Tattoo You

The gloriously fun thing about tattoos is, they tend to polarize the general populace. They always seems to illicit one of two reactions: either “I’m hip, daddy-o” or “Cut yer hair, ya hippie!” Personally? I like tattoos. I like men with tattoos. It makes me curious about them– it also makes me want to lick them all over.

And you know what they say: dress for what you want to attract.

I already have two, which I gather from some of the comments is positively icky. So what’s one more, right? Plus three is a better number from a design standpoint.

So, I’m narrowing my choice to the Arabic zoomorphic calligraphy. Mainly because I find Arabic to be a beautiful written language, and turning the language to art is very clever in my book. Here are some of the finalist designs:

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This is very similar to the tiger from yesterday’s post. But different text. It may possibly be a bismillah.

Next is the one from yesterday, it sort of copies the above design, but is different.. And explained with a translation:

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I think the poetic sentiment is as beautiful as the image.

Number 3 is a slightly different variant, but from ancient Persian text stuff:

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I like the proud, head and tail up pose.

And finally (so far):

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I wish this one were facing the other way. I could invert it, but that would probably fuck up the text.

I’m pretty sold on the idea that it’s going to point down my forearm, and be contained completely on the inside of my arm. No wrapping around my whole forearm. I want it to mimic how miss phoebe lays in the crook of my arm. It will probably start just below elbow crease and end a few inches below my wrist.

At least this is what I’m thinking for now.

Next step is to find the artist. Kyle can help me there.

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Nickname: Munt Measurements: 45 B, 34, 38(?) Ambition: to be the best human ever! Turn ons: long walks on the beach, romantic dinners, porn, rainbows, cock Turn offs: bad smell face, men who are full of themselves, dead puppies, popcorn, sadness
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11 Responses to Tattoo You

  1. I like #2; the poem is meaningful.

  2. MikeG says:

    I like…#2 stands out in form/flow and meaning. Just finished a partial sleeve (goes down to the area above my elbow). I went to Leviticus and had Ray do the work, and I’m very pleased. He’s really good but hard to get an appointment (always booked). Can’t wait to see the final work of art. Suggest double checking the meaning and words you don’t want to end up on the TSA watchlist for jihad sentiment..LOL.

  3. JimA says:

    I love the 2nd one!

  4. Paul says:

    Go ahead and flip it. You can always read the text in a mirror. Even better, the flipped text will be correct in all those mirror selfies you’ll be posting!

  5. DennyNYC says:

    You ask for opinions. We take the time to offer them. Some you don’t like.
    You launch into that arrogant, pouty, passive bashing thing that you do so well.
    Somewhere, inside that basically nice guy resides a selfish prick.
    I come in peace. I go in peace. Be nice, Babe.
    Maybe, just maybe, THANK the people who took the time to respond…?

    • cb says:

      Here’s the thing–

      It’s my blog.

      And while i appreciate people taking the time to comment, I asked for opinions about the ink choices, not about whether people think tattoos are a waste of money or body clutter.

      Noting is forcing anyone to comment on my blog. And remember that policy “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all?”

      Well, I reserved the right to “passive pouty pricky” call out the folks who don’t adhere to that policy.

      Perhaps because you’re from New York, you don’t even realize when you’re being douchey??

  6. Shelley says:

    I really like # 2 the best! I think it would look great on your arm!

  7. Girl Tuesday says:

    I’m liking #1 and #2 the most.
    Can’t wait to see what you do!

  8. John Craft says:

    Thx! Check out this great tattoo designs http://www.tattoo99designs.com

  9. Have you searched on Etsy for an artist that does these designs custom for you?

  10. Jon says:

    Mangina?? You look so Familiar?

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