Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Been thinking of getting a tattoo

But it won't be this one:


I love those beautiful vibrant colored tattoos. For example, see Superinky's gorgeous tattoo here. How frickin' lovely is that?

A few weeks ago I saw a woman in a skirt with a beautiful flower and vine winding its way up her leg, from the ankle up to her knee or so. Gorgeous, bright, beautiful. Thinking I'd weave sunflowers, 4 o'clocks, morning glories, sweet peas and other favorite flowers into it.

But I don't know if I could handle the pain. We're talkin' a large tattoo. I have zero tattoos. But if I'm going to do it, what the hell. Shouldn't I just do it?! I'll think more about it, and really I just wanted to share that amazing photo of the idiot with REJECT on his forehead. What an idiot! For more lovely facial tattoos and odd booking photos, check out JaAmLo's recent link here.

13 comments:

purpletwinkie said...

Wanna see my tattoo?

stevie.be. said...

that photo is classic. love it, haha... a tattoo?? cool! :) i can't wait to see what you decide... michael is on this big work out kick right now and as soon as he gets all buff he is rewarding himself with a tattoo on the small of his back, he is not a big tattoo person but i love him whatever he chooses and think it would be kinda cool! something new to explore :)

patti_cake said...

The hell? So every person with a squiffy eye has F U tattooed on them? And #4 got attacked by a birthday cake? Good laugh to start my day. Thanks Lelo!

Zoe said...

I love tattoos. I haven't got my first one yet, and I say first one and yet because I know I'll end up sleeved eventually.

Lee said...

you should go for it....the pain is relative...outlines are always more painful - once that's done it's pretty easy...I love the idea of a big floral, viney piece...there are some great artists out your way....vyvynn lazonga in Seattle is incredible...

Anonymous said...

Go to your room!Hugs, Mom

CrackerLilo said...

Start small and let the collection grow. I got my first when I was 30--the state of Florida over my heart, right before I left--and now I'm contemplating a third (a panda, naturally.)

I've let L'Ailee *paint* flowery vines all over my legs, if that suggests a less ouchy alternative for you.

Rozanne said...

The really sad thing about that Reject tattoo is that it looks kind of poorly executed. I guess maybe that's the point--to create the effect that someone stamped that on his forehead.

So sad. That guy's self-esteem is lower than low.

bemused said...

I'll leave tattoos to you and others, lelo. I don't think there's a design I like well enough or feel I can commit to for a lifetime to put permanently on my body. I haven't always made wise fashion moves, considering some of the hairstyles, make-up and clothing choices I've made over the years...'nuff said.

Add to that the image of what could happen to the tattoo as I age. Body parts are already starting to sag, no point in drawing attention to that fact. A rosebud could end up being a long-stemmed rose. LOL

I like crackerlilo's idea of painting a design on - now that would be cool. Sort of like dressing up for a party and feeling so special.

Carrie said...

Now that's just funny! Too bad our legal system can't do that to all the truly waste of space people walking around as a warning!

That tattoo is pretty, but I've always been in the I probably won't like whatever I pick out in a year, as far as personal tattoos go. It's not that I don't like them or am afraid of the pain, it's just they're so permanent. :P

I say, if you want one and really like the one you want to get - go for it! :)

Cari said...

Do it! Do it! Do it! Get a tattoo!

Suggestions/tips
1. Get it in a place that isn't visible -- wrists, forehead, etc. If you *really* want one, I'd start with the back or upper arm.
2. flowers sound perfect! What's more timeless than a flower? Not like flowers are a fad or anything, are they? NO!
3. Ask people you know who have tattoos (Superinky has some GREAT ones) about who they recommend.
4. Just do it! You only live once, who cares if it turns into a blob in 50 years!? (it probably won't, they've come a lonnnng way with tattoos!)
5. It really only hurts while it's being done. And it doesn't hurt *that* badly. Well, i'm a wuss, and it kind of hurts, but it goes away. Then it just itches for a week. No big deal.

superinkygirl said...

I'm with Cari - just do it!! It can hurt like a mofo, but for the first hour or so your adrenaline is coursing through your veins & it's almost tolerable. Hey, I also have a tat with sweet peas & morning glory... stuff to remind me of my garden and I've never regretted it for a moment.

I feel like tattoos are something that grow with you. The shape may change slightly over the years, and it may fade, but hey, it's all good.

Let's TALK!!

blog Portland said...

Still better than a swastika.