(Closed) Tattoo help

posted 10 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Should I get the tattoo on my inner wrist or inner forearm?

    Wrist

    Forearm

    Other (I'll explain)

  • Post # 31
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I’d go for the wrist, but like you I’d be concerned that the design wouldn’t look as good. I ended up putting mine on my left ribcage.

    Post # 32
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted wrist, personal preference.

     

    A suggestion if you’re worried about it “looking weird” from the top with the two ends kind of just sitting there alone, you could get the ends attached with some type of swirly design or heart or something around the top so that the tattoo goes around your entire wrist like a tattoo bracelet?  

    Post # 33
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    @lilyfaith: Thank you! I was thinking of having it closer to my wrist, but my artist told me about the bend problem and tattoos never heal properly if right at the bend points. I think your design will look good on your inner forearm or even across your back.

    Post # 34
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    Helper bee

    I vote forearm.  The writing will just look beautiful there.

     

    I have a tramp stamp (It’s the only place on my body my tattoo design would fit…It’s three elephants holding each other’s tails…one for each of my sisters) and one on my ribcage (a gecko.  My other two sisters have an identical one.  It’s for our baby sister that passed away who’s name was Elizabeth.  We called her Lizardbreath.)

    I’d love to have one down my forearm, but I’m going to be a lawyer.  I will be getting another one next year when I pass the bar.  Either justice scales or “And Justice For All” down my spine.

     

    Post # 35
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have a wrist tattoo in my grandmother’s handwriting, let me take a photo to show placement.. sounds like a possible combination of both placements you mention. I love it!

     

    Post # 36
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Ahh sorry it’s huge!!

    Post # 37
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I vote forearm.  The design is so elegant and flowy, it would be a shame to chop it down and lose those long trailing lines.

    If you do go with the hip, be aware that placement in that part of the body can be tricky.  Try to keep as much of the design as possible on the skin directly over your hip bone to avoid distortion as you age (and inevitably gain at least a little weight).

    Post # 38
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Post # 39
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Okay, i am late to the party (as per usual) but here is what I know (a good good friend of mine is a tat artist and this is verbatim what she tells everyone when they are talking tats with her)

    -wrists, feet, ankles all hurt like a be-otch 1)because of the bones & 2)because the skin is thinner in those areas. Because the skin is thinner, the ink does not ‘adhere’ as well, or last as long. If you get a tattoo in one of these areas expect many touch ups over the years.

    -hips, stomach, thighs, breasts (or slightly above) and ‘love handles’ are never a good place for a woman to get tattoos simply because of the child bearing factor. If you’re done having kids, can’t have them or will not, ever in a million years even think about it, then go for it. However, it pays to think about stretch marks in those areas if you already have had them/are done with kids because stretch marks don’t take ink as well either, sometimes not at all.

    That being said, I would probably say your forearm is the best place to get it for it looking good, lasting, and not being unrecognizably altered by age/kids.

    I’m not a huge fan of text tats, but if that’s your thing then you’re going to want it done somewhere the ink won’t bleed or fade so that it’s still legible down the line.

    Hope This Helps.

     

    Post # 40
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I voted wrist.  I have both of my inner wrists tattooed!! They havent “cracked” and they are very detailed tattoos and both look great!!  I hide them with long sleeves/watch/bracelets easily.  One is over 5 years old, the other is about 4 years old.  (I also have tats on my inner ankle and “back to butt” area on the side =)

    I have tiny wrists as well… (Im 5’1″ about 100 lbs with skinny joints)
    Not gonna lie…. inside the wrist does hurt!  Def the most painful out of all my tattoos…

    Post # 42
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    Buzzing bee

    Ok I would say since you are getting writing NOT to do it on your wrist. The problem with script is that over time ink fades and blurs. Since you would have to get it so small it would eventually turn into one big blob of ink.

    I don’t like forearm tattoos on women unless you are going for an all-out sleeve, but that is just a personal opinion. 

    I suggest you get it running sideways down the side of your abdomen, that way you can see it when you want but it is super easy to hide.

    For the record, I have a large foot tattoo and I’ve never been through so much pain in my life. I have super sensitive feet and I was so worried I would jerk and mess it up. However, when he started I never one jerked because of the knowledge that if I did I would have a permanent mistake on my body!

    Post # 44
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My forearm tattoo is on the inner side, so no one really sees it. It’s going to be part of a sleeve design eventually. Have you thought about it on the back of your neck? I have several friends that have them.

    Post # 45
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would definitely go for the wrist, but that’s just me. I think it looks better there than on the forearm.

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