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Old 03-15-06, 10:38 PM   #1
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Anyone want to talk tats?

I am looking at getting another tattoo and I am looking for a Chicago artist. I am looking for an artist that does Japanese art. Can anyone suggest someone in the area?

Also.....anyone have some pics of their tats to share?
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Are you Japanese?

This is on my right shoulder
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Tatts A poor mans art got one when I was YOUNG and VERY DUMB
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I don't know about that. I paid $200 for that dragon, and I have 2 Parrish prints and a R. A. Fox print (all three real deals, not later repros) plus a signed Gary Raham original litho 2/100, that in total I paid less for than the three tats I have.
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Yes, tats great...they show your invuviduality and make you unique....just like everybody else.
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I have a tear tattoo under my left eye.
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Worthless without a pic!
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My brother has a tattoo on his shoulder of a very serious looking Samuri. He got it about 10 years ago and, with age and his job, his shoulders have gotten wider and now the Samuri is smiling.

The point of this story.....everything spreads with age so that's something to consider when getting a tattoo.
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No, I am not Japanese. I just like Japanese tattoo art. I have seen some "landscape" pieces done that were just incredible. I am considering something involving a bonzai tree, water, flowers....uh....anything else I should put in? The below pic is something I really liked.
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"Tatts A poor mans art got one when I was YOUNG and VERY DUMB"


Well, they are not for everyone and I am not young. Sorry you feel that way. Maybe you can find another thread to read?
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Old 03-16-06, 09:36 AM   #12
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My brother has a tattoo on his shoulder of a very serious looking Samuri. He got it about 10 years ago and, with age and his job, his shoulders have gotten wider and now the Samuri is smiling.

The point of this story.....everything spreads with age so that's something to consider when getting a tattoo.

There are a lot of things to consider when getting a tattoo. A good artist will advise you on how the tattoo will age with time adn ways to prevent certain aging. That is why I am posting on here to find a good tattoo artist. Have to do your research.
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No, I am not Japanese. I just like Japanese tattoo art. I have seen some "landscape" pieces done that were just incredible. I am considering something involving a bonzai tree, water, flowers....uh....anything else I should put in? The below pic is something I really liked.

IMHO... Buy some wall art.

There's just something disrespectful to me about adorning your body with the iconography of a culture that's alien to yours. IE: Irish folks getting "Tribal Art" pieces... c'mon, what tribe are they, Murphy?

Again, this is just my opinion. It's your skin & your money to do with as you please. I truly wish you well in you quest and contentment in the results.
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spell it out with a mistake, then tell us what the mistake is...
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Old 03-16-06, 10:27 AM   #15
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IMHO... Buy some wall art.

There's just something disrespectful to me about adorning your body with the iconography of a culture that's alien to yours. IE: Irish folks getting "Tribal Art" pieces... c'mon, what tribe are they, Murphy?

Again, this is just my opinion. It's your skin & your money to do with as you please. I truly wish you well in you quest and contentment in the results.

I am sorry you feel that way. I have always been interested in Japanses culture. It is something I read about and study often. I fail to see how that is disrespectful. I think that is unfortunate to discourage individuals to branch out into other cultures. Everyone is so quick to judge...

I woudl compare your statement to saying I should not listen to jazz and blues music, because it was founded in the south, made popular during the Harlem Renaissance, by African Americans. Because I am not an African American, I cannot listen to or play jazz?

I respect your opinion. Just because you were not born into a culture, does not mean you cannot respect that culture and want to honor and show your respect for that culture.

Does anyone have an artist suggestion? That was the whole reason for the post. Thanks!!!

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Old 03-16-06, 10:54 AM   #16
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I am sorry you feel that way. I have always been interested in Japanses culture. It is something I read about and study often. I fail to see how that is disrespectful. I think that is unfortunate to discourage individuals to branch out into other cultures. Everyone is so quick to judge...

I woudl compare your statement to saying I should not listen to jazz and blues music, because it was founded in the south, made popular during the Harlem Renaissance, by African Americans. Because I am not an African American, I cannot listen to or play jazz?

I respect your opinion. Just because you were not born into a culture, does not mean you cannot respect that culture and want to honor and show your respect for that culture.

Does anyone have an artist suggestion? That was the whole reason for the post. Thanks!!!

There's no need for you to appologize. But I would appreciate it if you wouldn't read things in to my comments that aren't there. There is nothing wrong with taking interest in other cultures... I play Blues Guitar myself. How much more 'black' can that be? Respecting cultures is fine too, and that's where my position lies. If you were aware of the whole history of tatoo yo'd know that their origins are steeped in cultural identification and not cool fashion accessories. I find it laughable to see folks with Cherokee and Apache based tribal piece interlaced.

Again good luck in your quest, and please come back with pictures.
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There's no need for you to appologize. But I would appreciate it if you wouldn't read things in to my comments that aren't there. There is nothing wrong with taking interest in other cultures... I play Blues Guitar myself. How much more 'black' can that be? Respecting cultures is fine too, and that's where my position lies. If you were aware of the whole history of tatoo yo'd know that their origins are steeped in cultural identification and not cool fashion accessories. I find it laughable to see folks with Cherokee and Apache based tribal piece interlaced.

Again good luck in your quest, and please come back with pictures.

Thanks for the tattoo lesson....wasn't necessary. You were assuming.

Thanks again.

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I have a tear tattoo under my left eye.
So i take it that you've been to the Penn?
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Not neccessarily, fine line between what's "truth" & what's "cool"
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So i take it that you've been to the Penn?
I believe (or have found in my experience) that a tear/eye tattoo is for lost/dead children. All of the people i have known with that tattoo either had been forced to give children up for adoption or their children had died.


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i should a description of my tat i suppose: I have a celtic knot with a hollow center on my left shoulder (mom is irish), in the middle is says 'Ubie' in hebrew (dad is jewish) in my handwriting. Ubie is our family nickname.
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I believe (or have found in my experience) that a tear/eye tattoo is for lost/dead children. All of the people i have known with that tattoo either had been forced to give children up for adoption or their children had died.


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i should a description of my tat i suppose: I have a celtic knot with a hollow center on my left shoulder (mom is irish), in the middle is says 'Ubie' in hebrew (dad is jewish) in my handwriting. Ubie is our family nickname.
Love to see a pic, Ubie! Share..

I have heard many descriptions of the eye tat...some say that if it is not filled in then they are
plotting revenge" or someone has not been "avenged". If it is filled in, then they have avenged the person they got the tattoo for. Who knows.

Tattoo's are personal. They can mean anything you want them to mean. At least, that is my philosophy. Right now, the nautical star is popular. In the 70's and 80's, the nautical star represented if you were gay or not. The nautical star can also represent guidance or direction in life/journey. The sailors used to get those tattoo's to help guide them home.
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I think there's a Show your Ink thread in the SS/FG forum if you're looking for pics.
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Crowesfan.

Are you a 'Blacks Crowes' fan? A mate of mine has a tat of the two stoned crowes shown in the gatesleeve of the Black Crowes first album.
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I believe (or have found in my experience) that a tear/eye tattoo is for lost/dead children. All of the people i have known with that tattoo either had been forced to give children up for adoption or their children had died.


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i should a description of my tat i suppose: I have a celtic knot with a hollow center on my left shoulder (mom is irish), in the middle is says 'Ubie' in hebrew (dad is jewish) in my handwriting. Ubie is our family nickname.
thats odd, not saying wrong or right (doesnt matter to me) but i always understood it (teardrop under eye) meant a "nickel" in pocket or in another variation , you have killed someone.

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Haha sorry but after reading This on another forums 30 seconds ago i couldnt help but post it.

I don't have any tats, have considered it but its a fairly big commitment which im not prepared to take atm. My roomate has a pretty cool one though
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