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Noctuabundus
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I plan on getting some tats in the near future...I have the forever problem too. I want it to be perfect if its going to be there a long time. There are a couple tats that I have drawn out that I intend on getting, just not sure when. I have a tribal design I drew for my left forearm and a big tribal design that will go across my shoulders and down my spine, pretty elaborate too. So far I just have a buncha pierings; 3 in left ear, 2 in right, labrea, tongue, and nipples. I can always take those out if I decide to, unlike a tat Smile
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I really want a Celtic cross, maybe about 12cm (umm, that's approx....5 inches?) tall on my upper arm -bicep, I suppose. I am trying to figure out if my family has a Celtic pattern that I can use? Does anyone know about that sort of thing?
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Reis O'Brien
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I'm actually in the middle of designing a celtic cross tattoo design for my dad. I'm looking forward to actually driving it into his skin! It's (hopefully) going to look like it's carved from stone.

The biggest thing you need to worry about is that some celtic paterns have a meaning, but don't really signify a family or clan. So, you don't want to put a war band on a cross, for example. (But, then again, maybe you do!)
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ChrisZampese
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Ahh, excellent advice there firedice!
I will try to aviod combining the cross with any conflicting meanings!

Thanks for the info,

Chris
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I have the Chinese ideograph for crisis, which is made from the words danger and opportunity on my right forearm. On my left inner arm is the king of hearts, which I use as a reveal for an impromptu card effect.
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No tatoos...
But hey, no one will confuse you with Andre Agassi with all those that you're sporting, Reis!! Haha, just kidding you there.

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I have a Marine Corp tattoo on my right bicep, done by "Tiger Jimmy" in San Diego in 1985, It still looks great! I also have a small cartoon type devil with the word "Vandy" on my right forearm done by some clown in Japan, I think the forearm one looks like crap. I want rid of the one on my forearm, anyone ever had one removed?

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I only have one but I LOVE IT!!!! It's a shamrock made of Celtic knotwork. I think it's awesome. I would have more but I'm pretty choosy....that and I keep spending my money on piercings.
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No body markings/piercing at all. I can't have markings that make me stand out.

I do like other peoples tats and always will engague a tattooed person on the whys and whens ect. I don't give a hoot for piercing though.

If I could have a tat I would have a bias relief one, Where the skin is cut and folded under itself and left too heal. This produces a 3D marking.
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I got one sleave with Vlad the Impaler .. Vincent Price...Forrest Akerman Elvis and a few other monster type things ......Next is a large Liberace portrait.....later Cardone
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I have a deal with my wife. The tattoo comes after the mortgage leaves.

I will be getting an otter. The waves that the otter is amongst will be my wife and children's names.

But, I am also planning to get a small red heart with a "Q" in it. I will have it placed on my wrist below my watch face so that it is hidden. Then I can force a card, (hmmm which one?) and then reveal the tattoo. When spectators ask how I did it then I will explain that over time, I've had all 52 cards carefully hidden on my body. It caused considerable pain and discomfort, but when you love your art. Then I will smile and say that I'm glad that they didn't pick the King of clubs because it would have been difficult to show them, due to current legal proceedings from a recent performance.

Cheers - El Lamo
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I want a tattoo of myself, but bigger than life size! My first tattoos were done by Sailor Bill Killingsworth in 1950...
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I'm also well inked . . . I believe it has assisted in enhancing my performances and demonstrations . . . a bit of "strange" before anything happens.

My right arm is a full tribal sleeve which reaches to my hand.

My back is full angel wings enveloping a decanter of blood, water and fire, DNA, DMT molecules and other images.

My left arm begins with a large Kirituhi piece done by the best, Samoan Mike, Sacred Center Tattoo.

My left forearm features the "Bee faced mushroom shaman" from McKenna's book, "Food of the Gods". Opposite it is a large geometric scarification.

My chest is completely covered with a nature scene in the shape of a boomerang.
My entire neck, front, sides and back are inked with religious/holy symbols and lettering that are significant to me.

On my throat are the words "I AM"
It is all wrapped nicely in fire and water which become waterfalls cascading down into my chest piece. A large python weaves in and out.

My chin is a Maori inspired piece (also kirituhi) which means "Mother Earth".
I have scarifications done on my abdomen and Cherokee markings across my ribs and knees.

I also have numerous scars I obtained in Swaziland during my thwasa training and tribal piercings.

More ink to come, none of a magic related nature though.
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PS Vandy,
Yes, I have also have ink removed (not fun). I began getting work when I was 15, so, you know.
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Josh the Superfluous
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When I was 18, my oldest brother asked me what I would have had tattooed 5 years prior. I never got one, and that question was a big reason.

I did slit my thumb with a screw driver while opening a can of blue paint dye. I still have the line.
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While I find tattoos (and their rationale/history/personal iconography) fascinating and often approach strangers to ask about their tatts, I have a deeply ingrained prejudice against them. It is irrational, it is biased, it is overly broad, and it is as indelible as the body markings here discussed; it is one of two things I inherited from my grandfather: His opinion that "If you see a tattoo, you see a worthless man."

He's been gone nearly two decades, and still I hear those words each time I even THINK about getting a tatt of Jack on my right bicep.

Leland
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We have a salesman in our family company that gets on my nerves. Actually he makes me grateful that I don't have to work with him or similar people. Since day one he's tooted his philosphy regarding perception in connection with his high sales. He says "Perception is Reality!". He says it all the time. This is true to some people and it works for him and anyone he cant get to buy into it.


I've had the experience of changing my mind about certain people despite the very impressive initial impression - this happends when you take a much closer look at a person! I'm the sort of person who wants to know about a person's history and get to know them below the surface. This salesman is convinced that not only is the first impression a lasting impression but that it is the end all reality one will conceive and harbor.

This salesman had never seen me out of a suit for a couple of years. He thought very highly of me and I don't blame him as I am a decent fellow. This past summer, I stopped in at one of the offices wearing a muscle shirt and my genuine Navajo choker. When wearing a muscle shirt, my three thousand dollars worth of tattoos are quite visible. Mr. Perception turned green with horror and I think stopped breathing when I greeted him and ask how things were doing.

He said nothing and just stared at me. I felt a little sorry for him because he had such a stupid grin and nervous look about him.

I couldn't resist and said:

"Jonathan, is your perception being challenged? If so, your reality must be a pile of s**t or is it"?
Brandon Delgado
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Ha! Good story, Randy.

As for myself, I just got my first tattoo on my upper arm about a week ago. It is one I drew myself-an ambigram of my and my wife's initials. Wish I had a picture to put up...

Brandon
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On 2006-06-24 19:20, TT2 wrote:
PS Vandy,
Yes, I have also have ink removed (not fun). I began getting work when I was 15, so, you know.
-J


How did you remove it? Laser or Razor?
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