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Eleven Hours of Awesomeness
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March 25, 2011
11:14 pm
JMcCauley
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I just started my new tattoo. I went to Eclectic Art Tattoo in Lansing MI. The artist that did my work is an old friend that has a great deal of talent. The piece is a marine fish and coral full sleeve on my left arm. I sent him a few pictures of some things I wanted represented and gave him free reign to create the piece. I prefer to do it this way. I typically want the artists work on me and not mine. We met at noon when he set up and set a few stencils, then hand drew on me for another hour and a half. At 2pm, he broke out the drills. He used 3 rotary machines and 1 electromagnetic. You can really see the difference with the rotary machine. Much more consistent lines and quite a bit more tolerable. I was planing on a 6 hour session. 5 hours was my longest sit before then. At the 8th hour, we were just getting above the elbow. Thats when things got real. For the last few hours, I couldn't tell if the area being worked on was more sensitive or if the pain had got to me but it was beginning to become difficult for me to say in any position for more than a few minutes. With the last few touches and a quick bandage we were done just a hair over eleven hours(not including setup). With how impressed I am with the outline, I can't wait for the color. Not sure if I'm gonna do another eleven hour sit though. That was a lot to take for me…

March 27, 2011
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Eleven hours is pretty hardcore!

I don't really get any significant pain with tattoos myself, but have never thought to book more than 4 hours at a time.

I reckon you and the artist deserve a medal for stamina!

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
March 27, 2011
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Eleven hours is pretty awesome. The longest I've ever done was 9, and towards the end, the pain was hard to ignore.

Is it just me, or does a long session just make you feel SO MUCH prouder of the new piece? It really made me feel like I earned the hell out of my ink for the endurance that I had. It made me feel a lot closer and more comfortable with my artist too.

Congrats on the sleeve!

March 27, 2011
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11 and 9! I feel such a wuss now!Embarassed

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
March 28, 2011
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Time to schedule a tattoo marathon, Oakbear. Laugh

March 29, 2011
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Most studios are only open 7 or 8 hours here!

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
March 29, 2011
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Mannnn, that's awesome. I'll admit I'm a bit of a pussy when it comes to getting tattooed. The longest i've done was like 4 hours. Yell. Congrats on the piece, I'd love to see it when it's completed.

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April 3, 2011
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Four hours is still a pretty hard sit. I posted a topic that has my rib piece and that was done in three four hours sessions. I can tell you I felt every minute. 

April 4, 2011
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Luckily the guy that did my ribs finished 'em right at the two hour mark. That one was rough.

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May 7, 2011
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James, at least you don't have side-boob to worry about. It's a real drag getting a tat on or around side boob. Every second feels like an eternity. You guys and your ribs have it easy… Laugh

May 8, 2011
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Do side moobs count?!Wink

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May 9, 2011
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wow eleven hrs. longerst ive gone was 3, that was on abs and under arms right above ribs.all 3 were 3 hrs and i dozed thru most of it, also have one on upper arm that was 3 and i slept thru it too

May 10, 2011
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Just booked 8 hours. I didn't know you got a discount for the whole day! :P

I have to wait until the end of September though as he's so booked up….Yell

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
May 19, 2011
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LOL @ side moobs Laugh

August 18, 2011
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What do people take for a long tattoo session?

(Apologies for bumping an old topic, but it seemed relevant and knew people on this thread had long sits before!).

 

I normally make sure i've eaten something healthy with slow release carbs before (ie porridge) and have a glucose type drink available.

I have 8 hours booked on Monday (a full shop day) and it's just occured to me i'll need to take some kind of light meal, more drinks, maybe some music or even a book or something.

I'm not really sure what i'll take, but what do you do?

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
August 19, 2011
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Haha, side moob!

@oakbear, you're certainly handling the session time like a champ! If it were me, I'd have to have a series of things to do—music, books, drawing materials, crosswords, anything to distract me. Meditation? Find a way to watch unending hours of dr who? (I just gave in started…let's just say the adventures in a tardis can distract me greatly)

At any rate, you must post pictures!!! Good luck!
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August 19, 2011
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Usually, I go around noon so I make sure that I have a good lunch. A sandwich, usually PB&J, and something else carby (pretzels or something) and maybe a yogurt. I also take food with me just in case. Granola bars are great. Trail mix works too, but can be a little messy. I only eat when my artist takes a break. I just think it's more hygenic and respectful to him. Just eat well and if you feel dizzy or weak at any time, stop and eat. Your blood sugar has a tendancy to drop when your endorphines are working overtime. Afterwards, I always get something carby like fries and some protein. Good luck!

August 22, 2011
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Thanks guys!

I'm having porridge and blueberries for breakfast and have taken a supply of granola type bars (good idea bettyrage!) and glucose drinks. I've also taken some vegan sushi for lunch (i'm doing 10-6). I think only eating at break times seems the most polite way. I know there'll be a break every hour or so as the artist smokes!

As for boredom, i'm normally pretty good at long periods of calm. The artist is the chatty type too, so i hope i'll be ok. I've packed my Kindle and mp3 just in case!

Anway, i'll report how it went, and try and get some piccies!

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
August 22, 2011
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Back from a full day of heavy blackwork!

My limits were pushed at times, and i think i'd have found longer very tough. Kudos to those who have long sessions, it's harder than you think.

At 4 hours i got a bit shakey, but had some snacks and a glucose drink which helped. By the end i was wiped out though!

Most was done with a rotary machine, initially because i had said i was curious and had never been tattoos with one. Turned out that it works perfectly on my tough and stretchy skin, so we used it for all the shading.

 

I'll post some pics when it's finished i think, as we ran out of time for the full sleeve. There's A LOT of black!Cool

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
August 22, 2011
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Can't wait to see the pics.  Definately kudos to anyone who is able to sit for that long.  Personally, my longest session has been 5 hours and I don't usually like to go more than 4.  Then again, I've just recently discovered that I'm anemic so who knows if the fact that I'm now taking iron suppliments would theoretically mean that I'd be able to last for longer sessions.

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