(Closed) Possible tattoo idea… would love feedback!

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My advice to anyone getting a tattoo is this: If you arnt sure, don’t get it. You don’t want to get something that you’re not 100% sure about. I have two wrist tattoos that I love. The first tattoo I got was on my wrist, my dads initials. Then I got a bird on my other wrist, I love them both. They both have significant meaning to me, I think that’s what is important. If you love the meaning of “Viva” then go for it but make sure your ready to explain to people who ask what it means. Here’s my bird…

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh and I forgot to comment on the pain. It doesnt hurt as bad as the one I got near my elbow but it didn’t feel good. I’ll just say I’m glad I have them both done so I don’t have to do it again.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have a claddagh on the inside of my right wrist and love it. Yeah, it’s visible, but honestly most people don’t notice it – it actually took my boss 6 months before he realized I had a tattoo! It’s pretty easy to cover with a watch or chunky bracelet.

Painwise…eh. It was my first so I had no idea what to expect. It wasn’t awful but it wasn’t great either! What really started to bug me was the constant wiping of the paper towel. I wanted to scream at the artist “OH MY GOD LEAVE IT ALONE” (I didn’t, of course).

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

^This is the “143” tattoo on my wrist! (:

It hurt, but tattoos hurt. I would do it again, and I think that says everyhting about tattoo pain right there. It definitely didn’t hurt as much as the tattoo on my inner elbow, either. I don’t regret the placement, and I don’t suspect I ever will. Its not an inappropriate tattoo and its on the smaller side.

I’m pretty sure you’re right about the interpretation of Viva, but as a connotation whenever I see “Vida” I immeditely feel like somethings missing.. Check with someone who can be sure about the words meaning and if its the same solo like that :]

I think it’ll look lovely if you do get it! (: 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

And I think the picture uploader isn’t working right now sadly :/

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

In Spanish, at least, viva means “lives,” like “she/he LIVES somewhere.” I don’t know any other context.

ETA – It could also be a command, like “live somewhere, please.”

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have had a tattoo done on vacation a few times, including twice in Vegas!  I got my last one done at Atomic City, and the guy did a great job and was priced reasonably.  I might try a different place this time, like Black Spade or Downtown Tattoo.  Just do NOT get your tattoo on the Strip at Vince Neil or Hart and Huntington.  Total rip off.  Plus the guy at Atomic City told me they clean up a lot of H&H’s screw ups. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

Don’t get a tattoo unless it means a lot to you personally and you have thought about it for a long time.  I thought about mine for a few years before I got it just to be sure.  I dont have a wrist tattoo (couldnt do that within the industry I work) but I have large ones on my back.  Do not make a hasty decision whatever you do.  RESEARCH who is doing your tattoo and choose a reputible artist, get recommendations and look at their previous work.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I don’t have a wrist tattoo, but I have two tattoos in places that are easily hidden. My tattoo advice is this: Think about what you want to do with your life. If you want to have a “professional” career, (office job) do not get a tattoo on your wrist! I’ve even heard of restaurants that wont’ hire if you have visible tattoos.  If you KNOW that your’e going to be in a line of work FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE where it won’t matter, then go for it. But make sure it’s not going to hold you back later!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Tangled:  Sorry, I have to chime in here and disagree. I have tattoos all up an down my arms and work in Human Resouces for a University. I don’t hide or cover them up. Yes, in some work places it will matter but most people have tattoos now and are understanding of them. My boss is a 65 year old man, very professional, and couldn’t care less about my tattoos because I have a great work ethic.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Tangled:  I wanted to chime in as well.  I’m thinking of going for my first visible tattoo (ankle/foot) and I work in a straight-laced, suit wearing industry.  My feeling is I wear tights or pants all the time except summer, and I could always cover the tattoo with makeup if necessary.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Tangled:  While I agree to an extent that a lot of office jobs won’t like extremely visible tattoos, something that small on a wrist can be easily covered by a watch/bracelet. I’m an accountant and have worked office jobs for years and no one’s ever mentioned mine and it’s never hindered me from a job.

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