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Thread #34701   Message #826122
Posted By: lady penelope
14-Nov-02 - 03:05 PM
Thread Name: Sorta BS: Tattoos & Piercings
Subject: RE: Sorta BS: Tattoos & Piercings
Jeri, if you want to be able to cover your tattoo depending on your mood, your wrist is not necessarily the place to put it. Come summer you may find it a bind to wear long sleeves or odd looking sweat bands. Wrists and ankles are often very painful to tattoo, so bear that in mind.

If you're not sure about what you want done then I would say you deffinitely haven't "found your mark". A good way to find out what's possible, though, is to look through a few different tattoo mags ( if there's one near and not too dear - a tattoo convention! ).
You can visit tattoo arstists studios, all of them will have standard patterns/pictures ( called "flash" ) up on the walls. Most of them will also have an album ( or in some cases lots of albums ) of photographs of tattoos they have done. This is the best way to get an idea of how a tattoo artist performs.

When you find an artist who's style you like, you don't have to get a standard piece. Only two of my four tattoos are from standard flash and even they had changes made to them to meet my wants. Most artists are happy to do commisions ( this does not necessarily means the tattoo will be any more expensive, depending on what you want of course! ) and many of the best tattoos I've seen have been the simplest.

But the main idea is - if you can imagine it you will be able to find someone to tattoo it!

Happy Hunting!

TTFN M'Lady P.