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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: 60,681 · 24th Nov 2009
226.6 KB 60,681 24th Nov 2009
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Test Subject
#26 Old 11th May 2010 at 6:45 PM
I can´t download this file...=(
Original Poster
#27 Old 14th May 2010 at 4:15 AM
Originally Posted by Carnifex
I can´t download this file...=(

Could you try again?
Or you can try this link:
Test Subject
#28 Old 17th May 2010 at 11:11 PM
hell yeah nice work
Test Subject
#29 Old 31st May 2010 at 11:28 AM
these are totaly sexy sleeves fantastic i am also recent purchaser of sims so so many cool things to get for the game. thanks
Test Subject
#30 Old 7th Jun 2010 at 8:07 PM
This is awesome! Could you please make it work with the Ambitions tattoos? You pretty much can't make tattoo sleeves ;_;, and this is the most awesome out there.
Test Subject
#31 Old 24th Jun 2010 at 10:29 PM
Awsome, Thank you! I LOVE All of your content and sims I`m so glad I found you! :D
Forum Resident
#32 Old 7th Jul 2010 at 2:10 PM
Fantastic job on these, thank you!
Test Subject
#33 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 9:45 PM
AWESOMISSS!!! These are incredible. Ive been looking around for theese. My sims will now be more realistic looking!

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Test Subject
#34 Old 30th Aug 2010 at 4:12 AM
My hero. <3
Test Subject
#35 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 11:59 PM
No way, my first download for TS3 and I found a L4D one? F*ck, I love you : D
Looks awesome, by the way.
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 8:23 AM
Did you use a tutorial to learn how to do this? Where would I find it? I can't find any decent ones on accessories, only as actual tattoos.
Test Subject
#37 Old 8th Jul 2012 at 8:00 AM
Love the sleeves! But there's just one thing that is a bit inconvenient.. they're only under one category and when I want to have my sim wear something else under that category I can't. ;o; Would it be possible to put them in each category as well? That would be the icing on the cake! Haha. Just wondering~ love them sooo much either way! xD
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 25th Nov 2012 at 9:03 AM
nice you are gifted and talented at making Tattoos, these are one of the best tattoos iv seen in this site
Test Subject
#39 Old 1st May 2013 at 4:16 AM
THANK YOU! I have been looking EVERYWHERE for tattoo sleeves. They look great.
Forum Resident
#40 Old 19th Jul 2013 at 8:53 PM
Love these!
Field Researcher
#41 Old 24th Nov 2013 at 9:24 AM
OMG have my babies!No just kidding but seriously,these are so brilliant I can't even-
Test Subject
#42 Old 1st Dec 2013 at 9:32 PM
i adore these. would you possibly consider making a version where they're under the tat category and not the accessory category? if not, no worries. thank you very much for these awesome tats.
Test Subject
#43 Old 2nd Dec 2013 at 9:09 PM
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#44 Old 11th Apr 2014 at 2:56 AM
thank you!
#45 Old 21st Apr 2014 at 2:39 AM
This is great, still can't figure out what I'm doing wrong...I can't find it in the edit Sims section.
Test Subject
#46 Old 19th Jun 2014 at 3:25 PM
I can't install it in my game because I'm a mac user, and there is only a package file
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#47 Old 12th Aug 2014 at 12:12 AM
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#48 Old 3rd Sep 2014 at 1:13 PM
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#49 Old 28th Sep 2014 at 12:15 AM
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#50 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 5:45 AM
thanks so much
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