Symbols are good. Likenesses have a huge potential to go wrong.
I'm sure a lot of you have seen this:
Be careful with likenesses, or anything not in profile.
, that is absolutely terrible... I hadn't seen it before. It's cringeworthy... I don't think I'd ever get a portrait tattoo, but if I were to, it would have to be done by an artist I trusted wholeheartedly - say, Kat Von D. Her black and grey portraits are incredible.
I got this done awhile back, im adding to it piece by piece. By the end it will go down the left side of my back.
... That is absolutely stunning, I love the colour. Definitely the nicest Dolls tattoo I've seen. I'm so jealous!
Ahhh, you got it done! I really like it, it's seriously pretty. Are you happy with how it turned out? How painful was it....?