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Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Digs on 13 Oct 2005, 15:57
I guess this is a thread for talking about tattoos and showing off the ones you have.

I want to have a tattoo on my ring finger. Is that done? On fingers at all, I guess I mean.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 13 Oct 2005, 16:32
It's a rare thing, I imagine, but not impossible.  You mean like a ring tattoo?  

I have a kanji tattoo on my right shoulder (yeah, not hip, sue me) that translates more or less to anti-war.  I want to get a tattoo of the caffeine molecule done but I'm not so sure where.  The Hate Song (http://www.hatesong.com/) skull would be awesome as a tattoo.
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Post by: Mikendher on 13 Oct 2005, 16:32
you can get a tattoo anywhere, really. i don't have any, but i've been told that :-)
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Post by: shrimp on 13 Oct 2005, 17:57
Sure you can get em there!

Wee rough paramiliaties back home tend to have LOVE and HATE written on their fingers. Some also like to get tats of swallows on their necks and wrists. Ahh the paras.

I tend to see finger tats as a paramilitary scum thing, but then again thats cause thats what I'm used to.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Oct 2005, 18:11
When I was younger and still into Yu-Gi-Oh I wanted an Obelisk the Tormentor tattoo on my right shoulder and a Slyfer the Sky Dragon one on my left.  I no longer want those and I am thankful my mom was as strict as she was
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 13 Oct 2005, 19:39
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Skibas_clavicle/tatt.jpg)

That's mine.
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Post by: Inlander on 13 Oct 2005, 19:43
Healed up nicely!
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 13 Oct 2005, 19:49
Actually, that's the day I took off the bandage. It's a bit smotted, my up-keeps are free however, so I'm gonna go in after my midterms and get a bit of the paler parts evened out. Eug did a good job though.
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Post by: TheLoweringTide on 13 Oct 2005, 22:15
I've been telling myself for years that a tattoo will be my reward to myself if I can drop below 200 lbs.  Years.
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Post by: r0ck0n on 13 Oct 2005, 23:06
looks nice skibas, what's it mean?
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Post by: normz on 14 Oct 2005, 00:31
im getting my fave buddhist mantra tattoo'ed across the small of my back soon ..... the bit across my spine will hurt like a mother fucker but oh well! It's more of a private thing for my eyes only (i never wear midriff/small of my back showing clothing) and it's discreet enough to hide when i have to be all corporate so yeah im pretty excited about it! Just gotta get the cash and get my many times tattooed toy boy to accompany me and let me squeeze his hand
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Post by: nickb285 on 14 Oct 2005, 00:48
As soon as I get some money (which may be a while) I'm going to get half-sleeves with a bunch of different song lyrics wrapping around my arm. I've never really seen or thought of a picture I liked enough to get tattooed, but there's a lot of song lyrics I really like.
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Post by: Switchblade on 14 Oct 2005, 01:20
Nuh-uh, no way, and no-how.

I'd quite like one, actually, and I really don't give a damn about the pain, but I'm not going to get it because of my dad.

I respect his opinion, see, and his is rather more informed than most. The first five years of his career as a surgeon were spent performing tattoo excisions and skin grafts. He kind of has a deep-rooted contempt for them, and I would rather not have a guilty secret to keep from him.
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Post by: Leonidas on 14 Oct 2005, 03:32
I have always had an idea in my head of getting a Greek Lambda on the top of my right shoulder. The implication behind it would be that the Spartan hoplites would wear a Greek Lambda on their shields to represent Lacedamia, the peninsula of Greece where Sparta was situated. As you can tell from my user name I'm quite into the whole ancient Greece thing.

However, I know that I will never get one. A tattoo used to be something original and something unique. It was also something that had particular meaning to the person who wore it. Now though it's common. Every other person has a tattoo. More often than not some Chinese symbol which they believe means something to do with hope or love or eternity or something else just as vomit enducing. Either that or some tribal design down their arms or legs. It seems almost as if the whole idea of getting a tattoo has become passe and common.

I feel like I am almost more original not having a tattoo.


(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/3784/215960lx.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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Post by: Jenno on 14 Oct 2005, 04:26
I've wanted a tattoo for several years now, but there are two things stopping me.

1. I'm still not old enough to actually get one (Only a couple weeks now).
2. I've never been able to decide what I actually want done, I keep seesawing between a couple of designs.


EDIT: Clarified points after reading nickb285's reply.
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Post by: nickb285 on 14 Oct 2005, 08:12
Quote from: Leonidas
A tattoo used to be something original and something unique. It was also something that had particular meaning to the person who wore it. Now though it's common. Every other person has a tattoo. More often than not some Chinese symbol which they believe means something to do with hope or love or eternity or something else just as vomit enducing. Either that or some tribal design down their arms or legs. It seems almost as if the whole idea of getting a tattoo has become passe and common.

I feel like I am almost more original not having a tattoo.


I think it depends on what you get. For example, if you're one of the thousands of 18- and 19-year-old girls who get a star tattooed on their ankle/hip, or a tribal design around your upper arm, then yeah, it's a bit cliche and unoriginal. But if you get something that has meaning to you, I don't think it's passe. I just figure, if you decide to get a tattoo before you think of something you want, it's probably a bad idea.
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Post by: shrimp on 14 Oct 2005, 08:25
Gareth is getting a Jason Voorhes tat on his back. I doubt thats something that is usually done or cliched. I want an ouroboros which maybe slightly more common. But not until Ive managed to lose so damn weight. :)
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Post by: mooface on 14 Oct 2005, 08:43
i really want a simple tattoo of a question mark, for a bunch of different reasons. i got the idea a few months ago, and it's been stuck in my mind... but i think i'll wait awhile before i get to make sure it's something i want on me for the rest of my life.  i'm just about positive i'll get it, though, i'm just have no idea where...
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Post by: jhocking on 14 Oct 2005, 08:47
You should get it on the side of your leg so that people will see it under the bathroom stall.  Every time people see it they'll be thinking, "? indeed.  Who is that?"
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Post by: tania on 14 Oct 2005, 09:10
I drew and inked a gryphon I'd been planning to get tattooed for my 18th birthday, but due to a combination of lack of funds and lack of balls I never actually got it done. That and I haven't decided where I want it yet.

You can still see it here (http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/4274/gryphontattoo21cm.jpg) though. I hope I can get it soon, I'm really pretty proud of the drawing so it would be a shame for it to go to waste.
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Post by: 1patheticloser on 14 Oct 2005, 09:12
Tatoos are just way too permanent for me. I guess it's telling of my fear of commitment. I just can't think of anything that I could live with for the rest of my life. Perhaps I should look at it this way: I could get hit by a bus tomorrow. Nah. Nevermind. No tats. Piercings FTW!
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Post by: TheLoweringTide on 14 Oct 2005, 09:51
Quote from: ephemere
I drew and inked a gryphon I'd been planning to get tattooed for my 18th birthday, but due to a combination of lack of funds and lack of balls I never actually got it done. That and I haven't decided where I want it yet.

You can still see it here (http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/4274/gryphontattoo21cm.jpg) though. I hope I can get it soon, I'm really pretty proud of the drawing so it would be a shame for it to go to waste.
Whoa...that would make a great tattoo.  If I ever finally get one, I might have to commission you to make me a phoenix.
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Post by: SpacemanSpiff on 14 Oct 2005, 11:04
Quote from: Leonidas
However, I know that I will never get one. A tattoo used to be something original and something unique. It was also something that had particular meaning to the person who wore it. Now though it's common. Every other person has a tattoo. More often than not some Chinese symbol which they believe means something to do with hope or love or eternity or something else just as vomit enducing. Either that or some tribal design down their arms or legs. It seems almost as if the whole idea of getting a tattoo has become passe and common.

I couldn't agree more.
To add to that, I often find that people tattoo religious symbols on their body without actually really believing in it. I am not a religious person, but I respect other people's beliefs and wearing a religious symbol for vain reasons seems very disrespectful to me.

That said, what also bothers me is that amount of people getting tattoos done that are small and not visible in addition to being generic. If you want to get a tattoo, make it count.
As such, I am fascinated by tattoos though and if I see someone wearing a unique tattoo, I lusually ike it a lot (as in: not your generic tribal motive/pitbull/anchor/whatever). And if I could think of a something I really believe in and that I would most likely still believe in 20 years, I would get it tattooed. Preferrably a large tattoo, possibly covering an arm and the shoulder.
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Post by: devils_daughter on 14 Oct 2005, 13:43
Quote from: normz
im getting my fave buddhist mantra tattoo'ed across the small of my back soon ..... the bit across my spine will hurt like a mother fucker but oh well!


I have a celtic knot on the base my spine and seriously, it doesn't hurt nearly as much as people will tell you it does. Hopefully the tattooist will make you lean over something to stretch your spin to the max and that makes it a LOT more comfortable. Just try to relax, and not tense your muscles. If your tattooist doesn't have a radio playing try taking a CD player and when it gets uncomfortable just concentrate really hard on the lyrics instead of the pain, it's a great distraction!
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Post by: tania on 14 Oct 2005, 14:02
I don't like straight edge tattoos. Though I should probably elaborate - I don't like when teenagers get straight edge tattoos. It drives me nuts. It's like getting someone's name tattooed on yourself except A MILLION TIMES WORSE.
A good friend of mine is planning out a huge straight edge chest piece for himself, and everytime he talks about it I feel nauseous. He's been edge for about 3 years now, has "broken" edge like 4 times and at the tender age of 19 is making a huge expensive commitment that will sit there on his chest for his ENTIRE LIFE. Getting your husband or wife's name tattooed is already a big enough commitment, but even straight edge lately isn't so much a commitment as a lame trend that just fits hand-in-hand with being "scene". Hell, even I was "edge" (Argh! I hate that word.) for a year. When you're a kid and you're keeping up with what's cool, getting inked and making a commitment for your entire life as major as NO ALCOHOL, OR DRUGS, OR CIGARETTES, OR FOOLING AROUND, EVER AGAIN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE just seems.. well, irresponsible. When you're a teenager, how can you even make a commitment like that? Even if I was edge, I'd wait until I had been for a good 10 years or so at least before I did something like that.
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Post by: jhocking on 14 Oct 2005, 14:10
Wait, that's what "straightedge" means?  I was about to ask what it meant when I read your explanation.  WTF?

Kids these days, their values are so fucked up. *shakes head sadly*
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Post by: kikanjuuneko on 14 Oct 2005, 14:24
Well, not everyone necessarily thinks that the "no fucking" part applies, but yes, no booze, cigs or drugs. That's straight-edge for you.
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Post by: TheLoweringTide on 14 Oct 2005, 14:28
Straight edge = basically everything your parents want you to do, but done in such a way that they can't tell whether or not to approve.
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Post by: Se7en on 14 Oct 2005, 14:29
I dont get the straight edge thing iether. It never really got to britain.
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Post by: devils_daughter on 14 Oct 2005, 14:38
Thank God!
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Post by: Switchblade on 14 Oct 2005, 15:43
Yeah, round here, we just sort of decide where our own boundaries are and go from there. I don't smoke, do drugs, or have any piercings or tattoos, but that's just my thing. Sex and booze? Yes, please.
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Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 14 Oct 2005, 16:40
Quote from: ephemere
A good friend of mine is planning out a huge straight edge chest piece for himself, and everytime he talks about it I feel nauseous.


In ten years I can picture him saying it's either because he really likes this movie (http://imdb.com/title/tt0295701/) or because he really likes porn.

Part of me disagrees with the whole idea that a tattoo is always should be deep and meaningful.  The Greeks and Romans painted up their pottery for the most part so it wasn't just a boring tan colour yet some of it has lasted hundreds of years.  I'm pretty sure my skin won't last that long.
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Post by: GebStar on 14 Oct 2005, 17:53
I'm gunna get my mums name tatooed on my right arm.
Kind of like saying "I know you went through a lot of pain giving birth to me, maybe i can go through some for you."

Then after a little while im going to get one on my inner thigh which says "What are you looking here for bitch, dick's that way" and an arrow going up to my crotch.

Just in case you were wondering, that was a joke.
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Post by: Luke on 14 Oct 2005, 18:03
I'll never get a tattoo most likely. If I did, though, it'd have to be a self-designed 'L'. Just because. Also, I suppose you could call me straightedge - no drinks, cigs, or drugs for me. I'll be sexin' when the time's right, of course, but not anytime soon.
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Post by: Duchess Tapioca on 14 Oct 2005, 18:22
I always wanted one on the bottom of my foot. I almost always wear striped stockings so it wouldn't be too visible. I wouldn't know what to get though. Everything would seem stupid later, so I figure I would just label it "foot" it will always be my foot.

Or maybe spirals on my elbows so I could be a cartoon.
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 14 Oct 2005, 19:09
Quote from: r0ck0n
looks nice skibas, what's it mean?


It means sister. It represents my best friend, who like my tattoo, Chinese and hopefully will always be by my side.  Long story as of why I got it, it's kind of fucked up, and not in the good way.
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Post by: Digs on 14 Oct 2005, 20:01
Quote from: 1patheticloser
Tatoos are just way too permanent for me. I guess it's telling of my fear of commitment. I just can't think of anything that I could live with for the rest of my life. Perhaps I should look at it this way: I could get hit by a bus tomorrow. Nah. Nevermind. No tats. Piercings FTW!


That's actually a perfect statement of why I'd like a useless tattoo instead of a useless hulk of metal. It's a seal with the same amount of meaning, or possibly even more - you can't just take it off. It can't be stolen, that's good, too.
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Post by: normz on 14 Oct 2005, 20:33
Quote from: Duchess Tapioca
I always wanted one on the bottom of my foot. I almost always wear striped stockings so it wouldn't be too visible. I wouldn't know what to get though. Everything would seem stupid later, so I figure I would just label it "foot" it will always be my foot.

Or maybe spirals on my elbows so I could be a cartoon.



this reminds me of my best mate who is getting 'ugly' tattooed on her foot because she says that feet are ugly and everyone should know it ..... i say that this is quite possibly one of the weirdest and fucked up things she's done in ages that will haunt her for life but oh well
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Post by: Duchess Tapioca on 14 Oct 2005, 20:44
I think people should only do things to themselves if it makes them happy. That is a silly idea, if they are really ugly feet, noone needs to be told. Mine would be useful in case I ever have childern and need to teach them to read and learn body parts. Foot isn't meaningful to me, so I wouldn't really have foot on my foot.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 15 Oct 2005, 06:47
oops, 2x posted
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Post by: redglasscurls on 15 Oct 2005, 06:48
My friend recently got a great big (about 3x5) half American/half German flag on his chest... If you know about his german/american heritage it makes sense, but otherwise he just looks kind of neo-nazi. I think that even if a tattoo means something deep to the person getting it, having it easily mistaken for something completely opposite it is not great.
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Post by: heather on 15 Oct 2005, 07:29
I was considering for the longest time getting something really small on my left hip; either a heart, a star, or something else really small. (the left one because I am left-handed). I like my hips and thought it would make a cute accent. My only concern is that it's dangerously close to my lower stomach, and whenever I decide to have kids, I'd be concerned about it stretching out. That's the only thing stopping me at this point.
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Post by: normz on 15 Oct 2005, 07:39
I know what you mean about stretchyness heather .... my friend always tells the horror story of the woman who got a strawberry tattooed onto her breast which in later life more resembled a chilli :S I think placement is the hardest thing for me when deciding on my tattoo to be cause I want somewhere that is discreet (I'm going into either Law or Politics so visible tatts are a no) won't get stretched and won't hurt like hell (plus that tatt that im getting cant be tattoo'd below my waist cause thats disrespectful)
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Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 15 Oct 2005, 08:15
Quote from: Duchess Tapioca
I always wanted one on the bottom of my foot. I almost always wear striped stockings so it wouldn't be too visible. I wouldn't know what to get though. Everything would seem stupid later, so I figure I would just label it "foot" it will always be my foot.

Or maybe spirals on my elbows so I could be a cartoon.


That has me thinking, getting "left" and "right" done on each foot would be amusing.

Quote from: Digs
It's a seal with the same amount of meaning, or possibly even more - you can't just take it off. It can't be stolen, that's good, too.


I share that sentiment.  They can take your boots and teeth but not your skin and designs you put on it.  Unless they pull some sort of Bufflo Bill crazyness.
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Post by: tania on 15 Oct 2005, 08:34
My friend has the word "its" tattooed on her foot. She won't tell me why though. It was definitely professionally done though, no drunken tattoos by friends or anything.
It's.. weird.
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Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 15 Oct 2005, 08:37
Ungh.  Once made a home made tattoo gun with a walkman and guitar string.  It's up there on the list of stupid things I have done.  Lucky for me it was too crappy to work.
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Post by: Barfy on 15 Oct 2005, 08:47
Once we were exceedingly drunk and my sister tattoed the BloodRayne symbol thingy onto my leg. A month later I hated it so much that we removed it with a razorblade and a whole lot of stabbage and scouring.
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Post by: Leonidas on 15 Oct 2005, 08:51
:(
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Post by: tania on 15 Oct 2005, 08:51
So do you have a chunk missing from your leg now or what?
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Post by: Barfy on 15 Oct 2005, 08:57
Actually it healed up pretty nicely but I still have a slight scar.
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Post by: Barfy on 15 Oct 2005, 08:58
Actually it healed up pretty nicely but I still have a scar.
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Post by: KaosPilot on 15 Oct 2005, 17:15
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b271/kaospilot/95593512_l.jpg)

the two stars i got first, the big compass rose in the middle i designed myself. i'm working out a bigger design that will eventually encompass all three tattoos so they look less disjointed, but that's gonna take a lot of time and money. so it probably won't happen until my 21st (july 11th 2006). basically it's going to be old style maps, something like this http://pirateshold.buccaneersoft.com/images/maps/WorldMap-1630-Jansson.jpg with the compass in the middle and the stars at the sides. as you see, lotsa detail, lotsa time, lotsa dinero.
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Post by: Duchess Tapioca on 15 Oct 2005, 17:36
Quote from: happybirthdaygelatin

That has me thinking, getting "left" and "right" done on each foot would be amusing.


I need left and right tattoed on my hands, I always have to make silly writing motions in the air any time I need to know which is which. If I'm giving directions, I have to stand up and make little car motions and keep truning in the direction I tell them. That way I know if I am getting dizzy I am doing it wrong. I think labels would be helpful for me. I would label my wrists.
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Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 15 Oct 2005, 18:21
My friends had to label my shoes left and right once.  I also have to do both those, writting motions and driving like motions when giving directions.
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Post by: TheLoweringTide on 16 Oct 2005, 00:29
I have a large birthmark on my left index finger, and it is downright embarassing how frequently I have to look at it to remember which side is which.
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Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 20 Oct 2005, 16:46
Quote from: Hate Song
Some dude over here (second post down) mentioned that he thought “The Hate Song skull would be awesome as a tattoo“. Go over there and demand that he get it! Seriously. Now.


Weird. (http://www.hatesong.com/archive/hs50.html)  I almost feel compelled now.
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Post by: oceansaway on 20 Oct 2005, 17:26
B&W (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/oceansaway/bfd9fd25.jpg)

Some color. (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/oceansaway/2a7f624e.jpg)
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Post by: dinosrawr on 20 Oct 2005, 17:53
i've never gotten a tattoo because i cant decide where to put it and what to put
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Post by: SeanBateman on 20 Oct 2005, 18:04
Quote from: oceansaway
B&W (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/oceansaway/bfd9fd25.jpg)

Some color. (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/oceansaway/2a7f624e.jpg)


How does a 15 year old get a tatoo..
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Post by: tania on 20 Oct 2005, 18:19
Illegally.

My friend got her first tattoos (stars on her shoulders) when she was 16, but the law here is 18. They ddin't ask for ID and while she was getting inked she saw a rat in the parlour.

She got tested for STDs that month and was clean, luckily, but she never returned there again.
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Post by: Something Witty on 20 Oct 2005, 18:21
I told you that she totally isn't 15!
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Post by: jhocking on 20 Oct 2005, 18:22
"I swear your honor, she looked old enough."
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Post by: est on 20 Oct 2005, 18:32
ok yeah, a couple of questions:

1. how did you get a tattoo if you're supposedly 15?
2. why do you share a San Diego IP with Dinosrawr and Tesia?

please explain.
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Post by: tania on 20 Oct 2005, 18:36
ILLEGAL TATTOO PARLORS THAT ARE REALLY SKETCHY AND DON'T CHECK FOR ID.

Sorry for the caps, I just already answered it above.
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Post by: est on 20 Oct 2005, 18:41
i am more concerned about the "2. why do you share a San Diego IP with Dinosrawr and Tesia?"

i'm taking this to PM though, so as not to derail the thread further.
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Post by: SeanBateman on 20 Oct 2005, 18:41
yeah, but then she took her lip piercing out cuz her mom didn't like it.
And replaced it with a tattoo.
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Post by: Something Witty on 20 Oct 2005, 18:45
Quote from: est
i'm taking this to PM though, so as not to derail the thread further.
The rest of us want answers too!
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Post by: jhocking on 20 Oct 2005, 18:51
Why, so you know whether or not you can hit on her?
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Post by: Gryff on 20 Oct 2005, 18:52
Is that such a crime?
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Post by: Something Witty on 20 Oct 2005, 18:54
I would definately be a liar if I said "No."

But mostly it's because things that don't add up bother me.
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Post by: SeanBateman on 20 Oct 2005, 18:57
BACK ON TOPIC!!

I am going to get I Am Trying To Break Your Heart tattooed in a loop around my left bicep.

I am totally serious. I have a wilco obsession, and it would look balls nasty.
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Post by: Stifled Dreams on 20 Oct 2005, 19:05
SeanBateman, I can't tell if you are serious or kidding. But I actually think that would be a really cool tattoo.

I want to get something on my ankle when I am old enough, but I think it will be my only tattoo ever, so I want to make it really meaningful. I have 4 years to think about it, though. My mom is still pretty against it. For a while, she was planning to come with me. Then she changed her mind. Now she just says, "Somewhere where nobody will see it."
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Post by: Mnementh on 20 Oct 2005, 19:15
My sister drew this, it's based on a family crest. (http://liquidtoast.net/hurrunf/tattoo1.jpg)

I might get the artwork tighted up and then have it done.  I want to have her work the Kennedy crest in to, so that I get whole Irish side in neat little crest.
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Post by: Something Witty on 20 Oct 2005, 19:17
(http://www.locustlane.ecasd.k12.wi.us/staff/kboumeester/images/red_treble_clef.gif)

I'll probly get a clef similar to that tattooed on me somewhere.
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Post by: Gryff on 20 Oct 2005, 19:24
Does anyone remember that girl-band All Saints? One of the girls had a bar of music on her shoulder, but the tattoo guy screwed it up and drew 6 lines instead of 5. That amused me.
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Post by: Something Witty on 20 Oct 2005, 19:37
I would kill the shit out of him. Seriously.
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Post by: tania on 20 Oct 2005, 19:45
Anyone see that That 70's Show episode where Eric asked Leo to tattoo Donna's name on his ass, and after he kept screwing up he ended up tattooing Snoopy's friend Woodstock on his butt instead?

Your post just made me think of that.
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Post by: Se7en on 20 Oct 2005, 19:46
From what i remember of the all saints.. i doubt she would have known it was wrong.
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Post by: Maui on 20 Oct 2005, 19:52
Quote
Anyone see that That 70's Show episode where Eric asked Leo to tattoo Donna's name on his ass, and after he kept screwing up he ended up tattooing Snoopy's friend Woodstock on his butt instead?


YES!!!!!!! haha i thought the same thing.
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Post by: aahz on 20 Oct 2005, 21:37
(http://myspace-594.vo.llnwd.net/00239/49/54/239454594_m.jpg)
That's my new one on me shoulder. And this was my first one on my left arm.
(http://myspace-475.vo.llnwd.net/00239/57/46/239456475_m.jpg)
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 21 Oct 2005, 13:51
Quote from: SeanBateman
BACK ON TOPIC!!

I am going to get I Am Trying To Break Your Heart tattooed in a loop around my left bicep.

I am totally serious. I have a wilco obsession, and it would look balls nasty.


Do it, kiddo, do it. I <3 Jeff Tweedy. I've always wanted a full piece on the side of my torso from the bottom of the breast all the way down to th hip. I don't know what I'd ever get though, so I doubt I'll be getting more ink anytime soon.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 21 Oct 2005, 14:48
That is the only Wilco song I've heard and at first I thought it was Pavement but yeah.  It's awesome.  I've been somehow trying to think of how to incorporate something McLusky related into a tattoo.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 21 Oct 2005, 15:09
Just get "Sing It" tattooed on your butt. That's what I'd do....maybe I will....
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 21 Oct 2005, 15:25
You should!  Besides I can just imagine the various reactions from people to me saying "Hey want to see the tattoo on my ass?"   Hmmm..."mypainandsadnessismoresadandpainfulthanyours" or "icarus smicurus" with Icarus bursting into flames.

This isn't nearly as hard as I thought.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Digs on 21 Oct 2005, 15:51
I've never actually seen anyone with a barcode.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 21 Oct 2005, 16:18
I want a barcode shirt (jinx has one, but I want black print on a white shirt.)  I am too much of a pussy to get a tattoo.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 22 Oct 2005, 06:22
Just out of interest, would the inside of your fore-arm cane like the living dead? 'coz I see veins 'n' tendons 'n' shit. I'm tempted...
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: My Aim Is True on 22 Oct 2005, 18:22
This thread needs more pictures. here's my leg.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/philcore/spideycolor.jpg)

here's a pic of it before it was colored http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/philcore/spidey1.jpg

That's my only one so far. I want to start working on some sleeves after the holidays.

here are a few things I want worked into my sleeves.

Tree branches
Celtic cross
Star of David
Calvin and Hobbes (possibly this image http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/philcore/hobbes.jpg)
something related to Devo and Hot Water Music
possibly things having to do with Gorilla Biscuits, Embrace (DC, not UK), Johnny Cash, Bane
cowboy skeleton hanging by a noose ( http://www.beckettcomics.com/images/lrgcovs/B/B02_C.gif)
something beer related
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: siatefelici on 24 Oct 2005, 05:03
http://www.tian.cc/2005/10/snl-tattoo-removal.html

funny Saturday Night Live sketch about lower back tattoos
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Post by: kitsunefire on 08 Nov 2005, 00:40
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/lexiferrie/dragonknotttatt2222.jpg)

thats my back peice...I just watched that lower back video..man I thought I was being different having it there...started out as teh dragon only in 2002, then just this last aug I got the side pieces

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/lexiferrie/dragonknotttatt3.jpg) thats the star on my inner left ankle...
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: elcapitan on 08 Nov 2005, 01:34
Well, a bad photo of mine:

(http://www.users.on.net/~barkerfamily/back.jpg)
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Sideways on 08 Nov 2005, 07:31
Tattoo on my arm:

(http://www3.telus.net/public/sideways/Tattoo.jpg)
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: MrDave on 09 Nov 2005, 13:34
I saw this and decided to jump on the bandwagon. I have on the inside of my wrist a nautical star in the middle of some spider webs and in the middle of the star is a spider, on the outside of the same wrist I have a large traditional skull and crossbones surrounded by thirteen little skull and crossbones (smaller than the size of a dime each), I have three shamrocks on my elbow that I got for free for being Irish.

I have a bat on my collarbone. I have this crazy spade on my neck that I designed. I also have two rip marks on my shoulder blades with bones sticking out of the traditional tears in my skin. That one is probably my favorite so far. For the bones we took a diagram of an exray of bat wings and applied the breaking points as neccesary.

Once I figure out how to post pictures, maybe I'll revisit this thread and post some if anyone's interested in seeing them.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Bridget on 16 Nov 2005, 21:24
Quote from: ephemere
My friend has the word "its" tattooed on her foot. She won't tell me why though. It was definitely professionally done though, no drunken tattoos by friends or anything.
It's.. weird.


She could be part of that "tattoo a word on your body to complete a book" thing, I know this one chick that got "Runs" tattooed on her foot for that reason to be part of a book.

Anyways I have one tattoo, I was going to get a pintsize tattoo BUT it would cost me like 250$ and I just don't have that sadly. :(

Heres the one I have:
(http://myspace-996.vo.llnwd.net/00215/69/93/215133996_l.jpg)
the blurry dot is a star.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: kikanjuuneko on 22 Nov 2005, 06:17
I just tried to get a red star with wings tattooed on my wrist while I was in London, but I ran out of money. :(
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: nihilist on 22 Nov 2005, 08:47
My tattoo became a scar after a biking accident.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Sideways on 22 Nov 2005, 09:06
Yazyahhnnng... (grimace-noise)

That happened to a guy I worked with years ago.  He had a Pearl Jam tattoo (well, it was some stick-dude from the cover of a Pearl Jam album) on his right shoulder.  Well, he went rollerblading one summer day, and lost control on some gravel.

Tattoo = gone.

When he was fully healed all you could see was the stick-dude's right hand, in the air.

So he went and had the tattoo re-done.  Looked even better the second time around.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: rive gauche on 22 Nov 2005, 09:42
Quote from: ephemere
I drew and inked a gryphon I'd been planning to get tattooed for my 18th birthday, but due to a combination of lack of funds and lack of balls I never actually got it done. That and I haven't decided where I want it yet.

You can still see it here (http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/4274/gryphontattoo21cm.jpg) though. I hope I can get it soon, I'm really pretty proud of the drawing so it would be a shame for it to go to waste.


Someone's got school spirit!!!
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: DaemonInside on 23 Nov 2005, 03:00
I still want to get a rottweiler or a demon ripping out of the flesh in the swell of my back
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: nihilist on 23 Nov 2005, 08:36
I read that book too.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 23 Nov 2005, 15:54
Well, at this point I have decided, that if I get my Bachelor diploma, I want either a "watery" band all around my arm, kind of like the surface of water, or a Nautilus all over my right shoulder :)

For those that dont know how a nautilus looks...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/71/Natilus_1_bg_022402.jpg

I even thought about getting a anenemone somewhere, but that would be to weird... How gracefull they may be....
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: dangerouswhenawesome on 05 Dec 2005, 17:41
My first tattoo..

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c381/fearthefalcon/DSC00154.jpg)


And one I got done last week
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c381/fearthefalcon/DSC00146.jpg)
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Stifled Dreams on 05 Dec 2005, 18:42
Woah! Pintsize tattoo? Hella sexy! Has Jeph seen this?
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 05 Dec 2005, 23:37
<3 *swoon*

As for next tattoo, I really want to get "PECCA FORTITER" done on the side of my arm. I guess in the same place Pintsize is. Pecca Fortiter is translated as "sin without fear," or "sin bravely" and was said by Martin Luther. There's a really interesting and meaningful explanation behind it. When I first read it, it automatically sparked me attention.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Trampo on 10 Dec 2005, 17:54
I have the Nirvana smiley face tattooed on my shoulder, I think most people would probably cringe at the idea but I like it and still do, although I dont have a picture of it since Im not at home. I think my next tattoo will be a barcode on the back of my neck and the perhaps a piercing.....
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: mooface on 11 May 2006, 12:25
here i am digging up an old thread... but i need your help!

in a few days i might be getting myself a tattoo.  i already know what i want but i have a couple of questions.

1) i already have a basic idea of what i want:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/thekow/untitled.jpg)

an infinity sign with a question mark and a heart in the upper left corner of the left bubble.  however, my artistic interpretation of what i want is very... crude.  if somebody who is good at drawing things could design me a nicer version of the basic design i would love you forever <3!

2)  i want my tattoo to be plain black, simple, and not very big.  sooo... where should i put it??  i wanted to get it near my hip, towards my stomach... but it will stretch if i am pregnant one day :(  so where should i get it?  i want it on a part of my body that won't stretch... but not my ankle or lower back.  any ideas?
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 11 May 2006, 12:36
Get it on your inner thigh.
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Post by: Verergoca on 11 May 2006, 12:47
Well, for the infinity thing, id go for a twisted ribbon, kinda resembling this piece by M.C. Esher

(http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/recogn-bmp/LW441.jpg)

Kinda like that, just horizontal and without the ants :)
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Mikendher on 11 May 2006, 12:56
No! Not ants! Do mini-mooses instead! Mini-mooses walking an infinite strip! Exclamation marks are awesome!!!
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Trollstormur on 11 May 2006, 13:04
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/sademie/MiniMoose.gif)

!!!!
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 11 May 2006, 13:12
I think I would get something like that one my back, opposite the sternum.
Of course, for that, you'd have to take into consideration low-cut shirts/dresses partially obscuring it. So maybe a little higher up on the back, so it's fully visible when you've got something low on your back. You just don't get to see much of it there.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: StupidityKills on 11 May 2006, 14:59
I plan on getting this one some time this summer (when I can afford to)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/StupidityKills/tattoojigsaw.jpg)
On my side-ribcage.
And then possibly one in the future on the opposite side:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/StupidityKills/tattoojigsaw2.jpg)
(they're just quick PSP mock ups, but you get the idea.)
The reason isn't particularly deep, I just have a compulsion for drawing jigsaws when doodling. And I just think the insides, the sky would be rad.
And on my sides because its a different place that wouldn't be too on show, and tramp stamps, or as my friend called them, slag tags (tattoos on the lower back that show over low rise jeans etc) are just um...well, not for me.
Oh and if I were to get some words, which I'm not seriously considering, they would be the Bristol motto:
"Virtue et Industria" (http://www.wcities.com/en/guide/history/41/guide.html)
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: butmyrobotloves on 11 May 2006, 18:39
One of my best friends just told me today that she went in to a tattoo artist and has already laid out a plan for when she's going to get her tattoo done.  It is seriously the coolest freaking tattoo ever; I told her earlier that if she didn't get it, I would.  It's going to be wrapping from her spine to just above her hipbone.  This is the tattoo:



Of course, minus the explanation David Barnes (Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal's brother, who does album artwork for them) wrote beneath the image (I took this from his website) and the big "Of Montreal" in the corner.  Just the two bodies.

I cannot WAIT to see this when it's done.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Garcin on 11 May 2006, 19:36
I just found the Qwantz site for webcomic tats here.

Dangerouswhenawesome, yours is here.  So is Jeph's of the birds, with a funny comment.

As well as:

(http://www.qwantz.com/tattoos/rabbit.jpg)

(http://www.qwantz.com/tattoos/t-rex.jpg)

(http://www.qwantz.com/tattoos/drew.jpg)

. . . and many others.

I'm feeling faint.  Someone catch me as I fall.  For surely when I come to, it will be to get Amy Chilton inked on one buttcheek, and Ray Shmuckles on the other.

(Don't tell John A. or Chris Onstadt pls!)
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ayePod on 12 May 2006, 02:15
Me and my friend are getting tattoos for our 18th and 19th birthdays respectively. We're getting Guiness harps on the sides of our ribcages. Pictures when it's done.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 12 May 2006, 03:48
I want to marry that guy with the toothpaste for dinner tat. Seriously.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 12 May 2006, 07:19
Quote from: dangerouswhenawesome

And one I got done last week
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c381/fearthefalcon/DSC00146.jpg)


That is so awesome! There he doesn't look too happy, but the picture on Qwantz (http://www.qwantz.com/tattoos/) makes him look like he's smiling!

Maybe I could get a tattoo with inks that change colour, like on cars.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Garcin on 12 May 2006, 08:10
A black light tattoo would be kind of cool:

(http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/A50823/thumb/bmegl118776.jpg)

. . . . if it weren't for the fact that I'm in a club about 4 times a year.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Michey on 12 May 2006, 11:00
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b130/Tinnumir/tatooooo.jpg)

One day in the distant future I might think about getting a matching bass clef on my right hand. Maybe.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Unosuke on 12 May 2006, 12:14
Quote from: Moiche
A black light tattoo would be kind of cool:

(http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/A50823/thumb/bmegl118776.jpg)



I hear those things can give you cancer, and you gotta go out of the USA to get them done
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 12 May 2006, 12:17
I hear the hoofbeats of Death's horse approaching.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: lordjim on 12 May 2006, 12:45
Come June I'm getting this done around my ring finger on my left hand.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9d/Greekkey.png)

I know that the wedding ring tatoo isn't "cool" any more but it is the idea behind it that is cool in my mind.

Pics will follow and this thread will be resurected again if it hasn't been locked.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Garcin on 12 May 2006, 14:11
Quote from: Unosuke
I hear those things can give you cancer, and you gotta go out of the USA to get them done


There were a few tattoo artists using a poisonous ink for a little while, but apparently the reputable ones are using this supposedly non-poisonous ink.

I haven't really looked into it, so please don't take my word for it.  But the trend now is apparently to get inked with the blacklight stuff over your normal tat, which as far as I'm concerned is super cool.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: E. Spaceman on 12 May 2006, 21:44
For a long time (about 5 years) I've wanted to get the Spacemen 3 logo tattoed somewhere (probably iner forearm or back of hand). I've loved Spacemen 3 for a very long time because my dad used to play them all day long and I've always loved the logo.

The only thing that makes me doubt is that it looks a bit cultish.
The Logo:
(http://www.spacemen3.co.uk/images/sp3logo.gif)
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tommydski on 13 May 2006, 08:06
moiche, your achewood tattoo is incredible.
i think i'd get this one though -

(http://www.achewood.com/shop/rsrc/img/app_detail_mrc.gif)

the dude has got no mercy!
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Oli on 13 May 2006, 08:31
One day I might get my Grans family motto. It's not my family motto 'cause my mother didn't in-breed which I'm kinda thankful for. My surname/family doesn't really have anything tattooable. Or cool.

My grans family motto is "I Dare". I think I'd get it written in script on my arm. Possibly as part of a sleeve.

I would tell you the family name but then teh internet theives would have access to my bank.

I also want to get the Jawbreaker 4F's (Look at my avatar) as part of a sleeve if I ever get a sleeve. The four Fs stand for "Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei" which means "Hardy, God-Fearing, Cheerful, Free". It's a motto that was started by a German Gymnast but then Jawbreaker took it and used the symbol on their early releases.

Jawbreaker are my favourite band so that would be why.

Other than that I think a sleeve would be mostly lyrics swirling round pictures like that. I may get around to designing a rough version one day. :-)

This totally depends on if I feel this way in a couple of years.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 13 May 2006, 09:09
You officially get my love. Seriously, there's nothing cooler than a dude with a fucking JAWBREAKER tattoo!

This resurrected thread is making me sad. I don't have money for more ink at the moment and I've got a couple I want to get done. Plus, my dad's frightenly against them. I've got to wait a while before I can get the ones that would be in fairly visible places.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Stifled Dreams on 13 May 2006, 09:13
I feel like tattoos are so permanent. I definitely want one (I probably already posted in this thread and forgot but I'm too lazy to go look) on my ankle, but I really really have no idea what! My friend was telling me how she wants Fall Out Boy lyrics on her back, and I was like, "WTF. You're going to be 70 and regret that so hard."

She doesn't believe me. I hope I still know her when we're old so I can laugh at her. Except I will probably die before then. Ehh.

EDIT: Oops, haha, look:
Quote from: Stifled Dreams
I want to get something on my ankle when I am old enough, but I think it will be my only tattoo ever, so I want to make it really meaningful. I have 4 years to think about it, though. My mom is still pretty against it. For a while, she was planning to come with me. Then she changed her mind. Now she just says, "Somewhere where nobody will see it."
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jareth on 13 May 2006, 15:52
I'm contemplating getting one, it'd be my first. I'm thinking a dagger starting hilt first at the nape of my neck and going down the spine with a rose coiling up around it; either very ornate or very simple. If I can get permission from the artist to use it, I'd get the following. It's a design on Zero Boutique. Don't know where I'd put it though.

(http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/1914/zbq19840ds.gif)

On a wackier note, I've always thought it'd be great to get Chewbacca tattooed on my butt. That way I'd perplex annoying wads by telling them to kiss my wookie.
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: nickb285 on 13 May 2006, 21:20
I am saving up for tattoos. On my right arm I'm getting the first four lines of "The Guns of Brixton" by The Clash ("When they kick at your front door/How you gonna come?/With your hands on your head/Or on the trigger of your gun?") and below that a Molotov cocktail in flight. On my left arm, I'm getting Bouncing Souls lyrics from "Fight to Live" ("I've never been the same since that first show/I close my eyes and let myself go/To a place I'm never alone or scared/Somehow I found a reason to care") and a city skyline below it.

Now all I need is money...
Title: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 13 May 2006, 22:29
I'm after birdies on my inner forearm flying towards the hand. I think I've mentioned this before...
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Post by: NattyIce on 29 Dec 2006, 13:01
so my first tattoo was something I saw on the wall of this parlor id never been to before and its the head   of a unicorn facing me bad idea on my part but I can cover it and I have a lot of personal ones on my back that are custom I think most people have a tattoo they regret                       
Quote from: Leonidas
A tattoo used to be something original and something unique. It was also something that had particular meaning to the person who wore it. Now though it's common. Every other person has a tattoo. More often than not some Chinese symbol which they believe means something to do with hope or love or eternity or something else just as vomit enducing. Either that or some tribal design down their arms or legs. It seems almost as if the whole idea of getting a tattoo has become passe and common.

I feel like I am almost more original not having a tattoo.

I think it depends on what you get. For example, if you're one of the thousands of 18- and 19-year-old girls who get a star tattooed on their ankle/hip, or a tribal design around your upper arm, then yeah, it's a bit cliche and unoriginal. But if you get something that has meaning to you, I don't think it's passe. I just figure, if you decide to get a tattoo before you think of something you want, it's probably a bad idea.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Runs_With_Scissors on 29 Dec 2006, 13:25
I want kanji or katakana done near the base of my spine, i have a scar from back surgery there that I would very much like to cover up. It's kind of numb in that area anyways.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ruyi on 29 Dec 2006, 13:32
just be careful! http://www.hanzismatter.com/
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Runs_With_Scissors on 29 Dec 2006, 13:38
Yeah, I'm taking japanese in school right now. I'll probably pick out a sentence in hiragana before I go in and get it done. I do not want something totally random written on me.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Dec 2006, 13:54
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/IMG_0136copy.jpg)
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/RIMG0552.jpg)

the one on my arm isn't done yet, I hope to get it finished pretty soon after the New Year, and at the same time, get this:

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/FEAR_LOATHING.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: elcapitan on 29 Dec 2006, 14:10
That's kinda cool.
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Post by: philosopherqueen on 29 Dec 2006, 14:15
Scarlette: I really like your tat.

I want to get a small snake shaped into a leo symbol on my right ankle cause those are my two signs.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: yelley on 29 Dec 2006, 14:55
i am getting either this: (http://weblog.powerweb.nl/images/triforce.jpg) or this: (http://a.1asphost.com/Strannik/myWeb/elven_brooch.jpg) with the point of the leaf facing down between my shoulder blades. someday. when i stop being a pussy. i'm leaning more towards the zelda one. yeah, geek, i know.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 29 Dec 2006, 16:07
This is the one on my back, I don't have a more recent one but that's like five seconds after the guy finished. I got this earlier this year and I absolutely love it. It's designed by Brian Froud and keeps showing up in The Dark Crystal (all the conceptual artwork for that film also by Brain Froud). Basically it's a huge balance thing, which I am a big believer in.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/ouch.jpg)

I got this one when I was 18. It's on the right side of my chest, just above my nipple and is about 7cm across. It's the logo for my band that my friend and I designed.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/Bandtatt.jpg)

I want to get some matching skulls on the inside of my forearms and I want to get one of those ripped skin tatts down my left side, running from under my left shoulder blade, down onto my belly, with gears and mechanical things underneath the skin. If only I could draw...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Orbert on 30 Dec 2006, 04:09
Whoa, that would be bizarre. If you go smaller, you could just do the same kinda thing but for a smaller area. Someplace with bones showing through for effect.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Runs_With_Scissors on 30 Dec 2006, 10:03
I likt it Scarlette, even on the large scale. I think I've seen it done before. I don't remember where though...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: amok on 30 Dec 2006, 11:36
click for a picture of my unsightly spotty back (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/electronaut/HP003s.jpg) (linked for size)

www.derekhess.com
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 01 Jan 2007, 01:32
This is approximately what I would like to get, once I have the nerves/money
(http://photos.friendster.com/photos/13/53/14213531/9420006828528l.jpg)
I adore white-ink tattoos
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 01 Jan 2007, 02:33
My tattoooo! Its on my right side hip area thing.
That is awesome. It is something I was thinking of getting, myself, though I wasn't sure where I'd fit it. I like the idea of it at the base of my neck, but maybe not. ? 1986 used to by my sig here for a while. P.S. probably right up until the forums started turning that character into ?.

RGC, how does that stuff work? If you get a tan will it stay white and stand out more? That back work is a little much for me but I like the way the ink looks a lot.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jooooosh on 01 Jan 2007, 02:34
due to my incredible whiteness, white ink would never show up on me :(
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 01 Jan 2007, 23:47
It actually shows up best on very light skin. Since the ink is below the skin in a tattoo, it has to be able to show through, so darker skinned people have a hard time getting white ink tattoos to be visible. I'm not sure how tanning would effect it, I think if anything it would show even less.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 02 Jan 2007, 00:12
I would like a gothic cross on my right shoulder and perhaps, right over my heart, 1. Insert Knife
                                                                                                                  2. Twist
                                                                                                                  3. Remove
                                                                                                                  4. Repeat
and some mathematical equations and formulas on my left arm.
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Post by: Jooooosh on 02 Jan 2007, 03:31
RGC, if it really would work on my skin tone, i think that would pretty awesome to get a tattoo in white ink. Better start savin.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: gargoylekitty on 05 Jan 2007, 08:00
I have my gargoyle wings on my shoulderblades as my first two I got last summer though I'm still planning my next. I kind of want a gargoyle pin-up girl, or some sort of pin-up on my right calf though it may be awhile before it happens. The good thing with me is my uncle went to high school with this guy who's a tattoo artist that gives me a discount AND my friend is in school to become one and promises friend discounts(though I'd wait til he gets some real expirience first!). So tattooing costs won't put me in the hole too much. My wings (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/38433723/?qo=22&q=by%3Agargoylekitty&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps) cost $50.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Hewittv18 on 05 Jan 2007, 12:27
I plan on writing myself a short phrase, maybe a beautiful haiku, then hiding it on my back in a made up runic alphabet script so no one can read it, never ever. How awesome will that be?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Iron_Fist on 05 Jan 2007, 16:12
I want to get a tat of a fist outline with Fe in old english text inside it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 07 Jan 2007, 16:20
Oh that'd be so cool! I wanted to do something similar, but with bones and muscles underneath :) I did this picture of the kind of thing I was interested in:

<awesome tatt idea>

But I'd probably get something a bit smaller...

Is there any chance I can convince you to maybe draw up a design of the idea I had? With the gears and whatnot? I've tried but they keep coming out looking like mechanical vaginas. Damn you H.R. Geiger!!!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: lithiacat on 08 Jan 2007, 05:26
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/lithiacat/newcamerapoop.jpg)
THis is on my left hip.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: lithiacat on 08 Jan 2007, 05:39
Its supposed to be a wolf
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/lithiacat/mines/doomfrog.jpg)
thats what its supposed to look like.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: treefingers on 09 Jan 2007, 04:25
I've been seriously contemplating getting a tattoo on my inner left arm.

Perhaps this, less detail of course. I'm low on cash.
(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m204/urbandesperation/ofmontreal.jpg)


It's probably painful, right?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: gargoylekitty on 09 Jan 2007, 09:11
It's probably painful, right?

Yes, but how long it hurts and how much depends on where you get it. Mine on the shoulder blades, despite size, hurt fiercely for a week.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 09 Jan 2007, 11:47
[Picture of Adhil's Arboretum]

If I could marry a band, it would totally be Of Montreal.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Fiddler on 09 Jan 2007, 22:38
I dunno about marriage but just knowing who Of Montreal is has gotten me a couple dates.

On the tattoo front though I want to get a couple lines of runes, google futhark if you want to know what I mean, under each collar bone.  Heritage wise I'm Irish, German, and Swedish and so I've thought about getting a tattoo on my back with all three flags with their corners touching so theres a triangle in the middle and then around the outside possibly the serpent biting its own tale done in knotwork.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: keakaha on 10 Jan 2007, 10:26
I want to get a white ink fractal on my back, but I don't even know if I'll find an artist who'll do it let alone whether it'll look good. Does anyone have a rough idea of how much mid-sized custom tattoos cost?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 10 Jan 2007, 15:26
Judging by your name, you're a kiwi right? If so, are you in Auckland? If so, go see Dean Sacred at Illicit on K Rd. It'll cost you about $150 an hour and you'll have to book several months in advance. On the otherhand, he's probably the best artist in NZ and will not fuck your shit up. Although perhaps one of the other artists at Illicit would do a better fractal.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: keakaha on 11 Jan 2007, 03:44
Cheers for the recommendation, I might look him up.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Schmitt on 11 Jan 2007, 04:48
(http://www.scotclans.com/img/Sutherland/scotclans_clan_crest.gif)

When I have the money, I will get this on the left side of my chest, right over my heart. Although I'd want the lynx to be less drunk looking and more noble....I have a clan history flyer thing up on my wall and that has the best drawing I've seen of it so I'd probably just take that in to the shop. But, need money.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 11 Jan 2007, 19:33
I'm thinking of getting something for my left shoulder, I was considering maybe a spiderweb with little skulls in it but I'm not sure about the spiderweb thing. I'm also toying with the idea of a skull wearing a top hat and a monocle that I saw at my grandma's place. She embroidered it for my grandpa many many years ago and it is hanging up in her apartment, I've been mesmorized by this image ever since I was little.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 14 Jan 2007, 05:23
This was my Christmas present to myself --sorry the pic is a bit small, it was taken on my cellphone right after I got it colored. --By the way...It's Rogue, from X-Men (and the idea came from the cover of, I think, issue 192 of X-Men from September). I have some people tell me it looks exactly like her, and other people don't see it. :roll: They're obviously not X-Men fans.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/comparison.jpg)

(edited again to put in a better comparitive photo)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 14 Jan 2007, 07:38
I've got my Geek Life tattoo. I loves me Geek Life Tattoo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/TattooPic1.jpg
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Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Jan 2007, 08:10
Awe-some
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Cartilage Head on 14 Jan 2007, 08:25
 I was planning on getting the crane from this picture as my first tattoo.

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c213/hey_there_fatty/CraneWife.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: KTkat on 15 Jan 2007, 13:59
I got my first tattoo as an 18th birthday present (though it had to happen a few months after the fact due to a show I was in).

It's on the back of my right shoulder- a purple ribbon (think your typical pink breast cancer ribbons) outlined in black, with black writing of my brother's name written in the loop at the top, and "1978" and "2002" in the ends of the ribbon.

Purple is the ribbon for Hodgkin's lymphoma, which is what my brother died of. His former girlfriend paid for it. She's got a similar tattoo on her lower back (with her nickname for him), and her sister has a smaller, plain ribbon on her hip (she's got the same birthday as me, and is the one that found the purple ribbon).

My mom and many friends were freaked out that it would be visible in summer, or if I ever got married...but as I pointed out, why would I want to hide something with this meaning?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 15 Jan 2007, 20:54
Aw, that's really sweet. I think I want to get a memorial tattoo for my Aunt Robin when she dies. She has cerebral palsy and is bed ridden. Doctors told my Grandparents when she was born that she probably wouldn't live past 16 or so, and she's now over 30. However, for now, I think I'lll stick to comic book characters ;) I've still got this idea in my head for a matching Wolverine on my left leg, and a bamphing Nightcrawler...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: NiMRoD420 on 17 Jan 2007, 08:03
Uno

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/nimrod420/tattoo2.jpg)

Dos

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/nimrod420/tattoo.jpg)

Will get more... I crave... need my fix!!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 17 Jan 2007, 12:36
I know the feeling, I've been itching to get some new work done for a good 8 months. I've currently got the base plan for a near full torso piece in mind. Nowhere near done with it, but I have parts of it decided on and I need to finalize where some of it will be going. I need a ridiculous amount of money to get it all done though, which means It will be years before I can seriously work on it. Until then, 1 or 2 Tattoos a year is all I can get. :(
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: RefinedxCorrupt on 05 Apr 2007, 07:43
My friend got skull and crossbones on the left side of her stomach, and recently got a lower back tattoo of her two dogs.  She didn't know exactly how she wanted it, so she asked the tattoo artist to draw her up something.  It ended up being the cutest "tramp stamp" tattoo.  It has huge paw print in the middle of it, and one of her dogs on each side of her back.

She's getting a tattoo of her astrological sign(scorpio) I designed for her.  And we plan on getting matching tattoos, which I designed aswell.  It's based on our elements; she's a water element and I'm a fire element.  It may seem silly, but we both believe in astrology.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 05 Apr 2007, 08:16
I'm sorry for not reading through this thread but I'm pretty sure I know someone who would win it.

Last Friday, less than a week ago, a friend of mine walked into a tattoo parlor COMPLETELY SOBER and proceeded to get the words FUCK YOU tattooed ... on his scrotum.

No lie.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Oli on 05 Apr 2007, 08:35
PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 05 Apr 2007, 09:06
My first post in this thread, circa 2005, is the same idea as the second post a year later. I still want that. I'm going to get it when my life settles into a fairly constant and happy phase.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 05 Apr 2007, 10:23
My sister and I are eventually going to get matching tattoos that say "sisters," but we want it in another language and we haven't picked one yet. All's I know is that I want it to be really small (quarter sized or so) and on my inner ankle/foot area. I just don't want it to be visible all of the time.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 05 Apr 2007, 10:40
My sisters and I (eventually) want to get something like that, unfortunatly we can't seem to agree on anything... ::rolls eyes;: Plus, my older sister (by 9 years) is a total wuss, and my younger sister (barely by two years) is still only 16, so...it's not like we're in a rush. So far we've moved from the Charmed Trinity symbol, to doing that in a barbed wire, to something with flames, to something with our initals, to...I have no idea what they're set on now. I'm just kinda like, whatever guys.

I also looked up excellent pics for my future Dark Mark tattoo (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/severus.jpg) --yay! And I was thrilled (and slightly disheartened) to find the mass amount of people who already -have- Dark Mark tattoos, but they've all done them -wrong-... Or at least, I feel that they are wrong. I shall have to read Goblet of Fire to quell my annoyance...

Also, I am close to picking out a future Wolverine (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/Wolverine.jpg) to match my Rogue (above), and a Nightcrawler (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/nightcrawler1.jpg) for my shoulder when I am a skinny bitch who isn't paranoid about dropping a shirt in front of a male tattoo artist as I want it on the back of my shoulder (There is only one man I will let tattoo me now, haha...well, one shop I will let do my comic book tattoos. You have to love comicbooks in order to do good tattos, methinks).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: RefinedxCorrupt on 05 Apr 2007, 12:37
I love the Rogue one you have.  And the night crawler tattoo looks so kickass.  :D
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 05 Apr 2007, 20:38
All's I know is that I want it to be really small (quarter sized or so) and on my inner ankle/foot area.

Depending on what language you use (so how long the word is), getting it that small won't be a very good idea. As you age, it'll be more likely to turn into a quarter-sized fuzzy blob. Usually, the bigger, the better. I could be wrong though- make sure to ask questions about that if you ever do decide to go in.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: heyboygetasweater on 05 Apr 2007, 20:44
I've wanted a tatoo, i just don't know of what
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Dasota on 06 Apr 2007, 18:44
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/Eyulf4evr/tattoofin.jpg)

It's a modified symbol for a local band that I am friends with called Phantasm. It's on the back on my right shoulder and I love it very much. It was my first tattoo and I got it back in November, my second tatto is a black wolf paw print outlined in red, which I don't have pictures of yet, but I need to get it touched up anyways since my collar for my coat rubbed up against it since the weather was still cold and I had to wear a coat.

It's only been about a month and already I want more, though I have no idea what. I have been thinking of getting 2 left foot prints somewhere which would symbolize a song called 2 Left Feet by the band I mentioned above.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: calenlass on 06 Apr 2007, 19:32
Nightcrawler (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/nightcrawler1.jpg)


Real nightcrawlers (http://carolinapetsupply.com/images/european_nightcrawlers.jpg). This would be a way better tattoo.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 06 Apr 2007, 20:13
PQ4, if you don't get those Wolverine and Nightcrawler tatts the internet will lose all respect for you AND YOU DON'T WANT THAT! I've been thinking about getting Skeletor on the back of my left leg, holding up the Havoc Staff. I can't find a pic of it but if you've seen the original Hem-Man series you know what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ItsAShameAboutRay on 06 Apr 2007, 20:39
Real nightcrawlers (http://carolinapetsupply.com/images/european_nightcrawlers.jpg). This would be a way better tattoo.

Even better, Shai-Hulud! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandworm_(Dune))
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: mooface on 07 Apr 2007, 04:22
i am getting a tattoo of the little prince on my ankle once i have enough money.   i am really excited about it :)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thatskindahot on 11 Apr 2007, 08:10
Yay tattoos, w00t!

Anyway, as my first official post in the forums (aside from the "Hi I'm New!" thinger), I figured it would be super cool of me to share my tattoos...all two of them.

The first one is some serious business: 
(http://a378.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01376/77/36/1376216377_l.jpg)
That is on my back.  It's got a few meanings, most obviously: music-is-my-life.

The second is an homage to my late Grandfather, who, like I am, was a Libra (this ones a lot bigger so I'm just going to link it): http://a893.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01376/29/80/1376230892_l.jpg (http://a893.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01376/29/80/1376230892_l.jpg)
That is on my left wrist; his initials are woven into the Libra symbol and read JJM.  I'm pretty big in to Astrology too, so that also occurs as a testament to my beliefs.

I want more tatts, cause they really are addictive.  Next on my list is to get the word "believe" on my right wrist in my own writing, and I'd also like to get an Om on my ankle, as well as something for my mom (who is my hero and battling breast cancer) somewhere, but I'm not sure where or what.

Anyhow, those are my tattoo shares :)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 11 Apr 2007, 09:54
Hm, I could ask for help here. A friend of mine asked me yesterday to help find her some tattoos of lillies and/or drawings that would make good tattoos of lillies. It's supposed to be for a guy, and, well, has to be pretty, but not "flashy". Subtleness or something discrete would be appreciated, at least not as big and colorful as this one:
(http://www.pagantatu.com/heathimages/heath1.jpg)

If I were to get a tattoo, it'd be a small ladybug, because ladybug in Norwegian is "marih?ne", as in "Mari hen" (which sounds insanely stupid in English), and my name is Mari, and they're kinda supposed to represent luck (when I was a kid we used to make as many wishes as there were dots on ladybugs we found). But I don't think I'd ever get one.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 11 Apr 2007, 09:57
Blimey, looking at this thread just makes me want another tattoo even more! I shall have to consult my tattooist when I get back to University, methinks I shall be inking up again.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Heijoshin on 11 Apr 2007, 10:15
Yeah, I've been itching to get my other leg done for ages, just been waiting on the money. Luckily I get paid on Friday, and have my birthday on the 20th, so I should have the cash to go get it done.

Also, I'm extremely excited that Des Moines's best tattoo artist, Dante, is back from his world travels, so I can start working with him on my back piece. I'll be getting a full back of a phoenix to compliment my sister's smaller back piece (not a tramp stamp, but close). It will be done in black and white, but then I hope to get flames worked in over it in UV ink. All of my ink has been planned for at least 5 years, so it's very exciting to have it coming together.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: eEllii on 12 Apr 2007, 05:18
Yeah this has me completely itching now.
I have seven currently.
I'm suppose to be finishing my sleeve, but my dog decided to break his leg and cost me over $600 so far. Go dogs. -_-

here's a few of mine.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/fragmentedx3/-%20-Mods/Picture055.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/fragmentedx3/-%20-Mods/holytattoos1.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/fragmentedx3/-%20-Mods/IMG_3229-2.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/fragmentedx3/-%20-Mods/IMG_3228.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/fragmentedx3/-%20-Mods/star.jpg
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: JJMitchell on 12 Apr 2007, 05:31
I have no tattoos currently but have considered getting this or something very similar.
Location is my biggest question though.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/JJMitchell/symbol.png)

Bonus points if you know what that is.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: schimmy on 12 Apr 2007, 07:37
You're such a nerd.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ummmkay on 12 Apr 2007, 08:14
BEST TATTOO EVER.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 12 Apr 2007, 08:18
Best nerd tattoo ever.

I wants:

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/8712/birdsbl1.png)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thehoopiestfrood on 12 Apr 2007, 08:25
The symbol for Earth on Stargate?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: JJMitchell on 12 Apr 2007, 08:41
I can always rely on my fellow QCers to make me feel like less of a geek.
I totally (TOTALLY) need to get it now.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 12 Apr 2007, 20:59
Yeah, I've been itching to get my other leg done for ages, just been waiting on the money. Luckily I get paid on Friday, and have my birthday on the 20th, so I should have the cash to go get it done.

Also, I'm extremely excited that Des Moines's best tattoo artist, Dante, is back from his world travels, so I can start working with him on my back piece. I'll be getting a full back of a phoenix to compliment my sister's smaller back piece (not a tramp stamp, but close). It will be done in black and white, but then I hope to get flames worked in over it in UV ink.

Doesn't UV ink kind of poison you? I think I heard that somewhere but if it doesn't, I so want a UV tattoo!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 12 Apr 2007, 21:17
Probably going to get the sketch from This (http://macmat.w.staszic.waw.pl/calvin/93/ch930919.gif) Calvin and Hobbes strip on my inner bicep.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Apr 2007, 22:55
Yeah, I've been itching to get my other leg done for ages, just been waiting on the money. Luckily I get paid on Friday, and have my birthday on the 20th, so I should have the cash to go get it done.

Also, I'm extremely excited that Des Moines's best tattoo artist, Dante, is back from his world travels, so I can start working with him on my back piece. I'll be getting a full back of a phoenix to compliment my sister's smaller back piece (not a tramp stamp, but close). It will be done in black and white, but then I hope to get flames worked in over it in UV ink.

Doesn't UV ink kind of poison you? I think I heard that somewhere but if it doesn't, I so want a UV tattoo!

Kinda sorta but not really. UV ink thus far doesn't have a good track record for holding up for long periods of time, and I've heard accounts of a few people having long term allergic reactions to it. I personally wouldn't get any UV ink until more research and fine tuning is done, but when done well it still looks amazing.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Heijoshin on 12 Apr 2007, 23:12
I've seen people who've had good results. I don't plan on doing the overlay until I have seen more, but the back piece itself will most definitely be done by the end of this summer.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ronin on 13 Apr 2007, 05:20
A friend of mine's friend actually has the entire Earth address (ie, all 7 symbols) on his arm.

I shall endeavour to get a picture of it sometime today at the party.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 13 Apr 2007, 05:34
(http://gaygamer.net/images/html_tattoo.jpg)

(http://myspace-737.vo.llnwd.net/01558/73/73/1558013737_l.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: cheesepie on 14 Apr 2007, 13:39

I'm getting a tattoo soon, and maybe you guys can help me out with the decision making process of where it should be

The Tattoo will be the Polish Coat of Arms, and there is a very interesting legend behind it. I'm Polish and this is obviously something that'll never change about me, but the tattoo is also about defending what I believe in, and the people I love.

It looks like this:

(http://venus.walagata.com/w/magarmor/swanketees/peaglesm.jpg)

I'll be getting it in Black ink with no shading, and Plan to get it on my ribs below my left pec, Kind of on my side... I want to get it pretty big because I like big tattoos.. small ones seem pointless for my purposes.

Any tips or ideas about where I should get this tattoo?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 14 Apr 2007, 16:16
I think that would actually look pretty cool if it were large enough to sort of wrap around your side.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 14 Apr 2007, 17:15

Any tips or ideas about where I should get this tattoo?


I'm assuming when you say where, you mean what shop? If so, I've never heard a bad word uttered about King of Fools in Toronto.

http://www.myspace.com/kingoffoolstattoos

If you are talking about placement, I've always been a big fan of large backpieces.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 14 Apr 2007, 17:23
С
е
с
т
р
а

written down my side, extending below my already existing tattoo. I have the same word written in Chinese already on my ribs.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Oli on 14 Apr 2007, 17:28
You go SISTER!

(see what I did there?)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 14 Apr 2007, 18:35
(http://a475.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00327/47/43/327633474_l.jpg)

My arm, just after I had it done (hence the redness). I'm thinking of getting it extended down to my wrist.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 14 Apr 2007, 18:38
Ooh, very cool! ...Taking it down to your wrist might be a little over-kill on it in my opinion, but if you like it, go for it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 14 Apr 2007, 19:43
Thank you! I'm kind of thinking of having it develop into roots and maybe some more plant life on my forearm, so it probably won't be the same design all the way down but I think it'll just be more leaves and swirls as far as my elbow. I've got a while to think about exactly what it'll be until I'll have the money to get it done.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: krayakin on 16 Apr 2007, 22:13
I have the power symbol on the inside of my wrist.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=43wqwhu

I've been contemplating getting a hand print (about 2"-3" wide) on my shoulder, but i haven't come to a final decision on that one yet.
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=4g9bqdf (minus the blur around the edge, not sure about colours)


oh... also saw this while i was in airlie beach australia...
http://lh3.google.com/image/krayakin/RcF-Wd48-RI/AAAAAAAAADA/CAiDC5tbCUU/Australia%20177.jpg?imgdl=0

water makes it a bit difficult to read but it says Jesus Freak
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: E. Spaceman on 16 Apr 2007, 23:07
I came up with something i want recently, after talking with kari's crazy tattoo artist friend.
I want to get an old school typewriter on my arm, with the word "Faith" written on the sheet.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Zoe on 20 Apr 2007, 03:27
Give me a southern cross anyday... im very patriotic... love this place, love the stars...
Im not sure where tho.... its could be soemwhere cleche, like me hip.... but i was thinking maybe on the out side of my fore arm... I like the idea of tats, i love guys with sleve tats (from the shoulder to wrist) but im worried it would drive me crazy if i got one... im a but weird like that...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 07 May 2007, 20:31
Got my tattoo extended finally. It was nearly two of the most painful hours of my life.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Skibas_clavicle/tat.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Tyler on 07 May 2007, 20:34
i believe the kenji reads something about pokemon. im never sure about these things.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Unosuke on 07 May 2007, 21:38
I have yet to find something I want on me for the rest of forever. of course, I guess thats a better position to be in than getting something on a whim and then hating it later.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: calenlass on 08 May 2007, 00:13
Skibas that is fantastic.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: fish across face on 12 May 2007, 04:24
My pasty-looking shoulder.  Maybe a bit hard to tell on the blurry phone camera pic, but Max is coloured in white.  Spike Jonze is directing a movie of the book!  Hope it turns out OK.

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w227/personperson_2007/05120001.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Tyler on 12 May 2007, 07:09
I think I may love you.
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Post by: Kylos on 13 May 2007, 09:59
I quite wanted a Copyright sign with "1988 MADE IN ENGLAND", it's comic, but also true.
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Post by: Cartilage Head on 13 May 2007, 12:26
Sometimes I wish one of my best friends would die so that making up my mind about my first tattoo would not be so hard.
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Post by: ThePQ4 on 13 May 2007, 14:00
Kylos, that is the most fuckin' awesome thing I have ever heard.
-DO IT-!
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 14 May 2007, 04:09
I'm still tossing up between this
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/XMEN01.jpg)

and this (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/PUNISHERinvert.jpg) on my left upper arm. Probably leaning more towards the second one.

N.B.: I'd just be getting the X in the circle, not the text around it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 14 May 2007, 04:18
I've been considering some sort of stylized hei-matau design lately, more on this later when I choose a variation.
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Post by: ThePQ4 on 14 May 2007, 10:31
Jimmy: Both are awesome. Personally, I'd go for the X, but that's just me.
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Post by: Barfy on 16 May 2007, 12:06
Guys, send me money so I can get the Black Orchid on my tummy. I needs a Neil Gaiman tribute tattoo.
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Post by: krayakin on 16 May 2007, 19:41
I've been contemplating getting a stylized dna strand breaking apart, but I haven't found any drawings that I like, and I suck at drawing so that's completely out of the question. If anyone can find (or draw) a good rendition I'll give you a prize... of... smiles?  :-D
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Post by: ackblom12 on 16 May 2007, 22:23
Honestly, your best bet is to go to a tattoo artists and discuss it with them. Just have a clear basic idea and you'd be amazed what they can do with a bit of time and your input. :)
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Post by: cheesepie on 20 May 2007, 08:37
So I'm the guy that posted about getting a Polish Eagle, and I finally got it! It turned out way better than I could Have expected! Check it out, let me know what you think

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/cheesepie/SSL20266.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: cheesepie on 20 May 2007, 09:39
Got my tattoo extended finally. It was nearly two of the most painful hours of my life.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Skibas_clavicle/tat.jpg)

What do they mean?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Oli on 20 May 2007, 09:56


CecTpa is russian for Sister (or Nurse but I imagine Julia does not mean that) and I think both tattoo's say the same thing in different languages.
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 20 May 2007, 10:39
Nurse is pronounced "med-sestra", sister is just "sestra", Oli. But yah, sister.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: abadname on 28 May 2007, 19:33
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b394/HARVEYxDANGER/P1010014-1-1.jpg)

I'm getting a heart with all of my families first initials in it like the "mom" banner style on the 10th of June.  Oh and it will be on my chest.

I haven't posted on or been to the QC forums in months now.....
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 29 May 2007, 11:21
i've sketched out a variation on the eternity knot that i want to get on my upper back at some point.. i'm still debating wether to get just the black outlines, or fill it with a color or two. this is the original knot:
(http://www.welshartsarchive.org.uk/galleries/images/Christina_Scurr/Celtic%20Knot.jpg)
and this is my version (the sketch is neater):
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b291/bainidhedub/eternalcopy.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: cheesepie on 29 May 2007, 15:59
yo bainidhe_dub

did you ever consider getting the original one on your shoulder? I think round tattoos look awesome there. Especially that one, mind you.

does that have any relation to the buddhist Endless knot? where does that design come from?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Abattur on 29 May 2007, 17:33
I do not like tattoos.
They are only for people that are simple.
Stamps are like that.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 29 May 2007, 19:04
Well how's that for a sweeping generalization, ugh.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 29 May 2007, 19:16
cheesepie- i like the original ok, but it's just a piece of artwork that pops up on the first page when you GIS "celtic knot". i want something a little more original than that. but i like symmetry, including on myself, so probably 'no' to the shoulder idea.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: celticgeek on 29 May 2007, 21:20
I think that someone (redglasscurls, perhaps?) should have redglass curls' avatar as a tattoo.

Not me, of course, but someone.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Choco on 29 May 2007, 21:43
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b92/soulonfirexx/DSCN0029.jpg)

Flamel Cross from Fullmetal Alchemist on the inside of my right forearm. Yes, I know, nerd.

I'd like to get it touched up, there's a couple of spots that need to get a bit cleaner. Also, I think I'd like to fill it in again, there's color missing in some parts. Other than that, I'm really happy with it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: cheesepie on 30 May 2007, 19:43
what does it mean, choco?
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Post by: öde on 31 May 2007, 06:05
It means he likes animu too much.
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Post by: Choco on 31 May 2007, 08:30
Actually, the cross and snake mean healing, the wings mean quick and clever intellect, and the crown means ascension and completion.

Other than that, I got it 'cause it looked badass.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 31 May 2007, 11:17
So basically you watch too much anime.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Choco on 01 Jun 2007, 23:40
Basically.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 09 Jul 2007, 12:57
Ack, sorry to resurrect this thread -again-...buuuuut...I got my Dark Mark!
Edited w/ a better pic.
I LOVE IT!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/darkmark2.jpg)
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Post by: Hunter on 09 Jul 2007, 15:54
o/
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Post by: ThePQ4 on 09 Jul 2007, 17:10
\o

It's sweet, right? I dun good for all of the -real- Potter Fans out there, not the fake little girls who just think that Daniel Radcliff is hot??
(whoo! My 900th post!!)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Patatat on 09 Jul 2007, 17:21
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/Bajorek/DSCN0594.jpg)

I have that on my right shoulder blade. I plan on getting two sleeves, a chest peice, and a leg peice by the time I am done.

Someone posted a Polish Falcon earlier, I am also getting that. I don't know where its going to be ,but there is going to be a banner under it with some dates on it. My next tattoo will probablly be a giant dead tree going from my ankle to my knee.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: PIRATEsophh on 12 Jul 2007, 06:02
I love that Dark Mark tattoo!

I am real Harry Potter nerd.

I don't think Dan Radcliffe is hot...ewy.

I'll post a few pictures of my tattoos when I can be bothered to resize them, and put them on photobucket.

I have a nautical star on each wrist.

My star sign on the back of my neck.

And I recently just got a dark cloud with lightning on the lower part of my back.

I have many many plans for more.

^_^
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Post by: öde on 12 Jul 2007, 06:17
all of the -real- Potter Fans out there


Quote
Harry smiled, “You really want to shag, don’t you?”
“I don’t think that’s a question anymore.” Ron sat up on his knees, sliding his hand to Harry’s crotch, “And you really can’t say that you don’t want to either.”
Harry nodded, “You were sitting in just the right spot, and then you kept rocking back and forth –it would turn anyone on.”
“I want to do more then turn you on.” Ron moved his hand, to lean forward again, his mouth warm next to Harry’s ear, “I want to fuck.”
“Then you better start by loosing all of those clothes, hmm?” Harry pulled Ron’s shirt over his head, “Seems like such a menial thing, since we just put them on…”
“Sorry, I wasn’t thinking –I should have told you I would be seducing you tonight.” Ron pulled back Harry’s covers, and dropped his shirt over the edge of the bed a moment later, letting his hands rove across Harry’s chest. “How’d you get to be so…chiseled?”
Harry laughed again, “How’d you get so fat?” He pinched Ron’s side, before yanking him down out of his straddling position, “You’re still wearing clothes.”
“So are you.” Ron pointed out, “And I’ll have you know, I am not fat.” Harry ignored him to press his lips to Ron’s jaw, his hands pulling Ron’s shorts down, casting them aside to stroke his hand along its length. Ron groaned in his ear, “Hey...you’re not naked yet either.”
“Then take them off.” Harry suggested, moving his hand under the waistband of his boxers, to touch himself, “Wait much longer, and they might not want to come off.”
“Then stop playing with yourself.” Ron was a little apprehensive as he slid his fingers under the fabric.
“Are you going to do it? It’s not like you’ve never seen me naked in the six years we’ve known each other, Ron.”
“I know, but…this is different.” Ron started to inch the fabric down, as Harry’s hands went on top of his wrists, urging them further. He pressed his forehead against Ron’s, moving his hand off of his hip, to his member.
“Feel how bad I want you?” Harry murmured, his hand on top of Ron’s, wrapping his fingers around it, “Don’t’ be so shy…or worried. I’m a new person, this is a new slate. Were you this shy before?”
“He didn’t want so much out of me.”
Harry nodded, understanding, “Well, I do. You’re not just an ass and a cock, Ron. You shouldn’t let people…Draco, treat you like that either.”
Ron nodded, pulling his hand away to push Harry’s shorts over his hips, and then jerked Harry in just the right direction to pull them free, tossing them onto the floor along with their other clothes.
“Mm…that was rough.” Harry teased, pressing his hard on against Ron’s hip, his knee coming up between his legs, underneath his scrotum. Ron turned his head, groaning.
“What are you doing?”
“Getting hard, I thought that was obvious. You’ve got such smooth skin.” Harry gyrated his hips, “And you smell really good…you might make me come.”
“Ah…I should have made you teach me that spell before we started then, huh?”
“Mm, no, not until I know you’ll only use it for good.” Harry slid down, taking Ron into his mouth. He glanced up, feeling fingers clenching into his hair, “You like that?” Ron nodded, grunting as Harry lapped his tongue to the underside of his penis and suckling on his balls. He continued until Ron’s moans grew loud, and the taste of pre-come filled his mouth, “Shh…not so loud.” He moved away, pressing a kiss to Ron’s cheek, “My dad and Remus are just through the wall and we didn’t lock the door…”
Ron nodded, “I want you to fuck me.”
“I think you should go first.” Harry’s fingers moved softly up Ron’s member, “Do you want to be close?”
“As close as possible.” Ron nodded.
Harry nodded, moving from the bed, pulling out his chair from the desk, “Sit down.” He patted the seat.
“Really?”
“Yeah.” Harry nodded.
“Wait…I don’t have any—…”
“It’s okay.” Harry smiled, moving closer, pulling Ron to the edge of the bed.
“No…turn around.” Ron turned him with a touch of his hand, turning Harry’s back to him.
“You really going to do that?” Harry asked.
“Hmm.” Ron nodded, running his hand up Harry’s back, pushing him down, before putting his arms around his waist, pressing his mouth to his anus.
Harry moaned, Ron’s tongue pushing deeper into him, his hand moving off of his back to pet his engorgement, “Oh, fuck Ron…”
Ron hummed in acknowledgement, removing his tongue to push his index finger inside, followed a moment later by his middle finger, “Does that hurt?”
“It feels good.” Harry assured him, pushing back against Ron’s hand, “But I don’t just want your fingers in me…”
“Oh, of course; I’m getting to that.” Ron stood up, his fingers still inside, his other hand running from Harry’s member, up his chest. He moved to the chair, sitting on the edge, his ankles hooking around the front legs, spreading his knees apart.
“You going to take your fingers out any time soon?” Harry asked, groaning, as he straightened, his hands on the back of the chair.
Ron nodded, “When you’re in the right spot.”
Harry smirked, moving to straddle the chair, his cock pressing into Ron’s stomach, Ron bumping against the back of his own hand, “C’mon, Ron, let me put you in.”
Ron slid his hand away, pressing his palms against Harry’s hips, leading him over his phallus slowly. Harry grunted, pressing his forehead into Ron’s neck, pushing his entire length inside with a drawn out moan.
“Does it hurt?” Ron asked, holding him in place, Harry flexing around him.
“It feels good –you’re big.” Harry lifted his head, his knuckles turning white over the back of the chair, before nuzzling his nose under Ron’s chin, pushing his head up to lick his throat, and kiss his neck, “Loosen up, Ron.” He lifted his hands from the back of the chair to move Ron’s hands to his back, “I’m going to make you come, and then I want you to lick me clean before I fuck you.”
“Seriously?” Ron raised an eyebrow.
“Shh.” Harry’s lips pressed to the corner of Ron’s mouth, as close to his lips as he dared to go without breaking his own ‘rule’. “You really talk to much for your own good sometimes, Ron.” He started to rise up from the chair, before pushing back down, his member following a similar movement against Ron’s stomach. Ron’s fingers dug into Harry’s back as his tempo rose, moving faster; up and down, up and down… Harry grunted in his ear, laying his head against his shoulder as he rode, driving his best friend harder into him, tightening around him.
“Fuck, Harry…I’m gonna come.” Ron finally couldn’t hold back any more, moaning, his hands moving back to Harry’s hips, holding him for a few extra seconds as he descended back down before he ascended again, “Shit…”
“Come then.” Harry murmured, licking Ron’s earlobe, “You feel so good, so big…” He grunted, “And you keep hitting just the right spot… It makes me feel so hot.” His mouth closed around his ear lobe again, biting softly with his teeth. Ron grunted softly in his ear, his fingers digging deeper, his eyes flickering shut, and his breath quickened, gasping before quietly crying out as he exploded. Harry’s voice joined his, his cock still hardened between their bodies. He waited until he could feel Ron’s last spasm before resting.
“Are you tired?” Harry teased, pressing his forehead against Ron’s, licking his own lips, “You better not be; I’m still hard, and I’m going to fuck you whether you are conscious or not.”
Ron shook his head, “No…I want you to. You were…amazing. I never felt that great before. You’re excellent.” He pressed a kiss to Harry’s throat, “Can you stand… I want to lick you clean…”
“I’ve a better idea….” Harry rose up, pulling himself off with a slimy, squelching sort of pop followed by a grunt. He ran a finger up Ron’s come-covered cock, before pressing it to Ron’s lips, “Taste it though, if you want.” Ron’s lips parted, his tongue swirling around Harry’s finger.
“Mmm… I think yours would taste better.” Ron teased.
Harry smiled, standing unsteadily for a moment before regaining his balance, holding a hand out to Ron, “C’mon, get up...” He turned the chair around with one hand, the other going between his legs, coating his hand in the come, “Bend over the back.”
Ron looked concerned for a moment, but did as he was asked, surprised when Harry pressed his coated hand against his ass, pushing a finger inside, “Relax…don’t tense up, or I’ll never get in –and come isn’t the best lubrication, but it’s probably better then saliva.”
“You seemed to like it.” Ron scoffed.
“I liked your tongue. I wish I could have seen it darting in an out… I’ll bet it would have been really hot to see.” Harry pressed a kiss to Ron’s back, pushing a second finger in with his first. Ron gave a quiet grunt, biting his lip. “Did that hurt?”
“Not that much…I think I can take you now.” Ron coaxed.
“Just a little bit more…” Harry’s hand went back between his legs again, and then against Ron’s phallus, before coating his own penis with the thick cream, “Okay.” He stepped away from Ron, his hand still wetting his cock, taking a seat in the chair, tugging Ron in front of him, “Sit like I did, straddling the chair.” He took his hands, leading him into the position he had just came out of, “Okay…now just…ease down, as slowly as you need to.” He looked up at Ron’s face, watching his expression, as he sank down, enveloping the second penis to ever penetrate his opening. He was overcome by the urge to kiss his bitten lips, open those clenched eyelids, remove that pained expression.
Ron breathed a sigh, open his eyes a minute later, now sitting somewhat comfortably in Harry’s lap, fully impaled, “You’re massive.” He breathed, his hands pressed against his chest, “I think you’re even bigger then Draco…”
Harry smiled, “It’s this position…It makes everything…tighter.” He grunted as Ron tightened around him, “Mm…that feels good –your arse is seems so small and tight.” He pulled Ron forward to lick his throat again, “Ride me, like I did to you. Do it slow first, then speed up when you think you can handle it.” He titled Ron’s head down, looking into his eyes, “Make me come like you did. You want to taste it, don’t you? Feel it burst inside of you, coat your insides.”
“Fuck, you’re making me hot.” Ron gripped the back of the chair, lifting himself up at the knees, not quite all of the way, before coaxing back down –up and down, up and down; a couple of times, gradually picking up the pace. Harry’s hands on his hips kept him from lifting off to far, keeping his head just inside, pre-come trickling down his cock, further lubricating Ron’s cavity.
“Are you sure you’ve only done this the one time, Ron?” Harry teased, “You’re brilliant...I don’t think I’ve ever ejaculated this quickly before.” He grunted, pulling Ron tighter, “Fuck…you don’t know how badly I want to pick you up like a rag doll, and drill you.”
“That’s why I like this.” Ron murmured, quickening his face, feeling Harry’s excitement, “It puts me in control…you like that, don’t you? Being in control all of the time?” His eyes closed again, as he felt Harry’s first spurt of come filling him, “Ung…oh…”
“Hit the spot, right? You’re not even full are you? You could still fit a couple inches in.” Harry pulled him down tight, letting Ron ride him steadily, “Oh fuck Ron…harder.” He moaned, another spurt erupting, “Faster.”
Ron complied without complain, hands turning even whiter on the back of the chair, moving faster and faster until Harry’s body tightened for the last time before going limp. He took a few final, slow pumps, before he too rested, his head laying against Harry’s chest.
“You’re hard again, aren’t you?” Harry tilted Ron’s face upwards. “You refresh quick…”
“I don’t think I could handle another go…” Ron shook his head. “One good fucking a night is all I can take…but you still get me excited –your face when you come so sexy...and your little animalistic grunts make me want to come all over you.” He hid his face against Harry’s neck again to ignore the temptation to kiss him. “Do you want me to get off of you? Your body is so warm…”
“Hmm.” Harry’s vocalization was neither in agreement nor disapproval, “I like being in you…”He kissed Ron’s shoulder, “But yeah…I need to cool off.”
Ron nodded, starting to stand, Harry sliding out of him, along with a gush of come, which started to run down his member, and across his thighs.
“You’ve made a mess.” Harry taunted, holding Ron’s wrist. “You should at least try to clean some of it…”
Ron raised an eyebrow, but knelt down, running his tongue up Harry’s thigh, tasting his come for the first time. He groaned, enjoying it for a moment, before lapping it up further from his thighs, then from his scrotum before engulfing his mouth over his cock until every trace of come was gone a minute later.
“Good?” Harry smiled.
Ron nodded, “The best. Just as I thought it would be.”
“Pity…you didn’t save me any…I’ll just have to go elsewhere.” His hands were instantly on Ron’s hips, flipping him around, his mouth on his ass, his tongue lapping against his crevice.
“Shit!” Ron groaned, surprised as Harry’s tongue darted in and out of his still relaxed ass, and his hand moved between his legs to stroke his again hardening cock.
“Mmm…you’re right, it is good.” Harry licked a final trace from Ron’s buttocks, his hand still pumping Ron’s re-hardened member, “But I never got to try yours.” He turned Ron back around with the touch of his hand on his hip, standing up, still stroking him with his fingers, “You feel feverish, Ron.” He moved closer, urging him back towards his bed. “Maybe you could lay down, and I’ll take care of you.”
“But…” Ron gasped, as Harry pushed him back onto his bed, and kneeling down in front of him to put his mouth over his cock again. “Ungh…what about the whole fairness thing, Harry? You’re not hard again…”
“You’ll owe me one.” Harry took a moment to lick the tip of Ron’s again dripping cock, “I guess we’ll have to do this again, hmm?”
Ron groaned, “Harry…”
Harry was surprised as Ron erupted in his mouth, taking a moment before he was able to swallow it down, some of it escaping past his lips.
Ron took a moment to catch his breath before looking up, “I’m sorry… I tried to tell you…”
Harry brushed the traces from his lips, licking it off of his thumb, “It’s alright, Ron.” He took a moment to get up from the floor, stretching his arms behind his back, “Actually…I feel really good now. Thank you.” He moved to kneel over Ron, his knees tight on Ron’s hips as he pressed his lips to his mouth, savoring a very long kiss, Ron’s tongue finding remnants of their combined come as a salty, but not unsatisfying flavor to their kiss.
“What about your rule?” Ron breathed after Harry pulled away, moving away to make a farewell lap at his cock.
“We were done.” Harry smiled, “I didn’t say I couldn’t kiss you after we finished…just not while we were having sex.”
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 12 Jul 2007, 10:02
OK....

So, back to tattoos? Cool.

A friend of mine is writing a Player's Handbook to his homebrew D&D setting for his Master's Thesis, and he has two tattoos of things from that. Both are really cool designs. He's artistic, though... I have another friend who worked for Invisible Children this last year and he got Africa tattooed on his arm, with some tribal symbol from Uganda. It's neat.

I've been wanting to get my family's coat of arms for a while now. Something like this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v515/RobbieOC/QC/Leftwich_Shield_Big.gif)

But maybe a little more personalized, and without the name (which somehow makes it more personalized... go figure). I'm thinking on the right shoulder. But it will be a while, since I don't have money (which seems to be a running theme in this thread).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: supersheep on 12 Jul 2007, 10:05
You can get a Master's in D&D?

THIS IS WHY THE EARTH IS FUCKED PEOPLE.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 12 Jul 2007, 10:07
Dude, I know a girl with a Ph.D in Hardcore as a Life-style. D&D is nothing.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: RobbieOC on 12 Jul 2007, 10:31
You can get a Master's in D&D?

THIS IS WHY THE EARTH IS FUCKED PEOPLE.

ActuallyUnfortunately, it's a Master's in creative writing. I'll get back to you in two years as to whether or not he actually finished the project.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 12 Jul 2007, 14:09
all of the -real- Potter Fans out there
Quote
(A selection of my fiction)
...Just because I write slash doesn't mean I'm not a real fan. Pfft.

Anyway, Sophie, thanks, I like my Dark Mark too. So far, people are mixed about it. Some people really like it, some people are kind of 'eh', about it (a friend of the family said she didn't like it just 'cause she's not very fond of snakes...), but whatever. I don't really care what other people think about it, so long as I like it, I guess.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: vcolin on 12 Jul 2007, 15:01
cool dark mark.  i reeeaally want a tattoo, but i have yet to find anything compelling.  that inspires me though, i like bones (shut up pervs), so i might do a skull on fire or something like that. 

other idea is doing a fractal generated from my birth date or name.  mandelbrot sets are quite pretty. 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: fish across face on 12 Jul 2007, 18:29
I know I've got a kids' book tat, but I do worry that pulp culture referencing tats will be the ones people regret the most quickly.  I chose mine (somewhere upthread, from Where The Wild Things Are) because I'd liked the book for at least 20 years at the time, so I was pretty convinced of its coolness level in my mind.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 12 Jul 2007, 21:05
Well, I know my Dark Mark may come back to bite me in the ass one day, but was I wasn't obsessive compulsive over the series for like 6 years to not have something to show from it. I pretty much literally grew up with Harry, so my Dark Mark is my way of saying thanks to J.K. Rowling for being so awesome, and to Mary GrandPre for her fantastic illustrations.
I can't wait to get more X-Men/Comic book related tattoos --a homage to the greatness that is Stan Lee.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 30 Jul 2007, 19:57
I got my first ever tattoos on Saturday. Hooray!

So, to lighten my shitty days, pictures:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/0bsessions/My%20Pictures/Tattoo/P7300002-1.jpg)

This was the second one I got, a basic Celtic Knot on my upper left arm. I plan to get a knot band around the bicep and knot work leading up to it. Probably gonna get the band next month and then wait until the Boston Tattoo Convention in September to get the additional knotwork. Also, don't ask me why it's showing up kinda yellow, must be the camera.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/0bsessions/My%20Pictures/Tattoo/P7300004-1.jpg)

And a Phoenix on my right calf. A bit cliched in the slightly tribal feel, but I've wanted it since I was thirteen.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 04 Aug 2007, 23:47
There are two tattoo places up the street from my new house, and my new job is right across the street from one. This obviously means I need to get a tattoo. But I have don't know what to get. My options are this awesome octopus picture that one of the artists at one of the shops drew from me, which is pretty big and would cover most of the top of my back, or one of these:

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/mouse1.jpg)
Which would be smaller than this picture, and not include the sidetable. I'd probably get this on my back near my shoulder.(Which would mean no octopus tattoo there. :( )

Or this one:
(http://a266.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/42/l_15900e7739a21fb6845600bf9bae8b29.jpg)
Which would also get a bit shrunken, and go on the back of my neck.



Which one should I pick???
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 05 Aug 2007, 00:24
I love the sleeping dino. My pillows rarely survive the nightly massacre .
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 05 Aug 2007, 19:56
2nd cutest tattoos ever (behind mine!)

I like the dancing dinosaur because it's a dancing(!!!) dinosaur. And it is slightly more adorable. (But really get both cuz they're rad)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Faker on 06 Aug 2007, 20:05
I deleted my comment when i realized i was quoting a post nearly 2 years old... this is what happens when threads get bumped!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: anij on 07 Aug 2007, 01:09
Huzzah. Tatoos.
I got ma a kanji symbol thing. Means 'Invincible'.
I'd post it, but about a week after I got it, Weird stuff happened to it, and it looks like crap. Holes and whatnot.  :cry:
So yeah.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 07 Aug 2007, 05:45
I get the feeling you pulled the peeling and scabbing off. That stuff's normal and you should absolutely not fuck with it. I put on A&D for the first three days until mine started peeling and then moved on to scentless moisturizing lotion. If you pull the peeling skin or pick off the scabs, you'll ruin the linework. Most artists should point this out to you straight away, especially if it's your first.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 08 Aug 2007, 10:01
Chances are, you just need a touch-up.
My Dark Mark didn't heal right, so once it's stopped being so damn dry and crap, I've got to make an appointment to get a couple of spots fixed, but it still looks good. I get a lot of comments on both of my tattoos at work...silly Wisconsin hicks who don't recognize Rogue as an actual entity, but just as a pretty lady...::le sigh::
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: anij on 09 Aug 2007, 13:49
Nuh uh. I dint touch the damn thing. Bloody boil-type things popped up and it was gross and disgusting. Not to mention painful. I wont go into the details but suffice it to say, me arm looks like the surface of the moon.
Me not likey at all. I threw burnt toast at that bastard artist.  :|
 :police:
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 09 Aug 2007, 13:53
By didn't touch it, do you mean didn't touch it at all? That sounds like a potential infection. It does require some major aftercare.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: anij on 09 Aug 2007, 14:03
Well I looked at it in the mirror a bit 'coz it looked smexy. I dint let anything touch it. Didn't even have a shower for a couple days. (My girl did NOT like that)
It still got horrible and now Ive got weird red crater thingys on the arm.
Dunno what to do much. Tats all fucked up and weird. Damn dermatologist guys don't know shit. They gave me a cram that DOSENT work.

Doctors. Pshaw.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 09 Aug 2007, 14:06
I think not showering was possibly a bad move. You're supposed to blast them with really hot water, not let any products touch it, and then coat it in whatever aftercare cream the artist gave you. Think about it, a tattoo is a fresh wound. Not washing a fresh wound is going to cause infection.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: anij on 09 Aug 2007, 14:16
O.o  :-o Wow. Now that just cooks my goose. Fuck. The tattoo guy TOLD me not to touch it wif water....
I hates him. Ima gonna throw some stuff at him tomorrow as I pass his house. Something of the egg variety. :|
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 09 Aug 2007, 14:25
Surely if you were old enough to get a tattoo you would have grown out of that 'cute' speech impediment.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: anij on 09 Aug 2007, 14:33
I...I...I don't know what that means. But alright.  :-D
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 09 Aug 2007, 14:38
smexy...dint...wif...hates...Ima gonna...

It means that is really annoying.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: anij on 09 Aug 2007, 14:44
Oh. Right. I never really grew up properly. I slip sometimes.  :cry:
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 09 Aug 2007, 15:26
http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/Tattoo_FAQ

It's user updated, being wiki style and all, but it's 99% good advice.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Oli on 09 Aug 2007, 15:28
Oh. Right. I never really grew up properly. I slip sometimes.  :cry:

(http://www.peteykins.com/sparklepony/PeterPan.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: pen on 09 Aug 2007, 15:55
i got these ones a few years back... the kanji means "earth" and is on my right hip, and the G clef is on my left shoulder
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa210/blushingsapphire/hip.jpg?t=1186700016)
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa210/blushingsapphire/shoulder.jpg?t=1186700116)

they're slightly faded, but i still like 'em.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 10 Aug 2007, 03:12
My brother is currently designing me my first tattoo.  There's a song called Catacomb Kittens by Cinema Strange (no this is not going to be a band tattoo, that would be dumb) about a brother and sister who run away from home and go and hide in the catacombs.  But the water comes up and although the sister trys to sacrafice herself to save her brother he won't leave her and they drown together.  morbid no?  Anyway, because my brother and I are so close we often call ourselves the Catacomb Kittens.

So he's making me one with two kitties with linking tails and sewer grates and bats and Catacomb Kittens written on it.  I have only seen his prelim sketch but it's going to be great.  I'm going to get it on my upper arm.

After I gauge my pain tolerance to tattoos with that one, I plan to get a much more complicated evil Alice in Winderland tattoo, with poison tea cups tipping onto Alice with an umbrella and the cat and the rabbit at her feet.  I plan to commission my favourite artist to do that.  For my other upper arm.  I love love Alice in Wonderland.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Caiphana on 10 Aug 2007, 12:23
I really want a tattoo, and I've been thinking about it for a long time. Ideally, I'd like to get a full piece on my upper/mid back, probably wrapping around to my sides with a japanese motif (definitely a koi or two)...

The only problem is that I like giving blood. And I can't donate for a YEAR after getting a tattoo. And a piece like the one I want would take quite a few sessions over a couple months, so it would be quite a while before I could give my lifeforce away to the Red Cross again. Stupid Red Cross. I'd make my artist use new needles and all that jazz, but they don't care. BAH.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Aug 2007, 12:35
Well, as a little bit of hope, the Red Cross is slowly changing their opinion n the matter. I know I've gone to a coupe that simply asked me if I had the tattoo done in a clean and sterile environment by a professional artist. I mean, it's no guarantee, but they do at least recognize that tattoos and piercings are getting more popular and that it's not quite the disease festering profession that they used to think it was.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Caiphana on 10 Aug 2007, 12:46
Really? That would be awesome. Well, I'm going on Saturday, so I'll ask them.

Besides, I've had all my Hep shots. You'd think that'd be enough, since that's the big one they worry about these days.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Kylos on 13 Aug 2007, 17:21
(http://www.freewebs.com/sheslikefire/tattoo.jpg)
That's what i want, although I want it to be legible.

I have no idea where to get it... Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 13 Aug 2007, 19:11
I vote for the inside of your wrist, or along the side of your ribs maybe 4-5 inches below your armpit
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 14 Aug 2007, 05:48
Actually, I've had a similar idea. As far as location, I'd recommend the back of your left calf. If you look at a lot of toys you may've had as a kid, that's about the most common spot they put the copyright info (There or the bottom of the foot and I doubt that'd be fun). I plan to put a copyright there, myself.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 08 Sep 2007, 17:42
(http://macmat.w.staszic.waw.pl/calvin/93/ch930919.gif)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/Photo8.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: yelley on 08 Sep 2007, 20:28
that is a very nice tattoo, kieff.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 08 Sep 2007, 20:59
Here is a better picture.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/Photo10.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 08 Sep 2007, 21:05
When I saw the Calvin and Hobbs strip I thought you got the whole page tattooed on you. Which would have been much cooler. Still a good tatt though.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: calenlass on 08 Sep 2007, 21:27
This is an excellent tat, Kieffer.

Also birds. ++
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Neuvost on 09 Sep 2007, 00:59
Not the Calvin and Hobbes tattoo I would have gone for, but awesome none the less!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 09 Sep 2007, 07:40
Awesome, Kiffer.

I still plan to get these done.

(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/2262/305sparrowgreenfinch450nt1.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 09 Sep 2007, 21:57
I've made my first payment on my tattoo. Should be getting inked in either December or January. Not the best time seasonwise but nevermind, first time I can get the artist I want.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 09 Sep 2007, 22:05
Actually, the winter is the best time to get tattoo'd. You're less likely to risk sun-exposure and ruin it while it's fresh.

I am looking into getting an '80s-retro Strom (X-Men, again...), back when she was all mohawk'd-and punked out. I am going to talk to my new artist when I go in for a touch up on Wednesday for my Dark Mark, and hopefully I'll be getting it around Christmas. I'm excited to see what he thinks. I -dreamed- that i had, so I know that I have to actually do it now. I'm sad that my old artist (That did my Rogue) moved to a shop in Madison, 'cause I would have liked for him to do all of my X-Men tattoos, but sadly I have neither the time nor money to do that kind of traveling. I'm sure that my new guy will do a great job though.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Hat on 09 Sep 2007, 23:49
QC help me out here. I am getting an achewood tattoo, but I cannot decide exactly what I want. At the moment I am thinking I probably want a Ray tattoo, because I feel any achewood character I get permanently etched into my skin will begin to seep into my personality, and I really do not need depression or to be able to move a football by puking at it (I can already do both of these things extremely well!) so Ray the party dude is where it seems to be at.

However its hard to find a full body shot of Ray with enough detail to really be able to take to a tattoo parlour. So far I am thinking of this frame:

(http://img452.imageshack.us/img452/308/yeahiw7.jpg)

But I am really wondering if theres any classic Ray poses I might be overlooking.

Although I am also thinking of a Cornelius Bear tattoo, but that might be for when I am older and set in my ways.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Sep 2007, 00:00
Actually, the winter is the best time to get tattoo'd. You're less likely to risk sun-exposure and ruin it while it's fresh.


Rizzo lives in the Southern Hemisphere and it's heading for summer-time down here. GET WITH THE PICTURE!

Also, I ran into my tattooist today on my way home from uni and when I asked him how his skull work was he replied "Yea bro, it's sweet eh." Which I assume means good. So hopefully I can get this around my birthday. I'm thinking I should organise giving blood in the days beforehand seeing as I haven't been able to yet because of other tatts and won't be able to for another year after I get this one.

It's a shitty scan and the paper is crumpled so the dimensions don't look quite right but basically this is what I'm getting. The shading needs a shitload of work though.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/Scan20005.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 10 Sep 2007, 00:46

But I am really wondering if theres any classic Ray poses I might be overlooking.


ummm.

(http://m.assetbar.com/uua5MX23v.gif)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/bonebonebone.gif)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/bonebonebone.gif)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/bonebonebone.gif)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/bonebonebone.gif)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/bonebonebone.gif)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/bonebonebone.gif)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/bonebonebone.gif)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/bonebonebone.gif)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 10 Sep 2007, 05:59
I've gotta start saving for my next one. About four or five days ago I had a couple beers and came up with a fun plan for a half-sleeve (Which in coincidence bears similarity to both Kieffer's C & H tattoo and PQ's X-Men tattoos. I want to a page from the first comic I ever bought done on my right arm.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 10 Sep 2007, 22:28
Rizzo lives in the Southern Hemisphere and it's heading for summer-time down here. GET WITH THE PICTURE!
Not to worry though, I hate the sun and am very diligent with the sunblock plus it'll be on my ribs so probably won't see the sun anyway. Regardless, winter would have been better but you take what you can get.
Gonna give blood on Thursday :D
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: cat juggler on 16 Sep 2007, 22:11
I'm planning on getting a green lightning bolt with a black outline tattooed on my right ass cheek on my birthday. It's totally significant too!

1) Harry Potter. Okay, so I want to have sex with Daniel Radcliffe and this is my way of coping.
2) Brent Corrigan. By far my favorite porn star. He has a blue star in the spot where I'm getting my bolt.
3) I really like the color green, okay?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 16 Sep 2007, 22:31
I want an Achewood tattoo as well. I am thinking about getting this

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/app_detail_bny.gif)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Kylos on 17 Sep 2007, 07:34
I came across this and decided it needed to be put on me.
Love this guy's work. I'm still getting my copyright, but this now takes priority.
(http://www.tenpixelswide.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/Banksy.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 17 Sep 2007, 07:54
Oh man I hate Banksy.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SusurrusIgnoramus on 17 Sep 2007, 08:35
he hates you too.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: clockworkjames on 17 Sep 2007, 13:55
I kinda really really want a glock 17 on my lower back under my waistband so it looks like I am constanly packing heat.

need to get in touch with soap...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: supersheep on 17 Sep 2007, 14:00
You will enjoy the shootings you'll get, I guess? Have fun with that then!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: pilsner on 17 Sep 2007, 14:03
I'd get the boy and girl from the Gilles Tibo cover for Poe's Annabel Lee:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51B43XVM3QL._AA240_.jpg)

If I could find a tattoo artist who could tattoo water colors that is.  Upper bicep or thigh.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Darby Crashed on 17 Sep 2007, 23:19
I'm looking at getting my first tattoo, and was wondering if i'm ignorant of some complication with the design I chose; a reason it would look crummy or just in general not work out well.

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s225/VictorEssej/alicesmall.jpg)

This is what I would be going for, although obviously with a considerable amount less detail. I wouldn't want any shading or coloring, if possible; I like it as a line drawing. Would this not work? Also, this will be on my inside right bicep- any comments on the area as a placement?


also, Emaline and Hat, have you seen the notice on the Achewood frontpage about free tattoos? Its right at the top.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Blue Kitty on 17 Sep 2007, 23:39
I have been thinking about getting a tattoo, though I can't really decide what I actually want on me that I could stand after the initial novelty of it wears off.

I kind of want this since I am a big fan of Hellboy
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/eyemelt/bprd.jpg)

I really like the look of this, but I don't really want to give any one an incentive to stab me
(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/9/2007/09/weakpoint.jpg)

or maybe just get one of Captain America's shield, though I can't decide between the original or the current one.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 3Z3VH on 18 Sep 2007, 03:09
I'd get the boy and girl from the Gilles Tibo cover for Poe's Annabel Lee:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51B43XVM3QL._AA240_.jpg)

If I could find a tattoo artist who could tattoo water colors that is.  Upper bicep or thigh.

It'd be quite expensive for someone to work with all those colours.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 18 Sep 2007, 05:49
This is what I would be going for, although obviously with a considerable amount less detail. I wouldn't want any shading or coloring, if possible; I like it as a line drawing. Would this not work? Also, this will be on my inside right bicep- any comments on the area as a placement?

You don't know what will or won't work until you go talk to an artist! I lurk at the InkedNation.com fourms, and people are always asking, "Will this work", and (as they are all a bunch of artists) everyone tells them they don't know what will or won't work on you until you are standing in front of an artist with them and talking about what it is that you want.

And BK, as for wanting something after the novelity wares off, the suggestion i always hear is to pin up a picture of what you -think- you want now, somewhere you'll see it everyday (bathroom mirror, fridge, closet door, etc), and if you still like that image after 6 months, you're probably good to have it tattoo'd with no hard feelings about it later.

...These are just, you know, general things. I hang out at Inked Nation to much. I'm beginning to get kinda bitchy like them. Ack.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: pilsner on 18 Sep 2007, 06:35
It'd be quite expensive for someone to work with all those colours.

I've actually seen work done on fellow concertgoers with that level of complexity but haven't actually taken the intiative to go up to someone and ask them where they got it done.  As for expensive -- assuming those colors wouldn't fade, we're talking about a long term investment.  I wouldn't hesitate to put down some serious cash for that.  I mean, I live in Manhattan, it's not like I need to buy a car.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 18 Sep 2007, 06:42
this will be on my inside right bicep- any comments on the area as a placement?

Yeah, enjoy the session. From what I've heard, the inside of the bicep is one of the most painful spots to get a tattoo (I'm wary enough as it is about the knot band I want around my bicep and that's only going to be about an inch, inch and a half wide) . I would also generally recommend against it as, well, no one can see it there. Maybe I sound shallow, but what's the point of a tattoo in a spot no one can see? If it's of any reasonable size that people could actually identify it, it's going to be riding up almost into your armpit. The tattoo itself is nice and should be easily done, but I'd reconsider the placement if I were you.

I've actually seen work done on fellow concertgoers with that level of complexity but haven't actually taken the intiative to go up to someone and ask them where they got it done.  As for expensive -- assuming those colors wouldn't fade, we're talking about a long term investment.  I wouldn't hesitate to put down some serious cash for that.  I mean, I live in Manhattan, it's not like I need to buy a car.

"Serious cash" is an understatement. Same as with Darby, in order for it to be recognizable, it's going to have to be of decent size. Something with that much color in any decent size is going to cost you a hefty chunk of cash (I'm talking maybe in the $500+ range from what I've seen). My best recommendation is leave the city to do it. I live in Boston (Hence in a similar boat to you) and would never pay an artist in the city considering everything's more expensive.

Try hitting up some conventions. No way in Hell you'll get the whole thing done there as artists tend to want to do smaller things, but you could probably get the outline on the cheap there and then get the color as time goes on. I got my two tattoos for a combined $325 or so plus tip at a convention in Manchester, NH.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 18 Sep 2007, 07:39
this will be on my inside right bicep- any comments on the area as a placement?

Yeah, enjoy the session. From what I've heard, the inside of the bicep is one of the most painful spots to get a tattoo

Hey now...No Pain, no Gain.
Totally worth it once it's done. What's a some discomfort and obsecenitities to get some awesome artwork?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 18 Sep 2007, 07:43
I'm looking at getting my first tattoo, and was wondering if i'm ignorant of some complication with the design I chose; a reason it would look crummy or just in general not work out well.

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s225/VictorEssej/alicesmall.jpg)

This is what I would be going for, although obviously with a considerable amount less detail. I wouldn't want any shading or coloring, if possible; I like it as a line drawing. Would this not work? Also, this will be on my inside right bicep- any comments on the area as a placement?


also, Emaline and Hat, have you seen the notice on the Achewood frontpage about free tattoos? Its right at the top.


This would be a good tattoo, but like everyone said, it'll need to be huge to capture any detail. And it'll be pricey as fuck. And the inner bicep doesn't actually hurt that bad, thats where mine is, but the first two minutes do sting a bit.

I think it'd be a good rib piece, a good back piece, but it's way too big for a bicep.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 18 Sep 2007, 07:52
Have the mushroom coming out of your navel.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 18 Sep 2007, 07:53
I've been trying to rework my skull tatt and I think I'd rather go for something more realistic. Like this but without the words or anything.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/skull-anatomy.jpg)

Also it would just be black and white (and shading I guess)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 3Z3VH on 18 Sep 2007, 09:27
Is anyone here an artist, or perhaps live with a Tattoo artist ?  I was curious because I was wondering how they REALLY feel about people who bring in a temporary tattoo stencil, basically leaving the artist with no creative insight to the piece.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 18 Sep 2007, 09:48
Man, if an artist is not willing to do a piece exactly how you want it done, you shouldn't even be getting work done by them.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 3Z3VH on 18 Sep 2007, 09:55
I was just curious how it made them feel to not have any part in the design.  I am sure most would do it, but I was wondering if the artists have any sort of creativity ego they have to maintain.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 18 Sep 2007, 10:18
Fuck the tattooist, it is a permanent piece on your skin.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 18 Sep 2007, 11:52
You have to consider that most tattoo artists bread and butter are Flash (premade tattoos such as the Sailor Jerry stuff). If you bring in something that isn't flash and/or generic tribal, that's a step up from the usual client.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 18 Sep 2007, 12:38
At the tattooing and piercing place that I usually go to there are three tattooists. Two have their own style, and if you get anything done by them, you pretty much go in expecting their work, their style. The other will do whatever you bring in. The two that have their own styles have been tattooing for years, but as far as I know the other guy is somewhat new. He'll do whatever you bring in though, and he does nice work. He is a shitty piercer though.



And Darby, I saw that, but there is no way in hell I'll be able to make it to Portland in time. Though it would be a nice vacation.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Caiphana on 18 Sep 2007, 16:11
obsecenitities
I'm not certain that's a word, but I'm using it from now on because it makes me giggle.

Yes, I'm an immature child. I am okay with this.

hehe, obseni-titties!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 18 Sep 2007, 20:04
As far as I know you've got two sorts of tattoos, stock and custom. Stock/Flash, you bring in a piece or pick it off the wall and the tattooist copies it onto your skin. Bread and butter as mentioned.
Then you've got custom. Custom is going to be more expensive and while the artist is going to try and copy whatever ideas/images you've come in with, there's going to be a certain aspect of their style or ideas to it.
That said, you probably knew that already.

I'm interested to know though, how many of the people in this thread have stock tattoos? I can't understand that myself. The way I see it is that a tattoo is a permanent icon on your body. Given that it should last your entire lifetime why would you go for an image off the wall which I would assume has no personal meaning to you? I know not all tattoos have to be deep and meaningful but surely they should at least be something you've put some soul into?
Yeah? Nah?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 18 Sep 2007, 21:46
obsecenitities
I'm not certain that's a word, but I'm using it from now on because it makes me giggle.

Yes, I'm an immature child. I am okay with this.

hehe, obseni-titties!
Yeah...I know, I can't spell and I was too lazy to look it up.
At least you got a laugh out of it thuogh. From now on, "obscenities" always needs to be said "obsen-tities"
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: pilsner on 18 Sep 2007, 23:29
obsecenitities (http://www.apache.org.ru/I%20wish%20these%20were%20brains.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 19 Sep 2007, 05:20
Riz, by those guidelines wouldn't a self-designed tattoo be considered 'flash'? If you or some artist you know drew up a design for you and you brought it in to the tattoo artist to be inked, it hardly counts as non-personal...
Where is the line drawn on this sort of thing? Is custom only when the tattoo artist has artistic control over large aspects of the design, or any piece which has been drawn up just for you?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 19 Sep 2007, 06:38
A girl in my dorm just got a tattoo on her lower back that says "Live free, love hard." This seems to me like a poor choice for something to have stuck on your forever.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: supersheep on 19 Sep 2007, 07:11
Soon to be followed by the result of her STD test.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 19 Sep 2007, 07:15
Knowing this girl, I wouldn't be surprised.

Also what makes it funnier (to me, at least) is that she's the RA on my floor.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Lines on 19 Sep 2007, 07:19
Well, we all have AIDS, so it won't be too surprising.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 19 Sep 2007, 07:51
Riz, by those guidelines wouldn't a self-designed tattoo be considered 'flash'? If you or some artist you know drew up a design for you and you brought it in to the tattoo artist to be inked, it hardly counts as non-personal...
Where is the line drawn on this sort of thing? Is custom only when the tattoo artist has artistic control over large aspects of the design, or any piece which has been drawn up just for you?

I think every artist tries to put something unique in a tattoo, even if it's a flash peice. Obviously, they get some permission first, draw it up, and show it to you before they do it. They don't want you to have the same tattoo as a million people any more then YOU want to have the same tattoo as a million people. You guys should check out the fourms on Inked Nation (http://www.inkednation.com). I think they could explain that kind of thing a lot better then any of us, who (besides having tattoos ourselves) know little about the business. Plus, the fourms there are -hilarious-.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Caiphana on 19 Sep 2007, 13:53
Those forums usually make the English major in me cry. Hard.

But yeah, they're the most fun forums to lurk in ANYWHERE. The idiots make it worth it more than anything else ("i didn't get water on my tat for like two weeks like ur not suposed to, but now it loooks infected, wut do i do?")
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 3Z3VH on 19 Sep 2007, 13:54
A girl in my dorm just got a tattoo on her lower back that says "Live free, love hard." This seems to me like a poor choice for something to have stuck on your forever.

Any time I hear about a ridiculous tattoo, I think "How would that look when the person is 80 years old ?

In this case ?  Hillarious !
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 19 Sep 2007, 14:12
That's pretty much what I thought when she showed it to me. I called it a tramp stamp and she got really offended, which I thought was really hilarious.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Caiphana on 19 Sep 2007, 14:26
When I was in high school, the "thing" to get tattooed was those nautical stars. I swear, out of the tattooed people at my school, at least half had a nautical star. I still don't get why they'd get something trendy inked on them forever. The girls liked to get like three on their lower backs. The vast majority didn't even know what the purpose of the star is. "It looks cool." aw, jeeze. *rolls eyes*
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 19 Sep 2007, 14:42
That is why all of my tattoos are going to be "original". My Dark Mark was the most "conformist" thing I've gotten, but even that had a unique spin on it, what with the colors used in it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: pilsner on 19 Sep 2007, 16:04
[img width= height=]http://www.pimpguides.com/Culture/YakuzaMoon_lg.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Darby Crashed on 20 Sep 2007, 09:21
That red slash would make a magnificent tattoo.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 20 Sep 2007, 09:58
my Copyright (c) 1985 tattoo
excellent
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 20 Sep 2007, 20:32
Riz, by those guidelines wouldn't a self-designed tattoo be considered 'flash'? If you or some artist you know drew up a design for you and you brought it in to the tattoo artist to be inked, it hardly counts as non-personal...
Where is the line drawn on this sort of thing? Is custom only when the tattoo artist has artistic control over large aspects of the design, or any piece which has been drawn up just for you?
No, flash is flash. Custom is something done by the tattooist or by some other artist (which maybe yourself). If it's something that's been created expressly for your tattoo then it's custom (to me at least) regardless of who did it. However, if it's an existing image taken off the shop wall or somewhere similar then it's stock/flash.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 10 Dec 2007, 18:27
Resurrecting the Tattoo thread again 'cause guess what guys!! I got a fuckin' awesome tattoo today!!!
(I apologize for the low quality. My artist will upload the pics he took later this week, I'm sure, and e-mail me one, until then you'll have to suffer with crappy camera phone pics --her face isn't really as...bizarre as this makes it out to look. It is rather bad ass!)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/STORMTAT2.jpg)

So, has one one else gotten any of the tattoos they've mentioned wanting previously yet, or gotten anything at all since the last resurrection?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jeph on 10 Dec 2007, 18:43
I bet that part down by the ankle hurt!

I have the art pretty much finished for my next big piece but I can't post it on the internet because people keep stealing my tattoos :(
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Runs_With_Scissors on 10 Dec 2007, 18:49
My friend (who is 17) almost has his whole of both arms covered in tattoo's. And he has stars on his legs. It's pretty amazing. And he does a lot of his own work, alongside his dad. I think since September, he's had...4 more tattoos done. I might try to take some pictures of them later... I'm still in love with this tattoo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/slightclutter/147197740/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slightclutter/147197740/)
And another one that is pretty interesting (for you zombie obsessed people)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/outbreak/1666330448/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/outbreak/1666330448/)

I like your new tattoo PQ4 it looks pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 10 Dec 2007, 18:52
people keep stealing my tattoos :(

What a bunch of bitches.

Anyway, the worst part was actually her hand that goes over onto my shin -fuuuuuuuuck. The ankle bit wasn't bad at all compared to that!

RWS: your friend is 17 and already is covered in tattoos?? Well that certainly isn't legal, now is it? Is his Dad a tattoo artist (licensed, may I add)? Either way, the guy should know better (But I'm not being preachy, this is the healing process talking. Friggin' stings...)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 10 Dec 2007, 18:56
I still plan to get these done.

(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/2262/305sparrowgreenfinch450nt1.jpg)(in black and white lines)

I should probably save up some money or something. I might wait till my birthday.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Runs_With_Scissors on 10 Dec 2007, 19:01

RWS: your friend is 17 and already is covered in tattoos?? Well that certainly isn't legal, now is it? Is his Dad a tattoo artist (licensed, may I add)? Either way, the guy should know better (But I'm not being preachy, this is the healing process talking. Friggin' stings...)

Yes, his dad is a licensed tattoo artist. And Chris (my friend) plans on carrying on the family business, he's already done some of his own tattoos (which is...you know...not very legal either). The plan is to finish his arms by the end of the year, then move onto his back. In some places, it is actually legal with parental consent to get tattoos when you are under 18, but most places (in the US) have adopted laws against it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 10 Dec 2007, 19:06
I'm pretty sure the entire U.S. is "You Must be 18", the only state holding out on tattoos all together (I believe) was Oklahoma but they changed the law last year, so we're all good to go.

I'm glad I waited until I was actually 18 to get my tattoos though. My Mom had time to warm up to the idea of them, and actually really likes them now, and I had more time to think about what I really wanted. Getting a tattoo before then just seems silly to me now.

My artist is hilarious --he was complaining a bit about some of the other artists in the area and how some of them (though they do nice work) are kind of jackasses. I am glad I go to my shop and not one of they others ;) He is so entertaining.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Chrasstor on 10 Dec 2007, 19:09
My friend got a tattoo when he was 14.

Canada is pretty awesome, minus the grueling cold winters.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 10 Dec 2007, 19:25
New Hampshire's legal age of consent for tattoos is seventeen at most. Many places will not actually tattoo anyone under eighteen, but it is, in fact, legal to tattoo a seventeen year old up there (At least last I checked when I lived up there).

Also, bitchin' tattoo, PQ. How much did that run you? I've been planning to get a half sleeve shot of a panel of Wolverine, Cable and Bishop from the first comic (Likely just black ink as well) I ever bought as a kid and I'm looking to gauge how much that's going to set me back (A lot, I'm figuring).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 10 Dec 2007, 19:32
Well, okay here's the thing: Whoever you go to isn't going to charge the same way my guy does. They shop I go to has pretty cheap prices. He doesn't go by the hour or anything, just kind of the size, the time, the whole amount of work that needs to be done, and sticks a price tag on it --Storm cost $240. My Dark Mark: $120. My Rogue: $260. But this is Small-town Wisconsin, so the pricing and the shops you go to around you will be different.  When I was looking at getting my Rogue, a lot of the other shops I went to wanted between 350-400 to do it (!!). But shop by quality, not by price.

goddamn it, I am getting preachy again.

But anyway that sounds like a totally friggin' cool idea. That's gonna look awesome. I want to get a Wolverine on the back of my other leg, but I haven't found the "right one" yet.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 10 Dec 2007, 19:52
Oh, don't worry. I know plenty in terms of how to properly price generally, I'm just doing preliminary ballparking. I do have two so far and put a good six years of research into it before even outright committing to those. I grew up in NH and will likely get everything I plan to do done there. There's so many tattoo shops in NH due to the high biker population that it's easy enough to price-watch while maintaining quality.

Here's a shot of the panel I'm planning on using for the tattoo:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/0bsessions/My%20Pictures/Tattoo/PC100004.jpg)
Though I've occasionally flip-flopped between that and the cover of the issue in question (X-Men #15).

In terms of the "right one" regarding Wolverine, I'd recommend something from John Byrne, Andy Kubert (Who did the above image) or Jim Lee. I don't think anyone's ever done as many iconic Wolverine shots as those three. What era are you looking for (Logan, classic blue and gold, brown and gold or something more modern?).

My best recommendation on what I, as someone who's been reading X-Men comics since he was eight, would recommend as the single most definitive Wolverine image would be the following (By John Byrne):
(http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/Uncanny-X-Men-132-pic1-Wolverine.jpg)

With a slight bit of modification to the image from a solid artist, you could get a nice tearing through the leg vibe and it's really one of the most absolutely iconic images of Wolverine out there.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 10 Dec 2007, 19:54
...jesus goddamn you're lucky you're a sexy man, because that tattoo would make a lesser dude basically unfuckable.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 10 Dec 2007, 20:14
Well, i am thinking something a little newer, in a black uniform (I detest the yellow and blue uniform, to be honest...), and I am looking to get something that will fit nicely on the back of my leg, similarly to how my Rogue already fits. I want them to kind of "match". Right now, I am thinking about this one (I know: hypocrisy...): http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/51949-wolverine_400.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/51949-wolverine_400.jpg) but I am kind of "eh", about it.

I am seriously considering taking in my Wolverine action figure and saying: "Do this only less Hugh Jackson!", however, that would be odd. But entertaining!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 10 Dec 2007, 20:26
You could always go for the new look they're using:

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/697/xforce1coverjn7.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 10 Dec 2007, 20:37
Ugh, how awful and lumpy and batman-esque is that?? Not a fan.

PS for fun, watch Hugh Jackman in Xmen, then immediately in Oklahoma. I had to watch a filmed version for a theater class and kept waiting for the part where he accidentally claws the hell out of Laurie mid-song:D
(http://www.lovefilm.com/lovefilm/images/products/6/3076-large.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 10 Dec 2007, 21:08
I'm pretty sure the entire U.S. is "You Must be 18", the only state holding out on tattoos all together (I believe) was Oklahoma but they changed the law last year, so we're all good to go.



Like RWS(I think...) said, in a lot of places, it is legal with parental consent. But it really does vary state to state. I know, most of the tattoo shops here wouldn't even let you in the doors if you were underage not too long ago.


Anyway, I am considering getting a number of different cephalopods, as well as a few other deep sea creatures. Maybe a squid attacking a ship or something too.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thehollow on 10 Dec 2007, 22:25
I've thought about getting a tattoo before but I haven't really decided what I want or if I really even want one. They're pretty permanent. If I were to get one, I had a couple of ideas in mind:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/thehollow/Pucela.jpg)
it's the (slightly modified) coat of arms of the city I lived in when I studied in spain a couple years ago. It's a pretty small picture, and I dunno how big it would need to be to get all the details in.


(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/7/71/180px-RossCrest.gif)
this is the Ross clan family crest, my mother's side of the family. Also, Ross is my middle name.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jeph on 10 Dec 2007, 22:48
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/0bsessions/My%20Pictures/Tattoo/PC100004.jpg)

I love that picture. It's almost every single thing I hate about comic book art condensed down into one panel.

Ridiculous generic "comic book pose" I-just-traced-this-out-of-my-own-portfolio posturing? Check.
Hidden feet, because apparently nobody working in mainstream comics can draw shoes? Check.
Arms and shoulders bigger than people's heads? Check.
POUCHES EVERYWHERE??? CHECK.

W-wolverine's still cool though, right?
   /
 :-D
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 10 Dec 2007, 23:12
Is that really Kubert? It completely looks like Liefield.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: DonInKansas on 10 Dec 2007, 23:24
Here's mine.  Sorry for the crappy photo quality.  Got it done 6 years ago; The Scorpion for my sign, and the yin-yang to balance it out, as I like to think I'm a little more level headed than your "average Scorpio."
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s207/DonInKansas/Yahoo%20Photo%20Album/b722.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 10 Dec 2007, 23:38
Sorry man, but I snickered out loud at that image. Please tell me it's not very large...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Blue Kitty on 10 Dec 2007, 23:46
Is that really Kubert? It completely looks like Liefield.

I also thought it was Liefield.  On the basis of super hero tats I kind of want to get the new Zoom tattooed on my person
(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/6317/zoomsp6.jpg)
or at the very least his red lightening bolt with the black circle
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 11 Dec 2007, 06:13
Nope, definitely Kubert. Liefeld had parted ways with Marvel to help draw all the shoulder pads for Image a few months prior to that storyline.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 11 Dec 2007, 07:17
You could always go for the new look they're using:
(Insert scary pic here)

I will definantly be passing on that one... Scaaaaary
I really like the Ultimate costumes, but not the art so much... I think it would be hilarious to Evolution-Wolverine tattoo'd on my person. I originally wanted a sketch of Rogue from the show, but then I fell in love with the cover art that I actually got.

Some day, the perfect Wolverine will fall into my lap. And it will be awesome.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 12 Dec 2007, 21:17
Made my booking today. 25th of January. Woo!
p.s. All your tattoos are ugly and badly done/crappy cameras that don't do them justice.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 13 Dec 2007, 03:42
Sorry man, but I snickered out loud at that image. Please tell me it's not very large...

Looks like that's his upper left back. So it's pretty big.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 13 Dec 2007, 09:27
:( :(
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Westrunner on 13 Dec 2007, 10:45
It's all about the significance. I have a good friend who worked at a wildlife preserve and had a life changing experience rehabilitating a melanistic leopard; aka black panther. He got a tattoo of a picture of the cat on his calf and sadly it looks like every cheesy panther tattoo people get, but for him it's huge. So I'm cool with whatever people want. Your body, scorpion or whatever.

Anyone know a good place to get decent Kanji characters for tattoos? I haven't found a good recommendation off of Hanzi Smatter and I really like the idea of Kanji; an old massive language with beautiful characters.

Either that or "999 dead bluds" across my stomach with a pic of my favorite gat underneath.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: I is Grammar on 14 Dec 2007, 14:07
Just out of curiosity, Westrunner...can you read Kanji?  I mean, as in read it well?  Because if you can't, or if the language has no significance to you, please oh god please don't get a Kanji tattoo. 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 14 Dec 2007, 19:41
A-fucking-men. I can read Kanji reasonably proficiently and I'd never consider getting a kanji tattoo.
Get an olde English one instead :P Ya know, Beowulf and what not. It's still an ancient language but at least you won't look like another Westerner with a tattoo they can't read.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Dec 2007, 19:44
Get that passage from "The Canterbury Tales" that uses the word cunt
Quote
For certeyn, olde dotard, by your leave/You shall have queynte right enough at eve . . . What aileth you to grouche thus and groan?/Is it for ye would have my queynte alone?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Westrunner on 15 Dec 2007, 15:19
Just out of curiosity, Westrunner...can you read Kanji?  I mean, as in read it well?  Because if you can't, or if the language has no significance to you, please oh god please don't get a Kanji tattoo. 

I have always really enjoyed Kanji, I think it's the most beautiful written language and I think it far superior to actually getting English tattooed on your body. For example, I have a buddy who is a serene motherfucker. He has Peaceful in Kanji in the middle of his chest, and it looks awesome. Now if he actually had the word "Peace" or "serenity" or whatever tattooed on him, in 36 point Times New Roman, I contend it would look retarded. I don't want a phrase, I just want an idea, and the world's most common language* has a universal quality I really enjoy. So it does have some significance for me. In the long run I'd actually like to have several languages Inked, but I haven't worked out how I want it done just yet.


*Including derivative languages.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Dec 2007, 20:22
My friends got me a $220 tattoo voucher for my birthday, so I'm getting this. I'm booked in for the 28th of March next year though, cos the place is really busy (although that's cos they're also really good, so I don't mind)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/geeklife.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 15 Dec 2007, 20:39
You will join me in the brotherhood. Exxxxxcellent.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 16 Dec 2007, 19:56
That's pretty awesome. I have recently thrown out my skull tatt idea on the basis that it isn't something I want on me for the rest of my life and also I will be getting better looking skulls on my forearms anyway so I don't care. But depending on how I feel about it in winter I might get this on my left shoulder.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/XMEN01.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thegreatbuddha on 17 Dec 2007, 01:35
If I were to get a professionaly-done tattoo, it would be a blue lion wearing a crown, forelegs raised sinister,over a white and blue diamond pattern, with Sentia pro factum in scrollwork underneath
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 17 Dec 2007, 06:55
That's pretty awesome. I have recently thrown out my skull tatt idea on the basis that it isn't something I want on me for the rest of my life and also I will be getting better looking skulls on my forearms anyway so I don't care. But depending on how I feel about it in winter I might get this on my left shoulder.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/XMEN01.jpg)

This would be more awesome if you just got the X and let people figure it out.

That Geek Life tattoo is fucking retarded.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 17 Dec 2007, 18:54
Should I have mentioned that I'm not actually getting the text? Because it actually is just going to be the X on my shoulder. I'm still thinking about placement though. Because when I say shoulder I actually mean like on the joint rather than on my shoulder blade or on my upper arm.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Blue Kitty on 17 Dec 2007, 19:33
That Geek Life tattoo is fucking retarded.


refresh my memory, someone already did it and posted it on this forum right?  I remember staring at a picture of someones belly that made me want to vomit, whether or not there was a Geek Life tattoo eludes me
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 17 Dec 2007, 19:51
You might be talking about mine.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/TattooPic2.jpg)
Posted it a while back.

I swear showering was all kinds of awkward due to the shaved torso. It felt like I was molesting a 13 year old boy every time i washed.

Edit: Jesus Christ on a stick that's much larger than I anticipated.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 17 Dec 2007, 20:49
Man that really is a really bad tattoo.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jeph on 17 Dec 2007, 21:01
I am sorry but unless Japanese is your native tongue or you can at least read/speak it comfortably getting a kanji tattoo is retarded

Getting the kanji for "peaceful" tattooed on your chest is THE SAME THING as getting "peaceful" in 32pt Times New Roman. Only it's in a language you can't read. It's not deeper, or more artistic, or a celebration of another culture, or anything. IT'S A WORD ON YOUR BODY. If it means so much to you it shouldn't matter what language it's in, so why not get it done in a language you can actually read?

I would actually have mad respect for a dude with "PEACEFUL" tattooed across his chest in like 240pt gangbanger font.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ruyi on 17 Dec 2007, 21:09
Just out of curiosity, Westrunner...can you read Kanji?  I mean, as in read it well?  Because if you can't, or if the language has no significance to you, please oh god please don't get a Kanji tattoo. 

I have always really enjoyed Kanji, I think it's the most beautiful written language and I think it far superior to actually getting English tattooed on your body. For example, I have a buddy who is a serene motherfucker. He has Peaceful in Kanji in the middle of his chest, and it looks awesome. Now if he actually had the word "Peace" or "serenity" or whatever tattooed on him, in 36 point Times New Roman, I contend it would look retarded. I don't want a phrase, I just want an idea, and the world's most common language* has a universal quality I really enjoy. So it does have some significance for me. In the long run I'd actually like to have several languages Inked, but I haven't worked out how I want it done just yet.


*Including derivative languages.

kanji is not a language, nor does it have anything derivative of it. it is a script derived from sinographs.

also, you shouldn't be making a distinction between phrase and idea.

you are romanticizing kanji, and that is what is retarded. there is nothing about kanji that is superior or more beautiful than the latin alphabet.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 17 Dec 2007, 21:13
Man that really is a really bad tattoo.

Why thank you!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: dr.sangaygupta on 17 Dec 2007, 21:34
I think one of the coolest tattoos was of a figure no bigger than 2 inches cutting the hair off of my co-workers hair on his chest witha push mower. he'd always shave the little patch into the spot where the little guy was.(I lifeguard, so I'd see this on a fairly regular basis.).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ruyi on 17 Dec 2007, 21:35
Anyone know a good place to get decent Kanji characters for tattoos? I haven't found a good recommendation off of Hanzi Smatter and I really like the idea of Kanji; an old massive language with beautiful characters.

how can you read hanzi smatter and still describe kanji that way?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 17 Dec 2007, 21:44
I am going to get a full back tattoo of Ruyi.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ruyi on 17 Dec 2007, 21:51
let me type it out for you


Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 17 Dec 2007, 21:58
No I meant like a portrait (http://blog.wired.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/15/noregrets_zombie.jpg).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: est on 17 Dec 2007, 21:59
I am going to get a full-face tattoo of Roo's face.

It'll be totally sweet.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: calenlass on 17 Dec 2007, 21:59
I was thinking about getting a tattoo on my inner thigh, maybe.

On a completely and utterly unrelated note, Roo how do you write "Here, Ruyi! Right here!"
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jeph on 17 Dec 2007, 22:02
come on Ruyi we all know that is the kanji for 'tiny penis'

don't be a jerk
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jeph on 17 Dec 2007, 22:03
I was thinking about getting a tattoo on my inner thigh, maybe.

maybe an arrow

or some landing lights

or "insert tab A into slot B"

what i am saying is that you get it on
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ruyi on 17 Dec 2007, 22:08
come on Ruyi we all know that is the kanji for 'tiny penis'

don't be a jerk

hey now, do not insult the name my mother gave me. in my oriental culture, 'tiny penis' represents fortune/dragons/jade/jade dragons.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: est on 17 Dec 2007, 22:21
The face will be smiling
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jeph on 17 Dec 2007, 22:56
i will get a kanji tattoo that reads "jade penis dragon fortune"

    story of my life!
      /
   :-D
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: calenlass on 17 Dec 2007, 23:01
Jeph are you calling me a whore?




I am not a whore. No one has paid me in over a week.

God.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 17 Dec 2007, 23:42
I say we all get gang tattoos together in Toronto.
The tattoos will all be of roo.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 17 Dec 2007, 23:55
I would actually have mad respect for a dude with "PEACEFUL" tattooed across his chest in like 240pt gangbanger font.
How about a tattoo across your forehead that says "Poor Impulse Control" like the dude in Snowcrash?

No I meant like a portrait (http://blog.wired.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/15/noregrets_zombie.jpg).
That filename is amazing.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jeph on 18 Dec 2007, 00:00
Yeah that would be awesome too, but only if the dude is a huge Inuit who makes knives out of plate glass.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Westrunner on 18 Dec 2007, 07:56
also, you shouldn't be making a distinction between phrase and idea.
I think you mean a phrase and an idea, or the concepts thereof, but either way I enjoy the distinction and find it relevant. Should I find it necessary or pleasing I reserve the right to contrast duck-billed playpii to the concept of zero and so on and so forth.
you are romanticizing kanji, and that is what is retarded. there is nothing about kanji that is superior or more beautiful than the latin alphabet.
It's a subjective preference. I'm not romanticizing it, I just happen to really enjoy the script. What I find severely retarded, like a GAF of 22 retarded, is the idea that other people should be telling me what to like in a tattoo I'm considering. But you're welcome to your opinion.

The good side is this has forced me to do a bit of research, and now I think I'm going to go for written Mandarin Chinese.

Anyways, I think some Zombie accents would be appropriate on that lovely portrait of the dead bride. Maybe that was the look he was going for.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 18 Dec 2007, 08:46
I'll be honest and say that I think that getting a tattoo of a word or phrase in a language you can't read or speak is a little silly. I don't think I've seen any Chinese guys with Serenity tattooed on their chest in English so I really don't see the appeal of a white guy getting it in Chinese characters (however I also don't really agree with the view that a thing should only be accessible to a person from the culture that thing came from). If the only reason for getting it in that particular language is because you think it looks "pretty" or "cool" then I think you should have a think about why you are getting it, what it actually means to you and whether you are prepared for people thinking it is a dumb tattoo that you more or less will have to continuously explain for the rest of your life.

That said, I also think that if someone wants to get that tattoo then at worst I will just judge them silently. Afterall, I have the logo of my band tattooed on my chest. It is largely meaningless outside of the actual band members and in all honesty will probably not last (the band, not the tattoo). I also have the logo of the film The Dark Crystal on my back, partly because it's a really nice symbol for balance, partly because it is also a really nice design that I was completely obsessed with.

Basically what I am saying in a really badly worded, rambling kind of way is that Westrunner, if you want to get a kanji tattoo or a Mandarin Character tattoo then go for your life but really, if the word or phrase or whatever is really important to you, it might be more meaningful if you can understand it and not just know what it is says (i.e.: be able to read and comprehend it).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 18 Dec 2007, 08:55
Quote from: Westrunner link=topic=7913.msg577765#msg577765
What I find severely retarded, like a GAF of 22 retarded, is the idea that other people should be telling me what to like in a tattoo I'm considering. But you're welcome to your opinion.

Fair enough, because I find stupid fucking tattoos completely retarded.

We are just trying, as a forum, to keep you from getting a retarded tattoo and becoming a complete dude-bro.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thehollow on 18 Dec 2007, 09:57
a complete dude-bro.

I think this is the first time I've ever seen this term, but am now wondering how I lived without it. Many a time have I wished to effectively insult such a person, but thus far the best I could come up with was douchebag, which has become tired and old. I must thank you for expanding my vocabulary.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 18 Dec 2007, 10:43
Westrunner, if you'd read any of the pages concerning tattoos on this forum before mentioning your plans, you would have completely expected this sort of response.
Maybe you read them and wanted the chance to yell about opinions for a while, or maybe you chose to post blindly, ignorant of the culture of the medium- a mindset your tattoo will represent wonderfully.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Westrunner on 18 Dec 2007, 10:47
Indeed, added to mine as well. I think here in the south-west I might use the variant "dude-bra", although that does sound like something else entirely.

I totally share your opinion of most Chinese character tattoos. They reek of someone walking into a tat shop and pointing at the wall and going "that one. The one that means 'douche'" Right up there with black panthers, pixies, dragons, dolphins, and your current significant other's name, they generally make for terrible tattoos. The reason I'm really gung-ho on this is I have done some serious studies into buddhism, buddhist mysticism, eastern religions, tao etc... and have developed deep personal significance with many of the meanings of "qi" or "chee" as it is often pronounced. It's a fairly amorphous idea that means different things to different cultures but I like what it does for me, it's one of the only paradigms I've kept around for over a decade, and I just don't see bastardizing it into english. The only reason I don't have it right now is probably for a lot of similar reasons, I don't want to be that tat guy with the retarded asian tattoo he doesn't know anything about, but I've thought about it forever and come to the conclusion "fuck it, I'm just not into other people's opinions that much."

I mean there's english equivalents, kinda, I guess I could have "spiritus" or "ka" done, but it just wouldn't mean the same thing, not to me.

Opinions? Thoughts?

Add: Nah, I knew the tolerance and general opinion, I didn't want to yell or whatever, I just expected to be called retarded and maybe be sent to a site with decent translation resources. I've found one since. I fully expected a less than friendly dialog to unfold. Just a little more hostile than I initially expected, but not completely surprising. Again, it's not like I don't see where you guys are coming from on this.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 18 Dec 2007, 10:57
That is relatively respectable reasoning, but if you'll feel like a moron getting it done, don't want to bastardize the purity of the idea, and it really has significance to you, why get it tattooed? I am very much an advocate of tattoos with personal meaning, but maybe this is a concept which needs to stay spiritual for you rather than cheapening it with the troubles concerning turning it into body art.
If you want the tattoo itself to share the deep sense of meaning the idea does, maybe you should work it into a larger self-development plan. Save your money, and take a solo backpacking trip in southeast asia. Get your tattoo done there, as a symbol of the physical manifestation of its importance to your life.
Doesn't that sound better than trying desperately to convince a tattoo guy in a stateside tattoo shop that reallyreally, you're not like those other douchbags with tattoos they can't read? That yours actually means something? Prove it, do something meaningful with this.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Westrunner on 18 Dec 2007, 11:12
I'm with you on the backpacking tour of Asia. In fact, I think it's something I'd like to do over and over again. And I'm not against getting it done there (a great idea indeed), but I think the problem isn't my own personal opinions (I've come to terms with this) it's the outward visual appearance of the character. If the tattoo looks exactly like dude-bro tattoos it's going to elicit the same response wherever, again, something I'm cool with, but I wouldn't mind the removal of the general association. What I've been looking into lately is a stylized version of the character that doesn't look like an eastern script. I don't really care if anyone else gets what it means, that's kind of the point of it; I'd be cooler with something that looks different than the standard text because I identify the concept as more my own than any particular version.

That, or I am just going to go with whatever this guy decides: http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,18441.0.html
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 18 Dec 2007, 11:54
I wish I could remember the reaction of whoever I told on another forum that the kanji for 'chi' is basically a drawing of steam escaping from a pot of rice.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Westrunner on 18 Dec 2007, 12:27
Which one? My big problem is that there are more images than I know of for the different versions of qi. Traditional, Simplified, Hanja, Hangul, Thai, Shinjitai...

Makes sense though, apparently the etymology of the word comes from the steam rising from rice. Later evolving into a word for air, the soul, energy, breath, breathing, life-force, etc.... depending on the culture.

Ah, on Wikipedia it looks like the original chinese pictogram is the one you're referring to. The modern version omits the "rice."
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 18 Dec 2007, 13:16
Guys, I am going to get a tattoo of the kanji for "left" on my right hand and the kanji for "milk" on my left.


I am going to tell people they mean "peace" and "destiny".


I am going to have a good laugh just to myself.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: fatty on 19 Dec 2007, 02:58
THERE ARE 6 600 000 000 PEOPLE ON EARTH.

I KNOW YOU WANT SOMETHING OF PERSONAL SIGNIFICANCE BUT THERE ARE ONLY 47,035 CHINESE CHARACTERS.

And do note that the "ancient" kanji characters are Chinese characters, adopted by the japanese.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 19 Dec 2007, 11:15
(http://www.hamsexy.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/chinese-tattoo.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SonofZ3 on 19 Dec 2007, 13:21
Although I completely agree with the sentiment that you shouldn't get something written on you in a different language if you don't want it on you in your own, I do think there are some exceptions. All languages have words and phrases that have special importance, and they generally lose something in translation. Whether or not someone outside of that given culture can truly relate is another topic. The easiest examples I can think of are Bushido and Seppuku. I don't think, being an American that won't like likely ever get a chance to spend any large amount of time in Japan, that I'll ever understand to the fullest either of those concepts. Bushido, in english, would be something close to warrior code, but obviously something is lost in that translation, as the two words do not cause the same ideas and response. I guess what I'm basically trying to say is that some things, to be properly expressed, should be left in their original language and characters, in which case foreign language tattoos might be acceptable.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: costacide on 20 Dec 2007, 11:51
The best tattoos don't really mean anything.

Though in all seriousness...we've all seen alot of shitty tattoos, no doubt.  And I don't necessarily mean badly-done, just vaguely stupid ones that are chock-loaded with cliches and no real meaning beyond "this is for my bro who TOTALLY sketched this original design back in 8th grade and wanted to get it before he died in a drunk driving accident that he caused doing 110 while drunk on stolen Jager in his dad's car".  Most of them I ended up watching on those kinda dumb "Miami Ink"-style shows (man, God bless cable TV). 

I guess my main "beef" is with people trying to associate these incredibly deep but really stupid-sounding and not entirely sincere, but they just don't want to sound stupid saying "I thought it looked really pretty".  Which is, to me at least, a perfectly acceptable reason.  I mean, we're all adults here and well-meaning or semi-dickish jokes to each other come with the territory of sharing information about ourselves, including tattoos.

I got this a few years ago;

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/theDomestic/tat.jpg)

It's from a collage that was in an issue of TransWorld Skateboarding I read when I was like 14.  There really isn't much meaning beyond that it's a cool saying from a cool little piece of art I saved for years just because I liked it and it vaguely reminded me of the style of an artist I dig, Scott Sinclair (SINC).  I'd like more if I can stop being so lazy, and they'll probably not necessarily always mean something, I'll just think it's a cool piece of art I somehow connect with and want to wear on my skin.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 20 Dec 2007, 19:11
I'm sort of with you. Mine, way back in this thread, was because I found the image compelling enough to somehow make me do a double-take when I first saw it. It's like it punched me in the gut and said "Brittany! Look at me Brittany! Somehow I seem important to you even though I am just a creepy-assed monster! Put me on your skin permanently!" and I says I says "lol ok".
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Dec 2007, 19:53
My personal tattoo philosophy is to make the first one you get all significant and deep and shit, and then after that you're free to get a bunch of dumb tattoos. I think people are way too worried about what they're gonna think when they're 60 that it stops them having fun when they're young. I know I'll feel completely different in forty years time, but if I look back on my youth with no regrets, that's gonna be a big thing to regret, because it meant I didn't take risks and I didn't do stupid shit. And let's face it, stupid shit is always the most fun, right?

A lot of the concepts behind my tattoos and the tats I plan to get may be pretty dodgy, but they'll always at least be aesthetically pleasing. Plus I plan to have  so many tattoos that it'll make it hard for anything to just pop out as idiotic anyway.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SonofZ3 on 20 Dec 2007, 21:09
Heck yeah David_Dovey! If some faded body art is REALLY my biggest dissapointment in myself when i'm old then I'll consider that a damn good job. I also agree with the aesthetically pleasing thing. When the financing is available I'd like a 3/4 neo-japanese full color on the right arm of a tiger, similar to this:
[url][http://www.tattoo.ne.jp/image/sakuhin/lk/lk3.jpg/url] . Is there any deep meaning? No. I would just like it and enjoy being a peice of artwork like that.

Although I can say, looking back on before I had 6 visible tattoos, to now, I have a harder time attracting decent girls. The pierced tattooed thing absolutely makes some people think "bad boy" which means a certain type of woman approaches you in bars, and a certain type keeps their distance. I don't regret my ink and plan to get much more, but I would advise people to be aware that while people who get to know who won't judge you on them, you might lose opportunities for others to get to know you.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Dec 2007, 00:54
Yeah but the sort of women who approach you because they're into visible tattoos are fucking awesome.

Win win, I say!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 21 Dec 2007, 01:01
My next tattoo is going to be from a Chagall painting, I think. Only I can't remember the title of it and I can't find it on the internet.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 21 Dec 2007, 01:51
I would love to get some tattoos, probably all over my back, but my personal style changes so drastically every few months that I don't think I could ever find anything I'd be really happy with.
Perhaps I should start looking up some pictures and do that 'pin them up for a year and if you still like it after that time get it done' thing.
I need my septum pierced first though.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: imapiratearg on 21 Dec 2007, 05:21
I want a full-body tattoo of myself, but taller.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: mberan42 on 21 Dec 2007, 07:58
I'd get Magritte's Le fils de l'homme in full colour on my back.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thewayigroove on 21 Dec 2007, 08:41
my ink
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v256/smelly_fingers/0819071057-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v256/smelly_fingers/tattoo.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Cartilage Head on 21 Dec 2007, 08:42
 Holy wow.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: StMonkey on 21 Dec 2007, 08:43
Then.... where are the notes, since you feel the need to omit everything else in that picture, but not for the clef?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thewayigroove on 21 Dec 2007, 09:13
On my wrist. I've gotten it filled since that picture was taken:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v256/smelly_fingers/122107_12151.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 21 Dec 2007, 09:15
er um uh

thewayigroove,
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 21 Dec 2007, 09:36
Well.
I'm guessing that hurt like a sonofabitch, but wow, I think that's my favorite tattoo ever.  Great placement, great size, and the best clef on the planet.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: I is Grammar on 21 Dec 2007, 09:36
my ink

I think I'm in love.

Hey, 600 posts.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SonofZ3 on 21 Dec 2007, 10:41
Yeah but the sort of women who approach you because they're into visible tattoos are fucking awesome.

Win win, I say!

It may just be the area of the country I live in, but they tend to be shallow, insecure, and not someone you'd want to be around for more than a few weeks.

I did the whole "deep personal meaning" with my first one, the word "Ouroboros" around my lower left bicep. Funny thing about that word, I guess its the name of semi-well known band (maybe? i still haven't looked them up), but twice now I've had people assume I'm just a huge fan of that band and be like "I LOVE Ouroboros man!" and point to my arm. Both times were in gas stations so I just went with it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 21 Dec 2007, 11:40
Baby I can hit every note on your register.

Wanna come over and do a duet?

You think that's cool, wait till you see my bass clef.

Hey baby I play the tenor saxophone.
(This is the best music pickup line ever. It's because saxophone players are the best kissers)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 21 Dec 2007, 14:07
Slick, I feel faint.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thewayigroove on 21 Dec 2007, 15:53
Baby I can hit every note on your register.

Wanna come over and do a duet?

You think that's cool, wait till you see my bass clef.

Hey baby I play the tenor saxophone.
(This is the best music pickup line ever. It's because saxophone players are the best kissers)

Slick, that  just made me so glad i'm a lesbian
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Dec 2007, 18:38
(http://4loves.com/links/uploaded_images/applause-754063.jpg)

(http://www.swangathering.org/Assets/images/Photos/Applause.jpg)

(http://www.seattlechoralcompany.org/Images/applause.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: I is Grammar on 26 Dec 2007, 20:53
New tattoo!  I'm really happy with it.  It looks slightly lopsided in the picture, but it's only because I twisted my back to take it.
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b131/sutekitatakai/S7300038.jpg)

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 27 Dec 2007, 00:22
...

The sheer awesomeness of that tattoo overwhelms me.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: calenlass on 04 Jan 2008, 12:39
Is.. is that a tramp stamp?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 04 Jan 2008, 13:03
I would love to blow my load on a d20.

Fuck yes, pagebreak.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 04 Jan 2008, 13:10
Is.. is that a tramp stamp?
I'm gonna guess the back of her neck.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 04 Jan 2008, 13:38
A d20 tramp stamp surely would win!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 04 Jan 2008, 13:45
Nothing will ever beat thewayigroove's tattoo.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Lines on 04 Jan 2008, 14:45
Though her tattoos are awesome (treble clef is the best), I think when girls get F holes (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Doublebass_fhole.jpg) on their backs is the awesomest thing ever. I am seriously considering getting this as a tattoo, because not only is it aesthetically pleasing, it has personal value to me.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 04 Jan 2008, 15:02
Hers are all really cliche tattoos, actually. I respect the d20 way more.

The F holes are among the most pretentious tattoos ever.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 04 Jan 2008, 23:37
Am I the only one who finds the d20 kind of cliche as well? I've definitely met about 4 other people with nearly the exact same image, and I don't exactly run around asking Dungeons and Dragons kids to show me their tattoos.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 04 Jan 2008, 23:57
It is totally cliche. 99% of tattoo's are cliche as shit.

But at least it is cliche in kind of a cute, nerdy way that is also small and hard to see for the most part. Also this episode of Angel is about D&D! Awesome!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 04 Jan 2008, 23:57
Plus, d20, on a natural 20! Total fucking CRIT!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 05 Jan 2008, 02:21
F holes (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Doublebass_fhole.jpg)

See I would see this and think "integrals? hot" and then see the other one and think "man that is wierd". The I'd figure it out and it'd be fine again.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 05 Jan 2008, 11:13
I made a pact with an old friend that if (when) he comes out to Ontario to visit me, we're getting matching tattoos.
The tattoos will be YYR, because this is the IATA code for our home, which is built around the air base. I may have already mentioned this as being the only thing that consistently seems like something I would would like to have on my body.
The problem is, where should it go? I would consider having it on the underside of my wrist, but something better/subtler is desired.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: dr.sangaygupta on 05 Jan 2008, 14:57
While in a waterpark in New York, i saw a guy with a M.C. Esher tattoo. It was the one with the fish that turned into birds. probably the least cliched of any tattoos I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 05 Jan 2008, 16:44
You obviously don't frequent tattoo sites. If you want it for a tattoo, it's a cliche. The sooner someone wanting a tattoo knows this (placement or art wise), the sooner they can get something because they actually want it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 06 Jan 2008, 00:46
If you want it for a tattoo, it's a cliche.

Who has their fricken IATA code as a tattoo? I think I am pretty safe with that one.

I guess really anything you can think of and think that some random stranger might think of as cool will probably be cliche.

So unless your tattoo has meaning to you and only you/a specific, limited subset of people, it will be cliche.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: DonInKansas on 06 Jan 2008, 01:22
Plus, d20, on a natural 20! Total fucking CRIT!

Especially if you tatt it on the end of your dick.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: PacoSees on 06 Jan 2008, 08:11
I still have yet to see a physical tattoo of:

Bowser, on a surf board, riding a killer wave...
Breathing fire, with sunglasses...
Shredding on a double-neck guitar, with little music notes coming out of it...
All over the image of a cross, over a pot leaf...

And a huge banner that says, "Happy Birthday Rick" at the top.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: captain zoe on 06 Jan 2008, 10:02
Here's mine.  It's on the back of my neck.  I really need to get it touched up, because it faded really fast and I'm kinda pissed about that.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/dramatic_mizfit/Projects/tattoo.jpg)

I have a lot of people asking me if it's a treble clef.  Go figure. 


PS - the d20 tatt is fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Caiphana on 06 Jan 2008, 10:27
...i was going to ask you if it was supposed to be some sort of combination of a cat and a treble clef.

then i read that and just decided to say what i was going to do.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jeph on 06 Jan 2008, 12:55
Hers are all really cliche tattoos, actually. I respect the d20 way more.

The F holes are among the most pretentious tattoos ever.

If a girl has f-holes on her back

and you yank on her hair really hard while hitting it doggy-style

this is called "tuning the viola"
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 06 Jan 2008, 18:48
I still have yet to see a physical tattoo of:

Bowser, on a surf board, riding a killer wave...
Breathing fire, with sunglasses...
Shredding on a double-neck guitar, with little music notes coming out of it...
All over the image of a cross, over a pot leaf...

And a huge banner that says, "Happy Birthday Rick" at the top.


(http://www.electronicfiles.net/files/2326/bowsertattoo.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 06 Jan 2008, 19:03
He's not breathing fire.

FAIL.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jeph on 06 Jan 2008, 19:23
That is simultaneously the worst and best tattoo I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 06 Jan 2008, 19:34
crazy suggestion
pic
wtf
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thehollow on 06 Jan 2008, 20:51
http://damncoolpics.blogspot.com/2007/05/really-stupid-tattoos.html
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 06 Jan 2008, 21:06
I browsed through that site and was mostly amused.  But this is pretty much the greatest thing I have ever seen.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/stupid_tattoos_18.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 06 Jan 2008, 21:08
...I was just going to post that one.
I mean, I can't imagine what this dude does for a living, but damn, that's amazing.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 06 Jan 2008, 21:08
Man, I wonder how many times that dude's been beat up?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 06 Jan 2008, 21:28
If a girl has f-holes on her back

and you yank on her hair really hard while hitting it doggy-style

this is called "tuning the viola"

Hellooo new sig.

A guy with a bunch of face tattoos came in to the guitar shop I work at yesterday. What I don't get is, they were pretty random. Like, the way people get a bunch of small to medium-sized tattoos on their shoulder? He had that on his face. A gothic cross, some lettering, some other crap.

I felt bad.

I wonder if the Misfits face tattoo guy punched himself in the face in regret immediately after finishing the piece.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 06 Jan 2008, 21:36
It may be completely Misfits unrelated.  He may just like skeletons.

I for one think it is an amazing tattoo.  Especially at the sides where the cheekbones seem to dissapear.  I would never tattoo my face, but at least it isn't terrible workmanship.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 06 Jan 2008, 22:04
It's not misfits related. The guy is going for a full body transformation in the same vein as The Lizardman, The Enigma and the like.

http://modblog.bmezine.com/index.php?s=skullboy
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: mooface on 06 Jan 2008, 22:15
i find myself strangely attracted to skullboy :(
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 06 Jan 2008, 22:51
It is some pretty amazing art.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 06 Jan 2008, 23:01
i find myself strangely attracted to skullboy :(

The tattoo actually looks much cooler when you see it after it healed/the guy cleared up his acne.

(http://modblog.bmezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/skullboy2.jpg)

The guy's going for a full-body transformation (http://modblog.bmezine.com/2007/09/21/skull-facial-tattoo-update).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 06 Jan 2008, 23:37
I think it looks far worse in that photo, at least in the first one he gets a nice effect since the black is sharper and it looks like parts of his face are actually missing. His nose in the second one is just embarrassing, the guy needs to walk around with a black background and low lighting for the rest of his life to avoid that looking anything other than just massively silly (and even then, he'd only get to the level of 'pretty damn silly').

Could be worse though, he could be Earth Crisis face guy.

(http://i8.tinypic.com/24pvqk9.jpg)

He gets bonus points for being Dutch and having NYHC tattooed on the back of his head.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 06 Jan 2008, 23:48
I don't know. This guy is pretty bad.

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/checkers_tattoo_man_006.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 06 Jan 2008, 23:51
WHERE IS HIS CHIN!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 07 Jan 2008, 00:18
That is pretty bad, but I still reckon Earth Crisis guy wins though. He doesn't even look like good Earth Crisis (which wasn't all that good anyway), if there was ever a man who was the embodiment of their crappy nu-metal period it's Earth Crisis face guy. Just imagine that, looking in the mirror every morning and thinking about 'Slither'. At least the guy with checks on his face only has to be constantly reminded of ska bands and probably has a constant urge to pick things up.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 07 Jan 2008, 00:23
A friend of a friend got hammered and pierced his man sausage a few nights ago.

I was reminded of Puff.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 07 Jan 2008, 00:24
Yeah, but Earth Crisis guy can grow a beard and cover it up. No such chance for Checkerboard dude.






I have two penis piercing stories!


First, a friend of mine had this roommate who liked to be naked, and get drunk a lot. Dude was naked all the time, apparently. One day, while my friend and his other roommates were out, naked drunk dude got drunk and pierced his penis. My friend said they all came home, and there was the dude, sitting on the sofa, naked, blood everywhere.


Second story! Once I broke up with this kid for cheating on me. The next day, he felt the need to call me and tell me he gave himself a prince albert. A while after that, I hear that he got a pretty bad infection.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: I is Grammar on 07 Jan 2008, 00:28
Wait- Ballard, he pierced it himself?  Augh!  Oww!  That hurts my non-existent manly bits. 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 07 Jan 2008, 00:30
I'm not certain of the details but I'm pretty sure he got it pierced by a professional piercer.

(This does not salvage the situation)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Eris on 07 Jan 2008, 00:31
Isn't the Earth Crisis person a lady? I remember having that conversation before and it being determined that the person was of the female persuasion. If so, then I doubt she would be able to grow a sufficient beard.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 07 Jan 2008, 00:33
I am just having a conversation with somebody now about whether or not its a dude or a lady. Somebody clear this up.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 07 Jan 2008, 00:37
The idea I got when I first saw a photo was that it was a lady.

A bum ugly lady, but a lady nonetheless.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 07 Jan 2008, 00:46
But look at the hair line. Totally male pattern baldness.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 07 Jan 2008, 00:48
Earth Crisis guy is definitely male, I've seen a bunch of other photos people have taken of him at gigs.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Storm Rider on 07 Jan 2008, 01:34
Guys, there are two things that make me extremely uncomfortable: needles and genital mutilation. Therefore I'd prefer if everyone would stop talking about messy dick piercings. It's making me squirm just thinking about it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 07 Jan 2008, 02:35
i find myself strangely attracted to skullboy :(

Me too!  The transformation so far is pretty damn incredible.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 07 Jan 2008, 07:59
He's oddly cute in the full body pic.

Also, this tattoo is genius:

(http://bp3.blogger.com/_mmBw3uzPnJI/RkhJNE-tiTI/AAAAAAAAESo/olSomuqbF4Q/s400/stupid_tattoos_31.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: captain zoe on 07 Jan 2008, 09:33
In a slightly scary way.

I saw a guy one time who had shaved all the hair off his head, including eyebrows, and then tattooed it back on.  His eyebrows resembled flames.  It was an interesting design.  Personally I think tattoos on the face are totally fucked up, but there you go.  To each his own. 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 07 Jan 2008, 09:47
That's been a cosmetics choice recently, no?

I keep seeing women with their eyelashes, eyebrows, and even lip liner tattooed on.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 07 Jan 2008, 10:24
I think it's pretty odd to tattoo lip liner, since it actually serves a purpose being 3-d. It's intended to keep your lipstick from bleeding out and looking messy, I can't imagine a tattoo doing that very well.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 07 Jan 2008, 11:48
I never said it wasn't a really stupid idea.

(http://hometown.aol.com/kr8aface/images/donna%20fixed%20after%20lipliner.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Mazlow01 on 07 Jan 2008, 12:46
Here are all of mine. The back piece is the latest...it took 8.5 hours, one sitting. Both me and the artist were in pain by the time it was over.  The cross w/ sword was the first one i ever got. I was shocked to see someone had a phoenix that was shockingly close to mine in design already posted in this thread, I stole the design from some band(changed the head and just saw an album cover can't even remember the name of the band) but i really never expected to see it in ink on someone. Some great tattoos in this thread though.

(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s146/mazlow01/tattoos.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: captain zoe on 07 Jan 2008, 12:47
I can see the appeal behind getting permanent eyeliner, though I imagine it would hurt like hell.  You'd never have to pay to buy eyeliner again...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: pilsner on 07 Jan 2008, 13:05
Tattooed make-up is actually really common among older women who may not have the coordination or eyesight to apply make-up every morning.

[img width= height=]http://www.hardwarelogic.com/articles/blogs/Website_Reviews_and_You/MoreYouKnow.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 07 Jan 2008, 13:31
Mazlow, did the tattoo artist make fun of you for any of those?

Just wondering.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Mazlow01 on 07 Jan 2008, 14:42
ouch! No but I am happy with all of them so if someone wants to laugh, let them. 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 07 Jan 2008, 14:49
Kieffer, you must at least applaud the balls this man has, getting a tattoo that big that took that long.

I actually think it's alright as tats go.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 07 Jan 2008, 16:12
Maybe it is just the picture, but it seems like it isn't quite centered on your back...
Whatever. Excellent workmanship.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 15 Jan 2008, 18:04
I keep trying to remember the name of a french tattoo artist that I saw when perusing the magazine shelf at a borders a couple weeks ago, but I just can't seem to do it. He seemed to be known for his tattoos and drawing of wicked cartoonish women with larger than normal heads with creepy eyes, all I remember is that they looked really cool. Anyone got any idea here, or am I reaching out into thin air? I know he had a really wierd name, no standard first name/surname combo.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 15 Jan 2008, 18:30
Hmmm...which magazine was it in? You could probably see if they have a website and look him up.

In other news: I got my Storm colored!! yaaay! Pics later, after it's healed a bit. I lied, my artist uploaded his pic on his myspace, so I shamelessly stole it. yaaaaay

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/stormtatfin.gif)

I am hoping the brown will tone down in time, it really is rather dark/red looking.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 15 Jan 2008, 18:35
can't even remember the name of the magazine, and believe me, I've looked. Any major Tattoo magazine that can be found through yahoo or Google it seems, still nothing. Its a shame, he had really cool looking stuff.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: CardinalFang on 16 Jan 2008, 04:41
Is the guys name Yann? (http://www.vanishingtattoo.com/tattoos_culture.htm)

The link is the first one listed on Google when I searched on french tattoo artist cartoonish women .
Sadly I cannot check the link myself since I'm at work and the site is blocked by the fine folks in IT. (Hi guys!)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 16 Jan 2008, 04:47
(http://yourmeatismine.com/photos_site/neu6_/neu6_007.gif)

Not sure if it's Yann or not, or the artist he was looking for, but it's a fantastic site full of amazing tattoos (different styles to the one above too, similar, but different).

http://yourmeatismine.com/home.html
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: captain zoe on 16 Jan 2008, 07:08
That's Yann.  In the "daily happenings" page it mentions at the very top that he's visiting Canada. 

Some of those tattoos are amazing.  I will have to browse some more when I get back from class. 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: hannahrochelle on 16 Jan 2008, 19:51
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a286/Teh_Hanchan/tatt.jpg)

this tatt is on my right forearm, and is only about an inch long. It was my first tatt, and probably wont be my last.. I've had it for about 6 or 7 months. It didnt hurt much... outline was the most painful part, and the only reason my arm went numb was because the needle was vibrating a few skin layers above the muscle.

If you live in Melbourne, I highly recommend Danny from Ink City Tattoos in Preston (north east subbys).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 16 Jan 2008, 20:08
Hmm, not that cartoony, but those look cool. The guy I'm talking about does really high color and detailed scenes with the characters, in half and full arm sleeves and on legs.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: VisualRhetoricProject on 22 Jan 2008, 17:47
I have five tattoos, and they are all original.  Well, I cannot say I am the only person with them, but they all mean something to me.  I've been a QC fan since the beginning, and I've been itching to share my pintsize tattoo.

First to last:

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/VisualRhetoricProject/1.jpg)
1.  My best friend make this when we were in HS.  He's stationed in Japan now, and I miss the shit outta him.  It's our initials, C (and) M.  It's done in a kanji style, which I thought was fitting, since he's in Japan.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/VisualRhetoricProject/2.jpg)
2.  and 3.  I got them done together because I like symmetry.  One is a dotted 16th note (hard as hell to do staccato) and the other is a rainbow pi symbol, expressing my love for gay arithmeticians.   

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/VisualRhetoricProject/3.jpg)
4.  My sister's signature.  She has mine, too.

AND THE GRAND FINALLY:
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/VisualRhetoricProject/4.jpg)
5.  PINTSIZE!  I'll have to get it touched up again this year (I've already done it once) but it hurts less and less the more desensitized my foot gets.  The cord blew out on my toe.  That was insane.

Also:


I always wanted one on the bottom of my foot. I almost always wear striped stockings so it wouldn't be too visible. I wouldn't know what to get though. Everything would seem stupid later, so I figure I would just label it "foot" it will always be my foot.

Or maybe spirals on my elbows so I could be a cartoon.

Anything on the bottom of your foot would (1) hurt like hell, and (2) have to be re-inked in a year or more.  Palm tattoos are the same way.  And labeling your body parts seems to be pretty common in the Indy/Emo/Screamo/Bandito scene.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 22 Jan 2008, 17:57
Those are some pretty cool tattoos. I like you. My favorite might be the pi one or the pintsize one. And that signature thing is sweet too.
Just so you know, though, your buddy slipped the Mason's emblem (http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9226/familycraftgg2.png) on your back. He's not a lodge member or anything, is he?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Jan 2008, 18:05
I think it would be fun if you got a little amp tattooed on your big toe.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: VisualRhetoricProject on 22 Jan 2008, 18:07
Those are some pretty cool tattoos. I like you. My favorite might be the pi one or the pintsize one. And that signature thing is sweet too.
Just so you know, though, your buddy slipped the Mason's emblem (http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9226/familycraftgg2.png) on your back. He's not a lodge member or anything, is he?

Hah!  No.  He originally drew it in an anarchy style, since we were angsty teenagers with problems no one else in the world had.  When I sent to get some piercings, I randomly pulled out the drawing for one of the artists at the studio, he sketched it in Kanji (his specialty style) and I took my shirt off. 

I like me, too.  And I like that you like me.  LETS BE E-FRIENDS.

I think it would be fun if you got a little amp tattooed on your big toe.

It would not be fun.  The needle hit the bone as it is, and that Sir, was not fun.  I did consider getting the amp on the underside of my foot, or on the other foot, but after 4 hours, I was pretty OK with just this tattoo.

I've been considering getting Winslow on my other foot, though!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 22 Jan 2008, 18:21
I endorse the Winslow tattoo.

Also, amp on the toe idea sounds awesome. I would love to have a little marshal stack or something, with the speaker cabinet on the toe and the head on the foot proper. I guess that'd hurt too much?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: peonyandocean on 22 Jan 2008, 21:02
Are f-hole tattoos really THAT pretentious? I've toyed with the idea of getting them when I turn 18, but it's not anything set in stone. I'm bound to change my mind during the coming year, hah.

I second the endorsement on the Winslow tattoo. It'd be pretty amazing.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Jan 2008, 21:07
It would not be fun.  The needle hit the bone as it is, and that Sir, was not fun.  I did consider getting the amp on the underside of my foot, or on the other foot, but after 4 hours, I was pretty OK with just this tattoo.

I've been considering getting Winslow on my other foot, though!

Idea! Curve the cord so that when you stand with your feet together, it ends up on the other foot. Put the amp there and have Winslow jumping off of it or something! That would be ridiculously cute.

Also I am not a sir, but you're new so we will let it slide this once.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: VisualRhetoricProject on 22 Jan 2008, 21:12
DAMN ME.

Can we pretend I meant it in a military sense?  That of respect and revelry? 


I really am thinking of getting something Winslow inspired on my other foot.  You've got a great idea there.  My significant other isn't a big fan of tattoos, though, or piercings, so I think he kinda just accepts the ones I had before we started dating.  We'll see how it all pans out.  If I DO get another tattoo, it'll be something on my foot or

A MOTHER FUCKING DINOSAUR on my ribs.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 22 Jan 2008, 21:14
That,
Sir,
would reek of badassery
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 23 Jan 2008, 01:37
he sketched it in Kanji and I took my shirt off.

I was going to make a joke but it would be rude seeing as I don't know you!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: VisualRhetoricProject on 23 Jan 2008, 06:58
It was meant to sound loopy.  =)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SonofZ3 on 23 Jan 2008, 13:42
I recently got this tattooed on my left upper arm, traveling up onto my shoulder a little bit (minus the characters). It works because I love origami. I'll get a pic up once I get it colored in.
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c255/colinmorell/magician-crane.gif)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Lien. on 23 Jan 2008, 15:18
It's really interesting to see what people get on their bodies for the rest of their lives :).


I have a cat playing with flowers on my foot...


and I'm getting a "Not vegan" tattoo on my lip any day now, because lip tattoos are pointless, but hilarious! (and they don't last very long)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 23 Jan 2008, 20:06
pretty common in the Indy/Emo/Screamo/Bandito scene.

H-h-h-hold everything here. I have a scene? Is it scenic?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: VisualRhetoricProject on 23 Jan 2008, 20:10
Haha!  When I saw your user name, I knew that would came back to haunt me!  I should have just called it Indyfunklore like I always do.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: calenlass on 24 Jan 2008, 03:35
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c255/colinmorell/magician-crane.gif)

No one seems to have acknowledged this yet so I will. This is pretty excellent! I really like it. I do not know if colouring it in would be such a good idea, though. I personally like it in black and white (plus there is all that stuff about how colour doesn't always look like you think it will and is a pain to maintain and blah blah blah).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: audacity on 24 Jan 2008, 04:37
What's everyones take on shoulder wing tattoos? Yea or ney?
For those who aren't sure what I mean:
(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o73/FallenCharmedOne/1-black-angel-wings-tattoo.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 24 Jan 2008, 04:39
Those aren't very nice.

The origami one is indeed cool!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: pen on 24 Jan 2008, 04:42
Never really been a fan of wing tattoos. 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 24 Jan 2008, 04:45
Some wings look alright.
Those are not one of them.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: audacity on 24 Jan 2008, 04:48
I don't mean those exact wings, you guys.
I mean wings in general.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 24 Jan 2008, 04:52
GIS tells me the all look stupid, I don't really like the concept either.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Joim on 24 Jan 2008, 06:20
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b92/soulonfirexx/DSCN0029.jpg

Flamel Cross from Fullmetal Alchemist on the inside of my right forearm. Yes, I know, nerd.

I'd like to get it touched up, there's a couple of spots that need to get a bit cleaner. Also, I think I'd like to fill it in again, there's color missing in some parts. Other than that, I'm really happy with it.

This is a bit old post, but I was surfing the whole thread when I saw it. I've got the same tattoo more or less in the same place! I've had it since I was 17.

Even though it appears in FMA, check the original meaning and so on (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Flamel). Quite interesting history, Flamel's one!

Also, a pic of it in me:

(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/9528/flamelcrossjd1.jpg)

(Yep, it's supposed to be in that angle)

I'm thinking of making myself a new one. Can't decide between an Ouroboros Symbol or a XD in Times New Roman at the back.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 24 Jan 2008, 08:50
Interesting... I love people's nerd tattoos (as I am now a collector of them myself, I guess).

As for wings: Meh. I don't think I would ever get them, unless they were -really- cool. but I'm not OK with someone tattooing my back like that. I'm gonna be weirded enough when I get my Nightcrawler and possibly my Deathly Hallows symbol. I don't like having people people close to me, but I like my artist, so I might be OK with it. We'll see how my Deathly Hallows goes when I get that.

Speaking of my Deathly Hallows, I am thinking something along these lines:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/Deathly_Hallows_Tattoo_by_beatniksh.jpg)

But not excatly, since I don't want to steal someone's design, I found that on Deviant Art, by Beatniksh. I am goign to doodle something up later, I think.
 Placement wise, I am thinking either somewhere on my forearm (near my Dark Mark), or (and this is where i am leaning towards) on my sternum (I am pretty sure that is what that part of the chest is called, I could be wrong.) Thoughts? Comments? Insults?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: captain zoe on 24 Jan 2008, 09:33
I generally like wing tattoos, though it depends how they looks and how big and whatnot. 

As far as nerd tattoos go, I'm getting the mark of the Deathly Hallows as my next ink.  Woo!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 24 Jan 2008, 12:36
Wings are silly. I counsel against.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Lines on 24 Jan 2008, 12:48
SonofZ3, I love your tattoo. But I agree with calenlass, I think it would be better in just black outline. Do you have an idea for color?

Are f-hole tattoos really THAT pretentious? I've toyed with the idea of getting them when I turn 18, but it's not anything set in stone. I'm bound to change my mind during the coming year, hah.

If you're a stringed instrument nerd, I don't really see how they're pretentious. But then again, I'm biased, because I was an orchestra nerd, I like f-hole tattoos, and I want a tattoo that would be in a place that is both easy to show and hide, which most back tattoos are.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SonofZ3 on 24 Jan 2008, 21:04
we were just going to go with white for the sheets of paper and birds and a light blue or green for the wizard's kimono. I'm already flesh colored so I was out on a limb whether or not to do any color on the wizard's skin area. You guys do have a darn good point. The more I look at it in the mirror, the more I think black is good by itself. The way the lines are drawn ect. just doesn't seem to lend itself to color. The appt for coloring it in isn't until next friday, and if i decide not to color it in theres always other work do get done. I bet the tattoo artist wouldn't mind a chnage in plans
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thehollow on 24 Jan 2008, 21:59
I gotta agree, the black and white looks really good. Color would ruin it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 24 Jan 2008, 22:04
You could try coloring it it washable markers or something before. Obviously it wouldn't be exact, but it would certainly give a better idea of what it'd look like with color. Though I've always liked just black tattoos better than colored anyway, but that's just more when the black fades it looks slightly more badass, whereas faded color just looks crappy.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: peonyandocean on 24 Jan 2008, 22:14
If you're a stringed instrument nerd, I don't really see how they're pretentious. But then again, I'm biased, because I was an orchestra nerd, I like f-hole tattoos, and I want a tattoo that would be in a place that is both easy to show and hide, which most back tattoos are.

Well...I'm not.
I just really, really like Man Ray's Violin d'Ingres...
Which, I suppose, is has an air of pretentiousness to it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 25 Jan 2008, 04:29
You could try coloring it it washable markers or something before.

Awesome idea for anyone with tattoos.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: mooface on 25 Jan 2008, 05:47
i don't actually have any tattoos yet but i have a story to tell and i guess this is a good thread to tell it in.

there is going to be a tattoo convention in rome this may and so i've decided that i will go there to get the little prince tattoo that i have been wanting for a pretty long time.  i called up my boyfriend and told him "hey, a tattoo artist i like is going to be here this may so i am going to get that tattoo i wanted!"

however, he thought i was talking about the full back tattoo of a big rearing unicorn with rainbows and puppies in the background that i had been (jokingly) talking about, and he got really excited.  "you should do it!  that would be bad ass!  i will help you pay for it!"

well, i am not going to actually get the unicorn tattoo this may but it made me realize "hey... i could get that tattoo if i really wanted to."
and i probably will.

the end.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 25 Jan 2008, 06:21
You have to show us the designsss.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Lines on 25 Jan 2008, 06:34
Well...I'm not.
I just really, really like Man Ray's Violin d'Ingres...
Which, I suppose, is has an air of pretentiousness to it.

Then it is still a good reason, though yes, people might think you're pretentious. But you know surrealist photography, so who cares?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SonofZ3 on 25 Jan 2008, 17:54
You could try coloring it it washable markers or something before. Obviously it wouldn't be exact, but it would certainly give a better idea of what it'd look like with color. Though I've always liked just black tattoos better than colored anyway, but that's just more when the black fades it looks slightly more badass, whereas faded color just looks crappy.

That is a damn good idea, and thank you for suggesting it. Thats exactly what I'll do.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: reise on 29 Jan 2008, 21:36
I have a tattoo, it kind of looks like an anchor. :| Someone who I used to be friends with did it for me, it was a spontaneous type thing and it stands for seeing good through the bad times, nifty.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 30 Jan 2008, 15:48
Good idea/bad idea?
(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v185/129/75/505353491/n505353491_348680_8421.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 30 Jan 2008, 15:51
I don't like it at all to be honest. :/
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 30 Jan 2008, 15:53
Just to clarify, that is not me. It's a friend of mine but I just realized we look pretty similar from the angle of this photo. I can't decide whether she got an awesome tattoo or a really lame one and it's bothering me.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 30 Jan 2008, 15:56
It would have been awesomer if it would have been the red and white rocket from Tin Tin Goes To The Moon!

Overall, i find it pretty cool :)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Jan 2008, 18:56
Really, it would be a lot better if it was just one rocket.

Also the rockets remind me of the old Houston Rockets logo, but that's my problem.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 30 Jan 2008, 19:03
Not a fan of the rockets. I can't quite put my finger on it but they just seem slightly silly. On the other hand I'm getting a fucking X-Men tattoo on my shoulder so I am obviously not an authority on silly.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 30 Jan 2008, 20:33
Amanda, if it helps you, I really dig the tat. I don't know how I feel the two symmetrical rockets, but the one is quite awesome.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Neuvost on 30 Jan 2008, 21:48
One rocket would have been better, but it's still pretty cool!

Me and one of my closest buddies are planning on getting tattooed this summer. I'd get Calvin and he'd get Hobbes. I've been thinking about getting a C&H tat for a few years now, and I've loved 'em since I was seven. The only thing that worries me is the idea of having a tattoo that works best with someone else. It could stand on its own, but the full effect would be when we were together.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thehollow on 30 Jan 2008, 22:00
My cousin got a hobbes tattoo on his arm and it's pretty much awesome all by it's lonesome, no calvin needed.

His tattoo looks sorta like how hobbes looks in this image (http://morningcup.files.wordpress.com/2006/09/csketch05.jpg).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 31 Jan 2008, 09:48
Neuvost, make sure that you leave enough room for the other character if you ever want to add them. That way you don't end up with a stupid tattoo if there's a rift in your friendship somewhere down the line.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 31 Jan 2008, 09:57
That's more motivation to maintain the friendship. Shit, I feel inspired!

I'm going to get a big fat cock on my forearm for a tattoo now and see if I can get MY best friend to have a big ol' vagina on his bicep.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 31 Jan 2008, 09:59
Better yet, under the cock get one dude reaching out for a high five. Under the vagina, another dude returning it.

(I'm sorry Shane)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 31 Jan 2008, 10:13
Better yet, find a drawing of two guys with swords crossed high fiving and split in in half, each of you gets half of it done so the piece of either guy is only complete when together. That's even more awesome, right?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 31 Jan 2008, 10:50
But where ever would I find something like that, Phil?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 31 Jan 2008, 11:19
Is this a challenge? I think it is.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: bryanthelion on 31 Jan 2008, 12:00
Did anyone see that mustache tattoo on AOTS?

Thats the only tattoo that I would ever dream of getting.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 31 Jan 2008, 12:04
What the fuck is AOTS?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 31 Jan 2008, 14:42
I don't know what in the world AOTS is, but do you mean the little curly moustache tattoo people get on the side of their forefinger so they can hold it up and look silly? There was some tattoo place that would do them for free if you got another tattoo done.

 Like this
(http://cakke.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/stache11.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 31 Jan 2008, 15:03
...That is one tattoo that I fail to understand on -any- level...
Wow.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 31 Jan 2008, 15:05
I mean, it's kind of funny but you'd get so tired of it... seems drawing one would be a way better call.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 31 Jan 2008, 15:08
Check out the bmezine modblog, there are some real shitters.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 31 Jan 2008, 16:21
I mean, it's kind of funny but you'd get so tired of it... seems drawing one would be a way better call.
I think the appeal of that tattoo is that it's in an obscure spot and you forget about it, and thus it continues to be amusing every time you remember it. As in, rather than being an ass and overtly whipping out the silly fake moustache regularly, you only remember it once in a while when someone asks about it.

Course, my reasoning abilities may be impaired by the cute girl.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: sean on 31 Jan 2008, 16:26
Check out the bmezine modblog, there are some real shitters.

My god, people on that site do some fucking retarded shit.

For example, this fails completely.
(http://modblog.bmezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/leg-corset-1.jpg)

Seriously, what the fuck?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: VisualRhetoricProject on 31 Jan 2008, 16:33
That looks REALLY painful.  She looks like she should be a Suicide Girl.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 31 Jan 2008, 16:35
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/Raggedy_Anne/bmepb172133.jpg)
(http://img.myyearbook.com/zenhex/images/quiz18/88221/res21.jpg)

Basically I think it is the worst idea due to the possibility of catching the ribbon on stuff.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Alex C on 31 Jan 2008, 16:40
The possibility of rejection's pretty high with piercings like that is fairly high too. I don't give a crap one way or the other though, honestly, but yeah, I dislike even wearing stuff that snags things easily.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: VisualRhetoricProject on 31 Jan 2008, 16:50
Some piercings are just plain awkward.  I got my anti-tragus in 2006, and then my tragus in 2007, and it got to be really awkward having all that metal in the way when I needed to wear headphones or something.  I tried an orbit, but I ended up just taking my anti-tragus out.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/VisualRhetoricProject/Camera%20Whore/HPIM0669.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 31 Jan 2008, 17:09
You do realize that the ribbon (called a corset piercing) is 99% of the time a temporary piercing right?

I've only seen 2 or 3 corset pieces that were intended for permanent placing, and they don't use Captive Bead Rings in those cases, nor is the ribbon on all the time.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 31 Jan 2008, 17:21
I was reading about those on InkedNation awhile ago, and corset peircings should -never- be intended to be permant. A few days, to a month at most. Like Whipstich said, the rejection is more then likely. A lot of people like to try it just to see how it looks though.

However, I don't think I would pay a hundred+ dollars for something that I wouldn't/couldn't keep.

Also, why are we talking about peircings all of a sudden? This is the tattoo thread...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 31 Jan 2008, 17:32
I love that all the corset piercing pictures posted on this page are done with the ball closure rings, when really none of them should be. It's highly recommended that if you're getting them at all, don't use the rings because it leaves horrible scars and they lie awkwardly, so they're uncomfortable.

Anyway, back to tattoos.

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg39/Lola_B_/DaniellesWalltrimmed.jpg)

next one i plan on getting. i might have to wait a while for it, but i don't mind. it'll stay the line drawing, and will probably go from my ribcage, down my side to my hip, with other bits to add in the future.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 31 Jan 2008, 17:48
I actually think the corset piercings look pretty cool in that cringe-worthy ick sort of way. I'm glad to hear they're intended to be temporary though, because my first thought was "urg, when she gets old and fat, things are going to to WRONG"
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: VisualRhetoricProject on 31 Jan 2008, 17:50
Hah!  Luckily, with piercings, they can be removed a lot easier than tattoos.  I think that's why they are so common.  As for the lady tat above, it looks huge, and I'll race you to the tattooing on the rips, because I AM GETTING A MOTHER FUCKING DINOSAUR!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 31 Jan 2008, 17:50
Semi-Permanent is the best you can do, but I have seen a Corset that lasted for 3+ years last time i checked. Not sure if she still has it or not, but even then it was using Surface Bars, and she knows that at some point it WILL reject.

You also have to remember that it's not always just about how it looks. In many of the cases it's Play Piercing and Body Ritual.

Chastising something like that when you don't even know the slightest basic thing about it, such as the fact it's temporary, is pretty damn silly.

But yeah, tattoos!

Silly tattoos like the Finger Stache are actually some of my favorite kinds. People don't seem to understand that a tattoo doesn't have to be serious and meaningful all the time and it's great to see people get joke tat's.

http://modblog.bmezine.com/2006/07/04/punny-tattoo/

That one for example, I think is downright groan worthy hilarious.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 31 Jan 2008, 17:58
The thing about the finger 'stache is that it's a FAD, tons of people in Boston and probably other areas have them. And that's kind of lame.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 31 Jan 2008, 18:03
Even if it's a fad (and obviously it is, there's tons of them around everywhere), if you like the joke and you don't mind a visible tat, then what's the problem?

I'm just not a big fan of the "Other people have it, so it sucks" mentality.

You also have to consider that for someone who is willing to get a visible joke tattoo, do they really care?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thehollow on 31 Jan 2008, 18:05
I just can't think of anything that's funny/silly enough that it would still be funny years down the road. Once the novelty wears off, I'd just be asking myself, "why the fuck did I get this?"
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 31 Jan 2008, 18:12
Honestly, sometimes it doesn't matter if you find it funny years and years down the road.

I expect my tattoo to eventually lose the general "giggle" effect it gives me when I see it (going on 3 years now), but it's still very much a good representation of my silly sense of humor and my interest.

Also the bonus of having a tattoo that small, it's easily covered by better ink if you ever do get sick of it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 31 Jan 2008, 18:48
I'll race you to the tattooing on the rips, because I AM GETTING A MOTHER FUCKING DINOSAUR!
Already beat you both. Got my ribs tattooed on Tuesday.
Will post pics soon.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 31 Jan 2008, 18:57
You may have beat her on time, but did you beat her on awesomeness? I mean dude, a dinosaur.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 31 Jan 2008, 19:00
There was some tattoo place that would do them for free if you got another tattoo done.

WHERE
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 31 Jan 2008, 19:32
Guys, funny/silly tattoos are awesome.

I figure I've mentioned it already, but if I can get it done cheap enough, I plan to get the Death Star tattooed on my ass. Being able to drop trow and yell "That's no moon...that's a space station" would never get old to me. Plus, it being on my ass, it would be unnoticeable except when making the joke, so there's really no worry about getting sick of it. The only person who'd see it routinely would be whoever I'm sleeping with and I simply will not sleep with a girl who didn't chuckle at that.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 31 Jan 2008, 19:41
Jon, I think I love you.

In a totally manly platonic way.

With my penis.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 31 Jan 2008, 19:44
You may have beat her on time, but did you beat her on awesomeness? I mean dude, a dinosaur.
Yes I like to think I have. See I have electrons travelling through liquid hydrogen in a magnetic field running up my side...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 31 Jan 2008, 19:55
I plan to get the Death Star tattooed on my ass. Being able to drop trow and yell "That's no moon...that's a space station" would never get old to me.
To keep things fresh, you could occasionally mix it up by yelling "Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational battle station!"
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: captain zoe on 31 Jan 2008, 19:56

I'm just not a big fan of the "Other people have it, so it sucks" mentality.


I feel the same.  As long as you like it, who the fuck cares if someone else in the world has one.  Obviously some kinds of designs are obnoxious to see all the time, but whatever.  It's still your bod, do what you like with it. 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 31 Jan 2008, 20:59
I plan to get the Death Star tattooed on my ass. Being able to drop trow and yell "That's no moon...that's a space station" would never get old to me.
To keep things fresh, you could occasionally mix it up by yelling "Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational battle station!"

I don't think I have heard a better idea in my life.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: dr.sangaygupta on 31 Jan 2008, 21:04
One of my friends asked me to draw this for her as a tattoo. She wanted it because her Aunt died due to brest cancer.
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj271/snoman_22/Photo79.jpg)

EDIT Fix'd
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 31 Jan 2008, 21:05
Methinks you chose the wrong photo link...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Mazlow01 on 31 Jan 2008, 21:35
I plan to get the Death Star tattooed on my ass. Being able to drop trow and yell "That's no moon...that's a space station" would never get old to me.
To keep things fresh, you could occasionally mix it up by yelling "Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational battle station!"

I don't think I have heard a better idea in my life.

I whole heartily agree with this idea.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 01 Feb 2008, 03:23
Chastising something like that when you don't even know the slightest basic thing about it, such as the fact it's temporary, is pretty damn silly.

The permanence or not of it wasn't my point, I was mostly cringing at the idea of snagging the ribbon on something.

Nothing beats a dinosaur tattoo on a cute girl.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 01 Feb 2008, 07:27
To keep things fresh, you could occasionally mix it up by yelling "Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational battle station!"

That idea came up in Gabbly actually. I figured maybe I could get the under construction Death Star from RotJ and yell that when farting or something.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 01 Feb 2008, 07:50
Get both the incomplete and the complete ones, one to either side!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 01 Feb 2008, 17:37
Or get that and the moon of Endor on either cheek, and someone else you know could get the rebel fleet and the Millenium falcon.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 13 Feb 2008, 21:33
Dear Tattoo thread,

I am considering getting this tattooed somewhere on my body. Possibly my calf.

(http://www.piinc.biz/images/ammonites/ammonite%20diagram.jpg)

Good idea? Terrible idea? Comments?


I think I pretty much love it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Beast on 13 Feb 2008, 21:37
i'm thinking about getting this on my back

(http://clarenceboddicker.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/steve-urkel.jpg)

wouldn't that be sexy?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 13 Feb 2008, 21:40
Totally hot, actually. I'd totally date a kid with an Urkel tattoo.


Also, when Jaleel White isn't being Urkel, dude is completely hot.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thewayigroove on 14 Feb 2008, 07:14
I just found out my mother got herself a "tramp stamp"...pictures possibly soon.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 14 Feb 2008, 08:11
Also, when Jaleel White isn't being Urkel, dude is completely hot.

I concur with this statement.

--As for the thewayigroove: your MOM got a trampstamp? Like recently?? How old/cool is your mother? Is she like old, and this is how you be cool, or is she still pretty youngish (before 50) and is actually pretty cool?

My Mom is getting a tattoo, as soon as I get the money for it. Basically it is a rose, with her childrens (my siblings) names around it. I am trying to talk her into signatures, but alas, she hates my brother's handwriting, so she has asked if she can write his...I kindly told her, "Well, it's your tattoo..."

My mom is sooooo cliche sometimes, but I love her anyway.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: michaelicious on 14 Feb 2008, 09:19
Also, when Jaleel White isn't being Urkel, dude is completely hot.

Like when he is Stephan?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thewayigroove on 14 Feb 2008, 10:18
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v256/smelly_fingers/011308_00472.jpg)

My recently divorced mother's fresh ink. A tramp stamp with clovers and hearts.

Her explanation:
"Now when I am with a guy I can say 'YOU JUST GOT LUCKY!'"

Me:
...

Her:
Heh.

Me:
...

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ladybug on 14 Feb 2008, 10:39
Oh, man. I don't even know what to say to that.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 14 Feb 2008, 11:12
I am going to resist saying anything negative...except: Please inform your mother to get that touched up as soon as possible. I assume it is fresh, so she should wait a couple of weeks, but like -as soon as possible-...

In a similar note: I was on facebook this morning, and a girl I as in a play with back in high school had posted a picture-folder called "Tats" or something stupid like that, but I took a look...NONE OF THEM WERE ACTUAL TATTOOS!! THEY WERE ALL TRAMP-STAMPS SHE AND HER FRIENDS HAD DRAWN ON EACH OTHER WITH MARKERS!
AAAAAAAH!!!! I wanted to smack her, so hard.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thewayigroove on 14 Feb 2008, 11:35
My mom is 55 dude.

sigh

Actually I need my tattoo touched up as well, so maybe she can come with me. Not looking forward to it though as mine is going to hurt like a bitch.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 14 Feb 2008, 12:45
Well, your mom has balls, getting a tattoo at 55, especially a tramp-stamp. Is it her first, or does she have others? If she has others, I'm not as impressed.

Don't worry, it's just a phase. I think almost all parents go through this bizarre "I need to act like a teenager when I am obviously too old to pass for one, so my kids will be ebarressed and understand everything..."
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 14 Feb 2008, 12:49
Does anyone know if the rib area is a good place to get a tattoo?
Because I would really like a tattoo on my rib area.  Like right underneath my left boob.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thewayigroove on 14 Feb 2008, 12:53
It's her first tattoo. And I think for her it was more about the divorce than reclaiming her youth. She is in the 'I DO WHAT I WANT HELL YEAH' stage. My now ex-stepfather disapproved of body modification (but not adultery as it turns out...)


Ribs hurt they hurt they huuuurt. It was easily the most painful part of my clef.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 14 Feb 2008, 13:32
I think the ribs are a good PLACING --easy to hide, kind of awkward for aftercare, I would think, but you don't have to show it off to people unless you want too... As for the pain thing: Oh yeah. I've heard it hurts like a bitch. It's just very close to the bone, and areas like that tend to be more sensitive.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 14 Feb 2008, 13:43
this is probably old news but it's too ridiculous to not share.

Mr. Cool Ice (http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=RNWE,RNWE:2005-44,RNWE:en&q=mr.+cool+ice&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 14 Feb 2008, 13:50
Wasn't he ridiculed in the Pointless thread?? Or possibly earlier in this thread? I know I've seen that here, as well as in a myriad of other places.
I don't really know what "Mr. Ice Cool" is, but I do think it looks ridiuclous.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 14 Feb 2008, 14:36
Emaline, i sort of had the idea (way back) to get a nautilus on my shoulderblade, with a few of the tentacles disappearing under my arm/going for thems nipples, its way back in this thread i think.

Havent done it though.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 14 Feb 2008, 14:38
The ribs are insanely painful from what I was told. I was seeing a girl who was getting a tattoo done in pieces and I was with her for the ribs  and the girl damn near broke my hand.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 14 Feb 2008, 16:53
Like when he is Stephan?

Like when he is Jaleel White.




Emaline, i sort of had the idea (way back) to get a nautilus on my shoulderblade, with a few of the tentacles disappearing under my arm/going for thems nipples, its way back in this thread i think.

Havent done it though.


Well, my plan is to at some point have a bunch of cephalopod, and cephalopod related tattoos, as well as a few deep sea creatures. I know I am completely lame for this, but they are pretty much the most awesome animals ever.



I have to decide on this tonight! Well, if I am planning to get it done this weekend, which is when I'd like to do it. Would on my calf be a good place?Thats where I'm thinking of doing it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 14 Feb 2008, 18:09
I don't care about pain much.
Now I just have to decide what to put right underneath that left titty of mine.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/kauhornz/cover.gif)
this? MAYBE
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 14 Feb 2008, 21:04
Calves are good places! That's where I got mine, anyway, and I'm getting hopefully a partial sleeve on my other one. It doesn't really hurt much, since most people have a bit of muscle/fat there, and it's easy to show off/hide. I wear a lot of skirts and knee-length shorts in the summer, so my Harold shows, but tights/pants/boots all hide it well.

As long as you don't care about the pain then I think it's a gorgeous place to get inked. I like the Alice picture too!
 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 14 Feb 2008, 21:17
Now I just have to decide what to put right underneath that left titty of mine.
A girl who refers to her own breasts as titties is pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 14 Feb 2008, 21:20
Ribs are quite painful. I only have one tattoo and it's on my ribs so I don't really have anything else to compare it to but at best it was like being drawn on with a sharp pencil. At worst it was like being repeatedly stabbed with incredibly sharp tiny needles... e.g. exactly what was happening.
I survived it and enjoyed it mostly despite the pain.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 14 Feb 2008, 21:29

A girl who refers to her own breasts as titties is pretty awesome.


What about tatties? Thats what we call them.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 15 Feb 2008, 05:47
croquet tattoo idea

I really like that one idea. Maybe a different picture (more stylised maybe? more line-drawing anyway) though. And the placement I'm not really sure about. Then again, I've kinda gone off tattoos a little recently so maybe it's a better idea than I think.

[fake edit] I might be wrong with croquet, I haven't read nor seen it a very long time.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thewayigroove on 15 Feb 2008, 05:59
Well, my plan is to at some point have a bunch of cephalopod, and cephalopod related tattoos, as well as a few deep sea creatures. I know I am completely lame for this, but they are pretty much the most awesome animals ever.


Uh...I love you
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 15 Feb 2008, 06:25
Calves are good places!

To an extent, but it also depends on where you get it on the calf. I got mine on the upper regions and it started to hit near the bone by my knees and the outline was a bit of suck. Towards the middle was fine, though.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jeph on 04 Mar 2008, 07:15
bump

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/KyoshiroKhosani/indietat2.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Orbert on 04 Mar 2008, 07:54
Sweet!

I mean, if you're gonna get a tattoo of a pair of tits, they might as well be nice ones.  Well-balanced, pointing in opposite directions...


Okay I'll stop now.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ruyi on 04 Mar 2008, 07:56
indietits! hm, the one on the bottom looks a little squished, but maybe that is the photo? congrats on more birds.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jeph on 04 Mar 2008, 08:06
It looks fresh, I think they'll look less misshappen when the swelling goes down probably.

This is the first tattoo of my artwork that I actually think is kind of cool.

PS I should clarify that is not me, a reader sent in this picture of his arm.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 04 Mar 2008, 08:16
I feel like when I get my bird(s) tattoo I'm gonna have to have 'nothing to do with Jeph Jacques' written underneath it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: imapiratearg on 04 Mar 2008, 08:23
So, I've never had a tattoo before, and I'm seriously considering getting one with my friend Ryan when I turn 18 in May.

This is what I'm thinking about getting:

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa100/xholycrapitsmattx/tattooidea.jpg)

Between my shoulder blades.  It will probably hurt a lot, right?  Since it's going over my spine, and all.  Do you guys think that's too feminine for a dude?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 04 Mar 2008, 08:27
Hmm...  Are you doing it in color?? 'Cause I think it would look a little less femmy if it where done in a gray-shade. I don't like the purple cloud in the background. Otherwise, it looks just fine...

I am getting a bonus-check from work this week, I think I am going to finally take my Mom to the parlor and have her tattoo done --a very, very late Christmas gift.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 04 Mar 2008, 08:31
The first thing you should consider is that the aftercare is going to be an absolute bitch on that one. I would hesitate unless you've got someone who lives with you and is willing to help you slather on ointment a few times a day, as you'll have trouble reaching that spot yourself. We were actually just discussing this in Gabbly a couple hours ago.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 04 Mar 2008, 08:34
That sun/moon thing is pretty awesome, <insert above advice>. I kinda want a sun on my back, similar to the angry one Spider Jerusalem has. I'm not sure how disconcerting that would be for anyone being intimate with me*.

*BUTTSEX
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: imapiratearg on 04 Mar 2008, 08:36
Yeah, I think I'd lose the purple bit behind it.  I also live with my family, so I don't think they'd mind.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 04 Mar 2008, 08:39
Between the shoulders isn't that bad, unless you are super bony I wouldn't worry about it too much. I got my Dark Crystal between the shoulder blades and it didn't hurt overly much, my spine didn't even notice.

Yeah, I think I'd lose the purple bit behind it.  I also live with my family, so I don't think they'd mind.

For a moment I thought you meant they wouldn't mind buttsex. I think it's time to go to bed.
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Post by: jeph on 04 Mar 2008, 09:57
It will probably hurt a lot, right?  Since it's going over my spine, and all. 

Do you guys think that's too feminine for a dude?

Yes.

Yes.
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Post by: RedLion on 04 Mar 2008, 11:19
I'm looking at getting a small tattoo of a lion, maybe on my left pectoral. It's something that's easily coverable and the lion is an important symbol to me, representing values and ideals that are integral to me - pride, honor, courage and loyalty. So it's not something that I'll look at 20 years down the road and thing "What the fuck was that all about?"
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Post by: ThePQ4 on 04 Mar 2008, 11:25
Aw...that "What the fuck was I thinking?!" moment is what I'm kind of looking forward too...
After I get my Mom her tattoo, I think I'm going to get my Deathly Hallows symbol. It will be fun. I am avoiding anymore leg tattoos until maybe next winter.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 04 Mar 2008, 11:45
I actually just made an appointment with a tattooist for a stocking on my left leg. It's a mashup of cute monsters, and some Creatures in my Head will be in there hiding. He's finishing the design this week, so I'll have pictures by next week. Yay!
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Post by: karl gambolputty... on 04 Mar 2008, 12:27
They're both shitty photos but

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h266/senadhi/100_0569.jpg)
Harley

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h266/senadhi/tat018.jpg)
Doolittle Monkey


I got a seriously dorky one of the digits of pi winding up my upper arm last Friday, but it's too crusty to take a picture of.

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Post by: imapiratearg on 04 Mar 2008, 12:35
That monkey is rad.

It will probably hurt a lot, right?  Since it's going over my spine, and all.

Do you guys think that's too feminine for a dude?

Yes.

Yes.

Thanks, Jeph!
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 04 Mar 2008, 17:45
I'm looking at getting a small tattoo of a lion, maybe on my left pectoral. It's something that's easily coverable and the lion is an important symbol to me, representing values and ideals that are integral to me - laziness, subjugation of females, and eating babies. So it's not something that I'll look at 20 years down the road and thing "What the fuck was that all about?"
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Post by: simonterry on 04 Mar 2008, 20:03
i plan on getting tattoos of boring things. like a tea towel. or a chest of drawers.
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Post by: Emaline on 04 Mar 2008, 20:19
I'm not really sure what a tea towel is, but I think a chest of drawers would be interesting.
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Post by: ruyi on 04 Mar 2008, 20:36
i googled it. it's britspeak for dish towel. i think i shall start calling them tea towels now!
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Post by: Lunchbox on 04 Mar 2008, 20:54
Y..y..you don't call them tea towels?
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Post by: Alex C on 04 Mar 2008, 20:57
We'd actually have to start drinking tea over here first, or else it wouldn't make any sense.
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Post by: Emaline on 04 Mar 2008, 21:14
I drink a lot of tea, and I don't call them tea towels.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 04 Mar 2008, 21:17
Same.  I think it's just lazy American-ness.  We don't want to call them "tea towels," so we just call them "towels."
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 04 Mar 2008, 21:20
well Australia and Britain are right.

America clearly isn't.
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Post by: Emaline on 04 Mar 2008, 21:32
If it is the towel I am thinking it is, I call it a kitchen towel, a dish towel, a dish rag, or a wash rag(alternatively, a wash rag can also refer to a wash cloth, which is a small towel you use in the tub).


The only towel I just straight up call a towel is a bath towel, which is what I use to dry my body off after a bath or shower, but even then it sometimes has a longer name.



I'm American, by the way. Complete with a terrible "midwest southern accent" that I get made fun of for regularly.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 04 Mar 2008, 21:39
What the fuck else would you call a bath towel? And does anyone know that weird name for a wash cloth (the cleaning yourself one)? I can't be anymore specific than that.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 04 Mar 2008, 21:42
Chamois?
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Post by: Alex C on 04 Mar 2008, 21:43
well Australia and Britain are right.

America clearly isn't.

You say that as if you guys outnumber us or something.
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Post by: jodizzle on 04 Mar 2008, 21:49
What the fuck else would you call a bath towel? And does anyone know that weird name for a wash cloth (the cleaning yourself one)? I can't be anymore specific than that.

We always called wash cloths washers.  Which isnt very weird I guess.  Unless you are a plumber or something.
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Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 04 Mar 2008, 23:26
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c115/MCDickie/panda.jpg) my favorite, it's Ted K. as a happy panda
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c115/MCDickie/ct.jpg) my newest, it isn't finished yet
Next I'm getting a classical unicorn, not a horse with a horn a real unicorn, on my right leg.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 04 Mar 2008, 23:38
a real unicorn

I have no ink and thus probably don't belong in this thread, but... seriously, man?  The only people I've heard use the phrase "a real unicorn" non-ironically are four-year-old girls.

That said, I like your lungs.
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Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 04 Mar 2008, 23:47
thanks, and the original unicorns had lion tails, cloven hoofs, and a goats beard. I don't consider horned horses unicorns.
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c115/MCDickie/438px-Ramosch_wappensvg.png)
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Post by: CamusCanDo on 04 Mar 2008, 23:49
well Australia and Britain are right.

America clearly isn't.

You say that as if you guys outnumber us or something.

Add New Zealand to that equation.

When I was 14 I wanted a tattoo of a Myrddraal from Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time fantasy series. I am fucking glad I out grew that phase. Lately I've been itching to finally get myself a Maori tattoo which I've also wanted for a while but never had the money/balls to do. It'll most probably go on my forearm, since I have girlish twiggy upper arms.
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Post by: mooface on 05 Mar 2008, 03:43
a real unicorn

I have no ink and thus probably don't belong in this thread, but... seriously, man?  The only people I've heard use the phrase "a real unicorn" non-ironically are four-year-old girls.

but... unicorns ARE real!!!
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Post by: imapiratearg on 05 Mar 2008, 05:53
I think Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Comics would make for great tattoos.
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Post by: jeph on 05 Mar 2008, 06:56
thanks, and the original unicorns had lion tails, cloven hoofs, and a goats beard. I don't consider horned horses unicorns.
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c115/MCDickie/438px-Ramosch_wappensvg.png)

and they also ate fruit roll-ups
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Post by: KTkat on 05 Mar 2008, 13:28
Only the cherry ones.


I swear someday I will take a picture of my tattoo...
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Post by: SeanBateman on 05 Mar 2008, 13:46
(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/EUR/1400-15442~L-Envol-Posters.jpg)

That is probably going to be my next tattoo. I am still debating how I want to get it done, because I really like the way color works in it, but I don't love the layout completely. What I am thinking of doing currently is spreading it out, so the angel figure will be probably on my right shoulder blade, and maybe the tiny goat down on my lower left back? Or maybe the donkey with the little house and the woman and child. Either way I've got about 3 months before I can even consider getting it.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 05 Mar 2008, 13:52
Only the cherry ones.

As a Fruit Roll-up obsessive, I feel I must correct you in that they do not make a cherry Fruit-Roll-up. The color in question would be strawberry and unicorns would be right to eat only them, as they are about the best thing ever.
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Post by: KTkat on 05 Mar 2008, 14:02
My apologies for the mistake. And I concur that strawberry is better. :)
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Post by: Rizzo on 07 Mar 2008, 15:58
Add New Zealand to that equation.

When I was 14 I wanted a tattoo of a Myrddraal from Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time fantasy series. I am fucking glad I out grew that phase. Lately I've been itching to finally get myself a Maori tattoo which I've also wanted for a while but never had the money/balls to do. It'll most probably go on my forearm, since I have girlish twiggy upper arms.
Are you Maori at all? Cause if not it's a bit ridiculous to get something from a culture you aren't part of and probably don't particularly understand. I don't want to demean your idea or anything but it can be quite insensitive to take something, moko and other symbolism for instance, that normally require a lot of mana to be worn (e.g. chiefs and so on) and have some random passerby wearing them. (Mana is Maori for... well it doens't translate well but it's a combination of power, charisma, spiritual strength etc etc) So if you don't have the necessary mana you're pretty much devalueing that symbolism...
Cause, that's just my interpretation of it.
Still have no pics of my tattoo.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 07 Mar 2008, 16:59
No good, Riz. I need pics of your tattoo. Hurry up and get some.
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Post by: calenlass on 08 Mar 2008, 03:04
Guys adding the population of New Zealand into the equation of how many people refer to hand towels as "tea towels" does not swing the vote at all. New Zealand is smaller than my city. This does nothing.
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Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 11 Mar 2008, 05:18
These are the three I've got at the moment.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/KyoshiroKhosani/indietat.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/KyoshiroKhosani/nerv1.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/KyoshiroKhosani/knowitall.jpg)

Within a year and a half or so, I plan to get a sleeve on my right arm of the following:
DBZ - Trunks
Sonic The Hedgehog - Knuckles
Super Mario Bros - Wario
Evangelion - Rei Ayanami
DC - Nightwing
Marvel - Havok
Pokemon - Pidgeotto or Tangela
Beast Wars - Cheetor
Gundam Wing - Quatre or Sandrock
The Angry Beavers - Norbert
Rugrats - Tommy Pickles
Full Metal Alchemist - Major Armstrong
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Post by: thewayigroove on 11 Mar 2008, 06:47
nice boxers
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Post by: öde on 11 Mar 2008, 06:50
Yeah, my friend wanted to get a load of his favourite kids characters tattooed around his decepticon tattoo. Luckily he's getting it covered up instead.
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Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 11 Mar 2008, 07:47
nice boxers

Spongebob is the new Rugrats.
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Post by: ThePQ4 on 11 Mar 2008, 07:54
Rugrats was -awesome-. I'm really sad that "All Grown Up" didn't take off as well as I had hoped it would. It was pretty good concept, but they just didn't do enough to get it to survive.

Anyway, I am taking my Mom in to the shop today to plan out her first (and possibly only, I don't know) tattoo! It will be awesome, once I get off my butt to go see why my Photoshop isn't working so I can peice it together for her... Argh.
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Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 11 Mar 2008, 07:58
I had higher hopes for All Grown Up as well, even though it obviously wouldn't have the same antics and childish interpretations of the original.
Nicktoons was brilliant in general. Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Angry Beavers, Invader Zim, Ah! Real Monsters.

Sounds frustrating. D:
My mom got her first tattoo around 40 and now, at 50, she's got about 8, including a big tribal backpiece.
She's pretty hardcore!
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Post by: imapiratearg on 11 Mar 2008, 08:50
I take it you like Neon Genesis Evangelion a little bit?  The NERV tattoo is pretty sick.
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Post by: Buttfranklin on 11 Mar 2008, 10:52
If I ever get a tatoo it will probably be of this image:
(http://i9.tinypic.com/86i2068.jpg)
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Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 11 Mar 2008, 15:54
That'd make a really beautiful tattoo with proper shading of the wings.

I take it you like Neon Genesis Evangelion a little bit?  The NERV tattoo is pretty sick.

One could go as far as to say that I adore Evangelion. :D
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 11 Mar 2008, 16:27
What about Dag?
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Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 12 Mar 2008, 00:01
Dag's a spoothead.

Love the Big Daddy, by the way.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 12 Mar 2008, 00:17
I dig those tattoos, especially the coloring on the tits.
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Post by: falkonn on 12 Mar 2008, 15:06
There's a whole lot of nice work in this thread!

The Chinese Symbol for Double Happyness.  Both me and my wife have it for us and for the twins.
(http://i25.tinypic.com/2hhdvr9.jpg)

These are for my twin girls and they aren't done yet.  This one is for Maya.  Maya's angel doesn't look that sad when you see it in real life, I should probably take another picture of it sometime.
(http://i29.tinypic.com/ws01gg.jpg)

And this one is for Phoenix...
(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff99/falkonn/tatoos003.jpg)

P.S.  The ribs and spine certainly do hurt, but I think it's totally worth it.
P.P.S.  I love that NERV tattoo!
P.P.P.S  Sorry about your bandwidth anyone using dial up...I'm lucky to get pictures to show up, let alone crop them and such.
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Post by: ThePQ4 on 12 Mar 2008, 16:07
Those are really pretty!!! I think the last one is my favorite.
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Post by: Slick on 12 Mar 2008, 22:22
Dude. Everytime you see those, you'll be reminded of how hot your daughters are going to be.
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Post by: Nodaisho on 12 Mar 2008, 22:42
Wow, Shadow, that image is awesome. What is that from?

And what does it say of me that I was wondering if those wings would be big enough to provide adequate lift on a human body?
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Post by: vaguely on 12 Mar 2008, 22:52
I'm saving up to get the line: 'Second star to the right and straight on 'till morning' tattooed on my hip in two lines of nice, solid black text. I'm a big Peter & Wendy and Peter Pan fan. I originally, when I was young and stupid, wanted to get Wendy tattooed on my thigh, and while I still love her, it just seems dumb now. I want the line because a) it represents to me dreaming and still wanting to reach your dreams and b) I'm a Disney freak. I love Disney. Their old movies make me go squee.

Then I want to get a shamrock since it is a family tradition and I might get our family crest somewhere, but I kind of hate our family crest.

And I still want to get a teeny, tiny Harry Potter tattoo. My justification is that Harry Potter was such a huge part of my life for nine years. NINE YEARS. I lost a friend when that series ended. I've seen PLENTY of people with Tolkein tattoos, so damn it, I can be a geek too.
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Post by: Eris on 12 Mar 2008, 23:04
falkonn, are your twins really called Maya and Phoenix?

Nice tats, by the way.
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Post by: jeph on 12 Mar 2008, 23:26
Falconn's ladytats look like a weird mix of Jennie Breeden and Brooke Spangler art.

This is not a criticism!

(I know both ladies)

(they have webcomics)

(HANG ON WHILST I DROP SOME MORE NAMES)

(PENNY ARCADE)
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Post by: Nodaisho on 12 Mar 2008, 23:37
Yeah, I can kind of see Jennie Breeden's style in there, but more of the comic style than her Sunday art style. That could just be the simpler coloring though.
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Post by: falkonn on 13 Mar 2008, 08:17
Thanks for all the compliments guys!

Slick:  Yes, I'm totally going to have to lock them up and polish the turret machine gun emplacements/get the grenades ready.  If they look anything like mom I'm going to need more then sticks.   

Eris:  Yep,  Maya Saffron and Phoenix Anise Stiles...my wife is a cookaholic, thus the middle names.
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Post by: ThePQ4 on 13 Mar 2008, 09:26
And I still want to get a teeny, tiny Harry Potter tattoo. My justification is that Harry Potter was such a huge part of my life for nine years. NINE YEARS.

...Dude, you need no justification. I wanted the Dark Mark since I was 13 years old (or was I 14? Eitherway, I along time!) and I got it last July. It's pretty awesome, even though half of the people who compliment me on it have no clue what it is (not because it doesn't look like the Dark Mark, just because they are illiterate jerks).
I'm getting the Deathly Hallows symbol too... There are plenty of "fans" out there who have only become fans since the movies came out that have Potter-tattoos... So just get something awesome.

 I do not reccomend snitches or lightening bolts. Or wand sparks --I don't get those.
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Post by: Emaline on 13 Mar 2008, 11:00
the people who compliment me on it have no clue what it is ( just because they are illiterate jerks).

Yes, because all the people who don't read Harry Potter books are illiterate jerks.

There are plenty of "fans" out there who have only become fans since the movies came out that have Potter-tattoos... So just get something awesome.


Someone can be a fan of just the movies, or become a fan of the books after seeing the movies, and it doesn't make them any less of a fan than you, darling.
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Post by: jhocking on 13 Mar 2008, 11:16
NO WAY MAN ROWLING SOLD OUT
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Post by: ThePQ4 on 13 Mar 2008, 11:26
It depends on what kind of "fan" they are. I'm sure there are plenty of legitimate HP fans out there who only started to read the books after the movies came out, but there are also those "fans" who only continue with the fandom because the actors of whom they have mindless crushes on. I personally have little desire to see any of the rest of the films. I don't really care for many of the films that are based on books anymore --they never turn out right. I don't really like seeing movies anyway and would much rather read, so it's not like it's a big loss for me.

And, I'm kind of serious about the illiterate jerk part --I come from a pretty hick-part of Wisconsin. Some of them don't even know that Harry Potter -is- a book. I am not even kidding.I've had maybe...five or six people since I got the tattoo in July actually KNOW what it was.


Edit: Fixed, sorry I was doing like four different things at the time...
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Mar 2008, 11:40
because the actors mindless crushes.


I like to think that this implies the actors have turned into robots or sort-of zombies and are going around smooshing things and maybe people too.

RAHR DAN RADCLIFF ARARARARAR *squish* ARRRRR
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Post by: Emaline on 13 Mar 2008, 11:43
I have never ever ever read a Harry Potter book. Ever. I'm not into teenage dramas, or wizardry/witchcraft, not in my books(well the teenage drama part. Wizardry and witchcraft are ok) anyway. I've seen two(maybe three) of the movies. They are fun, and mildly entertaining. I wouldn't call myself a fan though, since I don't care enough about them to actively seek them out. But just because someone thinks the characters are hot, doesn't mean they aren't a fan. If I recall correctly, you write fan ficitions about Harry Potter. I'm not sure if any of it was slash, but I mean, isn't that kind of harboring a crush on the characters? Crushing on a character doesn't make someone not a fan. Stop being such an elitist.


And just because someone doesn't read Harry Potter, doesn't make them illiterate. Like I said, I've never read a Harry Potter book ever. I don't intend to. I do, however, read a number of other books. I'm currently read a biography of Bukowski. I love David Sedaris. I'm a huge fan of Brautigan. So calling people illiterate jerks because they don't read Harry Potter is kinda silly.

And a number of people didn't know The Bridge to Terabithia was a book before it was a movie either. Same goes for American Psycho, Door In The Floor, Simon Birch, Cider House Rules, Hotel New Hampsire, The World According To Garp, Rosemary's Baby, etc etc. I could go on if you want me to.
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Mar 2008, 11:48
If I recall correctly, you write fan ficitions about Harry Potter

also greek mythology


American Psycho

Haaaate. Regular Psycho is such a better investment of your time.


Rosemary's Baby

Well shit, I didn't know that was a book either. Great movie, though. Fucking scary (also lol demon fuckin lol).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 13 Mar 2008, 11:55
Rosemary's Baby is all kinds of good. American Psycho the movie = suck, but the book is amazing. One of my favorites. I've never read Psycho, but I hear good things. Is it gory at all? American Psycho is filled with gore, which is pretty much why I love it.
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Mar 2008, 12:09
It is an excellent book. The movie only serves to make it better.
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Post by: ThePQ4 on 13 Mar 2008, 12:25
If I recall correctly, you write fan ficitions about Harry Potter

also greek mythology

...Wait, I don't know what Greek Mythology has to do with this --although, so we don't totally derail the thread --Once I get my Hades myth published, I want to get a little chibi-hades tattooed on my back!

As for the rest: I'm just not going to argue about it because we are rerailing an otherwise awesome thread with mindless drivel that I'm not going to take part of anymore.
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Post by: SeanBateman on 13 Mar 2008, 17:37
American Psycho is an awesome movie stop being dumb.

PQ4 you are still the weirdest person on this board and getting weirder. You honestly disturb me a little.

I am going to get a tattoo of a monkeywrench at some point, but I don't know where. I kind of like the idea of the wrench on my right arm and the gonzo dagger on my left but I am not into HST enough anymore to justify that. Ed Abbey deserves a tattoo more anyway.
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Post by: ThePQ4 on 13 Mar 2008, 17:55
Honestly, from you Keiffer, I'm going to take that as a compliment.

Is it going to be like a regular monkeywrench or is it going to be in like an old skool/new skool style? Graffiti-ish would be interesting.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: negative creep on 13 Mar 2008, 19:21
I didn't even know they made a movie out of Rosemary's Baby. I enjoyed the book, though.

On topic: should I get a tattoo?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 13 Mar 2008, 19:29
...Whoa, wait, you didn't know that Rosemary's Baby was a movie?...they made it like twenty years ago (that's an exaggeration, but I'm to lazy to actually look it up).

As for should you get a tattoo: yes, yes you should.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: negative creep on 13 Mar 2008, 19:39
I looked it up and they actually made the movie 40 years ago, one year after the book was published. Didn't know about that. Well, it's not like old horror movies like that are shown on TV 'round here.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: falkonn on 13 Mar 2008, 20:45
The book ---> movie conversion that I think most people don't know about... Fight Club.  So much of the great writing in that movie is stolen straight from the book. 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 13 Mar 2008, 20:49
You're dumb
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: negative creep on 13 Mar 2008, 20:53
So much of the great writing in that movie is stolen straight from the book. 

I'm pretty sure that's the idea behind that whole making-movies-out-of-books concept.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 13 Mar 2008, 20:56
I hate Chuck Palahniuk, I refuse to even try and read his books after Invisible Monsters. Fight Club was an alright movie though.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 13 Mar 2008, 20:58
What? Invisible Monsters was clearly his best book.

Let's get back to talking about tattoos, people. If you want to talk about entertainment, go to the Books, Movies & TV parts of the forum and interact with the like 4 other people who post there regularly.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: falkonn on 14 Mar 2008, 12:47
I know there's been a call for tattooey goodness, but I feel like I should get a chance to respond.

Quote from: Dirk Hopeless
You're Dumb
Way to generalize there guy, since you know me so well.  All I'm saying is that in my day to day wanderings, most of the time when I bring up fight club the book people have gone..."What, it's a book?  I didn't know that."   Even though the movie is plastered with Based on the book by...

So much of the great writing in that movie is stolen straight from the book. 

I'm pretty sure that's the idea behind that whole making-movies-out-of-books concept.

Oh, I agree that it's totally the idea.  But I always assumed that the screenwriters  had thrown in at least a little bit of the good stuff.  I can't think of anything that is memorable enough to quote from in that movie that is not written word for word by Palahniuk.

Also, to get back on topic...here's a tattoo.  My best friend got this recently because it is on the cover of a book that she loves, plus its a nautilus shell and earlier in this thread people were talking about how cool a nautilus shell would be as a tattoo.

(http://i28.tinypic.com/9ifvde.jpg)
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Post by: calenlass on 14 Mar 2008, 13:43
I am not sure I would've gone with that rendering of a nautilus, if it were me.
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Post by: tania on 14 Mar 2008, 14:00
fight club was pretty alright. so was choke.

palahniuk has some pretty good ideas but his writing style becomes really abrasive after a while. i just want to shake him and explain proper punctuation. yes, breaking the rules once in a while is fun and creative... in moderation.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 14 Mar 2008, 14:12
read Rant.

it's pretty new and it's so unique when compared to his other books (honestly, they all blend together and i can't remember which is which anymore).

in summary: Rant is awesome. go get it.
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Post by: Drill King on 14 Mar 2008, 14:19
Big question that's potentially important.


Would you get a tattoo from someone who had no tattoos? If they had decent skill and such, if you liked their work? Would you consider them not to be 'supporting their craft', etc?

I would love to potentially work as a tattoo artist, however, I feel that I'm far too picky and fickle about layout of a tattoo for me to appreciate it on my own body.

Talking to a friend of mine who does tattoo art, he mentioned that without a decent amount of tattoos myself I wouldn't garner respect even if I was a skilled ink artist, thoughts?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 14 Mar 2008, 14:25
I wouldn't get tattooed by someone with no ink. Partly because from all the tattooists I've spoken to they have all tattooed themselves as part of their training (unofficial training perhaps?) and I basically wouldn't trust someone to etch something permanently onto my body if they weren't so sure of their own work that they haven't done it on themselves. Basically people won't trust you.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 14 Mar 2008, 14:29
I'm getting that, but for the record. Many many tattoo artists don't do their own body, some do, but most do their training on pig skin and grapefruit.

I'm just curious as to if I had examples of my work, good work, why the lack of trust?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 14 Mar 2008, 14:34
To be fair most of the tattooists I know are the old biker dudes but whatever.

I just wouldn't be able to get a tattoo from someone who doesn't like tattooes enough to get their own basically. It gives me the impression of a lack of dedication to the artform, I'm not being mean - this is just what I would think.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boom on 14 Mar 2008, 14:38
Here is mine...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v69/redarmy/Inked_small.jpg)

and

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v69/redarmy/Small_tatoo.jpg)


The tattoo artiest said it was the most painful places to get a tattoo, that might have been him just fucking with me, but it did hurt... a lot


please, no political debates... :-)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 14 Mar 2008, 14:40
No no~ I didn't the impression of being mean at all. The thing is, I totally understand.

Let me explain a little bit. I love tattoos, I've been trying to figure out what I'd like for.. well since I was really little, I've got a huge folder for just body modifications. However, I'm a worrier, I'm a fickle person, so I'm going to wait until I'm just positive, and positive for longer than a few months, however, I'm not one to just take a tattoo lightly, I'm an overly cautious person.

Also, there is something to be said that some people look better without tattoos, some people look better with.

And let me extend the question, what if they had -a- tattoo, would you change your mind? Or would you still want to be tattooed by someone with full sleeves/etc?

What if it wasn't visible vs visible, etc?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 14 Mar 2008, 14:51
I don't think it needs to be full sleeves but there would need to be some (read: more than one, probably at least 3-5) visible tatts. The assumption otherwise would be that (1) you are ashamed of having your tatts and don't want people to see them and/or (2) that you don't have any tatts in the first place and that just takes us back to what I said earlier. These are pretty silly assumptions but nevertheless I, an admittedly reasonably intelligent person who should know better, would probably make them or similar ones.

I have like two tattoos (and plans for 3 more) and I do not just get them after wanting them for only a few months, it takes me at least a year to decide if I'm really as in love with the design as I thought I was at first. This is not being overly cautious because a tattoo, much like a puppy, isn't just for Christmas (but is not as likely to shit on the floor) if you take my meaning. I would prefer to know without a shadow of a doubt that this is what I want to be on my skin for the rest of my life and have had to wait a few extra months to get than get something I will regret.

One of my ideas is for some skulls on the inside of my forearms. I have had this idea for the last 2-3 years and I am still waiting to see if I really want it because it would be much more visible than the chest and back tatts that I have or the shoulder I am getting done this year (hopefully).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 14 Mar 2008, 15:17
I can see exactly what you mean, which is a shame.

Another question! Why is it that tattoos that aren't visible get deemed as people who are 'ashamed', I, and a few other people I know, prefer placement of things that are usually hidden(around the breasts, hips, inner thigh, etc), and I've heard this from people that those are only places for people who are concerned about the consequences later on get. Which I disagree with, but I'm seeing it more.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 14 Mar 2008, 15:27
As for myself, except for my planned forearm tatts, everything else is totally concealed if I'm wearing a t-shirt. Let's not pretend that within certain societal arenas tattooes do not come with certain stigmas attached to them. I'll be basically working in healthcare when I leave university so I'm probably going to have to be wearing suits etc if I do get my forearms done and I'm probably going to have to take out my piercings as well. However, within the body modification community you are meant to be proud of what you have done and show it off most of the time (just an undercurrent I have noticed, it is by no means hard fact). If a tattooist is covering their tattooes there would have to be a reason for it yes? People are pretty shit at evaluating the causes of other people's behaviour so shame would not be a difficult mental leap.

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 14 Mar 2008, 15:36
I think the difference between tattooing and other professions is tattooing is a lifestyle, it's not just a job. Also, if you're getting tattooed, you want the person to not only be talented, but also familiar with the experiences of someone getting tattooed.  You can't really answer people's questions and concerns fully unless you've experienced what they're inquiring about.

But, hidden tattoos have their charm. I was thinking about getting some on my inner thighs, just below ze crotch, something small, most likely script. Perhaps that PECCA FORTITE tat I've always wanted, one word on each side. Plus, how sexy would it be to have "Sin Bravely" inked on my inner thighs?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 14 Mar 2008, 15:38
Not as sexy as you think it is?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SonofZ3 on 14 Mar 2008, 15:42
I t hink there is a difference between being ashamed and being tactful in the placement of tattoos. I love tattoos, I have 9 at the moment, soon to be a single left arm sleeve, a few on the right and one on the left chest (to be followed by 2 more soon). All of mine are placed so I can cover them with a long sleeved button up shirt. I am not ashamed of my art, but I do know for a fact that the field I want to work in is one that discourages tattoos and body piercings. I will have to take out my earrings and wear long sleeves all year round, but I am OK with that. If someone accuses you of being shamed of a tattoo simply because it is not always visible, then screw them. I think a big part of it is separating a professional and personal self image. Outside of work I prefer tank tops so my body art is visible. At work my earrings are out, doing the khakis and dress shirt thing. To be completely honest I don't really like my first two tattoos, I wish I would've just done a full left sleeve to begin with instead of having to build it piece by piece like I am now. Currently I really like my origami woodcut dude on my left bicep (a picture of the line art I posted earlier in the thread), and my japanese red crowned crane on my left chest the most. I guess just do what makes you happy.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 14 Mar 2008, 15:54
Sonof73, can I ask you, as someone who doesn't like a tattoo they have, how much does it bother you?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SonofZ3 on 14 Mar 2008, 17:41
Not that much really. The quality of the tattoos isn't bad, the artist did good work, its  just that my left sleeve will end up looking less cool than it would if I would have went for a sleeve in the first place. I also still like the idea behind my first two, but if I were to get a tattoo done of the same idea now it would be a lot larger, a lot more expensive, and just generally more sweet. I think that as you become more exposed to tattooing and the amazing work artists can do, your first tattoo, which was likely small and not overly complex, starts to pale in comparison with the new ideas you have. I have the Ouroboros dragon around my forearm, eating his tail and all that, and I still like the idea. With what I know now about the type of work artists can do it would be a lot larger piece with some kind of background work around it. Now I have a Japanese Fu dog above the dragon, and will soon be having some Tengu faces below it, with the Neo-japanese black and gray smoke shading to fill in around it. Since my origami guy is on the same arm I'll end up with a neo-japanese themed sleeve, but like I've said, it won't be as nice as if it would've been planned as a sleeve from the start.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Mar 2008, 23:29
I sort of really skimmed over the recent posts in this thread so I'm not sure if it got mentioned yet, but for me the main reason why I wouldn't want someone who was tattooing me to have any tattoos is because if they haven't been tattooed, they won't have the right empathy for the person sitting in their chair. Along these lines it's much better if they have tattooed themselves because then they know exactly how hard they should be pressing with the needle.

P.S;
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there is something to be said that some people look better without tattoos

No

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people look better with

Yes

 :-D
 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 14 Mar 2008, 23:41
I wan my tattoo :(  My brother takes too long in his designing.

Also I am terrified so it is probably good he is taking forever.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Mar 2008, 23:49
Guys for the record, no matter how bad or how not-so-bad you think a tattoo is going to feel, it almost certainly will hurt less than you think it will. From everyone I've ever met who had a tattoo, it's been the same, whether they were rather blase about it or absolutely freaked out.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 15 Mar 2008, 02:57
Yeah I always psych myself up for the worst pain imaginable when I go for a tattoo or piercing. My reasoning is that when it actually happens it won't feel nearly as bad as I expected and I can fool myself into thinking it doesn't hurt so bad.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boom on 16 Mar 2008, 08:36
Guys for the record, no matter how bad or how not-so-bad you think a tattoo is going to feel, it almost certainly will hurt less than you think it will. From everyone I've ever met who had a tattoo, it's been the same, whether they were rather blase about it or absolutely freaked out.

That isn't true, I thought it was going to hurt, I was expecting it to hurt, and then when I got it... It hurt a lot more. But pain is temporary, but your ink will last.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Cartilage Head on 16 Mar 2008, 08:40
BEAUTY IS EPHEMERAL PAIN IS FOREVER
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SonofZ3 on 16 Mar 2008, 08:53
I haven't gotten my ribcage tats done yet, and I hear that it hurts more than other places, but I have had my underarm, elbow, and wrists tattooed, and it doesn't hurt that much. Stubbing your toe hurts more than a tattoo, the burning sensation of a pulled muscle hurts quite a bit more than a tattoo. I think there are a lot of pains we experience that are worse than the feeling of a tattoo, only the pain in tattooing, since it is voluntary, gets built up as being so bad simply because it would've been avoidable. This is only my opinion, but I think that when pain is more or less unavoidable we accept it and ignore it, while when we have a choice to avoid pain that may, in all actuality, be less painful than many other things, we psychologically make it worse because it could be avoided. Bottom line, to me, is that tattoos hurt a little, but that is part of the experience and it certainly doesn't hurt enough to stop me from going for more.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 16 Mar 2008, 09:14
Guys for the record, no matter how bad or how not-so-bad you think a tattoo is going to feel, it almost certainly will hurt less than you think it will. From everyone I've ever met who had a tattoo, it's been the same, whether they were rather blase about it or absolutely freaked out.

That isn't true, I thought it was going to hurt, I was expecting it to hurt, and then when I got it... It hurt a lot more. But pain is temporary, but your ink will last.

Wuss.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 17 Mar 2008, 01:21
I don't know if I've ever posted the image that is the only one I want as a tattoo ... here it is.  I would want it as a simple line drawing, probably.

(http://www.goa-shoom.net/ethnomycology/images/mushrun.jpg)

I would probably just get either the little runner second from left or the one third from left, so like this but without the colors (probably):

(http://deoxy.org/gif/tassili7.jpg)

I was thinking maybe one or two on my back, on one or both shoulder blades, facing towards my spine and maybe a little up towards my head.

The image is from a cave painting in the Tassili-n-Ajjer plateau in Algeria, and is widely considered to be the oldest documented evidence of psychoactive drug use among humans (5,000 BC if I remember correctly).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thewayigroove on 17 Mar 2008, 07:47
I met this punk guy Stevie at a party, and the kid had some crazy tattoos:
"better dead than red"
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v256/smelly_fingers/031608_00552-1.jpg)

Also one of my best friends got her new tat this weekend:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v256/smelly_fingers/Photo17.jpg)

She's thinking about getting it colored in. I say she should.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Mazlow01 on 17 Mar 2008, 07:58
I like the way the birds looks now. No need to color it. And the better dead than red is awesome.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: cheesepie on 17 Mar 2008, 20:41
Here is mine...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v69/redarmy/Inked_small.jpg)

and

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v69/redarmy/Small_tatoo.jpg)


The tattoo artiest said it was the most painful places to get a tattoo, that might have been him just fucking with me, but it did hurt... a lot


please, no political debates... :-)

I just hope you realise one thing, the Hammer and Sickle is as bad as wearing a nazi swastika for most eastern europeans. Stalin killed more people than Hitler. No debate here, no matter how much that tattoo offends me I'm not trying to lecture you, just hope you know.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Mar 2008, 21:16
thewayigroove, I say your friend should get some black shading, but not coloured.

PeeEss; two weeks til my next tattoo!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 17 Mar 2008, 21:17
I'm voting for not colored as well.. that's a cardinal, right? That would be way too much red for a torso.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: CamusCanDo on 18 Mar 2008, 03:11

Are you Maori at all? Cause if not it's a bit ridiculous to get something from a culture you aren't part of and probably don't particularly understand. I don't want to demean your idea or anything but it can be quite insensitive to take something, moko and other symbolism for instance, that normally require a lot of mana to be worn (e.g. chiefs and so on) and have some random passerby wearing them. (Mana is Maori for... well it doens't translate well but it's a combination of power, charisma, spiritual strength etc etc) So if you don't have the necessary mana you're pretty much devalueing that symbolism...
Cause, that's just my interpretation of it.
Still have no pics of my tattoo.

Nah, yeah dude, I'm Maori. Half Maori and half Aussie. I actually have no problem with non-Maori wearing a Ta-Moko on any part of their body, as long as it details their own geneology and isn't lifted from someone else's Moko, a Maori chief for example. I have even less of a problem if someone decides to get a kirituhi (Skin Art/Alternative to the traditional Ta-Moko). Although mana, like you said has a part of it, for me it's more about identity. Especially since a Ta-Moko is pretty much the detailing of their history.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 18 Mar 2008, 06:53
PeeEss; two weeks til my next tattoo!

Ooh, what are you getting?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: thewayigroove on 18 Mar 2008, 09:47
I'm voting for not colored as well.. that's a cardinal, right? That would be way too much red for a torso.

Shading and filling is actually already set for April 28th, we might be going together since I'm getting some work done that day as well.

She’s getting many different shades of red to emphasize a curved shadow, the tips of the cardinal's wings are going to have a white streak of bone going down them, and the branch is going to be more grayish.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ledhendrix on 18 Mar 2008, 13:16
That hammer and sickle tattoo is excellent. I don't think I'd ever get a tattoo but if i ever did it would have to be as cool as that.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boom on 19 Mar 2008, 09:22

I just hope you realise one thing, the Hammer and Sickle is as bad as wearing a nazi swastika for most eastern europeans. Stalin killed more people than Hitler. No debate here, no matter how much that tattoo offends me I'm not trying to lecture you, just hope you know.

I know, and it doesn't have anything to do with the fascist dictator Stalin.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: cheesepie on 19 Mar 2008, 12:54
gooood yayy
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 20 Mar 2008, 15:50
(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1382/tatol7.jpg)
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/4391/tat2la8.jpg)
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/4109/tat3yl2.jpg)

Basically what I want (need to fix the yellow bit of the wing on the black and white images), line art, not too sure if I want it coloured. I can't draw so it's kinda hard to plan it out. Any advice regarding planning it further? I kinda want to replace the bird on the right with this but I'd have to change the perspective and scale a lot I guess, plus I've been wanting the above images for almost a year now. But it is closer to tattoo reality!

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/9378/nhsdwtswift3oq4.gif)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 20 Mar 2008, 18:41
I guess if I was you I would take it in to a shop and tell them what it is that you want. Bring in the three pictures and they should be able to figure something out. It IS their job, after all. They know what they can and can't do.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 20 Mar 2008, 18:47
I'm afraid of actually going in. I guess I will do that though.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 20 Mar 2008, 18:53
You can always take someone with you for moral support! They are just as weird as you are, I bet. (That is meant to be a compliment!)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 20 Mar 2008, 18:59
Yeah, my friend has 5 tattooes (including the decepticons logo >.<) and a bunch of piercings so I guess he will do.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 20 Mar 2008, 20:53
A VERY bad pic --but my Mom's VERY FIRST tattoo!! (And before anyone says anything: I didn't approve of taking off the bandage before advised and I also don' t approve of using PAPER TOWEL and SCOTCH TAPE as a bandages...grrr...), but I do think that her artist did a very nice job. My Mom really likes it.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/pic032008_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: JD on 21 Mar 2008, 15:19
I would like a tatoo that says To do list  on my inner left forearm
Funny and functional
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 21 Mar 2008, 16:28
Nah, yeah dude, I'm Maori. Half Maori and half Aussie. I actually have no problem with non-Maori wearing a Ta-Moko on any part of their body, as long as it details their own geneology and isn't lifted from someone else's Moko, a Maori chief for example. I have even less of a problem if someone decides to get a kirituhi (Skin Art/Alternative to the traditional Ta-Moko). Although mana, like you said has a part of it, for me it's more about identity. Especially since a Ta-Moko is pretty much the detailing of their history.
Sweet, didn't mean ta lecture you then :D
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Mar 2008, 21:25
You can always take someone with you for moral support!

Totally agreed. I'm getting my 5th tattoo next week and the only one I went alone for was my second. It's good for you to have some familiarity and someone to shoot the shit with while you're getting done, and your friends get to see you in pain, so they probably won't need much convincing to come along!

Ooh, what are you getting?

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/geeklife.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: calenlass on 21 Mar 2008, 22:01
Dovey I used to love you. </3
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Mar 2008, 22:40
D:
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: abadname on 21 Mar 2008, 22:47
I don't think I added this yet.  But in I think July I finally got the heart done on my chest.  I'm actually not that happy with it and am going to go get it fixed/add to it.  But here it is (http://a314.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/69/l_c8759a48bebb998a234b2beac2ee6ab1.jpg)
I'm adding wings to it and i think i want them to look similar to this (http://www.ruhaniat.org/grafix/ruhLogo-transp.gif)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 21 Mar 2008, 22:55
what does it say on there, ECK backwards? what the heck does that mean?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 21 Mar 2008, 23:22
It's a chest tattoo- chances are he's taking it using a mirror.

Which means it still deserves an explanation but isn't backwards.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 21 Mar 2008, 23:23
I see no signs of mirror or glass, looks like he just pointed it at his chest.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Mar 2008, 08:42
D:

It's okay, I still love you. Maybe a little less than before. But just a tiny little bit.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: abadname on 22 Mar 2008, 12:27
Yeah it's in the mirror, and the ECK is my families initials, Elisa, Chuck, and Katie.  Lame as hell but I said I was going to do it and even though I'm not totally happy with how it looks i'm really glad i got it.  I just want it finished.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 22 Mar 2008, 21:09
Dovey do not get that tattoo it is incredibly stupid.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 22 Mar 2008, 21:20
I've got my Geek Life tattoo. I loves me Geek Life Tattoo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/TattooPic1.jpg

Plus someone on the forums already has it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Elizzybeth on 22 Mar 2008, 22:31
Someone else having it isn't necessarily a reason not to get the tattoo--if anything, a tattoo as inherently silly as that is aided by the fact that it truly is a marker of a certain lifestyle.  Not unlike the gang tattoos it resembles, actually.

Anyway, guys, I really like the way sleeve tattoos look, and I think I'd like to get one in a year or two.  How do I go about finding original sleeve artwork?  Do I need to talk to people who have sleeves done and meet some artists?  I don't have very many friends with tattoos; how do you get to know tattoo artists in your area?  Would it be silly of me to have a half or full sleeve be my first tattoo (i.e. should I get something else, smaller, somewhere else first?)?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 22 Mar 2008, 23:14
I've got my Geek Life tattoo. I loves me Geek Life Tattoo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/TattooPic1.jpg

Plus someone on the forums already has it.

I welcome him to The Brotherhood.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 22 Mar 2008, 23:24
Just got this tonight:

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/KyoshiroKhosani/CH.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/KyoshiroKhosani/CH2.jpg)

Getting it fully colored in two weeks.

Massive Tattoo Studio
5320 Cameron Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 22 Mar 2008, 23:25
winner
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Spluff on 23 Mar 2008, 00:27
Awesome, but leave it as linework. Colored wouldn't be cool.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: calenlass on 23 Mar 2008, 00:34
My friend Nads has possibly the best tattoo I have ever seen. I will have to ask him if I can get a picture of it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 23 Mar 2008, 05:13
Anyway, guys, I really like the way sleeve tattoos look, and I think I'd like to get one in a year or two.  How do I go about finding original sleeve artwork?  Do I need to talk to people who have sleeves done and meet some artists?  I don't have very many friends with tattoos; how do you get to know tattoo artists in your area?  Would it be silly of me to have a half or full sleeve be my first tattoo (i.e. should I get something else, smaller, somewhere else first?)?

Do you have any idea what you'd like the image to be based around, or even what kind of style you want it in? A good tattoo artist will design something for you for a deposit but they'll need something to go on, otherwise the chances of them coming up with something you're going to want permanently on your body are slim to none. You can get to know tattoo artists in your area by just finding out what tattooists are local (google it or ask on forums) and then just wander in. Tell them what you're thinking of getting done, ask to see their book of tattoos and if they'll answer some questions. Any tattooist that isn't happy to just have a chat with you (when they've got a few minutes) or who doesn't do custom and only works in flash is not a tattooist you want to be working on your body anyway.

As for getting a half or full sleeve as your first tattoo, so long as you talk through with your tattooist what exactly it will involve and you're sure about the design then I say go for it. If there's something small you'd like done as well then it might be an idea to get that first just so you've got a better idea of what you're getting into but if not don't be too worried. It's your tattoo, if you want it get it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: littlelove on 23 Mar 2008, 15:43
Awesome, but leave it as linework. Colored wouldn't be cool.

I think it looks way to busy uncoloured.
maybe just a touch of colour would help.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boom on 23 Mar 2008, 17:39
Awesome, but leave it as linework. Colored wouldn't be cool.

I agree, i think the black looks awesome
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: duallain on 23 Mar 2008, 20:14
(http://jacymcfly.googlepages.com/SUC50043.JPG)

This is the only tattoo I've got.  I've been considering expanding on it for a bit now but can't seem to get it worked out in my head.  I was thinking background of some type then spreading up and over my shoulder (this is on my right shoulder) into a spring/summer/fall type tree tattoo on my right shoulder blade.

EDIT:  if anyone has some suggestions of how to get the pattern/shape of the fish from my shoulder to a piece of paper I'd love you for forever.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 23 Mar 2008, 21:04
I think it looks way to busy uncoloured.
maybe just a touch of colour would help.

I agree completely.
Most people need to look at it for about 10 seconds to figure out what's going on.
Color would make it a lot more coherent, and I love colorful tattoos.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Elizzybeth on 23 Mar 2008, 21:07
a lot of good information

Thanks!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 23 Mar 2008, 22:21

My calvin and hobbes tattoo is totally way cooler, sorry broseph.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: celticgeek on 24 Mar 2008, 21:05
Voila!

Cute Geeky Girl Type Tattoo (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Tux.png/180px-Tux.png)

or maybe:

The Sword Princess roxie_vinyl Cute Geeky Girl Type Tattoo (http://www.lordoftheringswords.com/UC1265glam.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 24 Mar 2008, 22:17
I could see myself getting a garfield tattoo...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Mar 2008, 23:28
Dovey do not get that tattoo it is incredibly stupid.

TOO LATE BITCHEZ
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Elizzybeth on 25 Mar 2008, 00:02
PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

(I mean, er, can I please see your tattoo, Dovey?  Pretty please, with sugar on top?)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Mar 2008, 01:13
Yes. Yes you may.

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/IMG_0666.jpg)

Most painful tattoo I've had so far (out of this, my chest and three on my bicep), and I'm still feeling a bit woozy...

Sorry about the scummy looking photo, but it was taken in a mirror, and it's obviously still fresh and thus a little bloody, even though I washed it when I got home.

Booked in for another session two weeks from now. Probably going to get something Bill Hicks-related added to my arm. I'm thinking a line portrait of him (not like a full-on realistic portrait tattoo, but something more like this (http://www.studentcents.co.uk/images/billhicks.gifl)), with the words "Cursed With Vision" written below it on a scroll thingy.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 25 Mar 2008, 13:15
Not necessarily my thing, but I can appreciate it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 25 Mar 2008, 13:23
I gotta say I like the placement
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 25 Mar 2008, 13:49
Dude, can you explain what the hell Geek Life is?

That's not the first time I've seen that tattoo, or a very similar one, but repeated Wikipedia, Google, and Urban Dictionary searches have all failed to tell me what it means.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 25 Mar 2008, 13:56
I'm guessing it's a satire of Tupac's "Thug Life" tattoo that he had.  Also, that's the symbol of the rebel alliance (Star Wars episodes IV-VI) in the middle there, offered, I assume, as proof of geekhood.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 25 Mar 2008, 13:56
I think its just an mildly ironic expression of the person's love with being a geek, rather than something like Thug Life. Course I'm talking out my ass here, is that more or less the gist of it?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 25 Mar 2008, 16:32
I'm always amazed at how many people don't get the reference.

Tupak Shakur had a Tattoo:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/Mods/lglp09112-pac-thug-life-tupac-shaku.jpg)



This is Mine:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/Mods/HealedGeekLife.jpg)


and there is of course Dovey's and 1 other that I've seen:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/Mods/geek_life.jpg)


I'm sure there are more elsewhere.

But yeah, it's just a Parody tattoo that amuses the wearer to no end.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 25 Mar 2008, 17:46
The last guy's looks pretty stupid, but I can't stop looking at his left arm- white-ink tattoos! I still really want to get one of those, though not the cyber-sperm pattern he's got going there.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 25 Mar 2008, 18:08
I want a cute geeky girl type tattoo, and by god I can't think of one! I already have one tattoo, a small fox on my lower back.

If you can't think of something geeky that you like, should you really be getting a geeky tattoo at all? Just food for the thought.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Mar 2008, 20:26
white-ink tattoos!

I was thinking about them myself yesterday, when working out my future tattoo plans. I have no idea what I'd get, because for the most part I dislike abstract pattern or tribal tattoos.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 26 Mar 2008, 06:28
White ink can kill you!!! As can UV-Ink, actually.

There are VERY FEW artists --GOOD, REPUTABLE artists that will do total white-ink tattoos.
(And even at that: they don't usually have good staying power, I hear. They fade out rather easily).

(Wow, I lurk at the Inked Nation forums waaaaay to much...)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 26 Mar 2008, 08:22
I have heard bad things about UV ink, but why the hell would normal white ink be worse for you? It's used in tons of tattoos as accents.
Oh and I am pretty much ok with it fading out, the POINT in getting it all white would be subtlety instead of garishness.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 26 Mar 2008, 09:07
To be honest, I'm not completely sure. I'll dig up some information on it.
I think it's OK to use it a little bit, but you're more likely to get irritation and color rejection doing a completely white tattoo... Let me go check.

And if you're OK with it fading, why get a tattoo at all? They cost too much money to let them fade out.

Edit:
This wasn't really helpful, but: http://tattoos.lovetoknow.com/White_Ink_Tattoos (http://tattoos.lovetoknow.com/White_Ink_Tattoos)

Anyway, white ink is different from the color/black ink at any rate. Maybe I exaggerated. They just have no staying power at all.

Just promise me that NO ONE here is even THINKING about  UV-tattoo... Those WILL kill you. The pigments have been known to cause cancer. I want to smack all of these people on Yahoo!Answers who say they're "cool"... Ugh.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 26 Mar 2008, 09:37
UV tattoos are cool. They look neat.


Also, what tattoo isn't going to fade at least a little? If you want your tattoos to look constantly fresh, then you are going to have to constantly reink them. I mean, I realize that they shouldn't fade quickly, but they will fade eventually.



White ink tattoos are great. I think they look nice.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SeanBateman on 26 Mar 2008, 09:38
pq4 you are so bad. Stop acting like you know things.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 26 Mar 2008, 10:33
UV tattoos are cool. They look neat.


Also, what tattoo isn't going to fade at least a little? If you want your tattoos to look constantly fresh, then you are going to have to constantly reink them. I mean, I realize that they shouldn't fade quickly, but they will fade eventually.



White ink tattoos are great. I think they look nice.

There have been huge advances in inks over the past few years, they fade much slower these days (with proper care of course) and so need much less touching up. There's a big difference between something no longer looking like it's freshly done and something that's faded so badly it's in need of work. My tattoos are a few years old now but they aren't even close to needing a touch up, whereas people I know who've received more recent tattoos with crappy ink are already in bad need of one. White ink will fade and look crap very fast and who wants to have to keep going back for a touch-up of an old tattoo every few months? That's money you could spend on new ink.

Possibly more importantly they're really ugly in the first place.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 26 Mar 2008, 11:03
Not all of them
(http://photos.friendster.com/photos/13/53/14213531/9420006828528l.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 26 Mar 2008, 11:05
That would look cool with thin black outlines, but as just white shapes on skin that's fugly.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 26 Mar 2008, 11:06
I love it as it is. So awesome.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 26 Mar 2008, 11:22
UV tattoos are cool. They look neat.


Also, what tattoo isn't going to fade at least a little? If you want your tattoos to look constantly fresh, then you are going to have to constantly reink them. I mean, I realize that they shouldn't fade quickly, but they will fade eventually.



White ink tattoos are great. I think they look nice.

There have been huge advances in inks over the past few years, they fade much slower these days (with proper care of course) and so need much less touching up. There's a big difference between something no longer looking like it's freshly done and something that's faded so badly it's in need of work. My tattoos are a few years old now but they aren't even close to needing a touch up, whereas people I know who've received more recent tattoos with crappy ink are already in bad need of one. White ink will fade and look crap very fast and who wants to have to keep going back for a touch-up of an old tattoo every few months? That's money you could spend on new ink.

Possibly more importantly they're really ugly in the first place.


What I'm saying is, there is no such thing as a nonfade tattoo. All tattoos fade to some degree.


And as Amanda just showed us, not all white ink tattoos fade to nothing. Some fade to barely noticeable, which some people want. I, for one, think it'd be awesome to have a secret tattoo like that. Some white tattoos are very bright and visible, but the ink looks different on everyone's skin.

Ugly is a opinion. I think that tattoo is pretty neat. I think white ink looks good on some people. They posted a picture on modblog not too long ago of a black girl with a white ink tattoo, and I think it looks pretty awesome. I think the geek life tattoo is silly, but I'm not knocking it. If thats what you want, thats what you want.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 26 Mar 2008, 11:49
They fade a bit but it's a world of difference between something that will last ten years without needing work and something that'll fade very quickly. Take that tattoo above for example, to maintain that will be an expensive business and considering the increased chance of rejection with white ink it could have been a load of money down the pan for nothing. A lot of it is a matter of taste though as you say, I wouldn't really see the point in a barely visible tattoo myself and to me that tattoo above looks like she fell asleep in the sun with a shit tribal stencil on her back. Urgh.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 26 Mar 2008, 14:54
You have to admit that there are MUCH worse tattoos out there though. It is maybe not worth the money for a large back piece like that, but what about something smaller that is intended to be discreet anyway?
Not everyone wants a huge colorful tattoo, it's a matter of personal taste.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 26 Mar 2008, 15:28
It's perfectly possible to be discrete and subtle with black or coloured ink though, or alternatively scarification. On most people they really do look like you've fallen asleep in the sun which just doesn't appeal to me as a look (if someone doesn't want permanence they could always just do that, use tanning to put a design on their body), and people with dark skin have a much higher chance of rejection so despite it looking better on them it's not too advisable.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 26 Mar 2008, 16:53
Why can't everyone just get along? People who don't like white tattoos stop whining about them becauyse no one is forcing you to get one.  People who like them good for you, personally I think manda would look hot with a white tattoo.

As for me, I don't care either way, I just though this whole wah wah wah white tattoos was kind of annoying.

PS My brother has pretty much finished designing my tattoo.  I am both thrilled and terrified!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 26 Mar 2008, 17:30
Why can't everyone just get along? People who don't like white tattoos stop whining about them because no one is forcing you to get one.  People who like them good for you, personally I think manda would look hot with a white tattoo.



I know this is right above me, but I agree 100%.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 26 Mar 2008, 23:53
Tattoos are art. If you can't discuss your opinion on art then what the hell can you talk about? There's nothing nasty about it or anything to get bothered by. If you're going to go and get some art permanently put onto your body there's no point in being all precious about it, if that's the kind of thing that's going to bother you then getting a tattoo is probably a really bad idea anyway.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 27 Mar 2008, 00:06
What? What does that even mean?

All I'm saying is it is really dumb to berrate people for wanting to get something they like tattooed on them.  If they want a white tattoo then you don't tell them NOT to because you think they are ugly.  Let them get the tattoo they want.  It is one thing to explain the drawbacks of a certain kind of tattoo, it is another to say they are ugly, and then not let go of trying to convince them to not get the tattoo they want.
And I don't see why thinking someone who makes fun of other people's tattoos (or plans for tattoos) is wasting everyone's time is any form of reason to not get one yourself.  That is the dumbest logic I have ever heard.

now can we please go back to the posting of people's tattoos, because regaurdless of whether or not what is posted is 'my thing' I still enjoy looking at them.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 27 Mar 2008, 23:22
The first few posts about it were pretty informative, you'd have to admit. I didn't know that the ink was so much different with all the extra risks (okay "risks" since rejection isn't really going to hurt you any).

But more on topic, I went in on March 4th to get something drawn up- a stocking of a bunch of creepy monsters in the style of Creatures in my Head. The guy said he'd have something ready in about a week, so after a week and a half, I sent an email asking about the progress, and I haven't heard anything back. Then I called today; the artist was with another client but I gave all my contact information and he still never got back to me. I'm a little worried about this... I know the studio is nice and clean (which is really my main criteria) and the artist is a very good tattooist, but the lack of communication doesn't seem that professional.

I'm wondering, from people more tattooed than me, or not, if I should just go in, grab the papers and stuff I gave him for reference and go somewhere else. Or am I just being too paranoid? He might just be really busy.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 27 Mar 2008, 23:48
Yeah I apologise for being cranky, I am just sensitive to people who think that because they do/don't like something everyone else should too, because I have some friends who are really bad like that and can get reaaalllllly mean about it.

So I am sorry if I am a crazy person, carry on.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 28 Mar 2008, 06:53
okay "risks" since rejection isn't really going to hurt you any).

...Rejection spots can become infected. If it gets bad enough, you could loose limbs, depending on where the tattoo is. However, I think it's pretty rare for ink to reject, and if it does, the ink usually just seeps out.

As for your other problem, chances are your artist just lost your contact information or has been really busy. Try calling HIM first before you ask for your stuff back to go to a different shop.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 28 Mar 2008, 16:45
Getting a tattoo period can lead to infection and all the more nasty things that infections can lead to. It is an open wound after all.

Of course if you aren't rubbing fecal matter on it it's probably not a problem. Same goes for rejection. The much more real issue with rejection of ink is the scar tissue that you can develop because of it. Honestly though, if I recall correctly red ink has a much nastier rejection/allergy rate than white ink. The main issue that so few artist are good at eying white pieces which leads to drilling the ink in too deep or not deep enough and all the other things that can lead to a tattoo not taking properly and intense scarring. Plus white pieces are already faint to begin with, so the slightest fading can render them almost invisible.

A white Tat done properly though can look absolutely gorgeous,. especially if you get white ink work done over solid black pieces.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 28 Mar 2008, 18:58
A white Tat done properly though can look absolutely gorgeous,. especially if you get white ink work done over solid black pieces.

This.

From the people I have spoken to (granted, not that many) white ink is a good option if your willing to basically get an undercoat in black first so that the white stands out more and so the tattooist knows how deep to put the needle. I've also heard that UV ink is safer if put over an existing tattoo but I wouldn't want to risk it anyway, besides I am so very rarely under blacklights that there would be no point (the world needs more blacklights).

As for red ink, I've known/seen people with healing red ink tattoos and it looks fuzzy. Obviously the scab is going to be raised a little, and I actually really like the look of a raised, black ink tattoo, but I once saw a guy with a big red design on his forearm, it looked like a red fungus had taken over a big circle of skin - the scab was raised about 1.5cm off of his skin and it looked like it had just melded together. So as far as I could see the dude just had a big red circle tattooed on him.

Personally I prefer black and grey shading tattooes. I'm never getting any colour tatts.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 28 Mar 2008, 22:04
(the world needs more blacklights).


QFT






Personally I prefer black and grey shading tattooes. I'm never getting any colour tatts.


I agree. I really really like black and gray tattoos. So far everyone I'd like to get is like that. I think it goes back to my love of old school etchings, and my time in printmaking, where I mostly printed things in black.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 04 Apr 2008, 23:49
Got my tattoo colored:

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/KyoshiroKhosani/CHC.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 06 Apr 2008, 21:07
Got two questions and a compliment for you.

How much did that cost and how long do you expect it to last before it fades and looks crappy?

P.S. it looks fucking AWESOME right now

P.P.S. I'm not asking to be a dick, I just think intricate colored tattoos are the most beautiful, but as far as I know an expensive and short term investment
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: pilsner on 06 Apr 2008, 21:41
Also: where did you get it done?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 07 Apr 2008, 04:45
Got two questions and a compliment for you.

How much did that cost and how long do you expect it to last before it fades and looks crappy?

P.S. it looks fucking AWESOME right now

P.P.S. I'm not asking to be a dick, I just think intricate colored tattoos are the most beautiful, but as far as I know an expensive and short term investment

150 for the black work and 150 for the coloring.
Hopefully a long time with some good care-taking! I've heard a lot of horror stories about shitty looking colored tattoos, but it's just too beautiful to pass up.


Also: where did you get it done?

Massive Tattoo Studio
5320 Cameron Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Got it done by Roofe.
There are 4 people working there plus an apprentice and they all do wonderful work.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 11 Apr 2008, 04:03

My calvin and hobbes tattoo is totally way cooler, sorry broseph.

No picture, no care.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 11 Apr 2008, 06:37
It's a couple of pages back. Therefore you should care.
(It is way cool...but I like just about any tattoo, so I'm not like picking a favorite)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 11 Apr 2008, 13:52
(http://macmat.w.staszic.waw.pl/calvin/93/ch930919.gif)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/Photo8.jpg)

I found it for you.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 11 Apr 2008, 14:30
That's a beautiful tattoo. I was considering getting that one as well.
It's just too sad.
Looks amazing, though, definately.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Apr 2008, 17:09
OK GUYS IT'S TIME TO TELL ME I'M STUPID AGAIN

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/IMG_0682.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 11 Apr 2008, 17:29
Looks nice (It's probably some kind of a cultural reference that I don't understand...), the work is pretty darn solid, man.

Omg, that reminds me... I hate it when people walk up behind me, see my Rogue tattoo and go, "Daaaaamn, that's some pretty solid work, lookit those lines!" ...Like, duh. If the line work was shitty, I wouldn't be showing it off. Dur.  [/rant]
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Apr 2008, 17:35
For the record, it's Bill Hicks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_hicks).

Also for the record, this is the second tattoo I have of a man smoking a cigarette on my arm, who was well-known for doing lots of psychedelic drugs. I don't smoke, and I've never taken psychedelics.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 11 Apr 2008, 17:48
You live vicariously through them then. That's cool.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 12 Apr 2008, 00:33
I would never call anyone stupid if it had anything to do with them liking Bill Hicks. I like the pseudo-stencil style that it's in and it definitely looks like the man. How fresh is it?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Apr 2008, 01:28
I got it yesterday! I like all-black-ink pieces because they don't scab over as much.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 12 Apr 2008, 04:28
Would a red and white piece scab over lots then?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 12 Apr 2008, 04:40
It might have been the artist or my care, but my tattoo healed extremely nicely.
No scabs, no fade.

What have other peoples' experiences been with color tattoos?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 12 Apr 2008, 06:40
The large color piece I have on the back of my leg (pic for reference:Rogue (http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/?action=view&current=comparison.jpg) ) healed VERY nicely. It took long time to heal (almost a month), but I didn't have any problems with scabbing. I broke out from the ointment I put on it, but that went away after I could stop using it. The peice on the side/front of my leg however (pic for reference:Storm (http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/?action=view&current=HPIM0013-1.jpg))...wow. It scabbed over in a couple of spots, one of which is really noticeable and I'm going to have to get fixed. It also got really dry, no matter how much lotion I put on it. I still haven't gotten it touched up yet because it's on my shin, and it really hurt...

My Dark Mark (http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/?action=view&current=HPIM0014.jpg) on my arm healed with only one problem. There was one spot which my artist apologizes profusely for because he thinks he just overworked the spot too much, because it's kind of impossible to fill now. But it's OK. There's at least 1 spot in all of my tattoos that is slightly wonky, but that just means they're mine.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 15 Apr 2008, 05:14
That's an awesome dark mark! I'll be getting on some day.

Thanks for the input.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 20 Apr 2008, 23:20
So last night I had a dream that doctors used anisthetic on me beofre I got a tattoo (I got a giant duck...on my thigh? whaaat?).

Smeone tell me why anisthetic is not an option, because it makes so much sense to me!  It would take the blinding fear out of getting a tattoo.  Like, have it as an extra option for extra cost!

Give me logical reasons guys, not Emilio's answer of: Because like, it wouldn't be Real, you know?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 20 Apr 2008, 23:32
Young lady anesthetic is a very limited resource and to suggest getting it for something as trivial as vanity is, frankly put, insulting to the medical community, nay, the world at large.

Or, sack up. It wouldn't be Real if you got it under the gas.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 20 Apr 2008, 23:38
Not to mention the fact that there are a ton of possible medical complications and legality issues with someone who isn't licensed to practice medicine using anesthetics.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 20 Apr 2008, 23:44
(Actually, I think I was joking about the supply issues. An anesthetist would not be cheap, though, and they are in high demand)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: E. Spaceman on 20 Apr 2008, 23:45
you could also use topical anaesthetic though.

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Eris on 20 Apr 2008, 23:48
Well couldn't you have a person licensed to do it there? I got a local anaesthetic when I got my nose pierced and there was no problem with it. It was the same stuff they use for when you go to the dentists, so why couldn't, if you had someone properly trained to do it, there be local anaesthetics used at tattoo parlours? It would make me much more likely to go get the tattoo I want, because it's going to hurt a lot and I am a wuss.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 20 Apr 2008, 23:49
From my understanding it basically comes down to the fact that to administer anaesthetics you have to basically be an Anaesthetist. Which is similar to being a doctor. Which very few tattooists are, nor could most afford to pay one a reasonable salary.

Besides, I like to think that the pain of getting a tattoo, which to be fair is not a lot but enough so that it hurts, is all part of the cost of getting one. I guess it all goes back to a romantic notion I have of tattooes being rites of passage or marks of honour or something.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: E. Spaceman on 20 Apr 2008, 23:55
Because it wouldn't be like, Real, you know?

I'd like to mention that i'm only poking fun at you, james
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 21 Apr 2008, 00:00
To be fair, it is basically what I was saying.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 21 Apr 2008, 00:09
Well couldn't you have a person licensed to do it there? I got a local anaesthetic when I got my nose pierced and there was no problem with it. It was the same stuff they use for when you go to the dentists, so why couldn't, if you had someone properly trained to do it, there be local anaesthetics used at tattoo parlours? It would make me much more likely to go get the tattoo I want, because it's going to hurt a lot and I am a wuss.

This is why I like Hannah, because she thinks the same as me.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 21 Apr 2008, 00:22
Unfortunately you both think wrong.

Even the body piercers I know will not use any kind of anaesthetic because they are not licensed to do so. As far as piercings go if someone is trained properly then it won't hurt that much and certainly a lot less than if you get pierced by some jackass with a piercing gun.

Oh and dentists are only allowed to administer anaesthetics because they are licensed to do so.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Eris on 21 Apr 2008, 00:28
That is what I am saying, though. I got it done by someone licensed to use the anaesthetic. What is stopping tattooists from doing the same deal? They could charge an extra fee if someone wants it, but you don't necessarily have to have it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 21 Apr 2008, 06:41
Some people actually do use an anesthetic of some kind (read on the about:tattoo page), but the thing is is that they don't last long enough, and they take a long time to set. So you're waiting for half an hour, and then you've only got half an hour/hour to tattoo, and if you're only there for half an hour, what's a bit of pain??? And for a BIG tattoo, it's silly to use it, and have to stop to reapply over and over again.
Basically, it's just a waste of time, and if you -really- want a tattoo, you'll grow a pair.
 ...I'll find the about.com page that talks about this if you'd like. (Found! (http://tattoo.about.com/cs/articles/a/numbingproducts.htm))

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 21 Apr 2008, 16:08
ThePQ4 has pretty big testicles.
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Post by: ThePQ4 on 21 Apr 2008, 17:07
I'm going to take that as a compliment.
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Post by: thewayigroove on 23 Apr 2008, 07:22
done last night @ STINGRAY TATTOO in Allston, MA by Chris Debarge

this picture sucks but my cam is dead at the moment

(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/emo1807/Picture050.jpg)

hoorah

Edit:  uh thats massachusetts if you didnt know
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Post by: SeanBateman on 23 Apr 2008, 08:09
Now everyone knows you are from the worst state in the country!
      Hooray!
      /
 :-D
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Post by: thewayigroove on 23 Apr 2008, 08:22
not quite the worst:

(http://www.justlaura.com/blogger/daily/texas-pride2.jpg)
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Post by: SeanBateman on 23 Apr 2008, 08:35
Texas has Austin and southern belles.


Massachusetts has red sox fans and a shitty grid.
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Post by: jhocking on 23 Apr 2008, 08:41
Is it just me or does that guy look like Bush's illegitimate son?
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Post by: 0bsessions on 23 Apr 2008, 08:42
Southern Belle:

(http://boortz.com/images/funny/redneck_pics_tattoo2.jpg)

Red Sox fan:

(http://www.nerdsonsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/ortizgirl.jpg)
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 23 Apr 2008, 09:44
I know a gal who has a Florida and a Minnesota on the back of her calves. I think it's supposed to be representing her and her best friend. I think there are cooler ways to commemorate a friendship, I guess, but at least they both have okay shapes.

I should get a North Dakota on my butt. It would just be a stupid-looking rectangle.

(OH PS something that makes TX more okay that Jon can't refute is the fact that Sam is there. So ha!)
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Post by: jhocking on 23 Apr 2008, 10:16
I should get a North Dakota on my butt. It would just be a stupid-looking rectangle.

Get it on a visible spot like the back of your hand, and don't label it. That way when people ask why you have a block tatooed on your hand, you can be like "it's north dakota, where I'm from geez" and look at them like they're an idiot.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 23 Apr 2008, 10:29
(OH PS something that makes TX more okay that Jon can't refute is the fact that Sam is there. So ha!)

While Sam is astounding, MA also contains myself, Rachel and Shane. We win.
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Post by: jhocking on 23 Apr 2008, 10:33
So how's that egomania working out for you?
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Post by: 0bsessions on 23 Apr 2008, 11:01
Not too bad, I look great today.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 23 Apr 2008, 11:04
Texas has...southern belles.

No it doesn't, it has Texans. Those are not the same thing.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 23 Apr 2008, 11:20
I would also like it noted that, while I live in and enjoy Massachusetts, I still think that tattoo is rather tacky.
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Post by: valley_parade on 23 Apr 2008, 11:23
Even more so than my idea of getting the Boston skyline inked on my forearm.

(definitely not doing this)
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Post by: thewayigroove on 23 Apr 2008, 11:46


why not?
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Post by: 0bsessions on 23 Apr 2008, 11:55
Probably because it would likely be an entirely hideous tattoo. It'd be either entirely too busy AND look incomplete at the same time.
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Post by: SeanBateman on 23 Apr 2008, 12:18
(OH PS something that makes TX more okay that Jon can't refute is the fact that Sam is there. So ha!)

While Sam is astounding, MA also contains myself, Rachel and Shane. We win.

Sam's hair alone is much cooler than your macho posturing and Shane's pseudo-punk semi-emo softness combined.

I don't know who Rachel is, so she can't be all that.
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Post by: Lines on 23 Apr 2008, 12:23
Rachel = pen
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Post by: valley_parade on 23 Apr 2008, 13:18
It'd be either entirely too busy AND look incomplete at the same time.

This one.


("Pseudo-punk semi-emo", heh. I liked it better when it was just "nice boy", Kieffer.)
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Post by: tommydski on 23 Apr 2008, 13:31
Texas gave us Bedhead, Buddy Holly, Ornette Coleman, Butthole Surfers, Bill Hicks, ZZ Top, Red Krayola, 13th Floor Elevators, Big Boys, Scratch Acid, Allen Drury, Walter Prescott Webb, John Gray, Robert E. Howard and many more. Dallas, Austin, Denton and a few other places are supposed to be amazing.

Regardless of your thoughts on anywhere else in the US, Texas is actually pretty cool.
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Post by: valley_parade on 23 Apr 2008, 13:44
The only four good things I see coming out of Texas are ZZ Top, Sam, my friend Ashley, and Explosions in The Sky.
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Post by: thewayigroove on 23 Apr 2008, 13:55
It'd be either entirely too busy AND look incomplete at the same time.

This one.

Uh I guess, but this could be true with any tattoo. The trick is to discuss the placement, size, and shading of the tat with the artist and not just pick a random photo and smack it on there.

I feel like I've see some decent designs lately:
(http://filthywill.com/site/illustration/boston.jpg)

Meh. Then again maybe you have freakishly small arms...
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Post by: valley_parade on 23 Apr 2008, 14:07
Nah, I'm a fairly large guy.

That drawing makes no sense though. I could swear the Zakim bridge is on the other side of the Charles from the Prudential and the rest of the skyline.
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Post by: PickItUpPutItDown on 23 Apr 2008, 16:56
Texas gave us Bedhead, Buddy Holly, Ornette Coleman, Butthole Surfers, Bill Hicks, ZZ Top, Red Krayola, 13th Floor Elevators, Big Boys, Scratch Acid, Allen Drury, Walter Prescott Webb, John Gray, Robert E. Howard and many more. Dallas, Austin, Denton and a few other places are supposed to be amazing.

I don't understand.
We want those things?
There's also Amarillo.
That entire city smells like BBQ sauce. :[

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tommydski on 23 Apr 2008, 17:42
I think that it's fair to defend a state by referring to their outstanding contribution to culture.

My only point is that I don't think Texas sucks.
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Post by: Lines on 23 Apr 2008, 18:48
There are many states that are above Texas on the suckage scale.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tania on 23 Apr 2008, 18:52
the armadillo is the official state mammal of texas.

armadillos get run over in texas all the time because their natural defense mechanism when they see a predator is to curl up in a ball and just sort of go into the air. armadillos think cars are predators. people driving cars think armadillos are stupid.

so, if you:
a) live in texas,
b) drive a car,
c) see a lot of armadillos, or
d) two or more of the above,

please be nice to armadillos! they don't know any better.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Apr 2008, 20:57
Mitch Clem (http://www.mitchclem.com) of Nothing Nice to Say fame has a tattoo of Minnesota with the Texas flag inside

(http://www.mitchclem.com/mystupidlife/graphics/strips/20080204.gif)
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Post by: Liz on 23 Apr 2008, 20:59
Oh Minnesota, how I love thee.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 23 Apr 2008, 21:03
Get it on a visible spot like the back of your hand, and don't label it. That way when people ask why you have a block tatooed on your hand, you can be like "it's north dakota, where I'm from geez" and look at them like they're an idiot.

Or even better,
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/NorthKlosterman.jpg)
I was gonna throw James Rosenquist in there too, but finding a decent picture of him was harder than i thought. Google showed me a heck of a lot of his art though, which I think is fantastic.

(My point with that picture is that every state has good and bad things! I kind of like the Mass. tattoo)
Gah one new reply: My friend is doing something similar with the Minnesota- she's putting stars where she's lived. FUN FACT! When I was in 5th grade, MN came close to losing the top little chunk. There is only a really little chunk of land there that's surrounded by water and by Canada. It doesn't come in contact with the rest of Minnesota at all. The US changed fishing regulations, so my great-uncle (he is a Big Name there) and most of the other people who lived up there threatened to cede from the Union and join Canada. It was just a publicity thing, and I'm pretty sure the fishing rule was revoked. It's less stupid when you realize their economy is run on fishing and it would have crippled basically every business there.
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Post by: thehollow on 23 Apr 2008, 21:31
A girl at the coffee shop I frequented most of the summer had on her arm a solid, dark blue tattoo in the shape of the great lakes, it was actually pretty cool looking.

Something along the lines of this:
(http://www.greatlakesadventure.com/Gr_Lakes_outline_color_7_gif_x.gif)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Apr 2008, 21:43
My state (West Australia) is a pretty cool shape and if I had any pride at all in where I came from I'd get it inked.
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Post by: Liz on 23 Apr 2008, 22:22
Yeah I've heard there really isn't much there.
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Post by: ampersandwitch on 23 Apr 2008, 23:48
I think it would be funny if everyone got tattoos representing their places of residence.  All of this talk about that is making me want to tattoo a big ol' Union Jack right across my ass.
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Post by: Rizzo on 24 Apr 2008, 02:50
I'm getting mine touched up tomorrow. Scratched out the ink in a few spots while it was healing. Looking forward to it.
Hopefully I'll remember to take pics.
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Post by: est on 24 Apr 2008, 03:45
Oh god dudes I am gonna get a Eureka Stockade flag with the outline of Australia inside it and a southern cross inside that.

So awesome.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Apr 2008, 05:42
The Eureka Stockade flag is a southern cross.
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Post by: est on 24 Apr 2008, 06:03
So awesome.
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Post by: jhocking on 24 Apr 2008, 08:14
stuff about texas speedbumps

I think it would be funny if everyone got tattoos representing their places of residence.  All of this talk about that is making me want to tattoo a big ol' Union Jack right across my ass.

I'd need to get a new tattoo every few years. After a while I'd look like an old fashioned traveler's trunk with destination stickers all over it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Aminal on 24 Apr 2008, 08:36
Armadillos carry leprosy.
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Post by: ThePQ4 on 24 Apr 2008, 08:52
My tattoo artist has a small tattoo if Wisconsin on his hand, with a little dot on his hometown. It's kind of cool, but in a "Wow, that's kind of lame" sort of way...
I don't have enough Stateism (is that what you would call pride in your home state?) to get Wisconsin tattoo'd on me. I don't even have enough NATIONALISM to get something patriotic...I'll stick to books and comic books for my tattoos.
(I want my damn Deathly Hallows, but I have no money, and no artistic skills to draw what I have in mind...argh).
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Post by: est on 24 Apr 2008, 22:19
I miss delete.

I am pretty sure I just fixed this problem!
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Post by: jhocking on 24 Apr 2008, 22:40
     Yay!
    /
 :-D

(I just posted this six times in a row and deleted the duplicates to celebrate.)
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Post by: jhocking on 24 Apr 2008, 23:08
Boy don't you wish there was a delete button?

oh wait
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 24 Apr 2008, 23:11
Joe what are you talking about? I think you should ask one of the nurses for a cup of nice, warm milk and have a lie down.
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Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 25 Apr 2008, 01:05
I wanna see someone with the evolution of T-rex to Chicken on their back.
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Post by: pig nash on 25 Apr 2008, 21:15
I got one of Jeph's drawings (i think he's got it tattooed), but with a fill by my awesome friend Ruth.  I emailed Jeph to ask permission but didn't get any response.  So if this isn't kosher sorry.

(http://photos-495.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v234/243/31/12438495/n12438495_42060711_9039.jpg)

It was the best sparrow I could find.  My g/f's last name is a homonym of sparrow and I thought it would be the best way to remember this time in my life.  Even if we don't end up working out.
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Post by: est on 25 Apr 2008, 22:36
I think that a lot of Jeph's birds are drawn by Rosemary from birdandmoon.com
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Post by: Lunchbox on 25 Apr 2008, 23:08
Jeph did draw some a while back, he posted them on his LJ. That looks like one I think.
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Post by: pig nash on 27 Apr 2008, 20:22
Yeah, that's where I got it.
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Post by: I is Grammar on 07 May 2008, 21:27
I gots me a power button.  Not the most original, but I like the inherent geekiness and the placement.
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b131/sutekitatakai/MyPicture-28.jpg)
 
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Post by: jill the ripper on 12 May 2008, 18:10
Okay, this is really stupid.
But I totally want "SUNSHINE" tattooed on the bottom of my foot.
Twelve point times new roman. ;d

That way, I'm always "walking on sunshine!"
(ba-dum-psh!)
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Post by: Ballard on 12 May 2008, 19:16
That's actually really cute and creative but must tickle like a bitch.
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Post by: Drill King on 12 May 2008, 19:31
Not to mention that tattoos on the bottom of your foot don't usually have a great amount of staying power.
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Post by: Ballard on 12 May 2008, 19:54
Well, this is a tattoo that seems worth redoing every once in a while. It can't be too expensive.
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Post by: jill the ripper on 13 May 2008, 16:00
Not to mention that tattoos on the bottom of your foot don't usually have a great amount of staying power.
i've heard they hurt quite a bit, too.
lots of bones in feet, there are.

i know someone who knows someone who got "FUCKYOU" tattooed on the inside of his bottom lip.
he has to get it redone a lot.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 13 May 2008, 16:10
yeah, several of my friends have "SHITHEAD" tattooed on the inside of their bottom lip.

that's gotta hurt.
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Post by: öde on 13 May 2008, 16:13
I want LESBIANS tattoed either in invisible UV ink on my knuckles or in visible in on the inside of my lip.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 13 May 2008, 17:24
How about this? A friend of mine had this junkie whore ex girlfriend with PLEASE tattooed inside her lip.
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Post by: Emaline on 13 May 2008, 19:50
Oh man, has anyone seen these eye (http://modblog.bmezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/3-mutants-1.jpg) tattoos? (http://modblog.bmezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/shannon-blue-eye-2.jpg)
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Post by: thepugs on 13 May 2008, 20:02
That makes my eyes water just looking at it - I can't even imagine how that would feel to get.
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Post by: Liz on 13 May 2008, 20:08
Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Gross. Ouch.
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Post by: sean on 13 May 2008, 20:10
...

Erygyh.
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Post by: Emaline on 13 May 2008, 20:13
I fail at the internet. There are two links. Fixed.




They look really painful. I mean, just putting pressure on my eye hurts. But it is also very interesting.
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Post by: sean on 13 May 2008, 20:16
Okay, why?

I mean, from the looks of it, people are just getting splotches of color in their eye. Why anyone sees this as even artistic confounds me.

why why why?
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Post by: Emaline on 13 May 2008, 20:24
As far as I know, it still in extremely experimental stages. I think they successfully colored one eye in fully. (http://modblog.bmezine.com/2008/04/28/eye-tattoo-update-josh/)

But I haven't been paying much attention to it. I could be mistaken.

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Post by: ackblom12 on 13 May 2008, 21:21
Yeah, only one has been completed thus far. I know there is a solid red and a solid black one in the process of being done.

http://modblog.bmezine.com/2008/05/13/more-on-eyeball-tattooing/

Personally, I'm very very interested in seeing how all these turn out.

Having had Lasik and various other thingies done to my eye, I kind of imagine there's no pain whatsoever, just an uncomfortable pressure.
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Post by: Ballard on 13 May 2008, 21:27
There is a video (http://www.toxicjunction.com/get.asp?i=V4307) now. Keep watching for a close-up, and don't let the warnings scare you. It's not gross at all, at least for the viewer. Only intriguing.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 13 May 2008, 23:43
Why anyone sees this as even artistic confounds me.

Who said it was artistic?
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Post by: Rizzo on 14 May 2008, 05:37
Months ago I said I'd post a picture. So here it is.
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Cthulucore/100_2329.jpg)
Electrons, travelling through liquid hydrogen in a magnetic field. Not 100% accurate to the physical phenomena but close enough for me.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 14 May 2008, 05:44
Riz, that is so excellent! Love it.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 14 May 2008, 05:58
Agreed, Rizzo that is super groovy.

Oh man, has anyone seen these eye (http://modblog.bmezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/3-mutants-1.jpg) tattoos? (http://modblog.bmezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/shannon-blue-eye-2.jpg)

SPICE MUST FLOW
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 14 May 2008, 10:51
I don't mean this to sound creepy at all, but for some reason I just find side tattoos ridiculously attractive. I don't know why.

So basically what I am saying is,

Rizzo,
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Post by: ledhendrix on 14 May 2008, 11:05
Electrons, travelling through liquid hydrogen in a magnetic field.

That is such a good premise for a tattoo, good work. [thumbs up]
[/thumbs up]
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Post by: Katherine on 14 May 2008, 11:25
Rizzo that is a gorgeous tattoo.  I love the design and the color that you chose.
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Post by: sean on 14 May 2008, 14:38
Why anyone sees this as even artistic confounds me.

Who said it was artistic?

I say this because at least to me, most of the point of a tattoo is for the artistic value. Therefore, in every tattoo, I search for artistic value. With eye tattoos, I see none. I probably should not be looking for any though, since it is not a normal type of tattoo. I am just really not sure what to think of an eye tattoo.
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Post by: Aminal on 14 May 2008, 15:20
I don't mean this to sound creepy at all, but for some reason I just find side tattoos ridiculously attractive. I don't know why.

So basically what I am saying is,

Rizzo,

Ditto.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 14 May 2008, 16:11
Seriously, Rizzo,
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Post by: öde on 14 May 2008, 16:21
THE FUCKING SEX

I say this because at least to me, most of the point of a tattoo is for the artistic value. Therefore, in every tattoo, I search for artistic value. With eye tattoos, I see none.

The art of body modification is to make deliberate changes to your body. Maybe these people have deep, personal reasons for tattooing their eyes, or maybe they just wanted to push some technical, personal, and social limits. Maybe they think it looks cool and felt like doing it. I think it's a bit of both, but I don't imagine it's some great artistic statement.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 14 May 2008, 16:25
Thanks guys! Yeah, side tattoos look fucking cool so that was part of the motivation for the placement.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 14 May 2008, 16:58
The comic the other day gave me a really cool idea for a tattoo. I doubt I'll ever get it done, but now I need to draw it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 May 2008, 21:27
Kittens dropping out of a B-52?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 15 May 2008, 06:33
No, but that's the comic I'm referring to. Their discussion made me start thinking, and I ended up with a interesting idea for a tattoo.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 May 2008, 06:34
Good, cos I'm totally getting the kittens tattoo.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 15 May 2008, 12:27
I don't think I could face getting a tattoo, even though I'm not remotely scared of needles or bothered by injections. Just don't like the idea of the way they're applied.

Surely the point of a tattoo, mostly, is that you yourself like looking at it? That's why people choose a design they like themselves. So eyeball tattoos basically don't have the same purpose as all other types of tattoo.

Although I know I'll never get a tattoo, I do know what I'd get if I did. If that makes sense. Just the outline of a heart, and two smaller hearts overlapping it, on my left wrist. Sometimes I draw it on with a pen, but I'd never actually get it tattooed there because I think "What will that look like when I'm eighty and have wrinkly wrists?"
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 15 May 2008, 12:59
"What will that look like when I'm eighty and have wrinkly wrists?"


Like a tattoo on an 80 year old with wrinkly wrists.

Alternatively, you will look like an 80 year old who lived their life, and wasn't afraid of taking risks.




Speaking of face tattoos, has anyone every seen Shannon Larrat's(of BME) (http://www.zentastic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/blue-milk.jpg) face tattoos? They look pretty nice. When I first saw this picture I didn't even notice the. They just sort of look natural, I guess. I love white ink. It always looks great.


(I'm certain you've seen them already, but still, they are quite nice)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 15 May 2008, 13:21
Surely the point of a tattoo, mostly, is that you yourself like looking at it? That's why people choose a design they like themselves. So eyeball tattoos basically don't have the same purpose as all other types of tattoo.

Where are you from again? Maybe we can get some mirrors shipped over there.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 15 May 2008, 13:23
Yes Emaline :3 Shannon has probably my favorite set of facial tattoos ever, they're very elegant
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 15 May 2008, 13:25
Psh I know all about mirrors, I saw one on tv once.

My friend is getting a tattoo, it sounds pretty cool, all flowers and thorns and stuff, specially designed for her. Should look great.

I think this thread may not be my spiritual home, so I shall return to just lurking and looking at the photos instead.
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Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 15 May 2008, 13:32
"What will that look like when I'm eighty and have wrinkly wrists?"
if you're 80 and that's your biggest concern you're lucky.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 15 May 2008, 13:34
Don't leave!

I hope you weren't offended by my comments. I was trying to be encouraging. Not trying to say "You fail at life because you won't get a tattoo" I can understand not wanting one. I don't have any right now, mainly because I can't settle on an artist.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 15 May 2008, 13:43
Haha I wasn't offended, I just don't feel I can contribute further ;-p

Tattoos are awesome but not for me, I think is my conclusion.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 15 May 2008, 23:40
Good, cos I'm totally getting the kittens tattoo.

.....
......

Dovey...I think I love you.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 17 May 2008, 05:49
Nope, I check modblog every few days.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 17 May 2008, 06:55
Yeah, I check modblog a good two or three times a day. It's my favorite blog, second would be http://whoreonhold.com
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 17 May 2008, 10:50
I read modblog all the time, and post comments there a lot too.

Once I was at dinner with a couple people from work, including my boss, and I was checking modblog on my phone. When I was looking at this entry (http://modblog.bmezine.com/2008/05/01/my-balls-finally-lost-their-virginity/) my boss looked over and said "Thats inappropiate."
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 17 May 2008, 15:09
Thanks to Modblog, over the years I've become immune to the horrors of the internet!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: sean on 17 May 2008, 15:47
I've only seen the modblog entries linked here or read it whenever it is linked. I think I will start reading it more though, because body modification is interesting!

Edit: This is quite possibly the worst post I have ever done.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 17 May 2008, 17:01
I'd still like to have something done with my caffeine chemical structure done but honestly would kind of prefer to do so when I had a better understanding of Chemistry

http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/pae/botany/botany_map/images/caffine.gif

As amusing as the the whole "made somewhere some year" tattoo is  wtih my morbid sense of humor I'd think I get an expiration date.  Also for just random cool looking shit someone mentioning the book Rant reminded me I love the cover art.  Which after looking around was the cover to one of the Flight comic collections or something like that.


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Post by: KITTENS!!! on 18 May 2008, 13:55
(http://x9b.xanga.com/8fac74f175632188981340/z145306467.jpg)

This is going on my chest in about a week. About the width of my clavicles, it's costing me $250 plus the tip that I plan on leaving.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 18 May 2008, 17:28
I love Modblog, it's just about my favourite blog on the internet. In fact it probably is my favourite. Such awesome stuff on there, I could just sit and read it for days.

Anyway, I've almost finalised the design on my next tattoo, i just need to take it down to the artist so he can give me an estimate and then get the money together for a beautiful weekend of tattooing in Winchester. I'm now in the process of finding a good scarification artist so I can get a piece on my forearm, and I probably will have my nose pierced tomorrow in one way or another, we'll see.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 18 May 2008, 19:11
Emaline, I saw you on modblog, in the comments, I mean - it was the one about the Xiu Xiu lyrics.

I like modblog because it has piercings gone wrong, and I had one of those once upon a time.  Good stuff, modblog!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 18 May 2008, 20:55
I decided to not get the unicorn because it would involve shaving my leg, whichh because of my ocd would lead to shaving the other, and that would take too long and it doesn't seem worth it so I'm thinking about getting a T.H. Huxley tattoo because I've wanted one forever. I've decided I'm getting "The great tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact"
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 18 May 2008, 22:45
Heh, brother once shaved one of my leg's whilst I was sleeping and I had to shave the other one. 

The whole thing about maori tattoos being discussed earlier has me slightly curious, culturally do they use modern equipment or go about it the traditional method I wonder
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 19 May 2008, 00:07
After perusing Modblog and seeing some of the more freakish/insane stuff that they've got on there, doing a little bit of scarification or something doesn't sound like such a bad idea. If there are people who can do the sorts of stuff that I saw in the extreme section, there's no reason why I shouldn't get a tattoo or piercing or two.

Also, the piercings gone wrong compare nothing to the story of impgrin.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: CamusCanDo on 19 May 2008, 01:44
The whole thing about maori tattoos being discussed earlier has me slightly curious, culturally do they use modern equipment or go about it the traditional method I wonder

There are people who do use the chisel and mallet, but it's a very small percentage. For the most part yeah it is modern equipment that's used. It really depends on your preference on method, obviously.

Anyways, I totally know what you mean man. It's been a while now I've wanted to get something done on me. I didn't think scarification would be something I'd consider but I'll be damned if it doesn't look so friggin' cool! I think this year will finally be the year I get a tattoo though. I need to do some serious creative thinking here.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 19 May 2008, 06:13
There are people who do use the chisel and mallet, but it's a very small percentage. For the most part yeah it is modern equipment that's used. It really depends on your preference on method, obviously.

There are people who do use the chisel and mallet

the chisel and mallet

chisel and mallet

OWWWWWWWWWWCH


Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 19 May 2008, 13:06
Hand poking is awweeesooome. Namely because usually you're in a cool country at the same time(most hand poking doesn't occur in North America)


I'm probably getting a double helix done sometime this week, but I'm not sure..

Oh yeah, I was gonna ask in here, I'm trying to figure what I want to do with my ears, right now I have two lobes and a conch in one ear, should I go for symmetry and mirror what I do on each ear or go with different ones?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 19 May 2008, 14:34
I am in awe of and love with the nose tattoos on the guy who's scars you linked. Holy shit, who knew a nose tattoo could look so good?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 19 May 2008, 14:41
I agree with A 100%, B is true to a certain extent. I'd say that's a good rule to follow if you're dipping your toes into getting tattooed and in general it's a great reason to get a tattoo, but I also think the thought that a tattoo has to mean something important has gotten too ingrained in people's minds. You just have to have the right mind set to understand that it's quite possible that 1, 2, 5 or 10+ years down the line you might not like that image as much as you used to. Have the idea in your mind. If you can draw it up, or get it drawn up and have it hung in a visible place like the bathroom for a couple months to make sure you still like it.

Oh yeah, I was gonna ask in here, I'm trying to figure what I want to do with my ears, right now I have two lobes and a conch in one ear, should I go for symmetry and mirror what I do on each ear or go with different ones?

Personally, I'd say symmetry. But I'm also a symmetry whore.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ledhendrix on 19 May 2008, 14:54
A double helix would be great, it would be brilliant to have one going right up your back.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 19 May 2008, 20:44
this. (http://modblog.bmezine.com/2008/04/26/i-like-his-hair/)




That guy makes me swoon.


(I even commented on that post saying so.)


sigh


ETA: Can we make this a body mod thread, as opposed to just a tattoo thread? I think that'd be swell. Especially, since the two kinda go hand in hand. I'm talking about discussing piercings, scarification, suspension, etc.



Also, I agree with Anyways, but I'd also like to add: Even if I got a bad tattoo, I don't know if I'd 100% regret it. I mean, at least I lived through that experience, and it would be a reminder of a piece of my life. I have a friend who has a small tattoo on his ankle. I've never seen it, but he tells me it looks horrible. It was done by some nazi punk kid while he was in Germany. He regrets the tattoo, but I think thats awesome. I mean, first of all, it shows some massive balls to just let some dude tattoo you like that. Sure it's hella dangerous, but I mean, I don't know. It just fucking awesome*. And it is a reminder of being in Germany. I mean, that right there is all kinds of awesome.

*Yes, I realize the incredibly high risk of hepatitis, and whatnot.




As for other body mods, I am highly interested in suspension. I don't know. It just intrigues me. I want to try it, but I'm also afraid of ripping my skin off. But skin is pretty damn strong. Anybody else interested in it at all?


Also, what piercings, and mods other than tattoos are you guys sporting? Currently, I have my septum pierced, as well as a vertical labret. I'm working on stretching my ears, I think I'm gonna go to 0, right now I'm at 4.

I've been stretching with natural jewelry, and currently have bone cbrs in my ears, and I absolutely love them! They are so pretty!


I'm also kinda considering getting my bridge pierced, but I'm kinda thinking it may look silly. Is that too much face metal?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: abadname on 19 May 2008, 21:42
I set an appointment to get another pin up girl on my other calf on friday the 30th, pictures to follow.

I am extremely stoked on this,

          I like pin up girls
         /
     :-D
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 19 May 2008, 22:07
I'm very intrigued by suspension. I figure eventually I'll decide if I 100% want to hang, until then I'm quite happy to watch.

I don't actually have a lot of current work done on me right now. Just my 2g tongue (soon to be split), 1/2" lobes and my tongue web i had removed so that I could get the tongue scalpeled. The lobes I'm stretching up to 9/16" after my wedding this weekend and in the long run will be stopping somewhere between 1 1/4" and 2".

I've had a more work done, mostly piercings,  but had to remove most of it due to healing issues, work, pneumonia blah blah blah. I'm actually planning on getting a majority of it redone when I think I can keep them long term.

I don't know, I have a ridiculous amount of modification work I want done. Multiple piercing projects, large number of tattoos are planned, possibly a scarification piece and I'm considering implant work. Just so many things to do, so little money and body to do it with. :P

Now that I think of it, just because they're purty, I'm wearing a pair of Tiger's Eye concave plugs for my wedding.

http://roguebodycrafts.com/images/tigerseyeplugs2.jpeg <--- Not my plugs, but I can't seem to get a good picture of them so this will have to do.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 19 May 2008, 22:33
I am highly thinking about seeking an apprenticeship in piercing. I don't know. I think I want to do it. Maybe.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Devoidless on 19 May 2008, 22:43
I have been wanting to extend my quarter sleeve to a half for a while now...but I always forget to save money for it. If I can find a decent picture, I will toss it up on here.

I love tattoos...and piercings...mmm....
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 19 May 2008, 22:49
I am getting my half sleeve (I changed my mind from the stocking to sleeve) done on Thursday the 29th. It looks pretty neat; a bunch of super creepy monsters in just black in the style of Creatures in my Head. My tattooist kind of sucks in that he would say he'd contact me in a week, and I wouldn't hear anything for about a month or so... just that lack of professionalism annoyed me but he's apologized a bunch, and he does really great work and clean lines are all I want (like a coloring book. There are no blowouts and jagged lines in coloring books).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 20 May 2008, 01:13

Also, what piercings, and mods other than tattoos are you guys sporting?
1/2 gauges in my ears. I want my lips and my right nostril done and I could get them for really cheap but any face piercings and Dan(my dad)* will kick me out.

*no, my dad's name isn't Dan, I wouldn't call him that if it was.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 20 May 2008, 01:26
I am quite interested in suspensions.  My main apprehension is that suspensions are traditionally part of a religious ritual, that I do not believe in.  I am agnostic, but I'm a respectful agnostic, and I feel weird about participating in rituals that I don't understand.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 20 May 2008, 02:34
So far modification wise, I've got 6 lobe piercings, my conch and pinna on my right ear, my rook on my left ear, my lip, tongue and nostril, and two tattoos. I'm dying to get more piercings and tattoos done, I love getting them done and I love basking in the glow of a new one too. I really want to get an apprenticeship in piercing and I've got a few local places looking out for apprenticeships for me, so hopefully something will come of that soon. I'm gonna keep bugging people until I get something. My next mod will hopefully be a tattoo that I either want done by Mr Bubba of Winchester, or Ben Boston of Bristol, but I reckon I'll get another piercing done first because I'm a twat like that. Probably my septum.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 20 May 2008, 03:50
any face piercings and Dan(my dad)* will kick me out.

This happened to me, it isn't worth it. I did have my nose pierced but school wouldn't let me sit my exams with it in (total discrimination, masses of people already had facial piercings). I want to get the top of my left ear done, I'll maybe get a cuff but I've always thought about a stud or a ring. When I move out I'll get my nose re-done, if they can repierce where it's healed up. Does anyone know if there are problems with this? It healed a couple of days after I'd got it done but it slightly altered the shape of my nose, so I don't know if maybe the cartiledge has thickened or something.

Personally I'm not a fan of symmetry, I'm not sure why but I think it looks cooler if you have different things done on each side.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: CamusCanDo on 20 May 2008, 05:40
I feel like a total pussy after the above posts. I have nothing done what so ever. I badly want a tattoo and after looking into it I'm really fascinated by scarification. As for piercings I've wanted to get my lobes stretched/gauged (really not down with the lingo here) for years now but have always put it to the back of my mind for the fact that I didn't think I actually wanted them, after 5 years of consideration, turns out I do! So I have questions on the stretching/gauging. As I understand it there's two ways to get this done, to stretch the lobe or scaple it. Or I'm totally wrong and have no idea what I'm talking about? Let's pretend that I do know what I'm talking about. I don't have my ears pierced so would it be easier to get my ears pierced or scalpled?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 20 May 2008, 07:08
If you have the patience for it, go for the piercing and gradual stretching. It will probably smell bad and ache a lot when you go up a size, but that is what tapers and taking it slow are for.
Scalpeling feels like cheating to me, but hey. Also it bleeds a lot.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 20 May 2008, 08:23
I have a couple of piercings (left eyebrow, two niobium rings with captive steel beads through both of my ears). I probably wouldn't get anymore as I'm pretty happy with them and I don't feel that any more would add anything at all to my features. I am looking at getting a new tattoo but not until I've lost some weight. It's kind of a silly design, the X-Men symbol, similar to what Nate Grey (http://xkcd.com/317/) has on his chest but it would be on my shoulder, directly on the joint like a shoulder plate. I'm not worried about regretting it, I'll always be a giant nerd and this is merely evidence of that and I'm ok with it. I do believe that tattoos should hold some personal significance, but that doesn't mean they have to be lame!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 20 May 2008, 08:52
Let's pretend that I do know what I'm talking about. I don't have my ears pierced so would it be easier to get my ears pierced or scalpled?

Pierced, mostly because you've never had anything pierced. Getting it pierced and stretching up will let you learn how to gauge when your ears are feeling good, ready to stretch and learn how to properly take care of them rather than jumping right into a larger size. Any idea what you're goal size is?

There's also the issue that many artist who offer services that involve a scalpel aren't exactly 100% open about it. They may advertise the hell out of their services on something like Modblog, BME or IAM, but there's no guarantee they'll tell you they perform such a service over the phone. It's sketchy legal territory.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 20 May 2008, 11:19
To anyone that mentioned Double helix as a tattoo, no I mean as in the upper cartiledge styled piercings.

I really love tattoos but at this moment in time I don't know if I want one. I kinda like the way my skin looks on it's own. However, I know it'll go back and forth, however piercings, there's my love, they're expensive around here though so :|


Also, interested in suspension? Yes, I am very much so, I am potentially going to Brazil next March break and I'm sorta interested in seeing if I can do it out there.

Also, to anyone with gauges, How do they feel? Do you notice them much? I've heard they can smell really weird sometimes, do you find that your jewelry gets knocked out a lot? Etc?

I've been thinking about stretching my lobes just a wee bit, but I'm trying to weigh out the pros and cons, and alas the list of cons is a bit longer right now.

..Also, everytime I say I don't want a tattoo, I really want a tattoo. Curse my fickle heart.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 20 May 2008, 11:28
Gaugeing really does smell pretty awful. I've heard different plug/taper materials smell less than others though, and it would be worth it to figure what they are if you're trying to gauge. Chris had his ear to a 00 for a while there and pshooo it reeked now and then.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 20 May 2008, 11:42
Gaugeing really does smell pretty awful. I've heard different plug/taper materials smell less than others though, and it would be worth it to figure what they are if you're trying to gauge. Chris had his ear to a 00 for a while there and pshooo it reeked now and then.

I am not as skilled in search-fu as tommy; I attempted to find the post where tania likened her piercings to her ass, but came up short. I did however happen upon this thread:
http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,7863.msg240218.html#msg240218

I miss the good ole days.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 20 May 2008, 12:06
Yeah, larger guage piercings can smell pretty awful if you don't keep up with cleaning them.  Organic materials tend to keep the smell down a lot since they're porous and absorb the natural oils and stuff.

Stone, Wood, Bamboo, Bone and the like are all great for keeping the smell in check, but generally just cleaning them regularly will usually keep the smell down.

As for how they feel? Well, at 1/2" I honestly don't really physically notice them most of the time. Once you have them a while they're just like any other piercing. You love them and you know they're there, but you're not constantly aware of them.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 20 May 2008, 12:18
Oh lord the funk. It get seriously gnarly but using the natural materials does help a little. Also cleaning them regularly. I miss my stretched lobes, but I for sure do not miss the funk.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Aminal on 20 May 2008, 12:46
I, uh, I sort of slightly enlarged my scarification today. Does it make me a sadist that I feel fucking amazing when I rub salt in it? :-(

No, it makes you a masochist, you badass!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 20 May 2008, 13:24
I guess I'm interested in trying suspension because I want to see how much like flying it feels.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 20 May 2008, 13:52
Probably not very much. From what i've heard, it's mostly hanging still with maybe someone giving you a bit of a shove to make you swing.
Want to fly? Harness jumps and skydiving are your friends. Maybe hang-gliding.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 20 May 2008, 14:10
I really love tattoos but at this moment in time I don't know if I want one. I kinda like the way my skin looks on it's own. However, I know it'll go back and forth, however piercings, there's my love, they're expensive around here though so :|
In that case, don't get one. If you're not 100% about it, don't. Wait until you know for certain.

I, uh, I sort of slightly enlarged my scarification today. Does it make me a sadist that I feel fucking amazing when I rub salt in it? :-(

It's not so much an aspect about wanting one really, well kinda.

I'm back and forth on every aspect of my life ever, takes me forever to just order FOOD blarrgh.


Do they ALWAYS smell? Here's a question, do they ever really 'heal'? In the sense you can just leave them alone? And to the people who have gotten them closed up, did  you
Yeah, larger guage piercings can smell pretty awful if you don't keep up with cleaning them.  Organic materials tend to keep the smell down a lot since they're porous and absorb the natural oils and stuff.

Stone, Wood, Bamboo, Bone and the like are all great for keeping the smell in check, but generally just cleaning them regularly will usually keep the smell down.

As for how they feel? Well, at 1/2" I honestly don't really physically notice them most of the time. Once you have them a while they're just like any other piercing. You love them and you know they're there, but you're not constantly aware of them.
Do they ALWAYS smell? Here's a question, do they ever really 'heal'? In the sense you can just leave them alone? And to the people who have gotten them closed up, did  you have to get the sutured or..?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 20 May 2008, 14:14
Probably not very much. From what i've heard, it's mostly hanging still with maybe someone giving you a bit of a shove to make you swing.
Want to fly? Harness jumps and skydiving are your friends. Maybe hang-gliding.

There's still the sort-of-floating/levitating aspect. I'm actually afraid of heights, but I want to try hang-gliding.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 20 May 2008, 14:16
Drill King, so long as you don't go past a 0, it will probably eventually heal and will look pretty normal if you take it out now and then. Anything larger and it'll look like a cat's ass when you take out the jewelry.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 20 May 2008, 15:10
My best friend went to half inch (or maybe 00) and her's closed up quite nicely. I, however, have no desire to ever really get rid of mine. I've been at my size for like 3.5 years now, I'd say. I always got so mad when prissy old ladies (ie. my condescending high school guidance counselor) used to tell me that "Hey, you know that won't go back! You'll have big holes in your ears forever." I just wish they'd shove their fucking smugness because I was frankly much more informed about body mods then any of them were.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 20 May 2008, 15:33
I took my first lobe hole (the one with the hoop in) up to 8mm, which according to my conversion chart is an 0ga.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/ear.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/fleshtunnel.jpg)

That's the jewellery that was in it when it split while I was asleep, trying to avoid sleeping on a very fresh and very bloody rook.

The split made quite (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/FrozenLily/ThisIsWhyTrendsAreBad.jpg) a mess (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/FrozenLily/HolyShitBrokenEar.jpg), and I did go to A&E, they put loads of antiseptic cream on and slapped a massive gauze on it, which to be honest made it worse as it stayed wet and sore until I got annoyed and stopped re-dressing it. Once it'd cleared up a bit I stuck a regular earring back in, determined not to entirely lose the hole, and it's been fine ever since. I might start stretching it again, but I haven't decided whether once was enough or not.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 20 May 2008, 16:05
I recently got a captive bead on my left lobe which I've wanted for years. It's place to start, and now that's it's practically healed, I realize that I want more. I need your guys advice on what would look good, or whether it's a good idea for me to get more at all.

There's no good photos of my lobe but here's what I looked like three days ago.

(http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v258/140/122/1381380175/n1381380175_30128589_5888.jpg)

I had in mind a right eyebrow or right cartilage piercing but I'm open to suggestions.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 20 May 2008, 16:06
Do they ALWAYS smell? Here's a question, do they ever really 'heal'? In the sense you can just leave them alone? And to the people who have gotten them closed up, did  you have to get the sutured or..?

They don't always smell, but it can differ from person to person. As long as you clean them and the plugs daily, it's not usually a real problem. God help you if you forget to clean them for a couple of days though.

OOg is usually considered the cut off point for downsizing. There's been plenty of people who could downsize from much larger sizes, but there's no guarantee at that point.

Anything larger and it'll look like a cat's ass when you take out the jewelry.

Not if you stretch properly. The main cause of Cat Ass is due to scar tissue caused my improper stretching. If you avoid the scar tissue, at the most you should have wrinkling.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: sean on 20 May 2008, 16:27
Eugene I think you should go for the cartilage piercing. I'm quite partial to those and will probably get one myself once I get around to getting piercings done.

Also, try photoshoping some pictures of you with different types of piercings, kinda like what Drill King did earlier in the thread. That should show you what looks good on you.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 20 May 2008, 16:43
Jeeeeez. Glad to hear that it ended alright.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 20 May 2008, 20:07
Right now, my worse smelling piercing is my septum. It's at 14, and has a metal cbr. Typically it only smells if I move it around a whole lot. Or if it gets bumped at a show or something.

My ears are at 4, and have bone in them. I haven't noticed a smell and no one has said anything to me. Even after playing with them.


And admittedly, I am not so great at cleaning my piercings. I mean, when I get the done, I clean the hell out of them, but after awhile, I just don't care, and they always end up fine.




Anyways, you mentioned doing a scarification. What did you get done? What is it? How'd you do it? I forgot to mention earlier, but I got really bored one night and burned a small heart into the top of my hand. I healed nicely. I should take a picture of it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 20 May 2008, 20:45
Guys,

http://modblog.bmezine.com/2007/05/04/ear-stretching-disaster/

fuckin' OUCH.

I think the worst part of that is that they didn't even reconstruct her right ear properly.

But yeah, eewwwwwww.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 20 May 2008, 21:32
I like the look of branding more than scarification, actually, even if it is less popular.  It's apparently a really smelly process. 

The ear smell is from a buildup of dead skin cells.  With big jewelry, the skin cells can't just shed away.  I've used a combination of glass and metal, and I've never had a problem with being smelly, but I clean my lobes every time I shower.  The smelliest piercing I've had was my lower navel, but that's because I had to take it out for about 6 hours when it wasn't fully healed, so forcing it back in (I am stupidly stubborn) fucked it up a bit, worse than the initial piercing.  It's finally getting close to healed properly. 

You can jump sizes with either scalpelling or with a punch, but I don't recommend either.  Stretching is an interesting process, and you get a certain satisfaction every time you go up a size.  I know this isn't true in your case, Camus, but for a mod-addict, stretching up is generally cheaper than new piercings and can delay the craving for them.  It's also a good way to figure out what suits you. 

You should wait at least two weeks between stretches, and I personally recommend at least three weeks past 4 gauge.  That story is a pretty good one.  If you stretch too fast, your best case scenario is scarring ("cat ass?") and blowout, and the worst case scenario is...well, that.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 20 May 2008, 21:44
Honesty, at sizes beyond 6, i seriously couldn't recommend a minimum of 1 month at least no matter the size  and after 4g I wouldn't even do it without the taping method. I mean, if it works, it works, but waiting 3 - 6 months between stretches is optimal.

It's a lot of stretching your ears are doing and you got plenty of time to stretch them up. You're ears aren't magically going to disappear if you take it slow and proper, but you can get thinning or torn lobes by trying to get to your goal faster than necessary.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 20 May 2008, 22:19
The two weeks thing is just what I've read.  I always wait until I am utterly bored with my current jewelry, so I've always waited at least a month. 

Also Jens-
I, uh, I sort of slightly enlarged my scarification today. Does it make me a sadist that I feel fucking amazing when I rub salt in it? :-(

No, it makes you a masochist, you badass!

Not that masochism is necessarily badass, but really, it does look like you have a pretty good pain threshold, which is sorta badass.  I can understand being uncomfortable with enjoying something painful, but I wouldn't worry.  Maybe I'm a nutcase, but honestly, pain can be quite euphoric.  Your body produces natural "drugs" when you experience pain, so it is not uncommon to feel better than you expect about painful things. 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Aminal on 20 May 2008, 23:00
I was just trying to reassure and encourage you, Jens.  You needed propping up, I'm right there for you!

...Guys, I don't think any of my piercings smell.  Guess I just lucked out there.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 20 May 2008, 23:55
The two weeks thing is just what I've read.  I always wait until I am utterly bored with my current jewelry, so I've always waited at least a month. 
 

I didn't actually intend to sound like that much of a douche when i wrote that. :P

I think it's because i frequent too many LJ modification communities. Sometimes the questions and accompanying pics just make you die a little inside.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 21 May 2008, 00:33
I don't think you were being a douche at all.  I actually agree with you, that generally more healing time is better.  The conventional wisdom is two weeks per gauge increase.  That's just dumb, in my opinion, especially at larger gauges.  Gauge is measured by diameter, but if you look at the math of it all, with every gauge you significantly increase the circumference of the jewelry, making larger gauges increasingly harder to stretch.

Circumference is diameter x pi. 

if your jewelry is 6g, then it is 4 millimeters in diameter.  Your jewelry is 12.6 millimeters around.
If you go up to 4g, that's 5 millimeters.  One little millimeter in diameter, doesn't seem big, until you do the math.  5 x pi = 15.7.
So that tiny little millimeter means an extra 3 millimeters that your earlobe needs to stretch, and it gets more dramatic the bigger you go.

Okay, no lies, I enjoy basic geometry and arithmetic (fuck algebra, geometry is where it's at) and that was my primary motivation.  Secondary motivation is: dudes, be careful with stretching your lobes and shit.   
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: CamusCanDo on 21 May 2008, 04:43
If you have the patience for it, go for the piercing and gradual stretching. It will probably smell bad and ache a lot when you go up a size, but that is what tapers and taking it slow are for.
Scalpeling feels like cheating to me, but hey. Also it bleeds a lot.

From the time between last night and now I've decided that piercing and gradual stretching are the best way to go. I've looked up a fuckton of info about the whole process and everthing today and general opinion seems to be is that go slow or shit's gonna get fucked up bad apparently. Hygene's not going to be an issue since I have a near OCD issue with personal hygene.

Any idea what you're goal size is?

There's also the issue that many artist who offer services that involve a scalpel aren't exactly 100% open about it. They may advertise the hell out of their services on something like Modblog, BME or IAM, but there's no guarantee they'll tell you they perform such a service over the phone. It's sketchy legal territory.

I think my goal size is going to be 0g-00g. Maybe on the 00g. For now anyway.

And yeah, I figure stretching is a more natural way of doing it which just equals less bad shit going down. Well that's what it equals in my head anyway.

Stretching is an interesting process, and you get a certain satisfaction every time you go up a size.  I know this isn't true in your case, Camus, but for a mod-addict, stretching up is generally cheaper than new piercings and can delay the craving for them.  It's also a good way to figure out what suits you. 

You should wait at least two weeks between stretches, and I personally recommend at least three weeks past 4 gauge.  That story is a pretty good one.  If you stretch too fast, your best case scenario is scarring ("cat ass?") and blowout, and the worst case scenario is...well, that.

With shit like this I'm a total pussy, by nature I'm gonna take it slow and after looking up pictures of fucked lobes all day I don't see myself rushing it at all. Thanks for all the input guys. Now I've just got to bring my girlfriend around to the idea.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 21 May 2008, 08:58
And yeah, I figure stretching is a more natural way of doing it which just equals less bad shit going down. Well that's what it equals in my head anyway.

Actually, one of the interesting things about scalpeling is that it tends to heal really really well and quickly. Ears also tend to be a little stretchier afterwards.

Of course the downside is that if you get someone who doesn't know what they're doing, you run some pretty serious risk of them fucking up and your lobe going necrotic. Those were some fun pictures. >_<
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 21 May 2008, 11:16
I feel like we should cut the last like...page and a half of all this piercing talk and make a new thread..
'cause you know...this is the tattoo thread...not the general bodymod thread...

Anyway, as per the current topic, I really want to get my eyebrow pierced, but I can't because my job doesn't allow facial pericings (which is total BS because two of my CSM's have it done, and wear them to work occasionally). I would get an industrial piercing or something, but I would be worried about sleeping on it funny...not to mention I would look pretty silly with a bar in my ear. I'm just not the piercing-type I guess. I don't have the right face for it (...oh wow, that's gonna get me some snide comments, I can just feel it --but you know what I mean).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: sean on 21 May 2008, 11:20
Actually we should probably just rename the thread "The Tattoo/Bodymod Thread" or something like that so we can talk about all this stuff in one thread. I really don't think we need separate threads for both topics.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 21 May 2008, 11:23
It turned into the bodymod thread a while back, I think it was decided that it was sensible.

Has anyone seen corset piercing? I think it looks amazing, but it's so time-consuming and doesn't last at all. Have a look (http://modblog.bmezine.com/category/ritual/corset-piercing/) at these, they look quite painful in places but very amazing.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 21 May 2008, 11:32
Yeah, I think we talked about those a while back and how impractical they are because you can only keep them in for a few weeks at most, and they typically reject... It kind of turned into an argument, if i recall.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 21 May 2008, 11:41
Yes, I saw lots of pictures of them rejecting, it looks painful. There was some mention of someone who had the rings in for nine months or so, though.

Anyway if there was an argument, I shall not press this subject  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 21 May 2008, 12:00
I don't see why it's an argument. Sometimes they last and sometimes they don't. Most of the time they don't, they're usually considered a temp-piercing, but I've seen people with them for over a year.

Some people can heal anything

Seriously, have you guys seen the inner cheek/eyelid piercings? And the cervix piercing, not to mention sub clavicle. Oh and that guy with the huge spike through the space RIGHT BESIDE his Achilles tendon that he HANGS from.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 21 May 2008, 12:19
Deep Chest Piercings are one of my personal favorites to bring up.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 21 May 2008, 12:34
I don't even know what that is and it's making my breasts hurt.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 21 May 2008, 12:39
http://modblog.bmezine.com/2007/01/14/more-human-than-human/

Very very intense. Not as intense as the sub-clavicle, but also nowhere near as dangerous.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 21 May 2008, 13:33
On the subject of tattoos, how old is the minimum limit in the US? I have plans, but am unsure how to go about them. I was going to get a salamander on one arm.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 21 May 2008, 13:36
Depends on where you are, but generally it's 18. I'd argue that any shop in the US that will tattoo you under the age of 18 should probably be avoided anyways.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 21 May 2008, 15:31
I saw a hymen piercing earlier, which to be honest gave me the willies a little, I can't figure out why as I've seen a lot worse but it just looked so damn painful.

I decided some time ago that when I get down to a UK size 8, I will get corset piercings from my neck down to just above the tattoo on the base of my back. Getting to a size 8 isn't likely to happen but it's a bit of motivation for me to do it. I do want to get some microdermals down my cleavage, from the madison (http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/Madison_Piercing) position and down between my boobs, maybe to the base of my sternum. Depends how much they hurt, I guess.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 22 May 2008, 03:00
I've got my ears at 00 and they only smell when they don't get cleaned. I spent nearly a year stretching them from 4mm to 9.5mm so pretty damned slowly.
I'd like some cartilidge piercings but I don't really have the time or the patience to heal them. So I won't.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Katherine on 22 May 2008, 12:14
And the cervix piercing,
What?

What?

I just... what?  Cervix?  For real? 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 22 May 2008, 12:19
Fo realz!

Cervically NSFW (no shit) goodness after the link.

http://modblog.bmezine.com/2007/07/11/cervical-piercing-wow/
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 22 May 2008, 12:31
Yeah, I've never been able to figure out how the shit he managed to pull that off.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 22 May 2008, 12:36
Owwie owwie owwie owwie owwieeeeee shit fuck that looks so awesome. I want one but holy hell, the thought of the pain is making my toes curl.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 22 May 2008, 12:38
Man, that hurts my non-existent vagina
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Aminal on 22 May 2008, 12:40
Wow, I just spent an hour reading the interview with Ash, the DIY cervix piercer.

Whoosh, that's just...there's a whole lot to absorb there.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 22 May 2008, 14:42
Owwie owwie owwie owwie owwieeeeee shit fuck that looks so awesome. I want one but holy hell, the thought of the pain is making my toes curl.

It says in the interview that there was no pain, only a deep pressure. Good luck finding a piercer though!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 22 May 2008, 18:17
Well it DOES push a baby out of it, I'm assuming it can take abuse.

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: calenlass on 23 May 2008, 07:07
Yes well, I am going to assume it feels something like a colposcopy. Pressure yes, but painless? Not fucking likely.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Lines on 23 May 2008, 08:38
Fo realz!

Cervically NSFW (no shit) goodness after the link.

http://modblog.bmezine.com/2007/07/11/cervical-piercing-wow/

I can't look at this, but WHY THE HELL WOULD SOMEONE DO THAT? Fucking ow.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 23 May 2008, 09:04
Maybe you could find out by reading the interview linked under the photo.

http://modblog.bmezine.com/2007/08/04/ashley-crawford-interview-posted/

There it is.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 26 May 2008, 05:10
I bought a pretty thing.
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2210/2524323306_60bf3e7060.jpg?v=0" width=500>
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rolling20s on 27 May 2008, 13:24
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/tbarnett72/RjZFQXh7K3I/AAAAAAAAAAc/de-jWCTQsEo/s800/our%20contribution%20to%20wedding%20faux%20toes%20057.jpg)

The dragon on my back. 3rd Edition D&D Blue Dragon. Got it done about a year ago. The pic is from when it was still really fresh, maybe 4-5 days old.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jill the ripper on 27 May 2008, 18:58
when i saw that picture, i thought, "well, that's the nerdiest thing i've ever seen,"
but now that i think about it, it is pretty cool.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 27 May 2008, 20:49
Oooo, looks like I'll be heading to Toronto the weekend after Tron Con (which I'm also attending) to go get some work by Brian Decker.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rolling20s on 28 May 2008, 06:16
Anyways: I was wary of the pink lightening myself, but that's how it's colored in the book the pic came from (The Draconomicon). And yeah, I'm a complete nerd. See my handle for further proof of that.  8-)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 28 May 2008, 11:01
Awesome. I love the negative space, rather then the fill-in. The shading inside of the wings is also very cool.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 67thavenue on 28 May 2008, 16:04
I have Marvin the Martian on my right ankle (cuz he's effing awesome!) and a big purple hippo eating a little dude like a grape on my left calf (cause I'M effing awesome!)  No pics, sorry.  But, I need to have the pinup girls fighting dinos tat on my leg.  due.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: abadname on 30 May 2008, 17:04
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b394/HARVEYxDANGER/IMG_1309.jpg?t=1212192210)
It's not finished, it needs the tree finished and the colors smoothed.  But that was 4 hours today.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 30 May 2008, 19:01
On the subject of tattoos, how old is the minimum limit in the US? I have plans, but am unsure how to go about them. I was going to get a salamander on one arm.
I dunno how many people would disagree with me here but I would suggest you don't get any tattoos until you're at least 18. God only knows how many times I changed my mind about everything as a teenager, imagine those changes permanently emblazoned on your skin. Yeah, wait.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: vegkitkat on 31 May 2008, 18:03
I agree with the minimum age of 18 to get a tattoo. I don't currently have any tattoos (though several ideas for some), and my mother has always said I may get a tattoo without her complaining, as long as I'm 21. I figure that's fine with me because if it's going to be on my body for the rest of my life, I'd like a few years to contemplate it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 31 May 2008, 19:57
See, I am basically the opposite of you, Ms. kitkat. I am the type of person who can make an immediate decision about something and so far I haven't regretted anything. I keep hoping sometime I'll mess up so at least I'll have a good story, but to no avail. I just got my monster half-sleeve started, and a few of the older people I've shown were all "THAT WILL BE THERE FOREVER" and I am all "okay yes that is kind of the point!"

When I was in high school the tattoo that I wanted the most was a Pixies logo. It was the P with a circle around it, and lightning bolts on the sides of it. It wasn't OMG I LOVE THE PIXIES SO MUCH as it was they were at the time this huge part of my life, and people from my hometown always related that band with me. I never got that tattoo, but I'm positive today that had I gotten it when I was 15, I wouldn't regret it now (I'm 22). Even if it was just that I really liked that band, it would have just ended up representing that time in my life.

Back to my monster half-sleeve though... I finally got it! There's still more work to do as the monsters' eyes aren't colored in, and the lines right now are all at the same weight. I felt bad for my tattooist though since I twitch a lot while being tattooed. Woo anxiety! I love that it's just outlines though- right now it looks like I'm just embossed since it's scabbed over so nicely.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 01 Jun 2008, 16:35
I'm sure there are some out there who could handle the responsibility of a tattoo at a younger age, but 18 is old enough to know better (and young enough to not care, haha).
On a similar note, I am really sick of people asking me "What are you gonna do when you're 80, blah blah blah". I want to smack 'em and "Who says I'm living to be 80 in the first place?"...but this usually happens when I have to "play nice", so I can't...argh.

Anyhoo, I saw my artist the yesterday (which was perfect timing to get his new card for his new shop). I am getting the tattoo itch again... I am thiiiiinking about starting my other leg, and getting my Gambit soon... Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... And I am having conflicting ideas on the placement for my Deathly Hallows...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 01 Jun 2008, 18:04
Tattoos will totally ruin the beauty of an 80 year old body.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 01 Jun 2008, 20:02
Ok, so here is the best picture I've ever managed to take of my current mods.

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/PB090747-1.jpg)


My ears are currently at 3, and I'm vaguely thinking of stretching my septum a little. When I first got these spirals, I thought they were so huge. Now they don't seem like anything. I want to go bigger now, but I still need to wait a bit for these to set up. I originally wanted to go to 0, but that is looking quite small now. I'm not sure how big will be too big. As of right now, I don't want them super huge, but everything seems so small the larger I go.


I'm also considering getting a tattoo on my neck. Probably of an octopus. I've heard that neck tattoos are more expensive, though. I was quoted $180 for a moderately sized back piece. Does anyone know if it'll be much more than that for my neck? Is it really more expensive?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 01 Jun 2008, 20:19
wut (http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/1518/53376461wd3.jpg)

THAT IS EXTREMELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 01 Jun 2008, 20:22
Oh good god. You know, I didn't ever bother clicking it the first time it was posted.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 01 Jun 2008, 20:34
whatever, it's hot.

(but really, this is some sort of "thing" I take it? [what is that even called, not a meme but ... I don't go online very often] It just fit so perfectly with what he said!)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 01 Jun 2008, 22:12
My ears are currently at 3
Where would you get a three? I've only seen even numbers until you get into the larger sizes
Probably of an octopus

Al? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_the_Octopus)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 01 Jun 2008, 22:30
My ears are currently at 3
Where would you get a three? I've only seen even numbers until you get into the larger sizes


I got them from my piercer. They are hand carved, and made out of stone, which is probably why they are odd.


As for an octopus tattoo, I am thinking something more along the lines of these:

1 (http://www.eveandersson.com/photos/japan/kuji-aquarium-octopus-5-large.jpg)
2 (http://www.sciencepunk.com/v5/gallery/octopus.jpg)
3 (http://www.faculty.uaf.edu/ffrsb/outreach/articles/octopus.jpg)

With maybe some bubbles or ink coming out.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 01 Jun 2008, 23:03
With how the guage sizes work, i really think it should be dropped and go straight to mm. Save a hell of a lot of confusion about sizes and stretching.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 01 Jun 2008, 23:13
Oh crap guys! That's it! I'm so getting the Game and Watch Octopus!!! That plus the diver would be so incredibly sweet!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxuDhPfk7bA&feature=related
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 02 Jun 2008, 06:41
I'm also considering getting a tattoo on my neck. Probably of an octopus. I've heard that neck tattoos are more expensive, though. I was quoted $180 for a moderately sized back piece. Does anyone know if it'll be much more than that for my neck? Is it really more expensive?

Yes, because most states require and severely inhibit licensure for doing neck tattoos. Not all tattoo artists can legally or even skillfully do neck tattoos. It's considered a very dangerous spot to do them. Since the demand tends to increase the supply of ready, willing and able artists, prices go up.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 02 Jun 2008, 07:50
I don' think I've ever heard of anyone requiring a license to do a neck tattoo, nor that it's anymore dangerous than any other area to tattoo. I do know it's definitely a difficult spot to work on, which is part of the price increase, but it's certainly not any more dangerous. Most shops I know of are just simply more cautious about doing highly visible work on folks they don't personally know. Charging more is partially a way of weeding out people they really don't care to work on.

Much like how most piercer's charge a lot more for genital work despite several genital piercings being very very simple.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 02 Jun 2008, 07:58
The way I've heard it for years is that state governments tend to regulate tattoos above the collar. I couldn't tell you the reasoning behind it, be it safety or the fact that it's highly visible. I've been told by artists from NH, NY (The guy who did my knot is based in Utica) and RI that there are regulations on it.

Either way, I don't tend to recommend them to anyone who ever wants a particularly professional career. A lot of jobs have relaxed standards on certain tattoos and piercings as they've become more a social norm, but a highly visible and difficult to cover tattoo such as a neck piece is the swiftest ticket to acceptance of a life outside the professional sector. Most employers still have a "no visible tats" rule (Which is why I don't plan to venture any further than half sleeves, myself).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 02 Jun 2008, 09:36
Perhaps you need some kind of a special certification if you do facial tattoos --but back-of-neck-tattoos aren't that big of a deal.
I think it should be said that it isn't the PLACEMENT of the the tattoo that is what decides the cost of it --it is the size, and time it takes to do it, and sometimes coloring (depends on the shop you go too).
 But tattoos aren't something to "shop around for the best price" on. Go to a shop that does good, quality work. If you pay $10 bucks for a a $50 tattoo, there is going to be a very big quality difference. --Most shops base their price in the hours. The shop my artist just moved to is like $50 base (or for half an hour), and then goes up gradually to like $400 for five hours.


Edit: Oh yeah, on facial tattoos --a lot of (A LOT!) of artists won't even do them because of all the nerve endings in your face, that if you hit them right, could blind you, paralyze you, etc.. A girl that used to work with my Mom wanted a little star by her eye, and she had to check out like four different shops before anyone would do it --she finally found someone who would, and didn't find out until -after- it was done why it was that no one would do it. ...She was kind of an idiot.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 02 Jun 2008, 09:46
I dunno, it depends what you get. For my first tattoo the first place I went quoted me $350 for what is basically a circle with some letters inside on my chest, about 7cms across. I ended up going to a different place that only charged me $220 (and even that seems like a lot for a 30 minute job). My second tattoo was at a really skeezy biker place that got shot up a few months after I went there. It took about an hour and a half and they only charged me $180, it's also my favourite tatt out of the two of them.

That said, I cannot wait for my X. I even know where I'm going (The House of Pain), though I haven't had time to get a quote. I'd like to try for before the end of July though. My friend gets all his tatts done there and apparently they are not only friendly, but reasonably priced and really very good. Which is probably why they are the most renowned tattoo parlour in Sydney (also the guy from Rose Tattoo is the owner).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 02 Jun 2008, 11:44
And I always thought the UK was expensive. My first tattoo was supposed to cost Ł30 but ended up only taking about 15 minutes so I was only charged Ł20 (about $40 Aus). Even my upper arm was only Ł180 and it took long enough so that I was the only customer he could take that day. Over Ł100 for a half hour job is scandalous, I know people who've been tattooed by some of the best artists in the world and their rates haven't been that high.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 02 Jun 2008, 19:59
My half-sleeve only cost $200 (so far, there's still about another 2 or so hours to go but that shouldn't be more than $80) which is incredibly reasonable, but it's only black ink and just outlines. So $200 for a 3.5 hour job, basically. I think that's pretty average around here (for a reputable shop anyway) but really everything is cheaper, so there's that.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 02 Jun 2008, 20:13
Edit: Oh yeah, on facial tattoos --a lot of (A LOT!) of artists won't even do them because of all the nerve endings in your face, that if you hit them right, could blind you, paralyze you, etc.. A girl that used to work with my Mom wanted a little star by her eye, and she had to check out like four different shops before anyone would do it --she finally found someone who would, and didn't find out until -after- it was done why it was that no one would do it. ...She was kind of an idiot.

I am actually 99% certain that is an urban legend in the same vein as the one about tongue piercings causing your face to potentially become paralyzed. Tattoo ink isn't dug in deep enough to cause severe nerve damage. Considering how deep ink goes, if it did, any scrape on your face would possibly cause irreparable nerve damage.

Either way, I don't tend to recommend them to anyone who ever wants a particularly professional career. A lot of jobs have relaxed standards on certain tattoos and piercings as they've become more a social norm, but a highly visible and difficult to cover tattoo such as a neck piece is the swiftest ticket to acceptance of a life outside the professional sector. Most employers still have a "no visible tats" rule (Which is why I don't plan to venture any further than half sleeves, myself).

Exactly. Tattoo shops are picky about who they do facial work on because facial ink is serious business.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 02 Jun 2008, 21:23
Perhaps you need some kind of a special certification if you do facial tattoos --but back-of-neck-tattoos aren't that big of a deal.
I think it should be said that it isn't the PLACEMENT of the the tattoo that is what decides the cost of it --it is the size, and time it takes to do it, and sometimes coloring (depends on the shop you go too).


By your logic, if I wanted a tattoo on my vag, and the same exact tattoo on my shoulder, it should be the same price. Right? After all placement doesn't dictate price.  Or maybe it does, and BME(where I got the link) and I aren't pulling facts out of our asses. (http://media.www.dailynebraskan.com/media/storage/paper857/news/2008/04/03/News/Tattoo.Prices.Unique.To.Design.Location-3300687.shtml)


And for everybody who said not to get facial and neck tattoos because of work related reasons, have you seen dermablend? (http://www.dermablend.com/)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 02 Jun 2008, 21:33
Dermablend is amazing I agree but I do think that in most cases, people are better off not getting facial tats unless Tattoos/Body Modification are a serious part of their lifestyle. Of course, if you're willing to to apply Dermablend multiple times a week for work, then I'd say you're pretty goddamn ingrained in Body Modification culture.

Personally, it'll be a pretty good while before I go through with facial work, but it is in the long term plans.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 02 Jun 2008, 21:44
Also, did anybody see this post (http://modblog.bmezine.com/2008/06/01/fao-cardboardfrogemaline/#comment-781488) on modblog? It was for me! (Warning very nsfw!)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 02 Jun 2008, 22:01
I love how the nipple microdermals look. I'm really damn curious how they turn out.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 02 Jun 2008, 22:21
My most expensive was my Ted Kaczynski panda at $1oo, my chest was only $80 even though it's my biggest and most intricate.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 02 Jun 2008, 22:31
Sorry excuse me, but SQUIRTLE SQUAD!

Okay, carry on.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 02 Jun 2008, 23:52
It took me so long to work out where Squirtle Squad came into it.

Squirtle was such a dude.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 03 Jun 2008, 08:39
A guy from my school looked like Squirtle when he wore his blue tinted glasses.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 03 Jun 2008, 23:16
I'm considering a design along these general lines for the center of my upper back. Do you think the linework would get blurred and bad after not very long? I've certainly seen much more intricate designs.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/Narcissism/skull282.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 04 Jun 2008, 04:08
The linework should only be blurred if you had a blowout(s) which is caused by the tattooist inking you too deep. They'd fade if you exposed it to too much UV (sunlight or otherwise), and you'd need to get it touched up (unless you like it looking like that). I love the faded look in cases like this (http://modblog.bmezine.com/2008/04/21/nypd-facial-tattoos/) and this (http://modblog.bmezine.com/2008/02/26/battle-wounds/).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 04 Jun 2008, 04:39
That second one you linked is fantastic, I'd love something like that myself. I wonder how hard it would be to get that effect deliberately.

You're right about the skull, the linework will be fine. Not only that, it's a really good idea for a skull tattoo. I don't normally like them too much but one like that, looking like an ornate mask, would be brilliant.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 04 Jun 2008, 05:05
You might be able to get a similar effect with dotwork.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 04 Jun 2008, 05:22
I had been trying to find a calavera/day of the dead skull I liked, but was kind of uncomfortable getting one just because I like the designs (not having any Mexican heritage). The linework guy from skull-a-day seemed like a pretty good compromise:)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 04 Jun 2008, 05:36
I totally want a El Dia de los Muertos style tattoo. I don't think it would be a problem not having any Mexican heritage, I think cultural problems only come from misunderstanding things (eg. kanji) or using sacred or official cultural things (eg. 'tribal' tattoos, tribal tattoos are used to indicate status and stuff in a tribe and using stuff from certain tribes if you're not a part of that tribe, especially if it's wrong, is pretty offensive).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 04 Jun 2008, 05:43
The image of the skull is so massively ingrained in a lot of cultures as well. The use of it in El Día de los Muertos can be seen as a form of memento mori and that's a long-standing traditional in European art as well (Holbein's 'The Ambassadors' for example). So although the particular form it takes in Mexican culture is different I think almost anyone could feel a deep cultural connection to it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 04 Jun 2008, 10:19
I'm holding out on getting my skull tattoos until i'm totally sure that I can deal with my dad disowning me (which I think he would actually do, he hates all kinds of body mods) as they would be going on my forearms but I really like skulls. I don't know what it is but skulls really strike a chord with me and I actually collect them now. What I find really strange is that occasionally when I talk about the design I have people bitching to me that the skull is too cliche'd an image to have tattooed on you. It seems to get the same kind of reaction as crappy kanji tattoos or fairy tattoos. But seriously fuck that, you don't get tattoos to be popular, you get them because the image means something (for me a big part of it is that I obsess over images, drawing them all over the place and on everything that comes to hand, and so far getting those images tattooed on me stops me from doing that).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ledhendrix on 04 Jun 2008, 14:29
Yeah skulls are pretty damned cool. I went down into this cave that was full of animal skulls, no one had been into it in ages and there were bits of MASSIVE bones from ancient times. I nearly wet myself with joy when I thought I found a human skull, but it wasn't. We found a cool goats skull which we stuck a gas mask on that we found as well, we stuck this to the front of our van for the rest of the holiday. It was awesome.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 05 Jun 2008, 12:00
I would definitely prefer an animal skull over human.


Also, Dear QC mod-fans:

I want to get two helixes(upper cartilage) done, I was going to go today but I'm going to think about it for a week. However I need some advice.

I really want it done, and I know that. So that's not the issue, the only problem is that summer is coming up, and summer means swimming as much as I can everywhere I go, regardless of pools or the ocean. I've heard it's a really bad call to go swimming within the first 6ish months of a cartilage piercing because they tend to be stubborn healers. Also, second of all I'd be getting both at once, would that hinder healing time at all?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 05 Jun 2008, 12:09
Are you getting them in the same ear? I really really advise against it if you have any history of piercing infection problems, mine traded infection back and forth for months and I finally gave up after dealing with a sore, swollen, angry ear that I couldn't touch or sleep on for half a year. Then again, some people can heal from anything.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 05 Jun 2008, 12:13
Like Drick?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/zeejay_djinn/loganweb.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 05 Jun 2008, 12:32
Speaking of which, I am getting my nose re-pierced, because I looked like a total fucking badass with it.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v352/redglasscurls/Narcissism/DSCN2719.jpg)
(EDIT: resized for WAY too much tits when really big)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 05 Jun 2008, 12:46
Are you getting them in the same ear? I really really advise against it if you have any history of piercing infection problems, mine traded infection back and forth for months and I finally gave up after dealing with a sore, swollen, angry ear that I couldn't touch or sleep on for half a year. Then again, some people can heal from anything.

Well I'm thinking about both on one ear, I'd really like to get two, but I could get them at separate times if it would heal better. I don't have a ton of problems with infection, I seem to be and average healer, my conch took about 4ish months to be happy and apparently that's a difficult one.

I'm really just peeking around for advice. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do with my ears, I'd like them to look interesting but no too mix and match(None of that totally mix and match jewelry, either harmonizing or the same, etc)

PS: You actually pull off the nasal ring really really awesome, I wish I could do that, you have a great nose.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 05 Jun 2008, 16:33

I want to get two helixes(upper cartilage) done, I was going to go today but I'm going to think about it for a week. However I need some advice.

I really want it done, and I know that. So that's not the issue, the only problem is that summer is coming up, and summer means swimming as much as I can everywhere I go, regardless of pools or the ocean. I've heard it's a really bad call to go swimming within the first 6ish months of a cartilage piercing because they tend to be stubborn healers. Also, second of all I'd be getting both at once, would that hinder healing time at all?

Your ear will love you if you wait till after your swimming period is over for the year. Cartilage is a serious bitch to heal as it is and infections in your cartilage can be a very very very bad thing.

Are you getting them in the same ear? I really really advise against it if you have any history of piercing infection problems, mine traded infection back and forth for months and I finally gave up after dealing with a sore, swollen, angry ear that I couldn't touch or sleep on for half a year. Then again, some people can heal from anything.

^This
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 06 Jun 2008, 19:56
I generally get my piercings and tattoos in winter because, even though I don't swim, I find they heal better and are easier to keep clean in colder weather. That said, if you do get them done you'd be better off giving the swimming a miss.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 07 Jun 2008, 07:56
I was on InkedNation this morning, and stumbled across this article by a fourmite there. I thought it might be helpful to previous discussion we were having about pricing.  --Most of the artists on IN said it was a pretty good peice.

Tattoo Pricing Guide (http://www.helium.com/items/1067829-a-tattoo-pricing-guide)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Jun 2008, 16:37
I uploaded a picture on bme!

I realize that it doesn't really mean anything, but I'm excited. Has anyone else ever uploaded anything on there?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 08 Jun 2008, 16:40
Yep, me and my nose are there
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 08 Jun 2008, 17:12
Manda I am glad you are getting your nose pierced again!  It was pretty super on you.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 08 Jun 2008, 22:10
Several actually. Of course I'm also on IAM, so I tend to use it any time i get new work done so I can get some free time.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 09 Jun 2008, 19:38
My first monster tat is up there, as well.

I recently got invited to show off my ink by a FM Crusader (a motorcycle club!) at a run-up to the FM area's annual 61 for 61. That's  a 61 hour broadcasting marathon by a local radio station, as well as a walk-a-thon, as well as a fun-fun, as well as a bunch of other stuff. It benefits the Roger Maris Cancer Center, which is why the number 61 is important, as Roger Maris-who's from Fargo- hit 61 home runs, breaking Babe Ruth's record though it wasn't officially recognized for years. Anyway, I think it's open for everyone, but it was still kind of nice to be asked.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: I is Grammar on 11 Jun 2008, 12:26
I decided to buckle down and get my labret pierced. 
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b131/sutekitatakai/MyPicture-29.jpg)

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 11 Jun 2008, 12:38
Guys, I have one captive bead in my left lobe that I'm extremely happy with, and a low as hell pain tolerance (you can also read this as: I am a huge wimp who had to look away and close his eyes when he got this done) but I've come to the conclusion that I want more.

Can you guys tell me what, if anything, would look great on me that isn't in the "severely painful" category? I'd love an eyebrow piercing but have been told by many that my eyebrows are too bushy.

Here is the most recent photo of me taken. You can't see my lobe piercing (it's fairly ordinary anyway) but you can see my face well.

(http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v287/9/55/502117852/n502117852_950339_3873.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 11 Jun 2008, 12:54
Hmmm...I think you'd look good with a labret, or a stud in your nose. I agree about the bushy eyebrow thing.The eyebrow would look good too, but you'd have to trim those beasts down a bit.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Lines on 11 Jun 2008, 12:59
I say no to a nose ring. I'd suggest getting your other ear pierced and maybe your lip as well. But yeah, you're eyebrows are a little think for a piercing there.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 11 Jun 2008, 13:02
If you do the nose, do a stud, not a ring.
Rings/hoops only look good on a small number of people.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 11 Jun 2008, 13:04
I say no to the stud. I think nose studs look ridiculous on guys.

I had a nose ring for a year or two. It looked pretty decent, I think. I'll see if I've got a picture somewhere on my home PC.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 11 Jun 2008, 13:44
Nose studs on dudes look pretty fae, and not in a 'nice well dressed' way. In a 'meet me in a sleazy bar and call me your bitch' way.

More complicated ear piercings, like an industrial, or a labret would look fine on you though.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 11 Jun 2008, 14:36
Scaffolding or a conch would be nice, I think! If you really want to go for a facial piercing, I think you'd look best with a lip ring on either side. (this is an edit here: also because your features are strong [that's a compliment!], a larger gauge will also look the best, personally, since it will be more balanced)

And I is Grammar, your labret looks really nice!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 11 Jun 2008, 16:02
I say no to the stud. I think nose studs look ridiculous on guys.

This.


Other than that I can offer you no real advice. I fail at telling people what they should get pierced.

But I can offer this advice. My least painful piercing was my tongue. My septum didn't hurt much, nor did my vertical labret. However, the labret was the most painful out of all of them. I couldn't eve begin to tell you about whether or not my ears hurt because that was forever ago.


Why don't you get the other ear pierced, and try stretching them? Thats what I am doing until I can decide on a new piercing, or where to get my tattoo.


That being said, I am thinking of getting my bridge pierced. Or getting a neck tattoo when I am in SC next week.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 11 Jun 2008, 16:10
I am thinking of piercing my face if I find an employer who wouldn't hate me for it.  The only facial piercing I have ever seen and ever really wanted is this:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/Untitled-1-1.jpg)
But just the top piercing probably.  This is my face:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/100_1885.jpg)

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 11 Jun 2008, 16:43

Can you guys tell me what, if anything, would look great on me that isn't in the "severely painful" category? I'd love an eyebrow piercing but have been told by many that my eyebrows are too bushy.


I'd agree with everyone else on a lip piercing, but I'd honestly opt for a Vertical Labret. It looks like you have the perfect lip for it. It also removes all possibility of any kind of tooth or gum erosion which is a very important thing to consider.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 11 Jun 2008, 20:22


Why don't you get the other ear pierced, and try stretching them?
this, because I hate asymmetrical and small gauge piercings.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: sean on 11 Jun 2008, 21:05
Jodie that piercing is pretty cool I think you should get it!

Eugene I basically agree with Emailine. Stetch those ears and give facial piercings some more thought.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 16 Jun 2008, 07:05
I got a tattoo! Its soo awesome! Its an octopus, of course. I'm in love with it. I'll post picture of it when I get back from vacation.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 16 Jun 2008, 07:40
Jodie, you get the top one and I'll get the lower one! I'm dying for an anti-eyebrow.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 18 Jun 2008, 15:36
I am back home now,  so I can get you guys some good pictures.

Here is the outline
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/SANY0014.jpg)

And here is the finished piece. It is still relatively fresh. I absolutely love it.
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/SANY0113.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 18 Jun 2008, 15:40
Hah, go you, and your sideways octopus!

anti-eyebrow.

This will probably be my first piercing.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Dissy on 18 Jun 2008, 15:45
I thought you were going to get the Mr. Game & Watch Octopus.  I am disappointed.

Actually, it is a good lookign tat
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 18 Jun 2008, 15:51
That is super sweet, Emaline. I'm totally jealous right now, it's rad as hell.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 18 Jun 2008, 16:05
Thanks guys! Itt was a birthday gift from my awesome mom. My artist was super awesome. Even though he is all the way in South Carolina, I am definitely planning on coming back for more work from him. He was super awesome.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 18 Jun 2008, 16:34
My dad used to tell my brother that if he wanted a tattoo, he would have to get Darth Vader tattooed on his forhead.

He was joking of course, and our parents dont really mind that my brother and I are planning our tattoos.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Oli on 18 Jun 2008, 17:43
Oh my that is a pretty tattoo! Most definitely super awesome.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: axerton on 18 Jun 2008, 18:20
Jodie, tell your brother to get someone who's really good with a fine liner to draw Darth Vader on his forehead and pretend its a tattoo - just to see your parents reaction.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 18 Jun 2008, 18:37
Hahaha, he never sees them because they live so far away, but I am totally suggesting that to him.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 18 Jun 2008, 22:50
I wish my parents would pay for one of my tattoos. If you even use the word tattoo around my dad he gets pissed off.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Plasticity on 19 Jun 2008, 14:00
My mom said she'd buy me my next tattoo, although I am not sure why.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 19 Jun 2008, 14:23
Emaline! I love your tattoo, I think it'd be neat with some accents of colour though.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 19 Jun 2008, 20:31
Pssssh. Color tattoos and I will never be. I like black tattoos best. I'm not sure why. I mean, color tattoos are fun, and can be very beautiful. But I absolutely love black ones.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 19 Jun 2008, 20:39
Yeah, I think that one looks best in B&W anyway.  It's pretty adorable Emaline!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 19 Jun 2008, 21:12
Do you guys believe in memorial tattoos/piercings?  Like if somebody got a mastectomy, they would tattoo on a rosebud or a lipmark instead of a nipple, or like for a back surgery they would get a rad dragon or something to accent it rather than cover it up?  Well I was thinking of doing that but lamer for my ear, which had a really bad infection for the last week and I thought it was going to go deaf.  Maybe an antitragus.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 19 Jun 2008, 21:24
Do you guys believe in memorial tattoos/piercings?  Like if somebody got a mastectomy, they would tattoo on a rosebud or a lipmark instead of a nipple, or like for a back surgery they would get a rad dragon or something to accent it rather than cover it up?  Well I was thinking of doing that but lamer for my ear, which had a really bad infection for the last week and I thought it was going to go deaf.  Maybe an antitragus.  Thoughts?
go for it, my lungs are because I had terrible lung problems, they wouldn't stay inflated and the doctors thought I had lung cancer, so I had two Pleurodesis, which are very painful surgeries where they fuse the rib cage and lungs.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 20 Jun 2008, 05:41
Narwhale, you don't have to quote posts right above yours.

Ampersand,...I dunno. Sounds interesting. I guess calling it a "memorial" piercing is strange. But go for it! Body art is always (in my opinion anyway) a great way to celebrate something (in your case, getting better!).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 20 Jun 2008, 06:41
Do you guys believe in memorial tattoos/piercings?

I'm an atheist.

Tattoos and piercings are for whatever reason! Or no reason! Do eet!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ruyi on 21 Jun 2008, 22:22
Hey guys, question. Is it possible to get a tattoo on my scalp, or would I have to buzz/shave the area first?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 21 Jun 2008, 22:51
It would have to be shaved. They shave everywhere else too even if it's just peach fuzz.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ruyi on 21 Jun 2008, 23:00
Hm. Okay, thanks.

I do want long hair again...but maybe I will do this. My hair grows fast anyways.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 22 Jun 2008, 07:42
If you're going to grow long hair over it, what is the point of a tattoo on your scalp?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ruyi on 22 Jun 2008, 08:22
Just because of the subtlety and the fact that you can only see it in parts. I think it'd be nice having something behind my ear, for example, and then you can just see a bit of it if I put my hair up in a ponytail or something like that.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 22 Jun 2008, 08:27
If you're going to grow long hair over it, what is the point of a tattoo on your scalp?

Tattoos aren't necessarily for showing off!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: calenlass on 22 Jun 2008, 08:31
I decided to buckle down and get my labret pierced. 
[pic]yowza[/pic]


Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 22 Jun 2008, 08:40
If you're going to grow long hair over it, what is the point of a tattoo on your scalp?

Tattoos aren't necessarily for showing off!

^
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 22 Jun 2008, 12:12
People with stretched ear lobes! I need your help!

So, I've been stretch for awhile now. I'm up to a 0. Originally, this was the size I had planned one going to, but it just seems so small now. The only problem with me going up bigger sizes is I live in a tiny ass town, and all my piercer sells is smaller gauged spirals and claws and whatnot, and then large gauge plugs, and he wants me to stretch using weights. However, I'm not really 100% comfortable with weights. I mean, from what I understand, they tend to put pressure on the tissue they are pulling on, and thinning it out. That has me all worried.

So my questions are:

1. Are weights safe? What did you use? What was your expierence?

2. Are there any good places to buy tapers, and things for stretching ear lobes online? I can't seem to find any.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 22 Jun 2008, 12:21
Body Jewellery Shop (http://www.bodyjewelleryshop.com/online_store/tapered_insertion_pins_428.cfm) is pretty good, they have a load of different stuff so you can stretch with tapers or crescents or whatever. They have some nice plugs and tunnels too. No weights though.

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 22 Jun 2008, 12:34
Man, I just had an idea for a tattoo that I want to get.

This:

(http://www.dharma-research.com/images/dharma_large.jpg)

But instead of the Dharma swan in the center, either:

This:

(http://heroeswiki.com/images/9/9a/Symbol.jpg)

or

The lambda:

(http://ui32.gamespot.com/895/halflife2symbol5_4.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 22 Jun 2008, 14:12
Fuck you guys, it'll be awesome.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 22 Jun 2008, 14:48
I'm not really into Lost, or any tv series, but I'm all for the lambda. I have a friend who is planning on getting a companion cube or something orange box related for a cover up for a shitty tattoo he drunkenly got.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 22 Jun 2008, 17:10
Tell him to get a Spy from TF2, all creepy-smilin'
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 22 Jun 2008, 18:00
People with stretched ear lobes! I need your help!

So, I've been stretch for awhile now. I'm up to a 0. Originally, this was the size I had planned one going to, but it just seems so small now. The only problem with me going up bigger sizes is I live in a tiny ass town, and all my piercer sells is smaller gauged spirals and claws and whatnot, and then large gauge plugs, and he wants me to stretch using weights. However, I'm not really 100% comfortable with weights. I mean, from what I understand, they tend to put pressure on the tissue they are pulling on, and thinning it out. That has me all worried.

So my questions are:

1. Are weights safe? What did you use? What was your expierence?

2. Are there any good places to buy tapers, and things for stretching ear lobes online? I can't seem to find any.

Weights are notorious for thinning earlobes, so I'd definitely say stay away from them.

I actually wouldn't bother with tapers at your size. Instead go to Wal-Mart or the like and grab some Plumber's Tape/TeflonTape. All you need to do is every 2 or 3 days add 1 or 2 layers of tape, and then oil the hell out of it before putting it in your ear. Allows you to stretch slowly without tearing and works wonderfully.

You should either have calipers to measure the new jewelry compared to your taped jewelry, or just eye both and hope you get it right.

www.bodyartforms.com Perfect place to shop and I'll get into more detail later.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: vegkitkat on 22 Jun 2008, 19:05
I'm thinking of getting a daffodil tattoo. I'm having trouble figuring out where I'd want it placed. I'm thinking of the back of my left calf (I might get a rose on the right), but I'm not sure if that's a good spot or not. Any ideas? Also, does anyone know whereabouts would be a good place to get it done in Montreal?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ledhendrix on 23 Jun 2008, 10:35
I reckon you people thinking of getting tattoos should be going a little more extreme. How about permanent scar tattoos (http://www.bored-space.com/index.php/Weird/Skin-Burning-Tattoos.html)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 23 Jun 2008, 12:22
Looks cool, but no for me thanks. (And that bio-hazard symbol has got to be infected!)
If I ever did scarification, it would have to be in senile old age. Right now, if I seriously had second thoughts about a tattoo, there is always the laser to look to. Scarification is seriously forever, and requires some serious aftercare for which I have no patience for, and don't know many people who do. I barely get through tattoo aftercare without any issues. I would seriously fuck up scarification.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 23 Jun 2008, 12:47
Anyways, do you have any pictures of it?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 23 Jun 2008, 12:59
Right now, if I seriously had second thoughts about a tattoo, there is always the laser to look to.

I dislike it when people talk about tattoos as if they're not permanent. They're as permanent as the rest of your body (which can be changed with plastic surgery), laser removal is expensive and imperfect.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 23 Jun 2008, 14:15
I dislike it when people talk about tattoos as if they're not permanent.

I totally treat my tattoos as they are permanent. I don't have the money for laser, even if I -didn't- treat them as a permanent piece of my body. But I know a lot of people use laser as a useful tool to lighten and rework pieces. It's a viable option for many.

I -love- my tattoos. Why would I ever want to laser one off?? It's people who don't think them through, or just get one "because they can", that get laser when they realize that "damn, that was stupid". I put a lot of thought in my pieces, and I kind of feel sorry for people who don't, with theirs.

...Damn, that was a little preachy. I obviously need to stop watching old WB shows now.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Thomas Edison on 24 Jun 2008, 02:52
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/FocusFlame/Picture5.jpg)

It's at a bit of a funny angle (the picture, not the tattoo), but I had this done 3 weeks ago on my right pec. It's pretty much all done with the scabbing and peeling now, but this photo is from last week when it was still pretty scabbed over.

Kian and Kaiden are my nephews/godsons, and I've always had a thing about bears (symbol of protection, plus I think they're feckin' awesome).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 26 Jun 2008, 22:29
modblog stuff

That achilles tendon one still creeps me the fuck out
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 26 Jun 2008, 22:55
Oh my fucking god.

oh achillies tendon ow ow ow
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Post by: ackblom12 on 27 Jun 2008, 17:52
Guys. I'm really excited. My tongue is getting split tomorrow in Toronto.

*glee*

Anyone gonna be in Toronto tomorrow afternoon?
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Post by: öde on 27 Jun 2008, 19:08
Oh awesome. I'm going to ask about tongue splitting after I get to know one of the local piercers (one of the best in the south).
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Post by: Slick on 28 Jun 2008, 03:35
Seeing a dude get his tongue split is almost worth $30 and three to four hours on a bus.
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Post by: Drill King on 28 Jun 2008, 09:38
Blargh please video tape it and give us updates on it. I really wanna get it done, but there's no where around here that does it.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 28 Jun 2008, 17:58
I am back from letting a man slice my tongue in twain! We did not have a video camera so no video, but we got several pictures.

Just to be safe, let's assume it's NSFW

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/?saved=1

I drooled a lot as you may have noticed.

The procedure itself wasn't bad, the stitches were annoying as hell and my tongue felt like roadkill for about an hour or so afterwards. AS of right now it's very very swollen and a bit sore, but not really painful. Admittedly, I'm also popping Ibuprofen every 4 hours so that may be a part of it.

Where bouts do you live Drill King?

If you're seriously wanting this done, I'd recommend joining IAM. It will ease your way into getting a practitioner to even consider doing it for you if you join that community. As I'm sure you can understand, it's a grey legal area so most folks will want to know you're not going to cause them trouble afterwards and that you seriously understand what you're getting yourself into.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 28 Jun 2008, 18:18
For a long time I wanted to get an udjat eye on my shoulder, but as I looked into it I found that they were really common.
Then I thought a noose wrapped around my neck and hanging down my back would be cool, but I can't imagine a situation where I WOULDN'T regret that.

Come to think of it though I've got this amazing portrait in my room I found at a thrift store for fifteen bucks, and if I was going to go full out with the tattoo it would look really amazing across my back (I think.):
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Painting.jpg)



On a related note, I know a guy who's got his own name tattooed across his ankle.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 28 Jun 2008, 18:45
That is a very interesting picture.

As for the 'your own name on your body" thing --I know quite a few people who got tramp-stamps of their names in high school, or their initials --my ex-best friend (from like middle school) got her initals the back of her neck right after she turned 18, for like 25 bucks at "tattoo party", by some friend of her uncle (who probably doesn't even know the first thing about serious tattoo work...). After she had it done, I had to listen to my friends be like, "Why would she do that? That's so dumb --she's not going to be AK forever..." I just rolled my eyes and let it go...

I don't know why girls get their names on their backs... maybe it's so guys know what name they should be shoutin' out when they're backdoorin' 'em. Whatever.

On my own tattoo front, I want my Deathly Hallows (and considering incorporation of a pheonix) soon :( We'll see... I gotta get my Storm touched up this week sometime if my artist can fit me in...
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 28 Jun 2008, 18:53
Quote
On my own tattoo front, I want my Deathly Hallows (and considering incorporation of a pheonix) soon :( We'll see... I gotta get my Storm touched up this week sometime if my artist can fit me in...
A Harry Potter tattoo would be pretty much the nerdiest and most awesome thing ever. You should get one of the veil from the department of mysteries.
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Post by: ThePQ4 on 28 Jun 2008, 18:58
I've already got the dark mark (look a few pages back (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,7913.msg512438.html#msg512438)). I think after my Hallows/Phoenix, I will be done with HP tattoos. For awhile. Some day I might get some spell-lettering done, but that's future work after my X-Men are done.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 28 Jun 2008, 19:05
Ok, replaced my link with a flickr link. Should work now.
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Post by: öde on 28 Jun 2008, 19:09
I am back from letting a man slice my tongue in twain! We did not have a video camera so no video, but we got several pictures.

Write about it! Did he cauterise that mother?
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Post by: ackblom12 on 28 Jun 2008, 19:38
Well, he clamped both sides of the marking he made, with some rather tight clamps, then used the scalpel to penetrate my tongue from the back and sliced forward to the tip of my tongue. He did not cauterize the tongue, he instead used stitches to keep the bleeding down and speed up the healing. I'll be taking them out over the course of the next week, starting in the back and moving up to the tip.

Right now I have a hard damn time swallowing due to how sore adn swollen my tongue(s) is. I'm kinda just tossing food to the back of my mouth, leaning my head back and hoping my tongue makes enough contractions when i swallow to get it all down. Water usually helps it down, but there's almost always a little water left in my mouth. I'm basically left to eating apple sauce, low sodium soup and ice.

The majority of the healing should be done in the next week or 2. Hopefully swallowing stops hurting before that time. I like being able to swallow food damnit.

Drooling has also become very very common anytime I open my mouth. Well, more common than usual.
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Post by: öde on 28 Jun 2008, 20:20
Ah right, I've heard some cauterise it to tidy it up, but that sounds good.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 28 Jun 2008, 20:29
I believe the main difference is in how the tongue ends up looking.


With sutures, the split takes a more rounded look and looks much more natural. With cauterization I would think it would leave it a much flatter inner lining.
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Post by: Emaline on 29 Jun 2008, 01:05
Akblom! How long did the whole thing take? I need details! (I am kinda considering this. This or seeing if I could possibly somehow get three tongue piercings)



And RE: your own name on your body: I'd do it. I can understand it. And saying someone won't have those initials forever is beyond silly. Not everyone marrys. Nor does getting married mean you have to disown who you are. Your named is incredibly personal. Why should it not be a tattoo?



Also, man, being hellsa broke is not good for me. I want another tattoo! I want a squid going up my arm. And damnit, I need some cephalopod squirting ink.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 29 Jun 2008, 02:40
Dear everyone

I need a job with a relaxed dress code

Love Jodie
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Post by: öde on 29 Jun 2008, 04:05
Also, man, being hellsa broke is not good for me. I want another tattoo! I want a squid going up my arm. And damnit, I need some cephalopod squirting ink.

This is awesome! You are awesome!

Change the dress code at your job, Jodie!
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 29 Jun 2008, 04:20
I want a squid going up my arm.

Emaline, I don't have anything specific against you but I just don't think the two of us are ready for that kind of thing...

Also I'm going to The House of Pain tomorrow to get a quote and maybe make an appointment for my X-Men tatt tomorrow. Wheee!
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Post by: jodizzle on 29 Jun 2008, 04:22
giggle jimmy.

Danosaur, we cant have any visible piercings, and the area manager told me to change my hair from its shiney bright pink :(  I don't have that kind of power!
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Post by: öde on 29 Jun 2008, 04:25
That's lame! Ask them if the colour of your eyes are ok, or if they need changing.
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Post by: Drill King on 29 Jun 2008, 07:56
For a long time I wanted to get an udjat eye on my shoulder, but as I looked into it I found that they were really common.
Then I thought a noose wrapped around my neck and hanging down my back would be cool, but I can't imagine a situation where I WOULDN'T regret that.

Come to think of it though I've got this amazing portrait in my room I found at a thrift store for fifteen bucks, and if I was going to go full out with the tattoo it would look really amazing across my back (I think.):



On a related note, I know a guy who's got his own name tattooed across his ankle.

For the record this painting is by the artist Susan Seddon Boulet, I have probably.. 16 articles of her things around my room(three posters and some calender clippings from her goddess series.) She is by far my favorite fine artist, and I highly recommend you look at the rest of her work, a lot of it is very similar to the above but you might find something you like even more.

Also, to whoever asked, I'm in Rural Nova Scotia, the only place remotely close would be in Halifax and I'm also still under 18 blah blah blah assault blah. Also, I need to find a place that does reliable nipple piercings, it's going to be my 18th birthday present next year, but I want someone who won't fuck with one of my favorite body parts. There are a lot of sketchy piercers around here as far as proper placement.

Also, I'm thinking bars, but what do you guys think? (I think bars look nicer on larger breasts, but I also don't know how they heal)

Also.

Dear Jodie,

Get places pierced that they can't see.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 29 Jun 2008, 08:21
If your gazongas (that's right, i said it) are decently sized, barbells would be a better option anyways. There will be less chance of movement, which means less chance of irritation. Bras should also be a little more comfortable with bars rather than rings.  Once you do get them good luck, they can be a serious bitch to heal.

I still say that http://iam.bmezine.com/ is going to be your best bet on finding a good artist that will do your tongue and it's entirely possible you might be able to find someone closer, or if not closer, not much further but much much better for your nipples. It's also very possible your going to have to go as to Toronto or NY to get it done. When it comes to something like the split and implants and the like, don't settle due to travel, these aren't exactly the safest of procedures and improper handling of it can have some very serious consequences.

Seriously, this isn't something that most artist take lightly. It might take a little while getting yourself situated into the community before you find anyone who will seriously consider it doing it for you. Just to keep it clear, I'm fairly certain you understand the severity of something like the tongue split, but I'm just trying to drive home that just because someone does splits, doesn't mean they will do one for you unless they're sure of you first.

Also, consider that reversal will never be an option for a split. It can be done, but it's a pretty terrible thing to have done with some pretty bad permanent problems. http://www.bmezine.com/news/pubring/20030410.html

This article is mostly up to date. The only thing it's not up to date on that i can tell is the fact that Tongue Splits are no longer legal in some parts of the US. NYC I know has a ban on them, but I'm not sure where else has bothered to make legislation on such a rare procedure. http://www.alternativelook.net/tongue-splitting/

Also, if anyone is on IAM or joins IAM in the future let me know. I need some buddies.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Papersatan on 29 Jun 2008, 08:51
Well, he clamped both sides of the marking he made, with some rather tight clamps, then used the scalpel to penetrate my tongue from the back and sliced forward to the tip of my tongue.
Actually he started at the tip and cut backwards, you just couldn't feel the difference. 
As for drooling... thats what facial hair is for eh? to catch the drool before your shirt does. 

To add to what Stephen said about joining BME, it really is the best way to find someone.  You have to remember that artists are putting themselves at risk of jail time for many of the 'heavier' modifications.  Some states have decided that you can't consent to some modifications, which makes what they do assault, and some municipalities  have decided that it amounts to medicine (despite the fact it is not intended to diagnose treat cure of prevent any illness or condition), which will get them charged with practicing without a license.  I know that in the county we live in anything that involves a scalpel is considered medicine. 
We've been denied lighter procedures by just calling and asking, because you will get the stock answer of "we don't do that here" 'click'.  It is understandable that they want to know who they are doing this to, and that you understand what you are getting into. 

To add to the name discussion, I was in the shop we goto the other day and the woman who makes appointments was telling me that a girl had come in that day to see if she could get a walk-in appointment to get her name in 3 inch hight letters across her back.  She convinced her to go home and think about it, because really will you always want that?  I could see your initials, or last name for when you do get married.  I took Steve's last name and there were some feelings of losing part of who I had been, but my first name, particularly in a large font, would always just feel like a name tag.  But if that girl went home, thought about it and still wanted it, well more power to her, people should always remember her name. 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 29 Jun 2008, 09:11
Maybe it's just be but I really think getting your own name tattooed onto you is a little conceited. My opinion could be tainted by the fact that I know a few people who have had it done and they are total cocksnouts but yeah, it doesn't really make me think  much of someone. That said, I guess if you have a really awesome name it could be ok.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 29 Jun 2008, 10:27
For the record this painting is by the artist Susan Seddon Boulet, I have probably.. 16 articles of her things around my room(three posters and some calender clippings from her goddess series.) She is by far my favorite fine artist, and I highly recommend you look at the rest of her work, a lot of it is very similar to the above but you might find something you like even more.

Thanks! I couldn't read the signature so I'm really glad you told me that.

Maybe it's just be but I really think getting your own name tattooed onto you is a little conceited. My opinion could be tainted by the fact that I know a few people who have had it done and they are total cocksnouts but yeah, it doesn't really make me think  much of someone. That said, I guess if you have a really awesome name it could be ok.
This guy's name was Brian. Plus he used a really boring font (do they call it a font when it's not typed? I dunno.)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 29 Jun 2008, 10:49
You're welcome Vendetagainst. I love her work so it's no problem.


Also, Ackblom, I'm aware of a lot of the risks which is why I'm waiting on it, I'll probably think about it for a couple more years to decide. I really love the way they look, I'm just not sure how my body would handle the healing for that.

I'm really thinking about the barbells, my only issue is, will it ever 100% heal? I've heard some people having issues even after a few years. I don't mind a wait, but I do want any significant other I have to be able to kiss/tug at them without me having to worry about it getting infected every time. I've seen every 'waiting period' listed from 6-10 weeks to 6months to a year. Things like that.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 29 Jun 2008, 11:09
They do, but they're in a area that has a lot of ducts and it generates a lot of oil and such, so regular cleaning is something you'll always have to deal with. It's not uncommon to continue getting crusties even years after they've healed.

On that note though, the healing time for them is definitely the 6 months to a year range. They're just hard and slow to heal. If you think you can put up with not being rough with them for that long go for it. Just keep a close eye on them for hypertrophic scarring and rejection.
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Post by: Drill King on 29 Jun 2008, 11:19
I'm totally alright with crusties as long as I can have some play on them when they eventually heal. It's just that with my conch which is quite well healed now will still take a hissy fit if there's kissing or knocking of it, and I'm just a little concerned my nipples would do the same thing forever. Do you have a reputable waiting time thing for how long it's okay until they're played with a bit?

I'm cool with not being rough, but not touching them for a year or so I'd probably stab myself. Also, is titanium/niobium a better bet than surgical steel for someone who's sensitive? I've heard so many different things..

I really dislike how all the information out there tends to have someone saying the opposite of it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 29 Jun 2008, 11:26
I really dislike how all the information out there tends to have someone saying the opposite of it.

The really unfortunate thing is how this statement could describe all knowledge throughout the whole of human history.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 29 Jun 2008, 11:34
honestly, I'd say probably at least 3 or 4 months before anything other than light play. For "self" fun, I'd say as soon as they stop being painfully sensitive you can  start messing with them, just as long as you aren't getting rough with them. If it seems to be getting irritated, just give it some rest and sea salt soaks and it should calm down. Also, if you have something, moisturizing the nipples after a sea salt soak is a very good idea, just don't get any in or on the piercing itself.

Also, titanium is better than Steel in pretty much all cases. I personally use Steel because I'm not particularly sensitive and I'm a cheap sum bitch, but Titanium has next to no nickel in it and it's much lighter, so it's a good way of minimizing problems during healing. Internally Threaded Titanium is what I'd almost always recommend.
 
Nipples are (pun totally intended) a touch and go healing experience.

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 29 Jun 2008, 11:48
I'd just like to put in that you really really do not want to get infected there. Clean way longer than you think you'd have to, with something gentle. Beyond the normal range of infections, you could get mastitis. And believe me, that hurts like a MOTHERFUCKER.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 29 Jun 2008, 16:52

Dear Jodie,

Get places pierced that they can't see.

Well considering the only place I actually want to get pierced is my face, that seems a little silly!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 29 Jun 2008, 21:38
*shudder* I remember the first time I saw pictures of a Mastitis infection. Dear god.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 30 Jun 2008, 07:00
The picture in the bmezine encyclopedia is particularly horrific, but the swelling and heat and unbearable pain they describe are spot-on.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 01 Jul 2008, 02:01
Guys guys guys! 27th of July. There will be pictures of my new tattoo and I just know you are all hanging out for it!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 01 Jul 2008, 07:21
Just removed the 2nd set of stitches and I'm giving my tongue a couple minutes break before it get's scraped in the back... but I have to share this.

http://modblog.bmezine.com/2008/07/01/atlas-fondled/

I think i just laughed my bladder dry.
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Post by: Liz on 01 Jul 2008, 07:57
Oh lord that is great.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Lines on 01 Jul 2008, 08:13
Tee hee!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 04 Jul 2008, 16:55
http://modblog.bmezine.com/2008/07/04/set-your-lasers-to-fun/#comments

Scarification of the Instructables robot mascot via laser etching!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 04 Jul 2008, 17:03
I read that earlier, and i think if used properly for only small pieces, this is genius. I like the effect that the whole process gave and i'm really interested as to how it's going to heal.
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Post by: Emaline on 04 Jul 2008, 20:02
That's way awesome. I really like it....



But because my mind always goes to what the worst thing that can happen. There are so many things I can think of.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: evernew on 07 Jul 2008, 12:58
I like the idea a lot. Even more than having another person scarify me with a scalpel because how do I know he/she isn't going to fuck it up?
I'm okay with a scalpel but I'd hate doing it myself by hand.
That way I have perfect control over the design and I know that the machine has almost no error tolerance (because it's a friggin' laser and very very precise).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 07 Jul 2008, 16:22
Only kinda sorta, you have to remember that part of the importance of having a person do it is that a person can adjust according to the contour of your skin and the huge number of other factors that goes into it. The back of the hand just happens to be a place that it's not a serious issue.

I'll also admit that as kick ass as I think that is, I'm not so sure about how it will actually scar.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 07 Jul 2008, 16:48
top of the hand--"I must not tell lies"
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 14 Jul 2008, 15:35
So I'm in the process of somewhat kinda retiring my labret because finding a job where I live is hard enough, never mind trying to do it with piercings.

Anyway, I want to replace it with something else, but I'm not entirely sure what. I don't want to get another obvious facial piercing because that'll go down about as well as my lip ring does. I'm pretty obsessed with labret piercings though, and intend on replacing my regular labret with a vertical labret when I go back to uni.

But as for something new now, I'm a little stuck. I want to get my Septum but I'm not sure if it'll suit me, and I'd definitely need to get my other nostril pierced too, for symmetry. I also wanted to do a microdermal piece down my chest and cleavage, but microdermals are very expensive, and I'd be paranoid about them getting caught. Also, I'm not entirely sure whether there's enough room down there. Anyway, I'm mostly just after ideas for now, I'm not really looking for more ear piercings, because all I want done in my ears that isn't done yet is my tragus'.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: just17n8 on 20 Jul 2008, 14:45
con any one tell me an estimate on how much would a full color quarter sleeve (thats the shoulder and upper arm right?) could cost me??... ive always been interested in tattoo... and i do my own artwork... so im pretty focused on getting one soon
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 20 Jul 2008, 16:24
We can't tell you. It'll vary by geographic location, artist/shop perhaps, whether they charge your per hour or a set rate by difficulty or something. I guess mine cost $280-it's just black outlines- no color, but I did have it made custom. There's still stuff to do too.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 20 Jul 2008, 17:20
Basically, everything Britney Marie said. It all depends. Your best bet is to go to a tattoo artist and ask them.

The tattoo on my leg cost $350. Including tip. And don't forget to tip!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: just17n8 on 20 Jul 2008, 22:06
well that gives me somewhere to start... from what you responded i can tell itll go 300 and up...

thank you!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 20 Jul 2008, 22:07
Yeah --what they said. It depends on the shop (most are charging by the hour). It also depends a lot on where you live too 'cause I think my tattoos have been fairly cheap, because of where I live and get them done, whereas if I lived in another state and was with an other artist, I would probably be paying a LOT more...

Find an artist and ask for an estimate. (And by "find", I mean GO TO. Most (the good ones?) won't do estimates over the phone or e-mail unless you are traveling a long distance to see them).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: DorkRawk on 22 Jul 2008, 12:55
Hey, I got this done about a year ago, but I thought I'd share with you guys!

(http://www.dinosaurseateverybody.com/crap/dino_tat1.jpg)

Yes... It's based on the T-Rex from Dinosaur Comics (which is an awesome comic!), but mainly I just liked that generic style dinosaur.  I was always into dinosaurs when I was a kind (and I still think they're pretty cool!), so this tattoo will be a way to keep in touch with my childhood for the rest of my life.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 22 Jul 2008, 13:22
you need a house placed underneath his foot
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: alli on 22 Jul 2008, 14:03
http://www.icelandtattoo.com/page.asp?pageID=11&gallery=19&large=0 (http://www.icelandtattoo.com/page.asp?pageID=11&gallery=19&large=0)
this is an illustration of a william blake poem called auguries of innocence 8 sessions, 27 hours
the artists name is Búri
http://www.icelandtattoo.com/page.asp?pageID=11
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Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 22 Jul 2008, 14:59
win
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 22 Jul 2008, 15:18
That is pretty darn awesome...
(And you might want to resize/link to the pic...it is rather large)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Jul 2008, 16:45
you need a house placed underneath his foot

Or a tiny woman. That would be fantastic.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Jul 2008, 16:56
Jens, how do I not get it?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 22 Jul 2008, 19:08
I am so confused.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 22 Jul 2008, 19:15
I think I'm done with tattoos, my artist went to a much worse and dirtier shop that I won't go to.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 22 Jul 2008, 19:17
No other decent tattoo artist exist?  Location problems? Or is it more of a personal relationship dealio?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 22 Jul 2008, 20:20
No one in the area is any where near as good as he is and he gives me huge discounts, the most I've paid was $60 and that was for my chest piece.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: katiejoy on 25 Jul 2008, 11:05
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/rockabillypeanut/n510915681_9306_2277.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/rockabillypeanut/n510915681_226164_7060.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/rockabillypeanut/Photo416-1.jpg)

The last one is fairly new and the photo quality is awful.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: McTaggart on 25 Jul 2008, 11:08
I love the calf ones, the fox especially. Are they illustrations from something or original?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: katiejoy on 25 Jul 2008, 11:50
They're my artist's original drawings. They're based off of two Aesop's fables: the fox and the grapes and the crow and the pitcher. The tree/leaf is from a painting by Renee Magritte Variations of it can be found throughout his work but this particular one is from super late in his career. The upper shoulder is an illustration from a children's story called The Little Red Fish by Taeeun Yoo. I also have a semicolon behind my ear, but it sits right behind my glasses and so it didn't get the proper care it deserved and thus needs to be touched up.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 25 Jul 2008, 20:55
I also really really like those calf ones.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 26 Jul 2008, 06:42
This is the best photo I could get, without getting the non existant people around me to take a photo for me.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/DSCF0576-1.jpg)

Right on the fucking bone!!! OW!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 26 Jul 2008, 17:42
100% Fantastic!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThisIsOriginal on 29 Jul 2008, 19:28
I always have wanted a tattoo but have yet to figure out what and where it will be.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 29 Jul 2008, 19:29
Katiejoy, I am in LOVE with your Magritte tree, it's absolutely gorgeous.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: katiejoy on 29 Jul 2008, 19:42
thanks! that was my first one and remains my favorite.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ComfortEagle on 30 Jul 2008, 18:59
I got this one in april. My next plan is to get a Minute Men tattoo.
(http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v237/36/73/698831964/n698831964_787290_8381.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThisIsOriginal on 31 Jul 2008, 21:20
'm really likin all the tattoos guys/girls but what I'm wondering is, how do you come up with your ideas?

(for ex. my sister's friends boyfriend just got a koi fish on his left shoulder going about half way to his elbow but what i dont understand is how he got the idea)

so, how DO you come up with ideas?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 01 Aug 2008, 00:10
I am just a huge fan of cephalopods. That's where I got the idea for mine. They are just aamazing creatures. I want to get plenty more, and include some other deep sea creatures as well(whales, mostly). The sea fasinates me, especially the deep. As most of my friends could tell you, I'd rather live under the ocean than on land. Its silly, I know, but its amazingly beautiful. I think its the vastness and the darkness that make me like it so much. I feel the same towards space. Their are just more creatures in the ocean.

I could go on and on, really, about my love of the ocean and cephalopods, but I will spare you.

Basically, my tattoo(and my plans for future ones) stems from the things I feel pretty passionate about.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: monkeybiz on 01 Aug 2008, 06:48
There are so many tattoos I'd love to get, but I'm too much of a chicken shit to ever actually do it.

My best friend passed away a few months ago (on my birthday, exactly a month after his, no less), so I've been toying of the idea of getting something for him next March. I can't decide between a musketeer sword (him, myself, and our other two best friends were nicknamed the Musketeers) or the Musketeer cross, wrapped with a ribbon. I'd probably have it done on my right arm, since that's what he was to me.

The other one I'm thinking about would be the chains from the main character in BioShock on my wrists. When I graduated high school, my mom gave me a copy of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged". It changed my life, and gave me a purpose and direction, and profoundly shaped my beliefs. I've always been a big gamer, and I like to think of it as a way to unite the two. The chains are a reminder that, as Andrew Ryan says, "A man chooses, a slave obeys.". One of the basic premises of Atlas Shrugged is that one man was capable of bringing the world to a halt, simply by choosing not to obey.

The last one I'd want done would be an Autobot symbol on my left shoulder. Growing up, my dad was... distant. Odd and strange as it sounds, I always looked to Optimus Prime as an example of who to be. It's a connection to my childhood, and a reminder of the man I want to be.

However, I'll probably never get any of these.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 01 Aug 2008, 07:56
When I graduated high school, my mom gave me a copy of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged". It changed my life, and gave me a purpose and direction, and profoundly shaped my beliefs.

The idea of someone having their life shaped by Ayn Rand scares me a little. My dad attempted to do the same thing to me by sending me The Fountainhead. Admittedly I haven't read Atlas Shrugged so I don't know if it is overtly Objectivist, but given that it was one of her later books I would assume it's pretty steeped in her philosophy.

For those unfamiliar with Objectivism, this image I first saw after someone posted it in the Pointless thread sums things up:
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb68/st3v3neff/tree.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Thlayli on 01 Aug 2008, 08:17
I read Atlas Shrugged in high school too, but I can't say that it shaped my beliefs all by itself. I read it around the same time I got around to read Machiavelli, Nietzsche, and translations of some Buddhist texts. Atlas Shrugged is like The Fountainhead with a bit less plot and a lot more lecturing. Some people learn about objectivism and immediately agree based on their own experiences, others react like they just got splashed with sulfuric acid.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: monkeybiz on 01 Aug 2008, 08:52
Yeah, Atlas Shrugged is more lecture-y than The Fountainhead. A lot more lecture-y.

Here's a joke for you:
What's the easiest way to get an Objectivist angry?
Tell them that Angelina Jolie is playing Dagny Taggart in the Atlas Shrugged movie.

And admittedly, the tree pic is not far from the truth of core Objectivism, but it doesn't capture some of the nuances either. For example, there's nothing wrong with helping someone, as long as they're willing to help themselves. Everyone trips and falls from time to time. You just have to be willing to get yourself up before you can expect someone else to help you.

Ultimately, it's based on self-determination. You work for you, and no one else. Your priority is your happiness. It sounds selfish, and goes against a lot of what we're taught to believe, but it makes sense. Why is someone else's happiness more important than your own? Why am I my brother's keeper?

It's an interesting way of looking at the world, and can be something of an unspoken bond between people. Casually name dropping John Galt is an easy way of impressing a room full of executives.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 01 Aug 2008, 09:00
'm really likin all the tattoos guys/girls but what I'm wondering is, how do you come up with your ideas?
(for ex. my sister's friends boyfriend just got a koi fish on his left shoulder going about half way to his elbow but what i dont understand is how he got the idea)
so, how DO you come up with ideas?

As you can tell, it's mostly about what you like. I like comic books and reading --so I've got, and have plans for comic and book related tattoos.
Although, I am kind of playing with the idea of getting a demon/imp from the Munchkin Bites game, just because they things are so damn cute...
A common misconception though, is that tattoos have to mean something. There are thousands of people who get tattoos just for the hell of it. (Mind you, most of them are inebriated at the time, or have a lot of tattoos already...)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Storm Rider on 01 Aug 2008, 10:11
Objectivism is a terrible philosophy, Ayn Rand was a horrible writer, and Atlus Shrugged is over a thousand pages of absolute drudgery.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 01 Aug 2008, 10:24
I read Atlas Shrugged in high school too, but I can't say that it shaped my beliefs all by itself. I read it around the same time I got around to read... Nietzsche...

There's my view of Objectivism in a nutshell. Objectivism is what you get when someone who is a bit too self-centered gets a hold of some good ideas (Neitzsche's in particular) and carries them to a toxic extreme.

This is all way off-topic though, and I apologize for brining it up.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: monkeybiz on 01 Aug 2008, 11:36
Yeah, she's a little long winded. I'm still wondering how they're going to translate a 45 page radio address to the big screen.

And every time I see "Angelina Jolie as Dagny Taggart", I die a little inside.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 01 Aug 2008, 12:43
Man, if we're just gonna talk about the books we hate...
-anything by Abbie Hoffman
-Anarchist Cookbook
-derivatives of either of the above
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Oli on 01 Aug 2008, 14:41
So Tattoos, huh.

I was thinking of getting one at some point in the next few months. How much would you be willing to pay me for me to get Ultimate Dicksucker tattooed in block 20pt capitals on my arm? Probably not enough.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 01 Aug 2008, 15:23
Let's turn that question around. How much would you need to be paid in order to do that?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Thlayli on 01 Aug 2008, 15:29
I don't know. That's not the sort of title you can just give yourself; you have to really earn it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 01 Aug 2008, 17:38
Just get an 'ultimate dicksucker' sweatshirt.  I hear those are pretty popular.
Make sure to practice
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Storm Rider on 01 Aug 2008, 17:44
Yeah, I hear Taylor's set quite the standard in this category.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 01 Aug 2008, 20:47
I will find the best brownie recipe ever, and bake them for you, and send you brownies, if you get that tattoo.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Oli on 02 Aug 2008, 05:09
Let's turn that question around. How much would you need to be paid in order to do that?


4000 gold doubloons.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 06 Aug 2008, 23:10
So....um...hey guys. I was kinda thinking about getting a piercing. It looks really pretty, and is really nice and simple looking, and I look that. But it is hard to heal, and is um... in a bad spot....








I kinda want a christina piercing.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 06 Aug 2008, 23:26
I cannot imagine that being a pleasant process, but as long as you take good care of it and like having it I don't see any reason why you wouldn't get one.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 06 Aug 2008, 23:55
I would like my avatar tattooed on my butt.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 07 Aug 2008, 01:04
The more I look at it the more I love my X-Men tattoo. And the more I love it the more I want to get a matching on my other shoulder.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 07 Aug 2008, 04:13
Jordan, I also want you to get your avatar tatooed on your butt. Hawt.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 07 Aug 2008, 09:49
The more I look at it the more I love my X-Men tattoo. And the more I love it the more I want to get a matching on my other shoulder.

Thoughts?

That would be totally awesome. Symmetrical tattoos are v. cool (even though I don't think I'd ever do that).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 07 Aug 2008, 11:22
Squiddy, I say get it. It'll look hella sweet.

Although I do like asymmetrical things. So it might be fun to leave it as is.



I have decided that I am gonna get a christina. It looks awesome, and damn it, I want it. Now I have to actually find a piercer to do it. Last time I checked, my piercer doesn't do surface piercings, and this is generally considered such. However, I am thinking that because of my...um...anatomy, he might be able to do it. I would go into better detail of why he may be able to do it, but I'm kinda uncomfortable talking about my labia that much on the interwebz. But if he can't there is a sex shop/piercing and tattooing place in St. Louis that I love that shouldn't have a problem doing it.


Would it look weird/be too trashy if I got my cristina and got my nipples pierced as well? Or would it be way awesome because of the triangle it'll create? I am leaning towards the later, but I don't want to be overly trashy. =/
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 07 Aug 2008, 11:34
Latter latter latter. I love the Christina. It might be a little cooler if you get diagonal nipples though. In fact that would be totally sweet.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: famous on 07 Aug 2008, 12:16
I remember reading that the christina piercing is tricky because if it's off at all you can lose all feeling down there, or something? Is that right?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 07 Aug 2008, 12:20
I haven't heard anything to prove that you can lose feeling either gradually or quickly, but you go to professionals for a good reason (that reason is so you don't have someone that doesn't really know what they're doing jamming bits of metal through your flesh).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 07 Aug 2008, 12:39
I don't really see how the Christina can do that because it's only a surface piercing. I mean... I've only heard of actual clit piercings and the Isabella having a risk of nerve damage or loss of sensation.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 07 Aug 2008, 21:42
I am just basically repeating Gemmwah here but, I don't really see how it could affect anything at all really. I mean, it's just a surface piercing. It wouldn't have a whole lot to do with my clit. It's not a "sexual" piercing. It doesn't enhance the experience or anything. It just looks pretty.



But yeah, (repeating Anyways here), I'd be going to a professional, no doubt. Even if I was getting my ears pierced, I'd be going to a professional. Like I mentioned previously, I'd either be going to my piercer, who I have gone to for all my piercings, and for advice about different body mod things. He has helped me with stretching my ears, and is just super awesome. But I am not sure  if he does surface piercings, so if not, I would probably go to a place in St. Louis. Either this one sex shop/piercing place(where I had my tongue done years ago. Also very clean and professional. I know those people well, as well, and they are pretty awesome. The owner is the guy who started Zombie Squad!). Or I'd go to Iron Age, which is a place my piercer often refers me to when I have odd requests.

So, yeah. Of course, I'd be going to a professional! Anybody who doesn't is a fool. You can't pierce anything with a kit you bought at Wal-Mart.(And yes, sadly, you can buy ear piercing kits there)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 07 Aug 2008, 22:33
I dunno...pretty is not really the first thing that pops into my head when I see that kind of piercing (and it's not just because its female genitalia...I don't like piercings on penises either).
Gives me the heebie jeebies...

Although all the piercing talk, in general, makes me want to quit my job so I can get all of the piercings I want --nose, eyebrow, maybe even my lip...but alas, it is against company policy to have visible facial piercings.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 07 Aug 2008, 22:47
Pretty is a matter of opinion. And as of right now, all the people who would see this piercing, excluding the piercer, all have agreed that it would be quite pretty.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: est on 08 Aug 2008, 00:02
When I first saw the labia piercing picture on wiki I thought it was all one big ring and was all "aw man, that would be worse than a bra strap when it came down to it"
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 08 Aug 2008, 01:11
I think I will probably get the other X at some point. Maybe after I come back from Boston because I need to be saving. However I'm also beginning designs on my dead tree tattoo that I want to get on my right arm (bicep? upper arm anyway) but drawing dead trees is pretty fucking difficult given that I am not much of an artist. Once I can get a design I like I will show you guys. If anyone is wondering, I am thinking something along the lines of the tree from Carnivale.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/ep13_tree.jpg)

But I also like this one
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/3062595-lg.jpg)


Also Emaline, if you want to get the Christina piercing then I say go for it. Personally I don't like surface piercings much but then I'm not going to be looking at it so it doesn't matter what I think. The nipple piercings are probably a rad idea too.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 08 Aug 2008, 01:45
I agree with Jimminy, get it and the nipples (Diagonally, like Gem said), it would be rockin.

I finally saw the (STILL unfinished) design for my tattoo on the weekend.  It is pretty much great.  I want it so badly.  It has been like a year since he started designing it!  Brothers are dumb.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 09 Aug 2008, 12:09
I think that it's fair to defend a state by referring to their outstanding contribution to culture.

My only point is that I don't think Texas sucks.

Oh come on, Tommy, Texas? Really? You can do so much better than that place.


So as not to derail this thread I think that a tattoo of maki sushi would be really sweet.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: nobo on 10 Aug 2008, 08:10
In advance, sorry for the huge image sizes.

I have 2 tats.

Here is a little background on them. My middle name is/was my grandfather's first name. He was born in 1931, and was only 8 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland. He had to spend 6 years working on a Polish farm for a German family. He never went back to school after the war (3rd grade education). He went on to become one of the most respected professors/instructors at the Wyzsza Szkola Morska (Gdynia Maritime Academy).

He was also First Mate on that ship Dar Pomorza (Gift from the Sea), and he went all over the world. The man was 6 ft, 8 inches tall and I always looked up to him, both literally and figuratively. My family left Poland in 1988, and the last time I saw him was around 1991 when he came to visit Chicago.

This is him when he was 41.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/nirvana98r/1972Tata-Atlantyk-4.jpg)

Long story short, it took cancer seven years to kill him. I did not get my passport in time to see him before he went, in fact, I didn't even make it to the funeral. I got my citizenship and passport just 2 weeks after he passed. It is now 7 years after the fact.

So here it is,

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/nirvana98r/PICT0001.jpg)

The anchor is very similiar to the one that can be found on my grandfather's tombstone. This piece took an hour to do, and it was not very painful at all. it felt like my skin was being pinched at times, and at other times it felt like a rough massage. The tattoo is actually centered on my arm i just had to be in an awkward pose to actually take the picture.

Here is my other one, its the Polish Coat of Arms.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/nirvana98r/CIMG3807.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Aug 2008, 08:35
Ok so it took me a minute to realise that the second picture was taken in a mirror. For that minute I was utterly confounded as to how you had two tattoos on the same arm in the exact same place without one looking like a cover up of the other.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 10 Aug 2008, 08:49
Took me a while too. That's an awesome story behind the first one!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: nobo on 10 Aug 2008, 09:49
Ok so it took me a minute to realise that the second picture was taken in a mirror. For that minute I was utterly confounded as to how you had two tattoos on the same arm in the exact same place without one looking like a cover up of the other.

mirror?

Took me a while too. That's an awesome story behind the first one!

Thanks. Not a day goes by that I don't think about him. I think if you really care about someone you should make a point of telling them. I would draw all sorts of parallels to QC, but that would be a bit corny.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Aug 2008, 15:40
Well it's not surprising that you think about your grandpa everyday. You have at least three things tattooed on you that memorialise him.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: nobo on 10 Aug 2008, 15:49
Well it's not surprising that you think about your grandpa everyday. You have at least three things tattooed on you that memorialise him.

Well, the anchor + name tattoo is a memorial tattoo. I got the coat of arms because I was born in Poland and was kinda forced to leave. Its more of a patriotic tattoo rather than a memorial.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Aug 2008, 17:42
Ok fine, two things.

Also you don't need to quote the post directly above you, it's usually pretty clear whether or not you're replying to it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 10 Aug 2008, 18:10
Guys, I am kinda chickening out of getting the christina. :( After shaving last night, I got all mopey and decided that I have an ugly crotch :( Though, looking at some of the picture of christina piercings, I think I have a prettier crotch than those girls. But nonetheless.

I am still considering the nipples. When I get paid, I will get one of these piercings damnit. Probably my nipples. I imagine the cost of both nipples is probably around the same as one christina. I'm getting something done this paycheck.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 10 Aug 2008, 18:12
this is possibly one of the strangest acts of self-examination I have read.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Aug 2008, 18:19
Emaline, most people's genitalia is not going to win any beauty pagents (not that they should be entered, those things are pretty ridiculous and the idea that there would be a genitalia beauty pagent is simply mind boggling but, I digress). Keep in mind that the people, other than the piercer, who are likely to see the piercing in any kind of deliberate way probably think you have quite a pretty crotch.

I was about to attempt to reassure you that you probably have a very pretty crotch but man, there is no possible way to do that without it being super awkward
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 10 Aug 2008, 18:28
hahaha I am sorry, guys. I realize this is a really strange topic.

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 10 Aug 2008, 18:33
You have dedicated yourself to a hole in your genitals, I say you go for it.

Even if it looks ridiculous, it is just a piercing. It is reversible.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: michaelicious on 10 Aug 2008, 18:54
WARNING: EXTREMELY SNFW LINX; BEW4R LOL.

http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/Christina

http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/Isabella

Those pictures just made me gay.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 10 Aug 2008, 20:16
I think I'd like to get "TOMMY WAS HERE JUN/08" on my ass.

Nipple piercings > crotch piercings.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Aug 2008, 21:32
Emaline, I totally support getting both the Christina and Nipples. Seriously, they're fantastic looking piercings.

Do eeeeet.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: RedLion on 10 Aug 2008, 23:29
Those pictures are horrifying. Do they usually look like that? Have I just been lucky with prettyness-level of the crotches of the girls I've been with? Because some of those are repugnant.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 11 Aug 2008, 00:22
At least they're prettier than penises. Ugh.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 11 Aug 2008, 00:37
I don't know. I have seen some pretty penises.


Looking back at those pictures, I think I do have a prettier crotch than those girls, damnit. And if that is what most lady crotches look like, then mine is fine.


(of course, I just got back from a date with a lady, and I am feeling pretty confident in myself)


However, I am still leaning towards getting my nipples done first. I have to get something soon, damnit. I'm addicted. haha
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 11 Aug 2008, 12:09
Oof, none of those lady bits were THAT bad until the last Isabella picture. Good lord where did she get so much extra flesh hanging around?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: mooface on 11 Aug 2008, 13:23
i never thought i'd see the day where people actually started criticizing vaginas

i mean, it's just a no-no hole. it's not really meant to be sexy.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 11 Aug 2008, 13:30
I dunno, I think it would be kinda frightening to go down on some of those ladies, third isabella looks like it has hives.



Post Script!
I don't mean to be mean, I am certainly nobody to judge the genitalia of others, I am quite unspectacular!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tania on 11 Aug 2008, 13:43
take good care of your nipple piercings! like, really good care of them. clean them exactly as often as the piercer tells you to etc.
i know that sounds really belittling and obvious but i am basing that on personal experience. i got both of mine pierced a few years ago and because i was living in a residence building and only had access to a public bathroom, i couldn't really clean them properly and then they ended up all infected and horrible and kind of started rejecting and i had to take them out before they destroyed my nipples, and now luckily my nipples are fine and dandy but it was still a complete waste of $100. so, you know... yeah.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 11 Aug 2008, 22:19
I hope nobody took offence to my vagina comments. I was being vaguely tongue in cheek(oh the terrible jokes I could make) and totally silly.

(but my crotch is still prettier)


And I will take super care of my piercings. I am planning on buying a couple bottles of H2Ocean, because I love that stuff and maybe if I am feeling rather industrious I may walk up to the hippie/altenative/health food store and see what they have for me. I hear good things about chamomile/lavender in means of healing things.

Anyway, I called my piercer on my lunch break today, and I have an appointment tomorrow at 4ish to get both my nipples pierced! And its gonna be amazingly cheap. $60 to get both. I'm excited.

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 11 Aug 2008, 23:04
Chamomile teabags are supposed to be great for soothing piercings, like, if you hit them and they get a bit angry. Tea tree oil is a great thing to have on hand too. I'm tempted to buy some emu oil, I've heard that stuff is great and really softens up the skin which will be fantastic for stretching and healing tattoos.

My right ear is stretching super fast this time around because I got it to 8mm before, and the back is perpetually looser than the front so it keeps swallowing the back of the septum bullet i've got in at the moment. Pain in the arse, and I'm gonna take it up to 4mm next week because i know it can do it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 12 Aug 2008, 08:54
Emu oil? I am intrigued and disgusted.
(http://www.gotpetsonline.com/pictures-gallery/bird-pictures-breeders-chicks/emu-pictures-breeders-chicks/pictures/emu-0001.jpg)
Where does the oil come from, I wonder?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 12 Aug 2008, 08:56
I'm not sure I want to know.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 12 Aug 2008, 08:59
Wikipedia says refined emu fat >.< I'm sure it does good stuff, but I will pass.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ellemnop on 12 Aug 2008, 12:47
i recently got my tragus and helix (the little cartilage flap above it) pierced. i believe it honestly hurt more than any of the 3 tattoos i already have!!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 12 Aug 2008, 12:48
Wikipedia says refined emu fat >.< I'm sure it does good stuff, but I will pass.

No cosmetics ingredient surprises me anymore ever since I saw placenta cream.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ellemnop on 12 Aug 2008, 12:49
Wikipedia says refined emu fat >.< I'm sure it does good stuff, but I will pass.

No cosmetics ingredient surprises me anymore ever since I saw placenta cream.

placenta cream? WHAAAAAAAAAT!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tania on 12 Aug 2008, 12:57
i used to have my tragus pierced too! it was one of my favourite piercings, and then after about a year i ended up taking it out cos i couldn't put earbuds or ear plugs into my ears. i probably should have thought that one through more carefully.

what i really wanted was a vertical tragus (http://accel11.mettre-put-idata.over-blog.com/0/15/45/15/oreille/tragus-vertical.jpeg) but sadly no piercing place would do it for me. maaaaah
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ellemnop on 12 Aug 2008, 13:04
i ended up taking it out cos i couldn't put earbuds or ear plugs into my ears. i probably should have thought that one through more carefully.

NO WAY!!! dude you can get (well in australia anyway!) these earplugs which are "in-ear" ones and they are like little gel things which suction cap into your ear! and i use them and they dont even annoy it at all!!

youre totally right about normal headphones though, the plastic bits keep falling out  :-(
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 12 Aug 2008, 13:14
I heard that if you put a micro labret stud in the tragus, it fits a lot tighter and doesn't cause any trouble for in-ear headphones. Earbuds are a pain in the ass anyway though, I prefer on-ear headphones.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ellemnop on 12 Aug 2008, 13:19
awesome! i havent had mine in long enough yet (initial 4 month waiting) before switching to a smaller bar but thanks for the heads up  :-)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 12 Aug 2008, 13:43
No cosmetics ingredient surprises me anymore ever since I saw placenta cream.

The lady friend has a bottle of placenta shampoo in her bathroom that I've been meaning to ask her about for 7 months now..
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 12 Aug 2008, 14:00
placenta cream? WHAAAAAAAAAT!

google it (http://search.conduit.com/Results.aspx?q=placenta+cream&ctid=CT309158&octid=CT309158)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 12 Aug 2008, 14:26
i recently got my tragus and helix (the little cartilage flap above it) pierced. i believe it honestly hurt more than any of the 3 tattoos i already have!!

My mother and I we having a discussion about what hurts more, tattoos or piercings. I think piercings hurt more, but the pain is quicker, whereas with tattoos, the pain is dull*, but lasts longs.



*this of course depends on where the tattoo is being...um...tattoo'd. However, even when the pain was at its worse, and up closer towards the inside of my knee cap, for my tattoo, I still say my septum probably hurt worse.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: nobo on 12 Aug 2008, 14:37
getting a tattoo felt like getting a rough massage to me, pretty therapeutic. But, then again, I got mine done on the fattiest, fleshiest part of my body, and not right on a bone.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 12 Aug 2008, 15:30
My last tattoo was basically right on the bone of my left shoulder. It wasn't the worst pain I've ever felt, honestly my ear cartiladge hurt more, this just lasted much longer (an hour and a half as opposed to the fifteen minutes it took to get the needle through my ear - piercing through scar tissue from old, fucked up piercings is the shit!)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Leinad on 12 Aug 2008, 15:50
I am going to get "Japanese, Chinese and Possibly Even Some Korean Figures" tattoed on my arm. It is literally going to say that, right there, in English.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: I is Grammar on 12 Aug 2008, 16:09
I felt that getting my nose pierced hurt worse than getting any of my three tattoos.  I did the 7 holes in my ears myself (including one in the cartilage) and the pain wasn't that intense.  The tattoo I have on my back was a bit uncomfortable, the one on my foot sucked, and the one on my shoulder was very teeny and hardly noticable.  But the nose piercing was, while short, a very intense pain that sent shockwaves through my entire body.  Both my labret and my navel piercings were like nothing. 

Moral:  Getting holes punched through various body parts is fun!  But when they hurt....they're still fun!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Leinad on 12 Aug 2008, 16:14
I is Grammar DO NOT POST AGAIN FOR A LITTLE BIT! YOU ARE CURRENTLY THE DEVIL! Dude, seriously that is cool.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 12 Aug 2008, 17:13
Ok I am generally a pain welcoming kinda gal. I like pain. I like getting things pierced. I have never minded getting any done. Like I said earlier, my septum hurt like a bitch, but I stayed still, and quiet.

My nipples hurt like hell. It was great though. I love my piercer. The worse part, like always, was the clamps. The first one wasn't terrible, but he couldn't grip my nipple right. It killed me.

When the needles went through, I wimpered, I admit. It hurt, but to be honest, I've been biten there and it hurt worse. It was probably my most painful piercing though. I stiffened up when he put the needles through, and when he put the barbells through. 

But it was awesome, and I still love my piercer to death!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Leinad on 12 Aug 2008, 17:18
I've been biten

If you mean in some kind of foreplay, MARRY ME.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Eris on 12 Aug 2008, 19:51
Nah, she just gets bitten on the nipples instead of saying hello.


My nose didn't hurt at all, but that was because I got anaesthetic for it. It will probably hurt when I get it redone. Also, the tattoo I was will be along my spine, over the bone and the metal attached to the bone, and I don't have much padding there, so it will probably hurt a lot. Because I am a wuss. but I still want to get it done because it will look awesome and I have been planning this for at least 4 years.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Leinad on 12 Aug 2008, 20:29
Nah, she just gets bitten on the nipples instead of saying hello.

Did you go to High School? Cat fights can be vicious.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: normz on 12 Aug 2008, 20:49
ok guys here is the tattoo i want to get

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/normz/mani.gif)

but I am very unsure about placement.... i want it to be somewhere discreet as my profession calls for it. Also as it is a buddhist mantra that means alot to me out of respect it is not reccomended that you have it below the waist..... Also I don't really like the idea of lower back .... so basically where the hell is left on my body to put it??? 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 12 Aug 2008, 20:53
Wraparound beneath your collarbone
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: nobo on 12 Aug 2008, 20:54
can it be vertical? if so, why no start at one shoulder blade and have it stretch down the side of your back? It would also look good as a bicep tattoo.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: RedLion on 12 Aug 2008, 21:03
Nah, she just gets bitten on the nipples instead of saying hello.

Did you go to High School? Cat fights can be vicious.

Following this completely off-topic discussion here, during my last year of high school I saw a (black) girl repeatedly nail another girl in the forehead with her stiletto. Blood was literally spraying on the walls.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 12 Aug 2008, 21:09
Stillettos are AWESOME. Also, why mention her race?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Leinad on 12 Aug 2008, 21:11
Augh! That is so gross!
No comment on the black part, I have been yelled at enough today. If I say anything I fear the repercussions.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 12 Aug 2008, 21:13
Probably shouldn't have said anything about it in the first place. Now everyone thinks you're harbouring racist thoughts. You fuckwit.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Leinad on 12 Aug 2008, 21:22
Goddammit. All I was gonna say is that White girls around here are far bitchier, but by this point either comment is going to kill me. Dammit.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 12 Aug 2008, 21:25
:roll:

Dude, I recommend that if anyone replies to your comments you just stop talking, you've already started digging yourself into a hole.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Leinad on 12 Aug 2008, 21:27
Yeah, I am not gonna say a damn thing right now...


(http://inplacenews.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/foot-in-mouth-1199.jpeg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: mooface on 12 Aug 2008, 22:44
honestly i thought it was weird that he mentioned that one girl was black in the first place.

but let's not turn this into another thread about racism, pls. pms if necessary!

edit:  on topicness... normz, i second that the mantra going down your side could look good.  otherwise, maybe on your ribs/chest area?  it would be painful but with the right placement it could look cool...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Leinad on 12 Aug 2008, 22:45
I think the current thread is

<<<< needs to stop talking.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 12 Aug 2008, 23:24
Yeah. Just please stop talking already. Just take some time out, and stop making that hole you're digging deeper.


Normz, I vote that you either get it on the top of your chest, or the top of your back.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ellemnop on 12 Aug 2008, 23:26
so... piercings and tattoos! its insane how we pay people money to punch holes in our skin and put ink underneath it...

also i have my nose and my bellybutton (navel is it?) done too and i think neither of them hurt one little bit!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Runner4406pack on 13 Aug 2008, 00:01
I shall be getting these done next month one more time, I'm a huge fan of surface bars I just wish my skin wouldn't reject them!

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56/Runner4406pack/Me/IMG_21933.jpg)

P.S. This was 1 1/2 years ago and I don't know who let me look like that!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 13 Aug 2008, 06:50
where the hell is left on my body to put it??? 

Upper chest would be very hot, but I don't know if that's discreet enough for you. Knowing you, you probably wear some very low cut tops to work.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ifoundmystar on 13 Aug 2008, 08:02
on my back, but photoshopped
(http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u332/ifoundmystar/Snapshot_20080813_10-1.jpg)

not photoshopped
(http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u332/ifoundmystar/Snapshot_20080813_12-1.jpg)

my bettie page tattoo
(http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u332/ifoundmystar/Snapshot_20080813.jpg)

i do hair, son.
(http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u332/ifoundmystar/Snapshot_20080813_1.jpg)

the unfinished guitar. probably wont be done till i get the sleeves done.
(http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u332/ifoundmystar/Snapshot_20080813_13.jpg)

butterfly
(http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u332/ifoundmystar/Snapshot_20080813_2.jpg)

oh, coheed. got this one back in '04
(http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u332/ifoundmystar/Snapshot_20080813_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 13 Aug 2008, 08:07
So recently I have come to the conclusion that I am very broke and most likely will be for the next while. However, I am desperate to continue with my ear project(Keep in mind it's a good 70+ for anything cartilage here within the next three hours unless I want ear guns D: ). I have been reading a lot about DIY cartilage piercings being relatively easy, I really just want to get my top holes done so when I need anything more complex done they'll be mostly healed so the piercer won't have to worry about making them upset. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ifoundmystar on 13 Aug 2008, 08:12
So recently I have come to the conclusion that I am very broke and most likely will be for the next while. However, I am desperate to continue with my ear project(Keep in mind it's a good 70+ for anything cartilage here within the next three hours unless I want ear guns D: ). I have been reading a lot about DIY cartilage piercings being relatively easy, I really just want to get my top holes done so when I need anything more complex done they'll be mostly healed so the piercer won't have to worry about making them upset. Thoughts?

Assuming you don't want the ear guns, you would use a hollow needle (probably a 14 gauge). But as a former apprentice and a good friend to a piercer, it's probably a better idea to just wait it out. Unless you're hell bent on doing it. And if that's the case, just remember to be sanitary about it. Use alcohol, not peroxide. The IY piercings are pretty easy. I've done 3 of my cartilage piercings, but that was just with the piercing earrings. So, good luck with whatever you decide.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 13 Aug 2008, 08:53
Ugh, I've just been informed that my girlfriend wants to get a monroe piercing next week. I fucking hate those things, which I have made myself clear on, and now I'm all kinds of weird because I don't want to stop her from doing what she wants but I also don't want her to have a really fucking obnoxious piercing. Damnit!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 13 Aug 2008, 08:56
Try and convince her to get a medusa instead, they look so much better.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 13 Aug 2008, 10:36
Well, why does she -want- it? I mean, if she has a good reasons for wanting one (which, I don't know if there is a good reason for wanting a monroe...), then just try and shrug it off. But, if she does get it w/out a good reason, I would take that to mean that you can do something that she's going to find really obnoxious that you've always wanted to do and she can't say anything about it...

Or at least, that's how it would work in my world. I dunno.

Normz (was it Normz? It was so long ago that I read it between all of the drama...), that mantra would look really cool between you shoulder blades, I think.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Katherine on 13 Aug 2008, 10:58
Norms, I think that tattoo would look nice wrapped around one side of your rib cage.  Start it underneath your breastbone and wrap it diagonally across the bottom of the rib cage, in line with your natural curve.  Then, you could show it off in a bikini if you so desired, but it would be hidden at work.  Plus, should you ever want to have children, that area should be high enough to not suffer from stretch marks or the like.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 13 Aug 2008, 11:54
My nipples hurt like hell. It was great though. I love my piercer. The worse part, like always, was the clamps. The first one wasn't terrible, but he couldn't grip my nipple right. It killed me.

When the needles went through, I wimpered, I admit. It hurt, but to be honest, I've been biten there and it hurt worse. It was probably my most painful piercing though. I stiffened up when he put the needles through, and when he put the barbells through. 

Horizontal, vertical or diagonal?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 13 Aug 2008, 14:05
They are slightly diagonal. Not a super sharp angle. But not exactly horizontal. If I could post a picture, I probably would, because they look so awesome! I'm quite in love with them.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 13 Aug 2008, 18:38
So I was sitting and chatting with a friend, and the subjects of his bike (in poor poor shape on account of being used and left outside through the winter) and my pickles (not too great, due to my haphazard assembly of such), and he says 'Well, I've got no remorse, but I'd like if it was a bit better'.
I thought this would be a great tattoo, in 12 point font, across my back.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 13 Aug 2008, 18:41
Yes.

Do it now.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 13 Aug 2008, 20:36
Try and convince her to get a medusa instead, they look so much better.

Yeah maybe, I like those a lot better.

Well, why does she -want- it? I mean, if she has a good reasons for wanting one (which, I don't know if there is a good reason for wanting a monroe...), then just try and shrug it off. But, if she does get it w/out a good reason, I would take that to mean that you can do something that she's going to find really obnoxious that you've always wanted to do and she can't say anything about it...

Or at least, that's how it would work in my world. I dunno.


I'm pretty sure she wants it because she thinks they look cool. Also I'm pretty sure I'm not so petty as to get something that she wouldn't like in retaliation of her doing what she wants to with her own body. But more than that there really aren't any other piercings I want. I might get my ear lobes done but honestly the only things that I have in mind for the next few months/next year is my other X-Men tatt and the dead tree tatt that I'm working on.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 13 Aug 2008, 22:23
Jimmy, I say talk to her about it. I mean, if it is going to bother you a whole lot, then just say something. I mean a "Hey, I don't really like that piercing. I think it'd be cool if you got this one" isn't so bad. But yeah, in the end, it is her body, and she'll do what she wants with it.


I must say however, that my "boyfriend" person told me that all the piercings I have would look silly, and has advised against all of them. But I'm a bit of an asshole, and I tend to go against the advice people give me(like when I asked my friends if I should shave my head). But after getting each piercing, and showing him the results, he is actually pretty pleased with them.  He's complimented them a lot, and always seems to notice when I change my jewelry. So maybe you'll change your mind once you see it.


I realize that I just got my nipples done yesterday, but today at work we were talking about tattoos, and god damn it. I want my squid. I have it all planned out. It'll look sweet as fuck.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 14 Aug 2008, 04:22
Emaline, when I bought my octopus shirt I thought of you.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 14 Aug 2008, 06:44
I am insanely jealous of you because of that shirt! It is sweet as hell. Where'd you get it?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 14 Aug 2008, 21:52
http://www.shanalogic.com/

I also ordered the 'two gentlemen and an octopus shirt' but they ended up refunding me because it was out of stock :(  So sad, it was awesome.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tania on 14 Aug 2008, 22:06
i don't know if there is a good reason for wanting a monroe

is there ever a "good reason" for wanting a piercing? it's just a piercing. you get piercings when you want them. maybe some people have different views on this; i've had tons of different piercings at various points for no reason other than that i felt like getting them done at the time - although i don't see what business it is of anyone else's in the first place. you change your hairstyle, your hair colour, your makeup, your clothing and so on any time you want to look a certain way. piercings are the exact same thing to me, and if i ever got tattoos it would probably be for the same reason as well. everyone cares about their appearance and it manifests in different ways for different people. i'm open to people doing whatever for any reason they want but i can't really do anything but find it ridiculously silly the instant i'm told that having a needle shoved into my skin needs to be an immensely important and meaningful experience, because frankly to me it isn't - it just is what it is.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 14 Aug 2008, 23:50
http://www.shanalogic.com/

I also ordered the 'two gentlemen and an octopus shirt' but they ended up refunding me because it was out of stock :(  So sad, it was awesome.


Oh my god. Thank you soo much for showing me this website! There is some awesomely cute stuff here. While it is true I love cephalopods, it is als very true that I love pretty much every sea creature, including manatees! (http://shanalogic.com/item.php?item_id=1948&page=2&category_id=126) I think I found where I will spend my next paycheck hahaha
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 15 Aug 2008, 03:13
I stretched my ear up from a 3.2mm to a 4mm last night and the spiral went in ridiculously easy. It's a black acrylic spiral and apparently I cannot take good pictures of it because my camera is a piece of shit so I will try later.

Okay it's later.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/2765752500_4853a317f7.jpg)

Sweeeet.
I don't really want to stretch it any more for a couple months but I get the feeling that the spiral is just gonna start slipping out in a few days. I went up to 3.2mm only 5 days before I went up to 4mm, and I really can't even feel it stretching.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Rizzo on 20 Aug 2008, 03:24
At that kinda size it doesn't really matter provided you leave it for a week or two (ideally a month) to heal but once you go bigger you've really got to slow down.
When you increase jewellery size it's not so much how much the diameter has change e.g. 3.2 to 4mm but rather how much the circumference has changed.
For example a change of 3.2 to 4 mm is 10.05 to 12.56mm circumference where as 8mm to 10mm is 25.12 to 31.4mm, nearly half a cm bigger.
Brutal no?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 20 Aug 2008, 07:03
I know all that for sure, I've stretched that ear before, which why it's going to quickly, I'm literally just buying jewellery to fit the hole because it keeps getting baggy. It'll slow down eventually but I really don't want to push it so I'm trying to keep this spiral in for as long as I can before I'm forced to change it. Stupid stretchy ears.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: maxusy3k on 22 Aug 2008, 23:05
Given I'm getting another tattoo today, it got me thinking about what I want after that, so thought I'd pitch in as well as asking for advice. It's mainly if anybody knows some good art resources, since my artist friends don't love me enough to ever help me work out a design. I can shop and chop images together with a pretty decent amount of success, but since now I'm looking towards getting some sleeves done it's not the kind of stuff I can mash GIS results together for, which is different to the work I've already had done. The ideas are to have a central image on my underarm, something additional to wrap around the arm for the actual sleeve, then there would be a break for some words too (quotes / song lyrics, not decided yet). If it helps, I'm looking for;

An angel-type lady (preferably not all HEY I AM A PICTURE OF GIANT BOOBS). She'd be on my left arm surrounded by some kind of water / wave background or so. Maybe semi-submerged. The other arm would be a devi, with fire, but pretty much the same.

Also if this sounds like the most hilariously ridiculous thing you've ever heard, shout up!

And here is my existing ink. I saw somebody linked in a triforce emblem like way near the start of the thread, and it's the same one I used, though I opted for no colour:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/maxusy3k/tridone.jpg)

It's an early picture, it's since been touched up slightly since the original artist wasn't exactly great, you can see the patching and fading on it there and, this being my third, I'm not dumb enough to have been picking or peeling. Also the tattoo above it is the Nine Inch Nails logo which you can see here (http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/maxusy3k/tridone.jpg). The idea there was basically music and video games are massive factors in my life, and said graphics represent the band / games I love the most.

There is also a default "I got this because I think it looks sweet" thing on my other arm:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/maxusy3k/dragdon.jpg)

But yeah. Anybody who has any ideas on my search for ink, would appreciate the assist!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 22 Aug 2008, 23:15
I say just talk to your artist.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: maxusy3k on 23 Aug 2008, 06:56
Getting the NIN logo was a pretty big thing for me, since it was a lot like "Shit if I hate this band in two years I might have to cut my arm off or something?" but I'm pretty confident in my tastes and I haven't ever gone off a band in my life. It's still a bit, dunno, it's a label which will always be the first thing people judge you by, even moreso than having tattoos in the first place.

I figure if you love the band the worst that can happen people will see the work and be like "Oh wow you like <x>! Me too!" and good times will be had by all?

Spoke to my artist this morning too, but he was just like "wow yeah that sounds like it'd be cool". My problem is that in Blackpool most of the 'artists' here only do stock work, it's a tourist town and most of the business comes from holidaymakers getting retarded tattoos to remember their drunken weekend or whatever. There's a few really good artists but it's near impossible to get hold of them.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 23 Aug 2008, 09:06
No offence or anything, but I wouldn't get work done by anybody who I wasn't 100% confident with. And it sounds like you aren't too confident with thoses artists, saying the mostly just do flash.

Find an artist who can do custom work. Don't shop around for the cheapest artist. Shop around for the best quality.


On the subject of band tattoos: a long time ago, I wanted to  get a band tattoo. Thank god that by the time I was older enough to get one, I hated the band, and did not get one.

For awhile, I wanted to get the Saddle Creek logo because I loved a lot of bands on there, and had made quite a few friends on their forums, who I still talk to years after leaving the forums. One I even lived with for awhile. So obviously, saddle creek has made some impact on my life. I still absolutely love the band Cursive. Even after years of listening to their albums on repeat, I absolutely still absolutely love them.

Anyway, at one point in time, the Saddle Creek Web Board moved, and became the scwb, and slowly the squib. One of the logos, drawn up by a forum member, was a MS Paint Octopus, with the slogan, "Deeper Then The Ocean." Thinking about it now, it'd be pretty sweet to get a tattoo of a slightly aloof looking octopus, with cursive writing near it saying "deeper than the ocean". And it'd fit in with my theme. But still...


(Ps, sorry for babbling. I just woke up)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Adlan on 27 Aug 2008, 09:13
I've Just spent all last night and this morning reading this thread. There are some Awesome Tattoo's and Piercings, Dam, I'd of joined QC forums earlier if I knew there were so many cute Americanesses online. Some of the blokes tats and piercings are well cute too, but I don't swing that was, and I can't marry them for a green card  :wink:

I got my First Tattoo on Friday last week, It's a Wild Boar, Based on an early Celtic/Pictish Carving.

I'm an Archer, and Last year I was Sponsored to go Bowhunting in Texas. I had a Blast, and my First Big Game Kill was a Wild Boar, so thats the motivation behind the design. I first had the idea of a hunting tattoo implanted about 8 months before I went on the trip, and when I cam back, I looked for designs.

I was Intially gonna get it done in plain black (the original image has typical celtic spiral work defining the muscles), which would of been cool, but I went and talked to every tattoo shop in Norwich (Local City), and talked to them about the design. Of the four I went too, all were clean and sanitary, which was good. At Custom Art, while the Lady/Bloke running it was very nice, and did lovely art work, she was a bit pushy about discussing the design without me getting an appointment to get tattooed. The Two Big ones in Norwich, Styx and Indigo, were alright, and I'd of been perfectly happy to get tattooed there. But the One right down the road from my parents house, http://www.sithtattoo.co.uk/ (http://www.sithtattoo.co.uk/), the first time I went into, I was all nervous about the reality of getting a tattoo, and so asked lots of questions about, spreading, fading, removal, and coverups. Sith's lovely receptionist told me that if I was that worried, I shouldn't get a tattoo.

I think that is one of the best recommendations for a Tattoo shop.

Second time I went in, I got to talk to Rytch, the shops owner and Main Tattoo Artist (he has an Apprentice, Trud, and a New Guy, Chit), I explained the Tattoo, and why I was getting it, and He was brilliant, He took the design, and came up with a brilliant Idea, namely doing it as a Cave Painting. Initially I was a bit reluctant, but the more I thought About the idea, the More I came round to it, it fits so perfectly with the concept and idea behind the design.

I got Booked in, and had a Long wait. But, my best mate, wanted to get a tattoo as well, so he got booked in as well.

On Friday, we pampled along to the shop, and I was getting tattooed before I really knew what was going on :D My mate was gonna get tattooed after me, but the other artist had a cancellation (Some one bought their sister a surprise Tattoo for their birthday, first the sister heard about it, was when she walked upto the door. She didn't want a Tattoo), so we got to shed blood together :D.

I have recently found I am a bit of a Masochist, I've cycled down to my mates house in Cambridge 3 times now, and I absolutely loved getting my tattoo done, my biggest problem was craning my head round and looking too close to the tattoo gun, getting in Rytch's way. The Endorphins were Kick Arse.

So, enough of me rambling (more of that later) Here's piccies:

(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2612/tattoo6pu4.th.jpg) (http://img149.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tattoo6pu4.jpg)
Here is the transfer design and positioning, on my bow arm it looks so good. Please Excuse the Scrawney git behind the tattoo. I'm really glad I went to a professional, I didn't realise about the importance of correct placement, but he has got it exactly over my deltiod muscle, it's awesome.

(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8096/tattoo1ab1.th.jpg) (http://img143.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tattoo1ab1.jpg)
The Black Lining looks great, and works really well with the design, and will be part of the main shading, rather than an outline.

(http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/1016/tattoo2cz0.th.jpg) (http://img124.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tattoo2cz0.jpg)
(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/2771/tattoo3od3.th.jpg) (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tattoo3od3.jpg)
The Black Shading is great, working from the lines, it'll be all the shading beneath the colour, and looks awesome. I really love the tusk.

(http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/2343/tattoo4ur4.th.jpg) (http://img375.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tattoo4ur4.jpg)
The Brown is something I love as well. It looks really good to me, watching it done was amazing, fascinating, and I need to have my next one where I can look even closer.

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/4238/tattoo5ry3.th.jpg) (http://img153.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tattoo5ry3.jpg)
The Finished tattoo, with a palette of 3 colour's, Black Brown and Red. When healed, the colours will be a little more subdued, but it is utterly awesome and I love it. Only problem is right now, it's healing, and is flaking and itchy as hell.

What do you think?



I had a really great experiance with my first tattoo, I was high for about 36 hours off the tattoo, and now I'm hooked. I plan to get a new tattoo every time I kill a new species, and I'll continue the Cave painting style. It'd be Awesome to have a Half Sleeve Shoulder and Right Chest covered in Wild Boar, Deer of all Kinds (Whitetail, Roe, Red, Fallow, Elk, Muntjac, Chinese Water Deer), Moose, Bision, Bear, Cougar and some African Big Game (though for Bear, I've considered going for just a Paw). Of Course, this would be a sleeve built up very slowly, as I'd only get each one after sucessfully bowhunting it.


I've also started to consider a sleeve, I like the Look of Japanese Dragons, but other than them looking cool, I have no connection to them. An Idea that Sprang to mind would be the Classic Western Dragon, done as a sleeve. Maybe even have Smaug, with Bard as the sleeve. Bard Just about to Fire the last Arrow would be pretty cool, Give him a Proper Warbow and make everything dandy. mMy Artist is also really good at Biomechanical stuff, and it looks really good, Maybe if after I run my First marathon or Complete an Iron Man, I might get a Knee Joint done.

If I ever have kids, maybe a Red hand, another prehistoric design, where the artist took a mouth full of red paint, and sprayed it over his hand, leaving a negative image, of theirs would be nice.

When it comes to other Body Mods, I really dig chicks with Tat's and Piercings but I'm not so sure about getting piercings myself, If I was gonna, then I'd do my Nose or my Ears. I once considered my eyebrow, because my now ex-Gf thought it would be Hot, but I'm now glad I didn't get it. Maybe someday in the furture I'll get a Verticle Bar, but at the moment, I like doing rough physical activities too much too get a piercing I couldn't remove (plus, I wanna get professional jobs, and though I hate the prejudice, I'm not gonna miss out because of it). A Horizontal Bar (I think It's called a Scaffold or Industrial?) in my ear would be quite cool. I'd just worry about it getting infected so much if it wasn't in a place where it would heal over permenantly. My Mum, who is quite a conservative person, and dead against tattoo's (she dosn't know about mine) and most body mods, surprised me one day when she said she had almost got her nose peirced, and would let my little sister (who is 16) get her nose pierced, if she really wanted (and got her ears pierced first). She was in India, and all the People she stayed with said it was a shame to have such a pretty nose and not have it pierced.

When it comes to Scarification/Branding, I really quite like the idea. What Got me from thinking about the design I'd like for a Tattoo, if I ever got one, too thinking about where and when I was getting the design I liked, was a Burn, from when I was cooking pizza's, it's just an inch long on my right thumb, but I really like it. I really do. My Best friend (the one who got tattooed with me) has a Smiley Face Scar on his Arm, from when his sister decided to put out a ciggarette on his arm. He then put out another because he was drunk, and then did the whole face.

I had to Bandage it a few times, and disinfect it once or twice, and As Scarification goes, I don't think it looks good, but he likes it, and it suits him, which is what makes it cool.  When it comes to what I'd get, maybe an arrow head, something simple, about something I love.


Implants and such are less appealing to me, while I think they are cool, I would never get something like that. I'd worry about what would happen if something went wrong, and again, I like doing to many rough and tumble things where they might be a liability.

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 27 Aug 2008, 09:40
I like your boar, but I wish that it's um.. hair/mane thing wasn't so straight up and uniform, I think it would have looked better if they were slightly slanted to the left and a little separated from the main body.

But I think it's really lovely~
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Adlan on 27 Aug 2008, 10:14
I like your boar, but I wish that it's um.. hair/mane thing wasn't so straight up and uniform, I think it would have looked better if they were slightly slanted to the left and a little separated from the main body.

But I think it's really lovely~

Hmmm, maybe so on the left slanting, but the straight up is from the original carving, and on Wild Boar, the verticality of their ridges varies, some have none, some have it slanting forwards (which would be too the right), and some have it slanting backwards, and some have it vertical, so if it's from a realism, rather than just an asthetic point of view, then it works.

I don't think seperating the ridge from the body would work though, it'd clash with the rest of the body, where all the parts are joined.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 27 Aug 2008, 11:49
You have some of the strangest capitalization habits I've ever seen...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 27 Aug 2008, 14:36
If I didn't care about never being able to get a real job again, I would get " POOR IMPULSE CONTROL" on my forehead like in Snow Crash. I still want a cutaway sort of thing that shows some gears over my heart.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Adlan on 27 Aug 2008, 15:58
You have some of the strangest capitalization habits I've ever seen...

I do apologise for that, It happens to me both typing and hand writing, and is completely unconcious, I try and stay on top of it, but on long posts, it would literally take me hours to check it, as I have to read it backwards to find them. Confused the hell out of my Dyslexia testers, because it happens to both words I internally emphasize and words at random.

By the way, Drill King, I forgot to thank you for the complement, sorry, and thank you.

Redglasscurls, wouldn't it be odd to have random capital and lowercase letters tattooed on your arse (not ass, I think the RSPCA would come and prosecute you).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Adlan on 27 Aug 2008, 16:13
I'm pretty sure I didn't intend it to be a threat or an insult.

By the By, I'm always amused by the American's love of ass, to me a donkey is just a donkey, but you yanks go crazy over girls with nice ones. I mean, I like girls who like the country side as well, but the donkey isn't that important is it?


Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 28 Aug 2008, 10:48
This makes me wonder- which word came first, and who butchered it into the other form?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tuna ketchup x on 28 Aug 2008, 12:24
By the By, I'm always amused by the American's love of ass

That's cause British girls don't got back.

I have several tattoos, but my favorites are the typewriter on my right ankle and the Daniel Johnston self-portrait on my left shin. I want to get another DJ tattoo because his music and art have been such a positive force in my life, but I don't know, maybe it's kind of obsessive? I've been strongly mulling over a picture of the fly eye from the cover of Continuing Story (as well as many of his other artworks) on the inside of my left arm, right below the ditch.

My most misunderstood tattoo: "busy, busy, busy" (what Bokononists say when they contemplate how complicated the machinery of life really is) on my right arm. Bosses saying "well, we're sure busy, busy, busy around here, haw haw." But it's kind of a litmus test to figure out how well read someone is. So far, only three people have passed the test. Though maybe other people do recognize the quote and don't say anything, don't know.

I'm gonna have to decide what to get by my birthday, though! For the past few years I've gotten a tattoo on my birthday, and it's coming up in a month. That DJ tattoo is really calling to me...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Adlan on 28 Aug 2008, 16:08
This makes me wonder- which word came first, and who butchered it into the other form?

Arse and Ass are two seperate words with seperate entymologies, untill Langauge drift made Arse, sound like Ass, and the word donkey became used in victorian society and the more puritain America's.

Sorry to derail the thread.

Back Ontopic, the Chap who was gonna get a Te Moko? Did he ever get it? Bloody Marvellous, I have Maori friends (well, I'm friends with one maori and his kids who emigrated to my little backwater) and really love the look of te moko. After the first discussion I had with him about it though, I wouldn't get one unless I emigrated to New Zealand and Married into or became part of a Maori Community. And I'd get it done with Chisel and Hammer, just to be traditional.

Isn't Japanese Traditional Tattooing done in a Similar way? Anyone here got anything done in that technique? How's it compare to regular tattooing? (Much more painful is what I hear)

Edit: And for British Girls Everywhere, lots of them do got back. I like me a girl with a good arse.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: abadname on 15 Sep 2008, 00:14
I finally got my chest piece finished.  I think I posted a picture of a heart i got on my chest a year ago, well it turned out horrible, so why not go full chest? amirite?

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b394/HARVEYxDANGER/IMG_1388-1.jpg)

ECK is my mom, dad, and sisters initials, hence the family at the bottom.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: maxusy3k on 15 Sep 2008, 00:27
That's nice. I'm not so much a fan of pretty much anything with colours, but I like that a lot.

Further to my initial posts here, I started work on the sleeve design I was talking about, after asking around and finding an artist I was happy with. Took about four weeks to get the design right, which was a lot of talking about it since we frequent the same club, but the outline is down now and it's looking sweet. Pics in here once I get better quality ones than my horrible phone camera. Starting the shading and definition work early October.

Also it turns out getting inked across the wrist stings! Who'da thunk?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 15 Sep 2008, 08:31
Hahaha. I kind of want to get "Severus Snape" underneath my Dark Mark, and "Morsemerde" over the top of it, but I think that would be a bit much.

I am thinking about blowing my next paycheck to go get my Deathly Hallows/Phoenix. I want it sooooo bad..

Anyway... abadname, I don't know what you're talking about. It looks really nice. Mind you, It's not like I can actually enlarge the picture and analyze the hell out of it (I love to do that w/ pics from tattoo artists on MySpace...it's hilarious how bad some of them are)... But it looks pretty darn good from where I'm at.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 15 Sep 2008, 10:23
I got a new tattoo or two, pictures eventually.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: abadname on 15 Sep 2008, 11:49
No I was saying the original heart was really bad.  Before we redid it.  The colors weren't even and it looked bad.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 15 Sep 2008, 12:02
mmmmmmkay.
My Storm needs to be touched up. As does Rogue, actually...

Does anyone else have problems with the color yellow?? Mine seems to fade out rather quickly. I didn't have Rogue for a whole year before the yellow in the edges around her was either completely gone, or very faded. And I don't think it's sun damage, since I'm not outside that much, and when I am, I am pretty good about wearing sunscreen.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: maxusy3k on 15 Sep 2008, 22:48
Brighter colours seem to fade out faster, though it generally depends on your skin colour / complexion anyway. I think white ink was touched on earlier in the thread and it's a similar thing.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 16 Sep 2008, 06:42
I am deathly pale. Seriously. The colors show up really nice on my skin, and my Dark Mark has yellow in it that hasn't faded at all. Maybe it was just the ink that Jack used opposed to the kind of ink that Aaron uses. I dunno.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 16 Sep 2008, 11:36
So I'm thinking about getting a beatrix potter styled rabbit(one of her life studies, not the clothed ones) on my foot. Similar to this STYLE I wouldn't want to sneak someone's tattoo in case it's an original (http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/rabbit.jpg)

1) Lucky rabbit foot hahah get it?
2) My grandfather(very close who died this past year) used to read the hell out of these books to me
3) I really love rabbits and have rabbity teeth so some friends have taken to calling me thumper or little rabbit.


This is just kind've an idea, but what do you guys thing? y'n?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 16 Sep 2008, 14:21
I think that would be really cute! What about getting a piece of art from the original story book?? Like, do you have a favorite part??
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 17 Sep 2008, 15:05
Yay rabbits! I personally think it would be 10x cuter if it were one of the clothed ones, but your choice there:)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jace on 18 Sep 2008, 10:54
Guys, I am saving money so I can finally get my tattoo finished, it's a half sleeve of a snake 'coiling' down my arm. Towards the top is the symbol for "earth" in chinese. I need to get the spots on the snake finished and get the shading done. Its been like 3 months, I just don't have the money but I'm tired of it not being done. Oh, also there's bamboo near the snake too. But thinking about that dull pain of the tattoo... I hate it and love it. I think I'm going to start saving money for a tattoo budget to get half sleeves on both my arms.


Also, I'm undecided on if I want to add color to the snake tattoo or just leave it uncolored. I was going to go with a lot of bright colors, green bamboo, orange rays of light, blue or red snake, and yellow earth symbol (because the color for earth is yellow). And just in case you think I'm just getting a tattoo of a snake with earth in the middle for the hell of it: There's reasons. My chinese zodiac animal is the snake. I was also born in the Yin Earth year. In addition to that, according to the Five Animal Fist Kung Fu practices, the snake is the animal in the center of the diagram and the element that goes with the animal snake is earth. SO THERE.

Question: I'm thinking about getting maybe one of a Yang Metal Monkey as that's the animal-element combo of my mentor. I dunno. I want more but I'm not sure what to get yet.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 18 Sep 2008, 20:05
Here is my new tattoo.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/Tattoo1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/Tattoo3.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/Tattoo4.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Seanbateman/Tattoo2.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Katherine on 18 Sep 2008, 20:07
Animal Ghosts, that is pretty bitchin'.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 18 Sep 2008, 20:09
Those are awesome, but before you go, can you please tell me what they mean
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 18 Sep 2008, 21:09
My little brother had a heart attack last november. He was in a coma for a while, and during that period, my parents tried to "heal him through art." One of the things that someone brought in was the Marc Chagall painting, L'envol, with my brothers face pasted over the angel that is now on my back. The minute I saw it I was pretty sure it was going to go on my back, but I decided to wait until he actually died to get a memorial tattoo.

So that is what it means.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 18 Sep 2008, 21:22
That is simultaneously a really moving reason for a tattoo, a really creative take on a memorial tattoo (I hate to say this but most tattoos dedicated to loved ones are much cooler in theory than in execution), and a really bitchin' tattoo in general. Good on you, man.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 18 Sep 2008, 21:27
I agree --totally "bitchin'" (As seems to be the term tonight). The colors are very bright!! Is that like brand new, or have you had it for awhile now?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 18 Sep 2008, 22:18
Here is my new tattoo.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 18 Sep 2008, 22:40
Oh, pfft. Shows how observant I am.
But still..."new" could mean two months old for as far as I know.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: maxusy3k on 21 Sep 2008, 10:00
I think these pictures might be pretty big, so sorry if this explodes everywhere. But anyway, I got decent pics of the forearm sleeve I was talking about. It's only the basic line work, there's still some definition / detail and the shading to do, but here's how it stands right now.

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/maxusy3k/2008_0920tats-n-tache0008.jpg)

That's the forearm. The text wraps around a little but the last line of it was way too long to fit in any other way. Luckily, the actual angel doesn't move or twist too much no matter how I have my arm, which worked out great!

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/maxusy3k/2008_0920tats-n-tache0011.jpg)

Is the other side, where the bulk of the shading will be done. I'm really pleased with it so far and am fairly confident it'll only get better as it nears completion.

On another note, I noticed people talking about UV ink earlier in the thread... it is actually like, dangerous stuff or is it generally just ok? I was considering getting the angel's halo filled in with it, at any rate, which I think would look sweet, and I know I spend enough time in clubs under blacklights to actually get some use / effect from it... but if it's going to lead to THE ISSUES then obviously it's probably best I don't bother.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 21 Sep 2008, 10:14
By all rights it should be perfectly safe. IT's UV reactive so it doesn't contain phosphors which would be the main issue, but it's kind of a "No one wants to put money into the research to prove or disprove" stage right now as to whether or not it might be carcinogenic.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Sep 2008, 10:25
I got about five billion compliments on several of my tattoos on Friday night, which has basically renewed my resolve to get a fuckload more.

On the list at the moment:

The words "Don't Panic" on my bicep,
A Darwin fish on my inner bicep,
The sparrows from this (http://b1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00656/13/47/656777431_l.jpg) on my shoulder,
This (http://www.blakearchive.org/exist/blake/archive/object.xq?objectid=but812.1.wc.30&java=yes) illustration by William Blake from the Divine Comedy on my forearm,
something Calvin and Hobbes related, most likely them flying along in the wagon,
This Escher (http://www.mcescher.net/target80.html) drawing, on my ribs (because I obviously want to punish myself by getting a ridiculously detailed tattoo in a ridiculously painful place),
probably others I'm forgetting.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 21 Sep 2008, 12:07
That Escher tattoo would be amazing. Hellishly painful, I suppose, but amazing.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 21 Sep 2008, 12:40
And it'd look hella sweet on your ribs.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Lines on 21 Sep 2008, 14:16
Animal Ghosts, I love your Chagall tattoo. Chagall is awesome and your reason for it is a good one.

Dovey, the Escher would be an amazing tattoo. Srsly.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 23 Sep 2008, 07:47
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/2882531732_cca19e3e3c.jpg)

Yay, septum!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Lines on 23 Sep 2008, 11:58
I like it a lot! I like septum piercings with central lip piercings, especially so on girls.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 23 Sep 2008, 12:03
I'm totally in love with it already, it looks so much better than I thought it would.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Barmymoo on 23 Sep 2008, 12:07
I want to get my nose repierced and every time I come into this thread I get a pang of sadness that I cannot do so for another year. However, if and when it happens it will have to be in the left hand side rather than the right, which gives me an almost equally large pang of sadness.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 23 Sep 2008, 12:09
I like it a lot! I like septum piercings with central lip piercings, especially so on girls.

Oh God, me too. A cute girl is made infinitely cuter with a septum.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 23 Sep 2008, 12:13
I could never pull one off. Not that I would want to, actually...

Also- Ozy, get on AIM. Now.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Sep 2008, 05:02
Yeah unfortunately septum piercings are so case-by-case. But when it works, it is the raddest thing

(Gemm you are the raddest thing)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 24 Sep 2008, 05:05
I'm just going to echo what everyone else is saying here: Gemm you look totally smashing <3
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jace on 24 Sep 2008, 11:52
I'm just going to echo what everyone else is saying here: Gemm you look totally smashing <3

And... dare I say you also look quite dashing... I dare say so indeed.

(no seriously, I'm finding that more and more I like that specific piercing on a girl.)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 24 Sep 2008, 16:19
I hate septum piercings, in contrast to Ozy's opinion as far as I can tell they basically reduce an individuals' attractiveness by roughly 50%. What I am saying here is damnit Gemm, stop fucking with my preconceived ideas of attractiveness!

You look good, damn you.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 25 Sep 2008, 02:07
Wow, I honestly didn't think it would get so many compliments, i've had more "ugh that's disgusting" reactions than "oh god that's cute" in meat life, so thanks a lot, because I'm in love with it and I'm glad that some other people like it too.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jace on 25 Sep 2008, 08:02
Say septum outloud. Its fun. Septum.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 25 Sep 2008, 10:20
Man, I have actually never seen a girl with a septum that I did not instantly find adorable. It's not even punx to me, it's just cute. It's so weird.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 25 Sep 2008, 10:25
Yeah, septums are basically the cutest.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 25 Sep 2008, 10:33
Gemm, the odd thing that happened to me when I got my septum pierced is I got a lot of little old ladies telling me that they loved it, and a lot of younger people thinking it was absolutely disgusting. It was weird. All my friends were adamantly against me doing it, but when I did, they all loved it. Someone commented to me that I "didn't need to stick metal through my face to make me cute," but they loved it when they saw it as well. My boyfriend at the time said that he thought it'd look terrible but was surprised how nice it looked. When I got a bigger ring for it, he liked it even more. Not that I think you should get a bigger ring, yours looks sooooooooo nice how it is! I love it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 25 Sep 2008, 12:37
I just clipped my pirate earing to my septum.

It look ridiculous.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 25 Sep 2008, 12:43
I'm not gonna get a bigger in diameter ring, but I'll probably up the gauge when it's healed, because 1.2mm never seems to be particularly comfortable. Also going to get some steel retainers and get my piercer to trim them down and autoclave them for me so it's easier to flip up and down, because taking the balls off is really horrible. I do like the size of the circular barbell that's in it right now though.

And i've just had everyone in my town staring me down, but on the upside, only one person has mooed at me so far. :D


Also, I totally punched myself in the nose today so hard that I thought I was gonna vomit from the pain. And Liz, pix or it didn't happen!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 25 Sep 2008, 12:54
The ring in mine right now is only a 14 gauge, but I'd really like to stretch it to about a ...4 at the biggest. I want to put a tusk in it.

Something a bit like this http://www.kandkpiercing.com/Septum%20with%20a%20bone%20tusk.jpg

I want something a bit tribal, if that makes sense. I realize it is hella silly, and that nerdy little white girls should probably not go for a tribal look, but I really really like it. I'd like to stretch it, and use more natural materials in it, and get rid of my metals.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 25 Sep 2008, 13:01
And Liz, pix or it didn't happen!

YARRRRR!!!!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/2888462514_d726115fb1.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 25 Sep 2008, 13:02
It look really ridiculous
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 25 Sep 2008, 13:23
That picture is the best thing ever.

The ring in mine right now is only a 14 gauge, but I'd really like to stretch it to about a ...4 at the biggest. I want to put a tusk in it.

Something a bit like this http://www.kandkpiercing.com/Septum%20with%20a%20bone%20tusk.jpg

I want something a bit tribal, if that makes sense. I realize it is hella silly, and that nerdy little white girls should probably not go for a tribal look, but I really really like it. I'd like to stretch it, and use more natural materials in it, and get rid of my metals.

That's not silly, because 1. stretched septums are awesome, and 2. natural materials are better for less of the funk. I know this one girl who has a 2 gauge earskin in her septum, and she can fit a plastic coathanger in the hole, that's gotta be the best party trick ever.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 27 Sep 2008, 23:13
I spent $60 on plugs, and a septum tusk today. Thats not so bad, right? I mean, some plugs there were twice that price and preeeeeetttty.

Also, the next size I can go up to is half an inch. I never realized how big my ears are. That's not that big is it? Everything at this site was too small for the most part.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 28 Sep 2008, 02:17
A half inch isn't big, it's a nice size though. It's my current goal size, actually, but once you get there, it'll seem really small. I really like the look of 20mm, but 35mm is really nice too. :\
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 28 Sep 2008, 14:46
If you get to half inch, we will have exactly all the same piercings.

ALSO: I am getting a lip tattoo.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Sep 2008, 09:32
Approval pending on what you plan to get written on your lip.

I'm kinda egging on my girlfriend to get a septum piercing now. (She has been trying to work out what she wanted to get pierced next)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 29 Sep 2008, 09:38
I hope 'LESBIANS!' fits on my lip.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jace on 29 Sep 2008, 09:39
You guys, I think I might be ending up with a girlfriend who has 7 piercings in each ear, one of those that is just above the lip, one that is below the lip and a toungue piercing.

I want to see her get a septum too because she'd look good with it I think.
She will probably be my girlfriend after today when I put the moves on her during a game of street fighter.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 29 Sep 2008, 10:28
Oh yeah, the sixteen year old one
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jace on 29 Sep 2008, 11:25
Oh yeah, the sixteen year old one

What? no, this one is 18. Theres a couple of them. I spit game like mad on accident. I'm just very charismatic.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 29 Sep 2008, 20:35
Hey.  PantsFTW.

Why don't you swing some o' that good ol' charisma my way?

I'll trade it for...something.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 29 Sep 2008, 21:59
If you get to half inch, we will have exactly all the same piercings.

ALSO: I am getting a lip tattoo.


So you have your nipples pierced too?


Man, I cannot wait for my tusk to come in. I wonder if they will let me wear it at work.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jace on 30 Sep 2008, 00:11
Hey.  PantsFTW.

Why don't you swing some o' that good ol' charisma my way?

I'll trade it for...something.

Do you have a Charizard? I could really use a first ed Charizard. And charisma is easy to fake when you have confidence. If you wear your invisible ring of confidence you get a +4 to your charisma bonus.

Also, I do not have any piercings so I don't feel like I can contribute to this part of the thread, but I do have an idea for a tattoo.
Basically, it'd be getting the 4 other elements tattooed on my body with their corresponding animal.
For those of you that don't know
I have Earth:Snake
I'd be getting Fire:Tiger, Wood:Leopard, Metal:Crane, and Water:Dragon

Then I might get a Lion too. It is the Chi element.

I don't know where I'd put all these tattoos, or how I'd afford them, but I want them!

And if I was really crazy devoted, I could get the 108 movements tattooed on my back. But, those poems are fucking long dude.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 30 Sep 2008, 06:59
Opinions on female half-sleeves? My sister is trying to convince me it would be great, but I'm iffy. Not sure if I'm tough enough to pull it off:/
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 30 Sep 2008, 07:06
It would probably suit you pretty well, depends on the design though.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 30 Sep 2008, 07:06
Some girls it works, some girls it doesn't. Honestly, from pictures I've seen of you, I say you skirt the line, though leaning more towards not working. I find it tends to look better on girls with darker hair.

That's just my personal view, though.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tuna ketchup x on 30 Sep 2008, 07:09
Opinions on female half-sleeves? My sister is trying to convince me it would be great, but I'm iffy. Not sure if I'm tough enough to pull it off:/

I think they're great. Especially if part of the sleeve creeps onto and over your shoulder and trails down to your forearm. Makes it look more "feminine," maybe? My next tattoo will be a large upper-arm blackwork piece and I don't think it looks butch at all. What is the sleeve based around?

So yeah, my next tattoo... I'm basing it off the cassette and crossbones "Home Taping is Killing Music" logo, only replacing the crossbones with a paintbrush dripping paint and a fountain pen (technically it should be a Sharpie since I always write with Sharpie, but the pen is more iconic) with a jagged line of "writing" coming out of it. Sort of an all-around "creativity" homage to the various mediums I practice in. I'm very excited because it will be my own drawing on me (though I'm sure the artist will tidy it up some) which makes it special. Maybe when I get my scanner I'll scan my sketches to see what people here and on LJ think.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 30 Sep 2008, 07:12
I find it tends to look better on girls with darker hair.

That's why I said it depends on the design, I should have expounded a bit. I think it'd work best with a lightly coloured design with thin lines, although something else could work.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 30 Sep 2008, 11:35
I have a half sleeve and I am a girl! I haven't seen one actually look bad, especially when the artist takes your anatomy into consideration.  And my favorite is when I am wearing a t-shirt and you can see my monsters' feet peeking out.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 30 Sep 2008, 21:42
If you get to half inch, we will have exactly all the same piercings.

ALSO: I am getting a lip tattoo.


So you have your nipples pierced too?
YUP! Oh man, that's brutal.

And Dovey, the word is "Femme".
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Sep 2008, 21:45
Approved!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 30 Sep 2008, 22:03
Opinions on female half-sleeves? My sister is trying to convince me it would be great, but I'm iffy. Not sure if I'm tough enough to pull it off:/

If my first tattoo does not make me too much of a wimp to never get another one again my plan is eventually to have 2 half sleeves.  I like half sleeves on girls alot.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 01 Oct 2008, 18:31
You know what really fucking hurts? Stretching your septum.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Katherine on 01 Oct 2008, 19:42
It is making my eyes water just thinking about it.  Hope it is over and done with quickly Emaline.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Oct 2008, 04:22
arrrrrrrggggghhhhh
Title: Re: Photos are pretty cool
Post by: Gemmwah on 02 Oct 2008, 07:00
Shit, ow emaline. My nose hurts for you.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: lessthanfirst on 02 Oct 2008, 11:16
And my favorite is when I am wearing a t-shirt and you can see my monsters' feet peeking out.

That's what happens when you live a life of nudity from the waist down.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 03 Oct 2008, 14:12
Guys, after much attempting, and giving up(ok only a few attempts, and giving up.) I finally got my tusk through. It hurts like a bitch. So much so. My nose is all watery from it. And it still hurts. I've had it in for an hour. It's all numb with dull pain.

But it looks nice/looks like I have a little mustache peeking out from my nose. I really like it! Its kinda silly, like me.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 03 Oct 2008, 14:22
Dang Emaline, is it worth it? The entire forum is cringing for you.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 03 Oct 2008, 14:23
...pix?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 03 Oct 2008, 14:44
I am heading to work right now. I will try to get pictures when I get home, even if it means breaking out my terrible old webcam.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 03 Oct 2008, 14:51
Yes please!  I love unusual piercings
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 03 Oct 2008, 15:08
Please do, I want to see and go "ooh" and "oh jesus fuck" and hold my nose in sympathy pain.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 03 Oct 2008, 20:19
Opinions on female half-sleeves?

I went to the Milwaukee Art Museum today, and the cover of their brochure has a picture of a woman with a half-sleeve helping her kid draw something.

milf

ADDITION: Seriously though, this is the best museum brochure I've seen:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/jhocking/milwaukee.jpg)

I want to move to Milwaukee just to join their museum.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 03 Oct 2008, 20:52
That's what happens when you live a life of nudity from the waist down.

If I were to ever have a biography written about me, that one line is all it would have.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: colleenxcore on 03 Oct 2008, 21:22
Hey guys! I finally got my first tattoo on the 27th! I'm pretty pleased with it, and I feel like it was well worth the wait. This is after I took the bandage off and cleaned it:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/colleenxcore/Tattoos/092708005.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 03 Oct 2008, 21:45
Guys, I have three cameras sitting on my desk right now, and they are all broked.  :cry: I will search all over for the software for the webcam, but at this point I am going to say sorry no pictures.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Verergoca on 04 Oct 2008, 03:41
Whooo, nautilus! (and/or golden spiral!)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: colleenxcore on 04 Oct 2008, 07:23
Whooo, nautilus! (and/or golden spiral!)

Actually, it's an ammonite fossil.  :wink: The artist drew this up from a photo I brought her of the polished inside of an ammonite. She had to simplify the chambers a bit so it won't blob and become gross-looking with time, so it doesn't look -exactly- like the photo, but it is still an ammonite.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: cheesepie on 04 Oct 2008, 08:58
Hey guys I posted on this thread over a year ago showing off my Eagle tattoo on my back.
Since, I haven't gotten any other tattoos however I really want more
I love the look of pin ups  but I don't know yet.

So people, what do you think of pin ups? If you have one, why did you get one?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 04 Oct 2008, 20:52
I think pin-ups are cute...on a certain kind of person. Like, I could never get a pin-up girl. It's just not a style that suits my tastes or my body.
Mostly, when i think of pin-up girls, I think of guys who already have quite a bit of work done, or are old and grizzled, you know?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jhocking on 04 Oct 2008, 22:58
I think pin-ups are cute...on a certain kind of person.

Like, say, the woman on the brochure I posted!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 04 Oct 2008, 23:49
I kinda think everybody looks alright with pin ups! But I am nice and don't care how people choose to express themselves. Expressing yourself is nifty!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: nobo on 05 Oct 2008, 06:23
So people, what do you think of pin ups? If you have one, why did you get one?

I am also contemplating one. But there are so many to choose from.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 05 Oct 2008, 07:33
Wouldn't quite a few partners, or potential partners, basically think "so that's what you want me to look like" every time they see/think of it?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 05 Oct 2008, 07:46
That's a portrait, not a pin-up. And yes, I do.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 05 Oct 2008, 08:07
I know! It's just that I imagine a lot of people don't, and possibly can't, see it like that.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: abadname on 05 Oct 2008, 12:51
I have pin ups on both of my legs.  I think they are cool.  But if you want a pin up get it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: cheesepie on 05 Oct 2008, 16:15
u have pics? i'd love to see em
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 05 Oct 2008, 17:43
Guys this morning I woke up to.....


Both of my ear being all dead. It seems somehow I'd had a blow out. On both ears. Overnight. I have no idea how this happened, because I have no fucked with them since I got that new jewelry, which I tried putting in one ear, once, and wasn't rough or anything. So, after cleaning off grossness, and general care taking I have downsized both ears. Here is hoping that they get better soon.

On top of that, my god damn nose still fucking hurts. And is red, and kinda swollen. I've been cleaning it like normal, and taking care of the damn thing like normal. But today it is all red. I haven't had any major stresses in my life. Nothing has happened to my knowledge that would make my body react so terrible. Sigh. I am upset.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: LittleKey on 05 Oct 2008, 18:44
i should get one on my butt that says if you can read this, you are a very lucky woman.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: stephanick on 05 Oct 2008, 18:47
I always wanted one on the bottom of my foot. I almost always wear striped stockings so it wouldn't be too visible. I wouldn't know what to get though.

I really cool thing I've seen is "The" on one foot and "End" on the other. Since the only time that it'd really be seen is in the coroner's office type of thing funeral/ etc.

I love tattoos! Your body is a temple, put some art on the walls. I just have one, for now, a feather on my right shoulder. I got it in memory of my grandmother after she passed away.

Oh and someone mentioned finger tattoos. I have a friend who got the usb symbol on one, and I've also seen like a wedding band type of tattoo and their ring finger.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 05 Oct 2008, 21:41
So I got the start of my half sleeve done quite a few months ago and haven't gone back to get it finished, so it is not that great of quality. Also because I kept twitching involuntarily. BUT that's not the point of the story, and I won't show the whole thing until it's actually done, but my artist totally hid a ball sack on my arm. (It is a bunch of monsters, the ball sack is one monster's arm. Not hiding it because it's an ARM)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/tattoo-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 06 Oct 2008, 05:15
Okay good. I looked at the picture before reading that and all I could think "Man, why does this girl have a ball sack on her arm?" and I felt kind of bad. At least it's not in my head.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 06 Oct 2008, 12:03
If it bothers you, you can make it look less ballsackish and more handish by asking him to maybe do something like this, the next time you're in. http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj156/Sneakers_King/ballsackz.jpg

Oh shoot, I just realized I put it on the wrong side. Either way, a quick little line could take care of the ball sack problem?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 06 Oct 2008, 12:33
Guys this morning I woke up to.....


Both of my ear being all dead. It seems somehow I'd had a blow out. On both ears. Overnight. I have no idea how this happened, because I have no fucked with them since I got that new jewelry, which I tried putting in one ear, once, and wasn't rough or anything. So, after cleaning off grossness, and general care taking I have downsized both ears. Here is hoping that they get better soon.

This sounds so fucking painful. I hope it sorts itself out.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 06 Oct 2008, 13:03
Well, last night, I bought some organic sea salt, and hella cleaned every piercing, except one, with it. The other one I cleaned with mild antibacterial soap.

This morning, my nose is still sore, though not nearly as sensitive, nor swollen. However there is some bloody and crusties on it. I imagine that this is from the essentially sea salt paste I put on it, and it's drawing all the grossness out. My nose feels pretty fantastic.

On my right ear, the one I attempted to put the plug in, but failed, I washed it out with sea salt and soaked it a bit. I cleaned it off well, and tried not sleeping on it. This is the one that hurt the most, and I would say was the grossest. Today, it has very little pain, and that is only when I am using the phone, and even then it is not anything to bother me. There isn't really any signs of a blow out on this ear. I imagine it will be perfectly fine very soon.

For my left ear, I washed with the mild antibacterial soap. This was a test. Everybody tells me to wash out my piercings with antibacterial soap all the time. Infection? Use antibacterial soap. Sore? Antibacterial soap. Just acting weird? Use antibacterial soap. When I got my nipples pierced, I washed them daily with antibacterial soap, and it seemed like they were never going to heal. Eventually, I switched over to just washing them out with sea salt. My aunt told me they would ooze forever, but as soon as I started using the sea salts, they have been fine. So last night I decided I would do a test of soap vs sea salt. My left ear unfortunately is suffering. It is red, and swollen, and all gunky. It hurts like hell, and has all night. I think I know which method my body prefers. I am on my way home now to go give it a sea salt soak.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: abadname on 06 Oct 2008, 14:57
I can't find my memory card reader so here are pictures of my pin ups, both have additions since one was not crappy and the other wasn't finished.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b394/HARVEYxDANGER/l_d97191255db77cce858a206e121fccb3.jpg)
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b394/HARVEYxDANGER/l_08aa3b031a901b5479a65e9db408306a.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 06 Oct 2008, 16:00
i should get one on my butt that says if you can read this, you are a very lucky woman.

I am not a woman.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SarahBarah on 07 Oct 2008, 12:30
Pin ups are quite cool on guys depending on the general appearance of it, I guess. My friend Trish has a pin up girl who's dressed as a chef on her side, and I must say, it is quite cute. I'm all for pin ups, so go for it!

I have my back tattooed, and I love it. I want to get some color added to it eventually, but I'm in no rush because I know I won't have the money anytime soon.
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n196/keikiva/smallertat.jpg)
The Japanese kanji means "Live life for the moment" and the angel wings are my own design.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: calenlass on 07 Oct 2008, 13:37
The angel wings are pretty cool, I guess. Are you japanese by chance? Or maybe like live in Japan or something? Or maybe you learned japanese in high school? Or did you just get kanji because it looks cool?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 07 Oct 2008, 13:39
While I like the placement, is it actually crooked? Or is that just because your arms are up?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: abadname on 07 Oct 2008, 13:42
One of my next pieces if going to be a chef pin up on my side.  Also a halfsleeve and a couple small pirate/cooking related tattoos.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 07 Oct 2008, 14:47
While I like the placement, is it actually crooked? Or is that just because your arms are up?

I think it's just the angle of the camera. It's not pointed straight at her back, it's kind off to the side... I sometimes think that my Rogue is crooked, but that's just because of the angle at which I have to look at it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: calenlass on 07 Oct 2008, 15:31
I think she means that the top of the line of kanji is on her spine and the bottom is off. The line doesn't follow her spine.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 07 Oct 2008, 16:04
Yeah, but I still think it's just the angle her body is at. Plus, her arms are pulling up, shifting her skin.
Eeeegh, I feel all creepy and dirty all of a sudden... Shifting skin is weird and not something I normally think about.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 07 Oct 2008, 16:14
After having spent way too damn much time at 1/2", I discovered while stretching that my ears had already stretched to accommodate 5/8" quite easily, so i got to "skip" 9/16".

I got some bamboo tunnels. They're pwetty.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: SarahBarah on 07 Oct 2008, 20:01
Yeah, it does look crooked, but it is the camera angle, and the way my body is positioned. Unless my body is in perfect anatomical position, it never really looks straight, sadly. But it's an imperfection I think I can live with. And no, I'm not Japanese, however, I'm very into the culture and my best friend is Japanese. He drew the kanji for me.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Oct 2008, 18:40
The is a David Pajo song that I love, Mason Twins. The opening lyrics are in my signature. There is also this Beatles song, Blackbird, that I love a bunches.


I am thinking of straying away from my sea creatures theme, and getting two little birds in opposite places of my body. Like one on either shoulder, or one behind each ear lobe. I want them to be tiny tiny tiny(Or little bitty, as the Pajo song says). I want a tiny little yellow bird on one side, and a tiny little black bird on the other side. Is this completely silly? I want them smaller than a dime probably. I am really considering doing this soon, like before the election. Also, I am thinking behind the earlobes is the best place. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Katherine on 08 Oct 2008, 19:14
That sounds adorable!  Painful, but adorable!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: LizziL on 08 Oct 2008, 19:34
I love the idea of the birds!
Okay, Forum goers, I have a task for you! Well, two tasks.
1. Can anyone here draw half-way decently? [Besides Jeph...] I need a tattoo drawn, but I can't draw for shit, and I haven't be able to find exactly what I want.
I need a lily and a rose, kind of intertwining. Not very big, it's just going to be on the top of my foot or my leg.

2. I want to get another piercing, but I'd like something unique. There are just a few problems - I can't have any oral piercings, so things like lip, tongue or monroe are out. I've had my eyebrow done three times [various reasons why it was removed] and I'm not sure I want to put up with it healing a fourth time. Although, I might...I'm looking for something in my ear, I just haven't thought of exactly what yet. Any suggestions?

PS I already have my lobes, my helix, my tragus and my industrial. That's right, I've really given you a lot to work with... :lol:
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Oct 2008, 19:39
1. Ask your tattoo artist to draw it. That is what they are there for.

2. Try stretching?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: LizziL on 08 Oct 2008, 20:24
I was thinking about stretching, but I've heard it's INCREDIBLY painful. Any sources to confirm or deny this?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Oct 2008, 20:30
Depends on what you are stretching.


Stretching my septum hurt about as much as getting it pierced. I am trying to decide if I want to continue doing it. I really like the look of some stretched septums, but I don't know if the pain is worth it. Plus the fact even this small stretch altered the appearance of my nose. Just slightly, and barely noticeable. I only notice it because I know the way my nose feels, and it feels a little different now(I mean, like tracing my nose with my finger feels, not how it feels on my face). I don't want to change my nose too much.


But stretching you earloves really shouldn't be painful. If you screw it up, yeah, it's gonna hurt. But it you take your time, use oils, and stretch in the shower/right after showing, it should be fine.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 09 Oct 2008, 03:13
Stretching ear cartilage is a cunt.

There's no gentler way to put it, it hurts like a bitch.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 09 Oct 2008, 09:12
What is the best way to stretch ear cartilage? Tapers?

I feel like a bit of a wuss on this thread. I only just got my ears pierced a year ago, due to one of my doctors saying that I might have keloid/chyloid scarring issues (which, as it turns out, I do not). So I have my earlobes pierced, but I am considering gauging those and getting another piercing on my left ear. Only thing is I do not know what to get. The other thing is I know two people who have had cartilage blow-out. What causes it and are certain piercings more prone to it?

Also, I have my first tattoo design ready and raring to go.

Btw, I am a girl (if that makes any difference for suggestions).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 09 Oct 2008, 09:50
I suggest you see a piercer since there's a risk of your ear collapsing.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 09 Oct 2008, 10:24
I suggest you see a piercer since there's a risk of your ear collapsing.

Risk for what? Stretching your cartilage, or for just getting it pierced in the first place?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 09 Oct 2008, 10:29
Both??
You know...all of this talk of piercing makes me want to get one, but unfortunately the ones that I want are frowned upon where I work.
I need a better job...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: abadname on 09 Oct 2008, 12:42
I kind of want to get a hoop put in my nose or get my septum done, but i am repeatedly told this is a horrible idea, I am not sure what i should do.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 09 Oct 2008, 14:08
I suggest you see a piercer since there's a risk of your ear collapsing.

This.

Also I use tapers to stretch my inner conch and I'm going super slowly because it's painful and I don't want to disfigure my ear. Basically you're better getting it dermal punched if you want to have a larger gauge hole in cartilage because it shrinks back really fast and if you stretch it too much it goes a funny shape. I'm stretching mine to 4mm and if that looks okay I'm gonna get it punched at 4mm and stretch it to 6mm. It's taken me pretty much 6 months to get to 3mm, and I probably won't take it to 4mm until after christmas.

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 09 Oct 2008, 17:46
I kind of want to get a hoop put in my nose or get my septum done, but i am repeatedly told this is a horrible idea, I am not sure what i should do.

If you look back through the thread you'll see how hot/cute septum piercings are.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: abadname on 09 Oct 2008, 18:09
But thats on girls, and I'm a dude so it may not make me look like the cute girls there frequent here.  Which is too bad.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 09 Oct 2008, 18:14
Well I want my septum done and I think it may look pretty rad. Draw it on a photo of yourself or imagine it or something!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 09 Oct 2008, 18:34
I'm pretty much always a fan of septum rings, usually with either Tusks or Horsheshoes. Any idea what size you're thinkin of going for?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: I is Grammar on 09 Oct 2008, 22:07
Are you japanese by chance? Or maybe like live in Japan or something? Or maybe you learned japanese in high school? Or did you just get kanji because it looks cool?

You really are one of my favorite people ever. 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: calenlass on 09 Oct 2008, 22:28
It's cool, babe, she told us she is very into the culture. Totally legit.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jace on 09 Oct 2008, 22:35
She probably just has asianitis. I do. But I only have a single character. I might get 4 more. In various places, but probably not.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: maxusy3k on 09 Oct 2008, 23:08
Well I started having the shading work done on my arm. Only got this poor quality phone camera pic of it so far, though.

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/maxusy3k/Photo-0012.jpg)

Picture is upside down to make the artwork the right way up. The artist thinks it's probably going to be two more sessions - since this first shading attempt was slow progress while he figured out what inks to use and how to actually do it. I'm still pretty damn impressed with it, and when viewed from a reasonable distance it does have some real depth to it, which looks bizarre.

I've started thinking about another design now but I'm not sure on the specifics... I'm thinking of a couple of Fly Guys (http://www.mariowiki.com/images/4/49/FlyGuyHoops.PNG) supporting a banner, just below my neck across my shoulders, but I'm not sure on the banner text yet. I want something to the effect of, you know, life is a game or something, but uh... better. Maybe I better get both my arms done as I'm planning before I started getting more ideas.

My main problem is I'm starting to run out of visible space. After my arms are done I've got room for maybe the back of my neck and then everything else is covered. Disaster.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 10 Oct 2008, 00:36
I always wanted to get kanji tattoos.

Specifically "left" on my right hand and "right" on my left hand.

Possibly "hairy legs" on my arms.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 10 Oct 2008, 07:33
Jordan.

Please don't.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 10 Oct 2008, 07:41
guys I want to get my septum pierced.  Dan informs me there are retainers for your septum so no one would be able to see it at work.

Good idea y/n?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 10 Oct 2008, 08:38
It's visible if you have it down but you can just turn it up into your nose. You could actually do that with a regular septum piercing depending on the size and shape too. You'd have to ask a piercer about it though because they put the jewellery in when they pierce it and you can't take it out until it's somewhat healed.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 10 Oct 2008, 10:36
I always wanted to get kanji tattoos.

Specifically "left" on my right hand and "right" on my left hand.

Possibly "hairy legs" on my arms.

I... I think I'm in love with you.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 10 Oct 2008, 14:37
guys I want to get my septum pierced.  Dan informs me there are retainers for your septum so no one would be able to see it at work.

Good idea y/n?

Great idea, septum piercings are rad!

And I've still got the circular barbell that I had it pierced with in, and I just flip it up my nose for work. It's a little itchy but fine. You could get a septum bullet put in, or a clear plastic doodah, but what's the fun of having it if you can't show it off?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 10 Oct 2008, 21:42
So, when the kids got home from school today, I took a few of them with me to cash my check, and in general just to get out of the house. After cashing my check, I decided we should go to the coffee shop to grab some cookies, and a cup of tea for myself. While there, I ran into the lady who owns the place where I get pierced. She also does tattoos. While chatting, I asked if they had any openings soon.


Long story short, they offered me a spot tomorrow to get the tattoos I was talking about earlier. She said it'd be about $60. I want them right behind my ears. I have to go alone, and I work later that night. Should I do it? And how much pain am I going to be in?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: sean on 10 Oct 2008, 21:55
Jodie.

Y. Definitely Y.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 10 Oct 2008, 22:45
I always wanted to get kanji tattoos.

Specifically "left" on my right hand and "right" on my left hand.

Possibly "hairy legs" on my arms.


DO!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 10 Oct 2008, 22:49
I know you fucking won't
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 10 Oct 2008, 22:49
but, like, it's a hilarious  conecpt.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Oct 2008, 23:11
Oh hey cos my girlfriend got a new job where they're are totally OK with any piercings or tattoos she is going to get her septum pierced.

Yessss
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 11 Oct 2008, 05:18
Should I do it? And how much pain am I going to be in?

If you really want them! And a lot, if you're getting them behind your ears. So much pain.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 11 Oct 2008, 16:12
Septum piercing = yes.
Tattoos behind the ears = also yes.

Annnd, I got my cartilage pierced! This is exciting for me. I have had it for less than 48 hours, and so far there is very little swelling and/or pain, and no oozing blood or other gunk. Which is always a good sign, eh?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 11 Oct 2008, 18:32
Just try not to knock it around or anything, cartilege sucks to heal(at least for me, it was nearly a year before my conch healed, and I take pretty good care. I'm just a slow healer I guess), also, in the first week I got slapped up the side of the head in the ear it was done in.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: LizziL on 11 Oct 2008, 19:53
I hate getting cartilidge pierced! I don't think you're that slow a healer, my tragus took about that long before I was like 'yay, healed!' My industrial took even longer. It was still healing over a year and a bit later. Two years later I can finally leave it out for like, four hours without it healing back up.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 11 Oct 2008, 20:02
Yeah, Cartilage just takes a long damn time to heal. 6 months is usually the bare minimum with 8 - 12 months being more the norm.

Dermal Punches, much much faster.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 11 Oct 2008, 20:17
Guys, I am getting my birds done in three days, and I haven't yet completely decided on where to get them.

Should I get them on this place on my sides, right under my boobs, kind of, but on my side(does that make sense?) or behind my ears?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 12 Oct 2008, 06:05
I think behind your ears is probably the best call, easy to show off, easy to hide at the same time.

(Also, your head can't really get bigger or smaller so it won't stretch/warp as much if you gain weight. Most people I know with tiny tattoos advise against getting them on places that fluctuate weight)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Trashole on 12 Oct 2008, 08:48
here are some of mine....

rings....
[img width= height= alt=]http://hotlink.myspacecdn.com/images02/29/1376b19f8dda4759998963d08437289e/m.jpg[/img] (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=31167396&albumID=1817547&imageID=47095215)

side...(not the best pic sorry)
[img width= height= alt=]http://hotlink.myspacecdn.com/images02/24/19682119ab5c4271bda02a132aadf618/m.jpg[/img] (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=31167396&albumID=180822&imageID=47310328)

chest....
[img width= height= alt=]http://hotlink.myspacecdn.com/images02/60/145a1ea89d5945f1938816e45da44067/m.jpg[/img] (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=31167396&albumID=180822&imageID=47310351)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 12 Oct 2008, 08:52
Dude, host them somewhere else, can't full view on myspace unless we're friends(and I had a myspace in the first place)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Trashole on 12 Oct 2008, 09:27
I had them in photobucket but when I posted them on here it said they were deleted by photobucket...(which they aren't) so I have no clue what is going on with that. Myspace was the easiest alternative.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 12 Oct 2008, 12:46
Guys, I am hella nervous about my birds. They are going to hurt like hell. I really really want them behind my ears. I'm actually kinda scared. Convince me that I will totally live through this pain.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Kirala on 12 Oct 2008, 13:20
I must admit I have two tattoos and neither of them really hurt. One i got when I was 14,(its really ugly) and the other is a triforce that i got  about 4 months ago. 




(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/Kirala05/more%20pics/camerapics015.jpg)

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 12 Oct 2008, 13:33
My other tattoo didn't really hurt. I've said it in this thread before. I think piercings hurt more, bu the pain doesn't last as long. I am pretty certain my septum piercing hurt a hell of a lot more than my tattoo. I know stretching my septum hurt a hell of a lot more than my octopus. But the pain didn't last half as long.

Now, this is gonna suck, and will undoubtedly be more painful than stretching my septum. I mean, it's going to be a bunch of needles, going in my skin, injecting ink at a rated of a thousand times per second, right on my fucking skull. Ow.



ETA:
I just found quite possibly one of the most amusing tattoo stories of my life. How could you think this was a good idea? (http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/A80709/tatworst.html) Sad thing is, I live maybe 20 minutes away from Granite City. If even that.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 12 Oct 2008, 15:40
Haha, oh wow Emaline, that story was really funny.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Alex C on 12 Oct 2008, 15:56
Man, that story.

On the brightside, that tattoo was going to be embarrassing no matter how well it turned out anyway.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 12 Oct 2008, 16:09
Never trust a man named after a fish, really.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 12 Oct 2008, 16:15
True.


And let me just say that Granite City is hellsa ghetto. It's a terrible terrible place. There is a law stating that household furniture cannot be used as porch furniture. It is a law that is often broken. I am fairly certain that the number one export of that place is either jenkem or meth.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 12 Oct 2008, 16:17
Hey guys, I have a question, what is standard rates for the following jazz at a somewhat respectable shops around you guys?

Most types of cartilage earwork
Nipples
Naval
etc, common stuff.

I'm really curious to see how things pan out, it seems like things are really pricey around here, like, 60-90 dollars for any sort of cartilage jazz seems really steep.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 12 Oct 2008, 16:19
http://www.whiteflameltd.co.uk/piercingprices.htm

Everyone calls it expensive, but it's worth it considering that they do it right.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 12 Oct 2008, 17:09
There is a really neat little place near my campus, and their rates are really good.
I cannot remember the full price list, but these are the ones I remember looking at:
Cartilage for one ear is 20$, 30$ for both
Industrial 45$
Tragus/Daith/Snug/Conch 30-40$
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 12 Oct 2008, 17:15
Also, I hope everyone realizes that cheap ≠ good.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 12 Oct 2008, 17:32
Also, I hope everyone realizes that cheap ≠ good.

Durr. I hope people would not risk their health just so they could save a little cash upfront. I go this place because it is foremost very clean and professional. The piercer there is wonderful, and the fact that it is relatively cheap is just an added bonus.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Oct 2008, 18:58
My shop charges (Inner - Outer):

Outer Cart: $20 - $30
Inner Cart:  $30 - $45

Of course that varies depending on what kind of jewelry you go for an what kind of threading, but that's the base price with jewelry.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 12 Oct 2008, 21:10
I know cheap does not equal good, however, there is so much as being over charged for a service. No matter how good(especially if it's not a 'specialty' thing.)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Oct 2008, 22:06
How are taxes and the like In your province? I know in the UK piercings are a hell of a lot more expensive in general than the US, about on par with the prices you mentioned.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 13 Oct 2008, 03:32
http://www.whiteflameltd.co.uk/piercingprices.htm

Everyone calls it expensive, but it's worth it considering that they do it right.

At the studio I go to, everything is at least Ł5 more than everything on that list.

Baw.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 13 Oct 2008, 06:26
That's overpriced considering they use a copy of Metal Fatigue's price list and Sarge at Metal Fatigue is one of the best piercers in the south.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 15 Oct 2008, 12:23
Guys!

$20!

Twenty freaking bucks! For my two tattoos! How sweet is that. I mean, like I said earlier, cheap doesn't always equal good, but this place has been voted "best of St. Louis" two years in a row. It's the place I always go to get pierced, so yeah. I trust these people more than most of my friends.

And both tattoos look great, and they didn't hurt at all. I am so excited about them.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tiffchil on 15 Oct 2008, 13:16
So far I only have two tattoos. One is a fairy. I got it when I was 16 and it represented the ability to fly and be free. Needs touching up but still cute. The other is three words in Sanskrit- peace truth and liberation. This is my mantra. To me, if you have inner peace and know your own truths, you will be liberated from all the pain you've carried and all the shit that will go down later. I am working on my third. It will be a Cherrokee proverb that I've always loved- The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears. I am currently waiting for the Native American Language Institute to translate it into Cherrokee for me. Some people are confused by my decision to have multiple language's on my body. However, it makes sense to me. My beliefs are are unusual because I respect all religions and cultures that promote peace and a deeper understanding of yourself.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jace on 15 Oct 2008, 17:39
One of my friends that I worked with has a tattoo of himself jumping out of his arm with a shotgun. I think that's badass.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ozymandias on 15 Oct 2008, 18:59
Does his tattoo of himself have a tattoo of himself?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jace on 15 Oct 2008, 19:30
I think so. But that part is hidden by the shotgun that he is wielding. He was the most badass redneck weezer lookalike that I knew.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ruyi on 16 Oct 2008, 00:05
It will be a Cherrokee proverb that I've always loved- The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears. I am currently waiting for the Native American Language Institute to translate it into Cherrokee for me.

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but if it's a Cherokee proverb, why does it need to be translated into Cherokee?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 16 Oct 2008, 09:41
I think that it is because she wants to make sure that it is translated correctly after being re-translated so many times since the proverb was first dictated into English. You know what I mean?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 16 Oct 2008, 12:22
Jens, thank you for that. I have read it before but reading it again fills me with such glee.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 16 Oct 2008, 12:39
Guys, I have been thinking about getting three lines on the 'outer' part of my ear(the curl part, up near where helix piercings usually are), really thin, in a dark brown ink. However, I've been peeking around and things suggest that it fades out/blurs really fast, but since it's something so simple, do you think there would be issues?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tiffchil on 16 Oct 2008, 14:57
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but if it's a Cherokee proverb, why does it need to be translated into Cherokee?

I think that it is because she wants to make sure that it is translated correctly after being re-translated so many times since the proverb was first dictated into English. You know what I mean?

You're kinda right. Since very few people can write in the traditional Cherokee lettering system, most of what you see is how you pronounce it. For example, Ah tey wa chee un kink tay is how you say 'till we meet again'. If it were written in Cherokee, it would look very different. I want mine written not in English letters but in Cherokee letters, which takes some time. 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 17 Oct 2008, 01:20
Hey guys, I have a question, what is standard rates for the following jazz at a somewhat respectable shops around you guys?

Most types of cartilage earwork
Nipples
Naval
etc, common stuff.

Most of my piercings have been around $50 American.  My nose, both halves of my double navel, and my vertical labret were $50 even.  I got a custom industrial for $55, but I told the artist to do what he thought worked, so he did something creative and I got a good price for letting him have fun.  I got both nips for $35 because I was pierced by an apprentice, but he was well recommended.  It would have been $70 for both by a permanent piercer.  So you can shop around for a good price as long as you get testimonials from real people.   It also helps to know how to appeal to artists.  I've chatted with a lot of piercers, and plenty of good ones will cut deals if you let them do something creative or different. 

All of my lobes have been cheap/free and dumb.  The first two in both were gunned before I knew better, and the thirds were done by me with an embroidery needle while drunk.  I am not too bright sometimes.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 17 Oct 2008, 01:32
I am double posting, but something occurred to me while reading this thread.  I am artsy and right brained, and I have more piercings on my left side than my right side, and I picture the tattoos I want on my left as well.  Does anyone else notice a correlation between their brain hemisphere and where they get their mods?  It makes sense to me, so I'm wondering if there's any pattern.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 17 Oct 2008, 07:56
I haven't had a hemispherectomy.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: I is Grammar on 17 Oct 2008, 17:46
You know, I never really thought about that, but yeah.  I have tendency to be more right-brained, and all of my tattoos are on my left side.  However, correlation isn't always causation, but who knows?  It's something interesting to think about. 
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: maxusy3k on 19 Oct 2008, 05:34
I'm generally a 'creative' type but most of my tattoos are on my right side at the moment. Or... well yeah, they all will be since once I'm 'done' there'll still be about two more tattoos on my right arm than my left.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 19 Oct 2008, 07:44
I don't put much stock in that right brain/left brain stuff. I'm not convinced it's any more accurate than that "we only use 10% of our brain" bullshit. A any rate I guess I'm reasonably creative given that I sing and write music and I half write novels and screen plays and my tattoos are on my left side, right side and in the middle. I really like symmetry and balance and that is a theme I am trying to go with for my tattoos (in terms of placement rather than images).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jace on 20 Oct 2008, 10:13
I'm pretty excited, I'm looking at getting my tattoo mostly finished this week. Hopefully I can get it done on thursday. I shall call and find out.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: maxusy3k on 20 Oct 2008, 11:22
Well, had another visit to the shop, hopefully the penultimate one, and here is how it is shaping up now. I'm so, so pleased with it... I never thought it'd turn out half as good as it has done so far and it still isn't even done.

Pix (http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/maxusy3k/2008_1019TatsnTache0034.jpg)

Full on view... can see part of the wing coming in... there's no shading been done on the angel as yet but I will probably have the wings as they are, they serve pretty well at seperating the images and I don't want them to blur into each other.

More pix (http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/maxusy3k/2008_1019TatsnTache0035.jpg)

More of a side view. The most recent stuff is obviously the darkest inks (and the reddest skin) and there was no white highlighting done this session, that'll be next time. Apart from that there's just a few more bits and pieces of water left to add in, mostly in the awkward to reach parts of my arm, and of course some subtle shading on the angel herself and her hair. Looking like it'll be done before I go to London to see Coheed, which is what I was hoping for.

Edited because shit guys these pictures are bigger than I thought.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 20 Oct 2008, 18:37
I like your waves. What is it all going to be again?



Also, guys... uhh...


(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/DSCF1111.jpg)

My black bird.


My flaxen bird is a bit harder to photo, as most of my lighting right no is yellowy, and that side of my body is super sore. But I promise pictures of that and better ones of my tusk soon!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 20 Oct 2008, 18:58
<3 Emaline.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 20 Oct 2008, 23:46
That looks super super cute
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 21 Oct 2008, 16:16
Thanks guys! I am really very much in love with my birds. So much so that I have changed the ring tone of my phone to a bird whistling. It is silly.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 21 Oct 2008, 19:12
Not on you, but they work for some people.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 21 Oct 2008, 19:31
I am glad to hear that.

Also you need to go to sleep. No more coffee either.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ruyi on 21 Oct 2008, 19:34
That girl is cute, but her face tattoo is just weird. Probably because geometrical shapes with thin lines don't work so well on the face with its irregular surface.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 21 Oct 2008, 20:31
I agree... That girl's facial tattoo is just not that awesome...
But in general, they are pretty cool, just not for me. There was actually a pretty cool chick on Miami Ink, the episode where they went to Coney (??) Island and tattooed the carni's. She had like one whole half of her face tattooed. It looked really good on her...plus, she was a Carni (carny? Whatever) so I doubt she had to worry about finding a job.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 21 Oct 2008, 20:43
I think the face tattoo looks good. I'd like to see video of her moving her head.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 21 Oct 2008, 20:46
I love love her hair.  Also I think the tattoo looks quite good.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jace on 21 Oct 2008, 22:19
I love love her hair. 

I wonder why. :p

I think her tattoo is pretty cool, the guys is just kinda, bleh.

So, I am once again excited and a bit anxious about getting my tattoo finished, there's a lot of space to cover and I hate needles.

I hate loving tattoos and hating needles.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: maxusy3k on 21 Oct 2008, 23:32
I never really... I mean I hate needles in the hospital sense... bloodwork, vaccinations etc, it freaks me the hell out and I always work myself into such a state. Tattoo needles I've always been fine with. I suppose I don't really pay much attention to it as it's being done, I usually look around the shop, or am just fixating on something to try and block out the pain.

It usually helps most of the places I go there is always cool music playing, either stuff I love or stuff I haven't ever heard before but is still awesome, so I can just concentrate on that while I'm being inked.

I like your waves. What is it all going to be again?

It is an angel with the waves as a background, with the original French lyrics to Nine Inch Nails' 'La Mer' also written there. Only real pic of the angel I have is below, no newer one since she's not actually had any work done on her yet.

My artist hates me for making him do the writing (http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/maxusy3k/2008_0920tats-n-tache0008.jpg).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Oli on 22 Oct 2008, 06:35
I think her tattoo is pretty cool, the guys is just kinda, national front.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 22 Oct 2008, 15:38
I really like her tattoo. His is less interesting. I'm with James, I'd like to see it from different angles
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 22 Oct 2008, 18:47
I think it looks nice on her. But she has strong features to balance it, I think. It'd look pretty dumb on someone who had softer features.  And yeah, hers>his.

Even some of my customers with their tear drops look okay with it, it just depends on their face and how shitty a prison job it was.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 22 Oct 2008, 18:56
The red marks all over his face were probably a mistake.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 23 Oct 2008, 03:42
Oh is that a tattoo?  I kind of thought he had dyed his beard I guess?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Eris on 23 Oct 2008, 03:56
Yeah, I thought he just had big sideburns that he dyed red, like the stripes of red in the hair on the top of his head.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 23 Oct 2008, 08:33
I'm pretty sure it's facial hair, just kind of blobby because someone turned the saturation way up.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: cheesepie on 23 Oct 2008, 08:56
IMO facial tattoos are way too "lookamme i'm a gangsta"
I prefer to be more discrete and having a tattoo as a more private thing... plus i like seeing people's surprised expressions when i take my shirt off lolol
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 23 Oct 2008, 09:03
Your opinion is pretty stupid.

SUP, G?

(http://www.moronosphere.com/images/_magazine_2002_Nov_images_Harawira_Moko1.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: cheesepie on 23 Oct 2008, 09:06
wow i will admit that one is pretty sick, but personally i prefer keeping em to myself i.e. my opinion is not stupid :)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 23 Oct 2008, 09:16
I think he was trying to tell you that not all facial tattoos are on gangster/wannabes.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 23 Oct 2008, 09:23
I prefer to be more discrete and having a tattoo as a more private thing...

I don't get this. I mean, why spend so much money on something that only you or your significant other/promiscuous trollops can see?? I like to share the artwork on my body (...wow, I know that sounded really dirty, but I didn't mean it that way). I guess it's 'okay' to keep something personal, but -I- kind of feel like that's silly. You're free to disagree with me of course, I'm not going to fight about it (because that's a pretty dumb thing to fight about).

As for the second depiction of facial tattoo: That is fuckin' awesome.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: maxusy3k on 23 Oct 2008, 10:33
I'm pretty much in agreement... I tell people I'm running out of space for my tats because after the next two I have planned, if I get them anywhere else they won't be visible in my normal style of dress, so I'm like "what's the point?".

I mean if I wanted something that only I knew was there I could go out and get herpes for cheaper, I guess?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 23 Oct 2008, 10:52
ThePQ4, why do you write slash fiction yet talk like a complete prude?

Thanks Manda, that's what I meant. It's ridiculous to hold such blanketing opinions on something that is a usually a very personal, individual thing.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 23 Oct 2008, 12:04
How am I being a prude? And I don't really get what writing gay fiction has to do with my being a prude or not...
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 23 Oct 2008, 13:15
The idea with an out of the way tattoo is that it's special, it's not on display for everyone. It's subtle.
I am not in your face, I am not loud, and while I am completely brutally honest about myself with everyone, I like the idea of having a tattoo that is mine, specially for me and those I choose to share it with. I don't want it to add to shock value, I don't want it to make me look edgy at the beach. I want a subtle understated tattoo because that is what I'd like to be.
I don't feel the need to show off and impress all the time. I don't feel the need to advertise.

I really like Em's blackbird.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 23 Oct 2008, 17:29
How am I being a prude? And I don't really get what writing gay fiction has to do with my being a prude or not...

promiscuous trollops...I know that sounded really dirty

You just seemed a bit judgemental and conservative in attitude.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 23 Oct 2008, 18:06
It was meant to be read more sarcastically. I didn't mean it in an offensive way.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 23 Oct 2008, 18:13
Oh, sorry.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 23 Oct 2008, 18:59
Sarcasm does not translate well over the interwebs, sadly.  :|
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 23 Oct 2008, 19:03
yes it does.



c wut i did thar?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 23 Oct 2008, 19:14
Well, I guess I kind of figured since I've been a pretty regular poster for almost like...what? Two years now? You'd be able to tell when I'm being kind of sarcastic...Whatever. More about tattoo and/or body modification people... I have no thing of substance to add since I have no money to get any new work.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 23 Oct 2008, 20:51
Honestly, PQ4.

I am sorry that I'd rather something that is personal to me only be shared with people I care about. I love my birds because they are slightly hidden, and are a personal thing. I got them there because its one of my favorite places to be touched, but I wouldn't let just anyone touch me there.

I plan on getting more hidden tattoos because they are nice little secrets. I like that they are something special that I can share with a loved one.


Seriously, stop being so fucking closed minded. Especially when it comes to tattoos and shit. Jesus.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Oct 2008, 20:51
I have been utterly obsessed with getting this (http://www.blakearchive.org/exist/blake/archive/object.xq?objectid=but812.1.wc.30&java=yes) tattooed on my right forearm lately. But the rational, cautious part of me suggests that while I'm still working in a fairly conservative office atmosphere with a superior who does not approve of tattoos/piercings at all might mean it is a bad idea, for the moment. On the other hand I tend to wear short sleeve shirts where you can see a fair amount of my lower bicep tattoos and said superior hasn't mentioned it at all yet. And most of the people who have approve.

Also I have no money and I am supposed to move out of home soon, meaning I'm going to have even less.

So, Tattoo thread, this is where you come in. Encourage me to make a stupid decision.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 23 Oct 2008, 20:57
Your man boobies need more flames.

That is all.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: LizziL on 23 Oct 2008, 22:36
I'm far too lazy to look it up, but a few weeks ago I asked for something to do to myself. Somebody suggested stretching, and, being the mature, responsable adult I am, I took some anonymous internet advice.
My ears are now at 12 g.
THANK YOU QC POSTERS.
Pictures to follow.

PS Getting some kind of piercing, rook or daith, next weekend :).
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: maxusy3k on 23 Oct 2008, 23:53
I have been utterly obsessed with getting this (http://www.blakearchive.org/exist/blake/archive/object.xq?objectid=but812.1.wc.30&java=yes) tattooed on my right forearm lately. But the rational, cautious part of me suggests that while I'm still working in a fairly conservative office atmosphere with a superior who does not approve of tattoos/piercings at all might mean it is a bad idea, for the moment. On the other hand I tend to wear short sleeve shirts where you can see a fair amount of my lower bicep tattoos and said superior hasn't mentioned it at all yet. And most of the people who have approve.

Also I have no money and I am supposed to move out of home soon, meaning I'm going to have even less.

So, Tattoo thread, this is where you come in. Encourage me to make a stupid decision.

I'd mention it to the superior and see what the reaction is. Worst case scenario is you may end up having to work long-sleeved shirts if you do get it... it is basically the same thing I had to jump through when I decided to get my forearm done, though the office I work in has a virtually non-existant dresscode anyway so nobody cared. My boss's only negative comment was just "You do realise you might not be working here for the rest of ever though, right?" which was fine, since I figure I'd either get a job where I'd be covering it up, or another job where it wouldn't matter anyway.

In short, go for it anyway, but if you want to cover your ass, have a quick word with your supervisor beforehand.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 24 Oct 2008, 00:51
Dearest Dovey,
Please do
Love Jodie
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 24 Oct 2008, 02:32
My ears are now at 12 g.

I read this as 12mm first time and freaked out for a second, then realised what it actually said. Phew.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: LizziL on 24 Oct 2008, 06:07
That would be...absolutely terrifying. And...for lack of a better word, hurty.

Picture!
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e328/Aquarius0131/ear002.jpg
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tuna ketchup x on 24 Oct 2008, 12:31
I don't get this. I mean, why spend so much money on something that only you or your significant other/promiscuous trollops can see??

Well, this has already been answered quite fully, but I as well think your opinion is silly. I get tattoos for ME, no other person. If they happen to show themselves to others, then great. If they don't, also great. To me, saying tattoos should be visible to others so they can be shared/others can see how rad you are is like saying "I'm only going to pull out this well-regarded novel when others are around, so others can see how awesome I am." I dunno, when I come up with a design there's usually only one logical place for it and sometimes it's visible and sometimes it's not. If a tattoo "wants" to live behind an ear, it's not going to be happy on my wrist.

Anyway, I'm getting my next tattoo tomorrow. It's a cover-up on a quote that I got tattooed too small, so the lettering sucks. It's going to be an interactive tattoo. I'll try to remember to post pics from home.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 24 Oct 2008, 12:32
It's going to be an interactive tattoo.

I am intrigued!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: maxusy3k on 01 Nov 2008, 11:43
So today, because my arm hadn't fully completely healed, we started work on the angel rather than finishing up the wave stuff. Here is a blurry phonecam pic.

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/maxusy3k/Photo-0008.jpg)

You can't really tell here, but it looks pretty sweet! Hopefully I'll be able to get a better quality picture tonight, though it largely depends on what the haps are later.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 03 Nov 2008, 04:24
I finally remembered to bring my usb stick to my brother's house and get my tattoo design off him to show you guys.  It is STILL not finished, but this is basically it. I love it so much.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/CatacombKittens-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Lunchbox on 03 Nov 2008, 04:46
Jodie that is so awesomely you!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 03 Nov 2008, 10:57
That's excellent!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Dollface on 03 Nov 2008, 23:38
I have been thinking to get tattoo but what kind maybe my avatar to my shoulder.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 04 Nov 2008, 06:31
I would not do that, personally. Don't get a tattoo just because you want a tattoo, get one because you want something tattooed.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 04 Nov 2008, 09:56
Agreed. You're really going to regret that tattoo eventually if not immediately.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 04 Nov 2008, 14:10
Third-ed. I have a tattoo design, but I am sitting on it for quite a while until I am absolutely positive it is something I would not mind having on me for the rest of my life.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gingernut on 18 Nov 2008, 08:17
I finally got my first tattoo, a back tattoo.

Because I flinched a couple of the thicker lines have wobbled, but the fatter bits will be filled in with black at a later date anyway, so no probs.
only a few hours after being done, behind clingfilm.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/kytten/Tattoo/PICT0003.jpg)
Today, still sore, but healing very well so far.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/kytten/Tattoo/PICT0010.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/kytten/Tattoo/PICT0007.jpg)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jace on 18 Nov 2008, 08:43
I can't believe places still put the fucking saran wrap over a tattoo. Every tattoo I've had from the place I go gets an actual bandage put over it.

Also, I go to a place with people who have been doing it for 20+ years. Not like my sister who goes to the place where people are LEARNING to do it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 18 Nov 2008, 08:48

... :-o

 :-)


 :police:
 :police:
 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Katherine on 18 Nov 2008, 08:51
That is a pretty design, Gingernut.  It looks very symmetrical!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tania on 18 Nov 2008, 09:46
beautiful
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tania on 18 Nov 2008, 09:47
man my display picture makes me feel really gross and perverted about complimenting other people now
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tommydski on 18 Nov 2008, 09:48
Then it is indeed appropriate.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 18 Nov 2008, 10:04
I can't believe places still put the fucking saran wrap over a tattoo. Every tattoo I've had from the place I go gets an actual bandage put over it.

Also, I go to a place with people who have been doing it for 20+ years. Not like my sister who goes to the place where people are LEARNING to do it.

There really isn't anything wrong with using plastic wrap. As long as you change it every 3-4 hours, clean diligently, and wrap tightly enough to keep air out. My tattoos have all healed extremely well. I don't trust places that use paper towel to cover up a fresh tattoo, like they did to one of my friends. I also think it sounds extremely unhealthy to keep it uncovered like a lot of places are reccomending. Its' an open wound, why would I expose it?

Plus, one of the biggest benefits to it is that people can then see your tattoo right away (bloody and gross though it may be, as I have reminded my friends each time before pulling up my pant leg after getting it done...) and get their excitement over with.

But it varies from shop to shop, and everyone thinks their healing technique is the best, blah blah blah... My current artist has totally different written instructions then the ones he actually told me to use (aquaphor method), but that was probably because it was the way I had healed my first tattoo.

Oh, yeah, Gingernut, that's pretty awesome. Bigger tattoos are always a good choice your first time around ;) None of these pansy butterflies on ankles and that jazz... (No offense to anyone with butterflies, etc... God, I am just offensive to everyone today. I'm going to go lurk for awhile...)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 18 Nov 2008, 11:37
As long as you change it every 3-4 hours

It shouldn't be replaced, it should just be removed after a few hours.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 18 Nov 2008, 11:37
There's also the problem of long time artists having a problem with changing their techniques. Obviously it's not true of all, but you'd be amazed at how many long timers refuse to go with newer more sanitized methods because they personally don't see anything wrong with what they're doing.

And yeah, Saran wrap is fine. Any artist who uses it and is worth going to will tell their client to take it off within a few hours.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jace on 18 Nov 2008, 11:58
And yeah, Saran wrap is fine. Any artist who uses it and is worth going to will tell their client to take it off within a few hours.

Thing is, everyone I've talked to that has used the Saran wrap has put more on after a few hours. Which is why I figured saran wrap and F'ing up tattoos was synonymous.

I dunno, seems like a regular bandage is just as useful, and it doesn't make you sweat like the saran wrap would. Since you take it off after a couple hours, people can see it anyways. Bandages also soak up some of the blood that continues to leak out, so that is helpful.


Tattoo question now.

Ever since I was fighting last thursday my tattoo has become more, I guess the word would be textured? Like it has become where you can feel all of the lines. Is it normal for this to happen when you get hit a lot on a healed tattoo? (it's been there since ~June)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ThePQ4 on 18 Nov 2008, 13:07
....that is weird.
I would say wait a few days before you freak out too much about it though.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 18 Nov 2008, 13:19
Ah, that would be the problem then. The only time you should really put anything at all on it is if you know it'll get the shit rubbed out of it otherwise. Like say, you just got a foot tattoo and you absolutely have to wear shoes. I mean, there's certainly nothing wrong with the bandage, but with the saran wrap you can guarantee that the person is going to have no trouble getting it off and no possibility of it sticking at all. It really is an issue that's simply preference. I could see someone arguing against it because they don't want it to absorb anything. I could see it being a worry that it could encourage the ink to leech out during the first few hours, though it seems pretty unlikely.

As far as your tattoo goes, it's possible it's just small amounts of scar tissue from lower layers.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: pwhodges on 18 Nov 2008, 13:33
My wife spent years doing research on human skin, and she tells me to uncover healing wounds as soon as possible and leave them that way as much as practicable.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 18 Nov 2008, 14:00
Pretty much.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gingernut on 18 Nov 2008, 14:04
meh, it seems to have gone fine. Ash has been tattooing for years and has tons of tattoos and I really trust his judgement (Oh, and BTW if you happen to be in my town and country any point and you want a tattoo- go to Custom Art tattoos which Ash runs. It is small, but awesome) I kept the clingfilm on mainly cause it was on my back and I didn't want the bugger leaking all over my sheets. Took it off as soon as possible to let it breathe.

Also, yes. Everyone was telling me to go for something smaller for my first one, on my arm or something, and I thought- No. This is my birthday present, I'm getting what I want done , and if I go for my biggest one first no other one will be as bad, apart from possibly the filling in that still needs to be done on mine.


Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 18 Nov 2008, 14:48
My wife spent years doing research on human skin, and she tells me to uncover healing wounds as soon as possible and leave them that way as much as practicable.
Every medical professional I've talked to agrees with this. Band-aids actually make you heal slower!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 18 Nov 2008, 15:03
Yeah, the practical reason for the initial wrap is mainly to give you a few hours to get used to get it set in your mind that that spot needs to be left alone. Especially since your not just wanting it to heal, but wanting it to heal without screwing up the tattoo due to laying on it or rubbing it against something, and you're almost guaranteed to forget that a time or two.

Anytime after that first few hours that isn't really necesarry? LITHA is your friend. Leave It The Hell Alone.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 18 Nov 2008, 15:19
Well, it can be smart to have a bandage on it if you get it in the summer. You sure as hell do not want a fresh tattoo exposed to direct sunlight. My first tattoo was miserable because I was an idiot and got it at the end of July and was forced to wear long jeans for fear of burning the skin.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 18 Nov 2008, 15:26
Well, in that case you should wear a shirt (with long sleeves if needed, or not shorts or whatever) instead, cause if you have a fresh tattoo you shouldn't be doing anything in the sun when you're not wearing a shirt/pants. Despite how amazing it is to not wear pants.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: abadname on 18 Nov 2008, 15:32
When i got the outline on my chest I was told to put saran wrap on it when i work because i was a butcher so my chest was rubbed and moved a lot.

But that was just to relieve friction and i took it off pretty quickly.  And my entire chest is textured, like the outlines of almost everything is raised.  This is the same with another friend with a chest piece, so it could just be the spot.  And mine is more textured on the part that had to be redone.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ackblom12 on 18 Nov 2008, 15:34
That's scar tissue, assuming you were wondering what it was i mean.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: abadname on 18 Nov 2008, 15:36
If you mean me, then yeah thats what I figured it was, I went back and read your past aftewards though.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 18 Nov 2008, 18:22
Yeah the Great Conjunction diagram on my back has been a bit raised for a while now, or rather has sunken in, but that's rather like all my scar tissue. I guess I'm lucky that I basically wear nothing less than jeans and t-shirts everyday anyway, even in 40 degree heat.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 18 Nov 2008, 18:28
I am getting my septum done on Sunday! Woooo. I am excited.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: est on 18 Nov 2008, 19:46
Man Jodie I thought you were cool.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tommydski on 18 Nov 2008, 20:11
We're not allowed to talk about it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 18 Nov 2008, 20:11
Man, Jodie will look great with her septum pierced. No doubt.


Also, this is totally off subject, but Jodie, when you got the new Cure album, did you get a poster with it? We have some extras at work if you want one.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: est on 18 Nov 2008, 20:31
No-one looks good with their septum pierced :(
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: sean on 18 Nov 2008, 20:33
Est that is just not true. I have seem some incredibly gorgeous women who look really good with their septum pierced.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: est on 18 Nov 2008, 20:33
To me it would probably be "in spite of" if at all.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 18 Nov 2008, 20:34
Est, all I have to say is "pshaw, pshaw, pshaw"
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: est on 18 Nov 2008, 20:36
And I am just saying that every single person I have seen with a septum piercing looks better without it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: est on 18 Nov 2008, 20:39
Hi my name is est and sometimes I have opinions.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tommydski on 18 Nov 2008, 20:41
I am in full agreement. We had this exact conversation in Gabbly this morning and we were literally told to fuck ourselves.

Which we promptly did, out of spite.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: jodizzle on 18 Nov 2008, 20:46
Emaline, what, no!  I want a poster!

And guys. GUYS. GUYS.  Seriously, let me say again what I said last night.  I don't actually care what you think.  So I am going to get it done because I like them.  And if EVERYONE else hates it, and I still like it, I will keep it, because I really don't care about how other people perceive me, and whether or not the internet thinks I look dumb.  And if I get it done, and I hate it, THEN I CAN TAKE IT OUT.

It is not  permanent thing, let me do what I like without having such a giant cry about it!  The way some of you are acting it is like I am trying to put things in your nose, not MINE.  Which is mine to do with as I please.  I'm sorry if I cound cranky about this but seriously guys, what the hell?


That is all.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 18 Nov 2008, 20:50
Guys, I am just playing you you folks. Everybody has different opinions and all that jazz. I would hope we can all remain civil on such a topic.





Also, pm me with your address Jodie, and I will send you a poster.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tommydski on 18 Nov 2008, 20:51
While we accept that, the whole you not caring about what we think thing is a two way street. Since you don't care, we can say "It won't look good" and it doesn't matter because you don't care what we think, right?

Anyhow, I hope it makes you happy and I guess you are doing it for the right reasons, so have at it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: est on 18 Nov 2008, 20:58
I don't really care what you do with your own face, Jodie.  I made my initial post mostly in jest based on what I've said about this kind of thing before, but then felt compelled to explain my own viewpoint when others disagreed.  If this conversation were in Gabbly I probably would have said the original thing, you would have told me to shut up & I would have said "ok!"
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 18 Nov 2008, 21:08
Hey guys I am going to have my septum pierced as well. I am way more hardcore than jodie, though, I am getting my heart septum pierced.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 18 Nov 2008, 21:09
Also I'm doing my penis too.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 18 Nov 2008, 21:10
Penis Septum!
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 18 Nov 2008, 21:16
I wanna pierce my brain, guys
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 18 Nov 2008, 21:20
? (http://tattooique.com/info/brain-piercing-extreme-body-piercing-idea/)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 18 Nov 2008, 21:22
i'm thinking of piercing my piercings

thoughts
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 18 Nov 2008, 21:23
Oh man I did not realize that brain-piercings were actually a real thing.  That is...disturbing
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 18 Nov 2008, 21:25
Em I really don't want to think about metal in brains oh god.

Amper I think you should go for it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Liz on 18 Nov 2008, 21:43
Guys we should all just start piercing our bones.

(P.S. I can name every bone you have, if you were wondering which one to get done.)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: TwistedRemedy on 18 Nov 2008, 21:47
I got this done back in 2007, in April I think.
My twin got a matching one with me. :)
(http://i33.tinypic.com/qye14w.png)
It's on my neck.. and I can't take a good picture of it by myself.. so the flash made everything.. blah.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Emaline on 18 Nov 2008, 21:54
Oh man I did not realize that brain-piercings were actually a real thing.  That is...disturbing


It is not real. Just photoshop and internet mockery.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Slick on 18 Nov 2008, 21:57
Good. I still don't like thinking of it. Seriously, that would be a massive infection risk constantly. No sane doctor would do that for you.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 18 Nov 2008, 22:01
Wow I am relieved (and gullible)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: est on 18 Nov 2008, 22:04
Imagine if you fell asleep and flies found the wound.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Gemmwah on 19 Nov 2008, 03:45
I am getting my septum done on Sunday! Woooo. I am excited.

Eeeee it's gonna be super cute, can't wait to see.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: redglasscurls on 19 Nov 2008, 04:42
I'm not a fan of septum piercings either, I think they tend to make noses look short and fat.

HOWEVER! Jodie manages to pull off stuff that I'd call fug on 98% of the population, so it just might look badass.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: LizziL on 19 Nov 2008, 07:31
I got this done back in 2007, in April I think.
My twin got a matching one with me. :)
(http://i33.tinypic.com/qye14w.png)
It's on my neck.. and I can't take a good picture of it by myself.. so the flash made everything.. blah.

Love it!
For the neck thing, yeah, I have the same problem. Any 'good' pictures of my tattoo are taken by other people.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 19 Nov 2008, 08:38
So guys, for the past month or so I've been thinking about the aum/om/ohm, I really like it in a lot of ways. However, do you feel it would be disrespectful if I was to have one tattooed though I'm do not practice Hinduism/Buddhism/Jainism/Sikhism/etc? I practice meditation and subscribe to certain ideals of some of the religions associated with it, however, I do not practice as any of them. I just kinda want people's views on this. (also to get away from the septum dealio)
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 19 Nov 2008, 09:34
Personally, I believe it's disrespectful, but I take the idea of religion more seriously than some others on this forum.

It would also, in part, depend on your reasoning for getting it. If you just think it looks cool, I find that kind of dumb and disrespectful, but if you subscribe to at least some notions behind the idea of the religion, it might be acceptable. The idea of coopting a religious symbol for a tattoo when you don't believe in said religion feels to me kind of like getting someone else's family crest done on yourself.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: tommydski on 19 Nov 2008, 09:38
It's just a symbol, at the end of the day.

As long as you were capable of explaining in depth precisely what the alternate meaning is, the claim that it was done of ignorance would be incorrect. Basically, you'd have to be very sure of all the connotations and symbolism to avoid offending anyone. I mean, you'd have to be able to discuss it at some length and also ensure people were aware that although you did not follow the belief which it is commonly associated with, you were fully aware of the history behind it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 19 Nov 2008, 09:46
It's just a symbol to you and I, but to a person who follows its religion, it's something much more.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: öde on 19 Nov 2008, 12:04
What script would you want it written in, and why that particular one?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Drill King on 19 Nov 2008, 12:34
Probably either the Devanagari or the Tamil script. Why is kind of a complicated difference and I'll have to explain later when I do not have a headache. I'm leaning towards the Devanagari script however, but I also like the Tamil(because it's also aesthetically nice, has the same meaning, as well as a duel meaning of what I've come to understand as 'Yes it is'). I'm really not sure, but I have quite a while to think about it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: TwistedRemedy on 19 Nov 2008, 15:01
I'm planning my next tattoo. Hugin and Munin. Thought and memory. The twin ravens from Norse mythology. I'll probably have to sketch out what I want or use PS to get a better idea of how I want it..
But I was thinking it would be on my right side, with some tribal looking thing in the middle and one raven on top and bottom.. Maybe have some blue in their feathers so they match my butterfly.. maybe some purple in the tribals.
Iono. Anyone else planning a tattoo? Have anyone designed their own?
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: est on 19 Nov 2008, 15:18
My memory is shit so I use notebooks named Thought (notes) & Memory (long-term reminders/to-do) to help me out.  I've been thinking about getting them done somehow, but I am not sure they are a good tatt for me.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: sean on 19 Nov 2008, 17:04
That seems like a pretty cool idea though. Where would you get them?

Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: Ballard on 19 Nov 2008, 18:15
It's just a symbol to you and I, but to a person who follows its religion, it's something much more.

I respectfully disagree. I feel like there is this mistaken notion in the West that religions practiced primarily in Asia are somehow more holy and should be treated with a careful reverence (as opposed to  Judaism, Christianity and any other forms of worships practiced primarily in the Western world which are respected to the degree that their followers are absolutely free to worship in most places but which are not above criticism and ridicule in pop culture, the media, etc.).

I mean, I'm culturally Jewish (though not observant) and I would have no problem with a non-Jew displaying a Magen Dovid (Star of David) on their person, wether as a tattoo or an item of jewelry, provided it wasn't in a racist context. Depending on that person's reasoning I might find it somewhat ridiculous or amusing but I would certainly not be offended. I fail to see how a practicing Buddhist, Sikh, or Jainist is any different.

For example, for years our next door neighbors (who are an awesome gentile gay couple) have had a mezzuzah on their doorpost. A mezzuzah is a decorated case containing a scroll with holy text from the Shmah written on it, the symbolism behind which stems from the story of Passover and the Exodus, and the idea that God protects his chosen people- the Jews (mind you I am not promoting my own beliefs, which in most cases differ from those of practicing Jews, but merely explaining the significance of this religious item). They claim that when they bought their apartment, the previous tenants, who were Jewish, left it behind and that since then it has brought them luck in their catering business. I take absolutely no issue with this; in fact, I almost embrace it.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 19 Nov 2008, 21:31
Iono. Anyone else planning a tattoo? Have anyone designed their own?

This is the next one I'm getting after I finish my half sleeve completely. I did make it myself in GIMP, and I know it kind of looks flash-y. My mom has a pink heart on her wrist with 04/01/86 (my birthday and what she thought was my favorite color). So this is an amethyst (her birthstone) heart with her birthdate. Only I am a shitty daughter and her birthday is on the 21st. Ha!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/FinishedHeartTat.jpg)

I just went in Saturday for the second session for my half sleeve though, he's just thickening the lines up to make it look more like a coloring book, which is what I'm going for. Like three of the other artists there were trying to convince me to get it colored in because "IT COULD BE SO BRIGHT AND THAT WOULD LOOK SO COOL". I'm like... no. I want to color it in myself sometimes if I feel like it. With markers.
Title: Re: Der Tattoo Thread.
Post by: 0bsessions on 20 Nov 2008, 07:10