First tattoo...?

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  1. Gokyo

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    I am a high school teacher in a fairly liberal community.

    I been struggling with some personal issues. A recent death in my family has stirred a lot of things up.

    I want to get a tattoo as a reminder to stay strong and to never give up.

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    I am little concerned about what my employer might think. And there is my wife.

    This would be my first tattoo.

    Anyone have any thoughts.
     
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    I have a couple from my Navy days, one on each calf. My company doesn’t allow exposed tattoos and having them on my calf is not an issue.
     
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  5. Mr Meeseeks

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    Get it where it’s covered by your shirt, and don’t make the decision while overly emotional. Once you have it, it’s there to stay. Make sure the art is unique and personally meaningful. Read reviews and pick a reputable artist to do the work. Different artists specialize in different styles. You get what you pay for.

    Obviously make sure your wife is on board first.
     
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    It'll fade with time, so fine work should be avoided.

    Check first with a small sample of the ink to see if you're allergic.
     
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    Get one, but not visible to anyone when clothed.
     
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    What this man said.
     
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    Be 1000% sure, then, maybe a small one somewhere not visible except to you !!!
     
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    Calf. IMHO it needs to mean something. [​IMG]

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    Well, tat's can be removed via laser, but it can be a painful process, especially when there's alot to remove. My son is going through this process now, but only to remove previous work so his new stuff will look as he likes.

    What I find real interesting about the topic of tattoos is that those who don't have or believe in them sure spend alot of time badmouthing those who do, yet those who have ink never seem to have anything derogatory to say about those who don't. And that's a distinct and notable difference in mindset that says an aweful lot to me about how shallow and narrow minded some people are...
     
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    I think it would be a mistake to get a tattoo on your hands, face or neck. Just say'n

    I have four but are easily covered by a dress shirt
     
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    Yup.
     
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    Not a fan. My only tattoo is a grayish-black circle about 2mm in diameter on my left thigh, where I was accidentally stabbed with a freshly-sharpened pencil in 8th grade.
     
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    Someone here once said that a tattoo was a short term solution to a long term issue. Think about it.
     
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    Nah, just while walking in crowded halls between classes.

    You reminded me of something though, from grade school. This abnormally tall & fat 6th grader named Jimmy was a regular destroyer of 3rd graders on the playground during recess. He was probably what we now call 'special needs' and much older than normal 6th graders. Anyway, he had a little sister named Teresa in 2nd grade. If you were the unlucky 3rd grader du jour, first Jimmy would get you on the ground, then he'd have Teresa cuss you out, then he'd beat you up. And she said every dirty word there was. Dirty words you've never heard before. Somehow, that part was more shameful than the beating.

    Anyway, tattoos ... I just don't get it, never have. I bet Jimmy's got a bunch now. And Teresa.
     
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    Permanent solution to a temporary problem. Think about it first, for about ten years.
     
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