(Closed) Calling tattoo lovers – Opinions on my new idea please!

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you think of my idea?
    I think it's cute, go for it! : (41 votes)
    59 %
    I don't like this design very much, but I do like tattoos in general. (please explain why not) : (16 votes)
    23 %
    I don't like this design, but I don't like tattoos. : (6 votes)
    9 %
    It's ok, but it can be improved. (please share your ideas!) : (7 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I only voted this way because I wasn’t sure if you were doing it in black also like the photo? Although I am biased towards color tattoos over black any day, i think doing it in a pretty shade of your favorite color may make it stand out a bit but also allow it to be hidden a lil easier. like maybe a light turqoise blue or a pretty kelly green or even pink if you’re really girly like me! IMO it will give it a more unique look and also it will look more like a bracelet or accessory instead of a black Hebrew tattoo! JUst my thoughts, but I love the idea and have always loved Hebrew writing, just so darn elegant if you ask me!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    as long as you are for sure about the hebrew characters… i know it’s from a website and websites are always sketchy to me about stuff like that. just make sure it is what it is

    Post # 6
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    611 posts
    Busy bee

    I have a wrist tattoo and I LOVE it!!! It’s very meaningful to me and the placement was special too because I wanted to see it at anytime I wanted without having to disrobe or crane my neck around.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I love tattoos but I’m not of fan of anyone writing their own name one themselves? My roommate is Jewish and we get really excited to translate tattoos because he loves putting his Hebrew classes to work and I love tattoos, but I just find someone having their own name on them a poor use of body space when there are so many awesome tattoos to get.

    Additionally, are you Jewish (culturally or religiously)? Since you say you had it translated, it sounds like you’re not. I don’t feel too keen recommending that you put a language you don’t know or a culture you’re not a part of on your body permanently.

    Post # 9
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    611 posts
    Busy bee

    @Kings7911:  No my tattoo is just a W for my brother that past away a few years ago.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Definitely only give my words so much weight if this is what you really want- I’m just a stranger on the Internet and this will be on your body forever so you’re the one who has to like it!

    Post # 12
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    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I have to agree with bookworm88, I wouldn’t recommend getting a tattoo that is part of a culture that is not a part of your life.  I do like the size and placement of the tattoo, I would just rethink the characters.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I say go for it.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’m not a fan of people getting tattoos in languages they don’t speak. 

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @MabelleBliss:  Same here. If the culture/language has had a significant part of your life, do it. If not, you might regret it or feel dumb about it later. Here’s my example:

    When I was 18 I wanted a tattoo. I talked to a friend who hung out at a tattoo shop a lot and said I was thinking of getting a Chinese character. He said “Do you speak Chinese? Have you been to China?” I said no, felt dumb, and decided not to do it (though my reasoning to do it at the time was the characters are beautiful, it seems so spiritual and I was a spiritual person, etc). THANK GOD I didn’t because I would have regretted it now (especially because I teach ESL and have a ton of Chinese students and it would make me feel like a phony. I’ve even told them that Chinese tattoos are popular in America and it seems silly to them). BUT later in life I did spend a year in Korea and ended up getting a lotus tattoo on my back. I love that it has a double meaning for me – the meaning of the lotus itself plus the representation of Korean culture.

    Then again, it’s your tattoo and your body, so if it will make you happy (long term) do it.

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