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  1. This would quite possibly be the worst time for you or anyone to get a tattoo haha, buy a sexy car, or hire a sexy gardener for the mid life crisis haha
  2. Oh and regarding how they feel about it in 10-20 years later, if they have remorse about getting it they obviously didn't take enough time to think it through; if you decide to get a tattoo and one of the things you're worried about is the future and how you'll like it, then don't get it. And the argument "how will it look when you're 60" is easily answered by "please remind me how good you'll look when you're 60", everyone ages differently. No one will be perfectly smooth unblotched and prestine when they are old. Sorry for the many replies I have to use my phone and it's not the best for keeping up conversation in forums.
  3. I understand what you are saying trying to reproduce the meaning of the tattoo in other ways but the main point to my post was that, it felt that, the majority or comments held the undertones that tattoos were bad: period. And when I mentioned religious tattoos I meant more like the Maori people who use facial tattoos everyday in their social constructions to know where they belonged to and what they done, etc. And some people as I said, take this as a lifestyle, it's not just going and getting a tattoo because it means something; I have three tattoos and only one of them have any specific meaning and representation; some people just enjoy the art form and being a walking canvas. You can try your hardest to reproduce the feeling of getting a significant tattoo but you'll never be able to, the intimate art form is something quite irreplaceable you can't duplicate that if it's already been so enveloped in your life. My post was not disputing any information or opinions before me, it was just good information for those like me on this site who have accepted the lifestyle and passion for tattoos. And that is something that has always sickened me regarding American laws on body modification; it's far too lenient regarding just who opens a shop for such things. Here in the UK it's very strict. I do apologize if any of my posts here offend someone at all. I am only here to offer another side of the coin as I said. I am going to my local tattoo artist on Thursday to discuss inks and such with him, I will post any other information he gives me for those of you reading who like me wish to continue getting inked. Please remember to check with your specialist and local time served license tattoo artist prior. Oh and if all goes well my next tattoo is going to be a sinking pirate ship on my calf. :)
  4. Hello everyone I hope you are all good. As the topic header suggests I am new here and new to Morphea. My story, I'm 24, from UK and female, I was diagnosed with Morphea two years ago after being scared to go to my general practitioner for almost two years prior to my diagnosis in fear of cancer and my first show was on my chest below my collar bone. I had no idea what was going on in my life at that time and was going through some pretty turbulent stuff so I put the strange 'bit' to the back of my head until one day I figured I had best get it checked. So I did just that; I had the usual wait to see if it fades, blood test, more blood tests, more waiting, biopsy of the area, which now kinda looks like a bullet wound; my friends and I make the joke that it is the only hit Chuck Norris got to me before I beat him in a thumb war haha. After the test results came in I was diagnosed with Morphea; however, my doctor told me nothing about it, just that it was a skin disorder and to put some ointment on it. I was given for 6 months then I'd be fine, it was only last night I actually researched it on my own to find out the skin disorder I have which I thought was more like eczema was in fact not. So I'm sitting here confused and dazed, perplexed and troubled over why I wasn't given all the information and that I'm not 100% sure what type of morphea I have. It's scary. Not only that but I have in the past year found more illness in me and now after many tests regarding my new symptoms I have no idea if it's all connected and there's a bigger scarier picture waiting to unfold around me. I come here today humble and in need of clarity and support and I thank you all for it. Thank you and hello :)
  5. Tattoos are far more than just fitting in with a crowd, which is quite commonplace in this thread, for some its a lifestyle others part of their belief system, etc. that scrapbooking and putting on a pretty piece of jewelry just cannot replace. I just want to take a few lines to say as a tattoo enthusiast, and a sufferer of morphea, I am a bit taken a back by the general undertones of tattoos are bad and it seems to me that people who wrote this regard tattoos to be bad point regardless of sclero. With having a nice big tattoo remorse link. I understand the complications people may now have getting tattoos (I only found out today that I may not be able to get tattoos again) but 99% of these are pretty much the big scary legends people used to warn their kids about back in the 60s about tattoos, "Oh you'll get the AIDS," "You'll regret it," "There's metal and petrol in the inks!". And in this day and age these things are exactly that, old tales. Every licensed tattoo parlour will use one use needles and everything you can see is sterile, medical grade metals are used in the equipment, all tattoo artists have blood tests and screened for blood disease and you can now get organic inks. The red reaction is most common place but good quality inks with good quality pigments FDA approved are what's in shops now. Also skin testing can be done prior to tattooing to check for reactions and the first signs of any problems you may face. Any smart person here will be able to tell a good studio from a kitchen wizard and will know most of this already, if you want a tattoo, yes go to your doctor, tell them what you want to get checked out, understand there COULD be reactions and complications but mainly they will come from a bad choice of artist and location. Yes, speak to many many artists and ask if they know about sclero diseases, ask to see their inks and license, ask to see their blood tests, ask to see their cleaning stations, all these things should be done prior to tattoos regardless of sclero anyway. Its all common sense. And most infections and blood diseases and tattoo complications come from bad aftercare rather than the studio or artist. Another side of the coin for you to consider.
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