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2017-11-23 12:41:09 AM  
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2017-11-23 12:41:44 AM  
^May disagree with subby
 
2017-11-23 01:23:47 AM  

Iamos: [images2.browardpalmbeach.com image 318x318][View Full Size image _x_]


Done in one.
 
2017-11-23 02:03:34 AM  
Now oblig:


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2017-11-23 02:22:49 AM  
If she likes it, whatever, her body.
 
2017-11-23 02:28:39 AM  

Iamos: [images2.browardpalmbeach.com image 318x318]


Came for this.  Leaving satisfied and in search of an ice pack.
 
2017-11-23 02:29:19 AM  
Uranus?
 
2017-11-23 02:33:06 AM  
Wendy?
 
2017-11-23 02:38:06 AM  

Iamos: [images2.browardpalmbeach.com image 318x318]


That.
 
2017-11-23 02:39:05 AM  

Iamos: [images2.browardpalmbeach.com image 318x318]


I knew this would be in the thread.
 
2017-11-23 02:57:15 AM  
Sessions can last for up to four excruciating hours.

Um...the example photo in TFA took longer than four hours. And if the point is pain she would have had the artist going to town on the collar bones or into the armpit a bit more.
 
2017-11-23 03:01:28 AM  
That sounds kind of...
Youtube XI7FoCHJ01k
 
2017-11-23 03:10:57 AM  
No thanks on several different levels.
 
2017-11-23 04:07:24 AM  
Black is cute, but the ink acts as a lubricant.

If you want pain, get a tattoo of blood.
Captain Howdy Tattoo of Blood
Youtube Oun8UMbQTW4
 
2017-11-23 06:09:29 AM  
I'll admit to being ignorant on this point, but does a solid black area have to mean pain? but wouldn't a non-asshole tattoo artist try to make the process as painless as possible?
 
2017-11-23 06:10:35 AM  

Boudyro: I'll admit to being ignorant on this point, but does a solid black area have to mean pain? but wouldn't a non-asshole tattoo artist try to make the process as painless as possible?


Bah accidentally hit Add Comment. Ya'll get the point though.
 
2017-11-23 06:28:56 AM  

Boudyro: I'll admit to being ignorant on this point, but does a solid black area have to mean pain? but wouldn't a non-asshole tattoo artist try to make the process as painless as possible?


Yeah but these assholes do it on purpose to, ya know, be hardcore.
 
2017-11-23 06:30:46 AM  
That's how I show how cool and tough I am, pain.  And I learn so very much while in pain.

Bunch of bullshiat.
 
2017-11-23 07:43:45 AM  
Some people lack real struggle in their lives and have to invent some for themselves.  fark you, enjoy your pampered life.
 
2017-11-23 08:03:59 AM  

whosits_112: Boudyro: I'll admit to being ignorant on this point, but does a solid black area have to mean pain? but wouldn't a non-asshole tattoo artist try to make the process as painless as possible?

Yeah but these assholes do it on purpose to, ya know, be hardcore.


I have a fairly solid black tattoo. Only fairly solid because the artist did a shiat job. It didn't hurt that much.
I have a tattoo on my calf that took 13 hours and had quite a bit of shin work. That hurt like hell.
Between hours 11-13 was some of the worst pain I've ever experienced.
She tried to make it as painless as possible but there's only so much that can be done. I didn't want to leave with a 80% finished tattoo knowing that I wouldn't be able to get back to her to finish it for a year or so.
It turned out awesome and I'm happy I sat through it.
/the Indiana Jones in profile only took 6 hours and it hurt more to lay there than get the actual tattoo
 
2017-11-23 08:31:30 AM  
Do they know there are ways to inflict pain without leaving visible marks?

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2017-11-23 08:43:10 AM  

inglixthemad: If she likes it, whatever, her body.


This.  Is it weird to appreciate them, but have -zero- interest in getting one yourself?  I find all of them, on anyone, fascinating, and would love to ask random strangers for their stories (but don't), but can't even *imagine* getting one, for a bunch of reasons.  But, if someone else wants one?  Knock yourself out!
 
amb
2017-11-23 09:04:01 AM  
The real hardcore do the solid black using Samoan tattoo needles.
 
2017-11-23 09:11:02 AM  

SFSailor: and would love to ask random strangers for their stories (but don't)


You should. In my experience, most people with tats are more than happy to show them off and tell you why, what it was like, how they plan to continue, etc.
 
2017-11-23 09:15:14 AM  
I once fell over. It hurt. I did it on purpose so that means I am better than you. Because I hurt myself on purpose.

You are stupid to avoid pain. You should seek out all unpleasant things and voluntarily expose yourself to as much of them as you can.
 
2017-11-23 09:20:00 AM  
Only one person can be cool and hurt themselves and they are dead now. No, not even trent...

Johnny Cash - Hurt (Official Video) HD
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2017-11-23 09:23:08 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: SFSailor: and would love to ask random strangers for their stories (but don't)

You should. In my experience, most people with tats are more than happy to show them off and tell you why, what it was like, how they plan to continue, etc.


Yup. I don't mind telling people why I got certain tattoos. Most of them are "because I like it" but some of them have actual stories behind them.
 
2017-11-23 09:25:30 AM  

Ivandrago: /the Indiana Jones in profile only took 6 hours and it hurt more to lay there than get the actual tattoo


Why do you have Wil Wheaton tattooed on your shoulder? :)

Any infantry tattoos?

I've got the standard jump wings with a skull and unit crest and flash on one shoulder. I've always thought about getting the crossed rifles on the other but never have.
 
2017-11-23 09:28:53 AM  

SFSailor: inglixthemad: If she likes it, whatever, her body.

This.  Is it weird to appreciate them, but have -zero- interest in getting one yourself?  I find all of them, on anyone, fascinating, and would love to ask random strangers for their stories (but don't), but can't even *imagine* getting one, for a bunch of reasons.  But, if someone else wants one?  Knock yourself out!


My favorite tattoo I've ever seen was a headshot of Ralphie in a bunny suit with "You'll shoot your eye out" in cursive around it. Just a random occurrence on a chick's leg while at the store which made my day.
 
2017-11-23 09:38:09 AM  

WoodyHayes: Ivandrago: /the Indiana Jones in profile only took 6 hours and it hurt more to lay there than get the actual tattoo

Why do you have Wil Wheaton tattooed on your shoulder? :)

Any infantry tattoos?

I've got the standard jump wings with a skull and unit crest and flash on one shoulder. I've always thought about getting the crossed rifles on the other but never have.


I don't have any dedicated infantry tattoos, but I do have some that represent the two tours I did in Iraq.
I thought about getting a CIB on my chest, but just haven't done it. Maybe next time.
I have a Mesopotamian Crow on my right shoulder with a bloody broken leg. The story behind it is, that at the end of my first tour in 2006 I came out to my truck before a patrol to do my PCI and it was covered in blood. Now we hadn't had any contact in a while, no casualties on patrol, I hadn't hit anything so I didn't know where it came from. That went on for a few days until one day I went out and saw a giant black and white bird with a bleeding leg walking around on my truck. I figured, he bleed on my truck so no one else had to.
I have a quote from Henry V on the same arm. "Once more unto the breach dear friends, once more." To commemorate my second tour in 2008 when I went back with the same company and the same core group of guys from my first tour.
The rest are just "because my artist is a bad-ass and she can do whatever she wants."
Frankly if she wanted to do a Wheaton tattoo on me, I'd think about it because she's that good.
 
2017-11-23 09:46:59 AM  
No nearly as painful as that "Welcome to Jamaica" tattoo I got.
 
2017-11-23 09:58:16 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: You should.


I'd consider it, but I'm freakishly tall *and* fail Step One ("Be handsome."), so "engage a stranger" often results in "stranger prepares their rape whistle and/or escape route." ; )

But I do appreciate all of you who have the creativity, commitment, and pain endurance!
 
2017-11-23 11:20:39 AM  

SFSailor: inglixthemad: If she likes it, whatever, her body.

This.  Is it weird to appreciate them, but have -zero- interest in getting one yourself?  I find all of them, on anyone, fascinating, and would love to ask random strangers for their stories (but don't), but can't even *imagine* getting one, for a bunch of reasons.  But, if someone else wants one?  Knock yourself out!


User name doesn't check out! ;)
 
2017-11-23 12:13:17 PM  
Never get a tattoo on your planet, kids.
 
2017-11-23 12:13:56 PM  

Ivandrago: ArcadianRefugee: SFSailor: and would love to ask random strangers for their stories (but don't)

You should. In my experience, most people with tats are more than happy to show them off and tell you why, what it was like, how they plan to continue, etc.

Yup. I don't mind telling people why I got certain tattoos. Most of them are "because I like it" but some of them have actual stories behind them.


I was once in a store and I was standing near a young women when I noticed she had a poem tattooed started just below the coller bone. Well, I started reading without really thinking about the parchment it was written on until the words were cut off by the top of her bra (it was blue) and rather low cut shirt.

I stopped realizing what I was staring at and I looked up to see the women looking right at me with a silly smirk. I started stammering out an apology, but she said something like "here's the rest" and pulled her shirt and bra down just to the areolas.

Of course my lizard brain took control and my eyes immediately shot a downward glance. I regained composure and mumbled "Very inspiring." and walked away. I could feel that I was blushing pretty bad. I don't think she was offended, she came across as humored by the situation.

/I think the poem was Blake, it was something I recognized.
//I haven't a clue which one though
///all I remember are her stunning blue eyes and that blue bra pulled down nearly to nipple.
 
2017-11-23 12:24:41 PM  

gadian: Some people lack real struggle in their lives and have to invent some for themselves.  fark you, enjoy your pampered life.


I assess people's mental health by how many tattoos they have. Some are fine, but when you get into sleeves and stuff like this--they have issues. How many--How much of their body is covered with ink and body mods? There's your answer.

These people had their struggles before they started getting the tats. Then they just add to them. Maybe they figure it out later, but those tattoos are for life. You can cover them up, just like all damaged people try to cover up who they really are. But if you go out and get a neck tattoo, or get your hands and face marked up, you're announcing to the world that you not only like your dysfunction, you'd really like to get in other's faces about it. You can't ever come back from that, but then, you probably weren't going to anyway. You're farked up.

/all you tatted-up people can get pissed if you want, I've never been wrong about this. That's why I made the association.
 
2017-11-23 12:40:55 PM  

big pig peaches: Ivandrago: ArcadianRefugee: SFSailor: and would love to ask random strangers for their stories (but don't)

You should. In my experience, most people with tats are more than happy to show them off and tell you why, what it was like, how they plan to continue, etc.

Yup. I don't mind telling people why I got certain tattoos. Most of them are "because I like it" but some of them have actual stories behind them.

I was once in a store and I was standing near a young women when I noticed she had a poem tattooed started just below the coller bone. Well, I started reading without really thinking about the parchment it was written on until the words were cut off by the top of her bra (it was blue) and rather low cut shirt.

I stopped realizing what I was staring at and I looked up to see the women looking right at me with a silly smirk. I started stammering out an apology, but she said something like "here's the rest" and pulled her shirt and bra down just to the areolas.

Of course my lizard brain took control and my eyes immediately shot a downward glance. I regained composure and mumbled "Very inspiring." and walked away. I could feel that I was blushing pretty bad. I don't think she was offended, she came across as humored by the situation.

/I think the poem was Blake, it was something I recognized.
//I haven't a clue which one though
///all I remember are her stunning blue eyes and that blue bra pulled down nearly to nipple.


Ditto-ish. Woman had a Japanese koi pond tat'd on her thigh. When I asked her about it, she pulled up her shorts up to her hip to show me the whole thing, told me how much it cost so far and how much she was expecting to pay to have rest colored in.

Apparently,  she also had a really nice ass.
 
2017-11-23 12:44:06 PM  
Look at that whole pole just thrown in there!
 
2017-11-23 12:48:45 PM  

Ivandrago: WoodyHayes: Ivandrago: /the Indiana Jones in profile only took 6 hours and it hurt more to lay there than get the actual tattoo

Why do you have Wil Wheaton tattooed on your shoulder? :)

Any infantry tattoos?

I've got the standard jump wings with a skull and unit crest and flash on one shoulder. I've always thought about getting the crossed rifles on the other but never have.

I don't have any dedicated infantry tattoos, but I do have some that represent the two tours I did in Iraq.
I thought about getting a CIB on my chest, but just haven't done it. Maybe next time.
I have a Mesopotamian Crow on my right shoulder with a bloody broken leg. The story behind it is, that at the end of my first tour in 2006 I came out to my truck before a patrol to do my PCI and it was covered in blood. Now we hadn't had any contact in a while, no casualties on patrol, I hadn't hit anything so I didn't know where it came from. That went on for a few days until one day I went out and saw a giant black and white bird with a bleeding leg walking around on my truck. I figured, he bleed on my truck so no one else had to.
I have a quote from Henry V on the same arm. "Once more unto the breach dear friends, once more." To commemorate my second tour in 2008 when I went back with the same company and the same core group of guys from my first tour.
The rest are just "because my artist is a bad-ass and she can do whatever she wants."
Frankly if she wanted to do a Wheaton tattoo on me, I'd think about it because she's that good.


Good story, I like it.

Thanks for your service and I'm glad you're home.
 
2017-11-23 01:12:02 PM  
I figured it would be a tattoo inside a dickhole.
 
2017-11-23 01:18:38 PM  

turboke: User name doesn't check out! ;)


Ha!  I could probably come up with a meaningful sailing tattoo... but then there's the whole "fear of needles" thing. : )
 
2017-11-23 01:26:43 PM  

WoodyHayes:Good story, I like it.

Thanks for your service and I'm glad you're home.


Thanks.

SFSailor: turboke: User name doesn't check out! ;)

Ha!  I could probably come up with a meaningful sailing tattoo... but then there's the whole "fear of needles" thing. : )


You never see the needles.
I never look while she's working, either.
 
2017-11-23 01:38:25 PM  

Ivandrago: Ha!  I could probably come up with a meaningful sailing tattoo... but then there's the whole "fear of needles" thing. : )


You never see the needles.
I never look while she's working, either.


Well, that helps.  Doesn't take away the fear of, and aversion to, pain.  Or inability to come up with something I'd want Forever.  Maybe if I someday fight off a pirate attack or something otherwise gallant.

I can come up with a million excuses! ; )
 
2017-11-23 01:43:44 PM  
If they are really hardcore, they would get tattooed by rocket propelled lawn darts.  Or live rattlesnake fangs dipped in ink.  Uranium laced ink.
 
2017-11-23 01:56:01 PM  
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Yer damn right. I'm Viagred up to the gills.
/I don't like tattoos in general but the solid black shoulder band thing is not bad
 
kab
2017-11-23 01:59:15 PM  
No, the most painful tattoo is the one you regret getting very soon afterwards.

Tat pain is temporary, constant embarrassment has no expiration date.
 
Oak
2017-11-23 02:35:39 PM  

kab: No, the most painful tattoo is the one you regret regert getting very soon afterwards.

Tat pain is temporary, constant embarrassment has no expiration date.


Sorry.
 
2017-11-23 02:42:23 PM  
My Dad is a tattoo artist, and this IS a sub-community in the industry.

Kind of a dickish Dude-Bro portion of the community.

Tattoos are going to hurt to a degree. You ARE putting needles into your skin, repeatedly, after all. And the closer to bone you go, the more it's going to hurt. And there ARE folks who are interested less in the art than the pain portion of the show. And if that's what they're into...fine. Good on them. Do what you want with your body, so long as you're not hurting anyone that isn't asking for it, then fine. But the process doesn't have to be this torqued up and "INTENSE!" In fairness, any time you work on the ribcage, it's going to be painful. Which the folks who make fun of the girls with the calligraphy along the side of their ribcage might want to remember, when making fun of those women, because they sat through a painful session for that. And they sat through it, because they thought it was worth it.

The tattoo community has a lot of folks. Some get tats to remember places, people, and events. Some get art that they want to wear. Some just amped up and want to KEEP getting MOAR ink. And there's crossover certainly, for reasons that folks get ink, and then more ink.

I, personally, think that this sort of thing is just silly. Because the art itself is kind of...well, it's not great. And if you're going to invest in ink, then get something better than that, but then again, that's MY taste, and it's not MY body, so what I think doesn't really matter. I've seen some really cool ink over the years, and some of it my Dad designed, some of it his partner designed, his mentor designed--the late Jack Wagner, the father of the modern tattoo gun--and there are some great artists out there. Find an artist you like. Whose work you like. Get ink that means something to you--and if getting worked on by a bunch of amped up tattoo Dude-Bros moves you, then drive on, but that's not what tattooing is necessarily about. THAT sort of thing, that's a tiny part of the community, and find an artist and a style that speaks to you. And if you aren't interested? Drive on. It's not for everyone.

Me? I can't get tattoos. Which is funny, since my father is an artist, and he and most of my family have beautiful ink from a variety of amazing artists, but being on bloodthinners since my mid-twenties, there is zero chance of me getting a tattoo. Instead, I have scars to remember events by. I was a bouncer, I have had a few surgeries, I've had a few accidents. I'd love to get some ink from some people whose work I really respect, but that isn't going to happen this time around The Wheel, and I accept that.

Get ink if you want it. But if you do, get ink that means something, get ink from people that you trust. And if you don't want it, that's cool too. It's not for everyone. The only thing is think about it first, and only get something etched onto you that means something, otherwise, it's just going to wind up meaning "this was a really dumb idea" and you'll have that to wake up to every morning.

And don't get me wrong: a bad tatt can be instructive. One of my old dishwashers has some White Power ink he got in prison. He kept it as a reminder to NEVER do anything to get anywhere near a situation that will wind him up back in prison. Waking up to his swastika every day keeps him on the straight and narrow better than any admonition from his pastor or folks. And for him, the instructive power of the tatt has taken on powerful meaning to him. And I can respect that. And understand that getting his tattoo to avoid getting raped repeatedly in Lowell was actually not a bad idea in the cosmic scheme of things. It's a reminder, and a lesson all in one.
 
2017-11-23 03:49:45 PM  
I know a woman whose only tattoos are the target ones used for her radiation treatment. Her opinion of getting any more? Over her extremely dead body. Interestingly her sisters have some very impressive tattoos.
 
2017-11-23 04:44:48 PM  
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