Tatoos

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    Jun 08, 2013 2:00 PM GMT
    What do you fellas think about tattoos? If you’ve got one what made you choose the design?

    Might get one, gotta choose the design wisely. £300/$466 to get it removed if you get bored of it. icon_razz.gif

    Did take the piss out of my mate a bit he got a tattoo of Chinese writing down his left arm and doesn’t know what the writing means LOL.
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    Jun 08, 2013 3:03 PM GMT
    Sooooo wanna get tatts. Already know what I want done. But it's so fucking expensive!!!

  • Destinharbor

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    Jun 08, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    I think some can be very hot on a very buff guy. Not sure how it will look in 30 years. Can you actually remove all evidence of one if you change your mind?
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    Jun 08, 2013 3:06 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI think some can be very hot on a very buff guy. Not sure how it will look in 30 years. Can you actually remove all evidence of one if you change your mind?


    Don't know to what extent mate, think they'll probably be a very slight effect left. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • He_Man

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    Jun 08, 2013 3:12 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI think some can be very hot on a very buff guy. Not sure how it will look in 30 years. Can you actually remove all evidence of one if you change your mind?


    From personal experience, it's not that easy. I've spent $3000.00 and undergone two years of extremely painful laser surgery to get some of mine removed, but they are still visible. They just faded, but you can still see them. Black-ink tattoos are easy to remove, but the color tatts are a bitch to get out, especially light blues, greens, and yellows.

    The pain alone is horrific. Ten minutes of laser zapping away, and it feels like you are sticking the body part into hot, boiling grease. It hurts so bad, and you have swelling for three to five days afterwards. I had to get mine done every other month, so I would be out of commission for a week every other month just to let them heal.

    Don't get a tattoo thinking that you can later remove it because you don't like it. It's not that easy.
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    Jun 08, 2013 3:15 PM GMT
    There's some beautiful and unique tattoos on this page, if you want inspiration:
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/geometric-tattoos

    My good mate, Jon, has some lovely elegant tattoos. He's a musician, and he got an artist friend to design them, so they're personal to him. On one arm, he has a vine leaf with a audio jack at the end. It's simple, personal and effective.
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    And on his other arm, he has a skeletal tree, with a speaker logo as the base with audio waves as the roots. Again, designed by his artist friend,
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    Jun 08, 2013 3:19 PM GMT
    I agree with He_Man above - don't get a tattoo if you're already thinking of how you are going to remove it. Also don't get something you think others will like - get what you want because it's on your body and you're the one who has to live with it and look at it every day.

    I've been getting work done for the past 16 years and still continue to get work. Some of it is adding to what I have and other times I've thought I've already gotten enough - what's one more? I love everything I have.
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    Jun 08, 2013 3:26 PM GMT
    I got a puzzle piece - because I never felt like I belonged or fit anywhere. Then all of a sudden two things happened. I got my dream job and moved to a place that I really love and I became an active member of RJ. Both of which made me feel like I really could fit somewhere.

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    Jun 08, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
    Cool.
  • Fritter

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    Jun 08, 2013 5:04 PM GMT
    I've never been big on tattoos on myself, but I am concidering one in memory of my best friend who passed away recently. I am taking my time in deciding exactly what I want, because this one will be very special.
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    Jun 08, 2013 5:14 PM GMT
    I love my tattoo. I just got one on my right shoulder. It is a Phoenix. It has some deep meaning to me...That regardless of how weak my heart is and how many heart surgeries I will have to have...nothing can kill me...and I will keep coming back!

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    It's also in a place really no one can see...it's for me and no one else!
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    Jun 08, 2013 5:39 PM GMT
    Do it if it's your thing...like, you're dying to add some interest to your pasty skin.

    Some time ago our culture has deemed tattoos as badass; mom won't like it, I'll bet that guy on the bike will nod at me if he sees it, so-and-so spent some time in the pen and now he's all inked up. You actually like your mom, bikers could give a shit about your Honda, and getting pulled over for having a taillight out is barely hard time.

    But it's your call. I'm sure it will effectively advertise your individuality.
  • JackDoyle

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    Jun 08, 2013 6:00 PM GMT
    Some young lad that I know got big fuckin Chinese writing on his back like your mate and he didn't even ask what it meant!! fucking idiot like haha
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    Jun 08, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
    Choose a design. Print out several copies of it, and tape a copy to places you look at every day: the bathroom mirror, your wallet, your refrigerator door, your microwave. Make it the desktop background on your home and work computers (assuming it's safe for work), etc. Wait three months minimum, and if you haven't gotten sick of looking at it by the end, then go ahead and get it inked.

    That's what one of my classmates in grad school did. She actually went through two designs that she got sick of within a few weeks to a month. The design she eventually got inked is going almost 4 years strong with no regrets.
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    Jun 08, 2013 8:35 PM GMT
    I'm not sure if this is something that has improved technologically but as you get older the ink spreads and the sharp detail becomes blurry. For example, the edges around sharp black lines, like that puzzle piece (which I like), get fuzzy.

    I have a tattoo around my ankle of dancing skeletons with top hats and canes that I got 30 years ago and it's completely fuzzy. Only black ink. It's still recognizable, but the sharp edges are completely gone.

    Given that, I think the current trend of these subtle and intricately detailed tats are a waste of money, in the long run.
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    Jun 08, 2013 8:37 PM GMT
    JackDoyle saidSome young lad that I know got big fuckin Chinese writing on his back like your mate and he didn't even ask what it meant!! fucking idiot like haha


    I don't know if it's still out there but there was a web site where you could send a photo of your Chinese, Japanese, whatever tattoo and this guy who knew Asian languages would translate it for you. It was quite funny what people got, not realizing what they were getting.
  • takashi

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    Jun 09, 2013 5:14 AM GMT
    Actually, whats really bad is the guy doing your tatoo
    doesn't know the meaning of the Chinese characters.
    I have seen some really weird combinations of characters
    that do not make any sense.
    Becareful with what you ask for.
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    Jun 09, 2013 5:21 AM GMT
    sic
  • SFTigger

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    Jun 09, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    I love my tattoos. It took me forever to get my first, and the thought process was kinda like this:

    1) I admire the look of ink on a lot of guys;
    2) I'm dating a guy who has several;
    3) I've wanted one for a very long time, but couldn't make peace with "once inked, forever inked"
    4) Ah, f*ck it.

    And that was my first.

    My second was a good way to work through some real pain.

    My third is in progress and is huge and meaningful. By this point, addictive!
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    Jun 09, 2013 5:34 AM GMT
    I like the fact that every persons has some specific meaning that only they understand! And some, maybe not so much!! LOL.
  • mybud

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    Jun 09, 2013 5:41 AM GMT
    I have 2 tats already...My third and last piece is going to be a spiritual quote by Mother Teresa ..Love them anyway.. The full quote is in my profile...It speaks of what I believe and try to aspire to....
  • JackDoyle

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    Jun 09, 2013 3:28 PM GMT
    Lumpynose said
    JackDoyle saidSome young lad that I know got big fuckin Chinese writing on his back like your mate and he didn't even ask what it meant!! fucking idiot like haha


    I don't know if it's still out there but there was a web site where you could send a photo of your Chinese, Japanese, whatever tattoo and this guy who knew Asian languages would translate it for you. It was quite funny what people got, not realizing what they were getting.


    Oh cool I'm gonna search for that and send him the translation haha icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 09, 2013 7:00 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidDo it if it's your thing...like, you're dying to add some interest to your pasty skin.

    Some time ago our culture has deemed tattoos as badass; mom won't like it, I'll bet that guy on the bike will nod at me if he sees it, so-and-so spent some time in the pen and now he's all inked up. You actually like your mom, bikers could give a shit about your Honda, and getting pulled over for having a taillight out is barely hard time.

    But it's your call. I'm sure it will effectively advertise your individuality.


    Piss off I like my skin icon_twisted.gif
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    Jun 09, 2013 7:11 PM GMT
    I have a small one on the inside of my arm that says my family motto in latin - I love it, its simple, elegant, and hidden for the most part.

    As long as it has some sort of meaning to you and you want to remember it always I say go for it!
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    Jun 09, 2013 7:11 PM GMT
    Tattoos, and other body art, are not just a rebellious remark against society and authority. For some who get them, sure this is part of the reason. But tattoos and body modification is practiced in many cultures.

    Tattoos, particularly in Polynesian tribal cultures:
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    Henna, in south Asian countries:
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    Body modification and scarring in tribal Africa:
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    Burmese neck rings:
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    I think tattoo has now just entered the global consciousness as a form of cultural practice, tribal allegiance, or pure fashion. Tattoos are not just about rebellion and intimidation; they can be elegant and beautiful pieces of work.
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