QUOTE(DarkBlade_Alchemist @ Jul 20 2005, 01:59 PM)
If you ask me i think you should go for tatoo, i think its a great idea i might just steal it from you. You should get it if you want to cuz if when you get older if you think FMA is stupid or gay (i don't know how you could) then you can get that laser surgery to get it taken off easy breezy!!!!
Yeah, because you won't regret getting the tattoo 20 years from now; and while it may cost 100-200 bucks to get the tat from a good artist; usually more depending on size and detail, it could cost anywhere from $1500 to $8500 to get it removed (depending on size and number of colors) and takes about 6-10 treatments; not so easy breezy, and since it's cosmetic surgery, health insurance won't pay any part of the removal.
And they can't insure complete removal.
And below is a true story about a friend of mine, his tattoo, and a very nice woman we met in a club.
My friend got a tattoo on his upper neck, "all under heaven", from the movie Hero. We went to see that movie and he decided he needed a tattoo. So we look it up on the internet (what a bunch of nerds we are) and we took it to the shop and he got it burned into the lower part of his neck; the collar line. So where in this club and he's dancing with this girl; she goes behind him and sees that tattoo on his neck. They come back to get a drink and she asks about it. Being the geeks we are, he asked if she'd ever saw the movie "Hero". She makes a face and says "I didn't like it at all; what about it". He then has to explain to her that he got it because he thought it was a cool phrase, and a good idea; she laughs and say "Wow, I really like rum but I'm not about to get a tattoo of Captain Morgan on my (expletive deleted)."
In his defense, he still managed to get a date that next friday from her.
The characters did, in fact, look cool, and from that day onward, if anyone asks what it is he just says "all under heaven" and changes the subject.
So when you've got this transmutation circle on you and some girl, or guy, sees it and asks about it and you reply "It's from a Japanese Cartoon." and you procede to explain the concept of the show and he/she gives you a disgusted look and goes elseware; how would you feel?
But then again, she could dig it, fall in love with you, get married and have kids that like FMA as much as you two do...
I don't want to talk you out of doing something you've got your heart set on; I got really close to getting my fraternity letters (Chi Phi, if any of you are out there) branded on the left side of my chest, the same spot where we affix our badge on formal wear. I mostly chickened out because my folks threatened to cut me off.
Do whatever, just make sure you're ready for it.