they can't be some little simplistic shit just assigned randomly to some part of your body, they have to either have a meaning, or be artistic in some way. and you have to carry them with confidence, not some gay ass fucking paper airplane on the right shoulder
>my point still stands
That's not a point. It's a grammatical nitpick.
You sound like someone who has achieved so little all they have to be proud of is what they're 'not' doing that would be worse.
wut, I agree 90% of tattos are shit, trashy, and retarded, but you're obviously way too dense on the subject
was thinking about doing a stick-n-poke somewhere on my abdomen, like just 3 dots in a triangle. so that when chicks ask me if i have i can be like yea and then they see my ottermode body
D E V I L I S H
T A C T I C S
I'm gonna get this on my wrist, opposite hand of the one I wear my watch on, but in the spot where a watch would be. Eventually, I'll have small text wrapped around it that says "Not all who wander are lost"
what about getting a small simple triangle on a knuckle or two. Like this but smaller.
can there be the non-scumbag knuckle tattoo?
Agreed, not sure how well they would age though.
Well, shit, this thread got me curious.
My sister wants me to get one with her soon. We've always been characterized as Calvin and Hobbes in our family. So, I'd get Hobbes on my shoulder, and she'd get Calvin.
It doesn't seem too degenerate because it has meaning, right?
>Do not tattoo your hands/neck/face. You WILL regret it unless you are an artist and don't need a regular job.
This. I have a strict rule to only get tattoos that can be completely covered with pants and a dress shirt, as long as there is even a slight chance I'll have to work a regular job again. Once I'm confident I can live off my art, though, I might get the most cliché knuckle tattoos in existence, GOOD and EVIL. Not because I'm edgy, because I really like Nick Cave.
I might also get a Bismillah on my neck. Just to make sure I'll never not be stopped and searched on airports.
I'm getting this.
Not sure if I should do color or b&w.
Rate my tattoo /fa/. I got it when I graduated therapy as kind of a promise to always be happy with myself.
I can understand that and thank you for the input, I hope to start adding more colorful tattoos around it and on my other arm to try and balance it out. Anything you would have done differently?
I generally dislike most coloured tattoos, that's just me. Also when people use this font for tattoos there's a very high risk of it looking... "wonky". Like in the "l'intérieur" part.
But hey, it's your skin, your meaning, so rock it.
It's a lot more even now, that photo was taken the night I got it and my arm was all swollen and the skin was kinda stretched. Thanks for the feedback again, I hope to add some black work to my chest or legs sometime soon since classic style tattoos are actually my favorite kind. This was my first one so I went with the artist. He said if I ever want to add some black to it and try to subdue it a little or minor changes he'd do it free so I've got options.
It's been working out so far thanks for asking!
I really wanna get the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.
I'd say black unless you are REALLY pale, then go for colour.
It can work or it can look like absolute shit.
"Dans la profondeur de l'hiver, j'ai finalement appris qu'il y avait en moi un soleil invincible."
would be correct. You re missing words and letters.
i want one of a sword going from the top of my spine down to between my shoulder blades, with a knight's helmet sitting in the middle with angel wings coming out the sides
also one of my chest, not sure yet but probably one with a ton of sharp straight lines protruding
someone get this dirty pig disgusting australian out of here!!!
I like mine. It's the Germanic symbol for winter solstice (when the sun finally starts re-appearing) but in a Celtic style
reminds me that the good times will always return, no matter how dark it is - but also that, no matter how bright it might be, dark times will follow
I will witness the death of my parents - but I will also witness the birth of my child. Frightening, yet soothing. And good to keep in mind to keep things in perspective.
>reminds me that the good times will always return, no matter how dark it is - but also that, no matter how bright it might be, dark times will follow
That pseudo deep justification.
I can assure you, you fucking whimp, that any of those proto-europeans would have been more racist that any nazi of today (i.e. forget about mating with a grill outside your tribe or clan, or face total war).
It's jut funny how new age neopagans tend to think that tribes were somehow peaceful.
That's why nazis and white supremacists have the right to use those symbols, because they represent a long-gone society based on values such as strength, honor and caring of your people while basically having no mercy for others outside your race.
I think I'm going to get a lighthouse tattoo on my forearm in pseudo Sailor Jerry style. I know, super gay, but it's got meaning and I like the art style. What do you guys think?
It's got meaning to me is what I meant. Actually, the fact it doesn't have any real meaning feels like a selling point. I'm not in the Navy so if I got an actual Sailor Jerry tattoo, I'd look like an even bigger tool.
rough translation seems to be something like "in the depths of winter, i finally understood that there is an invincible summer in me" but it is very gramatically incorrect, something i would write in grade 6 french
I wanted to get a barcode on my right wrist with my birthdate above it in a expiration date type font. On my left arm I want to get a line of binary that wraps around my arm and reads 'commodity'.
What do you guys think?
man I love it when they do that half-arsed philosophy/religion/psychology thing in chinese cartoons
fucking angsty protagonists tho
thinking about getting an eagle (my spirit animal) sitting on top of a gammadion cross (symbol for good luck/fortune). I think it could look really nice. It represents the relationship between nature and the earth's care for us.
explain how people taking things that may be very significant/sensitive to a culture, and use them out of context/in a way that can be viewed as harmful, isn't cultural appropriation?
its just a continual fall out of colonialism, you should do some reading on it because i dont really want to have a social-political discussion on a chinese image sharing forum
>i dont really want to have a social-political discussion on a chinese image sharing forum
perhaps you should stop using the internet and living in modern civilization, you're appropriating white culture :^)
isn't effay's biggest group the minimalist, basic, 'normcore', plaewave shit that is basically just fitting clothes without graphics or any strong colors on them? you think they're dressing for attention?
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The word "edgy" has officially lost all meaning and has been downgraded to a "meme word". This has happened in part of a member of the /fa/ board community from 4chan used it when his feelings got hurt and someone insulted him with meaningless banter.
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Back to you, John
yes, they are weak-willed since they jump on the vegan train to be cool with their progressive friends. Any sane person can tell that eating meat isn't something you stop doing, but they're disillusioned by Democrat-voting body-positive transfluid otherkin bloggers
Thinking of getting "luz" (my sisters second name, and also means "light") in pretty much the exact same font as in pic
I think I'm going to get this (the lion) on my chest next year. It's been about 2 months since I've decided on it, so 10 more months before I'll be ready to get it.
If I meditate for 2 hours a day minimum, can I get a tattoo of an intricate mandala, or should I kill myself for being a white Buddhist?
Likewise, if I am addicted to coke, could I get away with a post-ironic tattoo of Leary's classic "turn on, tune in, drop out," or should I kill myself for doing drugs just for shits and giggles?
What is the most /fa/ tattoo, and why is it the muted post-horn from The Crying of Lot 49?
Answer: Because /lit/ tattoos are effay as fuck, when they are /lit/ The Board, not /lit/ In General
jesus fucking /fa/'s tattoo ideas are all gay as fuck. i want to get a tattoo but i want it to have meaning so im taking a long time to build a sleeve of things that are important to me. so far its about halfway done and its pretty baller but its gonna cost more money than i can afford so ill probably have to do it piecemeal.
>tfw you already know what's going to be in this thread
>tfw you already know that there's going to be people saying tattoos are shit
>tfw you already know they're going to get replies
>tfw you already know what the replies are going to say
>tfw you already know there's going to be meaningfags and aestheticfags
>tfw you already know what every thread is going to consist of
>tfw 4chan is becoming predictable
Where do I go from here
Anyone who gets a tattoo that "means something special" is an idiot. Everybody knows stick and poke tattoos with vague symbols, single words or pizza slices are in.
Have fun being embarrassed when you realize your "special meaning" doesn't apply to you anymore.
That's pretty nice. It'd be great to do the whole litany in a really interesting typographical design, I think. Then again, I love the mood of the books, so I'm biased.
Does /fa/ think that getting a plain blue circle for each shoulder is a bad idea? It would be like a very minimalist tribal. I'm relatively /fit/, so i think i could pull it off.
Think Mugen from Samurai Champloo or Aang from ATLAB
Anyone have that tattoo of that guy tattoo his baby on his fucking face?
>wants a tattoo to affect other people
kill yourself already
I want to get the black symbol in this picture on my chest.
My best friend got killed trying to get one of these, and lost all of his stuff.