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September 17, 2012
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Roeroe92
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I would like to have a place that people can either post pics or talk about their tattoos, what that tattoo means to them (any sort of meaning behind it) and what they are planning to get next. I think it would be a good way to get to know your fellow CoBM peers. 

I know I would like to get to know everyone. 

I myself do not have any tattoos yet, but have a few ideas as to meaningful pieces. 

September 17, 2012
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Jason Frazier
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This is what I plan on getting first. I'm currently 16, about to be 17, sooo one more year to go!! :D
For quite a long time ive been against the more prominent theistic faiths, just because i dont like the ignorance and hate i see from the people. Now dont get me wrong, i know not everyone is like that, but i feel this tattoo will be a great way to express my views. I plan on getting it on my stomach fairly large.
It was personally made for me, and feature lyrics from the song Damien by Stray From The Path

http://cheescakelovers.deviant…../#/d5bmt7c

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September 17, 2012
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Roeroe92
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Yay! I'm 20 but don't have the money or time to get anything done at the moment. 

I understand what you're saying. Lately i've been reading Pagan, Wicca, and Tao prayers. I like the religions that are more about being yourself and connecting with nature. 

I plan on getting 2 lotuses on my back that represent my struggle, and now coming out of the "mud" and blossoming into a flower, which is what a lotus stands for. 

September 17, 2012
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My first tattoo was a phoenix on my back.  Just to represent that the past is past, and my letting go of it, moving on to becoming the beautiful creature I am today.  Though I'm not even close to finished, it's a start.

 

I have several other tattoos that don't really mean anything, and I have a couple that I got because I couldn't stop drawing them.  The image never left my mind, and my hand would draw it out of habit, so I got them tattooed.

September 17, 2012
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ChrisBigunDouglass
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I think my most notable tattoo is the celtic knots I have on my face. I got them done after six years of looking at the designs hanging on the wall next to my bed for six years. I got them for many reasons. First and foremost I wanted to be a bridge an ambassador of sorts between the super heavily tattooed and the rest of the world. Try to help people see its just ink. I chose celtic knot work because I love the art and I am Scottish by blood. I chose the face for three reasons location location location! LMAOROF! Couldnt resist. Honestly I chose the face because it CANT be hidden like a dirty secret. I have become almost militant in my expectations of being treated "normal" in recent months.

September 17, 2012
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KendrahLi
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Well I have:
- uv glyph: that is a sigil I made to represent me
- uv dragon wrap: rep my deities and self
- lotus/kanji: something from my past life, same design and location as past
- tribal raven: gotten when I was heavy into celtic recon
- draconic sigil: a symbol I created to rep my practice
- a spiral star: something that was supposed to be rep of spiral pentagram mixed with a lovecraftian thing but the guy altered it without my knowing, so it's nothing and glad it's small lol
- tribal belladonna flower: reps a woman I love, been best buds for years and got matching tattoos
- scaled flesh peel: represents my peeling away my fleshbag shell to show the true me. Will have several patches done of this over the years.

Getting one with a dragon and croc done in my hairline (in the area I usually shave) in a week. Repping a friend of mine who fancies me his mother.

I do various carvings into my skin (my skin doesn't hold onto scars so to call it light scarification would be laughable) during rituals and high stress times. They are mostly bindrunes or other symbols I create.

 

Have plans for: one area to house all of my most loved pets (near familiars), perhaps a bat (to show part of my heritage and love of bats), a few designed skull/crossbones for the love of pirates (woot my alma matter), the rest of the flesh peel sections, and a fat back piece of dragons (leaning towards this painting I'm doing of me being broken and put back together or if I get married to one of the ones in said painting, it'll be just he and I idk).

-= www.khaotyk-artwerx.com =- Ex Ignorantia Ad Sapientiam; E Luce Ad Tenebras
September 18, 2012
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I enjoy reading all these, thanks for sharing.

 

I've given up counting, but ALL my tattoos have religious/spiritual meaning, each of which i feel a direct connection to, and thus have made it an indelible part of me. Maybe a bit dramatic or obvious, but it mean i am a reminder to myself about what is important to me, and get less easily distracted from that.

My first tattoo was of the avatar i use here. 

ChrisBigunDouglass – It's interesting to hear you got  a facial tattoo so you couldn't hide it, as that was part of the motivation for mine. Not something i've heard from others before (although i don't know many people with facial tattoos in person).

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
September 18, 2012
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Roeroe92
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I love to hear these too! 

I want to be covered in tattoos, but as a nurse I will have to pick between my career or tattoos. So I will be getting some that I can hide (only for work) and then once i'm done at work i'll get to show them off again. 

September 18, 2012
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Jason Frazier
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Well roeroe, i wouldn't be too quick to think that, you should look up the facebook page "tattoo acceptance in the work place"
They show many photos of heavily tattooed individuals who have careers in things tattoos aren't commonly known to be a part of. It has to be one of my favourite pages!

"We only have what we remember."- Dan Smith of Listener.
September 18, 2012
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Roeroe92
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I didn't see any nurses on there. And in a hospital I know they wont hire anyone here with tattoos. A nursing home on the other hand might. But I hate working at a nursing home. 

September 18, 2012
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Eventually I will get around to posting some pics.  As for my tattoos, I've got about 45 hours or so of work thus far.  To go into specific meanings of specific tattoos is kind of missing the whole point for me.  Rather, I consider myself to be undergoing a full body self-transformation and that involves extensive tattoo work.  My tattoos are primarily of a demonic biomech sort of style and that is the style I will continue across my whole body.  Here and there I have smaller pieces denoting various interests of mine which will eventually be incorporated into the larger piece.

September 19, 2012
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Roeroe92 – I'm a mental health nurse with many visible tattoos, my wife is a renal nurse and has some visible. I wouldn't assume it's not ok, and check the policies, although i accept it is often frowned on.

I appreciate it might be different there, but even if they ban visible tattoos, there is a lot of skin which would be covered at work!

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
September 19, 2012
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Roeroe92
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Oakbear- I understand what you're saying, and am glad you and your wife can have some tattoos showing! I have asked a lot of people who work as nurses in my city and they are not allowed to have any showing. Maybe in a few years once I am a nurse it will be different! I sure hope it will. 

October 25, 2012
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i cant count how many i have about a third of my body is covered like vampyremage im attempting to transform my body and that includes extensive tattoo work most of mine are based on religion politics and heritage with some funny ones here and there my favorites are the stars on my ears my church bars witch are on the bridge of my nose the runes on my toes (also my most painful tats) and i have this half woman half snake on the inside of my right arm by David Winland thats by far the best one i have i also have alot of offensive ones all of witch can be covered up by clothes 

October 25, 2012
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I've only two tattoos and they are within this past year: on the inside of my wrists, the Greek letter Delta on the right, the Greek letter Sigma on the left.

They are for my leather family, which is Delta Sigma House.

This is a huge step for me in tattooing at all and in doing so as a part of a relationship I am in. I'm not concerned about ever regretting it, should I ever leave the family as I'm a "look back and smile at the good things" sort rather than "look back and be unhappy about it ending and/or how it ended".

But yeah, showing and making a tie to a group of people is a big step for me, but it felt and feels right.

Relationships come and go, but plastination is forever.
October 26, 2012
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I have a rune on my body!  It's a brand on my ankle which I did myself.  It was difficult to make my hands burn my flesh without flinching.  It took several tries and I really liked the experience… the guys there still tease me to this day about the process!  It is one of the smallest brands I have and one of the most meaningful.  What runes do you have?

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October 30, 2012
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Most of my early tattoos have no real meaning.  I have one of an African lion that caught my attention when I saw it on the wall at a tattoo shop.  It's just a piece of flash, but somehow the image spoke to me.  I still don't fully understand it.

My very first tattoo was done with a home-made rig involving an ink pen, a sewing machine needle, some cotton thread, and India ink.  It's a string of numbers and letters that represents an oath I made to a group of friends I thought of as brothers.  One of them I still consider a brother and he has a similar tattoo that I gave him myself with the same type of rig.

I have a TCU brand on the inside of my right forearm.  It's the Darwin fish, representing my belief in evolution and my faith in the scientific method.

I have three words in Latin down the back of my left arm.  "Fides non coniecto" which translates to "don't trust assumption".  Rule #1 of my personal philosophy is, "Assume nothing."

I plan to get the church bars on the back of my right hand and the word "FREEDOM!" with the exclamation point across my knuckles.

Also going to get a circle with a line through it, the universal symbol for "no", tattooed over a kanji I have that means "hate" so the final design will mean, "no hate".

Sometimes I wonder if I can say anything in less than a hundred words.
November 2, 2012
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i got fehu, manaaz, eiwaz, tiwaz, hagalaz, jera, isa, kenaz, algiz, wunjo, uruz, thurisaz,and ansuz….. i plan on getting more im not sure witch ones im gonna get yet but i usually meditate on those ones for a bit before getting em

November 27, 2012
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I have a very eclectic collection of ink. I like to meld symbolism in with images showing what some of my interests and hobbies are. Down my spine are my astrological symbol and those of my children with my grandsons on either side of their mom's, on one leg I have a lotus flower, and dragonfly with butterflies trailing to daffodils and a hummingbird and on the other I have Picasso's Dove of Peace, I have stuff pertaining to mny favorite music and books…a hodgepodge but it communicates information about who I am :)

November 27, 2012
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I have ehwaz. Also translated as mercy.
strommer, if you read, I want you to think of me and see what comes up. I can trade some divination by doing a medicine card reading which are all animals.
Anyone else interested in a divination/ card reading trade?

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