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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-05-2014, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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I was thinking about getting my first tattoo (a lot of thinking about this one) and need some advice. I guess some of you have tattoos, so it would be easier for me to decide whether to do it or not. Or what tattoo to have. I'm thinking between a seahorse tattoo and a Poseidon tattoo (not sure about this one). What would you think?

Here is the Poseidon tattoo I was thinking about:

Here is the Seahorse tattoo I was thinking about:

I am also going to talk to a local tattoo artist, but before that I need as much help I can get. So talking to people that got tattoos would be easier for me to decide.

I'm thinking about getting it on my foot (like in the picture) or on my lower back. What do you think?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-05-2014, 05:38 PM
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Nice tats :) I'd go with the foot/ankle, that's where I got mine. I've always thought the lower back was an awesome, pretty place for a tattoo.. But you don't want one there, eventually you'll have someone saying "haha, you got a tramp stamp!" :( It's a shame, I don't know how they got that stigma. Just warning you. Even worse if you are a guy.
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My great niece wants one so bad but my brother and SIL are totally against it. I have no problem if it's in a discreet place like a foot, ankle orhip but I don't care for tattooed ALL over a person's back, up and down legs and arms and all over a person's face and neck. I realize that to a lot of people this is art but I think some people can go overboard. I hope I didn't offend anyone by what I just said.
A betta tattoo would be cool!!
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 08:27 AM
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I really like the second one of the Seahorse. Keep in mind that somewhere down the road, you might want to change it up or add some color to it so the second one would be much easier to manipulate. Are you going with black and gray like the picture?

The less skin in the area that you're going to tattoo, the more painful it is. It's not a horrible pain and your skin gets used to it after a bit but that might be something to keep in mind while you're deciding where on your body to put it. Top of foot, ankle, hand etc.. will be a bit more unpleasant and also really sensitive areas like ribs, stomach.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the answers!

I'm going with the black and gray picture. I like it better (now) than a color one.

@Betta Nut I'm going to think more about that betta tattoo
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Speaking as a tattoo artist, the seahorse design is much better (and will look better for a longer period of time!) @:)

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 09:03 AM
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Ah this thread is stuff I know about lolz

I have several tattoos bad and good I'm getting a new very big one end of the month soooo excited
If you haven't had your new tat yet I think you are right to want something small to start with, really do your research on what you like don't just see one picture and think yeah that , this is going be be on your body forever
More importantly find a good tattooist it's really hard these days to find a good one and good tattooist will give you their oppion and will put their twist on it.
The sea horse you have shown would make a better tattoo then the other one which is all black trible style it will just look like a black blob on the skin

Let us know how it goes

Hope this helps any questions regarding tattoo please ask away :)
Hope I get some help regarding my bettas lolz

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by arportia View Post
Speaking as a tattoo artist, the seahorse design is much better (and will look better for a longer period of time!) @:)
I will let you all know how it goes.
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