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2014-06-14 05:17:15 PM  
CSB;
Used to travel a lot. Instead of t-shirts I got tattooed. Got tat's in about 20 countries and a dozen states.
Now that it's many years later in some cases, it's fun to be reminded of those experiences when I see them.

/Unless I'm at the pool, nobody knows about any of them :~)
//Except your mom.
///Next I'm getting a full body tattoo of myself, but slightly taller.
 
2014-06-14 05:17:36 PM  

acohn: I dare you to say that to her face.



I'd love the opportunity
 
2014-06-14 05:19:43 PM  
No mention yet of the tattoos in Lust In The Dust?

/*smh* fark is slipping
 
2014-06-14 05:54:32 PM  

Nogale: I have nothing against tattoos one way or the other but I'm always shocked at how many people walk around with crap work. I mean, it's going to be on your body for a really long time - can't you put in a little time and effort to find a good artist?

A woman I work with has a tattoo on her shoulder. I don't know if it was just badly done originally or if it's worn really poorly, but even when sitting next to her I can't tell what it's supposed to be. So for all intents and purposes she's sporting a big bluish blob.


Worked with a girl who had  "no regrets" on her back shoulder.  When she wore a tank top, the strap usually covered the "no."
 
2014-06-14 05:57:59 PM  

Begoggle: All tattoos are stupid.


No.
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-06-14 06:01:37 PM  
10/10 to the author of TFA for a masterful job of trolling. Well done.
 
2014-06-14 06:15:39 PM  
This could apply to any decision in life.

You got married to prove your commitment and undying love? Idiot!
You have a 30 year mortgage from a bank for a home that is the size of a trailer and built with cheap lumber and labor? Idiot!
You watch sports on TV, wear your team colors and buy pizza for the big game? Idiot!
You are building a nest egg, working out regulary and eating healthy so you can live longer in a retirement home that nobody ever visits? Or maybe you want leave something behind and have them fight over every penny and not even talk about you or your pathetic unorginal life after your gone. Idiot. Idiot Idiot

so many choices in this orginal life.
 
2014-06-14 06:19:13 PM  

craigdamage: I was never cool enough to get a tattoo.

46 now and totally un-inked.

All you youngsters are just so goddamned cool and edgy. You all so love to tell me about how "original" and "radical" your ink stains are. All of you.

EVERY

SINGLE

ONE

OF

YOU

.....oh how totally original you all are.


Yeah. I'm barely this side of 50, and back in the day (70s-early 80s) it really was kind of badass and dangerous to have a tat, the only people we grew up with that had tats were either military vets (WW2 or Korea) or bikers that could kick your ass as soon as look at you. It was sort of a badge.

Shiat, now Trevor who lives with his mom has one. Pffft....
 
2014-06-14 06:19:51 PM  

Theory Of Null: This could apply to any decision in life.

You got married to prove your commitment and undying love? Idiot!
You have a 30 year mortgage from a bank for a home that is the size of a trailer and built with cheap lumber and labor? Idiot!
You watch sports on TV, wear your team colors and buy pizza for the big game? Idiot!
You are building a nest egg, working out regulary and eating healthy so you can live longer in a retirement home that nobody ever visits? Or maybe you want leave something behind and have them fight over every penny and not even talk about you or your pathetic unorginal life after your gone. Idiot. Idiot Idiot

so many choices in this orginal life.


Walking around with just your nuts hanging out of your fly? Idiot!
 
2014-06-14 06:31:10 PM  
I wanna get the phrase " You gonna eat that " Tattooed on my stomach
 
2014-06-14 06:36:08 PM  

d23: oblig.  Don't hate me, tat lovers..

[i263.photobucket.com image 610x629]


The forearms shouldn't be colored red. Long sleeves cover those up just fine and dandy

I've got the beginnings of sleeves going on, but that doesn't stop me from looking awesome in a tailored suit, and it certainly didn't stop me from getting a (temporary) job in the Governor's office.
 
2014-06-14 06:37:12 PM  

SuddenlySamhain: I wanna get the phrase " You gonna eat that " Tattooed on my stomach


With an arrow pointing down?
 
2014-06-14 06:46:06 PM  

gunther_bumpass: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8299308/91407429#c91407429" target="_blank">Theory Of Null</a>:</strong> <em>This could apply to any decision in life.

You got married to prove your commitment and undying love? Idiot!
You have a 30 year mortgage from a bank for a home that is the size of a trailer and built with cheap lumber and labor? Idiot!
You watch sports on TV, wear your team colors and buy pizza for the big game? Idiot!
You are building a nest egg, working out regulary and eating healthy so you can live longer in a retirement home that nobody ever visits? Or maybe you want leave something behind and have them fight over every penny and not even talk about you or your pathetic unorginal life after your gone. Idiot. Idiot Idiot

so many choices in this orginal life.</em>

Walking around with just your nuts hanging out of your fly? Idiot!


Hey if women can breast feed in public. Equal rights and shiat.

oh_please: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8299308/91407582#c91407582" target="_blank">SuddenlySamhain</a>:</strong> <em>I wanna get the phrase " You gonna eat that " Tattooed on my stomach</em>

With an arrow pointing down?


Tupac style, pointing directly towards the belly button with some navel lint.
 
2014-06-14 06:50:22 PM  

antnyjc: and the ones of Asian characters that you have no idea what they actually mean (or if you think you do, but are wrong).


CSB:
In high school, my buddy and I convinced another, um, friend (I guess) that the Chinese characters he had gotten tattooed the day before didn't actually mean "Strong Tiger" or whatever he thought, but instead meant "Incredibly Gullible."

It should have been obvious we were farking with him, but no. He believed us.
 
2014-06-14 06:52:11 PM  

Theory Of Null: This could apply to any decision in life.

You got married to prove your commitment and undying love? Idiot!
You have a 30 year mortgage from a bank for a home that is the size of a trailer and built with cheap lumber and labor? Idiot!
You watch sports on TV, wear your team colors and buy pizza for the big game? Idiot!
You are building a nest egg, working out regulary and eating healthy so you can live longer in a retirement home that nobody ever visits? Or maybe you want leave something behind and have them fight over every penny and not even talk about you or your pathetic unorginal life after your gone. Idiot. Idiot Idiot

so many choices in this orginal life.


If I answered 'no' to all of these. then what?

And can you really equate any of them to getting inked? I mean, you might as well as equate breeding to getting a tat and be done with it.

I understand the stance of 'it's my effing skin, mind your own beeswax', cos it's true, and should shut up pretty much anyone deriding your ink choices. It might not be able to stop 90% of people who look at you from judging you, but that's just people.

It's like getting all pissy about others judging you for being permenantly unwashed, when it's your choice to be that way, and you know fine well about how people judge other people who stink real bad.

IMHO, there is no such thing as a good looking tattoo, nor is there any reason for me to pretend to like them. I just plain outright dislike tattoos, and will say as much when presented with someone who instigates conversation regarding their own ink.
 
2014-06-14 06:58:42 PM  
I have a couple little tats on my ankles and some delicate stars across my shoulder blades. None of them are visible in regular business attire, but I can choose to expose them easily at the beach or whatever. While I don't necessarily think it's right to judge someone as trashy for having tattoos that are visible, I would say it shows a prior lack of good judgement that warrants pause before hiring them, especially on the face and neck.
 
2014-06-14 06:59:28 PM  

99.998er: I would totally trust her.
[chimpmania.com image 400x261]


well, if it's in print, it must be true.
 
2014-06-14 07:03:15 PM  

lifeboat: Fail:

[oi58.tinypic.com image 356x289]

Fixed, free of charge by one hell of an artist:

[oi59.tinypic.com image 480x360]


Good back-story on that one.


This thread would be incomplete without that tatwreck... but I didn't know about the fix. That's just awesome, on a number of levels.
 
2014-06-14 07:20:08 PM  
The worst tattoo is when you get so many tattoos that no one can tell what any of them are supposed to be. Use contrast and negative space, people.
 
2014-06-14 07:20:39 PM  
For me it's a correlation thing, it's just that so many people with tats are from the lowest classes, that seeing a tat on a person automatically brings up that association. It's like seeing a McDonald's logo and thinking of burgers. Not saying that's right, or that it doesn't get adjusted when getting to know someone, but it is the first reaction. While you don't have to be a low-life type to have a tat, it would have to be impossible these days to find a low-life type who doesn't have one.
 
2014-06-14 07:28:40 PM  

DeathRaySanta: lifeboat: Fail:

[oi58.tinypic.com image 356x289]

Fixed, free of charge by one hell of an artist:

[oi59.tinypic.com image 480x360]


Good back-story on that one.

This thread would be incomplete without that tatwreck... but I didn't know about the fix. That's just awesome, on a number of levels.


Yeah, it's a cool story.  The guy who fixed it is named Scott Versago and he does some very nice work, especially with faces:

http://inkarmy.com/scott-versago
 
2014-06-14 07:34:06 PM  

uttertosh: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8299308/91407429#c91407429" target="_blank">Theory Of Null</a>:</strong> <em>This could apply to any decision in life.

You got married to prove your commitment and undying love? Idiot!
You have a 30 year mortgage from a bank for a home that is the size of a trailer and built with cheap lumber and labor? Idiot!
You watch sports on TV, wear your team colors and buy pizza for the big game? Idiot!
You are building a nest egg, working out regulary and eating healthy so you can live longer in a retirement home that nobody ever visits? Or maybe you want leave something behind and have them fight over every penny and not even talk about you or your pathetic unorginal life after your gone. Idiot. Idiot Idiot

so many choices in this orginal life.</em>

If I answered 'no' to all of these. then what?

And can you really equate any of them to getting inked? I mean, you might as well as equate breeding to getting a tat and be done with it.

I understand the stance of 'it's my effing skin, mind your own beeswax', cos it's true, and should shut up pretty much anyone deriding your ink choices. It might not be able to stop 90% of people who look at you from judging you, but that's just people.

It's like getting all pissy about others judging you for being permenantly unwashed, when it's your choice to be that way, and you know fine well about how people judge other people who stink real bad.

IMHO, there is no such thing as a good looking tattoo, nor is there any reason for me to pretend to like them. I just plain outright dislike tattoos, and will say as much when presented with someone who instigates conversation regarding their own ink.


I thought we were talking about conformity and orginality here. I don't think people who stink are trying to smell bad. They don't wake up and say hey I want to smell like I shiat myself today. maybe they do, I dont know.

I think you could compare it to wearing hats, suits, name brand clothing, beards, maternity clothing hehe.
 
2014-06-14 07:37:51 PM  

blottoman: dpzum1: ...

I got my tats long ago...before they were considered "in". And, two of them are visible, on my forearms.
I make it a point, and always have, not to judge a book by it's cover. Same as someone being overweight, too tall, too short, "weird looking", whatever. If someone is going to judge me by my tats, and assume I'm someone that I'm not, that's their loss.

You sound fat.

/ j/k


No if you cannot get a job,  afford a place to live,  feed your children because of your tattoo that is not their loss.   That is your loss.
 
2014-06-14 07:43:21 PM  

Guest: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8299308/91405015#c91405015" target="_blank">blottoman</a>:</strong> <em>dpzum1: ...

I got my tats long ago...before they were considered "in". And, two of them are visible, on my forearms.
I make it a point, and always have, not to judge a book by it's cover. Same as someone being overweight, too tall, too short, "weird looking", whatever. If someone is going to judge me by my tats, and assume I'm someone that I'm not, that's their loss.

You sound fat.

/ j/k</em>

No if you cannot get a job,  afford a place to live,  feed your children because of your tattoo that is not their loss.   That is your loss.


What if in twenty years everyone has tats including your mother's vag. where will the tatless work?
 
2014-06-14 07:48:56 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-14 08:07:09 PM  

Theory Of Null: Guest: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8299308/91405015#c91405015" target="_blank">blottoman</a>:</strong> <em>dpzum1: ...

I got my tats long ago...before they were considered "in". And, two of them are visible, on my forearms.
I make it a point, and always have, not to judge a book by it's cover. Same as someone being overweight, too tall, too short, "weird looking", whatever. If someone is going to judge me by my tats, and assume I'm someone that I'm not, that's their loss.

You sound fat.

/ j/k</em>

No if you cannot get a job,  afford a place to live,  feed your children because of your tattoo that is not their loss.   That is your loss.

What if in twenty years everyone has tats including your mother's vag. where will the tatless work?


Well that is not going to happen.  However, to humour you lets pretend it will happen and everyone has a tattoo.  In that case tatoos would be considered a societal norm and would be easy to get one  for a job.

But having tattoos on your face, kneck hands is not considered normal in todays society so having one is not the person's judging the tattoo wearers loss it is the tattoos wearers loss.     The person judging will just find someon else without a tattoo and will most likley have made the right decision.

Sorry people who have forethought and common sense do not get tattoos that will greatly lower their ability to be a contributing member of society.  Those who do can almost be guaranteed to fit into one of these categories

1.  Has been to prison and most likely multiple times

2.  Is involved in gang mentality and gangs

3.   Has deep seated mental issues

4.   Has an intelligence level close to or just above retarded.


People who have tattoos that can be discretely covered up at times will not be judged by most.
 
2014-06-14 08:08:21 PM  
Why is it that if:
- you spent years considering it before you got one
- it has deep personal meaning to you
- you designed it yourself

It automatically becomes a "cool" tattoo (as opposed to all those "sheeple" who are just "following a trend")

Your rose entwined in a barbed wire Celtic knot is lame, despite the fact that you designed it yourself and that roses are your deceased grandmother's favorite flower.
 
2014-06-14 08:12:18 PM  

Thorazine: Looking at another piece by the author, it seems he is a homosexual. His judgementalness (sp?), I find curious.


Fixed.
 
2014-06-14 08:16:06 PM  
www.dopetattoos.com
 
2014-06-14 08:34:41 PM  

Guest: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8299308/91408526#c91408526" target="_blank">Theory Of Null</a>:</strong> <em>Guest: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8299308/91405015#c91405015" target="_blank">blottoman</a>:</strong> <em>dpzum1: ...

I got my tats long ago...before they were considered "in". And, two of them are visible, on my forearms.
I make it a point, and always have, not to judge a book by it's cover. Same as someone being overweight, too tall, too short, "weird looking", whatever. If someone is going to judge me by my tats, and assume I'm someone that I'm not, that's their loss.

You sound fat.

/ j/k</em>

No if you cannot get a job,  afford a place to live,  feed your children because of your tattoo that is not their loss.   That is your loss.

What if in twenty years everyone has tats including your mother's vag. where will the tatless work?</em>

Well that is not going to happen.  However, to humour you lets pretend it will happen and everyone has a tattoo.  In that case tatoos would be considered a societal norm and would be easy to get one  for a job.

But having tattoos on your face, kneck hands is not considered normal in todays society so having one is not the person's judging the tattoo wearers loss it is the tattoos wearers loss.     The person judging will just find someon else without a tattoo and will most likley have made the right decision.

Sorry people who have forethought and common sense do not get tattoos that will greatly lower their ability to be a contributing member of society.  Those who do can almost be guaranteed to fit into one of these categories

1.  Has been to prison and most likely multiple times

2.  Is involved in gang mentality and gangs

3.   Has deep seated mental issues

4.   Has an intelligence level close to or just above retarded.


People who have tattoos that can be discretely covered ...


So what you're saying is, if your mother gets a tattoo of me on her vag you wont judge her for it because she took a job at a nice upscale apparal store instead of becoming a diesel mechanic?

So confused.
 
Rat [TotalFark]
2014-06-14 08:52:28 PM  
This one always cracks me up

img.fark.net

™  makes me wonder where the 7th dwarf is
 
2014-06-14 08:57:07 PM  

Rat: This one always cracks me up

[img.fark.net image 400x231]

™  makes me wonder where the 7th dwarf is


Hi ho, hi ho, to the crack we go!
 
2014-06-14 08:58:57 PM  
No tattoos.

/don't look at me
 
2014-06-14 09:10:55 PM  
I've got four, and most of the people I know have no idea I have any. I got them for myself. If you're getting them to show off to other people, you're doing it wrong.
 
2014-06-14 09:25:57 PM  

Heamer: I've got four, and most of the people I know have no idea I have any. I got them for myself. If you're getting them to show off to other people, you're doing it wrong.


I have a half-sleeve, but I got it for myself and wanted it for close to 5 years. It has a deep and personal meaning and when people ask, I'm happy to supply them with the answer, but they don't get it - because it isn't for them. I think that tattoos should have meaning and not just something you gift yourself on your birthday.
 
2014-06-14 09:26:48 PM  
I have been doing tattoos for 20 years. Most people are unoriginal in every part of their life, not just tattoos. Tattoos don't make you tougher,I know what pussies some of you are. Women are the worst offenders. They get tattoos the way they pick out clothes, based on this season's "in" fashions. Long stupid quotes are going to look terrible immediately, but, I tell them. seems bad for business, but I keep it real. I say no to a lot of peoples' stupid ideas that won't work.
 
2014-06-14 09:26:58 PM  

NeuroticRocker: Heamer: I've got four, and most of the people I know have no idea I have any. I got them for myself. If you're getting them to show off to other people, you're doing it wrong.

I have a half-sleeve, but I got it for myself and wanted it for close to 5 years. It has a deep and personal meaning and when people ask, I'm happy to supply them with the answer, but they don't get it - because it isn't for them. I think that tattoos should have meaning and not just something you gift yourself on your birthday.


It's also an original design I went to a custom artist for - didn't shop for best price I shopped for best guy who could pull it off. 

The tattoo shop has a sign: "Good work ain't cheap. Cheap work ain't good."
 
2014-06-14 09:27:16 PM  
My girlfriend of over two years has a tattoo on her left ring finger of a purple ribbon. It symbolizes her father who died a year ago. She got it on a whim. I respect her for it and respect her honoring her father, but I don't know how it's going to look when there's a wedding band and engagement ring on top of a tattoo.
 
2014-06-14 09:36:08 PM  

NeuroticRocker: "Good work ain't cheap. Cheap work ain't good."


i1126.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-14 09:40:39 PM  
--Never get a tattoo of a significant other's name/face. You might think you'll be together forever, but you never know what'll happen in the future.

--Never get a tattoo in a language you don't speak well enough to converse in. Chances are, it won't end up saying what you think it does.

--Never get a tattoo any place you can't cover up with clothing. Employers are going to judge whether you like it or not, and a tattoo is a choice.

--Never get a tattoo of a band name. Bands come and go, and some only enjoy brief popularity. But hey, I'm sure that Limp Bizkit tattoo will still be cool when you're 80.

--Never get a tattoo based on current pop culture/memes/anything based on a trend. It might be funny now, but will it still be funny 20 yrs from now?
 
2014-06-14 09:43:18 PM  
what does the arrow pointing to my big toe with the inscription "toetag goes here" on my foot mean?

/surprisingly I can't stand shoes, more people see it than you think
 
2014-06-14 09:50:18 PM  
I have 3, all have meaning to me, and none can be seen when I'm wearing even a short sleeve shirt.

/HS principal
//Not sure where all the judgmental responses are coming from.
 
2014-06-14 09:51:26 PM  

CraicBaby: --Never get a tattoo of a significant other's name/face. You might think you'll be together forever, but you never know what'll happen in the future.


Now you tell her...

t1.gstatic.com
/link is hot
//girl no longer is
 
2014-06-14 10:10:35 PM  
www.nealmueller.com
 
2014-06-14 10:23:30 PM  

antnyjc: Thanks for the Illustration d23. :)

Tattoos are up to taste. My tastes? I am not a huge fan of tattoos, but I don't really hate them either, but I would prefer someone covered head to toe in tattoos than someone with one really stupid tattoo in a stupid location (see Cute Little Princess above). I also don't mind them if they have some sort of meaning to the person who has them. At least it makes interesting conversation. Unlike some that have no meaning other than you were drunk one night and you can't even remember if you picked it yourself (again see little princess tattoo).

Locations that are bad to me:
Anything above the neckline. If you wear a plunging neckline, it includes that area too. With Face tattoos being about the worst spot of all.
Hands are bad.
Anything below the hips very tacky and usually the home of bad tattoos with no meaning.
Belly is pretty bad as well.

Gray Area:
Lower arms. This location is great if you have a great tattoo and great tattoos only.


The dude who wrote the article was a bit bitter and harsh about them though, at least some of the locations. If you are not forcing me to get the tattoo and you are not one of my children, then I don't care all that much about where they are.

1) Tribals - The only thing they say to me is that you wanted a tattoo, had money to blow, but had no idea what to get. Or that your friends were forcing you to get a tattoo and if you didn't pick one, they were going to pick one for you. They range from not interesting at all to moderately cool looking. You get a 0 for creativity, but you pass on the stupidity test. A girl with a good tribal on one shoulder can be pretty awesome though if done right and one the full shoulder, not just a spot on the shoulder.

2) Faces - I am totally cool with faces if they are of permanent family (Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, Children), especially if they are deceased. Spouses are OK, if they are deceased only. Otherwise you are just asking for Murphy's law to kick in. Never ever get a tattoo of a girlfriend.

3) Sub-cultural is a very grey area. Who am I and who are you to say what is an important subculture to anyone else? Generally if we are in completely different subcultures, I will likely never have to deal with you in any meaningful way anyway. It's their body and their money. If they want a My Little Pony tattoo, laugh with your inside voice and mind your own business.

4) Koi Carp have meaning, if you are Japanese and likely Yakuza. See #3, Sub-Cultural.  http://www.searchbodyart.com/the-meanings-and-traditions-of-koi-fish- t attoos-in-modern-body-art/

5) Quotes. I do agree here. Quotes can be kinda stupid to look at. Again, use the inside chuckle and go about your own business.

The tattoos that bother me, other than the meaningless ones that are also silly, are the ones that look like small unknown trademarks (which make you look like you were either kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery, or you are the property of a pimp) and the ones of Asian characters that you have no idea what they actually mean (or if you think you do, but are wrong).


I don't see any mention of yakuza in your link.
 
2014-06-14 10:32:40 PM  
It's probably just a coincidence, but the two people I work with who have multiple visible tattoos are also the two who do the least amount of work, complain the most and generally bring the whole department down. They are okay people, but they are awful employees. Just an observation...
 
2014-06-14 10:48:39 PM  

Nidiot: For me it's a correlation thing, it's just that so many people with tats are from the lowest classes, that seeing a tat on a person automatically brings up that association. It's like seeing a McDonald's logo and thinking of burgers. Not saying that's right, or that it doesn't get adjusted when getting to know someone, but it is the first reaction. While you don't have to be a low-life type to have a tat, it would have to be impossible these days to find a low-life type who doesn't have one.


Lemme guess, you failed basic logic in college?
 
2014-06-14 10:51:12 PM  
A few weeks ago I saw a good looking girl in a rather low cut shirt with a phrase tattooed on her chest. She caught me looking, smiled and pulled her shirt down a little more so I could read the end of the phrase, which incidentally was the first I realized the tattoo was writing.

Still have no idea what it said.
 
2014-06-14 10:53:36 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-14 10:58:51 PM  
Or you know, do whatever the hell you want since it's your body...don't worry about a smug blogger or people on Fark.
 
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