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The Show Off Your Tattoo Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sash, May 2, 2009.

  1. mattcrane

    Hitman

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    Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

    Had this done 3 weeks ago very happy with it.

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  2. Jean-F

    Wise Guy

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    I thank you for your service, and I don’t suppose this will go down well, but on reading your tattoo, I felt roughly equivalent to how I felt when I came up behind a pick up truck in Texas, with a Purple ❤️ on a bumper sticker, and the words WOUNDED VET.
    Both my sons served in N. Ireland in the eighties, all they wanted to do was forget that they were ever there, or in the army in the first place.
     
  3. jaybee

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    Any pics of tatoos on hairy people? Does the hair make it look less defined and rubbish or does it still look ok?
     
  4. Maccapacca

    Don

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    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Probably answers the question above as well. Last Chance Tattoo LV. Took about an hour. The guy was super quick but it was super painful

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  5. Shikkaka

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    Location: Nottingham

    Having never been tattoo'd before, I'm toying with the idea of getting my lads name and DOB the length of my inner forearm.

    What's the general opinion on this kind of tattoo?

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  6. GiraffePencils

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    My opinion is that:
    1. You know your lad's name
    2. you know your lad's DOB

    I find something that symbolises is better that's basically a note.
    Obviously (from the date) He's very young, but I'd say wait till he's developed a personality and get something which instantly reminds you of him

    I have a family tree across my ribs/chest, so I have everyone in there as 'nodes' without description, but ordered by DOB so I can point them out if needed :D
     
  7. placeholder

    Mobster

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    I agree, I have a tattoo that alludes to my daughter and her birth but an actual name and date is a bit on the nose for me. Each to their own though of course.
     
  8. Shikkaka

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    Mmmm, I see your points. I have zero creativity in me though but will try come up with something.

    His name means guardian of wealth, maybe food for thought.
     
  9. GiraffePencils

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    I'd suggest getting some things like that together, name meanings, favourite toys etc and finding an artist who's work you like.

    All the one's I've worked with are great at taking your idea's and adding that creativity
     
  10. The IPB

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    Dragons guard gold in caves, so a full back piece of a giant dragon is the logical answer.

    Will wait for the pics :p
     
  11. Shikkaka

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    Haha, from a small subtle piece of text on my forearm to a full back piece, is this what happens once you've caught the bug?
     
  12. HumanShield

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 26, 2004

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    Location: Wrexham

    Took me ages to decide on something, although I knew roughly what I wanted, and went with the elements Oxygen and Carbon from the periodic table (my childrens names begin with O and C) with the atomic number and mass replaced with their birthdates.
     
  13. The IPB

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    I believe the saying is go hard or go home :)
     
  14. Shikkaka

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    So having decided against having my lads name and DOB down my forearm and instead having something to symbolise him, I'm considering the below....

    His name means Guardian of Wealth so the wings are the guardian part, I just need to add to it for the wealth. He will also be getting christened so the cross is apt.

    Thoughts?

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  15. The IPB

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    I would take that to a tattoo studio explain what the tattoo is for and what it represents and get them to put their own spin on it.

    That is a very generic image but is a base for a (good) tattoo artist to work with and create something specifically for you.
     
  16. Shikkaka

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    Yes, that's my intention, I should have said. I like the base design but would want something unique for me.
     
  17. placeholder

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    To be honest with you, its entirely up to you because its going to be on your body forever and its going to represent your child so it really doesn't get more personal than that! If you like it enough to get it tattooed then even if everyone here said it was rubbish it probably shouldn't change your mind! Maybe a tattooist will be able to add some things that will improve it that you hadn't thought of.

    I also think it depends how many other tattoos you have (it shouldn't but it often does) I have loads so any additional ones don't get so much attention but if this is your only one you really want to make sure its absolutely what you want it to be.
     
  18. Whoop

    Wise Guy

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    I considered something along those lines a few years back, I was thinking of having this modified at a studio (no text of course) -

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  19. Shikkaka

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    Cheers, I like the design on the wings but would want it in the style of the image I've posted. I've sent it them both to the tattooist to see if they can design something around the two. Also gave them something to use to around the wealth meaning.

    Hopefully they come back with something I like and I can get booked in.
     
  20. Bloodrayne

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    Joined: Feb 8, 2004

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    Location: In the wetlands...

    Thought it worth an ask here - has anyone experience of tattoo removal? Are there guidelines/reviews of suitable places anywhere? I keep coming across things like this "3D-Nanosure houses a dual wavelength ND:Yag Laser" and having no idea what it actually means (despite the pretty diagrams they also show). Also Picosure?

    Any guidance on what I should be looking for when it comes to language/terminology used? Has anyone experience of successfully fully having a tattoo removed, or is there always going to be a faint shadow?

    Thanks