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Monday January 21, 2002
08:05 PM


[ #2313 ]

I've been planning to get a tatoo for a while. In fact, I've been planning it out rather carefullly. Given the, erm, persistent nature of the operation, it's not the kind of thing one ought to do too lightly.

So I've interrogated all the people I know that have tatoos, gathered their experiences, located what appears to be considered as the best tatoo shop around, looked into allergies and prices, asked if it was a problem to have one over the large burn scar I have on my upper left arm from the time when I burnt a girl's name into it when I was younger and a lot more stupid, and various other elements of importance. In short, I'm only missing one slight detail.

The content :-) What am I going to carve into my left shoulder? I knew this question would come up and in fact I have already drawn a number of possible motives but there is none that I find totally good. I tried to browse for tatoo or general motive sites but I haven't found anything totally to my liking there either. If you know of sites that list nice pictures that could be tatooed (possibly after having been modified, I can use Illustrator/Photoshop for that) I'd love to hear!

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  • I had always toyed with the notion of getting a quote (perhaps in Latin) as a tattoo. I want to get one, but I want to make sure it's something I can agree with in ten years. (Unlike "Live Fast, Die Young" or "Born To Raise Hell", both of which fail the reality test after a certain age.)

    A quote, or a camel. ;)


    You are what you think.
    • I thought of that but I want to avoid something readable, if only for the way that people look at you as they try to decipher what's written... I would however like to have a picture that means something that I will indeed still agree with in ten years time (and preferably more, as ten years won't take me all that far ;-).

      That, in fact, is very much part of the problem: I have lots of stuff I could express in a tatoo, the problem being how to express all of that in it while still having something t


      -- Robin Berjon []

  • A friend of mine has several and once shared with me his tattoo rules.

    1) No cartoon characters.
    2) No Band names or logos
    3) No women's names.

    He feels that all three of those are things you couldnt possibly want for the long term. Of course, he's broken two of those rules, with a Mickey Mouse head on his ankle and a stylized "The Beatles" on his shoulder.

    That's probably why tribal tattoo's are so popular.