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Originally posted by MadQuacker
i have a few that i will share pics of when i get out of work. They are not as high quality or elaborate as some of the other pics i have seen but thats what happens when you have them done out of your friends apartment They still have meaning for me and that is all that matters.
Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
reply to post by chiefsmom
Depending on where the tattoo is being done on the body, most of the people who freak out do it to themselves. I tend to think lowly of my tolerance for pain, but it's actually fairly good. A few times during my tattoo my artist, who's a personal friend, would give me a few good jabs to, as he said "make sure I was still there". He wasn't used to someone essentially being completely still and silent the entire time, silent as in no crying or moaning or what not, I'm usually talking to friends, and during a few short sessions, was drinking a beer.
And folks, that wives tale is true, don't get inked drunk. And it has nothing to do with regretting it later. It thins your blood out. I had 2 beer over the session that lasted around 4 hours and by the end we had to stop as I was starting to really bleed. As well, once it was done and the scab was gone, you could see a change in the depth of the color so some touchups were needed.
Ink isn't for everyone, but don't judge a book by it's cover.
My tattoo took a long time, over 20 hours all told but spaced over time. First the outlines were done, and it was almost impossible to tell what the tattoo actually was unless you got up right close. So those first few weeks, I noticed people looking at me funny, maybe even a little put off or scared of me. Once I got the coloring and shading done, people come right up and ask about it, little kids love it, looking for all their favorite characters.
A good tattoo is an icebreaker and my only regret was not doing it sooner.
Originally posted by denver22
Originally posted by jiggerj
Originally posted by inverslyproportional
I have zero, and don't plan on ever having any probably,
Well, that just proves you would never make it in primitive African tribes where body art is prevalent.
And, neither would I.
Jiggerj you allways make me laugh buddy ...
Originally posted by chiefsmom
I love them!
I have a poison dart frog on the top of my right foot.
A witch hat on my left shoulder blade.
The Triple moon symbol with ivy and my sons names on my left lower back, it was actually my first.
My husband and I have a tribal infinity sign on the upper center of our backs. It was his first and he was a baby about it, while I fell asleep during mine.
Originally posted by watchitburn
I have a sleeve on my arm that is a giant snake eating a fetus growing on a tree. Behind a little girl picking a flower with a shadow of a man holding an axe behind her about to lop her head off with a large moon looking down over the scene.
Originally posted by magoo22
I love tattoos. I have 9 so far. My favourite's are my wife and son's names across my heart, and two little rubber ducks on my hips (facing each other). They are a bit of a joke tat but I love them. I would be covered in tats if I had any money!
Originally posted by jiggerj
reply to post by plutoxgirl
Just curious. Who here has tattoos and is a CEO of a major company, or a senator or a president of a country? A successful lawyer? A well-respected scientist?
If not, WHY not?
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by jiggerj
I know lawyers, doctors, police officers, firefighters, and teachers, who all have tattoos.