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Maxis Tattoos that Really Stick!**Updated 10/22**

by SpaceDoll Posted 13th Oct 2007 at 10:31 PM - Updated 23rd Oct 2007 at 8:00 AM by SpaceDoll : male tattoo 4 is right after all!
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UPDATE!! I discovered a typo in tattoo package 1 that prevented the tattoo from showing up on teen males. That, combined with my previous update, has inspired me to fix the big zip file. Now, there is just one zip available, with both the corrected packages. If you downloaded before 10/23, and care at all about teen males having Maxis tattoo 1, then download it one more time! Soooo sorry, guys!
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**Update: thanks to you helpful posters, I now realize that I was too silly to even notice another Maxis tattoo! Maxis Female Tattoo 4 is now the Japanese style koi backpiece and asian characters on the left shoulder included with the blue halter top, as pictured in the new screenshot below.
The new package will replace just tattoo 4, so just plop it in the same location and let it overwrite. If you haven't downloaded either zip, you will need to download SpaceDollMaxisTattoos and unzip it first, then SpaceDollsMaxisTattoo4 and let it overwrite. If, for some reason you want the mish mash of other tattoos described below and included in the original zip, just don't download the new one.**
Sorry I was so blind, guys!

Just like the title says, these are the tattoos that Maxis gave us as parts of clothing, only they don't come off! Not when your sim changes clothes, or showers, or age transitions. Yay!! To make these, I altered Morague's original Tattoo Overlay package, according to her tutorial. Thank you Morague, for the original package, and all your help. As stated in her original upload, you must have the Seasons EP to use this object, as it utilizes the sunburn overlay included with that expansion. The object is a crate located under Misc./misc. called, umm, Maxis Tattoo something or 'nother. I forgot! But, it costs $1, you'll find it easily. Oh, just a note, the first time you use the object, you will get a significant lag. On my computer it was about 2 minutes; I assume it is equivalent to the lag you experience when your Sims are sunburned. Don't worry, just wait. When you click on the object, you will get pie menu options to add or remove tattoos. After each image below is a full description of the included tattoos.




Male Tattoos:

Maxis 1 consists of a devil face on the right shoulder (I think, or is it some sort of winged demon teddy bear?), a dragon on the left shoulder and a tribal winged piece on the small of the back. These tattoos are from the young adult shirtless top that came with University.

Maxis 2 is the samurai full back piece, chest panels, and half sleeves. This is from the young adult shirtless top that came with University.

Maxis 3 consists of a cat face (I think!) surrounded by tribal designs and a banner on the right shoulder, a tribal band, winged character and wrist bands on the left arm, letters on all knuckles, dagger on the right calf, and asian style characters on the left calf. These are from the young adult outfit with white tank and camo shorts that came with University.

Maxis 4 and 5 both have tribal designs on right arm and shoulder, tribal design on left shoulder, wrist bands on left arm, and letters on knuckles. Four also has a tribal piece on the small of the back, characters above the navel, and a tribal piece on the left calf. Five also has the right arm banner, left arm winged character, and right calf dagger from Maxis 3 and a character on the upper left chest that to me resembles the ghost of the Pillsbury DoughBoy. Maxis 4 tattoos are from the young adult outfit with no shirt and black shorts, and Maxis 5 tattoos are from the young adult outfit with black tank and red shorts, both from University.




Female Tattoos:

Maxis 1 consists of a tribal arm band on the right arm, a tribal piece on the back of the neck, a tribal necklace with a plumbob centerpiece, and a tribal sun on the back of the left hand. These tattoos are from the maroon halter top that came with NightLife.

Maxis 2 is a tribal barbed wire armband on the right arm. This tattoo is from the red bra/black fishnet croptop that came with the original game.

Maxis 3 consists of a red diamond armband on the right arm and a blue tribal sun on the upper left chest. These are from the young adult punk outfit with camouflage tights that came with University.

Maxis 4 consists of all the tattoos from Maxis 1 excluding the plumbob necklace piece.

Maxis 5 is the diamond armband from Maxis 3.

Oh, and by the way, I couldn't care less what you do with my uploads. Share 'em with your friends, pass 'em around willy nilly, grind 'em up and make a milkshake. Don't Care!! But remember, Morague made the originals, and all the bits that make this thing work are her's, so always giver her credit, and don't mess with her, or I'll be after you. Have fun!
Tags: #tattoo, #overlay, #permanent, #maxis

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Field Researcher
#2 Old 13th Oct 2007 at 10:43 PM
awesome.

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 13th Oct 2007 at 10:58 PM
Thanks alot for this :D

Been waiting for these since Morague released the hack

Rich
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Field Researcher
#4 Old 13th Oct 2007 at 11:17 PM
This is awesome! I hated the fact my sims could only have tats with certain clothing. I love this mod!
Test Subject
#5 Old 13th Oct 2007 at 11:23 PM
Thank you so much! I'm so glad to see more options for such a great mod!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#6 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 12:14 AM
Glad to see everyone is liking this. Hey, Macey, I've been working on it since then, too! Not really, but this is the first time I have worked with this sort of thing, BHAV's and such. I've pretty much stuck to recolors before, with a mesh or two thrown in. This stuff is pretty complicated, but I wanted it soooo bad, I decided to make it myself. Now that I've modified Morague's object to have five sets of tattoos rather than two, hopefully it will be easier to just plop some different textures in there. So, I plan on doing some new tattoo sets soon, starting with some Sailor Jerry classics.

i've massacred my manicure, (am i poisoned flesh?)
and made a mess, (a sweet caress)
of morning light to midnight.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 1:55 AM
You don't know how much I worship you now for this :D
My favourite sim has a wife with that sun-on-the-hand-tattoo top thingy, and I just thought how bad it was that tattoo wasn't permanent.
So... THANK YOU
Test Subject
#8 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 1:56 AM
Great work!! I also occasionally like my sims to have a tat or two and this is great that they won't come off with a change of clothes. I was kinda hoping that the fish tatoo with asian writing from the maxis blue halter top (adult female) would be included to but oh well, maybe in the future right? Anyhow these are a great addition to Morague's original overlays! Terrific job and thank you for uploading! :D
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 2:25 AM
Oh, wait, what, there's another Maxis tattoo? Blue halter top, you say? I had to just make up 4 and 5 from other tattoos 'cause I couldn't find enough. Really, I didn't know! Where, on the sim, is it, 'cause I didn't see it. If you help me find it (silly me obviously needs help), I will replace one of my own with it in a snap. Like, by tomorrow. Post here or PM me!

i've massacred my manicure, (am i poisoned flesh?)
and made a mess, (a sweet caress)
of morning light to midnight.
Test Subject
#10 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 3:01 AM
It's a blue halter top for Female Adults that came with NightLife. It's a big tattoo on her back. Can't remember what it's of, but its quite colourful I think.

Thanks for this by the way! Good for my stories when I dont want them to wear the same clothes.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#11 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 3:08 AM
Thanks, PunkPrincess. I will look for it tonight, and hopefully fix it tomorrow. I'll let everyone know!

i've massacred my manicure, (am i poisoned flesh?)
and made a mess, (a sweet caress)
of morning light to midnight.
Scholar
#12 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 4:43 AM
I hate you so much. -sarcasm-

I've been wanting to do this ever since Morague came out with her Tattoo Overlay, so I'm pretty much jealous now! Thanks for it, anyway. Hopefully they'll be more people doing tattoo overlays- My hard disk is on the fritz and can't take a lot of skintones.
Test Subject
#13 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 5:42 AM
This is awsome!!!
But... will it conflict with Morague's original???
Do we need to take that one out before yours will work?
Test Subject
#14 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 5:56 AM
Also, if you have BV there were new tattoos in that pack. I know for sure that some can be found with boolprop and on the NPC Fire Dancer's outfit. It's a tribal-type tattoo and ever since I saw it I wanted it on my sims, I'm waiting patiently though. And if there are other tattoos that came with BV that I didn't notice, I'd love if you threw those in too! Appreciate this a lot as well because I really like the Maxis tattoos but thought it was weird how they could only be worn with a certain everyday outfit.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#15 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 6:45 AM
Jecctexx, no this will not conflict with Morague's. This is a new object with a new GUID. I have both in my game and they both work fine. Jnbilek, I do have BV, but haven't installed it yet. I always wait a month or so for J.M. Pescado to fix it up good enough that I can stand to play. Give me a few weeks, and I'll look into those, too. As for that tattoo I missed, I have finished separating it from the Maxis skin (the hard part) and will slap it into the object (the easy part) in the morning. Everyone come back tomorrow for the update.

i've massacred my manicure, (am i poisoned flesh?)
and made a mess, (a sweet caress)
of morning light to midnight.
Theorist
#16 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 7:30 AM
awesome!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 10:43 AM
awsome idea and nice work too
Test Subject
#18 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 4:18 PM
Insane. Crazy. Totally physcotic. I have actually contacted Morague in the past asking if anyone had asked her if she minded them using her hack for a project like this, and she said that surprisingly no-one as of that time had done so (I guess a few people have been working on such a project, but it must be a long process), so this is an absolute dream come true for me.

I love tattoos, but I cant use them with custom body-shapes/Shower-proof skin tones... unless the are made with intergrated tattoos, and none do. Morague gave me a means to redress that isssue, but I am greedy, I wanted more and more tatts for my Sims.

So thank you very very very much. If you need more tattoos, well appart from the generic maxis ones, many of the skin tones I have seen that have tattoos (especially since Morague released the tat hack) here at MTS2 are made by artists who probably wouldnt/dont (if remember their Terms/Conditions correctly) mind remodifictaions to their work for this hack (though its easy enough to ask and find out), and there are some excellent ones out there (just thought I would mentions this since you said in an earlier post that you couldnt find more tattoos).

...yeah so the hit me like a ton of bricks..... cos it was a ton bricks, it bloody hurt... stay away from condemnd buildings.....
Forum Resident
#19 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 5:48 PM
Thanks!

//HB

♥Adam Ant♥
No, I don't take request at the moment
11/7 -09 My beautiful niece was born!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#20 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 7:19 PM
Hey Apis4, when I said I couldn't find more tattoos, I meant Maxis tattoos. I am considering doing xnymphetaminex's tattoos, in fact, I've already discussed it with her. The problem with using tattooed sim skins is it is very time consuming to separate the tattoo, which must be transparent and alone in a png, from the skintone. It is much easier to alter tattoo flash, or to draw my own. So, I plan on doing a few Sailor Jerry classic tattoos next, then a few I will draw myself, just because they will be quick and easy. Anyway, thanks everyone for the kudos.

i've massacred my manicure, (am i poisoned flesh?)
and made a mess, (a sweet caress)
of morning light to midnight.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 11:41 PM
This is so great! I'm looking forward to seeing your own creations as well.

A ton of thanks!
Test Subject
#22 Old 15th Oct 2007 at 2:25 AM
OMG I wanted this for soooo long ur soooo AWESOME!!! <3 <3 <3
Test Subject
#23 Old 15th Oct 2007 at 9:53 AM Last edited by Apis4 : 15th Oct 2007 at 9:59 AM. Reason: New awareness
Default xnymphetaminex's work
Yeah cool, for sure maxis tatts, just a friendly suggestions is all, dont know about anything like this, technically wise that is, so didnt realise how much work it is. Which makes this all the better, again thanks.

Cant wait for your next set, wil just try keep the drooling at a minimun til then

EDIT: Just checked out xnymphetaminex's tattooed skins... I absolutely love them, infact it was her 'Fear of the Dragon' skin tones that I was actually thinking of when I asked morague if anyone had contacted her about more tatts for her hack, I asked xnymphetaminex the same thing, so I really cant wait to see how your work her tatts work out (consider this pre-emptive encouragement/thanks )

...yeah so the hit me like a ton of bricks..... cos it was a ton bricks, it bloody hurt... stay away from condemnd buildings.....
Test Subject
#24 Old 15th Oct 2007 at 7:21 PM
This is fantastic, i loved Morague hack, and ever since i wanted more and more tattoos, so this is brilliant!! Thankyou sooo much lol. xx
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#25 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 4:46 AM
Oh okay, well the official BV patch did come out if you're worried about the NPC Spawning Bug but when you do install it and are feeling extra generous, I would definately download a new set of tattoos. And I can't wait to see your own work as well as some Sailor Jerry tattoos! Keep up the good work!
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