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  • Got my first Tattoo today. Haters look away!
  • bencooper
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    Far too many people make sure they are blatantly on show in public in an attempt to seem edgy/interesting.

    Like making controversial statements on forums? 😉

    that’s carp!

    *hails taxi*

    Premier Icon binners
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    Pfft! What a let down! I was expecting, at the very least, your kids names in Gothic script down your fore-arms, a celtic band perhaps, or some random Chinese symbols, and maybe a bulldog in front of a union jack

    Weirdo

    I take it these are to follow?

    Boba Fatt
    Member

    wow, so many haters who can’t read. If you don’t like it, **** off and moan about something else somewhere else.

    I like it OP, big fan of japanese tattoos and that looks well executed. Apparently there is a lot to do with the color of the koi and the significance.

    ski
    Member

    Must admit not a tattoo fan, but that one does look amazing, please post a finished pic too

    mrmoofo
    Member

    TBH, I ahve no issue with them. The artistry can be spectacular – but for every really well done one, there are 200 crap red devils, dolphins, panthers, butterflies, lions heads etc

    I only question the relevance – Maori tattoos on Maoris tell a story, have a significance, and are may a right of passage ( esp if done in the traditional way – ouch), Celtic Tats actually don’t look good on anyone – even if they are Irish or Scottish, Native American if you are native american – cool.
    Even the Japanese sleeve / full suit if you are Yakusa …

    But chinese lettering, sanskrit poems, hobbit lettering, on any of the abouve when you are Dave from Basildon just seems a little odd. The artistry and finish may be stunnng of a full back maori tribal design -but what is the significant if you are Wayne from Letchworth?

    Does the symbolism of Japanese tattoos makes sense if you are japanese, just as blue birds and anchors do if you are sailor? Or a tear if you are a murderer?

    BTW – not moaning. It is your body and you can do what you like with it. I do think some tattooists do absolutely stunning work. But the best is the stuff that is designed and means stuff to the wearer not the paint by numbers generic idea.
    Louis Malloy , for example, though when I hear him talk, I do want to punch him …

    Shibboleth
    Member

    The Koi fish tattoo is an ideal tattoo for someone who desperately wants to be seen as one of the cool kids, but doesn’t have any imagination, or hasn’t had any monumentally life changing events that they feel need commemorating. There’s plenty of pithy, contrived drivel available on the internet to allow them to reverse engineer a self indulgent allegory about how they crossed some sort of imagined Rubicon to find a zen-like elevated state of consciousness and self-important smugness. In short, a load of old bollox that you’ll spend the rest of your life regretting whilst loudly braying about how proud you are of the “unique” design that is in fact identical to the arms of all the other morons that picked the same piece of hackneyed clipart out of a catalogue.

    Erm, fixed it for you?

    All deeper meaning and suchlike aside, I like it. Looks good.

    😀

    hora
    Member

    Here in Manchester night at Clayton Vale there were two interesting-types sat on a bench next to where the trail spits out ready (yes they were ready and were looking for a bike). One had a lovely musical note tattooed below his left ear. I imagine that has proved a boon over the years already for the Police and a pain for him.

    nice piece for a first tattoo dude 🙂

    well documented tattoo hater who has to chime in on every tattoo thread – Member

    The blah blah blah blah

    Erm, fixed it for you?

    pretty sure the OP has had a life event he wanted to symbolise in his tattoo. you do make me chuckle shibby

    if you can find me any examples of people with the same tattoos as i’ve got i’ll pay for your first tattoo so you can get over your hatred and fear of people who make different choices to you. they dont hurt that much so there’s no need to be scared 🙂 x

    Bit of a sweeping generalisation there Shibboleth. You know me so well! 🙄

    As in true STW style the the self obsessed and over opiniated have to make sure thier voices are louder than everyone elses.

    Mods, please close this thread before it turns into a bitch fest.

    duckman
    Member

    To be honest, eel not have chosen that design lightly, I mean he cod have got a celtic tatt, like loads do. Then he would have looked a right pollock.(thank you, I am here all week.) I like it btw and yes they hurt.

    if you can find me any examples of people with the same tattoos as i’ve got

    I just haven’t told you yet. 😡

    And this is getting done this weekend. 😀

    Duggan
    Member

    I like tattoos and I like the OP’s tattoo.

    I don’t think there has to be a story or any meaning behind them though. I don’t really see the problem whether they’re Celtic or Japanese or whatever, it’s just a picture isn’t it. There’s nothing wrong with that though.

    SHUT IT DARCY! just cos you got a british bulldog standing in front of a knight waving the st georges cross as his horse tramples on the infidels as a backpiece doesn’t mean you’re cool. get over it you clipart wearing, tattoo regretting drunken lout x

    rudebwoy
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    i had tattoos done when i was in the merchant navy- a pair of eyes on my arse, to moon at folk– had them done in Antwerp about 3 am –i was drunk– hurt a lot iirc– and only later did i see what a bad job he’d done-ya live and learn– my sister in law has a tat machine–may get her to ‘upgrade’ the eyes !

    chewkw
    Member

    Teetosugars – Member

    chewkw – Member
    How much does that cost?

    I’m guessing around the £70/hr..

    Crikey … that’s more expensive than the car mechanic.

    How many hours does that take? 3 hrs?

    In the far east tattoo is usually reserved for the gangsta or native(like head hunters etc) or for religious reasons. Most people don’t have tattoo as that is not the norm, so those who have it usually have it for a reason.

    It’s not the same here or in the west as most have it to create their own identity or simply to follow fashion trend.

    Interesting … so what is OP’s reason to have one?

    🙂

    Interesting … so what is OP’s reason to have one?

    A very personal one that I am not going to discuss on an open form to strangers.

    schrickvr6
    Member

    So you think a mechanic is more talented than a top notch artist? 🙄 Top level artists can charge £200+ an hour, and expect a full sleeve to take 20-30 hours…..

    Why do people who dislike tattoo’s always have to use the “Your not japanese” argument??
    Surely a person can be touched and evolve on a personal level whether that be by music tastes, fashion, food whatever.

    Do all these naysayers saying you should have a bulldog tattoo all eat english food, wear english clothes, listen to english music etc without ever being influenced by anything further than you council border.
    If so you must all be very boring!

    camo16
    Member

    Awesome tat, OP.

    I don’t get the critics here. So what if it isn’t 100% original? Do you walk into a friend’s house and slag off their pictures, because some of them might be prints? Nah, if the image rocks – and the reason for getting it is personally important – slagging it off isn’t cool.

    schrickvr6
    Member

    Soooooo original.

    Why don’t you do something original and keep your over-opinionated bile to yourself. 😉

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Soooooo original.

    Line crossed?

    No posts which in the opinion of the moderators are solely intended to, or are likely to provoke or abuse any individual or group.

    hora
    Member

    This one is awesome

    As I’ve said before this is my favourite

    Perfectly good skin spoiled.

    alcol70
    Member

    The Koi fish tattoo is an ideal tattoo for someone who wants to express their levels of strength and perseverance through the trials and tribulations of life. If you are a courageous person that has high expectations for your life and high goals for success and happiness, the koi fish is the symbol of everything for which you stand.

    Yeah, but at the end of the day… you’ve got a big picture of a fish on your shoulder.

    Everyone who sees it (when you wear your nice muscle-vest to show it off) will say “nice fish”.

    Sorry. Knew I should have looked away 😉

    camo16
    Member

    Perfectly good skin spoiled.

    Or perfectly good skin put to a perfectly good use? What else are you going to do with it, put it on public display and charge people to feel your perfectly good skin? 😉

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Far too many people make sure they are blatantly on show in public in an attempt to seem edgy/interesting. Well thats how it comes across.

    That says more about you and your cynicism than anyone else, to be honest!

    chewkw
    Member

    gravitysucks – Member

    Why do people who dislike tattoo’s always have to use the “Your not japanese” argument??
    Surely a person can be touched and evolve on a personal level whether that be by music tastes, fashion, food whatever.

    True, true but it’s still a bit weird isn’t it if the tattoo is culturally linked.

    I don’t see anyone listening to Japanese music or follow fashion but food yes …

    hora
    Member

    I don’t see anyone listening to Japanese music or follow fashion but food yes …

    Mad Capsule Markets no good for you?

    http://www.youtube.com/artist/mad-capsule-markets

    I’ve got most of their albums 8)

    My favourite track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxdD2i6-7ko

    My favourite Vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMnLIJSY1vY

    Screw the haters Steve, it looks ace! :-)…but not as ace as my lot 😉

    wors
    Member

    Interesting … so what is OP’s reason to have one?

    A very personal one that I am not going to discuss on an open form to strangers.

    Good for you, i like it, i don’t have one but i’d get one that had meaning to myself.

    Funny how a load of people come across all tough and shouty slagging people off for having tattoos yet no one’s ever said that to my face.
    Although to be fair, that wouldn’t bother me either.

    I know why the OP has had this done and the significance of it to his family, but to be honest if he’d had it done to look cool/hard/trendy or just because he liked fish and flowers it’s not really any relevance to anyone but him.

    He was showing a nice tattoo to people who may be interested and had the courtesy to ask those who obviously don’t like them to refrain from the snarky comments and from dragging the thread into a slanging match like usual. Shame some couldn’t resist.

    hora
    Member

    Funny how a load of people come across all tough and shouty slagging people off for having tattoos yet no one’s ever said that to my face.
    Although to be fair, that wouldn’t bother me either.

    1. But this is a forum, its a joke/silly place to banter and share ideas.
    2. If you were a friend of mine I’d rip into you royally jokingly if I thought there was even a shard of daftness about it. Its what blokes DO.
    3. If you asked me ‘what do you honestly think’- you’d get the answer to my quoted text. If you said ‘what do you think’/in a work environment and I didn’t like it I’d reply ‘looks like it’d have hurt’?

    I imagine you’ve heard that coded-line a fair few times.

    Tattoo’s are highly personal things. One thing I DONT like are the fashion tattoos (90’s was barbed-wire or a styled long elongated-thing on base of spine) 00’s is ‘stars’ or the elongated-thing this time on feet.

    Really really smacks of ‘I didn’t know what I’d want/have no imagination whilst flicking through the tattoo studio’s book when the bloke said ‘hey this is quite popular at the moment’

    My favourite is Justin Hawkin’s flames coming out of his groin.

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    OP – I like that, a lot.

    IMHO, the origins of it are irrelevant & all that matters is the personal relevance to you.

    Aristotle
    Member

    In the recent nice weather I was able to wear short sleeves and display my own individuality ….by being one of the seemingly few people who hadn’t had ink put into their skin. It seems to be very popular at the moment.

    I can appreciate the artistry and that people are entitled to have them, but I just cannot see any reason why I (or anybody else) would want to mark myself with a permanent image, especially a large one like a full sleeve or a visible on my neck. I can’t imagine that I wouldn’t regret it in a few years’ time.

    People have told me that inks are better these days (-how do they know what a 20 year tattoo will look like on them?) but there are a lot of old men with blurred, faded tattoos (There are going to be a lot of older women like that -with very stretched art- in 20 years time)

    rudebwoy
    Member

    i like humour in them to be honest– too many are earnest/serious –but all art is good—

    Peyote
    Member

    but there are a lot of old men with blurred, faded tattoos

    I’ve seen quite a few inked folk with the telltale white-emulsion of sunblock covering their art recently. I think the blurring and fading comes from over exposure to UV from sunlight. If the inks are better and people are using sunblock more then the blurring and fading should be significantly less…

    …can’t do that much about the stretching though. Unless botox, collagen injections and eating a proper diet are on your agenda!

    Yes ink is better and more advanced but UV will still damage.

    I’m using Bepanthen 4 times a day during the healing process then once healed, if I do expose it to the sun then factor 50 is recommended.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    There’s some really nasty people on here who clearly are unable to grasp that they really do not need to comment if something displeases them. 😐

    Mulletus – it’s a lovely drawing and you’re obviously happy with it, that is all that matters. Ignore the muppets.

    My daughter now has 4 and don’t think she’ll stop at that!

    Aristotle
    Member

    I don’t hate them, I’m just mystified about why people would want one!

    Especially as every (wo)man and his dog now seems to have them.

    People don’t generally keep the same clothes, hairstyle, home decoration, car etc. for their whole lives, why do it to your body?

    ve seen quite a few inked folk with the telltale white-emulsion of sunblock covering their art recently. I think the blurring and fading comes from over exposure to UV from sunlight. If the inks are better and people are using sunblock more then the blurring and fading should be significantly less…

    If you can’t display your body art to the public in the great outdoors, then that’s surely another reason not to have one?

    If somebody can come up with a good temporary tattoo system they’ll make a fortune and good luck to them.

    Inventors of good removal technology will also make a fortune from middle-aged women who thought it was a good idea to have a rose tattoo covering their full leg (as I saw the other day) or neck when they were 18.

    …can’t do that much about the stretching though. Unless botox, collagen injections and eating a proper diet are on your agenda!

    A proper diet and a bit of exercise wouldn’t do many British people much harm, not sure about the cosmetic surgery route….

    bearGrease
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    It’s all a bit “faux” isn’t it?

    There was a guy I used see at the pool who had “Notts miners on strike 84-85” on his arm who obviously had a real reason to get tattooed.

    Aristotle
    Member

    Do it properly:

    Don’t judge me.

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