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RE: tattoos - Mrs. Chocolate - 11-04-2011 05:11 AM

I have none. Maybe I will someday, but I persuit a meaning for it.

RE: tattoos - Screwston - 04-27-2012 10:07 PM

Cool clip from a show called Marked. Never seen the show, but stumbled on this video. Might make hipsters with gay sleeves shit their pants if you have some of these.

RE: tattoos - OldDirtyBismarck - 04-12-2017 05:45 AM

So, it's time to resurrect this thread. I'm strongly considering getting a tattoo on my forearm, it's a tattoo I've been constantly thinking of getting for 5 years now. I first thought of placing it on the triceps area, but I'm not anymore a huge fan of that and I'd like to have it in a more visible place. It wouldn't reach the hand or even the wrist so it would be covered up with a button shirt and only be visible wearing when wearing short sleeves.

I would like to know the opinion of you other guys. Would it be a bad idea? Would chicks be turned off by a forearm tattoo? (It wouldn't be a tribal/stars etc.)
I'm strongly considering doing it next month - it would be an expensive tattoo artist, but worth the money because it would be well done.

RE: tattoos - tomzestatlu - 04-12-2017 06:18 AM

There are women who are strongly atracted by tattoos and there are women, who don´t like them. But the first group is much bigger, according to my experiences.
I have tattoo on hand including forearm and elbow and I think that in combination with though-guy look it brings me enough attention from women.

But I did those when I was 18-19 years old. I am not sure, if I would get tattooed whole hand now and definitely I look at those things more conservatively.

But generally, tattoos have definitely VERY POSITIVE impact on my sexual life.

RE: tattoos - Oz. - 04-12-2017 09:28 AM

I can chime in on this topic, I've been pretty heavily tattooed since I was 18.

There's a lot about this topic to cover but I'll start off by saying that in the past 8 years no women has ever disliked my tattoos. Even professional women when placed in a more relaxed setting admired them.

There will always of course be some prude but I don't count those since it's 1:1000

RE: tattoos - Vaun - 04-12-2017 09:39 AM

I am ready to look into getting my tribal tat removed.

Anyone here do tattoo removal?

RE: tattoos - Oz. - 04-12-2017 09:46 AM

(04-12-2017 09:39 AM)Vaun Wrote:  I am ready to look into getting my tribal tat removed.

Anyone here do tattoo removal?

I know people that have and they say it is not worth it. It depends on the tattoo though

RE: tattoos - TheFinalEpic - 04-12-2017 09:49 AM

I've been planning a sleeve and a few others. I like them when they're black and white, I dislike coloring on most people.

RE: tattoos - Kieran - 04-12-2017 10:56 AM

(04-12-2017 09:39 AM)Vaun Wrote:  I am ready to look into getting my tribal tat removed.

Anyone here do tattoo removal?

I had two removed. Got them when I was about 16 or 17 and almost immediately regretted them. Removal is long and fairly expensive - took me around 20 sessions for complete removal, but they stopped charging me after about 14 sessions when there wasn't much ink left, as it was only taking a few minutes to hit it.

On results, you can still see a bit of an outline that's lighter than my skin where the tattoos were because the act of tattooing itself leaves a feint scar.

RE: tattoos - The_e_man - 04-13-2017 01:05 PM

I have a full-sleeve on one arm and an in-progress sleeve on the other thats currently only a half-sleeve.

RE: Tattoos - IvanDrago - 04-13-2017 02:13 PM

(04-12-2017 09:49 AM)TheFinalEpic Wrote:  I dislike coloring on most people.


RE: Tattoos - The Wire - 04-14-2017 03:02 PM

(11-04-2011 01:53 AM)Screwston Wrote:  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.

Wow times have change. Fast forward 6 years colorful tattoos are trendy and tribal tattoos are about as relevant as Affliction and Ed hardy t-shirts.

They only thing I can predict is the following; whatever tattoos you get will eventually date you in the eyes of the younger generations. It's like getting a permanent haircut that you can't change for 50 years. Better hope its a good one.

RE: Tattoos - Darkwing Buck - 07-09-2017 06:47 PM

Some of you guys have horrible taste in tattoos in my opinion.

#1. Go big or go home. Small ink looks like shit. Especially on men. If it's not gonna be large coverage with a cool idea and in a good style, then don't bother. Maybe because I've gotten a bunch of larger pieces but I never notice or pay attention to a smaller piece on another guy unless its EXTREMELY well done

#2. GET GOOD WORK. After you discover the style you want you have to actually find an artist who is skilled at that style and enjoys doing tattoos in that style. I see so many people with shitty tattoos. In fact in many areas, the majority of tattoos actually suck. They're either stupid concepts because the person who thought of them is a dumbass, or they got it done by a shitty artist and the linework, shading, and contrasting is just off.

#3. Get timeless styles. American traditional, POLYNESIAN TRIBAL (not the stupid regular tribal), japanese style, etc. Those styles NEVER go out they are like the suits of the tattooing world. Never go out of style. Also they go back to point #1 which is always go big. These styles lend themselves to large cohesive pieces that look attractive, classy, and timeless.

Also personally for me it's black ink only though if you're a non-black person you can get away with some color work. Just don't look like a rainbow pick 1 or 2 main colors and 1 or 2 supporting colors.

Tattoos that I instantly think are lame/ugly are small stand alone pieces and generic work that isn't done in a grand way. For example a panther head that's small and on the bicep would be lame to me. A massive panther head covering the entire back or a panther head on the arm that's only one piece of a huge cohesive sleeve however, would be a whole different story.

Also regular tribal work that's only a band or a quarter sleeve is gay to me.

Girlfriend or spouses name? Self-explanatory. Your own last name on your arm/back? WTF? Did you forget your last name or something? Fucking dumb. In fact pure text tattoos in general almost always suck. Tattooing is for imagery not for writing a book. A small phrase attached to a symbol/picture? Sure. Just straight up words? Wasteful in my opinion.

Also pop culture tattoos like a football/basketball team mascot/logo is fucking gay to me. Or the symbol of your favorite band or rapper. Of all the things to put on your body for time immemorial you pick that? Holy shit it's like the male version of a "basic bitch" tattoo. There's men out there getting massive murals of the samurais on their backs, dragons on their sides, the warriors of their heritage on their arms, swords and powerful animals, angels and demons, ancient symbols/art, powerful archetypal images that transcend cultures, and you're out here with a fucking Lakers or Celtics logo on your body... Jesus fuckin christ.

That's me. I'm a bit of a tattoo snob since I started getting tattooed when I was 18 and my first piece was a half-sleeve done by a good artist with pretty original phoenix imagery I conceptualized myself and had the artist draw up. Still looks great and classy today and translated well when I extended it to a full sleeve.

I also have my chest and stomach tattooed though from now on I've been leaning more toward American traditional style. Still, most of my tattoos are pretty big and I'll be going even bigger. But for me I'm a tattoo enthusiast and committed to a full body suit eventually. My tastes and choices may not represent the "average guy" or even the average tattooed person. I'm already halfway toward having damn near full body coverage once I start my legs.

RE: Tattoos - Ceasar - 01-14-2019 03:29 AM

I'm thinking about tattoos bros. I always hesitated -- who wants something that will be around for ever, and may look bad?

But, tattoos are masculine, and sexual. Of course I would get tattoos with meaning, that I could weave into my game. I am a light-skinned bro, so dark tattoos will also darken my skin.

Those who've got them -- did it help? Do you regret? Any tips/things to know in advance?

RE: Tattoos - TigerMandingo - 01-14-2019 10:52 AM

The Vikings were pretty masculine, and they didn't need tattoos.

Just hit the gym and get bigger.

RE: Tattoos - BlastbeatCasanova - 01-14-2019 11:27 AM

Seems like more people have tattoos these days than not; they aren’t cool, edgy, or unique anymore. Just my opinion.

RE: Tattoos - CaptainCup - 01-14-2019 12:26 PM


I have Asian-themed sleeves. They are very colorful and of course very big. I got them nearly 20 years ago, back when sleeves were still considered a little “dangerous” or extreme. I would love to be ink free, if for no other reason than to be able to choose from the nearly endless number of tattoo artists and styles now that tattoos are near mainstream.

If you are serious about tattoos, I’d encourage you to do extensive research on what you want and who is the right artist to do it. Some artists specialize is Asian or Traditional American, or tribal, etc. There is no excuse in this day and age for not having enough information to make a good decision.

As far as women liking tattoos, it is hit or miss and personal preferences prevail. A tattoo will not turn a jackass into a zebra. Rather, I’d say they enhance whatever is already there in terms of sexual alure.

I have had women reply to me on online dating that they don’t like guys with tattoos. I have also had women comment that they look sexy on me. In my own personal case, I think that the large-scale nature of my sleeves works for me. I doubt I would get that kind of positive response with isolated random small tats here and there.

I am an older guy and generally I don’t show my ink very much in public and definitely not at work. I usually wear a long sleeve button shirt. Part of the reason is that I am no longer interested in displaying that I’m “dangerous” or edgy. This also helps to add a little mystique with women and increases the anticipation of getting the clothes off.

Another thing to consider is that tattoos fade over time. They will never be as bright and vibrant as the day you got them. Also, designs fall out of favor. Personally, I think tribal has come and gone. Asian and Traditional American seem to have more staying power. It will be interesting to see what black and grey portraits look like after 20 years.

Hopefully I’ve given you some additional perspective on this topic.