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    I have kind of a strange question :-)

    A lot of celebrities, and women I know, have been getting wrist tattoos lately... and that got me curious-- if they spray perfume on their wrists now, will the tattoo colors fade or change? And will the tattoo ink affect their body chemistry there, will the scent on them change slightly?

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    I'm no expert, but I wouldn't think it would make much of a difference after the tattoo has fully healed. The ink is fairly deep in the skin and taken up into the actual skin cells, so I doubt there would be much interplay between the tattoo ink and the perfume, which normally is interacting with oils on the skin surface.

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    no difference in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by eggy View Post
    I love girls with tattoos....
    LOL- You may feel differently when, in future years, that smooth skin has gone all wrinkly and the colors have faded.
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    I'm pretty heavily tattooed (and work in the body mod industry) - a healed tattoo will not be affected by alcohol on the surface of the skin - if it was that easy to fade tattoo ink people wouldn't spend hundreds of pounds for laser removal

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    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    LOL- You may feel differently when, in future years, that smooth skin has gone all wrinkly and the colors have faded.
    That's why people get them touched up. I know plenty of people with tattoos that are 20+ years old and they still look great as long as you get them retouched once or twice. The ones that look bad are because people don't care and just let them go.

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    They still look horrible when the color fades.

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    Not at all.
    We have 3 layers of skin. Although you can see a tattoo, in reality, the ink is actually on the second layer (the dermis).
    Fragrances probably don't penetrate that far, and stick to the top layer (the epidermis).

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    I know we are talking about two different things. I'm talking about folks who are ancient... like over.... 62 the definition of senior.. Gravity kicks in no matter how much you work at it.
    My apologies to the OP for the mini thread-jack.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndBakeryAttack View Post
    That's why people get them touched up. I know plenty of people with tattoos that are 20+ years old and they still look great as long as you get them retouched once or twice. The ones that look bad are because people don't care and just let them go.
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    No, the tattoo ink is more deeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    LOL- You may feel differently when, in future years, that smooth skin has gone all wrinkly and the colors have faded.
    Agreed 100%.

    I should have stated that I love young girls with tattoos... Doubt I'd ever pursue one for the long haul though :P I'm too much of a purist...
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    Nonsense.

    How will your tattoos look when you're 80?


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    I would think no difference.

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    I have full sleeves done and it has no effect based on the years I've had them and worn scents. I do find that in hot weather it can create itching for some reason but that's it really...
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    The look of them in the future is debatable - it's so common to see poorly done tattoos which look like crap from day 1 - and true artists (who cost a bomb!) but create wonderful some wonderful pieces. On the skin when you're old - well, a lovely colourful tattoo, wrinkly or not, surely looks better than your plain sun spot marked aged skin :')

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    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    LOL- You may feel differently when, in future years, that smooth skin has gone all wrinkly and the colors have faded.
    One might think differently after a couple weeks, to be honest. At least when dating the same tattooed girl.

    It's basically just another trick, like big make up, etc, to lure in the young and inexperienced.

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    I can also confirm that, once cured, no consequences from applying scent.

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    I hate when tattoos become green-ish. You would figure that they would have made fade resistant tattoos by now.

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    vortex: Generally it's cheap quality ink. Modern day blacks are much more solid - also the lines are generally finer and retain the sharpness of the colour for longer. A good tattoo these days won't be the chunky outlined green mess that many of older generations have today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forfreddie View Post
    vortex: Generally it's cheap quality ink. Modern day blacks are much more solid - also the lines are generally finer and retain the sharpness of the colour for longer. A good tattoo these days won't be the chunky outlined green mess that many of older generations have today.
    FORFREDDIE is spot on,also the high quality inks are water based and keep their colours. Fragrance will not alter nor will it have any effect on a tattoo, the sun will have the biggest effect though and you should always use a high factor sunscreen,when one exposes ones ink to the sunshine( It has been a rare thing in the U.K. lately.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    One might think differently after a couple weeks, to be honest. At least when dating the same tattooed girl.

    It's basically just another trick, like big make up, etc, to lure in the young and inexperienced.
    Bless you Russel.
    I know I'm being a pain here with my stodgy attitude about the commercial craze for body art. It's big business in my area. My perspective comes from working over 20 years with souls who had tats in their teens for fun, fashion or more commonly gang affiliation and now find they cannot get decent jobs. The ones who realize its holding them back have to spend lots of money getting the ones on their hands painfully removed by laser or wait a long time for the free clinic to remove them because they are ashamed now of the folly of youth & don't want to send their kids the wrong message. (at least they can cover up some on the torso.) I knew a dance teacher who lost many clients because in her youth she had big "skin head chick" lettering applied to her arm.
    I love those big graphic Maori type tats- on someone who is part of the culture. Sailors and military folk go for them to celebrate accomplishments and belonging to a group. But having tinkerbell or some other fantasy character permanently on one's body for a fashion statement may backfire. The weirdest thing is the moms I work with who keep adding to their ink but "can't afford" items for the kids like better clothes and shoes. grrrrr. They usually have their kids names put on their chest. Can't you remember your own kids names? (heavy sarcasm I could not get away with in the workplace)
    OK I feel like I've explained my stodgy stance and will leave y'all alone now.

    edited to add: Ok I have one story that is just too funny not to share. I walked into the ladies at a dance a few years ago and there was a woman I knew in her 30's who had pulled up her top and pulled down her trousers to show off her new tat. to two friends. It was 3 cute little animals that looked like they were emerging from her pubic hair. I look and said Oh My! You have beavers coming out of your beaver! She scowled at me and retorted "They are SEA OTTERS!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    Bless you Russel.
    I know I'm being a pain here with my stodgy attitude about the commercial craze for body art. It's big business in my area. My perspective comes from working over 20 years with souls who had tats in their teens for fun, fashion or more commonly gang affiliation and now find they cannot get decent jobs. The ones who realize its holding them back have to spend lots of money getting the ones on their hands painfully removed by laser or wait a long time for the free clinic to remove them because they are ashamed now of the folly of youth & don't want to send their kids the wrong message. (at least they can cover up some on the torso.) I knew a dance teacher who lost many clients because in her youth she had big "skin head chick" lettering applied to her arm.
    I love those big graphic Maori type tats- on someone who is part of the culture. Sailors and military folk go for them to celebrate accomplishments and belonging to a group. But having tinkerbell or some other fantasy character permanently on one's body for a fashion statement may backfire. The weirdest thing is the moms I work with who keep adding to their ink but "can't afford" items for the kids like better clothes and shoes. grrrrr. They usually have their kids names put on their chest. Can't you remember your own kids names? (heavy sarcasm I could not get away with in the workplace)
    OK I feel like I've explained my stodgy stance and will leave y'all alone now.
    I halfffff agree with you -

    The thing is (I work as a body piercer and am really involved in the tattoo industry) - there are people who get tattoos, and there are people who get GOOD tattoos.
    The difference is - some people will as you say - get some tripe like tinkerbelle or a little bit of script on their forearm for a trendy sake.
    Then there are people (like myself) who will hunt out specific artists, travel, and spend a ton on collecting their artwork on your skin. One difference in the thought process of these people is: Those with one or two tattoos for tattoos sake, will look at their arm and think "Oh yeh I have a tattoo on this" which I imagine could later lead to some regret?
    The people who collect in mass - if their legs are covered in tattoos for example, it's no longer tattoos on their legs which they will regret - it's just, their leg... you can't regret your leg surely?
    I don't look at any of my tattoos and think "Oh yeh my legs have big tattoos on them" - they are just there, and more will come. But then again - I don't have some stuff I picked out a book.
    Just so this thread doesn't go too off topic, I'll start a tattoo thread soon in Off Topic - I've been meaning to for a while

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    Default Re: Wrist Tattoos & Perfume

    Sorry to hijack, but just wanted to say that the man in the picture when he was young looks like "Vampire Bill". Ok, carry on.


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    Some years ago I was tempted to make a tattoo. I was searching for an identity that was not me. Nowadays I can't imagine myself with the tattoo I was going to do. Identity found and choices made. The elderly man's tattoos stills awesome and he seems to be quite satisfied with them. This doesn't happen to everyone.
    Quality pigments mantain their color for years and years. The ink is located at dermis. Fragrances are applied at epidermis. So no interaction between the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity View Post
    Sorry to hijack, but just wanted to say that the man in the picture when he was young looks like "Vampire Bill". Ok, carry on.
    Exactly what I thought. Bill Compton with tattoos.

    Anyway, I agree that tattoos are awesome when they are well thought out, and not selected from a picture on the wall at a tattoo parlour.

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    Hi,

    Back in the sixties, as a young woman, my grandmother was an avid fan of both boxing and tatoos. So to honour two of the great titans of the time she had Henrey Cooper tattooed on the inside of her left thigh and Casius Clay ( as he still was then ) tattoed on the inside of her right thigh. Some fifty plus years later as the ink has blotched and faded and her skin has wrinkled and sagged neither is now recognisable. It simply is not possible to tell who they are meant to be. However, in the middle -Don King -spot on!

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    I have had a wrist tattoo for 3 years, havent noticed any difference.

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    Lol @ da funny tattoo stories! I agree it deserves a dedicated thread in OT.

    While I must say the full shirt tattoo on the guy in the above pic still looks incredible (Prison Break, anyone?), I have to point out these tats look great on FAIR skin; I don't know why very dark-skinned people would bother getting them. And I totally get what knit's saying. It irks me similarly to come across adults who always seem to have money for smokes n whatnot but not for their kids' lunch.
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