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Immaculate heart..


Looks great Gnat
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Looks great Gnat

Thanks man. He killed it with this one.
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Tattoos are a funny thing. Most people I've asked about their tattoos tell me that they're personal, meaningful and taken 'for myself'. Yet as soon as a new image is finished, they add a picture of it on FB, Twitter, a forum, whathaveyou or at least rush off to show this to their friends and family. 'Look what I took for myself!' They are personal, yet meant to be seen. I have never heard of a person trying to hide a tattoo with all ways possible.
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Tattoos are a funny thing. Most people I've asked about their tattoos tell me that they're personal, meaningful and taken 'for myself'. Yet as soon as a new image is finished, they add a picture of it on FB, Twitter, a forum, whathaveyou or at least rush off to show this to their friends and family. 'Look what I took for myself!' They are personal, yet meant to be seen. I have never heard of a person trying to hide a tattoo with all ways possible.

A tattoo is personal. Just like clothes style.

For me, my tattoo is an expression of who I am and what I stand for.

Now, when it comes to FB, I have no idea why people use this... I think it's downs right attention whoring... but I hear that people even update which McDonalds location they are at, so posting their tattoo is much more heavy. Well, only if you discount wannabes. And trust me, they are easy to spot.
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Tattoos are a funny thing. Most people I've asked about their tattoos tell me that they're personal, meaningful and taken 'for myself'. Yet as soon as a new image is finished, they add a picture of it on FB, Twitter, a forum, whathaveyou or at least rush off to show this to their friends and family. 'Look what I took for myself!' They are personal, yet meant to be seen. I have never heard of a person trying to hide a tattoo with all ways possible.

When I buy a new painting that I'm proud of, I like to take photos of it and upload them onto Facebook or other mediums. Just because I wanted to share the photos with others doesn't mean I always know what the artist's original intent was for painting it nor do I really care to always explain my personal interpretations to the viewers. Their interpretations are just as valid as mine. I, personally appreciate the aesthetics of vibrant colors and details of tattoo art. If I'm in the mood and feeling comfortable with the person who is asking for the meaning of my artwork, I would spend a few minutes to explain to them. But it does get tiring or annoying to repeat the same thing to different people. So, sometimes, I would simply just say, "The meaning of my tattoos could be whatever you want them to be" if I'm feeling polite just to brush them off especially if it's a stranger asking. I try to be mindful that tattoos are personal and asking the meaning behind them isn't always polite. Would you ask a random gang member what their ink represents? Maybe sometimes you could get away with it without any scrapes or bruises. But I try to avoid that in order to avoid a potential beat down. Over the years, I've learned to just appreciate tattoos for what they are, artwork underneath the skin.

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A tattoo is personal. Just like clothes style.

For me, my tattoo is an expression of who I am and what I stand for.

Now, when it comes to FB, I have no idea why people use this... I think it's downs right attention whoring... but I hear that people even update which McDonalds location they are at, so posting their tattoo is much more heavy. Well, only if you discount wannabes. And trust me, they are easy to spot.

+1

Just because I like the pattern of your tie, doesn't mean I expect you to know the origins of the pattern or how the fabric was made nor will I ask you those questions. I simply will acknowledge that I appreciate your tie and maybe I'll ask you where did you get it.

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my wife's latest:

my own latest:
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Freshly done:




Still pretty bloody, get some new shots in a couple of weeks.
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In some light for context:
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I take it the shirt collar covers those up @ work?
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Originally Posted by Big A View Post

I take it the shirt collar covers those up @ work?

Most of it yes
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Tattoos are a funny thing. Most people I've asked about their tattoos tell me that they're personal, meaningful and taken 'for myself'. Yet as soon as a new image is finished, they add a picture of it on FB, Twitter, a forum, whathaveyou or at least rush off to show this to their friends and family. 'Look what I took for myself!' They are personal, yet meant to be seen. I have never heard of a person trying to hide a tattoo with all ways possible.

 

All artists do their work for themselves. But when they get a favorable response to it, they enjoy showing it to the public. Sometimes they NEED to show it--its called ego. That's why people post everything they do on FB.  Its like fashion, or a hairstyle... people choose to do certain things because it makes them feel good, including getting tattoos. People try to attain a certain look, physically, that will make them hate themselves less. Tattoos are no different for showing off than, say, a new pair of shoes or a great new haircut... It's not unlike women and makeup. Most men are unaware of the makeup a woman is wearing. Ever look at makeup forums? Yes, tattoos, and all body decoration from fashion to piercings, are a funny thing. But we ALL do it. If you are on this forum, you do it. You are overly concerned about what others think of you and you react accordingly.

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I guess it's part of their magical domain; I'll have to reference my copy of "The Little Mermaid" to confirm.

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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Tattoos are a funny thing. Most people I've asked about their tattoos tell me that they're personal, meaningful and taken 'for myself'. Yet as soon as a new image is finished, they add a picture of it on FB, Twitter, a forum, whathaveyou or at least rush off to show this to their friends and family. 'Look what I took for myself!' They are personal, yet meant to be seen. I have never heard of a person trying to hide a tattoo with all ways possible.

old post, but I'll bite.

yes and no. Yes they are obviously meant to be seen, but no not everybody subscribes to the mantra that you are purporting. I cover up my tattoos as much as possible -- it's not that I am ashamed of them, but I do not want them to be a defining factor. I mostly wear long sleeved shirts. For instance, my friends didn't even know I got a big piece on my left arm for months after the fact.

That is to say that I also do not subscribe to the whole "look at my tatttoos" on instagram or facebook. The people that do that, I find, typically get tattoos for other people. Obviously not directly, in the sense that they get a tattoo of someone or directly reference them, but they get them to be apart of a sort of clique or niche that they feel comfortable associating with. I don't really adhere to that sense of camaraderie in tattoos. They are just something I've always had an appreciation for and I get them for me (like you said).

But having said that, I do not get them for me in the sense that you were referring. I get them for me simply on a completely aesthetic basis. I am not the type of person to get inspirational script or some allegorical piece of significant personal value. I often see people who get three flowers for three important people in their lives, or something similar and I always kind of cringe at their attempt to be "deep". But, again, who am I to judge? If that is what they want on their body, that is their prerogative; I just don't share the same perspective on the matter.

Tomorrow I am going to try and get some time in with Mark Cross from Greenpoint. He is in Toronto doing some work, so hopefully I can snag a spot -- his roses are insane..not to mention his use of colour!
Edited by oneeightyseven - 1/13/14 at 2:30am
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also, check out worsttradtattoos

I'm perplexed as to what I think about this page. On one hand, it's mildly entertaining to see some of the abominations posted (shaky lines, horrible shading and really poorly done colour). But on the other hand, I can't help but feel bad for both the tattooed and the artist.

Tell me what you guys think!
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