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Phil

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Re: Old tattoo artists in Brum ?
« Reply #66 on: December 06, 2018, 06:46:50 PM »
yes. I did in 1959,even a copper standing outside advised me not to go in I was only 16, but hey I was a teddy boy, and phil, if you see this could you possibly change my username to teddy boy as teddygirl is the mrs :D how I put that in is a mystery.


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Re: Old tattoo artists in Brum ?
« Reply #67 on: December 06, 2018, 06:52:25 PM »
Ha ha,so I'm not the only eejit who let Mr O'Brian doodle on their skin eh?  Mine have all bled into the surrounding skin...Words or names no longer legible...Can I get my money back after fifty odd years?

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Re: Old tattoo artists in Brum ?
« Reply #68 on: December 07, 2018, 08:42:54 PM »
Is he going back for Robin.


No he's already met Robin Robin *******

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Re: Old tattoo artists in Brum ?
« Reply #69 on: December 07, 2018, 09:03:51 PM »
In 2000 I don't think many women had tattoos, so for everyone on a cruise then would have been very surprised to see women in evening dresses with tattoos on their arms or anywhere else.You go on a cruise now and there are tattoos on most women.     :o     For some people it is not Lady like.


You don't have to go on a cruise , get on a bus you can see plenty of women with tattoos , I bet they'll look lovely when about 80yo on wasted muscle tissue why oh why. It's such a turn off .

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« Reply #70 on: December 07, 2018, 09:18:25 PM »
For most, it's a form of self expression (tattoos & piercings).  Along the lines of dying your hair - mine fall into that category, they have no deep significance.

For others tattoos are a way to memorialise something or somebody.  People have tattoos to mark occasions, not just bad ones.  Yes, there are tattoos that signify the loss of a loved one, but also ones to signify change - especially when something bad has been overcome (recovering from a serious illness, getting out of an abusive relationship, the birth of a child). 

There are as many different reasons as there are people.

I think 2000 is when it started to become more commonplace.  When I had my first in 1987 it was very unusual - especially for an office worker.  At the time I was the only person in the office - male or female - that had any tattoos.  Now where I work I'd say at least half the staff have them, possibly even more women than men.

Certainly when I had my first I only knew of one tattoo parlour, now most high streets have one - some more than one.


So with that lot you've got Judith what are you trying to express , or are you expressing the fact that a woman down the road has got a tatto so you had to have one also ?

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Re: Old tattoo artists in Brum ?
« Reply #71 on: December 07, 2018, 10:01:48 PM »
Ha ha,so I'm not the only eejit who let Mr O'Brian doodle on their skin eh?  Mine have all bled into the surrounding skin...Words or names no longer legible...Can I get my money back after fifty odd years?
no not the only one by far, but ur right my names have also disappeared into the abiss :)

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« Reply #72 on: December 07, 2018, 10:04:49 PM »

Sorry but you will have to apply to our administrator "Chris" but I don't think he will do it until you have made at least five posts to the forum.
ok phil, thank u, will wait awhile

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Re: Old tattoo artists in Brum ?
« Reply #73 on: December 07, 2018, 11:26:07 PM »
What do these tattoos prove.Wait till these people are 80 and wrinngly

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Re: Old tattoo artists in Brum ?
« Reply #74 on: December 08, 2018, 11:44:02 AM »
Tattoos on Cruises ? Depends much on the Cruise  Line We have cruised a few  times well quite a few times my experience is Mobility Scooters out number Tattoos
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Re: Old tattoo artists in Brum ?
« Reply #75 on: December 10, 2018, 01:29:55 PM »

So with that lot you've got Judith what are you trying to express , or are you expressing the fact that a woman down the road has got a tatto so you had to have one also ?
I started having tattoos before it was commonplace, so no, I'm not doing something because someone else is - maybe it's me that's the trendsetter?  ;D.  I wanted tattoos as long as I can remember, so when I was old enough I did.

It's all down to personal freedom & taste.  If I want to decorate my skin I can - it's nobody's business but mine.  It's not everyone's cup of tea, I get that, but just because someone personally doesn't like something, they shouldn't put down someone who does. 

I understand that decades ago there was a taboo around them & only certain sorts of people got tattoos, but that's in the past, those societal rules don't apply now.  Just as it's now perfectly acceptable for women to wear trousers.  Having a tattoo doesn't make you a certain type of person.

What do these tattoos prove.Wait till these people are 80 and wrinngly

They are not 'proving' anything.  It's not like a rite of passage or anything.

As for what they'll look like when I'm 80?????  All I can say is that modern inks don't spread nearly as much as the old ones used to - you don't end up with the blue blobs like my old Granddad's army tattoos.  I have a 31 year old tattoo, the colours have faded a little, but the lines are still as sharp as when it was first done.  There are some people in their 80's who have new tattoos anyway. 
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Re: Old tattoo artists in Brum ?
« Reply #76 on: December 10, 2018, 08:35:25 PM »
I started having tattoos before it was commonplace, so no, I'm not doing something because someone else is - maybe it's me that's the trendsetter?  ;D .  I wanted tattoos as long as I can remember, so when I was old enough I did.

It's all down to personal freedom & taste.  If I want to decorate my skin I can - it's nobody's business but mine.  It's not everyone's cup of tea, I get that, but just because someone personally doesn't like something, they shouldn't put down someone who does. 

I understand that decades ago there was a taboo around them & only certain sorts of people got tattoos, but that's in the past, those societal rules don't apply now.  Just as it's now perfectly acceptable for women to wear trousers.  Having a tattoo doesn't make you a certain type of person.

They are not 'proving' anything.  It's not like a rite of passage or anything.

Judith as to whether or not the inks run or not , I care not a jot. What I am trying to get over to you  is when you have full young muscles as you probably have now, when the muscles disappears it's going to look an absolute nonsense . With no definition at all to be distinguishable . Apart from the fact that it makes your arms and other limbs look dirty 


As for what they'll look like when I'm 80? ??? ?  All I can say is that modern inks don't spread nearly as much as the old ones used to - you don't end up with the blue blobs like my old Granddad's army tattoos.  I have a 31 year old tattoo, the colours have faded a little, but the lines are still as sharp as when it was first done.  There are some people in their 80's who have new tattoos anyway.