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post #481 of 703
unfortunately, not too much you can do to remove a tattoo at home (Safely anyways)

However, lazer removal is a lot more effective at removing DIY tattoos than professionally done ones- the beams is able to reach the pigment more readily and break it up as they tend to be in more superficial layers of skin and done with India ink, which is much easier to remove and be absorbed by the body than true tattoo pigment

It IS expensive, though, and rather painful (I've had a couple of mine zapped and it's no walk in the park) but after a couple sessions, you should have good enough results to at least make for a good cover-up.
post #482 of 703
Hi everyone! I have two tattoos (one of which was a cover-up), MANY more planned, and used to wear several piercings. Just writing to say hello and sub to the thread!
post #483 of 703
MittensKittens- Honestly it is better to save up and get a good cover up, then it is to have another bad coverup you hate, that will force you in the future to spend even more money on laser removal. I say this because I have seen several people travel down this path, and most who try the cheapest fix end up the most disapointed.

I also have to say I had a home due tattoo I also HATED and wanted gone, I used makeup to cover it up and jewelry. I thought about cheap fixes, but decided to wait until I knew what I really wanted to do and in the end I did get a cover up and I am so happy now! I am glad I waited even though I did really hate the piece for the years I waited.
post #484 of 703
Ok, talk to me about piercings and hospital jewelry policy. I will be giving birth in a hospital (an open-minded place, but still a hospital), and if I remember correctly, you usually have to take metal jewelry out before being admitted. This isn't so much a problem with my nose and lobes, as I have glass jewelry for there, but I'm wondering about my rook piercing, which has a titanium barbell in it.

What have you had to do in terms of hospitals and your piercings? Should I just get a PTFE retainer for the rook? Will that be enough?

I don't want to lose my piercings.
post #485 of 703
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Originally Posted by stealthmode View Post
Ok, talk to me about piercings and hospital jewelry policy. I will be giving birth in a hospital (an open-minded place, but still a hospital), and if I remember correctly, you usually have to take metal jewelry out before being admitted. This isn't so much a problem with my nose and lobes, as I have glass jewelry for there, but I'm wondering about my rook piercing, which has a titanium barbell in it.

What have you had to do in terms of hospitals and your piercings? Should I just get a PTFE retainer for the rook? Will that be enough?

I don't want to lose my piercings.
I think it might depend on your caregiver. When I gave birth (ages ago), I had many piercings, including a hood piercing. The hospital I had my son had a no piercing policy on the books, but my doctor told me not to worry about it (because it was a huge concern of mine)... the nurses just took the word of my doc and let it slide.
post #486 of 703
I lost most of my piercings, they even took out all the plastic ones I was so sad.
post #487 of 703
I currently have a hoop in my nose and 1 tat on my ankle. I have been obsessed with getting another tatoo since my dd2 was born. I recently had a lotus flower done with henna and am thinking about getting this for a tat sometime very soon!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2477/...8838578586.jpg
post #488 of 703
I just have a question for the heavily tattood mamas.....

I have been pretty heavily tattood for the last 10 years, so you would think that I would get used to the looks and comments, but truth be told... I haven't gotten used to it.

Just today I had been at work for only 2 hours and had one customer call and ask if I was the little girl with all the tattoos (Irk!), and another customer come in shortly after and just start staring at me like I'm some kind of zoo animal and even made stupid comments. How do you deal with this? The rude comments? People who won't allow you to assist them? etc. etc.

DP has it in his head I got tattoos for attention. NO! I got tattoos because I think they are beautiful, and I got them for me! Yes, I know they are out there for everyone to see, but sometimes I just want to be rude to people who forget that I have a name, or who refuse to interact with me. Luckily, it's not in my nature to be rude lol

I'm just curious how you handle these situations if you even let it get to you.

BTW, I have two full sleeves and a large chest piece that seem to be my attention getters in case anyone was wondering.
post #489 of 703
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Originally Posted by EarthMommy80 View Post
I just have a question for the heavily tattood mamas.....

I have been pretty heavily tattood for the last 10 years, so you would think that I would get used to the looks and comments, but truth be told... I haven't gotten used to it.

Just today I had been at work for only 2 hours and had one customer call and ask if I was the little girl with all the tattoos (Irk!), and another customer come in shortly after and just start staring at me like I'm some kind of zoo animal and even made stupid comments. How do you deal with this? The rude comments? People who won't allow you to assist them? etc. etc.

DP has it in his head I got tattoos for attention. NO! I got tattoos because I think they are beautiful, and I got them for me! Yes, I know they are out there for everyone to see, but sometimes I just want to be rude to people who forget that I have a name, or who refuse to interact with me. Luckily, it's not in my nature to be rude lol

I'm just curious how you handle these situations if you even let it get to you.

BTW, I have two full sleeves and a large chest piece that seem to be my attention getters in case anyone was wondering.
I'm sleeved as well and get the comments too. Some pretty stupid and insensitive things have been said. I often don't know what to do either. I work from home, so I don't have to deal with it in a workplace but I have to deal with it everywhere else. My first line of defense is just outright ignoring it or staring right back. I think that some people will just never get it. If I'm in a situation where I can't/won't be rude back, I try to make light small talk about it so they realize I'm just another person who happens to just be more colorful. My husband has asked me to cover when we're at my son's school because he doesn't want to be discriminated against. I can understand his point to a degree, but it's still frustrating.
post #490 of 703
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Originally Posted by Jaki View Post
I'm sleeved as well and get the comments too. Some pretty stupid and insensitive things have been said. I often don't know what to do either. I work from home, so I don't have to deal with it in a workplace but I have to deal with it everywhere else. My first line of defense is just outright ignoring it or staring right back. I think that some people will just never get it. If I'm in a situation where I can't/won't be rude back, I try to make light small talk about it so they realize I'm just another person who happens to just be more colorful. My husband has asked me to cover when we're at my son's school because he doesn't want to be discriminated against. I can understand his point to a degree, but it's still frustrating.
I have never been asked to cover for any reason, but I do find myself covering so that I don't have to deal with the crap. Also, when spring breaks after wearing long sleeves for 6 months and now it's time for short sleeves, I start dreading it!

I'm happy with who I am and how I look, I just wish people would be a little more considerate and that I would be a little less sensitive
post #491 of 703
I miss having body mods. In the past I had a 4g tongue stud, a labret, a madison, belly button and both my nipples (one had a cross). Now I have no metal in me. Oddly I've noticed my love for punk and metal to be fading since I've removed my piercings. Perhaps I should experament and see if adding some metal to my body will bring more metal back into my life.
post #492 of 703
Oh yeah does anyone know any excellent portrait artist in the Pac NW? I am willing to go up to Vancouver BC area and South to Portland to find the right gal for the job (or guy). I've been wanting to get my dd's face but have no clue who to go to.
post #493 of 703
Hi everyone!

I joined mdc a couple months back looking for support while I was going through a miscarriage. Its been a hard time in my life, but I've been feeling better lately. One of the things that has brought me the most closure was getting a memorial tattoo for my lost little lima bean. I've always LOVED tattoos, but never got one because I feel that a tattoo should have some significance, and no event in my life has compared to the loss I felt as a result of the miscarriage. I got it done a little over a week ago and I am so happy with it. It is tucked right between my breasts, all safe and snug and always with me. I love it and wanted to share. Here's a pic that was taken a day or two after I had it done. The black is now a the soft grey color that I wanted, and the heart really pops.

http://gallery.me.com/ahhlechic#100024
post #494 of 703
ColorClash,

That tat is beautiful!
post #495 of 703
Just found this thread.

I am a tattooed momma too! Love them! Mine don't have any real signifigance except that I love them. My private little art gallery!
post #496 of 703
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Originally Posted by HempyHippyMama View Post
Oh yeah does anyone know any excellent portrait artist in the Pac NW? I am willing to go up to Vancouver BC area and South to Portland to find the right gal for the job (or guy). I've been wanting to get my dd's face but have no clue who to go to.
black and grey or full color?
post #497 of 703
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Originally Posted by EarthMommy80 View Post
I just have a question for the heavily tattood mamas.....

I have been pretty heavily tattood for the last 10 years, so you would think that I would get used to the looks and comments, but truth be told... I haven't gotten used to it.

Just today I had been at work for only 2 hours and had one customer call and ask if I was the little girl with all the tattoos (Irk!), and another customer come in shortly after and just start staring at me like I'm some kind of zoo animal and even made stupid comments. How do you deal with this? The rude comments? People who won't allow you to assist them? etc. etc.

DP has it in his head I got tattoos for attention. NO! I got tattoos because I think they are beautiful, and I got them for me! Yes, I know they are out there for everyone to see, but sometimes I just want to be rude to people who forget that I have a name, or who refuse to interact with me. Luckily, it's not in my nature to be rude lol

I'm just curious how you handle these situations if you even let it get to you.

BTW, I have two full sleeves and a large chest piece that seem to be my attention getters in case anyone was wondering.
as a heavily tattooed mama, i get it all the time! my biggest pet peeve though is when people touch me. i try to touch them back if im in the mood to make a point.
post #498 of 703
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Originally Posted by HempyHippyMama View Post
Oh yeah does anyone know any excellent portrait artist in the Pac NW? I am willing to go up to Vancouver BC area and South to Portland to find the right gal for the job (or guy). I've been wanting to get my dd's face but have no clue who to go to.
http://www.anviltattoo.com/

ive got work by keith bailey-he is extremely talented and i trust him quite a bit-the work holds up beautifully (my tattoo is 5 years old now)
post #499 of 703
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Originally Posted by caspian's mama View Post
i found out from an artist friend that it's perfectly possible to ink over stretch marks. (he did warn it might hurt a bit extra, though.) so i'ma be rockin something special on my chunky mama belly this summer, after i treat myself for my 30th bday in july. i can't frickin wait!!!
so glad to hear that, I want to cover some of mine after #2 comes in May. I have 4 large ones, the one on my back I want to wrap around my belly to the front and wondered the same about stretch marks. I have been DYING to get another and I can;t wait until after May...good luck with yours and Happy 30th
post #500 of 703
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Originally Posted by inkedmamajama View Post
http://www.anviltattoo.com/

ive got work by keith bailey-he is extremely talented and i trust him quite a bit-the work holds up beautifully (my tattoo is 5 years old now)
I got my work done by Vyvyn Lazonga

she has a super long waiting list and is Uber expensive, but so so worth it

http://www.vyvyn.com/
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