The infamous ’Skyfall’ house from the 007 movie of the same name [2012 MGM/Sony/Columbia] is supposed to be situated in the barren rural lands of Glen Coe, Scotland, however the property was purpose-built from scratch at Hankley Common, Surrey, England. Interiors, designed by Dean Clegg, were shot on a soundstage at Pinewood Studios.
You are in the middle of a nail-baiting chess game, a move or two from the checkmate, and your dog accidentally runs into your table and knocks the chess board around! If you had Umbra’s Wobble Chess Set, this could not have happened since, even when knocked over, the figures would stay in place so you would be able to continue playing as if nothing had happened.
Theatre AU where Person A is on prop design while Person B is the star of the show. Person A originally tried out for the part of the main character but didn’t get it because of Person B. For nearly the entire duration of the production, A is rude and envious towards B, believing it’s their fault for A’s chance at stardom. However one night, the rest of the cast decides that A and B need to work out their differences so that the production can go along smoothly. After forcing the two into an empty room to work things out, A learns that B has actually always wanted to part of the stage crew, but was always pressured by their parents to be the lead, despite their terrible stage fright.
Meet Luin’lote; an elven trading city which has far outgrown its humble beginnings.
This was my first time taking a more illustrative approach on maps and I did everything from scratch; I even made my own brushes and paper textures for this project! It was a lot of fun, I can’t wait to do more fantasy cartography.
Knock Out and Moonracer have the same or at least almost identical alt modes, but Moonracer’s robot mode suffers from reverse TFP Arcee syndrome where her whole body turns into a small part of her car mode while the rest simply appears. I tried to make her look like she could share KO’s alt mode while keeping her unique.
Filming for Lincoln  took place in Richmond, Petersburg and Fredericksburg, Virginia, with many buildings doubling as Washington D.C. The office, where much of the film takes place, was constructed on a sound stage using historical photographs as reference for set dressing, including recreating the same wallpaper print. Maps and documents seen in shot are all meticulously accurate copies including the minutes from meetings Lincoln attended. Most of the Victorian furniture on the set was sourced from local auctions held in Virginia.
Rex Whistler (1905-1944) pictured in a photo by Howard Coster, 1936.
Whistler’s limewood urn can be seen at the end of the Gallery of 12 North Audley Street, London. Photo published in Country Life, 1962.
Panel over the mantle painted by Rex Whistler, ca 1912, in the Chinese Bedroom, 12 N. Audley Street, London. Photo from Victoria & Albert Museum.
Double portrait of Angela and Penelope Dudley Ward–the daughters of the Prince of Wales’s mistress Freda Dudley Ward, 1933 “depicts the two young debutantes at a picnic. Whistler fell in love with Penelope (the sister at right) during the commission and wrote that he was ‘almost dying of her loveliness. It makes the painting very difficult.’ Though the romance never took off, Whistler ensured that he remained forever close to his beloved—the fountain’s satyr mask is a portrait of the artist.”
yOOOO how does this idea sound Taz stolen century fic set in world war 1 in Europe, the ipre crew being a covert team of the triple entrete plus some American allies working in the trenches and secretly at times to put an end to the war Also feat blupjeans and davenchurch
How big should you go for your first tattoo if you have a pretty high pain tolerance?
There are a ton of things to consider when deciding on what your tattoo design will be and how big to get it.
Just for reference of where my advice is coming from: I have 30 tattoos that have been done by nearly 10 artists in multiple countries over the past 11 years. I have all different sizes, colors and styles. You can view my art and the stories behind them here: [My Tattoos]
Things to thing about that will effect how big to go:
- Your Artist
- Design details
- Time of tattoo
- Healing time
First rule of getting a tattoo, your artist knows best!! When searching for the perfect artist, ask your friends where they go and who they recommend. Look at the work your friends already have, is it good looking? Does it meet your standard?
You are explicitly trusting someone to create art on your body which you will wear the rest of your life. Take care when finding the right artist.
Most shops and artists have portfolios (either in shop or look them up on Instagram) you can look through to get an idea of that artist’s specialty. Some specialities include: Japanese art, black and white, geometric, color, water color, Sailor Jerry, portraits, and realism.
Have your design in mind and read about different styles before you go to meet an artist. The more details you can provide about what you want, the easier it is for them to draw something for you.
They will be able to discuss possible sizing when they have a draft of what you’d like to get. If an artist says “I wouldn’t go that small with this design” TRUST THEM. They are professionals and know how the body ages and inks can fade.
It’s smart to always have a budget in mind. In America, most shops have a shop minimum usually between $60-100. This would be for a small tattoo that is probably a design you brought in ready to go and takes an hour or less.
If you want a small tattoo to start, look for the shop minimum price.
Most shop minimum places price tattoos individually taking into account : prep time, design size, and inkinking time.
I usually use shops like this. I’ve gotten really great pieces for cheap when I have a set budget and am willing to compromise certain parts of the design to make it fit my price range.
My Fawkes tattoo took two sittings of 9 hours each. It’s full colour and was designed by my artist (from a picture I gave as reference). I was charged a flat rate of $275. (Note: This is really cheap because I had been going to that artist exclusively for my past 4 tattoos. Loyalty to your artist will pay off!)
Other places charge by the hour. This is common in a lot of countries and it’s becoming more of a norm in America. No matter how big or what your design is you are charged for whatever time it takes to design and ink. This isn’t necessarily the best thing because if you want a larger piece it could be hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
My Princess Leia tattoo was charged by the hour. It’s not even half the size of my Fawkes tattoo but it took 3 hours and cost over $500.
Think about your tattoo as an image on a computer. If there are fine details and lines, it would have to be saved in a high resolution in order to look criso and clean. The lower the resolution, the lower visibility of all of the fine details.
This means more intricate designs need space!! Don’t think you can get that really detailed mermaid design on your wrist and it will look great. The bigger the tattoo, the greater the details will look.
Colours choices are really important when thinking about the longevity of your tattoo. They are also important in terms of your budget.
Blacks/shading take the longest to ink because they really have to be worked into the skin. If you’re getting a medium sized black and white tattoo it could easily take longer than and larger sized colour tattoo.
Colors will fade over time. You can prevent this to the best of your ability (I’ll discuss aftercare later) but it happens no matter what.
The smaller a tattoo is, the more likely your colors may fade into each other over time. Yellows, lavenders, whites and other light colours require constant care for the rest of your life if you want them to stay nice. These colours will usually require touch ups over time.
Placement obviously dictates how large a tattoo can be. The best places for first tattoos, in regards to size and the lower end of the pain scale are: Back of the shoulder, outer bicep, thighs. Think muscle over bone!!
My first tattoo was on the back of my shoulder and to me, it didn’t hurt at all.
Also take in to consideration other tattoos you may want in the future. I have nevermet a person with only one tattoo who doesn’t want more. They’re addicting. So do you want to use prime real estate for something small or do you want to save that space for maybe a half sleeve in the future?
Time of Tattooing:
Even if you have a high pain tolerance, 8 hours of tattooing can become less than comfortable.
My longest sitting was 10 hours straight. And although I have the highest pain tolerance of anyone I know (I sleep through most of my tattoos) by the time we called it quits at 10 hours, I was exhausted.
Basically what happens when you get a tattoo is your adrenaline ramps up to cover the pain. Your body will send pain numbing chemicals to the sight your being tattooed around. This means for the first hour or so it may not seem that bad at all.
But the longer you’re in the chair, the more confused your body gets. It starts realizing other parts of the body may need attention so your adrenaline starts to taper off. And you’re going to start feeling it the longer you’re being inked.
TAKE BREAKS! Whenever you need a break, take it. But be aware that when you stop for 10-20 minutes your adrenaline is redistributed and when you start up again it could hurt worse. But if you ever feel unwell or dizzy, TELL YOUR ARTIST IMMEDIATELY.
Stay hydrated! Do not drink alcohol within 24 hours of getting a tattoo because it will thin the blood and then your artist has to work extra hard to make the ink stick. In the days before, drink tons of water and moisturize the area you’re going to get tattood on. The more hydrated your skin is, the easier it will be to ink
Tattoos aren’t fully healed for about 6 weeks after you get them. Take this into account when planning on how big your design is or what time of year you’re getting inked.
The first few days require washing your tattoo and applying ointment 3x a day. Think about how this will be incorporated into your daily routine. If you get a huge back piece but work all day…how will you keep it clean during work hours?
The first 3-4 weeks, your tattoo should be kept out of direct water. This means no pools, no beach, no baths.
Also try to let your tattoo breathe as much as possible. Getting a large thigh piece may not be the best idea in cold weather when you wear jeans every day. You shouldn’t wrap your tattoo after taking off the original bandage from your artist. Can you wear loose fitting clothes to allow your new art to heal over the next 6 weeks?
SUNSCREEN. ALWAYS. Look, you just spent a good chunk of money and time on this new art. If you want to protect it, avoid being in the sun for the first 6 weeks. And anytime after, always use sunscreen! The sun can really bleach your colors and damage your skin, which causes fading and blurred tattoos.
This is all great advice but how big do I go?
At the end of the day, it’s up to you. If you have a good but of money to invest in your tattoo, go for it!!
The only reason I have any space available on my body is directly in regards to financial restraint.
Mull over the information above. Put together a design idea. Set a budget. Talk to an artist. Then go for it!!