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Found a design I really liked today, but wasn't sure where to put it. Then I thought it might look quite good on my thigh if it had some friends underneath it. Is it one tattoo or three if they're done at the same time, in the same place, but are three separate parts? I can't quite decide.

Anyway, see what you think, if you're not scared of the nekkid:
Actually, Helen did a wonderful job of tidying up all the original artwork in photoshop and carefully positioning it on my flank.

(The particularly observant will notice that the centre circle contains the 'EI' symbol that is also cut into my left wrist, as discussed here)

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Date: 2009-01-04 10:56 pm (UTC)
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It's probably the star-trek upbringing talking, but the top one reminds me of the Klingon symbol.

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Date: 2009-01-04 11:24 pm (UTC)
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That was pretty much the first thing I said when discussing it with Helen. :)

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Date: 2009-01-05 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Me too - that's probably why I like it so much :)

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Date: 2009-01-04 11:17 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for the nekkid :)

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Date: 2009-01-05 12:13 am (UTC)
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Nice images, definitely three related tatts as opposed to one ;)

A word of caution though on the circles - it's almost impossible to get convincing-looking perfect tattoo circles on most parts of the body - possible exception of back and chest - due to body contours and the manual nature of the inking, and muscle changes over the years, if you are bothered about long-term.

I've seen quite a few wonky-looking tattoo circles over the years :( but if you're not that concerned about 100 per cent perfection, just make sure you get a sober tattooist!

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Date: 2009-01-05 08:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mr_magicfingers
Then I thought it might look quite good on my thigh if it had some friends underneath it.

Your thigh would definitely look good with some friends underneath it, is there a queue we should join to be friends?


Date: 2009-01-05 09:03 am (UTC)
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couldn't you just have used marker pen instead of photoshop ?

.. it makes me think it's some kind of bizarre LOLISHOTMYSELF with the joke encoded in some wierd symbols!


Date: 2009-01-05 10:06 am (UTC)
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Maybe it is :)

After all, it took me over ten years to find out that the 'japanese' symbol on my back means 'to wobble' *grin*


Date: 2009-01-05 11:29 am (UTC)
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I did try to persuade him to let me attack him with bodypaint, but he wouldn't let me :(

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Date: 2009-01-05 03:39 pm (UTC)
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*squeak* ooh! You weren't joking either!

Do all the symbols mean something specific to you? I have never had a tattoo just because I find I'm so mutable, I couldn't even commit to having the same picture on my wall for the rest of my life, let alone my skin. The only exception would be something that would remind me of something important in some way.

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Date: 2009-01-05 03:48 pm (UTC)
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All of my tattoos have been chosen on purely aesthetic grounds. Most of them then acquired some association with significant events in my life around the time that I got them, but that's not what they're for - they're just there to look nice.

The centre one in this lot does have a backstory, as mentioned in the last paragraph, but it's not significant - just a crap visual joke that amused me at the time. It gets to be a tattoo because I like how it looks, not because of the backstory. :)

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