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    The Official Tattoo Thread

    Alright.. lets see I have an old tattoo that I need to get covered up, I am looking for a REAL good tattoo artist in Nashville (or close to Nashville)

    I know some of you have them also so lets here and see what you think??

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    You should go look at Billy Joe's place down on Broadway.

    I only have two tattoos, my own tribal design on my left calf and a rose on my right shoulder. Got the rose when I was stupid. Wished I had gotten the tribal design bigger.

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    I got my first tattoo at the Queen of Hearts on Nolensville Road. They do very good work. They are just off the 440 exit towards downtown.
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    I'm that guy who has a cousin that does great tattoo work.

    I only know the shop is in Smyrna and he goes by Scooter.
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    I have met VERY few people who don't REGRET their tattoos. Those that don't regret it right now will in a few years I'm sure.

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    Tim, you can count me in that group of very few people who don't regret their tattoos. The dragon on my arm stems from my fascination with them. I've liked them since I was a kid and don't foresee me disliking them anytime soon. The Cheshire cat on my chest stems from him being my favorite Disney character of any of their movies, because he's so trippy and off the wall.
    I gave both tattoos plenty of thought before I actually went and got them. I'd actually like to get another and if I do, I'll give that plenty of thought and make dang sure it will be something I don't get tired of.

    I wasn't trying to be defensive with this post, it's just FYI.
    I've met a couple of people who regretted getting their tattoos but when they showed them to me, I thought to myself that I would NEVER get something like that (like a g/f's name or something like that).
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    I regret only one of my tattoos and that is only because I went to a crappy "artist". Fortunately they have since gone out of business. At least they won't butcher anyone else. The rest of my tats are pretty cool. Unfortunately I don't have any shops that I go to locally. I have moved so much each one of mine have been done by different people. However, a friend of mine got an awsome big cover up done by one of the guys at Anatomic Art.

    This September I am getting one on my calf touched up while I am in Atlanta. Can anyone say "good reason to party"?

    You should post some before and after pics.

    Good luck.

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    I am with Sonny.. I have one tattoo that was not done well, and I would like to cover it up. I have 3 others and I am fine with them..

    You either are or are not a tattoo person..

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    I'm fine with the tattoo's I have but I have no idea how I'll feel in the future, God willing I live to be old.

    I made it a point to never ever get a name or even a cartoon character of any kind on my person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Moore View Post
    cartoon character
    Well did I say I want to cover up Yo Simmity Sam?

    Now you know why

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    But why?

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    The one I am not completely happy with is to big to cover. It is not really a bad tattoo. I just didn't like how heavy he laid the line down. When I get old it will look like a big ink smear on my back. That's ok though, by the time I die I will have hurt myself so many times on my bike I will be nothing but a stump on pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMB_mike View Post
    Tim, you can count me in that group of very few people who don't regret their tattoos. The dragon on my arm stems from my fascination with them. I've liked them since I was a kid and don't foresee me disliking them anytime soon. The Cheshire cat on my chest stems from him being my favorite Disney character of any of their movies, because he's so trippy and off the wall.
    I gave both tattoos plenty of thought before I actually went and got them. I'd actually like to get another and if I do, I'll give that plenty of thought and make dang sure it will be something I don't get tired of.
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    This reminds me of something out of Napolean Dynamite:

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    Napoleon Dynamite: It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger mixed... bred for its skills in magic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddlechris View Post
    Alright.. lets see I have an old tattoo that I need to get covered up, I am looking for a REAL good tattoo artist in Nashville (or close to Nashville)

    I know some of you have them also so lets here and see what you think??

    Thanks C

    I love that tat you have on your left cheek that says "Semper Fi"

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    Well, I have full sleeves and some calf peices. It's all a work in progress.
    I can imagine that one would regret their tattoo if they are the type of person that just rolls into a shop without giving it any thought and end up with TAZ holding a golf club or some dumb crap like that.
    The kind of people that still like their ink are the kind of folks that get an idea, wait 6 months, actually research local artists, and then get it done.
    Lone Wolf employs some of the best artists in town. Jason, who co-owns the shop in Franklin, has been my artist for over 10 years now. Everything he's done on me has been published in magazines. I guess that speaks to the quality of his work.
    Just go to a shop, browse through all of the portfolios, and then choose an artist. And try to avoid the apprentices if you can. Unless you're getting something simple and without much detail.

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    Lone Wolf in the Vandy area is where my husband, Daniel, and I have been tattooed. Daniel has two Celtic pieces, one on the shoulder, the other is a upper arm design. Brian did the shoulder, Brandon the larger arm piece....they seem to really be able to lay line. Brian did my lower back triquetra.

    Either Brian or Brandon at Lone Wolf should have great ideas for covering an unwanted tattoo.
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    I got mine... No REGRETS... won't be, I'm SURE.

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    No opinion here - but this is definately funny

    If you change your mind - just use some Turlington's Roll-On Tatto Remover

    http://www.bofunk.com/video/2195/tattoo_removal.html
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    That video is hysterical! I've always thought that when the current craze in tatoos subsides and goes out of fashion, would be a good investment opportunity into a pharmacuetical company who comes up with a tatoo removal method. Too bad "Dr. Turlington" already came up with one!
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