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Old January 15 2014, 05:03 PM   #1
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Tattoos

A new celebration of body art thread, because it's been a long while since I made one, I've got a lot of new ink since then, and I'd love to see other BBSers' tats and hear about their experiences -- pictures please!

Personally, my latest tattoo was a bit of a shock. I didn't know that tattoos below the knee or elbow tend to swell, so I was slightly freaked out when I woke up the next morning with a Popeye arm.

Anyway, show us some (inked) skin!
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Old January 15 2014, 05:10 PM   #2
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Re: Tattoos



I've seen some of your tattoo photos on Facebook and I think they look great.

I would post my own tats, except I don't have any. Maybe someday.

I look forward to seeing what everybody has to show off!
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Old January 15 2014, 11:33 PM   #3
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Re: Tattoos

I still only have the three I've posted pictures of before, but I'll show them again.



This was my first one, I got it like nine-ish years go. Right upper-arm. I learned from this one that I do not have the artistic ability to draw my own tattoo stencils freehand. I was going to have someone do some touch-up work on it, but ultimately decided to leave it as it is.



This is my second one, from about five and a half years ago. Left upper-arm. I designed this one in Photoshop. The artist kind of rushed and made a few mistakes. Getting this one fixed is on my list of things to do.



My newest one, done a year and a half ago. Left ring finger. This one I pulled an image off Google instead of designing it myself. This one is simple, but the artist I went to is awesome and I'll be going to him for all my future tattoos. That, and he gives me good discounts because I sell chain mail jewelry through his shop.

This will be my next one, I just need to figure out where to put it:


(note: This is just a joke and I will not actually be putting this on my skin.)
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Old January 16 2014, 01:28 AM   #4
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^I love the red in the middle tattoo, and the styling of the treble clef is beautiful. What exactly will you have changed when you get it touched up? Is the third tattoo a wedding ring?

Here's my most recent, a pair of marigolds (which I posted on the BBS already, but it's gorgeous and I want to show it off!). This is the one that made my arm swell up a good 30%. Of all my tattoos it was the least painful to get by far -- in fact, I'd hardly qualify the experience as painful at all. However, it was the most painful in terms of healing!



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Old January 16 2014, 02:03 AM   #5
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^I love the red in the middle tattoo, and the styling of the treble clef is beautiful.
Thank you. I spent three weeks designing it.

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What exactly will you have changed when you get it touched up?
Mostly reshading and reinking some of the lines. For some reason, my skin is resistant to black ink. The artist that did my last one spent several years researching and trying out different inks, and he found what he believes to be the best, to the point where he requires the other artists and apprentices that work out of his studio to use the same brand of ink. My newest one looks as good as the day that I got it, o he's probably right.

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Is the third tattoo a wedding ring?
No, it's a polyamory symbol. I've heard people say "I wish single people would wear signs so I stop flirting with married people" or something similar countless times, and being polyamorous essentially means "perpetually available depending on what you mean by 'available,'" so I got the sign tattooed on. The ring finger seemed the best place to put it, considering people like to check for rings. also, it makes timing the "I'm poly" conversation easier, I just wait until she asks about the tattoo. I agree with the belief that things would be a lot easier if sexuality was easier to determine, so instead of complaining, I got to doing.
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Old January 16 2014, 08:56 PM   #6
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Kommander wrote: View Post


(note: This is just a joke and I will not actually be putting this on my skin.)
It would be so boss if you did.
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Old January 16 2014, 09:51 PM   #7
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Kommander,I have the same problem with ink on my upper arm. My skin holds ink exceptionally well over the rest of my body (especially color), but I have KP on my upper arms (it's a normal variation of skin type that something like 40% of the population have, where the skin is just a little drier, redder, and rougher), and skin like that doesn't hold ink very well.

Here is my work in progress. The treble clef was my first tattoo, and the truth is that I'm a bit bored with it. I got the bubble chamber images around it to make it part of something bigger and better, but I'm still not quite satisfied with how it looks. I'm going to have the clef outlined in black, and have some of the scribble effect that is in the marigold tattoo added as well, so that there is a bit more coherence with the bubble chamber image and it all comes together as a complete piece. This was a bitch to get pictures of, BTW. Also, there is a leak in my bathroom but it's only leaking boiling hot water, so the entire apartment is like a 95º sauna -- hence the bandeau in January:







Ugh...insulin pump is showing.

The quote is from Sir Francis Bacon, father of the scientific method. Though it is often misattributed to Edgar Allen Poe.

My next tattoo is going to be another hummingbird opposite the one I have, for symmetry, and I'm having the current bird outlined in black, again for coherence. Better shot of the hummingbird:


I'm getting that at the same time as the clef touch-up, in March. I can't wait!
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Old January 16 2014, 10:18 PM   #8
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Re: Tattoos

You both have pretty awesome tattoos.

I used to consider getting tats myself, but my skin has a habit of raising scars pretty badly, which I understand would be likely to happen with tattoos, as well. Guess I am just prone to it. I'll have to settle for admiring other people's ink!
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Old January 16 2014, 10:20 PM   #9
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Nice tattoos. I think if I ever got one I would obsess over what I didn't like about it over what I did, and would make myself miserable trying to constantly get it fixed.
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Old January 17 2014, 01:34 AM   #10
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I have my fraternity letters tattooed on my left ankle. Nothing special, not worth a picture.

After 27 years, it is starting to fade a bit anyway.

My daughter and I have been talking about getting a Capricorn symbol done, but we haven't pulled the trigger as of yet.
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Old January 17 2014, 01:50 AM   #11
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Thestrangequark, that tattoo on your back looks like particle accelerator tracks, pretty cool.
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Old January 17 2014, 01:54 AM   #12
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^If you read my post, you'd see that that is exactly what it is, goofball.
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Old January 17 2014, 02:07 AM   #13
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I did read the post, just wasn't aware that bubble chamber referred to the same thing, lol.
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Old January 17 2014, 03:41 PM   #14
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Re: Tattoos

I'm hoping to comission an artist friend to make an Elvish design of my name (sort of) at some point this year.

As to where to put it, is the main problem.
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Old January 17 2014, 03:51 PM   #15
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Very cool discussion about tatoos!
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