Are tattoos stupid?

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Re: Are tattoos stupid?

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@Sclass:

Ah, but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now

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Re: Are tattoos stupid?

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Jin+Guice wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:36 pm
From a capital accumulation standpoint, tattoos are a waste of money. I guess physical artwork can theoretically be resold, but like, how are all y'all's fine art portfolios working out?

I think the point of buying art is generally aesthetic, to be displayed as the art patron sees most fit.
https://www.artfido.com/man-creates-the ... the-world/

As a small child I saw one of these (not on a living person). Apparently they have resale value. It is permanently burned into my mind. A guy explained to me that all the modern ones done with electric needles don’t have the cred that ones applied with bamboo splinters commanded because of the level of pain endured. He was dismissive of the young people getting irezumi applied with electric needles.

Honestly till I read these informative posts I mistakenly thought the modern process was painless. Thanks for sharing here. Ouch. :o

This post got me thinking about some of my surgical scarring. Besides the usual incision scars I have some peculiar markings left by my arterial lines. The IVs didn’t leave marks but for some reason I have permanent discoloration under my skin from the arterial lines. I suspect it was either the dyes in the meds administered there or pen marks the surgeon made to designate the locations that got poked. Never thought much about it till this thread. I was frustrated they wouldn’t go away. I don’t like the roadmap on my torso and cover up at the pool. My millennial niece says it’s a badge of honor but I just feel I’m cut up.

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Another Dylan song I need to learn. And that I don't really understand.

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Re: Are tattoos stupid?

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Sclass wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:23 pm

Honestly till I read these informative posts I mistakenly thought the modern process was painless. Thanks for sharing here. Ouch. :o
Ah, no, it actually, properly, hurts. It's a needle - or 2-3 smaller needles next to each other, if you're coloring - going in and out of your skin at a very fast rate, for hours on end. Fresh tattoos are actual open wounds that bleed, leak lymph, etc. I am assuming the modern method just makes the process faster.

As for being cut up - that's exactly what happened to you, yes. You were cut up. The question is, what does it mean to you? Would you like it to mean something else?

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I work with someone who used a tattoo to cover scars on their forearm. I haven't asked the cause, but there are a couple dozen horizontal lines, so I have a guess. The tattoo is an upgrade. Smart.

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Good point. Medical/cosmetic tattoos are a thing as well, e.g. making it appear like you have a toenail if your toenail falls out. Also, I've seen people with vitiligo who've tattooed over discolored patches

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ertyu wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:03 am
Good point. Medical/cosmetic tattoos are a thing as well, e.g. making it appear like you have a toenail if your toenail falls out. Also, I've seen people with vitiligo who've tattooed over discolored patches
Yeah a friend of mine has red lines over the periphery of her mouth so she can put on her lipstick faster without retouching the edge. I think she also has permanent eyeliner as well because I’ve never seen her without it. My wife was alarmed she’d do that but the engineer in me finds it efficient. Takes her less time to apply make up precisely. Doesn’t smudge either.

I think Rambo’s scars made him tough (the ones applied in the prison camp flashback with the Sly Stallone scream). I was always confused about why my friends and family think my surgical scars show ability to take pain or bravery. At the time I’d have let the surgeon do anything to keep me from dying which was pretty cowardly. Once I went under and woke up cut up, there was no going back no matter how much it hurt. While Receiving your tattoos it sounds like you had many hours of pinpricks to endure and reflect...where a surgery only requires one for lights out.

No I get it now, I believe you that it hurts to get the electric needle puncturing you thousands of times a second. Makes sense. I was just naive and easily misled by an old guy trying to diminish the experience of the young. “Err when I was young we walked ten miles through snow...,”

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