First tattoo...?

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  1. NoJoy

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    Where do you live? Do your research on Tattoo artists in your area.
    Don’t go cheap. Pay for the best work you can afford.

    My last two tattoos were done by Carl Grace. He’s in Las Vegas. He also has a shop in Boston. Plus he travels to Europe doing his work.
    My small Griffin on my shoulder blade was $600.00
    My Saint George and the Dragon tattoo on my side took eight hours and cost $3100.00
    But it was worth it!
    The ink most artists use today doesn’t fade as much as it used to 20 years ago.
    Plus I use tatto care lotion everyday over my “artwork” to help keep it from fading over time. Over Ink.
    Also if your in the sun, with your tattoo exposed, it’s Very important to use sunscreen over your tattoo so again it doesn’t fade over time.
    Take care of your tattoo!
    It cost money and time to get it done right. (and a little pain ;) )
    If you can, get the tattoo done in a place where you can reach it easily. And can still be covered by clothing.
    I think the best place is your upper arm, above your elbow.
    Still lots of area for a great design, but not visible until
    you take off your shirt.


    https://carlgrace.com/
     
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  2. ede

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    I never would get any that showed then got one on finger. Earlier this year i got one that shows in short sleeves, figure I was too old to worry about it and employers.
     
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  3. Deltic

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    That should be covered in the employee handbook or some such. I hope things get better for you.
     
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    Interesting observation. All the ink around here is moron lube and III%. HH
     
  5. NoJoy

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  6. PennsWoods

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    I think neck and knuckle tats are a no-go unless you commit crimes for a living.

    Like it or not, people judge others on appearance, especially aspects of appearance that are voluntarily chosen.
     
  7. Just_plinking

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    This is just my opinion but, tattoos above the collar, or on your hands, put you into a different class of people.

    Think hard before you do this.
     
  8. JMS

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    I’m not against tattoos, I have multiple myself. The OP needs counseling, not a tattoo.
     
  9. Gokyo

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    That is probably true.

    Thanks.
     
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  10. HollowHead

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    If more people followed this, there would be a far smaller demand for cover-up specialists and removal physicians. HH
     
  11. OXMYX

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    Historically only Sailors and Marines have tattoos. Port of call tattoos, ship tattoos and the occasional port of call girlfriend. USMC tattooed on a hairy Popeye forearm I've seen more than once. And a battleship on an old timers chest.

    On everyone else it's ridiculous.
     
  12. HollowHead

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    Now you've done it. HH
     
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  13. Tickhill

    Tickhill Eternity: Smoking or Non-Smoking

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    Sure, what could go wrong?
     
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    Have “Stay Strong” tattooed in reverse across your forehead. During times of weakness, look into a mirror. Your faith in yourself will be instantly restored.

    Honestly - take up counseling; yoga; meditation; drugs; booze, or smokes. Not as permanent as tats.
     
  15. Bullwinkle J Moose

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    One generally should not make important decisions while undergoing or recovering from significant stressful life events. Tattoos are forever and getting one falls under the important decision category. Deaths in the family are very significant stressful life events. Resolve your grief first and only then revisit the tat idea. Counseling can help you work things out at this time better than getting a tat will. Peace.
     
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    There is no sane reason to ever get a tattoo.
     
  17. Just_plinking

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    This may not work for you, but "I viddied that thinking is for the gloopy ones and that the oomny ones use like inspiration and what Bog sends. For now it was lovely music that came to my aid."

    I try to always keep the right song in my heart, when the occasion arrises. It can be a silly song, and often is.
     
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  18. nmk

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    Why not? How do you feel about ear piercings?
     
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    Guys with them....

    But I'm a misanthrope, people that go out of their way to tell me about themselves (tatoos, peircings, etc)... We're not the same sort.

    And you could make a similar claim about my hat or pants, but I (hopefully) thought less about them...

    Tattooing messages on your skin has always come across as narcissism to me. i don't put a lot of weight into what I have to say. That ink on your skin? (Exceptions disregarded) lol, I don't care what it says. No offense.

    Again, unless it's a clue (face/ hand tattoos)
     
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  20. nmk

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    I've got a few permanent markings that I did not choose to have. If you choose to get one that makes you feel a little bit happy, good for you. As many others have said just be careful where you get it.