First tat?

  • geebus

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    Jan 21, 2013 5:16 AM GMT
    Hey guys, I've been thinking of getting a small-ish tattoo on my lower ab (near the Apollo's belt) on the right. It's gonna be a manga based ouroboros (FMA). A google search should suffice in seeing what I mean.

    I have been contemplating getting it for a few years now. just recently on it's location though. But I'm 25 now so I guess I'm mature enough for it? icon_razz.gif

    Anyway I hear that it's gonna hurt like a mother getting it done there, especially if it's my first (and possibly only). Is it worth it? And how feminine is it? Like really? Though I guess very few will see it haha

    Cheers,
    G
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    Jan 21, 2013 5:36 AM GMT
    Go for it. Tattoos don't hurt that badly. It's no worse than getting a piercing, just for longer. Who cares what others think about your tat, it's yours because it's yours!
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    Jan 21, 2013 5:44 AM GMT
    Get a temporary tattoo in the design and location where you want the real one. Try it out for a week and see how you like it. Then you'll know your decision.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 21, 2013 5:45 AM GMT
    Does it give you invisibility powers?
  • Rush_

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    Jan 21, 2013 5:45 AM GMT
    1-if you're worried about the opinions of others (the feminine bit), maybe it isn't the right thing. You need to want it for yourself and only for you.
    2-tats don't hurt badly. If ya look at my profile, you'll see I have them all over including most of my spine. Sunburns and/or road rash hurt worse (and I am a pussy when it comes to needles).

    Think it through and good luck!
  • He_Man

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    Jan 21, 2013 6:02 AM GMT
    My first tattoo ($160.00 at the time) ended up costing me over $3000.00 in the end. I was young and stupid, not caring where I got the tattoo, so I got a it on my right hand. Yeah, I know it was a stupid decision, but like I said, I really didn't care at the time. I was living in Key West, FL, a very laid-back, liberal city where tattoos where as common as wearing shorts and sandals to weddings and parties -- anything goes.

    Long story short, I learned that in the real world visible tattoos will only hurt your chances of getting a descent job, so I got tattoo laser surgery to get it removed. It's been over two years of me going every two months -- an excruciatingly painful process, by the way -- and they are still visible, but at least I can use a little concealer to cover it up for job interviews, work or professional engagements.

    Moral of the story, our attitudes change over time, but tattoos are pretty permanent. Make sure you really, really, really want the desired tattoo and think about the long-term effects, such as fading, stretching, placement and possible future regrets. All of these young people with neck tattoos, hand tattoos and facial tattoos are going to regret their decisions when they get older, unless they work in the industry or are financially set and don't have to work for others.

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    Jan 21, 2013 7:36 AM GMT
    choose well it,s with you for life i have Spartans on my arm and when go to the gym other guys fish and flowers angels look and wished , they chose something different lol
  • geebus

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    Jan 21, 2013 10:07 AM GMT
    Thanks guys, some great advice as usual.
    I'll definitely wear a temp version and see how I feel after a week or two.
    But I'm kinda excited now for it icon_smile.gif
  • jsowneon

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    Jan 21, 2013 10:30 AM GMT
    The first one a waited a while for and kept drawing it out for like a year to see if I'd get sick of it and never did so got that one on my arm. In the middle of getting my 2nd one. It's kind of big and runs down my left side and def not the most comfortable spot but after it's all done it's going to be so worth it because it means something to me. Also, both of mine can be hidden if need be cuz at the end of the day I got them for me and not for others. I'd just say start off small for the first one. You can always add more to it later.
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    Jan 21, 2013 10:59 AM GMT
    I see you're a fellow Sydney-sider.

    If you are an out-doorsy guy who likes the sun and the beach, wait until the weather gets cooler.

    You can't expose new tatts to the sun or submerge them in water for some weeks.
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    Jan 21, 2013 11:55 AM GMT
    geebus saidHey guys, I've been thinking of getting a small-ish tattoo on my lower ab (near the Apollo's belt) on the right. It's gonna be a manga based ouroboros (FMA). A google search should suffice in seeing what I mean.

    I have been contemplating getting it for a few years now. just recently on it's location though. But I'm 25 now so I guess I'm mature enough for it? icon_razz.gif

    Anyway I hear that it's gonna hurt like a mother getting it done there, especially if it's my first (and possibly only). Is it worth it? And how feminine is it? Like really? Though I guess very few will see it haha

    Cheers,
    G


    Do it.. icon_smile.gif I have a orouboros design on my upper back, which is a bit larger.

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    A tattoo will likely feel a little like hot wire being scraped over your skin while being done, and more like a sunburn while it heals..

    They're not really that painful.. but pain is relative and will depend on your threshold.
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    Jan 21, 2013 11:58 AM GMT
    xalphaa saidI see you're a fellow Sydney-sider.

    If you are an out-doorsy guy who likes the sun and the beach, wait until the weather gets cooler.

    You can't expose new tatts to the sun or submerge them in water for some weeks.


    This is very Good advice - usually 10 days or so will be ok for sun exposure.. keeping well away from chlorine and salt water.

    You will be wanting to put spf30+ on it for the first summer, even if you don't put sunscreen elsewhere.. They DO sting when fresh and exposed to the sun.
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    Jan 21, 2013 7:38 PM GMT
    geebus saidFirst tat?

    First lady:
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    First daughters:
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    First dog:
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    First tat:
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    Jan 21, 2013 7:39 PM GMT
    I'd love to have my first tattoo. icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 23, 2013 12:25 AM GMT
    JR_Lore saidI'd love to have my first tattoo. icon_cool.gif


    So.. Do it. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 23, 2013 12:28 AM GMT
    xrichx saidGet a temporary tattoo in the design and location where you want the real one. Try it out for a week and see how you like it. Then you'll know your decision.


    That is a good idea. Both for placement and size issues, as well as if you actually like the overall design on your body... sometimes these things don't translate well from design to flesh.
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    Jan 23, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    First tat:
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    Brilliant!!!!
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    Jan 23, 2013 12:38 AM GMT
    a penis duh
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    Jan 23, 2013 12:41 AM GMT
    I'm in the minority. Tats don't do it for me. I like a guy with a clean palette. But I don't discriminate.