Tattoos... when is it too many? Do you think they are tacky?

  • SwimmingDoc

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    Dec 07, 2009 4:51 AM GMT
    I have three tattoos, 1 fairly large tattoo, and am getting another one down my torso here very soon, but i still want more... i wont one on the back inside of my arm and the infamous tramp stamp and maybe one on my shoulder blades/back... do guys really think that tattoos are tacky when there are a lot?
  • masculumpedes

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    Dec 07, 2009 4:53 AM GMT
    Tats are nice...when tastefully done. I have an ex who had a total of 21 different tats on his legs, chest, back arms....they were fine...(I may have photos to share..if I can find them) icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 07, 2009 4:54 AM GMT
    I'd think it depends how good they look on the person.
  • SwimmingDoc

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    Dec 07, 2009 4:56 AM GMT
    malefeet saidTats are nice...when tastefully done. I have an ex who had a total of 21 different tats on his legs, chest, back arms....they were fine...(I may have photos to share..if I can find them) icon_wink.gif


    that would be awsome, i have this huge thing for inked men (again when tasteful)
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    Dec 07, 2009 5:46 AM GMT
    The last tattoo thread on RJ turned into an unpleasant flame war. Let's hope this one has civilized discourse and no unwarranted ad hominems icon_biggrin.gif

    On topic, anything can be hot on the right guy. Personally there is nothing graphically I'd want on my body that I wouldn't want to laser off the next year and replace with something different.
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    Dec 07, 2009 5:49 AM GMT
    Tattoos have to be tasteful. The ones on the neck, the tramp stamps, and too many on the arms are not tasteful.

    Plus, it is not attractive when a pale guy has colored tattoos all over them. For example:

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    Dec 07, 2009 6:14 AM GMT
    as long as the tattoo means something to you, then get as many as you want.

    your tattos should be the beginning of a story i think icon_smile.gif
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Dec 07, 2009 6:35 AM GMT
    l am not into Body Armour but l like it on some guys but too many is Tacky...
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 07, 2009 6:38 AM GMT
    I used to hate the idea of having a tattoo, or dating a guy with a tattoo(s). It might look good on some, but I have seen some really ridiculous tattoos.

    Over the last few years however, I have seen some really nice looking tattoos, on some really nice looking guys. I just want to tear off their clothes just to see what kind of tattoos they have. One guy at the gym has a tattoo starting on the side of his neck, it looks like the top of a spade(like in a deck of cards). I just can't stop looking at it(shame on me, lol).

    A guy I've been talking with online has told me he has a couple of well placed tattoos. It has really piqued my curiosity. I hope someday I get to see the tats in person. icon_twisted.gif
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    Dec 07, 2009 6:40 AM GMT

    There are ways for you to test the water. Two words : skin tight.

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    Dec 07, 2009 7:11 AM GMT
    I'd recommend thinking 10 - 20 years down the line. Tattoos may look cool now, but large ones are like wearing the same shirt for a lifetime.

    Plus, you don't want your tattoos to limit your options professionally. When was the last time you saw a lawyer, judge, doctor, etc. with a large tattoo on their neck?
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    Dec 07, 2009 7:17 AM GMT
    When I was in Japan at a country onsen, I saw a few guys with tattoos like Guilty Gear's body suit. icon_smile.gif They were beautiful.

    I quite like some of the full sleeves or partial sleeves on the right arms - it's artful and shows commitment.

    I'm not a fan of a bunch of little tattoos spread across a body, I tend to think that looks like someone's pen leaked.
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    Dec 07, 2009 7:24 AM GMT
    SeaSon saidI'd recommend thinking 10 - 20 years down the line. Tattoos may look cool now, but large ones are like wearing the same shirt for a lifetime.

    Plus, you don't want your tattoos to limit your options professionally. When was the last time you saw a lawyer, judge, doctor, etc. with a large tattoo on their neck?


    Please....10-20yrs down the line....? I suspect you mean when tatted
    folks get old ? Well we'll ALL get old and wrinkly someday. Some of us
    will just have a few more interesting stories to tell. icon_wink.gif

    I've worked in all types of settings. I'm currently a teacher. No one
    gives a poot about my tats. My boss & students have seen the visible
    ones. But it wasn't a big deal. As for the others...I don't walk around shirtless.
    THAT would be unprofessional.
    BTW....there are PLENTY of professionals out there with tattoos.
    Ask any tattoo artist. I know a few who have full body suits.
    But they don't walk around shirtless either. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 07, 2009 7:49 AM GMT
    I actually like tattoos if they are done right. On some guys they look awesome. On some guys they look horrible. It depends on the guy and the tattoo.

    I do not have any because, as I always tell friends, you do not put bumperstickers on a Ferrari.
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    Dec 07, 2009 7:58 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI'm getting carried away with myself. I have two and am ready for a few more. I also pierced my ears and am doing the "tunnels" with my ear piercings but I won't go very large. They will be small. I felt like reinventing myself so I did. icon_smile.gif

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    tunnels? are you talking about gauging?

    those can be cool, just dont get so big you can fit you hand through our ear lol
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    Dec 07, 2009 8:12 AM GMT
    No such thing as too many tattoos as long as it's done tastefully. I've seen some pretty awesome "sleeves" on some guys, both at the gym and here on this site. I'm kinda iffy on the whole-body tattooing though.

    However, in the back of my mind.. I think that if you have an awesome gym-built body, it's kind of a shame to cover it up with ink. icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 07, 2009 8:13 AM GMT
    I have been thinking about getting a tatt somewhere mainly as a reward for my hard work that I have put into myself healthwise over the past year. Trouble is, I am unsure what tattoo would stand the test of time to stay cool when I am 60! I also have pale skin so prefer something small. I like Falcons or Eagles
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    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Reventon saidI have been thinking about getting a tatt somewhere mainly as a reward for my hard work that I have put into myself healthwise over the past year. Trouble is, I am unsure what tattoo would stand the test of time to stay cool when I am 60! I also have pale skin so prefer something small. I like Falcons or Eagles



    The lighter the skin the more vibrant the colors come out so get one with some color and find an artist that does great work.


    Hmm, I wouldnt think coloured tatts would of suited fair skin? Prefer black I think
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    Dec 07, 2009 8:26 AM GMT
    "MuchMoreThanMuscle" said:
    I have been thinking about getting a tatt somewhere mainly as a reward for my hard work that I have put into myself healthwise over the past year. Trouble is, I am unsure what tattoo would stand the test of time to stay cool when I am 60! I also have pale skin so prefer something small. I like Falcons or Eagles



    Put sun screen on it when your outside. That will keep it fresh.
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    Dec 07, 2009 8:40 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Reventon saidI have been thinking about getting a tatt somewhere mainly as a reward for my hard work that I have put into myself healthwise over the past year. Trouble is, I am unsure what tattoo would stand the test of time to stay cool when I am 60! I also have pale skin so prefer something small. I like Falcons or Eagles



    The lighter the skin the more vibrant the colors come out so get one with some color and find an artist that does great work.


    Now that is a nice tatoo not too over the Top!
  • josephmovie

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    Dec 07, 2009 10:13 AM GMT
    I rather like tatts on the right guy with the right physique, but I would suggest to anyone who is young to avoid getting them on really body conscious areas like the stomach and pelvis. I know you think you are going to be all buff and tight for the rest of your life but there seems to be a lot on men at my gym in their thirties with tatts on saggy chests and tubby bellies - and it ain't pretty.
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    Dec 07, 2009 10:19 AM GMT
    I think I am shaving my pubes and add dark tats......I like the look and I like it on this one dude I am seeing...hot brazilian meaticon_eek.gif
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    Dec 07, 2009 10:27 AM GMT
    I say get them if you are hot to begin with. They may look like shit in twenty years but in twenty years no one here will be hitting on you anyway. You will be an old 40-something with bad tattoos. So get them and enjoy life now.
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    ManMachine23 said
    SeaSon saidI'd recommend thinking 10 - 20 years down the line. Tattoos may look cool now, but large ones are like wearing the same shirt for a lifetime.
    Plus, you don't want your tattoos to limit your options professionally. When was the last time you saw a lawyer, judge, doctor, etc. with a large tattoo on their neck?

    Please....10-20yrs down the line....? I suspect you mean when tatted
    folks get old ? Well we'll ALL get old and wrinkly someday. Some of us
    will just have a few more interesting stories to tell. icon_wink.gif
    I've worked in all types of settings. I'm currently a teacher. No one
    gives a poot about my tats. My boss & students have seen the visible
    ones. But it wasn't a big deal. As for the others...I don't walk around shirtless.
    THAT would be unprofessional.
    BTW....there are PLENTY of professionals out there with tattoos.
    Ask any tattoo artist. I know a few who have full body suits.
    But they don't walk around shirtless either. icon_lol.gif

    I think tats are beautiful, even bad ones. They tell a persons story of where they've been, who they are, who they want to be. They are a very deliberate sharing of a persons view of him or herself and their relationship to the world around them. It's bold and fearless to share oneself like that and truly be unique (even when the tats aren't).
    I work in management at one of the top 5 medical centers and schools in the nation, my tats and piercings are visible when I want them to be and only then. I can't wait to be 70 and look down and remember my own story through my art work.
    I touch them up every few years to keep them bright and beautiful and always wear SPF 70.
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    Dec 07, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    ManMachine23 said
    SeaSon saidI'd recommend thinking 10 - 20 years down the line. Tattoos may look cool now, but large ones are like wearing the same shirt for a lifetime.
    Plus, you don't want your tattoos to limit your options professionally. When was the last time you saw a lawyer, judge, doctor, etc. with a large tattoo on their neck?

    Please....10-20yrs down the line....? I suspect you mean when tatted
    folks get old ? Well we'll ALL get old and wrinkly someday. Some of us
    will just have a few more interesting stories to tell. icon_wink.gif
    I've worked in all types of settings. I'm currently a teacher. No one
    gives a poot about my tats. My boss & students have seen the visible
    ones. But it wasn't a big deal. As for the others...I don't walk around shirtless.
    THAT would be unprofessional.
    BTW....there are PLENTY of professionals out there with tattoos.
    Ask any tattoo artist. I know a few who have full body suits.
    But they don't walk around shirtless either. icon_lol.gif

    I think tats are beautiful, even bad ones. They tell a persons story of where they've been, who they are, who they want to be. They are a very deliberate sharing of a persons view of him or herself and their relationship to the world around them. It's bold and fearless to share oneself like that and truly be unique (even when the tats aren't).
    I work in management at one of the top 5 medical centers and schools in the nation, my tats and piercings are visible when I want them to be and only then. I can't wait to be 70 and look down and remember my own story through my art work, tattooed or not I 70 year old skin *is* old, my wrinkled tats will remind me that even my wrinkles are unique to me.
    I touch them up every few years to keep them bright and beautiful and always wear SPF 70.