Jump to content
Did you know?
  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
Sign in to follow this  
blazerstephen

Anyone thought of a Christmas tattoo????

Recommended Posts

has this ever been discussed here? yea i have to admit i have had the thought cross my mind of getting a christmas tattoo. my family and friends thinks its a crazy idea. i thought of this one..... you know the one that looks like barb wire fence going around your arm...... well how about a string of lights around the arm like the lights on the tangled light santa on the Planet Christmas logo. yea ive put too much thought into this....lol what do my fellow christmas folks think..???:tree:

-stephen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The thought has crossed my mind...and then the memories of the pain of my first and only tattoo creep back in...lol...I don't know if I would want to try again...

For the more daring here...I think it would be a cool idea...no more weird than some of the designs I have saw out there...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stephen,

That's too funny. I was just telling my wife that I was going to do that. (It was a joke, I just wanted to see how far I could take it...) I told her I was going to put a string of c7's up my forearm. She laughed really hard at first. Then she thought I was serious (as I struggled to keep a straight face), and she got seriously worried.

She likes my hobby. She even has fun with it. But a tattoo was a little more than she wished to explain to our friends and family. Made for a humorous discussion though...

It's definitely a crazy idea. Not so much if you have other tattoos, but if you have "virgin" skin like me... that be a little off the deep end... But everybody's got their line to cross...

If you do get one, post a picture. That is... unless it's in a strange spot. :-) In which case, maybe it could just be for you and your significant other...

J.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Art Ritchie wrote:

If I remember correctly, I saw a Christmas tat while at PLUS2005. :)

Art

You did Art.

To those that know, or think they know, what Art knows, a word to the wise, which I was asked to relay by said party.

Our "elf" has made it clear that anyone who divulges identifying information on who this tatoo belongs to will wind up losing certain, significant parts of their anatomy that they will not want to lose!:shock::shock::devil::devil:

Enough said!;)

Greg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not into marking my body either. My wife is a Physician Assistant and one of her jobs was with Hepatitis C patients, a group of patients of which a significant percentage got Hep C from thier tattoo. But nuthin wrong with a temp tattoo.

How about getting some made up and we can sell them on PC merchandise?

Ken Mays

Lewisville, TX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have never considered a Christmas tattoo. I have a tattoo,would like another one, but it wouldnt be Christmas related.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The person with the Christmas tattoo at PLUS was ............. oh wait.. I gave that away before and she threatened to cause bodily harm. Just go watch the DVD.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

jason, i really like the melvin one there.

the temp tattoo idea is interesting, just think about if we had those for the next plus. how do u get the temp ones produced?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brad Caudill wrote:

The person with the Christmas tattoo at PLUS was ............. oh wait.. I gave that away before and she threatened to cause bodily harm. Just go watch the DVD.

Brad, be careful, or you may not make it to your wedding intact!:shock::shock:

I understand that our elf has already acquired, from a local surgical supply house, some precision instruments (that are quite sharp) used to excise soft tissues.

Exactly what areas our elf will focus on is unclear to me, but I know our elf has aplan.:devil::devil:

Seems to me I remember hearing you may be first on the list to have this new equipment tried out...... ;);)

Greg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My wife has strings of Christmas lights tattooed around her ankle, some people noticed it at PLUS2005. The guy put the little straight lines out from the bulbs to make them look like they are lighted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Greg Young wrote:

To those that know, or think they know, what Art knows, a word to the wise, which I was asked to relay by said party.

Our "elf" has made it clear that anyone who divulges identifying information on who this tatoo belongs to will wind up losing certain, significant parts of their anatomy that they will not want to lose!:shock::shock::devil::devil:

Enough said!;)

Greg

Sounds like someone shouldn't have gotten it then, if they didn't want people to know they had it. Or, I don't know, be smart and cover it up.

Course, threatening people doesn't go over to well either.

My two cents. YMMV.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quotations about Tattoos

The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who have tattoos, and those who are afraid of people with tattoos. ~Author Unknown

Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past. ~Jack London

Beauty is skin deep. A tattoo goes all the way to the bone. ~Author Unknown

"The only difference between tattooed people and non-tattooed people is tattooed people don't care if you are not tattooed."

yes I like ink.:cool:

Joe4x4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don wrote:

Sounds like someone shouldn't have gotten it then, if they didn't want people to know they had it. Or, I don't know, be smart and cover it up.

Course, threatening people doesn't go over to well either.

My two cents. YMMV.

The "elfs" tattoo was covered up at PLUS, it was exposed accidentally and when it was shown intentionally, it was shown only to those people who the "elf" knew would understandand appreciate it Its location on the "elf's" body is not one that would ever be readily seen, unless the elf wanted it to be seen. The threats were a joke and the people threatened, knew it was a joke. Its a great tattoo by the way, I've seen it, she carries Christmas with her everywhere she goes.:waycool:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Jeff_Womack

This whole thread is crazy, blown completely out of proportion and if it is on the video then what is the big deal? Of course most even know about it if one of the "Elfs" wouldn't have opened their mouth. JAUT......

Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...