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post #31 of 391
I have a tattoo of a cross on my right upper arm, its an image of the one my God father gave me for graduation, it means worlds to me, got it when i was in New Orleans
Im looking to get another tattoo though (actually a few of them on my forearms)
I just recently had my Eagle scout court of honor, and I really got to thinking how much boy scouting has really shaped me as a person, and I was thinking of getting on my forearms, the scout law in Japanese Kanji, but idk if thats going overboard... im thinking its something that would look nice, but has alot of meaning to me and would be a great reminder everyday to always follow what scouting has taught me. the scout law goes:
A scout is trustworthy, loyal helpful, friendly, courteous, kind obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
I was thinking of getting 6 on each forearm, so both my arms would have the full scout law in Kanji on them
what do you guys think? I wouldnt just get a tattoo for the sake of getting one, it has to mean something to me, so yea, let me know your thoughts
and if you know someone who would be able to give me the Kanji for the scout law... its been hard trying to find the symbols and what not, and i dont want to get the wrong symbols inked on my arm... I saw a few sites online that charge for writing symbols but would cost me an arm and a leg to have 12 words done, and thats not even including the cost of the tattoo itself...
please help me out
post #32 of 391
So it's a derogatory term that's been coined by tat detractors and arbitrarily used by so called well educated and style conscious people? I know plenty of women who have these so called tramp stamps. They are neither tramps nor unlearned. All they did was define themselves and their individual style. Sound familiar?

You never did touch the Rolex response of mine. Is it or is it not true that wearing a Rolex is a cliche by definition?
post #33 of 391
Thread Starter 
I agree with you entirely. I was simply stating that the more original a tattoo is, the more interesting and appealing I find it.. That's why the generic lower back tattoo I don't find as attractive as some other pieces I've seen on women.

For instance (and this is the most comparable picture I can come up with)

I had a guest theology instructor (female) speaking on the Confessions of Augustine, and she had beautiful, delicate, thin vines that curled out of her sleeves and down to her wrists, and also around her shoulders. I was constantly trying to see how much of her body it encompassed. It was the most attracted I've ever been to a woman because of a tattoo. The mystery and originality of the piece just blew my mind.. Hers of course was more arms and shoulders as opposed to neck, but this picture relays the same curiosity of wondering how much of the body the tattoo covers...If you seen the movie this is from the tattoo is also visible on his wrists.
post #34 of 391
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Originally Posted by MonkeyFresh View Post
I have a tattoo of a cross on my right upper arm, its an image of the one my God father gave me for graduation, it means worlds to me, got it when i was in New Orleans
Im looking to get another tattoo though (actually a few of them on my forearms)
I just recently had my Eagle scout court of honor, and I really got to thinking how much boy scouting has really shaped me as a person, and I was thinking of getting on my forearms, the scout law in Japanese Kanji, but idk if thats going overboard... im thinking its something that would look nice, but has alot of meaning to me and would be a great reminder everyday to always follow what scouting has taught me. the scout law goes:
A scout is trustworthy, loyal helpful, friendly, courteous, kind obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
I was thinking of getting 6 on each forearm, so both my arms would have the full scout law in Kanji on them
what do you guys think? I wouldnt just get a tattoo for the sake of getting one, it has to mean something to me, so yea, let me know your thoughts
and if you know someone who would be able to give me the Kanji for the scout law... its been hard trying to find the symbols and what not, and i dont want to get the wrong symbols inked on my arm... I saw a few sites online that charge for writing symbols but would cost me an arm and a leg to have 12 words done, and thats not even including the cost of the tattoo itself...
please help me out

wtf.
post #35 of 391
tatoos are not cliché if you belong to the following categories

russian mafia, or if you spent time in jail

soldiers, especially specops or foreign legion
(I know a couple of their tattoos look awesome)

sailors,

strippers,

tribal affiliates in south pacific or siberian tundra.
post #36 of 391
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Originally Posted by hisroadside View Post
tatoos are not cliché if you belong to the following categories

russian mafia, or if you spent time in jail

soldiers, especially specops or foreign legion
(I know a couple of their tattoos look awesome)

sailors,

strippers,

tribal affiliates in south pacific or siberian tundra.

What about punk rockers, ex-heavyweight boxers, porn stars (strippers, i suppose), actors/resses, and those of us who want our own art that we've made put on us?
post #37 of 391
Not a lot of pics in this thread. Disappointing.
post #38 of 391
Thread Starter 
Yea.. It just turned into a "why tattoos are a fad that has lasted as long as humanity" conversation.
post #39 of 391
A few of my tats. The center piece is part of Ingres' Odalisque with Slave.

post #40 of 391
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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent View Post
A few of my tats. The center piece is part of Ingres' Odalisque with Slave.


Here's the original:

post #41 of 391
I would not have expected you to have tattoos. ps. your picture of the original doesn't work for me.
post #42 of 391
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Originally Posted by Stazy View Post
I would not have expected you to have tattoos.

Ditto!!
post #43 of 391
Will the appeal of one's tatoo be the same at age 70 as it has in one's twenties?
post #44 of 391
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Originally Posted by Dakota rube View Post
Will the appeal of one's tatoo be the same at age 70 as it has in one's twenties?
This question is the only thing preventing me from getting a tattoo. My tastes have changed a lot just in the past year. How much more are they going to change over the next 50 years?
post #45 of 391
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post
Define tramp stamp. It looks like a Rolex watch would be a cliche by definition right?
What the fuck does a Rolex have to do with a tattoo? Tramp stamps are awful...
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