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Got Ink? General tattoo thread.

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DaealisUser avatarPosts: 235Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:48 pmLocation: Tampere

Post Got Ink? General tattoo thread.

I couldn't find a general tattoo thread(only that thread LordDirk had about his tattoo idea), and I'm sure there are plenty of inked people here, so here goes.

I just got my first ink done last weekend, and I'm pleased on how the it turned out. Here it is:
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I've had this idea in my head for a decade now, ever since I was around 18. Back then I was at the peak of my christianity. It's become even more meaningful to me after I stopped believing.

At first it was a declaration of my belief with the god-symbols(alpha & omega), the pentagram signifying the five wounds of christ at the cross and finally the cross. Legend goes that St. Peter was crucified upside down, so a tribute to that.

But now it signifies to me all that is wrong with religions and is more of a homage to ancient Greece roots of "western civilisation". And the symbols are linked in the general public to satanism or such "evils", so the shock-value is hilarious because I can just point to the reasons I had earlier for the tattoo and claim it's a christian tattoo.

All in all, it's a point & laugh at my former beliefs, telling the story of the rise & fall of my spiritual side.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
- Albert Einstein
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:17 am
borrofburiModeratorPosts: 3508Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:27 pm Gender: Male

Post Re: Got Ink? General tattoo thread.

Daealis wrote:https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8879877/Pew/tats.png

This looks like it's before healing (though I may be wrong)... Have any after healing?
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:06 pm
DaealisUser avatarPosts: 235Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:48 pmLocation: Tampere

Post Re: Got Ink? General tattoo thread.

borrofburi wrote:This looks like it's before healing (though I may be wrong)... Have any after healing?

I only took it 6 days ago, so not yet.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
- Albert Einstein
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:19 pm
InfernoContributorUser avatarPosts: 2298Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:36 pmLocation: Vienna, Austria Gender: Cake

Post Re: Got Ink? General tattoo thread.

That reminds me: Awesome science-related tats! If I would have tats, I'd probably do something akin to the people on that blog.
"Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed." ― Friedrich Nietzsche

"I shall achieve my objectives through the power... of Science!" --LessWrong
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:34 pm
borrofburiModeratorPosts: 3508Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:27 pm Gender: Male

Post Re: Got Ink? General tattoo thread.

I really want a (rather large) tattoo, but unfortunately I'm not very good at design myself and the vast majority of tattoos (and their artists) appeal to an aesthetic that I do not share. Well, except tribal, but I don't think I could do that because I'd feel entirely too judged.
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:00 am
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