IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6246 posts, RR: 36 Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7931 times:
Why? A tattoo is, from my point of view, the sign of a fool. I'll admit a generational bias but since my generation is doing the hiring today........
If you are certain, not just curious, go for it. Just be sure that it will not be seen in a business situation. Times have not changed so much that a forearm tattoo is acceptable. I know you said on your bicep, just be careful. It's not like a stupid haircut that will disappear in 2 weeks.
Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7932 times:
I have two, both relatively small and both on my back. One (on the right side) is a butterfly...lots of meaning for me. My other (on the left) is a hummingbird, that one's for my bird-loving grandma who died last summer. I love mine and don't regret them...maybe in 20 years I'll be singing a different tune though
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 10736 posts, RR: 16 Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7915 times:
I have three and will be getting at least two more in the next year: the current and last Canucks logo.
I like RD and RH from the lot pictured but as IMiss said: Be careful where it goes! The outline is the worst part. Especially if it is over a bone. The pain is just a little worse than a bad sunburn, IMO. Good luck.
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 18 Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7899 times:
A few pointers - if you must be foolish enough to get a tatoo, have it place in an area that is easily covered with business clothing. Should you show up for a job interview with your tatoos peeking out of your collar, or on your forearms or face, the hiring manager may not find them as delightful as you.
My brother in law who is 50 has a couple of tatoos that he got when he was in college. He said it was the dumbest thing he has ever done.
And this I will never figure....tatooed women. God made the young teen/early 20 female form to be a beautiful thing. How on earth can you think you are improving on it by adding a tatoo? Especially a tatoo that is so prominant. I suppose I could let a small heart or flower slide, although IMHO even these just scream "slut", no matter what the reason for them. What a young woman who feels the need to use her body as a canvas for this body art may not realize is that most folk who see you think you are either a crack ho or an easy lay.
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 50 Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7884 times:
I once thought about getting a tattoo, but decided against it for two reasons:
1: As pointed out above, you are stuck with them for the rest of your life. What may seem "cool" today may/will make you feel like an idiot years down the road. Also, there is the professional aspect. For all of the "progress" we've made in the corporate world, I'll say that the ones that end up in positions of authority are still, at the end of the day, the conservatives. Unless you are applying for a job in a warehouse or at Tower Records, no matter how good your résumé looks, visible tattoos will kill you in the end.
2: My mother said that she will KILL me if I ever got one. To quote her "I brought you into this world. I'll take you out of it".
No matter how old, big, strong, or independant you become, you are never too big, old, or independant to stop listening to your mother. Not if you're a real man anyway.
PS: The tattoo I was considering getting was a depiction of Wile E. Coyote picking his teeth with a roadrunner feather a-la toothpick.
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17288 posts, RR: 51 Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7871 times:
The whole women and tattoo thing is some passe now; so many women are getting them now is crazy. A few years back a girl I was hanging out with started getting them (she was dating a tattoo artist), the first one was pretty cool, based on a painting by Olivia De Beradinis (I would post the painting below, but I don't want to upset anyone with a naked mermaid), it was just a little bit too much (it went down the entire length of her thigh); then she started getting them on her calves, and by that time, we'd grown apart, she stopped being the girl that I started to hang out with, she had changed.
Vafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 18 Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7857 times:
Jcs17-that's pretty funny, I fell off my chair when I saw it.
As for the tattoo thing, make sure it has lots and lots of meaning, yes, tattoos can cause you to not get hired for an important job, so think about that too.
My friend recently got a tattoo on his leg, he plans to get lots more, but they all mean something. The one he currently has is about 8" by 6" and it represents his father who died when my friend was 3. His other future tattoos will be a remembrance of his grandparents, his Irish haritage, his hometown, and his childhood.
I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7867 times:
Goingboeing, I think that's a fairly sexist comment you made about women and tattoos...
I suppose I could let a small heart or flower slide, although IMHO even these just scream "slut", no matter what the reason for them. What a young woman who feels the need to use her body as a canvas for this body art may not realize is that most folk who see you think you are either a crack ho or an easy lay.
Perhaps 10 or 15 years ago that would hold true, but nowadays, so many women have them that I doubt the first thing someone thinks if they happen to catch a glimpse of either of my tattoos (which is rare because I always have them covered) is "Oh, I bet she'll sleep with me because she has permanent ink in her skin."
I know that that's just your opinion, and you're perfectly entitled to it, but I am also allowed to dispute what I feel to be a completely chauvinistic statement.
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 18 Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 7833 times:
727 Gal - I work in a public health department - seeing all kinds of folks, mostly for either birth control purposes or sexually transmitted diseases. The vast majority of our female clients have tatoos. Take that for what it's worth.
I still think that no man (or woman) can "improve" on what God has given the young female form. The body is a temple. Tatoos are graffiti painted on that temple. It says in your profile that you're 16-20....and it's a shame that you're allowed to get tatooed so young. Tatoos that look cool on a 20 year old look way out of place on a 50 year old. I grew up in the 70's....long hair, afro's, goofy looking clothing were all the "statements" we made. Thank God that they weren't permanent. Tat's are a 2000 fad, but the adoptees of that fad are stuck with it forever. Tossing out a polyester leisure suit was a heckuva lot easier than getting a tatoo removed.
MaxPowers From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 475 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 7830 times:
It does mean something to me, as I'm part Scottish. The symbol of a lion has been used as a heraldic device for many centuries by Scottish Kings. William I of Scotland ( 1165 - 1214 ) was known as 'The Lion', after he introduced the lion symbol into his coat of arms. The Scottish lion has always been shown, on the royal shield, as being Rampant, ie: shown standing erect on the hind legs with the head in profile and forelegs extended.
Examples of Scottish Coat of arms...
By the way guys, thanks for hijacking my thead and telling your opinion on why tattoos suck...becuase that's not the discussion at hand. The original question was do you have any...not what you thought.
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 36 Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7818 times:
I have a tattoo on my outside right ankle that was a nose art from a B-52. It was a/c # 60-0010. Way back in the early 90's I formed a "bond" with the crew chief of the aircraft. The "bond " with the crew chief didnt last but the one with -0010 did As did my love of B-52's in general.
I held onto a picture of this nose art for 11 years and always wanted to have a tattoo of it. I finally did it last September.
Its beautiful and I LOVE it! Its a front on view of a dragon clutching a B-52 in his talons. Not very lady like or delicate I admit, but hey, I thought about it for 11 years!!!
Nobody has treated me any differently because of it, I get an occasional passenger or pilot who stops me and asks to look at it and then ofcourse asks, "did it hurt?" but thats about it. I seriously doubt if they think I am a "ho" or "crack head". Trust me I dont look the part. If you asked my best friend to describe me she would say, ok, she has said, "prissy".
Anyways, getting off topic. If someone could tell me how to post a outside picture on this thing. I could post the picture of my nose art on here for ya!
I am considering another one actually. This time something more girly
A butterfly on my lower back perhaps. A tattoo makes me feel a little bit naughty and rebelious inside which is something I have never been. Its almost like I am 31 years old and am looking for small ways to get back at the parents for the strict upbringing. Dad wont even talk about my dragon. At all.
Does my heart good
Ahhhhhh, this message board is theraputic too.....
Bernard Shakey From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 560 posts, RR: 10 Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7805 times:
Hmmm...tattoos. Here's my story. I got one when I was 19 years old and in the Navy. It seemed like the thing to do at the time, most of my buddies had one and it felt like another way to become independent. In the process, I made one good decision and one bad decision - these are the most important decisions to make if you're hell-bent on getting a tattoo:
1. As many others have mentioned, body placement is crucial. As often as I've wished for a different result (see part 2), I was always thankful that I chose my calf. My tattoo is not visible is business clothing.
2. Be completely sure of the design. My mistake was getting a design that was stupid when I got it, and became more so over time. It got to the point that I was so sick of trying to explain what it meant (when there was really no good explanation) that I hated it.
Finally, I could take no more. For my 34th birthday, my wife bought me a trip to the tattoo parlor to get a "cover-up." Bear in mind that, to completely cover one tattoo, the new one must be bigger and darker. She and I worked on a design that was representative of our family. I did not consider laser removal because of the expense. Read that sentence again, focusing on "because of the expense." If you get a crappy tattoo, your options are severely limited. If I could go back, I would have considered my design more carefully - or just not done it in the first place.
I'm not in love with my new tattoo, but I have a wholesome respect for it because it hides the piece of poop that graced my leg for 15 years. I also disagree with those who lobby against you getting a tattoo. It's your deal, not anyone else's. Just bear in mind that those same people are the ones who may be your teacher, boss, or in-laws someday - so please consider the "what" and the "where" in your decision.
Hope I've been of assistance, and I will not reveal what it was because I don't want to be recognized by someone who may know my identity (my tattoo was "one of a kind" stupid - easy to remember).
Mindless drifter on the road, Carries such an easy load
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 36 Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7782 times:
Wow! Ya'll must think ALOT of girls out there are crack ho's! Ever go to a beach? Im not kidding you, it seems as though every other girl there has one! Same thing when I was in the Bahamas, and same thing when I go to Clearwater Beach here locally.
Mirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7427 posts, RR: 63 Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7777 times:
I wanted a tattoo and an eyebrow ring.
I moved into NY city and within days of movning in, got the eyebrow ring and rolled right into the EYE CLINIC where I was a student.
It was my anthropological experiment to see that clinical professors would think. Would it affect perceptions, grades, etc? Well, people defintely saw me differently. In a negative sense.
Sorry to get off topic in a sense but after that, I stopped thinking about a tattoo. I used to think it was a cool, unique thing to do. now its just as cool as getting a cellphone. ( Everyone has one, no matter how inconspicuous.)
As for the tattoos and women thing, well, I can say this one thing: I would hope a study is done on that. It's my opinion that tattoos on a women are indicative of that woman's class.
I'm a young 27 y.o. guy, recently engaged. When I dated ladies with tattoos and piercings VS those without, YES, I can tell you there was a difference there, in their class and self esteem. But that is my own observation and it not meant to offend anyone here.
regards, mirrodie (now seeing patients without a piercing)
Forum moderator 2001-2010; He's a pedantic, pontificating, pretentious bastard, a belligerent old fart, a worthless st
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 18 Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7762 times:
Oh, SWA TPA, I've been to the beach. And yes there were a lot of females with tatoos. And yes, I thought each and every one of them was a crack ho. Because a lot of people do it does not mean that it's the smartest thing in the world.
I was a teenager in the 1970's. Goofy looking hair and foolish looking clothes were all the rage. But thankfully, they were quite easy to change when that "style" became passe. Imagine how foolish someone would look walking around looking like Austin Powers today. Tatoos are permanent - styles and fashion statements aren't. Unfortunatly for the youth of today, they don't stop to think that fads pass, and the fad that they are about to partake of is permanent.
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 50 Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7750 times:
Look I'm not trying to hijack your topic. I'm not in any way morally opposed to anyone getting some permanent ink embedded in their dermis. It's your body. It's your choice. You're the one that's going to have to live with it and whatever consequences that may or may not ensue. It's just not my cup of tea. But if you want a "tat", then more power to you.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7743 times:
There is nothing better than the occasional tattoo topic, and all the ignorance from the anti-ink people it brings. Its one thing to not agree or like tattoos, but to generalize people, men, women, young, old etc because they have a tattoo is pure, unadulterated ignorance. I'm now up to 6 tattoos...
I have a Bull on my right arm, and above that, the Wu-Tang symbol. On my left arm, I have a tribal band, above that, chinese letters meaning "Survival Of The Fittest" (a post divorce present), and above that, a dragon. On my right shoulder blade, I have the NY Mets "NY".
The thing about getting a tattoo is making a decision based upon allot of thinking. If I never listen to Wu-Tang again, I still like the symbol. The Bull can be my "sign", the chinese letters have meaning etc. The thing is, I make sure they are all carefully placed. All my tats can be covered simply by a T-Shirt, and it will always remain that way. If you get a tattoo, make sure you have it in a location that you think is best.
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 18 Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7736 times:
It's too late for a lot of the girls coming into the STD clinic I work at - They've got freaking dragons up their backs, down their arms and all over their legs. I'm sure they think it looks cool now, but I wonder how they'll explain it to their grandkids.
25 Srbmod: Nothing like seeing a WWII Vet with a Hula Girl tattoo that after all these years now looks like a bulldog.
26 MxCtrlr: I agree with George Carlin on the subject of the "barbed wire" tattoos on a person's arms. "If you want to impress me with how tough you are then wrap
27 AWspicious: Perhaps I should start a new topic for this - How about those of you who have them - Why not post a pic of your tattoo(s). A photo of the artwork on y
28 MxCtrlr: Perhaps I should start a new topic for this - How about those of you who have them - Why not post a pic of your tattoo(s). A photo of the artwork on y
29 Jared: KROC, I knew I wouldn't be able to get to the end of the thread without seeing a response from you. You may remember you and I were the only ones defe
30 Goingboeing: Now....imagine the above body art at 65, caus it'll still be there.....eeeewwwww.
31 Jared: Life is just too short to not enjoy it while you're here.
32 Bobrayner: Well... I really strongly advise against a tattoo that you think "looks cool". You probably won't think the same in a decade. Now, I hate to be cynica
33 Hartsfieldboy: I'm thinking about getting tattoos when I go back to Brazil in December. There an artist I know that does damn good work and a tattoo that would cost
34 Hartsfieldboy: If I had the balls, I'd get something like this:
35 Pacificjourney: I have two tats, Kanji for Empathy on my right bi-cep, Kanji for fielty/ultimate loyalty on my left thigh. Many peole here are being old ladies about
36 BlatantEcho: The question is, how do you have time to enjoy your tatoo when you're watching American Idol while on your cell phone in your hip stone washed jeans..
37 Mx5_boy: Seb146, I want a private showing of those tats... lol grrrr Everyone, *if anyone can guess where my tattoo is then they win a prize* Heh heh. Cheers,
38 KROC: Jared, good to see you back on the topic, and I agree, depending on what and where it is, a tattoo can look really good on a chick. Unlike Pacificjour
39 Pacificjourney: 'Only The Strong Survive', stop it, you are scaring me hard man. I run any ideas for kanji past some zen priests I work with and they tell me if it ha
40 KROC: I could roll with "Survival is Strenght". How about "Strength in Survival"?