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+Urthor    10231

The trick is not getting stuck looking like trailer trash for the next 60 years

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nathanial swank    7457

if you get bad tattoos, yeah

 

having a tattoo dosn't auto make u trash (i know you're not saying that, but putting it out there)

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CalvinTahan    996

I have only two, on the back of my left upper arm:

 

The Wonder Years

 

and

Yellowcard

(just the logo, no words)

 

primarily pop-punk pieces so far, but my next is either a DGD, La Dispute, or Senses Fail piece. Working towards an entirely musically-influenced halfsleeve because A: if I'm going to continue being a teacher then I can't/shouldn't really get a full sleeve/anything below the elbow, and B: I'm pretentious as fuck and the alternative music scene actually really matters to me and moves me in ways I cannot or do not wish to describe

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Plsnobully    776
I've been debating a tattoo for a long time, mostly because of price and I'm unsure what to get.

I don't know if song lyrics are a good idea, or maybe partial album art - if so, I'd go with The Mountain Goats or Say Anything since I've been listening to those bands since like 2004 and they're huge parts of me.

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fanfingtastic    171

All I can say is make sure you get what you want and wont regret, I have 8 tattoos and i was young when i started getting em 15 years old when i got my first, i look at it now and think wtf, i was young and immature, and now need to get it covered cause its awful..... I am 26 now and i am a little smarter bout what im getting and the meaning behind em lol but here is a timeline on fanfingtastics tattoos lol

 

 

 

I was dumb when I was 15, superman was a nick name in high school and i thought i was so cool, a year later i got the NDY over the superman which are my initals at 16, ya it was dumb and this is the tattoo im looking to get covered up idk how but i gotta figure out how lol

 

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Next tattoo I was 18 as a senior and drunk in mexico on spring break, another not so great decision but what can you do

 

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fanfingtastic    171

Still at 18 I got in a huge fight with my mother and she hated tattoos so out of anger to piss her off i went and got another one, this is tattoo number 4 of wtf was i thinking

 

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So now here I am at 21 and it is fathers day and is my first farthers day, so me and my father decided to go get matching tattoos, this is the first one i actually dont regret as it means a lot since my dad has the same one and its a one of a kind tattoo

 

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At 22 I was doing a lot of traveling and came across some family in california, my cousin was now a tattoo artist and offered me some free work and i took him up on it, wasnt bad dont really regret it but its a i thought this was cool back then huh type deal

 

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So now at 24 my wife and i were traveling and came across a whole in the wall tattoo parlor up in northen michigan, we both got matching tattoos that day

 

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now at 26  my second child is born and my family is my anchor, idk if a lot of you know this or not but i use to be a heroin addict and have been clean going on 4-5 years with quitting cold turkey if it wasnt for my wife and children i dont know where i would be today but earlier this year i got this

 

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so i suggest just be smart on what you wanna do with em tattoo wise, i have a few i wanna cover cause i was a dumb teenager haha, but all in all i love tattoos and will continue to get more of them more than likely.

 

 

 

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nathanial swank    7457

I have only two, on the back of my left upper arm:

 

The Wonder Years

 

and

Yellowcard

(just the logo, no words)

 

primarily pop-punk pieces so far, but my next is either a DGD, La Dispute, or Senses Fail piece. Working towards an entirely musically-influenced halfsleeve because A: if I'm going to continue being a teacher then I can't/shouldn't really get a full sleeve/anything below the elbow, and B: I'm pretentious as fuck and the alternative music scene actually really matters to me and moves me in ways I cannot or do not wish to describe

i love dgd, what were you thinking about getting?

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CalvinTahan    996

 

I have only two, on the back of my left upper arm:

 

The Wonder Years

 

and

Yellowcard

(just the logo, no words)

 

primarily pop-punk pieces so far, but my next is either a DGD, La Dispute, or Senses Fail piece. Working towards an entirely musically-influenced halfsleeve because A: if I'm going to continue being a teacher then I can't/shouldn't really get a full sleeve/anything below the elbow, and B: I'm pretentious as fuck and the alternative music scene actually really matters to me and moves me in ways I cannot or do not wish to describe

i love dgd, what were you thinking about getting?

 

Either just the Deathstar, or the Robot with his microphone + amp from acceptance speech. They're recording right now though, so I'm going to wait till the next album drops (probably no later than March) and see if I love that more than Acceptance Speech. If their new style doesn't resonate with me as much as AS did, I'll probably get Death Star. If it does and it's awesome, then either the robot, or whatever's on the new artwork.

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Dango    824

Both are on my ribs. Both are "gravestones" (writing stating their births and deaths along with what each of them meant to me). One of my pops, one of my gramps. Don't regret either, probably won't get anymore for a long time if ever. If I were to it would be my future wife, and children, and would be equally as hidden as ribs, so probably my back.

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nathanial swank    7457

 

 

I have only two, on the back of my left upper arm:

 

The Wonder Years

 

and

Yellowcard

(just the logo, no words)

 

primarily pop-punk pieces so far, but my next is either a DGD, La Dispute, or Senses Fail piece. Working towards an entirely musically-influenced halfsleeve because A: if I'm going to continue being a teacher then I can't/shouldn't really get a full sleeve/anything below the elbow, and B: I'm pretentious as fuck and the alternative music scene actually really matters to me and moves me in ways I cannot or do not wish to describe

i love dgd, what were you thinking about getting?

 

Either just the Deathstar, or the Robot with his microphone + amp from acceptance speech. They're recording right now though, so I'm going to wait till the next album drops (probably no later than March) and see if I love that more than Acceptance Speech. If their new style doesn't resonate with me as much as AS did, I'll probably get Death Star. If it does and it's awesome, then either the robot, or whatever's on the new artwork.

 

i prefer happiness and downtown battle mountain 1 and 2 more than their new stuff

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nathanial swank    7457

i never liked the fonts either. idk why it's so popular 

 

love the geometric stuff but i feel like the thin lines and colors would need a lot of maintenance 

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Ammit    5159

planning on getting the mask of nova (the superhero) on my right shoulder area. 

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Bears!    898

I have a Seraphim on my calf. Got it when I was 18. Dumb. At least it's pretty.

 

Gypsy with elephant tusks on my right shoulder, with 3 huge roses for my 3 siblings.

 

Cyclops elephant with 3 octopus tentacles for a trunk and an upside-down cross on it's forehead on my chest. My favorite.

 

"Crikey" on the inside of my bottom lip, got it on the anniversary of Steve Irwin's death.

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QwRcY    4

Yeah the thin lines are a huge problem especially when you need to get them touched up consistently.

And that's really hard if you flew to Germany for a specific artist.

 

As a professional Tattoo Artist (Yes I did a proper apprenticeship) I would like to point out if a tattoo is done properly by a proper tattooist your tattoo should never needing touching up.

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TFJ    618

Age/Life goals are important in this decision.

 

While many workplaces are accepting of tattoos, there are companies in my area that will not hire anyone with a visible tattoo. This will probably be less and less of an issue, but still.

Of course I don't think you are asking about getting a career killer/or if you even plan to have a professional career. But it is a concern.

 

My personal thoughts, Tattoo nah. 

I understand some people have real reasons for getting tattooed, but it isn't for me. And (just me) I think girls with tattoos look trashy (probably due to them being so generic). I wouldn't want that thought to come off on me; although I probably come off as a prick lol.

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QwRcY    4

 

 

Yeah the thin lines are a huge problem especially when you need to get them touched up consistently.

And that's really hard if you flew to Germany for a specific artist.

 
As a professional Tattoo Artist (Yes I did a proper apprenticeship) I would like to point out if a tattoo is done properly by a proper tattooist your tattoo should never needing touching up.

Even with incredibly thin lines and pale colours, in a very sunny country? :O

 

 

incredibily thin lines dont look good for long anyway simply becuase all tattoo's spread under the skin slighty and the thinner the line the more noticeable it is. If you want the colours to stay looking good you should avoid as much sun light getting to them as possible because the UV rays kill the colour. Also the aftercare takes a massive part of how the tattoo will look once healed.

 

The reason traditional japanese tattoo's are so popular is because:

a) There designed to flow with the body

b) There hold up well over time

 

This tattoo will still look great after 40+ years.

 

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