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EvaScarlet

Posts: 6250

Los Angeles, California, US

I've heard it said before that the "danger" in getting your first tattoo, is that you'll either hate it and always regret having made that decision, or love it and get a bunch more... (Not saying it's true, just saying I've heard it before.)

So, do you have any tattoo(s) that you wish you'd never gotten?

Feb 19 13 12:50 pm Link

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Kozmina

Posts: 6534

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Yes. The half of an outline of Bugs Bunny on my stomach. I regret it because it turned out to be so painfull that I passed out while getting it and now I'm stuck with it. sad

Yes I know I could get it removed but from what I've heard,it is more painfull to get a tat removed than the actual tattooing itself so if I passed out getting it,I think its safe to assume I'd pass out from getting it removed.

Feb 19 13 12:54 pm Link

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Cherrystone

Posts: 37119

Columbus, Ohio, US

You do realize most folks aren't going to admit to that on a public forum?

Some won't even admit it to themselves. Psych 101.

Feb 19 13 12:59 pm Link

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What Fun Productions

Posts: 20207

Phoenix, Arizona, US

"A January 2012 poll by Harris Interactive showed that of the 21 percent of American adults who have a tattoo, 14 percent regret their decision to get one. This research may come as no surprise to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, which reports that its doctors performed nearly 100,000 tattoo removal procedures last year, an increase of 14,000 from 2010."

http://www.news-leader.com/article/2013 … -not-alone

Feb 19 13 12:59 pm Link

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Russian Katarina

Posts: 1413

London, England, United Kingdom

Kozmina wrote:
Yes. The half of an outline of Bugs Bunny on my stomach. I regret it because it turned out to be so painfull that I passed out while getting it and now I'm stuck with it. sad

Yes I know I could get it removed but from what I've heard,it is more painfull to get a tat removed than the actual tattooing itself so if I passed out getting it,I think its safe to assume I'd pass out from getting it removed.

That is where localized anesthesia comes in handy.

Feb 19 13 12:59 pm Link

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JessieLeigh

Posts: 2053

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

My first few tattoos were small flash pieces I picked off the wall of the tattoo shop. I wish I had waited and got bigger, custom items on the body parts I got those on.

Feb 19 13 12:59 pm Link

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Russian Katarina

Posts: 1413

London, England, United Kingdom

What Fun Productions wrote:
"A January 2012 poll by Harris Interactive showed that of the 21 percent of American adults who have a tattoo, 14 percent regret their decision to get one. This research may come as no surprise to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, which reports that its doctors performed nearly 100,000 tattoo removal procedures last year, an increase of 14,000 from 2010."

http://www.news-leader.com/article/2013 … -not-alone

I wonder how many people without tattoos regret not having one.

Feb 19 13 01:00 pm Link

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Wynd Mulysa

Posts: 8619

Berkeley, California, US

I regret a few of my tattoos.  I mean, not seriously I am in pain regret them, but sure, I wish I had those spots to get different tattoos.  My first tattoo ever was the SP one, and it's funny to have a band tattoo of a band that was broken up when I got it but now are pretending to be the same band with different members and I'm not into them.  But I could just get the heart filled in.

Also sometimes I wish I didn't have "tofu time," but it was a friendship thing.  And in the past week three different strangers have said they really like it.  Ugh.

I decided to get tofu time after I got the tattoo on my chest, which was done poorly, too deep and for free.  After that I was like "I don't want to take tattoos seriously anymore and I'm going to get silly ones."

Feb 19 13 01:00 pm Link

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Wynd Mulysa

Posts: 8619

Berkeley, California, US

JessieLeigh wrote:
My first few tattoos were small flash pieces I picked off the wall of the tattoo shop. I wish I had waited and got bigger, custom items on the body parts I got those on.

I have some of that going on, too.

Feb 19 13 01:02 pm Link

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Kozmina

Posts: 6534

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Russian Katarina wrote:
That is where localized anesthesia comes in handy.

That shit is expensive! N Imma a broke ass llama! lol

Some day I will save up,get the anesthesia and get it removed though.

Feb 19 13 01:05 pm Link

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Russian Katarina

Posts: 1413

London, England, United Kingdom

Kozmina wrote:

That shit is expensive! N Imma a broke ass model! lol

Some day I will save up,get the anesthesia and get it removed though.

It takes several sessions as I understand it.

Feb 19 13 01:07 pm Link

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Kozmina

Posts: 6534

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Russian Katarina wrote:

It takes several sessions as I understand it.

Mine is small and very light(also almost 20yrs old)so it probably won't take too many sessions. I hope.

Oddly,everyone else that got tats at this "tat party"(I was only 16 and made the oh so wise choice of getting tatted by an at home tattooer lol) ended up with nothing because the ink bled out. Everyone except me,of course.

Feb 19 13 01:11 pm Link

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Russian Katarina

Posts: 1413

London, England, United Kingdom

Kozmina wrote:

Mine is small and very light(also almost 20yrs old)so it probably won't take too many sessions. I hope.

Oddly,everyone else that got tats at this "tat party"(I was only 16 and made the oh so wise choice of getting tatted by an at home tattooer lol) ended up with nothing because the ink bled out. Everyone except me,of course.

Murphy's law is a bitch.

Feb 19 13 01:14 pm Link

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Andialu

Posts: 14029

San Pedro, California, US

Russian Katarina wrote:

I wonder how many people without tattoos regret not having one.

I have no tattoos and I don't regret it. smile

Feb 19 13 01:15 pm Link

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Wynd Mulysa

Posts: 8619

Berkeley, California, US

Kozmina wrote:

Mine is small and very light(also almost 20yrs old)so it probably won't take too many sessions. I hope.

Oddly,everyone else that got tats at this "tat party"(I was only 16 and made the oh so wise choice of getting tatted by an at home tattooer lol) ended up with nothing because the ink bled out. Everyone except me,of course.

Is that why I can't see it in any of your photos?  I was looking for it!

Feb 19 13 01:16 pm Link

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Kozmina

Posts: 6534

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Russian Katarina wrote:

Murphy's law is a bitch.

No doubt.

WTF was I "thinking" getting Bugs Bunny on my tummy?! Oh to be young and dumb.

Feb 19 13 01:17 pm Link

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Andialu

Posts: 14029

San Pedro, California, US

I have an uncle that had a rather large tattoo on his forearm. I shit you not, he used a soldering iron to remove it.

Feb 19 13 01:18 pm Link

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Russian Katarina

Posts: 1413

London, England, United Kingdom

Kozmina wrote:

No doubt.

WTF was I "thinking" getting Bugs Bunny on my tummy?! Oh to be young and dumb.

In Soviet Union, government tattoos you.

Feb 19 13 01:18 pm Link

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Kozmina

Posts: 6534

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Wynd Mulysa wrote:

Is that why I can't see it in any of your photos?  I was looking for it!

Right side of my tummy. This is the only pic I have that shows it cuz it gets PSed out usually.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/1575318  18+

Feb 19 13 01:19 pm Link

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Kozmina

Posts: 6534

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Andialu wrote:
I have an uncle that had a rather large tattoo on his forearm. I shit you not, he used a soldering iron to remove it.

Oh hell no!

Feb 19 13 01:20 pm Link

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Marc Damon

Posts: 6562

Biloxi, Mississippi, US

Feb 19 13 01:20 pm Link

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Photos 4 The Memories

Posts: 1292

Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US

Kozmina wrote:

Right side of my tummy. This is the only pic I have that shows it cuz it gets PSed out usually.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/1575318  18+

I dont see it.

Feb 19 13 01:21 pm Link

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Kozmina

Posts: 6534

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Russian Katarina wrote:

In Soviet Union, government tattoos you.

yikes

Feb 19 13 01:22 pm Link

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Kozmina

Posts: 6534

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Photos 4 The Memories  wrote:

I dont see it.

Thats cuz my awesomesauce beauty is so distracting. lol


It is very light but quite noticeble in that pic.

Feb 19 13 01:23 pm Link

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Kozmina

Posts: 6534

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Marc Damon wrote:
www.wreckingbalm.com
http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2011/05/01/8550803/gI_73465_wb.JPG

Heard from several people that that stuff doesn't work on heavy pigment tats but may work on mine. Have you used it or know someone that has?

Feb 19 13 01:25 pm Link

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Photos 4 The Memories

Posts: 1292

Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US

Kozmina wrote:

Thats cuz my awesomesauce beauty is so distracting. lol


It is very light but quite noticeble in that pic.

Goes back to take another look. Yep you are right! +1000000000000000000000

Feb 19 13 01:25 pm Link

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Kozmina

Posts: 6534

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Photos 4 The Memories  wrote:

Goes back to take another look. Yep you are right! +1000000000000000000000

*Swoon* big_smile

Feb 19 13 01:28 pm Link

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Cait Chan

Posts: 6272

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

I have a very deep attachment to all of my tattoos.

My first one was when I was 16, done by my friend's older sister in her bedroom. I was so ecstatic to get one I did a quick online search and found one right away. I got it very close to my crotch so it could be hidden. I had no idea what i was doing ( nor did she) and most of the red bled out and the outline is almost gone. Ive thought for years about re touching it or covering it up altogether but Ive grown to accept it the way it is. It's a part of me now. Like a freckle or a mole. Its me and I'm not going to change it

Fast forward to present time and I am in love with my tattoos. I take getting them extremely seriously. I have an artist who I have worked with and is one of the best in my area and he's amazing. I take alot of time to think about my tattoos and plan them and every one is who I am and what I love.

I know that even when I am old and no longer play Zelda or listen to Tool I can look back on things that were a part of me. A journey. I always say, I wouldnt rip up an old photo of myself just because I dont look like that anymore, so why would I change what I chose to make a part of myself? I think the process of me accepting and becominf attached to mt tattoos is more profound than the process to get them. Theyre me and I wont change that.

Feb 19 13 01:32 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

don't have a tattoo myself, but I do know a couple of people who either regret where they put their tattoo, or the tattoo itself.

my boyfriend's best friend (woman) got a fairly large tattoo on her arm with a heart, flowers, and the name of her first daughter (who passed away 2 days after birth). although the tattoo is very special to her, she regrets placing it on her arm like that for the world to see, and wishes she had chosen a more private part of her body.

the people who regret their tattoo alltogether either have tribals or names big_smile

Feb 19 13 01:35 pm Link

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my display name

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Vaduz, Vaduz, Liechtenstein


yes
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http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc11/chicogarcia_bucket/Strange%20Fruit%202/phunnycatbutt38722.jpg

Feb 19 13 01:36 pm Link

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Wynd Mulysa

Posts: 8619

Berkeley, California, US

cy be rea n wrote:

yes
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http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc11/chicogarcia_bucket/Strange%20Fruit%202/phunnycatbutt38722.jpg

you wish that was your tattoo.

Feb 19 13 01:40 pm Link

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Wynd Mulysa

Posts: 8619

Berkeley, California, US

Kozmina wrote:

Right side of my tummy. This is the only pic I have that shows it cuz it gets PSed out usually.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/1575318  18+

It doesn't look like bugs bunny to me.  It looks like a cute signature or something...

Feb 19 13 01:42 pm Link

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Marc Damon

Posts: 6562

Biloxi, Mississippi, US

Kozmina wrote:
Heard from several people that that stuff doesn't work on heavy pigment tats but may work on mine. Have you used it or know someone that has?

They are honest in their advertising. If you look, the website shows it clearly working on some better than others. I'm happy with my 2 tats and haven't used it so I can't comment there. You can also google images of its effectiveness.

Feb 19 13 01:43 pm Link

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Kozmina

Posts: 6534

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Wynd Mulysa wrote:

It doesn't look like bugs bunny to me.  It looks like a cute signature or something...

Its just the outline(bad outline)of his head,left arm and leg so not much to go on. Most people think its what you thought,until they see it up close.

Feb 19 13 01:46 pm Link

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Kozmina

Posts: 6534

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Marc Damon wrote:

They are honest in their advertising. If you look, the website shows it clearly working on some better than others. I'm happy with my 2 tats and haven't used it so I can't comment there. You can also google images of its effectiveness.

Right on. Thanks. smile

Feb 19 13 01:47 pm Link

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my display name

Posts: 3136

Vaduz, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

cy be rea n wrote:

yes
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http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc11/chicogarcia_bucket/Strange%20Fruit%202/phunnycatbutt38722.jpg

Wynd Mulysa wrote:
you wish that was your tattoo.


wh
y would i wish that  if i regret getting it?

Feb 19 13 03:45 pm Link

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Michael Broughton

Posts: 2258

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

the only tattoos i regret are the ones i didn't get.

Feb 19 13 03:57 pm Link

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MKPhoto

Posts: 5665

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

So far 3 models asked me to photoshop out initials of ex-boyfriends tattooed below hipbone.

Feb 19 13 04:03 pm Link

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John Jebbia

Posts: 27746

Phoenix, Arizona, US

When I first turned 18 I wanted to be part of the crowd and wanted a tattoo. My mother would have been devastated. But rather than throw a fit and say I can't, she did one of the best parenting moves ever. Told me to pick what I wanted. And if after a year I still wanted it, she'd pay for it. A year later, I didn't want it anymore and I outgrew the idea of getting one.

Feb 19 13 04:09 pm Link

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Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32437

Poulsbo, Washington, US

The only tattoos I'm glad I got were the ones I didn't get. I have none.

When I went off to the military, my dad (an Army retiree) told me not to go wild on my first leave in San Antonio and get a tattoo. If I wanted one, think about it and take my time about it. One of my buddies got a really fucked-up eagle tattoo on his upper arm. REALLY bad tatt. He was real proud of it until he saw the dismayed expressions around him. Then he got this sick look and one guy said, "Dude... You're stuck with that for LIFE." I never forgot that kid's expression.

Of course, I could have shopped around over the years and gotten a great tattoo, but I wouldn't be able to donate blood for a year after getting inked.

Feb 19 13 04:42 pm Link