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The Human Sketchpad [tattoo thread]

MetroidZoidMetroidZoid Registered User regular
edited May 2009 in Social Entropy++
So ... tattoos. Who's got 'em, who wants 'em?

Experiences, humorous stories, horrendous mistakes, post 'em all.

...

For myself, I'm bare ... as of now. Still wanting one, and a friend who has become quite the good amateur tattoo artist has offered to give me a pretty good deal on one. And though I was hesitant when he offered this a year 1/2 ago, he's improved greatly on his skill and attention to detail, in both art and business practice. And the offer still stands.

I was going to get a phoenix perched on a wooden slightly-gothic cross, but due to a recent change in personal thought, I'm not so sure about the cross, or even the phoenix now. So being the botany nerd, I'm trying to think of something plant related, but not feminine. Which perplexes me. Also thinking about something frog related, because frogs are just cool. And then there's the problem of where to get this that's 'standard' for guys to get a tattoo? The original spot was going to be on my calf, but my work would require me to wear jeans rather than shorts in the summer, outside, in the nursery, and that's not sounding so nice. So I'm thinking ... upper arms, shoulder blade, that'd be considered norm?

Okay, SE++, let's see some tats and hear some tales. Also, should I change this to NSF56K? Guess I'll see how image burdened this thing gets.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    getting a cheap tattoo from a skilled amateur seems like a terrible idea

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    seizureorbsseizureorbs Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    So ... tattoos. Who's got 'em, who wants 'em?

    Experiences, humorous stories, horrendous mistakes, post 'em all.

    ...

    For myself, I'm bare ... as of now. Still wanting one, and a friend who has become quite the good amateur tattoo artist has offered to give me a pretty good deal on one. And though I was hesitant when he offered this a year 1/2 ago, he's improved greatly on his skill and attention to detail, in both art and business practice. And the offer still stands.

    I was going to get a phoenix perched on a wooden slightly-gothic cross, but due to a recent change in personal thought, I'm not so sure about the cross, or even the phoenix now. So being the botany nerd, I'm trying to think of something plant related, but not feminine. Which perplexes me. Also thinking about something frog related, because frogs are just cool. And then there's the problem of where to get this that's 'standard' for guys to get a tattoo? The original spot was going to be on my calf, but my work would require me to wear jeans rather than shorts in the summer, outside, in the nursery, and that's not sounding so nice. So I'm thinking ... upper arms, shoulder blade, that'd be considered norm?

    Okay, SE++, let's see some tats and hear some tales. Also, should I change this to NSF56K? Guess I'll see how image burdened this thing gets.

    get a tramp stamp

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    MetroidZoidMetroidZoid Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    'Cheap' is only cheaper by comparison to what the only other two artists in my small town would charge for a tattoo of the size I had in mind.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    but again, you're talking about getting a tattoo from a non professional

    if I'm going to get something indelibly printed on my body, I'm going to pay for quality

    but suit yourself, there's no shortage of people with shitty tattoos!

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    im planning on getting my first tattoo before i leave for japan at the end of july

    it's going to be a native american style phoenix, probably somewhere around my shoulder, partly for my dad who died in a pretty shitty way (sudden, but painless at least) and gave me my name, and partly for that entire side of my family, who all come from cherokee blood and are pretty into it

    of course im about as native american as casper the friendly ghost, but im hoping itll look pretty nice regardless

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    CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Shitty Tattoos!
    Now you can, too!
    Comes in 8 assorted flavours!

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I got a tattoo. Big old Marine Corps globe on my wrist, so if someone ever asks if I'm a Marine, I got "No, 'cause I'm not a faggot!" Then I laugh.

    Best four-hundred dollars I ever spent.

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    Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I got a tattoo. Big old Marine Corps globe on my wrist, so if someone ever asks if I'm a Marine, I got "No, 'cause I'm not a faggot!" Then I laugh.

    Best four-hundred dollars I ever spent.

    best tattoo story

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Admittedly junior high was rough.

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    TenTen Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    My sister keeps bugging everybody in my family to get matching tattoos, which isn't a bad idea, but of course she has to come up with a design that everybody agrees and so basically it will never happen.

    My wife and I plan to get tattoos on our 10 year anniversary, not 100% sure what we'll get yet but it will be something to do with the date we got together.

    I also kind of like the idea of getting a tattoo for every decade I'm alive (since the 10 year anniversary will also be my 30th birthday), I haven't been able to think of anything that decently represents the first two decades of my life yet though.

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    BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    i want a tattoo but every time i think of something to get i find out its a horrible idea. like my last idea, i thought it would be nice to have a small polish eagle on my back, do some research... and no that will make me look like a neo nazi or like i am from the ghetto.

    now somehow i want a dragon mixed with architecture. i have no idea how to draw that. So anyhow, i am tattoo free + full of horrible tattoo ideas

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    bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    i bought a rad sketchbook today

    my sketches themselves, however, are sternly lacking

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    BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    ass antlers, that sounds better

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    This is mine. Drew it myself and shit.
    tatxn1.jpg

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    There's nothing I like enough to want to see it all the time. They make cameras for that.

    And I'm Asian. Does that mean I have to get the word "COURAGE" somewhere on my body?

    edit: In English, of course.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    There's nothing I like enough to want to see it all the time. They make cameras for that.

    And I'm Asian. Does that mean I have to get the word "COURAGE" somewhere on my body?

    edit: In English, of course.

    You should, in Olde English lettering across you chest.

    I will give you a dollar.

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I was reading an article on BME (I think) and they were talking about how there's a trend in China of people getting tattoos in Western languages because they look good. So, for the record, Asians are just as stupid as whites are.

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    Cosmic SombreroCosmic Sombrero Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    As cool as drawing your own tattoo is, flaming skulls are a little generic.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    As cool as drawing your own tattoo is, flaming skulls are a little generic.

    yeah, but what you can't see too clearly from the picture is that the design forms a heart.

    D'Awwwwwwwwww...

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    WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    edited April 2009
    I have the worst tattoo and no one can argue with me on this because you would lose that argument

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Holy shit, HI THERE WHIPPY.

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    WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    edited April 2009
    hey what's up buddy

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Is it Rank that used to have a tattoo of a swastika?

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I thought that explosion in your lab killed you. Huh. Guess I was wrong.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    My damn compy works again, when is the next karaoke night?:winky:

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    WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    edited April 2009
    I thought that explosion in your lab killed you. Huh. Guess I was wrong.

    nope, just super speed

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    So, what's the tattoo of, Whippy?

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    Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Who has the dickbutt tattoo?

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    Cosmic SombreroCosmic Sombrero Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Tonkka wrote: »
    As cool as drawing your own tattoo is, flaming skulls are a little generic.

    yeah, but what you can't see too clearly from the picture is that the design forms a heart.

    D'Awwwwwwwwww...

    I saw that, but it's still kind of lame!

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    WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    edited April 2009
    Who has the dickbutt tattoo?

    yo

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I thought that was Rank for some reason. I feel that I've been lied to.

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    seizureorbsseizureorbs Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    my mom has a tattoo on her wrist that looks like this

    and yes I said
    yes I will
    yes

    (from ulysses if you don't recognize it)

    edit: that didn't work out as well once posted, the words are arranged in an upside-down pyramid

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    BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    my mom has a tattoo on her wrist that looks like this
    and yes I said
      yes I will
          yes
    
    (from ulysses if you don't recognize it)

    edit: that didn't work out as well once posted, the words are arranged in an upside-down pyramid

    Gotta use code tags to keep spacing and shit like that.

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    seizureorbsseizureorbs Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    thank you, I had forgotten how to do that

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    JigrahJigrah Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I got a tattoo. Big old Marine Corps globe on my wrist, so if someone ever asks if I'm a Marine, I got "No, 'cause I'm not a faggot!" Then I laugh.

    Best four-hundred dollars I ever spent.

    Please tell me you are kidding.

    You got a Marine tattoo, because you think Marines are faggots.

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Jigrah wrote: »
    I got a tattoo. Big old Marine Corps globe on my wrist, so if someone ever asks if I'm a Marine, I got "No, 'cause I'm not a faggot!" Then I laugh.

    Best four-hundred dollars I ever spent.

    Please tell me you are kidding.

    You got a Marine tattoo, because you think Marines are faggots.
    Yes, of course I'm serious.

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    JigrahJigrah Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Jigrah wrote: »
    I got a tattoo. Big old Marine Corps globe on my wrist, so if someone ever asks if I'm a Marine, I got "No, 'cause I'm not a faggot!" Then I laugh.

    Best four-hundred dollars I ever spent.

    Please tell me you are kidding.

    You got a Marine tattoo, because you think Marines are faggots.
    Yes, of course I'm serious.

    No you're not, you are not that dumb!

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Don't tell me how dumb I am! You don't know me!

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    JigrahJigrah Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Don't tell me how dumb I am! You don't know me!

    Am I simply in denial? Has love really blinded me?

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Is that Queen?

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