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01 July 2006 @ 01:30 am
Pronunciation help, and Tattoo question  
how do you pronounce mame? how about Mamestubu? (is it like "maim" or "ma'am"?)

Since being subscribed here I seem to recall a few people interested in getting tattoos of the various symbols you see in FMA. I've recently decided to start researching alchemy symbols and design my own tattoo to get. I've been set on the homunculi's Oruboros, with my own design in the center instead of the 6 triangles.

Would those with tattoos already done mind posting images? I'd also like to hear your stories about them. And where they are located. :) I was thinking mine would go on my neck because someone told me that can be the least painful area to get one (all those nerves). (is that true?)

EDIT: btw, does any one have any large images of the homunculi's Oruboros? The largest I've found so far was only 200by200 pixels (the image itself was large, but the portion of the symbol was small).
リッカthatonefangirl on July 1st, 2006 08:32 am (UTC)
Mame is "mah-meh", basically. It's two syllables. As for "mamestubu"... Do you mean "mametsubu"? That would be "mah-meh-tsoo-boo". There's no sound for "stu" in Japanese, but there is one for "tsu".

I hope I was a little helpful, at least :D;; And please, if anyone sees anything wrong, tell me XD;
Grygongrygon on July 2nd, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
thanks. :)
リッカthatonefangirl on July 2nd, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
You're welcome ^^
DK: decaf = devil's blendjail_b1rd on July 1st, 2006 08:35 am (UTC)
ma(your ma)me(the month of May)tsu(don't sue me)bu(boo)

Comtesse de Villefort: gentlemandevillefort on July 1st, 2006 08:52 am (UTC)
Actually, should be more mah (as in mock) met soo boo. You left out that t in tsu.
DKjail_b1rd on July 1st, 2006 09:04 am (UTC)
I know lol I guess it's just me that says 'Ma' like "mah". It's hard to explain 'tsu' to people since I guess we don't normally 'use' it?
Comtesse de Villefortdevillefort on July 1st, 2006 09:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, "tsu" is especially difficult to grasp when it begins the word. Someone unfamiliar with the language usually figures they can just blend the consonants if it's in the middle, but when they're given something like "Tsuzuki," they can get a bit lost. :P
Grygongrygon on July 2nd, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
thanks for the help, guys. :)
Justice for all: Hughes and Roypuckyducky on July 1st, 2006 09:11 am (UTC)

Grygongrygon on July 2nd, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
awesome. thanks. :)
Imagination at it's finest: Boreddragontrap on July 1st, 2006 11:10 am (UTC)

I actually have 11 tattoos, and the Ouroboros is the most recent one (The one the pictures are of). The tattoo is actually located in the same place as Envy's (only bigger than the one he had X3) because of the complexity of the tattoo that I designed (So taking the ouroboros and altering the basic design). Can't have something small have all those little details after all, you'd end up loosing them over time due to the ink slowly spreding under the skin (Think of it as the ink feathering at the edges)
Cynthia: Colorfulcsakuras on July 1st, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that is PRETTY. O_O
Imagination at it's finestdragontrap on July 1st, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
Domo... It needs to be touched up however next month when I have time. Just a few spots need to be refilled in
jantra on July 1st, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
....That... is a GORGEOUS tattoo...

Do you take flash art requests?
Imagination at it's finestdragontrap on July 1st, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
My tattoo needs to be touched up in spots because some of the red bled out during the healing, but thank you

Depends upon what you're looking for in a tattoo if it is feasible or not to complete.
Grygongrygon on July 2nd, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
that is gorgeous. :)

i was looking at my neck in the mirror... it sure is skinny. lol! i'm going to get it instead just below my neck, just above a should blade.
Imagination at it's finestdragontrap on July 2nd, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
Domo (It'll come in handy when I cosplay Envy X3)

Why not in between your shoulder blades? I have one there as well, great spot for tattoos actually
Grygongrygon on January 18th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
this was so long ago... just wanted to reply and say thanks. i did get it, on my hip. :) i'll have pics soon, after touch ups. :)
PaperCutpapercut917 on July 1st, 2006 01:22 pm (UTC)
My ouroboros tattoo is on my left arm- http://www.deviantart.com/view/31320768/
:3 I would've got it on the back of my neck, but I already have a dragon sitting on a moon there, heh. XD; I don't believe the bit about the neck being less painful. Mine hurt like heeeeell. Probably second worst of all my tats (first being the ginormous chinese dragon on my right arm- http://www.deviantart.com/view/31320704/ XD;
Grygongrygon on July 2nd, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
wow. that is beautiful! :) so many colors in the dragon.
PaperCutpapercut917 on July 2nd, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
Yesh, but it needs to be seriously fixed... the guy didn't do a very good job on it... there's little bits he forgot, and it's scarred pretty bad from digging too deep with the needle (same with the ourobouos which I got at the same time). ;-;
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Grygongrygon on July 2nd, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
sure. :) and thanks. credit would be appreciated. :)
rainy_mushroom on July 2nd, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
It's 'mah-may'. Try poking around japanese.about.com, there's Japanese pronounciation guides. Mamestubu would be 'mah-may-stoo-boo'. But I don't think that's a real Japanese word, but hope this helps.
Saya Aenslandsaya_aensland on July 2nd, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
If it were pronounced "mah-may", it would be written "mamei". The "me" in mame is pronounced the same as in "met".
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sima_zhongda on July 6th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
Totally late in commenting, but the tattoos I have on my upper arms hurt the least. Like, sit there and yawn and read a book least. Lower back/ribs definitely hurt with the bony bits of my ankle a close second for most painful. (I have one on my chest, one on each hipbone, each arm, shoulder blade, ankle, lower back/ribs.) I'll be getting Kimblee's circles on my inner wrists here soonish, too. *That* is going to hurt.