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octopus by batty-boy octopus by batty-boy
This is a really old photo of my octopus (and nautilus) tattoo I did on myself., taken withing the first couple months of starting it. It's finished now, and there's a lot more I've added to my sleeve as well.
It's weird how popular this picture is haha! On this site and tumblr and stuff!
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Pinguin747 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I dig your sofa too :)
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Pinguin747 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Great idea for a tattoo! Really, an octopus, god knows how much one can play around with that theme making tattoos ! cool
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
yeah there is a bunch you can do with them. thank you! it's not my sofa, it was in the room i was staying at at that motel
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zaiano Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
very beautiful work :3
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
thank you! it looks better now, i finished it up
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linatravis Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
could you maybe send me the draft of it? i would love to have a similar one to yours,and it would be great if i could show it my tattoo artist (:
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
im sorry, i dont really want someone getting one similar to mine. is that understandable?
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linatravis Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
of course it is (:
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:iconbatty-boy:
batty-boy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
awesome haha
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ICANSEEDEADHORIZONS Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
sickest octopus tattoo!
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
thanks! this is a prettty old picture, my sleeve looks way better now. i finished up the octopus (cause in this picture it isnt even done) and added more animals!
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leckstherecks Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Artist
This is amazing! :D
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
thanks! it looks a lot different now, i finished the octopus and added a lot to my sleeve since this picture
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leckstherecks Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Artist
Did you color it?(:
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
nah, im still debating on the colours i want to use, but the outlines are just all done and other details have been added. and since this picture i added a jellyfish, a seahorse, and a golfish. oh yeah, and some shells! there's a duck too but it's on the upper part of my arm
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XxCikixX Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Hope you don't mind, I plan to get my own octopus done (on my foot) and would love to use this as reference for my tattoo artist :) Do you have photos of your sleeve?? I'm sure it looks stunning.
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
you can but i'd really like them to make it their own, i don't want anyone else with my designs on them you know? but if you want the style or something feel free to show them for reference. i could take a picture for you if youd like, but another thing is i could also design it for you if youd like! i draw tattoos up for people all the time, and honestly if you want it to be close to this, the best way to do that is to have me draw it up! ("
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chiggerz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
do you draw up tattoos for just anyone? :) Ive been looking for a few weeks for a style / design i would like to have but cant find one, if you have spare time and would like your artwork displayed on some flesh (first tat) let me know :)
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
i design tattoos as well! i do charge a commission though, because im very busy drawing out designs and tattooing them that i just dont have time to do one for free. let meknow if youre still interested?
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XxCikixX Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
I was just considering using it for the fact that it's so detailed, so they can sorta grasp the concept of how detailed I want it etc. cause I already have my own drawing to use as well :) However, thanks so much for your offer to draw me a design! I'll definitely keep you in mind :)
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
alright, sounds good! just as long as you understand i don't want my design duplicated.
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XxCikixX Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
This is just.. amazing.
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
it looks a lot different now! the lower half of my sleeve is fully filled in (all done by myself) and i started the upper half
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madkoopa Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
I dig it. Im going for a shark tattoo, then an octopus.
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schattenvonzombie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Interface Designer
sooo cool but it ain't permanent is it??? it's a shame, it'll be erased later ):
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
no, it's a real tattoo haha. ive added a lot to my sleeve since this picture
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zanna47262 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
i am soo fascinated with your tattoo of an octopus i wanted to get something like this
you should mssg me id like to talk about it haha
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Sjayro Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
i absolutely love this...
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batty-boy Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
thanks (: a lot has been added to my arm since this!
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TWIC5 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
sick!
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
thanks! it looks different now, i finished the outline and added other animals.
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TWIC5 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
like what?
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
i've added a jellyfish, a goldfish, and a duck since this picture
[link]
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TWIC5 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
nice lol i really like the fishy too. i love tattoos. I want to do them and get them but i'm terrified of needles :c
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toxxxiclips Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Ughhhh tattoo me please!!! I really want to get tentacles on me but i'm so worried about choosing someone who actually knows how to make them look amazing. I've been lookin around and have seen some really bad octopus tattoos haha...this one tho...breath-taking! 8)
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
where do you live?!
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Tresor-Secret Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
oh my god. amazing.
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
i'm glad you like it! (: but i've added more to it since this photo was taken! my lower sleeve is almost complete noww (all self-done)
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Tresor-Secret Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
you should put a photo up! or update this deviation with the newer version. i'm in love with sleeve tattoos and octopuses. i have two tattoos so far but no sleeve! yours is amazing.
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
here's one view of itt [link]
but i don't have any other pictures of just the octopus, and i broke my camera a few days ago )):
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Tresor-Secret Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It looks gorgeous. I am extremely envious of your tattoos! You're so talented gah. I'd definitely go to you for a tattoo if I could!
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VladToehe Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Nice tattoo!
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Thecolorkyle Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
i love this so much :P could you draw up an octopus like this? different of course but with that look and everything
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
i couldd, yeah.
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Thecolorkyle Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
lol ill draw something in return for it? :P baha idk what i could do for it
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tillyXx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the style in which you tattoo, I can't really explain it...but it looks really good. Good work!
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
thanks c:
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tillyXx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you, like, certified to tattoo and what not?
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batty-boy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
i have an apprenticeship
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tillyXx Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet. :]
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