View Full Version : Poll: Thief Tattoo

4th Jul 2002, 06:11
Just a thought (and to figure out how to start a poll.)

4th Jul 2002, 06:52
Firstly, it didn't account for my vote...I voted and although the one that shows yes (with one vote) as one vote !00%...my vote didn't also show with one vote :( Additionally, when I voted on Ricknmels...it would also say on top that I voted already...yours didn't have that little message? Don't know what's going on but thought I'd bring it to your attention and whoever that checks that part out. Ta and Good Hunting!

4th Jul 2002, 14:07
I know Apache has one, oh wait, how did I know that. :p :D His is of a cool looking symbol, he'll probably pop in and show us. He showed pictures over on the old forum. GumDrop was contemplating getting one. Hey Gummy??? Did you ever get one?

4th Jul 2002, 21:36
Hi Huntress! I know that if you go back from this page with your browser you'll get a message about having voted before. Could that have been what happened to you? I haven't had any problems voting so far.

Tin Star
5th Jul 2002, 00:19
I have seen some nice ones on other people but I would not want one myself.

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5th Jul 2002, 03:56
Originally posted by BrokenArts
I know Apache has one, oh wait, how did I know that. His is of a cool looking symbol, he'll probably pop in and show us. He showed pictures over on the old forum. GumDrop was contemplating getting one. Hey Gummy??? Did you ever get one?

Yup I do sorta...Here is it 1 days after getting it done.

Tin Star
5th Jul 2002, 04:10
May I ask what the tattoo is of that you have shown us apache.I can't recall ever seeing one like it before.:)

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5th Jul 2002, 04:14
It's not from the game, but does has a Thiefish look about it..
It's my own version of the circle of life. If you trace the pattern you'll notice that thru all its bends and turns it ends where you began. The turns-bends-crossovers all represent the changes we all experience in life..But sooner or later everything will become a full circle again. Does that make sense?

Tin Star
5th Jul 2002, 04:28
Yes it dose make sense Ilike it.When I looked at it my first thought was that it was a maze of some sort and in a way I was right because life in its self is one big maze that we all must find our way through.You done a good job on making it and showing how all the things we do in life come togather in the end.:cool:

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5th Jul 2002, 16:06
Originally posted by Tin Star
May I ask what the tattoo is of that you have shown us apache...

I'm more interested in where the tattoo is! :o :D

I was going to get the Trixter's symbol at the base of my spine, but now I'm thinking about the middle of an old 45' record inbetween my shoulder blades.

*WHAT?* :eek:

Yeah I know already. :rolleyes:

5th Jul 2002, 17:00
It's right at the base of my neck.

5th Jul 2002, 19:36
Apache - looks like it hurts.

My first hubby got one while he was drunk and the person doing the tattoo was drunk as well. Looked aweful.

I heard you cannot donate blood after getting a tattoo. Is there any truth to that?

5th Jul 2002, 19:43
That would make a fun go-cart track. :p

I have one...but it's not of the Thief nature. It hurt like h3ll....and anyone that says otherwise is lying, trying to be "macho". <img src="http://home.woh.rr.com/rnmssite/tongue.gif">

The "outlines" are the worst part...but the "color filling" is a walk in the park. Apache's appears to be all "outlines". Ouch. :D

But it didn't hurt enough to stop me from getting another. It's best described as "painful but tolerable"...or "the worst pain you would ever willfully let someone do to you for an hour or so".

I've been planning to get another since 1998, but I haven't got around to it yet. :)

5th Jul 2002, 19:59
I have a few tattoos but my fav is my tribal design on the undereneath of my forearm. I would say the healing process sucks more than the actual tattooing. Ill scan a pic of it soon.

5th Jul 2002, 21:25
Painful..hum..did you know that women take the pain of getting a tattoo better than men..proven fact..and yes you can't give blood if you have gotten a tattoo within 1 yr for giving blood.
I best way I could explain the feeling of getting a tattoo is to take a HOT ravor blade and draw on your skin..A hot, cutting feeling. wife has 8 tattoos. I just have the 3 for now..;)

5th Jul 2002, 21:42
Originally posted by Apache
Painful..hum..did you know that women take the pain of getting a tattoo better than men..

Oh Yeah...any creature that can handle labor pains, can handle a little ol' tattoo. Thats one of the things that makes me glad to be male! :D I gained alot of respect for my wife after the night in the delivery room!

I thought getting the tattoo felt like he was carving in my arm with an electrified nail.
.......he said I was first to describe it like that....and I was one of very few that have felt the "electrified" feeling.

5th Jul 2002, 22:27
I couldn't do the tatoo thing. I'm perfect just the way I am. Oh yeah I'm humble too:D

5th Jul 2002, 23:02
A hot razorblade is a good way of describing the prcoess, i would describe it as a very bad rug burn. I was surprised how much mine didnt hurt ( except for some of the tender spots) but i went through a lot of acupuncture when I dislocated my Elbow so I was kinda used to the feeling. Its somewhat addicting too, I dont know why, Weird

Quiet Sound
7th Jul 2002, 10:51
I'm planning to get a tattoo(s) -- if I ever find/create a design I like. As for getting a Thief tattoo, there is no way I would do so. Now if I had a hand in the creation of the Thief series I might consider it, but as I have no ties to it other than enjoying the series there's just no way I would get a tattoo about it.

I'd definitey like to see that tribal design.

7th Jul 2002, 23:35
Just in passing, I've been told that if you have a tattoo you can never have an MRI because of the iron (?) content of the ink used in the tattooing process. Has anyone else ever heard of this?

7th Jul 2002, 23:38
nope never have..my bro has 2 tattoos and had an MRI..never said anything to him.:confused:

7th Jul 2002, 23:51
It could be just an urban legend, Apache, but I heard it from a usually reliable source. We were talking about it at work & conjured up images of tattoos being ripped out of people's bodies by powerful magnetic forces. But it's probably more likely that the tattoo might just block the MRI from getting an image of that part of the body (if it has any effect at all). Sort of like having a medallion around your neck that makes a shadow on your x-ray.

8th Jul 2002, 00:28
Since I brought the topic up, I decided to look to the internet for a definitive answer about tattoos & MRI's. I couldn't find a single web site that definitively stated the issue, but apparently there is a small danger that someone with a tattoo may experience burning or redness at the site of the tattoo during an MRI. The quality of the image may also be slightly affected. Use of ferro-magnetic materials in the tattoo dye is blamed for the problem. But there do not seem to be any serious consequences to having an MRI if you have a tattoo. It does sound like a good idea to tell the MRI technician if you have a tattoo before having the procedure just as a precaution.

I did find numerous sites that stated that there was no danger to people with tattoos having an MRI. But every single one of these belonged to someone in the "permanent cosmetics" industry (i.e. people who apply eyeliner tattoos, etc.) & can be discounted as biased. The danger is very small & not that dangerous, but it does exist.

Here are a couple of the more useful websites.

This one has an anecdote about what seems to be the most serious tattoo/MRI interaction yet reported: http://tattoo.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cga.state.ct.us%2Fps99%2Frpt%2Folr%2Fhtm%2F99-r-0928.htm

And this one is the official FDA policy on tattoos & MRI's (you have to scroll down a little bit to get to it):

Grey Mouser
9th Jul 2002, 00:22
I kinda like some tattoos on other folks, but me...I just collect scars!

Its nearly the same thing (except I never get new scars on purpose, they are usually ugly, are not where I wanted them, and are never how I thought it would look after I heal up...)

Skateboard accidents, basketball miscues, a little too much force on the 'ol jiu jitsu practice mat, that time with the chisel and the PC power supply - the list of easy scar-making activities is huge...and you don't even have to pay (well, money) for them!