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Octo by grimcinder Octo by grimcinder
If I ever got a tattoo..I think I'd want an octopus on my arm..I dunno..I like octopus.....I was gonna give him a skull face..but then i remembered that cronobreaker had already done that idea....so what we have here is just a plain ole octopus..nothin special.......

Anybody have a tattoo that would like to share their stories?.....

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:iconnixnaught:
nixnaught Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
This is a great design, I really like it.  And honestly, if you are going to make it into a tattoo, if you want it to have a skull, give it a skull. ;)
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graceless-girl Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm getting my first tattoo done in a couple of weeks. Would it be cool if I had this done? Thought it best to ask permission first. And I don't care how many people already have it, the chances of running into them are very low, and even if I did that'd be the coolest thing ever.
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squidsquadskien Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Hello. I was wondering is I could use this image in a logo?
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AtomicAlaska Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm somewhat of a cephalopodiac, and I have seen hundreds if not thousands of pictures, drawings, stencils, tattoo designs, stencils, etc. of all sorts of octopi and squid, and yet this is the image that continues to plague my thoughts! I cannot shake it's simplicity, balance, and beauty. It was worthy of me leaving a comment. So, well done GrimCinder! You've made a picture worthy of my praise.
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:iconcorazondedios:
CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Octopi are so squishy and weird!

here is one I drew a long time ago
[link]

here it is, dayglo
[link]
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
"a plain ole octopus..nothin special......."

LIES! It is a VERY something special! I like it a lot... I also really like Octo-pies!
Sheer Liquid Wonderment!
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:icongrimcinder:
grimcinder Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yes...I lie alot. Sorry. EVERYONE SHOULD LOVE OCTOPI! Thanks, yo!
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nakushitakotoba Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i've got one on my arm :D
and that design is awesome!
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:icongrimcinder:
grimcinder Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
Pssh we octo-arm people rock, don't we? We need to start a club. And there can only be eight members.
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nakushitakotoba Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
haha yeah you're right! that would be awesome
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mochi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
I had my friend draw this on me a while ago with Sharpies. I really liked how it looked.

I'm a huge fan of sea creatures, so I'm totally considering actually getting this as a tattoo.
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grimcinder Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
Well to warn you...you would not be the first to have this as a tattoo! I know (at least) two people who have this design tattooed! But yea if you get it done let me know! I'd love to see pictures! Thanks!
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monkeypiss2000 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
yeah, here's one i found. [link] don't know if that's a good or bad thing
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:iconmochi:
mochi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Sure! ^^
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:iconundeadcupcakes:
undeadcupcakes Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
i really like the simplicity of this!
it would make a nice tattoo
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:iconpatapata11:
PataPata11 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
I love Octopuses, they just have some kind of charm and grace.
I think I would want a tiny one for a pet, but I heard they like to escape their tanks. Lol.
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grimcinder Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah I think an octo or an eel would be an awesome pet to have.
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:iconpatapata11:
PataPata11 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
Eels <3
They can be so ugly and nasty looking but at the same time I just keep thinking they're like little dragons or sea serpents.
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:icongrimcinder:
grimcinder Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
They have one in a pet shop where I live but I don't have the $400 to shell out for the little guy. Plus I'd have to spend more on food and a tank etc etc .
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PataPata11 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
There's no such thing as a free ANYTHING. D: Damn pets needing stuff to survive. How are we ever suppose to love them if they're always naggin' us to get to the store?
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MegLyman Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!

I have 4 small tattoos on my back - not cephalopods - but I've had them for 8 years and still enjoy them!
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playthis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
this is awsome. really simple and effective. I love the tenticles and how they slightly zig zag in randomness at the bottom :)
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:iconlunettemumble:
lunettemumble Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
would you kill me if i used this for a felted purse pattern?
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:icongrimcinder:
grimcinder Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
$5 dolla...no...I guess you can Tya....if you REALLY must. geez
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lunettemumble Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
i'm trying to learn how to make knitting patterns, jeez.
but if i can master a project down with that octo i will give you profit =]
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xCrunQ Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007   Photographer
i love this
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:iconcoreophobia:
coreophobia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
I love octopi too, I want his tattoo
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:iconlittlewindow:
littlewindow Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007   Digital Artist
I love it. Octopi rule. This would be cool as a stencil, too.
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:iconholdconversation:
holdconversation Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
I'd love to get an octopus tattoo as well. I really like this design - nice work!
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:iconpenguin-rock:
penguin-rock Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
thet is the most awesome octopus i have ever seen. I love it.
I would totally get that tattooed on me somewhere (if it was okay with you of course :poke:)
But really, i think it's fantastic :D
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zeekreeft Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
That's absolutely gorgeous @.@

Mind if I use it as one of the tattoos on one of my roleplay character? ^^ It'd be absolutely perfect. =3
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Malloriel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I love octopi! Octopi, squid, cuttle fish, jelly fish. They're all my top favourites, though I love all the little sea critters ^_^ Like I said. Fan of teh waters.
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chaa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
Would you allow me to have this tattooed on my upper back with no modifications to the original design?
if yes, I would credit you to anyone who asks who designed it.
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:iconbonemutant:
bonemutant Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
I have always wanted an octopus tattoo! I think it's very ironic that I happened to stumble across this.
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:icongrimcinder:
grimcinder Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
send me a picture if you get it done!
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Derrickj Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
i want an octopuss tattoo on my arm as well!
nice work.
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missmiquel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know you submitted this like....two years ago.....but I still think it's really neat. I think octos are neat animals....they're so weird and random and crazy looking. I think this is a really neat tattoo design. Nifty stuff.
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grimcinder Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
man, has it really been two years since I drew this? crazy ....haha thanks
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theSmartestArtist Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just too cool for something so simple.
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:iconnumberoneblind:
numberoneblind Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Student General Artist
i would indeed get this or another octopus tattooed :)
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:iconflominowa:
flominowa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It's bold and artsy - I'd like it on my neck.
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oktopussy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
Simple but effective! I thought about an octopus tatto myself that I`d draw myself as well. Not sure yet about it.
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:iconmuffinelf:
muffinelf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
this is so beautful-- just so oddly detailed... it'd make a wonderful tatoo ... :heart:
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:iconbeyo:
beyo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
I'm considering an octopus on the arm as well, but I'd like it in greys and blues and more realistic. This is pretty damn cool, I must say.
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thelonegunman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
i can get down with this. it almost imprints your eyes.
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ToxicomanoPayaso Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
I have been searching for an octopus kinda tattoo for a long time...
I have a crab tattoo and I just love sea life...
I would love to get this as a tattoo...but I want to get your approval first...and you are the artist so would you be against me getting such a tattoo...I would prolly mod it slightly so it matched my crab tattoo have the tattoo artist do more of a shading kinda deal instead of the solid black...
But im not even positive if I would get this one...but would you let me use your artwork?
Its a great drawing!
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:icongrimcinder:
grimcinder Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yes you can get this one tattooed. In fact someone already got it tattooed. All I ask is that you send me a picture of it when it's done! :) I appreciate you asking permission!
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fish-popsicle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Student
Simple but effective... I love it! :heart:
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drainpipe235 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006
I love this design. I'm not a tattoo guy, but I did screen a shirt with this design in the lower left corner, and it looks freaking fantastic.
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xexa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006
I'd love to have that on my arm! :o
I can even see it, with its tentacles swirling around it..

:giggle:

Awesome.
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