Post # 1
Im thinking about getting another tattoo (first one is on my ribcage)
I want this one on my forearm. Just wandering if anyone has ever regretted getting one in this place. Any backlash from it?
I work in a field where tattoos are pretty accepted so im not really worried about work etc…
just give me your good and bad opinions, ideas etc.
Post # 4
i don’t regret any of my tattoos… and all but one of mine is visible, i have a big pin up on my upper arm, and i love it…. people always stop me and say how awesome it is(even business people). i’ve never gotten any backlash from it.
Post # 5
I have one on my calf that is very visible when I wear dresses, shorts or skirts. I love it!
Post # 6
I don’t have one there … but would be reluctant to get one in such a visible place. I have had one on my hip for years, and then I recently got one on the inside of my right ankle. You’d think that would be quite a hidden place, but it really isn’t, and people keep noticing. I’m not so sure that I like that. I got my tattoos for me, not other people, and I feel a bit exposed when people notice this one so readily. That said, it depends on why you want it there, and why you want to get tattoos in the first place. What is it that appeals to you? Once you unpick that, you can say for sure whether it’s right or not for you, I think.
Post # 7
its a portrait tatto, VERY meaningful to me. So I kinda want it in a visible place so I can see it everyday. A reminder to myself. Im not even really sure why I would care what others thought of it haha!!! My forearm is the only place i could imagine getting it.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
@MrsRuby: I have one on my wrist. I got it for my brother when he did his first tour in Iraq. It made me feel closer to him, and now that he is in Afghanistan, I am so thankful that I have it. I work in an elementary school, and it’s out in the open and I have never had a problem with it. I don’t regret it at all.
Post # 9
thanks so much ladies!!!!
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence
I have a chest tattoo that is pretty much always visible because I make no attempts to cover it up, and a wrist tattoo that is also visible all the time unless I happen to be wearing a long-sleeved shirt. I’ve always taken the approach that I’m not going to hide ’em. Like yours, they’re really meaningful to me and I wanted them to be in places I see.
I work in a pretty liberal field (journalism) and nobody cares, at least to my face. My boss and I have compared tats! The people I interview usually say nothing, or compliment me.
Some people will probably give you flack, but just smile at ’em and keep on doing what you’re doing. It’s your body, not theirs!
Post # 11
Hmm, I also don’t have tattoos in visible places (one on the small of my back, one on my lower stomach/groin area on the right, near the bone–btw, what on earth is that called normally?!). I’m not sure I would honestly want tattoos in visible places, I like being able to cover them up so that most people wouldn’t know I had them unless I was wearing a bikini. But hey, more power to you if you like it! 🙂
Post # 12
I have a full back which shows bits quite often and usually everyone just wants to see more of it. My next piece I plan on getting is a half sleeve and I must say the only people I think that dont like them are my grandmothers. tattooes are becoming more and more acceptible especially if they are good ones. Just found out my artist is now charging 140$ an hour but he is so worth it.
Post # 13
My aunt has one on her forearm – it’s a bunch of lilies dedicated to her grand-daughter Lily
Post # 14
@happyface: Yay Ottawa I just got home from a trip down 2 days ago. My artist is out in Pembroke so everytime I come down I go visit him for a quick session.
Post # 15
I have my chest, both calves ( front, back and sides), half sleeves on both arms, one forearm is surrounded in tattoos making it a full sleeve and i also have the back of my neck. all of mine are highly visible. my wedding dress is strapless and knee length and i made sure of it. people know me for my tattoos and i make no effort to hide them. i am in skirts/dresses year round as well as short sleeves and tank tops. the way that i look at it is, they are a part of you. don’t let other people influence your decision. if your work is okay with it, do what makes you happy.