Anyone got a tattoo?

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  1. Queenie

    Queenie Mouseketeer<br><font color="green">Will wear a lim

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    I've been thinking about getting a tattoo for a long time now and I know the design I'd like to get. I've wanted the same thing in the same place since I was 8! I would love to get an ouroboros (a snake in a circle swallowing its tail) at the base of my spine.

    Anyway my question is to those people with tattoos. How do you pick a "good" place to get it done? From what I've read, tattoo parlours aren't registered and you don't need any specific qualifications to become a tattoo artist. None of my friends have any tattoos so I can't ask them for recommendations. How did you choose?
     
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  3. alisonbestford

    alisonbestford <font color=990066>Can cope with the dentist after

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    My only advice is to get something you'll never regret :thumbsup2

    I asked DH to design mine but it took almost 3 years for him to get there :rotfl:

    It's a pentogram with our wedding flowers intertwined.
    I have it in colour - he has it in black, white and shading.

    I'm now waiting for him to design me an angel for the bottom of my back - wait on though, I did say I needed to lose a couple of stone first though....................... :rotfl:

    DH is learning to tattoo right now but I'd recommend Fi at Feline Tattoo in Sheffield.
    Just tell her Phil sent you and you'd get an A1 tattoo :thumbsup2

    Alternatively Greg at Van Sheiks, also in Sheffield, but he's a bit more of a scarey character - albeit a brill tattooist.
    :hippie:
     
  4. Queenie

    Queenie Mouseketeer<br><font color="green">Will wear a lim

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    That's why I want my friendly little snake!! I've wanted it for almost 12 years and whenever I've thought about the deisng, I've never once thought "actually I'm not sure" or "I don't like that at the moment". The stupid thing is, I'm terrified of snakes!!! The design has a lot of meaning for me, symbollically and religiously, as does the placing of it as I feel I am in balance from that point of my body (I'm not sure what I mean either but it makes sense to me!!)
     
  5. alisonbestford

    alisonbestford <font color=990066>Can cope with the dentist after

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    And that's the most important thing :thumbsup2

    I won't ask where you want it! ;)
    I have always thought that I'd only have a tattoo somewhere my skin / body wouldn't change much as I got older.
    Hence my tattoo is on my right shoulder.
    DH's are all on his arms but I don't think men's upper arms change in the same way that ours do :sunny:
     
  6. Minniespal

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    I've got several ~ Tinkerbell on my right side, 2 dolphins on my left side, self designed one around my bell button and a pink rose on my back with free spirit written beside it.

    I waited until I turned 30 and took my time deciding what I wanted. I had all them all done within about 30 months and don't regret any of them :goodvibes
     
  7. Tron[ADS]

    Tron[ADS] <font color=red>Should've been more careful when b

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    Now that would worry me.......does that mean that If you don't tell them Phil sent you, do you not get an A1 tattoo ?

    And why would you want a tattoo of a road on you ? :rotfl2:
     
  8. wils

    wils <font color=ff6633>Has had Capt. Jack Sparrow on h

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    :lmao:

    I'm too much of a wuss to have a tattoo :sunny:
     
  9. TinkTatoo

    TinkTatoo <font color=peach>Has a Tink tattoo on her shoulde

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    I had a tatoo of Tink on my shoulder done when I was 40

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    I wanted something Disney related and that was the one that I liked
     
  10. princess jackson

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    I'm a bit of a wimp, so i got my DD name on my wrist, which sits nicely under my watch.
     
  11. carolfoy

    carolfoy <font color=cc6633>One has Ones hat and One's orf.

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    Can I ask Florenec, did the designs change at all when you lost all that weight? I often think that if I get a dolphin for instance, and I put on loads of weight, it'll turn into a whale!
     
  12. Minniespal

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    Carol ~ They didn't change at all :)
     
  13. alisonbestford

    alisonbestford <font color=990066>Can cope with the dentist after

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    :lmao:

    It was a late post................. :rotfl2:
     
  14. angel659

    angel659 <font color=peach>Have A <font color=deeppink>Magi

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    Hi

    I have dolphins going round my ankle. I want a tatoo done on my back I have a horrid 7 stone to lose after my twins. Although about 2-3 stone is prob the horrible excess skin the boys left me, which they will remove when my BMI is below 30. I am sure you wanted to know that. Maybe too much information :rotfl2:

    I would love to have one on my back, I am so worried it will become disfigured if I have all that weight to lose. So I will wait till I have lost it and have it as a goal to work to.

    I would like a single dolphin on my left ankle, but having one on the other it would probably look weird. I would like a celctic cross with my kids names going around it (if its possible) it on my right shoulder. Again I will wait till I lose the weight.

    The strangest thing I got done when I was going to get a tatoo done, but wimped out I got my tongue pieced :confused3
     
  15. Ware Bears

    Ware Bears Bring me that horizon Moderator

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    You are all soooo brave! :thumbsup2

    I have had my ears pierced and that was enough for me......as for tongue piercings and tattoos....my legs are turning to jelly just at the thought of it!!! :crazy2: :scared1: :scared:
     
  16. jns

    jns <font color=cc3366>Tries hard to get the jelly off

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    there is a programme on sky at the moment all about tattoos
    don't know what day

    but it is very good
    i am sure it will be repeated ( it was sky after all )
     
  17. basas

    basas <font color=deeppink>The majority of people are st

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    Not meant to be rude or anything...but I've noticed a huge number of people from the UK at WDW have tatoos whereas you don't really see a huge number of North American's with them...is there any reason why?
     
  18. Kernow_Clan

    Kernow_Clan Stop the World, I want to leap off.

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    I have 4 Tattoos; one on each shoulder, a Scorpion on the right and a Flower/Heart with my mums name in it on the left.

    I have a semi-naked girl on my left bicep ;) and the cornish flag at the base of my spine :cool1:

    The Tatoo on my spine hurt the most for 2 reasons, the location and the fact the the predominant colour is Black.

    If you are going to a Tattoo Studio ensure 3 things.

    1. That the Tattooist has a good reputation
    2. That he is certified (the certificates must be visible in the tattoo studio)
    3. That the studio is spotlessly clean, and all needles are sterilised correctly.

    As long as you follow these guidelines, are 100% certain that you are getting the correct tattoo for you, and are 100% certain that you want a tatoo, then go for it. :thumbsup2

    Read somewhere recently of a girl who was complaining at the cost of Laser tattoo removal as she had a tattoo done as a fashion accessory :confused3 The stupidity of some people astounds me!!!
     
  19. alisonbestford

    alisonbestford <font color=990066>Can cope with the dentist after

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    I guess the answer is, purely and simply, because we like them :thumbsup2
     
  20. Minniespal

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    ::yes::
     
  21. Kernow_Clan

    Kernow_Clan Stop the World, I want to leap off.

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    :thumbsup2
     

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