Mandalorian Skull Tattoo Assistance

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    Mandalorian Skull Tattoo Assistance

    Greetings all -

    First post of the Forums after lurking a while.

    Background: I want to get a tattoo. This will be my first ever tattoo. I decided back in September 2000 that I wanted to get the Boba Fett Mandalorian skull symbol as a tattoo. I spoke with some people back them about tattoos and the best piece of advice I received was from someone who told me to wait a while, and if you are still certain after a couple of years that you want that tattoo, go for it.

    So here I am - 10 years later and still wanting the Mandalorian skull symbol as a tattoo. So I came here to ask a few questions/advice from the expects. I have read the posts about other tattoos here (and similar to the one that I am posting) and I didn't want to hijack anyones thread (so sorry if posting something similar). But I figured some time has past since a similar thread and maybe people have more advice/suggestions, etc.

    I haven't decided on an exact spot, but I have narrowed it down to my left side on my rib cage. I work in a professional environment, so I need something that is hidden (therefore biceps, forearms, etc would be appropriate for me).

    Any suggestions as to good spots for this type of tattoo? My girlfriend has done a couple of rough drawings of the design on various areas for us to get a feel for it. I like how it looks there, but we haven't decided on a size.

    Besides suggestions for places for the tattoo, I am looking for other insight like should I shade it or leave it with just an outline? How large should I have it?

    I have seen the pics of the same design on the back and I am really liking that place too.

    Also, I am confused to what the difference is between the ESB design and the ROTJ design...

    So, please, ANY comments/suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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    and crazy4bobafett's Tattoo back when it was brand new

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    I love her tattoo!

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    Very good choice for your first tattoo, though I must say not so much for your choice of placement, on the ribs is going to kill you mate.
    I would strongly suggest either; upper arm, shoulder, back, chest in rough order of preference. I have mostly my arms and part of my legs done, someone with chest or rib tatts might chime in here.
    I don't know what you do for a job but I had this very tattoo on my left upper arm (as a few here do as well) and can assure you it could not be seen in either a t-shirt or short sleeve business shirt.
    You might also want to check out Home | tattoosandtoys.com gallery and forums for reference as well, heaps of Star Wars, Fett, Mando tatts there to look at.
    I hope this can help you and I look forward to seeing your fresh ink soon.

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    Ribs aren't bad it is the oblique muscles by the hip that are killer. Chest is not bad either. Close to bone or connective tissue=suck.

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    Re: Mandalorian Skull Tattoo Assistance

    here´s mine


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    lovin Crazy4bobafett's piece!

    I plan ongetting this tattoo aswell.Imgoing togowith the ESB version though to be a little different,plus imabigger fan of ESB Fett than the other versions.

    Placement is really your final decision, any of the spots you said i think would look good. id lean more towards the left chest or center chest, bicep,shoulder,left upper back or calf. Im probably going to go with my calf for mine.

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    IMO the proto version is the winner

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    Hi all -

    Thanks so much for the comments, suggestions and advice!

    I got sidetracked with some work stuff, but now i am back and focusing back on the tattoo research.

    Before I go any further with my research, just wondering if someone has a great stencil that they could post or send me. I really like crazy4fetts outline and BH-4517s as well...

    Thanks!

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    Re: Mandalorian Skull Tattoo Assistance

    dbirchum said: View Post
    Before I go any further with my research, just wondering if someone has a great stencil that they could post or send me. I really like crazy4fetts outline and BH-4517s as well...
    why wouldn't you just use the pictures already posted in the thread? any good tattoo shop should be able to take a printout of those and work from there.

    my artist sized mine how i wanted it, flipped it and made a transfer (like the little temporary tattoos you put on with water). once we had it placed right he just stabbed over it.

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    Re: Mandalorian Skull Tattoo Assistance

    get it on your face.

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