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Witnessed Something Awesome Last Night

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I was at my local tattoo shop last night getting some work done on my backpiece and got to witness an 82 year old lady accompanied by her grown children get her first and probably only tattoo. She got "DNR" in small fancy script over her heart. Turned out she has a bad ticker and wanted a Do Not Resuscitate tattoo. She took it like a champ.

It was awesome!

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I love stories about older folks getting tattooed. So great. I hope to be one of them someday.

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Yeah, @Pugilist, just what ARE "older folks"?!?!?!?!?!?!?

@Dan S the past few years have convinced me that the old adage "Age ain't nothing but a number" is true.

At 46 years old I don't put any limitations on myself outside of what do I want or feel like doing today, because i might get hit by a train tomorrow (seriously, it could happen. I work for the railroad).

When that AARP card comes in the mail I will ceremoniously burn that motherfucker!!!

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I recently tattooed a bloke in his 80's but he was pretty much sleeved. I added the names of his grandchildren to his hands, both sides between thumb and forefinger

I felt it was something of an honour to be adding to this blokes collection and was kind of in awe......like his tattoo's are commonplace now but back when he had them he was making a real statement

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Over 30 is old-age?!?!?!?!?!?!

Shit, I'm damn near a fossil then.

(don't tell that to any of the kids I get into the ring with-might make 'em overconfident)

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It was sarcastic :)

I know, my man, it's all good!

Actually, my reply was, as well. That's my favorite schtick, telling guys they have to take it easy on me, I'm just a frail old man, all that shit, as we glove up. Doesn't work so good anymore.

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I know.....but I work with people between 18-25 who think 30+ is old. Its funny.

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As a professor, I am very used to being treated like I am super ancient by my 18-22 year old students. I am 31. Who even knows anymore.

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Just goes to show one in never too old for a tattoo!! Good for her!!!!!

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