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Re: "Think Before You Ink"

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:34 am
by darlenet.
scottkeys wrote:The next thing you know some crazy city will outlaw large soft drinks...
And I should say so. Who knows what mayhem may ensue if someone all jacked up on a Big Gulp, walks straight into a tattoo parlor and.......

Re: "Think Before You Ink"

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:21 am
by Gleena
darlenet. wrote:
scottkeys wrote:The next thing you know some crazy city will outlaw large soft drinks...
And I should say so. Who knows what mayhem may ensue if someone all jacked up on a Big Gulp, walks straight into a tattoo parlor and.......

...got a massive 7 Eleven neck tattoo?

Cause imagine, "True story, dudebro, this is what happened..."

HAHA

Re: "Think Before You Ink"

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:50 am
by Venomous_Bear
My favourite is still the guy who got the Romney campaign logo on his face in exchange for a cool $15,000. Add a Big Gulp, and Romnomnom, indeed.

Re: "Think Before You Ink"

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:06 pm
by SB
Cassie wrote:So does anyone on here have a tattoo they regret? Planned or unplanned?
I have tattoos that I wouldn't have done now, but I don't regret any of them.

For me, they are more than an item of art. They signify that part in my life, the people I was with, the relationships I've been in. The town where I had them done. For me they are a permanent mark of a transient feeling, passing event or changing relationship.

I have a bloody awful dolphin tattoo that I had done when I was 16 (illegal as well as awful taste!), it's really badly done, has stretched, faded and all sorts. There's no way I would have that design done now, or be tattooed at that place - but it marked the end of my GCSEs as myself and a group of girlfriends all went and got tattoos together. Not a clever move, and I'm not even friends with those people any more! But I don't even have an inkling of regret about it.

(I have more regret about that terrible pun, ha ha!)

It's just an example but hopefully explains why I am pretty certain that I'll never regret any of my tattoos.

(I am, however, embarrassed by my hideous taste during that phase!!)

Re: "Think Before You Ink"

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:55 pm
by tiffiny
SB wrote:
Cassie wrote:So does anyone on here have a tattoo they regret? Planned or unplanned?
I have tattoos that I wouldn't have done now, but I don't regret any of them.

For me, they are more than an item of art. They signify that part in my life, the people I was with, the relationships I've been in. The town where I had them done. For me they are a permanent mark of a transient feeling, passing event or changing relationship.

I have a bloody awful dolphin tattoo that I had done when I was 16 (illegal as well as awful taste!), it's really badly done, has stretched, faded and all sorts. There's no way I would have that design done now, or be tattooed at that place - but it marked the end of my GCSEs as myself and a group of girlfriends all went and got tattoos together. Not a clever move, and I'm not even friends with those people any more! But I don't even have an inkling of regret about it.

(I have more regret about that terrible pun, ha ha!)

It's just an example but hopefully explains why I am pretty certain that I'll never regret any of my tattoos.

(I am, however, embarrassed by my hideous taste during that phase!!)
I've made some poor decisions in a combination of youth and grief. One I've reworked and the other two are scars (literally) to bear. For better or for worse, they and their circumstances are a part of me.

Re: "Think Before You Ink"

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:15 pm
by Helium
I have a couple that I don't love anymore, but I don't hate them either. They weren't impulse ones particularly, but I was a lot younger and one especially didn't come out as I'd hoped. The tattooist made it pretty clear he didn't give a shit and I think he made a mess of it. I alternate between not caring and really wanting to get it covered, but not sure with what yet.

Re: "Think Before You Ink"

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:13 pm
by ScarletPlanetMoon
There's one of mine that I probably wouldn't get now, but I don't regret it. I try to live by the 'never regret something that once made you happy' sort of thing.

I've been toying with the idea of finding somewhere to get a small tattoo when I go to London to see FT in February. Would be nice to commemorate the trip, because it's a big thing for me, in all sorts of ways.