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    I think I'd consider a tattoo in commemoration of someone who'd passed away perhaps, but not much other than that. I can see why people get them for other reasons though, I just don't really like the look of them.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    Never does the person actually mention the artistic quality or design of their...body art :facepalm2:
    Sorry, that's not true. Many artists having waiting lists of years, specifically because of the artistic quality of their work.
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    (Original post by WhyteBoar)
    Sorry, that's not true. Many artists having waiting lists of years, specifically because of the artistic quality of their work.
    So why is it that when you ask someone why they got a tattoo do they not mention the design complementing features etc? Sure, they wait for specific artists to do the design they want or get a certain style but that is not the reason behind getting that tattoo eg. choosing the colour of a car rather than the actual type of car.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    So why is it that when you ask someone why they got a tattoo do they not mention the design complementing features etc? Sure, they wait for specific artists to do the design they want or get a certain style but that is not the reason behind getting that tattoo eg. choosing the colour of a car rather than the actual type of car.
    Well you have to remember that people get tattoos for many different reasons. There are people who get memorial tattoos or get a tattoo because they consider that they 'cool' or stylish', but there are also people who choose to cover their bodies in the art of artists they like because they like tattoos.

    You should choose the most suitable artist for the style you are looking for as it varies so much. Not all tattoos are script, kanji, portraits. or tribal.

    Look up the likes of Jeff Gogue, Jason Butcher, Lianne Moule, Matt Lapping, Wendy Pham, David Tevenal, and Carlos Torres.

    They are a very small selection of artists, all with very different styles. They don't just tattoo; they sketch and paint, and sell prints of their work.

    I would allow Jeff Gogue to tattoo almost anything of his choice, because his work is just amazing. Shame he has waiting list which would probably be impossible to get on.
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    (Original post by WhyteBoar)
    Well you have to remember that people get tattoos for many different reasons. There are people who get memorial tattoos or get a tattoo because they consider that they 'cool' or stylish', but there are also people who choose to cover their bodies in the art of artists they like because they like tattoos.

    You should choose the most suitable artist for the style you are looking for as it varies so much. Not all tattoos are script, kanji, portraits. or tribal.

    Look up the likes of Jeff Gogue, Jason Butcher, Lianne Moule, Matt Lapping, Wendy Pham, David Tevenal, and Carlos Torres.

    They are a very small selection of artists, all with very different styles. They don't just tattoo; they sketch and paint, and sell prints of their work.

    I would allow Jeff Gogue to tattoo almost anything of his choice, because his work is just amazing. Shame he has waiting list which would probably be impossible to get on.
    From what I have seen, 90% of the reasons are bull**** which actual translate into; emotional trauma, immaturity, inability to process a past problem.
    Sure, some people get them because they can look great, but when you're some sweaty 300lb blob who has never bought clothes worth more than £15, get a tattoo "to make yourself look better" seems to be a contradiction to everything else they are doing.
    Also large tattoos conflict with instinct and can not make yourself look better. Why? Because they are not natural and have a stigma attached to them:
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...40144507000678
    http://www.amsciepub.com/doi/abs/10....ournalCode=pr0

    Also you have the whole issue of not getting it removed and regretting it as you get older
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1640415
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    I don't care what another person thinks of my tattoos. As I get older I care less and less what other people think of me. You live once; it really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of life.

    No doubt some people do regret their tattoos. People regret the house they buy and they person they marry too.
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    It's a form of art. The reason people put meanings to them is because there is an infinite amount of tattoo's you can get so if you have a meaning it makes it easier to decide.
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    Woa Jimbo smashing all tattoo-enthusiasts to the floor... Top stuff man.

    You are doin it in style!



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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
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    You need a medal for saying the truth.




    Oh, but I do and anyone with experience with dealing with people with multiple tattoos will judge, and rightly so.
    Seeing that it falls into the category of self harm and body mutilation (it does - check the research), it says volumes about the person eg. inability to deal with emotional trauma, hates their body/choices they have made in their life etc.

    This is why so many people never give a reason as to why they got a tattoo or as OP mentions, they use the excuse of "it's to help me remember some massive event". Well if it was so large, how could you forget it? :curious: Never does the person actually mention the artistic quality or design of their...body art :facepalm2:


    Seriously?? You are happy to lump every person with more than one tattoo in this category. I cannot help but think you are either trying to stir the pot or you are kidding.
    Self harm and body mutilation really sounds more like the opinion of an arrogant sort of person who has to justify what they can't explain. I would call into question the validity of any research that would definitively correlate these two behaviours.

    It may well be the case that a small percentage of people see this as a way to get others to cause them pain however the purpose of most is beyond the pain and onto showing off their new "ink".

    ^^^^^^^^. I should state this is simply my opinion.
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    Don't feed it...
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    Just a little input here... But I LOVE tattoos each to their own I say!


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    Pls don't feed trigger



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    (Original post by -aTOMic-)
    How can you not like tatoos in Chinese though!?

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    I'm not feed triggering that is my opinion! I have tattoos.... I like tattoos if people don't like them that's their opinion


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    Don't like them personally, you always hear 'oh it means this', it doesn't, it means **** all, you are just trying to look cool.
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    (Original post by Angelx666)
    Seriously?? You are happy to lump every person with more than one tattoo in this category. I cannot help but think you are either trying to stir the pot or you are kidding.
    Self harm and body mutilation really sounds more like the opinion of an arrogant sort of person who has to justify what they can't explain. I would call into question the validity of any research that would definitively correlate these two behaviours.

    It may well be the case that a small percentage of people see this as a way to get others to cause them pain however the purpose of most is beyond the pain and onto showing off their new "ink".

    ^^^^^^^^. I should state this is simply my opinion.
    Are tattoos permanent? Yes. Are they natural? No. So they are a huge unnatural marking on the skin. How is that not body mutilation? Is it always coincidence that many people get tattoos during or straight after traumatic times?
    You probably need to think a bit more about this before blurting out such strong answers.
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    (Original post by Ollied)
    Just like Jehovah's Witnesses don't want to influence anyone..
    HA that's hilarious.


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    Pls don't feed trigger



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    :lol: bless you.
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    Just got my first , and probably last, one 1 month ago, to commemorate my dad who passed away when i was 13, its small, and on the back of my neck (easy to hide for interviews/professional events) and is representative of his culture (palestinian) as its in arabic.
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    Has anyone ever got one on their wrist? If so, what is the pain like?!
 
 
 
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