This is a gorgeous tattoo! Congrats on your first one, and what an amazing first one at that!!! XD XD XD
However, don't mean to be a downer at all; I say this with utmost and total respect, but you can't expect someone to not copy this tattoo just because you ask them not to. Some may respect your wishes, most may not. I have four large tattoos all of which I have designed myself and many people have copied my ink because its just easier for most people to copy others than to have a thought of their own. Its just a part of the tattoo world. I have actually seen a few Sailor Moon tattoos on DA which resemble this...it may not be an EXACT copy, but pretty similar. Forgive me if I have offended you in any way, but I just had to speak up and say something, especially this being your first tattoo. You cannot expect others to not copy it.
Thanks for the compliments...I see no harm in requesting that it not be copied...and I know I cannot enforce that(heck Sailor Moon is not my creation...we have to thank the genius that is Naoko Takeuchi for that)but I thought I would still mention my request nonetheless...
In anycase, I would be flattered if someone did indeed use my tattoo as inspiration for their own.
Well I got it of her transformation as a metaphor for my own personal transformation. If you've watched all 200 episodes, you would notice how Usagi matures gracefully throughout the series. I find that the tat is symbolic of my personal transformation, perserverance, and maturation I have endured over the course of the past few years. I find that I identify personally with Usagi and like her believe strongly in "standing for love and justice". I also would do just about anything for my close friends.
I can't wait to see pics of your tat when you get it! Be sure to send me a note my fellow moonie <3
will do and that is a very well thought out reason, definately worth the permident factor of a tattoo, and ya I made my fiancee sit down and watch all 200 episodes in japanese with me so he'd understand what I'd be talking about when it came to sailor moon LOL Ya I'm a lot like usagi, with the naive and believing in love will conquare all, and as little violence as possible thing, but Sailor-V is my favorite ^_^
I am getting the 5 inners, on my lower back. The image I'm using is one from the one of the artbook collection's I have. All the girls are only wearing their necklaces and it's shoulders and up. But I'm making the colouring different from the anime colours I'm doing it so mar's hair is red, jupiter's green, venus orange-yellow, moon's white, and mercury's blue. But I won't be getting that tattoo until I'm done having kids because I want the option of an epidural LOL. I am also getting a sailor moon "themed" braclet tattoo with my daughters name in it. She also loves sailor moon (she's 2)
oh wow awesome I like the idea for coloring of the hair to match their signature auras...make sure you get a tattoo artist that is familiar with anime...because it is easy to botch up their faces...i've seen some less favorable SM tattoos in my day...that's why I took the safe route and got a silhouette....if I find someone who I really trust and has done anime work before then I might get that image of Usagi whose nude with wings...with a pensive expression...ala this one [link]
but I am definitely looking forward to seeing the sketch you come up with and then the actual tat!
ya my new tattoo artist has a fair bit of samples of anime tattoo's (probably part of why I picked him) and the whole tattoo parlor is japanese themed, it's like, heavenly, I wish I could show you, maybe I'll ask to take some pictures lol!!!
That pic of usagi is one of my favorites
my daughters braclet is based off this [link] I asked blkmagic if I could use it for that reason and got the okay, it was so perfect cause my original idea fell apart when I tried it out in sharpies on my arm, twas not as "elegant" as I wanted, but when I saw that it was perfect!
and the one on my back will be based off this pic [link]