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纹身

Learn the Second Conditional

Date: Sep 02 2011

Themes: Alternative, Fashion

Grammar: Second Conditional

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OK, so you totally love the Toy Story movies. Who doesn’t? Does that really mean you should get Buzz Lightyear’s face tattooed on your left shoulder?

People often get tattoos of things they love, things they want to remember, or things that are meaningful to them. Some people choose a tattoo just because they like the way it looks. But if you’re thinking about getting a tattoo, just remember: it’s permanent. You might want to start with a rub-on.

Amy got a tattoo when she was 17. Find out if she’s still happy she got it, as she and Jason talk about tattoos.

好吧,你确实喜欢《玩具总动员》这部电影。谁不喜欢呢?但是难道这就意味着你应该在左肩纹上巴斯光年 (Buzz Lightyear) 的那张脸吗?
人们经常把自己喜爱的事物、希望记住的事物或者有特殊意义的事物作为纹身图案。还有些人选择纹身只是因为他们喜欢这个图案。但是如果你正在考虑纹身,一定要记住:它是永久性的。或许,你可以先贴上一个纹身试试看。
艾米在17岁时做了一个纹身。请听她和詹森谈论纹身,看看她是否仍然喜欢这个纹身。

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Amy

Amy

Jason

Jason

Jason:  I’m thinking about getting a tattoo.

Amy:  What are you thinking of getting?

Jason:  I want to get some kind of vines and leaves and stuff on my shoulder. There’s a basketball player I know who has that, and it makes him look really cool. He looks like a warrior, like a Roman or something like that.

Amy:  I mean, if you were a pro basketball player, I would say go for it, because it’s probably gonna look pretty awesome. But in general, Jason, I’d advise you to take your time, really consider it. Maybe wait a year.

Jason:  Yeah. I’ve been thinking about it for a while. I don’t know. Do you have any tattoos?

Amy:  I do, and I have to say, I kind of regret getting it.

Jason:  Oh my gosh, you do? What is it?

Amy:  It’s a flower. It’s sort of on my back. You know, I was an impulsive teenager. I got it with two of my best friends. We all got the same tattoo, and you know, it was sort of intended to mark a certain period of our lives and bind us together and, you know, remind us of our friendship.

Jason:  Did it do that?

Amy:  I guess so, I mean, we’re still friends. I don’t know, I just…it’s not really me anymore. But it’s, like, on my body forever.

Jason:  But you can get it removed, can’t you? Have you looked into it? Why don’t you guys all get new tattoos together?

Amy:  Well, it’s really expensive.

Jason:  Oh.

Amy:  Just remember, a tattoo is forever.

Jason:  Yeah, I do like leaves and stuff, but maybe I should think about it and try to find something more meaningful or something. I just thought it might help my game. You guys stayed friends, maybe I could become a professional basketball player!

 

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Jason tells Amy that he is thinking about getting a tattoo. He wants one on his shoulder that will resemble the tattoo one of his favorite NBA stars has. Amy’s advice is to wait a year and then see if he still wants the same tattoo.

When Amy was a teenager, she and her two best friends got matching flower tattoos on their backs. They wanted the tattoos to symbolize their friendship. Amy doesn’t like the tattoo and would prefer to have it removed, but that is too expensive.

Amy and the girls she got the tattoo with are still friends. So Jason thinks that if he gets a tattoo like his favorite NBA player, maybe it will make him a better basketball player.

Do you have any tattoos? Would you ever get one? Do you like the way tattoos look on other people?

 

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DominikLi

DominikLi

China

I don’t like tattoos…

03:50 AM Jan 19 2013 |

*asma*

*asma*

Algeria

i don’t like it at all mmmmmmmmmm i’m agree with coralip


god gives us a nice body so why we put such this thing in our skin Cry 

02:02 PM Sep 26 2011 |

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Lisandro

El Salvador

Where I come from, get a tatoo isn’t a good idea, even can be dangerous, most of gangers have it and it’s one of many ways that they identifies their buddies, so if you want a tatoo you must be aware what kind of drawings they use. Personally I don’t like it.

12:56 PM Sep 25 2011 |

Coralip

Coralip

China

Ahhh,I’m sick of tattoos.They’re scary and meaningless.And I’ll never get pierced.


God gives you a nice body and wants you to be yourself,so please don’t get such a thing on your skin.

08:46 PM Sep 10 2011 |

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IlVA

IlVA

Germany

where is ur pierce?


12:01 PM Sep 09 2011 |

M.NOUR

M.NOUR

Sudan

 i do not like tatoos  at all , and i don’t think  it’s cool thing , also remember it’s  for ever because   if you like something and wanna make on  your body as tatoo you maybe change  your mind after some years ,, so think careful those who like  it before you have  it 

07:53 AM Sep 09 2011 |

Conway

Conway

Finland

ive been thinking of getting a tattoo but i dont think ill be getting it anytime soon. Granted it is forever so shouldnt take the decision lightly. Was thinking of getting a picture of a Clock surrounded by some cogs. would look sweet.

01:16 PM Sep 06 2011 |

Eavina

Eavina

China

I dont like it actually.Some people think it makes them look good,but i just think it oppositely….Good girls,do u like it?Anyway,i cannot bear my boyfriend wear it ..:-)

04:33 AM Sep 05 2011 |

jejo

jejo

United States

Personally, I hate Tatoo. I really do. espiecally it’s permanent decision.

08:24 PM Sep 04 2011 |

Hossam_bounab

Algeria

What’s use of Tatoos !!!


I feel It is so stupid thing, for children maybe they would like the idea, tough it still sucks :s


04:15 PM Sep 04 2011 |

nassima1992

Morocco

the same view of talk now i agree with u when u add something to ur body which is eternal u have to think a lot and that may be have negative effects on ur health

02:57 PM Sep 04 2011 |

weah44

weah44

Sudan

  i  dont  have  any  tattoos , morever  i  would  not  like  to  get   any tattoos ,  but  the  thing  i  like  is  how  is  the  tattoos  look  like  ,  some  looks  pretty  ,  in  instance , small  heart , or blue  flower  ,  i  think  the  most  favorable is dragon tattooos

02:47 PM Sep 04 2011 |

Talk Now

Talk Now

Jordan

a tattoo is forever so it deserves to think about it or try to find something more meaningfulor .


i don’t have tattoo , life has been changing , thoughts and mind too , i dislike to add any thing to my life will become forever . 

12:59 PM Sep 04 2011 |

Miss.Seba

Miss.Seba

Yemen

i don’t have any tattoo and i’ll not cz it’s forbidden in islam

12:43 PM Sep 04 2011 |

Successfulliving

Latvia

SOmetimes it looks cool- but I think about what will happen when I will be about 60 years old?! How it will look? -not goot I think.The same thing is with piercings, I have one, now I don’t know maybe I don’t want it anymore …

12:37 PM Sep 04 2011 |

telakh234

Jordan

Sealed

09:36 AM Sep 04 2011 |

IlVA

IlVA

Germany

i do have tattoos now… but they are temporary since im underaged.. but i like doing them in my neck.. at least ost of my tattos i do are in my neck.. maybe  ill get a rreal one soon…

07:38 AM Sep 04 2011 |

Aquamarine

Turkey

I don’t have any tattoos but I wish I had one that I would never regret it :) When I was holiday ,I had tattoo made however it was not permanent. Its’ shape was like a rose.And also  I t was made by Indian hane,therefore ıt had persisted only for three days so you don’t need to take your time choosing your tattoo if you bored of that ,get new one …

05:01 AM Sep 04 2011 |

hqken

hqken

China

yes. you should thinking about it . If you like ,just do it. that what i think it.

10:01 PM Sep 03 2011 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

i havenot tattooed and i dont like.

09:33 PM Sep 03 2011 |

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