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Re: Tattoo

Post by whiteheadjf » June 10th, 2010, 6:00 pm

I'm old enough to remember when only bikers (I'm talkin Hell's Angels, Renegades, etc.) and drunken sailors got tattoos. Frankly, I don't understand the compulsion. But it is a free world, and with the economy like it is every tattoo is a potential profit for both the tattoo artist and 30 years later the tattoo removal clinics.
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Re: Tattoo

Post by tomrostron » June 10th, 2010, 6:35 pm

I have had tattoos since i was 14yrs old. the problem is, after a few years, you cant read what they say. So i wouldnt recommend them, to be read by paramedics. joe.

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Re: Tattoo

Post by ladyheart » June 12th, 2010, 3:15 pm

That's good to know. Thanks.
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Re: Tattoo

Post by Mark » June 16th, 2010, 9:39 pm

I was thinking about putting "ICD inside: what's it to ya?" but am not sure..... Or " I can internally jump start my Tahoe, can you?" inside a heart.... am I being a tad crazy about this? lmao4dx

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Re: Tattoo

Post by Greg a » June 23rd, 2010, 9:04 pm

this was a pic on facebook ...note the jumper cables instead of snakes
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Re: Tattoo

Post by ladyheart » June 24th, 2010, 3:16 am

Cute. That's kind of cool.
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Re: Tattoo

Post by ScorpD » June 24th, 2010, 12:39 pm

As a IT person I always thought it would be fun to have a stick on one, something like "Intel Inside" or maybe a button that reads "System Reset". jestersmile
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Re: Tattoo

Post by Theresa » June 29th, 2010, 9:02 am

Hi Donna
I have 4 ICD scars in the same place and I'd like to get a tattoo of a tiger scratch and paw over them. Artists have refused to do it. It'll likely be opened up again anyway.
By the way - i live in London Ontario too!!! I wonder if we've run into each other at UH clinic?
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Re: Tattoo

Post by Elizabeth Martineau » June 30th, 2010, 8:28 am

Whenever the topic of tattoos comes up I think of a story a friend told me down in St. Augustine at work. He was an ex-sailor and had a lot of tats. He told me when he got his first one, there was a woman on the next table who got a "beautiful"
bald eagle, completely across her chest, and that she could actually make the wings flap.

That was quite a visual, but even a better visual, that woman would probably be in her 70's now and I can't help but wonder if the wings are now just wrapped around the eagle or what (:

Also, when I was court reporting, I remember a case where a woman tried to have a tattoo removed from her thigh, a large one, and the result was much worse than the tattoo and she was suing.

I think the little roses and such that the kids get today on their ankles and shoulders, etc., are cute. But you really need to think ahead. No boyfriend names,
and avoid areas that are inevitably going to droop or change, as the eagle woman probably found out.

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Re: Tattoo

Post by TruckerRon » June 30th, 2010, 10:10 am

Unless there's been a huge change in the materials used, you can also count on the beautiful, colorful tats becoming indistinct purple blobs over time. As a kid, I admired my uncle's Roadrunner tattoo. Today, I can barely make out what it was.
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Re: Tattoo

Post by idunno313 » July 1st, 2010, 7:17 am

I had wanted to get a "Danger- High Voltage" or something along those lines (actually as a recommendation from my father who has a stimulator in his back and we were thinking about going together) however like someone had noted earlier, the 6" rule applies here. I have mine under the pectoral but it's STILL considered an electrical interference... oh well... I'll just need to stick to other places in addition to the 5 existing I have...
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Re: Tattoo

Post by madd-trapper » July 1st, 2010, 9:44 pm

Stick to the black and grey tats, think they look better then colors. Maybe we could get La Ink to do an ICD special.

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Re: Tattoo

Post by revken » July 12th, 2010, 12:10 am

I'm currently working on a design, with a resident at the nursing home I'm a chaplain at. It centres around the heart, but will probably feature lightning bolts rather than the spark plug. I guess in terms of whether to have one or not, if you feel no compunction to have one, then no explanation would suffice to help you understand. It's a personal thing. But for me, there is something to the idea of the ritual scarring that many cultures practise. In the idigeounous cultures of Australia there were cuts on the chest or other parts of the body signifying rites of passage. Even circumcision can be regarded as ritual scarring. The need to mark a significant part of one's journey on one's body falls into a similar category. And is probably similar to the need some of us to take part in risky behaviours, such as bungy jumping, white water rafting, or riding a scooter in peak hour traffic lmao4dx I wouldn't do any of those things, but I do ride a motorcycle and I have some tattoos and am seeking to add to them.
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Re: Tattoo - page 4 Intro link

Post by Clint » July 14th, 2010, 8:57 am

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I remembered this pic from our very own INtro link

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Re: Tattoo @ Mark

Post by Clint » July 14th, 2010, 9:00 am

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