Help with my first Tattoo! Yay or Nay?

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    Oct 02, 2011 6:40 PM GMT
    Help!!
    I went to a tattoo shop yesterday and told them that I wanted my first tattoo. I showed them the southern cross constellation and told them I wanted it placed on my torso just like this guy....

    So my appointment to get my tattoo is on the 19th and I need your help to decide if I should get it or not. I already paid a refundable deposit so I am pretty serious about it. But if you don't like it please let me know your thoughts...

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    Oct 02, 2011 6:43 PM GMT
    Aggieboy said
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    You have the cute body for it. Personally, I don't really care for it... but I think it would look okay on you. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 02, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
    I don't care for tattoos. I'm always going to vote "no", but it's really up to you. Just make sure it's what you really want because they don't come off easily.
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    Oct 02, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
    Definitely a "yes" for the tattoo but not sure on the design, only because its not original. When i think of a tattoo, IMO, it should be something that is very personal and original. But that's just me. If it works for you, then definitely do it.
  • tony_boost

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    Oct 02, 2011 7:01 PM GMT
    i don't care much for the tattoo either, but the OP is cuter than the model in the photo so go for it icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 02, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    I have a a tattoo and wanted it to "mean" something. So my first question is does it mean anything other than looking cute.

    Secondly, how will it look when you're in your 60s..

    That's my second question when i contemplate a tattoo for myself. Usually if it means enough to me emotionally the "how's it look" is irrelevant.
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    Oct 02, 2011 7:18 PM GMT
    I like tattoos alot... but imma have to say nay to this particular design... its not especially flattering... tattoos are like clothes.. they have to "fit" you and accentuate your aesthetic points
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    Oct 02, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    If you have to ask, then I always answer "no".

    I am under the belief that if you have to ask, you're not sure enough to get it. When you get to the point where you say "f" everyone else I want it, then go for it.

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    Oct 02, 2011 7:39 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidI like tattoos alot... but imma have to say nay to this particular design... its not especially flattering... tattoos are like clothes.. they have to "fit" you and accentuate your aesthetic points


    I agree. Tattoos can be really hot, but this one... just doesn't work. I'm just not a fan of the placement.
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    Oct 02, 2011 7:40 PM GMT
    I like the concept, but not so much the execution on the pics you showed. The stars on that guy look like they came straight out of a Lisa Frank notebook - juvenile and girly. I say go for the concept, but change the style of the stars to something a little more masculine and timeless.
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    Oct 02, 2011 7:43 PM GMT
    I don't like tattoos on myself but I like em on other guys, I think it would look great on you.

    EDIT: I changed my mind after looking at your pics icon_redface.gif, you're too ripped for that tattoo, I think it looks good on that model because he's not that ripped, that's only my opinion tho. icon_smile.gif
  • tuffguyndc

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    Oct 02, 2011 7:45 PM GMT
    dude, that is up to you. who cares what you get. just remember to get something you will like and not regret down the road
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    Oct 02, 2011 7:48 PM GMT
    gay
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    Oct 02, 2011 7:51 PM GMT
    I'd have to say go ahead and get it if it's something significant to you. The one I'm planning on getting I designed myself and have been thinking about it for over a year. I'm actually going to be getting it soon (finally).

    But it's on you for life. So think of when you're 80 and if you'd still want it.
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    Oct 02, 2011 7:52 PM GMT
    jakenoh saidIf you have to ask, then I always answer "no".

    I am under the belief that if you have to ask, you're not sure enough to get it. When you get to the point where you say "f" everyone else I want it, then go for it.



    uno mas
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    Oct 02, 2011 7:53 PM GMT
    Here's a tip..
    Ask an artistic buddy to draw those stars on your body with a non permanent marker. Wear it around for a few days, and get other people's opinions. It should help you decide whether or not you really want them.

    Personally, I think those stars look pretty awful. They look like cookie cutters for xmas cookies. If you want the constellation on your body, there are much better star designs. If your tattoo guy is any good, he should be able to help you with a new design.

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    Oct 02, 2011 7:56 PM GMT
    If you like it get it, if you don't like it, don't get it.
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    Oct 02, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    wpbnole said
    jakenoh saidIf you have to ask, then I always answer "no".

    I am under the belief that if you have to ask, you're not sure enough to get it. When you get to the point where you say "f" everyone else I want it, then go for it.



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    Yeah, that's pretty true I guess. Unless Aggieboy just wanted a little attention icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 02, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    You have to like it. I think it's cool.
  • a303guy

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    Oct 02, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    i'm absolutely not a fan of 'trendy' tatoos - simply because when that trend/style goes out - you've just dated yourself - i.e., all those guys with tribal bands, or 'porn stars'. On the other hand, ink that is genuinely and truly artistic, well, that is a whole nuther matter, and can be truly amazing.

    bottom line, its your body, do with it as you please - but please understand, that what looks hot at this moment may not be so much in just a few years. And as someone here already pointed out, removing them is painful, expensive, and depending on your skin type, may not be fully successful.
  • mybud

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    Oct 02, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    Son...I think it's awesome but I got to tell ya for myself....both my tats symbolize meaning pertaining to my beliefs...the truths I live by...Choose sumin you can identify with....All the best...BUD
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    Oct 02, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    Wow an overwhelming response for nay sayers....

    I think you guys are right. This tattoo realy doesn't have any "special" meaning like some of you have noted. I just love the way it looks on the torso...I have given it some thought and can't really find anything that is of "special" meaning worthy of a tattoo except for maybe something to do with my alma mater Texas A&M University.

    I also thought well... nobody will see the southern cross tattoo unless I go shirtless so it will not be visible often.

    I have thought about the age factor in this too. When I get old and start sagging, well does't your body sag all over and thus every tattoo sag unless you put it on your foot or ankle?


    You guys say that tattoos should engance your body and accentuate my aesthetic points.. well i dunno what aesthetic points I have so i dunno....
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    Oct 02, 2011 9:07 PM GMT
    Aggieboy said
    I have thought about the age factor in this too. When I get old and start sagging, well does't your body sag all over and thus every tattoo sag unless you put it on your foot or ankle?


    Yeah that is a problem hence why i wouldent get one. But to me the deisgn does look nice though.
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    Oct 02, 2011 10:00 PM GMT
    wpbnole said
    jakenoh saidIf you have to ask, then I always answer "no".

    I am under the belief that if you have to ask, you're not sure enough to get it. When you get to the point where you say "f" everyone else I want it, then go for it.



    uno mas


    Agree with these two guys. Be certain before getting it. How long have you been wanting this design? If you still feel this strongly about it in a year, then get it, if you don't, forget about it.
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    Oct 02, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
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    wpbnole said
    jakenoh saidIf you have to ask, then I always answer "no".

    I am under the belief that if you have to ask, you're not sure enough to get it. When you get to the point where you say "f" everyone else I want it, then go for it.



    uno mas


    Agree with these two guys. Be certain before getting it. How long have you been wanting this design? If you still feel this strongly about it in a year, then get it, if you don't, forget about it.



    I have been wanting it ever since I saw this model wearing it for Aussiebum about 2 years ago. When I saw it, I instantly wanted to get it but backed out. Ever since I have thought about it but not excessively, until for reason I am rethinking it now.

    I realise the design has no special meaning to me, I just think it looks nice I suppose..