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21. Posted by mick110971 (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

Hi rola,
the only tip i can offer is to take your own ink. the ink they use fades very quickly and is of a poorer quality than u.k or australia.

22. Posted by Mohammad_Amir (Inactive 160 posts) 9y

thx guyz... u rok....

a nice lady told me abt a tattoo shop at Khaosan Rd, according to her its below buddy lodge guest house. there is a tattoo parlour there run by two guys. v clean and v reasonable. its at top end of rd and tehres a mc donalds at opening of comples.

so finally... i m getting a tattoo.... and thinkin of havin an Illuminiti diamond .... (which mite make me a copy cat coz one of my colleagues have it... but wat the heck .... )


23. Posted by hamjunkie (Budding Member 62 posts) 9y

1st I want to back up what someone said about thinking very carefully about what you want done and where on your body. I stupidly got a tattoo done when I was 14 (yeah I did think it was big and clever and regretted it almost instantly. I have now (thank god!) had it covered up by a tribal phoenix which although I do love I would NOT of had it if I didn't need to cover a monstrosity.

I have however had another 2 tattoos both of which I thought about for a couple of years and I love them.

All of my tattoos are in places that can be easily be hidden (shoulder, foot and hip) and I would probably recommend this especially for a girl (yes, yes, I know that's sexist) for a first tattoo at least.

Colour no matter where you have it done will fade sooner than the black ink. Also bear in mind that if it's somewhere that has a lot of contact (hands, feet etc) that it can fade sooner too (mention this as under the bra strap MIGHT have the same problem.

Go chat up a tattooist - I have both new needles and ink to take with me, though I have to admit I kinda fancy the traditional style next

24. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 9y

rola, that place is good.... or looks good. i went there last year and looked inside. it looks very clean so go for it buddy!

once again, i loved getting the bamboo tattoos done so i would recommend that to anyone!

all this talk of tats has got me thinking of another one haha

im thinking of three stars from my wrist up to my elbow on inside of my arm....... we shall see?


25. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Hamjunkie.

I dont see why it is worst for women, to have easily visible tatoos, than it is for men. Many people are prejudiced against anybody with any tatoos, at all.

Dont say, "yes yes, i know that is sexist". If u think something is sexist, then dont say it, at all. And, if u think u might be sexist, I think u could do some research and reading about how discrimination and social attitudes come about. That may stop u being sexist.


[ Edit: Edited on Jan 31, 2007, at 12:00 AM by Mel. ]

26. Posted by Mohammad_Amir (Inactive 160 posts) 9y

haha.. come on Mel... Hamjunkie just said those in "Pun Intended....." way...

27. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Rola jutt

I know he said it with pun intended. But I think discrimination is not something to say careless comments or jokes about.

The discrimination in the first place, is what really hurts people. Jokes and puns may seem harmless, but they have the effect of sprinkling salt in some peoples open wounds. These jokes will bother different people to different degrees, depending on how much discrimination has effected their lives.


28. Posted by hamjunkie (Budding Member 62 posts) 9y

I know he said it with pun intended

SHE made the comments purely based on her and her friends experiences of peoples (employers etc) attitudes to visible tattoos, unfortunately we do live in a prejudice world, i believe it to be worse for women and i am just sharing my opinion and trying to offer advice based on mine and others mistakes....

Luckily we still live in a country where we are entitled to free speech and thought. That is my opinion and i was aware the some people might find it sexist, hence the comment, however it was not my intention to cause offence and if i did then for that i apologise.

29. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Since I have a 6 year old daughter, I am more bothered than ever about sexism, in the world. I am wondering already how I am going to explain to her, why the world does not offer her equal opportunities, even if it should.
The best I have come up with, is that sometimes the way people treat u is not necessarily anything to do with what u are.

If people think it is worse for women to have tatoos, than men, should we pander to this attitude, by not getting them, or should those people stop being so sexist? And who are these people who think this? Sometimes when people think things themselves, they often think that others also do.
It is already bad enough that we have to make such consessions to the way we want to dress, when travelling, without pandering to people from our own cultures who think that women with tatoos should be less respected than men with tatoos. Really, I think we should not avoid getting visible tatoos for this reason.


[ Edit: Edited on Jan 31, 2007, at 6:03 AM by Mel. ]

30. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Moderator NOTE

Can l ask that this thread be kept on topic please? And try to keep it nice? This is not the off topic or general topic forum therefore discussions on sexism, discrimination or equal opportunities are NOT relevant in this arena.

If you feel you want to start a debate on this matter start a thread in Off Topic.

If l or Hien feel that any posts are getting out of hand we will delete them.

Thanks for reading

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