The What Do You Think of This Tattoo Thread

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I've been considering this tattoo for a few years now. It would be my second and I am approaching mid-40s. The reasons I like the design are personal - not a secret, just a personal thing I don't expect anyone else to get. I'd get it in a different location - higher up the arm.

My main question is, what would you think this design means, if you saw it on someone? First impressions and assumptions?
 

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Hmmmmm.......

That's a tough one. Maybe a gears thing? Honestly, I'd probably just think that was another dumbass tattoo that someone decided to get. Of course, I think almost all tattoo's are dumb, save for JimmyRustler's gavels and a few other ones I've seen.
 
Are those not the stars on the Australian flag? Every time I see them it reminds me of a "?"

So either you dig being Australian or dig the Southern Cross
 
I've been considering this tattoo for a few years now. It would be my second and I am approaching mid-40s. The reasons I like the design are personal - not a secret, just a personal thing I don't expect anyone else to get. I'd get it in a different location - higher up the arm.

My main question is, what would you think this design means, if you saw it on someone? First impressions and assumptions?

I'd assume it was the Southern Cross. I tend to roll my eyes at most tattoos, but knowing what I know about you, that would be one of the exceptions.
 
Yup, Southern Cross - from the Australian flag. Also the stars I saw so often in my younger years while camping and in the army, every night I looked up in the night sky. Finally, it could be a star for each of our family household.

It's a fairly common tattoo in Australia - even cliched. I probably wouldn't consider it if I thought I would be living there again anytime soon. But, I am also aware that it is going to appear differently here. My wife thought it looked like a gang sign and someone else said it looked like bullet holes.
 
My favourite constellation as I haven't seen it in many years. Used to sit on the bow of a boat to try & get some sort of breeze as we slowly made our way up twisting jungle rivers that cut back and forth, staring up at it for a point of reference.
 
I follow Thomas Hopper on instagram. I love his work. I always wanted to get inked, but parents are old fashioned and the Asian culture often relates tats to gang affiliation.
 
My main question is, what would you think this design means, if you saw it on someone? First impressions and assumptions?

DB, coming from an Australian background, I'd unfortunately tend to think "bogan" as the southern cross tattoos are largely a bogan culture signifier in Australia nowadays (along with a ute with a sticker on the back window that says "Speak English or Die" or something similar).
 
All I know of Aussie culture I learned from hostels. And what I learned was Bogans are to be avoided at all costs.
 
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She hates tattoos. Honestly not sure if I was trying to impress her, piss her off or maybe both.
 
Sorry Dropbear, I hate tattoos. I regret mine and have had the worst removed - the others will go when I get round to it.
 

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