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Steampunk Rose Tattoo Complete by Katay-chan Steampunk Rose Tattoo Complete by Katay-chan
Commission for my brother, hopefully if he likes it enough he'll have it tattooed on his arm. =D

My scanner for some reason couldn't catch the edges of the pages. ><;
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muppusch Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Hi Katay,
Found this design rather by coincidence while looking for inspiration for a steampunk based tattoo (upperarm / half-sleeve). It is fantastic!! I was wondering if I could use it as a reference? If you're okay with that?
Also: I'd love to see how it looks on your twins arm? Did he actually get it tattooed?
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late reply, my internet is not the most fabulous. It is fine for you to use as a reference, my main thing is I don't really want people directly copying it if it can be helped.

And he did. [link]
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muppusch Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Hi Katay,

Thanks for your permission. I wouldn't ever just want to get a copy. Something as personal as a tattoo should stay unique. Looks good on your brother btw.
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Nana-Fae Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I soo love this, my older bro asked me to draw something similar to this for his arm, I'd love to be able to use this as a reference but change the type of flowers flowers and a few tweaks to make it more Celtic like. Would it be alright if it's just used as a reference for my brother's tatt? You'd be the most awesome person ever!
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes that's okay. I'm cool with people using this as a reference as long as some alterations are made, it is fine by me. ^^
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Nana-Fae Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankies! :D I will still link back to you as a reference.
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onedreamofher Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Any chance you could send me an original of this? I'm looking to get something similar to this done, would rather ask permission than just grab this :) Thanks!
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry but I did this design for my twin brother, and I don't feel very comfortable handing out originals. But if you really want it for inspiration on your own tattoo you can print this image out with the watermark and show that to your tattoo artist for ideas. Cheers.
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beava-las-vegas Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
tht looks awesome and the detail is fantastic !!!
i was wondering if i could use your artwork for a tattoo ??
i've been looking for something like this for awhile now, and i think it wouild look amazing down the full length of my spine :3

thanks, xxx
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I designed this piece for my twin brother, which he has on his arm now.
We both would prefer that people not copy this design straight as it is, however using it as inspiration for a new design, or altering the original in some way to distinguish it apart from the original we both agree is okay. And some credit towards the original is appriciated if you choose to ink a new version of it onto your skin.

Because getting a new tattoo and telling guys and gals "Oh yeah it was totally my whole idea and design concept" is not very cool. :nod:
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beava-las-vegas Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
sorry, yeah tht's what i meant to say; to use the design concept but add my twist into it.
i'd honestly feel bad if i copied it exactly, so tht's why i asked for your permission, instead of jst using it. i hope this is alright ??

i've shown people your design and told them tht you drew it for your brother, and then have showed them what i would change so it would suit me. so yes, i have indeed given you credit for this amazing art. (:
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's okay by me. Thank you for understanding. =D
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Camisoke Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
It is so f****** nice. I am thinking of getting a tattoo and this looks absolutely awesome and very inspiring. I may use parts of your design if you're okay with it.
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sounds fine to me. ^^
As long credit is acknowledge and permission asked I am fine with it.
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PhoenixGR Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hey nice art man, i found your ink on these two sites, did you know this? i think its a case of art theft... [link] [link]
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow um... no I had no idea. Thanks for letting me know, definatly.
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PhoenixGR Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yea, they stole one of my drawings as well, and from the looks of it, they have uploaded half of deviantart there
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guess that means sadly we best become more watermark savvy in the future.
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PhoenixGR Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well, yeaa, those are just one of those cons to uploading art on the internet, im not going to plaster a million watermarks on my drawings, it would defeat the point of showing off my art...

By the way, have you contacted any tattoo parlors or thought of doing drawing as freelancing? im constantly contemplating this option..but i dont really know
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have not just yet, it has been suggested to me by a few people, so it may be something I would do in the future.

And I know there are several sites out there that actually host tattoo designers similar to dA. They usual have it so that either an artist can present there work and wait for customers, or customers can pitch the tattoo design they want and any artist can draw a draft and suggest a price. That might be one way to go about it, online.
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PhoenixGR Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't know, online auctioning our work isn't really an option, when literally anyone can download our work, no matter how watermarked they are and simply tracing over them, is a sad sad sight.

I think i might have to stop uploading tattoo designs if i want to make money out of them.
Ive asked another guy on here about this line of work, and he said i should try printing all my designs on flashcards, then selling these to parlors, but im still confused on the pricing, anything over 20 pounds was his advice. But given the amount of work we put into a single drawing, i think at least each deserves something between 50 and 100....

Next year im going to try getting some work in a couple of parlors, see if they teach me anything if i work for free?
Tattooing definitely has money to it, now that tattoos are popular and all.
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MsLovelyA Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
That looks fabulous! Hey, you could sell it to tattoo parlors and see if they would like it :D could make some decent money off of it, especially since a lot of people like Steampunk :iconilikeitplz:
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mhmm, a few people have suggested that to me. ^^

Thank you!
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kyokyo08 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
HOLY HELL IN A SHINY HANDBASKET THIS IS FSCKING AWESOME!!!! *O*
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:glomp: Thanks!
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Razmere Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
EPIC!
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!
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Razmere Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
I mean it! If he's gonna brand his arm with something forever then the image should at LEAST be as grand as this!
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaaw... thanks Raz. (:>

I hope he does dig it, it would be an honour. :aww:
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cloudstrife0312 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Holy crap! X_x that looks awesome!!!
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you hun! =D :heart:
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