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Vale la pena by JaimeIbarra Vale la pena by JaimeIbarra
I been posting several shots recently of my tattoo artist, Hayley...so it's only appropriate to show you the piece she created for me.

This photo was taken during my 4th session with her. There are still a couple more to go before this piece is finished, but its current state is representative enough of that the finished sleeve will look like. I think we are about 50 hours into this one so far.

And yes, it hurt. Quite a lot. But it is worth it :)

Both photos were taken with my camera, but not by me (obviously).

For those of you interested in seeing more of Hayley's amazing tattoo work, she has a Flickr gallery up while she is finishing up her official website. >> Body Art by Hayley

Tutorial videos of my post-production and Photoshop techniques are available now at: www.ibarra2.com

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© 2004-2009 Jaime Ibarra Photography | www.ibarraphoto.com

My work is protected under copyright law. My images are not produced, represented, sold, distributed, or licensed as stock photography. You may not use, print, distribute, reproduce, alter, edit, or manipulate my work in any way, either in it's entirety, or in portion, without express written consent and license from me.

In other words, don't steal...make your own.
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:iconmusicgypsy:
musicgypsy Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist
That is probably the most beautiful tattoo i've ever seen! :omg: I love it! :heart:
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SilentMelancholy27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! beautiful tattoos!
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CsThRuH2O Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Nice sleeve.....Thats "kickass"man:headbang:
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:iconfrijolehijo:
FrijoleHijo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lol, are you Hispanic or do you just like that comment?
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:iconjaimeibarra:
JaimeIbarra Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Creo que mi nombre es obvio, no? Soy Español.
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:iconfrijolehijo:
FrijoleHijo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ooo, que la cancion. si pues, ni pense en esso.
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suplaney Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
the colors are so lovely.
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Devilchild93 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
I love the colors. This may sound weird, but it looks tasty, the tattoo I mean, not your arm. I see colors and I think they look yummy...I do tast them in my head though. I think I like the flavor of the blue the best....or maybe that dark purple....


I'm not weird.
But it's pretty cool. most people WISH they could taste the rainbow. I actually can. Sort of.
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Written-Word-Write Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Hell yeah man. My father is a Tattoo Artist.
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:iconsamantu:
samantu Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
That's pretty freakin' awesome.
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:iconjenansul:
jenansul Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Interesting title....
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:iconceepeecee:
cEEpEEcEE Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that's really cool
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:iconrasa13:
Rasa13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
wow, that isa beautiful man! :love: :bow:
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Anerael-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
This has got to be one of the best sleeves I have seen. This makes me want to get sleeves of my own. I absolutely love the detail here. I am also glad to hear your going to get your other sleeve. <3
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JKMPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
This is beautiful<3
I hope you love your new sleeve as much!!
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:iconconundra:
Conundra Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
That sleeve makes me wish I had a few extra arms, or an extra set of skin. So beautiful.
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:iconjaimeibarra:
JaimeIbarra Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hehe...I said the exact same thing to Noska, today :)
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ClareDickerson Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Lovely! I have been hesitant about getting color in mine, but I love the vibrancy of all the colors here! She's done a great job!
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Camy88 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice shot... I wonder... why are some of your titles italian? :)
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HopeRocketQueen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Why the italian title? :)
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HopeRocketQueen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
sorry I read later in another comment that was in spanish :) but in italian we say i tin the same way :D
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sgt-kanada Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
They look amazing, she does do a great job. xD
Is it hard to choose what kind of tattoo to get?
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iLoveToBeHappi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thats the most uber swellest tattoo every eh!! gosh lucky!
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:iconmoveondna:
MoveOnDna Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Nice tattoos
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icaru5 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
hmmmm... why an italian title?!
comunque si! ne vale la pena.. e adesso me ne farò uno pure io!!! XD
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:iconjaimeibarra:
JaimeIbarra Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
es español, tambien :)
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:iconicaru5:
icaru5 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
espanol!? O_O vale la pena means "is worthwhile"?!?!?!?!?
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TheBurningQuill Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
vale a pena, sim (:

muito bonita
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Andaya Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
awesome!! where does she work at?
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ShinyCullen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
si que vale la pena (:
muy bonito tatuaje! :D
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MilenaLolli Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009   Interface Designer
si esatto vale la pena :D :D
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:iconreachthetop:
reachthetop Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
If I ever get the chance to get work done by her I definitely am! I looked at her flickr and its amazing stuff.
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AmandaOi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
That is a beautiful sleeve, she's clearly a wonderful tattoo artist :)
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deviant-du-rouge Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your sleeve is beautiful..love the colors..almost makes me wish i was paler lol jk

deviant-du-rouge
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bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That tattoo is SO freaking awesome. The colours are just great :D I love you in the bottom photo. The excitement in your expression is that of a little kid slightly.
Nice work, towards your tattoo artist. She's amazing at what she does :)
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JaimeIbarra Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
I wouldn't call it "excitement", really...more like "holy freaking crap, I just finished another 10 hour marathon pain session". That is the look of relief, if anything...hehe.

But thank you :)
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jokerandharleyquinn Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009   Photographer
i want 2 tattoos, one of a pegasus in my back and the other one is of some flowers in my leg, but my mom doesnt let me, even though she has one!!!:( (im 14)
yours is a kickass tattoo! and she's awesome!
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:iconjaimeibarra:
JaimeIbarra Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
To be honest, if you were my daughter, I wouldn't let you have any, either.

I waited until I was almost 30 to get my first one.

And thank you :)
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jokerandharleyquinn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009   Photographer
:( but why not? tattoos are art, paintings on your body, and im an artistic person :P

and those tattoos have a meaning for me, its not for fashion or some teenager stuff, i wouldnt regret for having them. but yeah, it sucks beeing 14.

you are very welcome jaime. keep up the good work!
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Forbidden-Fairie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
te gustan mucho los tatuajes <3
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:iconjaimeibarra:
JaimeIbarra Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
:)
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ketene Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Student Photographer
I love this! I love how even though you're out of focus in the top, we can tell you have a happy expression, it's so fun and cute. Tattoo joy! =D Amazing.
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reachthetop Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like your sleeve. Its so colorful and really pops.
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raging-akujiki Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Filmographer
You so make me want to poison my liver and live like a tatoo scorched god. Nice choice! Love the colours. My hat's off to Hayley~
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:iconjaimeibarra:
JaimeIbarra Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hehe...thank you
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darth-gerko Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
... dude, ¿cuánto te costó tu tatuaje?
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o0plur0o Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
Yummy!
Looks great!


I'm getting quarter sleeves, soon... i hope.
(maybe i should finish my leg. lol)
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FallingFromATree Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
I hate living in Norway, I SO want to get tattooed by her!
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xamandarosexx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
Gorgeous tattoos sir. :]
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Wickermoon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
Those tattoos are awesome! Quite an artist. =)
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