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Old 20.07.2010, 11:35
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in Switzerland




oh this must be him.. Etienne.. he's got the mouth thing I talked about in my earlier post...I don't remember the devil bumps but perhaps this is new.

to the tattoo advocates... take this as a warning... you start with a kitty tattoo and before you know it... devil bumps.
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Old 20.07.2010, 11:37
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in Switzerland

I've wondered whether getting more and more tattoos is done because people like them and want more or they get bored with the original ones and want a change.

Why don't people just use those ones with a paper backing that you lick to adhere them. They only last a few days and don't become things you regret when you've aged a bit?
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Old 20.07.2010, 11:38
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oh this must be him.. Etienne.. he's got the mouth thing I talked about in my earlier post...I don't remember the devil bumps but perhaps this is new.

to the tattoo advocates... take this as a warning... you start with a kitty tattoo and before you know it... devil bumps.
Yes, I believe he considers his body to be a "work in progress..." Yummy.

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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in Switzerland

I'd rather bump into Etienne than this guy

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Would he be able to talk and eat at the same time?
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Old 20.07.2010, 11:47
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Would he be able to talk and eat at the same time?

I think he'd need a dribble bib!
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I'd rather bump into Etienne than this guy

Apart from the piercings, isn't face painting a Tiger the kind of thing that appeals more to five-year olds at parties?

There's not acting your age and then there's looking like a complete prat

Does anyone on here seriously think this is a cool look?
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Old 20.07.2010, 11:48
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in Switzerland

When tattoos are done well, I think they can be beautiful art. Thankfully the ink used nowadays is (for the most part) better and doesn't lend itself to the same "greening" or "blueing" effect of before. I have a few of them, and each and every one has a meaning to me...and were designed and chosen specifically due to interesting times in my life. This, I believe, helps me to make sure I'll always like them and appreciate the reason I got them in the first place. I have had strangers come up to me asking about them, their meaning and where I had them done...they've also been a nice ice breaker many times. But because I had mine done for me, I placed them where if I want I can easily cover them with everyday clothes. For me, tattoos are a personal thing...like a haircut, or the type of food you choose to eat or not...it's just something that can be quite visible and can have a lot of connotations...real or not.
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Old 20.07.2010, 11:51
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Apart from the piercings, isn't face painting a Tiger the kind of thing that appeals more to five-year olds at parties?

There's not acting your age and then there's looking like a complete prat

Does anyone on here seriously think this is a cool look?
What I'd like to know is how can any dentist, surgeon (mouth?) and tattoo artist, in all good conscience, do this to someone? Having said that, my guess is that that guy earns his living looking like that, like this guy:



but still...
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What I'd like to know is how can any dentist, surgeon (mouth?) and tattoo artist, in all good conscience, do this to someone? Having said that, my guess is that that guy earns his living looking like that, like this guy:



but still...
Wouldn't this be easier:

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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in Switzerland

I have a question for people who have tattoos: Do you get fed-up of them, regret and want to remove them?

Whenever I can, I get henna tattoos and those temporary ones, they're not great obviously, not nearly as pretty (colour and detail) as I'd like, but I'm afraid to take it a step further and get the real thing done, incase I tire of it and regret it, has this happened to anyone?

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Old 20.07.2010, 12:10
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in Switzerland

mrs.T... not that this would apply in your situation ( I hope ! ) but a friend of mine back in school days ( that was about the 16th c. ) had his g.friends name tattooed on his shoulder.

they then broke up.

because of the tattoo.

this was in the days before you could get tat's removed so he did the only sensible (!?!?! ) thing.. and had a huge black panther inked over the now ex. g.f.'s name.
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Old 20.07.2010, 12:21
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and had a huge black panther inked over the now ex. g.f.'s name.
Jesus! What was her name? Margueritta ?
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Old 20.07.2010, 12:35
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I have a question for people who have tattoos: Do you get fed-up of them, regret and want to remove them?

Whenever I can, I get henna tattoos and those temporary ones, they're not great obviously, not nearly as pretty (colour and detail) as I'd like, but I'm afraid to take it a step further and get the real thing done, incase I tire of it and regret it, has this happened to anyone?
I dont regret having my Tattoo at all and its 9 yrs ago. I have a tattoo of both my Sons initials joined by a pretty flower design and i just love it. I was just so proud when my eldest passed out after his military training i could have burst and i was equally proud of my youngest Son, so i just wanted something that made me feel i had them close to me wherever they were in the world. I dont think its a good idea to get anyother name tattooed on your body, other than your Childrens, as no matter what life has in stall for us, our Children will always be our Children. My tattooist refuses to tattoo anyone on the hands or from the neck up.
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in Switzerland

Here is my two cents. Everyone seems to be posting pictures of the most extreme cases of Body modification. Obviously this isn't the norm! Once a tattoo artist gave me GREAT advice. He said that if you have something you want a tattoo of, get a picture of it and put it in your car, or somewhere you see every day. If you still want it in a year then get it. I have a few tattoos, and the two that are my favorite are the ones I wanted for the longest. One is a peace sign and the other is flowers from Pink Floyd's The Wall. I absolutely love them and wouldn't change them. Two that I got on the spur of the moment... I could do without
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in Switzerland

Hmm well, I have a few tattoos myself and while they are not uncommon in the US (where I am from) I figured they probably would be out here.

I'm sure everyone's reasons for getting tattoos are different. For me personally, each one represents either a part of my personality or a major event/change/occurrence/etc. that has happened in my life. The very first tattoo I got was the Chinese symbol for "strength" after surviving an abusive relationship. All of my tattoos can be covered, but of course like someone already mentioned, in summer you will see more of them since my body will be less covered overall.

I love my tattoos, and I love getting them, but I realize that not everyone likes tattoos, and that's okay. If people don't like them, they're entitled to their opinion and there's nothing wrong with that; it doesn't bother me. I didn't get them to be "rebellious" or different, I got them for me, and that's what matters (to me, anyway).

I have never had anyone be rude to me about them, but I have been asked if I'll regret them when I'm old and they no longer look "good"...to which I reply (with a smile) that I'll be old and wrinkly and don't really expect to turn heads anyway, so it won't bother me
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Old 20.07.2010, 12:52
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Rather that than a Prince Albert
nope, that one i rather understand i spoke with 2 girls each one of their boyfriends got one. and they said its....special...intense feeling etc.
not that i consider myself getting one as i dont understand how men take the pain???? and i wont set myself at risk of "piercing gone wrong"
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in Switzerland

I was always wondering how it feels having piercings at the pink part during sexual intercourse. Female vs. Male is it fun or a complete nonsense ?

It might look pretty walking around in a nudist camp with jewlery and metal pieces hanging down from private parts, but is there any advantage besides having fun for a short time with this experiment til you get over it?

In my opinion 2-3 pearcings are ok at the ears and perhaps one at the belly button. Inserting metal pieces under the skin and anything else extreme is not my taste.

Tatoos are ok for me if they are realy an artistic work and fit well on the body. But i hate those cheap standard tribe like tatoos, often called "Arschgeweih" (arse antlers) what should that mean anyway !?
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in Switzerland

I always remember by dad telling me that only English saillors had tattoos.
When you went on holiday and you saw a guy with tattoos; it was inevitably someone from the UK.
Now EVERYBODY has tattoos so I am being individualistic and having none.
I wonder how many people will regret them later on in life and I still think that if you are in a profession; they may well be frowned upon.

I am thinking about opening up:
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12 years I go, I was going through some late rebellion teenager phase (yes, a late bloomer), I decided I wanted a tattoo before I went to a certain festival. I had some slight idea about an armband, a very thin though. I talked to the tattoo artist and he wanted to make some custom made tattoo to make it all special, and the outcome is the hideous thorns I have around my right arm.

I liked it for a while, and then got another one on my lower back that I cant even see and later the third one went on my left wrist. I dont mind the back tattoo since I never see it, and the rune on my wrist I still like, mostly because it is a rune and it reminds me of something I am and my heritage. The rune I wanted to do for one year before I had it done, so that one was at least well thought off.

Now of course I can barely look at my first one anymore. Just reminds me that I was once stupid and tasteless because it certainly doesnt reflect my personality as it is today. As soon as the temperature will start to drop Im getting it removed.
And for some reason I find guys with tattoos unattractive, I could almost throw up when I see muscular guys with tribal tattoos.

There are times when I think tattoos are pretty though, if it is something small and personal, and not on too obvious place. My uncle and his wife tattooed each other signature on them, which I though was very sweet. Although most of the times Id advice against tattooing gfs/bfs names, they have been married for about three decades, gone through thick and thin and are still ever so madly in love.
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