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Getting a tattoo

(45 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.

Grannyknot Fri 31-Aug-12 17:00:39

I had a mendhi (henna) tattoo done on my inside wrist when a cultural diversity day was held at work. That was fun. smile Sue you're right as long as they make you happy what does it matter. flowers I don't like the way my pierced ears have aged, my lobes have lost their 'bounce' grin

annodomini Fri 31-Aug-12 17:05:48

Grannyknot, I think it's true to say that earlobes do lengthen as one ages. I mostly wear small studs rather than big jangly ones, though I do have a few of these for special occasions.

Grannyknot Fri 31-Aug-12 17:11:06

[sob] I used to have such dainty ears. I never wear heavy earrings in case I end up at the cosmetic surgeon's getting my lobes trimmed. I do believe that's an option.

Nonu Fri 31-Aug-12 17:19:50

Ears definatly grow larger as we age . ho hum

Anagram Fri 31-Aug-12 17:43:12

Especially men's! (Or at least it seems so....I expect it's because of the lack of hair)

Stansgran Fri 31-Aug-12 18:33:37

So do noses

Nonu Fri 31-Aug-12 18:36:51

Not as much as ears

Anagram Fri 31-Aug-12 18:39:22

Presumably if someone's had a nose job theirs won't keep on growing - so Tom Jones, Cilla Black et al will just have big ears!

Nanadogsbody Fri 31-Aug-12 19:26:22

I have a tattoo on the inside if my left wrist. It simply says Tommy but it means something very personal and dear to me. sad

Nonu Fri 31-Aug-12 19:29:34

That is nice Nanadogbody .

Grannyknot Fri 31-Aug-12 21:32:09

nanadb now that I can understand ... flowers

Nanadogsbody Fri 31-Aug-12 22:29:33


wftristan Wed 05-Sep-12 11:51:31

Hello - Really enjoying reading different reactions to my Tattoo post

As Grannyknot says I really dont enjoy the process but for me its the final outcome that i like.


Littlenellie Wed 05-Sep-12 12:09:54

nannad I too have a tattoo at the base of my neck/top of my back,a star with 4shooting stars coming from it with each of my children's names on it,very personal to me also as two of them are no longer herexxxxx

absentgrana Wed 05-Sep-12 14:58:57

I have a feeling that the idea ears keep on growing through life is a myth.

soop Wed 05-Sep-12 15:35:44

Littlenellie ((hugs))

janthea Wed 05-Sep-12 16:25:13

No thank you! I can't imagine why anyone would want one. hmm

Nanadogsbody Wed 05-Sep-12 18:34:21

littlenellie we're singing off the same hymn sheet. janthea that's sad.

Littlenellie Wed 05-Sep-12 19:01:32

janthea each to their own,but sometimes it is a personal statement,I am proud to bear the name of my children,but I can see your point as I say each to their own,if you where to meet with me you wouldn't see it,unless I chose to show you.When I was working tattoos were not acceptable and needed to be covered,my other one a butterfly small and discreet on my shoulder is for me...because I wanted it... smile