Title pretty much says it all. I'm a size 18 (US sizes), 230 lbs, about 5'10-11. I carry a lot of my weight in my hips and I'm wondering if I'm too big to get a tattoo on my ribs. I've already considered the pain, cost, and have a tattoo ready to go
- Go for it/ not too bigVote A
- Find somewhere else/too bigVote B
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I'm around about the same size and height as you and I am also thinking about getting a rib tattoo. My grandfather is an overweight tattoo artist who has been covered in them since the day I was born. Naturally, I have no problem with tattoos (in fact, I love them) or overweight people being tattooed; I see it as them not caring what others think about them and that person being happy with their own body. Hopefully in a few weeks time I'll have the design drawn up and tattooed onto me.
Now, I personally don't think you're too big for the tattoo and many tattoo artists won't care either; they're doing it purely for the art and the money. If you have questions about it, you should see the tattoo artist your hoping to get it done by and ask him/her questions on whether it will distort etc. but I wouldn't see why they would have a problem. At the end of the day, it's whether or not you feel ready for it and if you want it.
The fact that there are people coming onto this site to purposely put you down and tell you you're not the ideal weight is actually disgusting. It's low and gets you nowhere in life. You don't excel in putting people down because they don't look like you. No one looks the same, regardless of their weight or ethnicity. After all, our genetic make-up is completely different, so are people now going to stand up and say "you need to change because you're genetic make-up is not the same as mine"? No, people won't because it would be stupid. But it's just the same as telling someone to change their phenotype because they don't look like someone 'ideal'; its stupid. No one knows what 'ideal' is, so people need to sit down and shut up if they have nothing nice or helpful to say.0