Tattoos, for adults who have an actual brain inside their skull, are a way of telling their life story or a way of remembering things or people you love. Getting a tattoo is not something little kids should do because if you're not mature you will get something really stupid that you will regret later in life because you'll then realize that it REALLY IS PERMANENT!!! My tattoos are gorgeous because I was smart...HOPEFULLY someone who's thinking about getting something like a "Gang Tattoo" or a "Butter Knife" on their forearm will read this and remind themselves that maybe what you're thinking of getting just might not be that cool!!
Bad example...(15 yr old girl) "I want a tattoo, like, soooo bad!! But my mommy and daddy won't, like, let me get one...so I'm going to, like, get this guy from school I know to, like, put my name, like, REAL big across my stomach but, like, real low so my pants will cover it up so, like, my parents can't find out!!"
(After 15 yr old girl gets tattoo, her smart 18 yr old sister see's it)
(15 yr old) "You're, like, soooo jealous, huh??!!"
(Sister) "Of what?? The tattoo that you got some some kid at school who stole his brother's USED tattoo gun? OR the fact that I don't have one on my stomach so when I have children it won't be able to stretch on me, look disgusting and hang down and then never being able to show my stomach again??"
(15 yr old) "Like...BUMMER!!"
my celtic trinity and warrior band
my tattoo... still in progress
rickys tattoo so sick
Tribal dragon by Dave / Baseltattoo.com
Lacey's Neck (URAQT!)
sm. Koi Fish Tattoo
'ink permanently implanted under the skin
Tattooing is a process by which pigment (ink) is permanently deposited (implanted) under the skin (well, into the non-exfoliating layers of skin).
We have archeological records of tattooing going well into pre-history (the tattooed iceman dates at 3300 BC). The word itself sources from "tattau", a Tahitian word which translates essentially as "to mark".' -Shannon Larratt
nowadays, there are technology to remove the tattoo such as a laser. thus, meaning the tattoo is a tattoo till is removed.
Sensible Newly Inked Person: I got a new tattoo, it's my grandfathers name. He taught me so much, and I want to show everybody that he is always with me.
Retarded Wannabe Rebelious Teenager: Check out this Japanese character I got tattooed on my shoulder! Now all the chicks will think I'm cool, and all the jocks/preps/rednecks will quit making fun of me!
Some tattoos are indeed stupid. Usually done by scratchers who will ink things onto teenagers who are too young to realize what they're doing, or people who really don't grasp the concept of a what a tattoo is and the reality of forever.
A well thought out quality tattoo means something to their wearer and is done by a professional. They can be very beautiful and personal at the same time.
Sleazy Tattoo Artist: How about a butterfly on your hip?
Teenage Girl: Its like you read my mind!