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08-03-2012, 07:52   #1
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text location

hi,
booked in for a text tattoo shortly
I know what I want tattoo but I haven't decided on the location yet.

I was thinking of wrapped around my arm or (a late night brain wave) down my spine (vertical with something like a diamond between each word)
The text is 5 words "Aut viam inveniam aut faciam"

Has anybody gotten text done in these locations? how did it work out?

or any other text locations that work for you
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08-03-2012, 10:26   #2
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Spine idea sounds cool.

Just my opinion but it'd look awesome done in a similar script to this:



That classical, but spidery fashion.

Best of luck man, sounds like a great idea for a tat.

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How big you want to go with it? The size will really determine where it will look best
Lower back? Across your stomach? Across your shoulders?
Theres a lot of places to get a line of text written, i do like the idea of spiraling down your arm though, maybe a half sleeve (lower half) with a few other bits of meaning to you to fill it out?
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thanks lads

i'm was thinking of having it wrapped on my right bicep - until my brainwave of my spine.
I want it resasonably big.
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Inside of forearm?
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Inside of forearm?
doesn't really appeal tbh
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collar bone,top of chest
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in the end I went collar bone to the side to waist.

and it was sore
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Pics? Sounds great.
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Sounds fab, excuse my ignorance but what does the text translate to?
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thanks _ I'll stick a pic in the "show me yours" in a few days when it's healed - kinda red now

It means "I'll either find a way or make one" - it's a quote from Hannibal when told he couldn't get his elephants over the alps to attack rome.

For the scholars among you - yes he probably spoke Punic - but the quote is recorded in latin from that time

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thanks _ I'll stick a pic in the "show me yours" in a few days when it's healed - kinda red now

It means "I'll either find a way or make one" - it's a quote from Hannibal when told he could get his elephants over the alps to attack rome.

For the scholars among you - yes he probably spoke Punic - but the quote is recorded in latin from that time

Like that, hadn't heard it before, thank you.
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