thinking of a tattoo

  • ncsudude

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    Jan 02, 2014 4:28 AM GMT
    what are folks thoughts of tribals? Was thinking of something to cover one of my pecs then up to shoulder then down arm.

    You think tribals are too trendy? Have they seen their day.
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    Jan 02, 2014 6:29 AM GMT
    Tattoos are too trendy and have seen their day.
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    Jan 02, 2014 6:35 AM GMT
    I think a lot of people have them now a days but if you enjoy it get one.

    But please don't get a tattoo just because it looks nice, I think a tattoo should be placed on your body because it has a deep emotional attachment to you.
  • PolitiMAC

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    Jan 02, 2014 6:36 AM GMT
    I like the natural man icon_smile.gif Don't need no permanent ink that will fade and smudge as time goes on. If anyone is going to get one, make it a small one where it doesn't need to be seen all the time. Like a butterfly on the lower back icon_razz.gif

    But yeah, although sleeves can have a hot look on a guy if he's got some meat there, it always ends up looking bad when you reach a certain age I think.
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    Jan 02, 2014 6:43 AM GMT
    There are going to be a lot of people regretting these tattoos in a few years. Makes me claustrophobic to think of permanently altering my body in a way I can never really change back.
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    Jan 02, 2014 7:40 AM GMT
    If you belong to a tribe, then tribal tattoos are fine. icon_wink.gif
  • Manarii2281

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    Jan 02, 2014 7:44 AM GMT
    Tattoos have been around for centuries. They never are 'in style' or out.. BUT , get one that means something to you. Not sure why guys get tribal ones when they aren't part of a tribe lol. I can see if you lived somewhere and have an affinity for a certain culture... I have three and 2 of them I got in Tahiti.

    Personally I find the guys here in Hawaii who have those neck tattoos to be so so hot . Sort of a 'cursive' or 'script' writing on the lower neck, usually somebodys name or positive reinforcement. Not sure though how they get certain jobs especially if they move to the mainland..
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    Jan 02, 2014 1:25 PM GMT
    ncsudude saidwhat are folks thoughts of tribals? Was thinking of something to cover one of my pecs then up to shoulder then down arm.

    You think tribals are too trendy? Have they seen their day.


    Perhaps you can go with something a bit simpler for your first tattoo, as a way of seeing whether you like the idea or not.
  • chadwick1985

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    Jan 02, 2014 1:51 PM GMT
    Tattoos are nice, I have a few. I will second what was said above that a tattoo should hold meaning to the person who gets it. I have a tribal style Phoenix on my chest which I will tie into a piece I am gonna have go down my arm. I have a pic uploaded, check it out.
  • MikeW

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    Jan 02, 2014 3:19 PM GMT
    charl93 saidI think a lot of people have them now a days but if you enjoy it get one.

    But please don't get a tattoo just because it looks nice, I think a tattoo should be placed on your body because it has a deep emotional attachment to you.

    I agree with charl. This one young guy, a college student at the gym and near locker neighbor, had some very interesting tattoos. He had an incredible body and he wore the tats well but not only were they stylistically different from one another, I could tell he had designed them himself. My curiosity got the better of me so I asked him about them. Turns out he's very mixed racially and ethnically (North African & Eastern European) and each of the tats had very special meaning for him.

    I think tattoos should be more than mere ornament, decoration or even fashion, which is why I've never had any. I'm Mr. Milk Toast. The ones I find most intriguing are like signs and totems that not only give off a special energy to the body and personality wearing them, they seem to be an integral part of both, as if they'd somehow be 'less' or 'naked' without them. Don't know if I'm explaining that very well. icon_neutral.gif

    Bottom line, it should be something very personal and integral.
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    Jan 02, 2014 3:45 PM GMT
    Been contemplating one too...

    For years I wanted to design a slightly more "tribal" version of a Celtic knot pendant I had gotten for my wife... 2 intertwined dragons. I wanted to streamline it and make it more bold like a tribal emblem and less Celtic/filigree looking...

    but now that she's an ex-wife, should I still get it? I love the design on it's own, but would that be some kind of crazy reminder of here stick on my skin for all eternity?
  • CityofDreams

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    Jan 02, 2014 4:03 PM GMT
    JonSpringon saidBeen contemplating one too...

    For years I wanted to design a slightly more "tribal" version of a Celtic knot pendant I had gotten for my wife... 2 intertwined dragons. I wanted to streamline it and make it more bold like a tribal emblem and less Celtic/filigree looking...

    but now that she's an ex-wife, should I still get it? I love the design on it's own, but would that be some kind of crazy reminder of here stick on my skin for all eternity?


    Considering that you have intertwined its beauty with thoughts of your ex-wife maybe finding a similar design will be a better option icon_smile.gif.
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    Jan 02, 2014 5:02 PM GMT
    Go get something that you like and forget the people who don't like it.
  • mladri

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    Jan 02, 2014 5:25 PM GMT
    Tribal? Seriously? Sorry but for me it is the ugliest "tattoo" that someone can put on his body. Put something that you like, that mean something for you. It can take years to find a perfect motive, but think of that you will have to wear it all your life.
    One wise man told me this when I was thinking about getting a tattoo: "Frame that motive and put it on the wall above your bed. If you like it after a year, it is a perfect for you."
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    Jan 03, 2014 4:15 AM GMT
    American Tradtional Tribal=Thumbs Down
    Poly Tribal=Thumbs UP!
  • Joeyphx444

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    Jan 03, 2014 4:17 AM GMT
    ^^no, tribals = boring and everyone does it

    Get something unique or even mix tribal w/ something else
    Please
  • wellwell

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    Jan 03, 2014 5:14 AM GMT
    You can get an M on the left cheek and an M on the right; when you do cartwheels, it'll say "Wow Mom."
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    Jan 03, 2014 5:18 AM GMT
    Tattoo threads are a paradox. If you at any point can't 100% decide if and what tattoo you want by yourself then you're not ready to get it.
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    Jan 03, 2014 5:20 AM GMT
    dont get a tattoo just because everybody else is getting them or ur facing peer pressure to. find or create something that is unique to you. personally, i dont pick my tattoos out of books or such. i do like tribal a lot and i knew when i started getting tattoos, i wanted a tribal. i so happened to find a photoshopped pic on the internet which i turned into a reality.

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  • secondstartot...

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    Jan 03, 2014 10:45 AM GMT
    ncsudude saidwhat are folks thoughts of tribals? Was thinking of something to cover one of my pecs then up to shoulder then down arm.

    You think tribals are too trendy? Have they seen their day.


    thats the problem with trendy tattoos - trends die ....tattoos not so easily ....its a tattoo you are stuck with it basically
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    Jan 03, 2014 5:19 PM GMT
    xrichx saidIf you belong to a tribe, then tribal tattoos are fine. icon_wink.gif

    Exactly this. Unless you are a mindless trendy moron, then you too should get one, otherwise, leave the body you were born with alone.
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    Jan 26, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
    I do not see how having a tattoo makes a person trendy or mindless.

    Regardless put thought into your tattoo; you must be aware that you may meet people that believe this previous post.
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    Jan 26, 2014 3:02 AM GMT
    Don't get a tribal tattoo if unless you are part of a tribe. Get a tattoo that represents who you are as a person like a characteristic or something.
  • ncsudude

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    Jan 26, 2014 3:20 AM GMT
    Okay, so I'm kind of a computer geek. I've thought about another tattoo. Taking special dates in my life and turn them into binary (1s and 0s) somewhere, under arm rib cage was my thought. Dates like my birthday, wedding date, my two kids birthdays. Before someone mentions don't put a wedding date because you would get a divorce, I would put the divorce date too, it's a important one also. Like opening and closing a book.

    thoughts on this one?
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    Jan 26, 2014 3:52 AM GMT
    When avenues to the transcendent are cut off, this is what happens . . . the fellaheen go to the Eschaton-R-Us store and buy some meaning for their meaningless lives . . . please read some Mircea Eliade