Tattoos

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    Jul 13, 2011 3:56 AM GMT
    Should I get one? My friend has been wanting me to get one since February. I used to always think tattoos were unattractive and I couldn't stand the thought of having something on my body for the rest of my life. But a lot of stuff has happened in the past year. So I wanna get a giant dragon on my back. Or something. Maybe some pawprints (fierce, scary pawprints!) or a tiger!!! Only cuz it would make me feel like Ive grown as a person. What do u guys think of tattoos? Do u think they are hot? ugly? Do u have any?



    Should I do it?? Lol
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    Jul 13, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
    If you have any doubts about something so permanent, then NO. Don't let yourself be influenced by a friend, and don't get one in response to a temporary situation.
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    Jul 13, 2011 8:09 AM GMT
    If you have to ask for advice, or even think about it too much, then NO. Tell your friend to get one instead, since he's so keen on the idea.
  • Pexus

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    Jul 13, 2011 8:23 AM GMT
    Very much like you I danced around the idea of getting a tattoo when I was young. Similar thoughts and ideas filled my head, but I also know that I am the sort of person who wouldn't be satisfied with something so permanent on my body.

    I did get one eventually

    but

    I was

    53

    and I'm so glad I waited to have exactly what I wanted.

    Don't rush, do as you want but be sure in your own mind.
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    Jul 13, 2011 9:38 AM GMT
    From how you ask it, no.

    I thought about getting my first one for over 10 years and was 37 when I finally did. I have three now and want two more.

    Getting them on a whim or because your "friend wants you to" is a sure regret later in life.

    Know exactly what you want on think on it for at least 6 months. Pros and con. If it is visible, will it effect a possible future job?
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    Jul 13, 2011 10:39 AM GMT
    I got one at my 10th anniv of a clear cancer check. Its one of the Kabbalah 72 Names of God that means "Never Give Up"
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    my advice...wait until you find something that means so much to you...you want it with you every day
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    Jul 13, 2011 10:52 AM GMT
    I want to get a custom designed Ṭuğrā. A Ṭuğrā is the sigil of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. It is usually a phrase/prayer written in ancient Turkish caligraphy.
    It's a token of my ancestry and I'm proud of my heritage. I want one on my scapula.

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    Also I don't think you should get a tattoo for the sake of getting one. Because it is permanent. Even though you have laser removal today, you don't get a tattoo because you want it removed eventually. And it leaves scar tissue in most cases. So think good about it. Plus consider your friend. What are his motives for pressuring you into getting a tattoo?


    I have also designed the Turkish crescent moon and star. I want to get that on my chest. I want to get them done soon, though my father still opposes, because he believes they desecrate the body and you will never be able to purify your body and pray. He says water can not get deep in your skin to cleanse it. We'll see.
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    Jul 13, 2011 11:57 AM GMT
    rexexex said don't listen to this man!
    he's only trying to hinder your creative potential;
    get a nice big cock right on your forearm!
    screw the system!

    Screw the system by making sure you can't get a real job?
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    Jul 13, 2011 12:03 PM GMT
    Funny you should mention. I have a tattoo on my hip of, A ROSE, yes A ROSE.icon_rolleyes.gif
    I got it when I was like 18 or something, for those who can remember the devine Miss M and the movie.
    Now that I've been getting in shape and years later it just looks like a blob of ink and wondering what I could get done over it.
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    Jul 13, 2011 12:05 PM GMT
    Lux_ saidI want to get a custom designed Ṭuğrā. A Ṭuğrā is the sigil of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. It is usually a phrase/prayer written in ancient Turkish caligraphy.
    It's a token of my ancestry and I'm proud of my heritage. I want one on my scapula.

    For example:

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    Tugra_Mahmuds_II.jpg


    Also I don't think you should get a tattoo for the sake of getting one. Because it is permanent. Even though you have laser removal today, you don't get a tattoo because you want it removed eventually. And it leaves scar tissue in most cases. So think good about it. Plus consider your friend. What are his motives for pressuring you into getting a tattoo?


    I have also designed the Turkish crescent moon and star. I want to get that on my chest. I want to get them done soon, though my father still opposes, because he believes they desecrate the body and you will never be able to purify your body and pray. He says water can not get deep in your skin to cleanse it. We'll see.



    Well it's nice to know you're using something from the Quran and the islamic faith. I think that would make a nice tattoo. ;)
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    Jul 13, 2011 12:22 PM GMT
    You can't have any doubt about a tattoo...if you're uncertain at all, just don't do it.
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    Jul 13, 2011 12:26 PM GMT
    If you are uncertain, why do you want a giant dragon and not something small?
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    Jul 13, 2011 12:37 PM GMT
    Probably I shouldn't even answer this one since I don't even wear a watch....but - I would put a lot more thought into it - you can always add one later, right?
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    Jul 13, 2011 1:04 PM GMT
    Tattoos are for conformists. In my opinion, they're not attractive on any body for any reason.
  • DanOmatic

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    Jul 13, 2011 1:25 PM GMT
    Tattoos are like hats--not everyone wears them equally well. There are some really sexy guys out there who sport some terrific ink. On the other hand, I've seen some really awful tattoos out there that are destined to look even worse with time and age (just go to your local Wal-Mart to see some prime examples of that).

    The irony is that tattoos used to be considered a rather edgy way to express one's individuality in an otherwise hyperhomogenized world. Anymore, however, it seems that tattoos have become pretty commonplace, even conformist (again, just go to your local Wal-Mart).

    If you do get one, just be mindful of placement and how that might come into play when interviewing for future jobs. Unless you intend to make your living as a barista at the local coffeeshop, the reality is that many companies/employers will shy away from hiring anyone with visible ink. The other reality is that the job market is really tight, and why put yourself at a disadvantage?
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    Jul 14, 2011 7:25 AM GMT
    ohioguy12 saidIf you are uncertain, why do you want a giant dragon and not something small?


    Because some craaazyyyyy stuff happened this year. I have been coping in all sorts of ways lol.

    Wow everybody those are some awesome tats! I like the quran one! Spiritual tattoos are hot.

    I think I'm just gonna get something small but fierce and scary and tough. But idk what

    And to the guy with the rose blob tattoo, LOL
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jul 14, 2011 7:38 AM GMT
    who gives a rat's ass what your friend thinks, NOT a good reason to get one- I have never felt the need.

    Some poeple get them as a "look at me look at me thing" -patheticicon_lol.gif

    If you get one it should be meaningful. Your body doesn't look fully grown so you should think it might stretch and or fade as you growicon_idea.gif
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    Jul 14, 2011 7:50 AM GMT
    I'm fully grown. But Ty, I'm extremely flattered.

    The idea is lingering..........
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    Jul 14, 2011 7:53 AM GMT
    Tattoos are the second most aesthetically appealing thing on a man... next to muscles of course.

    I would have quite a few of them but... they are so expensive, I can't afford it right now. (I already have all my designs picked out)

    If you want it, get it!
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    Jul 14, 2011 8:05 AM GMT
    If you doubt it... don't get it.

    Trust me, only get one you know you'll forever love. Make it mean something.
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    Jul 14, 2011 4:09 PM GMT
    Well I got my first tattoo about three months ago, just to feel what the pain was like and how I would look. But my tattoo had a personal meaning, it was in Kanji, Kaku=awakening. It was personal for me because I was becoming someone that had been hidden away for a long time. And also, I didnt have the money to get my spinal tattoo. But then I got that a month later and that was also a personal one, describing my psyche and condition. I got them in places no one can seen unless I'm half naked, because its a message for me, not them. I plan on getting a crane and dragon to finish up my back, they both symbolize something that I personally have gone through and it represents me. In my culture, tattoos are a way of bringing out the best in you or showing the best of what you have overcome.
    Only get a tattoo if you feel a personal connection to.

    A tiger wouldn't be too bad, but that is more for someone who is vicious, and on the darker side of things with more personal gain then humility.