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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 10:24 PM
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Has anyone here ever had a tattoo done over a freckle or a liver spot?
I posted this on the lounge with only one reply so thought I would float it out here. Thanks!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 10:27 PM
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1. I'm too old for freckles, too young for liver spots, so
I cannot help you, but Happy Holidays! :spray:

PS I'm also too old for tatoos!
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Pakhet Donating Member (308 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 10:50 PM
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7. You're never too old for tattoos
Edited on Sun Dec-24-06 10:51 PM by Pahket
I didn't get my first one until I was 40 :-p
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-25-06 12:41 PM
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18. That's your personal opinion.
40 isn't old, anyway. ; )).
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Pakhet Donating Member (308 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 10:50 PM
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8. deleted dupe
Edited on Sun Dec-24-06 10:51 PM by Pahket
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-25-06 12:43 PM
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19. When I made it home from the navy with no tatoos I swore I would never have one
I'm still unmarked
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 10:30 PM
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2. No, don't cover the age spot with a tattoo.
You won't be able to distinguish if there are any abnormal changes
to the spot.

Just get it taken off at the dermatolgist --I've had spots removed, it's
fast, painless, and cheap.
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et in Arcadia ego Donating Member (88 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 10:33 PM
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3. yes and no
I'm a professional tattoo artist of 18 years. I've tattooed over many people with freckles and it's no problem. I'm not sure if you're asking about a cosmetic application to make the spots not appear or just asking if it's ok to work over them. In the case of a cosmetic cover-up, I'd agree it would be better to simply remove the spots rather than tattoo over them, unless you're applying a design and not simply pigment matching your skin. Also, please keep in mind that if you tattoo over any moles, etc, with surface texture, ie; raised up, you run the risk of instigating skin cancer, so watch out for that.

Cheers,
D
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 10:48 PM
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6. Two spots on my arm...like enlarged freckles.
Dermatologist says no problem. He terms them "sun spots" but my friends have similar stuff and they call them liver spots. They are in no way raised on the skin. Anyway, I was thinking of having a lady bug tattoo over two of them, but first wanted some opinions. And if the tattoo person is ok with this, are these areas more painful to do?
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et in Arcadia ego Donating Member (88 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 11:08 PM
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10. Nope
Not at all.

Enjoy!
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 10:35 PM
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4. I have a tattoo over some freckles...
Edited on Sun Dec-24-06 11:35 PM by cynatnite
I have freckles pretty much everywhere and tattooing over them wasn't a big deal at all. Can't speak on the liver spots.
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brer cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 11:54 PM
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15. I clicked on this thread thinking it was some kind
of joke. Surely "this" isn't foremost on people's mind at this hour on Christmas Day.

I had been really feeling down about one thread, and thinking about how to respond:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Guess I know where the priorities are now.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 11:57 PM
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16. I was feeling pretty depressed earlier, but not anymore...
doing much better tonight. Going to surprise the kids in the morning with some goodies that's baking in the oven.

I don't think this is a priority for anyone...just someone with a sincere question. :)
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brer cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-25-06 12:01 AM
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17. I wish you the best in making tomorrow special
in your own way for your children. There are too many haves and too many have nots. Wish they could share.

Merry Christmas, and my best wishes for your wonderful children.
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-25-06 12:49 PM
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20. i don't know the OP, but
that's not being fair.
DU is a great venue for our Democratic cause,
but what adds to it's attraction is the fact that you can post a question about
whatever you want, and you'll get alot of advice, some not-so-good,
but mostly of it is very helpful. And alot of the lounge people are
friends---on the internet and in person.

Anyway, there are some of us who don't even acknowledge
that today is a holiday.
I'm not a Christian, and my priority today is
trying to find the best coupon codes on the internet for my pet supplies.




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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 10:42 PM
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5. Yes, many times over..
I've got tats covering many freckles. What do you want to know?
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 11:02 PM
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9. Liver spot removal
Edited on Sun Dec-24-06 11:05 PM by StClone
If you are healthy and with a Dr.'s backing try taking Selenium, Q-10, Vitamin D, Flax Oil, Beta Carotene and a good multi-vitamin. I have seen these work well especially the Selenium and lots a fresh green veggies.

Tattoos are not any better to look at than an age spot to my eye.

http://www.skinsosilky.com/age-spots.htm
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 11:09 PM
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11. I live in the tropics and tend to freckle a great deal.
My dermotologist calls the larger ones on my wrist sun spots and says they are harmless, but I have tried several things to remove them without luck. Thanks for the advice.
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et in Arcadia ego Donating Member (88 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 11:10 PM
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12. hmm..
"Tattoos are not any better to look at than an age spot to my eye."

I think that choice lies with the OP, don't you?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 11:24 PM
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13. Yes, it does, and welcome to DU, I look forward to your future
opinions, and I really mean that, no snark. Thanks!
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-24-06 11:32 PM
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14. My opinion
Not to be a tatoo Nazi...but they used them.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-25-06 01:03 PM
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21. And so did Polynesian islanders
Tattoo has a centuries-old proud history...which will survive twelve years of Nazi atrocities and twenty years of shitty-looking Harley-logo and Taz tats.
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-25-06 01:37 PM
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22. Tattoo History
Tattooing has a long tradition. Otzi, the 5,300 year old Iceman from the Alps had several. I know the pyramid builders had them 12,000 years ago and beyond. Marking the human body for superstition/religion, tradition, identification, and recent trends of modern aesthetics, is well-known. As an artist, I just can't see the beautiful human form more pleasing with them. And as a a watcher of fads, fashion and cultural trends, I place real significance in the human condition reflected in their wide-spread appearance.
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