Tattoos, yay or ney?

  • Just_Louis

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    Sep 17, 2014 10:21 PM GMT
    Okay, so on Sunday, I am turning 20, and to me it's a big one. I want to get a tattoo on my left chest, with the Comedy and Tragedy masks (arts masks)

    I just want to know, if overall, tattoo's would attract or send you looking the other way?

    (ps) kinda still deciding if I should do it...
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    Sep 17, 2014 11:22 PM GMT
    uhm

    maybe you should worry if you'll like looking at it :S Everyone I've dated likes mine and I like tattoos on guys..

    Even ugly tattoos can be cool if you know how to look at them or what they represent.

    also maybe take more time to think about it :s How your body will change as you age.. Will your skin stretch etc.. Sizing and placement... I got mine so that I could enter conservative environments peacefully.. Bigots are everywhere but, you know... Also it doesn't really matter because I wear sleevless a lot - I guess I just liked the idea of versatility/concealment.. I usually hate long sleeve shirts.

    I think I met a lady at a yacht club once who grabbed my ears and said good, no piercings... And I was like uhm?
    fucking lame ass place. For a moment I felt like I fit in and whatever but ew like... Her ears were pierced.

    I thought of all mine for a year before I decided to get them. I'm happy with all of them. One of my roommates got one when she turned 19?
    She was regretting it after about a month.. That made me really sad - Maybe she's happy with it again now I don't know. She seemed happy when I talked with her about it but, :S

    you should really be happy with it for yourself.

    I'm going to add to one once I contact my tattoo/artist its gonna be so awesome - again I've been thinking about it for a while ... So, I <3 it
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    I really love symbolism though its an interpretive faculty its one I enjoy because its always malleable and capable of being unfermented. I spent time in what a person recently referred to as the "Museum complex" so?? It doesn't seem so strange to me. It is an art form after all :s

    [Also I know I never use grammar well but, is because I'm really lazy and don't want to think about it as proofreading.. haha icon_biggrin.gif ]

    Oops

    I just read your profile - the 19 year old thing was just coincidence. :O

    Also I didn't get my first tattoo til I was like... 22? It was very taboo for my upbringing and didn't really seem acceptable to me until seeing that its not so strange and really doesn't mean much more than what a person makes of it :s

    but they' can be so pretty and awesome icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 18, 2014 4:28 PM GMT
    If you can look like this guy (Dan Osborne) after covering yourself in tat's then yes, go for it icon_razz.gif

    https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608031377850369229&pid=15.1&P=0
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    Sep 18, 2014 5:10 PM GMT
    For me, you have to have muscle to pull off the tat look. Twinks with tats are a no for me.

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  • hebrewman

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    Sep 18, 2014 5:46 PM GMT
    Just_Louis saidOkay, so on Sunday, I am turning 20, and to me it's a big one. I want to get a tattoo on my left chest, with the Comedy and Tragedy masks (arts masks)

    I just want to know, if overall, tattoo's would attract or send you looking the other way?

    (ps) kinda still deciding if I should do it...


    GO FOR IT BUDDY. GO BIG!! also, it's important you find an artist you like an trust. look over his work. ask questions. make sure he works in a clean place. an d believe me, it won't stop at 1.
    follow his post inking care to the letter. it will sting and it will itch as it heals. PROPER care will make your art last. I started with 1 in Dec of 13. by April of 14, I was up to 8. wish I started earlier. enjoy while you can.
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    Sep 18, 2014 6:04 PM GMT
    i have one and im getting it removed eventually
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 18, 2014 6:11 PM GMT
    A man should wear a tattoo a tattoo shouldn't wear the man. Wait till you're done growing if you get one. I don't have any, never felt the need. Some look good on people many NOT!icon_idea.gif
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    Sep 18, 2014 6:18 PM GMT
    I have one and I am thinking about getting another this year. I think that if you care about what others might think of it you have three options:

    1. Don't get it
    2. Stop caring and get it
    3. Comply with whoever it is you want to look good for

    Try to remember its your body and if someone says its ugly you could just punch them. Which reminds me to ask: Do you intend to display it?
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    Sep 18, 2014 6:23 PM GMT
    If ur on the fence about gettin a tatt. Then dont get one. Having any doubt is a sign that you're not ready for one because you're questioning whether its a good idea or not already.

    Hence, i think you should hold off gettin a tatt and if you are going to get a tatt get something that is meaningful to you and not for the sake of turning 20.
  • Latenight30

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    Sep 18, 2014 7:04 PM GMT
    Go for it! It's all about you and expressing yourself. But, I warn you, they are addictive. Once you get one you will want another. And, work with the artist. Make sure they hear you and you feel comfortable with them and their work. Be honest, if you don't feel it, find another artist.
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    Sep 18, 2014 7:14 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    UndercoverMan saidFor me, you have to have muscle to pull off the tat look. Twinks with tats are a no for me.

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    Having no tattoos wouldn't make this shirtless guy any more visually appealing.


    LOL
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    Sep 18, 2014 8:42 PM GMT
    hmmm... if you are having doubts just wait it's not as if you won't be able to get tattooed further into your life. The concept seems pretty solid, masks to represent emotion over the heart. Make sure you are happy with the design, your artist's advice is important though yours is ultimately what matters most. Done well I think that it would look fine aesthetically. Don't worry about other people's opinions when it comes to your body, vision is one of the sharpest human senses so there will be looks and everyone loves to judge everyone else. Most people aren't so shallow though all may not approve, tattoos are an ancient art form and found in cultures around the world. Some people like different styles of tattoos over others, no tattoos look better than badly done tattoos (you do not want to be inked by a scratcher), so invest into finding the right place and person to do your work. I would say go for it in black and grey realism or neo-traditional, exfoliate the area beforehand and take good care of it afterwards. Listen to your heart ahah remember to breathe and good luck in your decision!
  • 5100s

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    Sep 18, 2014 9:19 PM GMT
    When I was a very small child I remember noticing the tattoos on the arms of very old men. Now I realize that they could have been Spanish-American war veterans who debated this same question around 1900.
  • mxne

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    Sep 18, 2014 9:33 PM GMT
    I want one so bad
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    Sep 18, 2014 9:53 PM GMT
    Snaz said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    UndercoverMan saidFor me, you have to have muscle to pull off the tat look. Twinks with tats are a no for me.

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    Having no tattoos wouldn't make this shirtless guy any more visually appealing.


    LOL


    Awwwwwwwww he's adorable in a garden gnome sort of way!
  • thomazza

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    Sep 18, 2014 10:03 PM GMT
    Yay tattoos
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    Sep 18, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidFor me, you have to have muscle to pull off the tat look. Twinks with tats are a no for me.

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    The "how will you look when you're 80" argument is silly. Do you REALLY think it's this man's tattoos that make him unattractive? In fact, I think he'd be even more unattractive without the tattoos. icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 18, 2014 11:06 PM GMT
    Yeah for sure. It makes a great conversational piece. some might say "Hey, nice tat"

    What made you choose Comedy and Tragedy Mask? Is there a reason for wanting those tat?

    If you have no reason and its just because, yeah for sure. If you do get it post a pic would love to see it.

    I have one an arm band but I did't go with barbwire or rope or even tribal band tradition, I went for a bamboo instead. And also I got another one. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 18, 2014 11:36 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    UndercoverMan saidFor me, you have to have muscle to pull off the tat look. Twinks with tats are a no for me.

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    The "how will you look when you're 80" argument is silly. Do you REALLY think it's this man's tattoos that make him unattractive? In fact, I think he'd be even more unattractive without the tattoos. icon_confused.gif


    Also he is smiling

    You don't smile in your pictures! :S

    So, eh..
  • Nitro

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    Sep 19, 2014 1:59 AM GMT
    Personally, I am against tattoos because I never know how it will feel about them in a few years...
  • interesting

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    Sep 19, 2014 2:32 AM GMT
    I'm with the other poster that said if you're even a bit unsure, then don't do it. Especially if it's something that's definitely going to give you attention, but not in the good way.
  • janu88

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    Sep 19, 2014 7:46 AM GMT
    big yayy for tattoos ;)
    but always be sure what your gonna do icon_smile.gif
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Sep 19, 2014 10:50 AM GMT
    def a yayicon_cool.gif
  • being_human

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    Sep 19, 2014 12:02 PM GMT
    yes. Odd-looking or regretful one, uh NO. Choosing the right tatoo design and artist is another a whole different hunt. Good luck.
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    Sep 19, 2014 12:09 PM GMT
    Tats send me looking the other way. I'm damn glad my significant other doesn't have any and has no desire to get one. It would tick me off if he did.

    I think they look stupid. It puts me in mind of bronze age savages who marked themselves for weird ritualistic practices.