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post #61 of 392
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post
If your going to go scouts code you've got to do it in english. It loses any and all quirky charm in douche bag Jap speak (please note I am not a racist I find actual Japanese culture to be just fine ) That said it fits nicely into a genre and could be nice. Perhaps on your chest, off center a bit.

hmmm i see what your saying man, perhaps my whole forearm full of japanese symbols would be a bit douchey no? (not to worry I'm not judging you i love japanese culture too, closet otaku right here ) that would be pretty cool on my chest, perhaps something leaning more towards my left near my heart, i'll think of something new in the design I was also thinking an eagle on my left shoulder since like i said I'm very proud of my eagle scout rank, tell me what you think of this idea:
my troops american flag is one of a kind, the eagle that sits on top our pole only has one wing becuase the other one chipped off, and its been in my troop forever, So i was thinking of perhaps getting a one winged eagle,with a a snake in its grasp, becuase I was born in the year of the snake I beleive an eagle holding a snake is good luck or something like taht (atleast to the aztecs lol) what do you guys think?
post #62 of 392
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Originally Posted by why View Post
The big difference being that a Rolex is much more classic and much more removable...an analogy needs to actually be anagulous.

It was stated that a tattoo is a cliche, an overused expression that lacks punch. A Rolex watch is identical in that aspect therefore the analogy between the two is correct. It doesn't matter if one is considered trashy and the other classy. The only point I was trying to make was there are many things that people wear or get that could be considered a cliche.
post #63 of 392
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Originally Posted by CTGuy View Post
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post #64 of 392
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
I would get this tattoo... but it would have to be done in non-permanent magic marker somewhere that clothes would cover.
Get a UV tattoo. Only shows up in blacklight.
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Originally Posted by MonkeyFresh View Post
hmmm i see what your saying man, perhaps my whole forearm full of japanese symbols would be a bit douchey no? (not to worry I'm not judging you i love japanese culture too, closet otaku right here ) that would be pretty cool on my chest, perhaps something leaning more towards my left near my heart, i'll think of something new in the design I was also thinking an eagle on my left shoulder since like i said I'm very proud of my eagle scout rank, tell me what you think of this idea: my troops american flag is one of a kind, the eagle that sits on top our pole only has one wing becuase the other one chipped off, and its been in my troop forever, So i was thinking of perhaps getting a one winged eagle,with a a snake in its grasp, becuase I was born in the year of the snake I beleive an eagle holding a snake is good luck or something like taht (atleast to the aztecs lol) what do you guys think?
An eagle grasping a snake.. I suppose that is better than the Scout code in Kanji because if you can't read or write the language, best to not get it inked on your body. You know according to Aztec mythology, on their southward migration they saw an eagle perched on a cactus and that was their sign to build their home there in the valley. Apparently no snake in the original. I would leave out the snake because otherwise you have the coat of arms of Mexico and it would be rather silly unless you were Mexican or deep into Mexican culture. I'm not big on Aztec style tattoos either because of their practice of human sacrifice.
post #65 of 392
People who hate tattoos are fine by me...I really don't care what they think because they don't understand. All of my tattoos come from a place deep within, and they are all very spiritual for me. Even ones that may seem fashionable have a deeper meaning. So here we go:



The Asian figure on top is "child or child like" for my penchant to be a little less mature than those my age...I think its a good thing...and that was my first ink. Underneath it was my last piece done. A tribute to my great-grandfather and great-grandmother who risked all and came to this country. Their last names are followed by the dates they arrived here and they border a shield of the Italian flag with a "tiger paw tear" exposing the American flag underneath. This work is funny, because it really explains my identity crisis. Most "real" Italians wouldn't consider me Italian as I do not speak the language and my family has been here for almost 125 years, and most "regular" white Protestant Amenricans, wouldn't consider me particularly "American" because of my Southern Italian/Catholic background.



Next, the Sun has always been a huge part of my life, and without it, we wouldn't be here, so there's some homage to that. I'm also a Leo...the Sun King. Underneath is sanskrit writing that reads "to teach" as that is my chosen profession. I'm a history teacher so I figured one of the world's oldest written languages would work.



My zodiac symbol, LEO, on my left hand. Leo was also the name of my great grandfather (Leonardo Dondiego) whose hands built the foundation for family that I now have. Figured my left hand would be as good a hand as any.



The dragon is my largest piece. Took 15 hours. When I was 18 I shattered my right forearm playing hockey. Compound fracture and all, nasty. I now have two plates with 12 screws holding the right forearm together. It still hurts like a bitch when it rains. I figured I could use some extra protection on it, and who knows a better protector than a dragon. The dragon has been part of every world culture and has always been known to possess mystical and outerworldly powers. And I think it looks awesome!



Lastly, I have another Sun with a tribal piece on my back that has the word "Star" in Chinese above it. Again a reference to my zodiac sign, and our life source here.

My next job is to complete a sleeve on my left arm for my daughter Breuckelen who was born on June 22. It will be a two headed dragon wrapping itself around a crab with BVHR stamped on it (she's a cancer) with all kinds of hellatious activities going on around it. The dragon will always be there to protect Breuckelen. The two heads represent the two grandparents we named here after (Viviana and Houstoun) for my grandmother and my wife's grandfather. I plan on having skeletons, fire and ghouls on the outside of the "protective shell" and a peaceful paradise inside the dragons protection.
post #66 of 392
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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?
To me, this is a big part of the appeal of tattoos. I don't know what I'll like in the future, but I know what I like now. If in 20 years it turns out I consider whatever tats I have to be really awful, then they'll serve as a reminder that I've changed. That life doesn't stand still, that I'm not the same person I was earlier. Basically to me tattoos are like reminders of a particular time in my life (well, in addition to being artwork that I find aesthetically appealing). I've one I took after my military service, and even though ithe image itself is not thematically related to that at all, it'll always remind me of that time.
post #67 of 392
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post
People who hate tattoos are fine by me...I really don't care what they think because they don't understand. All of my tattoos come from a place deep within, and they are all very spiritual for me. Even ones that may seem fashionable have a deeper meaning. So here we go:



The Asian figure on top is "child or child like" for my penchant to be a little less mature than those my age...I think its a good thing...and that was my first ink. Underneath it was my last piece done. A tribute to my great-grandfather and great-grandmother who risked all and came to this country. Their last names are followed by the dates they arrived here and they border a shield of the Italian flag with a "tiger paw tear" exposing the American flag underneath. This work is funny, because it really explains my identity crisis. Most "real" Italians wouldn't consider me Italian as I do not speak the language and my family has been here for almost 125 years, and most "regular" white Protestant Amenricans, wouldn't consider me particularly "American" because of my Southern Italian/Catholic background.



Next, the Sun has always been a huge part of my life, and without it, we wouldn't be here, so there's some homage to that. I'm also a Leo...the Sun King. Underneath is sanskrit writing that reads "to teach" as that is my chosen profession. I'm a history teacher so I figured one of the world's oldest written languages would work.



My zodiac symbol, LEO, on my left hand. Leo was also the name of my great grandfather (Leonardo Dondiego) whose hands built the foundation for family that I now have. Figured my left hand would be as good a hand as any.



The dragon is my largest piece. Took 15 hours. When I was 18 I shattered my right forearm playing hockey. Compound fracture and all, nasty. I now have two plates with 12 screws holding the right forearm together. It still hurts like a bitch when it rains. I figured I could use some extra protection on it, and who knows a better protector than a dragon. The dragon has been part of every world culture and has always been known to possess mystical and outerworldly powers. And I think it looks awesome!



Lastly, I have another Sun with a tribal piece on my back that has the word "Star" in Chinese above it. Again a reference to my zodiac sign, and our life source here.

My next job is to complete a sleeve on my left arm for my daughter Breuckelen who was born on June 22. It will be a two headed dragon wrapping itself around a crab with BVHR stamped on it (she's a cancer) with all kinds of hellatious activities going on around it. The dragon will always be there to protect Breuckelen. The two heads represent the two grandparents we named here after (Viviana and Houstoun) for my grandmother and my wife's grandfather. I plan on having skeletons, fire and ghouls on the outside of the "protective shell" and a peaceful paradise inside the dragons protection.


hmmmmmm......... yeah, I am not so sure how thrilled I would be to meet my sons history teacher and see that he has tatoos on his hands and above the neckline.
post #68 of 392
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
hmmmmmm......... yeah, I am not so sure how thrilled I would be to meet my sons history teacher and see that he has tatoos on his hands and above the neckline.

Why? Would tatoos make someone a bad history teacher?

Actually, come to think of it, I would probably be pretty happy if my kid's history teacher had tatoos because if he got the job in spite of the tatoos, he must have been at least somewhat more qualified than the guys without the tatoos, otherwise, the school certainly would have hired them.
post #69 of 392
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Originally Posted by odoreater View Post
Why? Would tatoos make someone a bad history teacher?

exactly, it's a weird sort of prejudice going on. 2 of my closest friends have half sleeves or full sleeves and are both teachers, highly respected at their schools. besides, half the parents nowadays have tattoos as well.

funny how tattoos are the one bit where the old-curmudgeon mentality still exists, even among people who are otherwise very socially liberal
post #70 of 392
I make a huge division between visible tats (over neckline, face, hands) and not visible. sorry, color me old fashioned. a tat on the hand or the neck to me really is a marker of poor judgment.

in terms of this specific individual, I do agree that he has some interesting stories about his artwork. I have a tatoo myself, and I am planning on getting one more in the near future.
post #71 of 392
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Originally Posted by Ludeykrus View Post
I prefer marine-inspired tattoos. I'm considering this, what do you think guys?


Wow...I'm guessing that after you get that tattoo it may be a bit harder to change teams
post #72 of 392
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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?

I get this same question but not so much about the appeal but about how the tattoo will look on my 60-year old saggy skin.

To which i reply: if that's my biggest worry at age 60, then life must be fucking great.
post #73 of 392
Chinese Youths Crazy for English Alphabet Tattoos "The guy at the tattoo shop told me this means brave and proud warrior in English," said beaming Beijing teenager Hao Tsang as he pointed to the letters GARF freshly inked onto his left bicep. "It's perfect for me because I am very bold and confident, yet spiritual." Tsang's friend Yuan Chi Hao also went under the needle for some English language characters. "Mine simply says FRUNK. The letters are so beautiful and flow so smoothly into each other. The word actually means old soul with young spirit in English. How cool is that?" Apparently, very cool. Throngs of Chinese youths are flocking to tattoo parlors looking to colorfully emboss their bodies with "meaningful" English language words. "I couldn't decide between CRYMPH or DLECH," said Chengdu high school student Mingmei Lee. "I know they both mean beautiful flower dancing in the wind in American, but I can't decide what looks prettier." This strange trend mirrors a popular body art movement in the US where many Americans "” especially professional basketball players and young celebrities "” get Chinese language characters tattooed on their bodies. Many believe the Chinese characters add an air of spirituality to their beings and help present them as enlightened individuals who respect and admire foreign cultures. A.J. McLean of the man-band Backstreet Boys proudly displayed his fresh ink after leaving a popular LA tattoo parlor. "Check it out," said the very excited singer as he pointed to the characters on his left forearm. "My man just hooked me up with some mad asian ink! He says it means wise wolf that guards the pack. That's totally me dawg... I take care of my boys. Cool dat!" Upon further investigation, the characters were found to actaully mean dog ass. "Listen, these Hollywood hotshots come in here every night wanting something foreign and deep. I only know how to do about twenty Chinese characters and I have no idea what they mean. But who the hell cares? They just look neat. I make up meanings like precious gem floating in pond. Dumb chicks hopped up on ex really go for that one," said burly ex-marine tattoo artist Jake McNaughton with a hearty laugh. Beijing tattoo artist Johnny Chang echoed the sentiments of his American counterpart, "Kids are stupid. Funny nonsense tattoos make me laugh ha ha. I take letters from American soda cans and candy wrappers and rearrange them into words. GWIPO is my number one favorite. TWARP is also pretty lucky good!" http://usedwigs.com/tattoos/
post #74 of 392
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post
It doesn't matter if one is considered trashy and the other classy.

Of course it does...that's like saying pants are shirts because they're both worn.
post #75 of 392
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Originally Posted by Ludeykrus View Post
I prefer marine-inspired tattoos. I'm considering this, what do you think guys?


The strangest thing? For all we know, this could be Dick Cheney.

Can you picture the guy explaining to the tattoo artist what he wants?

"so, I am thinking I'd like some mermen, one doing a reacharound on the other, oh, and..."
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