Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gettin' Ink

I just found out that one of my friends got her fifth tattoo the other day, and if you've read my other posts you'll know that I want to get a tattoo some day too. The only reason I haven't gotten one yet is:

A) I don't have that kind of money right now, being an unemployed college student and all.
B) (Ok, so it's not really an "only reason", it's more like a long list, but whatever) I'm pretty sure my parents would kill me if I did right now.
C) I kind of have this thing about needles. Especially ones that vibrate really fast and pierce my skin hundreds of times.
D) And finally, I'm not really sure of what I want tattooed, or even where.

I know very well that tattoos are "permanent" and that I should htink about what I want and how it will look when I'm 80. But I also know that tattoos can be removed with lasers, so if I end up hating it when I'm 80 I can undo it. I've been thinking about it a lot lately and I think I might have some sort of idea of what I want. Three words: Bubble. Chamber. Track.

A bubble chamber is a vessel filled with a superheated transparent liquid (most often liquid hydrogen) used to detect electrically charged particles moving through it. I warned you earlier that this blog will end up being a nerd fest. :-) Physics is what I love, especially partivle physics. And if you're supposed to get a tattoo of what you love than this makes sense, right? Plus, it's just lines, which shouldn't be too hard/painful, right? Really, I was inspired by this fourth photo, which I think is on someone's arm, but I'm not sure. I was thinking of getting this on my calf, but I can't decide on which one to get.

The first picture is very simple, just a few lines, nothing too complicated. The second picture has a few more lines, and I really like the circles. I'm pretty sure the tattoo is/is very similar too the third picture I have up here. It's very intricate with lots of lines and curves.

What do you guys think?


  1. Your friend's experience seems to illustrate the fact that getting tattoos can very easily become an obsession or an addiction. After a person has one, she/he wants "just one more" and one more, until they're covered in tattoos and ugly as sin.

    So my advice to you is, unless you want to end up looking like a freak, with tattoos all over your body, you're much better off not getting one.

    But as for the designs you've shown, if you *must* disfigure yourself, the simpler one looks better IMO. The other one, on the body part, looks like some sort of spider web.

  2. I say go for it, the key is to get a tattoo at personally means something to you. I am very interested in protective runes and I am going to get a couple across my back and other parts of my body, so go for it!

  3. I'm not much into tattoos but take your time like you said it is meant to be permanent so you don't want to rush anything

    BTW I like the 1st one

  4. I got a tattoo ages ago and I love it - but 13-14 years on, I still quite decide whether to get another one!

    Take your time as you cant change your mind later!