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May 10, 2006


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Due to the rampant art theft that's been going on here on DA of late, I will no longer be posting any new tattoo art designs on DA, the old ones will be darkly watermarked, and I am no longer granting permission for their use by other people for no charge.

I'm sorry I have to do this... I've always believed that having my illustrations permanently engraved on someone's skin is the sincerest form of appreciation there is, but several unscrupulous individuals have stolen my images for their own use, selling them on the internet as flash, window decals, and god knows what else.

The ONLY company that is licensed to use my tattoo designs for retail sale is Tattoo Johnny (http:.//, and I do get a large portion of the amount they charge for downloading the designs, so if anything, you're helping me out! (And god knows I can't afford to be ripped off constantly by people not giving me any royalties... I'm a long way from rich, lemme tell you.)

Anyway. If you like my designs, please patronize Tattoo Johnny, and NOT any other site you may see using my work.
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ZAviX-Triad Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess that's when not posting your best work is better, unless watermarked.
mmzblaze Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
the highest form of insult an artist can get. hope you can get through the BS your going through.
WSLaFleur Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Amen to that, brother. Represent.
foomf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist

I was looking for you on Google and came up with an apparently-still-active link to your DragonPhoenix image, where the comment text says "Gee, go ahead and take it fer free" ... mought want to change that text if you can.

Hope you're doing well!
HawkZero Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
This happened to :iconiruka-loves-kakashi: not that long ago..

'Cept he doesn't do tatoos.

Nice art by the way.
Sansipi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
That suck when somebody makes money on your works!
ShadowSaber Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah thats the reason I don;t post my raw work or and easy to duplicate works, everything I post is watermarked and copyright portioned ..sorry that happen to you :(
JohnKillinger Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Student General Artist
good to know. your artwork is great, sux you have to stop the tats
Tydin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
dude?! ppl r stealing ur tats?! how rude!!! they could at least ask!
Omnianimaphobia Featured By Owner May 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
Well glad I got your seekers sigil on my back before all the theft started happening, pretty shitty that people go out of their way to take someone elses design run with it to make money for themselves.
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