#32862
Bdubbs
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    @bdubbs

LOL, ok. So my artist was preparing my arm for more ink work, and hes like “dude you got hairy ass arms!” He thinks tattoos look better without all that hair, which I agree. He said he’ll shave his arms a bit once in awhile in the shower. He also said anther artist there has waxed his arms before. Anyone else do it?

Also do you think over time the hair follicles get weaker making the hair not grow back as fast and fall out easier by waxing?

#82737
Outlaw
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    @outlaw

fuck waxing


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#82739
CourtneyLS99
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    @courtneyls99

I don’t have super hairy arms, but I love when they feel really smooth. I’ve noticed that when I get my arms waxed, the hair grows back a lot thinner and softer. But the times I’ve shaved them, it grows back the same as it was.

#82747
jacknapier
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    @jacknapier

tattoos look a lot better with a shaved arm but i’ve never heard of anyone waxing them

#82775
Rockysmom
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    @rockysmom

My boyfriend shaves his upper arm where he has his sleeve. I agree it looks alot better without hair.
Maybe laser the hair off but f waxing. that just hurts.

#82838
gnarly
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    @gnarly

I don’t have anything on my arms.. but my good friend has a full sleeve and he shaves his arm. It looks better when there is no hair, but it looks even worse when there are prickly little hairs sticking straight up all over the place.

#82844
KnightHawk
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    @knighthawk

I’m a fucking sasquatch. If I didn’t shave my arms once a week you wouldn’t never be able to see my ink. Ditto my back. To be blunt, the only thing I don’t shave is my legs, and a few years down the line when I get my leg sleeves, gonna have to do that too….dammit. There’s just some inherently effeminate about shaving your legs.

Something that pisses me off–you could make a fucking rug out of me if I went a month or two without body shaving, but it takes six months for me to grow a proper goatee. AND WHY AM I SLOWLY GOING BALD?!

*weeps*

On the bright side, I’ve found that women really like it when you’re body shaved and lotioned so you’re all smooth.

Just sayin.

Fuck waxing, and I’ve heard laser hair removal can seriously damage tattoos.

Love. Peace. Metallica.

#82851
Bdubbs
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    @bdubbs
KnightHawk;62030 wrote:
I’m a fucking sasquatch. If I didn’t shave my arms once a week you wouldn’t never be able to see my ink. Ditto my back. To be blunt, the only thing I don’t shave is my legs, and a few years down the line when I get my leg sleeves, gonna have to do that too….dammit. There’s just some inherently effeminate about shaving your legs.

Something that pisses me off–you could make a fucking rug out of me if I went a month or two without body shaving, but it takes six months for me to grow a proper goatee. AND WHY AM I SLOWLY GOING BALD?!

*weeps*

On the bright side, I’ve found that women really like it when you’re body shaved and lotioned so you’re all smooth.

Just sayin.

Fuck waxing, and I’ve heard laser hair removal can seriously damage tattoos.

Love. Peace. Metallica.

So how often do you shave your arms? I had some work done on friday, and it feels kinda prickly where he shaved. I may have to shave my arms twice a week!!!

I suppose whats the big deal right? Women do all types of shaving! Well most of them I hope!

#82852
KnightHawk
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    @knighthawk
Bdubbs;62037 wrote:
So how often do you shave your arms? I had some work done on friday, and it feels kinda prickly where he shaved. I may have to shave my arms twice a week!!!

I suppose whats the big deal right? Women do all types of shaving! Well most of them I hope!

I shave my arms and shit with the same frequency I shave my face. Basically, anytime I go somewhere were being well groomed is important to me. Wal-Mart? Fuck it. A bar? Shavey shavey.

Never less than once a week though.

Thing is, for the first day or two after you shave, assuming you lotioned right after, your tattoos look far more vibrant than normal.

As for women, if they don’t shave, it’s cool. When they do shave it’s cool. The problem is when you go downtown and it’s been a day or two and the fucking thing looks like a lumbjack out to camp. Fucking rug burn on your face sucks!

Just, uh, I’d wait a minute if I was you, at least a month. Otherwise, it’s going to sting like eight kinds of mother fucker, and you run the risk of hurting your gaping wound (otherwise known as your tattoo).

Love. Peace. Metallica.