3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 20-Somethings

Tattoo; Thoughts?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-06-2010, 08:27 AM   #61
Moving and Losing
 
MissLeeLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 48

S/C/G: 330/285/180ish

Height: 6'0

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ParadiseFalls View Post
That sounds like a really nice place! What country are you from?
Haha thanks ladies, I live at the bottom of the world in New Zealand. My husband is American, I lived in the US for many years so I do understand the society, but NZers here, I guess we just have a laxed and lazy lifestyle lol, we kinda go on the impression that everyone is free to express themselves and be whatever you like, so long as your not hurting anyone else in the process
__________________



One funky dancing guy = 10lbs

MissLeeLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2010, 02:56 PM   #62
Here We Go Again
 
WormwoodDoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Warminster, PA
Posts: 1,161

S/C/G: 256 / TICKER / 140

Height: 5'3"

Default

I have 7 tattoos which are all in very visible places. I do not regret ANY of them. They all mean something to me and were important to me at that given time in my life. My first tattoo is of the comedy/tragedy masks but the masks' faces look like real faces (I often get asked who they are, haha). I had a rough childhood and since I was 12 I wanted them as a tattoo, not because I am a fan of drama - but because they signify to me both the happy and sad times in life. I got the tattoo when I was 15 - and I don't regret it one bit. It helped me cope with my depression. It helped me realize that no matter how bad a day could get, there was always something to smile about. My last tattoo is my favorite and he probably has the least meaning - I collect all kinds of owls and he was my favorite figurine of my collection so I got him tattooed. He reminds me of the amazing parts of my childhood. My next tattoo will be on my arm: It's an hourglass with tiny pocket watches as the sand and it will say "My life is measured by this glass, by the little sands that thorough pass".

I often get comments about how I am going to regret my tattoos. "What if you don't like them when you get older?". You only get to live once. These tattoos will grow with me. They are a part of me at a certain time during my life. I make sure they have some kind of meaning to me and I generally sit on the idea for about a year or more. I don't really get one on a whim.
__________________

It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle choice!
Sexy By Halloween Challenge 2012



The journey continues...
Mini goal #1: 238 | Mini Goal #2: 215 | Mini Goal #3: 199
Mini Goal #4: 180 | Mini Goal #5: 169 | Final Goal #6: 150


[/font]

Last edited by WormwoodDoll : 07-06-2010 at 02:56 PM.
WormwoodDoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2010, 11:55 PM   #63
It's about time
 
ParadiseFalls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,252

S/C/G: 300/ticker/175

Height: 5'5"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissLeeLee View Post
We kinda go on the impression that everyone is free to express themselves and be whatever you like, so long as your not hurting anyone else in the process
You're making me jealous and a little sad for America!
__________________

Goals:
270 (-10%) 5/21| 239 (-20%) | 210 (-30%) | 175 (-40%)

One to my herd for every 10 pounds:

ParadiseFalls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 10:46 PM   #64
Getting healthy!
 
Paramedic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: East Coast
Posts: 159

Height: 5'7"

Default

In case anyone was curious, I decided not to get a tattoo. I'm way too indecisive and I just know that after a while I'd end up regretting my decision. And I'd probably grow to resent it, because I'm just that dramatic of a person. :P

But, seeing that the symbol still means a lot to me, I'm going to see if I can get a bracelet or something with the design on it that I can carry around with me at all times.

Anyway, I'd like to note that I still like tattoos and I'm still keeping the idea in the back of my head for the rare occasion that I become less indecisive. But, getting within the next couple of years just doesn't seem like a very good idea to me.

I'd like to thank everyone who helped me out and gave their honest opinions on the matter. I'm considering starting a "show off your tattoos" thread somewhere, because I'm very interested to see everyone's tattoos that were mentioned here!
Paramedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 11:55 PM   #65
It's about time
 
ParadiseFalls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,252

S/C/G: 300/ticker/175

Height: 5'5"

Default

Smart girl! I think getting tattoos is something you have to be totally sure of and totally in LOVE with the idea of. And until that's you, you are absolutely making the right decision.
__________________

Goals:
270 (-10%) 5/21| 239 (-20%) | 210 (-30%) | 175 (-40%)

One to my herd for every 10 pounds:

ParadiseFalls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 11:57 PM   #66
Just keep breathing!
 
GradPhase's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: East Texas
Posts: 1,073

S/C/G: 175/160/150

Height: 5'5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Natasha1534 View Post
Okay, I'll rephrase...I am not ASKED about my wrist tattoo any more than I'm asked about my ankle tattoos. I'm also 34 years old, not a 20-something year old. I've been at my job for 10 years and have attained rank during that time...I have a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Assistant Studies w/ a minor in Criminal Justice...and I am a Nationally Registered EMT (graduating EMT class w/ a 4.0 average, by the way). I think experience says a lot more about someone than their age.


All good and fine points, and good on you for achieving so much. But I still think people absolutely do judge based on appearance, tattoos included. And I absolutely do think that they can play a BIG role in whether you are hired or not for a job position. And no, not just a job for a nun, or a school teacher, or president - but even as far as a job in advertising, or accounting, or anything which requires you to look professional as deemed by your employer.

I have a friend with two wrist tattoos, one on each arm respectively. She's been turned down for a receptionist job at a high end hotel, working at a salon, and even working at a tourist gift shop - and when asked why, they were all because of her tattoos. They're not even that large, or disrespectful (one just says "Remember to Dream"). My point is, as rebellious as we want to be, and as great as it is to say "Eff society, accept me for me", that's not how society always works. And while some people have great luck scoring positions with extremely unconventional looks (the mohawked lawyer must have been an INSANELY hard worker) the vast majority of us individual little snowflakes do not. And that is definitely something that -I- at least take in to major consideration.


ETA: Especially with the economy being the way it is right now, why risk employment on a tattoo that sounded like a good idea at the time? I'm not trying to say it's the wrong choice for each individual, I'm just saying that it should require a heck of a lot more thought.

Last edited by GradPhase : 07-09-2010 at 11:59 PM.
GradPhase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2010, 12:06 AM   #67
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Mabank, TX
Posts: 9

S/C/G: 237/235/140

Height: 5'2''

Default

I'm considering my tattoo as well. Except mine will be placed on my right shoulder blade and I'm getting a stargazer flower in memory of my mom. I don't have a problem on "if" b/c I know that this means a lot to me. I know it can be covered when needed and it wouldn't affect my work. Just do with what you think is right. I've got piercings and those are good to have since they are easy to remove than having to be lasered! I think with your first tattoo it should be placed somewhere where it can be covered when needed, that way you can get use to having it and also seeing if you like it. Good luck on your choice though!
Chels27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2010, 01:47 AM   #68
Senior Member
 
Natasha1534's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Posts: 1,923

S/C/G: 346/269.5/180

Height: 5'6"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chels27 View Post
I'm considering my tattoo as well. Except mine will be placed on my right shoulder blade and I'm getting a stargazer flower in memory of my mom. I don't have a problem on "if" b/c I know that this means a lot to me. I know it can be covered when needed and it wouldn't affect my work. Just do with what you think is right. I've got piercings and those are good to have since they are easy to remove than having to be lasered! I think with your first tattoo it should be placed somewhere where it can be covered when needed, that way you can get use to having it and also seeing if you like it. Good luck on your choice though!
Yanno what's funny??? Our department has NO policy on visible tattoos except that they can't be offensive...but piercings are not allowed (aside from 1 pair of earrings for females, in their ears of course), not even if you insert a clear retainer while on duty. I had to let my eyebrow piercing grow over...luckily my other piercings aren't visible.
__________________

1st goal - 10% of body weight lost - MET 06/21/10
2nd goal - 100 lbs lost
3rd goal - 180 lbs!!!
Natasha1534 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2010, 02:02 AM   #69
Angelina/Gerard is Love
 
JasonsLea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 4,104

S/C/G: 291.8/286.8/199

Height: 5'4 1/2

Default

Almost all my friends have tats. My BFF has five, including one on her wrist and one on her forearm. Before she had her baby, she worked for the VA and never had any complaints. I agree that tats should mean something to you, it just seems silly to just get a tattoo with no meaning.
__________________


My WL Blog: Luna Loses
JasonsLea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2010, 04:12 AM   #70
Obese Runner
 
19Deltawifey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Near the mountains
Posts: 1,319

S/C/G: 260/201.4/healthy

Height: 5'3

Default

I don't have any tattoos mainly because I'm scared that I wont like it when I get older also. Plus I change my mind a lot and I'm sure that I would eventually get it removed. Plus so many people have tats and I like feeling unique by not having a tattoo. Just make sure its something that you can live with for the rest of your life
__________________
Carly
Married 11yrs, 3 beautiful kids, and a great pyrenees furbaby
"Shooting for PROGRESS, NOT perfection"
VERTICAL SLEEVE (VSG)
ONE garlic pill a day keeps hypoglycemia away
19Deltawifey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 08:37 PM   #71
Senior Member
 
vixxi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 256

S/C/G: 211/178/150 LW:161

Height: 5'6

Default

I have a total of eight tattoo's at the moment, on both wrists, both sides, back of my neck, and up my forearm. I love each and every one of my tattoo's, I think they are beautiful and every last one of them has deep meaning and sentimental value to me. I think it's truly sad that people are judged by body art. Having ink doesn't make you less smart, qualified, polite, courteous, good at your job, etc. Tattoo acceptance in the workplace is definately on the rise. It's unfortunate that there is sometimes a stigma attached to having tattoo's as being seen as "bad news" or a trouble maker. I know my grandparents, who are very conservative, hold this view. Sad really, rock on ladies! Express yourself!
__________________
.

One for every 5lbs!!

vixxi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
bridesmaid in a mainstream wedding - any thoughts? Gypsy Severina Alternachicks 45 12-21-2008 11:17 AM
Tattoo ideas? peejay Looking Good, Feeling Great 17 10-22-2008 05:28 PM
I rewarded myself with a new tattoo! cemetarysiren25 General chatter 42 07-22-2006 05:36 PM
Tattoo to signify your weight loss HadEnough General chatter 60 02-22-2006 03:45 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:33 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2