If you have a tattoo , were you totally sober when you decided to get it/got it?

Bignuf Bignuf
In short, we have heard lots of "I had one too many and got this". I am wondering how many of those stories there are, verses the stone cold sober decision to get one?
06/23/2013
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SydneyScreams SydneyScreams
I haven't ever been intoxicated in any way when I get tattoos. That's just silly to me.
06/23/2013
Pixel Pixel
...you're joking, right? No legitimate tattoo artist would put ink on someone if they were drunk.
06/23/2013
js250 js250
I have one small, privately placed tattoo. I was sober when I made the decision to get it and sober when I actually went through with it--scared of needles!!! But after I got done passing out in the restaurant my hubby took me to afterwards--I did not stay that way!!!!
06/23/2013
a whole lot of birds. a whole lot of birds.
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Originally posted by Bignuf
In short, we have heard lots of "I had one too many and got this". I am wondering how many of those stories there are, verses the stone cold sober decision to get one?
i was hammered. i got an anarchy symbol on my neck. i dont even know what anarchy means really. i dont regret it one bit.
06/23/2013
Ansley Ansley
Yes and yes.
06/24/2013
gorgeous gorgeous
I have only one tattoo and i fot it while sober.
06/24/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I have many tattoos and have always been sober in deciding on them and while getting them.
06/24/2013
shorejen9 shorejen9
I have one tattoo and I was completely sober. I went to the shop many times before I was sure what I wanted and where.
06/24/2013
mailroomorder mailroomorder
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Originally posted by Bignuf
In short, we have heard lots of "I had one too many and got this". I am wondering how many of those stories there are, verses the stone cold sober decision to get one?
I know a lot (but not all) tattoo parlors won't tattoo you if you're not at least appearing sober.
06/24/2013
Chelynn67 Chelynn67
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Originally posted by Bignuf
In short, we have heard lots of "I had one too many and got this". I am wondering how many of those stories there are, verses the stone cold sober decision to get one?
Yes when I decided but not before I got there..lol
06/26/2013
No-nita No-nita
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Originally posted by Bignuf
In short, we have heard lots of "I had one too many and got this". I am wondering how many of those stories there are, verses the stone cold sober decision to get one?
Yeah, reputable tattoo artists won't tattoo you if you've been drinking. Aside from making big decisions while drunk being stupid, it actively makes their job more difficult because it thins your blood :/ All the studios I've ever been to have required you to set an appointment as well. If you wander off the street into any shop and demand a tattoo without even looking at a portfolio first that's your own bad decision (general you here) but if the person is a) ready to do it immediately and b) willing to do it after you've been drinking, that shop is shady as hell.

My rule is that when I come up with a design, I wait 6 months and see if I still really want it. If it doesn't pass that test then it doesn't go on my body.
06/26/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by No-nita
Yeah, reputable tattoo artists won't tattoo you if you've been drinking. Aside from making big decisions while drunk being stupid, it actively makes their job more difficult because it thins your blood :/ All the studios I've ever been to ... More
I agree with all of this. And never ever let your artist free-hand unless you've seen what they've done previously. The results could be disastrous.
06/26/2013
funluvinmama funluvinmama
I was sober for both of mine.
06/26/2013
wetone123 wetone123
I got mine because I was dating the tattoo artist/shop owner. He kept pestering me to get one...I was sober but did not want to be...he insisted you had to be sober. To this day I wish I hadn't gotten it but I rarely see it because it's on my back.
06/26/2013
TJax TJax
Yup, you have to be sober to get one from a legitimate artist. Your blood will be too thin and you will continue to bleed out if you are drunk.
06/29/2013
LoveX LoveX
Sober for all 11 of them!
06/29/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Pixel
...you're joking, right? No legitimate tattoo artist would put ink on someone if they were drunk.
Sad, but true. I have heard that story from VERY close friends. Most were done "out of town" in places like Vegas.
06/29/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by TJax
Yup, you have to be sober to get one from a legitimate artist. Your blood will be too thin and you will continue to bleed out if you are drunk.
Excellent point there too.
06/29/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by mailroomorder
I know a lot (but not all) tattoo parlors won't tattoo you if you're not at least appearing sober.
They may well have "appeared" sober.
06/29/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I was sober but underage (15).
06/30/2013
indiechick indiechick
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Originally posted by Bignuf
In short, we have heard lots of "I had one too many and got this". I am wondering how many of those stories there are, verses the stone cold sober decision to get one?
I have 2 tattoos they were both long thought out processes. The first one was at age 18, maybe not the best idea in the world, but i have no regrets and was 100% sober at the time. The second one I schedule 4 weeks in advance, and had been thinking about it for at least 2 months.
06/30/2013
xdarkdreamerx xdarkdreamerx
Sober for all of mine. I always think out my tattoos so there's a lot of planning prior to actually getting anything. I love tattoos! If I had the money I'd have a lot more.
09/11/2013
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
Sober, but young...so that's sort of intoxicated.
09/11/2013
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
I have 21 tattoos and was sober for all of them
09/17/2013
subwayrailings subwayrailings
totes sober but perhaps a bit high on self-aggrandizement
09/26/2013
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