#1
I've been thinking about getting a tattoo in my future, and I'm wondering, do any of you guys have tattoos? Maybe just a loved one's name on your upper arm? Maybe complete sleeves on both arms? Whatever it is, I'd just like to know if you think getting a tattoo is worth it, and if there are any "benefits" to getting one ?
#4
I think tattoos are only worth getting if they have a really good meaning that will last you the rest of your life

or if they look completly badass
#5
It's up to the person getting the tattoo to decide if it's "worth it" or not. I don't have any tats but if I were to get one I would be damn sure to pick one that really means something and I won't hate later on.
#6
It's worth it if it's somthing you really want.

Parsonally, I have 1 tattoo, and it's somthing with deep personal meaning.

On the other hand, I have a few friends who have tattoos because they're "totally badass" and don't mean anything other then an indication of who they were at the time.

In short, totally up to you. I <3 my tat
#7
Basically, a tattoo is worth it if you stick with an idea for a while and don't have any second thoughts. It's a bad move to just go in and "pick one off the wall," because you will regret it later.
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#8
why would you want one?
Looks to me like people who want tattoos and piercings are just attention *****s.
But to each his own.
#10
Getting a tattoo of a girlfriends name, not worth it. Getting a tattoo of a penis or something cuz you think it's funny, not worth it. Make sure it's something you want the rest of your life
#11
isnt there already a thread o this??
Edit: anyway i wouldnt get one but its ur choice
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#12
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Getting a tattoo of a girlfriends name, not worth it. Getting a tattoo of a penis or something cuz you think it's funny, not worth it. Make sure it's something you want the rest of your life


+1.

I just got my first tattoo a couple of days ago.

#14
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It's worth it if it's somthing you really want.

Exactly.
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#15
I'm not a tattoo kind of guy, but if I did get one, it would probably be an inverted cross on my shoulder where Christian hXc d00dz usually get their fancy little crusifix inked on.
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#16
yeah, its personal choice, do you think its worth it? if yes then it would be if no then it wouldnt
#17
i think if the tattoo represents something close to you then its fine but not these people who get tattoos cause they want to be awesome, and make sure u get one where it isnt too visible cause some jobs dont want to see tattoos thats y i got mine on my upper arm so it can be covered by sleeves. u can check my tat out in my profile if ya wunt. peace out
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#18
I'm getting a tatoo of Bowser on a surf board wailin' on a double-neck with notes coming out of it, on a pot leaf on top of a cross, and on the top it says Let's party!
#19
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I think tattoos are only worth getting if they have a really good meaning that will last you the rest of your life


True. I have 1 tattoo (pic in my profile). Yeah, it's a Tool tattoo... they've been my fave band for over 10 years though, but the tat means more to me than just being about the band. I plan on getting more, but maybe one every few years, so that the tats I have tell a story about my beliefs and what was important to me at different times in my life, not just have them all from my 20's.

A guy at my uni who's about 55 or 60 has 2 tattoos, one on each shoulder that look like he's had them for 40 years. I asked if he regrets getting them, and he said no, cos they still have meaning to him.

Tribal ones can be cool, but I don't like ones out of a book. I'd rather talk to someone who knows about the design process and design one that tells a story that fits your life.

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or if they look completly badass

But remember that what looks bad ass now, like a full sleeve of shamrocks and nautical stars might just look stupid when you're 50... or when you're 70 and have wrinkly saggy skin... although a 70 year old with badass tattoos would be pretty cool. It'd give hints to what they were like when they were younger.

Actually, I think any sort of a sleeve that has nautical stars and what not in it looks silly. Just my opinion.
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I'm getting a tatoo of Bowser on a surf board wailin' on a double-neck with notes coming out of it, on a pot leaf on top of a cross, and on the top it says Let's party!


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#21
Well if you break up with your missus you're gonna have to have her name on you for the rest of your life, personally I would get a family members name on my arm or a favourite band, but like all of these people say ... its up to you.
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#22
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Getting a boyfriend/girlfriend's name tattooed on you is sure to jinx the relationship. Then the cheesegrater will become your friend - to remove the tattoo... better not get it anywhere sensitive!
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#23
I agree with what most people have said here... You really need to think long and hard about what you're going to get, and where... If it's a spur of the moment thing, you're probably going to spend the rest of your life trying to convince yourself that you don't regret it... If it's something that has a deeper meaning, or tells a story that you can explain to your kids, grandkids, etc etc... then go for it...

On my upper left arm, I have a family motto, which has kept my cousins and I in contact over some very rough times, so I consider it a fairly powerful symbol to have on my arm. All my cousins put it on their arms too, so it keeps us all together, regardless of how far apart we are. ( I know, that sounds cliche, but its true)

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#24
My main reason for not getting a tattoo is regretting it later.

If you do want to get a tattoo stay away from names.
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#25
Think hard before you do it.
I personally, would get a tattoo only if it had a deep meaning.
I would never get something that looks 'badass' and 'cool' knowing that in a few years I'm goona regret it because I'll grow up and things will change.
So you really should sit and think if its deep and meanful enough.
#26
My brother got a few tats. One time he went there and asked for the japanese symbol of peace and they gave him hate by accident.
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#27
Don't get a gf/bf's name.

You'll split up like a week later.
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#31
imo tattoos are only worth it if a)its meaningful to you b)its something you can actually live with for the rest of your life.....that takes time to figure out
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#32
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#33
When you will get tatoo of your blood type it can save your life. Or you can tatooed a naked lady on the inner side of your forearm, so you will able to wack off anytime, anyplace.
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#34
Too many people get tattoos for the wrong reasons these days... i knew someone who got tattoos of stars all down his arm, so his friend, wanting to out do him, got more stars down his arm...
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