Tattooing

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

Do you have any tattoos?

I have three or more
3
5%
I have one or two
13
20%
I have none but I have considered getting one
11
17%
I would never consider getting any
37
58%
 
Total votes: 64

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Re: Tattooing

Postby Snarfyguy » 04 Nov 2011, 14:31

Daddy Longlegs wrote:So glad we weren't born in the year of the Rat.

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Re: Tattooing

Postby The Prof » 04 Nov 2011, 14:45

The Idiot wrote:I've got one, a celtic band on my left upper arm with my ex-wife's name in it. This causes enormous and seemingly endless amusement to my friends ;)


I'd like to get another.


Maybe a picture of your ex too?

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(I'm not saying she looks like that btw. it's just to illustrate the point - as it were)

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Re: Tattooing

Postby Polishgirl » 04 Nov 2011, 15:04

There is a website just for disastrous tatts, isn't there? Are these charming photos from it?
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Re: Tattooing

Postby Jimbo » 04 Nov 2011, 15:26

You know what a hoot it is when Japanese fuck up their English on a sign or a T-shirt. On the other hand ... :roll:
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Re: Tattooing

Postby Daddy Longlegs » 04 Nov 2011, 16:48

Thesiger wrote:Just out of interest, what do you feel is the relevance of the Chinese Year of the Dragon to anything in your life?

I think the relevance is more about the fact that we're both born the same year, and share some unique experiences that we feel shaped us as people. The symbolism of the dragon, at least for me, is that I've found something mythical in pairing with her, something transcendant enough that it would be worthy of writing great sonnets or epic stories to express, if only I had that talent. And we both felt like singular creatures struggling to communicate with another species prior to (re)finding each other.
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Re: Tattooing

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 04 Nov 2011, 16:55

Jimbo2 wrote:You know what a hoot it is when Japanese fuck up their English on a sign or a T-shirt. On the other hand ... :roll:


On The Other Hand There's A Fist.

Didn't you know that?
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Re: Tattooing

Postby Johnny Fartpants » 04 Nov 2011, 17:55

Jimbo2 wrote:You know what a hoot it is when Japanese fuck up their English on a sign or a T-shirt.


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How quaint.

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Re: Tattooing

Postby Medb » 04 Nov 2011, 18:53

The Prof wrote:
The Idiot wrote:I've got one, a celtic band on my left upper arm with my ex-wife's name in it. This causes enormous and seemingly endless amusement to my friends ;)


I'd like to get another.


Maybe a picture of your ex too?

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(I'm not saying she looks like that btw. it's just to illustrate the point - as it were)


That's either a really bad tattoo or a really ugly kid :?
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Re: Tattooing

Postby The Prof » 04 Nov 2011, 19:01

I think it's both

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Re: Tattooing

Postby Medb » 04 Nov 2011, 19:09

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Why?
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Re: Tattooing

Postby the masked man » 04 Nov 2011, 19:21

I love bad tattoo sites - the best ones are just inexplicable:

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Er, a winged cupcake?

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Re: Tattooing

Postby the masked man » 04 Nov 2011, 19:38

Ah! I've found it! Officially the worst tattoo of all time:

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There's enough here to support an entire conference of psychiatrists...

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Re: Tattooing

Postby Daddy Longlegs » 04 Nov 2011, 20:06

In a related question: how many is too many? I've heard from several people that "getting ink" becomes somewhat addictive and most people I know who have them have more than one.

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Re: Tattooing

Postby Witchypoo » 04 Nov 2011, 21:35

They are addictive. I only ever wanted one. Then that one looked lonely so I had a second. Then a third.................
I'm up to 6 & counting.
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Re: Tattooing

Postby the masked man » 05 Nov 2011, 16:47

I must admit that I have been feeling a lot more keen on having more tattoos lately. I only had one done about 15 years ago, and I thought that would be enough. But the desire to have more has returned very strongly. I'm sure I'll have at least one more done this winter.

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Re: Tattooing

Postby Jimbo » 05 Nov 2011, 17:09

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Re: Tattooing

Postby Silent Bob » 05 Nov 2011, 19:10

I don't see the point. There are far better things to spend money on.
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Re: Tattooing

Postby The Prof » 05 Nov 2011, 19:24

Like maggots?

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Re: Tattooing

Postby pcqgod » 05 Nov 2011, 21:49

I would never put a picture or writing on my flesh. It seems a bizarre concept to me. A small, tasteful tattoo on a woman won't bother me that much if she's otherwise attractive.
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Re: Tattooing

Postby Phil T » 05 Nov 2011, 23:00

Witchypoo wrote:They are addictive. I only ever wanted one. Then that one looked lonely so I had a second. Then a third.................
I'm up to 6 & counting.


I actually found the process of doing them addictive, though I'm not sure why. Maybe it's an endorphin thing?