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Welcome to the Tattoo Appreciation Society Chat Thread.
You can join the society here.


This thread is the Chat Thread for the society.


In other words, it's a place for members to chat. Hopefully, it'll all stay on topic (i.e. about tattoos), but it may not.

If you're looking for serious talk about tattoos: information on getting one, advice for your next tattoo etc, then head over to the
Tattoo Appreciation Society Tattoo Thread
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We're currently looking for help preparing a FAQ on getting a tattoo, see below:


Getting a tattoo FAQ post - UPDATE

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    Preliminary stage:

    Deciding on the design you want is a pretty tricky, time-consuming process. If you don't know what to get, then I advise you to start out just researching tattoos to get a feel for styles you like and styles you'd prefer to stay away from. Websites I recommend for doing this are http://www.flickr.com (search for specific tattoo groups) and http://fyeahtattoos.com

    Now that you've seen what kind of designs are out there, you'll start to get a feel for your own personal design. Even if you want something fairly simple or popular, I recommend trying to make it as original and meaningful to you as possible; after all, , it is going to be on your skin for life. That said, some people do get tattoos without any meaning, and they can be done for the sake of bloody fantastic body art. I know a lot of friends who have decided on a small design (such as a star) to test their pain threshold; I would not advise doing this. Nine times out of ten, people regret getting a "small" first tattoo, it's better to go the whole way and get something you're going to love forever.

    Now that you've got a basic idea of what you want, you can continue to research it, or take your ideas to your future tattooist. Don't worry if you're not the next Vincent Van Gogh when it comes to drawing, you just need to be able to explain your idea roughly. In fact, sometimes it's better to give a vague idea and a little artistic licensing; after all, it is what they do for a living, and your tattooist may interpret your idea in a way you haven't even imagined yet. I personally just awkwardly said a few random words of what I wanted, and left it to my tattooist to come up with the rest, and he literally astounded me. They will then draw your design up and call you back once they've got a final version to see if you like it or not. If you do, then awesome, book an appointment! But if not, seriously don't get nervous in saying what you don't like (even if it's all of it) - remember the design will be on you for life, and your tattooist will understand this. On the other hand, if you have an extremely clear idea of what you want and you've already drawn it up, then great!

    If you want to make doubly sure that you love and want the design on your skin forever, then you can always ask your tattooist for a copy of the design to take home and keep by your bed or something; ask yourself every day whether or not you'd be happy waking up with such a tattoo. I didn't personally do this, but I know someone who did, and it worked in her favour.

    Placement of your tattoo can potentially change how great your tattoo is going to look. For example, you may be dead set on having a design on your ankle as it's a cute place to have a tattoo, but in reality, your design may look better elsewhere. It's hard to give any inkling of where your personal tattoo is going to look best on your body in this wall of text, as it's so subjective, but I suggest asking for opinions from those who have tattoos already, and obviously, your tattooist's opinion, as they're a professional. If your tattooist is any good, then they should tell you if they think your tattoo would look better elsewhere on your body, but there's no harm in double-checking.


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As Griffin23 suggested, even if your contribution is recommending a tattooist or mentioning the aftercare product you used/were advised to use, this would be helpful!


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I love my tattoo, and I love seeing other peoples tattoos.
If you love your tattoo post a photo

I'll start:
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It's colour, but for some reason i only have this photo to hand and it doesnt show alot of it.


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It's not finished and needs some touch ups... but it'll get there.

Edit: Photo quality has been destroyed...

After two more sessions
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And here it is nearly finished, not the best photo and still needs touch ups

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The finished product Might need touch ups but as a whole my 31 hour tattoo is finished... I'm so giddy.
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I love my tattoo, and I love seeing other peoples tattoos.
If you love your tattoo post a photo

It's very big, but very pretty!

I haven't got any tattoos yet.
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You'll regret that. I have none as off yet!
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whos that women? Is it Eve?
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I have just one tattoo, but I really want more. I am obsessed with watching Miami Ink and other such programmes because the tattoo designs are always so amazing and grand

I am most definitely going to get more tattoos, but I am going to wait a couple of years to see if I still like the idea of a particular tatoo before I decide on it's placement for another while and then get it done :yy:
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I have just one tattoo, but I really want more. I am obsessed with watching Miami Ink and other such programmes because the tattoo designs are always so amazing and grand

I am most definitely going to get more tattoos, but I am going to wait a couple of years to see if I still like the idea of a particular tatoo before I decide on it's placement for another while and then get it done :yy:
...Dood, are you srsly from central african republic?!
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If I have a tattoo , I would so get that rachel brice tattoo :

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nice tattoo
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imagine how that's gonna look when ur 80 :L
If a tattoo is my biggest regret when I'm 80, I'll have lived a pretty easy life.
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...Dood, are you srsly from central african republic?!
Maybe :ninja:
Who wants to know?

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imagine how that's gonna look when ur 80 :L
tbh, when you're 80, a horrible tattoo is the least of your worries...
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imagine how that's gonna look when ur 80 :L
her boobs will be saggy and her face will be wrinkly, its not gonna be a huge deal!
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I'll start:Image
I really want to grab some felt-tip pens and colour it in! :ahee:
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Maybe :ninja:
Who wants to know?



tbh, when you're 80, a horrible tattoo is the least of your worries...
LOL bullstuff!

I'm half central african andd thought I was the only one in the north hemisphere, since there's pretty much no entering/leaving that place =\

Went there once 3 yrs ago, don't think I'll ever do it again but yeah, wow, hi!
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I really want to grab some felt-tip pens and colour it in! :ahee:
My friends have....
Unfortunately I have 10-12 hours of colour ahead of me yet, but can't wait.
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LOL bullstuff!

I'm half central african andd thought I was the only one in the north hemisphere, since there's pretty much no entering/leaving that place =\

Went there once 3 yrs ago, don't think I'll ever do it again but yeah, wow, hi!
Haha, hi mate...
I'm sorry but I am an absolute fraud and I only picked this flag because it looked pretty :emo:


Still friends? :puppyeyes:
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I'd like a tattoo but I have no idea what of... Also I'm scared it will hurt D:
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I'd like a tattoo but I have no idea what of... Also I'm scared it will hurt D:
They do a little, but it's honestly not that bad.
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I'd like a tattoo but I have no idea what of... Also I'm scared it will hurt D:
Tbh, I am a wimp with pain and it really only hurt me a bit. The time actually does fly and I was done before I even realised.

I will say, though, that the outlining was more painful for me than the filling in - I always thought it would be the other way around.
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Tbh, I am a wimp with pain and it really only hurt me a bit. The time actually does fly and I was done before I even realised.

I will say, though, that the outlining was more painful for me than the filling in - I always thought it would be the other way around.

Lines can be a *****! I did a four and a half hours session for those lines and it was hard. I've also done 4 hours colour on another tattoo and it was suprisingly tame in comparison.
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