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Do you or significant other have a Tattoo?

Discussion in 'TUG Lounge' started by billymach4, Sep 8, 2019.

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Do you or significant other have a Tattoo?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. TheTimeTraveler

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    I remember during the spread of the AIDS epidemic in the 80's and 90's people were blaming some of it on reusing the needles..... which definitely had some truth. The other issue of spreading AIDS in the Tattoo Industry was "reusing the ink" (which interestingly enough some had never thought of).

    Today, most Tattoo recipients are much more aware of these things, as well as those in the Tattoo business themselves.




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  2. Luanne

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    When my first husband and I were married (in California) we had blood tests. He passed out, I didn't. For some reason when we went to get the license we didn't have the blood test results with us. Oh, don't have them? No worries, just sign a waiver. What! Why did we even have the tests?
     
  3. clifffaith

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    About two years ago, at age 61, I suddenly realized why there were so many adds for "crepey skin" products. I could twist my forearm and see the crepey marks. Two years later I don't have to do any twisting at all to see the crepe lines and ridges. I can't imagine what lower arm tattoos would look like in just a few more years, especially since the sleeve type of tattoo seems to be so popular. I do enjoy an occasional evening of binge watching Say Yes To the Dress, and cringe at heavily tattooed brides. The only tattooed bride I thought looked good had really black hair and a goth style going on in her every day clothing, so when they dressed her up in a Victorian inspired gown she looked pretty cool. But then again I have a pretty good collection of Dia de Los Muertos stuff, and her Morticia style fit right in!
     
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    Nope. And neither does our millennial age son.

    I don’t mind one or two on a man. Or maybe a really small one on a woman, but that’s about it.

    I absolutely hate the sleeves and massive ones on either sex. Looks trashy or even criminal like.

    And don’t get me started about the crazy piercings.

    That said- it’s your body and you can do what you like.
     
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    I have two . . . got my first as I approached 40 . . . and the second about 4 years later.

    My DH has none and doesn't care for them at all. We met literally as I was planning for the second one and I've agreed to no more once we were together.
     
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    No tattoos in our household yet. Every year or so the subject comes up with my kids, and we talk about how they are permanent (or expensive to remove), skin changes, and there are employers that could require you to cover up a tatoo.
    I also ask them “if you got a tattoo today, what would it be”. They have yet to have the same answer twice, and I am pretty sure neither of their adult selves would be pleased with some of their previous answers (Minecraft, high school mascot)
     
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    Most locations now are inspected by the health department and have fairly strict regulations. That doesn't stop "home parties" or rogue tattooers, but if I'm letting you touch me, I'm going to look up your inspection.
     
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    Nope. Not us. Not our kids. My son after high school 2000 wanted to know what would happen if he got a tattoo and I told him it would be a choice between the tattoo and the new Tacoma truck we got him. He chose the truck and got his nipple pierced instead. It’s still there. He was always short and small. I think it was his way of looking tough. Now he is a major weight lifter.
     
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    I never have----but my TUG name implies what I would have IF my choice had been to get one.

    Instead, I have a tooth crown, with a STAR on it...............

    Pat
     
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    I told my daughter years ago (only half-joking) if I can see a tattoo while she's in her wedding dress, I'm not coming.... thus the hip tattoos.
     
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    Yet I know several people of the Jewish faith who have them. I'm not sure if they consider themselves to be observant, but I know their parents weren't thrilled.
     
  13. bnoble

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    My partner got a tattoo of a sea turtle---and not a small one---on her thigh when she turned 50. In her words: "It's never too late for your first time, so do the damn thing you've wanted to do." I haven't ever had a thing I wanted to have permanently until recently; I am thinking about commemorating my entry into recovery, but am not exactly sure how. But that feels like something worthy of "permanent."
     
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    Boy- There's yet another good reason to avoid tattoos. I figured if I was ever going to convert, it was a good thing my parents already laid the ground work by assuring I already had that 'other' surgery. Whew!

    Jim
     
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    No tattoos here. I hate them. My father had at least 3 from when he was in the navy. I will never forget his story regarding his large bicep tattoo. It started out as a cross with Mother written inside the cross. When he woke up sober and realized what he had done back to the tattoo parlor he went to get it covered up. His mom had passed and he was horrified with what he had done. The tattoo ended up as a cross with a serpent around it, like the symbol for medical doctors. He also had a playboy bunny tattooed on his ass which the family could see through his white undies.

    I married a Jewish man who really taught me to despise them, then we got divorced and the girlfriend has at least 5. She’s a bartender. Insert nickname here ........

    Personally a tattoo on a women says something that ought not be said. I think they are trashy. Both my kids want a tattoo. So far only my daughter is tattoo free. I tell her it is far more unique these days not to have one. Then I threaten her with $$$ so far so good, hopefully she will remain unmarked. As her mom I know how fickle she is, there is no way she will like what she likes today forever. She would definitely regret a tattoo.

    People can get as many tattoos as they like it’s their body, but I don’t have to like tattoos just because its the current trend.
     
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    @DaveNW I like the Hawaiian/Polynesian designs. Do you have an image of what you are describing looks like?
     
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    I find your comment offensive and judgmental of others. Why wouldn't it pertain to guys too if what you believe is true?

    Kids these days consider it a form of self expression - although you many not want it for your kids (which I understand, I don't want it for my kids either), you will be misjudging a lot of people if you go by this outdated belief.
     
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    The bible also says that ALL laws are just and should be followed...yeah, right. I wonder how Hitler's laws would have been interpreted?

    I'm all for the bible but just like history, it is written/interpreted by humans and there are limits.
     
  19. turkel

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    Just my opinion. People find other people’s opinions offensive all the time. Doesn’t change how you or I feel on the topic.

    Dear Dad had a saying ; opinions are like a**holes everybody has one.

    I don’t like tattoos on anyone but as a women I find it particularly trashy looking on women. Again just my opinion, why is a tattoo on a women’s lower back called a tramp stamp?
     
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    My daughter has the outline of a heart on her inner right wrist. She used to draw that when she was in a darker place, and having it reminds her that she no longer has to be in that place. So you can jump right back on that high horse of yours, and ride it back to wherever you came from. And, along the way, welcome to my ignore list.
     
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    Any my dear mother thought pierced ears were trashy, as when she was growing up it was only an ethnic "thing". Both my sister and I have pierced ears

    If you feel threatening your children with money will work go for it. My grandfather offered my cousin (same age as me) $200 if she'd stop smoking. This was during our first year of college. Since I had never smoked I felt (in some twisted way) that he should give me $200 as well. When he didn't, what did I do? Started smoking.

    Good luck with your threats.
     
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    @turkel Perhaps if you accept others for who they are - not how they look - you may be pleasantly surprised by who you meet.

    When your daughter gets that tattoo (which she will get despite your threats), you may think differently.

    BTW...blue or black tattoos can also be removed by laser if she really regrets it.
     
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    None in our family so far. My wife an myself will never volentarily get one. Mostly because as christians its prohibitied in the bible and slaves where marked with them, also Jews inconcentation camps by the nazi. So not such great images/reasons. Whowever its a free society and i support freewill.
     
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    There is an old Urban Legend. If you are jewish and you get a tattoo you can't be buried in a Jewish cemetery. That is a bunch of rubbish. I know of jewish friends that had tattoo's and were buried in Hebrew cemetery. Non-sense. Also know of many other Jewish friends young and old that have tattoo's. I think its a personal and family view of tattoo or not to tattoo.

    As for me I don't have one nor does anyone in my family.

    However... I would secretly like to get one of a cat, cat's paw's, or something related to aviation. Then I stop and think how invasive and permanent it is.

    As the years go by the tattoo's fade and then they get blurred as the skin ages.

    Personally I don't judge people if they have any skin ink. They are so prevalent these days.
     
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    I haven't finalized anything yet, but I know I'd want something tribal that evokes the spirit of the Honu. These ideas below are just some images I've collected from various places online - none are better than any other. I think when I get to Hawaii next Summer I'll talk with a tattoo artist and see what ideas they may have. There are any number of tattoo artists on the Mainland I could use, but this has to carry a feeling of the aumakua from someone with Hawaiian roots - the artist has to know the spiritual aspect of what I'm after, and help me to achieve it. I also don't want this to be huge tattoo, maybe only about 4 inches square, so I know it can't be too detailed. But who knows? It's all up for negotiation. As I said, "We'll see." :)

    Dave

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