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Man Gets Fate Tattoo on Back, Girlfriend Cries

The sacrifices one must make for glory.



At some point in every otaku’s life, one thinks about a tattoo. Most of us think of placing an important symbol from a particular show on our arm, while others tend to put a particular character. The anonymous otaku above decided to get both, and make the character a loli; making everyone a winner, or so he thought. This tattoo of Fate Testarossa from Nanoha so far cost him 30,000 yen, or about 300 dollars; and it isn’t even finished yet!

He confessed that it will take another 40 or so hours to complete, at about 100 dollars per hour. Though his parents and girlfriend did not see it as awesome as he thought it would be, with all three of them crying in response. Poor guy, I guess they do not understand Fate-chan’s charm as much as him (or me).
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Nerxon Feb. 2, 2010 at 9:47 a.m.
His girlfriend and his parents can bite it , can't wait to see the finished piece
FoxxFireArt moderator on Feb. 2, 2010 at 10:19 a.m.
It's one thing to be a fan of a series. It's a whole other matter to permanently mark your body like that.
 
I have my own tattoo. It's two inches tall and my own design. I also waited and thought about this design for four years before I actually got it.
 
If you have a girlfriend. You really need to consider her opinion when getting ink work done. She's the one who has to look at you most of the time.
reinon Feb. 2, 2010 at 10:27 a.m.
i was thinking of getting the band of sacrifice Tattooed on me, but I'm not sure about it after seeing how bad all the ofter anime tattoo's I've ever seen have come out.
Konandaon Feb. 2, 2010 at 10:29 a.m.
I'm guessing he's getting one of those very detailed, very time consuming  and  very very very very painful traditional Japanese style tattoos. ( Irezumi)  
 
I think his loved ones are probably all freaked out because the traditional style is heavily associated with the Yakuza. I hear that the fashionable thing with tattoos in Japan right now is characters in Siddham script done with modern tattoo techniques. Kind of like how Hanzi/Kanji/Hanja characters are the fashionable thing in the west. 
 
Anyway I hope he likes it in the end. Personally I'd never get something that huge and currently thinking of getting my first tattoo being a phrase using the Runic alphabet particularly the Elder Futhark. It would be somewhat small and located on my upper right arm or on my back around the right shoulder blade. However since that's a huge and fairly permenant decision I've decided to think about it over a period of at least 2 years and it wouldn't occur until a year or two after I'm finished with my undergrad anyway (which hopefully will be another year and a bit) since I already have enough to think about. Also a proper amount of research for a good artist would be needed as well.
Nerxon Feb. 2, 2010 at 10:42 a.m.
The tattoo that I want is Kimblee's alchemy sigils
reinon Feb. 2, 2010 at 10:52 a.m.
@Nerx said:
" The tattoo that I want is Kimblee's alchemy sigils "
that would be awesome. I think that if you Want an anime tattoo, In most cases it should be symbols rather then the characters themselves.
lanaswifton Feb. 2, 2010 at 11:47 a.m.
The tattoo itself is okay, but the placement of everything on the back is just awful. It's really overkill, from an artistic perspective, and that's before I even factor in that he has three OTHER tats on his back.
N15PCAon Feb. 2, 2010 at 12:34 p.m.

I love anime and all but that's a little much.   
 
The only people that should get Tattoos are military, Native to their culture or the Yakuza.  Anyone else no.
Tempestangelon Feb. 2, 2010 at 5:27 p.m.

I say Kudos to him, its his life, and his body so I say do what you want! 
Makes me wanna get a chibi Orga Sabnak, or a SD Calamity... 
Edit: I mean a tattoo of orga or the calamity.... a real small one though....

Son_of_Manuson Feb. 2, 2010 at 8:46 p.m.
I did not need to see his @$$
Nerxon Feb. 2, 2010 at 8:57 p.m.
@rein: Have you seen scar's tatoo? that mawfukkuh is dope
Netstrykeon Feb. 3, 2010 at 1:23 a.m.
An really ANIME-ted Love Triangle!
on the next Jerry Springer.
John_Martoneon Feb. 3, 2010 at 12:02 p.m.
@Nerx said:
" @rein: Have you seen scar's tatoo? that mawfukkuh is dope "
The arm is pretty awesome.
 
I dunno though, that's 4000 dollars to finish the sucker... Do you know what I would do with that kind of money?!?!
reinon Feb. 3, 2010 at 3:53 p.m.
@John_Martone said:
" @Nerx said:
" @rein: Have you seen scar's tatoo? that mawfukkuh is dope "
The arm is pretty awesome.  I dunno though, that's 4000 dollars to finish the sucker... Do you know what I would do with that kind of money?!?! "
Buy the world's rarest truffle?
Nerxon Feb. 4, 2010 at 10:41 a.m.
@John_Martone said:
" @Nerx said:
" @rein: Have you seen scar's tatoo? that mawfukkuh is dope "
The arm is pretty awesome.  I dunno though, that's 4000 dollars to finish the sucker... Do you know what I would do with that kind of money?!?! "
Get yourself a candy hat
cfatalison Feb. 4, 2010 at 10:49 a.m.
@rein said:
" @John_Martone said:
" @Nerx said:
" @rein: Have you seen scar's tatoo? that mawfukkuh is dope "
The arm is pretty awesome.  I dunno though, that's 4000 dollars to finish the sucker... Do you know what I would do with that kind of money?!?! "
Buy the world's rarest truffle? "
@Nerx said:
" @John_Martone said:
" @Nerx said:
" @rein: Have you seen scar's tatoo? that mawfukkuh is dope "
The arm is pretty awesome.  I dunno though, that's 4000 dollars to finish the sucker... Do you know what I would do with that kind of money?!?! "
Get yourself a candy hat "
what are you all? stupid? get an anime tatoo of course
Nerxon Feb. 5, 2010 at 9:22 a.m.
@cfatalis: Which kind would you get man?
cfatalison Feb. 5, 2010 at 9:28 a.m.
@Nerx:  a huge ass demonbane magic circle or al azif
 
or rather tattoe the jackal symbol in fore arm
Bigheart711on Feb. 5, 2010 at 2:18 p.m.
The things otaku do these days... Well, power to him.
asian_prideon Feb. 5, 2010 at 2:27 p.m.
As much as I love anime, this is really stretching it. I find this creepy more than intriguing.

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