the heat does bring out ill advised tattoos doens it?

(83 Posts)
GingerIgnoramus Wed 01-Jul-09 12:27:13

" donna" across her neck
those awful ones on mens calves


SoupDragon Wed 01-Jul-09 12:28:28

I've just seen a young man in 3/4 shorts with magnificent legs ruined by what appeared to be fully covering flames down to ankle level.


My friend has an angel over her boobage, vile


GingerIgnoramus Wed 01-Jul-09 12:29:56

I have never once looked at one and thought " hey that looks nice"

wilbur Wed 01-Jul-09 12:30:17

Oh yes, there was the most beautiful man on the Common yesterday but he was tatooed completely all down his buff arms, which really does not do it for me. Such a shame.

cocolepew Wed 01-Jul-09 12:30:19

I saw a fetching Rolling Stones tongue logo on a boob.

GingerIgnoramus Wed 01-Jul-09 12:30:48

i have seen one of those before
How do you explain that to your kids?


Bonneville Wed 01-Jul-09 12:37:49

I used to want one. Now it seems everyone has got one and I dont suppose there is anything left that hasnt been done before. So dont think I actually want one anymore.

GingerIgnoramus Wed 01-Jul-09 12:39:14

you are saved

peanutbrittle Wed 01-Jul-09 12:39:52

I sort of want a lotus flower on my shoulder...but maybe not, so many of them do look very very grim

BettyTurnip Wed 01-Jul-09 12:39:55

Get your ya-yas out indeed.

Fast forward 60 years when she's getting a bed bath in hospital - the nurses will be thinking "Oooh, I bet she was a right one in her day" grin

akhems Wed 01-Jul-09 12:41:07

I saw a stunning looking woman the other day, beautifully dressed, immaculately groomed and then looked down and she had a massive tattoo on each of her calves.. looked so out of place and completely ruined her image imo

GetOrfMoiLand Wed 01-Jul-09 12:42:11

One of my friends at school had a tattoo doen when she was 16 of the Shamen (as in the groovy rave band) symbol on her left breast. I wonder what she thinks of that now she is 31?

JRocks Wed 01-Jul-09 12:43:33

I have a tattoo, but it's rarely seen. I like it, but don't expect anyone else to.

Today when coming out of my midwife appointment I passed a woman with a tattoo of a cat's head (drawn like you see on china plates etc) with what I assume was it's name underneath in big swirly letters. I think it may have been some sort of memorial. It did make me hmm Which is a huge double standard on my part, I realise. smile

watsthestory Wed 01-Jul-09 12:45:29

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tiredemma Wed 01-Jul-09 12:47:28

awful- we saw a beast of a woman with a tattoo on her bicep of a topless woman with her throat cut and all blood pouring down.

What on earth would posess a woman to have a tattoo like that?? (albeit- she did look like a man)

GingerIgnoramus Wed 01-Jul-09 12:50:08

lol at wats


I saw a nice one the other day - the only nice one I've ever seen mind. It was a butterfly on her foot.

Having said that it was about an inch and a half/2 inches across and I think would look better slightly smaller but for some reason tattoo artists don't seem to do tiny ones.

A tiny, detailed, colourful butterfly on a foot or ankle would look lovely but guaranteed I would ask for that and get some bulbous, giant monstrosity.

watsthestory Wed 01-Jul-09 12:54:14

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watsthestory Wed 01-Jul-09 12:56:24

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oh my GOD wats grin shock

that is soooooo hideous.

watsthestory Wed 01-Jul-09 12:58:38

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Goodness, the front of the hospital was littered with all ages of smoking tattoos
It was not good
Felt like getting DD aged 5 to come and see, and learn

SoupDragon Wed 01-Jul-09 13:01:45

LOL @ the mower

There is a mother at toddler group who has a collection of stars on her shoulder. I actually think it looks nice in everyday life but it would look so wrong if wearing a nice dress.

SoupDragon Wed 01-Jul-09 13:02:29

I have often toyed with the idea of a few stars somewhere non-visible but have always come down on the side of common sense

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Wed 01-Jul-09 13:03:13

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I pierced my nose for all of three days to piss my mother off before a family party
It worked very well grin
But it healed nicely afterwards so was in essence reversible

watsthestory Wed 01-Jul-09 13:05:49

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VinegarTits Wed 01-Jul-09 13:06:17

It brings out hideous bits of flesh, never mind just tatoos, i saw some horrenous arms and legs in Morries at lunch time

BettyTurnip Wed 01-Jul-09 13:12:15

I bet some people would have that done to their babies if they could.

NorbertDentressangle Wed 01-Jul-09 13:15:48

I can't get over the very obvious badly "self-done" or "done by a mate" tattoos that you see on view.

I recently stood in a queue next to a woman who had the names of about 8 children/grandchildren (?) down her arm. They were very badly done, as if written by different people, no particular type-face etc.

If you are going to have a permanent tattoo at least make it a good quality one FFS.

VinegarTits Wed 01-Jul-09 13:16:56

I dont mind tats, i prefer to see them on show that some mans skinny white legs in shorts, with hairy fat belly bulging out of a t-shirt

bleh Wed 01-Jul-09 13:22:26

I agree VT. I also like tattoos on people's lower backs which you see poking out at the same time as their thong and half their a*se. That's class, right there.

VinegarTits Wed 01-Jul-09 13:23:42

i think they are called 'tramp stamps'

TrinityRhino Wed 01-Jul-09 13:25:10

I have my husbands name across my chest surrounded by haerst and stars. It s quite big but I think its pretty.

TrinityRhino Wed 01-Jul-09 13:25:28

NOT grin

diedandgonetodevon Wed 01-Jul-09 13:28:27

It is nasty. I was at a ball last weekend and there was a lady in a backless evening gown. Looked lovely from the front but when she turned round she had a HUGE tattoo of a lady giving a devil a blow job shock. Truely vile.

ShowOfHands Wed 01-Jul-09 13:30:20

My mother wants my dd's birth date tattooed on her back inside a sun. Lord above knows why. Actually nothing against tattoos and would quite like one on my foot but I think my mother's having some kind of crisis. She has never liked them at all. Dad thinks they need to up her HRT before she starts on the piercings.

notyummy Wed 01-Jul-09 13:32:59

My DH says its even worse in the US. He has worked a lot with the US military and used to go to hot/sandy places, go to the shared swimming pool and see these attractive fit young women from in their bikinis completely covered in tatts. Put him right off his perving grin

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Wed 01-Jul-09 13:33:05

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Sheeta Wed 01-Jul-09 13:33:48

I have some beautiful tattoo's, you horrible lot grin

they're all in places that you wouldn't be able to see though

giantkatestacks Wed 01-Jul-09 13:36:05

Mmm Wilbur which common was this gorgeous betatted man on? [gets stalky hat on - not deerstalky hat mind, much too hot in this weather]

VinegarTits Wed 01-Jul-09 13:41:05

Sorry Reality, didnt mean to offend you, i had never heard them called that until that vile hairy boke off Big Brother said it in a conversation with Noirin the other night (i hate him, i hope he falls into a lawn mower and gets that vile pony tail chopped off) i would never say it myself

giantkatestacks Wed 01-Jul-09 13:42:59

VT lol at vile hairy boke maybe it should have been vile hairy boak though grin

cyteen Wed 01-Jul-09 13:43:35

As someone who loves (and has) good quality tattoos, I agree that the sunshine does seem to bring the worst, most badly-executed and ill-judged ink to the surface. It just proves how many shit tattooists there are out there, and how many idiots people are willing to pay them

LaurieFairyCake tiny tattoos don't show the detail especially well and since ink spreads over time any detail in a really small tattoo tends to get lost. Anil Gupta is someone who specialises in detailed miniatures but I've never really seen the point myself.

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Wed 01-Jul-09 13:46:12

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giantkatestacks Wed 01-Jul-09 13:46:52

[slight hijack] cyteen - have you had any done in london - am thinking of another myself and was looking for a recommendation - curiously there isnt a tattoo shop review area on MN grin

VinegarTits Wed 01-Jul-09 13:47:44

grin giantkate, he is a vile boak indeed

Iklboo Wed 01-Jul-09 13:47:49

I saw a few ^lovely' ones t'other day:

Tweetie Pie smkoing a spliff
Mam & Dad Colin (I'm not making that up)
Axle Ross (I hope she meant Axel Rose)

tiredemma Wed 01-Jul-09 13:51:19

I hate seeing women with chubby shoulders with little 'red devils' on. Awful

tiredemma Wed 01-Jul-09 13:51:56

And I know a man who has a big Marijuana leaf on his neck- he wonders why he cant get a job???

cyteen Wed 01-Jul-09 13:55:41

giantkatestacks, what kind of thing are you looking to have done? There's loads of brilliant artists in London - Evil From The Needle in Camden is fantastic, great staff and premises; Frith Street Tattoo does lovely new school/traditional style; I hear Flamin' Eight are good, also New Wave Tattoo...seriously, the choice is massive

NorbertDentressangle Wed 01-Jul-09 13:56:12

Another pet hate of tattoos is when someone has one of a famous person as it never looks anything like the person.

eg. Jodie Marsh's Michael Jackson tattoo (sorry DM link)

God what is wrong with that woman?! Why on Earth would you get a MJ tattoo and why is she that funny colour?

MamaG Wed 01-Jul-09 14:04:33

God Jodie Marsh is such a cock isn't she

Does anybody watch Miami Ink? I love it, its fascinating! Idon't have now, nor will i ever, have a tattoo btw

I have tattoos <pic on profile> am not a tramp

MayorNaze Wed 01-Jul-09 14:06:29

has anyone been so transfixed in horror by someones tattoo that they have actually followed the person round peering at them just to mke sure it is what you think it is?

not me of course grin

(disclaimer:i actually like tattoos. but only mine. and dhs)

cyteen Wed 01-Jul-09 14:07:58

Norbert, most portraits are pretty cruddy, true...but check out [[ Bob Tyrell] for examples of portraits that actually look like people.

MayorNaze Wed 01-Jul-09 14:08:23

(add to disclaimer - and SparklyGothKats - they are beautiful! you obv have a v talented tattoo person )

cyteen Wed 01-Jul-09 14:09:21

Arse, sorry, Bob Tyrell.

Oh the shame of cocking up a burns far worse than having a tattoo ever could wink

not bad for a 70 year man eh?? grin he has been doing it a long time now....

GingerIgnoramus Wed 01-Jul-09 14:11:37

no ALl tattoos are scummy

tiredemma Wed 01-Jul-09 14:12:21

You have beautiful children SGK- beautiful.

bobblehat Wed 01-Jul-09 14:12:36

Am loving the DM for the quote 'jodie, who has no discernible talent...'

No other reason I should point out.

GingerIgnoramus Wed 01-Jul-09 14:12:39

lol at this

"Jodie, who has no discernible talent",

cyteen Wed 01-Jul-09 14:12:45

Thankfully you are ginger and so your opinion can be instantly disregarded grin

GingerIgnoramus Wed 01-Jul-09 14:13:29

sorry yes they are vile too

I also liked their "increasingly freakish looking Jodie". They were spot on there.

GingerIgnoramus Wed 01-Jul-09 14:14:09

cant see yours cyteen

VinegarTits Wed 01-Jul-09 14:15:04

Jodie Marsh, for a minute there i thought that was Pete Burns shock

MayorNaze Wed 01-Jul-09 14:16:10

wow! you expect old guys to be doing the old blue ink style pop eye type tatts, not tasteful modern ones. really good work

this thread is one of the funniest I've read for ages.

I have no tattoos nor any desire for one so probably have no business here anyway but stil, PMSL.

cyteen Wed 01-Jul-09 14:18:38

GI, indeed you can't

Have to admit to staring at one tattoo yesterday, it was a badly 'joint' tattoo on a mum's arm... hmm

cyteen Wed 01-Jul-09 14:31:34

I saw a woman sat outside a pub in town yesterday who had 'Royal Bitch' tattooed across her cleavage in rather nice flowing script.

giantkatestacks Wed 01-Jul-09 14:54:46

cyteen - something to remember my mother - am working on a few designs but none have really worked properly yet...I was recommended someone in greenwich but every time I pluck up the courage to move forward with it I get The Fear.

sarah293 Wed 01-Jul-09 15:04:15

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cyteen Wed 01-Jul-09 15:06:01

Heh, I know what you mean. I'm still considering a memorial piece for my brother and he died two years ago.

It's good to consider these things carefully. The evidence is all around us after all grin

sazzlelou Wed 01-Jul-09 21:29:23

I saw a woman in her early twenties the other day, gorgeous figure, lovely legs wearing shorts and then she turned round and she had tattoos up the back of both legs like lace up boots, completes with tattooed 'eyelets'

Feelingoptimistic Wed 01-Jul-09 22:08:46

Well, I saw one similar to the one cyteen describes... A yound woman with "sexy bitch" on her arm. WHY would you do that to yourself !!!!!!!

SoupDragon Thu 02-Jul-09 07:39:50

I spotted one in a Quality Restaurant yesterday, a woman in a vest top with what looked like lace tatooed on her breast.

Of course, once I'd managed to work out what it was, it was actually the edge of her bra.

paisleyleaf Sat 04-Jul-09 11:59:02

Someone wrote (might've been T C Boyle) that they don't like tattoos in intimate places .... they just suggest 'traffic'.
I know what he means.

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