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Aleigha Martin
Posts: 3
Tampa, Florida, US


P I X I E wrote:

Is that true. You don't appear like the kind of person who would be nice.

If avoiding to look at someone's tattoos is so difficult for you, you have issues.

Pixie you are great love all your comments  and i agree if you judge a person because they have ink on their body you cant say that you would never be rude cuz that is pretty damn rude so what fun productions you need to look up the meaning of rude you fit it pretty well

Apr 23 13 09:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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What Fun Productions
Posts: 19,998
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Aleigha Martin wrote:

A fuckin Men  my tats mean more to me then any amount of money you could offer me.  I have 3 and i would never let anyone remove mine out of pics. they are apart of me. me includes my body and anything that is on it and or attached to it and tats are attached.

Wow.

Apr 23 13 10:51 pm  Link  Quote 
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NTN Photo
Posts: 97
Baltimore, Maryland, US


I don't know...I kind of enjoy shooting people who have lots of tattoos and having it not matter. For the type of work I do I suppose it's not a big deal for them to have tattoos especially if they own them well. I could see why primarily figure photographers wouldn't like them, but I think for some types of editorial or lifestyle photography they aren't much of an issue at all.
Apr 23 13 11:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sugar Deet
Posts: 34
San Diego, California, US


Such hostility! I for one am in love with all of my tattoos I have now, though I did have my knuckle tattoo removed because it was provocative and trashy. I'm drawn to beautiful ink work as a painter and overall artist because it's just so splendid to fill the world with more art. With that said, there are a lot of poorly done or 'off the wall' tattoos that people would do much better without. I don't believe tattoos will ever die off in our lifetimes, but perhaps in the future when we all have robot bodies they won't be around anymore ;P
Apr 24 13 02:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nicolette
Posts: 12,601
Austin, Texas, US


salvatori. wrote:
For the record, I'm a live and let live kind of guy.

Would never have commented on this thread except when a person says I'm actually an eyesore simply 'cause I'm inked... yeah, my bean's been steamed by that point.

God knows what he'd say if he saw my son, who is pretty well tatted up.

You would think by now that when a person insults an Italian, he's knows he's insulted his whole family............

Truer words have never been spoken, man.


Also, seriously. I have 8 tattoos. I don't give people hell for their choices to get pierced, inked, dye their hair hot pink, what not. If it offends you... you have fabulous muscles that allow you to turn your head and look the other way. wink

Apr 24 13 02:51 pm  Link  Quote 
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tonyfromsyracuse
Posts: 374
Syracuse, New York, US


I say dont get tatto's cause the nursing homes are going to get freaky looking for a couple generations.
Apr 24 13 03:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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Abbitt Photography
Posts: 11,131
Oakland Acres, Iowa, US


I've seen many articles indicating tattoo removal has been in the rise such as:

"According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of people undergoing laser tattoo removal increased 43% from 2011 to 2012. This is consistent with a recent survey from the United Kingdom which found that nearly one-third of people suffer from tattoo regret."

That certainly suggests to me that tat popularity may have peaked and it certainly wouldn't surprise me if it slowly fades in popularity.


http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/08/health/yo … pt=hp_bn13
Apr 24 13 04:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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udor
Posts: 21,022
New York, New York, US


tonyfromsyracuse wrote:
I say dont get tatto's cause the nursing homes are going to get freaky looking for a couple generations.

facepalm

Apr 24 13 04:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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sdgillis
Posts: 2,415
Portland, Oregon, US


not dying too fast, but the demand for quality artists is still pretty high around here.
Apr 24 13 04:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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Bare Essential Photos
Posts: 3,137
Upland, California, US


I don't know if tattoos are dying off, but most people who get tats regret it within a year and virtually everyone who I've talked to that has them wish they didn't.
Apr 24 13 04:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nicolette
Posts: 12,601
Austin, Texas, US


Bare Essential Photos wrote:
I don't know if tattoos are dying off, but most people who get tats regret it within a year and virtually everyone who I've talked to that has them wish they didn't.

I facepalmed so hard that I literally have a migraine now.

Apr 24 13 04:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Robb Radford
Posts: 7,911
Margate, Florida, US


I like tattoos but I think most of the females who get chest pieces and males and females who have decided it was a good idea to get neck and facial tats will regret it big time.
Apr 24 13 04:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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Digitoxin
Posts: 13,308
Houston, Texas, US


Aleigha Martin wrote:

A fuckin Men  my tats mean more to me then any amount of money you could offer me.  I have 3 and i would never let anyone remove mine out of pics. they are apart of me. me includes my body and anything that is on it and or attached to it and tats are attached.

To me, this is an interesting comment.  If you have agreements, prior to a shoot, that your tats may not be removed in post-processing, do you similarly have exclusions on on other processing techniques?  Things like "body sculpting", skin toning or burning or dodging, blemish or birthmark removal, teeth whitening, laugh lines, etc etc?  All of this is equally as part of you as your tats.  Do you have an agreement to exclude this type of modification too?

Apr 24 13 05:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Digitoxin
Posts: 13,308
Houston, Texas, US


Bare Essential Photos wrote:
I don't know if tattoos are dying off, but most people who get tats regret it within a year and virtually everyone who I've talked to that has them wish they didn't.

"Most" people?  That implies a majority.

Prove it.

I can say that most young women I know in the 18-24 age range who have a tat love It. I also know that many women I personally know in the 28-early thirties age range want their tat removed.

Apr 24 13 05:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sentimental-SINtimental
Posts: 1,313
Castle Rock, Washington, US


I don't mind tats... I have 5 myself... but what gets me is the way some women go and cover themselves in tats that make no sense to each other. Place them in random spots and frankly look like $h!t... I wanted to submit some work to one of the tat mags and did a local casting call and couldn't believe the garbage. Anything from prison tats to bad coverups... One that stood out was a girl that went to a tat party and had I guess you would call a tat war done on her arm... 3 artists trying to outdo each others free hands... 3 different styles, nothing in common. She looked like a graffiti wall at a school yard.

But I love seeing a woman with a good sleeve or leg work.

Which brings to mind a local male that by all means is industry standard with excellent muscle tones but is covered in tats in ways that no one wants to sign him because of how distracting they are.

So my thoughts are choose where and what you put on your body wisely.
Apr 24 13 05:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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Damon Banner
Posts: 85,066
Hayward, California, US


50 years ago, 1/8 people probably also regretted getting a tattoo.  They just didn't have as many options to fix that mistake.   

50 years ago divorce was taboo, so people didn't get them.  now, not so much. 

Times have changed.  Now you have options.

No, tattoos are still going strong, regardless of your personal opinion of them.



statistics.  look beyond the surface
Apr 24 13 06:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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SME
Posts: 20,702
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


This thread is making me think it's time to make an appointment to finish up my arm piece. Gotta do my part to even out those statistics! wink
Apr 24 13 06:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Damon Banner
Posts: 85,066
Hayward, California, US


Sita Mae wrote:
This thread is making me think it's time to make an appointment to finish up my arm piece. Gotta do my part to even out those statistics! wink

statistically, you'll regret it.

Apr 24 13 06:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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SME
Posts: 20,702
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


Damon Banner wrote:

statistically, you'll regret it.

Maybe my regret got lost in the mail. It's been 18 years since I started getting tattooed, and I don't regret it yet!

Apr 24 13 06:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Damon Banner
Posts: 85,066
Hayward, California, US


Sita Mae wrote:
Maybe my regret got lost in the mail. It's been 18 years since I started getting tattooed, and I don't regret it yet!

If you have 8 tattoos, you'll regret one!

so stop at 7

Apr 24 13 06:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nicolette
Posts: 12,601
Austin, Texas, US


Sita Mae wrote:
This thread is making me think it's time to make an appointment to finish up my arm piece. Gotta do my part to even out those statistics! wink

Right?!
This makes me want to go get my leg worked on sooooo bad.

Apr 24 13 06:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Koryn
Posts: 34,631
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Bare Essential Photos wrote:
I don't know if tattoos are dying off, but most people who get tats regret it within a year and virtually everyone who I've talked to that has them wish they didn't.

I've had the one of my right arm for 8 years, and I don't regret it.

One of my left arm for 3 years, and I don't regret it.

I'm probably getting a piece on my right forearm either end of this year, or 2014, and I highly doubt I will regret that one.



Actually, I'm going to be getting the two I already have touched up, especially the older one, because it's faded and needs some re-inking. That must just absolutely blow your mind.

Apr 24 13 06:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nicolette
Posts: 12,601
Austin, Texas, US


Koryn Locke wrote:

I've had the one of my right arm for 8 years, and I don't regret it.

One of my left arm for 3 years, and I don't regret it.

I'm probably getting a piece on my right forearm either end of this year, or 2014, and I highly doubt I will regret that one.



Actually, I'm going to be getting the two I already have touched up, especially the older one, because it's faded and needs some re-inking. That must just absolutely blow your mind.

YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW FILLED WITH REGRET YOU ARE OKAY.

Apr 24 13 06:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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What Fun Productions
Posts: 19,998
Phoenix, Arizona, US


"President Obama: "The girls have been pretty good about keeping me posted on what's cool and what's not ... Michelle and I have used the strategy when it comes to things like tattoos. What we've said to the girls is, 'If you girls ever decide that you're going to get a tattoo, Mommy and [i] will get the exact same tattoo, in the same place. And we'll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo.' Our thinking is that might dissuade them from rebelling in that way."

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2 … ame-Tattoo
Apr 24 13 09:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nicolette
Posts: 12,601
Austin, Texas, US


What Fun Productions wrote:
"President Obama: "The girls have been pretty good about keeping me posted on what's cool and what's not ... Michelle and I have used the strategy when it comes to things like tattoos. What we've said to the girls is, 'If you girls ever decide that you're going to get a tattoo, Mommy and [i] will get the exact same tattoo, in the same place. And we'll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo.' Our thinking is that might dissuade them from rebelling in that way."

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2 … ame-Tattoo

Dude, I'd be totally stoked if my dad went to get a tattoo with me. I've actually been trying to convince him to do that since I was 18.

Apr 24 13 09:51 pm  Link  Quote 
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255 West
Posts: 6,468
New York, New York, US


Rachel-Elise  wrote:
I didn't check out the link, but my gut reaction is that this could be true, or it could be a spin, based on what the reporter/news agency wanted people to think.

Of course, that can be said about just about anything.

If you'll allow me, I'd like to paraphrase your comment.
"I didn't read the OP's link, but I conclude that it might (or might not) be true."


neutral Thank you for that profound insight.

Apr 24 13 11:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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SME
Posts: 20,702
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


What Fun Productions wrote:
"President Obama: "The girls have been pretty good about keeping me posted on what's cool and what's not ... Michelle and I have used the strategy when it comes to things like tattoos. What we've said to the girls is, 'If you girls ever decide that you're going to get a tattoo, Mommy and [i] will get the exact same tattoo, in the same place. And we'll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo.' Our thinking is that might dissuade them from rebelling in that way."

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2 … ame-Tattoo

My mom and I have matching tattoos, based on a painting she did.  It's awesome.  So thumbs up on that, Obamas!  borat

Apr 25 13 07:35 am  Link  Quote 
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Images By Joseph
Posts: 855
Naperville, Illinois, US


WMcK wrote:
Hopefully, yes. I really hate tattoos, especially on women.

+1

Apr 28 13 12:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lumen Sky
Posts: 1,587
Center Moriches, New York, US


Actually, tattoos live on even when the body dies. You can see them preserved in exhibits such as "bodies". It is quite awesome to see them extracted from the body and the depth they go into the skin. I am going to go with NO, they are not dying. Humans may be dying, but tattoos will live on, regardless of what anyone thinks of their popularity.

Im not sure of the "trend" of tattoos these days. There have been phases of where people get tattoos, what they get, etc. but I do not think it will ever totally die out. people will always want to memorialize someone or mark themselves with something that means something personal to them in this type of way, while others just enjoy saying "I did that". This is how life works. We all make decisions. Some reflect us larger than others. Life is about seeking who we are. If people start catching on that tattoos may hinder your opportunities in life, they may decide to not get tattoos. This is my only theory for your trend if it is even true. This world still is stuck in traditional value in many ways. We have come very far but have a long way to go. It's truly sad. People should be judged by their character.
Apr 28 13 01:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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salvatori.
Posts: 3,333
State College, Pennsylvania, US


Nicolette wrote:

Truer words have never been spoken, man.


Also, seriously. I have 8 tattoos. I don't give people hell for their choices to get pierced, inked, dye their hair hot pink, what not. If it offends you... you have fabulous muscles that allow you to turn your head and look the other way. wink

Actually, everyone that sees my ink thinks they're cool. Okay, almost everybody...

I have a topless hula girl on my right arm and my Mom wants me to go back to the shop and have them tattoo a bra onto her.

Ain't gonna happen, Ma...

tongue

Apr 28 13 01:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fifi
Posts: 58,112
Silver Spring, Maryland, US


Nicolette wrote:

I facepalmed so hard that I literally have a migraine now.

*dies*

I wonder if the numbers are for people who regret getting a particular tattoo but still want more or people who regret getting a tattoo altogether.

Apr 28 13 01:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fifi
Posts: 58,112
Silver Spring, Maryland, US


Nicolette wrote:

Dude, I'd be totally stoked if my dad went to get a tattoo with me. I've actually been trying to convince him to do that since I was 18.

THIS!!! My Mom had me at 25, so when I turned 25 and she turned 50, I begged her to get a matching tattoo with me. Something cancer (she's a two time survivor) and fibromyalgia (I was diagnosed at 23) related. But, she wasn't having it. sad

Apr 28 13 02:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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Click Hamilton
Posts: 33,587
San Diego, California, US


Whatever smokes your drawers or blows your dress up.

I think it's about vanity and personal choice. I believe strongly in personal choice.

It's certainly an emotional topic, as evidenced by these never-ending threads.


But for the most part, I think nobody else cares about the meaning of your tattoos to you.

IMHO, some of it works out as a display of talent and art, some of it might be a souvenir of some event, but most of it looks like random graffiti to me. Some people love graffiti. I sometimes shoot graffiti as my backgrounds, but I don't want it on my own walls.

http://www.pbase.com/schutze/image/148644300
Apr 28 13 03:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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255 West
Posts: 6,468
New York, New York, US


Aleigha Martin wrote:
A fuckin Men  my tats mean more to me then any amount of money you could offer me.  I have 3 and i would never let anyone remove mine out of pics. they are apart of me. me includes my body and anything that is on it and or attached to it and tats are attached.
What Fun Productions wrote:
Wow.

+
Super wow.

Apr 28 13 04:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nicolette
Posts: 12,601
Austin, Texas, US


salvatori. wrote:

Actually, everyone that sees my ink thinks they're cool. Okay, almost everybody...

I have a topless hula girl on my right arm and my Mom wants me to go back to the shop and have them tattoo a bra onto her.

Ain't gonna happen, Ma...

tongue

I told my dad that I'm gonna get a nude gypsy woman tattooed on me. American Traditional style. He asked me to make sure I give her nice, huge, exaggerated boobs. borat

Apr 28 13 10:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nicolette
Posts: 12,601
Austin, Texas, US


Fifi wrote:

THIS!!! My Mom had me at 25, so when I turned 25 and she turned 50, I begged her to get a matching tattoo with me. Something cancer (she's a two time survivor) and fibromyalgia (I was diagnosed at 23) related. But, she wasn't having it. sad

I really think having a matching tattoo with my dad would be awesome. Like super awesome. Tim, his older brother, and his dad all have matching, massive family crests tattooed on their backs. I think that's pretty fucking badass.

Apr 28 13 10:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jules NYC
Posts: 14,533
New York, New York, US


Here in my hometown there was a celebration of Earthday.

I was eyeballing this airbrush tattoo station which was the highlight of my day...
A serious conversation with an 8 year old boy which stencils were cool and which ones were lame.

That made me smile big.
Apr 29 13 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
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Klarrissa
Posts: 2,318
Los Angeles, California, US


What Fun Productions wrote:
People who get tattoos forget it's others (innocent bystanders) who have to look at their "art."

LOL this is a ridiculous statement. What about having to look at people you think are unattractive? Really everyone should just be visually pleasant just for your sake? interesting...

Apr 30 13 12:06 am  Link  Quote 
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Klarrissa
Posts: 2,318
Los Angeles, California, US


In all honesty I could care less if tattoos are dying out or not. Doesn't change my mind about mine. I never got mine to be trendy, mine are a part of my life story that I got put on the outside of my body to share. I dislike being stereotyped just because I have them, my tattoos are NOT my "lifestyle". They don't dictate how I should dress or act.
Apr 30 13 12:16 am  Link  Quote 
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Jules NYC
Posts: 14,533
New York, New York, US


Less is more, but if 'more' is your thing...

Cool tats as a collective whole
Individually? Meh

She wore them well

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c61/jbilotta/CoolAssTattoo.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c61/jbilotta/CoolAssTattoo2.jpg

LOVE this one & not on a girl

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c61/jbilotta/RockLives.jpg

and skull/crossbone done right, always a classic favorite of mine
Apr 30 13 12:29 am  Link  Quote 
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