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« Reply #1980 on: January 25, 2006 12:03:51 AM »

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I don't want someone not calling me to sew an awesome wedding dress (in which i can charge major $$$...and get more tats!!) just because of a lip piercing and pink hair and a few gorgeous tats!

I'm making a wedding dress (for lots of $$$) for someone right now, mods and all. I think it depends where you are. Hawaiians have tattoo'd themselves forever so its less uptight.
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« Reply #1981 on: January 25, 2006 02:54:39 AM »

I've done the professional business world with all nine tattoos. I worked in the court system with judges, lawyers and the accused. I was dressing 'proper' because the job entailed it, not to hide my tats. And occasionally, my wrist stars or my stick girl on my neck would show and people were surprised because they had come to know mw for me, and even the judges didn't see much of an issue with them.

Having said that, I no longer have that job because staying home with my kids is more important to my husband and I, so he's working in an office as a program developer, and also has several tattoos, no one has said a word about them, and they were visable during his interviews.

I also agree that choosing not to work in a situation were you'd be judged for your tattoos/hair makes life a lot easier. It's sad that it happens at all, but having the conviction to turn down a good job because they'd hold it against you is awesome.

My father has a lot of tattoos, he has since he was a young teenager, and he's never had a work related issue because of them.
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« Reply #1982 on: January 25, 2006 04:27:57 AM »

Its my mission to prove to the world that tattoo'd people can be responsible, successful and have professional careers. My husband is an architect (he has lots of tattoo's and is getting one on his neck soon) and I'm an office manager  ( I handle all of the finances) for a general contractor. We build very high end custom homes and I meet with (rich, professional) clients all of the time. At first they are taken aback by my chestpiece or septum piercing but then they warm up and see that I'm a normal and nice person. I have a tattoo'd friends who is in schooll to be lawyer, one who is the owner of a mortgage company  and many other professional careers. I don't believe in conforming and would never work in a place that judged me by my tattoo's. I have always been pierced and tattoo'd and never once has an employer told me I wasn't allowed because it has nothing to do with the work I do. I haven't worked in many corporate places like Target of whatever and have stuck with locally owned places because they tend not to have ridiculous rules about appearance. I'm not saying run out and get covered in tattoo's at a young age because its best to wait until you are certain that its what you want but definately there have to be pioneers who show the world that tattooes don't mean you are ghetto, a loser, white trash..... I do however tone down my look and don't dye my hair crazy colors like I would like.  Tongue

Thank you for this!

I am not *that* young, and I have a  successful career - so I feel free to pick and choose the placements of my tattoos, and don't plan to stop. Fortunately, I own my own business, and work out of my home - so no one cares what I look like, and I do make plenty of money. However, I have had the corporate career job where I had to dress up and sit in a cubicle all day long...and I never once had to cover my tattoos. In fact, I've never worked anywhere my tattoo were not accepted, and I've *always* had a job. 

I'v never lost a client because of being tattooed; no one has ever walked away from a booth at a craft show, or not purchased an item of mine because of my mods. I have a bachelors degree, a very successful husband, I'm not a degenerate...  You're right, Pink Mafia, there have to be pioneers to break the ridiculous stereotypes - Just because you're tattooed doesn't mean you can't have a career or get dressed up.  You should put thought into your tattoos, no matter your age, your career, or social status.
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« Reply #1983 on: January 25, 2006 06:11:10 AM »

Its my mission to prove to the world that tattoo'd people can be responsible, successful and have professional careers. My husband is an architect (he has lots of tattoo's and is getting one on his neck soon) and I'm an office manager  ( I handle all of the finances) for a general contractor. We build very high end custom homes and I meet with (rich, professional) clients all of the time. At first they are taken aback by my chestpiece or septum piercing but then they warm up and see that I'm a normal and nice person. I have a tattoo'd friends who is in schooll to be lawyer, one who is the owner of a mortgage company  and many other professional careers. I don't believe in conforming and would never work in a place that judged me by my tattoo's. I have always been pierced and tattoo'd and never once has an employer told me I wasn't allowed because it has nothing to do with the work I do. I haven't
worked in many corporate places like Target of whatever and have stuck with locally owned places because they tend not to have ridiculous rules about appearance. I'm not saying run out and get covered in tattoo's at a young age because its best to wait until you are certain that its what you want but definately there have to be pioneers who show the world that tattooes don't mean you are ghetto, a loser, white trash..... I do however tone down my look and don't dye my hair crazy colors like I would like.  Tongue

Thank you for this!

I am not *that* young, and I have a  successful career - so I feel free to pick and choose the placements of my tattoos, and don't plan to stop. Fortunately, I own my own business, and work out of my home - so no one cares what I look like, and I do make plenty of money. However, I have had the corporate career job where I had to dress up and sit in a cubicle all day long...and I never once had to cover my tattoos. In fact, I've never worked anywhere my tattoo were not accepted, and I've *always* had a job. 

I'v never lost a client because of being tattooed; no one has ever walked away from a booth at a craft show, or not purchased an item of mine because of my mods. I have a bachelors degree, a very successful husband, I'm not a degenerate...  You're right, Pink Mafia, there have to be pioneers to break the ridiculous stereotypes - Just because you're tattooed doesn't mean you can't have a career or get dressed up.  You should put thought into your tattoos, no matter your age, your career, or social status.


Well said. Both of you.
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« Reply #1984 on: January 25, 2006 06:47:20 AM »

cbass - whats that of?

They are the initials of a friend of mine that passed away, but I flipped them around. Now I want to get a light bulb around it and have the letters look like the wire.
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« Reply #1985 on: January 25, 2006 07:35:37 AM »

I'm lucky my job doesn't have a problem with my tattoos or piercings, I was worried about it when I interviewed (it's at an ad agency that deals only with pharmaceuticals), but they didn't care as long as I follow the dress code and do my work. Here are two shots of the one I started on Sun.:


Sorry they're so blurry, but it's a hard area to take a picture of by yourself.
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« Reply #1986 on: January 25, 2006 09:27:19 AM »

im planning on getting a tattoo for my birthday thats coming up in march, so im checking things out now. does anyone know of a good place in the pittsburgh, pa area? i want to be really confident in whatever artist i choose, so if anyone has any idea, please let me know.  Smiley

My best friend got 2 of hers at a shop in Indiana PA while pursuing her PhD at IUP.  If you'd like I can get the name of the shop from her.  Indiana is about 45 minutes from Pittsburgh.
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« Reply #1987 on: January 25, 2006 09:52:09 AM »



We got married on Halloween in a little chapel here in my town (Columbus, OH). The officiant was dying to wear a witch hat, so we said, 'What the hell?' We had a Day of the Dead-themed reception the following weekend - tattoos and all. Tongue

Sweet!I live in Parkersburg WV.
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Really?  I live in Ripley WV
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« Reply #1988 on: January 25, 2006 10:43:17 AM »

i'm planning on painting a bunch of salad plates with pictures of traditional tattoo artwork and i figured this would be a good place to get suggestions for the pieces i should paint.  so far i'm planning on doing a sparrow, heart with "mom" ribbon, nautical star, pinup, and i've finished painting one with an anchor.  any suggestions would be great, and if you can give me a pic too that would be awesome.  thanks!
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« Reply #1989 on: January 25, 2006 11:23:55 AM »

im planning on getting a tattoo for my birthday thats coming up in march, so im checking things out now. does anyone know of a good place in the pittsburgh, pa area? i want to be really confident in whatever artist i choose, so if anyone has any idea, please let me know.  Smiley

My best friend got 2 of hers at a shop in Indiana PA while pursuing her PhD at IUP.  If you'd like I can get the name of the shop from her.  Indiana is about 45 minutes from Pittsburgh.


what shop was it?
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