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Left4Dead Tattoo Sleeves

by newone08 Posted 24th Nov 2009 at 6:25 PM - Updated 9th Jul 2011 at 5:12 PM by newone08 : Add new screenshots (better and clearer ones) + link
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

Heya guys!

Today I have a special goodie for y'all.

I have these tattoo sleeves from a real game character Francis Left4Dead.
Here's the LINK to see the real tattoos.

Anyway, I made these tats specially for Slipslop for his current project.
You're gonna see it soon on this site, I promise

I have to say these tats are the hardest/most difficult one I ever made
cause I had to do everything by myself.
No Tracing, no Magic Wand tool, nothing.
Just good old friend Eraser tool and Patience. XD

For this project I used the real images from Left4Dead TGA files provided by Slipslop.

This one

Now the result
Right & Left Hands

Close Up

As you can see in the screenshots above these tats look different from
my other tats cause the source pics for these are dark (skin color + body hair)
So yeah, that's the best I could do with the tats.

Alright, enough bull..

Anyway, you'll find these in all category outfits including career (as socks accessory)
Are they recolorable?
Oh yes, sir they're recolorable but only 1 alpha channel.
(just like the original tats they only have 1 color)

Non Default
For both gender (from Teen through Elder) and have their own CAS thumbnail.
(see the screenshot)

Enjoy and Happy Simming, Everyone!

+ + + + +

Model By Me:


Custom Content By Me:

L4D Tattoo Sleeves
Skinny Jeans

Custom Content I Used:

Skin by Subaxi
Eyes by Sims2Time

Hair by Aikea
Eyebrow by Nandonalt
Chinstrap by KittyKlan
Lipgloss by Channy & Vivin
Piercing by Astray Sims

Additional Credits:
Delphy for CTU tool
All creators above for creating cool CC! Thankies!
Jiro for looking oh so awesome with the tats

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

Sims 3
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L4D Tattoo Sleeves.rar | L4D Tattoo Sleeves

Size: 226.6 KB · Downloads: 60,674 · 24th Nov 2009
226.6 KB 60,674 24th Nov 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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Field Researcher
#2 Old 24th Nov 2009 at 6:34 PM
Really nice on the guys but can we see some for the girls ^.^ brilliant job x
Forum Resident
#3 Old 24th Nov 2009 at 7:50 PM
Genious work! You already know how much i thank you for making them. Still waiting for a PM from the mods, and i hate waiting...

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Mad Poster
#4 Old 24th Nov 2009 at 8:20 PM
Wow, these are absolutely fantastic! I look forward to seeing Slipslop's Left4Dead sim in these!
Forum Resident
#5 Old 24th Nov 2009 at 10:45 PM
Wow! I love left 4 dead and francis is my favorite Good job!
Original Poster
#6 Old 25th Nov 2009 at 2:47 AM Last edited by newone08 : 25th Nov 2009 at 5:17 PM.
Sorry for coming here late.
Just got home from shopping (for Thanksgiving )
Thank you all for your very nice comments. I really appreciate it!

Originally Posted by Slipslop
Genious work! You already know how much i thank you for making them. Still waiting for a PM from the mods, and i hate waiting...

I know and I cannot wait to see him too.
But don't worry, he'll be here soon.
And as I promised before I'm gonna post his pics on my blog.
You really did a FANTASTIC job and I'm sure people are gonna like it.

Edit. I already added a pic of my model Alice with the tats.
Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 25th Nov 2009 at 3:59 AM
Nice to see you creating tattoo's again =]

The tattoo's defiantly look better further away (from what I can see in pics) but that isn't your fault, they still look wonderful either way.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 25th Nov 2009 at 4:03 PM
I hate these tattoos /francis.

No, but seriously, these are great! Good work!
Test Subject
#9 Old 25th Nov 2009 at 4:05 PM
wow thanks a bunch, they look great!
i'll try them out as soon as i got the sims 3 reinstalled :D
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 25th Nov 2009 at 6:45 PM
These are great! Thanks! L4D is awesome!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 26th Nov 2009 at 2:30 AM
Woot, awesome. L4D is great.

Nintendo Freak
Test Subject
#12 Old 26th Nov 2009 at 3:55 AM
I don't know why I keep staring at your guys. Anyway *downloads the tattoos* and *clicks thanks*
#13 Old 26th Nov 2009 at 6:23 AM
Nice work. I like this.

If you like to say what you think, be sure you know which to do first.
Original Poster
#14 Old 26th Nov 2009 at 6:49 AM Last edited by newone08 : 26th Nov 2009 at 7:00 AM.
Originally Posted by WesHowe
Nice work. I like this.

Oh, Thank You So Much! I am so glad you like it.
And your comment means A LOT to me!
I really appreciate it!

Again, thank you!

... And to all, thank you so very much for your kind words!
You guys are amazing!
Test Subject
#15 Old 26th Nov 2009 at 6:18 PM
I love you for this! One step closer to my L4D sims. ^^
#16 Old 27th Nov 2009 at 3:58 AM
Wow...some serious artistry going on with converting what you had to work with into these super-great tattoos...impressive. Very strong work! Thanks for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 27th Nov 2009 at 4:51 AM
L4D is a great game.

These tattoos are a GREAT upload. Thank you so, so much for them!
Test Subject
#18 Old 27th Nov 2009 at 7:05 AM
great, love it, now i just need a armless vest!
Original Poster
#19 Old 27th Nov 2009 at 7:57 AM
Originally Posted by water_cat1
great, love it, now i just need a armless vest!

Armless vest, you said? You mean like Francis's vest, right?
Just wait for a couple days (hopefully sooner) your wish will be granted!
Nope, I'm not gonna spoil this.
It's a surprise.

To all, thank you again for your GREAT comments!

I am really glad you like my tats.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 28th Nov 2009 at 2:22 AM
Favorited! ;D

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Original Poster
#21 Old 28th Nov 2009 at 5:59 PM
Originally Posted by Gillianivy
Favorited! ;D

Thank you, hon!
Test Subject
#22 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 2:19 AM
wow this looks amazing in game!!
Test Subject
#23 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 3:22 AM
Looks great in game, thanks
Test Subject
#24 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 4:11 PM
Hello, i'm a little late in a comment haha but i just got the game recently. This tattoo looks amazing, i thank you for the hard work you put into it. One quick q though; when naked the tattoo dissapears, is it possible to make it available when naked or does the naked skin tone not accept accessories. Just wondering if you ever tried to mess around with that. Again, thank you for this =]
#25 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 5:56 PM
These are cool thanks
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