I want to get a tattoo.

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    Jul 06, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    icon_redface.gifI have been thinking about getting one for a good while,but I dont know where I would put it or what to get. I realize that it is a permanent thing so it would have to be something personal to me. I have designed a few images on my computer, but I still haven't actually gone through with it yet. Anyone have any advice on what would look good on me (or sexy) and where I should put it on my body?? I appreciate your insights.. I thought about either my pec muscle, deltoid area, or lower back (tramp stamp.. i know.. but would look cool.. ) anyways.. what do u think?icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 06, 2008 4:28 AM GMT
    "Ruler" inch marks and numbers tatooed along the length of your dick, so you know how much to put in... sorry, just being a smart ass......don't do it, really. Hun, you are too cute/handsome to need any additional artwork...icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 06, 2008 5:24 AM GMT
    Sporty_g said"Ruler" inch marks and numbers tatooed along the length of your dick, so you know how much to put in... ...icon_cool.gif


    Ha! No thanks.. I am staying clear of needles and my dick.. haha. Those 2 don't go together.. hehe.

    and to muscle... you're right, my first one should be visible.

    I just want to have the tatoo as an expression of myself and to "accent' what I already have.. Kinda make me stick out a little bit more.. ;)

    boo ya
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    Jul 06, 2008 6:51 AM GMT
    actually your first tattoo should always be somewhere where you dont see it. this way you will never get sick of it.

    It's ind of like my earring. I have to purposely look in a mirror to see them, some more than others and every time I see one its like ooh pretty!!!!!!
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    Jul 06, 2008 7:13 AM GMT
    until laser removal really works, don't just go get a tattoo because people have them and you think you can "express yourself" with them. tattoos are on you for life. as such they should be well thought out. no point in suffering with a tattoo you hate when you're 70. so here's my theory.

    for your first tattoo, dream small. there's nothing worse than regretting a big tattoo. or WORSE, getting 20 minutes into the outline for a huge piece and finding out you can't take the pain.

    now that you know you don't want to start too big, let ideas come to you. wait until you know what you want and where you want it. it may be a long time until you know that, but that's ok. shit is on you for LIFE, what's the rush?

    ADDED: oh, and because ChiTown said it, let me also add that thinking about something you want to see on you is not the same as thinking about something that has meaning. your tattoo only needs to mean something if you're trying to get on miami ink. that shit pisses me off.

    then once you know what you want, wait 6 months. seriously. because you may realize that it's not really what you want. or you may not be able to think of anything else but that. 6 months down the road and you know you have a winner.

    then go ask around, check people's books and find the person who has the skills to give you the tattoo you're dreaming of.

    and THEN get it. do no skip any of these steps or you will regret it later on.

    this takes a long time. losers get tattoos on a whim because they think it will make them cool. but cool people actually care about their tattoos.
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    Jul 06, 2008 7:18 AM GMT
    i got 2 tattoos. they are meaningless. no name of a dead relative or friend. no religious significance. no representation of some part of my life blah blah blah...

    I would never get them removed. they are permanent, and thats the way i want them. I still like them, and i dont give a fuck if i cant wow someone with a story about how much my tattoos means to me.

    I never got sick of them. After about 6mos they became a part of my body when i looked in the mirror. It would be strange to see myself without them.

    Get it if u want it, but be prepared to have something on you forever. Ive had mine for 10 and 12 years respectively. I will die with them, thats just how it is

    If you get something thats 'sexy', will it be sexy when ur 50? if not, do you care?

    Its not a haircut, its forever

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    Jul 06, 2008 2:15 PM GMT
    chungo44 saidactually your first tattoo should always be somewhere where you dont see it. this way you will never get sick of it.

    It's ind of like my earring. I have to purposely look in a mirror to see them, some more than others and every time I see one its like ooh pretty!!!!!!


    I 100% Disagree. Your 1st tattoo should be somewhere where you see it everyday of your life! If you get sick of it, or you realize that it was a personal mistake, it is a reminder NEVER to get another one. If you can't see it, the chances are higher that someday you may think you want another one, and you may get another one. This would result in not one money that you personally wasted but time as well.

    Though i am an advocate of tattooing, as is evidenced by my own skin, it is indeed a very personal, and personally empowering, experience. Think long and hard about what you want, where you want it tattooed on you, and who is going to do the tattoo.
  • atxdavid

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    Jul 06, 2008 5:29 PM GMT
    Personally, I love tattoos (3 so far), and I think one (or more) would look fantastic on you.

    As others have said, this is a personal decision - everything from the design to the placement to the choice of artist. However, I'll relay some of the best advice *I* got when I was considering my first tattoo:

    Your first tattoo will set the "scale" for others (unless you start small, and the cover it up with a larger piece). So, if you want a single, small tattoo someplace unobtrusive, that's great. However, if you suspect you want a large one or several, then consider the end state before you begin.

    Find an artist you like/trust, and that comes with good recommendations. Ask to see a portfolio. Are the lines clean and crisp? Are the colors (if you're getting colored ink) bright and vibrant? Is the proportion of the drawing appealing? Placement?

    Don't be afraid to ask the artist for sketches up front. You'll likely have to pay for this, but the payment is generally applied toward the cost of the tattoo, so if you end up with something you like, you're not out any money. If you can't get something you like, then you're out a bit of money, but you've avoided a bad experience.

    Of course, the artist should observe sterile precautions (e.g. not reusing needles, use of an autoclave to sterilize needles before they're used on you, etc.).

    Good luck with it. Post some pics of it if/when you get it!
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    Jul 06, 2008 5:34 PM GMT
    I'm in the process of getting a new tat! The girl Mapped out my body and is drawing up her idea of what I want! As soon as we get the particulars hammered out, its ink to skin! I'm SOOOOOO DAMN EXCITED!

    Good luck buddy. Better love it! Do not give on any of it. You have to love it. GOod luck again.
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    Jul 06, 2008 5:35 PM GMT
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    Myself, I would have to go with Duck Dodgers.
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    Jul 06, 2008 6:14 PM GMT
    LOLcat tattoos are hot
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    Jul 06, 2008 6:25 PM GMT
    Buckwheet saidlooney-tunes-daffy-duck-5000804.jpg

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    Myself, I would have to go with Duck Dodgers.


    haha.. That is funny. SEe, now talk about having something permanent on your body.. I do not think that I could get a cutesy cartoon. Since I am a spiritual person, I have considered a spiritual meaning tatoo. I would want everyone to see it because it would be just as much a part of who I am as the color of my eyes. It would have to be nothing cliche or stereotypical such as a zodiac sign or something. I have several designs in mind, and I will post them on here.. A few I have designed myself.. I am going to have to find the files.. Something lightworker/gay/spiritual/psychic/tribal.. related. hehe. .you will see
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    Jul 06, 2008 6:50 PM GMT
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    I didn't even think about this beforehand. But later when we were finished I felt compelled to give my tattoo artist a hug goodbye like I do with my friends.
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    That's a very good point. Since I am already a person who goes by the feeling I get off a person than anything else, I probably will already take this into consideration. If a person just gives me a BAD VIBE>> icon_twisted.gif then I'm just not going to want to be around that person. I will definitely take your advice to hand. VEry good advice.. Thank yo uicon_smile.gif
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    Jul 06, 2008 6:52 PM GMT
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    Jul 06, 2008 7:00 PM GMT
    Make sure whatever image you use for the tat that it's something you REALLY want. I got my first ono my 40th birthday but had the picture for over a year to make sure I wouldn't get sick of it. Most tat artists will tell you that the #1 thing people are sorry about afterwards is that the tat was too small. People are afraid of bigger. Go bigger. I don't mean HUGE just bigger. My roommate is a teacher. She just got her whole back done and has won some awards recently in tat contests most namely the big tat convention here in NYC. Good luck and hope you love it!
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    Jul 06, 2008 7:13 PM GMT
    chungo44 saidactually your first tattoo should always be somewhere where you dont see it. this way you will never get sick of it.

    It's ind of like my earring. I have to purposely look in a mirror to see them, some more than others and every time I see one its like ooh pretty!!!!!!
    ' i totally agree, i have a tatt on my back of the asian symbol for family, its on my shoulder. My next one is going to be an ed hardy tiger crawling up my back, possibly with a snake wrapped around it and the tiger will be looking back at it. Email me and let me know what u think.
  • inuman

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    Jul 06, 2008 7:18 PM GMT
    # Most Painful Areas:
    # Men - Abdomen, Spine, Chest

    # Least Painful Areas:
    # Men - Buttocks, Arm, Back

    "The most important thing you can do before getting a tattoo is taking the time to find the right studio and/or artist. Many people just decide on a whim that they want to get a tattoo, and enter the nearest studio without much thought about what they are doing. Some get lucky and walk away with a great tattoo, and some don't. Here are some things to help you along in making your decision, and to make sure that you get a tattoo you are going to be proud of.

    Take Your Time I know that getting a new tattoo is exciting, and when you finally decide this is what you want, it is hard to wait. But this is not something to be rushed into. If you really want a tattoo that you are going to be happy with, its going to take some time. So, relax, and don't be in a rush to get inked. Visit Several Studios Shop around! I'm sure if you were about to make a major purchase, like a car, you wouldn't buy one from the first dealership you went to. Check out examples of the artists' work, ask around, and take the time to just stay for a while and watch if you can. Ask the artists questions, and see if they are friendly and willing to talk to you. If you wander around the shop for half an hour, and no one even asks if they can help you, they don't take much pride in their work.

    Scrutinize The Work You don't have to be an artist to be able to tell quality artistry from a bad job. Whether you get a chance to view pictures in an artist's portfolio, or see a live example, really look closely at the work. It's easy to be swayed by pretty pictures. Don't get caught up in this trap! Look closely at the lines. They should be smooth, not jumpy or jagged or shaky. Colors should be bold and filled in completely with no blank areas. Circles should look like circles, not ovals. Be objective!

    Listen To Your Friends Your friends can be a great resource to you. If they have had a good experience, they will probably recommend their artist. And if they've had a bad experience, I'm sure they'll warn you not to make the same mistake! Ask around. If you're outgoing, and you see someone walking down the street with a great tattoo, don't be afraid to ask them where they got it! Most of us love to talk about our tattoos."

    Ask to see the autoclave and sterilization certification, make sure the artist is wearing gloves, ask about what training your artist has taken and completed. Are certificates available? Is the artist vaccinated for Hepatitis B?, Ointment, ink, water and other items should not be returned to a universal container after it has been removed for use on a client, new sterile needles must always be removed from an autoclave bag in front of you. A professional will destroy and dispose of needles in a sharps container. Always ask to see examples of the artist's finished work. Photos should be openly available.
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    Jul 06, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    THANK you sooo much. That is excellent Advice. I do know a few people who have AWESOME tatoos. That is part of the reason why I want to get one. I want to make a visit to the artist that does their tattoos. Ithink the hardest thing for me is deciding what and where. I really do think that the upper arm/deltoid area is where I am going to do it, but i am not so sure.. I like the abdominal too. I am pretty sure I am not going to get it on the back. (thanks for that awesome advice icon_smile.gif
  • SgtBuffy

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    Jul 06, 2008 8:03 PM GMT
    Personally I'd say stick wth the gym and forget the ink. To me almost nothing makes a body less sexy than adding a tat.
  • ASH557

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    Jul 06, 2008 8:30 PM GMT
    Don't let the idea of a tattoo being permanent turn you off. Life isn't permanent either.

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    Jul 06, 2008 8:37 PM GMT
    jockspirit21 said[quote][cite]Buckwheet said[/cite]looney-tunes-daffy-duck-5000804.jpg

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    Myself, I would have to go with Duck Dodgers.


    I do not think that I could get a cutesy cartoon. [/quote]

    You take that back right now!! icon_mad.gif

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    Jul 06, 2008 8:41 PM GMT
    As a healthcare worker. Trust me stay away from the ink. No matter what you do the body changes as you age and the ink with it.. Have had a lot of patients tell me 'wish they had never done it'.. (my mom and dad were right!!)
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    Jul 06, 2008 8:52 PM GMT
    dmoreus saidAs a healthcare worker. Trust me stay away from the ink. No matter what you do the body changes as you age and the ink with it.. Have had a lot of patients tell me 'wish they had never done it'.. (my mom and dad were right!!)


    Hoocus poocus mumbo jumbo!
    You listen here ::sloshes drink while gesturing:: there taint nothin' wrong with .. tats! And ::sways a little:: you can tell your ma I said sos!
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    Jul 06, 2008 9:37 PM GMT
    ASH557 said Life isn't permanent either.

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    AMEN!!!

    Might as well enjoy it while you can. I agree there are some health issues involved with a tattoo, but it's a risk I want to take. It's the same as dying your hair or a peircing. Sure, your body changes as you get old, but it's an individual thing. To each his own, thats what I say. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 06, 2008 9:38 PM GMT
    As a health care worker Myself. I say go for it. You are only young once, and here for a fun time, and not a long time. A ten year old can have regrets, so can a 20 year old, as well a 60yo, and a 90yo.

    I'm just so happy I didn't get any while One was still to young. I lover all my ink, and long to get back to Hawaii, so O can indulge into some more Polynesian style tattoos.

    Would love a back job of david bec, with angel wings crossing to my shoulders.