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Who here has tattoos??

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posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 11:13 AM
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I got my tattoo over the bony part of my ankle. Hurt like a......well. It hurt.

At the same time, a hugely muscled guy was getting his back worked on. Now it was obviously the work of several visits, his whole back was a work of art.

Anyway, I was watching the tatto artist work on my ankle when the big guy started sobbing. He was facing me, and the poor fella had tears running down his face.

I'll never forget what he said to me. " Youmust have balls of solid steel!"

I think I like that compliment.




posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 11:16 AM
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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.



posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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I have over a dozen... Im also a tattoo artist and my passion is in art and writing. (grammar wise, not so good)



posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 01:40 PM
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reply to post by magoo22
 

Nice tats!
cool about the rubber ducks


reply to post by phishyblankwaters
 

Oh yes I'd like to see a pic yess


Well I did a search and didn't find any thread. so I made one. I am a member here since 2008, so i remember there were some in the past. But didnt find them on the quick search. I always do a quick search before starting one. I dont like to repeat stuff. for example I made a thread about pet pics and their stories some time ago and 3 weeks after that, there was another pet thread done. And much more popular :p!!


The tattoos I posted were all done by the same artist. Yes
the last 6 tattoos I've done in the last times i think, I've had them with him.
I had one, the very first one, and had like 5 done with him, but he moved to Spain- so I had to find a new one. Then that's when I started on my fun search of tattoo artists. I dont have patience really, so if i wanted a tattoo i wanted to get it NOW- not wait 2 weeks, so I would just bump into any tattoo house and try. And that's when I had 2 small tattoos that are #ed up. lol. One is a star on my wrist and then another symbol on my other wrist. Both are small, so they are fine, but i mean, they arent PERFECT like they should.
I learnt my lesson

Finally I found the tattoo artist that totally captures my ideas and designs. so had the last 6 done with him. He had win awards in latin america and stuff. I love him !



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.


Haha definitely! Looking foward to see pics

That reminded me of a friend i had, he made some tattoos on himself and would get together with friends and get some like all of them. They were kinda crazy actually :p

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posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 02:05 PM
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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.


I agree. Some tattoo do really hurt, others not at all. Depends on pain tolerance really of each individual.

The worst i had was on my ribs (its kind of small). I was uncomfortable cuz i was sitting, and you have to control the breathing and stuff, I felt the needle in my bones literally. lol. It wasnt of coursse. But damn!
However, I didn't even blink
. Despite I was having a really bad time. Like I wanted it to end quickly.
The snake i have planned is gonna take part of my rib, so yeah, Im ready again


I think pain its all part of the tattoo mystic, i have this friend, and asked me well how about she get one with total anesthesia. ROFLMAO!!
I mean- what's a tattoo without feeling the sting!, uh?


-edited to add I rembered that one that hurted as well is a tattoo that is near the elbow (Im not sure of the name in English...it's that part of the arm that when you hit it with something , your arm goes like numb)
Well the tattoo wasn't on it directly, was near. It is a quote that runs along the inside part of my arm.
When it touched the elbow, I never felt something like that. Was like electric razorblades runing from my arm up to my chest.



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posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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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 ...


LOL Well, don't those pictures represent where OUR society is heading (or should I say, regressing) to? Tattoos on a woman shuts me right down. It's like finding dog poop stuck on a wedding cake.



posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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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.




Sound like awesome tattoos.
LOL about your husband being a baby about it :p
How sweet of both of you to have the same tattoo.


reply to post by Nuke2013
 

Yours sounds like awesome tats as well.



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.


! awesomeeeee!
Did you design it?

reply to post by WickettheRabbit
 

:p
LOL that is funny why did you pick mickey if you didnt even like it at that time?



posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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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!


You write so well, Magoo. You must be the exception to the growing belief: Tattoos Equal Low IQ
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posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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Yeah, my brother is a tattoo artist. I had him draw it up for me and he did it over a few weeks. I just had to buy the ink.



posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 09:18 PM
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here's mine:



posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 10:13 PM
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I know lawyers, doctors, police officers, firefighters, and teachers, who all have tattoos.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 05:15 AM
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That pony reminded me of a My Little Pony. My sisters used to play with them
I was an 80s baby. Do they still make those?? I do like all your tattoos
Nice bod, too. Am I allowed to say that?

As for your question, I have boiled it down to two reasons why I do not have a tattoo. The first reason, is that, while I do have many interests, like many people do, I have not yet found something that I like enough to the point where I would tattoo it on my skin. I mean, don't get me wrong, there are things that I love more than life itself, but I don't think it would have any real effect if I were to get a tattoo of one of those things. It's also thinking about something you will CONTINUE to love enough to put on your body for the rest of your life. Yes there are tattoo removals, but I'm not going to use that expensive , unpleasant procedure as a form of unwanted tattoo insurance.

So, in conclusion, I am terrified halfway to death of commitment.

The second reason is that, while I know that I'm probably in better shape than 80-90% of people, I could never get a tattoo unless I got in even better shape. Not like a body builder or anything, just a toned look and slightly tanned. I have about 10-15 lbs of flab, and I'm 6 foot, so its not hugely noticeable, but I still feel like "decorating" my body the way it is now would be um, I don't know, sending the wrong message? I don't think I have a super hot body, so I'm not going to say "hey everyone look at me".

In conclusion, I am tremendously self conscious about the way I look.

I really do love tattoos though. I just have to stay confined to just looking at them on other people. And sometimes I think about what it would be like to be one of them...what its like inside the head of the kind of person willing to get a tattoo on their body. I try to put myself in their shoes.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and of course your tats. I enjoyed reading the thread and also typing in my own response



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 06:00 AM
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No tatoos, but plenty of scars. Surgery, accidents, I've got that part covered





posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 06:51 AM
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yeah,

I have a dragon on the left arm....kind of like the sick of it all dragon....NYHC!!

and a bull head on the right arm. I am going to modify the bull though. I want to super impose a lion instead. It is not filled in, just the outline so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Love tats...wish I could get a few more....but I need the money for other things.....eh, I always have mid life...!




posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 07:04 AM
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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?


In soft porn, the ink is airbrushed away. Either that, or the human canvas must use her hands, or hair, to cover the artwork. I guess it makes the lust driven floggers think of all the guys who were looking at it when they

Why limit your career opportunities?



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 07:07 AM
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Tattooed women? I kind of know what you mean..........some are great but many leave me thinking......really? Mind you, that is male tattoos too with me.

As a young teen, i saw a friends mum's friend (still with me?
) tattoo on her pubic bone (another story) of an arrow below the words "passport to paradise". I thought it was great! (and still do).

The thing for me is that i think they look amazing on strong, defined bodies. They look weird and distorted on most others though and that is why i don't have one myself. I may get a few years out of it but i am already way overdue my middle age spread, so don't want to tempt fate!



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 10:19 AM
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Oh very cool. I had like a million ideas, but sometimes it is hard for me to put them to paper.Im not THAAAAT skilled at drawing. But my tattoo artist he just gets my ideas immediately.

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ohhhh I really like this one!



Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by jiggerj
 


I know lawyers, doctors, police officers, firefighters, and teachers, who all have tattoos.


I know a lot of those with tattos as well.
And millionares too.
But I see no point in replying to the few negative sad people that come to this thread to bash tattoos and the ones have them. I just literally laugh at the stupid judgmental opinons and skip to some interesting positive contribution to my thread.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 10:32 AM
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Thank you


And I understand what you mean.

It is a personal choice. I respect everyone ideas as long as they respect mine. And certainly I dont give a damn for unknown ppl in the world that want think bad of me because i have tattoos. They are non-existant in my world.

Everyone i know in my life enjoys tattoo and i never had problem of getting a job because of them. I made an intership inside the goverment when I was studying International Relations,and met some "important" people from different countries, u think they would have treat me different If they saw I had some tattoos? - not really.
By the way I didnt finish college, I drop it after the intership
but thats another story. lol

Anyway, some people are ALWAYS gonna judge and critize you for whatever reason, they can TRY drag you into their frustrated square box. But it will never work, if you are sure of yourself and where you are standing.


Thanks for sharing your opinion.I liked reading it.

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LOL
Awesome :p

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OH nice tatts.I'd like to see how you do the transformationof the bull to lion



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posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 10:58 AM
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I have one, a small tribal design over my left kidney.

Quite frankly, I got it during the insanity of my mid-life crisis. It's basically a stylized "Z" with a shepherd's crook. It was an original design that a person with whom I would normally have nothing to do had drawn. I have since recovered my sanity, and don't give the tat much thought. I can't see it. In fact, OP, your thread reminded me of it...haven't given it any regard for months!


At the time, though, it was very exciting just to do it.

Midlife crisis + former 70s "hippie" Rebellion Revival + Temporary Insanity = grown, educated woman with small tat.

Oh well. Battlescar, like Chiten said.

I don't regret it, but I'm glad it's so discreet. For some reason middle-aged women with visible tats seem silly to me.


EDIT: Mine is cool, however, and I'm not silly except on purpose.

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posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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Tattoos just aren't my thing. Don't have any nor do I plan to get any.

But they're not as taboo as they used to be. A girl I met at school really surprised me. She is this petite little blonde with that head-cheerleader/volleyball team captain type personality. She's also a mother- very ladylike and modest.

We got onto the topic of tattoos and showed me her back once- it is COVERED with tattoos- poetry, artwork, and even a huge family tree that takes up her whole middle back. I was surprised.

One of my best friends has like 20 something tattoos (small ones scattered around her body and large ones hidden on her back) and is talking about getting 'sleeves.' I've really been trying to talk her out of it for the sake of her career (nurse).



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