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tattoos
Posted by: mad max, JD ()
Date: August 20, 2005 02:18AM

what's the best place in nova for a tattoo?

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: ben ()
Date: August 20, 2005 02:32AM

I've had friends get inked at Exposed Temptations in Manassas. Good work, though their designs weren't that complicated.

I've met the owner of Good Times. Nice guy, but I wouldn't get inked in a shack on the side of 28..

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Cary ()
Date: August 20, 2005 02:51AM

Marlowe Ink
Main St in Old Town Fairfax City. Between 123 and University Dr next to the Subway.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Randy ()
Date: August 20, 2005 08:11AM

A second vote for Marlowe Ink, a friend of mine has gotten some work done their, and it is pretty good.

Here is an in process shot of his sleeve http://www.defenestrate.org/2005/05/03/after-5-hours-im-black-and-blue/

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: vthokies ()
Date: August 20, 2005 10:47PM

I will second Good Times in Manassas. Ask for Corey he does excellent work

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: mad max, JD ()
Date: August 20, 2005 10:55PM

ben Wrote:
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> I've had friends get inked at Exposed Temptations
> in Manassas. Good work, though their designs
> weren't that complicated.
>
> I've met the owner of Good Times. Nice guy, but I
> wouldn't get inked in a shack on the side of 28..
>
> adytum.net
> don,t dream


My best one was done at a shithole shack on 17 down in yorktown. I've had bad luck at clean looking strip mall places.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: beachguy ()
Date: August 21, 2005 12:19AM

Nothing says "white trash" better than a tattoo...unless you are female. Then it says "white trash slut".

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: nsane ()
Date: August 21, 2005 12:48AM

Id stray away from Exposed Temptations.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: erik ()
Date: August 23, 2005 10:15AM

"Nothing says "white trash" better than a tattoo...unless you are female. Then it says "white trash slut"."

Ah yes, the lower back tramp stamp.


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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Wan ()
Date: August 23, 2005 09:10PM

I went to Exposed Temptations with my dad to get some, some of my friends have gone there too. I've been to some down in Richmond too. Exposed Temptations is pretty good.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: wow ()
Date: August 24, 2005 07:16AM

another vote here for james marlowe. IF you can even get time with him within the next 12 months or so. he put some ink on me years and years ago when he was at rick's tattoo in arlington. he's amazing.

my last piece was done at marlowe's, but not by james. simple band, but it came out great. wish i could remember the guy's name who did it.

as for tattoo's indicating "white trash," give me a break.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Crissy ()
Date: August 27, 2005 02:16AM

I recently got a tattoo from exposed temptations...pretty satisfied with their work but they charged me a lot considering it was a small design and J.marlow would have done it for a lot less (or so i have been told)

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: mad max, JD ()
Date: August 27, 2005 02:31AM

This may be the Old Milwaukee talking, but Crissy sounds hot.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Crissy ()
Date: August 28, 2005 01:14AM

i "sound hot" ha for all you know i could be some ugly fat kid

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: mad max, JD ()
Date: August 28, 2005 01:20AM

I dont buy it, You're hot and dont want people to know it.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Crissy ()
Date: August 28, 2005 01:28AM

that's it you got me. secrets out. but don't run when i show up at your door step 500 pounds fatter with a moustache

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: dsc ()
Date: August 30, 2005 02:10PM

Marlowe Ink

or

Good Times - most of the guys here are pretty talented. If you want oriental style work, ask or set up an appointment with Jason Camfiord http://www.jasoncamfiord.com/ .

Corey does nice work as does Jason Hochstein.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: SuP ()
Date: August 30, 2005 02:14PM

Go to Jinx Proof in Georgetown
Its alot better

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: CO ()
Date: October 12, 2005 12:46PM

anyone been to Rick's Tattoo in Arlington?

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: slw ()
Date: October 12, 2005 05:20PM

great experience there, friendly, price was ok, great tattoo

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: CO ()
Date: October 12, 2005 07:17PM

slw Wrote:
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> great experience there, friendly, price was ok,
> great tattoo


any particular person I should ask for?

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Inked4Life ()
Date: October 30, 2005 06:24AM

CO Wrote:
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> anyone been to Rick's Tattoo in Arlington?


I used to go there for ALL of my tattoos. There was a girl there named Addie. She does amazing work. I have some black work on my foot that I got over three years ago and it is still as dark as the day I got it. Suprising since its on my foot. But I would tell anyone to get pierced at Jinx Proof In G'Town by Shawn! Very nice and super professional!

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: 4wheeler ()
Date: October 30, 2005 06:41PM

Does Anyone have the address of Rick's Tattoo? I also heard that Exposed Temptations is kind of expensive but they do an amazing job. About Good Times, i heard they are a lot more affordable but they do a really good job.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Ted Schlamme ()
Date: October 30, 2005 07:13PM

Look out for that HEP C, dudes

it's a real ugly killer

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: CO ()
Date: November 04, 2005 05:17PM

4wheeler Wrote:
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> Does Anyone have the address of Rick's Tattoo? I
> also heard that Exposed Temptations is kind of
> expensive but they do an amazing job. About Good
> Times, i heard they are a lot more affordable but
> they do a really good job.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


4818 Lee Highway,
Arlington, VA 22207


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Re: tattoos
Posted by: freshink ()
Date: January 06, 2007 07:25PM

jason camfiord is now in falls church at 6510 arlington blvd. falls church va 22042 703.942.6925

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: January 06, 2007 07:49PM

just how much does a Tattoo cost anyway?

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: cherrytop ()
Date: January 12, 2007 12:42PM

Winning bidder tattoos name on her BUtt for a good cause

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160072466384

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: slickmickey ()
Date: January 12, 2007 01:07PM

marlowe ink. totally. i've got one from anna, and my bf got both of his from her. she rocks.

exposed temptations is good as well, but i find they are better for piercings now that tom isnt at marlowe anymore.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: lillyburn ()
Date: January 16, 2007 11:17PM

I got mine done at marlowe by anna, i love it!! its an awesome place

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: KLowN ()
Date: January 29, 2007 03:16AM

there is a good place in falls church eagles tattooing school r sumshyt like that i got both my tats done there its this asain guy and he doesnt charge much and he does a real good job... and Good Times in Manassas is also really good...

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: helluvacopter ()
Date: January 29, 2007 06:40AM

Another vote for Marlowe Ink here. Anna Marlowe did both mine and my wife's tattoo and her work is amazing.
Attachments:
tattoo_me.jpg
tif_tattoo.jpg

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: January 29, 2007 06:58AM

How much does Anna Marlow suck a dick for?

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Lurker ()
Date: January 29, 2007 08:34AM

People still get tattoo's? I thought that fad ended five years ago and the pure natural look was now in?

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Beavis ()
Date: January 29, 2007 08:47AM

its a tattoo of a butt on a tattoo of a butt...uhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuh

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: January 29, 2007 11:45AM

Girls with Tattos are not sexxxy, Its bare skin when they are wearin nuthin that is damn sexy

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: January 30, 2007 09:20AM

k



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/2010 04:30AM by inkahootz.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: January 30, 2007 09:26AM

j



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/2010 04:30AM by inkahootz.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Genevieve ()
Date: January 30, 2007 04:45PM

ferfux Wrote:
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> Girls with Tattos are not sexxxy, Its bare skin
> when they are wearin nuthin that is damn sexy


I'm starting to think that lingerie is a waste of money... guys just don't seem to appreciate it as much as they appreciate "wearin nuthin"

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: ben ()
Date: January 30, 2007 11:40PM

Genevieve Wrote:
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> ferfux Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Girls with Tattos are not sexxxy, Its bare
> skin
> > when they are wearin nuthin that is damn sexy
>
>
> I'm starting to think that lingerie is a waste of
> money... guys just don't seem to appreciate it as
> much as they appreciate "wearin nuthin"

Most things that girls do to impress guys are a waste of money. But when has something being a waste of money ever stopped a woman from buying it?

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Lurker ()
Date: January 31, 2007 07:40AM

Genevieve Wrote:
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> ferfux Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Girls with Tattos are not sexxxy, Its bare
> skin
> > when they are wearin nuthin that is damn sexy
>
>
> I'm starting to think that lingerie is a waste of
> money... guys just don't seem to appreciate it as
> much as they appreciate "wearin nuthin"

Hot lingerie always rocks! It's like the wrapping paper on a present.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: January 31, 2007 07:47AM

Genevieve Wrote:
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> ferfux Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Girls with Tattos are not sexxxy, Its bare
> skin
> > when they are wearin nuthin that is damn sexy
>
>
> I'm starting to think that lingerie is a waste of
> money... guys just don't seem to appreciate it as
> much as they appreciate "wearin nuthin"

Guys may not appreciate it, but what about ferfux?

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: January 31, 2007 12:19PM

> > I'm starting to think that lingerie is a waste
> of
> > money... guys just don't seem to appreciate it
> as
> > much as they appreciate "wearin nuthin"
>
> Guys may not appreciate it, but what about ferfux?

I can appreciate that the closest you've come to a girl in lingerie is the Victoria Secret catalogue you stole from your nieghbors mailbox.


Dont dream about gnomes homes



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Re: tattoos
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: January 31, 2007 12:46PM

ferfux, that comment was pretty funny. the person I was replying to was my girlfriend. Unlike all yours she's for realz.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: January 31, 2007 01:35PM

your girlfriend huh? what's His name?

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Genevieve ()
Date: January 31, 2007 06:17PM

Let's make this simple for you.

RESton Peace wrote: the person I was replying to was my girlfriend.

If we review the post in question, we find: Genevieve Wrote:

And once again, Genevieve is a female's name.

Therefore, RESton Peace has a girlfriend named Genevieve.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: January 31, 2007 06:27PM

Genevieve Wrote:
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> Let's make this simple for you.
>
> RESton Peace wrote: the person I was replying to
> was my girlfriend.
>
> If we review the post in question, we find:
> Genevieve Wrote:
>
> And once again, Genevieve is a female's name.
>
> Therefore, RESton Peace has a girlfriend named
> Genevieve.

lets make this SIMPLE for YOU, it. Was. A. joke! geddit?!?

either that or I think you are a drag queen with the name Genevieve real name GENE



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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Genvieve Douche water ()
Date: January 31, 2007 10:09PM

yes,that is a feminine hygiene product in France. So you might say that Genevieve is a real douche

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Genevieve ()
Date: January 31, 2007 11:28PM

Your insults are so classy. You must be very proud.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Hickabilly ()
Date: February 16, 2009 05:41PM

I just got my first tattoo and I did a lot of shopping around to find out everything that I could. I drew up my own design so I wasn't looking for a place that could draw for me or just stamp some flash on me. I narrowed it down to 2 places that had really good reputations. Exposed Temptations and Talon Studios. Talon is way up in Frederic MD, but has a great reputation for turning ideas into art. But that is a heck of a drive. Everyone said that Exposed Temptations was the top of the line for cleanliness and being a good shop. So, I settled on Exposed Temptations.

I can see where all of the reviews are accurate. Exposed Temptations is exceptionally clean and the artists are very good. The only thing lacking in the shop is personality. It depends on who your artist is, as the young women in the shop seemed to glow with personality that would make you comfortable. But, the men are either unhappy or they are just going through the motions of a job that is purely drudgery. It could be that I don't look like a biker and I don't have long hair, so maybe I am just not the kind of person that fit their normal customer that they feel comfortable talking to.

I came in with a custom design and Pup did the work for me. He is extremely good, but his facial expression never changed from a very blank look. The only smile you would see from him is when he is talking to a coworker. This is unusual for this area of the country and could easily be interpreted as rude. The young woman at the front tries to be friendly, but after sitting in the lobby for about an hour waiting for my appointment, I can certainly see why she would take on an attitude. The calls that come in are surprising...you can tell from what she is saying that people expect her to be able to tell her the cost of a custom tattoo based on a description and lots of the calls were from people that seemed to be wanting to just talk about what the possibilities are. She urged them to come in and make an appointment with an artist to figure out what the cost would be.

The last comment about the shop is... don't bother sending email through their Web site. It never gets answered and appears to disappear. I sent in my design by email after making the modifications that Pup recommended and never heard a thing. So, I used the postal service to send it and that worked.

Yes, I would go back to the shop and I think it is a good place with clean conditions. The tattoo that Pup did is a backpiece that is remarkably crisp. And...no, it didn't hurt that much. About as bad as a sunburn.

My advice to anyone looking to get their first tattoo is:

1) Know where you want to put the tattoo before you even go to the shop
2) Be prepared to pay about $200 an hour for the artist to do the work
3) Go to the chosen parlor first and check it out, talk to an artist about what you want done, and then make an appointment.
4) Don't try to fit into the "walkin" day that the parlor has set aside...it is too chaotic and you won't get the time that you need with your artist
5) Don't wait till you are 40 to get your first tattoo but don't get something stupid that has no meaning. You don't have to be 40 to know what statement to make.
6) Read, read, read...read about the process, search the internet for examples, and know as much about the art as you can before you go in.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Vince(1) ()
Date: February 17, 2009 07:02AM

Tattoos should be made illegal....makes you all look like illiegal immigrants.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: mll824 ()
Date: February 24, 2009 03:37PM

Mike Sykes is AMAZING

Was at Marlowes..but according to his website it looks like he has opened his own shop...

He did my ex boyrfriend's sleeves, chest and back..and my back as well...talented artist all around.

www.eyespeak.us
Eyespeak

NEW LOCATION as of November 1, 2008:
10560 Main Street
Suite 502
Old Town Fairfax, VA 22030

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Shakey ()
Date: March 17, 2009 06:11AM

Without a doubt, Marlowe Ink. The only place that I will let anyone tattoo me anymore.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Jack ()
Date: May 09, 2009 08:10AM

I haven't been back to Marlowe Ink for a while and called this week to see if Anna was available, and they said she's out indefinitely. Anyone know what's up? Or if she's doing work somewhere else?

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Furfur ()
Date: May 09, 2009 08:15AM

Jinx Proof in Georgetown. One of the best on the east coast. Great prices, and really experienced staff.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: The correct answer is... ()
Date: May 09, 2009 10:02AM

go to Marlowe Ink and go to the guy that looks like George Clooney!

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: just me ()
Date: May 09, 2009 06:55PM

I would recommend James at Marlow Ink. He did my son's arm a few years ago. Good Job too. He recommends his friends to go there too. My neighbor goes to him for his tattoos as well. I think you would be pleased with their work.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: May 09, 2009 07:31PM

James and Anna Marlowe of Marlowe Ink; I think she may have left since their divorce, though.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: tattoed ()
Date: May 10, 2009 10:08PM

Jinx Proof is Georgetown is far and away the best place in the area. any artist you pull there is going to be better than just about anyone else at another shop.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Furfur ()
Date: May 10, 2009 10:13PM

tattoed Wrote:
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> Jinx Proof is Georgetown is far and away the best
> place in the area. any artist you pull there is
> going to be better than just about anyone else at
> another shop.

+1

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Zach ()
Date: May 11, 2009 11:36PM

you need to go to painless tattoo, its in fairfax city. the head tattoo artist is the fuckin master

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: chickenlady ()
Date: May 12, 2009 03:31PM

I had a tattoo done at Jinx Proof about ten or 11 years ago. I was pleased with the results, but after a few months it seemed to be flaking or fading. I assumed I hadn't taken care of it right, and went on about my life.

Last year, my sister went to Rick's to get a new tattoo. I went with her and had them look at mine. The girl looked concerned, and asked me where I had gotten it. I told her, and she said, "that's surprising... they usually do good work there." Then she proceeded to tell me that whoever had done my tattoo had pressed too hard, and that's why the ink didn't take. I had her redo the tattoo, to darken it up (all black) and was told that it probably wouldn't stick (because of scar tissue), but to come back if I wanted it touched up again. It's looked better since then, so I've left it alone.

Like I said, this was over 10 years ago, and I bet they've turned over staff since then, but buyer beware anyhow. You can never be too careful.

A year after the original, I got a second tattoo from a different place (can't remember it now, it was near Woodbridge somewhere) which has held up beautifully. I'd suggest going there, but a) I think they closed up shop since then, and b) I can't remember the name.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Furfur ()
Date: May 12, 2009 03:44PM

Jinx Proof guarantees their work. I went six months after I got some work done there, and they touched it up for free.

Not everyone holds ink well (like me), and you need to get it touched up after the initial job is finished healing.

Fading is normal, since some people's skin rejects ink. You shouldn't automatically blame the artist for this.

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Re: tattoos
Date: May 13, 2009 09:42AM

Wait, what's the deal with Anna @ Marlowe Ink? She and James are getting/have gotten divorced? Why? She still works there?



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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Ira Zumi ()
Date: May 13, 2009 10:48AM

The number of people getting tattoos has risen sharply in the last five years. The increased levels in the aggregate are mostly the result of the changing perception of tattoos within the conservative social and affluent economic strata that used to consider getting a tattoo a severe act. (Of course, I have found absolutely no empirical data to support my scientific sounding declarations here -- but just go with me on this one -- I’m probably mostly right anyway.) It’s not as if a rich person never got a tattoo before, but when one did, it was a statement of non-conformity. That’s not the case anymore. While tattoos will always carry a cache of rebelliousness, its no longer the rebelliousness of a biker in a leather skullcap rolling down to Sturgis high on basement made crank. It’s more the rebelliousness of your father wearing the leather jacket mom got him on his 40th birthday. Not to put too fine a point on it, but basically, getting a tattoo is now your run-of-the-mill right of passage, less akin to trying smack or coke, and more like a high school kid sneaking a six pack from the fridge to split with his buddy.

Despite the fact that tattoos are becoming commonplace it’s still a terrible idea to get one. No, that doesn’t state it strongly enough. My girlfriend using one of those boxes to dye her hair because Heather Locklear is in their commercial and her hair looks good, was a terrible idea. Consistently deluding myself into thinking that I should just get the shoes, because they’ll eventually wear in, is consistently a terrible idea. Whereas getting a tattoo is an egregiously bad move. First of all, if anyone sees that you have one, he or she won’t take you as seriously professionally. I’ve heard people with tattoos bellyache that this is unfair. Be that as it may, it’s the reality. Oh, and it is fair. Tattoos are stupid. So it’s a good assumption that at one point in his or her life the person sporting one, was a profoundly stupid person. You can’t spend the time to give everyone a fair shot; life is short and innocuous prejudice saves us all precious time. Also, the same people who claim that people prejudge them for their "body art" will just as quickly pick out someone dressed like a dork and in their minds that person exists as "dork." So why would they begrudge that dork the same right to make snap judgements? The second reason not to get a tattoo is that you might not want it later. Third, they’re aesthetically depreciatory to the human body. Fourth, they’re dumb. Fifth, they’re really dumb.

Nevertheless, you have your reasons for getting one you say? I’m sure you do. However, before you try to convince me that you’ve made a good decision, please check the below list of common weak excuses for screwing up one’s body, and see if one is close to yours:

"It’s the Chinese symbol for (insert positive quality here)"
Are you exceptionally "brave," Are you super "loving?" (For instance if I was to get a Chinese symbol on my arm, I think "Lazy," "Pompous," or "Craven" would be more appropriate choices than "Life" or "Strength.") More importantly, are you Chinese? Even if you are, that’s no excuse. If you’re not Chinese, why didn’t you just spell "Courage" out in English? Then you wouldn’t have to tell me what the hell you had written on your arm. And why Chinese? Why not Arabic? They have bitchin’ letters too. Or Sanskrit? Cuneiform would be good too. What do we have against the simple understated triangular stylus marks of Cuneiform? I guess Cuneiform isn’t quite Eastern enough to have bestowed upon it the curious reverence that we Westerners assign to all things Eastern. (An aside for all tattoo "artists" out there: Just put down any you marks you want. If you don’t know Chinese then just slap some random lines down. If you do, then put down something like "chubby white chick.")

"It’s my own design."
This is somehow supposed to be a iron-clad defense for taking a doodle and transplanting it permanently onto your body. I’ve filled entire notebooks with simple line drawings when I should have been listening to my professor lecture on stuff like Chaucer’s imagery in the Prologue. Doesn’t mean I ever felt the compulsion to transfer them to my body. What’s annoying is when the little scribbling that the tattooee has permanently placed on his or her body is "just a design" and has no significance what so ever. What’s worse is when it does.

Me: "So that’s you own design, huh? Have any significance?"
Her: "Yes! You see the 3 concentric circles represent my friends from College, and the four areas where they overlap represent. . ."
ME: (Now why the hell did I ask her again? I wonder if I could just walk away now?)

No amount of explanation is going to make me think a Venn diagram 6 inches above your Mounds Venus is cool.

"It’s a Celtic Cross (or Aztec Eagle, or picture of Sitting Bull, or an ankh, or a pink triangle, or. . .)"
Again, the fact that it relates to the person’s specific cultural, religious, or sexual orientation is supposed to make criticism of a big mess of ink on a persons body indefensible. Nope. Still ugly. Also, the fact that you’ve gone ahead and reminded everyone to see you as an Indian, or as a black person, or as a homosexual, or whatever, gives them the right to label you first and foremost in that way. Why not tattoo "human" or "person" on yourself? That seems like a better idea to me.

"I got it when my mother died."
I tread lightly here . . .but still . . . You sure that wasn’t just an excuse to . . .ok, actually, nevermind. Forget I said anything.

When to be on Guard:

There are times when you may be particularly at risk of besmirching your skin. Here are a few textbook cases for which to be on watch:

If you’re one of a group of junior girls going down to spring break.
Just get a few of those really thin braids to show everyone you had a good time in the Bahamas. Or if this isn’t enough, then flash some guys who do NOT HAVE video cameras. Just don’t get drunk and get a tattoo on the small of your back.

When you’re 24ish and you feel your youth slipping away.
Once you get old enough that you start get those first shadowy inclinations that the long slow fade is just around the corner, you may be prone to doing something grand to capitalize on your youth one last time. You might do this with a symbolically impetuous (though in reality, a subconsciously well thought out) act like getting a tattoo. Don’t. When you get the feeling that your youth is slipping away, rest comfortably in the fact that this fear is groundless. Your youth isn’t slipping away. It’s already long gone. Now cut the shit.

You’re on a college sports team.
Tell the boys, "thanks, but no thanks." Do you really want a Yosemite Sam lining up for a face off on your ankle 3 years down the line? No. Will you want your school mascot on your biceps? No, you went to Colgate for Chrissakes! Its not like you’re a starting linebacker for the Florida State Seminoles.

You defied all the laws of probability and actually toned up.
This is a dangerous time because you find yourself checking your body out more than Adonis and you might feel compelled to do something more to it. Don’t worry, guys, those’ll turn into man tits in no time, and girls, those arms will be jiggling again inside 6 months. So no ink, k?

"Fuck You, dick. I’m still getting one."
Kudos to you for your resolve! Well if you’re dead set on getting one, at least consider some of these suggestions:

Girls: No really DON’T get one. Ok. . .Ok. . .Girls, if you’re going to get one. Get only ONE, and get a small one. The least terrible places you can put one would be on a shoulder blade or on the inside of your ankle, or. . .no that’s about it. Stay away from "boy areas": nothing wrapped around a biceps, nothing on the chest. If you go for the belly button area, the guy putting it on will never quite get the spacing right in relation to the hip lines, belly button, and pubic region and it will invariably look somewhat askew. Smack dab on your ass just means that your ass won’t look as good as it did immediately before you put it on. So if you must get one. . .no really just don’t get one.

Guys: Unless you’re really really huge. I mean Human Growth Hormone, juiced out of your gills big, no barbed wire or thorns around your arm. And. . . actually, what do I care. Guys, do what ever the hell you want.

If everything I’ve written on this subject seems sanctimonious and preachy, keep in mind that I’m a reformed idiot, and I speak from experience. I only want to help others steer clear of mistakes similar to ones I’ve made in not respecting my body. Like many people I experimented with substances in the 80’s. My family did their best to intervene, but ultimately I had to make the decision to stop myself. It was just too easy to get. Everyone was doing it, and I felt like I couldn’t stop. One day, I just made the decision that things had gone too far. I didn’t like the person staring back at me in the mirror anymore. That’s when I threw away my Studio by L’Oreal Mega-Hold pump spray gel, and my can of Vidal Sassoon mouse. It was the most liberating day of my life.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: May 14, 2009 08:15AM

Emeritus Q. Beaker Wrote:
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> Wait, what's the deal with Anna @ Marlowe Ink? She
> and James are getting/have gotten divorced? Why?
> She still works there?


This is old news...

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Re: tattoos
Date: May 14, 2009 08:19AM

>This is old news...


pls enlighten the ignorant...

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: nikki ()
Date: June 22, 2009 01:38PM

Although I must say the location is very attractive, I've gotten work done at Good Times. I've also had work done at Exposed Temptations. Temptations is the better shop asthetics wise, but I've gotten both of my tats done by the same artist. Sheryl is very good. She did a butterfly on my foot and I'm always getting compliments. One woman even took a picture. So I recommend Sheryl at Good Times.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: unhappy ()
Date: December 11, 2010 12:23AM

Exposed Temptations is such a let-down. I say that knowing full-well it might affect a local business, which I really hate doing. However, if you are open for business in a service-related field, you'd better be offering a lot more than over-priced, over-rated tattoos with rude artist "going through the motions" to get a buck...

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: nasty ()
Date: December 26, 2010 10:49PM

tatoos suck they are nasty

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Cassandra ()
Date: January 19, 2011 07:43PM

Ricks tattoo in Arlington is awesome. It tooks a bit skeevy if your in the parking lot but its because its such an old building. Damon is AWESOME and so is Rhianna both are friendly and awesome artists. Matt is great for piercings, he is so sweet and seems quite shy but hes awesome. He saved me a bunch of money because my piercing hole was still open after it being out for 6 years and he just put my jewelery back in, and he could have just charged me the price to re-pierce it but he didnt, he was honest. Which says a lot. The shop is great!!

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Reason NOT to tattoo ()
Date: January 19, 2011 07:53PM

I think they make you look stupid. I told my sons if you DO NOT get a tattoo by the age of 22 I would give them a grand. Another grand if they never get one by the age 26.

They also will not be in my will if they go to jail, do drugs or fuck up. They do not know this now.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: FBO ()
Date: January 21, 2011 01:31PM

Reason NOT to tattoo Wrote:
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> I think they make you look stupid. I told my sons
> if you DO NOT get a tattoo by the age of 22 I
> would give them a grand. Another grand if they
> never get one by the age 26.
>
> They also will not be in my will if they go to
> jail, do drugs or fuck up. They do not know this
> now.


Wow... you sound like a great fucking mom...

Whatever happened to unconditional love for your children? Way to be mom of the year...




Fucking idiot.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

I say "fuck" a lot...

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Tattoos ()
Date: January 21, 2011 01:54PM

I think the mom is on the right path. She may be the best mom yet. Better to tell your kids to stay on the course then become a loser living in a box down by the river.

Plus kids with tattoos have a hard time finding a decent job. Some of these tattoos are on the neck,fingers ect.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: melissa1025 ()
Date: February 13, 2011 08:36PM

that is def a steo-type. i dont like pencil pushers but i dont make fun of of them or call them trash. tattoos have been around for ages and ages. your thoughts mean nothing to me except tell me that you are closed minded, judging people for things they like and i bet we all would not approve of everything you do. i have nice sexy tattoos nothing with bad stuff and all mine have very important meaning and that is how i choose to express myself. out of a line of 100 men there might be 3 or 4 say they dont like them. i have had so mamy complements of sexy i am and how confident i carry myself makes me even more sexy. i am NOT white trash so maybe you should get to know somebody before you judge them after all (only GOD can judge) or I should say MATTERS. i bet you probably sneek around and look at playboys and garbage like that which i find degrading being i was raped at 6 years old by a guy who tied one around my head before each rape. so why not judge everything. when you walk through walmart i dont like seeing all the mostly naked women in all the check out line being I have a young daughter and husband. i can promise you i furest thing FROM WHAT YOU CALL WHITE TRASH YOU WILL EVER SEE! AWFUL COMMENT.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: SomeLocalChick ()
Date: February 13, 2011 09:35PM

Wow. Some people just throw it all out there, don't they?


I went to Patriots in Fairfax a few years ago and my white trash tattoos are still looking pretty great.

http://www.patriotstattoo.com/

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Jynx ()
Date: February 13, 2011 09:39PM

Jynx proof in georgetown does good work, a bit expensive but good work

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Time to Get Inked ()
Date: February 14, 2011 12:02AM

There's a a guy in Alexandria, VA that is really good.... Their prices are reasonable they charge under what local parlors charge... He did one my boyfriend it was really good!!... I would attach it but not sure how to do that.. Its called " Ashley's Designs and Tattoo's - Owner / Artist : Steve Curry "..... Give them a call ... They are the best... 703-296-5687.....
Attachments:
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Re: tattoos
Posted by: tat man ()
Date: April 26, 2013 12:48PM

Why no Groupons for tats?

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Don't go cheap on your tat ()
Date: April 26, 2013 01:23PM

You will thank me later.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Sambo039 ()
Date: April 26, 2013 02:50PM

exposed temptations. hands down. I have many. and do you really want to go to a place with a coupon? tattoos are not something i would bargain shop for

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: momma coupon ()
Date: April 29, 2013 09:04AM

Don't be such a snob. Tats ought to be cheaper. Is there a school where people train. I bet they give discounts.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Get a sleeve or neck tat... ()
Date: April 29, 2013 10:26AM

Limit your job options, regardless of degree or qualifications. Just a fact of life.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Colorblind ()
Date: April 29, 2013 10:57AM

It's a good investment.

Nothing says "white trash" or "ghetto trash" quite like a tattoo.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: jofkitch ()
Date: August 08, 2013 05:43AM

All of you are cool. Idiots need to stay tuned. Into a voiding prospect. Name names is not always preferred. All i know is what you tell me.

Thanks for the input.
-your Mom

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: August 08, 2013 07:00AM

A real growth industry is places that perform laser removal of tattoos. They don't have a lot of regulations here, i.e. medical folks haven't gotten involved in Virginia so maybe that would be a great start-up.


I'm always afraid when I'm with my son and we see someone covered with tatts that he is going to say "why would you want to make yourself appear lower class?"

What's the next thing to bug your elders? Amputations?

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: mr original ()
Date: August 08, 2013 07:10AM

love my new tat! don't copy me guys.


barb-3.jpg

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: original dumb ()
Date: August 08, 2013 07:14AM

No worries there, it looks stupid.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: fairfax resident ()
Date: August 08, 2013 07:26AM

How much would something like this cost?


gucciManeTattoo.jpg5-gucci-mane-ice-cream-cone-tat-dumb-cel

I want the ice cream cone on my face just like that. It looks great!

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Famous Tattoos ()
Date: August 08, 2013 01:50PM

Sharon Bulova has a little trolley car on her left shoulderblade.

Tammy Kaufax has TURF on the top of her right foot.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Rocco ()
Date: August 08, 2013 02:40PM

Tats have gone too main stream and yuppie.

I think if you're going to do it you should earn it. Gangs, Prison, War, be a sailor you get the drift.

The most bad ass stories to tell are about scars not ink anyways.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: LetsRock ()
Date: August 08, 2013 03:01PM

fairfax resident Wrote:
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> How much would something like this cost?
>
>
> src="http://cdn.popdust.com//wp-content/uploads/20
> 11/01/gucciManeTattoo.jpg"/>
>
> src="http://www.refinedguy.com/wp-content/uploads/
> 2013/07/5-gucci-mane-ice-cream-cone-tat-dumb-celeb
> rity-tattoos.jpg"/>
>
> I want the ice cream cone on my face just like
> that. It looks great!


I think this fudgepacker just likes having something white smeared on his face.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Dumold Drumpf ()
Date: April 04, 2016 05:10PM

Like my new ink?
Attachments:
fuckyou.jpg

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Bathe Daily ()
Date: April 05, 2016 12:04PM

beachguy Wrote:
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> Nothing says "white trash" better than a
> tattoo...unless you are female. Then it says
> "white trash slut".


Nothing better than a "Tramp Stamp" with brown shit streaks trailing up from a fat girl's ass crack.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Modern Education? ()
Date: April 05, 2016 12:12PM

melissa1025 Wrote:
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> that is def a steo-type. i dont like pencil
> pushers but i dont make fun of of them or call
> them trash. tattoos have been around for ages and
> ages. your thoughts mean nothing to me except tell
> me that you are closed minded, judging people for
> things they like and i bet we all would not
> approve of everything you do. i have nice sexy
> tattoos nothing with bad stuff and all mine have
> very important meaning and that is how i choose to
> express myself. out of a line of 100 men there
> might be 3 or 4 say they dont like them. i have
> had so mamy complements of sexy i am and how
> confident i carry myself makes me even more sexy.
> i am NOT white trash so maybe you should get to
> know somebody before you judge them after all
> (only GOD can judge) or I should say MATTERS. i
> bet you probably sneek around and look at playboys
> and garbage like that which i find degrading being
> i was raped at 6 years old by a guy who tied one
> around my head before each rape. so why not judge
> everything. when you walk through walmart i dont
> like seeing all the mostly naked women in all the
> check out line being I have a young daughter and
> husband. i can promise you i furest thing FROM
> WHAT YOU CALL WHITE TRASH YOU WILL EVER SEE! AWFUL
> COMMENT.


I hope your tattoos are better than your writing skills.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Tattoo ()
Date: March 26, 2018 09:52PM

Did you ever get the too or you chickened out. I have a tattoo machine and would be willing to ink up your forehead.

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Re: tattoos
Posted by: Not really ()
Date: March 28, 2018 02:05PM

Nothing looks more sexy than a hot chick with a big assed black widow spider tattoo on her back. I can almost cum just thinking about it

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