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Master Electrician
September 2nd, 2008, 04:54 PM
So, anyone else here think you can use your body as a canvas of sorts?

Or just find it attractive?

Unfortunately, my body doesn't look particularly good with piercings, so those are out. I have two tattoos, however, a semicolon behind my left ear and a chain over my shoulders, with "Veritas" and "Aequitas" written above it in flames. That's gonna be the start of what's gonna be an entire back piece and two partial sleeves. I do have it planned out, and it's all thinks that have meaning to me instead of just looking cool.

Of course, if you think I'm an idiot, do say so. Just try and be polite. :P

Voltagenic
September 2nd, 2008, 04:55 PM
I don't like body art.

Something about people covered with it just makes them look rather unintelligent and grungy.

A tattoo here and there is fine.

Motsuko Live
September 2nd, 2008, 05:05 PM
I don't like body art.

Something about people covered with it just makes them look rather unintelligent and grungy.

A tattoo here and there is fine.

Agreed. While body art may seem like a "hip" or "expressive" thing to do at the time, look a little further down the road. How attractive is it really going to look when your wrinkly skin is distorting the image? Or when the ink is all smudged, and you can barely make out what it was supposed to be in the first place?

I don't have anything against tattoos, though. Hell, I even plan to get one in the future; a few, solid black music notes running horizontally across my Achilles tendon. But when I see a body completely covered in ink, it just looks rather stupid.

Kryssi
September 2nd, 2008, 05:09 PM
I like tattoos, but there's a certain point where it starts to look really foul and common. No offense to those who think differently. I have 6 tattoos at the moment, and they all mean something to me. I don't see how a lot of people can go to a tattoo parlour just for the pure heck of it, like, when I got my last tattoo done, this woman came in, and she looked rather not in the head par se, and she hadn't a clue about what she wanted to get at all. Tattoos are meant to be meaningful to oneself but there are some stupid people out there that get the most ridiculous tattoos ever, like, i've seen some on websites an' all with some one having a bikini tattoo'd just above their butt. Totally ridiculous.

Allstories
September 2nd, 2008, 05:20 PM
I don't mind tattoos, but I could probably never get one myself. I just can't imagine ever thinking of a cool idea for one that I'd know would be cool forever. I'm just too fickle. I'd regret it no matter what.

Kryssi
September 2nd, 2008, 05:23 PM
Yeah, it can be hard trying to think of an orginial idea that no one else has, but that's rather hard to do, unless you cutomize the hell outta something you really like.

Master Electrician
September 2nd, 2008, 05:27 PM
I like tattoos, but there's a certain point where it starts to look really foul and common. No offense to those who think differently. I have 6 tattoos at the moment, and they all mean something to me. I don't see how a lot of people can go to a tattoo parlour just for the pure heck of it, like, when I got my last tattoo done, this woman came in, and she looked rather not in the head par se, and she hadn't a clue about what she wanted to get at all. Tattoos are meant to be meaningful to oneself but there are some stupid people out there that get the most ridiculous tattoos ever, like, i've seen some on websites an' all with some one having a bikini tattoo'd just above their butt. Totally ridiculous.

THANK YOU! If I'm going to put something on my body, it's going to mean something very special to me, something that I won't regret. I refuse to get anything done that I haven't thought about and won't be proud of.

Voltagenic
September 2nd, 2008, 06:10 PM
Thought about a dragon down my arm, but it'd probably hurt like hell.

Amachi
September 2nd, 2008, 07:22 PM
How many of you folks have heard of scar tattoos? It's not something for the weak of heart, since it's quite graphic.

Basically it involves carefully removing the actual skin so that the scar creates an image. Pretty sick, in more ways than one. Look up pictures if you dare, haha.

Voltagenic
September 2nd, 2008, 09:01 PM
How many of you folks have heard of scar tattoos? It's not something for the weak of heart, since it's quite graphic.

Basically it involves carefully removing the actual skin so that the scar creates an image. Pretty sick, in more ways than one. Look up pictures if you dare, haha.

MY EYES :'(

Just kidding, didn't look it up.

Anyway, seems to be on the same level as branding.

Cassino
September 2nd, 2008, 09:01 PM
How many of you folks have heard of scar tattoos? It's not something for the weak of heart, since it's quite graphic.

Basically it involves carefully removing the actual skin so that the scar creates an image. Pretty sick, in more ways than one. Look up pictures if you dare, haha.
Interesting... I like graphic (and did look it up). :D


Eh, I'm not bothered about people with a normal amount of tattoos, having grown up with a father bearing a few on his arms. I may even get one at some point. As for people completely covered in them, it's their choice and not my business to care. I tend to see tattoos as unattractive if anything but it depends who's got one, what it is and where it is.

Piercings, make-up and nail varnish all get a no from me. I see much vanity in those.
Although, again, I'm not bothered about what people want to do, they won't be going out with me if they've got huge hoop earrings and purple eyeshadow. :P

THIRTY-SIX
September 2nd, 2008, 09:09 PM
I'm wanting a tattoo of mesousa from pani poni, though I am looking for a good pose… and a tattoo parlour … quite lazy in looking. xD

Neko64
September 3rd, 2008, 04:12 AM
How many of you folks have heard of scar tattoos? It's not something for the weak of heart, since it's quite graphic.

Basically it involves carefully removing the actual skin so that the scar creates an image. Pretty sick, in more ways than one. Look up pictures if you dare, haha.

Yeah I've actually seen those being done on tv before. x__x This dude had his girlfriend's handprints on his chest and the left one was a scar tattoo and the right was a pitch black one. *shiver* It...looked SO ugly. xD *dies*

Tattoos look pretty cool, but I don't think I'd ever want to get one. I'm afraid I'll regret the damage it does to your skin later on in life. ;<

As far as peircings go, I had my ears pierced when I was young, but I'm pretty sure the hole closed up by now~:<


-Neko

Memory
September 3rd, 2008, 04:38 AM
Definitely not a fan of body art.... ugh. XD
I'll probably never get a tattoo, either. Doesn't interest me. I don't even LIKE my body. XD

Kryssi
September 3rd, 2008, 06:37 AM
Ah, the scar tattoos is quite a different form of art.. if you could call it that. There's so many proceedures with the tattooing industry. I swear they're finding more and more ways of doing this. There's also the cattle-prod method, where they use a hot steaming brand to burn you, though I'm not sure if this practice is used that much... ouch. There's also things people do to get implants put under their skin to change their appearence. Like, I don't know if any of you have heard of either of the following: Catman and Lizardman, google up some images... it's rather... different. But people are entitled to do whatever they want.

EdenDecay
September 3rd, 2008, 01:18 PM
Scar tattoo: It's called scarification and originates from New Guinea.

"Scarifying involves scratching, etching, or some sort of superficial cutting or incision. Scarification can be applied to horticulture, which involves cutting the seed coat using acid, sand paper, or a knife to encourage germination, the cutting of concrete using hydrodemolition, or as a permanent body modification, etching designs, pictures, or words into the skin." -Wikipedia


I, myself, am a fan of body bods and have many of my own but I would never do scarification.

Kryssi
September 3rd, 2008, 03:19 PM
I must admit, that's a tad too extreme.

here's the Catman I was talking about earlier;
http://ftg-intl.com/catman.BMP

He was on a show on tv today and was explaining to the interviewees about the proceedures he's had done. The balls that are above his mouth now have whiskers on the ends, and he also has the same implanted in his forehead. His teeth filled to look like a tiger's, the upper mouth split, implanted and adjusted and also the bridge of his nose altered... very extreme.

EdenDecay
September 3rd, 2008, 04:07 PM
I wonder if he gets laid. o_O

Kryssi
September 3rd, 2008, 04:11 PM
Maybe by tigers... but by humans? We don't know.

Hiidoran
September 3rd, 2008, 04:49 PM
I'm sorry but I don't find tattoos attractive at all. I just don't see the beauty in mutilating one's self in order to have a permanent branding. Are we animals; what is the point? I find the human body incredibly beautiful and I don't see why one would want to change it. I suppose I can understand the argument of artistic expression or nonconformity, but really can't one just accessorize with clothing or jewelry? Some people may consider a little tattoo just fine, as for myself, I don't see the difference between getting a little tattoo on your ankle and completely covering oneself in ink. However, that's just my opinion.

As for piercings, I don't have a problem with them at all, as long as they are in moderation. Pierced ears, stomach, or possibly even a little stud in the nose all look pretty decent. However, piercings such as those on the eyebrows, gages in the ears, or snake bites just seem horrid looking. Knowing that such mutilations automatically keep one from getting a respectful job or respect from the general community, why would one do it? That seems a little too much trouble to be different in my opinion.

These are just my personal thoughts, however; I'm not putting down anyone who has done any of this. It's more of a question to society really...

EdenDecay
September 3rd, 2008, 11:33 PM
I would scare you then. XD

Many people find body modification to be "disturbing" but you gotta keep in mind that others find it beautiful, especially in other cultures. Body modification, to me, is just like any other trend out there like extreme dieting. I believe that if that's what the person wants to do to achieve "perfection" in their own look then it's a beautiful thing that they would strive for it so much.

Alot of people use piercings to highlight certain parts of their body. Like.. people don't usually notice the shape of my lips until they see my mods.

Aaaand others see it as a fetish, I guess. I mean, you can't be an alternative model with a little bitty stud in your nose and a simple belly button ring. :P

Hope that makes sense.

THIRTY-SIX
September 3rd, 2008, 11:46 PM
Kryssi… I saw that too… and I wondered if this thread was created because of it. xD
The 'dragon guy' had an awesome tongue. xD
Also I thought the person in the picture was female. o.o

EdenDecay
September 4th, 2008, 12:03 AM
I heard it was female, also. But I wasn't sure so I didn't say anything... o_o

Kryssi
September 4th, 2008, 03:45 AM
Kryssi… I saw that too… and I wondered if this thread was created because of it. xD
The 'dragon guy' had an awesome tongue. xD
Also I thought the person in the picture was female. o.o

Ohhh yeah, the lizard man, the tongue was wicked. I liked his plugs, I want to get one ear stretched... I used to have a 2mm, though that's real small... i was getting there by myself. Haha, that guy, the big cat... i don't understand why he has scales tattoo'd on his arms... after all, isn't he meant to be the cat man?