Your tattoos..

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11/09/2012 at 11:22
M..o.use, to what cultural heritage does someone with love and hate inked on there knuckles belong. Of course there's a good argument if it is a cultural thing - I recall a tribe (if that's the right word) of African women who elongated there necks by wearing rings around them...not exactly common on a UK high street. The problem always with this sort of thing which may have claims to being cultural or artistic is that as soon as it enveloped in popular appeal and uptake those standards start to plumment.

PS lest there be no misunderstanding, I loathe them.
11/09/2012 at 12:04
Your not thinking of getting one then Tom ?
Nurse Ratched    pirate
11/09/2012 at 12:10

I love all my ink, and couldn't care less what anyone else thinks of it

11/09/2012 at 14:12
Tom - hence why I said the piece was one sided.
11/09/2012 at 14:34

The love/hate tattoo on your knuckles comes from the 1955 film The Night  of the Hunter.Love/Hate symbolizes the struggle between Good and Evil, most  memorably in the scene where Powell tells the story behind his tattooed  knuckles. It has been often been mentioned, imitated, and referenced in pop  culture. The lead singer of the band HURT, J. Loren Wince, has the love/hate  tattoo on his knuckles. He has one upside down and one right side up so you can  read them correctly as he plays guitar. If you want more infor check out

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_of_the_Hunter_%28film%29

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_meaning_of_love_and_hate_tattoo#ixzz26ATM2Ad4

Tommygun2    pirate
11/09/2012 at 14:44

Its not just the fact that tats could be precieved as Passe its also the cost and time.

Having just looked up the cost of tattos avg price seems to be done per hour at £40-£50. Some people must spend a hell of a lot of money on tattoo's. A full sleeve would cost around £600 - £1000. I guess if you have the money I don't have a problem with that but even so....  Some people must almost live at the tattoo shop and have a very intermate relationship with said tattooest.

But you never know, if I find a design I like and the money  

11/09/2012 at 16:48

I've got two, both have a lot of meaning for me and both were done on trips to the tattooist with very good friends who have artwork from the same trip (but not the same tattoo!). Both are small and easy to hide so it's up to me if/when I reveal them, and both in places where the skin won't stretch very much with pregnancy!

11/09/2012 at 16:50
Tommygun2 wrote (see)

Its not just the fact that tats could be precieved as Passe its also the cost and time.

Having just looked up the cost of tattos avg price seems to be done per hour at £40-£50. Some people must spend a hell of a lot of money on tattoo's. A full sleeve would cost around £600 - £1000. I guess if you have the money I don't have a problem with that but even so....  Some people must almost live at the tattoo shop and have a very intermate relationship with said tattooest.

But you never know, if I find a design I like and the money  

I think the going rate is £1 per minute of tattooing time. People often get sleeves done in stages, so you can spread the cost a bit - like a rock n'roll version of those weekly partwork magazines for building a model ship or making a quilt in stages

11/09/2012 at 16:56
Tommygun2 wrote (see)

Having just looked up the cost of tattos avg price seems to be done per hour at £40-£50. Some people must spend a hell of a lot of money on tattoo's. A full sleeve would cost around £600 - £1000.

If you can get a tatooist for £40 per hour hes or she is going to be sh1te...

Average price i would say is about £70-£90 per hour.  Some one like Lou Molley David Beckhams tattooist) is i think about £140-£150 per hour with something like a 6-7month waiting list.....And he wont do it for you if its your run of the mill stuff like a heart with mum and dad or love hate on the knuckles!  He has to like the design!

Tommygun2    pirate
11/09/2012 at 18:19

15/09/2012 at 10:00

I have 2 - both on my shoulder blades and deliberately so - I hide them when I want and show them when I want. I had them done 10 years ago and though long and hand about them, neither were an act of rebellion and both mean something to me. Ultimately, it's my body. I'll do with it what I wish. I picked my tattooist carefully, I was sensible and I probably will never have another one done.


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