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jebreject
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« Reply #150 on: Mar 07, 2012, 07:13:08 PM »

You ... don't? Shit.

Guys, I've made a terrible mistake.
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« Reply #151 on: Mar 07, 2012, 07:13:44 PM »

AH CURSE YOU PAGE BREAK
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« Reply #152 on: Mar 07, 2012, 09:33:12 PM »

:-)

What'd you get? Tears? no, wait! Your zipcode across the bridge of your nose!
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« Reply #153 on: Mar 10, 2012, 11:47:51 AM »

So, I think I might get a tattoo of a two-headed snake, in a sort of ouroboros-looking circle, but the snakes are also biting each other.  It's part of this deck of tarot-looking cards that illustrate talismans against the sorts of things we all experience.  It is the one for "protection from self-sabotage."

Here's the original. I wouldn't get the squiggly lines around them, or the text.

http://78mirrors.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/portable-fortitude-ace-of-clubs.jpg
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« Reply #154 on: Mar 10, 2012, 01:44:59 PM »

I like it!
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« Reply #155 on: Mar 10, 2012, 02:36:13 PM »

:-)

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« Reply #156 on: Mar 10, 2012, 03:46:53 PM »

YOLO
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Em
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« Reply #157 on: Apr 30, 2012, 11:48:11 AM »

So been thinking about it and I'm pretty sure I'm ready for a yoga-related tattoo, which of course would be your typical OM symbol (yeah, I know, but I want it!). I'm gonna go for the traditional script. Any yogis out there see anything somehow sacrilegious or offensive about such a tattoo? Definitely keeping it above the waistline--back of the neck. I've seen people with it on their feet and you gotta think if they ever actually go to India that's gonna evoke some ire.
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« Reply #158 on: Apr 30, 2012, 07:22:47 PM »

All love but if I saw that tattoo I would immediately assume you were an imbecile.  There HAS to be a better yoga-related tattoo you could get.
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« Reply #159 on: Apr 30, 2012, 09:16:25 PM »

when you assume
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« Reply #160 on: May 01, 2012, 02:07:18 AM »

when you assume

yep. nothing imbecilic about OM. sorry dude.
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« Reply #161 on: May 01, 2012, 03:10:39 AM »

Nnnnno.  OM is cool as a religious symbol.  OM as a tattoo screams Orientalism.  If you have to ask whether or not it would be offensive you are not in the demographic that can get away with it.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #162 on: May 01, 2012, 06:43:49 AM »

Gonna have to second AK on this one.
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Em
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« Reply #163 on: May 01, 2012, 07:43:49 AM »

To me it is a religious symbol. My practice is extremely devotional and my own personal religion definitely incorporates some of the old ways that that sound is associated with (and I know what I'm talking about and can read some Sanskrit). I don't see how it's different from a lay Christian getting a cross or sacred heart or whatever.
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« Reply #164 on: May 01, 2012, 08:46:13 AM »

In the sect I was raised in some people get tattoos of the phrase we chant in Sanskrit and I've always thought that was kinda tacky but it doesn't make me like or respect them less as people.
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« Reply #165 on: May 01, 2012, 08:46:31 AM »

I don't see how it's different from a lay Christian getting a cross or sacred heart or whatever.

I think that's a terrible idea too, but then, I'm coming from more of a Matthew 6:5 perspective on that than an orientalist one.
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« Reply #166 on: May 01, 2012, 08:55:13 AM »

I guess ultimately if it's significant for you and reflects some deeply-held conviction, go for it, but there's no reason to expect that people won't judge you out of hand and maybe to a slightly more contemptuous degree than if you were just some jabroni with a kanji tat.

Which, y'know, having no tattoos myself I can't speak to how much the judgment of others plays into one's pre-tattoo considerations. It would play extremely heavily into mine, but I'm self-conscious as fuck and, again, have no tattoos.
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« Reply #167 on: May 01, 2012, 09:03:09 AM »

some jabroni with a kanji tat

Don't be like me and get a tattoo when you're freshly 18 years old and you don't have any idea what you actually would want on the body for the rest of your life but someone else offered to pay for it

Is all I have to say about kanji tats
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Em
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« Reply #168 on: May 01, 2012, 09:13:56 AM »

Which, y'know, having no tattoos myself I can't speak to how much the judgment of others plays into one's pre-tattoo considerations. It would play extremely heavily into mine, but I'm self-conscious as fuck and, again, have no tattoos.

Well I guess I just didn't know some people were so frickin' judgy. If I saw someone with an OM tat I would think, gee, I wonder why they have that OM tat and what it means to them, just like I would wonder about someone's band tat or any tat really. I suppose I'll consult another one of my teachers (already got the go-ahead from one of them) and see what they say, and if it's all clear I'll go for it and hope more people are like me than like you! (Sorry to be touchy, but being called an "imbecile" [and yes, I realize it wasn't you who said that] for wanting to mark something deeply meaningful to me stung a bit.)
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« Reply #169 on: May 01, 2012, 09:21:19 AM »

In all frankness, there's a certain amount of reflexive judgment on my part when it comes to *any* tattoo. As someone who will (likely) never have one, it just seems rather strange and alien to me, which I'll readily admit is a shitty attitude and one I've at least tried to reflect on over the years if not actually change. There are some beautiful, amazing tattoos out there, and LPTJers especially have some extremely awesome ones, but then there's the other 95% which make me seriously question the tattooee's good judgment. But judgmental assholes abound for every conceivable act of self-expression, so you just gotta ask yourself how much you care, I guess.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #170 on: May 01, 2012, 09:21:53 AM »

in b4 Tatooine joke
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Em
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« Reply #171 on: May 01, 2012, 09:27:05 AM »

Okay, the amount I care is not one whit unless a teacher I respect says it's a no-no. So that's settled. Thanks guys.
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« Reply #172 on: May 01, 2012, 10:29:28 AM »

I think that is a fine amount.
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« Reply #173 on: May 01, 2012, 10:32:52 AM »

I, on the other hand, only care about what one Whit thinks
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« Reply #174 on: May 01, 2012, 10:34:44 AM »

I'm going to wager that he's in favor of any tattoo that's meaningful to you personally, even if someone else might find it dumb
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