Common Ground:Tattoos/body modification
This would probably be a good place to ask: does anyone have any experience with white elements in tattoos? I have a couple of birds that I want to get with large swaths of white on them; one is almost entirely white! I know there is white tattoo ink but I also thought heard that it can be somewhat iffy as far as large areas of white go.
I have a little bit of white detailing in the lotus on my back, but I’ve never seen large swaths of white to know how well it would perform. Sounds neat though :D
I knew a guy who had white tattooed on his face. I think he had an Irish background, so his skin was pretty pale and got pink when he heated up. The tattoo was pretty subtle most of the time but popped out a bit more when he was heated.
You can check out some white ink photos here… http://pinterest.com/dustin2dust/white-tattoos/
White is used mainly as a highlights. A lot of people have white that discolours over time, it ends up turning yellow or brown.
Some places do all white tattoos. We don’t do them where I work, because they usually don’t hold up or change colour.
Thanks guys. I figured as much, also that it’s probably something I’ll discuss with my artist when I find one. :)
I was watching an episode of Tattoo Nightmares, and there was this girl getting a tattoo who was quite pain-intolerant getting a lot of white on her tattoo. And the artist said something about white hurting a lot more than colors. I’m not quite sure about that, anyone else know anything about it?
A friend, who has alot of tats, tells me that because white is a colour that doesn’t show very well, they need to go deeper and over the same spot more than once. Ouch!!
White “hurts more” because it is the last colour to go in. So the area is already raw & sore.
I have white on my sleeve and I didn’t really notice any different. However I only have white and black.
I have four tattoos as of right now and plan to get many more. I will be getting a tea related one at some point. So many tattoos and not enough time and money to get them…..
I have 3 tattoos, with plans for 3 more…eventually. There’s a certain order I want to do them in and I want a detailed maple leaf next but I can’t figure out where I want to put it. Want it to be special, but don’t want it to take up too much valuable body space that could be used for something bigger.
Here are my tattoos:
I also want a cat on my earlobe and a detailed western-style dragon on my right calf but I haven’t found one I like enough yet.
Here’s my Facebook album with many of my tattoos, but most of my newer ones & the completed larger ones aren’t in there. You can also see pics of my newer ones on my instagram tattooed33
I have two tattoos – the first one was a rather humbling and permanent lesson for me about being assertive. When I think about the difference between myself at 20 and now… well, I relied too heavily on the words of others. What was supposed to be a pretty and dainty butterfly became a big blob of black and blue. At some point I would love to get it removed, or replace it with something similar to my second tattoo.
Now that one… yeah, that’s more me. I learned my lessons from the first, and so the second was a lot more personal, meaningful… and easy to hide. I’m a teacher, and not every district is wild about the idea of personal expression during job interviews!
Both my mother and my sister have a lot more tattoos than I do, and after getting a matching one with my sister, Mom was looking to do the same with me. Now this could have been in the planning stages for a while, but I was finishing my Masters degree and about to head up to the Alaskan bush to start my career. We decided on a Celtic knot, representing balance, and a henna-like color because the idea of taking something normally transitory and making it permanent appealed to us.
I have two tattoos in the works, but they aren’t small. One is a full chest piece that says “Unity” which is my little girl’s middle name. The other will eventually be a full sleeve of flowers and paisley. I love tattoos.
I think the worst part about having tattoos in the works is the waiting. I have plans for so many more, but not enough time.
Sil – choose something that means something to you. Even if your tastes/interests change, the tattoo becomes a part of you and will always remind you of that time in your life. It’s not just about “won’t get sick of”. That’s just my thoughts – you of course need to choose or not choose whatever is right for you.
BoxerMama – Agreed. Wish I had them when younger – some of the clothes I would need to wear to show them off may not be “age appropriate”.
Not enough time, not enough money, not enough skin….. I need to start choosing wisely what skin I’m willing to use for which project.
I’m still fairly young, or at least I’d like to think so. My problem is my gym time is fighting with my “sitting on my @$$ watching netflix” time and you can guess whose winning. lol
So….do any of you see any overlaps or commonalities between your love of tattoos and your love of tea? Any similarities in how you collect or look forward to having new? How they manifest your inner self or how you built your collections, the satisfaction(s) you get out of them.
I see similarities only in how I get satisfaction from them.
Collection wise- tattoos I stick to very few artists, tea I buy from everywhere.
I don’t necessarily think most of my tea comes from anything inwards (except maybe flavours that are reminiscent of childhood memories). And only in that instance do my tea & tattoo collection compare.
My tattoos are a clear representation of who I am, inside, emotionally, physically, moments in my life, people I love and things I am passionate about.
My tea is a hodge-podge of everything.
Was just thinking about this thread last week and thought about bumping it because it is a fascinating topic. I still would love to get more tattoos but still got to wait till I’ve lost a significant amount of weight and saved up money, not to mention got to save up for a place to live too.
Bah. Priorities suck.
I thought I’d posted in this, hm…
I’ve currently 16 piercings, having retired 4 of them for various reasons. Two small tattoos (the symbols for my leather family). Once scarification (a star outline on one calf).
Two of the retired piercings were those that made up my industrial; I took them out about 6-8 months ago in preparation for the ear pointing I’m getting done in July.
Ahhhh I so want to get my ears pointed. You will have to let me know how that was! We don’t have anyone near by who does it. But do have someone coming close next week, but it wasn’t enough warning for me.
How did you find the scarification in comparison to your tattoo?