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As a doctor widely involved in sports and as the ringside doctor for boxing and UFC events, my interest in meticulous tattoo artwork and the deep emotions and stories behind tattoos only grew stronger. After years of hearing fighters and friends discuss the severity of pain involved in many of their tattoo procedures, and statements that getting hit was less painful than getting a tattoo, I knew that I could resolve this dilemma.
I don’t think this is a product that I would personally use because I haven’t found tattoos to be that painful. It’s been a while, but I sort of enjoy the process and have heard the same from others with tattoos. For someone who can’t sit still through the pain, I would rather see them use a product like this than wind up with shaky lines caused by movement during the tattoo.
Feeling an urge to get some body art in D.C.? You may soon have an extra day to mull it over.
A set of regulations for tattoo artists and body piercers unveiled today would mandate a 24-hour wait between when a customer requests a tattoo or piercing and when they can actually get it.
I don’t think it’s the governments place to step in and tell people how long they need to wait in order to get a tattoo, but I also think that getting a tattoo less than 24 hours after meeting your artist is probably not the best idea either. People are going to make a huge deal over this, but it will most likely stop a fair amount of people from making stupid tattoo decisions.
This is one of the most disturbing tattoo related stories I have read in a while, although it might all be just made up for TV.
For many parents, the idea of their 17-year-old daughter getting a tattoo is a true Tattoo Nightmare. But Kristina, star of Spike TV’s Tattoo Nightmares, has parents who actually took it one step further than saying no. Not only did they sign the consent form, they paid for the tattoo artist to purposely flub up the tattoo to prevent her from wanting any more.
A woman who has battled three types of cancer since the age of 11 has shared a topless picture of herself on Facebook, bravely revealing the tattoo she had inked on her chest following a double mastectomy.
After having her breasts removed to treat her cancer, Kelly Davidson, 34, decided reconstructive surgery was not for her, opting instead to get a fairy tale-inspired tattoo on her chest.
‘It’s my badge of honor and strength,’ the Ontario, Canada resident explained to the Toronto Star. ‘It reminds me every day of the battles that I’ve overcome. I’ve won this war and hopefully I’ve beat it completely.’
This story has been all over the news lately, so it’s not exactly new news. But what struck me were the comments. The Daily Mail is my favorite site for finding ignorant and downright nasty comments about tattoos, but very few were found on this story. Instead I found comments like this:
“I have always abhorred tattoos until now. That is beautiful as are you. Inspirational x”
“I hate tattoos but I love this one :)”
“I think it is BEAUTIFUL! Well done to her. Brave and beautiful.”
It seems as though cancer is the great equalizer. It is the one reason for getting a tattoo that a majority of people, even those who admittedly hate tattoos, can agree with. Or is it that the universal hatred for cancer is just so much more powerful than the hatred for tattoos?
I can’t help but question someone who says that they “have always abhorred tattoos”, but suddenly think this particular tattoo is beautiful. That statement tells me that this person has either never looked at tattoos in an objective way or they are lying because they cannot admit hating something that was done by a person who survived cancer. Regardless of the motives, it is still refreshing to hear some positive things being said about tattoos on this site.
Between the cliche “think before you ink” line in the title and the opening line, “I don’t have any tattoos so I’m probably taking a bit of a risk here…” I was expecting an article full of misinformation and anti-tattoo ranting. To my surprise I found some really useful tattoo tips and have to say that I agree with almost all of them.
The one tip I cannot agree with is never getting a tattoo if you are grandparent or over the age of 45. I see no reason to put an age limit on tattoos and love hearing stories of an 85 year old grandmother getting tattooed for the first time. It might not look as great as it would on young skin, but if you made it that far in life and want to go out and get inked, who am I to tell you not to?