NO TATTOO ROLL CALL

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skin untouched by ink like ever

jergins (jergins), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 05:12 (sixteen years ago) link

what up?

StanM (StanM), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 05:45 (sixteen years ago) link

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blank, Wednesday, 16 August 2006 06:03 (sixteen years ago) link

i broke rule to get:
http://www.richardsnotes.org/pictures/new_orleans_water_main.jpg

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 16 August 2006 06:47 (sixteen years ago) link

I have no tattoos.

Marmot (marmotwolof), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 07:06 (sixteen years ago) link

Me neither.

C J (C J), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 07:07 (sixteen years ago) link

None at the moment. This may change (if I ever grow some BALLS)

Mark C, Wednesday, 16 August 2006 10:47 (sixteen years ago) link

everytime I think about it I remember the tattoo I wanted six months ago and would now cringe to wear

Saying that, pacman munching a row of pills around my bicep... no, that sounds fey written down

stet (stet), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 10:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Alas, I have none either.

I know, however, what I would get if I bothered.

M White, Wednesday, 16 August 2006 13:00 (sixteen years ago) link

none yet. maybe one eventually.

kingfish in absentia (kingfish), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 14:17 (sixteen years ago) link

The thought of Mark getting his balls tattooed is hurting me, and I'm a GURL (yes, I know what you really meant...)

Er, yeah, reprazenting on the untouched by tattoos front. When I was a goff I wanted to get black eyeliner tattooed on to save me having to do my makeup. Thank God I was too squeamish to go through with it.

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 14:21 (sixteen years ago) link

here!

AiLien (AMD), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 14:55 (sixteen years ago) link

I also have none. I fear pain. And fading tattoos.

Sara Robinson-Coolidge (Sara R-C), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 17:33 (sixteen years ago) link

No tats yet. I've thought about it for years, but can't decide on anything I'd want permanently. Maybe an ironic target on my back.

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 18:36 (sixteen years ago) link

YO

nklshs (nklshs), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 19:06 (sixteen years ago) link

I always thought about it but was always too tightfisted to lay down the cash!

teeny (teeny), Thursday, 17 August 2006 00:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Never saw one I liked enough back in the day.

Thesedays, some are nice, but hey.

M Grout (Mark Grout), Thursday, 17 August 2006 07:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Once I almost got a tattoo of the name of the band I was in. In a bizarre twist I got drunk and pussied out (rather than got drunk and got it, yelling "woohoo"). We played our last gig ever 3 days later.

Morel eel to the story: tattoos = kiss of daeth.

nklshs (nklshs), Thursday, 17 August 2006 12:35 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm glad I didn't have the money back in the day. I'd have got a pair of arse antlers, I'm sure.

Madchen (Madchen), Thursday, 17 August 2006 12:53 (sixteen years ago) link

I want a Tupc-style tat across my stomach, "Dirty South". awesome!

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Thursday, 17 August 2006 14:26 (sixteen years ago) link

i'm not particularly interested in unnecessary pain, or unnecessary needles, though i'd thought about getting one in the past...

JuliaA (JuliaA), Thursday, 17 August 2006 14:55 (sixteen years ago) link

Once upon a time me and a homie decided, in a nod to edgers, to declare ourselves "purecore" - as neither of us had ever had any tattoos or piercings of any kind - and to henceforth mark our names as such with zeros before and after, rather than "X"s. Zeros look like "O"s though, so it really didn't quite work out.

0nick0

nklshs (nklshs), Thursday, 17 August 2006 15:14 (sixteen years ago) link

does that mean onimo's reall name is nim?

Madchen (Madchen), Thursday, 17 August 2006 15:14 (sixteen years ago) link

did you try all caps?

0NICK0

0nIcK0

hmm, still not good.

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Thursday, 17 August 2006 15:15 (sixteen years ago) link

I have none. I've seen too many old men with faded and sometimes flabby old tattoos. It was enough to make me never want to get one.

molly dahl (molly d), Thursday, 17 August 2006 15:19 (sixteen years ago) link

I have piercings, but no tattoos. So I'm onim or nimo.

Someone (drunk bloke in pub) once told me I wasn't a "real man" because I didn't have any tattoos.

nu_onimo (nu_onimo), Thursday, 17 August 2006 15:23 (sixteen years ago) link

Me, too, except it was "real rocker". Fuck that, I don't rock!

nklshs (nklshs), Thursday, 17 August 2006 15:35 (sixteen years ago) link

I have piercings....Someone (drunk bloke in pub) once told me I wasn't a "real man"

Was that when you were wearing your wife's earrings? Because I can sort of see his point :-)

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Thursday, 17 August 2006 15:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Very funny :-)

Being in touch with my feminine side didn't stop me kicking the shit out of him.

nu_onimo (nu_onimo), Thursday, 17 August 2006 15:53 (sixteen years ago) link

five years pass...

who needs tattoos when you've got scars

Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 22:40 (ten years ago) link

otm! i have awesome scars. but no tattoos.

furnace mane, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 23:42 (ten years ago) link

my birthmark is fading

maybe i need to get it tattooed

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 00:21 (ten years ago) link

None. I might want one some time but not yet...

gov. brownback blows a lot (henrietta lacks), Wednesday, 30 November 2011 00:35 (ten years ago) link

None yet.

kingfish sandbox bonaparte, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 00:37 (ten years ago) link

find tattoos pretty ridiculous tbh

iatee, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 00:50 (ten years ago) link

I have one that I got when I was 16. I dont think i'll ever get another one

Paco de (Carnitas), Wednesday, 30 November 2011 00:53 (ten years ago) link

find tattoos pretty ridiculous tbh

that's it, i'm getting a tattoo depicting suburban sprawl across my buttocks

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:01 (ten years ago) link

no text - none required

Aimless, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:03 (ten years ago) link

None, but I think about it pretty often. Think I've decided on the subject matter, finally, but I'd like to find a good example from old art and do it right the first time.

Making like Melusine (Pyth), Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:15 (ten years ago) link

As with screensaver, desktop art, etc, would get bored fast with any tattoo, and get a new one, then repeat until whole bady was wasteland of bad ideas

Sandbox James Morrison, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:22 (ten years ago) link

whole BODY I mean, fuck it

Sandbox James Morrison, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:22 (ten years ago) link

That's not the worst idea in the world, though, if it's a testament to where, and who, you've been.

Making like Melusine (Pyth), Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:27 (ten years ago) link

obligatory: my little league baseball coach

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:44 (ten years ago) link

I have one tattoo that I let myself get to commemorate an event in my life that I felt - and still feel - was worth commemorating. However, I chose a somewhat obtuse symbolic representation of the event. As such, 1 in every 5 or so grocery store visits, a checkout clerk will ask me to explain what it means. I've reached the point where I can barely tell the story without sounding rehearsed and slightly exasperated. I've had the ink for 6 years now and I sorta wish that I'd kept the deep personal meaning crap to myself and gotten a flaming skull or a bent-over titty woman on my arm instead.

sandbox vagina (rusty flathead screwdriver), Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:45 (ten years ago) link

pix?

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:46 (ten years ago) link

Yeah the disadvantage of having a tat is you have to have this little 15 second justification/explanation of its existence. NOT TOO MANY clerks want to hear about how the comics code authority came to be. If it's a long purchase I tell them the long version (as their interest quickly wanes) because I'll take any excuse to use the phrase "injury to the eye motif" (thank you saint Jack Cole).

not uplifting (Abbott), Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:53 (ten years ago) link

Never considered one. Several years ago I had a nightmare that someone basically did a permanent doodle on my back and I kept thinking forever, it will never come off, forever, forever and was filled with anxiety, anger and sadness. It was all very real. Never.

*tera, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:58 (ten years ago) link

that's it, i'm getting a tattoo depicting suburban sprawl across my buttocks

― mookieproof, Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:01 PM (57 minutes ago) Bookmark

must have pretty huge buttocks

*hi fives iatee*

dayo, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 01:59 (ten years ago) link

i have a tattoo of a butt on my butt

spite n ease (harbl), Wednesday, 30 November 2011 02:00 (ten years ago) link

the answer is clear anyway - massive rebel flag goes with everything

Sandbox Jesse, Saturday, 3 December 2011 00:06 (ten years ago) link

i checked -- no tattoos yet

recently deposed application inspector for the (league of women voters), Saturday, 3 December 2011 00:19 (ten years ago) link

By the time all of us are old, no one will be bothered by tattoos. Tattoos will be as mainstream as having your ears pierced.

Christine 'Green Leafy Dragon' Indigo, Saturday, 3 December 2011 00:38 (ten years ago) link

Bene g, that's fresh.

camp yo lo tengo autumn sweater saturday night (rusty flathead screwdriver), Saturday, 3 December 2011 01:43 (ten years ago) link

no tattoos and I've lived my entire adult life in Portland so

clay, Saturday, 3 December 2011 01:53 (ten years ago) link

<3 the crusty hedgehog pangolin!

Jesse, the integration thing was one of the things that prevented me from delving in for the last few years. I eventually decided I just needed to have it all conceptualized at once and make the plunge.

Detrius of Life (Eric H.), Saturday, 3 December 2011 04:17 (ten years ago) link

No tats so far after 36 years although I've toyed with getting one of the Stereolab cartoon guy from their early album covers.

moodles, Saturday, 3 December 2011 04:24 (ten years ago) link

Here in Austin it's unusual to not have a tattoo

moodles, Saturday, 3 December 2011 04:26 (ten years ago) link

disappointed that nicole doesn't have this tattoo tbh

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f1/Detroit_Red_Wings_Original_Logo.svg/220px-Detroit_Red_Wings_Original_Logo.svg.png

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 December 2011 04:26 (ten years ago) link

i didn't feel like i was "ruining" my leg by get it half covered in a tattoo.

Can I say your leg tat is PERFECT and GORGEOUS? I wish I had that talented of a tat artist in my area (that and the bank to get one).

I have been thinking of getting some full calf piece like that, sleeves seem like a bad idea as a public school teacher. In fact there is another student teacher in my grad program teaching seventh grade biol. He looks like Benjamin Franklin, long wavy grey hair and tiny wire frames, but fully covered in tats except on his face & hands. I went to observe his class and his kids were giving him amazing levels of shit about it. "Why does a REALLY OLD MAN have SO MANY TATTOOS?? YOU ARE TOO OLD TO HAVE TATTOOS!" So while I can talk for days about how I'll still love my tats when I am old and wrinkled and they are all weird saggy blurs, I do not want to have to up my class management game to avoid being grilled about WHY ARE YOU SO OLD AND ALSO TATTOOS OMG???

not uplifting (Abbott), Saturday, 3 December 2011 04:35 (ten years ago) link

And even if I did up my game it would still happen.

not uplifting (Abbott), Saturday, 3 December 2011 04:42 (ten years ago) link

i don't really wanna encourage you, but i have a lot of faith in yr game

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 December 2011 04:46 (ten years ago) link

This is life, the one you get, so go and have a ball.

Detrius of Life (Eric H.), Saturday, 3 December 2011 04:50 (ten years ago) link

Students will mock regardless of what you do, so might as well do what you want.

recently deposed application inspector for the (league of women voters), Saturday, 3 December 2011 04:52 (ten years ago) link

hahaha

not uplifting (Abbott), Saturday, 3 December 2011 04:53 (ten years ago) link

Don't worry guys I am not holding back my truest of dreams.
I did decide I was going to try and get an apprenticeship when I'm done w/college so I can be a tattoo artist in the summers, though.

not uplifting (Abbott), Saturday, 3 December 2011 04:54 (ten years ago) link

oh! ok

is that yr truest of dreams?

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 December 2011 05:01 (ten years ago) link

thank you abbott! that means a lot coming from an artist i truly admire. my tattoo guy is one of the top names in the profession (h3nry l3wis), and yes he is pretty expensive, but i knew i would only get it done if i had full confidence in the person doing it. i'm getting it coloured first week of jan! i def want to get my other leg done, too, and also half sleeves (shoulder to elbow), but that is some serious cash so may not happen.

also: abbott, i really hope you go through with the apprenticeship, bc you would be an exceptionally awesome tattoo artist.

smoove operator, Saturday, 3 December 2011 05:09 (ten years ago) link

My husband's a very good artist. (He almost got a job with Disney in the early seventies, except that they didn't like men with long hair in their studios any more than they liked them as customers at Disney World.) We've been looking in to getting him a job as a tattoo artist if he can't get on disability, but we have no idea how to go about doing such a thing.

Christine 'Green Leafy Dragon' Indigo, Saturday, 3 December 2011 05:55 (ten years ago) link

i'd like to go on record as saying that pangolin is pretty fucking awesome

Dranke, the German Drake Impersonator (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 3 December 2011 06:11 (ten years ago) link

Christine if you're husband is a good artist perhaps Pixar would be a more lucrative career?

kamb, Saturday, 3 December 2011 06:35 (ten years ago) link

Christine it probably would not be the kind of job where you go from having no money to having a paycheck in a very short time. You start out doing an apprenticeship with a good tattoo artist. An apprenticeship is usually not free, you have to pay the tattoo artist (and why shouldn't you? you're getting a lot of professional help). Even if it is free that's weeks/months where you're not making money. And once you have those skills under your belt, it's still not a steady job, and there are many costs associated with doing it. Like starting any skilled job, it takes some initial investment if you want to do it. Not to be SUPER DISCOURAGING but oops lol I just was.

I think to make it a full-time career you really have to be passionate about tattoos & tattoo culture & you have to hustle pretty hard. My friend & former manager at Kinko's started his own shop w/his wife after quitting Kinko's and I think it was 3-4 years before he was in the black with it. They are both talented artists and also workaholics and I really think the latter is the key to their success. He was happy in the years the shop wasn't profitable because he was doing what he truly loved, but he was also working as a waiter in his spare time and putting in 80-90 hours of work a week between his two jobs. And still putting in 60-70 as just an artist now. I don't know if this is the most typical story but it does take a ton of effort, I think, to get anywhere useful with that career. And I think you have to really love tattoos.

not uplifting (Abbott), Saturday, 3 December 2011 14:52 (ten years ago) link

Whenever I see people with leeves and other very visible tattoos who otherwise look like they are productive members of mainstream society, I want to ask them what they do for work. Of course visible tattoos are no problem in jobs like tattoo artist, head shop proprietor, hairdresser, or maybe some artists, but are all those inked people in jobs like that?

Sandbox Jesse, Saturday, 3 December 2011 15:02 (ten years ago) link

I guess also: chef/cook, bartender in certain places.

But the ones who commute during 9-5er rush hours?

Eric H., do you anticipate your sleeve be an issue in work down the road?

Sandbox Jesse, Saturday, 3 December 2011 15:04 (ten years ago) link

Don't forget graphic designers!

Really anything but Sales and the finance-y stuffy jobs, p much. You keep 'em covered for the interview, and after that it's no one's business except yours, unless you're going somewhere to represent the company or etc.

Making like Melusine (Pyth), Saturday, 3 December 2011 15:34 (ten years ago) link

Nope, Jesse. No one really cares what the behind-the-scenes TV employees look like, and if I find out they do, well, I'll just switch to long sleeves.

Detrius of Life (Eric H.), Saturday, 3 December 2011 16:05 (ten years ago) link

I actually am a graphic designer, but at a university library. Ive worked in IT as well. My brother-in-law is very heavily tattooed and is a philosophy professor (and a DJ, I guess). The other people I know with visible tattoos are both fine arts professors. I really don't know that many people with visible ink.

joygoat, Saturday, 3 December 2011 16:13 (ten years ago) link

The most heavily tattooed person I know is in a PhD program for neuroscience or some insanely smart shit, doesn't seem to have had any effect there either.

Making like Melusine (Pyth), Saturday, 3 December 2011 16:41 (ten years ago) link

That's my fallback plan. To get a PhD.

Detrius of Life (Eric H.), Saturday, 3 December 2011 16:45 (ten years ago) link

i know two recently-minted docs (one ER, one pathology) that have full sleeves on both arms, and have heavily tattooed legs as well

river wolf, Saturday, 3 December 2011 16:47 (ten years ago) link

So I think we can safely say that visibly tattooed people do mostly all the same jobs that non-visibly tattooed people do, except maybe, like, teach at a Baptist pre-school. I think the okay-ness is probably limited to arms, though, in terms of what you'd see in public? I can't imagine face or neck work being quite as acceptable.

Making like Melusine (Pyth), Saturday, 3 December 2011 16:59 (ten years ago) link

Pretty sure full sleeves + neck + scalp = consigned to work at Pizza Luce, but I could be wrong.

Detrius of Life (Eric H.), Saturday, 3 December 2011 17:11 (ten years ago) link

I'm putting my resistance to the forearm tattoo idea I've had for a long time at +/- 2 more months, will upload a pic if I do it

undervalued aerosmith tchotchkes sold in bulk, Saturday, 3 December 2011 17:14 (ten years ago) link

that was always an issue for me earlier - what if i end up in a job where tattoos aren't acceptable? but i'm almost 32, i think it's pretty clear that if i haven't worked in that kind of environment so far, i probably never will. and like joygoat, i would never get hands/face/neck tattooed.

smoove operator, Saturday, 3 December 2011 17:16 (ten years ago) link

hey christine, if your husband is artistic there are a bunch of other ways he could utilise those skills that would be a lot cheaper/easier to implement: little original drawings, cards, that kind of stuff, is HUGE on etsy.com - you could start a store and try selling his stuff? not much overhead involved.

smoove operator, Saturday, 3 December 2011 17:18 (ten years ago) link

I'm 37 and can't imagine ever ending up working somewhere that would care about tattoos. Even if I did I can always roll my sleeves down.

Also, based on the general dress aptitude of university libraries and engineering school IT departments - where I often feel dressed up by wearing a clean button down shirt and long pants - I can't imagine that tattoos detract from the general dress code.

joygoat, Saturday, 3 December 2011 18:03 (ten years ago) link

Pretty sure full sleeves + neck + scalp = consigned to work at Pizza Luce, but I could be wrong.

― Detrius of Life (Eric H.), Saturday, December 3, 2011 11:11 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

+ hard times + t-rock

river wolf, Saturday, 3 December 2011 19:04 (ten years ago) link

Would work at all those places, tbh.

Detrius of Life (Eric H.), Saturday, 3 December 2011 20:02 (ten years ago) link

After spending a lot of time in Portland the food service professionals in Minneapolis seemed pretty under-tattooed by comparison but breakfast at the triple rock more than made up for it.

joygoat, Sunday, 4 December 2011 03:50 (ten years ago) link

i kindof really want to get this on my right calf

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3486/4030801293_e6c84ab2f3.jpg

judith, Sunday, 4 December 2011 15:25 (ten years ago) link

it would have to be done like really well though, its not the kind of thing you can get away w/ half assed.

judith, Sunday, 4 December 2011 15:25 (ten years ago) link

If I were to get a madonna:

http://www.hitomimatarese.com/pages/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Jean-Fouquet-Madonna-and-child1.jpg

With the red green angel background running Escher style around the limb.

Sanpaku, Sunday, 4 December 2011 16:51 (ten years ago) link

Er,
http://www.hitomimatarese.com/pages/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Jean-Fouquet-Madonna-and-child1.jpg

and red blue cherub tiles.

Sanpaku, Sunday, 4 December 2011 16:53 (ten years ago) link

i like how he's pointing at his ma
<-- hey look over there

recently deposed application inspector for the (league of women voters), Sunday, 4 December 2011 17:29 (ten years ago) link

Debating Milo Goes To College cover w/ no text vs. I Don't Want To Grow Up w/ the words top and bottom. The former was a much more important album to me, the latter a better design...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_uB-0D-gV8mY/SMESX4F53BI/AAAAAAAALbs/IvhqWOFmprA/s400/descendents

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/67/Descendents_-_I_Don

milo z, Sunday, 4 December 2011 20:45 (ten years ago) link

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6455531803_f519bba588_z.jpg
Untitled by celluloidpropaganda, on Flickr

milo z, Sunday, 4 December 2011 22:34 (ten years ago) link

that was a quick decision.

judith, Sunday, 4 December 2011 23:47 (ten years ago) link

I don't think it even matters anymore. Tattoos are now mainstream and prob the majority under say 30-35

kamb, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 06:11 (ten years ago) link

Although ¡maracas!.jpg might be an exception

kamb, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 06:31 (ten years ago) link

Awwwww

http://www.okgossip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/ashton_KUTCHER_TATTOO.jpg

kamb, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 06:36 (ten years ago) link


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