MaxPowers
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Tattoos

Sat May 10, 2003 12:44 pm

Hey Guys,
Any of you have tattoos?

I'm thinking about getting one within the next month or two.

I'm looking at getting the Lion Rampant done on my right bicep.



Anyone else have a tattoo?

Maxwell Powers
 
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RE: Tattoos

Sat May 10, 2003 2:54 pm

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.
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727_Gal
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RE: Tattoos

Sat May 10, 2003 3:10 pm

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  Big grin
 
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RE: Tattoos

Sat May 10, 2003 5:04 pm

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.

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EGFF
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RE: Tattoos

Sat May 10, 2003 5:30 pm

Just make sure you don't get that white lion in the bottom left hand corner, it looks like it's sticking it's tongue out rather than growling  Big thumbs up
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RE: Tattoos

Sat May 10, 2003 6:57 pm

i'd take the yellow one.
 
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RE: Tattoos

Sat May 10, 2003 8:35 pm

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.
 
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RE: Tattoos

Sat May 10, 2003 11:32 pm

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.

[Edited 2003-05-10 16:36:56]
 
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RE: Tattoos

Sat May 10, 2003 11:35 pm

I don't understand why women get tatoos on their lower bellies or their stomachs in general.

The first time they get knocked up that whole area stretches like crazy and the damm thing ends up looking like garbage.
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RE: Tattoos

Sat May 10, 2003 11:57 pm

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.
 
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RE: Tattoos

Sun May 11, 2003 12:20 am

I've got "Property of Matt D and We're Nuts" tattooed on my penis.

Signed,
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RE: Tattoos

Sun May 11, 2003 12:36 am

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.
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727_Gal
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RE: Tattoos

Sun May 11, 2003 1:20 am

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.
 
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RE: Tattoos

Sun May 11, 2003 3:24 am

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.
 
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RE: Tattoos

Sun May 11, 2003 3:35 am

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.



 
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RE: Tattoos

Sun May 11, 2003 6:49 am

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  Smile 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  Big grin
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.
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RE: Tattoos

Sun May 11, 2003 9:00 am

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).
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RE: Tattoos

Sun May 11, 2003 10:49 am

Sorry to hijack your thread maxpowers. Enjoy your tatoo. If you place it in a prominent place, then enjoy your career as a delivery boy.

SWA TPA - sorry, but I'm not alone in seeing a tat on a girl and thinking crack ho.
 
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RE: Tattoos

Sun May 11, 2003 11:33 am

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.
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MaxPowers
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RE: Tattoos

Sun May 11, 2003 11:35 am

I will. Don't worry. I love driving pizza's around.
Actually, I think I'm going to get PENIS tattooed on my forehead also. Its very professional if I do it in Od English script.

"If you place it in a prominent place"...Yes, if you read my original thread you would notice I said bicep...not lower arm or hand, or leg....

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RE: Tattoos

Sun May 11, 2003 1:59 pm

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.

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RE: Tattoos

Sun May 11, 2003 8:23 pm

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.
 
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RE: Tattoos

Sun May 11, 2003 10:34 pm

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.
 
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 1:05 am

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.
 
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 2:29 am

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.
 
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 2:41 am

Nothing like seeing a WWII Vet with a Hula Girl tattoo that after all these years now looks like a bulldog.
 
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 7:05 am

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 the REAL THING around your arm. THAT will impress me!"  Big thumbs up

Personally, as someone who has done extensive interviews and hiring, I see people come in for a professional job dressed in t-shirts, cut-offs and flip-flops, with two days of beard growth (and that's just the women! Big grin) and tattoo's and/or nose rings, eyebrow bolts, and the pierced tounge/lower lip arrangment! VERY PROFESSIONAL!  Yeah sure It also puts a sub-concious message in the interviewer's mind - stay away! The same goes for the middle-class, rap-loving, white trash "niggaz" with the gold teeth who talk worse than ghetto blacks! Usually, in my dealings that is, they are one and the same - tat's = the white-trash "niggaz".

SWA_TPA, some small tattoos can look plesant on a woman but, I find that when looking at an attractive female, the fastest turn-off is to see a beautiful person who trashed themselves with dragons and all sorts of other garbage all over their skin. Do I instantly equate woman with tattoo=ho? No, but I do find that many (not all, but many) of those who have those large tattoos are slutty! (And for the record, the mother of my two kids has a small tit-tat that looks worse and worse as gravity droops her big chest towards her knees (she's a 42DD)).

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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 9:49 am

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 your body or from a website would be cool.

Regards
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 10:15 am

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 your body or from a website would be cool.

Yes, I agree - Especially SWA TPA and 727_Gal!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 11:01 am

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 defending tats during the last one of these "things."

I for one think tats on girls look hot. Depending on what they are and stuff. I think this is really really nice. The only lame part is that rose in the bottom right hand corner. The rest of it is great.

 
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 11:04 am

Now....imagine the above body art at 65, caus it'll still be there.....eeeewwwww.
 
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 11:17 am

Life is just too short to not enjoy it while you're here.
 
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 12:10 pm

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 cynical, but anything relating to a partner is out too. Designs that are completely static and rooted in staid reality are - if not fashionable - the only ones you won't regret.

The larger of my tattoos had to be removed because it was, err, out of date. The procedure left my wallet, and several square inches of skin, very sore indeed; and it wasn't perfect either.

Still got the first one left - a tattoo of one's blood group is hardly cool, but it's passable. 50mm above the left antecubital fossa. It's not so much passé as a reminder of my past. Does that sound clicheéd?  Big grin

Definitely, think long and hard before getting something that's visible when in work clothes. For me, professionalism is more important than arbitrary body modification. It might not be for you; your choice.
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 12:48 pm

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 around US$200 in America would only cost around US$60 down there.

So far, I have two potential designs, I want to get three of them. My theme is that it has to have meaning, probably about something that can't change. Of course, I may forget about the three tattoos and instead get a tattoo of a nude Virgin Mary that takes up my whole back.  Smile
 
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 12:49 pm

If I had the balls, I'd get something like this:

 
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 12:52 pm

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 this. Don't be an idiot and get one on your forehead but otherwise it won't change your life like some people seem to think.

That said Max, I don't think you are old enough to make this decision. It is forever so patience please.

As for tats on women, I hate it ! Especially this new fashion of tats on the bottom of your back being exposed by certain clothes. I was in a strip club in Port Huron, Michigan once and this chick was doing her thing. She eventually turns around topless and there between her shoulders in 6 inch letters was the word 'SLUT'.

Whoa ! Her mother must be soooo proud.

KROC 'Survival of the Fittiest' makes you some bad-arse yakuza man. Don't try using a swimming pool or public bath in Japan with that on you. If you want another one like that try, 'Living beyond everything'.

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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 2:42 pm

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............?

oh yeah, your caught up on your image, just like everyone else. Be different by getting ink, yeah, just like those people being different buying SUVs.

right on dude........

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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 6:11 pm

Seb146,

I want a private showing of those tats... lol grrrr  Big grin

Everyone,

*if anyone can guess where my tattoo is then they win a prize*

Heh heh.

Cheers,

mb Big grin
 
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 7:40 pm

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 Pacificjourney, I like the ones on the lower part of the small of a womans back. Even tats on there arms and such can be good, depending on what they are.

I do have to agree though with PJ on the fact too many people are being old lady's about this subject. I respect your opinions, but to generalize someone because they have a tattoo(s) is plain stupid. I have 6, and unless I show you, people never know. I'm professional, I don't have something like "SLUT" or "Chick banger" tattooed somewhere, lol. I think Max is old enough to make a decision on getting a tattoo, but I would advise to him making sure he has thought everything through from design, location, to how he might feel in 30 years about it as well.

And PacificJourney, I was thinking about getting the letters meaning "Only The Strong Survive" on my other arm. Guess I might be better off avoiding Japan as a whole huh?  Big grin
 
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 8:12 pm

'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 has "good" vibes or not. Will see what they think but I am sure 'Only the strong Survive' is too direct, too aggressive. How about 'Survival is Strength' ?
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 8:47 pm

I could roll with "Survival is Strenght". How about "Strength in Survival"?
 
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RE: Tattoos

Mon May 12, 2003 10:19 pm

I shall consult the masters grasshopper.
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RE: Tattoos

Tue May 13, 2003 3:58 am

Wow....as a female I think Tattoos are great! I think they are a fantastic form of art and if done tastefully they should never give anyone, especially a guy the assumption that "all girls who have tattoos are crack ho's!" What a stupid thing to say....but I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

As far as tattoos changing as we age...who gives a crap! For those of us who have one, we will remember why and for whatever reason we got it and that's what counts. If we as "females" are being looked at as "crack ho's!" then the people doing the looking must be pretty shallow! (or just complete a-holes)

Just my $0.02.

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RE: Tattoos

Tue May 13, 2003 4:41 am

Finally! I am not feeling like such a "crack ho" anymore! A few people FOR tattoos are appearing. Thank you!!!!!  Smile
I swear, everytime I walk up to my gate and pass my pax, that thought runs thru my head, "I wonder if they are thinking I am a "crack ho or trash?"
Damn you negative nellies!  Big grin (Just kidding)
But really, if someone would tell me how to do it I would gladly place a pic of my tat on here.
BTW, MxCtrl, what the heck does O.O.T.S.K mean?
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RE: Tattoos

Tue May 13, 2003 5:00 am

Not shallow at all Vaporlock - just one who believes that no man (or woman) can improve on what God has done. The female body is one of the finest works of art all by itself. Any attempts to "improve" on it are little more than graffiti. Wanna memorialize people or events in your life? Keep a journal.

Again, I base my comments on the vast majority of the clients I see in our office on a daily basis. Young girls (way to young to be tatooed, IMHO) are coming in with art on their arms, legs, backs and heaven knows where else. I truly hope that they can feel as proud in 20 years as they were the night they got drunk when they got it.
 
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RE: Tattoos

Tue May 13, 2003 7:33 am

Hey...I know exactly what God has given me and by no means did I get a tattoo to try and improve my "female body"...I have a great body and a tattoo could never improve what I have. I chose my tattoo after a lot of thought went into it and I love it...in fact, I plan on getting another one. I wasn't drunk and I wasn't young either. I do agree that some tattoos are a bit much but I think that is up to each person and what some people would consider tasteful may not be to others. I just can't understand how girls/females can be all considered "ho's".

I was raised in a very strict home and I was always taught to "NOT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER"...

I am not sure of the type of "young girls" - "clients" you see in your office on a daily basis but I'm sure if a girl/female walked in with a really low cut top and her boobs were hanging out .... there would be no problem.... or would there???

I have worked in very large offices in various positions including HR... I have never ever turned down someone for a job because they have a tattoo that might not be liked by others... I should never have been in that type of position if that is how I pre-judged possible employees. There are many other ways of handling that type of situation...for example....ask that employee to cover it up during business hours. Also, if someone worked in your company and decided to get a tattoo....would that mean that they would be let go because someone felt it was not acceptable???
Definate grounds for wrongful dismissal.

I am sure I can speak for all the girls/females that have responded to this post - they will all be very proud in 20 years. Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Phyllis  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Tattoos

Tue May 13, 2003 8:01 am

Thanks Vaporlock!  Smile
I for one was 29 years old, didn't have even one single alcoholic beverage in my system, and had thought about this particular tattoo for 11 YEARS before finally obtaining it! Definitely NOT from one foolish drunken night I will regret in 20 years.
Can ya'll tell this subject really bugs me? I think it was the "crack ho" thing that did it. That just wasn't nice.  Sad
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RE: Tattoos

Tue May 13, 2003 9:00 am

SWA TPA...I know exactly what you mean!  Big thumbs up I feel the same way. I thought about getting mine for at least 15 years and made sure that when I got it that I would never regret it. I do plan on getting another one.... and when I do I will be just as proud of it! I can't believe that there are actually guys out there that think that females are "ho's" because of a tattoo.....I wonder what head they were thinking with??? Nuts

LOL...

Phyllis  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Tattoos

Tue May 13, 2003 10:21 am

SWA TPA,

But really, if someone would tell me how to do it I would gladly place a pic of my tat on here.

If you tell me where to meet you, I'll gladly bring my digital cam and take a few pics of your tat!  Laugh out loud

BTW, MxCtrl, what the heck does O.O.T.S.K mean?

Since I am a card-carrying member of Freight Dogs Anonymous, (a REAL loose affiliation of Air Cargo Airline mechanics/pilots), we are all members of the Order Of The Sleepless Nights (hence O.O.T.S.K.),  Wink/being sarcastic

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool
DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
 
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RE: Tattoos

Tue May 13, 2003 10:33 am

Ahhhh, MxCtrlr, my tat is only on my ankle my dear  Innocent .........
Meet me any day at TPA ticket counter or perhaps at the gate if you are ever passing thru though, always nice to meet another member  Big thumbs up
Just look for the auburn haired, green eyed lady with the dragon on her right ankle...
Thanks for the explaining the other part though. Its been a curiosity for over a year now. Mystery solved!  Smile
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