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    I actually have the Miller symbol on the upper part of my spine right by my neck
    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngwelder_154 View Post
    I actually have the Miller symbol on the upper part of my spine right by my neck

    Aside from the modern health issues with tattooing, I think it's sort of a bad idea since conditions may change. For example, being a long time motorcyclist, I've seen lots of tatoos. ( I don't have any myself...I just make do with surgical scars, but I digress.)

    I know several people who have gone so far as to have a tattoo of their girlfriend's or wife's name in a prominent place, usually along with a Harley Bar & Shield Logo. Then, as luck will often have it, the girlfriend or wife goes away. What do you do then? I sure hope that you don't ever change brands.

    I've also seen, believe this or not, a tattoo where Harley-Davidson was spelled Halrey-Davidson. Hahahahaha.

    I particulary don't like the fact that the tattoo artists generally solder their own needles together and then sterilize them in an autoclave. I don't mean the part about the sterilization, but rather the issue of solder. Yes, I know...they probably use lead-free solder. I still don't like it.

    Nonetheless, I'm quite sure that you will come up with some good ideas for a welding-oriented tattoo. My only question is,,,,,is......why?

    I'll be donning my anti-flame suit now for protection against the pro-tattoo league.

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    I want to get some tatoos of things that are very important in my life, such as welding and motorcyles related things.

    I would like to incorporate the miller symbol somewhere also.

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    a friend of mine got a little fighting irish leprechaun shoot ing a bird, well as those of us that have had tat's done know they transfer the image with carbon paper and it can get mirror imaged. so as luck would have it, his ended up with the wrong finger sticking up.
    i told him and the inker before it got inked but they didn't believe me ?? even when it was traced to his arm they still went ahead and inked it.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
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    Default Know your artist...

    If/when you decide to get a tattoo do yourself a favor..or several...

    1. Don't be afraid to shop around for the right artist for you. Does thier style of art reflect wat you want to look at for the next 50 years...

    2. Make sure the shop is clean. In this day and age most states have health regulations for tattoo shops so it is not as big of concern but never hurts to be safe. MOST shops use NEW needles and sterilize other equipment.

    3. When going for your design do not try to be too cutesy. current or cliche'. (see #1) Is Maroon 5, Marilyn Manson, (insert faverr celeb here) still gonna be your hero in 30 years?

    4. Avoid specifics in your design...keep it personal because after all it is yours ...FOREVER...but keep it general enough that you can grow and still appreciate it...i.e. I have a friend that is a civil engineer with his P.E. he wears liong sleeves all the time because that pot leaf he got on his forearm at 18 is some how less appropriate as a 45 yo professional. (again see #1)

    5. Give your artist a few ideas or a rough sketch then let him create. You still have the final say about the design.

    With those little tips I hope you find someone to give you an awesome tattoo that you will enjoy for years...good luck!!

    Anyway...I have mine and want to get to a couple more...no regrets on m artwork to date but have been very careful about what I have gotten.

    OH AND ON the subject of names someone brought up..many artists will only do names of parents, children, siblings. NO significant others, wife, hubby, gf, bf...etc because those can change. There is a belief of the tatto curse among many that a tattoed name dooms a relationship for some reason.

    can't belive I had so much to say!! not trying to be preachin'

    Have fun pickin one out!
    ~ed~

    Have you ever noticed that enough is usually too much?!

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    All-about-design, thats got to be the best advice i have ever heard given about a tat. if he fallows it he should be fine. thanks for adding your $2.oo worth.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
    JAMES

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    Would it be possible for you to get a temporary one first? Have it on for a week or so, then see if you like it! You may want to change the placement of it, or decide to go with a different logo. Also, that way you can get feedback of it from friends and family...
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    wile i don't want to sound argumentative, and think a temp tat would be a neat idea. anyone that gets a tat based on friend or family opinions is nuts. i think its a decision only the get-er can decide on. kinda like names, Friend's change and you are the only one the tat has to please. i'm shore some of mine would greatly offend many people but i like them and thats what matters in the end as i have to wear them.
    i have to admit i have never much cared about others opinion in my looks as i don't much care what others think. heck i love going out in bob the builder patterned pants the wife made for me and my son. looks ok to many when the son is with me but when on my own, boy you should see the looks

    keeping all that in mind when in a full sleeve shirt none show, in a short sleeve shirt only my U.S.Army and POW*MIA show. the rest are for me and are only seen when i dress to show them. many with a carrier ahead of them be it just starting or with time left to go, keeping tat's within coverable spaces for job's is not a bad idea.
    all my tat's are for me, not for others to aprove of or agree with.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
    JAMES

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    I dont hqave any welding tattoos.... only "brandings"...
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

    Miller 251/30A spool
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    Spectrum 625
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    Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
    Standard modern lathe
    Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
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    hammer and screwdriver (most used)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wileysnakeskins View Post
    [LEFT]As with anything regarding the art world, your choice of picture, painting, colors, etc. are a personal preference. I would suggest looking at parlors in your area and if available to custom work done by the artists there. Choose an artist you like and discuss any and all ideas you have for what would make a real stand out welding tatoo, picture, painting, it's all art and you in this case have a real choice in the subject matter. There's allot of pictures in Microsoft Office when you insert on a document, you migt look there for some ideas. I've never seen a welder tatto, welder's tatoo so it's in my opionion going to be you and the artist putting together something one of a kind and personal. Just a suggestion. Good luck, and hope you'll paste in on the board when you get it done.
    Willy d.
    i know im gonna fire up some people but you have John 3:16 quoted on your screen there. yet you are encouraging tattooing. do you know what scriptures say about tattooing? ive gotten tattoos when i was younger and in sick of looking at them. my own personal opinion, anyone getting tattoos must be making up for deficiency in other areas. in other words loser. but opinions are like armpits. everyone has them and some stink.

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