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    Time for another tattoo (II)

    Yes, it's that time again

    These are the two I have...



    And the new one will be based on this (on the inner forearm)



    Looking forward to it, although I'm struggling to get an early appointment with my tattooist (who seems to be booked up for the next few weeks). Given that I'm scared of having an injection and these things hurt like f*ck, it's a strangely compulsive habit.
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    Always fancied one but never got around to it. Always liked the ‘Sailor Jerry’ primitive styles.
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    Tony . Check out Holy trinity tattoo on FB. I wish I was a late visitor to tattoos with all the tech thats around now and the talented Eastern euros.
    Molosch is another one hes just not right in the head.
    I've a massive dragon all down one side and when that was being powerlined I nearly passed out and I've a pretty high tolerance to pain

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    Time for another tattoo (II)

    The good news is having spent over 100 hours in the chair it gets worse every time, you become needle shy but keep going back.

    Nice designs.

    One of this years gap fillers

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    A strangely compulsive habit indeed... much like watches and motorcycles!

    I’ve had plenty of all three!

    Look forward to seeing the finished article Tony, it’s good to see the tattoo artists back working again and getting bookings, I know it has been a tough time for them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackie View Post
    Tony . Check out Holy trinity tattoo on FB. I wish I was a late visitor to tattoos with all the tech thats around now and the talented Eastern euros.
    Molosch is another one hes just not right in the head.
    I've a massive dragon all down one side and when that was being powerlined I nearly passed out and I've a pretty high tolerance to pain

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    Ouch. When I was having my second one done there was a guy next to me having a full back done. He was actually in tears.

    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    The good news is having spent over 100 hours in the chair it gets worse every time, you become needle shy but keep going back.

    Nice designs.
    Thanks. It's certainly a weird thing thing to keep doing to yourself, and I bet that one smarted a bit

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    Ribs. Stomach, Inner arm and collarbone are all a bit nippy :-)

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    Mine took 2 sittings and was an adaptation and extension to a cheapo one that I had done on impulse in the States

    2 hours each sitting

    I thought that I was going to pass out after an hour with the 2nd one

    The most painful bits were near the armpit, the top of the shoulder and the shoulder blade itself where there isn'y much flesh over the bone - the actual tattoo is more extensive than I can capture in the photo



    I am thinking of having another one done next year to mark a significant event that occurred this year - however, getting an appointment this year is very difficult. I had to wait 2 months to have the one above done pre-covid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Mine took 2 sittings and was an adaptation and extension to a cheapo one that I had done on impulse in the States

    2 hours each sitting

    I thought that I was going to pass out after an hour with the 2nd one

    The most painful bits were near the armpit, the top of the shoulder and the shoulder blade itself where there isn'y much flesh over the bone - the actual tattoo is more extensive than I can capture in the photo



    I am thinking of having another one done next year to mark a significant event that occurred this year - however, getting an appointment this year is very difficult. I had to wait 2 months to have the one above done pre-covid!
    I like that, but just looking at the armpit area makes me wince. Going right over the shoulder/collar bone can't have been a lot of fun either.

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    Good luck guys and gals with your body choices but not for me i never wanted one and i do not find them attractive on members of the opposite sex in fact quite the reverse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    I like that, but just looking at the armpit area makes me wince. Going right over the shoulder/collar bone can't have been a lot of fun either.
    Ha ha!

    Just when I thought it couldnt get worse he moved on to the area around the armpit............

    I really did think I was going to pass out!

    However, I love it as do my family so no regrets
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    My LUDO/LLANDUDNO tattoo hurt a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mart broad View Post
    Good luck guys and gals with your body choices but not for me i never wanted one and i do not find them attractive on members of the opposite sex in fact quite the reverse.
    Funnily enough, I absolutely love women with tattoos - the more the better

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    Out of interest: why? To commemorate a significant event? Mid-late life crisis?

    The first two seem rather morbid to me - the decomposing leaf continues the theme, but seems a little brighter. They probably fit in well with the biker image though. All my tuppence worth, as someone who doesn't "get" tattoos - which means bugger all to anyone but me obviously.

    As long as you enjoy it, that's all that matters. Hope it turns out well, even nicer than you envisage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mart broad View Post
    Good luck guys and gals with your body choices but not for me i never wanted one and i do not find them attractive on members of the opposite sex in fact quite the reverse.
    Tramp stamps, handy when they self identify.

    I reckon their ubiquity has somewhat devalued the original ethos, appeal, has for me at least and I´ll admit to getting ink done, though it was 30 years ago now.

    But as always each to their own, good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    Out of interest: why? To commemorate a significant event? Mid-late life crisis?

    The first two seem rather morbid to me - the decomposing leaf continues the theme, but seems a little brighter. They probably fit in well with the biker image though. All my tuppence worth, as someone who doesn't "get" tattoos - which means bugger all to anyone but me obviously.

    As long as you enjoy it, that's all that matters. Hope it turns out well, even nicer than you envisage.
    No reason, save that Bea wanted to treat me to another one for my birthday and I quite fancied one on my inner forearm. Not really anything to do with biking, and the two I have already preceded my return to two wheels anyway.

    Thanks, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Tramp stamps, handy when they self identify.

    I reckon their ubiquity has somewhat devalued the original ethos, appeal, has for me at least and I´ll admit to getting ink done, though it was 30 years ago now.

    But as always each to their own, good luck.
    Tramp stamps? That's a bit of a generalisation, don't you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Funnily enough, I absolutely love women with tattoos - the more the better
    I quite like them depending where they are located. Shoulders, upper arms, hips, back seem best to me. I dont think that they look attractive on lower/inner arms and legs. Wrists and hands I don't like at all

    Mrs V has a large rose design on her hip which I love. The design and colour of the inks was trickier to get right as she is dark skinned due to her Indian heritage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    I quite like them depending where they are located. Shoulders, upper arms, hips, back seem best to me. I dont think that they look attractive on lower/inner arms and legs. Wrists and hands I don't like at all

    Mrs V has a large rose design on her hip which I love. The design and colour of the inks was trickier to get right as she is dark skinned due to her Indian heritage
    Sounds nice - feel free to post a photo. Bea has a couple too, although she's into the watercolour style.

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    Tramp stamp i have a mate who thinks his 65 yr old North London “ princess ” would look good with one, well it takes all sorts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    My LUDO/LLANDUDNO tattoo hurt a bit.
    Yeah, I guess that would be painful.

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    Wish i could cut my one off my arm lol.

    Apparently purple is hard to laser off and would leave a shaddow.

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    Mine are archetypal 70's tatoos, a skull, and a heart with dagger and scrolls. Do I regret them? No, not really. Would I have them again if I restarted life, probably not, my pain threshold is too low. Two interesting incidents were when I was in Morocco many years ago and I noticed the locals looking at me, but more than the normal amount of interest in a tourist. One eventually told me that it was because of the tattoos on my forearms, and that tattoos were only worn by prisoners there. The second time was talking to a relative of my other half, and she said that I didn't seem the type to have tattoos. Having had a middle class upbringing she was probably only used to seeing them on the working class, but that is what I am. I didn't question her as I thought that she might end up embarassed, as though I would see it as judgemental. Would I have another tattoo? I have always fancied a 3D spider, but I have come to the conclusion that tattoos are (for me) a bit like vanity plates, fashion and not really necessary. Having said that, I think that the artwork has really moved into a completely different league from when mine were done, and I often find myself appreciating the artwork involved. I can also feel the pain that inkwork must cause.

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    IME People who have tattoos rarely leave it one. It becomes an addiction.

    I think the needle must give some an endorphin release - or possibly some underlying enjoyable masochism?

    I prefer to just get caned by a severe mistress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    IME People who have tattoos rarely leave it one. It becomes an addiction.

    I think the needle must give some an endorphin release - or possibly some underlying enjoyable masochism?

    I prefer to just get caned by a severe mistress.
    No need for either/or, Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by mart broad View Post
    Tramp stamp i have a mate who thinks his 65 yr old North London “ princess ” would look good with one, well it takes all sorts.
    Hehe it´s those new looking ones on the grans and granddads of anarchy, makes me smile but fair play to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackie View Post
    Ribs. Stomach, Inner arm and collarbone are all a bit nippy :-)

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    Agree, I may have squeaked once or twice when this got near the armpit...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    IME People who have tattoos rarely leave it one. It becomes an addiction.

    I think the needle must give some an endorphin release - or possibly some underlying enjoyable masochism?

    I prefer to just get caned by a severe mistress.
    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    No need for either/or, Neil
    LOL Tone!
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    I asked a guy in Caithness, what his tattoo was meant to be?

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    "What? The MacKay tribe from Bettyhill?"

    Nope - not for me, ta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Funnily enough, I absolutely love women with tattoos - the more the better
    Have a look at Danielle on American Pickers(Quest, Dave.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    IME People who have tattoos rarely leave it one. It becomes an addiction.
    I'm one of exceptions. I have one on my shoulder which I got over twenty years ago. I'm hoping to have it removed this year or next. I had a test session for laser removal some time back. It stings a lot more than getting the tattoo in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    My first coincided with my 59th birthday


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    More power to you Ian, 19th mine was.


    fwiw this threads inspired me to do a bit of further reading into the subject, whole phenomenon. cheers.
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    Ironic that blokes who can't stick with a watch for more than a few months commit to tattoos they'll have for ever.

    Never thought about having one when I was young, but more appealing now I've got less time to regret it. However it would have to be something meaningful to me rather than just an image I currently like, and I can't think of anything. Maybe one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    IME People who have tattoos rarely leave it one. It becomes an addiction:
    This

    I had my first at 40 years of age when I lost my dog as I always joked she’d live forever that way. Don’t have a pic on my phone but it’s in the dog thread.

    Found it very therapeutic but helps that the tattooist was very personable and we’ve become friends. I understand some artists put their earphones in and barely talk whereas we chatted entire time and 6 hours or so flew by.

    Had a few more since and this is the latest and was pretty painful. I appreciate not everyone’s cup of tea but they are addictive.

    Must say I do like a tattoo or two on the ladies but not plastered head to toe lol




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    Quote Originally Posted by PAM580 View Post
    This

    I had my first at 40 years of age when I lost my dog as I always joked she’d live forever that way. Don’t have a pic on my phone but it’s in the dog thread.

    Found it very therapeutic but helps that the tattooist was very personable and we’ve become friends. I understand some artists put their earphones in and barely talk whereas we chatted entire time and 6 hours or so flew by.

    Had a few more since and this is the latest and was pretty painful. I appreciate not everyone’s cup of tea but they are addictive.

    Must say I do like a tattoo or two on the ladies but not plastered head to toe lol




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    That's nice work. How long were you in the chair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mart broad View Post
    Good luck guys and gals with your body choices but not for me i never wanted one and i do not find them attractive on members of the opposite sex in fact quite the reverse.
    For me it depends what it is and where it is on the body with tattoos on women. I think this tattoo looks amazing.



    Photo is from the web.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytip View Post
    For me it depends what it is and where it is on the body with tattoos on women. I think this tattoo looks amazing.



    Photo is from the web.
    Gorgeous. Tattoos are a bit like clothes, though - on a good body they'll usually look okay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Ouch. When I was having my second one done there was a guy next to me having a full back done. He was actually in tears.


    Thanks. It's certainly a weird thing thing to keep doing to yourself, and I bet that one smarted a bit
    Not as much as Knee pits, knees, ribs and stomach but a pleasant 6 hours at times
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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Funnily enough, I absolutely love women with tattoos - the more the better
    You might like this then


    https://instagram.com/lolobe4?igshid=tkcf4kod35q9
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    I certainly wouldn't kick her out of bed to get to you, Kerry

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    Better un inked imho but there we are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    That's nice work. How long were you in the chair?
    Around 6 1/2 hours with a few short toilet/drink breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Not as much as Knee pits, knees, ribs and stomach but a pleasant 6 hours at times
    I uses to work with an ex navy chap who said that he once sailed with someone who has a snake tattoo'd the full length of his penis.

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    I have just one tattoo....

    Not to everyone’s taste, I’m sure, but I’ve never regretted it.

    However, I’ve not felt the need for anymore, but never say never.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Better un inked imho but there we are.
    +1

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    Currently got 9, mainly skulls, grim reaper, zombies, gargoyle etc.

    Not had a new one in ages, but this thread has got me thinking...

    Birthday in a few days, wonder what I should ask for???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    I uses to work with an ex navy chap who said that he once sailed with someone who has a snake tattoo'd the full length of his penis.

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    They never look great on cocks and balls. Ink tends to blow out easily like fingers
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    I like that Tony.
    I squeezed two in just as everything was turning weird and I've got two booked in for next month. Looking forward to them.. at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    They never look great on cocks and balls. Ink tends to blow out easily like fingers
    A purely academic issue as far as I'm concerned, I cant think of anything worse.


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