Help me plan my Disneyland tattoos!

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  1. chequepoint

    chequepoint Earning My Ears

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    I'm well underway on my Disneyland half sleeve tattoo. As you can see I've got my doombuggy, Jose the parrot, the sign from Jungle cruise, and the auctioneer all in progress. My inner arm will be the small world clock tower, and the castle will be topping off my shoulder. I have a nice space under the auctioneer and I'm just not sure what to fill it with, but I've got less than a month to decide. All ideas and suggestions would be appreciated, photos would help as well.

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  3. chequepoint

    chequepoint Earning My Ears

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    Btw for the uninitiated, this is only about 5 hours of work. I'll be sitting for a 3-4 hour session every month for the next several months to complete this. Everything will be shaded, detailed, and full color.
     
  4. lana772

    lana772 Disneyland Lover

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    Wow... and ouch. Don't forget a princess. Maybe Ariel.
     
  5. CheshireGato

    CheshireGato DIS Veteran

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    Some things that come to mind for me when I think of Disneyland are: the teacups, Mickey ear hats, the castle, the whale, the railroad, stretching portraits in the HM...

    What is your favorite ride? Maybe you could include something from that if you haven't already.
     
  6. CaptainEIEIO

    CaptainEIEIO Even if you choose not to decide you still have ma

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    Nice!!! I would say the Matterhorn, and the Disneyland Railroad would be a cool one also, and you need to incorporate some hidden mickeys in there too. :thumbsup2

    Keep us updated with more pictures as the work gets done. I would love to see the finished results.
     
  7. chequepoint

    chequepoint Earning My Ears

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    I'll definitely keep the updates coming. Next session is March 2nd. My self appointed rules for the piece say that I can't duplicate an attraction and I can't use movie characters. I do think there will be a hidden Mickey, and for personal reasons I'd consider a realistic looking Ariel. My wife and I got engaged in front of Ariel at wdw.
     
  8. lana772

    lana772 Disneyland Lover

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    Awww! Now I think you need an Ariel. Someplace close to your heart. :)
     
  9. chequepoint

    chequepoint Earning My Ears

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    It was nice having photopass photographers to capture the moment. I later got Jodi Benson to autograph a print of this as a wedding present.
     
  10. lana772

    lana772 Disneyland Lover

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    Oh that's priceless!!! What a happy moment. Thanks for sharing. I just showed it to DH. He said to tell you to ask your artist if they could do Ariel with your wife's face. My brother in law had his children's faces put on his arms. Really beautiful.
     
  11. jodical

    jodical Mouseketeer

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    Teacup, Dumbo's feather, sub (Nemo or better yet, original 20,000 Leagues version - much cooler ;) ), wishing well, astro-orbiter, top of Matterhorn, Splash Mountain log going over the drop into the briar patch - or just the briars, Disneyland train sign (mentions something about height above sea level, I believe), Mr. Toad's car, the paddlewheel, dragon from Fantasmic...

    Just throwing a few out there! LOL!

    Can't wait to see things as they progress. Thanks for sharing! :thumbsup2
     
  12. pixiewings71

    pixiewings71 <marquee><font color=deeppink>Sweet!!! Totally!!!!

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    What a great moment, Ariel and Eric look just as shocked as your wife does. :) I love that. :) If you don't want to do Ariel (I personally don't like changing character faces to real people, it doesn't look right to me but that's JMO :) ) maybe you can do something symbolic, like Eric's ship? The might look neat near the Auctioneer, but it might be misinterpreted to be a PotC ship. You could do seashells or something....I'll think and see if I can come up with anything.
    I would love to see the finished product, I was going to ask if you were going to color it in, best of luck in your sessions!
     
  13. EmmersIsTheMommy

    EmmersIsTheMommy DIS Veteran

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    Or you could put a dingelhopper ;) LOL

    Way cool idea for a sleeve :) I'll keep thinking and hit up my hubster. He has great tattoo ideas.
     
  14. MadMim

    MadMim Mouseketeer

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    Beautiful work!! Maybe a 33 logo, or the firehouse candle? The sword (from the stone), carousel, or Mr. Toads car? The Jolly Trolley? The Captn Eo symbol? The possibilities are endless. I imagine this could easily turn into a lifetime project. And I have to reiterate the hidden Mickey because thats a must. Great ideas! I cant wait to see it all done.
     
  15. CaptainEIEIO

    CaptainEIEIO Even if you choose not to decide you still have ma

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    That is an excellent idea right there, I totally agree with that one.
     
  16. CrazyDreamer

    CrazyDreamer lost in the clouds

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    Love what you've got so far and the story of your proposal! I would vote for Space Mountain or a rocket jet. Or a rocket jet in front of Space Mountain! ;)
     
  17. larina

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    I love your ink. You are missing the Mouse Man himself though. Funny, he's the only Disney tattoo I have.
     
  18. chequepoint

    chequepoint Earning My Ears

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    Just sat for a few hours. Decided Monstro was both tough looking and decidedly Disneyland. So thanks for that suggestion! I am trying to stick to a no characters rule, and I know monstro is of course a character but the canal boats are so iconic.
     
  19. ashley0139

    ashley0139 DIS Veteran

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    THAT is so cool. I love the idea of incorporating 33 in there.
     
  20. larina

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    The new work is beautiful. How often do you do sittings?
     
  21. chequepoint

    chequepoint Earning My Ears

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    I'm doing sittings about once a month, but as the outlines finish up and we're able to work in sections now, I'll probably start doing them a little more often.

    I'm really excited about filling in "Jose".

    I love the idea of club 33, but I've never been. If I ever go I'll get something.
     

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