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31 January 2013
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sky090909 said

 

 Both aren't really that bad, but the tree one is amazing and thats the one you'll be happy with for the rest of your life.

Thanks!  a-hard-days-night-paul-8

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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unknown said

I kind of feel the same way, in that there is no image I would  like enough to have on my body for the rest of my life. If I ever got a tattoo, I just know I would end up hating it. My mom's a nurse, so she deals with a lot of old people, and she says she has seen tattoos do some pretty weird stuff. My grandpa's eighty though, and his tattoos are a little faded, but other than that they look fine. He's not all wrinkly, though, so that's probably why. I don't think all tattoos look stupid, but it really annoys me when people have somebody else's name tattooed on them. I just don't understand it. Some girl I worked at a camp with had her own name tattoed on the back of her neck, and her birthday underneath it. That was probably the worst. Why do you need your own name tattooed on yourself? That wasn't so bad because you could only see it if she had her hair up, but ir's still there. 

Also, tattoos hold up better now compared to 60 years ago.  Someone in their 80's now would have gotten their tattoo probably sometime in the 50's.  They have improved a lot in quality over the years.  a-hard-days-night-paul-8

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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LongHairedLady and SkyNumberNineNumberNineNumberNine I think it is ridiculous that you are having to defend personal choices here. It's not like you're admitting to being Maxwell with his Silver Hammer. I'm never going to get a tattoo. Too chicken-sh*t. Doesn't, and hasn't, stopped me admiring great tattoos. There's a quote I like about the lives people choose for theirselves. LHL, you'll recognise it, already part of a conversation. Sky, if you haven't, I think you'd like, look at page 20 of The Official "Choosing Between Two Things" Thread, post 386. Here's the quote, "What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, or take into my body as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet? And for those who are having a little moral dilemma in your head about how to answer that question, I'll answer it for you. NONE of your fucking business. Take that to the bank, cash it, and go fucking on a vacation out of my life."

That's one of the reasons I love Bill, LHL. A quote for every occasion!

Off-topic, if you haven't seen it yet, think both you ladies will like, Coming Up video I posted in Best Beatles Look thread or whatever it's called. You know, the one where you say what years, together & solo, you think they look good in.

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mja6758 said
LongHairedLady and SkyNumberNineNumberNineNumberNine I think it is ridiculous that you are having to defend personal choices here. It's not like you're admitting to being Maxwell with his Silver Hammer. I'm never going to get a tattoo. Too chicken-sh*t. Doesn't, and hasn't, stopped me admiring great tattoos. There's a quote I like about the lives people choose for theirselves. LHL, you'll recognise it, already part of a conversation. Sky, if you haven't, I think you'd like, look at page 20 of The Official "Choosing Between Two Things" Thread, post 386. Here's the quote, "What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, or take into my body as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet? And for those who are having a little moral dilemma in your head about how to answer that question, I'll answer it for you. NONE of your fucking business. Take that to the bank, cash it, and go fucking on a vacation out of my life."

That's one of the reasons I love Bill, LHL. A quote for every occasion!

Off-topic, if you haven't seen it yet, think both you ladies will like, Coming Up video I posted in Best Beatles Look thread or whatever it's called. You know, the one where you say what years, together & solo, you think they look good in.

Thank you.  And yes, I have seen Coming Up, it's a good video.  I love how much of a nerd Paul can be! ahdn_paul_01 He doesn't take himself too seriously, which I love.  a-hard-days-night-paul-8

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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If folks want to get them fine, some look good, some look idiotic (faces of famous people you'd be guessing at for months as the likeness is nothing like them) but not for me. I just dont like the thought of them on me and know i'd regret it within 3 seconds.

Always makes me laugh when reading of folk who get tattoos of their favourite footballer or sportsman who then promptly moves on to a rival club.

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unknown said

I kind of feel the same way, in that there is no image I would  like enough to have on my body for the rest of my life. If I ever got a tattoo, I just know I would end up hating it. My mom's a nurse, so she deals with a lot of old people, and she says she has seen tattoos do some pretty weird stuff. My grandpa's eighty though, and his tattoos are a little faded, but other than that they look fine. He's not all wrinkly, though, so that's probably why. I don't think all tattoos look stupid, but it really annoys me when people have somebody else's name tattooed on them. I just don't understand it. Some girl I worked at a camp with had her own name tattoed on the back of her neck, and her birthday underneath it. That was probably the worst. Why do you need your own name tattooed on yourself? That wasn't so bad because you could only see it if she had her hair up, but ir's still there. 

LongHairedLady

Also, tattoos hold up better now compared to 60 years ago.  Someone in their 80's now would have gotten their tattoo probably sometime in the 50's.  They have improved a lot in quality over the years.  a-hard-days-night-paul-8

 

Or possibly in 40's and back then while not popular among regular society, military personal use get tattoos. Sometimes it was from a drunken night and others it was represent which unit they were from. My grandfather was one of those people and he had allergic reaction to the red dye. Now a days its fairy easy to get rid of a tattoo, expensive, but easier. Now they can laser it off or cover it up like Longhairedlady did. Back then they some how had to remove the dye and then take chunks of your skin from another part of your body to cover it.

As for having someone else name, if were a boyfriend/gf/wife/husband, then yea that is stupid because you never know what will happen down the road. There's a possibly exception to the rule like say if the significant other died. Others like to remember other family member or friends.

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mja6758 said
LongHairedLady and SkyNumberNineNumberNineNumberNine I think it is ridiculous that you are having to defend personal choices here. It's not like you're admitting to being Maxwell with his Silver Hammer. I'm never going to get a tattoo. Too chicken-sh*t. Doesn't, and hasn't, stopped me admiring great tattoos. There's a quote I like about the lives people choose for theirselves. LHL, you'll recognise it, already part of a conversation. Sky, if you haven't, I think you'd like, look at page 20 of The Official "Choosing Between Two Things" Thread, post 386. Here's the quote, "What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, or take into my body as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet? And for those who are having a little moral dilemma in your head about how to answer that question, I'll answer it for you. NONE of your fucking business. Take that to the bank, cash it, and go fucking on a vacation out of my life."

That's one of the reasons I love Bill, LHL. A quote for every occasion!

Off-topic, if you haven't seen it yet, think both you ladies will like, Coming Up video I posted in Best Beatles Look thread or whatever it's called. You know, the one where you say what years, together & solo, you think they look good in.

Thank you. apple01I read a few his quotes on that page, but couldn't find this one (may have been cause I was on my phone at the time). Anyways, I like his philosophy, he kind of reminds me of George Carlin.  Thank you for showing me. 

I've seen the Coming Up video and its very funny.

31 January 2013
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sky090909 said

I read a few his quotes on that page, but couldn't find this one (may have been cause I was on my phone at the time). Anyways, I like his philosophy, he kind of reminds me of George Carlin.  Thank you for showing me.

There's also two sets of quotes on the thread. The set I posted, followed by LongHairedLady's highlights of the set I posted. The quote I used in this thread didn't make her highlights post.

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31 January 2013
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That's pretty encouraging to know that the technology has evolved enough to make tattoo removal feasible, and it kinda shoots down my (and everybody's) "stuck-with-it-for-the-rest-of-your-life" argument.

But on the other (tattooed) hand, on another level, it also makes the whole procedure seem pointless in a different way, with the permanence that was once taken for granted now moot. If the permanence (and the implied commitment) isn't an issue, wouldn't it be easier to just go for temporary tatts? Or are they looked down upon for not being legitimate?

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That's pretty encouraging to know that the technology has evolved enough to make tattoo removal feasible, and it kinda shoots down my (and everybody's) "stuck-with-it-for-the-rest-of-your-life" argument.

But on the other (tattooed) hand, on another level, it also makes the whole procedure seem pointless in a different way, with the permanence that was once taken for granted now moot. If the permanence (and the implied commitment) isn't an issue, wouldn't it be easier to just go for temporary tatts? Or are they looked down upon for not being legitimate?

I wouldn't say it would be pointless to get it removed or covered up. Some people get tats on a drunk night, while others got at the time they thought it was a great idea. We all make mistakes. I chose long and hard before I jumped in the chair to get my tattoo. I love it and most of the people who have seen in person like it too, even non-Beatle fans.

I've had temporary tats and I personally love the henna (Islamic temp ones made from a plant) ones which last longer the a regular temp tattoo. I cant really explain it to you, but with me at least the tattoo is apart of me (literally) and temporary tattoo cant bring that feeling. Other people it different.

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Oh I'm familiar with those henna hand-calligraphy things – I work with a lot of Middle Eastern women here in the office! Those are certainly interesting, and obviously elaborately done. As far as their personal appeal to my eyes (which is obviously of less than no relevance in the matter), they're certainly a nice change from barbed-wire around the elbows and personal names done in huge Olde English script.

I guess I can't easily explain what I meant by "pointless" – I understand that people can and will change their minds. I meant it's "pointless" like in the way that people will wax their cars, only to eventually be forced to have the wax buildup removed. If that makes any sense!

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vonbontee said
Oh I'm familiar with those henna hand-calligraphy things – I work with a lot of Middle Eastern women here in the office! Those are certainly interesting, and obviously elaborately done. As far as their personal appeal to my eyes (which is obviously of less than no relevance in the matter), they're certainly a nice change from barbed-wire around the elbows and personal names done in huge Olde English script.

I guess I can't easily explain what I meant by "pointless" – I understand that people can and will change their minds. I meant it's "pointless" like in the way that people will wax their cars, only to eventually be forced to have the wax buildup removed. If that makes any sense!

They're beautiful and are tasteful too. 

It kind of makes sense. I hate washing my car, especially now with the pollen, but I do it to make my car look nice. I wouldn't want to drive around my car looking all nasty or have the paint eventually peel off.

Again, you're not a tattoo person, so you don't see why people get them in the first place or more less remove them, but its like the car, just some times you got to do stuff.

Me, I love art and tattoos, but I also understand the workforce. A lot of places do not allow visible tattoos and thats why mine is on my upper arm (almost to my shoulder), so I can still wear short sleeves and not get fired or have to cover it up with odd jewelry.  Some people love the tattoos, but then when they get into the workforce they either have remove it or have odd jewelry to cover it.

Sorry if Im rambling

 

 

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It's funny you should say that, Alissa. On the DM Beatles forum (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forum…..pic=7724.0) there's a thread about Beatles tattoos. On the third page someone says she's thinking of getting "The movement you need" on her shoulder. It's a nice idea.

 

I remember this post from a few years back. While I swore I would never get a tattoo (nothing aganst 'em, just didn't want 'em on me), this one intrigued me. So now, my wife is considering a tattoo that will make a statement based on her belief that animals should be protected, loved and adopted. When she goes to have hers designed, I think I will get one similar to this one, but using the same font The Beatles logo uses.

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Again, you're not a tattoo person, so you don't see why people get them in the first place or more less remove them, but its like the car, just some times you got to do stuff.

Haha, I probably should've mentioned that I'm not a car person either! Haven't had a valid license since '97. So I'm doubly biased/ignorant.

Let me add that, as much as I dislike the look of them myself, I couldn't be more supportive of people's right to wear them for themselves. The notion of somebody being fired for getting a (tasteful) tattoo outrages me.

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Zig said

Joe said
It's funny you should say that, Alissa. On the DM Beatles forum (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forum…..pic=7724.0) there's a thread about Beatles tattoos. On the third page someone says she's thinking of getting "The movement you need" on her shoulder. It's a nice idea.

 

I remember this post from a few years back. While I swore I would never get a tattoo (nothing aganst 'em, just didn't want 'em on me), this one intrigued me. So now, my wife is considering a tattoo that will make a statement based on her belief that animals should be protected, loved and adopted. When she goes to have hers designed, I think I will get one similar to this one, but using the same font The Beatles logo uses.

Thats very beautiful

 

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Again, you're not a tattoo person, so you don't see why people get them in the first place or more less remove them, but its like the car, just some times you got to do stuff.

Haha, I probably should've mentioned that I'm not a car person either! Haven't had a valid license since '97. So I'm doubly biased/ignorant.

Let me add that, as much as I dislike the look of them myself, I couldn't be more supportive of people's right to wear them for themselves. The notion of somebody being fired for getting a (tasteful) tattoo outrages me.

apple01

 

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vonbontee said

Let me add that, as much as I dislike the look of them myself, I couldn't be more supportive of people's right to wear them for themselves. The notion of somebody being fired for getting a (tasteful) tattoo outrages me.

The work force has gotten pretty casual these days, which is nice.  For myself, I work in a "contractor" type of environment, and there are no rules about tattoos/piercings/hair colour, which is nice.  I have been there for 7 years so I have gotten quite used to that, and stopped being cautious about when I put them.  I also have a diploma to be able to work in a Vet office as an assistant (or I believe in the U.K. it's called a Vet Nurse).  It's also an industry where people seem to have tattoos quite often.  Sometimes it depends where you live, too.  I live in a city but I lived in a small town most of my life (moved here 5 years ago).   Things were different there, I always felt very judged.  Here nobody gives a sh*t even if you're covered in tattoos, which is nice.  

Also, I'm glad that the most apprehensive people that commented on this thread are the younger ones.  That's good, because you should be apprehensive at that age.  I started getting them when I was 16, which looking back now I think was a little young, and thank goodness they were all small and easy to cover with clothes.  My tastes have changed a little since then so I'm glad I didn't get anything big.  I'm 29 now so I'm much more in tune with myself.a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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vonbontee said

Let me add that, as much as I dislike the look of them myself, I couldn't be more supportive of people's right to wear them for themselves. The notion of somebody being fired for getting a (tasteful) tattoo outrages me.

LongHairedLady

The work force has gotten pretty casual these days, which is nice.  For myself, I work in a "contractor" type of environment, and there are no rules about tattoos/piercings/hair colour, which is nice.  I have been there for 7 years so I have gotten quite used to that, and stopped being cautious about when I put them.  I also have a diploma to be able to work in a Vet office as an assistant (or I believe in the U.K. it's called a Vet Nurse).  It's also an industry where people seem to have tattoos quite often.  Sometimes it depends where you live, too.  I live in a city but I lived in a small town most of my life (moved here 5 years ago).   Things were different there, I always felt very judged.  Here nobody gives a sh*t even if you're covered in tattoos, which is nice.  

Also, I'm glad that the most apprehensive people that commented on this thread are the younger ones.  That's good, because you should be apprehensive at that age.  I started getting them when I was 16, which looking back now I think was a little young, and thank goodness they were all small and easy to cover with clothes.  My tastes have changed a little since then so I'm glad I didn't get anything big.  I'm 29 now so I'm much more in tune with myself.a-hard-days-night-paul-5

It has tame down, but a lot companies, at least here in the states, are still strict about hair color, hair length, tattoos, and piercings.

When I got my tattoo, they made me sign a paper saying this is the tattoo I want I guess so they wouldn't get a lawsuit it this sue happy world. They also make sure you are of age (18 in my state) and aren't drunk.

 

 

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sky090909 said

It has tame down, but a lot companies, at least here in the states, are still strict about hair color, hair length, tattoos, and piercings.

When I got my tattoo, they made me sign a paper saying this is the tattoo I want I guess so they wouldn't get a lawsuit it this sue happy world. They also make sure you are of age (18 in my state) and aren't drunk.

You had to sign something?  That's interesting.  Every place is different.  I have had one other job during the last 7 years, and during the interview I wore a long sleeved shirt.  They never said anything about my tattoos, once I was working there in a short-sleeved scrub top – you could see part of one on my left upper arm, the back of my neck, and I just had one flower on my right wrist, no tree or lyrics yet.  

We also have the 18 and sober rule here, but every place is a little different.  When I was 16, my mom signed a form so I could get one.  The next one I got when I was 18.  There are some places (I think most, actually) that won't let you before 18 even with parental consent.  I appreciate that my mom let me (luckily it turned out that it wasn't a phase, having doing it 11 more times since then) but I wouldn't with my kids.  It's something to think about when you're an adult. 

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Daily Mail article on a woman's Beatles back tattoo. 50 hours – that's a lot of patience.

As a bonus: her dogs.

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