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#1 Unread post by Candy750 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:27 am

So who has them? Where are they on you? What are they of?

I have 5:
Lizard on right leg
Tiger face butterfly on lower back
Butterfly on lower abdomen
Bird on left shoulder
band of lotus flowers around right bicept.

Lizard needs work...tough spot.
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#2 Unread post by Gadjet » Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:36 am

Fallen Angel on left shoulder
Devil ascending on right shoulder
IBA membership # on right bicep
Winged heart rising out of on broken heart on left pec.

I have designs in the works for at least two more, keeping within my established themes
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#3 Unread post by fireguzzi » Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:38 am

I have 20 something tattoos.

Let's see, I have four or five dragons
celtic knots
clovers
fire
thing 1 from doctor suess flying a kite
a koi
my mothers initials and the years she was born and died.
a fly
a skull
some stars and other designs
a couple of sparrows
a lotus flower
a small peace sign on my thigh that my gf did
a drunk leprechaun
a larger peace sign on my back with a dove and olive branch(my first real tattoo that covered up a really bad homemade tattoo)
That's all I can think of at the moment.

edit- Oh yeah, I also got the symbol for an electrical ground on each leg, to keep me "grounded" :wink:

I like to joke that I am more likely to get hit by lightning now. :laughing:
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#4 Unread post by t_bonee » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:20 am

I have 4.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle on my left arm.
A Native Amercian arm band w/ a Native womans face on my left arm.
The Earth with "handle with care" stamped on it on my back.
A small phoenix on my lower right leg.

Thinking about getting another but don't really know what I want. Its been about 14 years since my last tattoo.
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#5 Unread post by -Holiday » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:35 am

i have a pretty flower on my lower back.



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I have one tattoo. Its on my shoulder blade on my back. Got it when I was 18. The best way to explain it is that its a tribal. My friend designed it. I designed one for my other friend, and then that friend designed one for the friend that designed mine. We al got them at the same time, right before the one friend shipped out to Bosnia for the Army, back when Bosnia was dangerous.
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#6 Unread post by Loonette » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:07 am

Yay!! Another tat thread!

I have nine, my most recent addition being this one (the pic is kind of bad - the color was fairly fresh, and the flash from the camera picked up the shine from my tattoo goo).
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There are some not-so-great pics of the others in my blog.

1 - Silly little rose on thigh. It was the "tester" tattoo when I was 20 years old.
2 - Unicorn on left shoulder blade
3 - Dead Kennedy's logo on upper left arm
4 - Peace on Earth on right outer ankle
5 - Pentagram bracelet on right wrist
6 - Om in lotus flower bracelet on left wrist (my mom has the same)
7 - Tribal sun with my first name initial "K" in middle (my friend Kim has the same)
8 - Dia de los Muertos skull on right shoulder blade (my design including the lettering)
9 - the chest tattoo

My blog also has a description of meaning for each tattoo. viewtopic.php?t=5909&start=0&postdays=0 ... highlight=

There are several more tattoos in my future, but coming up with the funding is not possible right now. I'd like to at least treat myself to a new one this year for my birthday.

Oh yeah, and I have 17 piercings...

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#7 Unread post by Candy750 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:37 am

Wow! Loonette - that is an AWESOME tat!! Beautiful!

I should have also asked the question - what tatoos do you want? :D Because I know everyone wants more ink!!! I know I want a coy fish (head down, tail up) on my right shoulder to balance my bird. I want to add to my arm band, and Lizard is going to get worked on soon.

I have three rather traditional piercings - one in each ear - but with 16 gauge hoops, and one in the navel, matching hoop.

What's funny is that my husband HATES my arm band. It was almost the deal breaker for him, but it was a must for my 40 birthday. He didn't speak to me for about two weeks, and amost packed up and left! i told him to go a'head. Hmph - he's still there!! ( HE has a deamon on his back, the wingspan is shoulder blade to shoulder blade, that is holding a severed head of a woman. )
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#8 Unread post by Nalian » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:14 am

I have 3 - a celtic design on my lower right leg, a tribal tiger on my upper right arm, and a polynesian design on my left forearm -> left bicep.

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#9 Unread post by Loonette » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:44 pm

Candy750 wrote:I should have also asked the question - what tatoos do you want?
Since you asked...

Eventually there will be a Rosie the Riveter on my upper right arm (where she's flexing her right arm - and she's going to have a "13" tattooed on her arm) - she will have a yellow rose as a background. Under her will be the design of the WWII fighter pilot wings that my Great Uncle Don wore during his tour of duty. I'm so anti-war, but there's just something about his stories. I'm very proud of him.

One of my forearms will be a tribute to my time spent as a projectionist at the theater where I work - I'm thinking the marquee with two film reels, film flowing around the whole thing, popcorn cup on the side. It's gonna be whimsical - that's what working there is like anyway; whimsical.

There will be the Gerald Scarfe flowers from the movie, "Pink Floyd's - The Wall". Those flowers will wrap around the Dead Kennedy's tattoo on my upper left arm. That's all for me and Scan. (you'd have to read the DK description in my blog - too tired to explain here).

I'd like to get a "Loonette" riding a bike like mine. But she won't look just like the character, Loonette the Clown (kind of creepy) - she'll be more like a witch. Maybe a gun-totin', knife-wearin' chick with flowing hair and clothes (like a pirate?). The image is in my head, but I've yet to piece that one together on paper.

If I don't die first (will take lots of time and money, and is last on the list), I'd like to have my entire back done with a night scene. More skulls, moon, stars, dark night sky (ouch!!), Halloween sort of theme goin' on. Dark, dark, and more dark. But again, that's last on the list.

Hmmm, what else... I do have a couple more in mind, but they're highly personal, so I won't share here. And some filler tats would be nice as well - some stars, small flower vines - things to tie other things together without looking too messy and crowded. And more ideas will come up as I continue my walk in life. That's how they happen for me. Most are some sort of representation of where I've been, how I see my life, tributes to loved ones, etc...

I used to think that every family/friendship circle should have at least one lawyer, one doctor, and one plumber. Now I believe the circle should also include one tattoo artist. Tats are expensive!! But, golly-gee, I love 'em!

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#10 Unread post by Sev » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:17 pm

I'd like to get one, but I have trouble believing that I'll find a picture I'll still like in 5, 10, or even 20 years. It might not be that big of an issue at this point, but that might change down the road a little.

Sort of like the Something Corprate song.

"I met a girl who kept tatoos,
for all the places she had been.
If I was here I'd paint my body,
till all my skin was gone."
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#11 Unread post by Mintbread » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:30 pm

Loonette wrote: 3 - Dead Kennedy's logo on upper left arm
Hells, yeah! That is so cool. :D
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#12 Unread post by Z (fka Sweet Tooth) » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:34 pm

I have a tribal butterfly just below my waist line on the right hand side. Looking back I wish I would have made it bigger. I'm starting to get the urge to get another one, but don't know what yet.
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#13 Unread post by Candy750 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:34 pm

It's not really about finding a picture you will still like in 5, 10, 15 years, it's more about commemorating something you want to remember for the rest of your life. The image has always been part of you, it's just an artist puts it ON you.

When I listen(read) about why people have/want the tats they have/want, I get teary.
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#14 Unread post by Gummiente » Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:34 pm

Candy750 wrote:When I listen(read) about why people have/want the tats they have/want, I get teary.
:? O-kayyyy.... Well, I have a large chest piece of my military branch insignia, a little Red Devil in diapers with my son's initials on my left shoulder, a hawk clutching the Canadian flag on my right shoulder, a Black Knight holding a shield in the shape of the Harley logo on my upper left arm, and a winged piece on my upper right arm with my Scottish clan coat of arms, a red rose in honour of my daughter, and a duck's head with sunglasses to denote my nickname.

Need some more Kleenex? :)
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#15 Unread post by XJRJohn » Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:35 pm

Various tats on both arms,eagle on one arm properly done...liverpool......nottingham....same arm ,self inflicted.Other arm,two black panthers covering up previous self inflicted work.heart of barbed wire with "brothers in arms"in it.had that done when i met by bro for the first time in 30+ years in new zealand.Odd bits on upper leg,self inflicted.xjrjohn
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#16 Unread post by macktruckturner » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:18 pm

large cross on my back, of my own design - with "emunah" in hebrew across the top. after OIF3 it grew wings. I don't think it'll ever be finished though. I'll take a photo at some point - or have someone else take a good one.

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#17 Unread post by sv-wolf » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:50 pm

0 to date.

I've never been able to make my mind up about tats. Some that I see, I like and there's a lot I don't like. I've occasionally looked around for a design that I could live with but I've never found it. As a permanent commitment, it would have to be very significant to me or map onto my brain waves very closely.

I like simple, plain designs. Some of the tribal stuff appeals to me, but in the end, it just doesn't mean anything special.

If a tat did leap out at me one day and said, 'me, me' I might just go for it.

But for now, I'm still waiting.
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#18 Unread post by cherokeepati » Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:33 pm

Just 1 tat that I designed myself as a coverup for a very old design (two cherries). At the time I got mine not many girls got tats. (Many, many moons ago) It is two red hawk feathers intwined with latigo and beads. When I do tribal its for real!LOL :horse:
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#19 Unread post by Social Distortion » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:47 pm

Mintbread wrote:
Loonette wrote: 3 - Dead Kennedy's logo on upper left arm
Hells, yeah! That is so cool. :D
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#20 Unread post by Social Distortion » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:03 pm

well, i've got 4

1st one was a small tribal on my shoulder blade ( i think everyone got one in the 90's)

2nd was of a large dragon (B&W)on my left cheek/rump- when i was surfing in Los Ang., my surfing shorts would usually sag, so i thouht it'd be cool to have something on my rump/hip when i would be rippin' it up!

3rd was my 1st ink in Chicago- I got a Kanji ( japanese. symbol) of Forgiveness on my left shoulder with hawaiian hybiscus extending from the symbol wrapping around my arm, into my chest and into my back ( Blue and green)

4th and recent ( 23 hours to complete) was a 1/2 sleeve on my right arm/shoulder/chest- its of a mean/angry lookin Coi Fish (orange/yellow) in front of a black background and finger waves w/ a Lotus flower near my elbow (blue and turqois). Good sized piece and the most painful part was paying for it.....


Future ink- well.....somewhere, i plan to put the Social Distortion logo ( my avitar) somewhere on my body....i'd like to put it on my neck, but professionally, its a very wrong move. I fell in love w/ that logo and the band back in the day (1985)- if they break up or stop putting out music, it wont matter.....what they've given me throughout the years in priceless ( by the way- i met Mike Ness and for being such a legand in the punk scene...he is soo nice, smart and very cool as hell...asked me if i wanted a hot dog/ or some lunch when he came to Chicago a few weeks back- we talked about So. Cal, cars and strokes ( his band mate Denise died of a stroke)).

Also, i know this is morbid....but i love my little cats and when they pass i will want to memorialize them on my body somewhere...dont know what i will do, but its a definite that i'll have them w/ me forever....or until my time here is done.

Finally- working on some traditional American style tattoos for my ribs ( very Sailor Jerry/Ed Hardy type) and i also have a facinatin w/ the Mexican Skelletons you see so often for Dia Del Muetro ( day of the dead)- so many more hours of ink work for me to come!
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