should i get a tattoo?

hello. ok, so i just found this website and it looks helpful. heres the deal, i want to get a tattoo on the side of my neck, right behind my ear. i already have one on my hip. but ive been reading all these things and its making me question whether i should do it or not. when i got the one on my hip it was a homeade gun n my friends garage. its a tiny paw print about 4-5inches and it hurt like HELL! it felt like my pacemaker kept shocking me and i was freaking out, my friends lil brother had to hold one of those fans in my face &the water comes out. terrible experience, i figure 1.it was a homeade gun& 2. i have herrington rods in my back also from scoliosis, and it was right by my scar.i thought that was the cause of the pain. anyways.. should i get another one? im also .6 points away from gettin my pm replaced


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by Tracey_E - 2009-10-23 03:10:22

Have you asked your doctor what his thoughts are? If you really want it and your doctor says it's not a problem, go for it, but probably not in someone's garage this time ;o)

Ditto what countryrider said. Keep in mind the type of work you want to do and that tastes change as you age. A friend's son got a giant Corvette logo across his shoulders. I mean, GIANT! His mom didn't say anything to him but asked me to talk to him since I get along well with him. I tried to point out to him that there's nothing I loved so much when I was 18 that I would want across my back now at 40. He got it anyway. I still think he's gonna cringe when he's 40 but that's just me, lol.

Another friend's daughter wanted a tat when she turned 18 but decided to keep a design for a year and look at it before getting it done. I thought she was pretty smart. It's permanent so there's no changing your mind later. She's 23 now and still hasn't found a design she still loves a year later.

I have a friend my age who got Mickey Mouse on her stomach. The story of the changes in Mickey during her pregnancies is hilarious. She has 4 kids and is quite a bit heavier now than she was when she got it. Let's just say Mickey did not survive well!

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by TENDERHEART - 2009-10-23 03:10:29

I HAVE HAD MY PACER SINCE 03, I AM WORKIN ON MY 3rd ONE. I HAVE 5 TATTOO'S 3 OF WITCH I GOT AFTER MY 1st PACER. MY HUSBAND DONE HEARTS ON TOP OF MY FOOT, AND WENT TO A TATTOO SHOP AND HAD A FLOWER PUT ON THE SIDE OF MY LEG IN REMEMBERANCE OF MY GRANDMOTHER... ANYWHO'S IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE PERSON WHO IS DOIN THE TATTOO I THINK..., WHEN I GOT MY FLOWER DONE IT HURT LIKE HELL!! I THOUGHT I WAS GOIN TO DIE, BUT WHEN MY HUSBAND DONE MY HEARTS, DIDNT HURT A BIT. THINK IT HAS ALOT TO DO WITH WHO IS IN CONTROLL OF THE GUN.......

HOPE I WAS ABLE TO HELP

TENDERHEART

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by countryriders2 - 2009-10-23 11:10:32

hi miss kristina and welcome to the group. What Tammy says is right on it. Consult your Dr. first. Now about a tatoo if you get a boys name and you brake up then you have to get a cover up tatoo and they can look real ugly. If you get a cute little butterfly, when you grow older it could look like a buzzard. Be real careful when choosing a tatoo you have to live with it for the rest of your life. Try explaning to your kids why they can't have a dragon too, you did and they want to be just like you. If you plan on working in the public it is easier to get a job if your tats are not visable.I do have tatoo's and I wish someone had sat me down and gently explained the pro's and con's. No one can tell you what to do only think it through carefully. And NEVER NEVER NEVER use a homemade gun only a professional. AIDs and diseases are transmitted that way. Good luck and happy pacing love diane

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by tcrabtree85 - 2009-10-23 12:10:18

Welcome to the club. I can't tell you to not get a tattoo many people get them with a pm. The only thing I would say is talk to your doctor first. You should not get them close to your pm and should keep a certain distance away from it. Up in the search corner you could also look up what others have said about tattoos.
I hope you enjoy the club. I have been on it for 2 years and it has been a blessing. I am younger 24 and was wanting a tattoo and decided for now against it and too hold off maybe with your last experience you may want to do the same.

Once again welcome.

Tammy

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by pete - 2009-10-24 02:10:42

I personally do not llike tattoos. I think they look awful. But that is just my opinion. I even used to think people with Tattoos were not right in the head and looked threatening. However a recent encounter changed my opinion. I went to a concert at the local church to raise funds for the Palestinians. Various local talent were there performing this and that. One old lady told us about her visit to a tattoo artist. She only wanted her ears pierced and could not find anybody to do it , but was told the tatooist around the corner might help. She went in and was very nervous. The place was full of young , and what she thought oddball people. They soon all realised she was nervous and were very sympathetic and helpful. She had her ears pierced and to her astonishment every young person was still waiting for her, when she came out to see how she got on and to congratulate her on going through with it dispite being nervous. So it changed her mind about tatoos and metal bits etc. The story changed my mind as well as I am always ready to be proved wrong. It also reminded me of a 40 year old who arrived in the next bed to me in hospital. He laid outside the bedclothes with only his lower pyjamas on. He was covered in tatoos and had metal gold rings in his nipples. I was shocked. The last patient having been a dirty tramp. However he was an engaging character who brightened up the ward and I would not have missed his company for anything. So there !!!!

Why I cannot on top of the PM?

by GQ - 2011-06-30 11:06:30

I was planning to get a tattoo on top of the PM to covert the scar and the bump. Why can I not get one on top of the PM?..

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