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Thread: Fabric or tats?....where would you spend money?

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    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
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    I have about $2000.00 worth of ink on me.

    5 tats....
    left shoulder......heart and roses (5x7)
    right shoulder.....harley eagle (4x4)
    over my heart....R & D (my first letter of my name and my youngest son's)
    right upper arm.....scorpion
    right calf.....a tribal eagle

    I am done with the ink, so now it's fabric time.....lol

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    I have 5 tats, and love them. BUT, having said that, I think I would buy fabric. I do have a money tin at home that I put my loose change in to save up for my tats though.

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    BOTH! I have 3 tat's and want more. I would really like to get my whole back done but I want to loose weight first so no telling when and if that will ever happen and who can stop buying fabric anyway?????

    If I had to choose on the spot right now (if I had the money) it would be a tat only because my stash is large enough to last quite a while, long while

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    Fabric would be the way I would go.

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    Why do we have to choose?!
    I have lots and lots of fabric, but I also have a tat. Please, please let me keep both. :P :-D

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    Fabric for me !!

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    No comment... don't want to get anything started on here! :)

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    I don't have any tats but my husband and all the kids have them. I vote for fabric!!!! I'd rather see colors in my stash that I can work with rather than ink in a bottle or on the skin. My kids would love to see me get one - maybe I should get a patchwork tat????

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    I like fabric but I like tats too. I have seriously been thinking of getting an ankle bracelet type tat with my three grandson's names in it. Haven't figured it all out yet. Would also like to honour my brother who had tats and he passed away 4 years ago - he loved tulips so would like a tulip with his name in it somehow somewhere.

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    well, I have 1 tat that I designed myself (a chain of 3 roses over my heart with my 3 daughters' first initial attached to the stem) and it is plenty for me ... I vote fabric :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter2B
    My kids would love to see me get one - maybe I should get a patchwork tat????
    :thumbup: Neat idea but careful...you could start a trend with those who like tats :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    Fabric!!!!! .....BUT BUT BUT Look!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:
    Only you, Marseye, could come up with a picture like that!!!

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    I can remember seeing a LARGE chap of about 50 some years ago, who was literally covered in tats. He was bald, and wearing short shorts (any shorter and they would have been a wide belt!) and thongs (flip flops). From the top of his head to his toes he was literally covered in tats of all colours of the rainbow. You would have been hard put to find an area on his body the size of the end of a pencil that didn't have ink on it.

    Can imagine what he looked like in latter years - especially if he lost weight. Put me off having one for life.

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    Ink absolutely escapes me....NOW FABRIC....OMG have to stop buying that.

    Margie

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    I have a tattoo on my bum, and then I had hip surgery, so it looks like a patchwork piece now cut in half and sewn back up - both sides are covered! :lol:

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    I think I'm going to jump on the "Fabric Bandwagon". I have seven tattoos. (Much to my mother's dismay!) Personally, I find it easier to pick out fabric than something that will be part of me forever...

    Although, I keep threatening that one day I'll do an entire sleeve (tats from shoulder to wrist) in a craft/sewing theme. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Quilter
    I can remember seeing a LARGE chap of about 50 some years ago, who was literally covered in tats. He was bald, and wearing short shorts (any shorter and they would have been a wide belt!) and thongs (flip flops). From the top of his head to his toes he was literally covered in tats of all colours of the rainbow. You would have been hard put to find an area on his body the size of the end of a pencil that didn't have ink on it.

    Can imagine what he looked like in latter years - especially if he lost weight. Put me off having one for life.
    Is this him?????? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Maryse, tell grandad to get home now - grandma has been worried sick, he is such a handsome devil, all the girls will be chasing him! :roll:

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    Nope Marsye, not enough tats! The chap I saw would be lucky to have a total of 1 square inch of un-inked skin on his entire body. UGH!

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    must have been grandma, she does look a bit mannish! :oops:

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    like suesallaboutquilts my son has enough for everybody so ill take ALL THE FABRIC I CAN GET

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    Ages ago (60's era)I thought of a getting a butterfly tat on my back "cheek", but didn't. That is also 100 lbs ago, I can't begin to imagine the size that butterfly would have been today. LOL!! Prefer to spend my $$ on fabric.

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    I'm not wasting my fabric and pattern money on a tat. :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Fabric too. BUT, have you ever seen the pet tatoos that Brandon Bonds does? They look like watercolor, and are very pretty. And I am sure totally expensive. If I ever wanted a tat, I would get one like that....they are pretty!
    I have...
    and he charges over $1,000 with a year long waiting list :shock:
    but he does fabulous work

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    Most of my kids have tats--enough for this family. Fabric for me

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