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Poll Question: Do you have any tattoos?
Yes
 
4% (1 votes)
No
 
96% (24 votes)
Total Votes: 25
holophonor
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Message Posted On Saturday, July 7th 2012 at 5:15 pm
I don't have any tattoos, but I would like to get one/some in the future. I just can't think of what I want.

When/if I do get one, it will probably be related to Futurama, dinosaurs, Harry Potter, or Super Mario. *gets a tattoo of a Mexican standoff among Harry Potter holding his wand, Fry atop a Tyrannosaurus rex, and Mario with a fireball*

And that's probably why I shouldn't get any tattoos ever.
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Message Posted On Saturday, July 7th 2012 at 5:35 pm
I think you should stick with the star dance idea. Maybe get it on your arm muscle so when you flex it "dances".

I have no tatoos and don't see myself ever getting one. My girlfriend would kill me.
calicow
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Message Posted On Saturday, July 7th 2012 at 6:15 pm
I don't have any, maybe one day...if I ever decide what I'd like to get and where to put it.
holophonor
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Message Posted On Saturday, July 7th 2012 at 7:58 pm
On Saturday, July 7th 2012 5:35 pm, WiseCrack wrote:
I think you should stick with the star dance idea. Maybe get it on your arm muscle so when you flex it "dances"

Like Petunia from Pete & Pete! Good idea.



On Saturday, July 7th 2012 6:15 pm, calicow wrote:
I don't have any, maybe one day...if I ever decide what I'd like to get and where to put it.

Oh, yes, location is important, too! That's another thing I can't decide on. I do like the inside forearm, but they're so visible.

Gina, you should get a cute little cow tattoo.
andrew
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Message Posted On Sunday, July 8th 2012 at 4:00 am
On Saturday, July 7th 2012 5:15 pm, holophonor wrote:
I don't have any tattoos, but I would like to get one/some in the future. I just can't think of what I want.

When/if I do get one, it will probably be related to Futurama, dinosaurs, Harry Potter, or Super Mario. *gets a tattoo of a Mexican standoff among Harry Potter holding his wand, Fry atop a Tyrannosaurus rex, and Mario with a fireball*

And that's probably why I shouldn't get any tattoos ever.


LOL for some reason, the only tattoo I actually ever considered was the deathly hallow symbol. But I wouldn't want it to be anywhere people could see (because then they'd either know it was an HP tattoo or I'd have to explain that to them) and that could get embarrassing. Apparently, the DH symbol also looks similar to the Alcoholics Anon. symbol, so I don't want people to think I am a recovering alcoholic. (I am not recovering)

I almost got a tattoo one night with my friend this past Spring, when we were coming home from the bars. We were walking past a tattoo parlor and decided to get matching tattoos. But then we had to catch the train so we did that instead. Thank God for public transportation.

I supposed I'd get something in regards to my children, if I ever have any. Not sure what, but I guess that's the only thing I'd seriously consider.
KYLEd
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Message Posted On Monday, July 9th 2012 at 10:04 am
I used to say I never understood the people who got tattoos but since South Carolina lifted the ban on tattoos, they became a LOT more prevalent & the people who I wouldn't thought would have them, have them. I've changed my attitude to I don't understand the motivation behind getting them.

There's not a single drawing, design, person, character, word, phrase or anything I like so much I would want it on my body forever.
I'm a die hard fan of Seth MacFarlane and all of his work but I can't conceive of getting anything from his portfolio tattooed on me.

I get they're not all necessarily meant for the general public to understand or appreciate (perhaps very few are) but at the same time they're occasionally put in places (depending on the clothing choice of the day) for all eyes to see, so some are clearly meant for the general public to view.

I can understand the tattoos honoring military service or the birth or death of a loved one but when you see (as I have) a lone grenade on someone's arm or a line of random dots or the entire Green Lantern creed complete with symbol along with The Flash's lightning bolt, or the outline of Pennsylvania it forces the question of... Why? Why does someone feel compelled to have that on them for all to see.

Now the obvious answers are, the person was from Pennsylvania, which she was & the guy really likes Green Lantern which I assumed. I don't have a theory for the grenade or dots though, but I just don't understand why get them permanently marked on the body.
If I loved my home state of Pennsylvania so much or The Green Lantern meant so much to me I'd buy a poster of both, get them professionally framed and have them hanging on the wall.

I have seen (over the web mostly) some fantastic pieces, full back or full sleeves, that really could be framed, so I totally appreciate the good ones from an artistic view.
Naturally the flip side are the examples of ugly, misspelled, must-have-been-high-drunk-or-mentally-impaired tattoos that make one pray the Mayans are right about December 21st.

The only tattoo I could possibly see getting would be if I went senile and was prone to wandering, I would tattoo my home address & phone number so I could make it home.
Bajim

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Message Posted On Monday, July 9th 2012 at 8:05 pm
I don't, I am to scared to get one done lol
thefatskinnyguy2

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Message Posted On Tuesday, July 17th 2012 at 4:23 pm
lol @ No one having tattoos.

I feel if I ever get one I would regret it soon after.
cindy
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Message Posted On Tuesday, July 24th 2012 at 6:23 pm
I have a tattoo of a doughnut on my butt. True story.
calicow
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Message Posted On Tuesday, July 24th 2012 at 8:51 pm
On Tuesday, July 24th 2012 6:23 pm, cindy wrote:
I have a tattoo of a doughnut on my butt. True story.

Oh, I want to make a joke of this, but I won't...
guytwo

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Message Posted On Tuesday, July 31st 2012 at 1:23 pm
OK, I'll do it.

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Message Posted On Wednesday, August 1st 2012 at 4:43 pm
I pretty much agree with KYLEd's stance on tattoos, I can't imagine a single thing I'd want to see on my body everyday no matter how important to me or close to my identity it is. But if you are getting a tattoo, I would advise that it has to be something that you can project into the future you will always have very strong positive feelings about it no matter what life events happen!

I'm betting when you (holophonor) you might have really liked a character such as Barney, for example. (I don't know just picking a random children's character) now that you're an adult, do you still have the same feelings for Barney. So I would say a TV character or anything TV or movie related might not be the best choice.

It must be something that is close to your heart (your metaphorical heart) I don't mean you should place the tattoo on your chest, haha
holophonor
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Message Posted On Saturday, August 4th 2012 at 9:52 pm
I DID LOVE BARNEY!

And it's good to see you posting again, Shade!
SLyde

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Message Posted On Sunday, August 5th 2012 at 6:52 am
My old neighbour was a good example of one reason I don't particularly want a tattoo - they look fine when you get them, but fifty or so years later the ink spreads out and it looks really ugly.

That said, a lot of my relatives have them. They've tried convincing me to get one, but because I've taken an international studies course at uni majoring in a country that regards them as a sign that you're a gangster, if I got one it'd be a few years of study down the drain because I'd frighten anyone who was thinking of giving me a job.
KYLEd
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Message Posted On Sunday, August 5th 2012 at 9:38 am
On Sunday, August 5th 2012 6:52 am, SLyde wrote:
but fifty or so years later the ink spreads out and it looks really ugly.


And sometimes it doesn't even take that long. This past week I was at work and saw a 50ish woman with, of all things, Jar Jar Binks on her shoulder.
I had to pass it a few times just to make sure it was what I thought it was because it was already started to get smudgy and it could only have been 13 years old max. Of course, it may have been bad original work as well.
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