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I have a couple of tats, and I have worked in offices and been in meetings with VP's from MAJOR oil companies and was not the only one with a tattoo. What I have noticed is that none of them had their baby's momma's name tattooed on their neck where it could not be covered with a polo shirt. If you get a tattoo get it where it is covered when you have on a suit and tie or a long sleeve button up shirt.

Tattoos on the neck and face make a statement..." I do not want a job, ever."

100% agree with all of this.

A great friend of mine is tattooed up one side and down the other. Not for me, but no biggie. When he did get his neck tattooed I read him the riot act for the same reasons you said.

"They can't not hire you for tattoos!" he told me

-"Yeah, I guess you're right. Nobody's gonna stop you from laying concrete," was my answer. And that's about the size of it. Not that there's anything at all wrong with laying concrete, roofing, or what have you. But if your goals involve working indoors then tattoos are definitely something you have to consider.
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Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

I just realized almost all of my tattoo stories involve butts. Paging Dr. Freud...

So, let's have another!

The only tattoo I really wanted but didn't get involved another butt. Mine. We were running shore power after returning from sea. As is always the case, you end up rearranging the cables all over the pier to get them all laid out nicely before you're through, and those suckers are HEAVY. (3-strand 400MCM, ten of them, for as many lengths as it takes to make the connections.)

Anyhoo,

I had one cable by the head and was dragging it rearward when "TSSSSSSS!" I heard the sizzle before I felt it, and actually smelled the burning aroma at the same time. I jumped about two feet into the air, swatting and slapping my butt because I was sure it was on fire. I'm glad my dear old Mom wasn't there to hear what I was shouting through gritted teeth.

I had backed right into capped steam riser. The round cap branded a perfectly round shape right onto my butt cheek. I'll spare you the details, but when it healed it was a perfect, solid red circle, bright red as Rudolph's nose.

I decided to turn lemons to lemonade and get a bonsai tree tattooed inside the red circle, just like Mr. Miyagi's symbol from The Karate Kid. After all, I only needed the tree. I already had the big red sun.

It took about a year, but the red sun went away. I'm happy now that I didn't get the tattoo, or else I'd have this inexplicable bonsai tree on my rump.
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I had a girlfriend whose name was TJ...

She had a tattoo that looked like one of those old diner arrows, you know the ones that said something like "Eat at Joe's" only hers said "Eat at TJ's" ...

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I had a girlfriend whose name was TJ...

She had a tattoo that looked like one of those old diner arrows, you know the ones that said something like "Eat at Joe's" only hers said "Eat at TJ's" ...
Did you leave her a tip? Did you dine there again?


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Did you leave her a tip? Did you dine there again?
I was a diners club frequent diner member LOL...

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For my recent one-more-than-49th birthday, my nephew gave me this piece of tattoo flash. It's his take on the classical Sailor Jerry old-school tat posted above.



I'm getting it on my left shoulder sometime in the next couple weeks.

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Simplest nautical tattoo would be to get wrack on the head by a boom. Sure leaves an impression.

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Simplest nautical tattoo would be to get wrack on the head by a boom. Sure leaves an impression.
In that case I have alot of tattoos! One on my side where I fell against a sharp fitting, shins and knees like like hell and hands with multiple tatts!

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Don't need a tattoo when you got one of these. Upper arm-high school football...long time ago.
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Mayhaps something like this:


Its the new Tattoo22 and they should be available this fall. It would be much easier to get rid of should you change your mind...

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