" NOBDY IS ASKING YOU!... IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU HAVE BALLS ENOUGH TO WEAR A TATTOO, DON'T GET ONE, BUT DON'T TRY TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR YOURSELF, BY KNOCKING THE FELLOW WHO DOES!"- Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins
And you're in the tattoo group why again?
I'm not in the tattoo group.. I'm just commenting on this post.
If it's inside the tattoo group, then I might have missed that fact.
It was only posted on "Dressing and Grooming". I just was a bit interested in what this topic would be about.
I am a hypocrite. I have tattoos over both legs and my shoulders and upper arms, I plan on covering most of what my uniform covers. That being established my daughter told me she is getting a tiny one-inch elephant on her ankle on her eighteenth birthday and I nearly had an apoplexy. I waited until I was 34 to start , why can't she?
I have six tattoos, but have found like most things, tattoo art tends to go in and out of fashion. What was a cool tattoo 10 years ago may not be so cool looking today. So now I'm in the process of getting them removed. I may or may not get another. But if I do, it would be my own art work. It is important to very carefully choose style over fashion when it comes to tattoos.
Another thing is the ink. Getting a tattoo made in a good quality ink that will last bright for a few years at least. The body is constantly trying to heal itself, (heal the tattoo), which is why they fade and blur. Good ink can cover the appearance of the healing process.
There is apparently a fairly new ink available, that disappears with only one laser session.
The time and effort involved to to put on a tattoo, I'd much rather, unless it is very very small, have it reworked/updated rather than laser removal. Most I've talked to that did it have said if they'd known...price plus pain involved, etc., that they would have simply had there's redone.
It's all about a good initial decision as well...design, PLACEMENT...
I didn't see this mentioned above, but what can inked people say about body hair? I'm looking to get one on my shoulder blade area, but I feel like I might be hairy back there after a few years (I'm 28 now). My chest is pretty hairy, as are my arms and legs. I can see some hairs sprouting on the tops of my shoulders, and the base of my neck is kinda hairy. I'd rather not get a tat that will either be obscured by hair or that will require regular shaving/waxing to expose it. Thoughts? Advice?
Another location? And: not an image of a woman's face! :o
If it's personal, and has meaning and character to the wearer, then go for it! I'm posting mine. My family shield and crest on my right arm. My churches men's ministry logo- cross/sword (Band of Brothers), and the translation to my family motto on my right.