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Re: tattoo thread

Postby Mechas » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:27 pm

I haven't gotten the details down yet, like uh... the SHOP... but I already know exactly what I'm getting. It's gonna be an orange band on my right wrist, with a black outline. Day I graduate college, I'm gonna get a purple band with a gold (or yellow, whatever'll look better) outline right above the orange & black one.

1 question: I've been told this is a bad idea since one bad stroke could make me an insta-emo (or, in a nicer way, there's a very high risk of serious injury); true or false, anyone know?
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Re: tattoo thread

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:35 pm

Mechas wrote:
1 question: I've been told this is a bad idea since one bad stroke could make me an insta-emo (or, in a nicer way, there's a very high risk of serious injury); true or false, anyone know?


What.
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Re: tattoo thread

Postby jaeldech » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:47 pm

Translation: I've heard the inner wrist is a dangerous place to be tattooed because a slip could open an artery. Is this true?

Answer: Not likely. Although, getting bands of color across the inside of your wrist could very well make most people think of you as "emo".
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Re: tattoo thread

Postby Mechas » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:21 am

jaeldech wrote:Translation: I've heard the inner wrist is a dangerous place to be tattooed because a slip could open an artery. Is this true?

Answer: Not likely. Although, getting bands of color across the inside of your wrist could very well make most people think of you as "emo".



Yeah, that's a much more eloquent way of putting it (and less stupid, admittedly). Also if I offended anyone there, sorry. Bad joke.

But as for the tattoo, the first one are the colors of my high school, and the second one the college colors. May still look emo but eh, it was either that or a big tiger riding a bear (mascots).
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Re: tattoo thread

Postby jaeldech » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:48 am

That sounds fucking awesome.
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Re: tattoo thread

Postby Mechas » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:54 am

Yeah the mascots were my first choice, like a big back piece... the price wasn't (estimate of a grand for the linework alone). Hence why I'm now looking for another shop.
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Re: tattoo thread

Postby guillex » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:04 pm

Mechas wrote:Yeah the mascots were my first choice, like a big back piece... the price wasn't (estimate of a grand for the linework alone). Hence why I'm now looking for another shop.


Why would you bother doing a total back piece if it's going to cost you an arm and a leg? Does it have to be that prominent?

You could always go for a smaller version on your outer bicep, or inner forearm.
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Re: tattoo thread

Postby mew » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:05 pm

One thing you want to keep in mind about the wristband is how difficult it would be to conceal it. Even if you don't "plan" to keep it hidden, it would be nice to be able to if needed.

If you don't gain weight easily then upper arm (as Guil mentioned) might be a good place. I think the forearm doesn't stretch as much as the upper arm, so that's another option.

Also, as far as price goes, are you remembering that this is permanent? Something that may be expensive in the short term is going to continue to be there forever. So it would probably be worth it to go for the best quality you can get and pay it off in installments (if they let you do that or just spend some extra time saving up).
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Re: tattoo thread

Postby beornus » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:12 pm

If you go with the wrist placement make them collectively concealable with a watch if you have white collar job aspirations, so plan size and location accordingly if that is the case. Whether you like it or not there are businsesses that will not hire folks with visible tattoos, especially if the person is going to be a "public face" of the business.
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Re: tattoo thread

Postby Mechas » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:33 pm

guillex wrote:
Mechas wrote:Yeah the mascots were my first choice, like a big back piece... the price wasn't (estimate of a grand for the linework alone). Hence why I'm now looking for another shop.


Why would you bother doing a total back piece if it's going to cost you an arm and a leg? Does it have to be that prominent?

You could always go for a smaller version on your outer bicep, or inner forearm.



Well imo, if you're gonna get something a little over the top, you might as well do it big. It's a personal preference, but I never liked the really artistic pieces when they're stuffed in somewhere.

As for the price/ job concerns, the shop I went to was charging a min of $500 for large jobs, and ~3 hrs. time estimate for linework; I'll let y'all do the math. And if I have to, I'll switch it to the right wrist and buy a watch with a big leather strap.
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Re: tattoo thread

Postby Snake-Aes » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:51 pm

You do what you want to. If I want a five squarefeet large dragon all over my body, why would I do one the size of my head?
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Re: tattoo thread

Postby Fivelives » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:33 pm

Tattoos done with professional equipment will never fully penetrate the skin - even if they MASSIVELY screw up the gun assembly before starting the tat (which would pooch the ink well and delivery), the needles aren't long enough to penetrate the hypodermis, and it's not likely that it'll even penetrate the dermis to the hypodermal level. Skin is a lot thicker than people think (roughly 1.5mm of epidermis/dermis, then hypodermis around 2-3mm, even in "thin" areas lacking a stratum lucidum), and even the longest tattoo needles are only 1.8-2mm long.

Most studios will work with people on big jobs. Mine is going to break my back piece into stages and let me pay each stage in payments, with a set cost for the whole job - instead of hourly. Shop around - tattoos are permanent, even if you get them removed.
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Re: tattoo thread

Postby Amarant_Pally » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:10 am

To anyone that says that tattooes don't hurt...

...yeah, you're a fucking masochist.

Mine hurt like a bitch!

I bruised my friends knuckle holding her hand during the process (and especially through the "filling in" part), and mine is in an area people generally consider "painless." And I don't consider myself a wuss, either.
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Re: tattoo thread

Postby Nikachelle » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:45 am

Amarant_Pally wrote:To anyone that says that tattooes don't hurt...

...yeah, you're a fucking masochist.


Why yes, yes I am.

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Re: tattoo thread

Postby Talderas » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:56 am

Amarant_Pally wrote:To anyone that says that tattooes don't hurt...

...yeah, you're a fucking masochist.


Maybe they're just sadists? They tell you it doesn't hurt to inflict harm upon you!
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