Eh, about the same opinion as you Reddead, I personally can’t think of anything worth branding myself with nor do I currently see the point in doing so, a tattoo stays with you until death, so it better be good or you’ll either stay with your brand of shame or end up just like Pheonix trying to remove it.
Not only that, over time it would fade more and more so if it’s an intricate one a lot of the details with wear off and to get a tattoo removed is an even more expensive process and if you want a cover-up tattoo, you’ll have to think of a reasonable replacement.
Think y’all are too worried about how others perceive it and have subscribed to the idea that it’s gotta have some lengthy and interesting backstory behind it. You don’t/won’t have to justify it to others. Now, I’m not sayin’ go out and get something ridiculous for the sake of it, but if it’s something that interests you then that’s good enough. Obviously don’t get one in a stupid place on your body as that’s probably the only type of perception you’ve gotta worry about - at least when it comes to certain fields of work. I think a good rule of thumb would be to brainstorm what you want, hang onto it, and if you are still open to the idea a year later then go for it. Nobody is as shocked or intrigued by tattoos nowadays with the types of freaks we have walking around. Just my 2 cents for ya. It’s always kinda funny to me how people with no body ‘art’ or ‘modifications’ get all fascinated and obsessive over needing a deep meaning for it.
Anyway, anyone else got some stuff they wanna share or things they might want to get? Always cool to check out what people have done. Here’s the brand on my arm:
It’s a symbol. A symbol with a meaning. My tattoos are symbols with meanings too, but they may or may not be forum appropriate. Also, I’ve probably shared them too many times between two other forums so I best not be giving my identity away, right? Can’t have the big bad gubmint agents after me. See, no reasons and exaggerations necessary.