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    Tattoo Logic?

    First let me start by saying I have wanted a tattoo for long time. No idea of what, just something artistic that looks awesome. I'm starting this thread because I wanted to know what everyone's thought process was for initially getting a tattoo.

    My GF has a moderate sized tattoo clearly visible on her arm and proudly displays it for everyone to see. She's always getting questions and compliments about it! I guess I'm sort of jealous of this and want a tattoo to stand out from other people and I guess seek attention and fall into the 'I have a tattoo' persona. This is also kind of the reason I don't want a tattoo. I don't want to get a tattoo just to stand out and seek attention from other people. I want to get it for me and I want it to have some kind of a meaning. I guess I would feel like a poser if I had a tattoo? Is the only motivation getting a tattoo in a clearly visible place to show it off to other people and attract attention? As you can see I am quite confused!

    What was your thought process tattoo owners?!

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    I would go see your LTS, and inquire about entry level tatoos. It might not be wise to dump a metric ton of money on a high-end tatoo, only to find out later that tatoos aren't really your thing.

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    I was in your position ~20yrs ago, so l got my family crest tattooed on my shoulder (back), best of both worlds, l like it because its my name, and people only see it if l want them to (ie; take my shirt off), but l never remember it there anymore, and my scars are more interesting anyway (several crashes)
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    Think about your career path when deciding where to place the ink. I have a buddy that got a tattoo on his neck that he now wishes he had not since he has entered the corporate world.

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    Logic tattoos? Definitely an XOR gate schematic.
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    Tattoo Logic?

    I'm in the corporate world already so I wouldn't get anything that displayed publicly without being able to cover it up.

    I guess I'm kind of turned of of the whole process of trying to find something I really love and would like to display FOREVER. I can talk myself out of buying a pair of pants so I don't know if I ever could make a decision on a tattoo!

    I also have many scars too! Much more interesting stories in my opinion!

    I guess I just wanted to know people's thought processes on wanting to pursue a tattoo. Whether for attention seeking, deep meaning, artistic reasons, etc.


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    i got one....i like it.

    if you 're not sure you should not get one...

    you do not sound very sure if you're comparing pants shopping to getting a tattoo

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    Agree with Chum, if you gotta ask then no.
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    More college entering 18 year olds have tattoos than those who don't. Tatts are pretty much the mainstream these days. Cool factor decreasing rapidly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    More college entering 18 year olds have tattoos than those who don't. Tatts are pretty much the mainstream these days. Cool factor decreasing rapidly.
    No tats is becoming rebellious these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbikur View Post
    No tats is becoming rebellious these days.
    Oh really:

    http://tv.yahoo.com/video/dint-meteo...195639270.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Lol, she and her tattoo don't seem too rebellious at all.
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    Tattoo Logic?

    Hahaha yes I get what you're saying! Looks like I might have to rely on my scars! But not ruling it out sometime in the future!


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    You want one bad enough to ask others for some input. You're smart enough to know where not to put it. Sounds to me like you should get one.

    I've been throwing the idea around myself for a few years. I know exactly what I would get and where I would have it placed.

    When I ask others their opinion of the idea, more often than not they say don't do it. But it's not about them, it's about me in this case so they haven't deterred me. It's just at the bottom of my "things to do" list.

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    Seriously, if I were to get one, it would be totally about the tattoo artist. There's a boat-load of junky shops doing tramp stamps and butterflies. I would find the best artist I could, and pay whatever I had to pay, to get real art. That way if I decided later that getting a tattoo was a bad idea at least I would have a great artist's work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Seriously, if I were to get one, it would be totally about the tattoo artist. There's a boat-load of junky shops doing tramp stamps and butterflies. I would find the best artist I could, and pay whatever I had to pay, to get real art. That way if I decided later that getting a tattoo was a bad idea at least I would have a great artist's work.
    This is truly the way to go. I do not have a tattoo, wife does and she would like for me to follow suit. I just am not sure what I would get or where. Something in tribute, something that represents me and my history, or just something I would want to look at every time I go to the mirror and flex? The tattoo should represent the not so obvious me and I would only get it done by a tattoo artist that I have researched and talked to extensively. I had a roommate that got a great tattoo, all single needle work, of a shaman and wolf with a dreamcatcher in the background. He felt the wolf was his spirit animal or something and he had a fascination with native americans. The detail was very impressive, you could see the threading in the string that made the dreamcatchers web. The eyes were the only color, a cold blue. I'm not really sure if it really represented him, but it was one of the best tattoos I've seen. I think he must have discussed the tattoo for months before the work actually started and it wasn't cheap but he had a smile on his face for months after so it must've been the right decision for him.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    OP, it sounds like you should get some scars tattooed across your body.

    Or maybe some teardrops on your cheek. Instant sympathy points from the ladies!
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    Go for it,man! What could go wrong!?


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    I'm getting my scar tattooed back on. I asked the surgeon to leave me a nasty looking scar but he wouldn't do it. Worried about his reputation. My radiation oncologist said he would have gladly made a nasty looking scar.
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    What could go wrong?


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    I've always wanted to get a 3 masted Cutty Sark tattooed on my chest.

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    Tattoo Logic?

    Yes I agree about going to the right artist. I don't want a stamp tattoo and just say it represents something. I want genuine artwork that is unique to me.

    I'm kind of getting tired of looking around now at different designs!


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    So you all are saying not to do it like some people I know, with a hot knife and a little ink? They call it a scar-too.

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    No tattoo's for me. There is honestly NOTHING I would want or imagine that I would want permanently put on my body. I have nothing against tattoos and find a lot of them interesting. The ones I find interesting are the ones that have a story/meaning to the person. Not a "meaning" like, I love Chevys' so I got this cool Chevy bowtie on my shoulder! Ohh!.. and look at my Tasmanian DEVIL!! Sick, right!!

    So, I'd say to hold off until you are confident that you want to put something on your body forever. To me, a tattoo should have ZERO to do with "showing it off" or what anyone thinks. It's your body, find something meaningful and go with it....or not.. My friends without tattoos are just as cool as my friends with tattoos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    What could go wrong?


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    That's sharpie. But seriously, what about all those asian tattoos that are bogus?
    If you tattoo something in another language, remember to get the proper translation.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Now this is something that I'd be stupid enough to do:


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    people are funny...

    there is nothing wrong with getting work done that is just plain cool....no special meanings...

    for instance i think a lime green shark getting attacked by an argyle octopus trying to eat a woman who is attempting to stab herself during an underwater heist is rad...

    or an underwater dead dude covered in arrows with an anchor tied around him as he mind controls blue-skulled underwater zombies in search of pirates to kill....and his army of skull encrusted crabs running amok...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Now this is something that I'd be stupid enough to do:

    I'll pretend that you didn't say what you said above because my comment is:

    Hey, that's a redneck tattoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    people are funny...

    there is nothing wrong with getting work done that is just plain cool....no special meanings...

    for instance i think a lime green shark getting attacked by an argyle octopus trying to eat a woman who is attempting to stab herself during an underwater heist is rad...

    or an underwater dead dude covered in arrows with an anchor tied around him as he mind controls blue-skulled underwater zombies in search of pirates to kill....and his army of skull encrusted crabs running amok...
    Ummm, CHUM... Are you "all high"???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I'll pretend that you didn't say what you said above because my comment is:

    Hey, that's a redneck tattoo!
    Don't make me Google "redneck tattoos"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    people are funny...

    there is nothing wrong with getting work done that is just plain cool....no special meanings...

    for instance i think a lime green shark getting attacked by an argyle octopus trying to eat a woman who is attempting to stab herself during an underwater heist is rad...

    or an underwater dead dude covered in arrows with an anchor tied around him as he mind controls blue-skulled underwater zombies in search of pirates to kill....and his army of skull encrusted crabs running amok...
    CHUM,I get it. One of my good friends from high school became a tattoo artist.I ended up sharing a house with him and his girlfriend.Lots of friends and cool people would let him practice on them and he got really good.I just never cared enough to take the time to get anything.Since then he's worked in several shops,and done thousands of tat's,not sure what he's up to now.It truly is an art,and I think you need to have a desire to be the canvas for it.I've seen a lot of people become addicted to this art,and that's totally cool

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    Tattoo Logic?

    Nothing sexier than a hot girl with a stupid ass tattoo

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    Tattoo Logic?

    I especially like this one. Real Classy.


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    Tattoo Logic?

    Hahaha this thread is hilarious. My decision is I'm not motivated enough to do it right now. Maybe in the future though! For now the 6 inch scar on my ass cheek will have to do!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT1 View Post
    .....the 6 inch scar on my ass cheek....
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    Tattoo Logic?

    Jumped off a boulder skiing in Colorado. At Copper Mountain I think. After about 10-12 foot drop and 20 feet distance I bottomed out on the landing. Essentially sitting down on my skis. 24 stitches. 8 internal. Looked gruesome. Now my ass check is not perfectly round totally destroying my dream of becoming an ass model.


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    I have a couple tattoos. Got the first one at 16, second one at 23. I'm 43 now and wish I hadn't, but it doesn't kill me to have them either.

    Here's the deal: Tattoos have become cool right? Just like the Mullet was in the '80s.

    You can't get rid of tats. Yeah, obvious but many people forget this little fact.

    Final thought, Justin Bieber has lots of tats now. If for no other reason that this, DON'T GET ONE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT1 View Post
    Jumped off a boulder skiing in Colorado. At Copper Mountain I think. After about 10-12 foot drop and 20 feet distance I bottomed out on the landing. Essentially sitting down on my skis. 24 stitches. 8 internal. Looked gruesome. Now my ass check is not perfectly round totally destroying my dream of becoming an ass model.
    Damn dude.

    But yeah, that's going to put an end to any aspirations of becoming an ass model. Ass modeling has become highly competitive. There's no room for any flaws.
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    Not a fan, and by posting y'all will think me a conservative old crustacean.
    Much like bumper stickers seen mostly on old beater cars / pickups, and never on a new Mercedes or Aston Martin.
    In the minds of many, tattoo's still infer the poorly educated, lower class, and a criminal history.
    Rarely do they tell a story, or actual history. Not a hater, and I drive an old beater.

    None have impressed me enough to change my mind, yet many have made me say - WTF were you thinking?
    If I were EVER to get one it would be D.N.R. (do not resuscitate) on my chest, as today's hospitals always
    cover their ass despite your written wishes, and then bill for their mistake.

    Scars are real-life tattoos, of which I have a few, and like the OP's cliff-hucking ski accident, each has it's own tale.
    IMHO skip the tat, and stay active to add a few scars..

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    I agree with the green zone....

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    Tattoo Logic?

    Things so easily attained don't appeal to me.


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    This dude has a cool tattoo

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    The right artist is just as important as the the right art. Look at other work they have done. Start checking out other peoples tats look at the details, edges, colors it is pretty easy to spot beautiful art from the local hack.

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    The only tattoo worth having is the SSWC tat that you earned by kicking a$$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmg71 View Post
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    Singlespeed World Championships. The winner gets a fresh tat for winning.
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