Today is Tattoo Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bernjb56, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    “I am a canvas of my experiences, my story is etched in lines and shading, and you can read it on my arms, my legs, my shoulders, and my stomach.”
    ~ Kat Von D

    There is something about permanently etching a story into your flesh that draws the heart and inspires the mind. Tattoos tell a tale of who we were, who we are, and sometimes of just where we’re going. They’ve served important roles in cultures all around the world, and continue to have evolving meanings in our modern age. Tattoo Day celebrates the august history of skin art and its ever-evolving place in society.

    History of Tattoo Day
    The history of Tattoo Day is as ancient as the tattoo itself, with examples being found far into prehistoric times preserved in mummified flesh. It is entirely possible that tattoos are even older than the oldest physical skin evidence we’ve discovered, as tools that clearly seem to be made for giving tattoos have been found through archaeology.

    In Egypt, women were the primary canvas for tattoos and they were used for all purposes you can imagine. From indications of religion and status, or as punishment, and even to help the healing process. In China tattoos were largely held to be a practice of barbarism, and are frequently associated with folk heroes and criminals, an association brought into practice when men who were convicts would have the kanji for “criminal” tattooed on their face.

    In the modern world the story of the tattoo is just as varied and convoluted. People are fascinated with tattoos, and more people are getting them every year, yet workplaces tend to say that they must be covered in order for you to work. That’s supposing that having one doesn’t cost you the job to begin with. Tattoo Day raises awareness about tattoos and their ancient and respected history and seeks to change the view the world has for them.

    Here's one I had done earlier:

  2. Pass. I don't get it :thinking:
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  3. Nor me.
  4. I'll take some heat for this. But people who need tattoos aren't happy what's with them on the inside.
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  5. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    :). Here's mine.

    I've got a few earrings too, does that mean I'm unhappy on the outside? :)

    Excuse rubbish photo but my customer is working upstairs and thought best not interrupt her to take my tattoo photo!

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  6. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Ooh, don't I look tired this morning!
  7. Nah ! You still look fit

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  8. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    :) :) x
  9. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    Not for me, I can appreciate the art but I don't need to make myself any better looking.
  10. You could have your Gas Safe registration number tattooed on your arm. Would save a bit of time :thumbsup:
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  11. @bernjb56

    I didn't know @jivedubbin Nigel had been for a tattoo, you sneaked that photo in; he kept that quiet :eek: :lol:
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  12. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    Shh! He doesn't know I took that photo :)
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  13. Mums the word, I'll keep me trap shut :D
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  14. jivedubbin

    jivedubbin Moderator

    oi ,that bloke has got more on top than me,you calling me hairy
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  15. :eek:
  16. jivedubbin

    jivedubbin Moderator

    perhaps lawnmower man has been busy
  17. He may have thought he was a cut above the rest :D
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  18. jivedubbin

    jivedubbin Moderator

    I wouldn't actually know what the top of my bonce looks like ,for all I know it could be mine,I'll. Ask the next person I meet .
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  19. I'd have a chat with Bern, he may know something :thumbsup:
  20. jivedubbin

    jivedubbin Moderator

    if he
    if he
    shouts back off baldy its natural reaction,a bit like a startled gazel,its nothing personal,at least that's what he tells me @bernjb56
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