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here's a pic of mine...got it 4 years ago for my 20 th anniversary in the biz
 
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Very cool pics - I am just going to make my first tattoo - it will be a sun on my left shoulder!
 
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The one thing that's so amazing about being a chef is we get to express ourselves with in our works in the kitchen. Tattoos have been apart of me since the day I turned 18 and got my first piece on my back. Yes a back piece might have been a bit to much as a first piece but being 29 with many more that fallowed, today I don't regret any of the ink I've gotten. Any kitchen I've worked in within the years was never bothered by my tattoos because I did my work in the kitchen and I showed up. Suddenly the ink thing didn't matter, instead it was; that girls got skills and where do I get a tattoo. 

Props to fellow inklings!
Chef Jeny
 
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I have 5 Stars tattooed on my right forearm  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/chef.gif  

thinking about getting a Rosette tattoo and/or the Michelin logo too /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif
 
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Just Jim, I like the new one.  Classic undertones with just enough novelty to make it nifty /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif

Oddly, just yesterday, I had a customer declare that getting a tattoo involving the name of your child is stupid, 'cause what if one day you want it removed?  Methinks any parent who would entertain the idea of ever needing to remove a commemoration of thier child is a person who's opinion I don't care to entertain. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/mad.gif Knumpty.  I feel sorry for her kids.
 
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That is odd.
I can see not wanting to put your spouses name.
I haven't, because she just may get tired of my particular brand of BS one day and then I'll be stuck with her name.
My child will always be my child, even if she goes through the stage of "my %$#@! parents.

My daughter has been at grandmas for the weekend, and no internet.
Her first chance to see it will be when I pick her up tonight.
I believe I will get a huge hug.
She knows I got it, and basically what it is, but she hasn't seen any artwork or anything.

Thanks for the positive feedback.
.....now, what to do for my next one?......
 
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My first one almost made me blackout.  No pain really but my nerves were so strung tight jast as I was about to get it.  A bottle of pop is good to have for the first time as the sugar rush will snap you out of the shock response.  BTW it happens more to guys than girls probably due to pain tolerances that women are generally more built with (birthing and all that).

  17 years later and seven tattoos later I find myself looking for number eight.  My largest covers most my thigh which measures about 20" tall X 20" at it's widest. It took 16 hours which was done straight, 3/4 of which was done with a 6 X 5 'Mag' needle(two rowed needle, bottom with 6, top with 5) for shading and colour. Almost made me lame for a week. Thinking I might match the other leg. 

Ahh to be young and crazy....

...Now I'm just getting old and crazy and thats expected.
 
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That is odd.
I can see not wanting to put your spouses name.
I haven't, because she just may get tired of my particular brand of BS one day and then I'll be stuck with her name.
My child will always be my child, even if she goes through the stage of "my %$#@! parents.

My daughter has been at grandmas for the weekend, and no internet.
Her first chance to see it will be when I pick her up tonight.
I believe I will get a huge hug.
She knows I got it, and basically what it is, but she hasn't seen any artwork or anything.

Thanks for the positive feedback.
.....now, what to do for my next one?......
 
 Family related themes are definitely ok to tattoo as tattoos help identify who we are and what we are about as individuals.

 Take your time Jim.  Remeber, once you get your third, you are hooked for life.
 
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>has a small Princeton Tiger tattooed on his rear end, well out of sight.<

When I was in the service my boss, an old-time boatswain's mate, had a ships screw on each nether cheek.

This was long before the current tatoo fad, you understand. He was very drunk when he'd had it done.

A funny tatoo story from back in those days. A buddy of mine, from rural Iowa or some such, was dating a girl. He didn't know from gangbanging, didn't understand what it meant, but was incredibly inpressed with the black widown spider she had on her breast. All he could talk about.

Anyway, he brought her to visit the ship. We're sitting in the enlisted lounge---which was attached to the chaplain's office.

Natually, I had to see the tat. So she unbuttons her blouse and pulls it aside. Just then the chaplain's clerk walks in.......

To this day that ranks as the ultimate double-take. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/eek.gif
 
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My first one was done on my 16th birthday. I ended up picking one off the wall. A panther head (thankfully I didn't go with one that I had drawn up!)
Years later I wanted to get it re-inked and found that todays inks were not so compatible so I sat down with my artist and we came up with a design that reflected who I was and how I felt in general. I have changed somewhat but the basic underlying meaning remains. Interestingly enough it was featured in Outlaw Biker Tattoo magazine once upon a time!
 
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Got a Celtic Dragon a little over a year ago. Thinking on what to put on my inner bicep, then going to take the smoke effect on the dragon and finish the sleeve. Yep, addicted. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif

 
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Don't have one yet, but am considering a "Property of the Women of Chef Talk" tramp stamp. 

Your thoughts?

BDL
 
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Not sure about the subject, but the location is perfect. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/rollsmile.gif
 
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