The Tattoo Thread

  1. ZeeZ Well Known Member Member

    Got any tattoos? Post yours up! Here's mine -

    This one is a bunch of flying crows composed into one big crow. This was worn on the backs of film crew jackets of the movie, The Crow: City of Angels and I fell in love with it. I've always loved The Crow, both the graphic novels and the movies, and I always will. I got this in 2002, and I don't regret it one bit. It also holds a special place because my deceased sister was with me when I got it.

    This is on my right shoulder blade -

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    This one is ASL - American Sign Language, fingerspelled out. Some here may not know, but I'm Deaf. Before ASL came along, the oral method was king. Deaf people's hands were tied, handcuffed, or somehow restrained behind their backs in order to force them to learn how to speak. Often the hands were placed on the table and beaten with something, a ruler or a switch, if they tried to sign. That's why the handcuffs are in the tattoo.

    This tattoo represents the freedom of Deaf people brought by ASL. The concept is that ASL set the hands on fire, which is letting it melt the handcuff restraints brought on by the oral method in the past.

    This is on my right upper arm -

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    I want more, but this fish hobby, my car hobby, and being unemployed keeps getting in the way. :(
     
  2. Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member


  3. ZeeZ Well Known Member Member

    I got a warning message from my McAfee when I tried to look at that thread...
     

  4. Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    thats weird.:;sh...guess mcafee doesnt like tats LOL
     

  5. ZeeZ Well Known Member Member

    Plus, that one is closed, might as well start a new one. :;rocker

    Is that your marriage date, I'm guessing?
     
  6. Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    Oh I know....I mentioned it was closed...just thought you would like to see the other tatts on the site :)

    No im not married ;)
     
  7. Dino Fishlore VIP Member

  8. lorabell Well Known Member Member

    Heres 2 of my "favs".....my macaws is my total favorite had it for quite a while .(pic is me and my hubby @ MB bike week a few years ago...before he got cancer)..taken from and done freehand of a pic of my birds....the other one has just been done ...well kind of a re-do and more added...it started with just one flower...I had it donw by an artist in philly...only because I wanted something on me that was done by him....lol......didnt even care what it was as long as he did it....recently added more color and someday......will be somewhat of a sleeve. I have a few more....love my TATS!!!!!! They all have a special meaning to me....
     

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  9. MD Angels Well Known Member Member

    Zeez, wow I did not know that about our history and deaf people. Thats horrible.

    I work at a long term care facility, and we are currently exploring the option of having a "deaf unit" where there will be staff that know how to sign. I think its a great idea! :)

    oh and I don't have any tattoos :(
     
  10. fishnob Member Member

    The footprints is the first one I had done. The colours are pride colours. For anyone that doesn't know what that means - I am Gay and those are the gay pride colours. It is on my right arm

    The 2nd one is the underside of my left arm and the third pic is the top side of my left arm. It goes all the way around my arm.

    My partner of 11 years has the other half of the tree on her back.

    That is all I have so far, but I want to keep going....
     

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  11. Dino Fishlore VIP Member

    No tats here either, just plenty of scars.
     
  12. CichlidSWAGA Well Known Member Member

    Lots of broken bone scars here too
     
  13. Dino Fishlore VIP Member

    +1 on the bones as well.
    There are a bunch of us here in this situation.
     
  14. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    I'm ink free! I like piercings because I can take them out and they are gone.....I just haven't found anything that I needed to have permanently affixed to my body :;dk
     
  15. HOWsMom Well Known Member Member

    Only 1 so far

    This is my 1st tattoo. It's on my chest.

    I got it in memory of my son Jesse who was born still at 23 weeks. My husband has the same tattoo on his arm.
     
  16. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    ZeeZ love the ASL Tats. I'm not deaf but I do sign and have interpreted where I used to work. There is a very rich deaf history if anybody wants to dig and many very talented people who just happen to be deaf.

    I don't have any tats, couldn't get over what they would look like 20-30 yrs down the road :)
    Carol
     
  17. nissan4life Member Member

    Awww :( Sorry. Sweet little foot...



    I finally got one after thinking long and hard (decades). Didn't want something I would regret or change my mind about. I figured since I loved Suzuki since I was 9 or 10 (about a 100 years ago) I would be safe in getting this...

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    Please don't ask where it is :p
     
  18. Henri Well Known Member Member

    I already figured out where it is, judging by your skin's tone :D :p
     
  19. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    exactly :) Of course I fully expect to be in as good a shape then as I am now......but just in case that doesn't happen..... ;)
     
  20. nissan4life Member Member

    LOL I didn't have time to edit...

    Ha! Me too...but just in case...mine is completely hidden. Unless I'm tying my shoes, or working on the truck. For the most part, no one even knows I have it LOL