LA Ink

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  1. supersport

    supersport New Member

    Oct 17, 2001
    San Francisco
    Is it just me or do some of these people have the lamest reasons for getting tattoos? I need Ink to remember my Grandmother/Grandfather, my pet, my eating disorder.
     
  2. Felixx219

    Felixx219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 8, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I dont think there is ever a lame reason to get tattoo'd. I think it is a great way to have a constant reminder of something you want to remember or just because you want to express yourself.
     
  3. SirManchester

    SirManchester Member+

    Apr 14, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    No, some tatooes and the reasons behind them are just stupid. Especially for girls who get tatooes on their lower backs or ankles because it's the cool thing to do. Usually it's a flower or some trippy spikey design or a foreign language. Ultimately it's meaningless. I don't mean to insult anyone who does have them but for me it would have to be something so valuable or something so absolutely meaningful that it has been run through hundreds of scenarios - and you are totally convinced that you need it. After all, you have it forever.
     
  4. Dolemite

    Dolemite Member+

    Apr 2, 2001
    East Bay, Ca
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    this guy should not have expressed himself
     
  5. SirManchester

    SirManchester Member+

    Apr 14, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Now that's a great example of a complete dummy. It's even on his back where he can't see what he loves so much. How about a different form of expression?
     
  6. bojendyk

    bojendyk New Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    South Loop, Chicago
    I haven't seen the show, but one of the stars--Kim Saigh--used to work at a place out here in Chicago called Cherrybomb. She did some work for a co-worker of mine that was fantastic. Her partner at Cherrybomb, Patrick, did work for me and my wife. Met her a couple of times. Nice person.
     
  7. BrightEyesLA

    BrightEyesLA New Member

    Jul 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Does anyone else think Kat is gorgeous?! That is one hot tattooed lady.
     
  8. zman31

    zman31 Member+

    May 5, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My guess is that the show wouldn't exist if there wasn't a concensus opinion that she's hot. I agree with that opinion, she's fine.
     
  9. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    No doubt. I for one like her much more in jeans like in the ad for the show than in the pinup poses they also use though.
     
  10. otterulz

    otterulz Member

    Arsenal, Atleti
    South Korea
    Jun 20, 2002
    LIC, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you guys know exactly what happened with her in Miami? I stopped watching Miami Ink for whatever reason and one day when I was flipping around, Ami was pissed at Kat. Or maybe the whole thing was staged so she could get her spin-off?
     
  11. Alberto

    Alberto Member+

    Feb 28, 2000
    Northern, New Jersey
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was watching Dr 90210 on E! the other night and one of the models from Deal or No Deal went in to have her Tramp Stamp removed. Claims they are constantly covering it up with make up is she wears an open back dress or gown. She was luckily a good candidate for laser removal, in that she has fair skin and her tattoo is dark in color. The Plastic Surgeon told her it would be between 5-11 procedures to remove the tattoo on her lower back. After the laser procedure the tattoo was about 50 percent lighter in color, but the doctor told her blisters would develop and she would have to be mindful of infection.

    Getting rid of one is significantly more expensive and time consuming than getting one. So please be certain. This case also points to another issue with tattoo's that people change their minds with time. What was once in style and vogue can be passe.
     
  12. Gunner Phan

    Gunner Phan Member

    Dec 12, 2003
    Gramercy, NYC
    they (ami and kat) butted heads all the time. In ami's opionion, he felt she was trashing his parlor and Miami too often and a lot of the time in front of clients. the firing didn't appear to be staged.

    fwiw, i think LA Ink is no where near as interesting to watch as Miami Ink.
     
  13. Gunner Phan

    Gunner Phan Member

    Dec 12, 2003
    Gramercy, NYC
    even lamer than the Star Wars tattoo, a man with a Zune (yes, the Microsoft Zune) tattoo:

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  14. Felixx219

    Felixx219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 8, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Yeah, I dont think it was staged either. Kat is still young and seemed to be a little ungrateful and unprofessional at times. She once said in front of a shop full of customers and Ami that the shop was terribly ran. I would of fired her on the spot.
     
  15. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll never criticize someone else's tat. It means something to them, even if it doesn't to me.

    If somebody asked me for advice about getting a tattoo, it's "be certain". It's basically permanent.

    I never watched Miami Ink, but I did start watching LA Ink for two reasons: (a) Kat is hot, and (b) I've been thinking about getting some more tattoos. In places that would be visible when wearing normal work attire. I took all my piercings out 7 years ago, and I kinda regret it now (and don't think I can re-pierce my tongue easily).
     
  16. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I prefer Miami Ink as well, but yeah Kat is hot.

    My wife and son got me a gift certificate for a tattoo for fathers days since I've wanted one forever. I had to make sure it was ok with work before I did it since I can wear dress casual on Fridays and I usually wear a short sleeve shirt. Getting one on the left and from my elbow to my wrist is quite noticeable.
     
  17. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What are you going to get? I was thinking something along these lines (tribal dragon), on the inside of one of my forearms:

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    I'd show my kanji tattoo, but my webserver is offline right now.
     
  18. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My son's name, Alessandro, in Old English Font.
     
  19. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Very cool. I could see myself doing something similar when I have a child. You should go have Kat do it. :D
     
  20. Hugo Sanchez

    Hugo Sanchez Member+

    Aug 21, 2003
    MEX2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    That's a terrible tattoo.

    No offence.
     
  21. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't say I had it, or that I was going to get that. I said "along these lines". There are aspects of that design I like, but I wouldn't get exactly that. I want a dragon, but I'm generally dissatisfied with many of existing Asian or European dragon art. I want something with harder edges. Plus the long narrow shape of the forearm is limiting. I need an artist.

    Maybe I should just get the nautical star I've been thinking about on my other forearm in the interim.
     
  22. Hugo Sanchez

    Hugo Sanchez Member+

    Aug 21, 2003
    MEX2010
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    Unless you're female, I'd seriously suggest you reconsider those two conceptual pieces.

    Do something original.

    Something from the heart.

    Something that means just that, something.
     
  23. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nautical stars and dragons are inherently feminine concepts?

    Dragon mythology does have meaning, as do nautical stars. While I'm envious of Dante's planned tattoo, I don't have a kid to get a tattoo of. I'm sure that as soon as I have one I'll be doing something similar. But the designs I've been considering haven't been picked randomly. The tattoo I already have is almost certainly a one of a kind piece of kanji.
     
  24. Hugo Sanchez

    Hugo Sanchez Member+

    Aug 21, 2003
    MEX2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Assuming this place is still up 5-7 years from now, do me a favor.

    Look me up in that time and PM me.

    Let me know how you feel about those tattoos (those you have, and those you will have, if you get them).

    You don't need to get nautical stars, dragons, bright cartoon stars, Sailor Jerry swindle and asian writing.

    You shouldn't wait on tattoos, either. That's forcing pressure on something you're not quite sure of for a later time.

    It reminds me of a good friend. He keeps saying he's 25 and he isn't getting any younger. He "might as well just get it over with." What kind of message is that sending out? Desperation.

    At least that's my way of looking at tattoos.

    As for the pending portrait of your unborn child, eh. I don't quite know what to make of getting a portrait of someone who just arrived on this planet. What's the epic symbolism in that? Think about your tattoos, man. Unless your child dies prematurely, or is born with some complications, what's the deal? You have cameras to take care of mementos. Like we've always had. Unless you're going to be away for a significant amount of time. Are you planning on doing some time behind bars or something? Are you planning on being a deadbeat parent? Leave the portraits for another time.

    Seriously, I don't mean to be a jerk. But I've seen some most ill-advised artwork on people that makes me wish someone would've stopped them. What right do I have to say anything? None. But it doesn't hurt to doublecheck.

    But, then again, I've a portrait of Christopher Walken.

    What kind of message is that sending out?

    I'll shut up now.
     
  25. bojendyk

    bojendyk New Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    South Loop, Chicago
    Nautical star tattoos have become a bit cliche.
     

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