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Getting a tattoo

(44 Posts)
CariGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 30-Aug-12 11:09:42

Are you ever too old to get a tattoo? Have you ever fancied one? How do you go about doing it?

The answers to all of the above in our latest guest blog post

Have your say here.

absentgrana Thu 30-Aug-12 11:13:54

If I have ever been even slightly tempted, that has out me off the idea of a tattoo forever. Yuk.

Anagram Thu 30-Aug-12 11:15:17

I'm sure we had a thread along these lines recently....hmm

absentgrana Thu 30-Aug-12 11:16:33

Put me off not out me off. These damn acrylic fingernails.

JO4 Thu 30-Aug-12 11:19:18

I wouldn't mind the actual 'being done' of it, so long as it is no worse than pricking of holly leaves. It would have to be very simple though. So as to be quick.

I don't think I would do it now though. It would be like telling a lie. If I was a tatoo kind of person, I would have had one by now.

Although I suppose people change.............

And at our age we might not have so long to regret it. (there's cheerful! grin)

JO4 Thu 30-Aug-12 11:19:38

We hav e already had a thread. hmm

absentgrana Thu 30-Aug-12 11:34:24

We had a thread but not a blog. I though the blog made all sound a complete nightmare.

JO4 Thu 30-Aug-12 11:42:32

I didn't read all of it.

rosiemus Thu 30-Aug-12 11:56:41

What I would like to know is...

1) If you have a tattoo done when you are young and firm (!) what happens when you get older and saggier

2) If you are already old and saggy doesn't it present rather a challenge?

Anagram Thu 30-Aug-12 12:02:04

Yes, the blog doesn't address either point, does it? I would think that:

1) The tattoo gets older and saggier as well
2) Probably!

absentgrana Thu 30-Aug-12 12:03:24

Some bits are less saggy than others so I would guess it depends where you have it done.

Grannyknot Thu 30-Aug-12 12:09:24

rosie re (10 and (2) according to a doctor friend of mine, a dolphin becomes a whale. I do a lot of tattoo spotting (evil fascination) and I'm yet to see one that hasn't faded with age.

Grannyknot Thu 30-Aug-12 12:09:43

That should be (1) not (10 ...

harrigran Thu 30-Aug-12 12:35:34

A tattoo on aged skin will probably look like a pattern on a creased curtain, not that I would know because wild horses wouldn't drag me down that road.

susiecb Thu 30-Aug-12 13:38:48

Not for me I think they are ugly and unsightly.

jeni Thu 30-Aug-12 14:16:17

Nor me!

baNANA Thu 30-Aug-12 18:09:51

Don't care for them at all.

Nonu Thu 30-Aug-12 18:21:30

I wouldn"t have one , would be afraid it would hurt grin

JOHN19488 Thu 30-Aug-12 18:22:10

Have never had one my self each to there own

Stansgran Thu 30-Aug-12 18:35:22

As I said on the other thread-only DNR on my forehead past 75/80yrs and going into hospital is the only tattoo worth the money.

Grannyknot Thu 30-Aug-12 22:06:53

stansgran grin. QI re the comment about tattoos being addictive. This blogger doesn't enjoy the process, so what is it then - the ritual of planning, the anticipation, admiring the final work of (body) art? Quite a few of my younger women friends seem to have stopped at one - usually something symbolic to them. But - 'self-inflicted harm', pain, skin being stained with ink, having to avoid the risk of blood borne virus infection... I just don't get it. As john says each to their own.

bikergran Thu 30-Aug-12 22:12:23

They do "stick on" tattoes in the £1 shop grin

Anagram Thu 30-Aug-12 22:14:25

My GDs love the ones that come with chewing-gum - hope they don't get addicted! shock

annodomini Thu 30-Aug-12 22:25:53

My GD put a temporary tattoo of a mermaid on my ankle last year on holiday. Why not, as long as it washes off?

sue57 Fri 31-Aug-12 11:47:00

I am 55 and I have 6 tattoos on my left arm and my right hand. I absolutely love them. None of them have hurt, and I have a very low pain threshold, believe me!! All of them mean something to me, and as for when I get older, so what?? Thousands of people will have them. Piercings? No, I have my ears pierced but that's it for me. But tattoos?? Bring it on!! My next one will be to celebrate my new grandson's birth. But what to have?? Mmmmm.......