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A New Tattoo - Any Tips?  
User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Heya guys!

As you can guess I've just got a new tattoo. I've got a couple but never one of the surround full bicep variety. Ouch!

It took 3 hours and lots of work but is still only 3/4 finished. Any tips from those of you who have had others or on what sort of pain I should expect on filling my under arm? The outline on my underarm was pretty *ouch* the rest is yet to happen.

Anyone who want's to see the designe can e-mail me.

Tatt people please give tips! lol

mb



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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2485 times:

Why not get the one I very nearly got?

Wile E. Coyote picking his teeth with a roadrunner feather a-la toothpick.


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2478 times:

Matty,

I'm laughing!! lol Road Runner indeed. The design I got was of the gold ring I wear that I had designed as an original by a jeweller and myself.

It took hours just to get it where it is and I had to go home to meet friends. Oooeerss.. The underside of the arm is *sensitive* to say the least.

Even my tattooist said - "jeeze mate sure you've had enough for this evening?"
.

lol

He was a skinny NZ guy with a bakery down the road.

mb  Big grin


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

Any tattoo on the under part of your arm will hurt like a bitch. Mine did, yours will, and so will the next person's. Best thing to do is to just suck it up and press on.

User currently offlineMaxPowers From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

Get drunk but go there before you start to drink and make sure they know exactly what you want, then go in drunk so it will numb the pain. That's what my bro did and he said it barly hurt.

Max Powers


User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

Mine are on my forearm but I can imagine it would hurt a lot under the arm. It hurt a lot on that wrist-bone thing. Anywhere with bone or sensitive skin it will be bad, but like KROC said you have to just suck it up.

Don't forget to take time letting it heal. No direct sunlight, large amounts of water/soaking, and just LEAVE THE TAT ALONE!

No matter how crappy it looks with flakes of colored skin clinging to your arm, just leave them alone. Add more A+D or lotion, never EVER pick them off. I hate the whole healing process but I used Tattoo Goo for my last couple and it worked really well.

http://www.tattooz.net You can get some there.

Also even once they heal do keep out of direct sunlight or apply non-fade stuff (you can get that from the site also).

You may know all this anyway, but I like to put it out there just in case. A kid in my class once had just got a tat and he let it "heal" by just drying out and flaking off. It was black and red and in like 2 weeks it was grey and pink.

Tattoos are with you for life. Do take care of them as much as you can for the first couple weeks and even then the next couple months also.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Get drunk but go there before you start to drink and make sure they know exactly what you want, then go in drunk so it will numb the pain. That's what my bro did and he said it barly hurt.

We have a winner! A winner for the absolute most ignorant advice possible when getting a tattoo. Well done Max. I bet your brother isn't exactly at the deep end of the gene pool. Then again, you are actually passing this tidbit of info along as well.

Where is Matt D and his prize when you need it?


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

Kroc,

Um 3 hours later. Yeah it hurt like a rusty electric knife going under my arm! Bite it? Oooooeeerrsss. I did for like about 2 hours...

Anywho - I've been told a bottle of champers and 3 mercindol are the way to go.

Although, the Nike *just do it* thing is probably it.. At least I didn't just go and do one without thinking about it. I had a design and have stuck with it.


24 hours later and it's still OK.

Hoo roo,

mb

krusty=evil


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

Remember, booze will thin your blood out, and can lead to more than normal bleeding while getting your tattoo as well.

User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Guys,

Thanks again for your advice. I'm keeping it moist with Solugel. I've seen others who have not given a hoot about the healing process and they end up with a second rate job.

My only problem is hiding it with my business shirt. LOL Any ideas? I'm thinking of an ace bandage armband? Since it's on my bicep it will have to be flexible.

More metal is next - *piercings* - which will be so much easier. And not my tongue either - eeewww.

Kroc,

Booze and asprin or painkillers usually thin your blood. I'm well aware of that but have found non-prescription stuff that leaves you a bit numb for the duration without resorting to booze.

Sunday 6pm is for the final filling in of the design. I knew it was going to take a bit of time but I made sure before hand that I had a book, portable CD player and my cellpone. LOL The place where I had it done has cable TV and other such distractions. Any designs that are not on the wall are on a digital tv that people can flick through. Not a deadbeat joint in a red light district. LOL

Hoo Roo!

mb


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Mx. Don't cover your tattoo with anything, especially an ace bandage. That will hinder its ability to "breathe" which is key during healing. Wear dark color shirts and make sure you keep the healing ointment on it. At least coat it once before you get dressed, then coat it again after work. I'd forget all about covering it though, other than with your shirt.

User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

Kroc,

Thanks again for the advice. I'm using breathable bandage material that is taped just above the tatt on my arm and the material doesn't stick but dangles past the tatt and hides it.

I only have 2 non-white business shirts. LOL

My super conservative English boss would freak - it's bad enough one of the girls has a tatt on her back that she inadvernantly *showed* at a work function.

mb


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

*yay*

Ooooeers. Finally got the rest of it done. *ouch*

Bit the bullet and went in sober and sensible.

Was getting the navel pierced at the same time but the piercing people were way too busy. So I'll do it on the way home from work tomorrow night.

Hoo roo!

mb


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

Pierced Naval? What, getting a Prince Albert wasn't available?

User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 2273 times:

I am giving very serious thought to getting tribel on my right bicept. Any tribel ideas? Thanks


23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

Go for it NWA. I have tribal design on my left bicep. Pretty nice I think. I mighty have to try and get some pics of my tattoos one of these days.

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

So I guess the tattoo is pretty small, KROC?
---
I have thought about getting one, but I don't know what I would put on there.



Go big or go home
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

So I guess the tattoo is pretty small, KROC?

He said "bicep", not "wang".


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

AA61hvy - Why don't you get a naked chick on your arm, because that is the closest you will ever get to some pussy.

777236ER - I'm not sure how you know how big my cack is, without saying the usual "Matt D/Arsenal/JCS/whoever" told me.


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

I'm not sure how you know how big my cack is, without saying the usual "Matt D/Arsenal/JCS/whoever" told me.

I was gonna go for Matt D or Arsenal. But JCS too?! That's sick.


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

KROC-I could get a naked chick on my arm, but I would still have a lot of extra room for other tattoos.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

JCS17-Send me a picture of you, I want to get it tattooed on my back.
Signed, KROC

[Edited 2003-06-16 01:28:18]


Go big or go home
User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Kroc,

PA? No thanks - you have to sit down to 'p' after having that done.

I am getting the faux variety that doesn't go through the urethra - not sure what it's called. But it heals much quicker as well and isn't as painful.

http://www.skindeep-tattoo.com

(with pictures of my tatt artist and piercer. lol)



mb  Big grin





User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

my bicept is only 14 inches around. I think I will wait till they reach 16-17 inches around before I get one.


23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

Why get a tattoo? They are very stupid. To me, it shows that the person is 'NASCAR trash.' I'm not saying that you are, and yes you could say it's stereotypical. I would never get one, because almost everyone who gets one usually regrets it, especially when they are older!

co


25 BOEING747-700 : I am getting a pair of Pilots Wings on my right shoulder and a little Kangaroo on my back just below my neck.
26 Us330 : I am not saying I disagree with you Continental as I would never get a tattoo, but it is your body and just as I have the right to leave my body untou
27 Post contains images KROC : Hey Continental. Why run your mouth, and act like what you speak is the word of god? Ignorance must be bliss in MSP. Mx. A faux version of a PA??? The
28 AA61hvy : I could really see some people on here getting an AA logo or something on their arm. "Spot or die"
29 Post contains images Mx5_boy : Kroc, It's a Freenum piercing - I'm just not "up" with all the correct terms for the multitude of varieties one can get their willy pierced. Let alone
30 KROC : Ahhh, okay. I know the Freenum piercing. Still though, I'm not adding any extra holes to my Johnson. I had the bright idea a few years ago to get my n
31 AA61hvy : KROC-Should I bring back the nipple clamps then? Signed, 777236ER
32 KROC : Luckily in 1999, I knew of no such 777236ER.
33 Mx5_boy : Kroc, Exactly how painful was it? (thinks I'm setting myself up for some seriously painful next few weeks...) LOL mb
34 KROC : Okay, first nipple hurt like a son of a bitch! I was expecting the pain, but it might have been more than I was expecting. I did both at once, so the
35 Post contains images Mx5_boy : Kroc, Hhhmm, my partner in crime insists it's quick and relatively painless. Having said that, this person had a piercing party where he invited frien
36 Post contains images KROC : If your crime dawg felt no pain in getting his nipples pierced, more power to him. All I know is when I had the second one done, it hurt like a bitch!
37 Mx5_boy : Tongue ring? Cripes Kroc - I really don't like those. Most of the people that I see who have them seem to 'flick the piercing' against their teeth. I
38 KROC : Anaeth for a piercing...and all he called you was a 'big woos'. You got off easy my friend! My tongue ring was a flesh colored one (trying to keep it
39 Sophiemaltese : flick the piercing' against their teeth oooh that is so true...and SO GROSS and ANNOYING!!!!
40 Syncmaster : KROC, Do you have any pictures of yours?
41 KROC : Syncmaster. Unfortuntarly I don't, right now anyway. I'm working on it though, and might start a thread for tat pics once I get them.
42 Post contains images Mx5_boy : Kroc, Speaking of which, I got the willy piercing yesterday. It didn't hurt until today. *warning* avoid morning glory. Ouch! LOL mb
43 Post contains images KROC : Mx. So I guess this means you will be abstaining from any willy indulging activities? 777236ER will be disappointed! Oh, and there is no need for a pi
44 Post contains images Mx5_boy : Kroc, No, no pictures of this one! LOL And yep, no fun for a few weeks to come. Wonder what my date this evening will think of that? Ha Ha! mb
45 KROC : Its safe to say that I'll never get my Johnson pierced. No action for a few weeks? Might as well just show me where the electrical outlet is, soI can
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