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post #1 of 40
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Well, after talking about getting one (for 30 years), I finally went down last night and got my first tattoo.
Took about 3 1/2 hours, and the hardest part was removing the taped bandage from my hairy arm.
That freakin' hurt, lol.
Here's a quick pic.
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post #2 of 40
OUCH, OUCH, OUCH!:roll:
post #3 of 40
Ishbel took the words right out of my mouth! It looks great though! How was the experience?
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post #4 of 40
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Pretty cool.
Some parts of my arm were more sensitive than others, like the handle of the knife, that was the worst.
The center wasn't bad at all.
Being my first I really didn't know what to expect.
He inked the outline first, that felt like a bunch of small knife strokes cutting my skin.

I'm already thinking about what my second will be.
I won't get it for awhile, but probably sooner than 30 years, lol.
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post #5 of 40
I want one but I don't do pain well and I faint at the sight of needles. It's a bad combination.

It looks great though, really and truly.
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post #6 of 40
I have no tat's and don't intend to get any, but I have been intrigued for decades by the persistent rumor that George Schultz, sometime member of the Board of Economic Advisers, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State, and Dean of the Univ. of Chicago School of Business - and Princeton graduate - has a small Princeton Tiger tattooed on his rear end, well out of sight.

Schultz has never made a comment of any sort on this rumor, but I find it sort of endearing. :D

Mike :cool:
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post #7 of 40
Great mental chef tattoo Jim.

~I thinkyou'll learn to love it.

Got a wee tribal on my forearm n i love it. Thought to extend it on to my wrist and the outside of my hand, but i need to work on the finer details

While ur in the mood, why not go for a sleeve he he!!
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post #8 of 40
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Oh, I already love it.
A sleeve huh?
I don't think I'm quite ready for that.
:D
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post #9 of 40
U need to watch out Jim, it can be addictive. Both my older boys are developing sleeves. Ones going for the whole Japenese, coy carp and dragons look. The other is more a combo of tribal and celtic. They do it bit by bit. As and when they can afford it.

I'm sticking to just the one. Apparently, at my age," i should have more sense" (mother-in-law)

Bet u dont stop at 1
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post #10 of 40
one of my son's friends has yin/yang on each vertebra with a round medallion at the top, a bat wing on his left shoulder and a bird wing on his right.....he said it took 2 years to design and that it represents good and evil balance....even if what your doing is good, it may affect others poorly. Interesting depth on a 21 year old, West Point grad.
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post #11 of 40
Thats pretty sweet. I want to get one thats similar but its one that anthony bourdain has. Nice tattoo !
post #12 of 40
Congrats!!:D
Looks like a Chef instructor I had when I went to school
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post #13 of 40
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Here are some better shots I pulled from his site.
They were taken right after it was done.
You can see how much detail, and how sharp the lines are.



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post #14 of 40
My avatar is mine on my right arm... I am a native Pittsburgher, so the Pirates logo just was a natural.

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post #15 of 40
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That's pretty cool Jim
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post #16 of 40
That is some awesome ink!
post #17 of 40
Just out of interest, did u bleed much? Reason i ask, When i got mine done the tattooist asked if i'd been enjoying a drink at lunchtime. Well i hadnt, but it bled so much he had trouble with definition. it seems alcohol thins the blood andmakes u bleed during a tattoo??

Ur manic chef is very sharp. U must be well pleased
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post #18 of 40
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Actually no.
But when he was coloring the eye, and would pause to re-ink the needle, there were little pinpoints of blood, and I remarked on how cool it was that he was putting in a bloodshot eye effect.
:lol:
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post #19 of 40
:lol::lol::lol:
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post #20 of 40
Kudos on the tat, the artist did soe pretty nice work.
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post #21 of 40
here's a pic of mine...got it 4 years ago for my 20 th anniversary in the biz
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post #22 of 40
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That's pretty **** cool.
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post #23 of 40
Very cool pics - I am just going to make my first tattoo - it will be a sun on my left shoulder!
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Wow, very nice tats guys.
I like how you put the chef into it all.

- Raithe
post #25 of 40
i want to get one so bad but dont know what to get
post #26 of 40
The one thing that's so amazing about being a chef is we get to express ourselves with in our works in the kitchen. Tattoos have been apart of me since the day I turned 18 and got my first piece on my back. Yes a back piece might have been a bit to much as a first piece but being 29 with many more that fallowed, today I don't regret any of the ink I've gotten. Any kitchen I've worked in within the years was never bothered by my tattoos because I did my work in the kitchen and I showed up. Suddenly the ink thing didn't matter, instead it was; that girls got skills and where do I get a tattoo. 

Props to fellow inklings!
Chef Jeny
post #27 of 40
I'm planning my first out, getting it on my ankle so I can choose when to show it.
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post #28 of 40
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Time for another.
Artist is drawing up my idea, hope to get it next week.
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post #29 of 40
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Got done about an hour ago.
My daughter's name is Katherine but she goes by Kat.
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post #30 of 40
I have 5 Stars tattooed on my right forearm  

thinking about getting a Rosette tattoo and/or the Michelin logo too
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