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Sailor Jerry Vintage Tattoos that Really Stick!!!

by SpaceDoll Posted 25th Oct 2007 at 8:56 AM - Updated 25th Oct 2007 at 9:28 AM by SpaceDoll
50 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
They don't go missing when you change into your shorts!! They don't even run in the shower!!
Here are my next tattoo overlays based on Morague's terrific object. These are much more fun than my last ones, 'cause I got to choose the tattoos, rather than sticking to the Maxis stuff. So, I chose tattoos from vintage flash by a famous tattoo artist, Sailor Jerry. They are very traditional tattoos, in traditional colors (lots of red, green, and black), so I made them sort of faded out, so they looked, well, old-school! Because of this, they are sort of hard to see in my screen shots, so I included some more detailed pics of the flash. I tried to make these combinable, by putting the tattoos in each set on just one side of the body. So, for example, your male sim can wear sets 1 & 3 at the same time, and have tattoos on his back, chest, right and left bicep, and right and left forearm. The complete sets are pictured and described below.

Female sets:
Set 1 includes a rose below the navel and a rose design on the lowerback.
Set 2 includes a swallow on the right chest, a red flower on the right hip, and a yellow flower on the right upper arm.
Set 3 is a large peacock on the belly.
Set 4 includes two butterflys (not identical) on the shoulder blades, a swallow on the left thigh, and a rose on the left forearm.
Set 5 is a large back piece of a peacock and a snake fighting.

Male sets:
Set 1 is a large ship back piece, a mermaid and anchor on the right bicep, and an anchor with a shield on the right forearm.
Set 2 includes a large eagle over a sun on the upper back, a brunette pin-up girl on the right forearm, an oriental dragon on the right bicep, and two little hearts with an arrow through them on the butt!
Set 3 has a large portrait piece on the chest (called the Cape Horn Lady), a panther on the left bicep, and a square cross on the left forearm.
Set 4 includes a snake and dagger on the left bicep, a geisha on the left forearm, and a winged oriental dragon on the left calf.
Set 5 is a (different) mermaid on the left ribs, an anchor with a rope on the back of the left forearm, and an octopus on the right calf.
Just a few notes, for those unfamiliar with these kinds of overlays. Morague based her original object on the sunburn overlay that came with the Seasons EP, so you must have it for this to work. It will appear to be a crate in the Misc./misc. section of your catalog. Clicking on it will give you a pie menu, with options to add or remove set 1, 2, 3, etc. You will experience a short lag the first time you use the object, so don't panic. And, go thank the original Morague object; she made all this possible!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#26 Old 7th Nov 2007 at 9:45 PM
As far as I know, no. Morague is the one who created this object, I just edited it a little here and there. In her thread, this problem was mentioned (it also happens sometimes when you go to a community lot or get a sunburn, but not always) and there doesn't seem to be an easy fix for it. I'm always checking Morague's thread, though, just to make sure. If she ever figures it out, I'll be sure and update, but until then, I think it is just a little problem that we can handle for the sake of having tattoos!
Any way, thanks so much for your comments, it is good to be appreciated!

i've massacred my manicure, (am i poisoned flesh?)
and made a mess, (a sweet caress)
of morning light to midnight.
Forum Resident
#27 Old 9th Nov 2007 at 2:14 AM
Great job!
I look forward more of these!

"If you suspect you won't like the answer, then don't make the question"
Test Subject
#28 Old 18th Nov 2007 at 11:25 PM
I love Sim Tats! These are so cool, I love the snake and peacock, and the eagle, and all the flowers, they're so realistic looking.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#29 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 10:18 AM
Thanks, everyone, for your posts. I was delighted to see that this is now a Top Pick, although I am not sure what I did to deserve the honor! Maybe the number of downloads, or thanks, or sumfin'? Don't know! Any way, I am working on some original tattoos for another tattoo object, this time with some smaller more traditional tattoos, as suggested by some of you posters. You know, the kind of tattoos that people with only one tattoo have! I have been a little delayed because drawing the tattoos led me astray into a little side adventure: learning a little more about creating vector art, but I hope to finish the new set in the next few weeks. More soon!

i've massacred my manicure, (am i poisoned flesh?)
and made a mess, (a sweet caress)
of morning light to midnight.
Test Subject
#30 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 6:42 PM
Very, very, thank you.
Maravilhoso that his work. Now I can put these beautiful tattoos in sims that I already had in my game.

Big kisses for you
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 2:42 AM
These are amazing! I'm so happy that you are going to make more! I have so many ideas for my Sims that I'll probably have to learn how to make them myself [yeah, right!]

Thank you so very much for the amazing tats!
Test Subject
#32 Old 25th Nov 2007 at 2:52 AM
FANTASTIC!!! I was just thinking I needed a tatoo shop to go alongside of my biker bar! This is so great! More please!!! Pretty please!
Test Subject
#33 Old 10th Dec 2007 at 9:57 AM
These are great i use them on my sims alot, was wondering when the body hair overlays will be out? looking very forward to useing those and is there a tutoral somewhere, maybe i could try?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#34 Old 13th Dec 2007 at 8:12 PM
I'm glad you like them, dj. Um, I am way procrastinating on all my new overlays. I just got back from a week long trip to a wedding, and now I am finishing up my finals, but I hope to be back on track soon, Christmas notwithstanding. So, to give you a straight answer, maybe a month? Or two? Heehee.
The great tutorial I used to create these, by Morague, the original creator, is here:

I hope you can get the hang of it, I would love more stuff to download myself! Good luck!

i've massacred my manicure, (am i poisoned flesh?)
and made a mess, (a sweet caress)
of morning light to midnight.
Test Subject
#35 Old 9th Mar 2008 at 7:12 AM
how they work ?
Space Pony
#36 Old 9th Dec 2008 at 8:09 AM
These are really great!
Test Subject
#37 Old 19th Jan 2009 at 8:35 PM
Absolutely beautiful!!

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#38 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 8:49 PM

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Test Subject
#39 Old 9th May 2010 at 4:07 AM
I have a question how do you put them on the sim?
#40 Old 22nd May 2010 at 7:13 PM
Anna~, you buy the crate that the tattoos live in, and pick the tattoo from the crate`s menu.

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Test Subject
#41 Old 4th Aug 2010 at 8:41 AM
For some reason, this isn't working with my game (I have all expansions) Sad!
Test Subject
#42 Old 21st Jul 2011 at 9:04 PM
Yea i have the same problem when i exit the game, and go back in the tattoos are gone and i have to re-apply them again. is there a fix?
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 17th Aug 2011 at 1:11 AM
Aww I love your tattoos and I use them on some Sims but as other said it disappears when you exit the game. Thing is that Morague fixed that problem somehow with his/her tattoos. It would be awesome if the same thing could happen to your tattoos. But you did a great job and these ones add a realistic feeling to my Sims. I can't thank you enough, they're really great!
Test Subject
#44 Old 3rd Mar 2012 at 7:07 PM
Okay this is a really stupid question, and I am really, super sorry if you have said it somewhere and I just didn't find it but... where do you actually get the tattoos from? Like... is it classed as face paint, clothing, buy mode...etc?
Test Subject
#45 Old 10th Aug 2012 at 4:09 PM
Nice work!
I love 'em
Field Researcher
#46 Old 14th Aug 2013 at 7:29 PM Last edited by Artemida : 17th Aug 2013 at 7:24 PM.
Quinctia has made a fix so now the tattoos really stick. You can find it here.

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Test Subject
#47 Old 4th Feb 2014 at 3:21 AM
Great thank you
#48 Old 8th May 2014 at 12:21 PM
hi someone have them for the sims3 please
#49 Old 18th May 2014 at 10:06 AM
I like these. My favorite is probably the eagle.
Top Secret Researcher
#50 Old 23rd Mar 2017 at 9:56 AM
very nice work
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