Are my shoulders gonna shrivel when I'm old? I guess I figure that when I get older I won't really be all that concerned about it. As for them being low class, think what you want. Mine stay covered at work and when they need to be. However my ex had very visible tattoos and piercings (those I wasn't too fond of) and held a very high level job. But, my mom hates them too and says that I'm going to hell.
I know a ton of people with tats, but the only person that I know that had Hepatitis C was my little brother who got it from a blood transfusion when he was about four, before they tested donor blood for Hep C. You're right, its not pretty. He went through hell, but is cured of it now. But, I guess you get what you pay for. If you go to a scuzzy place to get em done, you can get much worse than Hep C. My guy is reputable and only uses sterilized tools.
I have a few. I have a black sun on my ankle from when I turned 18. And I have a rose on my calf. All of which were done after I had kids. I do plan to get another one done soon. Its gonna be done in one of the top tat studios in Ga.
My first pro tat was done at Inksmith and Rogers.
***Edited By: Rebel on 9/2/2006 1:33:35 PM*** Reason: add
So pretty much you just called all of us with tatoos low class? Do you have any piercings?? That could be considered low class too then.
My dad works in the ER, yes people come in with infected tattoos and piercings. It is disgusting. That is why you research the facility you are going to get your work done at. The needles they use, they are all fresh from the package, same with the ink. When you get piercings done, it is better to get it done with a needle (it is a new one each time), rather than with a gun.
Did you also know that people have gotten Hep C from blood transfusions??
I don't understand how it is low class to get a tatoo. This is a way of expressing yourself. Mine is my cat Tacos paw print. It represents my love for animals. I didn't get it because it was cute, I got it because it meant something to me. My bf has a tattoo too, it is the crest of our Karates organization. This represents what he has achieved.
So if someone gets a tattoo of their daughter that died, is that considered low class? It is away of remembering that loved one.
You are entitled to your opinion, but it realy irks me when people judge me based on the fact that I have tattoos.
i think times have changed . with hepatitis c, aids, mrsa, etc, more care is taken with the steralization process. i have seen some pretty awesome tats. some pretty elaborate ones also. if someone wants a tattoo and is willing to endure the pain, then more power to them. its their body. as for myself, i am petrified of needles. getting my ears pierced was a traumatic time for me. i know i could never sit through a tattoo. not even a small one.
i got one for my 18th birthday, totally on impulse "just because" it was my 18th bday and sorta celabrate my becoming "an adult" i neither love it or hate it, and people can't see it while i'm clothed. it's kanji for ambition.
i am thinking of getting another for my 21st bday which is in 2 months. i don't know where and what yet though.
The tattoo I want is actually for more then one reason....I think that the "tramp stamp" comment was interesting, however, no one will be seeing mine. It will be low enough that I can cover it in jeans and as a parent, I am not into half shirts. What I do will be tasteful and have meaning, I do not think it will be bad and I am not going to be 'flaunting' it anyway.
I have two indian feathers, each with a different meaning (notches or coloring) to signify my two divorces.....that tattoo will be finished when I add a perfect white feather, for my hubby, and I am making it into a dream catcher, with a bear paw in the middle of it....I am a mother bear, when it comes to my kids.
My left arm has a tribal band with a rose interwoven into it and a bumblebee above it....I love bees! I am getting 4 bees to represent each of my children on various parts of my body.....
The bumblebee represents my outlook on life and how I wish each of my kids to succeed....
"Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway."
My left ankle, is my favorite, as I have my Navy son's Seabee on it.....
Hey i think if you got it you should flaunt it. Tastefully.
Health wise tattoos arent bad. The artist should show you the opening of the packages. As should a piercer show you the slips from the autoclave.
The person who did my first tatto was a huge white guy with a bright red mullet and goatee. He had his tounge, and eyebrows pierced. Tattoos everywhere. He told me that he had drawn up a picture of a mountian climber and he was going to have it tattooed coming out of his bum so the nurses would have something to look at when cleaning him in the nursing home. He had a policy that if you donated $10 to the aspca jar he had he would take %10 off of what you were having done. In the parlor he had a rescued cockatoo, a long rabbit, and some little ankle biter mix.
LOL, while my kids right now wouldn't care once they get a little they REALLY would not want me 'flaunting' it. Some people would be able to see it if we were at the beach or something, but other then that, I maintain a pretty respectful appearance....well, I try. :)
I am pretty lucky that we are good friends with our tattoo artist.....he has the only tattoo shop that is attached to a Harley dealership.
We get great discounts and great work. My gf at work pays 100 bucks and hr for her work. She just got a girl in a police uniform with 911 Drago on the hat....pretty sexy, on her upper arm...her bf is the K9 officer for the sherriff and has Drago the German sheperd.
She paid 700 bucks for it tho! OUCH!
Glad I got good friends to hang out with and get my work done cheap.
My place is very clean. Being in healthcare, I know how important that is....things are aseptic there and I feel quite safe in the chair!