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

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33 minutes ago, Road Guy said:

forgot to grab a pic!

I have a few recommendations from some inked people - but will always be glad to take some more!

Going to do some diving June and its a dive related tattoo so need it by then.  I always figured they were like a $1000 bucks a pop?  I am an old white dude so this is all new to me :D

AHHHH.  AHHHH.  You need to get it sooner rather than later!  With water and tattoos I always err on the side of caution.  Tattoo timeline (at least for me) is it takes around 2-weeks for the initial scabbing to fall off/pretty tattoo to be seen.  Another 2 weeks for the touch sensitivity to wear off.  Sustained water during the first month/month and a half can cause some issues (I've had some color lift from soaking too long/wearing the wrong type of tights when the tattoo was healing).  Also sun huuuuuuuurts for the first couple of months so be ultra careful with it!  It's an open wound!  A really pretty one, but still an open wound!  And wounds need time to heal!

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1 hour ago, Supe said:

Meh, I'll gladly pay on the high side for a great artist with OCD hygienic practices.

do you live in a state where tattoo artists aren't regulated?

there's like 10 states and if you get a tattoo in those 10 states, you have to wait a year before you can donate blood with the Red Cross. But the other states, you can go the next day. I thought that was interesting. 

 

surprisingly, (last i looked anyway) Mass was one of those states. which blew my mind. Maine and VT regulate tattoo shop

(regulate might not be the correct word btw)

 

I want new ink 

ETA: Decided to look it up. regulate is the right word.

https://www.redcrossblood.org/faq.html#eligibility

 

Tattoo

Wait 12 months after a tattoo if the tattoo was applied in a state that does not regulate tattoo facilities. Currently, the only states that DO NOT regulate tattoo facilities are: District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming. This requirement is related to concerns about hepatitis. Learn more about hepatitis and blood donation.

A tattoo is acceptable if the tattoo was applied by a state-regulated entity using sterile needles and ink that is not reused. Cosmetic tattoos applied in a licensed establishment in a regulated state using sterile needles and ink that is not reused is acceptable. You should discuss your particular situation with the health historian at the time of donation.

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1 hour ago, Road Guy said:

forgot to grab a pic!

I have a few recommendations from some inked people - but will always be glad to take some more!

Going to do some diving June and its a dive related tattoo so need it by then.  I always figured they were like a $1000 bucks a pop?  I am an old white dude so this is all new to me :D

as @JayKay PE said, do it soon. I'd do it in the next 6-8 weeks so it has plenty of time to heal. and then you can go for touch ups after your trip. but you're not supposed to submerge the tattoo for like a good two weeks after you get it. the artist will tell you all of the after care stuff (hopefully anyway) 

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Would a new tattoo on the top of the foot be in a spot that rubs when wearing fins/flippers?  Maybe that plays into the timing question too?

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45 minutes ago, LyceeFruit PE said:

do you live in a state where tattoo artists aren't regulated?

there's like 10 states and if you get a tattoo in those 10 states, you have to wait a year before you can donate blood with the Red Cross. But the other states, you can go the next day. I thought that was interesting. 

 

surprisingly, (last i looked anyway) Mass was one of those states. which blew my mind. Maine and VT regulate tattoo shop

(regulate might not be the correct word btw)

 

I want new ink 

ETA: Decided to look it up. regulate is the right word.

https://www.redcrossblood.org/faq.html#eligibility

 

Tattoo

Wait 12 months after a tattoo if the tattoo was applied in a state that does not regulate tattoo facilities. Currently, the only states that DO NOT regulate tattoo facilities are: District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming. This requirement is related to concerns about hepatitis. Learn more about hepatitis and blood donation.

A tattoo is acceptable if the tattoo was applied by a state-regulated entity using sterile needles and ink that is not reused. Cosmetic tattoos applied in a licensed establishment in a regulated state using sterile needles and ink that is not reused is acceptable. You should discuss your particular situation with the health historian at the time of donation.

The last time I got them, I was living in Houston, which has HORRIBLE standards and lets them get away with everything.  Loads of scratch shops with their "$25 special" tattoos that have repeat histories of hepatitis, etc.  The girl I used is so anal, she uses rubber gloves from one box to pull her actual rubber gloves out of the other.  Most operating rooms aren't as clean/anal as she was!

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I am looking to get it done in the next couple weeks - dive trip isn't till late June so I have time.

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Yeah, NYS isn't regulated, but the actual counties are required to regulate the tattoo parlors (they put the responsibility on them).  So my friend who tattoos has all her blood borne pathogen/other licenses completed and always uses caps/single-use needles that she opens in front of her clients.  Same thing with wipe-down equipment/chairs/using single-use liner for all surfaces/etc.  Kinda crazy what she does, but she's never had a health scare and she knows if someone's tattoo gets gross it's not because of her/it's because of them not taking care of it correctly.

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I always thought it was funny that, when they started gaining popularity, girls always wanted to get 'em on the ankle or foot and that's one of the worst places to get pain wise.  I've just got the one at the moment on my upper arm.  Place I got it had dutch doors so people could watch if you didn't care.  There were three of four guys standing there carrying on about how bad it was going to hurt trying to freak me out.

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When the wife got her her last one, the place had a tattoo/gumball machine at the door.  I think it was $50 for a tattoo, but you had to get what came out.  Every month they have a theme and they've got copies of all the stencils on the glass so you can see what's in there, but you can't see which one you're going to get until you crack open that little plastic ball.  Must have been Mar/April/May when she was in there because it was a baseball/Cincinnati Reds theme.

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30 minutes ago, jeb6294 said:

I always thought it was funny that, when they started gaining popularity, girls always wanted to get 'em on the ankle or foot and that's one of the worst places to get pain wise.  I've just got the one at the moment on my upper arm.  Place I got it had dutch doors so people could watch if you didn't care.  There were three of four guys standing there carrying on about how bad it was going to hurt trying to freak me out.

i've got 6 and my worst one was the ankle one that goes all around my ankle. it felt like he was ripping out my achilles with a fish hook. and i read a book during my other ankle one since it didn't go all the way around. my 1st tat was on my rib cage which tickled but not as bad at the ankle one

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Out of all the tattoos I've gotten, the one that hurt the most was the inner thigh, really close to my groin.  Fucking bled a ton too.

Never got my ankle/feet done or anything really on bone (I guess my knees front and back might count?), but at most they hurt for the final wipe-down, not during the work.

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22 minutes ago, LyceeFruit PE said:

my 1st tat was on my rib cage which tickled but not as bad at the ankle one

Holy shit, I wish mine tickled.  I came very close to passing out on several occasions on my ribs, the burning was insane.  The collarbone was nothing by comparison.

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53 minutes ago, Supe said:

Holy shit, I wish mine tickled.  I came very close to passing out on several occasions on my ribs, the burning was insane.  The collarbone was nothing by comparison.

i was being facetious with the tickled part. it hurt, it rattled my being but it wasn't as bad as the ankle one

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1 hour ago, LyceeFruit PE said:

my 1st tat was on my rib cage ...

 

1 hour ago, JayKay PE said:

Out of all the tattoos I've gotten, the one that hurt the most was the inner thigh, really close to my groin.

Um... pics?  You know... for... uh... for science!

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Image result for not touching that one

+ Mine is in a relatively pain free spot, so i've read. Lucky me. Nothing too bad.
Maybe someday I'll feel strongly enough about something else to get another in more painful spot...

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33 minutes ago, Master slacker said:

Um... pics?  You know... for... uh... for science!

I don't think I actually have a pic of my tattoos, besides ones when I first started?  I def need to get friends to take pics sometime over the summer when I'm in a bathing suit or something, because shorts don't actually show everything.

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I've seen a few of your tattoos ;)

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i like mine being on my ankle/foot because i'm a huge fan of design and placement of such things and mine fits with invisible contour lines i see in my brain, and it peeks out between my shoes/pants, and looks cool when i wear heels and sandals too

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the only painful part of mine was a straight solid line across my ankle bone. the rest was fine. 

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Sorry guys I’m not a fan.  Can’t see paying money and going through pain to permanently mark one’s skin.  As long as you like it, then power to you.  Not for me.

but if you want to show off...I’ll look.

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13 minutes ago, MA_PE said:

Sorry guys I’m not a fan.  Can’t see paying money and going through pain to permanently mark one’s skin.  As long as you like it, then power to you.  Not for me.

but if you want to show off...I’ll look.

Sending some sideboob action to your DM's.

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I’m considering a tattoo on my forearm. Don’t know what of yet. My other preference would be a bicep strap.

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16 hours ago, Chattaneer PE said:

I've seen a few of your tattoos ;)

Wait!  This is true!  Now I need to go through my phone and see if I can re-find that photo!

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15 hours ago, Supe said:

Sending some sideboob action to your DM's.

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