Best place to get inked?

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    Jul 28, 2009 2:37 PM GMT
    So when I hit 100 pounds lost I want to get some ink. Nothing too flashy or obvious. I just want a simple reminder of the work I did.

    What do you guys think? Where's the best place for a tattoo? Any thoughts on what I should get?
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    Jul 28, 2009 3:01 PM GMT
    Get yourself some Sticky Notes. Save the tatoo for later. Don't insult your re-found body by cutting on it.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 28, 2009 3:04 PM GMT
    You'll want someplace that you'll be able to see it, but won't be affected by skin distortions. I'd go for lower leg, ankle/shim area.
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    Jul 28, 2009 5:55 PM GMT
    where you get your tattoo is completely up to you..it is a very personal item that will be with you for life. However, with that said perhaps you have seen tattoos that you think look good, and think to yourself I'd like one there.

    I got my first tattoo when I turned 40, and it was a small Kanji character meaning Zen, and I got it where the adonis belt cuts down towards the pubic area (a private tattoo).

    The second one I got a few months ago, and it is on the inside of my wrist on my left hand and it is animorphic calligraphy, Arabic meaning love & peace. I had seen a movie where one of the guys had a tattoo on his wrist, and thought...I like that.

    Now, I have just submitted the inkwork so to speak to my artist for a full back tattoo in a south Pacific motif that has several symbols and meaning to my life...it will spread between my shoulder blades then continue down my spine and end at the top of my butt cheeks...actually sort of go between them.

    So...getting inked is a very personal thing...make sure that you have an idea of what you want...there are a ton of resources on the net. I chose things that were less common for my last tattoo, and the one I am planning...as I don't want the typical tribal armband that was way over done...and continues to be.

    Be original, and make sure you like what you are getting...make sure it moves you, and says something about who you are as an individual...because it will be with you for the rest of your life.

    I hope this helps you.

    Good luck
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    Jul 28, 2009 6:44 PM GMT

    On a check to you with lots of 0's on it!
  • Timbales

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    Jul 28, 2009 6:48 PM GMT
    I want to do something interesting with mine, I don't really care for it anymore. I'd like something with some color to it, maybe wrapping more around my ankle.
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    Jul 28, 2009 7:36 PM GMT
    It depends on which body part you want the most attention drawn to.
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    Jul 28, 2009 7:48 PM GMT

    Timberoo saidI want to do something interesting with mine, I don't really care for it anymore. I'd like something with some color to it, maybe wrapping more around my ankle.


    May I suggest....Jimmy? icon_lol.gif

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    Jul 28, 2009 7:54 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    Timberoo saidI want to do something interesting with mine, I don't really care for it anymore. I'd like something with some color to it, maybe wrapping more around my ankle.


    May I suggest....Jimmy? icon_lol.gif



    I wouldn't have that name anywhere near me.
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    Jul 28, 2009 8:06 PM GMT

    Erm, I have told you my name before? icon_lol.gif

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  • Timbales

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    Jul 28, 2009 8:14 PM GMT
    Sorry, I have bad associations with that name.
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    Jul 28, 2009 8:17 PM GMT

    That's allright, I like to be called Uestice.

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    Jul 28, 2009 10:08 PM GMT
    CapeAnnAthletic saidI got my first tattoo when I turned 40, and it was a small Kanji character meaning Zen, and I got it where the adonis belt cuts down towards the pubic area (a private tattoo).

    Now, I have just submitted the inkwork so to speak to my artist for a full back tattoo in a south Pacific motif that has several symbols and meaning to my life...it will spread between my shoulder blades then continue down my spine and end at the top of my butt cheeks...actually sort of go between them.


    Off topic, but my bicep says kaizen in kanji (to become zen/strive for excellence). My shoulders are a Borneo design too.

    Just thought it was cool to see someone else with similar taste in tats.

    To the OP, I would say your arm. You can cover it up with a sleave if you want to be conservative, but you can still show it off easily when you feel the desire.
  • Sparkycat

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    Jul 29, 2009 6:11 AM GMT
    The design should have meaning for you, and it should flow with your anatomy, not work against the shape of the muscles.
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    Jul 29, 2009 12:31 PM GMT
    A word of warning if you're a traveler. I've spent some time in Japan and I love it there. One of the best things there is (are?) the hot springs. Tattoos are a huge no-no due to them being a mark of Japanese mafia. I got rejected from 90% of the onsen I tried to go to because of my tattoo. It doesn't matter how small or hidden or the fact that you couldn't be mafia. I knew a girl that got rejected at the door for the tiniest of butterfly tattoos. The one onsen that I did get into was the most amazingly relaxing experience and made me regret ever getting my stupid tattoo. You basically sit your naked ass in hot water with a bunch of other naked dudes. Everyone's completely comfortable (not looking for hookups) and you don't have the creepy guy factor to deal with. It's just a really great bonding thing with friends.

    All that to say, there's a big reason to not get a tattoo if you ever plan on going there. If you don't care, then get it on your upper arm. I am a big fan of the classic styles.
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    Jul 29, 2009 12:51 PM GMT
    MeetHead saidA word of warning if you're a traveler. I've spent some time in Japan and I love it there. One of the best things there is (are?) the hot springs. Tattoos are a huge no-no due to them being a mark of Japanese mafia. I got rejected from 90% of the onsen I tried to go to because of my tattoo. It doesn't matter how small or hidden or the fact that you couldn't be mafia. I knew a girl that got rejected at the door for the tiniest of butterfly tattoos. The one onsen that I did get into was the most amazingly relaxing experience and made me regret ever getting my stupid tattoo. You basically sit your naked ass in hot water with a bunch of other naked dudes. Everyone's completely comfortable (not looking for hookups) and you don't have the creepy guy factor to deal with. It's just a really great bonding thing with friends.

    All that to say, there's a big reason to not get a tattoo if you ever plan on going there. If you don't care, then get it on your upper arm. I am a big fan of the classic styles.



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  • Timbales

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    Jul 29, 2009 1:07 PM GMT
    I'm thinking of getting this:

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    Jul 29, 2009 2:08 PM GMT
    Great comments, guys, thank you!

    CapeAnn: Thanks for the insightful reply. The back tattoo sounds amazing. I don't think I could ever be that bold, lol.
    Timber: The bird design is very cool! I've been following your posts since I joined RJ; you've been a great inspiration.
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    Jul 29, 2009 2:15 PM GMT
    WillFTL saidGreat comments, guys, thank you!

    CapeAnn: Thanks for the insightful reply. The back tattoo sounds amazing. I don't think I could ever be that bold, lol.
    Timber: The bird design is very cool! I've been following your posts since I joined RJ; you've been a great inspiration.


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