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New School Tattoo Pack

by analect Posted 9th Aug 2012 at 9:15 PM
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 20 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.
What?

This pack contains twenty-one tattoos that are all (broadly) "new school" in design... though that is a pretty wide definition. Things that define new school artwork - in contrast to "old school" tattoos from the earlier half of the twentieth century - tend to include extremely bold, bright colours, with heavy and sometimes exaggerated outlines. Shapes are often bigger, brasher, and sometimes cartoonish, which I think makes the style very suitable for Sims conversions.

Obviously, this pack is much more general than my Sailor Jerry and Angelique Houtkamp conversions, but there is plenty of variation, and many of the designs will work well in a variety of placements. You can also vary the effects you get tremendously, just by changing the colours.

Examples

Here are some of the designs in-game, in bright, bold colours:



And here, some in a more traditional palette. The different sizings and types of design are intended to offer maximum versatility, giving you lots of choice without huge quantities of downloads. Please note that, in this screenshot, I used Cmar's expanded tattoo placement mod (available here at MTS or as part of Twallan's Master Controller) to demonstrate different groupings and, ahem, a "cheeky" option for one of the smaller designs. :D



Full illustration of all twenty-one designs in the screenshots. Pick and choose your favourites, or add the whole pack to your game!

Compatibility

These are tattoos, not accessories, and they are basegame compatible from patch 1.12 upwards.

Model Credits

All sims by me. Skins are Wild, V.2 by Navetsea (link is to the non-Barbie skin) and eyes are default Pixie by stefizzi. All the body hair is by TummyZa. The swim trunks on two models are basegame.

Jared (in the black swim trunks; he is available for download here) wears AlfredAskew's Backswept Short Curly Hair Converted! by collin2, Eyebrows #1 from HP's Under Your Brows set, REALipstick and cheek pores by Shyne, eyebags by Arisuka ("natural" option), and piercings by necrodog (spiral in the left ear, plug in the right).

Alan (in the blue trunks) has Generations hair and no make-up. He's just not that vain.

Christian, the tacky beast in that metallic posing pouch by Lady Frontbum, has Pets hair (I think), Mocha eyeshadow, also by Lady FB, and Whipped Cream Lipstick by HP. He also wears this stubble blush by Aanderz, and the eyebrows on him and Alan are very probably either from HP's Under Your Brows set, or default replacements by Simmiller. Christian's multiple piercings are by aikea_guinea.

Phew. I think that's it.

Additional Credits:
All hail the mighty Cmar, her Tattooinator and her tutorials.

Also, the GIMP, the two people whose Simlish fonts I used in this and my Sailor Jerry pack, and whoever the original creators of the artwork I based these designs on were. It's hard to trace original artists when things are floating around uncredited on tattoo blogs and websites, but no copyright infringement is intended.

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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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

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.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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#2 Old 10th Aug 2012 at 12:42 AM
yes! yes!!! YES!!!!
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#3 Old 10th Aug 2012 at 5:46 AM
These, are absolutely amazing O_O <333
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#4 Old 10th Aug 2012 at 10:40 AM
With the other pack the best tattoo packs online here!
Thank you!!!
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#5 Old 25th Aug 2012 at 9:27 PM
I think this is my favorite tattoo set Iv ever seen. It looks like that new school set for the sims 2.
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#6 Old 27th Aug 2012 at 10:31 PM
These are great! Thanks!
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#7 Old 29th Aug 2012 at 6:53 AM
very pretty! Thanks!
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#8 Old 9th Oct 2012 at 2:13 AM
perfect.
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#9 Old 7th Apr 2013 at 2:51 AM
this my be really stupid to ask but...works on women too right?
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#10 Old 1st May 2013 at 4:35 PM
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Originally Posted by lovesbela
this my be really stupid to ask but...works on women too right?


Yes, they do work on women too.
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#11 Old 12th May 2013 at 8:05 PM
... came for the Sailor Jerry, but found you did other stuff. This *also* looks awesome. EA needs to hire you.
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#12 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 6:32 PM
these tattoos = PERFECT!
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#13 Old 9th Feb 2014 at 7:23 AM
Pardon, what colors were used for the 'traditional palette' your boys are modeling? I was going to see if I couldn't change the default color palettes to match. Thank you very much for your excellent tattoo sets!
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#14 Old 27th Apr 2014 at 11:37 AM
ambition tattoos that actually are recolourable are always needed! thank you very much for sharing these and your other sets
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#15 Old 4th May 2014 at 5:56 PM
Thanks! These are really cool!
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#16 Old 17th May 2014 at 9:45 PM
These are very cool tattoos. Love the Simlish, haha.
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#17 Old 21st May 2014 at 4:03 PM
cool
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#18 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 2:27 AM
do these work for the curent update ?
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#19 Old 21st Nov 2014 at 11:40 AM
Great Tattoos ...
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#20 Old 30th Mar 2015 at 11:39 AM
thanks
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#21 Old 2nd Feb 2016 at 9:49 PM
Can't help, but love the ol' school tattoos. thanks!!
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#22 Old 19th Sep 2017 at 1:58 AM
Thanks for this! They look amazing! <3 Much love! :*