herctech
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Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:48 pm

I have been thinking a lot lately about getting a small tattoo of a Japanese Kanji symbol. This is of course a difficult decision to make, after all this is permanent. Anyway just to guage some opinions, what are your thoughts on a white guy with, an intense appreciation of Asian cultures, but probably no true understanding of Kanji, having a tattoo on him? I know there are a lot of people who dont really like these kind of things, as it seems wrong to them when you are not actually related to the culture you are scribing on your body, however I feel quite strongly about my appreciation for these cultures, and I feel I would like to express this in an important way.i am considering the Japanese Kanji symbol for "Hope" as my tattoo. what would you think if you saw this, especially if you are Japanese or understand Japanese Kanji?
 
TedTAce
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:56 pm

Quoting HercTech (Thread starter):
i am considering the Japanese Kanji symbol for "Hope" as my tattoo

As long as you have researched this throughly enough to know that what your thinking of getting REALLY is what you are getting I don't have a problem with this.. BUT If you had seen my starwars post you would know the following: I have one Tattoo (of my own design) incorporating the peace symbol, an american flag, a Heart, and a Smiley face. The design took 5 years to refine, not that it's 'that good' but because of my experience of seeing two dead Bikers at a morgue. Knowing that one day I'll be on a slab, I want whoever sees what I have on my skin to say 'Hey, that's pretty cool' not 'man this guy has some fu¢ked up tattoos'. I have a feeling revelations like this might be responsible for a lot of women who are undoing the Tattoos at the small of their back, because they realize the message doesn't really fit them.

I would give the thought another year or two, and see if the passion is still there, if you stil want one then, I think the worst thing you will say about it later in life is that it represented a couple (or hopefully more) years of your life that you felt so strongly abut the subject.
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NWADC9
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:15 pm

DON'T GET ONE!!! Sure, it'll look cool now, but when you get older, it'll look like a kindergartener's watercolor painting in the rain. Plus, it's permanent, unless you decide to get it removed by some tatoo-removing specialist, but that'll still be painful, and it'll be rediculous. Don't bother.
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JGC84
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:39 pm

Interesting that you mentioned getting a tattoo and an appreciation of Asian cultures at the same time. You may want to do more research on what getting a tattoo means in traditional Japan, before going ahead with it. (Tattoos are often stigmatized by the Japanese, especially the older generations, because they associate them with yakuza, or Japanese mafia).

That being said, the kanji character for "hope" is one of the better ones I think. If you are actually getting one, make sure that you get it in a place where people actually know kanji characters well, since I've seen some funny kanji tattoos. (One time I saw a person with the character "bean" on his arm, presumably because the top part of the character for "richness" was missing.)
 
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:31 am

I'm thinking about buying one cheesy piece of commercial "art" at a poster shop and hanging it on the wall, in fact I'll get multiple prints and put the same picture on the every wall in my house and I'll leave them there for the rest of my life. Better yet, I'll find one that I though was cool when I was just out of my teens and put that one up!

Does that sound like a dumb idea?

Well, how is it different from a tattoo?
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alcregular
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:40 am

Why don't you be different and Not get a tattoo. Everyone I know who has one, has regretted getting it done.
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Airlinerfreak
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:47 am

I do not think that you should get a tattoo. Also, there is no saying I don't want it, unless you can afford about $80,000 and three years of treatment trying to get it off. It is not a good idea.
 
TedTAce
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:50 am

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 4):
Does that sound like a dumb idea?

Yeah, but so was bothering to break the sound barrier or try to fly in the first place

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 4):
Well, how is it different from a tattoo?

ART, which like it or not Tattoos are; are a form of PERSONAL expression. This is why SOME people get them and some people choose not to. It's not right or wrong, it's a choice, it's an expression, it's not your business. If I want to get "STAR WARS SUCKER" Tattooed to my forehead that's my choice/decision to make. It's your right to choose to point at me in line and LAUGH your A$$ off while I'm waiting to see episode 3. If that is the kind of Ludicrous statement I want to make, let me live with it!!
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:00 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 7):
Yeah, but so was bothering to break the sound barrier or try to fly in the first place

You're comparing the X-1 and the Wright brothers' first flight to a little Kanji tattoo? Wow.  faint 

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September11
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:01 am

Up to you, really. If you DO NOT care about your professional image, then do it. If you DO care about your professional image, then do not do it.

I do not have tattoo on me. I get the impression that people who are involved in down to earth activites, adult movies, bad drugs, night scenes, etc., are more likely to have tattoos.
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Matt D
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:09 am

ART, which like it or not Tattoos are; are a form of PERSONAL expression.

Agreed.

This is why SOME people get them and some people choose not to.

I would bet a large sum of money that MOST (about 75%) people who get tattoos get them not to be "original" or to express themselves, but rather for one of the following:

1. Because so many other people are. You know...that whole conformity whore thing.

2. An authority figure (parent, uncle, or older sibling) told them not to. That whole "I'm 21 and know EVERYTHING" rebellious attitude when in reality you're a know it all brat who really knows nothing.

3. It was a spur of the moment decision influenced by drugs, alcohol, a sexual encounter, or a combination of all three thereof.
 
Matt D
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:12 am

Now if you want to be original or get something different instead of the ubiquitous Japanese symbols, hearts/flowers, barbed wire, and the sun/moon, get something TRULY original like Wile E. Coyote picking his teeth with a RoadRunner feather a-la toothpick.
 
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:15 am

Tattoos are FOREVER and they all fade to dirty green! Don't do it!!! Not to mention they are trailer trash!
E pur si muove -Galileo
 
174thfwff
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:16 am

See getting tattoo opinions is hard, because for example I really may have a strong connection to cows, and want a cow tattooed on my back but nobody else would like it. I got a tattoo months ago and since I put a lot of effort into the design (I worked with the artist a lot), thought about what I was actually doing for a year before I got it, I wake up every day with a smile on my face knowing I made the right choice. All I can say is think about if it really means something to you, and not just a "Hey I want to get a tattoo, what should I get."

Here's my tattoo for discussion sake...

Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten, Uptown, what now? Lets make it happen.
 
TedTAce
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:22 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 8):
You're comparing the X-1 and the Wright brothers' first flight to a little Kanji tattoo? Wow.

Harry

In the context of "Stupid Ideas" sure.. That Tattoo, if gotten, will be a life altering event for HercTech..Breaking the sound barrier or getting into the air did nothing for Chuck Yeager or the Wright brothers did it? Oh wait.. it made their public lives, and happened to influence the lives of millions. Influencing of millions of lives likely won't happen in this case, but if it make him happy, who cares?

Quoting Matt D (Reply 10):
I would bet a large sum of money that MOST (about 75%) people who get tattoos get them not to be "original" or to express themselves, but rather for one of the following:

I have a problem with the "or to express themselves" no matter HOW bad of an expresion it is, it is an expression.


I wish I could prove this overall statment wrong. Unfortunately I am the only person I know of who isin't a tattoo artist (or for the most part an artist at all) that has a tattoo that they personally designed.
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September11
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:25 am

I can see little hair on your arm..

I do not mind getting "A`A American Airlines" tattoo on my arm!
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TedTAce
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:35 am

Quoting 174thfwff (Reply 13):
See getting tattoo opinions is hard, because for example I really may have a strong connection to cows, and want a cow tattooed on my back but nobody else would like it. I got a tattoo months ago and since I put a lot of effort into the design (I worked with the artist a lot), thought about what I was actually doing for a year before I got it, I wake up every day with a smile on my face knowing I made the right choice. All I can say is think about if it really means something to you, and not just a "Hey I want to get a tattoo, what should I get."

Here's my tattoo for discussion sake...

AMEN!!

Great Tattoo!! I wouldn't have one like that as I'm not Irish, but it is beautiful!!

I'll see if I can get a pic of mine up soon so you all can see it.
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:08 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 7):
Yeah, but so was bothering to break the sound barrier or try to fly in the first place

Not the best analogy I've seen in this forum.
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TedTAce
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:11 am

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 17):
Not the best analogy I've seen in this forum.

I hope it's not the worst either....
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OttoPylit
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 5:58 am

I don't really get tattoos these days.

I have an urge to get a tattoo, but unlike most other people, it seems that I think through things before doing it. I have to agree with something that a little hottie actress named Jennifer Love Hewitt once said. "I would like to get a tattoo, but can't see myself as a 70 yr old grandmother with one." To be honest, she makes a point. I can't see a guy like me being a 70 year old grandmother with one, either. But here is the thing, although I do not have a tattoo, they can be cool on the right person or the right thing. I do not pass judgement on someone just because they have a tattoo. If they want one, then thats their decision. Tattoos on the small of a girl's back, for me, is extremely sexy. Granted, it has to be the right design and all, but it is extremely sexy and somewhat arousing, and I have yet to be with a girl who has one. But, I really don't think that 20 years down the road, that I would want my wife to have a tattoo on her back, especially after having a couple of kids. But every girl over the age of 18 seems to have on these days. In 10 years, 75% of those girls will regret doing so, but apparently I am the only one who thinks about that.

I would say to think about it over and over and over. Take it a step further, get some of those temporary ones painted on; you know, the ones that will stay on for like 2 weeks? Get them over and over and over. If, after about 2 years, you still want one so bad, then do it. Before hand, take some time off and visit BikeWeek in Daytona Beach. Cruise around and check out the tattoos on the older guys. They look pretty nasty. If I'm not mistaken, that is because the ink in your body bleeds as your skin expands or contracts. The tattoo may look cool for the first 5 or 10 years, but then it starts to look bad, and the only choice then is to either get it removed($$$$$) or live with it(keep it covered a lot). Its purely your choice.

As much as they are sexy on a woman's back, I don't think that most really think it through. Is anyone dating a woman who has one on her back? Maybe she can enlighten us on whether she thought about it or just did it on a sudden urge?
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TedTAce
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:10 am

Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 19):
The tattoo may look cool for the first 5 or 10 years, but then it starts to look bad, and the only choice then is to either get it removed($$$$$) or live with it(keep it covered a lot). Its purely your choice.

My Understanding, and I'm going to get this verified soon, is that you can always touch up the tattoo or get it done over, and depending on the colors and what you want to do, have it replaced by something entirely diferent. I don't want to replace what I have, I love the design I made, but it has seen better days and I would like to update it a touch.
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jared
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:17 am

Tattoos are a lifelong commitment. If you don't take care of them, they will look like crap years down the road.

1. Get touch-ups
2. Keep tattoos out of direct sunlight for prolonged amounts of time
3. If you are going to be in the sun for a while, put on anti-fade lotion
4. If you don't have anti-fade, use high SPF sunblock (anti-fade is recommended though)
5. Stay strict to the aftercare rules immediately after getting a tattoo. The first 4-6 weeks of getting a tattoo are the *MOST IMPORTANT* Don't keep it in the sun, soaking in water, or let it dry out. Keep it moisturized but also don't overmoisturize, as that can be bad as well.
 
greasespot
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:34 am

People lighten up...it is a freaking tatoo...It is not a life altering event....it is not eveno goingto change the person or how they are percieved...Sheesh....you would think the guy was talking about murdering kittens. if he does not like it will cost a few thousand to remove....not the 80 grand that was tossed arround.....

It is simple...if yoiu want a tatoo and are sure then get it...if not then wait....
GS
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Matt D
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 7:47 am

It is not a life altering event

In most cases, you're right. It isn't. But there are those cases where someone gets one on a whim-such as a boy/girlfriends name (or worse...their likeness) and they break up later (which they usually do). Or you get something that you saw on a moments notice, thought it was cool, funny, or whatever. Then a few years later, you look at it in the mirror and ask yourself "what the HELL have I done?"

Or you go to some hole in the wall parlor-or worse...have a buddy do it after both of you have chugged an entire case of Cold Duck and are smashed out of your gourds.....and you end up with syphillis or HIV.

THEN what are you going to do?

it is not eveno goingto change the person or how they are percieved

Well again, in most cases, you're probably right. But again, it depends on what the 'tat' is, the personality of the person who has it, where it is, and who sees it. You're right. If some chick gets a little flower on her ankle or lower back, no one is going to care. On the other hand, if some guy gets a swastika embedded on his forehead, he's going to have a tough time getting that job as Lead Teller in the bank.
 
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:18 am

Quoting September11 (Reply 15):
I do not mind getting "A`A American Airlines" tattoo on my arm!

The UA "wings" might not look to bad on me either...


hehe..
 
greasespot
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:25 am

If someone is dumb enough to get a swastika on their forehead then they deserve the shit they are in for....tough fo them

GS
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OttoPylit
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:35 am

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 25):
If someone is dumb enough to get a swastika on their forehead then they deserve the shit they are in for

Ever seen Charles Manson?

Quoting UAalltheway (Reply 24):
The UA "wings" might not look to bad on me either...

Ha, thats nothing. When I was about to board the last DL L-1011 flight from MCO-ATL, there was a guy in the gate area who boasted that he was the biggest L-1011 fan around. In a way, many of us in the little hurdle could say that(especially me), so I hoped that just because he was wearing an L-1011 cap with L-10 pins on it, that he didn't think he was anyone special. That was until he pulled up his shirt sleeve and right there on his right bicep was a tattoo of the Tristar logo, an eagle with spread wings that adorned the #2 engine of all DL Tristars. Well, needless to say, we all backed off and agreed together that this guy was THE biggest L-1011 Tristar fan. I will stick to it unless someone comes walking up one day and has the entire Tristar logo tattooed on their back!

I have a friend who swears that when he becomes a pilot, he will get his wings and captain stripes tattooed on. But we'll see about that.
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:05 am

I don't have one and don't think much of them, but you may want to put it somewhere that can be easily concealed by clothing so it doesn't always show, unless you want it to.
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Fokker Lover
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:26 pm

As you can see, there is advice both for and against tattoos. I'm not going there because only you can make that decision for yourself.
My opinion is this. If you actually get one, it's not for just you to see. Obviously you're going to show it off. So now I'm going to look at some Canadian guy with a Japanese tattoo and say, "What the hell is it?" If I can't read it or understand what it is, it's just another blotch of ink. You have to ask yourself if you are so into the culture that you can't live without it, or are all of your friends going to be asking what it is, and what does it mean. Then they will have a weird look on their faces and think you are nuts. If you have to spend most of your time explaining your tat, then it wasn't the right one.

My neighbor lady designed her own tat on her ankle. It's some kind of a shamrock with a face in it I think. I say "I think", because no matter how long I look at it or study it, I just can't make out what it is. I've been plenty close to it too. I just don't know what the hell it is.
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Titch
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:02 pm

Quoting September11 (Reply 9):
I get the impression that people who are involved in down to earth activites, adult movies, bad drugs, night scenes, etc., are more likely to have tattoos.

Ummmm, yeah. That's a real mature viewpoint.....  Yeah sure

It's a personal choice - get over it. Just because someone chooses to express themself in a different way to you, doesn't make them any less of a person.

Quoting September11 (Reply 9):
If you DO NOT care about your professional image, then do it. If you DO care about your professional image, then do not do it.

Do you have any tattoos? Have you got any proof that they affect a person's 'professional image'? Being aged between 13 and 15 doesn't really qualify you to pass judgement on somebody's 'professional' image now, does it?

It's amazing how many people on these forums think that they know everything about everything.

At the end of the day, if I choose to get a tattoo (I have three already and they haven't affected my 'professional image'), I won't follow the crowd and settle for a 'ready-made' design. My tat's are all self-designed and they all signify something that's important to me. They're just an extension of my personality.

Next time, before you post judgement on someone's decision, make sure you know what you're talking about.


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KROC
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:46 pm

If I didn't have any tattoos now, I would get one just to spite people like MAtt D, Slam Click and BabyDC9 up there. Nothing better than people who don't like tattoo's thinking their opinion is the rule on them. I got my tattoos because I like them. They are on my arms and can be covered by a T-Shirt. WhenI get older I will have them redone to avoid the Olive drab they color they become. HercTech - Your idea is great but only you can really answer that. If you put serious thought into 1.) getting a tat and 2.) what you want then its all good. Enjoy the ink. You'll love it.
 
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:17 pm

Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 26):
his wings and captain stripes tattooed

Wing on his chest?!? Epaulettes?!?! on his shoulders?!?!? I gotta hit the brakes on this one for fashion's sake if nothing else!!!!
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:23 pm

From New Yorqatar to Califarbia...
 
greasespot
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:28 pm

Lets See...I have a tattoo.. I do not drink at all....I do not do drugs at all....I run Swim and do triathlons. I Do not go to bars unless it is for someones special occasion.

I work in a job lots in here would love in a momemt...I am a lisc. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer soon to be police constable (fingers crossed)

Yup A very bad scene girl...Wow better take my airport security pass away I am so bad.

GS
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:28 pm

Before I got my tattoo (sort of barbed wire above my left ankle), I had it done in henna a few times, just to make sure, thats what I wanted. I am proud of it, and dont try to hid it at all.

I dont regret every having it done, and am concidering another one, but am undecided about position/style etc.

Quoting Alcregular (Reply 5):
Everyone I know who has one, has regretted getting it done

A little over dramatic. Based on a survey size of???
 
jared
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:26 pm

KROC, there you are. I was wondering if maybe you were sick of the tattoo threads. You'd think that since there have been so many on here that people would also know how to spell "tattoo"...but no such luck.

Oh, and while I need a long-sleeve shirt to cover mine...I just landed a $35k/yr job after throwing bags at $10/hr for 3 years. I'd say I'm doing okay.

[Edited 2005-04-18 15:28:17]
 
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:41 pm

If you get a tattoo do it right!! Express the person that you are. You will always have it as a reminder of who you used to be when you look in the mirror after a long day sitting in a cubicle working for some corporation.

Here is a good example -

Steve-O from Jackass/Wild Boys

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KROC
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:42 pm

Jared - This thread popped up over the weekend and I didn't get to it until now. Plus all the extremely ignorant and out right wrong stereotypes the usual people give Tattoo's is almost pointless to continue to confront. But its always good to show a normal view of tattoo's as well. And let me give my list of things I have and things I am not as others have listed. I have 6 tats, have a 35K a year job and another 10K a year job. I've been a Big Brother, a basketball coach for a YMCA kids team. I don't use drugs, or abuse alcohol. I haven't been arrested, spent time in jail, my co-workers like me, my girlfriends parents like me and people who are influential in my life don't judge me based on my tattoo's. I guess there is some hope somewhere out there.
 
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RE: Considering A Tattoo,Is My Idea A Good One?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:52 pm

NUAir - isn't Steve-O the crazy-ass bastard who took a shit at the plumber's shop in the movie? He is one helluva nut... but hes got guts! Big grin

Quoting KROC (Reply 37):
I haven't been arrested, spent time in jail, my co-workers like me, my girlfriends parents like me and people who are influential in my life don't judge me based on my tattoo's. I guess there is some hope somewhere out there.

I would think it is pretty pathetic if you judge someone based on what tatoos they have on their body (of course it would depend on what the tatoos are)
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