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Re: Tattoos and other body mods
« Reply #950 on: 08 Oct 2015, 19:57 »

Equal parts Hannibal Lecter and the Comedian?
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« Reply #951 on: 08 Oct 2015, 20:21 »

Cover image of Mick Foley's bio, smiley in a Mankind mask. Placement is so I can give thumbs ups with it.

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« Reply #952 on: 08 Oct 2015, 20:41 »

Ahhh, nice.
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« Reply #953 on: 20 Oct 2015, 07:39 »

I've just seen this and think I might be the closest I've ever been to getting a tattoo.

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Re: Tattoos and other body mods
« Reply #954 on: 03 Mar 2016, 18:23 »

Going to a tattoo parlor (the only good one in town, from all I've heard) tomorrow to see if I can just get a price quote on the Cedar of Lebanon tattoo I've wanted for years. It might have to wait til April but I definitely want it, and I'm thinking upper arm.
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Re: Tattoos and other body mods
« Reply #955 on: 04 Mar 2016, 02:16 »

I've just seen this and think I might be the closest I've ever been to getting a tattoo.

Tempted to fill it in?
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« Reply #956 on: 02 May 2016, 15:31 »

I got started on a new tattoo yesterday!



I'll be going back in a couple of weeks to get the rest filled in. I'm really loving the colors my tattoo artist is using - dusty purples and blues as well as black. (Which aren't showing up that great because of shine and lighting.) Can't wait to get it finished!
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« Reply #957 on: 02 May 2016, 15:35 »

Looks great, love it.
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« Reply #958 on: 02 May 2016, 15:48 »

Seconded!
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« Reply #959 on: 02 May 2016, 16:03 »

Nice!
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Re: Tattoos and other body mods
« Reply #960 on: 26 May 2016, 19:30 »

I'm getting a tattoo in a week.  Gonna get Yggdrasil on my forearm.

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« Reply #961 on: 04 Jun 2016, 00:20 »

The detail came through much more clearly than I expected, but the angle is weird enough that taking a picture is difficult, and the curve of my forearm makes it look like it isn't round. 

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« Reply #962 on: 04 Jun 2016, 16:30 »

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« Reply #963 on: 05 Jun 2016, 03:58 »

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Re: Tattoos and other body mods
« Reply #964 on: 05 Jun 2016, 20:41 »

Thanks.  I think I have a tattoo guy now.  I'm already thinking about other designs.  :-)


Only problem: it feels exactly like a sunburn.   :psyduck:

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« Reply #965 on: 05 Jun 2016, 21:15 »

That will pass. Just keep up with your aftercare and it should heal just fine pretty quickly.
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Re: Tattoos and other body mods
« Reply #966 on: 19 Jul 2016, 20:55 »

As of yesterday I now have a Cedar of Lebanon on my left bicep. I've wanted it for going on 3 years. I had made the appointment for Friday the 9th, but storms came through and knocked out power to the tattoo company. I rescheduled for the following Monday (the 11th) - my last day before moving an hour away for a new job. But they still didn't have power because of the storm. I'd already put down the deposit there, so I used my day off yesterday to drive back and get it.

The artist was cool. We emailed back and forth a couple times about finding the right amount of detail so that it looks good as line work but could still be colored in the future. The session itself was about an hour. He also talked about how he purposely uses an older type of tattoo gun as opposed to the newer type they have in the shop (don't remember the names for those) because he likes putting the time and effort into maintaining it. Wasn't as painful as I thought, more like a really bad itching sensation while it was happening than anything else. It does still does hurt a bit now though. Overall cost with tip came out to $136.

One of my friends got a much smaller and quicker tattoo (she was only in there for about 10 minutes) at the same time, she already has several, it was just some writing. Another friend actually sat in the room with me (there's only really room for one, plus I've heard most artists keep a one-observer rule), she wants to get a tattoo but is nervous about it.

Doing my best to keep up with the aftercare instructions. I was told to wash it with unscented soap and put lotion on it twice a day, until the skin starts peeling in a couple days - after that stop using soap and use lotion at least 4 times a day for about 2 weeks. And always only touch it with clean hands and by padding the soap or lotion on gently.

One problem I didn't anticipate and wasn't warned about - I woke up this morning with an ink stain on my sheet that I'm guessing won't be coming out. I hadn't fallen asleep on that arm so as not to hurt it but I must have rolled over. Hopefully sleeping on it won't hurt anything while it heals since I apparently can't help it, it still looks fine.
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Re: Tattoos and other body mods
« Reply #967 on: 20 Jul 2016, 10:46 »

Sleeping on it shouldn't hurt it too much. I roll in my sleep, too, and I have tats pretty much all over and have never had a problem. Just make sure your sheets are clean. Sheets tend to collect a lot gross stuff that could cause some irritation to the tattooed area.  Congrats on finally getting the ink you wanted.
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« Reply #968 on: 20 Jul 2016, 13:50 »

On my large leg tattoo, for the first two or three nights, I covered it in cling film on when going to bed until it wasn't as gooey and sticky. After that, a decent layer of my aftercare cream of choice alone was enough to stop anything sticking too much. I woke up with an ink stain on the sheet as well the first night because the film unwrapped a little and it washed out. Although my tattoo was so dry and sticky that I was terrified while cleaning off the little bits of fluff and threads from the skin. Just took it very slow and it's healed well now. After that first night I put a clean towel down for another layer between my skin and the sheet.

You'll find an aftercare routine that works for you. I find a mix of the advice I've heard from a couple artists (that was mostly similar other than specific product names) and experimentation led me to the best for me. The only definite is don't pick or scratch, as tempting as it can be when it gets to the scabby and peely stage.

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« Reply #969 on: 22 Jul 2016, 21:43 »

So I've just gotten to the scabbing/peeling phase of healing. And by just got to I mean like 30 minutes ago it just starting feeling a bit itchy (I haven't scratched it, obviously). I've been using Goldbond lotion because that's just sort of what I've got in my apartment, but do I need a different type of/stronger product? The artist recommend a specific brand but I'll be damned if I can remember what it was.
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« Reply #970 on: 23 Jul 2016, 04:42 »

As long as it's unscented, you should be OK. My first tattoos I used Eucerin and for my most recent an Aveeno unscented baby lotion. I liked the latter better, as the former doesn't dry very fast and felt greasy. And if touching it doesn't hurt, slapping it can help the itchiness go away. Just, you know, doing hit it too hard, it could hurt.
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« Reply #971 on: 05 Sep 2016, 20:32 »



Hello strangers. I shouldn't do the whole drop in every couple of years thing, I'm sorry. But here's my first ink job.

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« Reply #972 on: 11 Apr 2017, 12:51 »

The Florida sun must have got to my tattoos a bit. Bit dry and irritated, especially the one on my arm/wrist. It tends to be more sensitive since its placement means there's a lot of pulling and movement. It's healed but there's been some itchy bumps since last week.
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« Reply #973 on: 12 Apr 2017, 00:53 »

Ooh, forgot this thread existed.

I need to dig out my photo of my tattoo, because I've nowhere easy to host since I got rid of Facebook.

I have about half a dozen more planned. I love the sensation, and I feel more complete as a person having had the first one. I feel like myself. Planning another one in the next couple of months for my right arm.

I also got the top of my ear pierced during a down moment because I was fucking miserable, wanted the adrenaline of getting a tattoo done with way less regret. I'm going to get my lip pierced at some point soon too.

I feel like I'm... becoming.
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« Reply #974 on: 12 Apr 2017, 07:56 »

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« Reply #975 on: 12 Apr 2017, 09:21 »

Myself, physically. For the first time in my life.
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« Reply #976 on: 12 Apr 2017, 13:01 »

Tattoos are great therapy. Good luck on your becoming.
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« Reply #977 on: 22 Jul 2017, 02:29 »

Lovely!
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« Reply #978 on: 23 Aug 2018, 14:56 »

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« Reply #979 on: 24 Aug 2018, 12:29 »

Yay! What's on the menu?
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« Reply #980 on: 24 Aug 2018, 13:55 »

Gonna get a bunch of wrestler logos on my arm. Some I designed, some are existing ones.

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The appointment isn't till November but I feel so excited finally having a new one booked. Can't believe it's been almost three years since my last tattoo.
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« Reply #981 on: 24 Aug 2018, 13:57 »

Ooh those are gonna look awesome! I'm so jealous. I haven't gotten a new tattoo in far too long and definitely can't afford one anytime soon!
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« Reply #982 on: 08 Nov 2018, 05:16 »

In progress tattoo. Getting three of the designs from the earlier post today.



Edit: Update! It's done!





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« Reply #983 on: 09 Nov 2018, 15:18 »

Mate, those are amazing. I definitely need to get a wrestling related tattoo somewhere.
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« Reply #984 on: 09 Nov 2018, 15:26 »

Thank you! I'm really delighted with how it turned out.

Get a wrestling tattoo, then post photos!
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