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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 4th, 2016, 5:32 pm

Getting the Seven Samurai tattoo on Feb 10.

And yea monty those tattoos do not work on her at all
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 4th, 2016, 12:52 pm

Less than a week left!!! I'm dying from having 4 days of work a week and 4 classes (I seriously don't have time to eat breakfast and dinner on days that I work) so I find it suitable that I'm getting that tattoo the day my 1.5 week break from work starts. It just sucks that I'm working the day before so I'm going to get like 4 hours of sleep.

I also found an idea for what to have on my right arm, but it's such a big tattoo that I will wait until I'm 30 to see if I still want it.
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Since I'll hopefully be incredibly fit by then, do you know how good of a motivator that tattoo will be for getting you to work out? If you start getting fat it'll look like shit.
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 2:55 am

OH GOD I FORGOT ONE IMPORTANT DETAIL AND I CAN'T DECIDE

Should the tattoo face me, or the viewer?
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Post by monty » February 10th, 2016, 3:03 am

Ettinauer226XL on Feb 9 2016, 07:55:12 PM wrote:OH GOD I FORGOT ONE IMPORTANT DETAIL AND I CAN'T DECIDE

Should the tattoo face me, or the viewer?
The viewer. Btw, where will it go - on your beer belly?
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 3:08 am

It's going on my left inner forearm. If I have it facing the viewer, it can be bigger since the circles will be closer to the elbow where it's wider. Plus I can already see people going like omg can I see your tattoo?! And if it faces me then I have to either awkwardly move my arm upside or have them come beside or behind me to see it.

But if I have it facing me, I can admire my own tattoo more easily, and it's going to hurt a lot less. Facing the viewer, the hiragana symbol meaning tambo will be on my wrist, and it is going to HURT LIKE HELL

This will be the exact size of it:
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Post by monty » February 10th, 2016, 3:12 am

Quite the dilemma, I see. Anyhow, keep in mind: no pain, no glory. Just imagine the massive respect you'll garner in samurai circles when you show your tattoo having been done in a way to cause max pain and discomfort.
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 3:24 am

Can it count as an entry for the samurai challenge?
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Post by monty » February 10th, 2016, 3:27 am

Hehe, why not?

Btw, check out what this sage samurai has to say on the topic of pain, starting @ 09.48


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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 3:39 am

I was ok with the pain for the last one. It's just that I did end up vomiting at work right before I left (and I'm sure it's stress, not an illness), so going through a few hours of pain while being in a shitty state might not be the best idea :P

EDIT: Plus fuck the concept of manliness that he was talking about there
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » February 10th, 2016, 1:40 pm

Ettinauer226XL on Feb 9 2016, 07:55:12 PM wrote:OH GOD I FORGOT ONE IMPORTANT DETAIL AND I CAN'T DECIDE

Should the tattoo face me, or the viewer?
The viewer, definitely the viewer. Your arm should be like the flag so viewers can see it.

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Post by monty » February 10th, 2016, 2:24 pm

Ettinauer226XL on Feb 9 2016, 08:39:37 PM wrote:EDIT: Plus fuck the concept of manliness that he was talking about there
Why? This is one of the grandmasters of tattooing speaking, he should know what he's talking about, don't you think?
Something tells me he'd never do a tat on you as your threshold for pain is way too low to be worthy of getting a tat in the first place. They do things properly in Japan, they don't play at tattooing.
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Post by jvv » February 10th, 2016, 3:56 pm

Speaking about Japan and tattoos, a lot of onsen (hot springs/baths) don't allow people with tattoos to go in.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 4:18 pm

monty on Feb 10 2016, 07:24:29 AM wrote:
Ettinauer226XL on Feb 9 2016, 08:39:37 PM wrote:EDIT: Plus fuck the concept of manliness that he was talking about there
Why? This is one of the grandmasters of tattooing speaking, he should know what he's talking about, don't you think?
Something tells me he'd never do a tat on you as your threshold for pain is way too low to be worthy of getting a tat in the first place. They do things properly in Japan, they don't play at tattooing.
It's one of my pet peeves. I believe that this whole manliness thing is one of the major factors for why we need feminism, and for the whole power thing. It implies that if someone is not "manly" then they are labeled as being things like a sissy, pussy or a bitch. It's pretty much saying "you're not a man. You're more like a woman... a lesser being" which is wrong.

Lol gotta love rants that you would make when you're on 3 hours of sleep.
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 4:27 pm

Besides, won't it be more impressive to sit through the pain despite having a low pain tolerance as opposed to just having a high pain tolerance in the first place?

I guess we'll just see what happens. It is in 2 hours.
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 8:25 pm

Holy hell that hurt like a motherfucker. He was concerned cause it looked like I was in a lot of pain but I kept saying to just power through it. So swollen too.
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Post by monty » February 10th, 2016, 8:38 pm

Congrats. So which way? Facing yourself? Also, did it hurt more this time?

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 8:43 pm

I'll take pics when I get home, but it's facing the viewer. My first tattoo hurt during the filling but it was tolerable. This one was just hell to go through.
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Post by monty » February 10th, 2016, 8:53 pm

Time to self-medicate the pain away, I guess. Btw, how would you like to be addressed from now on? Art, The Seventh Samurai? Samurai Artie? Or just "Seven"?
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 9:26 pm

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » February 10th, 2016, 9:32 pm

Looks very cool.

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Post by monty » February 10th, 2016, 9:33 pm

Nice brush strokes. :thumbsup:

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 9:34 pm

Talk about perfect imperfections
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Post by monty » February 10th, 2016, 9:34 pm

So what are you gonna say when someone asks?

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 9:37 pm

Just that it's a banner from the film Seven Samurai. It actually looks like NO ONE has heard of that film, which shocks me, but I guess it's only shocking for cinephiles. If they ask about the imperfections I'll just say that it's fully intentional.
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Post by monty » February 10th, 2016, 9:44 pm

I think you should forget saying it's from a film. Just say that you're the seventh samurai - that'll shut them up.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 9:47 pm

How can I be The Seventh Samurai when Tom Cruise was The Last Samurai
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Post by Lammetje » February 10th, 2016, 9:50 pm

That seems like enough ink for this half of the century, Ettie. Don't overdo it - next thing you know you have hearts with arrows and anchors on each arm and a giant dragon on your back!
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 9:51 pm

I wouldn't get a tattoo on my back because I'd like to look at them once in a while.

I do plan on getting one more this year on my other forearm. The rest of my ideas did not pass the 3 year test (hell it hasn't even been a year yet) so there'll be a break for a while.
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Post by monty » February 10th, 2016, 9:51 pm

If you don't mind me asking, art, how much did this artwork set you back?

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 9:55 pm

$200 for each tattoo.

There is one potential minor problem. This tattoo will be visible with my work uniform, and I have no idea what my manager will think of it. I never told him so on the 21st he'll be seeing it out of nowhere. I looked up the official rulebook, and there are no rules on tattoos, so I guess it's just up to him.

If he starts shit I will mention the few cooks that are completely covered, and one person in a managerial kind of position with tattoos on his face.
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Post by monty » February 10th, 2016, 11:09 pm

Ettinauer226XL on Feb 10 2016, 02:55:21 PM wrote:...and one person in a managerial kind of position with tattoos on his face.
Hehe, sounds like a classy place. Reminds me of this guy I saw the other day with a "WHY?" proudly tattooed on the back of his skull.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 11:44 pm

Either way I'm not worried about the getting an office job after completing my bookkeeping degree. Office clothing has long sleeves, so it'll be covered up.
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2016, 11:54 pm

Lammetje on Feb 10 2016, 02:50:03 PM wrote:That seems like enough ink for this half of the century, Ettie. Don't overdo it - next thing you know you have hearts with arrows and anchors on each arm and a giant dragon on your back!
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Post by metaller » February 11th, 2016, 12:37 am

Ettinauer226XL on Feb 10 2016, 02:55:21 PM wrote:$200 for each tattoo.

There is one potential minor problem. This tattoo will be visible with my work uniform, and I have no idea what my manager will think of it. I never told him so on the 21st he'll be seeing it out of nowhere. I looked up the official rulebook, and there are no rules on tattoos, so I guess it's just up to him.

If he starts shit I will mention the few cooks that are completely covered, and one person in a managerial kind of position with tattoos on his face.
200$??? Of your canadian dollars? Damn, for such a price any half decent tattoo artists in my area won't even start talking to you.
I expect the seven samurai piece would have been in the region of 400€ easily here...

It looks mighty good though, even if it is still fresh. Perhaps make another picture for us after the swelling is gone in some days.
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Post by metaller » February 11th, 2016, 12:40 am

Ettinauer226XL on Feb 10 2016, 04:54:50 PM wrote:
Lammetje on Feb 10 2016, 02:50:03 PM wrote:That seems like enough ink for this half of the century, Ettie. Don't overdo it - next thing you know you have hearts with arrows and anchors on each arm and a giant dragon on your back!
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I don't know what I shall think of such whole black / grey arm covers. I somehow get the feeling the person just goes to a tattoo place and just is like, I don't care for a picture, I just want to feel the pain of the needle as much as possible...
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 11th, 2016, 1:02 am

I have a feeling that she just hated her tattoo on that arm. What better way to cover it up then just to make it completely black.

And yea, I actually went to one of the better places in the city too. I think the reason why it's so cheap is that it's solid black. It only took an hour too.
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Post by monty » February 11th, 2016, 1:06 am


15 Reasons someone could become addicted to tattoos
- how many of these apply to you, Art?

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 11th, 2016, 1:07 am

I guess collecting? I am quite the collector, so it makes sense for tattoos.

The other reason is that I find them to be so attractive. Like that photo I put in the spoiler pic there. Sure, that whole black arm is kind of dumb, but damn is she pretty.
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Post by monty » February 11th, 2016, 1:13 am

Will you be getting your ears done like that girl too?

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 11th, 2016, 1:14 am

Not a fan of gauges. I would like to have industrial piercings, but work won't allow it now. Will wait until I get an office job and see what they think of piercings.
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