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we have recently raised the question of various bizarre things people have done to their bodies. Aside from a misadvised peirced ear in high school, I have refrained from making holes in myself. I have, however, a small and tasteful tattoo (I'll see if I can get a picture) concieved of as a way to get over a girlfriend and part of an early midlife crisis.

anybody else?
 

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Got my first four years ago, and my second a year after that.  Still love them both (good thing).
 

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I don't begrudge them to anyone - I've just never figured out what I would get that I would still want to have 20 years or more from now.

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No way, dreadful.

Also I prefer scars (not self inflicted or "art"), the tattoos money can't buy.
 

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I have a medium/small dragon right below my collar on my back that I got as a 18th birthday present. I rarely remember that it's there unless someone reminds me.

I also have numerous "real" scars on my hands and arms from work, fighting, and snakes.
 

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I don't begrudge them to anyone - I've just never figured out what I would get that I would still want to have 20 years or more from now.

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I've got a pretty good amount of body coverage, and I'll say this: the only reason I've ever regretted a tattoo is that it wasn't big enough. Then again, I'm just 21 and have only been getting tattooed for 4 or 5 years. Next week I'm planning on growing up and wondering why the hell I've got weird pictures all over my body.

My old man is 54 and just started getting them last year. Here's a thought: wait until you're older so you have less time to regret them. It's never too late to start.
 

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I have one that I am still very happy with. I would probrably not have gone out and done it today, but I still think that the picture was a god one. it is a matisse drawing that was the first real artwork that blew me away. since is is a simple line drawing, it is very minimalistic. since it is simple and slightly primative, people with less exposure to art often think it is home made. it is on the back of my calf, one of the parts of my body that I really like, and that is seen by very very few people.

one of my son's friends father has a very large collection of tatoos. he recently had a portrait of his 3 year old daughter done across his chest in chilling realism. that crosses too many lines for me.
 

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I never took the plunge and got the tatoos I considered (a basketball going through the net on my ankle, conceived when I was playing college basketball and an eagle on my back in between my shoulder blades) and in hindsight I am glad I never did it. The basketball one would just be somewhat out of place now and I am not nearly as built and bad ass as I was when I considered the eagle (I was 6'4" 235 approaching a 52L in jacket with a 34 -35 waist and worked out like a fiend)

Scars I have though. A bunch of small ones on my hand from HS football. A nice 5 inch one on my ankle from reconstructive surgery and 3 small scars on my knee from arthroscopic surgery that are mostly faded away now.
 

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2 on my back, one on each shoulder blade. One's a griffin, and one a magician. My view on life has changed, and I probably wouldn't get them now, but I like them and have never regretted having them done.
 

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I have two - a small raven on my leg and a dragon head on my back - from shoulders to ass. Took a long time, a lot of pain, a lot of money. Japanese dudes think I'm yakuza - nope, just a regular type of fella: Henny sippin, marijuana smokin, block-dweller.
 

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2 on my back, one on each shoulder blade. One's a griffin, and one a magician. My view on life has changed, and I probably wouldn't get them now, but I like them and have never regretted having them done.
I read once an interview with some young celebraty who talked about how her tatoos were symbols of her state of mind at that particular time, and she could "document her progress" in life by the changes in her taste and feelings about them. although I thought she was an idiot, that message struck me. I wouldn't do it again, but I don't regret now having a little reminder of my state of mind at the time.
 

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(Steve B. @ Jan. 19 2005,13:24) 2 on my back, one on each shoulder blade. One's a griffin, and one a magician. My view on life has changed, and I probably wouldn't get them now, but I like them and have never regretted having them done.
I read once an interview with some young celebraty who talked about how her tatoos were symbols of her state of mind at that particular time, and she could "document her progress" in life by the changes in her taste and feelings about them. although I thought she was an idiot, that message struck me. I wouldn't do it again, but I don't regret now having a little reminder of my state of mind at the time.
I am feeling the same way right now. I would like a tattoo, but I just have not thought of anything compelling enough to get. I want some sort of permanent memory of my youth, besides the 100-stitch scar on my stomach.
 

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I have some nice scars on my right knee from reconstructive knee surgery, and some other nice ones on ankles and a couple on my knuckles from fights, no tattoos though.
 

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l am now at the age where l consider myself ready to get tatoos - lf l get them l will only have half my life to regret it [instead of my whole life], that is the advantage of getting them in later years. l would like to get tatts along both of my arms and a big dragon on my chest but my partner doesn't like them. She said l can only have one small one.

l don't like tatts on the legs.

Women look great with tatts, very sexy.
 

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