Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by CookieMonster, Dec 3, 2008.
But he didn't say it about a guy.
Wait, you're a woman?
In any case, there's no need to derail this thread further with all this negative talk. I say back to the posing, the boasting, and compliments!
TSQ, I apologize to any offense I may have caused you, truly and I apologize to j's sister for any "hurt." (The tattoo is a good work of art.)
I just don't "get" tattoos. I don't understand why someone would want to put a large, huge, permanent work of art on their skin. I don't get it.
TSQ, IHR and others I am truly deeply, sorry for any hurt I've caused.
Well, I certainly don't get people who do it for flippant reasons and get the woody woodpecker or tweety bird tattoo that 500,000 other people get, or folks that get them whilst drunk (or the person that does the work on anyone not in their right mind).
There's clearly an assertion of one's individuality; whether or not you "get it" you must admit that it does say something when someone gets a picture permanently drawn on their body.
Likewise for piercings. When I got my nipple re-done the guy sprayed some freezy stuff on it which confused me. When I told him that I had it done 10 years prior without anaesthetic he looked at me funny and asked if I was into S&M -- at the time I had it done no one was doing that and frankly, if it was completely painless via topical anaesthetic I wouldn't have done it. Not because I'm into pain, but because it has the trappings of a rite of passage to me and the pain is a trial.
I hope that makes some sense...
Indeed. And atleast TSQ's and J's sister's tattoos are art and have meaning and aren't tweety bird or something else silly.
But all I can do is just shrug, shake my head, and say I don't get it.
Well, I'm impressed with the number of people that have tattoos and there's some really nice stuff here or I wouldn't have felt compelled to post my own pics.
With regard to tattoo care, I've had one covered almost until it healed, I've had one without any lotions at all open to the sky, I've tried not washing them in the shower and I've washed them in the shower.
The last one I got I used something recommended by the artist which was like neosporin and promoted healing and it was good in a week; put it on every hour or whenever it felt dry and it worked a treat.
Ultimately I'd say it's really down to personal preference -- though I wouldn't pick at the scabs lest you take off some colour (though I've done this as well without ill-effect) -- and if you don't want to take special precautions you'll probably be fine, though I expect it will take longer to heal. I would take care as initially proscribed: keep it covered for the first few hours to ensure bleeding has stopped, gently wash off the initial slimy layer and let it air dry to ensure a scab has formed.
Everything was done in Fife, Angel Art if I remember correctly. The guy moved studios, but I don't know if he's under the same name/banner.
I'm hunting out studio's in Glasgow, trying to find the best one. Too many are recommended to me.
Thats part what put me off for so long, it took me years to design something that I could look at and think it was 'me'. Though as an aside to that I had to be careful about how it would look with work... and now it's designed I just need to fund it (damn financial climate )
Odd about the anesthetic in the piercing... I don't remember getting that when I had mine done, or when I was with a mate when she got her nipple pierced a couple of years ago.
And.. nice work on them all
all I can say is.....ow!
To the rite of passage comment, I totally wholeheartedly agree.
I should be getting mine either this weekend or next week. I am waiting for my artist to call me when hes drawn out what I want so I can approve.
ugh... You really should reconsider
And the Prince Albert just seems like a VERY bad idea!
Again with the judgementalism. Who are you to say that tweety is silly?
And here you blew a perfect opportunity to attempt to 'get it'.
If you were truly interested in understanding our motivation to getting body art, all you had to do was ask. Ask and learn.
You think my getting a tattoo is a bad idea?
Look the way I see it is, god gave me a beautiful canvas on which to paint, scar, and mark up. It tells a story of my life as I go and I am not ashamed of my scars, I love them for what they are, the marks of life. A tattoo is just an intentional mark to tell a story better. It will stay with me for life and unlike the scars on my knees from sports or my hands from cooking, it wont fade away and become invisible. It will stay with me for life, and it will be a constant reminder to me how strong I am and that I can make it through everything and anything god throws at me.
I've considered getting a tattoo, but it's a case of finding the right design for me first.
Perhaps oddly, none of my male friends have one, but all my female friends do. Some small, some large and generally on the back of their shoulders. (I think they look good on the lasses in question)
I haven't thought about getting any piercings but I know that a "Prince Albert" would not be my style. - Sean Aaron, you're definitely braver chap than I am.
OOhhh.... Can I say it's silly. And who am I? I am someone who doesn't really do too much at work, so I have time to contemplate these issues!
Haven't you learned that men don't ask!
I don't think that's why he gave it to us...
True, but there are so many other things that make us who we are...
And what story can be told with having "orange chicken" tattooed on the small of your back?
Yeah, I don't believe you're right... but apparently there is nothing I can do to convince you not to...
For one I am not getting any foreign language tattooed on my body so...orange chicken isnt going to happen although it is my favorite
No you can not convince me other wise, its my body and my choice and my right and if you dont like tattoos what are you doing here? Then again theres another poster here who is doing the same thing and quite frankly I must say...
GTFO if you dont have anything nice to say DONT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!
I got one a long time ago that I regretted...
I am just passing my regret on, so people understand the consequences of their actions
I realize that not everyone regrets the ink that they get, but I did... and there are plenty of others that do as well at some point in their lives
It is unimaginable to me that people come in to this cool thread simply to trash this artform. Did you not see the Misc mods requests to keep order in this thread and the warnings issued thus far? I have little choice but to issue this infraction for trolling. PM comments only.
Thanks for the apology, Trekker, I accept.
A lot of people don't understand what motivates some one to get tattooed. There are many different reasons people do it, but for me it's simple: I think they're beautiful. I love the idea of making art a part of my body, and it thrills me just thinking about expanding the art I've already had done to reflect even more of my personality. There are plenty of ways to express oneself, and this is one I enjoy.
FWIW your tatts are very nice and better than most I've seen and they're nice works of art on someone who is already a work of art herself.
Well, it was a 10g ring that was in for over a year and the hole didn't close, so no biggie, actually.
Well, other than having to sit down when I pee to avoid dribbling (apologies if too much information), I quite enjoy the aethetics of it. I seriously considered getting an ampallang (the crossbar through the upper part of the glans), but that eventually gets rejected by the body and has to be redone. It seemed like it would be quite an intense experience to go through which made me morbidly curious -- not enough to do it over and over again, though!
Indeed my wife has a massive scar on her lower leg from repeated surgeries due to breaks and decided she wanted to get some flowering twigs there with a butterfly Japanese-style. It's quite a nice tattoo and a good cosmetic solution I think.
Less painful than getting my ear pierced. The only issues were the awkwardness of having to wrap tissue and wear a sock for several days due to the amount of bleeding (lot of blood vessels, as you can imagine) and the fact that I was riding a bicycle on my daily commute for many miles, was, uncomfortable. The result is beauty, however.
Fair point if tweety has personal meaning for you
Whoa, look out!
Don't mean a thing without a photo. Come on get in the spirit and let us be the judge!
Oh, and cheers, James! Oh and place my wife got her work done is Irezumi in Partick. Do check it out. I'll probably end up getting some stuff done there one day (hopefully sooner rather than later).
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