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Date: 01/22/10 09:03 AM

80 Responses to Sobering Tattoo Reality Commercial [Video]

  1. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    January 20, 2010 at 10:43 pm
    Link: Sobering Tattoo Reality Commercial - With all the bad tattoos out there lately, more commercials like this are needed.
  2. Profile photo of Dragonlord
    Dragonlord Male 18-29
    734 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 9:17 am
    Ummm, extreme cases are not average. That little heart tattoo on your ass is not going to be a game changer in your life. Oh, sure, it`s not exactly a wonderful thing to stare at. But tattoos and piercing in reasonable moderation are not evil.
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    fancylady Female 30-39
    864 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 9:22 am
    meh
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7470 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 9:26 am
    so they sh*t on tattoos to try to sell tattoos? i guess that works on some strange level.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 9:35 am
    Cobra, I think they are just trying to reduce the number of kids that go in there and get ugly stupid tattoos, like me when I was 17. This will allow them to give real good artistic tattoos and therefore enhance their craft.
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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 9:44 am
    Dragonlord did you watch the whole video?

    Cobrakiller I think they were going for a reverse psychology kind of satire.

    Still not a great comercial though.

    I don`t think they`re trying to reduce anything. If they were they`d be showing some really bad tattoos, no their own. Their own tattoos are a sort of advertising.

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    green_btrfly Female 18-29
    751 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 9:45 am
    I think they should have added like a "think before you ink" slogan or something like that...
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 9:58 am
    Er okayy..
  9. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 10:01 am
    "Doesn`t your body have enough holes?" LOL

    Also, times are changing. Maybe full body/facial tattoos are still not socially acceptable, but small visible tattoos and facial piercings are these days.

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    flingspoo Female 18-29
    999 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 10:05 am
    Ha ha ha... Polish sausage.. yeah.
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    stephg08 Female 18-29
    198 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 10:27 am
    nothing wrong with tattoos if u don`t get carried away...and if you do well then that`s your own fault lol
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 10:32 am
    I vote:

    Sheite your`re gonna hear when you get a tattoo...

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    ammit13fma Male 18-29
    276 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 10:35 am
    blah all this humbug over ink...I am still getting a tattoo one day. Just on my upper back which will be covered by a poo 90% of the time or I might jsut go with Henna tattooing sinc eI can change designs near constantly (given weekign a few week for ink to fade)
  14. Profile photo of Maxynator
    Maxynator Male 18-29
    10 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 10:47 am
    "Children will look at you and cry"

    "Doesn`t your body have enough holes"

    Who wrote this?

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    obeydarklord Male 18-29
    1360 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 10:52 am
    i have a friend who has all kinds of tattoos on his hands and lower arms (and a crappy one on his neck) and he complains that he cant find a job.
    i decided that all my ink is gonna be concealable by a t-shirt until i run out of room, by that time i should have some sort of career.
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    thesandwich Male 18-29
    150 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 10:54 am
    Or how about just getting one where only you and a few people know you have it? Like the one on my back. Only the people who know I have it are those who have seen me with shirt off. So that means, the drunks at the party saw it, my girlfriend saw it, and I showed it to my buddies.
    Those who don`t know are my parents, children, etc.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 10:54 am
    "blah all this humbug over ink...I am still getting a tattoo one day. Just on my upper back which will be covered by a poo 90% of the time"

    covered by a sh*t?

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    treble_head Male 18-29
    83 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 11:15 am
    I`m confused. Is this an ad where I`m supposed to be like, "HA! I`m totally getting one anyway! I hate social acceptance!"??? I have many tattoos and a normal job and children never cry at me unless I make them. You know what I mean. (joke)
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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
    606 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 11:16 am
    You guys do know this is satire?
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    tattoosbywil Male 18-29
    21 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 11:19 am
    boo! This would have made more sense if people with tattoos were not saying it, only because what they are saying is what other people say. It makes me feel like this spot is a joke, and they are just doing it for shock to get attention . . .attention for what you say? Their m`fing tattoo shop! I love my tattoos, and wouldn`t give them up for anything . . . live your own life ppl!
  21. Profile photo of DUbblecoMB
    DUbblecoMB Male 13-17
    35 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 11:21 am
    I currently have three tattoos; one on my left shoulder, one on my right, and a full left arm sleeve that I`ve been working on for the past few months, that`s almost done. All together, I`ve spent 14 hours so far getting my work done, and all that pain has been in the name of art. Not to mention I want MORE. Tattoos are a means of expression when they`re done right, and I will NEVER regret all the time, effort, and money I`ve put into mine. I spent months working with my artist to plan every tattoo carefully, and I`m sure of myself. If people will deny me a job simply because of my art, they can jump out a window.
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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 11:28 am
    slmmhmmr161 I don`t think they get it.
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    leigh-ann Female 18-29
    23 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 11:55 am
    This is quite insulting, and plus thats probably not what the people in the vid actually think themselves. Makes no sense.

    Plus i have numerous piercings and tattoos, and never made children cry. Sometimes they follow me around my work cos they re fascinated by me.

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    NotAllowed Female 18-29
    526 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 11:58 am
    ammit13fma: " Just on my upper back which will be covered by a poo 90% of the time or.."
    ah, lol...someone lose an R?

    DUbblecoMB: "If people will deny me a job simply because of my art, they can jump out a window"
    you still have some growing up to do child..

    i like tattoos, the only thing that stops me from getting one is the thought that it could come out ugly as funk. my sister-in-law has three horrifying tattoos, including one tramp stamp. my eyes burn each time i accidentally see them. i would really hate myself if a tattoo i made would come out as bad..

    tattoos are art, but even the most talented painters/sculptors/musicians/etc. Know When to Stop! crazy body moders should too.

  25. Profile photo of odc
    odc Female 18-29
    318 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    But I do want to be a tattooed carney! They just make it look cooler to me!
  26. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    Love my tattoo, love my piercings.
    The job I`m looking into won`t probably care what I have on my body anyway, as long as the work is done well.
    The job I have now deals with customer service, and my boss hired me with my lip ring. She didn`t say anything when I got my tattoo (on my wrist, so it`s visible), or any other piercings I have.
    I think once someone complained about my lip piercing. And that`s because they lied, saying I was touching it, then handling their food (lie because if I touched it with my dirty hands, it would be infected).
    I`m thinking of getting another one, but I want to wait until I`m 100% sure that I love it. It took me 2 years to make sure I wanted the first one I got.
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    godoffej Male 18-29
    18 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    I`m sure this is a little paranoid on my part but it seems I-A-B is becoming increasingly conservative as time goes on. The recent string of decidedly biased political posts, and now this...
  28. Profile photo of Lou-Saydus
    Lou-Saydus Male 13-17
    216 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    pretty sure the moral of the story is don`t get impulse tattoos, make sure you want them. There will be repercussions, but every choice has repercussions.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    Even I, and I hate tattoos and body piercing, have to admit that this is at least somewhat biased.
  30. Profile photo of Yoshi01
    Yoshi01 Female 18-29
    1 post
    January 22, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    This is meant to be a joke, somewhat. It`s a local commercial done by Rhett & Link on youtube. They have done a series of these "local commercials." If you had seen the rest, you would understand this one better.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    WEll, that wasnt amusing was serious in a off angle way!
  32. Profile photo of Elle1987
    Elle1987 Female 18-29
    519 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    Hmmmm most piercings aren`t that permanent..q you just remove them.. and you will be left with at most... a speck on your face.. OH noes... And I have a great big massive tattoo on my back... It took me over a year to design and re-design and everytime I look at it I feel the swelling of pride for the art I have created.. its on my back so can only be seen by me unless I choose to show it... and I have never had anything but amazingly positive comments.. I say do what you like with your body just make sure you like it.. the people that take time to decide if its what they truly want rarely regret it.. and I can say I still love it now a few years on.. who knows what I will think in future...
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    taxicab2004 Male 18-29
    112 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    f*ck that. imma be tatted up when im older. :]
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    You`ll not the people in that commercial work in a tattoo parlor, and are advocates for body modification. I myself have a few tattoos, each I wear with pride. I am not so vain as to say that I spurn being part of society, because that itself is another form of fitting in with a different crowd. I am just myself.
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    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
    607 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    What is really sad is the satirical humor is totally lost on MOST OF YOU!
  36. Profile photo of captainkat
    captainkat Female 13-17
    159 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    hey its the red house guys :D
    as for piercings, i had a lip and eyebrow piercing almost four years ago. took em out, and i still have the holes. not pretty. plus if i put pressure on them, pimply puss stuff comes out. ew.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    hahahahhahahhahaha! yeah... it`s friggin ironic
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    i love how they are all tattoo`ed and pierced right the fudge up. sounds weird, coming from them...
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    Maluk Male 18-29
    21 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    You mean i dont have to be a banker teller or work at daycare because i will scare old people and make children instantly cry.I GOTTA GET MORE TATS!!
  40. Profile photo of Fml
    Fml Male 30-39
    273 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    I have two tattoos one in my arm and one very visible on my wrist. I work for the largest financial company in the world. I hold a level 3 position meaning there is only two more level positions between me and the CEO. Never let anyone tell you, you cannot be this or that because of the way you look, or chose to look. And refuse to be anywhere you will be graded on anything but merit alone. That is my philosophy.
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    seabass101dg Male 18-29
    478 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    post by FMl is horsepoo.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 5:01 pm
    I don`t think you can see it in my picture, but I just have a vertical labret in my lip. I kind of want to get a tattoo some day but I`d have to think about it a looooooong time. I`m not paying a crapload and sitting through agonizing pain just on a whim!
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    they just want to be original and make everyone else stop being like them. STOP copying me ahh...
  44. Profile photo of Kiwigirl2
    Kiwigirl2 Female 30-39
    1048 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    So they`re saying that tattoos are a bad thing? NOW someone tells me!!
  45. Profile photo of Fml
    Fml Male 30-39
    273 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    seabass101dg
    post by FMl is horsepoo.

    Based on what?

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    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 5:58 pm
    IMHO tattoos are okay... if they don`t dominate your appearance and they`re well thought out and meaningful.
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    diverdown Male 40-49
    177 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    @ elle, wtf, how well can you see that tatoo on your back? Btw I pierced my ear 25 years ago, haven`t had anything in for 10. Hole still there.
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    genericuser Female 18-29
    317 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    Piercings aren`t permanent. if they were, they would not close up. and even if they were, you could just take the jewelery out and no one would be able to tell. Of course, I don`t know about the gauging or whatever. but that is retarded looking regardless of your age.
    Who aspires to be a bank teller, anyway?
  49. Profile photo of Davilyan
    Davilyan Male 18-29
    73 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    Opie, i just actually went to your profile to check ya pic, and OMG. giraffe lover tooooooooooo :P
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    lucehLOW Female 18-29
    357 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    I`m fairly certain this was ironic.

    Can`t believe it went over most of your heads

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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
    1682 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    I mean, you really do need to think about things like tattoos before you get them...I personally want tattoos, but i know that i will be careful where i get it, and what i get because I do plan on having a real job at one point.
  52. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    IT`S A JOKE!!! IT`S SATIRICAL AND IRONIC!!! DON`T TAKE IT SO SERIOUSLY!!!

    You just can`t teach stupid.

    On a more serious note. Some tattoos really do have certain consequences. For example if you put a big ol tatty on your back and then get pregnant you can kiss that lovely epidural good-bye.

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    wildnose94 Female 13-17
    6 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    This was done by Rhett and Link, and it was meant as a joke. They wanted a PSA that made people want to get tattoos and piercings.
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    OmgZelda Female 18-29
    1593 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    This gave me teh lulz. I love my tattoos and piercings! And -gasp- I have a real job.
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    mchrist1990 Male 18-29
    63 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    Everyone below me is right. This is meant to be a 100% ironic, satirical commercial (made by YouTubers Rhett and Link) as an advertisement for the featured tattoo shop.
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    Jabbox Male 18-29
    250 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    I would totally get a triforce tattoo on my left hand in yellow UV ink.
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    greenspark82 Female 18-29
    365 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    The best names I have heard yet is tramp stamp and stupidity in the medium of needle and ink.
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    greenspark82 Female 18-29
    365 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm
    A tattoo is a scar. Albeit, a colorful one but still a scar. If someone likes scar tissue this much why don`t they just set themselves on fire for thirty seconds and then jump in a lake.
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    dooflotchie Female 30-39
    336 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 10:20 pm
    "if you put a big ol tatty on your back and then get pregnant you can kiss that lovely epidural good-bye."

    ???
    Please explain. I do not and will not ever have kids, but I`m really curious about this. Why would a tattoo on a woman`s back be grounds for denying her this kind of anesthesia?

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    TCullen23 Female 18-29
    330 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm
    because doctors dont want to interfere with the ink and with an epidural, it normally goes right where most women get tramp stamps
  61. Profile photo of falloutchik
    falloutchik Female 18-29
    78 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 11:52 pm
    ok for starters boys and girls, tattoos aren`t scars. a tattoo well taken care of and well done will heal like healthy normal skin, only with pigment beneath the outermost layer of skin. done poorly, an artist can hamburger a tattoo when shading or line improperly causing SCAR tissue. again, done correctly, there is no SCAR tissue, making it not a SCAR. two, that is a big fat crock of poop about the epidural thing. all it is is normal skin with pigment healed into it. the epidural won`t magically make the ink unheal from the skin, turn to liquid and interfere with it. the epi might scar the tattoo is all. the only reason they would avoid doing the epi would be if the tattoo was still in the initial healing stage because of infection risks.
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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 12:25 am
    falloutchik. no offence hun, but tell it to me when you`re in labor and delivery and you ask for your epi and I have to say no. The risk of drawing ink into the cerebral spinal fluid is too high. At least that`s the protcol here in Canada.
  63. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 12:37 am
    But if you don`t buy that, then I`ll offer this one up. MRIs will sometimes not be performed on patients with tattoos. Might not seem serious, but as a major diagnostic tool it can be for some people. I`m not judgeing by the way. I have tattoos and all four of my siblings have ink, three of them have extensive work done.
  64. Profile photo of Fml
    Fml Male 30-39
    273 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 1:34 am
    MRI and tattoos http://tattoo.about.com/cs/tatfaq/a/mri_...
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    psychoshadow Male 30-39
    62 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 1:41 am
    wow. lot to cover here.
    @BumbleBB: No matter what the policy is on such things, an MRI cannot pull ink out of you (the thought is that black tattoo ink has iron elememts and therefore is dangerous) and also any injection/puncture (including an epi) will not bleed out ink. i have personally had a tattoo bitten through (long story) and it healed back to original form.

    @ Falloutchik, Greenspark82: a short story: i have a tattoo (NOT the bitten one). i asked the artist to use a deep setting on the needle to allow for scarring. that, plus keloid (look it up) left me with a 3D Tattoo! colored scarring? in this case as requested indeed, yet still to my design and not so indiscriminate or deadly as oh... setting yourself on fire.

    Fallout: you have it right.
    Greenspark: opinionated much?
    Bumble: Policy is more fear than fact.

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    shivinski Male 18-29
    191 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 2:10 am
    i thought it was a mock ad, and waiting for a happy ending
  67. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 3:39 am
    Hey, you can make you`re own minds up as to whether or not the concerns are legitimate or not, but consider your resources. I`m not saying that it`s necessarily right, but what I`m saying is true in the sense that these policies exist. As far as I`m concerned doctors these days don`t generally make these decisions without some sort of evidence to suggest there is room for questioning. Let`s face it, body mod advocate or not, you must recognize there are potential risks with introducing any foreign material into your body. Not to mention, a doc cannot assertain whether the art you had done was legit. A friend of mine worked in an art store and had to be able to recommend which inks wouldn`t kill you if put in the body. There are enough school yard tats out there to blur the lines.
  68. Profile photo of Lauryn
    Lauryn Female 18-29
    437 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 4:32 am
    LOL.. i agree with the commercial... i hope it aired somewhere!!

    Im not against tats.. (i dont have any as yet) but im waiting to find the right one.. hasnt happened yet but im sure it will soon as im getting ancy!

    But i have a few peircings... tounge, nose, ears.......... mainly the `now days main stream` ones... but when i got them done it wasnt the mainstream so Whateva... lol...

    i do think that more ppl should think of the ink or holes they r getting done......it is long lasting and something you should want forever! Especially if you want to become `some one decent` as they say a politician or something.

  69. Profile photo of epiphany101
    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 5:57 am
    "if you put a big ol tatty on your back and then get pregnant you can kiss that lovely epidural good-bye"

    I`ve got a tramp stamp & have had one epidural & two spinals...

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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    January 23, 2010 at 10:05 am
    In satire, irony is militant.
  71. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    Did it go through your tattoo. Look, I`m not lieing. That`s the policy where I work, in Canada.
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    Ughhzombie Female 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    it`s a joke....its Rhett and Link, they make local commercials for people
  73. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2010 at 2:41 am
    Real message; "Don`t get f*cking stupid tattoos...moron"
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    alynn Female 18-29
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    January 24, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    Ha! That`s where I get my work done!!
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    spacetiger Female 18-29
    186 posts
    January 24, 2010 at 9:46 pm
    whomever said that you can`t have an epidural if you have a lower back tattoo is not educated on the matter. I have a tattoo right where they put the epidural and there was no issue with it at all. And the tattoo still looks the same after the epidural.
  76. Profile photo of BRITATTACK
    BRITATTACK Female 13-17
    198 posts
    January 25, 2010 at 7:08 am
    Be careful, that tattoo will look like a melted chocolate bunny!
  77. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    January 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    Nothing wrong with regular piercings they grow over
  78. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    January 25, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    SPACETIGER... I`m a student nurse, I`m working maternity right now... it doesn`t get much more educated than that.
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    JumpRope Male 18-29
    170 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 12:40 am
    so wait, if i get a tattoo of a melted chocolate bunny then when i grow old that melted chocolate bunny will look almost the same except it would be moreso
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    WRNKLDTITFUZ Male 18-29
    313 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    tattooed chest hair! hahaha

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