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RE: tattoos - Caligula - 08-31-2011 12:19 PM

I've been considering getting one in white ink. I have light skin so it would just about show but would still be very discreet and unusual. They're slightly elevated which makes them look a bit like scars.

Not many tattoo artists can do them well though. And I don't like the idea of them getting popular and every hipster from Brooklyn to San Francisco suddenly rocking one.


RE: tattoos - Screwston - 11-01-2011 02:34 AM

I really want to get sleeves and go crazy on my chest and back but I'm worried about jobs. I guess I can wear long sleeves when I need to but still. I don't know if it's the best idea. Does anyone have a lot of visible tattoos?


RE: tattoos - OGNorCal707 - 11-01-2011 11:40 AM

(11-01-2011 02:34 AM)houston Wrote:  I really want to get sleeves and go crazy on my chest and back but I'm worried about jobs. I guess I can wear long sleeves when I need to but still. I don't know if it's the best idea. Does anyone have a lot of visible tattoos?


Lot's of visible tats = bad idea.


I have 5 tattoos none are visible, unless I wear a tank top. It's cool, because no one suspects that I have tattoos, no problems with jobs, people stereotyping, etc.

Having lot's of visible tats will definitely hurt your job prospects, unless you don't care and plan on working some job like a chef or an auto mechanic, where having tats won't necessarily disqualify you.

Also, when you are heavily tatted people will make all sorts of assumptions about you, you definitely don't want the I just got out of a 10 year jail stint look.


RE: tattoos - Timoteo - 11-01-2011 12:04 PM

(05-08-2011 03:22 AM)speakeasy Wrote:  I would never get one myself. Not that I have anything against them per se, I just don't want to get something then end up hating it in 15 years. If they were easy to remove, I might be more open to it, but it's the permanence of it that keeps me away. If you are going to get something, it should be something timeless and that won't look dated in a decade.

What do y'all think about girls who get tattoos? My feelings are all or nothing. I usually hate tattoos on chics, esp if it's a stupid ankle tattoo or tramp stamp. But if she goes all out, it can look sexy as hell. I think tattoos work well if a chic has that sultry goth or punk look:

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Those stars directly on her breasts had to be EXTREMELY painful...


RE: tattoos - Timoteo - 11-01-2011 12:07 PM

(05-08-2011 02:05 AM)kickboxer Wrote:  I have a Dallas Cowboys logo and name on my bicep that i got when i was 17 . FAIL!

Why is it a FAIL? You don't root for the Cowboys anymore? Is it because Tony Romo is a pussy?


RE: tattoos - Timoteo - 11-01-2011 12:24 PM

Though I've never felt compelled to get one, I have no real objection to tattoos. I think they're cooler if they're self-designed and significant to the individual (picking some stock image out of a book, or something common seems kind of weak to me). I'll admit to being shocked when I see someone so covered that I can't see their actual skin color. That's a HUGE commitment, because that's YOU until the grave. For people that work in the arts, or some job where your looks won't matter, it's fine. For others, you need to get tats that can be easily covered (I worked at a law firm that didn't allow visible tattoos - a chick I worked with had one on her lower leg, and had to wear one of those huge bandaids to cover it under her stockings if she wore a skirt or dress. It looked stupid).

The one tat that is particularly stupid is the name of your current significant other, because inevitiably it will have to be removed or covered (Johnny Depp famously got a "Winona Forever" tat when he was banging Winona Ryder, and he had to have it reworked to read "Wino Forever").


RE: tattoos - Screwston - 11-01-2011 03:21 PM

I know someone who has a white collar job and is covered everywhere. He told me just don't touch my hands or neck. I might have an employer fire me once they hire me and I walk in with a short sleeve lol


RE: tattoos - Chad Daring - 11-01-2011 06:14 PM

(11-01-2011 03:21 PM)houston Wrote:  I know someone who has a white collar job and is covered everywhere. He told me just don't touch my hands or neck. I might have an employer fire me once they hire me and I walk in with a short sleeve lol

I know a lot of guys that do that, and if I ever get my forearms done (which I really want to) I'm going to do the same

I've already planned it out that I'll have a band done around my wrists, just above where a long sleeve shirt would stop that'll "cap" the sleeves so all I need is a black button up and you'd never know they're there.

I've seen some white collars at the company that contracts mine that have tattoos, I dont think employers will fire you for them, but I think it definitely hurts your chances of getting a job if you have them. If you get inked, just hide it during interviews, get them to like you first.


RE: tattoos - Screwston - 11-01-2011 07:33 PM

Chad - that's what I was thinking. Show up with a long sleeve button up until you get in the door.


RE: tattoos - DonovanVC - 11-02-2011 12:51 AM

too many people have tats now.

they do look cool from time to time, especially sleeves, if ur a guy.

but girls r startin to look like wanna be porn stars with so many tats, not elegant beauties


RE: tattoos - Soma - 11-02-2011 01:08 AM

(11-01-2011 12:04 PM)Timoteo Wrote:  
(05-08-2011 03:22 AM)speakeasy Wrote:  I would never get one myself. Not that I have anything against them per se, I just don't want to get something then end up hating it in 15 years. If they were easy to remove, I might be more open to it, but it's the permanence of it that keeps me away. If you are going to get something, it should be something timeless and that won't look dated in a decade.

What do y'all think about girls who get tattoos? My feelings are all or nothing. I usually hate tattoos on chics, esp if it's a stupid ankle tattoo or tramp stamp. But if she goes all out, it can look sexy as hell. I think tattoos work well if a chic has that sultry goth or punk look:

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Those stars directly on her breasts had to be EXTREMELY painful...

Agreed, normally I don't like chicks with tats but her's are oddly attractive (minus the skull).

I once dated a girl with quite a few tattoos. At first it was kind of cool, not necessarily more attractive but just different. After a couple weeks I didn't even notice them at all and never really thought about them much again unless they were specifically brought up by someone else.


RE: tattoos - bez - 11-02-2011 03:05 AM

Surprised at the amount of positive response's when the word 'tribal' even gets mentioned.
Where im from that is major major douche material and most women i have met or currently hang with think its the worst kind of tattoo ever....
Not hating if thats what your into,everyone has a different opinion and appreciation for body art,especially with so many styles from all around the globe becoming more mainstream.
Whatever ink you do get though,make sure it really means something or is at least different to anything you see on anyone else.Take your time and find respected,talented and honest artists.


RE: tattoos - DLuzhin - 11-02-2011 05:45 PM

I have a sleeve and a half-sleeve. It doesn't hurt job prospects, though I work in science wherein cohorts and superiors tend to be more liberal anyway. Girls like them.

If you get them, get them big; small ones look like crap.


RE: tattoos - SFTD - 11-03-2011 03:47 AM

(11-02-2011 03:05 AM)bez Wrote:  Surprised at the amount of positive response's when the word 'tribal' even gets mentioned.
Where im from that is major major douche material and most women i have met or currently hang with think its the worst kind of tattoo ever....
Not hating if thats what your into,everyone has a different opinion and appreciation for body art,especially with so many styles from all around the globe becoming more mainstream.
Whatever ink you do get though,make sure it really means something or is at least different to anything you see on anyone else.Take your time and find respected,talented and honest artists.

Seconded. Tho I had thought of getting a tribal eventually to connect the ones I already have, I've taken a more cyberpunk theme to it. Lines like circuits and hexagons nodes. But I won't get that until I'm done with all the symbols first.


RE: tattoos - Chad Daring - 11-03-2011 07:20 PM

(11-02-2011 05:45 PM)DLuzhin Wrote:  I have a sleeve and a half-sleeve. It doesn't hurt job prospects, though I work in science wherein cohorts and superiors tend to be more liberal anyway. Girls like them.

If you get them, get them big; small ones look like crap.

I'd imagine for that field you probably have a degree backing you as well, that shows you aren't just some guy, where if you're in unskilled labor they've got nothing but your word and your face to go on.


RE: tattoos - Screwston - 11-03-2011 07:53 PM

For all the travelers - how do girls in other countries react to the tats? I'm guessing tattoos are mainstream pretty much all over the world...


RE: tattoos - Luckystar - 11-03-2011 07:57 PM

(05-07-2011 07:18 PM)MiXX Wrote:  I always wanted to get a tribal tattoo on my arms and chest (Do not have any tattoos), but never pulled the trigger as I felt nowadays NOT having a tattoo is DVH.

Thoughts?

Mixx

I have tattoos. I think you're right, nowadays it is DHV not to have them.


RE: tattoos - Chad Daring - 11-03-2011 08:04 PM

(11-03-2011 07:57 PM)Luckystar Wrote:  
(05-07-2011 07:18 PM)MiXX Wrote:  I always wanted to get a tribal tattoo on my arms and chest (Do not have any tattoos), but never pulled the trigger as I felt nowadays NOT having a tattoo is DVH.

Thoughts?

Mixx

I have tattoos. I think you're right, nowadays it is DHV not to have them.

I think what the tattoo is might play into how its received. I could easily see how something generic like nautical stars would now be an instant lowering of value, but if its unique, well done, and has meaning behind it, its an easy segue into a conversation and a way to indirectly show off.


RE: tattoos - mikeymike - 11-03-2011 08:28 PM

(11-03-2011 08:04 PM)Chad Daring Wrote:  
(11-03-2011 07:57 PM)Luckystar Wrote:  
(05-07-2011 07:18 PM)MiXX Wrote:  I always wanted to get a tribal tattoo on my arms and chest (Do not have any tattoos), but never pulled the trigger as I felt nowadays NOT having a tattoo is DVH.

Thoughts?

Mixx

I have tattoos. I think you're right, nowadays it is DHV not to have them.

I think what the tattoo is might play into how its received. I could easily see how something generic like nautical stars would now be an instant lowering of value, but if its unique, well done, and has meaning behind it, its an easy segue into a conversation and a way to indirectly show off.

Exactly, my latin writing one... I'm asked by a chick at least 2-3 times a night when i'm out what it means, it's the easiest flirt opening you can get...I've said things like warning trouble lives within here or something cheesy yet playful to that effect and it usually gets some sort of response either no come on tell me and then I make her work for what it means or so what kinda trouble and then it's on again. If you make it something personal people wanna know what it is and what its about. You make it generic and you look like a poser trying to keep up with the latest fad.


RE: tattoos - Screwston - 11-03-2011 08:40 PM

Most people have trendy tattoos and/or shitty quality ones. Take a good look next time you go out at everyone's tattoos. See how many retarded quotes, chinese letters, tramp stamps, stars, and tribal designs you can count. You will stand out if you have high quality shit on your body.


RE: tattoos - Chad Daring - 11-03-2011 08:45 PM

Personally I think having a bodywide motif helps as well. Mine is stone, both my tats are done to look like they're made out of old worn stone, which goes with the use of Norse runes in my tattoos. All of my planned tats will have the same style as well, I think it gives your body as a whole continuity, rather then just being a hodge podge of random symbols


RE: tattoos - Soma - 11-03-2011 09:45 PM

(11-03-2011 08:40 PM)houston Wrote:  Most people have trendy tattoos and/or shitty quality ones. Take a good look next time you go out at everyone's tattoos. See how many retarded quotes, chinese letters, tramp stamps, stars, and tribal designs you can count. You will stand out if you have high quality shit on your body.

Examples here http://ugliesttattoos.failblog.org/


RE: tattoos - DLuzhin - 11-03-2011 11:53 PM

Tattoos aren't all created equal. In a sense they are an exteriorization of a person's personality, taste, self-image among many other things; it can be either DHV or the opposite of DHV, whatever that's called.

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RE: tattoos - SFTD - 11-04-2011 12:05 AM

In the strictest objective view, to get positive DHV, a tattoo has to be eye-catching and interesting. I always get asked about the tattoo on my forearm.

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When I don't really give a shit about the explaining meaning, I say I drew it while listening to the Rolling Stones and said it looked like a good tattoo. When a girl's interested, or something more important than making some stranger happy, I go into the meaning: horns, pitchfork, wings, upright = hourglass, sideways = infinity. That usually gets them interested a bit more.

If you can find, draw or have drawn for you a interesting and somewhat meaningful tattoo, it'll be a DHV+ most likely. Its also in the way its shown (worn, not displayed) and delivery when you're asked about it. Don't be all excited to show it off like a kid with a new toy. I remember guys in high school who got their guardian's permission to get a tat and suddenly all they ever owned were sleeveless shirts, even in winter.


RE: tattoos - Screwston - 11-04-2011 01:53 AM

you will look trendy if you get a bunch of colorful tattoos. something about them on guys just dont look right idk. i dont think looking like this when you take your shirt off will ever be mainstream. you'll still shock the guy with a tribal tattoo on his arm and the red and green stars on each elbow.

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russian prison tattoos
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i like when each individual tattoo is split up like this instead of a collage
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