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That happened to me too. I stepped on a ink pen when I was about 10 years old which broke my skin and left a black spot on my left foot. It has faded but I had it for quite some time.

Talk about awkward.  I onetime noticed a similar ink dot on a lover's forehead - dead center - and wondered idly where he had gotten that.  His answer made me want to crawl under the sheets.

"Oh, that's the tattoo they give you so that they can line up the radiation machine at the hospital."

He had had a very late childhood leukemia. I felt about this . small.  :-\ :-\

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Oh Del, I can imagine, but how were you to know  :-\
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heh, thats entirely up to you!!
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I still have mine.  I was doing my all-over beauty treatment this weekend, and noticed it.  You want I should post a picture of it or something? 

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here are photos of my tattoo! it's a bracelet that wraps around my right ankle. I love it! Eventually I'd like to get a small vine tattooed around my wrist. Click on photos to enlarge.








Leslie, that tattoo is beautiful, I love the colours!

I have always wanted a tiny tattoo but the things I want as a tattoo (a small pencil) can't be made as small as I want it....  :(

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wow Leslie - the tat is cool - I don't think I would be brave enough to have it that big. You must get a lotta of comments on it
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I love good tattoos! At one point, I'd seen so many bad tattoos that I wanted to become a tattoo artist just so I could give my friends good tattoos that were symmetrical and clean. I don't have any tattoos, myself. I can't think of any design that could live with permanently but hey, that's just me!
One of the best tattoos I ever saw was on this sexy dude at the gym. In Old English type, he had the phrase, "Give Me Sodomy or Give me Death" on his lower back. So hot!
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Re: Body Art (Tattoos & Piercings.. Got them? Not got them? Love them? Hate them
« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2007, 09:39:59 am »
Lots of tattoo folks on this thread. I'm a piercing sort of girl, myself. LOL

I have five piercings: one in each ear, my navel, and my nipples. My ears were pierced when I was a teenager, by a friend, with a needle. I had my navel pierced in 1999 after I had lost alot of weight. The weight is back but the piercing is still there.

I had my nipples done a year ago. I had thought about it for ages but just couldn't find the courage. Then, last year, I had to have a series of mammograms over some "worrisome" spots. When I finally got the a-okay from the radiologist in August, I decided to treat myself to my long desired nipple piercings.

Just yesterday, I went and had the jewelry switched. The original piercing had been done with a 14 ga, 1/2" diameter surgical stainless steel ring with a captive bead (very typical). For my permanent jewelry (I am not into changing rings--I wear the same earrings every day, too!) I wanted gold. I found a very cool segment ring that doesn't require a bead. I chose the same gauge but slightly larger diameter, 5/8". It is amazing what a difference 1/8" of an inch makes! And the smooth round ring--very cool. Personally, I think they look great.



Of all my piercings, my navel took the longest to heal--close to a year.

To get the jewelry switched, I did go back to the piercing shop and I am glad I did. I would have been a nervous wreck trying to do it myself! And even though they are completely healed, it still did hurt a little bit. The other thing that has been on my mind is my annual mammogram. Do I take them out for that? After yesterday I decided no. I'd be too worried that the holes would close up and that I couldn't get the jewelry back in myself. And besides that, they are part of me. If the technician has a problem with that, well then, that's her problem, right?

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Re: Body Art (Tattoos & Piercings.. Got them? Not got them? Love them? Hate them
« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2007, 10:22:31 am »
Of all my piercings, my navel took the longest to heal--close to a year.

To get the jewelry switched, I did go back to the piercing shop and I am glad I did. I would have been a nervous wreck trying to do it myself! And even though they are completely healed, it still did hurt a little bit. The other thing that has been on my mind is my annual mammogram. Do I take them out for that? After yesterday I decided no. I'd be too worried that the holes would close up and that I couldn't get the jewelry back in myself. And besides that, they are part of me. If the technician has a problem with that, well then, that's her problem, right?

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So you don't change anythin but your earrings the rest you get switched at the shop? i find changeing my navel pierecing really really easy, but I can kinda understand the nipple one being a bit tricky. But they won't start closing up for at leats a week, I'd say.

And you're right as long as it doesn't interfere with the proper mamogram its the technicians problem if they dont like it..
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Re: Body Art (Tattoos & Piercings.. Got them? Not got them? Love them? Hate them
« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2007, 10:30:42 am »
So you don't change anythin but your earrings the rest you get switched at the shop? i find changeing my navel pierecing really really easy, but I can kinda understand the nipple one being a bit tricky. But they won't start closing up for at leats a week, I'd say.

And you're right as long as it doesn't interfere with the proper mamogram its the technicians problem if they dont like it..

Tricky, yes, but I also don't totally understand how the jewelry works. (I hope this doesn't make me sound like a moron!) With the captive bead, the guy at the shop uses these special pliers. Even with the segment ring (the one I am wearing now), he held it gently with the pliers and slipped the little segment piece in. I am not sure how I would maneuver that to do it myself.

And my intent is to just wear these rings permanently. I didn't have them pierced with the idea of switching jewelry all the time. And I have NO interest in nipple shields (a la Janet Jackson). Yuck!

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