I'm in for some long sessions, but tattoos are so addictive.

When I got my first one, I thought "and only this one". But you always get more ideas with time.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on February 21, 2014, 05:56:32 PM
I have the rough draft made up.  I'll post it when I get home
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on February 22, 2014, 12:16:45 PM
https://m.facebook.com/salem.dunning.7/albums/1408092236080195/  think this is public. 
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Mammon on February 22, 2014, 07:43:51 PM
That's pretty awesome, even if I would have placed the characters differently, like the God Hand at the top, and the apostles on the bottom.
But maybe I'm biased because my current project involves only the God hands...

Also, I would have chosen another picture of Judeau. But to each his own!

Your backpiece is amazing too.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Oburi on February 22, 2014, 08:17:59 PM
https://m.facebook.com/salem.dunning.7/albums/1408092236080195/  think this is public.

Damn, I love you're where you're going with this! Actually makes me wish i took the time to do something like this before I started my sleeve. Although I suppose I will carefully creat my own rough draft for my other arm and chest. I want to do a sleeve devoted to the Godhand, starting with the Eclipse on the very top shoulder.

Are you doing color?
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on February 22, 2014, 10:02:24 PM
Not sure exactly what pictures im using yet.  Just a rough outline.  As much as I like the godhand, I think a tricep totem will turn out good once I get it figured out exactly. Not planning on doing color.  I just want the black ink with my pale skin and my artist specializes in black work.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: RanShi on April 03, 2014, 04:40:42 PM
Just getting a brand on my calf. I've drawn it with a pen for almost a year now, and the deal is that I get to do the tattoo once I've had it drawn on me for a year and feel like I want it forever. Couple o' months left, then I'm gettin it  :carcus:
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on May 25, 2014, 05:22:33 PM
Well, I decided that I'm going to do one full sleeve and part of the chest.  I go into talk to my tattoo artist to decide the images in a week.  Probably go with guts, casca, beast, schierke, skull knight, void, slan, zodd, and femto.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on June 29, 2014, 12:24:18 PM
July 18th I'll be starting this.  Pictures coming soon.  :ubik:
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on July 16, 2014, 08:59:33 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10478571_1533696243519793_3354552613648867334_n.jpg?oh=19153c01a822f360ed1d4038807a7d32&oe=54491E08&__gda__=1413976674_804c28d26063eda44d278e719979b0a6)  This is my first session.  My artist does 2 hr sessions, so next wed I'll have a little more.   :beast:
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: bains1989 on July 16, 2014, 09:33:08 PM
he did that in 2 hours!?!? thats unreal has a good amount of detail and looks amazing! badass man
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on July 16, 2014, 09:49:18 PM
Thanks, man.  She is pretty quick ;)
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Mangetsu on July 17, 2014, 12:40:17 AM
it looks awsome man !
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Delta Phi on July 17, 2014, 02:17:09 AM
Wow, that's great! Can't wait to see more!
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on July 23, 2014, 09:24:58 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10364001_1536106796612071_6291806271173396668_n.jpg)  Day 2.  Casca almost done, guts/puck outlined.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on July 26, 2014, 11:21:16 AM
 :schierke: and :SK: will be larger tats on my forearm.   The faces, souls from the feast/calling of the godhand will be the background.  Peaking out or coming out will be void, femto, zodd, and if there is room ubik.  The chains from :beast: will continue down to sk at the base, popping in and out as they swerve down the arm.  Hell, I might even have a chain go through  :femto: head. Oh and slan on the inner arm from whore princess of the uterine sea, boobs and all.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on July 30, 2014, 10:37:15 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/1237488_1538666693022748_6513222062126010567_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Gobolatula on July 31, 2014, 02:48:44 AM
Fuck yes dude. Awesome so far.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Grail on July 31, 2014, 03:57:49 AM
Did you get all of these tattoos at around the same time? You must be sore. :magni:
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on July 31, 2014, 12:28:24 PM
I'm 6 hrs in so far.  Its not too bad.  Its the oozing that gets a little annoying.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Delta Phi on July 31, 2014, 03:00:21 PM
Its the oozing that gets a little annoying.

Definitely. The pain is moderate and only bad during the actual process in my experience. The worst part is definitely trying not to get blood or ink on anything afterwards, and even then it's not that hard to accomplish depending where you got your stuff done.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on July 31, 2014, 05:23:44 PM
Exactly.  Spandex arm band has helped a lot.  Never realized how much I bump my forearm until yesterday.  Tattoos only hurt as the needle runs.  My arm has been the easiest.  Like a sun burn the next day has been my feeling every time.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on August 06, 2014, 09:41:10 PM
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10482611_1541059822783435_5394030731599635047_n.jpg)  Beherit,  :femto:  :zodd: outlined.   :slan: :rakshas: done.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Delta Phi on August 07, 2014, 01:29:11 AM
I'm loving these updates! That Slan is awesome. She might be my favorite part so far.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Grail on August 07, 2014, 02:44:46 AM
These are looking very nice! Though I'm a little concerned about the lack of bodily context for the beherit and Rakshas... are you getting buttcheek tattoos? :azan:
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on August 07, 2014, 08:36:39 AM
Lmao, no butt I'm afraid.  The vortex of souls is the background I'm using.    :rakshas: and the Beherit will sort of blend in with that.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on August 22, 2014, 08:51:53 PM
(https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10389976_1545964042293013_8619717918536628775_n.jpg?oh=e4b9bac9a0655a4b7e5f5526d978a057&oe=545EBE2F) 
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Delta Phi on August 24, 2014, 03:58:32 PM
This keeps getting better and better. The addition of the Vortex really pulls things together, better than I anticipated.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on August 24, 2014, 11:52:37 PM
 :daiba: thanks man.  I'm trying to be original for the most part.  I've seen a sweet panel black piece sleeve which I really liked, but wanted something a little different.  Wednesday after this I go in and will probably place void holding the brand next.  Maybe shade 1 or 2 more characters.  Then 2 weeks later wed and thur.  Should be done or very close to being done.  The vortex will continue down with 2 chains going in and out of the background down the arm.  I'm here in the midwest and I talk about berserk like I'm some door to door salesman.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on September 03, 2014, 07:35:14 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10649445_1551561458399938_2721053115302605676_n.jpg?oh=072ffb212c12c2393c8039d08616e3d5&oe=547FF61B&__gda__=1417579121_4a8d1432191ae93ba557f54cdd565a48) Day 6.  Considering adding front view of guts in berserk armor below skull knight on top of the hand.  3 sessions left.  sep 17, 18, and 24.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Mammon on September 09, 2014, 08:52:14 PM
Looking AMAZING man  :isidro:
Can't wait for the whole finished thing.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on September 17, 2014, 10:35:53 PM
Day 7 (https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10685440_1556926974530053_8260552355009341503_n.jpg?oh=9287fe8dce3aef6ec2415b893b53d512&oe=54D04A78&__gda__=1422293057_76649f08033fc7f33f9298445c12cbed)
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Oburi on September 18, 2014, 12:26:46 AM
Damn dude that looks amazing. Its coming together great!
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: NutWrap on September 18, 2014, 05:57:31 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10649445_1551561458399938_2721053115302605676_n.jpg?oh=072ffb212c12c2393c8039d08616e3d5&oe=547FF61B&__gda__=1417579121_4a8d1432191ae93ba557f54cdd565a48) Day 6.  Considering adding front view of guts in berserk armor below skull knight on top of the hand.  3 sessions left.  sep 17, 18, and 24.

Nice ink! I'm actually thinking about incorporating some Berserk into a quarter-sleeve of mine.  :ubik:
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on September 18, 2014, 10:44:27 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10640981_1557141564508594_7285681370185518235_n.jpg?oh=1bfff3a8a0b9f28c7423797e2ea478ca&oe=54CB4BD9&__gda__=1418132198_0cccdf6aab698423d3f9ea9125a628eb)
Day 8.  Almost done.  One more next Thursday.   :ubik: :ubik: :ubik: 
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on September 25, 2014, 08:12:04 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10686718_1559369840952433_627495607835030629_n.jpg?oh=66c1de3487cbc5c9cf16c952687b6b38&oe=54C3CE53&__gda__=1422658539_95a14c3b44ce8b3d89c1810c864300c8)  (https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10653821_1559369860952431_683813768403490081_n.jpg?oh=bebcb765a973d8a010adecc3a964508e&oe=54D06C95&__gda__=1422580013_407a4ef864558ac04f36580ad82859a8)  all done minus touch ups a month from now.   :schierke: orb got a little more in it and  :void: got his eyes all stitched up, but I took the 3way pic before that.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Gobolatula on September 27, 2014, 12:41:27 AM
Dude this is the best tattoo I have ever seen in my life.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Delta Phi on September 27, 2014, 03:05:41 AM
Well done! This is fantastic! It came out really great!
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on October 26, 2014, 04:25:40 PM
Here is a link to all these pics.  Add me if you want.  Berserk fans are friends to me.  https://m.facebook.com/salem.dunning.7/albums/1408092236080195/?ref=bookmark
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on November 24, 2014, 04:48:18 PM
I'm considering adding color to the sleeve.  Anyone have input?
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Aazealh on November 24, 2014, 05:54:29 PM
I'm considering adding color to the sleeve.  Anyone have input?

I think it works well the way it is, in part because it's based on black & white illustrations to begin with. If you add color it might be difficult to obtain a sleeve that feels like one single cohesive piece while staying faithful to the original tones for each character.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: IncantatioN on November 24, 2014, 07:12:57 PM
The other thing to consider with a color sleeve is having to touch up the color every few years.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on November 24, 2014, 11:05:11 PM
Thanks guys!  Looking at a color sleeve for my other arm and got me thinking.  Think leaving it alone will be for the best.
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Oburi on November 25, 2014, 03:55:09 AM
That is an incredible sleeve my friend! Very well done. I think it works great in B&W although, I am very much a color fan myself. If I had done it, I would go color, BUT you have already started and finished yours in B&W so I would leave it as is.

I'm almost finished with a colored half-sleeve of my own that I plan to show off soon (only partially Berserk related). However, once this is finished I am toying with the idea of doing something similar to what you did (in color though). The problem is coming up with a suitable amount of images to form a cohesive collage. There's no shortage of ideas in Berserk but I'd rather have something that shared a similar theme rather than a mishmash. For example just Godhand related images, or a classic Golden Age theme. Its extremely difficult to pick and choose.

You did a great a job though. What was you're process for deciding what to use and did you design it or the artist? Or did you both work together closely?
Title: Re: Berserk tattoo advice
Post by: Salem on November 25, 2014, 04:10:50 AM
Its extremely difficult to pick and choose.

You did a great a job though. What was you're process for deciding what to use and did you design it or the artist? Or did you both work together closely?

Thanks.  No joke about difficulty.   I literally stressed how I wanted to do it.  Drew it out so many different ways and you know, whatever you go with just remember there are a ton of other ways that a sleeve can look good.  My ocd really got the best of me during the project.  I decided who I for sure wanted and threw those on first had her give some input on how some of the background could go and how making it lighter would let the main characters stand out.   The chains from the beast of darkness following down were my idea.  My worry was clarity of  :SK: because once we started I realized even after blowing the image up the head was still small.  Same with puck.  There isn't a ton you can do in an inch, lol.  I'm going fantasy/comic on my other in color with some of my fav artists Joe jusko, julie bell, vellejo, and such.  Want drizzt, wolverine,  thanos, batman, apocalypse, cable, and sinister.