JCC upside down tattoo

Discussion in 'Community' started by hear+soul, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. hear+soul Force Ghost

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    Nov 5, 2004
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    So I'm thinking about getting my first tattoo and right now I'm leaning towards "FAITH" on my left bicep [as in, along the top of it]. I want to get it vertically and upside-down so that I can read it. Other tattoos I'm thinking of wouldn't be upside-down, but this one is supposed to be a reminder to me to live a certain way I'm trying to live.

    Everyone I've spoken to about it thinks it's stupid. They think I should get it sideways so I could still read it or just not upside-down. Plus, they say, you will know what it says. Or, they think I should get some sort of illuminati font where it can say the same thing upside-down as right-side up. [weird dash dichotomy there]

    What do you all think?

    I don't like the idea of never being able to really see this particular tattoo 100% straight except backwards in the mirror or correctly in a picture tho. It's not for anyone else, it's for me.

    Still debating whether or not to get a tattoo at all, btw.
  2. quigon70 Force Ghost

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    Feb 11, 2000
    star 5
    htiaf would make everyone wonder about you

    :tape

    duct tape rules!
  3. darth_boy Jedi Master

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    Apr 1, 2001
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    Just when I thought I couldn't mock you anymore, you gave me more material for JC Archives: Thread of the Week: 2015 Edition
  4. tom Chosen One

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    Mar 14, 2004
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    i think it's a good idea, but you should get it upside down on your thigh so can read it while you're pooping.
  5. hear+soul Force Ghost

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    Nov 5, 2004
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    except it would literally be upside down, not in opposite order, lettering-wise. though, lol.

    db: where's the picture of all your chewed up gum by your butt pills so I can post it in response to your... post, I guess you would call it.

    tom: lol.
  6. darth_boy Jedi Master

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    Apr 1, 2001
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    my pic was post-modern humour
    cept the humour part


    yours is just booboo :-(
  7. hear+soul Force Ghost

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    Nov 5, 2004
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    so, I'm asking a legitimate question you don't care about but are reading and commenting on anyway, and you failed at being funny, but it was artistic?
  8. darth_boy Jedi Master

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    Apr 1, 2001
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    holla @ some commas, and I'll reply
  9. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
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    A google search of "htiaf" showed me that a lot of teenage girls use that name on myspace... true story.
  10. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    Aug 23, 2009
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    How would you know?

    EDIT: Okay....
  11. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
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    I edited my post to clarify.

    Also, lol at the king of creepy trying to call me out.
  12. hear+soul Force Ghost

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    Nov 5, 2004
    star 6
    lol. [face_laugh]

    anyway,

    lol @ harp v. dan

    maybe I'll get FAITH upside down in the illuminati font so that it says HTIAF right-side up.
  13. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    May 19, 2005
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    I know lots of people who have gotten words tattooed so that they could read them on their wrists and forearms, and I even think that Rihanna getting her tattoo backwards so she could read it in the mirror was pretty cool

    but wtf how often do you look at the top of your bicep?
  14. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Mar 15, 2004
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    Any tattoo you get is going to be stupid. So, I mean, do what you want, I guess.
  15. hear+soul Force Ghost

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    Nov 5, 2004
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    it's a pretty visible part of your body everyone's pov. It's kind of constantly in your field of vision.

    so, like everyone else, a lot, though more if I had a tattoo on it.

    I contemplated the mirror thing, too. the thing about wrists is you can get them facing you and people can still see it the right way. you can show it to them so it's right-side up, too. your bicep is more often the way it always is aka less mobile. also, I'm not getting tattoos below my elbows/t-shirt line.
  16. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Jul 7, 2000
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    It's not a stupid idea. When I got a tattoo, I had it placed on my inner arm where I could see it. It would have been silly to put it in a place I couldn't see it.

  17. hear+soul Force Ghost

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    Nov 5, 2004
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    ok cool.

    does the upside-down thing trouble you at all?

    EF- why you say dis?
  18. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Apr 17, 2006
    star 7
    By getting the tattoo of faith upside-down, you're actually getting a tattoo of science, right?
  19. Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 14, 2004
    star 6
    Get whatever you want. As long as you like it, that's all that matters.

    Personally, I think any words or names make for ridiculous tattoos though.

  20. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Dec 11, 2000
    star 8
    Don't you wanna get "THUG LIFE" instead?
  21. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Apr 17, 2006
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    The question is can the tattoo artist spell Thug Life correctly
  22. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    May 4, 2003
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    Don't. It will, in all likelihood, limit your employment opportunities throughout life, especially if/when you seek any sort of professional career. That besides, it will grow increasingly unsightly as you age, and your skin changes character. Finally, if you really hold that the real value of this is as a personal reminder of yourself, why make it an outward sign for others to see? It would work just as well if you held it as a firm personal commitment without some sort of extravagant exterior showcase.
  23. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    [image=http://www.hrwiki.org/w/images/thumb/c/cd/CoachZ_Tupac.PNG/180px-CoachZ_Tupac.PNG]
  24. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    May 19, 2005
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    Any professional career that would still care about tattoos also would probably care about him wearing a sleeveless top (the only kind that would expose his tattoo) to an interview, so I really don't think that's something he needs to take into account unless he's getting it somewhere that's visible in professional clothing
  25. Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 14, 2004
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    Just don't do this:
    [image=http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01392/stupid_1392153i.jpg]