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Need to decide on the color of the koi for my tattoo. Still got about 2-3 weeks before the 3rd sitting.
6th Feb 2008, 22:24   | tags:,,,,

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hildegard says:

Ochiba or Gin Matsuba if you're opening it to the floor...

6th Feb 2008, 23:00

ookiine says:

Not sure about any breed that has white, since the tattoo artist said that anything white will be left as skin color (not inked). I see a lot of all orange (orenji ogon) kois on tattoos. I want something different. I did think about the ochiba, but not sure if the blue would go with with the rest of the blue from the water once that gets done. Still got time to decide.

6th Feb 2008, 23:08

silar31 says:

Gin Matsuba, or the one on the bottom left, then, if you don't want white.

6th Feb 2008, 23:39

agreed re: not using a predominantly white fish... but there IS white ink, and i have some to prove it. it's not bright, and it's definitely not dominant, but it's definitely there. i wonder why he said he wouldn't do it.

7th Feb 2008, 06:20

DeanoBlogo says:

Mine is red and orange with rocks, wind and cherry blossoms, can't wait to see the start of it.

7th Feb 2008, 08:25

ookiine says:

Yes, I know there is white ink out there. I've seen it too.

7th Feb 2008, 10:58

hildegard says:

Oops, was reading it wrong - meant kohaku or GM for exactly the white reason. It's not stable & applied over any outline detail, immediately looks muddy.
You see as many orange/ gold carp as you do because they're good stable inks that allow the tattoist to imply a lot of shimmer on the fish without obscuring any scale detail.

7th Feb 2008, 12:52

ookiine says:

Yeah, I see a lot of orange/gold koi tattoos. I want something different.

7th Feb 2008, 21:56

minijaxter says:

i like ochiba...

15th Feb 2008, 23:53

ookiine says:

It ended up being based on the Shusui. See in this post.

17th Apr 2008, 14:56