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  1. 1. Fess up, are you sporting some skin art?

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Getting some new topics by adding yet another poll(!) sorry

Was curious among all our prof bretheren, how many may have tats - tramp stamps, redneck labels, thug plugs, artistic renderings of inner-most thoughts. . .whatever you wanna call 'em.

I have one from early 20's (I'm 40 now) on back / upper right shoulder area - was cool at the time, was a self-assembled image, and was supposed to be an artistic rendering of super deep thoughts (ooooh!). I'm glad i put it in an inconspicuous location at least.

Yeah so anyways, i've been trying to burn the thing off this past 1/2 year using TCA (trichloroacetic acid) kit, which hurts worse than getting the damn thing in the first place. Why remove it? Because they are so mainstream anymore! A trip to any beach shows the sheer proliferation of them on men & women alike. Obviously, atheletes at the collegiate and higher level are in the minority if they're not sporting some kind of ink, preferably on the arms as conspicuously as possible.

Also, for my wife & kiddies, i'd rather have more conservative of an appearance even in situations where i would be for whatever reason shirtless . . . so a faded tat (if that's all i get from this self-inflicted acid torture) would even be preferable than one that stands out starkly with all the other Toms, Dicks, and Harrys.

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I have considered getting a tat, but I could never decide on what I wanted. More recently, I was thinking about doing something tribal across my shoulders, but my wife veto'd that. Probably won't ever happen.

That's OK for now, I put back on about 15 lbs and don't look good enough to sport one shirtless at the moment.

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I have one. Had thoughts of a second, but never pulled the trigger.

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No interest here either. One of our neighbors goes around to schools speaking about them, issuing warning and things like that. He got Hep C from a dirty tatoo needle.

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I never had any interest. When I was enlisted, I was the only person that I knew of in my workgroup that seemed to be able to resist the 'temptation' of getting a tattoo.

I am actually quite neutral on having one vs. not having one.

JR

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where is Jen?

I'm here...been a busy day at the office. I got to vote "yep" obviously b/c I am sporting 8 tattoos...6 of them in places that can be seen depending on what I am wearing. I love them (no regrets for me) and want more in the near future.

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I am sporting 8 tattoos...6 of them in places that can be seen depending on what I am wearing.

Can we get pics of the other two? I'm sure they feel neglected from not seeing the light of day all that much. :eyebrows:

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where is Jen?

Here is the topic she started a few months ago on the subject (without a poll though)

http://engineerboards.com/index.php?showto...7&hl=tattoo

I don't have any tattoos and never really had any compulsion to get one. I have friends with them, and I don't know any of them that don't regret them now. One friend in particular that got a tattoo of the earth on his chest when he was in the army as an 18 yr old. He's in his thirties now and complains that now he isn't in the shape he was then, so his nice round earth tattoo now looks more like a nice egg shaped earth tattoo. It's pretty funny.

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I'm glad there are people like you Jen, that enjoy the realm of tattoos, are proud of it, and display this quality so confidently, no matter what circle you may be in - seriously, i admire that trait, and i admire the world of tattoos too (obviously moreso at an earlier age).

I think mainly with me it's simply not who i am anymore, but more of who i was. . . and i feel totally justified in dissing on any of the cookie-cutter or overly popularized, trendy designs out there - yeah, Mr. barbed wire around the bicep, that would be you!

Funny, i once considered getting a tattoo coverup of my existing one, but boy that would have been huge! and even with trying to exorcise this one off, i still have ideas for new ones (smaller ones) - and so it goes on. . .

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I have no tattoos and do not plan on having one. Just don't like it but I've seen very nice ones, you know...tattoos that looked very nice on the person having them.

There was a lady in P.R. , a singer she was, and after having a surgery she had a tattoo done on her at the scar area. She had a beautiful butterfly. She looked HAH with that tattoo. :eyebrows:

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I don't have them. Don't really like them either. They don't age well.

A very good point - no they don't age well :old-025: , particularly large ones

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I just can't think of anything that's so important to me that I want it emblazoned on my body forever.

Well, maybe one thing: or two things:

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No ink here either. Never had an interest in having art work around that I couldn't sell when I got tired of looking at it.

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I'm in the don't have one and don't really care for them crowd. Having children seems to strengthen that position; hate to think of my daughter getting the lower back tattoo someday.

Our draftsman got one this weekend, tho - his family crest - and it doesn't look so bad.

We got into the discussion of what kind of tat might I consider?

One of my really cool framing details?

My PE seal?

It seems like somebody somewhere must have done the PE seal - even though I have a feeling the licensing board would object.

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I'm in the don't have one and don't really care for them crowd. Having children seems to strengthen that position; hate to think of my daughter getting the lower back tattoo someday.

Our draftsman got one this weekend, tho - his family crest - and it doesn't look so bad.

We got into the discussion of what kind of tat might I consider?

One of my really cool framing details?

My PE seal?

It seems like somebody somewhere must have done the PE seal - even though I have a feeling the licensing board would object.

wouldn't it be easier just to stamp yourself with permanent ink?

I'm in the don't have any, really don't care for them category. small subtle tats are OK. I really don't understand the peolple that "color" thier bodies with the monster ones though.

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Hmmm... my PE-seal tattooed on a butt cheek might not be a bad idea....

NOT.

I don't have a tatoo, but I might have considered one if they hadn't become so popular. What turned me off from tatoos permanently was when a pasty, none-too-manly lawyer friend got 2 of them on his calves - One was Hobbes (w/o Calvin), and the other one was a king cobra head. I knew, right then and there, that tatoos were ruined for me forever.

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I don't have any. If I ever got one it would be a practical one. Like my blood type or something. Maybe basic CPR instructions.

Incidentally, my sister is a licensed tattoo artist. She's told me she doesn't do Chinese characters. There is no way to tell for sure what one means. Like many English words, they can be taken out of context. You might think some symbol means cool, like awesome. But it could mean cold, like frigid.

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Maybe basic CPR instructions.

If you are into basic CPR instructions, you should check out

:eyebrows:

Incidentally, my sister is a licensed tattoo artist. She's told me she doesn't do Chinese characters. There is no way to tell for sure what one means. Like many English words, they can be taken out of context. You might think some symbol means cool, like awesome. But it could mean cold, like frigid.

I saw a comedian once making fun of this very idea about a symbol not meaning 'black power' but instead meaning 'black pepper'.

I could see how that would really be off if you were savy to the nuances of the chinese characters.

JR

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Having children seems to strengthen that position; hate to think of my daughter getting the lower back tattoo someday.

My older daughter did it. First, she wanted her belly button pierced. I never gave her permission, so when she turned 18, she got that. Then, during the stupidest year of her life, she got a tattoo. I don't think she ever would have except for the influence of the skanky boyfriend she chose for that period of her life. She regrets the tattoo now, but can't undo it. The weird thing is that she got a tattoo of a cross--not plain, but very decorative (swirly)--and it is on her "upper butt". She says that it is her "lower back", but when I tell her to show it to somebody, she says she can't pull her pants down. That's her BUTT!

I don't have a problem with tattoos. The problem for me was that she was influenced to do something she never wanted to do because the guy was manipulating her to get to us.

As a parent, ODB, get ready.

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