Gizzy Tattoos (and others)

I’ve always been a fan of body art, but have also always had these weird phobias about doing it myself. Well guess what? I finally decided to face down my fears; this is my right forearm as of yesterday:

How about you all? Show off your ink, gizzy or otherwise, in here!


fuck this looks siiiiick. I’m actually getting my first tattoo in a few weeks. out of curiosity, what was the sensation/pain like? I’ve heard some people say it feels like getting an injection for a long time, others say it’s like a long-drawn out insect sting, what was it like for you?

Thanks dude! I’m super happy with it! The pain was somewhere in that basic range, it depends on where it’s getting done. For the tougher, more weather worn skin to the right of the photo the pain level was similar to an injection. For the more tender skin to the left it was more intense, a burning sensation similar to a bee sting. The pain didn’t last in any one spot though, more like it moves along with the needle but once any given spot was done the pain didn’t linger.


I got this at a walk in appointment at Red Rocks '22. I think the eyes could be more “Pac-man” like but I love it. One guess what my favorite song is lol.

Was thinking this would be the center of a bigger sleeve, maybe. Dont know how artists feel adding to other work as part of a bigger project. Unless they keep playing at Red Rocks and i can go back to the same guy.

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Depends heavily on the location/style/machine setup (I recently got one with one of those small battery powered machines rather than the loud coil ones for the first time). Its best to embrace the pain and just breathe through/exist in it rather than fight it, its a trip, and I like to think of the tattoo as a brand representing the submission, tattoos hurt and life hurts.
Make sure you speak up to the artist if you’re not in a comfortable position, and that you’re not doing it on an empty stomach unless you’re experienced with fasting. If you need a break to eat/drink/whatever make it as short as possible as it gets a lot harder to endure coming back after that.
Best description I’ve come across is that it feels like drawing heavily on bad sunburn with a ballpoint pen, but you will be surprised at the range of sensations you’ll feel between the initial stinging sharpness to the buzzing burning that takes over later. This nonagon is only lines and therefore took one pass, but if you’re going for shading and colour, the artist will have to pass back over the initial lines twice!

He hasn’t updated it in a while, but Jason Galea was compiling King Gizz tattoos on this Instagram account:

Lots of great ones in there.

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I’m planning to get one next year!!! I was thinking red ink, but yours looks incredible!!

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Thank you!!!

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Just this one currently (going to fill my back with lots of other stuff), but am also planning on getting the Gizz gator somewhere on my front side and a Blue Morpho on my arm in due time

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This is my first tattoo, got it 2 years ago. (got a second one the same day, but it’s BrBa inspired, so not related)

It’s a mix of the Nonagon infinity symbol and the rat skull from ITRN (simplified version).


Older pic from when it was super fresh (like I’m literally still in the chair fresh lol) back in February but I got a wizard gator for subtle Gizzverse representation! I’m also getting a rats skull sometime later this year. All my other non-gizzard tattoos are animals (raccoon clown, astronaut pigeon, cowboy possum, two-headed rattlesnake). :slight_smile:


I have a few gizz tattoo, recently got 2.

I only have band tattoos including Sonic Youth, Death Grips and Hers but mainly gizz. Would attach but for some reason it isn’t letting me attach the photos

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