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My Tattoo Design - The Life and Thoughts of Zach

May. 26th, 2003

11:11 am - My Tattoo Design

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I'm so sure someone else already got my tattoo after she found my web page about it and thought it was a neat idea. I still haven't found a trustworthy tattoo artist (not that I've been looking very hard) to take the idea and run with it.

I guess that's what I get for being the fourth google hit for "yin yang tattoo".


My rough tattoo design


Random stranger from the internet, Lori's real life version.

And holy crap. Completely random web pages about some new-agey stuff (inclusionality) reference me as related material! The internet is so weird.

Even weirder some random insane person ripped off my description of "mu" verbatim in their insane (probably all ripped off bits of text pasted together, maybe by a bot) rantings.

It's funny how many insane people on the internet I just go ahead and assume are bots. I mean how can real people fail the Turing Test that badly?

Current Mood: amusedamused

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From:cloeigrrl
Date:May 26th, 2003 08:43 am (UTC)
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popular guy :)

nice tattoo idea - i still want my DNA on my back
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From:folkyboy
Date:May 26th, 2003 10:08 am (UTC)
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i'm all about not tattooing myself. i see too many old people with nasty tattoos and like EVERYONE in my generation is getting one. i'm going to be "alternative" and not get one.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:May 26th, 2003 10:46 am (UTC)
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I dunno. I think old people with nasty tattoos are way hip. It's a reminder of where they came from. We're all going to look nasty when we're old, tattoos or not. I don't mind. I don't intend to get tattoo'ed lightly and I am very obsessed with finding just the right artist, someone who understands the design. Someone who would be willing to read some background about the symbols. This is why I haven't gotten the tat yet.

For me tattoos have little to do with fashion (I don't go shirtless except when I'm running or biking and then it's a practical thing) and more to do with memory and art.

But hey, if it ain't your thang, that's cool too.
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From:goytoy
Date:May 27th, 2003 09:47 am (UTC)
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I had a friend recently explain his Jimi Hendrix face tattoo (a tattoo of Hendrix's face, not a Hendrix tattoo on the guy's face!) as a kind of rite of passage marking and remembering a certain point in his life, and not meant to be something that he would necessarily value indefinitely for the image itself. Does that make sense? It did when he explained it. Anyway, the whole tattoo thing made a lot more sense to me if I looked at it that way. I just have known too many people who were unhappy or embarrassed by tattoos in later years.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:May 27th, 2003 11:46 am (UTC)
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Yah that's pretty much my attitude. Experience. Memory. Timekeeping.

I guess it depends on who you know. For all the stories out there, I don't know a single tattooed person personally who is embarassed about their ink.

I mean there's a few basic rules for me to stay safe: don't get a tattoo for someone else, get it for yourself (e.g. no tattoos symbolizing relationships), don't get a tattoo while intoxicated in any way, don't get a tattoo of anything too "cute" (fuzzy smiley cartoon characters with hearts and balloons) or too "badass" (wicked lesbian vampire skeletons smoking cigarettes and riding harleys), think on the idea of getting a tattoo for at least a few months before going through with it, don't get it anywhere where you have to look at it yourself everytime you see yourself in the mirror (not on the chest or forehead), don't get it anywhere that you can't cover up (not on the forearms or hands or neck or forehead), don't get it from an abusive idiot that is going to mess it up and cause a lot of unneccessary pain (pay extra for an experienced expert).

With those basic rules I think anyone can enjoy a lifetime of being tatooed. :)


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From:wolfieboy
Date:September 26th, 2003 02:32 pm (UTC)

Re: bots vs. people

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You have to remember that if people want bots to seem like a person, they're going to try real hard to do that. People on the other hand don't have that restriction.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:September 27th, 2003 11:36 am (UTC)

Re: bots vs. people

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indeed.
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