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Author Topic: Functional gear tattoo  (Read 1606 times)
5paz
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« on: September 16, 2012, 06:30:41 am »

I am thinking about getting a tattoo with a gear as the shoulder joint then a rod connected to it to represent bone. What I am wondering is how to make it so that if it was real, it would be functional. I want it to end up similar to the tattoo below with the ripped skin and such. Any suggestions as to what type of gear setup I could use for this?


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selectedgrub
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 07:32:20 am »

Miter?


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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 11:27:52 am »

The main difficulty to such an 'x-ray' view of the hinge under the skin idea will be that it will only look right from the one angle.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 01:17:33 pm »

It would be a new look: Steam Borg!  Very cool. mark
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 07:35:24 pm »

The main difficulty to such an 'x-ray' view of the hinge under the skin idea will be that it will only look right from the one angle.

Which angle would that be?
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 11:06:51 pm »

The main difficulty to such an 'x-ray' view of the hinge under the skin idea will be that it will only look right from the one angle.

Which angle would that be?
I am not sure that Fairley is right on this. If yoiu have gone for the ripped skin hole then there is only one viewpoint really - straight into the hole. Perhaps some dark shading around the mechanism can be made to imply that the hole is quite deep?
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012, 01:32:36 am »

So what I am thinking is I go with the miter and rod then having two gears behind the rod that connect with a hose that starts near the top of the tattoo, then heads down and over the rod that disappears at the bottom. Any other odds and ends that I could possibly throw in?
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012, 04:56:45 am »

The main difficulty to such an 'x-ray' view of the hinge under the skin idea will be that it will only look right from the one angle.

Which angle would that be?

Sorry, just to clarify somewhat: by 'angle' I meant the drawing will only follow the underlying structures of the shoulder joint when your arm is in one particular 'pose' - i.e: if it's inked for when your arm hangs naturally at your side, it will be distorted when your arm is lifted over your head or turned in any other direction.

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