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by heaven Posted 3rd Jun 2015 at 10:16 AM - Updated 17th Oct 2015 at 3:55 AM by heaven
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This download is a custom pose or animation. This means that you will need the Pose Player or Animation Player mod by cmomoney installed in order to use the download in your game.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
A set of poses for story-tellers with tattoo addicts and/or artists. They are pose list compatible but the pose codes are included should you rather wish to type them in manually.

Pose Codes
Relaxed Bicep Tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo01a - giving tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo01b - receiving tattoo

Wimping Out Bicep Tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo02a - giving tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo02b - receiving tattoo

Forearm Tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo03a - giving tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo03b - receiving tattoo

Lower Back Tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo04a - giving tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo04b - receiving tattoo

Back Tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo05a - giving tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo05b - receiving tattoo

Calf Tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo06a - giving tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo06b - receiving tattoo

Chest Tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo07a - giving tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo07b - receiving tattoo

Hip Tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo08a - giving tattoo
a_heaven_tattoo08b - receiving tattoo

Poses were created with the female rig as the tattoo artist and the male rig as the tattooee. However you should be able to interchange them without too much issue. There may be some floating or clipping depending on the weight/musculature of your intended sims. You will need to use moveobjects to place your sims in the correct position. Once you cancel the interaction, they will mush together. It looks scary but just direct them to walk away and all will be right with the world again.

You can mix and match some of the poses. 5b and 6b both work with 5a. You can also use alt to adjust your sim to "tattoo" different places though the hands might not line up exactly.

Recommended Custom Content
The poses were made with the following CC. Though they may work with other objects, I cannot guarantee that. The poses do snap together but you will need to adjust the furniture to line it up properly using the alt key.
Tattoo Gun Accessory by me See Below
Krypton Dining Chair by wondymoon
Examination Couch by Hekate999

Additionally, while Ambitions is not needed for this pose pack to function, the first 3 receiving poses were created using the tattoo chair from that expansion pack. It may work with other chairs with arms but I have not tested this.

Tattoo Gun Accessory
This is an edited version of the Ambitions Tattoo Gun. It does not require Ambitions to work. The bottom base (that looked like a drill battery) is gone and the handle is much slimmer to allow for a more controlled grip.
  • Located in Bracelets, for right hand only
  • Available for Both Genders
  • Available for Teen to Elder
  • 4 Channels
  • Valid for Everyday, Athletic, and Career
  • Not Valid for Random
  • Custom Thumbnail
  • Base Game Compatible

Polygon Count
228 polygons, 250 vertices

Please feel free to make poses that work with this accessory. All I ask is that, if you do, please link back to this thread for the accessory and do not include it in your own pose upload.

Go forth and ink the town!

Additional Credits:
Cmo for the Pose Player and the Pose Pack Creator
Kaleekalo for her amazing Pose Creation Series
A for the Blender plugin and rigs - Sims 3 Clip Tool
Cloudwalkersims for their Object to Accessory Tutorial
goodnightlittlewing for needing the poses and supplying me with the lovely Evvy to test with and the showcase pictures for this upload.
Spladoum for her words of encouragement and steady stream of alcohol when I broke joints.

Other Tools Used: S3PE TSRW
Milkshape CTU Gimp

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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Size: 266.3 KB · Downloads: 10,962 · 3rd Jun 2015
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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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