Discussion in 'Community' started by Professor Moriarty, Jun 15, 2009.
Is dp4m going to get a tattoo of you?
hmmmmm....I think Im going to go get a tattoo tonight(don't have one yet). Along with an eyebrow piercing.
Okay, I'm gonna bitch for a minute.
I absolutely hate tribal tattoos, tramp stamps, celtic knots, and tattoos that "symbolize" something. It drives me nuts when people say things like "This represents my [insert ethnicity] heritage, and this represents my mother, etc, etc. Wise up!
There is only one good reason to get a tattoo: YOU LIKE HOW IT LOOKS. That's it.
Gripe gripe gripe.
Also anyone with Olde English script/gothic lettering tattoos of any kind needs to be hit with a brick.
I'm hoping that by the end of May I'll have a tattoo to post in here
My latest. It's about three weeks old, so it's still shiny.
I've been wanting a tattoo forever. Hopefully I'll have some extra cash this summer so I can get one. I'm thinking live.laugh.love on my right foot in some sort of script.
That and people who get Asian script. I had a friend who was a tattoo artist. Some college chick came in wanting aome "profound" saying (don't remember what it was) on her shoulder. My friend gave her, "If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding."
40 bucks for a brow piercing! I don't know if that is alot or not? Tat prices seemed reasonable enough though.
I kinda agree with that, however there are a few cultures where the tattoos do carry the meanings you point out like Hawaiian and Maori tattoo cultures.
Here in the western world its mostly cause we think they are cool, but I know quite a few people who got their tattoo because it means something specifically to them.
I'd say that tattoos should mean something to the person who gets it, and not just "because it looks cool". I did that with the one on my back, and I kinda regret it. The other two do have a specific meaning to me. The symbols themselves has nothing to do with the meaning, but getting them coincided with something that meant a lot to me.
I know a ton of people who've gotten tattooed with something that "means something." I don't think they got it for that reason though. They got it for the same reason anyone ever gets one...THEY THINK IT LOOKS COOL.
Here's the thing...Getting a tattoo is all well and good. I should know, I've got over 30 of them, but trying to justify your ink by trying to explain some deeper meaning behind it...it's just...y'know...lame.
Get one. Get several. Just don't come off with that "this symbolizes my affinity with whatever" crap. Just be honest and tell people who ask about it that you got it because you like it. Is there a better reason?
the only reason i want to get a tattoo of a t-rex wearing a bowlers hat and monocle with a chainsaw in one of its hands is because it would be hilariously cool. that's it. that's why i want that tattoo. because every time i would see it i would say to myself "i am so glad i got this awesomely cool tattoo". i have no illusions about why i would get a tat. i'd get one because it would be COOL AS HELL.
I have a ton of tattoos but I'm only going to post a few for now. Might post more in the future.
I got this a few days ago. It's the flower for July. My granddaughter was born in July, so it's for her. I've got at least three more planned, and then I guess one for every new grandchild?
And now I've got proof that I love her more than her other grandmother, LOL!
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Warning: Includes hilarious pictures.
A few more for now...
The Heartagram was my second and probably my least favorite out of all of my ink. It's not the subject, it's the work itself.
Only 6 hours old at time of photo and skewed, but should look better when the red disappears.
What's it say?
Chaos in Mandarin.
I like the look Matt. What does it say?
Definitely thinking about getting some more ink... My artist goes to Scotland next year, and I'd really like to have him design and do a second tattoo before he goes. I'm thinking three leaves in various states during the seasons and a pine cone for winter.
Perhaps I've gone crazy, but I can't get the idea out of my head.
But what if it does symbolize your affinity with something? People get memorial tattoos all the time for loved ones who have passed away, people get tattoos of things that look cool that also mean something to them. I don't understand why you have such a big problem with people acknowledging that sometimes their tattoos have meaning beyond aesthetics.
Maybe it symbolizes your affinity with tattoos
I mean, that's a totally valid reason to get a tattoo. I think they're equally valid, but for Mort to argue that the ONLY reason to get a picture of, say, your dead father's face, tattooed on yourself is because of aesthetics, and that there can't possibly be a deeper reason for that... is stupid.