I don’t even know if I can get a tattoo anymore. I’m on blood thinner and last time I went off them and had an iv put in (while I was off my blood thinner) I got a huge blood clot in my arm that lasted for six month. The blood clot hurt so bad and wouldn’t go away with any medicine they gave. The medicine also gave me huge/massive hematomas all over my stomach. It was hell my stomach was pure back and blue and painful for months.
I want the tattoo but I don’t know that reward is great enough for my life.
@ACraigL@eeterrific One place here runs a “business card sale” a few times a year, anything that fits on a card, in all black, for 35$. That would easily work for any of the logos and pay for itself in 4 IRKs or less.
@chadP or @extramedium could you post all the rules/stipulations around the ink for irk club?
Here’s what I’ve been under the assumption of
1- must have an approved tat during an open ink for irk time period
2- must post a newly dated photo during an “athon”
3- only “athons” in which an irk has been sold qualify
3- can only get one irk per “athon” and that’s the ink one
@gogrrl weird, I just got the shirt when doing the same! Much appreciated. Still trying to find a shop that’ll do it same day…so far, bit a chance. They’re all booked out until middle of next month. Ugh!
@gogrrl@PHRoG I took mine down to the shop and they said you need an appointment. Then they looked at the tiny flask design in my hand, made a phone call, and sent me to their sister shop. Which had a boarded up window. Good times.
@Barney I’d honestly like to but I’ve learned over the years that I can’t let myself go on things like forums, Digg/Reddit, Twitter, and so on. If I start getting behind I try to go back and open all of the things, which can get out of hand very quickly. If I don’t then I get anxiety/FOMO. It’s frustrating, but I just couldn’t get myself to a happy medium and ended up deciding/accepting I just couldn’t do it.
@Bretterson I understand. I find myself having to take a step back from some forums at times. I know when I do this I might miss out on things that I really want to know about, but it’s a gamble that I take, I guess.
(Fortunately, not a whole lot goes on around here most of the time.)
@Barney@gogrrl@PHRoG@sammydog01 I showed him what I was looking at before even asking how far out he’s booked and he didn’t offer. I was kinda leaning more towards Irk though. They also charge a minimum $100, which seems a little steep for the flask.
Though I did just think of someone else I might be able to ask who just does it on the side as a hobby…
@ChadP A friend of mine said she could do it Monday night, will that fly? Pretty please?
I managed to order an IRK so I’m totally ok with not getting one via ink this time, I just don’t want to have to wait years for another window to open!
Newbie here…a photo of my freshly inked and wrapped tattoo. Pretty awkward trying to get the shot above my ankle with the computer in the background. Next time I will just write the date. Thanks @ExtraMedium and @ChadP
@Kyeh they claim a finger is too small for the detail. Trying to find another place that can/will, but i have few options and they are so booked. I don’t want to tat just any part of my body, the finger I was excited about, most other parts of me not so much.
@brainmist@PHRoG Thank God her hair will cover it. To quote a friend of mine, “It looks like she went to a prison to get it.”
Does she even know what the logo looks like? Do you two know? If my tattoo had looked like that, I would have gone back to the tattoo place and either demanded my money back or have them do it so that it at least looks a little like the meh logo .
@brainmist All of my tattoos are in the red zones but none seemed that bad. The closer it is to bone the more sensitive it’s supposed to be, that being said the one on the top of my foot(my flask one) caused involuntary flinching more than any of my even less fleshy spots.
@metaphore@Kyeh@PHRoG Welp, thanks all for your help. I (a friend, really) actually did locate someone who could do it… but my day was getting pretty busy, and also he wasn’t licensed and did it out of his home, which, despite a friend rec, seemed a teensy bit sketchier than I felt like getting with my skin, even for an IRK.
So instead I’m just gonna get a tattoo when life is less crazy, and then NEXT time? I’ll be ready.
Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as just missing this IRK though. This is a window to be allowed to get any Ink for IRKs until they open it up again…if they even do. I’ve waited a couple years to get in on it.
So, getting it in a week or month from now won’t apply.
They opened it up briefly last year after much nagging though! So, you might be able to get it and then annoy them enough!
So the major thing that was stressing me out so much I couldn’t add extra stress (like tattoo out of his house by a random unlicensed stranger) ended much less stressfully than expected. Thank goodness for people who just want to do their best and not fuck up others’ lives.
SO. Imma get that tattoo. Resolve
But not this week, I have a shitload to wade through.
@cbilyak I think it is interesting how different artists give different advice. I was told to take my wrap off after 2 hours. My other tattoos were done by different people and they all seemed to vary a bit in how to approach the aftercare. But I always followed the advice of the professionals and never had a problem. And the tattoos will always look worse while healing. Hang in there. I love your Glen!
@gogrrl agreed! There is so much fluid in there so I did some research. The makers of the wrap he used have an info page and they recommend removing it after 24 hrs and replacing with a new one if the fluid build up is significant, so I just ran out and got more. Cleaned it and rebandaged it.
Trying again to see if it will show the picture and not just the link. Also, guy didn’t put any plastic over it, just sent us out without instructions or anything. (I guess no upsell was cool) It’s my first tiny line tattoo so I wasn’t sure if that was normal or not.
@raptorgorawr@ExtraMedium Hmm… should this count if you’re not actually here for the mehrathon and you have a preexisting tattoo? You can’t buy one after it’s over, so should you get one for free after it’s over? Inquiring minds…
@cinoclav I am the FIRST person who ever got a Meh tattoo with @TheMeercat getting one later in that same first birthday where this was a thing (I think it was the 4th?) I’ve been here for all of them but yeah sometimes life happens and I don’t get to post in time.
I was here during the entire meh-rathon this year on and off but to put it nicely, my life is a zoo with special needs toddler twins so it took until late last night to be able to get time to get a photo posted.
So having said that, as @sammydog01 said, it’s not your place to try and be tattoo police.
@raptorgorawr@sammydog01 Chill out both of you. It’s not a serious post, I was just throwing some sarcasm out there. I don’t actually care when you share your picture. Maybe you should both have your coffee before responding. Smh
@raptorgorawr I’ve been here for 8 years. If you don’t know me at all by now, you have my deepest apologies. According to my stats I have over 10,600 comments and replies. Ten thousand of those are probably humorous or sarcastic. I guess you wouldn’t know that since you really don’t post here (with 84 comments at the moment in 6+ years). Except I guess on the rare occasion to claim your free Irk. Your ridiculously defensive response to something that really was said in jest is completely over the top.
Also, “gaslight” is the most overused term on the internet these days.
You’re all welcome. Your just barely adequate photography skills have earned you exactly as much as you deserve for wearing our brand for the rest of your lives. Tag me if you didn’t get a confirmation email.
@ExtraMedium I did not get a confirmation email I am not sure by the harsh comments I did get if I am qualified please let me know either way so today’s mood can be adjusted accordingly. Thank you for you time
@brainmist@f00l@ironcheftoni f00l is correct. So please ask an admin before you get some weird meh tattoo then find out it doesn’t count. That may end up being more regret than any IRK could ever offer.
@riceatusc Ugh, my drama isn’t nearly so traumatic, but I feel this. I know the birthday window is meant to focus on people who are invested, but for some of us? As dedicated as we may be, life events are overwhelming, and we don’t have the reserves to hustle for a tattoo to get some freebies.
Dang. I missed out on this again. Legitimately have been waiting to make this be my first tattoo if it was offered again and was planning to check back for the birthday celebration to see if there was a post and completely forgot. I would ask if someone could tag me in the future, but I’ve been terrible about checking emails so I probably would have missed it anyway. I will update my meh birthday calendar alert to include a reminder to check the forum for a post and hope to join in next year.