A&P i will get your design tattoed on me

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  1. swisher59

    swisher59 New Member

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    no, really!
    here's the story...when i was 18 i got a tattoo that says "courage" in chinese. basically i had a really tough senior year having lost a friend and my heart broken, so i got it as a reminder to stay strong through life's challenges.
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    now 6 years later, i still like my tattoo...but it needs to be embellished. well, because it's a bit small (just a bit larger than a quarter) and i feel like i've earned another tattoo after having been through quite a few more.
    i've thought about just designing around the tattoo like as follows:
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    but the tattoo is slightly cliche. so i figured maybe someone artistic at OT can help!

    here's the details:
    • it's on my right pectoral
    • nothing profane or cheesy
    • i'm a chinese-american, so korean or japanese art might not make sense
    • i thought about doing something with a rooster, which is my zodiac sign, but i can't find a rooster design that doesn't look cheesy
    • i'm not opposed to adding letters
    • the tattoo doesn't have to be flat (ie no shading, depth), but since the word already is, i figured it would make the most sense
    what do you get out of this? knowing your art is permanently etched onto my skin for the rest of my natural life--that you'll be mentioned when people ask--and that people at beaches, doctors offices, and girlfriends will get to see and appreciate your art.
    and i'll even send you a picture of your work, if you want that.

    any takers?

    PLEASE BE SERIOUS, THANKS
     
  2. subgraphic

    subgraphic OT Supporter

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    :ugh: that dosent say "courage" It says "homo"





































    I Kid, I kid...






    good luck.
     
  3. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    I actually know a guy with a tattoo that says homo.

    he's gay though so it makes sense.
     
  4. swisher59

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    i heard a story about some girl that wanted "beautiful goddess" tattooed on her waist
    so the tattoo artist tattooed "insert eggroll here" unbeknownst to her!
     
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    millero Aluminum Member

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    thats awesome. id be pissed if that was me though.
     
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    Don't get chinese symbols and don't get tribal...gay.
     
  8. videoholic

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    it kind of looks like a dude looking to the left with a boner.

    Maybe you should make another one to the left but a guy bent over?
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  9. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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  10. swisher59

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    evil, it's gay when someone not chinese gets a chinese tattoo--and even gayer when anyone gets a tribal tattoo (unless you're in some tribe, which i doubt)
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: x2
     
  12. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    Ok, had to make a post for this.

    You must not be a tattoo collector. That is a fucking stupid cliche that so many people use.

    More often than not, people get tattoos because they like the art. Would you insult someone that had chinese art hanging in their home? You use the "They are [x] and not [y], so they should not have [y]". I'm American with Celtic roots and i drive a Subaru. Same thing? Not really, but the same idea.

    Tattoo collectors are just that, collectors. You are making your body into a work of art. Some people use tattoos to "beautify" their body, some get them to give visual representation of what they feel inside or what they have gone through, some get them to look tough and some people get them because it's the thing to do.

    Lumping everyone that gets chinese art or tribal tattoos into the "They aren't chinese or part of a tribe, they shouldn't get the tattoo" is idiotic.

    Also, one of my tattoos has a latin word on it for Family, or "related by blood". I don't speak latin, obviously i am not latin.

    It serves as a reminder to me, and it is in latin so that not everyone can just glance at it and know what it means. I don't show it off, but if someone sees it and wants to know what it means, i tell them that if they care enough they can go look it up.

    cliffs: Don't speak on something if you are ignorant of it, or if you are just regurgitating something you heard in order to sound clever.
     

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