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Old 05-25-2016, 11:25 PM
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If you were going to get a tattoo from something related to art or literature, what would you get?

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Old 05-27-2016, 03:16 AM
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Pure Gonzo!!! How would you like to have this tattoo based on an image from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? “After awhile you learn to cope with things like seeing your dead grandmother crawling up your leg with a knife in her teeth."
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:24 AM
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I have two tattoos, right deltoid a shattered cross with "nemo me impune lacessit" written around it, and lady's hands scraping down my shoulder blades leaving scratches. Point is, I probably wouldn't get anything directly related to literature or someone else's conception unless it meant something to me. And most of it is other people's words.
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:24 PM
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I have several tats, only one is related to literature, it's a full size human skull on my right shoulder with near red eyes sockets. It comes from the tat my characters got when they became warriors in my first book. I got it to celebrate that I had written and published a book.

To me tats are like nick-knacks, I only get them to commemorate something very special to me.

My first tat was a spitting cobra down by Mr. Johnson. I can't even remember her name now but she was a hell of a ride.

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My first tat was a spitting cobra down by Mr. Johnson. I can't even remember her name now but she was a hell of a ride.

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Are you serious? Wow, that must have been painful!

I have loads but all of them have a meaning to me personally. A new tat would need to be significant for me to imprint that baby onto my body for life!

Anything art or literature at this present time, wouldn't cut it for me.

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Old 05-29-2016, 03:05 PM
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it's not 'on' mr. Johnson - it's several inches away
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Would never get a tattoo, but one of my favorite I have seen that's writing related is this girl who was a frequent poster on Reddit has a semicolon just above her cleavage.

When I sent her a direct message commenting on it she sent me to a site basically explaining that there's a whole movement of people who have the tattoo as a sign they've battled with depression and suicidal thoughts.

The site literature said:

“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you, and the sentence is your life."
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:14 PM
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Hi CDawson.

I've wanted to get a tattoo for years. I want two arrows pointing at my wrist on my lower arm to remind me to always move forward and never backwards. But I never did. Hm... maybe I will. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Old 05-31-2016, 06:03 AM
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Nah. I think based on experience, I can see that what's important or profound for me today might not hold the same significance in the decades to come, so I wouldn't want to do anything that permanent.
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:37 PM
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tats are by no means permanent, in fact it's cheaper to have them removed than it was to get them. most company insurance will even pay for it - company image and all. - probably not a Harley dealer.

and you would be surprised the memories an old tat brings back - not that you would ever want to do those things again but remembering is a good second choice.


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My wife looked into having one of her more visible tats removed, and I don't think it's quite that easy. It takes multiple treatments at several hundred a pop, and there are varying degrees of success.

And I think if something was significant enough to memorialize it with a tattoo, I'd probably remember it anyway.

Otherwise, it's just not my thing.
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:23 PM
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I've always thought Edward Lear illustrations could make great tattoos.
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:04 PM
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TATS shouldn't be to complicated or they will fade together into a definition-less ink blob over the years.


I guess it depends on how large the tat is as to how hard it is to remove, but you are right it does leave a 'scare" of sorts, in particular it can create a ghost of the tat if you get enough sun to tan the spot where it was - scar tissue doesn't tan that well.


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The prospect of a "Ghost Tat" is really cool. I'm taking it! Thanks Max.
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Where on your body would you get a tattoo that says LOVE? I knew a man who had LOVE tattooed on his knuckles. I guess he loved himself?!
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on your tongue,

never mind that does not sound like a good idea.
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"Not all those who wander are lost" in tiny LOTR-esque font somewhere on my wrist/forearm
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I have a Batman symbol tattoo on my right shoulder. It's a promise to myself, and a warning to others that I will always work to improve myself in all aspects of the human condition. Oddly becoming a billionaire seems to be the hardest part.
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So many options - two robustly large areas of inspiration. Hmmmmmmm
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I have a small tattoo on my collar bone, of quotation marks. They symbolise all the words I have yet to write.
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If you count comics as a literature - and I do - tattoo I would like to get is "Stay Awesome, Gotham".
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