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  1. I'm having a similar issue. My mom doesn't like tattoos. She grudgingly accepts the ones I have/want to get, as long as they're able to be covered. There are also certain types of tattoos she thinks women should never get, for any reason. There's a tattoo that I really, really want to get on my arm as a reward to myself for reaching the weight loss goal I have. I want to get a black and gray dragon starting about mid-bicep and going to the back of my hand. The problem: Mom hates large tattoos. Dragons are one of the 'not for women' subjects. And the one time I jokingly mentioned getting getting a tattoo on my hand, she said if I ever did it would be like slapping her in the face. I've talked to her a bit about more visible tattoos. Other than just not liking them, she's also worried about me being able to get a job with something that can't be covered by a long sleeved shirt. This tattoo is a ways off, I still have quite a bit of weight to lose. But I'm not sure how to best break it to her that I want to get it. We live together, so it's not like I could just get it and hide it until it's healed and I don't think coming home with a dragon spiraling down my arm is the best way to sell her on the idea.
  2. Kekewy

    The ladies thread

    I'm planning to get a couple tattoos in the future and I'm got a couple questions. One of them is going to be on my chest, like right above my boob. I'm not sure what to wear for the tattoo and while it's healing. The spot I want to get it is right where my bra strap lies and also, any type of tank top or shirt I own will touch it as well. I've only had one other tattoo and that's on my ankle, so keeping clothing off of it was easy. This one... not so much. I'm also primarily a stomach/side sleeper, any suggestions on how to handle that without killing myself or the tattoo?
  3. Kekewy

    Intro post

    Several reasons actually. One, I have a lot of anxiety about being touched by someone I don't know. Getting a tattoo is painful and is going to make me pretty anxious as is, having another female doing it would be overall less stressful to me than a guy. Also, from what I've seen the tattoo industry is pretty much male dominated. I work in a male dominated field as well, so when I have the chance, I like to support females trying to make it in fields/professions that are traditionally male dominated.
  4. Kekewy

    Intro post

    Hi, I'm Kekewy and I live in southern Indiana. I got my first tattoo several years ago, and well... it was not a good experience. The guy that gave it to me was a neighbor that said he used to work in a tattoo parlor but couldn't anymore because his anxiety had him home bound. I'm not sure how much of that story was true, I found out later he lied about a lot of things, being a tattoo artist may have been one of them, but the tattoo he gave me isn't the best. Lesson learned, though. I'd like to get more tattoos now, but I'd like to get them done by good artist that know what they're doing. So I've been looking into what good tattoos actually look like, trying to learn as much as I can. As a Yule present to myself, I'd like to get the first tattoo fixed or if that's not possible covered up. So now I'm trying to find a good artist around Louisville, KY, Indianapolis, IN, or Cincinnati, OH, that can do this. The tattoo is on my ankle and it's an Egyptian themed piece, done in colour. So far I'm not having much luck with my search, because while I've found several good artists in those areas, few of them have pictures of any cover ups they've done. Also, I'm more than a little nervous about biting the bullet and getting this done. I don't like the tattoo as it is, but I have that worry in the back of my head that trying to fix it will make it worse. Can anyone point me in the direction of a few good cover up artists in either of those three areas? I'm female, so if I could find an awesome female artist that would be great.