October 17, 2006

A Question

Hey... tattoos.


Color, or Blackwork?

Personally, I can't stand the damn things, but I prefer blackwork with a flash of color here and there. ;)

How 'bout you?

Posted by That 1 Guy at October 17, 2006 08:52 PM | TrackBack

starting to love asian tattoos

Posted by: Armywifetoddlermom at October 17, 2006 10:03 PM

pretty much altogether avoided tats for lack of interest. when i see pictures of the clothes i wore in the eighties, it's pretty clear. no matter how awesome it is today, tomorrow it will embarrass you to death. true dat.

Posted by: shoe at October 17, 2006 10:04 PM

Black Tibetan/Maori artwork with shades of gray as long as it's custom work and suited to the individuals body type and location.

The best use of colour can be found in Japanese style back pieces. Inspiring and beautiful.

Tattoo's are my weakness. Four already, another five (at least), to go!

Posted by: Nugget at October 18, 2006 04:04 AM

usually no.

rarely yes. and people get some really idiotic stuff.

Posted by: RSM at October 18, 2006 05:01 AM

I prefer asian tattoos mostly blackwork, though I'm in love with the Kanji tattoos with all the colorwork.

Still haven't come up with my design, will likely be a Korean Dragon (mostly blackwork) with an Orb and the Boy's initial faded into the Orb. But, maybe not. I'm too indecisive, that's why I never got one . . . yet.

Posted by: Oddybobo at October 18, 2006 07:32 AM

None for me. I have enough scars. Don't need any more body markings.

Posted by: Jerry at October 18, 2006 07:59 AM

I don't want anything that lasts forever, no matter what color!

Posted by: linda at October 18, 2006 09:00 AM

I love them. I sometimes see some that really are stupid, but I love the artwork and the color. I have four and planning to get another one in the Spring. Names of lovers should never be used and neither should pop icons (like Star Wars characters!).

Posted by: drc at October 18, 2006 10:13 AM

I like 'em. But I think that's a requirement since I have had one for 15 years...

I generally enjoy tribal designs and blackwork most of the time.

Posted by: Richmond at October 18, 2006 11:50 AM

After that whole nasty breakup thing with Angelina Jolie, I quit putting girlfriends' names on my body.

Actually, I'm too hairy to get one. Unless I wanted to portray a leopard coming out of the forest, it would look pretty stupid. The only place on my whole body that's hairless is... well, let's not even go there, m'kay.

That show "Miami Ink" is pretty good, though. I've become addicted. Those guys do some awesome work. If I had a hairless body which resembled that of The Rock, I might consider a tattoo.

Posted by: Dash at October 18, 2006 11:51 AM

I've thought about it... probably something Celtic, but will not. The big joke is that one night Morrigan and I will get drunk out of our minds and get them. My husband would have a fit. Might be worth it just for that. Heh.

Posted by: Bou at October 18, 2006 02:57 PM

I'm with Jeey, I have enough Scars.

And as Montgomery Gentry pointed out, Tattoo's and Scars are different things.

Otherwise my Dad once gave me the best piece of advice I have ever recieved.
"If you want a tattoo, wait 7 days. And if you want the same tattoo the entire time, get it."

I haven't wanted the same tattoo, 7 days straight, yet.

Posted by: BloodSpite at October 18, 2006 04:09 PM

Tattoo's are a turnoff to me. I don't like the way they look on women. I have yet to see one that didn't make me think, "She'd be prettier if it weren't for that tattoo."

On guys I still am not much of a fan of them. But I think the Black ones are better then the color ones. The color ones make me think of the temporary tattoos I had as a kid.

Posted by: Contagion at October 18, 2006 04:59 PM

I have two. I waited until I was over 30 before I got the first to be sure it was what I wanted. I will get more. The first was an Irish Harp over my heart... Stands for immortality of the soul. The second was a celtic dog symbol on my right shoulder seen on my blog header... It stands for loyalty and strength. #3 will be another celtic symbol (I have two I'm deciding on) between my shoulder blades. Black only, no color. They seem to be addictive.

Scars I have plenty, but I didn't get to choose those. Each mark on my body has meaning and depth, from my knee surgery scar, to the brass knuckle mark over my eye, to the split lip kick mark under my mustache, to my tatoos.

Posted by: K-nine at October 18, 2006 05:50 PM

For myself? Nope. But I like 'em on others, and prefer the blackwork with color ONLY for emphasis. I'm a rather subtle kinda gal.

Posted by: Tammi at October 18, 2006 06:22 PM

I've always liked tattoos, as long as they are tastefully done. I wanted one on the small of my back for years - a silhouette of a western pleasure horse surrounded by a wreath of red roses & blue ribbons. Now that horses are no longer the biggest part of my life, the desire for that one is mostly gone.

I may get still get one someday, but I have yet to come up with a knockout design. Of course, it would have to somewhere not generally seen - not a good example for the Sunday school kiddies, you know...

Posted by: LadyGunn at October 19, 2006 01:50 AM