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31. Posted by Bruce85 (Budding Member 54 posts) 11y

I thougth about a tattoo for myself but I'm not sure where or what! And besides this I am a little afraid!
I like those celtic symbols very much! :)

32. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting bluewaav

I have been thinking about getting a tattoo somewhere for quite sometime, but I want someone who can draw extremely well detailedly but not harshly to draw me a tattoo .... Tattoos are art, so I think that it is a good idea to put a lot of thought into them.:)

Absolutely
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I've been looking at tattoo designs recently online. There are CD's for sale with lots of designs, however I've been able to pick a few free designs which I like.
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Quoting Bruce85


I thougth about a tattoo for myself but I'm not sure where or what! And besides this I am a little afraid! I like those celtic symbols very much!

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"Tribal" tattoos are very popular amongst westerners in south east Asia. I've had some good results when I've done a URL search for "tribal Celtic tattoos"

33. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Hey Bruce,
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This site has heaps of Celtic designs:
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http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/celtic1.html

34. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 11y

i think tattoos are really cool if they are special and personal to the wearer and extremely uncool if they are just "fad" tattoos. asian symbols for example are totally naff if you are a westerner with no asian heritage. and they are going to go out of fashion (i think they have already) so you are going to be stuck with it for ever! also david beckham got "victoria" in hindi and its spelt wrong! thats just so naff!

i have three tattoos and plans for more. each of my tattoos means something personal to me, and they were all carefully chosen or designed by me. i didnt rush into any of them and have been considering a design for my next one for over 6 months now. i have my tattoos on the tops of my arms, and plan to turn my left upper arm into one larger piece. i've got an overall idea of what i want, but i'm kinda building it up slowly, piece by piece, giving myself the option to stop and reflect. all of my tattoos are related to travel which is my passion. i'm considering adding the word "wanderer" to my left arm, but can't decide whether or not this is a bit too cheesy? i like the word but would like to hear what people think about that.

as for tattoos on women, especially large designs, i reckon theyre cool! you only get one life so go for it. besides they are artistic and a great form of expression. anyone, male or female, thinking of taking the plunge choose your design carefully and go for it!! i love my tats and would thoroughly recommend the excitement of collecting them! you can even get tattoos as permanent momentos of travelling!

www.bme.com is a great source of inspiration, as is www.steve-a.co.uk

joey

35. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 11y

i think tattoos are really cool if they are special and personal to the wearer and extremely uncool if they are just "fad" tattoos. asian symbols for example are totally naff if you are a westerner with no asian heritage. and they are going to go out of fashion (i think they have already) so you are going to be stuck with it for ever! also david beckham got "victoria" in hindi and its spelt wrong! thats just so naff!

i have three tattoos and plans for more. each of my tattoos means something personal to me, and they were all carefully chosen or designed by me. i didnt rush into any of them and have been considering a design for my next one for over 6 months now. i have my tattoos on the tops of my arms, and plan to turn my left upper arm into one larger piece. i've got an overall idea of what i want, but i'm kinda building it up slowly, piece by piece, giving myself the option to stop and reflect. all of my tattoos are related to travel which is my passion. i'm considering adding the word "wanderer" to my left arm, but can't decide whether or not this is a bit too cheesy? i like the word but would like to hear what people think about that.

as for tattoos on women, especially large designs, i reckon theyre cool! you only get one life so go for it. besides they are artistic and a great form of expression. anyone, male or female, thinking of taking the plunge choose your design carefully and go for it!! i love my tats and would thoroughly recommend the excitement of collecting them! you can even get tattoos as permanent momentos of travelling

joey

36. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 11y

oops, i posted that twice! joey

37. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting joey22

"... my tattoos are related to travel which is my passion. i'm considering adding the word "wanderer" to my left arm, but can't decide whether or not this is a bit too cheesy? i like the word but would like to hear what people think about that...."[quote]

How about "nomad" instead of "wanderer"? ;)

[quote=joey22]"... www.bme.com is a great source of inspiration, as is www.steve-a.co.uk ..."

Thanks for your these links.

I've had no luck whatsoever opening www.bme.com
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The other site www.steve-a.co.uk has a lot of tribal & celtic designs, but the thumbnails in the gallery are way too small. They don't give a clear preview of the tattoo, so you have to guess whether or not it appeals to you. It then takes far too long to open the actual pic. Another criticism of their gallery is that some photo's have not been cropped very well, so you can't get a clear appreciation of the design.

38. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 11y

wocca, apologies! it's www.bmezine.com, not www.bme.com its a great site with loads of piercings, tattoos, stories, info etc. i find it to be the best site out there for pictures. it even has flash (tattoo designs before they are inked on) and links to other sites, artists etc. www.steve-a.co.uk does take a while to load up, but some of the work in there is absolutely incredible. he's regarded as one of the best tattooists in the uk, and some of his larger designs are really good. he freehands them onto people and then tattoos them so that he can get the shape just right for the individual!

while i'm here, i wonder if you could help me? i plan on visitng malaysia in october. will the monsoon be in full swing by then or not quite? i've read conflicting accounts in various guidebooks. i plan on visitng the east coast islands such as tioman and pulau kapas. apparently they cant be reached during the monsoon.

thanks a lot, and sorry about the wrong URL, JOEY

39. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting joey22

wocca, apologies! it's www.bmezine.com,

Cheers Joey ... I'll check it out. I did find one design I like on the steve-a site, which I can add to my shortlist.

Quoting joey

while i'm here, i wonder if you could help me? i plan on visitng malaysia in october. will the monsoon be in full swing by then or not quite? i've read conflicting accounts in various guidebooks. i plan on visitng the east coast islands such as tioman and pulau kapas. apparently they cant be reached during the monsoon.

The weather in Malaysia is characterised by two monsoon regimes, namely, the Southwest Monsoon from late May to September, and the Northeast Monsoon from November to March. The Northeast Monsoon brings heavy rainfall, particularly to the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak, whereas the Southwest Monsoon normally signifies relatively drier weather. The transition period in between the monsoons is known as the intermonsoon period.

You could be lucky

40. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Hey Bruce,
This site has heaps of Celtic designs:
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http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/celtic1.html

Hey Joey ! Hang on a minute ... this was the site I recommended in the first place.

Quoting joey22

wocca, apologies! it's www.bmezine.com