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Facial Tattoos
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December 28, 2012
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vampyremage
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What are your views on them and do you have any or have any plans for any in the future?

I've known I was going to get facial tattoos eventually for quite some time although it was one of those plans that I hadn't quite determined when yet. I didn't have quite the right design or quite the right artist to make them happen. Then it happened. Last night I found my artist. I'm still a little up in the air about the specifics, but her style is exactly what I've been looking for and I think I've fallen a little bit in love with it. Plans are being re-organized and somehow I now find myself with the impending prospect of facial tattoos.

December 28, 2012
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I personally don't have any plans for facial tattoos. That, and I made a promise to my mom long ago that as long as she is alive, I'd never get my face tattooed, just to save her from a heart attack.
I usually like facial tattoos, though. I find them aesthetically pleasing, even if it's not for me. I have many friends with facial tattoos. All of their tattoos look amazing, and fit them very well. However, it's another one of those mods that you really have to be sure about. But, if you've found your artist and your design, I say go for it when you're ready to make the commitment.

December 29, 2012
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I think facial tattoos can look wonderful, or they can look terrible, like any tattoo, and that the prominent placement can accentuate that.
Of course we communicate via faces, and it impacts on the that culturally. To make that change i feel needs long hard thought and a recognition of the negative ways it may effect you. I thought about mine for years before i went for it.
Likewise i'm considering expanding it and having a forehead piece. I think i'm set on a design, but i'm giving myself at least year of being certain before taking that step. If you really want it, the time taken is an investment in the piece, and can make it even more powerful.

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December 29, 2012
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I completely agree. I've seen some facial tattoos that I've strongly disliked and some that I've absolutely loved. I know getting my face tattooed is a big step but at this point I feel comfortable in saying its just one more step in the journey I've been undertaking for years. I've known almost since I started, or at least since I came to the realization regarding what my physical goals were, that one day facial tattoos would be a part of those. The more I think about it, the more I feel that this is the right time to get that started. I've often worked that way with my projects. Sometimes that moment of inspiration hits and I know KNOW.

I don't plan on doing my whole face all at once, in large part because I don't want to do my forehead area until I've got my final size of horns. What I think I want to start with is something going up my neck and right side of my face, stopping at about my eye line. Eventually I will go beyond that, but one step at a time, as it were. I've never considered this a race to get to the finish line in the fastest way possible and, for me personally, taking those slower steps is important.

December 31, 2012
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I agree with your last statement completely. It's the end goal we all want to get to, but the journey is the part I love. I've been stretching my earlobes for seven years, just got to a 1/2". Slow and steady.
Just curious, what do you want to get to with your horns? Also, how's the rejected side doing?

December 31, 2012
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I want third or possibly fourth generation horns. It's all part of my demonic transformation. The rejected one is doing great. I got it re-implanted about 6 months ago and haven't had the least problem with it sun e then.

December 31, 2012
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That's great! You know, I'm really interested in your demonic transformation. I can't wait to see your next step. Are you still considering eyeball tattooing?

December 31, 2012
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Thanks. Absolutely I am. Most likely that'll be sometime in 2014. As much as I'd like to say I can be patient and wait a few years, I know my patience only stretches so far haha.

December 31, 2012
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I have been considering a horn/spike pattern and some facial scaling (to go with the rest of the scaled patches) for quite some time but the way I want it idk if it can be done yet (least for the spikes). I'm in the same camp as the others about it can be amazing or crap depending on what/where and if it flows with the anatomy. But personally I'm very fond of them.

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January 1, 2013
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I have no plans on getting facial tattoos. I like the look of piercings far more then tattoos in general.

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January 4, 2013
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No current plans on getting facial tattoos, but I wouldn't be afraid to do it if I felt it was the right way to express whatever it was I was thinking of. In general I think they're pretty cool.

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January 5, 2013
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I like facial tattoos in general, although some are poorly executed for sure. I totally want one and I have drawn it on for many years on and off. I don't think I will get it this year, but maybe. It can be a HUGE big deal for many people!! People think that people with facial tattoos are crazy or in some way mentally fucked up…. it is sad but true. I don't agree and I don't understand that mentality, but people seem to be VERY closed off to the idea.

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February 11, 2013
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i absolutely love facial tattoos im currently doing research so i can expand my current facial tats and i definitely want ones that accent my facial features a few of my ideas where to get some traditional tribal tattoos the only issue is when ever i try to search on the internet the only tribal tattoos that pop up are those horrible 90s style tribal im thinking something Cherokee since im half cherokee and love my native heritage but there isn't a whole lot of photos of them where you get a good view of the ink and i would feel weird getting a traditional tribal piece from a tribe i wasn't a part of but i think half the fun is researching and getting to see all the different modified tribes who knows though i might end up with something totally different much like what oakbear said sit on it for a year or so and make sure its the right thing cause it changes your most prominent feature and is the first thing everyone sees

February 12, 2013
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facial tattoos can be very beautiful and amazing, if thought out well. Im sure you have all seen the story of the girl who got her boys name tattooed on her face….

but I have seen some very well done facial ink, whether it be tribal/cultural, or just something meaningful.

Allons-y!
February 15, 2013
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I've seen some very nicely done facial tattoos that I have really enjoyed looking at.
However, for myself, I don't think I have any planned for the future right now.
If the option becomes available and I am dead-set on getting something tattooed on my face, I will.
I have to be positive and be fully capable of doing so without repercussion, though.
I love the idea of facial tattoos, but for me, being only 19, the opportunity isn't really available.

That's just my personal take on the matter though.
If someone wants to do it, I definitely will not stand in their way!
I think it's a beautiful form of art and an extreme way of showing one's dedication to something.

And as everyone else has said, I have also seen my share of facial tattoos that I think were somewhat distasteful.
However, it is not my place to say that, for it is their skin and their idea. :)

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February 16, 2013
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I think being aware of the potential consequences of getting one's face tattooed, especially when young, is a very good thing. From everything I have heard and seen, facial tattoos change the way many people perceive you and if you're not in a position where you're comfortable and secure that could definitely be a problem.

My neck and face tattoos are still being drawn up and I've seen a couple of the work in progress sketches. I'm so very excited for them and doubly so because I'm getting my church bars worked into the neck portion of my piece.

February 16, 2013
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I personally agree with most others in here. As long as the work is done well and the designs are aesthetically pleasing, Facial tattooing can be quite beautiful.

I have two small tattoos on my face. I have three dots on the third eye portion of my forehead and then i have a simple black line down my chin. I received my first facial tattoo as soon as i graduated from doing my piercing apprenticeship. At the time i was very young (19) and couldn't stay focused on much so i figured if i got something on my face it would kind of "lock me in" to the chosen career path of piercing.

Several years later i got the simple line down my chin as i had done it in makeup for years and decided it was finally time to make it a permanent addition to my work.

I have not regretted getting my facial work done and while it is simpler and less obvious than some work i have seen i have had no negative response. In fact more people comment about my facial piercings than my facial tattoos.

February 17, 2013
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http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ne…..6577854514

Something tells me many of us already know about this, but we haven't mentioned it. I'm wondering about your opinion.

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February 17, 2013
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I have very mixed feelings on that one. On the one hand, I'm the last person to want to judge someone for doing something they want to do. On the other hand, I do worry about the motivations there of and the long term consequences of getting something like that. In the end, its her decision, however, and she has the live with the aftermath, whether it be positive or negative.

February 19, 2013
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Personally, I think she looks great with the tattoo. Would I do it? Fuck no. (excuse the french)

I can understand the intention and motivation for it. That's proving a huge commitment. If that doesn't work out, she's going to really be in for some trouble. But best of luck to them.

I think Shannon said it best, "Sometimes the best decisions are the ones you make in an instant with your heart rather than the ones long-debated in your mind." Hopefully it turns into the best decision of her life. I know she's getting a lot of flack for it from all around the world.

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