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  • Message 101

    , in reply to message 97.

    Posted by Bearhug (U2258283) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    This is not reflecting terribly well on me I feel. 
    Oh, it made me smile.

    I once discussed with a friend (whom I met when we worked in the same library) the merits or not of keeping filecards on all lovers, to keep a record, as it was a conversation that went along the lines of, "Oh God, I'd forgotten all about *him*!" We also seriously discussed whether to go fully Dewey when shelving one's own books at home (the answer is no, unless you have the money to afford extra shelving - one day, one day...)

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  • Message 102

    , in reply to message 99.

    Posted by fat_kid (U1705916) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    I once worked with a man who had a huge Chinese symbol on his chest.

    I asked him what it meant.

    He just shrugged and said 'Flip* Knows'.

    * Not the actual word he used.

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  • Message 103

    , in reply to message 101.

    Posted by the way the needle pricks (U4260872) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    The problem with that is if the cards get found and someone gets all uppity about the category you've put them in. It's not worth the risk.



    How splendid ML is that a thread with can evolve to include the phrase 'fully Dewey' .

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  • Message 104

    , in reply to message 100.

    Posted by fat_kid (U1705916) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    >>>The ones from the link in the post I replied to, Campbell.

    Do you honestly think they look nice?<<<

    They look ok, wouldn't be my choice but they're well done and obviously mean something to the person wearing them.

    I'm curious as to what you think of the ones I linked to in the post before the librarian one. If you have the time to get back to me on this I'd be interested in your opinion.



     
    I think that anything done to hide a scar is a vastly different proposition to something done (supposedly) for personal adornment.

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  • Message 105

    , in reply to message 87.

    Posted by Go away historians of the future (U1484964) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    >> This thread is making me feel more and more like going and getting a tatt. And then I'd wear a really strappy top, were it not for the risk of hypothermia. <<

    You and me both, Bear.

    Except for the bit about the strappy top, that is.

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  • Message 106

    , in reply to message 103.

    Posted by Bearhug (U2258283) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    The problem with that is if the cards get found and someone gets all uppity about the category you've put them in. It's not worth the risk.
     

    Oh, it was more going to be names and dates, like 2.1995 (Feb-Aug). Measurements and performance scores are not things to be a matter of the written record. Besides, if they're that memorable, one wouldn't need a reminder.

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  • Message 107

    , in reply to message 99.

    Posted by alphamnemonic (U9591334) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    Lady Macbeth (message 99)

    My Latin limit is the declension of 'mensa' and 'dominus'.

    I doubt that that would be enough...

    Clearly, Lady M, you've got a more interesting past than I.

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  • Message 108

    , in reply to message 105.

    Posted by fat_kid (U1705916) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    >> This thread is making me feel more and more like going and getting a tatt. And then I'd wear a really strappy top, were it not for the risk of hypothermia. <<

    You and me both, Bear.

    Except for the bit about the strappy top, that is. 
    Is anyone stopping you from doing just that Loot?

    What would you have done and where?

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  • Message 109

    , in reply to message 105.

    Posted by Mrs PPG (U14114383) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    Well there must be some jobs in the UK which require people to display their chests to their colleagues so go for it Loot.

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  • Message 110

    , in reply to message 106.

    Posted by the way the needle pricks (U4260872) on Monday, 22nd October 2012


    Oh, it was more going to be names and dates, like 2.1995 (Feb-Aug). Measurements and performance scores are not things to be a matter of the written record. Besides, if they're that memorable, one wouldn't need a reminder. 


    That might still present a problem for me. There may have been periods of . . . overlap.

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  • Message 111

    , in reply to message 105.

    Posted by Bearhug (U2258283) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    You and me both, Bear.
     

    I already said I was worried you appear to be inhabiting my mind.
    You're not helping to reassure me.

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  • Message 112

    , in reply to message 101.

    Posted by The Giddy Kipper (U10918464) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    >>We also seriously discussed whether to go fully Dewey when shelving one's own books at home (the answer is no, unless you have the money to afford extra shelving - one day, one day...)<<

    Slightly sideways of topic, there was an afternoon play about a librarian and her mother, a retired librarian, who was starting to have dementia symptoms and slowly began tidying everything in the house away using the DD system......it was very lovely

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  • Message 113

    , in reply to message 110.

    Posted by cricket-Angel Tucker (U3382697) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    That might still present a problem for me. There may have been periods of . . . overlap. 

    Tsk.

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  • Message 114

    , in reply to message 110.

    Posted by Bearhug (U2258283) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    That might still present a problem for me. There may have been periods of . . . overlap. 
    A well-designed system could take account of that. It would have had to for our original plan, too.

    I can see there's a market for a new app...

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  • Message 115

    , in reply to message 113.

    Posted by the way the needle pricks (U4260872) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    That might still present a problem for me. There may have been periods of . . . overlap. 

    Tsk.

     


    I said 'may'. And I never said we were exclusive, and similar lame excuses.

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  • Message 116

    , in reply to message 100.

    Posted by Tadpole (U2267185) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    >>>The ones from the link in the post I replied to, Campbell.

    Do you honestly think they look nice?<<<

    They look ok, wouldn't be my choice but they're well done and obviously mean something to the person wearing them.

    I'm curious as to what you think of the ones I linked to in the post before the librarian one. If you have the time to get back to me on this I'd be interested in your opinion.



     
    I'm afraid I just don't like any of them, Campbell. Even if they were on paper, or framed in a gallery, or grafitti on buildings, I wouldn't like them, and I like them less on bodies.



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  • Message 117

    , in reply to message 104.

    Posted by Campbell in Farewell Clogs (U14226916) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    >>>I think that anything done to hide a scar is a vastly different proposition to something done (supposedly) for personal adornment.<<<

    so you don't disapprove of the scar hiding ones then? Do you find them attractive? Sorry to go on, but I've put this link up several times on tattoo threads before and it tends to get ignored. I'm really curious as to why these tattoes are seen (are they?) as somehow more acceptable than 'just' for decoration. (Other folk, feel free to answer too of course.)

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  • Message 118

    , in reply to message 117.

    Posted by fat_kid (U1705916) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    >>>I think that anything done to hide a scar is a vastly different proposition to something done (supposedly) for personal adornment.<<<

    so you don't disapprove of the scar hiding ones then? Do you find them attractive? Sorry to go on, but I've put this link up several times on tattoo threads before and it tends to get ignored. I'm really curious as to why these tattoes are seen (are they?) as somehow more acceptable than 'just' for decoration. (Other folk, feel free to answer too of course.)  
    To be honest they are no more aesthetically pleasing to my eye, but I would not say that they were ugly out of care for the feelings of someone who had them.

    Clearly it wasn't that person's fault that they felt left with no other alternative to covering up a scar.

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  • Message 119

    , in reply to message 117.

    Posted by Bearhug (U2258283) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    Campbell, I suppose part of it is you're scarred anyway, so you're trying to improve the appearance of something that might be seen as disfiguring, whereas a tattoo on unscarred skin is just adding disfigurement, rather than changing it.
    I dunno, I've never quite got over that thing of showing off scars that most 10 year olds have, and glad as I was to experience no infection, I am somewhat disappointed that my cheetah scars have faded as much as they have, and don't show up well.

    Actually, now I know what I can have as a tattoo. An arrow on my thigh to the fading scar, to say, "This is where I was clawed by a cheetah." (The rest of the story, for those who have not heard it, is rather more mundane, and involves a tame cheetah and me being heavily hungover, but there won't be space for all that, and I'll just have to let people wonder about how I tackled a ravenous beast with my bare hands...)

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  • Message 120

    , in reply to message 117.

    Posted by Tadpole (U2267185) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    I can kind of see why people with scars feel there's something positive about transforming the scar into something else. For myself, I just don't find any tattoo designs attractive, really - as said upthread, they look kind of grubby to me, and a bit naff.

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  • Message 121

    , in reply to message 119.

    Posted by the way the needle pricks (U4260872) on Monday, 22nd October 2012



    Actually, now I know what I can have as a tattoo. An arrow on my thigh to the fading scar, to say, "This is where I was clawed by a cheetah." (The rest of the story, for those who have not heard it, is rather more mundane, and involves a tame cheetah and me being heavily hungover, but there won't be space for all that, and I'll just have to let people wonder about how I tackled a ravenous beast with my bare hands...) 


    Actually - it the scar is on your thigh wouldn't it be more about how you tackled a ravening beast between your legs ?

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  • Message 122

    , in reply to message 119.

    Posted by cricket-Angel Tucker (U3382697) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    There you go, Bearhug. That should definitely show up! inkarttattoos.com/wp...

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  • Message 123

    , in reply to message 122.

    Posted by fat_kid (U1705916) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    There you go, Bearhug. That should definitely show up! inkarttattoos.com/wp...  I'm sorry but does anyone really think that is attractive?

    ???

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  • Message 124

    , in reply to message 123.

    Posted by cricket-Angel Tucker (U3382697) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    Personally, no.

    But clearly someone did as they got it done on their shoulder.

    Like I said: tattoos are all very personal, very subjective.

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  • Message 125

    , in reply to message 118.

    Posted by The Giddy Kipper (U10918464) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    >>Clearly it wasn't that person's fault that they felt left with no other alternative to covering up a scar.<<

    Well you always have an alternative, but I'm not sure how most of those tats count as 'covering up' as firstly they don't cover them up, and secondly, they are mainly in places I don't expect many of the women are going to have out in public.....so some of them might just be doing it for other reasons. And some of those reasons might be similiar to other people that have tattoos .........

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  • Message 126

    , in reply to message 124.

    Posted by Mrs PPG (U14114383) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    all very personal, very subjective. 

    Quite. My eyes have popped out at some of the posts on this board when I've read what some people find attractive so it's not really a massively huge surprise that we all have different views.

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  • Message 127

    , in reply to message 118.

    Posted by Campbell in Farewell Clogs (U14226916) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    >>>I would not say that they were ugly out of care for the feelings of someone who had them.

    Clearly it wasn't that person's fault that they felt left with no other alternative to covering up a scar.<<<<

    hmm, I think rather that it's a Positive Choice to make a statement about not accepting disfigurement rahter than 'having no alternative'.

    Bearhug - I know what you mean about being a bit of a show off with scars. I was mildly disappointed when the one on my chin (Great Dane tussle - my fault) faded to almost invisibility. That's also a wee bit what is stopping me from tattooing my breast scars - it would be more in the vein of showing them off then disguising them as they really are practically invisible now. Drawing attention to the breasts I was never keen on having anyway. Bit daft.

    Mr Clogs has a rather nice small thistle tattoo. He says its instead of a wedding ring. It's invisible unless he chooses to wear something that reveals it.

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  • Message 128

    , in reply to message 125.

    Posted by fat_kid (U1705916) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    >>Clearly it wasn't that person's fault that they felt left with no other alternative to covering up a scar.<<

    Well you always have an alternative, but I'm not sure how most of those tats count as 'covering up' as firstly they don't cover them up, and secondly, they are mainly in places I don't expect many of the women are going to have out in public.....so some of them might just be doing it for other reasons. And some of those reasons might be similiar to other people that have tattoos ......... 
    Sorry but I'm not quite sure what you are trying to say here.

    It all seems to me to be a bit confusing.

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  • Message 129

    , in reply to message 128.

    Posted by Campbell in Farewell Clogs (U14226916) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    I understood Giddy and think you're right. They're 'statement' tattoos rather than coverings up. I remember when I told one of my pals I was thinking of having one (this was while I was still having post-op radiation) she was ho-rri-fied ; - ) Not so much about the idea of a tattoo, but of the thought of sticking inky needles into a place where a tumour had recently been removed. Perhaps she had a point.

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  • Message 130

    , in reply to message 129.

    Posted by fat_kid (U1705916) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    They're 'statement' tattoos rather than coverings up... 

    I'm still unclear what you're both going on about.

    What statement is it supposed to be making and to whom?

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  • Message 131

    , in reply to message 130.

    Posted by Campbell in Farewell Clogs (U14226916) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    maybe you should read the blurb on the site again fat kid. It's all about being a life-affirming statement and more of that sort of stuff. Reclaiming your 'deformed' body and making it attractive in a different way. (I don't think men tend to go in for getting their prostrates tattooed after cancer treatment so it's difficult to think of a male equivalent...)

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  • Message 132

    , in reply to message 130.

    Posted by The Giddy Kipper (U10918464) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    >>I'm still unclear what you're both going on about. <<

    If the women with those post op tattoos didn't want their scars to be seen and wanted to cover them up then clearly all they would have to do is put a shirt on. They are not going to, on the whole, go out with those places on show, so I don't see how it can be considered as 'covering up', as if they were ashamed, embarressed or didn't want to scare the horses.

    Also the tattoos don't really cover up the scars in any significant physical way, so there must be other reasons for having those tattoos done. Some of those reasons will be similar to those of other people who have chosen to have tattoos but won't get the 'sympathy vote' from people who think like you do about tattoos.

    Not that they have to have anyones vote, as it's their bodies......

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  • Message 133

    , in reply to message 121.

    Posted by Bearhug (U2258283) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    Actually - it the scar is on your thigh wouldn't it be more about how you tackled a ravening beast between your legs ? 
    As I said, the actual story is more mundane and unimpressive, so I'll just leave you with your imagination.


    (I foresee a difficult month ahead.)

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  • Message 134

    , in reply to message 133.

    Posted by the way the needle pricks (U4260872) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    <quote postid='114099078'><quote>Actually - it the scar is on your thigh wouldn't it be more about how you tackled a ravening beast between your legs ?</quote>
    As I said, the actual story is more mundane and unimpressive, so I'll just leave you with your imagination.


    (I foresee a difficult month ahead.)</quote>
    As I said, the actual story is more mundane and unimpressive, so I'll just leave you with your imagination.
    </quote>

    WIth my imagination that could be a dangerous thing. MEssy too.

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  • Message 135

    , in reply to message 134.

    Posted by Bearhug (U2258283) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    But more entertaining than mundane reality.

    I have to go to a work dinner and be all professional in a short while. I am not sure I am in the right mood for such events. (No, I can't bail out, I'm organising part of it.)

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  • Message 136

    , in reply to message 132.

    Posted by fat_kid (U1705916) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    >>I'm still unclear what you're both going on about. <<

    If the women with those post op tattoos didn't want their scars to be seen and wanted to cover them up then clearly all they would have to do is put a shirt on. They are not going to, on the whole, go out with those places on show, so I don't see how it can be considered as 'covering up', as if they were ashamed, embarressed or didn't want to scare the horses.

    Also the tattoos don't really cover up the scars in any significant physical way, so there must be other reasons for having those tattoos done. Some of those reasons will be similar to those of other people who have chosen to have tattoos but won't get the 'sympathy vote' from people who think like you do about tattoos.

    Not that they have to have anyones vote, as it's their bodies...... 
    I don't know who you are talking to or what you are talking to them about.

    Is it supposed to be me?

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  • Message 137

    , in reply to message 136.

    Posted by The Giddy Kipper (U10918464) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    It is a reply to your post #130. Where you also seemed to be confused and asked for clarification. Hmmmnnn

    Can you count backwards from 100 for me? Who's the Prime Minister?

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  • Message 138

    , in reply to message 137.

    Posted by auldhairy (U14258268) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    Left arm faded skull and crossbones.

    s1238.photobucket.co...

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  • Message 139

    , in reply to message 138.

    Posted by Lady Macbeϯh - not without mustard (U550479) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    s33.photobucket.com/...

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  • Message 140

    , in reply to message 139.

    Posted by auldhairy (U14258268) on Monday, 22nd October 2012

    Mine was done in 1958. right arm has a scimitar with a large snake around it (too faded to see.

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  • Message 141

    , in reply to message 140.

    Posted by bigbad_don Est1886 (U3243025) on Wednesday, 24th October 2012

    www.telegraph.co.uk/...

    It's all about conforming to the 'appearance policy' apparently.

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  • Message 142

    , in reply to message 141.

    Posted by cricket-Angel Tucker (U3382697) on Friday, 26th October 2012

    Amusing link www.cracked.com/funn...

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  • Message 143

    , in reply to message 142.

    Posted by bigbad_don Est1886 (U3243025) on Friday, 26th October 2012

    Excellent!

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  • Message 144

    , in reply to message 143.

    Posted by bigbad_don Est1886 (U3243025) on Wednesday, 14th November 2012

    I suppose this is at the most extreme end of the scale....

    I would be so interested to know why >>Avner felt inspired after a discussion with a Native chief who inspired him to 'follow the ways of the tiger.'<< in such a way.

    Seems very odd!

    www.dailymail.co.uk/...

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  • Message 145

    , in reply to message 144.

    Posted by cricket-Angel Tucker (U3382697) on Wednesday, 14th November 2012

    I think the cat thing (or any animal) is very different to tattoo addiction.

    This guy, though, is quite funny www.dailymail.co.uk/... "Bummer, man."

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  • Message 146

    , in reply to message 145.

    Posted by zelda (U2012536) on Wednesday, 14th November 2012

    The bloke who tried to tattoo/surgery himself into a cat has committed suicide.

    www.dailymail.co.uk/...

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  • Message 147

    , in reply to message 146.

    Posted by fat_kid (U1705916) on Wednesday, 14th November 2012

    That's tragic but not all that surprising really.

    Wanting to turn yourself into an eternal fancy dress party goer seems to me to indicate some deep seated mental health issues.

    And the end result would surely only serve to exacerbate these.

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