Tats - do you have one now that you wished you'd never got

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    Jan 18, 2010 11:53 PM GMT
    About 20 years ago I decided to get another tatoo at the LongBeach gay pride, Actually used a quater to make a circle, inside the circle is the gay triangle with the colors of the gay flag, around the outside are flames shooting in all directions, like sun...At the time I was so impressed with myself and the desing,I was openly gay and wanted the sun always shining on me...It's on my right shoulder and now it's bothering the crapola out me and I want the damn thing gone
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    Jan 19, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    Why is it bothering you now? Personally I don' t have any and never wanted any and I honestly don't find them very appealing on anyone. I've always associated them with people who like to follow the flock in making believe they're being individualistic and statement-making. If that makes any sense LOL
  • rnch

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    Jan 19, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    a Talented Tattoo artist should have no trouble doing a cover up tattoo over that.
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    Jan 19, 2010 12:47 AM GMT
    I have other tats as well, but this one is just bothering me, no clue why, just want it gone or covered up, thinking about a coverup and working on a half arm 3/4 shoulder design for both arms......ouch
  • Timbales

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    Jan 19, 2010 12:49 AM GMT
    I have one I've been thinking about getting covered with something else.
  • DCEric

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    Jan 19, 2010 12:52 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidI have one I've been thinking about getting covered with something else.


    Where is it and what is it of?
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    Jan 19, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    Honestly despite my screenname i want to get rid of 80% of my tattoos!
  • Timbales

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    Jan 19, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    DCEric said
    Timberoo saidI have one I've been thinking about getting covered with something else.


    Where is it and what is it of?


    It's a black feather on the inside of my right ankle. I just don't like the design of it anymore, but I do like the reasons I got it.
  • nismo29732

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    Jan 19, 2010 12:57 AM GMT
    I have one and I love it! It took me four years to finally go through with getting it. It's my fraternity letters, so I am sure I will still love it years from now.
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    Jan 19, 2010 12:59 AM GMT
    Have two so far. Definitely want a couple more. I hope that I will not regret any of them. Not likely, sense I had to mull over my current ones for years before getting them. But if yours can be covered up easily enough, there you go.icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 19, 2010 1:02 AM GMT
    I have 10. I need to get one done over again or just covered up. I like it but you can barely see......I was young and got it at a tattoo party....STUPID
  • swimmermatt10...

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    Jan 19, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    Ive got 3 tats so far and will most likely end up getting more but i feel like if you're going to get something on your body permanently you should really sit and think about if you want it forever or not. With that reasoning in mind I really dont think I'll want any of them covered up or removed. Plus tats are a huge turn on for me ;)
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    Jan 19, 2010 1:06 AM GMT
    Belt sander is a cheap and fast way to get rid of unwanted tatts. icon_biggrin.gif

    How much does laser treatment cost? Anyone know?
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    Jan 19, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    None of mine are regretful and the one on my back I don't like I'm getting redone to look a lot better and be bigger/expanding.

    There are general unwritten rules about certain tattoos; social, trendy, music bands, celebrity, religious tattoos are generally not recommended. Peoples views change all the time.

    Whose to say that while I might be all about The Killers today, give me 5-10 years and I might not like them anymore. A dude I know got a picture of Madonna on his shoulder, I heard through friends that he doesn't really like it anymore since her music has taken a new direction.

    In the end though if the tattoo means a lot to you I still say go for it. Just try and think long term: if you see yourself being proud of a I love Corey Haim tattoo on your neck at 65 years of age, or proudly explaining to friends what the meaning of an arrow pointing to your crotch means, then do it. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 19, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    I have 4 thus far, it took two to go all around my thigh If I got one at 20 I'm sure I would hate it now, as I've changed so much since then lord how I have changed.

    I did not get my first tattoo until well into my 30s, and had many years to think about them. I see mine as tribal as the have personal meanings.

    In fact the next time I get another Tattoo will be at a tattoo shop in Maui, that specialise in tribal tattoos, an that one will be a back job or a half sleeve.
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    Jan 19, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    Laser treatments to get rid of tattoos are costly. I've read they start off around $2000 for even a small area. Often it will have to consist of more than one treatment and different pigments react to laser differently. Some may go white, some disappear and some turn dark and last forever. The procedure is more painful than the original and its only recommended as a final shot. A doctor will try and suggest living with a picture of porky pig on your arm but might understand if you want your ex axe murder husbands name removed from your neck.
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    Jan 19, 2010 1:29 AM GMT
    I got my first tattoo for my 21st birthday.
    It was a pair of flash style snakes on my right
    shoulder blade. I thought they were bad ass at the time.
    Years later I was told that the artist who worked on me
    was a racist/homophobic SOB. ( My brother worked with
    a few of his buddies. ) So I wanted his work GONE
    or at least covered up ! I spent many years trying to
    find just the right art and a great artist to do the job.
    2yrs ago I designed what I wanted and found the perfect
    man for the job ! ( YES !! ) I have a few more sittings before
    it's completed. But I LOVE what my tattooist has done so far
    ( see my profile pic ) AND he's a pretty cool guy ! icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 19, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
    what does the "gay triangle" look like?
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    Jan 19, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    I have 3 and love them and get a lot of questions about them. I have the ichthus (Christian fish symbol with the first Greek letter for Jesus, Christ, God's Son,and Savior inside the fish and it is on my left pec. Fishing is my favorite hobby and always did like the Christian fish symbol. On my right bicep is a tribal eagle with the words, "He will raise you up on eagle's wings" and on my left bicep is an alpha and omega cross tattoo. I spent several years carefully looking what designs I wanted and I found these and really like them. My mom and dad were shocked that I would get tattoos because they associate this with gangs lol, but when they saw what I got, they thought they were really nice because they express my faith in Christ in these symbols. They thought that was really cool.
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    Jan 19, 2010 3:07 AM GMT
    A friend of mine got one of a sunrise on her thigh when we were visiting my sister in Los Angeles. She screamed so much and made such a commotion it kind of put me off to getting one. I've thought about getting one since then but have not...not worried about the pain, just not sure what or where icon_question.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 19, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    shortmuscleguy saidAbout 20 years ago I decided to get another tatoo at the LongBeach gay pride, Actually used a quater to make a circle, inside the circle is the gay triangle with the colors of the gay flag, around the outside are flames shooting in all directions, like sun...At the time I was so impressed with myself and the desing,I was openly gay and wanted the sun always shining on me...It's on my right shoulder and now it's bothering the crapola out me and I want the damn thing gone



    Burn it with a fat one... icon_idea.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 19, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    PusiKuracBre saidwhat does the "gay triangle" look like?


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    I think the inverted triangle has to do with the pink triangles that lesbians were identified with on their armbands in Nazi concentration camps. The inverted triangle is the symbol of feminine.


    EDIT: http://www.rainbowcoin.com/triangle_symbol.htm
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    Jan 19, 2010 3:45 AM GMT
    i want a sleeve really bad. i already know what i want which over time has been slightly evolved. but i am gonna wait till mid 30s before i get it, if at all.

    i know how much i have changed over the past few years.. if i am still itching to get it then, then i'm gonna do it. this is probably the most boring, unexciting way to plan out getting a tattoo but oh well. haha
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    Jan 19, 2010 4:05 AM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    PusiKuracBre saidwhat does the "gay triangle" look like?


    The inverted triangle has to do with the pink triangles that lesbians were identified with on their armbands in Nazi concentration camps. The inverted triangle is the symbol of feminine.


    The pink triangle was associated with gay men, not women who were more often ignored. It may have been coopted by lesbians, but the history is clear regarding the nazi designations using symbols of this sort as being specific to men.

    The link you provided (though less than thorough) states this, Black was for lesbians. There were also symbols for communists, gypsies as well.
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    Jan 19, 2010 4:31 AM GMT
    Aside from changing you mind about keeping one, I've been having hunks of skin removed for many years, as accumulative sun damage causes precancerous spots. You may not have a choice about (partial) removals in your future.