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    Senior Moment Member Gee3's Avatar
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    Let's discuss tattoos... yay or nay?

    I was reading the "low rider" pants/muffin belly thread and it got into tatoos near the end...

    So I was wondering what your thoughts on tattoos are?

    I, personally like them if done discreetly and if they have meaning. I have one on my upper arm that's easily hidden with a short sleeved shirt. I did it at that spot to keep my private life apart from my professional life. My co-workers don't need to see it.

    Plus it has meaning to me. It is my daughter's name in Chinese. (See avatar... means Destiny) And being that I am Chinese I thought it appropriate to keep in touch with my father and my roots.

    I also have a personal issue with non-asian people having Kanji or Chinese character tattoos just because it's cool or the "in" thing to do... I feel many did it just for "fashion" and not because it has true family or personal meaning to them. But that's my opinion and I know not all people have them just for fashion reasons and they really do have personal meaning. It's the poseurs that I have issues with. But that's a diff topic...

    So what are your thoughts on tattoos? Good? Bad? Indifferent?

    Thanks for sharing...

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    Nothing here to see!!!!!! flyingscotsman's Avatar
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    Never cared for them and will never get them personal choice.

    Seen some nice ones seen some really garbage ones as a kid grew up in a seaside twon the site of these 80 year old saliors with the old faded tattoo's gastly.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    I agree. Nothing more stoopid than a Swede having a Kanjl. If I was an ink slinger, I put on something that meant assclown or something.

    Personally, I have three complete and one work in progress which should be finished shortly after the first of the year.

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    I have one, there is a story to it.
    I got married very young and always felt like I spent my whole life for others but me, things were not going so well, we split up for a while years ago.
    I needed to feel like I could do something withought someone's permission, something that would stunned.
    Im basically a good girl raised by a pediatrician, ive never smoked and i dont drink.And then got married right away.
    So getting a tattoo was quite being a rebel to me at the time.
    Now I could laugh about it, I settled and worked on my marriage fast.
    Im now married for 20 years and Im a great mom and nothing but rebel but my tattoo on my tail bone will always remind me of this wild side of me, the one i never explored really!

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    i have three, one on each arm upper bicep/shoulder area and one on the chest
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    Ill never get one.

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    Nay. Not expecting to ever get one and don't find them attractive at all. I find them lame, but hey, if you like 'em, you like 'em.
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    Having trouble figuring out something that would really mean enough to me to justify it. But if I did then sure.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    I have one, there is a story to it.
    I got married very young and always felt like I spent my whole life for others but me, things were not going so well, we split up for a while years ago.
    I needed to feel like I could do something withought someone's permission, something that would stunned.
    Im basically a good girl raised by a pediatrician, ive never smoked and i dont drink.And then got married right away.
    So getting a tattoo was quite being a rebel to me at the time.
    Now I could laugh about it, I settled and worked on my marriage fast.
    Im now married for 20 years and Im a great mom and nothing but rebel but my tattoo on my tail bone will always remind me of this wild side of me, the one i never explored really!
    What is your tattoo a pic of?

    I have one that hardly gets seen but it took me 15 years to get it right. I designed it based on the message in my heart and what I believe in.
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    I say yay
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    I have one right now and I am planning on getting another very soon. This second one has taken me 8 years to decide on so its not something I take lightly. They are both in remembrance of my deceased grandfathers.

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    I have a few, Haven't gotten one in about 14 years. If I get another it would have to have some sort of meaning. I see all these guys at the gym with the arm bands, you know they got them just because their buddies got them. I think that's just stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    What is your tattoo a pic of?

    I have one that hardly gets seen but it took me 15 years to get it right. I designed it based on the message in my heart and what I believe in.
    some day maybe ill take a picture of it, it's very delicate and it doesnt show unless in a bikini, it's nice, black designs over lapping and two purple and pink hearts on both edges. hard to explain maybe someday Ill post a pic withought posting my butt!
    Im just glad it's sort of hiding, ive never told my mom, she'd kill me!

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    Needles - shudder.... Of course, if I passed out, when I woke up, the tattoo would be over - but then, what if he did something dumb instead... nah, too many uncertainities.

    I really don't care one way or another - but stay away from me with needles!

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    I have one on my upper calf area on right leg. Its in honor of my brother. Its the only I will ever have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gee3
    So I was wondering what your thoughts on tattoos are?
    Ah yes, one of my three favorite topics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gee3
    I, personally like them if done discreetly and if they have meaning. Plus it has meaning to me.
    Agreed! Both of mine have meaning to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gee3
    I also have a personal issue with non-asian people having Kanji or Chinese character tattoos just because it's cool or the "in" thing to do...
    Again I have to agree.
    I see lots of black people with oriental characters on their arms or shoulders.
    I wonder if they REALLY know what the characters mean.

    I was looking at a tattoo website last week (can't remember where) and some bozo had the word JUDGEMENT across his upper back. The only problem was neither the guy who got the tattoo nor the tattoo artist could spell. It was spelled "JUDGMENT".


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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    I have one, there is a story to it... but my tattoo on my tail bone will always remind me of this wild side of me, the one i never explored really!
    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    ...I have one that hardly gets seen but it took me 15 years to get it right. I designed it based on the message in my heart and what I believe in.
    Everyone, complete the following sentence:

    This thread...
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    is useless...

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    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ efrobert's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    Everyone, complete the following sentence:

    This thread...
    Needs some BIG OL PICS!!!!!!!!!!

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    Most definitely a personal choice.

    I don't have any and most likely won't.
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    Nay for me but Yay if you like them, to each his own. I don't get it when people get huge ones all over their back.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by efrobert
    Needs some BIG OL PICS!!!!!!!!!!
    Okay... Work in progress.


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    They spelled your name wrong.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Wot? Where!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gee3

    I also have a personal issue with non-asian people having Kanji or Chinese character tattoos just because it's cool or the "in" thing to do... I feel many did it just for "fashion" and not because it has true family or personal meaning to them. But that's my opinion and I know not all people have them just for fashion reasons and they really do have personal meaning. It's the poseurs that I have issues with. But that's a diff topic...

    Thanks for sharing...
    Indeed

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    "And you tell me that I cannot do this? That I cannot feel the weight of the universe?
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