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2012 Year of the Dragon by daanton 2012 Year of the Dragon by daanton
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NIKKI: This just had to happen!

After revisiting what I did last year
[link] , I concurred with *daanton that I should do another similar salute for this Chinese new year as well. But little did I know what I'd be getting into this time around!

Since 2012 is being marked as the Year of the Dragon, why not....... a dragon? Sure....! But yours truly was going to be the canvas!
 
Yes, I'm once again wearing my special Mandarin dress that was gifted to me back in 2006, but do you notice I've unbuttoned it and slipped it off my shoulders and down my back?? Because *daanton's gotten Jonesy to paint a couple of tattoo-style Chinese dragons on my back!

How nice of him! And I think they look quite good...

And don't worry, Jonesy's using washable markers [link] so these fake tattoos will wash off in the shower!
 

And don't forget: if you, like me and my parents and other ethnic Chinese Canadians, are going to be cooking your special Chinese-style soup(s) for the New Year's celebratory dinner, don't forget to stock up on chicken broth!
[link]


Nikki's chipao or Mandarin dress, based on original design/art by :iconricepot:.


6TEEN, Nikki Wong, Jonesy Garcia © Fresh Animation (nka FreshTV) Inc and NELVANA Ltd.
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:iconhi-rez95:
HI-REZ95 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
lol. Sharpies :3 Thats nice of Jonesy.
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Philocleon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Slight error in the links. When clicking on the link to serpent symbolism click on serpent (symbolism). And you'll have to do a Wikipedia search under Chinese dragon to get the page about the Chinese dragon. Neat stuff, very enlightening.
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:icondaanton:
daanton Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okay, I found what you meant to post. :)
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Philocleon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
If you wanted a real tattoo you can always pull a Wyatt and do something simple, like the music note he had done. I did find an interesting article on wikipedia about serpent symbolism and one about the Chinese dragon. [link](symbolism). [link] It turns out that the basic lore about the Chinese dragon is based on the saltwater crocodile. I don't blame the ancient Chinese for regarding the croc as some divine powerful beast. Anyone with half a brain ought to know that a crocodile is just one beast you don't want to cross. You have a choice. Wind up as lunch or wind up with luggage.
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:icondaanton:
daanton Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NIKKI [:iconnikki6teenplz:]: True enough! As I told Wyatt....
NIKKI (to Wyatt): "Fine. But do not get anything too big! It's permanent, y'know?"

BTW, Wyatt still has that small tattoo to this day.

I only wanted one (or, in this case, two) to last only for the time I'll be celebrating Chinese New Year.

Thus, Jonesy's washable markers.
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:iconphilocleon:
Philocleon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Wyatt's tattoo is nice and simple. Kind of like the stickfigure art employed in this game, the Kingdom of Loathing. [link] And washable is sensible. Heck, from what I've heard about this company, Inifinitink, washable may yet no longer be an option. Here's the wikipedia page for ya. [link] I'm telling you, this looks very promising.
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MasterghostUnlimited Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
super cool
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TDI-Exile Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Nifty.
恭喜發財
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:icongambitx18:
gambitx18 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
So cool. Too bad they'r fake, a real one would look so hot on you Nikki. Still, very nice.
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:icondaanton:
daanton Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NIKKI: Just following Jen's advice against getting real tattoos! ;P ["One Quiet Day"]
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BigMacSama Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
That Tattoo is so friggin' cool, I am a year of the dragon. Dragons rule, brah.
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:iconbarehandmaster:
BarehandMaster Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This will be a super year!
By the way, Nikki looks so sexy... as ever!
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:iconphilocleon:
Philocleon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
When I first saw this I thought it was about the movie The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo, based on the novel by Stieg Larson. But this clears things up. BTW, what does the Chinese text say?
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:icondaanton:
daanton Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconnikki6teenplz::iconsaysplz:龍年 = "Year of the Dragon".
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:iconptv:
PtV Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet! I was born in the Year of the Dragon (1988)!
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:iconsandravaleriameza:
sandravaleriameza Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i thougth jonsey was making her a tatoo then i was that they were markers
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:icontimgueguen:
timgueguen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Jonesy being anywhere near tattooing equipment would likely be a bad idea.
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:iconsandravaleriameza:
sandravaleriameza Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i know !!! >.<
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:iconhoneygoddess57:
HoneyGoddess57 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nicely done, my friend.:peace:
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:icondaanton:
daanton Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope it's not too risqué for :iconrefresh-pics: !!
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:iconhoneygoddess57:
HoneyGoddess57 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Pourqoui ça mon ami? (Just pour le savoir)^^;
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:icondaanton:
daanton Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Montrer aux pré-ados Nikki sans brassière! ^^;
But heck, this is her back, not her front, so I shouldn't really worry, non?
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