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Girlfriend/Fiancee Tattoos

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Augusto86, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Wings_2006

    Wings_2006 Senior member

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    Well I can tell you this, from a female's perspective.. I didn't appreciate my ex-boyfriends tattoo of the face of his ex-wife on his shoulder. I just didn't like the constant reminder.. especially during the more intimate moments. I don't know about a name in arabic though, it wouldn't be nearly as obvious as an image, but I think on off/PMS days you'd get harassed by any girlfriends that follow...

    Also, make sure it's spelled correctly if you do get one.

    Claire
     
  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    torn on this - my tatoo I got as a symbol of having gotten over an ex girlfriend. I like the idea of something that is not understandable to 99% of the people you will meet, and something that represents who you are at a specifc point in time.

    I don't like the idea of a girlfriends name, though, too risky.
     
  3. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    edit: the Arabic is mostly because I like the swirly look of Arabic writing and its unique, unlike kanji or chinese, which is everywhere. I wrote it myself and had someone tart it up for me, so I know what it says. I speak arabic, so I'm not gonna get stoned for having "muhammad's a pig" on me. The incomprehensibility to 99% of the world is just a bonus.
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    Food for thought...[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Cheers
     
  5. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Senior member

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    Image in question:

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    Looking at it now, I could change one letter in it and make it say "honor." Hm.....
     
  6. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Senior member

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    Best tattoo modification ever. This is why Johnny Depp is cooler than I'll ever be.

    Well, this and the millions of dollars. And the talent. And the looks.

    I'm going to go tattoo "Loser" on my ass now. BBL.
     
  7. Bic Pentameter

    Bic Pentameter Senior member

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    edit: the Arabic is mostly because I like the swirly look of Arabic writing and its unique, unlike kanji or chinese, which is everywhere. I wrote it myself and had someone tart it up for me, so I know what it says. I speak arabic, so I'm not gonna get stoned for having "muhammad's a pig" on me. The incomprehensibility to 99% of the world is just a bonus.

    One thing I have heard said about Chinese character tatoos -- Aside from the fear of "mispelling", some say that the tatoo artist himself/herself should be someone schooled in the writing system. It is not enough just for someone artistic to treat the charater as an image and reproduce it.

    I can usually tell when a Chinese character tatoo was done by a tatoo artist who can't write Chinese characters. Something about the "penmanship" is just off.

    Bic
     
  8. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Best tattoo modification ever. This is why Johnny Depp is cooler than I'll ever be.

    Well, this and the millions of dollars. And the talent. And the looks.

    I'm going to go tattoo "Loser" on my ass now. BBL.


    Hahahaha [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
  9. ken

    ken Senior member

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    I once read about a guy who got girls' names tattooed soon after he met them, because it was easier to "make time" w/them that way. I was thinking about trying that out. I've got a little rotary machine that I could use to just scratch names into my thigh and, voila!, instant lovin'. Followed by a cover-up.

    Now for my opinion:
    Don't get it, but not because it's your girl's name. Don't get it because it'd be a boring tattoo. Black tattoos only look good if there's so much black that you can't see where you're going, and even then they're not that great. If your artist can turn that into a black & gray piece, w/some filler or something to pull it together, that'd be better. But, as stated, that's my opinion.
     
  10. VMan

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    I know a guy who got "FUCK" tatooed on his lower abdomen when he was drunk. He once told me to never get a tatoo. Especially drunk. He also had the coolest sleeve I have ever seen.

    A guy I know thru a good friend has "PISS POOR" tattooed on his knuckles. He's got a lot of other tats and says he never regretted any of them.
     
  11. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    A guy I know thru a good friend has "PISS POOR" tattooed on his knuckles. He's got a lot of other tats and says he never regretted any of them.

    That's fine, but he also not the type of person who wishes to hold any respectable corporate job.

    Jon.
     
  12. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    That's fine, but he also not the type of person who wishes to hold any respectable corporate job.

    Jon.


    Obviously w/ the many tattoos, he's not mainstream. I think he works on a small organic farm in the city. I'm sure he would beg to differ with you about a corporate job being 'respectable', though.
     
  13. gusgusterson

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    I have a tattoo that's a thickly veiled reference to an ex-girlfriend. I've had it about seven years and we've been apart and on fairly bad terms about six of those years. I wanted to change it or cover it up a few times initially, but haven't because it's developed new meaning beyond the original. I like it better now. I think I designed it that way, but didn't expect it to work.

    On the other hand, my brother and I got our first (and same) tattoos together. Though we've never broken up and remain on the best of terms, he had his covered over and I've been planning a cover up on mine. It's not a bad or embarassing tattoo, it's just not great I suppose.
     
  14. imageWIS

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    Obviously w/ the many tattoos, he's not mainstream. I think he works on a small organic farm in the city. I'm sure he would beg to differ with you about a corporate job being 'respectable', though.

    I guess he and I have a different perception as what passes for respectable these days (although, I fathom that most people would agree with me).

    Jon.
     
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    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    I'm torn between your great wardrobe choices and your (IMHO, of course) choice of covering most of your body in tattoos.

    Jon.

    See, I love the piquancy of Get Smart's sharp '60s Brit suits and tattoos.
     
  17. Hard2Fit

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    I know that this is almost universally regarded as a bad idea. However, I'd like input from all those dating/married/ink-happy SFers, or whoever wants to input.

    My idea is this: to get a tattoo of arabic calligraphy of my girlfriend of 4.5 years on my shoulderblade. It's not in a place that will cause employment issues, and not immediately recognizable as a name.

    edit: the Arabic is mostly because I like the swirly look of Arabic writing and its unique, unlike kanji or chinese, which is everywhere. I wrote it myself and had someone tart it up for me, so I know what it says. I speak arabic, so I'm not gonna get stoned for having "muhammad's a pig" on me. The incomprehensibility to 99% of the world is just a bonus.


    Are you two still together?
     
  18. Hazad

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    My dad has been a drummer professionally since he was 13, so it was no surprise that he got a tattoo of a drum set on the side of his bicep. At the time, his kit (that he been using for over 10 years) had 2 bass drums and within those drums he got a rendition of my mom's eyes. I always thought that was a neat way to incorporate her into his tattoo but make it much less apparent than her name.

    Although, my mom has fairly bold green eyes so anyone who knows him can usually draw the correct conclusion fairly quickly.
     
  19. HEWSINATOR

    HEWSINATOR Senior member

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    Are you two still together?

    Great bump, really.
     
  20. yurodivy

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    My wife had gotten her tattoo before we met. I kind of wish I had been dating her then. It's well-hidden, so I never see it unless we leave the lights on.
     

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