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Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by jgammel25, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    I much prefer the "no butterflies above her butt" look... [​IMG] bonus points if you can recognize this girl...
     
  2. dpw

    dpw Senior member

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    tattoos are (without peer) the most tired cliche of this era...

    cliche, a person whose behavior is superficial or predictable

    or

    cliche, a trite or overused expression or idea


    style forum raison d'etre = to explore and learn individual style and hopefully go beyond trite or predictable in person hood

    tattoos unbiquitousness render them more mass culture than art thus for the thinking person it is worth pondering if this is worth the effort.
     
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  3. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    The thing I don't get is why people need permanent tattoos. Why not change it up and get temporary ones out of henna or something.
     
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  4. jkennett

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  5. MCsommerreid

    MCsommerreid Senior member

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    tattoos are (without peer) the most tired cliche of this era...

    cliche, a person whose behavior is superficial or predictable

    or

    cliche, a trite or overused expression or idea


    style forum raison d'etre = to explore and learn individual style and hopefully go beyond trite or predictable in person hood

    tattoos unbiquitousness render them more mass culture than art thus for the thinking person it is worth pondering if this is worth the effort.


    [​IMG]
     
  6. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Senior member

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    Pants' unbiquitousness [sic] render them more mass culture than art thus for the thinking person it is worth pondering if this is worth the effort.

    You guys, don't wear pants.
     
  7. jgammel25

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    I believe that there is a new ink available that is completely removed by laser, unlike the old inks.
    http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=514479



    I'm pretty sure I've read that with the rapid development of laser technology, all permanent tattoos will be simple to remove in the next 20 years. While I echo the posts that tramp stamps suck, I think there are some tattoos that add to sex appeal.
     
  8. Crane's

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    Define tramp stamp.

    It looks like a Rolex watch would be a cliche by definition right?
     
  9. kronik

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    Define tramp stamp. It looks like a Rolex watch would be a cliche by definition right?
    Any trite tattoo on a woman's lower back. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tramp_stamp
     
  10. jkennett

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    Any trite tattoo on a woman's lower back. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tramp_stamp
    From that article: "In Australia, they have been given the slang term of "arse antlers"." [​IMG]
     
  11. MonkeyFresh

    MonkeyFresh Senior member

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    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 [​IMG]
    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 [​IMG]
     
  12. Crane's

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    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?
     
  13. jgammel25

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    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)
    [​IMG]
    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.
     
  14. shellshock

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    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 [​IMG]
    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 [​IMG]


    wtf.
     
  15. hisroadside

    hisroadside Senior member

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    tatoos are not clichÃ[​IMG] 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.
     
  16. MCsommerreid

    MCsommerreid Senior member

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    tatoos are not clichÃ[​IMG] 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?
     
  17. Hard2Fit

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    Not a lot of pics in this thread.
    Disappointing.
     
  18. jgammel25

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    Yea.. It just turned into a "why tattoos are a fad that has lasted as long as humanity" conversation.
     
  19. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    A few of my tats. The center piece is part of Ingres' Odalisque with Slave.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    A few of my tats. The center piece is part of Ingres' Odalisque with Slave.

    [​IMG]


    Here's the original:

    [​IMG]
     

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