What made you decide to have (or not to have) a tattoo?

butterfly on my upper breast - butterfly image on henna. almost got a tattoo but changed my mind. :)
Philippines
May 7, 2007 6:27am CST
Do you have a tattoo? Which part/s of your body has/have a tattoo? Who/What influenced you to have a tattoo? I know that several discussions on tattoos have appeared in mylot already. But I'll ask this one anyway coz i just dug a photo of me when i almost had a tattoo but changed my mind. And I actually can't remember why I didn't get a tattoo. I just know that I find some tattoos on women quite sexy and attractive... but on the last minute at the beach... I decided not to... although I wanted to. The photo attached is the butterfly image on henna that was painted on the upper portion of my breast just above the bikini top line. :)
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@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
7 May 07
Personally I have seen too many people that are older now and their tatoos look goofy and the body changes people go through over the years can make some tatoos rather droopy. Over all they just look bad when that happens. My son has tatoos and they they are not very good but he has to put up with them forever unless he is willing to have them removed.
• Philippines
7 May 07
yes, as people do change body types over the years... tattoos on them may not appear as good as when they had it the first time... has your son ever regretted having a tattoo?
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@diillu (5128)
7 May 07
I have one tatto in my leg above the ankle..and it's of butterfly.. I just was so willing to have tattoo from my childhood. I don't know but I just found them so fascinating and finally when i was in college...I got a chance to do so. That was it. I made a tattoo of a butterfly..and of course I'm very very satisfied with it.And I would really love to have some more.
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• Philippines
7 May 07
wow, it's really nice to go grab what you want when you got the chance to do so... isn't it? :) i was so close to getting one for myself but i don;t know why i backed out...
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 May 07
Hello,i do not have any tattoo as i am afriaf it will be very painful during the process,i do not want to see any bleed from my skin ,I am afraid it will damage to my skin .Also it is something permanent and I do not want to regret later but i will not be able to remove it.
• Philippines
7 May 07
i also do not like the painful or bleeding part of the process... -lol- if tattoos are removable, would you go and get a tattoo? :)
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 May 07
may not. as i think they will damage my skin .lol
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
7 May 07
The pain probably isn't as bad as you might think. It feels like a cross between alot of tiny bee stings and a straight needle being drawn across your skin. It really depends on the person that's getting the tattoo though, my mom slept through all of hers, lol. I didn't bleed but I know my mom did just a little.
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@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
9 May 07
I never like tatoo. i feel that those are just dirty on the skin. i dont like to see myself with tatoos. it turn me off when i see girls with tatoos.
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• Philippines
9 May 07
good thing you didn't see me when i had it. -lol- anyway, mine was just henna and it only lasted a few days. ;)
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@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
9 May 07
hehhehe... i dont mean to offend you ok? neway.. its just my preference and it doesnt matter to anyone. heheh..
• Philippines
9 May 07
:) none taken. -lol-
• Malaysia
7 May 07
i dont have a tattoo..i wish i did! i'm too scared of the pain lol..and my mom doesnt allow me to have one T_T
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• Philippines
7 May 07
-lol- me too. if your mom happen to change her mind and allowed you to have a tattoo, would you? :)
• Malaysia
12 May 07
i probably would, once someone could convince me that getting a tattoo is not painful (or at least, the pain is bearable) lol..
@Bytemi (1553)
• United States
9 May 07
I have a necklace that I have worn everyday since my 13th birthday. It is a Japanese Dragon surrounding a black crystal, it is symbol of strength. I would love to get it tatooed on my shoulder but none of the tatoo artiest that I have spoken too can get the detail necessary. So I don't have one because if I am gong to put something on body forever it needs to mean something.
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• Philippines
9 May 07
it's good to wait for the right moment for a meaningful one. :)
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@maucute (980)
• Philippines
8 May 07
Nope and I don't intend to have one on me either.. I just don't find it neat to have tattoos on my body and the process of having such is a bit painful so I won't go around making myself feel some pain for such. Probably those stick ons will do but I just want to keep myself look clean..
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• Philippines
8 May 07
very understandable... :) we wouldn't like something very uncomfortable to be constantly with us... :)
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8 May 07
I have four tattoos, all of them are my own artwork and professional done from my own designs. I have a small dragon, a dreamcatcher with a spider on the web, a styalised version of the logo from the movie The Crow and a portrait. They are all unique and individual and as soon as I have finished the artwork I have on my desk, I intend to have another tattoo
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• Philippines
8 May 07
wow, great artwork!!! and so personalized. really showing off your talents and individuality. ;) btw, if not too much to ask... would it be possible to see a picture of them? since you're way past 500 posts, you can already attach it in a comment. please... thanks! :)
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@rudyram (12)
• Philippines
8 May 07
I have also a tattoo on my hips. I got it tattooed when I was still a teenager. Now I really regret that I have one. The memories will always be there when I look at it. It's a very good decision that you did not have one. : )
• Philippines
8 May 07
hi! how come we didn't know and see it before? (talaga) :) anyway, it's hidden. and besides i hope you have more happy memories to erase the regret over that tattoo. :)
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
7 May 07
I have never had the desire to get a tattoo. I don't know why, I just don't care for them. I think if it's one or two, maybe in a place that is easily covered, it's ok. I think alot of people when they get covered in tattoos that are not able to be hidden, aren't hinking about their professional lives. Many employers frown upon tattoos and excessive piercings in the work place. I work for a Polie Dept and having a large tattoo where everyone can see it is not allowed.
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• Philippines
8 May 07
the same goes for my boyfriend who's a doctor. it simply isn't allowed for them. and the company that i work for is very conservative, we even have dress codes and issues on earrings for men... and probably tattoos too. :)
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• Philippines
7 May 07
Tattoos might be good to look at, especially if you are a teenager or in adolescent period and want to be coooolll. When I was younger, I admire girls who have their tattoos on the back. I like cute tattoos like butterfly (Like Mariah's). But I never had the chance to be in a situation where I am to decide if I really want it. Perhaps, I would not do it. Not because of the pain but because I dont think I can carry it with confidence. I might just regret having a tattoo.
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• Philippines
8 May 07
right. i don't think i can carry it with confidence also. i just might feel awkward if i got it without really wanting it badly. :)
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@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
7 May 07
I have a tatoo of a butterfly on th e middle of my lower back. I have wanted one for a long time and when I turned 40 I think that I was going threw a midlife crisis~so that is when I got it:)
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• Philippines
8 May 07
:) i think where you placed it is really the sexiest part. and very discreet too. :)
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
7 May 07
well for me there are two reasons, i hate needles and couldnt do with the pain and secondly i work in a prison where tattoos are almost mandatory for prisoners but not allowed for staff. I think discreet small ones on women can look good but only on women, never on men blessed be
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• Philippines
7 May 07
i guess too much exposure on tattoos on men will give anybody less desire to have one. i agree with the discreet tattoos. too much show-off will put me off. :)
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• United States
12 May 07
When I was 21 we went out for my bday and there was about15 of us girls,and i tell ya what..i was lit like a christmas tree! lol.anyways i deiced in the midle of celebration i wanted a Tat,,well after seeing me drunk off me bum,he declined me til iw as sober,somethign about blood thinning whern you drink..i dunno..but thats as close as I have had guts for lol..but im thinking about just doing it for my 35th bday next year..:) that is TRY AND ATTEMPT being keywords lol.
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• Philippines
18 May 07
wow, almost 14 years later... and you may want to realize what you have attempted to do before... goodluck! ;) i wonder if you would have chosen the same tattoo now and 14 years ago. :)
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• United States
20 May 07
ohh yess its changed a bit lol..i wanted a red rose with thorns when i was younger..now i want either a dolphin or butterflies with a vine and my sons name in it..im scared/.yet..excited..im such a wuss lol..i hate HATE NEEDLES!!!! LOL
@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
12 May 07
yeah, I have three tatoos....One is on my upper back right side, it is a rose, ribbon and heart with my last name in the ribbon. The other one I have is on my lower back from one side to the other, it is a tribal design with my two daughters name on each upper side and my sons name on the middle bottom side. The last and smallest tattoo I have is my name on my ankle. I have always loved tatoos and the rose was the first one that I got, at that time I didn't have any kids, but told myself that I would get one with their names if I ever had any.So thats what I did.
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• Philippines
18 May 07
keeping to your promise... that's nice. :) if ever you had a dozen children or so... would you be adding more tattoos with their names on it? :)
@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
18 May 07
Yes I would...lol...But honestly, I don't plan on anymore kids.....I love being a single mom but honestly, I don't think I could handle anymore than the three I already have
@shalako (19)
• United States
8 May 07
I have a bulldog on my left arm and USMC above it..(in the corps for 8 years) and I have a dragon on my right arm... I've always had a thing for dragons so I had to do it :)
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• Philippines
8 May 07
:) hmmnn... you must have great muscles to match the dragon on your arm. -lol-
• United States
9 May 07
lol...well at the time i guess i did...(age is quickly catching up with me )
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
12 May 07
in my country, tattoos are a very much in thing nowadays. a few of my friends have tattoos done and done it beautifully. but, i guess, i wouldn't be able to go through pain and labor of having it done. its very painful, i have heard. may be, i donot have that much inclination eithr..lol..
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• Philippines
18 May 07
when the inclination is not that high... don't do it. ;) -lol-
@steney (1418)
• Philippines
8 May 07
Glitter tattoo - Glitter tattoo on my daughter's face.
I don't have a real tattoo. The most that I had in this lifetime is pretty much like the glitter tattoo that my daughter had in the photo when we attended a kiddie party. I believe that tattoos are an artistic expression of the wearer. I have yet to try a henna tattoo, but nothing permanent. If I decide to have remove it, or get a new design, I could do so easily. There are also health related concerns regarding permanent tattoos and people who have them are not allowed to be blood donors. I would like to be able to donte blood anytime, so that's a cause of concern for me too.
• Philippines
8 May 07
glitter tattoos are so much fun during parties especially those with intricate designs. :) i remember my nephews and nieces disn't like to wash their faces until the next day coz they wanted to see the tattoos when they wake up. -lol-
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
8 May 07
Some people finds it as a work of art. In some country, tattoo is a symbol of bravery and it a cultures. Whatever the reason one decided to get a tattoo/tattoos, I respect their decision. Personally, I dont like to get tattooed. Mainly because I thought about my old age, the tattoo wouldnt look that cool anymore and what would you say if your grandchildren ask about it?
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• Philippines
8 May 07
by that time maybe tattoos would have either been a regular thing to do, a phenomenon or a thing of the past. but yes, it's great artwork and pretty symbolic for some cultures... for others is a fad. :)
• Philippines
8 May 07
i love tattoos but since i am still a student i can't have a permanent tattoo. i have always been fascinated by tattoos, piercings and other 'boyish' stuff even though i am a girl. maybe it is because of my father's appreciation to art that he rubbed some of it to me. i would like to have a tattoo on my back - my whole back. i would like to have tattoos that has ancient symbols, monsters, animes and other dark stuff. :p
• Philippines
8 May 07
your whole back would be very interesting to look at once you have your tattoos done. :)