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Old 05-10-2022, 09:58 AM   #1
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What advice would you give a young person (let's say college age) if they were considering a tattoo?


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Old 05-10-2022, 10:00 AM   #2
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Pay extra for quality. Start with somewhere less visible when clothed - don’t get meaningless words in other languages.

Also don’t take tattoo advice from a boomer unless they have extensive tattoo experience

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Old 05-10-2022, 10:01 AM   #3
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[quote=LukeDuke;16212674]What advice would you give a young person (let's say college age) if they were considering a tattoo?

General advice not trying to persuade them, or trying to talk them out of it? You should get plenty of responses on this subject matter haha

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Old 05-10-2022, 10:01 AM   #4
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It's a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling.

Culture has certainly shifted on the perception of tattoo's. They are not as taboo anymore, but I figure still in certain professions it might be good to be able to cover them when needed. Like a lawyer probably shouldn't have a face tattoo.

I love tattoos and am working on a design for a new one. None of mine extend beyond my sleeve line, etc.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:02 AM   #5
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First..... don't do it.

Second, remember that life changes but tats stay. Having SALLY on your butt won't go over well when Sally is gone.

No trashy tats period. If gonna do it regardless, it should have meaning.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:02 AM   #6
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Don't get one would be my advice. I got one at that age and regret it every time I see it. If said person just has to get one tell them to put it on their back or somewhere they can hide it. Do the research on a GOOD artist and spend the extra money. You get what you pay for on a tattoo.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:04 AM   #8
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What advice would you give a young person (let's say college age) if they were considering a tattoo?


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I have several and started when I was 18. My personal rules (not for everyone) are:

1. Good ink ain't cheap. Cheap ink ain't good. Find a quality artist...it's forever
2. No words/letters/foreign characters/people's faces
3. Nothing I wouldn't mind showing my boss, coworkers or family
4. Consider placement vs your day-to-day work. I have a full sleeve on my right arm, wear short sleeved shirts but I work in a relaxed environment an noone cares about tattoos. It was a consideration I made before getting it.
5. The body is a temple...all good temples have quality art hung on the walls
6. I usually wait a year or more when I decide I really want a piece. If I still want it after that time, I get it

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Don't....
This.....

So many bad tatoos out there. Man, most of what I see these days is awful.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:08 AM   #10
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Take them around and show them some older folks and what they’ll look like when they get old!


I wouldn’t advise them With anything but don’t do it!

There are a whole lot of employers out there that won’t hear a word they are saying when they walk into the office for an interview sporting ink!

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Old 05-10-2022, 10:11 AM   #11
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They are certainly more acceptable today than ever before. That said, I still think go with less visible ones to start. Everytime I see a neck tattoo or on the hands or face, I just can't help but think why??? No significant other names or chinese writing. No one cares.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:13 AM   #12
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My advice would be don't do it.I have two small ones and I'm almost done laser removing one of them.

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Old 05-10-2022, 10:13 AM   #13
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I probably wouldn't tell them anything. If there college age then they are old enough to know what they are about to do is permanent. I doubt what you say is gonna change there minds if they want one regardless. I for one dont mind them though. I would suggest to them probably to get something respectful and not trashy.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:15 AM   #14
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Be careful what you get.

I had a great uncle who got a naked lady on his forearm when he was in the navy. It was one of those old school green ink ones. He could make her dance when he flexed his forearm. I always thought it was really cool when I was a little kid. He always regretted getting it.

Also know what is acceptable in regards to your career. Although that has changed drastically in the recent past. I am a coach and you would rarely see a teacher/coach with a tat when I started in the early nineties. We have a female teacher with a mohawk and tats all over her head this year. That still seems strange to me.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:15 AM   #15
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Take them around and show them some older folks and what they’ll look like when they get old!


I wouldn’t advise them With anything but don’t do it!
Yes tweety bird on the boob turns into big bird 30 years later
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:20 AM   #16
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I don't have one and I'm not much on them because the ones I've seen are 20+ years old. They look terrible - blurry because everyone sheds their skin and those tats are constantly pushed to the surface.

That said, I like JonBoy's advice.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:21 AM   #17
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:21 AM   #18
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If you want to be different, put your finger in a light socket.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:22 AM   #19
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:23 AM   #20
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Not having tattoo's makes you unique these days.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:24 AM   #21
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Now days you're in the minority if you don't have one. I'd just make sure it was something I want on me for the rest of my life. Wouldn't get it on my face,neck or hands.

If you want one,get one. Who cares? If someone else is worried about what's on your body they ain't got enough to worry about.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:31 AM   #22
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I would give no advice as I have been consistently wrong about the popularity of tattoos. I thought it would have peaked about 10 years ago - WRONG! I still think that eventually a generation will come along that rejects tattoos as something their parents and old people do. I may be wrong about that too....
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:32 AM   #23
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Be a rebel and don't do it
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:34 AM   #24
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:35 AM   #25
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No neck , hand , face tattoos!!!
Less visible the better, tattoos are personal so keep them covered

We had a younger guy in the office show up with a neck tattoo, I don’t think the boss or management ever talked to him again , he finally left after being passed over for better candidates
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:37 AM   #26
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As mentioned, theyre prolly gonna do it one way or the other. Fine a good artist. If you can walk in and get inked without an appointment, its not good.

I want another but hate the wait
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:38 AM   #27
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I have some that are usually hidden. Most people don't know I have them unless I show them. If you are dead set on getting one, Make sure they are meaningful to you, not something trendy or showy.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:42 AM   #28
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:42 AM   #29
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Yes tweety bird on the boob turns into big bird 30 years later
And a Butterfly will end up looking like a Pterodactyl.

I would tell them not to do it.

Both my sons have one. Clay's means something to him and I didn't mind that one so much. My older son's is just some stupid blob that looks like a ball of yarn.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:54 AM   #30
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Be a rebel and don't do it
I used to hire LEO's. The ones that had the ones to their wrist were not happy when told they had to cover them when working. Life's choices have consequences. I don't have any, never cared for them. I have seen some nice ones but not enough to make me want one. Some folks can't make a decision on a spouse that lasts for more than a year or two. How are they going to make a life long choice on body art. I know they are more common and accepted these days but to me it just gives off the wrong attitude. To each his/her own. Lot of folks are going the laser route. And don't get me started on the jailhouse tattoos.
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Old 05-10-2022, 11:08 AM   #31
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Be 110% sure before you get it because they last about 6 months. 6 months longer than you do...
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Old 05-10-2022, 11:09 AM   #32
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Nothing above the neck line or below the wrist line.


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Old 05-10-2022, 11:10 AM   #33
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1. Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good
2. Put in a place where you can easily conceal it for future employment
3. Make sure it is something you like
4. Take some time to consider it
5. Don't listen to the boomers. Full send, cause they are awesome
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Old 05-10-2022, 11:11 AM   #34
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Does he already have a design he wants?
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my advice is don't go below the elbow and your first one should always be a browning symbol done in your kitchen
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Old 05-10-2022, 11:28 AM   #36
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This is coming from someone with over 70 hours of ink....

Carefully consider what you get and who does the work. It will be on you for a lifetime so what is a few years to find exactly what you want by the right artist?

Until you are settled into a career and know exactly the career path you are after, avoid tattooing any area that can be seen in normal attire. Times have changed but judgements are still made by people.

If you are on a budget and the price matters, don't get a cheap tattoo just to get one.
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Grandpa told me he never met anyone in their 60’s or older that said man i sure am glad i got that tattoo when i was 18
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Cheap ain’t cool and cool ain’t cheap.
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Start with a face tattoo. Those guys seem to be making millions right now. Thank me later. Higher me as your manager.
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This is coming from someone with over 70 hours of ink....

Carefully consider what you get and who does the work. It will be on you for a lifetime so what is a few years to find exactly what you want by the right artist?

Until you are settled into a career and know exactly the career path you are after, avoid tattooing any area that can be seen in normal attire. Times have changed but judgements are still made by people.

If you are on a budget and the price matters, don't get a cheap tattoo just to get one.
Hmmmm... How would one absolutely know that the tattoo they think is exactly what they want Now foresee in the future they will want the same one forever?
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Old 05-10-2022, 11:43 AM   #42
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If it’s a girl… those cute dolphins swimming around your belly button will look like beached whales at 40 after 3 kids.

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Hmmmm... How would one absolutely know that the tattoo they think is exactly what they want Now foresee in the future they will want the same one forever?
I guess some people won't. Some young people don't yet know who they really are. Mine are all faith-based, patriotic, family related, or outdoors based. Those are things for me that won't change with age. With that said, I recommend young people don't get them at all, but if they are going to anyways I try to give the above advice.
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Old 05-10-2022, 11:47 AM   #45
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Not having tattoo's makes you unique these days.
That's basically what I have told my 30 yr old. He doesnt have one. In my day,(boomer) the rebels had the tats. I call him a rebel for not getting one.

My older son got one in college and he has regretted it for a long time now. It's just a phrase tatted on his upper back. If he is in a pool with kids he wears a shirt because he doesnt want them to see it. Not sure what it matters but that is his thoughts on his.
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Old 05-10-2022, 11:47 AM   #46
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Don't get anything that can't be covered with short sleeves, this also applies to the female population.
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Old 05-10-2022, 11:56 AM   #49
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Pay extra for quality. Start with somewhere less visible when clothed - don’t get meaningless words in other languages.

Also don’t take tattoo advice from a boomer unless they have extensive tattoo experience

Shop the artist and their work. Dont shop by price.
Nobody regrets well done work. Only the basement bargain work haha

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above the elbow and below the collar bone; until you are set in a career and then if that career allows for them to be visible

no names

no foreign languages

I have 5, I have been in the same job going on 9 years now, and I don't think anyone knows that I have them.

I've had one of them for going on 20 years now, and I still don't regret it. 16 year old me is still funny all these years later
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