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Pentacle Armor, Hand Tattoo by Gizmodian Pentacle Armor, Hand Tattoo by Gizmodian
This was a temporary tattoo, done on my left hand. (I'm right handed) Using a just a regular Pilot(tm) ball gel pen (because pilot(tm)'s ink, has a tendency not to transfer to anything after in dries.)

And since the mini-disc in my digital camera is full, I stuck my hand in the scanner... Still turned out pretty good though.
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RiverSpirit456 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
This is really cool! I do stuff like this. Is there any truth to the whole "ink poisoning" thing? My parents go on about it, but nothing has happened. Have you experienced anything?
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Gizmodian Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Not that I ever noticed, and I've been doing it for many years. 

I won't draw over open wounds or scratches, obviously, because that'd be dumb, but your skin is fairly tough and most inks now are reasonably non-toxic.
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RiverSpirit456 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks you!
 I've been doing some more drawing, and I've been looking around on google, and as I kind of suspected, there is nothing that says drawing with regular ball point pens is toxic. It may cause irritation if you draw a LOT, but otherwise nothing. 

What you have to watch out for is either sharpies, or drawing on open wounds (like you said!)
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Gizmodian Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I prefer the Pilot precise rolling ball pens myself.  They're sharp though, so you can't press hard, but they have a liquid gel ink that I like.  They will run easily at water, however, and it's thin enough to flow into the fine lines of your hand, causing fine spiderwebbing as it bleeds.  But they do come in a range of basic colors.  Black/blue/red/green.
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RiverSpirit456 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist
i found a pack of ball point pens in all colors. the orange isn't very effective but i was pretty successful in doing a colorful design across my leg. It's fading now, but it actually survives well in water, though can easily be removed if you rub it off.

I'll have to check out Pilot precise ball pens, though. They sounds like they would make a very dark mark. 
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Gizmodian Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
They're quite nice.  But everything comes down to personal preference.
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vampyric-princess Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this free for use, or do you not want people using it?
This is a sweet tat design, and its awesome since im
a lefty ^^ totally thought it was real
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Gizmodian Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
If you wanna use it, go ahead. I don't mind. I'll never tattoo it to myself. XD
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vampyric-princess Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really?! sweet!!!
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Gizmodian Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
You're quite welcome. :)
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vampyric-princess Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:tighthug:
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psycho350 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
I would really like to buy a print of this design. Do you think you could draw it on paper and sell it on ebay?
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Gizmodian Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Not sure about ebay, but I'm sure I could sketch it out flat and you could purchase it via dA's print system, if you like.
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Sunset-Witch Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing :) looks like a real tattoo
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Gizmodian Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Thank you. :)
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Sunset-Witch Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yw :)
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Doncreegan26 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Student Artist
Nice! Just this alone has made me +fav and +watch
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Gizmodian Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
:D

Thanks much. Glad you found some things you liked. ;)
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LikeaSummerDay Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
I've featured ur work here : [link]
:heart:

:floating:
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Gizmodian Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Weeeee!

Thanks very much! :D :D :D
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LikeaSummerDay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
hehe no problem :D
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jaspenelle Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
That is my favorite part of my hand to draw symbols and designs on. I don't think they have ever been as cool as this. Nice work!
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Gizmodian Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Thank you! :aww:
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Aiofa Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Can you paint it on a paper or something? Just the pentacle and the elements and the circles around it, please :please:
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Gizmodian Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Thanks for the favorite and I'll see what I can do. ;)
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Aiofa Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! :w00t!:
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waking-up-the-sun Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
wow amazing detail

that would make a beautiful tatt

great work
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Gizmodian Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
Thank you!
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friholmes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
have you ever thut of becoming a tattoo artist or disyner you have the talint for it
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Gizmodian Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
I'm not an actual tattoo applier (tattooist?). But I do custom designs and flash pages on occasion.
I have though of getting a tattoo apprenticeship though.
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friholmes Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
you shold it is rilly fun and its not a normol work invirmint if you like something diffrint
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Neat work, barely resembles ballpoint pen- I would have thought it was skilled henna work, though that might just be the color.
The organic symmetry of it suggests an amulet in bone, wood and bronze, possibly with the elements represented in gemstones or inlay. Very striking to my own sensibilities.
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Gizmodian Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Thanks, I kinda specialize in drawing in ball point pens and gel pens, I got in trouble in school often enough for drawing on anything (or anyone) within reach! I've never had much luck with henna because the stain never wants to take to my skin. Not entirely sure why... :confused:
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FullMoonArtists Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!! i'm impressed! I love both your temporary tats!!
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