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Dec 07, 2006 07:49 # 43687

Orchid *** wants to know...

Ink for my body

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Some weeks, or months(?) ago I got interested in tattoos. One of my best friends made three years ago but I didn't really think about it being something for me. Well somehow yes, but I didn't follow it further. But now I've been to the tattoo artist (he really is an artist - want to check his page?) twice for now. He is strange and I assume he thinks I am a total dork because of my choice of motive and my indetermination.
Anyway I'm not so sure yet if and after all I really fear the pain! The sound of the tattoo machine is awful!
Well I'll keep you informed but first of all I want to know: NAOees confess! Who of you already got one or more tattoes and who is a tattoo virgin but wants one! Tell me! :)

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.

This post was edited by Orchid on Jan 13, 2007.

Dec 07, 2006 14:29 # 43689

Martin *** replies...

Re: Ink for my body

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I got a tattoo. Nothing special really, just some so called "tribal" lines, but at a quite exposed spot, on the left side of my neck below the ear.

I got it done in '98 or '99 I guess it was. Pain? Mmmh.. it was painful, yes, but the guy told me I choose one of the most sensitive spots on the body, cause the skin is actually very thin there, yet quite well provided with blood and nerves. Still it was not too much pain, I could easily stand it, and I'm not much of a hero, when it comes down to pain really.

I got it done in a very, very spontaneous action... driving through the streets of Kreuzberg, coming by a Tattoo shop, stopping, walking in and getting it done... 1 hour from the first idea to having it done. There have been a few tries to find a psychological explanation for it (why would someone do something like that?), but I wont bother you with it. Fact is, I love it! There hasn't been a single day, when I would be wishing it away. On the contrary, I will soon find me another shop to have it refurbished, may be even enhanced, since it seems to be of lower quality really, cause its getting a greenish look meanwhile after being all black with shadows in the beginning.

But its strange how people approaching me changed since having that tattoo. Since its always visible, it somehow changed the image of what people want to see in me. People, who knew me without it, were surprised, sometimes pitied me, most times laughed about the "typical Martin". For me, there are only few moments, when I'm actually aware of it. Most times, when I'm talking to someone and see his/her eyes moving down to the side of my neck. Sometimes it would be topic of talks ("Didn't it hurt?", "Why there?" and stuff), but strangely enough many people try to watch at it somehow secretly, without attracting my attention, almost as if they're feeling awful and disgusted about it.

The most interesting part of it is, how this small tattoo actually changes, who I am in the eyes of people getting to know me. You can learn how people prefer prejudice over common sense, even people you would never expect it of. Have a visible tattoo, wear a black leather jacket, drive a motorbike and you must be a brutal, sottish antisocial, who eats kids for breakfast. Of course thats the extreme, but there's a touch of it in every new person I get to know. And somehow I learned to love that role, I love to surprise people, I love to be underestimated and to always have something in the bag people don't expect of me. It's so strange how this Tattoo - especially in business life - makes people think to be a cut above. Believe you me, in the long run its not the worst thing to be underestimated...

We're all pretending.

After decades of construction my website is finally up an running: www.kkds.de

Dec 07, 2006 16:25 # 43691

Orchid *** replies...

Re: Ink for my body

Thanks Martin, that was very insightful :)

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.

Dec 09, 2006 12:18 # 43704

MelMel *** replies...

Re: Ink for my body think this is 67, i lost count...

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I have a tattoo along the side of my left foot which reads "All is Full of Love"

it really wasnt that painful. i mean i wont lie, it did hurt, but only enough to sort of do a quicker intake of breath. no need for tears, and i dont remember swearing loudly or anything. those epilady hair removal things hurt way more.

Look at me! I'm a prostitute robot from the future!

Jan 13, 2007 14:44 # 43825

Orchid *** tells about...

I did it (at Dydy's)

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Yeah, what a way to start into the weekend :) Yesterday at 6 pm I had the appointment with the tattoo guy and took null with me. And now I have it shining on my back. Well there's a plastic on it and it's still healing but I'm looking forward to look at it when it's "finished". It quite hurt, oh yes but I could bear it because he took a pause every seconds to wipe away ink (and blood?). I think it would have been way harder if he didn't pause. Anyway, I didn't tear or scream, I just had to breath deeply. But someway in the middle I started to produce cold sweat and felt a little dizzy and sick. I thought I will have to stop the procedure but then it got better. The most surprising feeling was not to feel my arms and hands anymore. They were completely dead. I've never felt something similar. That's because I had to sit on this hard chair and my arms on the lean, well it must have stopped my blood from floating into my arms.

It's been done in half an hour. I thought it being longer. It din't hurt anymore and I've been really proud :) I still am :) Cool experience....

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.

Jan 13, 2007 19:53 # 43827

Martin *** replies...

Re: I did it (at Dydy's)

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:) Congratulations! See... the pain wasn't too hard to bear, was it!

But... but... what do you actually have there on your back now? Will we get a picture of it once its healed? Null, ready the cam and do the shot! ;)

(Btw... thx for the XMas wishes!)

After decades of construction my website is finally up an running: www.kkds.de

Jan 13, 2007 21:57 # 43828

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Re: I did it (at Dydy's)

Will we get a picture of it once its healed? Null, ready the cam and do the shot!

It's still hidden by a protective plastic foil, but me & my cam are ready!

(Btw... thx for the XMas wishes!)

Well, considering what happened to some other items entrusted to the German postal guys, above all I'm glad they came through :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Jan 13, 2007 22:03 # 43829

Orchid *** replies...

Re: I did it (at Dydy's)

Thanks :)

Hmm... I'm doubt you'll like it ;) It's nothing special, rather girlish ;) And it's with colours :)

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.

Jan 14, 2007 10:09 # 43831

null replies...

Re: I did it (at Dydy's)

She's lying. It's a black skull with BORN TO KILL tattooed on her left shoulderblade.

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Jan 14, 2007 10:24 # 43832

Orchid *** replies...

Re: I did it (at Dydy's)

Mud-slinger, you ;)

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.

Jan 14, 2007 11:58 # 43833

MelMel *** replies...

Re: I did it (at Dydy's)

Ohh... Well, then, you know that i'll love it!

Btw, i've decided what my next tattoo will be. I'm getting them written just along the base of the ribcage on either side, one side shall say "youth" and the other will read "time"... Then i'll have youth and time on my side for the rest of my life! Hoorah!

Look at me! I'm a prostitute robot from the future!

Jan 14, 2007 13:51 # 43835

null replies...

Re: I did it (at Dydy's)

one side shall say "youth" and the other will read "time"... Then i'll have youth and time on my side for the rest of my life!

You're a word artist!

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Jan 15, 2007 12:35 # 43836

MelMel *** replies...

Re: I did it (at Dydy's)

Dont ever doubt it ;)

Look at me! I'm a prostitute robot from the future!

Feb 12, 2007 20:25 # 43947

Orchid *** replies...

Re: I did it (at Dydy's)

Finally - the pic. Don't laugh!

tattoo.jpg

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.

Feb 13, 2007 11:51 # 43949

Martin *** replies...

Re: I did it (at Dydy's)

Thats cute! :) Why should anyone laugh? You choose it and you have to wear it for a pretty long time! ;) Okay... its not exactly what I would have chosen, but all that matters is you're feeling good with it! And the fact you are showing it here now means you do! ;)

So, congrats again! Well done! :D

Pretty quick healing time actually... if I recall correct, mine needed a lot more time!

After decades of construction my website is finally up an running: www.kkds.de

This post was edited by Martin on Feb 13, 2007.

Feb 14, 2007 06:38 # 43952

Orchid *** smiles...

Re: I did it (at Dydy's)

Thank you, Martin! :) I am happy indeed but sometimes I almost forget about it because I don't see my back that often ;)

Well, the picture was taken after a month or so. The skin there is still a tiny bit rougher than elsewhere but apart from that I think it's healed.

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.

Feb 14, 2007 09:41 # 43953

andromacha *** replies...

Re: I did it (at Dydy's)

I like it too, Tammy. It is cute I have to say. And hat to you for enduring the pain :P I would never be able to do it, I know. It was half a tragedy when I had my ears pierced (I was 16), and I don't think I would do it again :) I mean, don't get me wrong, I am totally happy with that now. I can wear earrings, and I love to, and most of all they don't hurt me. My mom still wears the clip earrings, and I remember that I couldn't stand them. After a while, they get painful. At least it is for me, because I have chubby lobes :)

So, congrats on your tattoo. I think that at least for you the pain was worth it :)

Btw. did you and Bernie receive our present? I know we sent it a little late, and I apologize. I had to finish it, and I had exams... in other words, it was a mess to go to the post office.

Italy no longer accepts illegal immigrants. Mr. B sink their boats!!!!!!!

Feb 14, 2007 10:28 # 43954

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Present

Yes it has arrived, thank you very much! It must have been an awful lot of work and it's very much appreciated. :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Feb 14, 2007 16:36 # 43955

andromacha *** replies...

Re: Present

I am glad you guys got it, and I hope you like it. I thought it'd be a sweet thought. It didn't really take me so long. Most of the delay was caused by me not having time to go to the post office to mail it actually :P

I honestly don't know if you guys have breakfast together, and how your day works. However, I hope you can find some use for that set :)

Italy no longer accepts illegal immigrants. Mr. B sink their boats!!!!!!!

Feb 15, 2007 14:52 # 43957

Hawkeye *** replies...

Delays

Yes, forgive her for the delays. *glares at Elena*

I work 8 and a half hours a day 5 days a week, and when I get back home the post office is closed.

Elena gets to wake up whenever she likes and she goes to work at 3:45 working for 4 hours. I apologize folks. Her english is almost about perfect, but she still hasn't quite got the handle of the 'we' word yet. It seems she likes to insert 'we' in the place of 'I' often. :P

If the world should blow itself up,the last audible voice would be an expert saying it can't be done

Feb 15, 2007 16:01 # 43959

null replies...

Re: Delays

Heh, you better get used to it. Isn't marriage just great :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Feb 16, 2007 10:05 # 43966

andromacha *** replies...

Re: Delays

Heh, you better get used to it. Isn't marriage just great :-)

Hey hey hey! You two! I forbid you to start building up a male alliance! Otherwise I will have to coalize with Tamara against you two :D

Hawkeye is right in saying that though. I was the one who didn't have time to go to the post office, also because these last few weeks I used to spend here basically the whole day to study or do stuff at the house. We don't have a post office close, so I would have had to go to my parents' home just to go to the post office. And lately I had a lot to do here at the house and the university, and didn't have a lot of time to go mail the thing. Not considering that the shitty post office closes at 1 pm, so if you want to go in the afternoon you are to be screwed :D

Italy no longer accepts illegal immigrants. Mr. B sink their boats!!!!!!!

Feb 16, 2007 11:57 # 43968

null replies...

Re: Delays

the shitty post office closes at 1 pm

Wow, where can I apply for that job?

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Feb 27, 2007 06:04 # 44039

punkitten * replies...

Re: Ink for my body

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When I was a little girl, my parents used to drag my sister and I cross country on crazy summer road trips. We saw everything from Mount Rushmore to Niagra Falls before becoming teenagers. I lost my father to cancer when I was seventeen. I vowed to get a tattoo in his memory. While sifting through thousands of family photos, I discovered one of my father and I in a small town in South Dakota. There were two massive elk antlers mounted to a tall white picket fence, and in the picture my father is holding me up to them as though they are my wings. Suspended there, grinning my toothless ten year old grin, I seemed to say, this is it. As generic and common as it may sound, I had two wings tattooed on my upper back. The point of my story is if it means enough to you, you will endure any extreme amount of pain.

out like lightening

Aug 25, 2007 07:13 # 44868

Orchid *** feels excited about...

Re: Ink for my body

Woohoo, finally got a new, smaller one on my back. It didn't hurt at all! Proud again and eager to see it when it healed.

tattoo2.jpg

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.

This post was edited by Orchid on Aug 26, 2007.


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