History Main / TattooAsCharacterType

13th Jun '16 10:26:57 AM WhosAsking
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* Medical science has come up with a sugar-reactive ink. It's not completely there yet, but when it's done, diabetics will be able to monitor their own blood sugar simply by looking at their tattoo. (Which might go a long way toward removing the stigma of tattoos). So would, for necessity's sake and for practicality's sake, be in a visible location, or one easily found by a paramedic.

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* Medical science has come up with a sugar-reactive ink. It's not completely there yet, but when it's done, diabetics will be able to monitor their own blood sugar simply by looking at their tattoo. (Which might go a long way toward removing the stigma of tattoos). So would, for necessity's sake and for practicality's sake, Such a utilitarian tattoo would likely be in placed where the wearer (and a visible location, or one paramedic) could easily found by a paramedic.read it: like on an arm.
13th Jun '16 10:17:42 AM WhosAsking
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** Likewise, the ''Film/SuicideSquad'' film features [[http://i.imgur.com/zqKYfEg.jpg a tattooed Joker]]. He sports a variety of Joker-themed emblems ranging from a deck of cards to a wide, demented smile on his right arm.

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** Likewise, the ''Film/SuicideSquad'' film features [[http://i.imgur.com/zqKYfEg.jpg a tattooed Joker]]. He sports a variety of Joker-themed emblems ranging from a deck of cards to a wide, demented smile on his right arm. The Squad also features the Tattooed Man, a man who possesses an AnimatedTattoo.
30th Apr '16 12:59:05 PM TVRulezAgain
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* Count Olaf, the villain of ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' has an eye tattooed on his ankle. It's indicative that he belonged to [=VFD=]

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* Count Olaf, the villain of ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' has an eye tattooed on his ankle. It's indicative that he belonged to [=VFD=]
22nd Apr '16 10:26:56 PM aye_amber
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* {{Kingdom}}: Lyle is sent to deal with an old man who might lose his house because he has failed to pay rent on it. Frustrated with Lyle prying into his life, the old man pulls up his sleeve to reveal a series of numbers, asking Lyle if he knows what it is. He is a holocaust survivor.

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* {{Kingdom}}: Series/{{Kingdom}}: Lyle is sent to deal with an old man who might lose his house because he has failed to pay rent on it. Frustrated with Lyle prying into his life, the old man pulls up his sleeve to reveal a series of numbers, asking Lyle if he knows what it is. He is a holocaust survivor.
3rd Apr '16 3:16:57 PM KyleJacobs
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* Dominate (more tattoo than "blank" space in a given location): It means if the area is exposed they ''want'' you to see it. There is no mistaking the fact it is there.

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* Dominate Dominant (more tattoo than "blank" space in a given location): It means if the area is exposed they ''want'' you to see it. There is no mistaking the fact it is there.
3rd Apr '16 1:16:13 PM Wereboar
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** For the inside of the arm forearm it is also the place where [[USefulNotes/TheHolocaust Concentration Camp Jews]] were tattooed with their registration number, furthering the personal and private nature of that area.

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** For the inside of the arm forearm it is also the place where [[USefulNotes/TheHolocaust Concentration Camp Jews]] Prisoners]] were tattooed with their registration number, furthering the personal and private nature of that area.
5th Mar '16 7:14:30 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* {{Yakuza}} members get huge tattoos of dragons on their backs. This leads to Japan's stigma against tattoos in general.
* Holocaust survivors. The tattoo indicates the wearer is Jewish and has not removed it out of respect for those who did not survive, and usually as a reminder that the Nazi atrocities must never be repeated.
* Many sailors get propellers, fish, and mermaids because the superstition was/is that these things will help keep them safe at sea.
* Medical science has come up with a sugar-reactive ink. It's not completely there yet, but when it's done, diabetics will be able to monitor their own blood sugar simply by looking at their tattoo. (Which might go a long way toward removing the stigma of tattoos). So would, for necessity's sake and for practicality's sake, be in a visible location, or one easily found by a paramedic.
* HardRock / HeavyMetal / VisualKei musicians generally do tattoos of words/sayings/imagery meaningful to them personally, trademarks of being in a specific band or being a fan of a specific band (as an example, both Music/HidetoMatsumoto and Music/TaijiSawada of Music/XJapan had rose tattoos, with roses being symbolic of the band), or fashion tattoos. Memorials are also highly common - especially funerary memorials for late musicians among both other artists and fans of said artists. The arms are a very popular location (both forearm and bicep), and more adventurous ones may go for chest/abdominal area, back (if they want to signify how tough they are to pain), or intimate parts or close by (a good example there being Music/{{Miyavi}}'s "Don't Hesitate And Go," which is on his lower abdomen just above his groin).
* At one point, The Tattooed Man (or Woman) was a popular sideshow attraction, presumably because of how dangerous it was to receive tattooes over that much of your body (and because it provided an excuse to show a lot of skin).
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* {{Yakuza}} members get huge tattoos of dragons on their backs. This leads to Japan's stigma against tattoos in general.
* Holocaust survivors. The tattoo indicates the wearer is Jewish and has not removed it out of respect for those who did not survive, and usually as a reminder that the Nazi atrocities must never be repeated.
* Many sailors get propellers, fish, and mermaids because the superstition was/is that these things will help keep them safe at sea.
* Medical science has come up with a sugar-reactive ink. It's not completely there yet, but when it's done, diabetics will be able to monitor their own blood sugar simply by looking at their tattoo. (Which might go a long way toward removing the stigma of tattoos). So would, for necessity's sake and for practicality's sake, be in a visible location, or one easily found by a paramedic.
* HardRock / HeavyMetal / VisualKei musicians generally do tattoos of words/sayings/imagery meaningful to them personally, trademarks of being in a specific band or being a fan of a specific band (as an example, both Music/HidetoMatsumoto and Music/TaijiSawada of Music/XJapan had rose tattoos, with roses being symbolic of the band), or fashion tattoos. Memorials are also highly common - especially funerary memorials for late musicians among both other artists and fans of said artists. The arms are a very popular location (both forearm and bicep), and more adventurous ones may go for chest/abdominal area, back (if they want to signify how tough they are to pain), or intimate parts or close by (a good example there being Music/{{Miyavi}}'s "Don't Hesitate And Go," which is on his lower abdomen just above his groin).
* At one point, The Tattooed Man (or Woman) was a popular sideshow attraction, presumably because of how dangerous it was to receive tattooes over that much of your body (and because it provided an excuse to show a lot of skin).
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24th Jan '16 9:22:31 AM nombretomado
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* In ''StrangersInParadise'', Parker Girls (Darcy Parker's henchwomen) are all given a lily tattoo. If you're her "favorite toy" (read: Katchoo), she'll put it on your breast.

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* In ''StrangersInParadise'', ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'', Parker Girls (Darcy Parker's henchwomen) are all given a lily tattoo. If you're her "favorite toy" (read: Katchoo), she'll put it on your breast.
27th Nov '15 2:09:28 AM erforce
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* FarCry3: At the beginning of the game, Jason is given a tattoo of a shark-crane-spider totem pole. As you level him up, his tattoo literally grows to represent his growth as a warrior, [[spoiler:and how insane he's slowly becoming. Destroying the tattoo at the end of the game by defying the cult leader restores a portion of his sanity, while giving in to it enslaves him to the island's curse of taking over and being assassinated]].

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* FarCry3: ''VideoGame/FarCry3'': At the beginning of the game, Jason is given a tattoo of a shark-crane-spider totem pole. As you level him up, his tattoo literally grows to represent his growth as a warrior, [[spoiler:and how insane he's slowly becoming. Destroying the tattoo at the end of the game by defying the cult leader restores a portion of his sanity, while giving in to it enslaves him to the island's curse of taking over and being assassinated]].
20th Nov '15 5:17:00 PM FF32
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* Dirk Strider in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a tattoo of his bro's character [[SweetBroAndHellaJeff Hella Jeff]] on his shoulder, suggesting that despite his aloof demeanor, he has a deep admiration for his brother. Especially since, as he lives completely alone in a post-apocalyptic future, he must have applied the tattoo ''himself''.

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* Dirk Strider in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a tattoo of his bro's character [[SweetBroAndHellaJeff [[Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff Hella Jeff]] on his shoulder, suggesting that despite his aloof demeanor, he has a deep admiration for his brother. Especially since, as he lives completely alone in a post-apocalyptic future, he must have applied the tattoo ''himself''.
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