||Posted by: Magyckmyke (Feb 2, 2005 5:14pm)
Opinions are plentiful about tattooed people and the risk of failure by being tattooed. As we have witnessed some peoples opinions are laughable some are quite convinced their opinion is the final word.
Risk are minimal in these times if you choose to get a tattoo by a professional, I'd even go so far as to say you have a better chance of coming out of a hospital or doctors office with an infection than you do coming out of a tattoo artist studio with an infection.
People have always got tattoos for whatever reasons they choose and some people are very private about their tattoos. On the other hand there are those that flaunt the tattoos they have because they want you to see them and really don't care what you might think.
Tattoos are earned and they are not for everybody, nobody can get a tattoo without a certain amount of commitment to the art. Whether you wear them as badges of honor or just fond memories that you wish to share, they are art.
I am a tattoo artist and have been one for over 25 years, I have tattooed many people that you would never guess had a tattoo including District Attorneys, Judges, Lawyers, Presidents of Banks, University Deans, and people from just about every walk of life imaginable.
The last celebrity I tattooed came in for his 65th birthday to get a tattoo he had wanted since he was 16. He has performed at four U.S. State Dinners by command performance for four Presidents of the United States. He has also performed for Pope John Paul II at the New Orleans Papal Mass and 59 times on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show."
His name is Pete Fountain a wonderful man, brilliant musician and a tattooed guy.
As recommended before Dermablend is about the easiest temporary solution for covering tattoos if you don't want certain people to see them.
Laser is probably the best way to get rid of an unwanted tattoo.
Covering up tattoos with other tattoos is a viable option for tattoos that you might think are offensive and probably the cheapest permanent solution.
I am not too sure what kind of elite corporate professionals you might be performing for but I could hardly believe any of them are more elite than the following list of people who have tattoos. As you can see by the list of names its not just a new fad, it's been going on for centuries.
CHURCHILL, Winston Anchor on arm
CONNERY, SIR Sean "Scotland Forever" and "Mum & Dad" on forearm
EDISON, Thomas Alva Five dots on left forearm in dice like design
FDR Former US President had a family crest in unknown location
GOLDWATER, Barry Crescent with four dots in shape of a snake bite
JFK, Jr. Shamrock on left foot, dagger on right arm
PRINCESS STEPHANIE Many tattoos, flowers, dolphins, chain, A DANIEL POUR LA VIE...
PRINCE of WALES Jerusalem Cross
QUEEN OLGA (Greece) Tattooed in unknown location
QUEEN VICTORIA Tattooed in unknown location
RICHARD THE LION HEARTED King of England (1189-99 AD) had Jerusalem Cross tattoo to signify his participation in the Crusades
Your body is a temple and I am here to paint your walls....