I'm turning 18 tomorrow. I've been waiting for this for a very long time, I really just want to get a tattoo. I want it to be about atheism because it's one of the few things in my life that I know wont change. I'm really starting with nothing here, I have nothing particular in mind, so I'm open to all suggestions. I don't even know if I'm getting a quote, artwork, or otherwise. I'd also like to see others atheist tattoos if you have any.
That picture is of an amazing tattoo, but I think its a bit much for me, especially for my first tattoo.
Thanks for starting this post, I've been debating about getting one myself and I like the responses. I know I change my mind and opinions a lot through time, but like you, I feel like atheism is one of the few things I'll be constant on. My plan is to find a design I like and keep it as my wallpaper, posted on my fridge, and just somewhere that I'll see everyday to make sure I love it.
An idea on the placement would be your foot. My sister, who is an obsessed angler, got a bass on top of her foot and I love it. I would probably go for the side of my foot and not the top. Just some ideas for you! And please post a picture once you get one, I would love to see it!
That is a really good idea. I think I'll be doing that too, it's a good way to see if you'll get tired of the image or quote. I agree, a lot of people have really great suggestions.... which makes it an even harder decision!
i have been wanting a tattoo for such a long time.. i have one already.. but i want another..
i love the pic you have up... but since i would definitely want one in arabic.. something like the pic you have up.. saying something like "infidel" or "kaffrah" in arabic script.. http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a423/nessrriinn/Ink-Lion-Arabic...
Regarding Arabic tattoos, I have this one: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8725574/AbuMaia2.PNG on my wrist where it would be covered up by my watch. Not exactly that one, that's the same image avatarized. The one on my wrist is a bit more rectangular. I designed it and had it done when my job was studying Arabic.
You could get a Zopdoz- it's small and most people wouldn't recognize it if you want to hide it.
I'm in no rush to get it, I definitely want to wait until I'm more than positive it's the tattoo I want to display until I die. So I definitely don't want to rush it and end up with something I later regret.
Krystal, you could always find a design you like and have someone draw it on you with a permanent marker, to give you an idea of what it will look like.
Oh and happy birthday!
Good idea! The only person I would have to that is my older brother (he's an amazing artsit), who is in the army right now. But he will be here next month, so I will definitely have him do that, well probably a couple of them. Thank godlessness he's an atheist too.
Oh and thank you!(:
I'm glad you created this post! It's great to see the many tattoos that our members have gotten. I am also considering getting an atheist tattoo but it will definitely take some time to decide on what to get. There are so many options. At one stage I was considering getting a tattoo of the FSM as he is an inspiration to all, it is also amazing to see how many people don't know what it represents.
I personally like the idea of an encoded message that few will understand, the only problem with that is that friends and family will ask what it means and I am a terrible liar so it would force me to confront them with my anti-religious views when most are very religious. I have been able to avoid the confrontation so far.
I think for most people here, atheism is something that will not change throughout their lives so in my opinion a tattoo representing it would always mean something special.