Monday, April 13, 2009

Tattoo or not Tattoo

I've been wanting a tattoo for a while and I may have the design I'll get. I'm looking at getting it on either my shoulder or shoulder blade. What what do you think A, B, something else, or nothing at all?





Both designs need some work. I want to try and get some blending and shading to make it look more real.

30 comments:

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Like I tweeted, I still like A. Just don't put it where PCB had his. But I see he's left us. S'pose he retired to the wax museum?

Helen said...

Tatoos are done with needles. Needles hurt. I am not a fan of pain. The only tatoo I'd ever get would be the kind you lick the paper and then stick it where you want the tatoo. Then I would get a butterfly. But needles and stuff, nah. I don't think of myself as afraid of needles. Just someone who chooses not to get stuck with them unless I have to.
If none of that bothers you, well, obviously the symbol is very meaningful to you, so if you can trust the tatootian to have a sanitary environment, go for it. I like the clearer brush strokes in the second one best.

Helen said...

Beth, when do the Pig Latin classes start up again? I noticed you only had one. My husband wants to know if the Pig Latin for Dummies book in the sidebar is a real book. Is that the text for the class?

Annie K said...

What is it supposed to be / represent?

sherri said...

Helen- I'm the one that was advertising the class for her, but sadly, she did not even show up for the first one. Maybe we can talk her into it.

Nick-I say "A" with "FOTTSP" very small underneath. We're ALL gonna' get one!

Shark Bait said...

You want to get a biohazard symbol inked onto your shoulder? Why?

I would go with A, 'cos B looks to much like a space goat. Seriously. I can feel it watching me now.

I'm not joking, that thing is freaking me out!!!

Helen said...

Sherri, I will not get a tatoo. Not even a taone. I'll let Katdish draw whatever design the rest of you are getting on my arm, but no needlework on my arm. The only needlework I am getting is a new pair of knitting needles. O.K., not really. I prefer to crochet.

Nick the Geek said...

It is a symbol of the Trinity. The KJV Bible uses it as a logo. The red circle is the blood. I designed it with brush strokes because the idea came into my head with brush strokes like Japanese brush calligraphy. I wanted something more artistic than the designs I was finding out there.

The fact that the space goat freaks SB out so much is reason enough to get that one though.

Nick the Geek said...

helen you can get a henna tattoo. You will have to reapply it every so often but they look cool and last quite a while.

katdish said...

boom-boom-clap, boom-de-boom-de-clap!
boom-boom-clap, boom-de-boom-de-clap!

(That's code for I just went to see the Hanna Montana movie.)

Helen - Sharpies are cheap. I can hook you up with a sweet tatt!

Helen said...

Excellent. Permanent markers don't sound painful at all. And I miss the smell. OK. Not really.

katdish said...

Oh. About PCB. I don't want to give too much away for Wednesday's post, but let me just say that the name of the post will be "Say it ain't so, Kro! Say it ain't so!"

Nick - I've decided that I'm going to link your post tomorrow. Please make sure it doesn't suck. I wouldn't want to disappoint all my readers! Oh, wait...you are all my readers. Nevermind.

Matt @ The Church of No People said...

'A' is good, but as a Christian, your tattoo must have a deep spiritual meaning, or else you are defiling your temple. It has to be a witness whenever you flex your ink! Better to just stick with some greek word or something. Or Jesus giving a thumbs up.

Nick the Geek said...

katdish,

I can't guarantee a lack of suckitude, but the last sentence is, "Think I threw John Hagee under the bus unfairly?" so that should make up for any suck prior to the end. I have been sick and tending sick kids so it might be a bit random at times, but most people are use to my ADHD rambling ...

BTW you didn't comment on the tattoo question.

Nick the Geek said...

Matt,

It's the freaking symbol for the Trinity I will be permanently marking myself with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. How does it get more spiritual?

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

HOW many comments per hour was that? I've only been gone for 3 hrs, and I come back late to the entire conversation. And Katdish, I believe I left YOUR post up longer than Nick left MINE. Just sayin.

I like the idea represented by the tattoo a lot. I love the old Christian symbols. (I mean other than the fish. That one's gotten a little ripe over time.) My fave is called the chi ro. (I think I'm spelling that right. I'll have to find a pic.)

BUT as with Helen, the needles, they are not my friends. I think I might have to check out the henna tats tho. (I don't think I'd trust Katdish with decorating my skin - even with just a Sharpie.)

Helen said...

I trust Katdish, so long as the skin is not on my butt. I can just imagine "Property of RCM" (If I am lucky, since those are my husband's initials) written on my behind. Of course, she would use lovely lettering, and appropriately demur colors for me, but still......

Nick the Geek said...

You spelled it right. Why wouldn't you let katdish after you with a sharpie? afraid your smiley would resemble this :{)? Or that you might end up with a @-`-on your ( | )? (that is a rose).

katdish said...

Oh, scuse me. I like the first one better than the second one. It just looks cooler to me. Even though I would really prefer if someone got a tatt of Jesus riding on a dinosaur.

I'm slightly offended that Steph does not trust me. Hopefully it has more to do with my overall personality and not my daft artistic abilities. Cuz I could totally do either one of those tatts with a sharpie.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

If I get a tattoo, it's going to be a tattoo of Tattoo. In henna. Henna becomes a blob after about 48 hours, so it essentially wouldn't change. But having a Tattoo tattoo would be painful even without a needle.

Give Katdish a sharpie and we'd all end up with "Hey look a chicken" trampstamps.

Nick the Geek said...

I've decided I like the first one. It looks more artistic while the 2nd one looks more computer generated. Anyone know a tattoo artist I could ask about some technical questions?

Beth said...

Good luck, Nick. I am tattoo neutral. I am Switzerland. Some days I think it would be cool. Some days I don't.

We have a Christian tattoo place in Terre Haute. No joke. I'll see if they have a website...

Beth said...

I found the guy's story...pretty good! I've got friends who've gotten tattoos at his shop.

http://www.bmeink.com/A20627/tatahapp.html

http://www.bodymod.org/forum/forum_posts~TID~5412.htm

Shark Bait said...

Steph,

What is wrong with fish may I ask?

Hmm?

<-SB><

Marni said...

Nick, I like the second one. There both really cool, but the second is my fave. I think it will look really cool.

I have a tatoo on my right foot. It's a cross with a childhood cancer ribbon entertwined and some initials of some people I love who died of cancer. Even though my tattoo is representative of Jesus and how He's bigger than cancer and how He called home some of his own because of cancer, the amount of crap I sometimes receive from others about having a tattoo is staggering. Be prepared....

My favorite is when they throw Leviticus 19:28 at me. I just tell them:

1. I live under the New Covenant, but thanks anyway
2. Since your hair isn't floor length, you've violated Leviticus 19:27, but I won't tell God about that if you'll shut up about my tattoo...

Helen said...

Good for you, Marni! Just because I don't like needles, and even if I loved sticking myself, I might not want permanent body art, that doesn't give me the right to give you or Nick a hard time about it.
If someone does not get a tatoo for that reason, that is their business, but would they be all up in a woman's face for cutting her hair. Afterall, doesn't scripture call a woman's hair her crown and glory.
Mine goes about five inches past the shoulder, and is being cut in May.

Ryan B said...

I really like both designs. I'm not quite sure how feasible it is to make the brush strokes look that way though (Although I am not a tattoo artist). I like the first one better but I imagine the second one would be easier to do. Also, I thought you were really against getting a tattoo because you thought it would keep others from believing the gospel. I'd really like to hear what changed your mind.

Nick the Geek said...

Ryan B,

I was not "really" against getting a tattoo. I've wanted one for a long time but have not because I am concerned about that being a problem for some people. There is a chance I will not get this tattoo for that reason despite really wanting it. I won't be until July at the very least because I'm going to see my MIL in June and she will gripe the entire time over it. Some fights can be avoided.

As for the brush strokes. I actually got the idea after seeing another tattoo that was done of a kanji character that looked brushed on like this. The program I'm designing in will create an outline which can be copied and transferred to my skin making thing much easier on the tattoo artist.

okierivermama said...

ok....i have 2 tats. one on my stomach and one on my upper left shoulder blade. its needles but its not the same thing....
I totally believe the Gospel as do most of my friends/family who also have tats...
I dont think you should let that be your reason if you choose not to. The shoulder blade was much less painful than the stomach...it felt like the tingling when your foot falls deeeeply asleep.
noone sees either of mine unless I am trying for them to be shown.
i have seen some done with the brush strokes it looks very cool
steff

katdish said...

Oh man...

How did I miss Shark Bait's space goat comment? Classic!

Steff - Ballpark, how much does a tattoo run? Like the ones Nick posted? Just curious...