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Tattoo ????


Saturday, January 05, 2013

I've never even considered getting a tattoo, but have been thinking about it lately. Before he passed away, my husband made plans with our children to make sure I had a Christmas gift from him. Santa Claus delivered it the Saturday before Christmas. The necklace is a simple & beautiful angel and has our names engraved on the wings.

My girlfriend has several tattoo's and they are beautiful, simple and understated. I think if done well, it would be beautiful. I realize once I do this, it's permanent. What do you think?
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BAMAJAM 5/29/2013 1:58PM

  My son has a tatoo on each arm--- He has great regret that he has them!
He said that it was a mistake! Also, the "removal process" is tedious and expensive.... So be very sure of your decision.

My sysmpathy to you --- and sincere best wishes.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 1/10/2013 1:49PM

    This is obviously a very personal decision but as others have said, I think it would be wise to wait a year before making any moves that have permanent consequences. Also, consider the fact that 'older skin' handles tattoos much differently than the skin of younger people. The colors don't take as well, the skin is more saggy and less 'elastic' [even for people who are in great shape] and the tattoo will not look the same as the ones on people in their 20s. Also, as pointed out, not all artists are equal in their talents so be sure you find one who has worked on people over 55 because it does make a difference - a huge difference!!

Whatever you decide, best of luck to you and I wish you the best for 2013!!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 1/5/2013 7:11PM

    I thought about my tattoos for about 6 months before actually getting them. Yes, it is permanent but I know many older people whose tattoos look great. It's a matter of taking care of it, like any other part of your body.

If you decide to get the tattoo, do some research before choosing. Like any business, there are good ones and bad ones. I know I am partial, but my daughter's boyfriend did mine and he does great work. He will talk to you about it and make sure you are ready before he starts the work.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/5/2013 6:15PM

    My condolences on your loss. I have to toally agree . . . if you knew in your heart that this was the right thing for you, you wouldn't have blogged asking for advice about whether or not to do it.

The very positive thing, you took the time to express your reservations. Take your time. I agree with the advice to wait a while so you can think it through. As you say, it is permanent once you have it done. And of course, there IS the process of tatoo removal, but it is expensive and not expensive, to say nothing of not always 100%. So, please take your time deciding.

HUGS

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LAURAHNTR6 1/5/2013 6:01PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Christmas gift sounds lovely. Tatoos can be artistic, beautiful, understated, and creative. Ultimately, it is your decision; however, I would also recommend waiting at least a year before making any huge decisions.

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BARBARASDIET 1/5/2013 3:42PM

    It is your decision.

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TERRYT55 1/5/2013 1:55PM

    I agree with GARDENQE2.........wait a year to make any irrevocable decisions!

I read your post to my husband and he commented "If you're putting this up for advice on a blog, it's probably not a good idea to do at this time. If you were convinced that it was a good idea you would have just done it"

I'm so sorry you lost your husband........this must be an incredibly difficult time for you.

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MAGA99 1/5/2013 11:11AM

    I love my tattoos

so I would say yes but u have to think it is something that u have to live w so if u leaning on a mayb yes get a small 1 that is very visiual I have 3 - my arm - my leg - my lower bac and I m plannin on @ least a few more
my next 2 r wings on right shoulder in memory of my mom & then a pitch fork on my left shoulder in memory of my steppops
the 1st letter my eldest grand knew was an M cause it on my arm

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CARMENB66 1/5/2013 11:09AM

    Do what YOU want to do. That is my advice :)

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GARDENQE2 1/5/2013 10:58AM

    I have friends in their 70s who have tattoos...the tattoos are saggy (like the rest of the body) and look rather like deflated balloons!

I was widowed 11 years ago. I followed the advice of more experienced people and waited a year before I made any irrevocable decisions.

Best wishes to you at this difficult time. emoticon

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JILLITA55 1/5/2013 10:43AM

    No............

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