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Author Name: FreeTRACYF 12 Comments
Date Added: August 06, 2005 15:08:44 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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~Getting A Tattoo~

When thinking of going to get a tattoo.
Go watch someone else before you do.
They aren't as painful as people think.
But please remember, it's permanent ink.

I don't recommend getting the name of a friend.
You might wind up regretting it in the end.
Not even a husband or a wife.
If the relationship ends,you're stuck with it for life.

Ask around for a good tattoo artist.
You really want one that you can trust.
Check out the place, make sure it's clean.
And that they sanitize their tattoo machine.(gun)

Before you go have a picture in mind.
Better yet one that you designed.
You can pick one just off their wall.
You have to live with it, so it's your call.

When receiving a tattoo and it swells on that spot.
It's nothing to worry about it happens a lot.
Caring for your new tattoo is a very big job.
Keep it clean, and ointment on it, but not a big glob.

Take this advice from someone who cares.
It's very expensive to have any repairs.
They are very addictive, I have quite a few.
Keep that in mind, before you get one on you.

Author's Notes:

The picture is of the artist that has done
most of Fletch's and my work.

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Comment By: FreeRyan R. on February 16, 2010 05:02:36 PM Report
Believe me I have 38 tattoos and Ive been a Tattoo Artist for 3 years now and I coved my fair share of names and bad ink jobs... Be smart think and think about it hard. Not only names hold memories... Good write : )


Comment By: FreeCarrie on August 4, 2006 10:45:15 PM Report

Came across this poem by accident but pretty glad I did. For my 18th birthday im getting a tattoo done of my great grandma who passed away sometime ago. Hard to find someone who can do a great portait tat though. Thanks for the advice through this poem however, I'll need it considering it'll be my first tattoo. Nice poem

Keep up the great work,


Comment By: FreeDamon D. Brewer on August 16, 2005 04:10:57 PM Report
This is a wonderful poem. I don't believe, though, that I will be getting any tattoos done.
Comment By: PremiumJillian K. Alexis on August 10, 2005 03:20:13 PM Report
Well, dear little sister of mine, I don't think I will ever get one, because they HURT. U know what a wah-wah I am. Great write...Hugz...your' big sister Jillian
Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on August 9, 2005 04:31:18 PM Report
I finally got one two years ago....Japanese characters that read "survivor". After my brain surgery, I figured it was fitting. I was always against them, now I want another one for my other fore arm. Incredible write Tracy, Joe
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on August 8, 2005 06:36:35 PM Report
I'm sure that it is an ordeal to get a tattoo and take care of it~ You are one brave woman~! I have always wanted one, but have been a coward about it~ Ummm, maybe for my next birthday~!...Interesting write, Tracy..
Margaret...the Bag Lady, who would put a tattoo of a shoppin' cart on her rear
Comment By: PremiumGlata on August 8, 2005 12:05:09 PM Report
Ah, I've never had any tattoos, but i've seen some pretty cool ones!
Good advice here!
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 7, 2005 11:45:17 AM Report
Comment By: FreeMartha Heidel on August 7, 2005 04:54:21 AM Report
I loved this write! I too have a tattoo. I choose Speedy Gonzales to be on my left arm. It may look silly to someone who doesn't know the meaning. It's a tribute to my Great Grandmother (her last name was Gonzales)who had 14 childern. And when she was alive, she really kept the family together. So, it's kinda our mascot. I'm having a hard time picking my next one but it will be awhile before I get another.
Great job on this write.
Comment By: PremiumPaul on August 6, 2005 10:57:23 PM Report
I have one. I just got it a few years ago. I just wanted to experience it, to see if it hurt and what have you. Deciding what to get was hard (I finally decided on a heart colored in with a TEXAS Flag) but where to put was the hardest decision of all!!!
Great Poem
Oh in the middle of my back just to the left of my back bone by about 5 inches
Comment By: Freeb doneff on August 6, 2005 06:33:01 PM Report
Good advice here Tracy; I only have one very small one..and it wasn't as bad as they told me it'd be. I watched this show where peoploe were getting tattoos removed. I think everyone should watch it before they get one. Well done girlie! barbie
Comment By: FreeCombatkiller on August 6, 2005 03:24:11 PM Report
Amazing write, lol." How do you put the backgrounds on the pooem site?" Please tell me, if you can, lol."

Combat aka Rebel


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