questionsdo you like any brands enough to get it tattooed?

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I have seen lots of people get Cigar Tats of there favorite brands. I would never cause no matter what the brand, here today gone tomorrow

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Simple answer no.

I do not have any tattoos and as long as I am alive, I will not have any either. It doesn't make any difference if it's a brand or a picture of a non-branded item. No tattoos on my body -- ever.

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Not personally, but I know a couple people with their favorite sports team logo tattooed.
(if you consider that a brand)

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I met a lady once who had a SpongeBob tattoo. To make it cooler, SpongeBob was dressed in a pirate costume.

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I would never have anything tattoed either. Its just so permanent .... I worked in an office once with a couple of folks who were really into them and it was cool and all but from the professional level it just has a stigma attached to it..... some might argue its not fair I argue it just doesnt look professional ...

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Nope. My brother in law got the cartoon dot from 7up on his bicep in the 90s. I think shortly after he got that tattoo 7up retired the dot cartoon.

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I have one tattoo which is artwork from a CD (which I suppose is sort of a brand in that I assume the band is a corporation). It is just an image (no letters) and it isn't really recognizable to people who aren't fans of the band (and I bet a lot of the fans wouldn't recognize it either).

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Not a brand, but an IP that I want is the Gears of War cog on my arm spreading out like an infection from Gears 3.

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@djbowman: I agree about it not looking professional. In fact, if I were to hire someone to represent my company and they were going to be customer facing associates, I would not hire anyone with a VISIBLE tattoo.

I don't care if they have one on their back or butt or any place that is generally not visible to the public. However, if they have one on their face, arms, or legs, they are not hirable.

My contract for employment would include piercings as well. If they elect to get a tattoo or a piercing (other than ears) that is visible to my customers, they agree to be fired. If they do not agree to this contract, they do not get hired.

Luckily, you're allowed to discriminate for this reason.

There is one exception. I don't care if I hire someone that's mowing my lawn, digging ditches, running network cable, etc. Only those that are in a professional job, customer facing, and representing the company.

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My parents own what is basically a fast-food restaurant and there are safety/health concerns with jewelry- but tattoos? They could not care less about them and I honestly feel it's made for a better work place. There's been nearly no turnover (a couple of the younger kids went off to college) and they're ranked #1 in their region in sales. I'm glad that tattoos are becoming less of a huge ordeal.

Anyway, no, I can't think of a brand I would get plastered on me. But, I can't think of much I would get permanently on me which is probably why I don't have any tattoos.

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the thought "free beer for life?" briefly occurred to me just now.
still...no.
prolly not, anyway.

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I have 'BP' tattooed on my arm...
I had to add under it 'is sorry about the mess'

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@pemberducky: ok so maybe we should add to the OP What would it take ?

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There is absolutely nothing in the world that I would consider putting on my body like that, not even my wife's or kids' names. I am one of those, while totally supportive of anything anyone wants to do to their own body, who still finds tattooes and piercings to be unattractive.

I'll admit that when done well, some of it can be attractive and even erotic, but if a sexy woman wore a sexy dress that makes men drool from a mile away, if she wore it every day you'd still get sick of it, and I think that's my biggest problem with tattooes: The permanence factor. I like when my wife changes her hair color.

Plus I really dislike the waistline "tramp stamps" that from a distance at the beach look like an overgrowth of ass hair above the bikini bottom. More than anything I'm afraid of what some of these people are going to look like in 30 or 40 years when they've gained weight or gotten so wrinkly that their skin has to be pulled from both sides to see what the tattoo once looked like.

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I would consider a "Woot!" fake tattoo, but cannot think of applying any others to my body. Maybe Woot could make some, I think they are applied with an iron.

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I have a woot frying pan.

WHAT MORE DO YOU ALL WANT FROM ME?

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edit: No wait, I also have a hoodie, fleece jacket, and two shirts. I think I'm pretty well "branded" by now. :)

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I don't like anything well enough to have it tattooed on my body. YMMV.

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I would never put a 'brand' tattoo on my body. Of any brand, no matter how much I like it. I do however have a hummingbird and flower tattooed just above my left ankle. It's cute, most people don't know I have it, unless I'm wearing capris (or a swimsuit), and it was hand drawn by a friend. It's not something anyone else is going to have, so I like that it's unique. But, I can cover it up if I had to work at a job that didn't want them showing, it's called dress slacks. Works for me! I've been contemplating a second, but I'm not sure I want to go that route again, unless I can find a really unique hand-drawn design again, that I happen to love :)

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It's pretty lame. Think about it. You're paying you're hard earned cash to permanently advertise for them. I could never love a product that much.

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Like most people who responded, I've chosen to keep my tattoo virginity for life, primarily because it seems more unique NOT to have ink these days. I'm showing my trendiness by not following a trend :P If I were to get one, however, it most likely would be a design that symbolizes/advertises something I'm passionate about. Examples that come to mind right away are the logos for my favorite band or firearm company, because they're designs that wouldn't be recognized by anyone who's not also a fan and I'm so devoted to them that I wouldn't mind permanently putting their name on my skin.

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I've got two large tattoos on my upper arms. One is a dragon that is base for a half sleeve (and unfinished because of that) and one is a stylized artistic impression of the Flamel cross from Fullmetal Alchemist (which even folks who follow the show have a hard time recognizing). Both were professionally done by folks I researched, both have a meaning (or will when finished, sigh), and both are hidden by standard work clothes even though tattoos are not a stigma in my industry (Web Development). In fact, I've found the less a customer identifies you as "normal" in web work, the more they trust you know what you're doing.

I would never get a brand tattoo, because I wouldn't trust a corporation enough to stay as they are when I got the ink.