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What KISS tattoos do ya'll have? I do not have any tattoos, but there will be a tattoo artist on the Kruise. I have been considering getting a tattoo of my favorite band!
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southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:24 am What KISS tattoos do ya'll have? I do not have any tattoos, but there will be a tattoo artist on the Kruise. I have been considering getting a tattoo of my favorite band!
I have had a tattoo (non-Kiss) for 32 years. I don't recommend it. I don't mean that you'll regret it. You just won't notice it any more, but others always will. I recommend a temporary tattoo if you really want to do it.
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I have the ones that came with Alive II...
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joma5477 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:39 am I have the ones from Alive II...
I have those, too.
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Somebody Backstage wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:38 am
southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:24 am What KISS tattoos do ya'll have? I do not have any tattoos, but there will be a tattoo artist on the Kruise. I have been considering getting a tattoo of my favorite band!
I have had a tattoo (non-Kiss) for 32 years. I don't recommend it. I don't mean that you'll regret it. You just won't notice it any more, but others always will. I recommend a temporary tattoo if you really want to do it.
There will also be a body paint artist on the Kruise. I have thought about doing the temporary route and let her just paint me above the surface of the skin.
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southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:40 am
joma5477 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:39 am I have the ones from Alive II...
I have those, too.
In all seriousness, I had planned on getting one when I was younger and waited for one reason or another (maybe cuz shit's more or less permanent)...then KISS merged with Cold Gin in the 2000s and I became very bitter toward the band and had zero interest in getting a tattoo of them, and when I got over that I sort of considered it again...but it seemed less of a good idea as a middle aged adult. Had I gotten one I don't think I'd regret it right now, but I also wouldn't choose to get what I would have chosen 25 years ago. Back then it was just Gene from the Destroyer cover. Later I considered the RARO cover...
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joma5477 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:54 am
southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:40 am
joma5477 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:39 am I have the ones from Alive II...
I have those, too.
In all seriousness, I had planned on getting one when I was younger and waited for one reason or another (maybe cuz shit's more or less permanent)...then KISS merged with Cold Gin in the 2000s and I became very bitter toward the band and had zero interest in getting a tattoo of them, and when I got over that I sort of considered it again...but it seemed less of a good idea as a middle aged adult. Had I gotten one I don't think I'd regret it right now, but I also wouldn't choose to get what I would have chosen 25 years ago. Back then it was just Gene from the Destroyer cover. Later I considered the RARO cover...
When I was twelve years old, I came up with a KISS tattoo idea that would cover a lot of my back. By the time I got to be old enough to get a tattoo, I had lost interest in getting one. All of these years later and the tattoo bug has hit me again.
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KIDGEO3 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:59 am KISS-TATT (1).jpg
COOL!! 8)
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southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:24 am What KISS tattoos do ya'll have? I do not have any tattoos, but there will be a tattoo artist on the Kruise. I have been considering getting a tattoo of my favorite band!
If you're thinking of getting a KISS tattoo (or any tattoo) I'd seriously think twice about getting one from a tattoo artist on the Kruise ship. They're trying to make as much money as they can and they'll just schlep you in do it real quick and then next!
If you're going to do it do it right and do your homework as to look at tattoo people in your area. You really want someone to put something on you for the rest of your life and you have no idea how their work is?
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Coventry1973 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:58 am
southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:24 am What KISS tattoos do ya'll have? I do not have any tattoos, but there will be a tattoo artist on the Kruise. I have been considering getting a tattoo of my favorite band!
If you're thinking of getting a KISS tattoo (or any tattoo) I'd seriously think twice about getting one from a tattoo artist on the Kruise ship. They're trying to make as much money as they can and they'll just schlep you in do it real quick and then next!
If you're going to do it do it right and do your homework as to look at tattoo people in your area. You really want someone to put something on you for the rest of your life and you have no idea how their work is?
I would be sure to ask to see their portfolio first. I would prefer an artist who has done KISS tattoos before.
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southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:24 am What KISS tattoos do ya'll have? I do not have any tattoos, but there will be a tattoo artist on the Kruise. I have been considering getting a tattoo of my favorite band!
See my avatar picture.
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bandit79jun wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:06 am
southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:24 am What KISS tattoos do ya'll have? I do not have any tattoos, but there will be a tattoo artist on the Kruise. I have been considering getting a tattoo of my favorite band!
See my avatar picture.
That is a cool tattoo of an underrated album!!
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Getting a KISS tat is an excellent idea, you should definitely do it!
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I got a rose tattoo on my right delt thats of a different design than Paul's. I would never have his face tattooed on my person, though. No, I
.. uh ... I couldn't do that ...
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My last zap was actually Ace in February2020. Will probably get more in 2022 or 2023. In no rush.
southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:24 am What KISS tattoos do ya'll have?
⬆️ Gene (American traditional) & Ace (portrait). & about 30 other randoms.
See em here: https://www.kissfaq.com/forum18/viewtop ... 7&t=132980
southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:24 am I do not have any tattoos, but there will be a tattoo artist on the Kruise. I have been considering getting a tattoo of my favorite band!
⬆️ Free advice. Get your 1st tattoo in your home region, from a good shop, from a respectable artist, that costs $200 to $500, & is about the size of a baseball, on your leg.

Only get it from a shop wear artists & customers are forced to wear masks. Regardless of the state regulation… this 😷 is an indication of how serious the tattoo shop is, regarding pathogens. It’s a whole new world.

Always pay full cash for tattoos. & in the USA, tip 20%.

If someone will “cut you a deal” with a $60 tattoo done in their house… it’s snake oil. You will ‘ruin your body’ forever. (Quotes only because I borrowed that phrase from social conservatives talking about ANY tattoos.😆)

Better to pay $400 in a reputable shop. For real.
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If you're thinking of getting a KISS tattoo (or any tattoo) I'd seriously think twice about getting one from a tattoo artist on the Kruise ship. They're trying to make as much money as they can and they'll just schlep you in do it real quick and then next!
If you're going to do it do it right and do your homework as to look at tattoo people in your area. You really want someone to put something on you for the rest of your life and you have no idea how their work is?
⬆️ Excellent advice.

Cue the judgmental people who have 0 to 3 tiny tattoos inserting their opinions in all caps, in 3, 2, 1…….
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southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:40 am
joma5477 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:39 am I have the ones from Alive II...
I have those, too.
Well, one dude actually did them for real. I seem to remember it was someone here on the FAQ. Was it you?

Anyway, it’s my absolute fave KISS tattoo ever — it looks great and it’s such a cool concept.
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L1 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:40 am
southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:40 am
joma5477 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:39 am I have the ones from Alive II...
I have those, too.
Well, one dude actually did them for real. I seem to remember it was someone here on the FAQ. Was it you?

Anyway, it’s my absolute fave KISS tattoo ever — it looks great and it’s such a cool concept.
That's actually pretty cool and creative.
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L1 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:40 am
southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:40 am
joma5477 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:39 am I have the ones from Alive II...
I have those, too.
Well, one dude actually did them for real. I seem to remember it was someone here on the FAQ. Was it you?

Anyway, it’s my absolute fave KISS tattoo ever — it looks great and it’s such a cool concept.
That is a cool KISS tattoo
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southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:24 am What KISS tattoos do ya'll have? I do not have any tattoos, but there will be a tattoo artist on the Kruise. I have been considering getting a tattoo of my favorite band!
Do it!!!
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Coventry1973 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:55 am
L1 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:40 am
southernkiss wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:40 am
joma5477 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:39 am I have the ones from Alive II...
I have those, too.
Well, one dude actually did them for real. I seem to remember it was someone here on the FAQ. Was it you?

Anyway, it’s my absolute fave KISS tattoo ever — it looks great and it’s such a cool concept.
That is a cool KISS tattoo
Thank you for the nice comments, that dude with those tattoos would be me! :-)

To be honest, when I got those done I was a bit surprised that I couldn’t find anyone who would have done this before. But they do look good, if I might say so myself. And also the point indeed was to have all of those, otherwise the concept would have been a bit lacking.
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I have the chikara symbol but nothing more.
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Years ago I thought about getting the RARO faces (Eric and Vinnie included) with their signature colors behind them but nowadays I have no desire to put someone else’s creation on me permanently... I’ll just wear the shirt.

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