#116619
mrchen
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    @mrchen

wardy, you will probably still be a wild smart ass like you and I am now, when you are in your fourties like me, lets face it, the ink aint going to dissapear, you better consider proper composition of any piece you permanently put on your body………tattooes do change

I lov emy ink, I want it to look good for as long as I stay verticle


currently wearing 250 hours, and many more to go, cant explain what my ink means, its personal, it is about who I am
#116624
kittykat200
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    @kittykat200

wardy does have a fair point though, no amount of careful composition is gonna stop you putting on weight, your skin become thinner and wrinkly, women getting pregnant and stretching things in unimaginable ways, an operation being needed across a tattooed area, loosing an arm with your favourite sleeve in a car accident etc. So yes you can hope they will look good for as long as possible, as i hope mine does but i would hope that mine will look nice for as long as possible and when im really old i doubt very much i shall be exposing that part of myself anyway, unless of course i become an 80 year old stripogram!? :S

#116630
mrchen
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    @mrchen

just take note that those lines are going to change without any of those things you mentioned happening


currently wearing 250 hours, and many more to go, cant explain what my ink means, its personal, it is about who I am
#116631
kittykat200
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    @kittykat200

Well when it starts to look bad i guess i’ll just have to cover it with one of those original koi fish i keep hearing about 😛

#121791
KatieScarlett
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    @katiescarlett

i think both are important. i also think it doesnt matter what other people think a good tattoo is – im the one wearing it. lol.
i have a text tattoo. it is a quote from a children’s book that i love to read with my daughter. it’s meaningful and sentimental and i wanted to carry it with me always and think of her whenever i see it. and that’s what i get out of it.

#121799
anonymous
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    @anonymous
ClarkCSM;81044 wrote:
It seems to me, that at the heart of this, is the question of what should a tattoo be; something that looks good, or something that has meaning to you.

So I want to ask, is it more important that a tattoo means something important, or that it’s aesthetically pleasing?

That’s up to the individual. People get tattoos for all sorts of reasons. Some get them simply because they like how a particular image looks. Some get something meaningful. Some people simply collect them and will get a piece simply because they want to collect a tattoo from that artist. Some people get them for a combination of these reasons or for different reasons entirely. I personally want a tattoo that is both aesthetically pleasing and meaningful, whether the meaning is reflective of my personality or simply a tribute to one of my favorite hobbies. If you like text tattoos, get one or two or … If you don’t, don’t.

#128552
stooshee
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    @stooshee

Can someone please have a look at one of my tattoos (It is the one in my album) and tell me if they think it is spaced out ok?
What I mean is, after I got the tattoo I learned that they can spread… my sister actually told me that the tattooist she went to at the weekend told her that it can up about 2mm. Does anyone know if this is right- my sister could have picked them up wrong.
I don’t think it is too close, but I am no expert.
It is not squint by the way, it is just the way I have taken the picture!

(NOTE- I have asked the question in this forum as it is a text/ roman numeral tattoo and didn’t feel it needed its own thread)

Thanks 🙂

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