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What's with all of the tattoo hubs?

  1. retireyoung profile image61
    retireyoungposted 9 years ago

    Nothing against it, just curious that there seem to be so many.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Basically, because tattoos are the shizz.

  2. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    It seems that adsense ads as 'tattoo' and related words in or as their key words pays more per click. smile

  3. Lela Davidson profile image84
    Lela Davidsonposted 9 years ago

    Where do you find out what keywords pay?

    1. Paul Edmondson profile image
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      Paul Edmondsonposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      That's a good question to post as a request.

      http://hubpages.com/requests/latest/

    2. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Be cautious with chasing high paying keywords is that the amount is the MOST an advertiser is paying.

      And those clicks usually go to the long established sites that have quality traffic.

  4. retireyoung profile image61
    retireyoungposted 9 years ago

    whats a shizz?

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      THE shizz.  You don't call the Taj Mahal "a Taj Mahal" or the King of Pop, "a king of pop."  The shizz.

  5. Paraglider profile image88
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    Tattoos - yeuch!

    Double-headed eagles on a T-shirt - now that's class wink

  6. feb4 profile image61
    feb4posted 9 years ago

    Tatoo's are in and popular; also good for graphics

    check out my sites
    http://hubpages.com/author/feb4/latest/

  7. Paraglider profile image88
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    Oh well, let's hope they stay 'in' for 100 years, because they're not so easy to sell second hand when you're tired of them.

    1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image90
      Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Very true...as my great grandpa explained when he showed me the tattoo he got when he was 20.  At 80, it didn't look so good anymore.

    2. Maddie Ruud profile image83
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      In many cultures, tattoos are/were seen as a way of completing and perfecting the body.

      Besides, if your body is a temple, do you really want to worship in a place with bare walls??? wink

  8. JRobin profile image59
    JRobinposted 9 years ago

    It all depends on the tattoo, and if you have the desire and bucks to not only pay for a beautiful tattoo that is a work of art, but also go in and have it touched-up every couple of years.

    By the way, I've never, EVER, heard of a couple that had tattoos of eachoter's names that their relationship lasted. In other words, if you get a tattoo of your significant other's name, it's a guarantee you're going to break up soon, and you'll be walking around with their name on your body for a very very long time.

    1. becauseilive profile image83
      becauseiliveposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      This is EXACTLY why I wrote the following hub:  http://hubpages.com/hub/Dont_Regret_Your_Next_Tattoo

  9. Paraglider profile image88
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    True, but many cultures also believe in various mutilations of the body. Are we supporting that too, just because it is cultural?

    Besides, the current fashion for tattoos is not cultural, it is simply fashion. Each to his own, but I can think of better ideas to import from other cultures.

    Bare walls? No problem with that smile

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Standards of beauty are immensely cultural.  Whose to say that Western ones are better than any other?  And how about plastic surgery?  Is that any less a "mutilation" simply because it involves anesthesia?

  10. Paraglider profile image88
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    {{Who's to say that Western ones are better than any other?}}

    I don't think anyone's saying that.

    {{And how about plastic surgery?  Is that any less a "mutilation" simply because it involves anesthesia?}}

    Sometime yes, sometimes no.

    Regarding mutilation, I don't want to get into an argument over this, but I believe that clinically unnecessary surgery inflicted on people too young to understand or give consent is an abuse both of childhood and of basic human rights. I think we both know what I'm talking about.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Of course.  I wouldn't even pierce my baby's ears for this very reason...

      But all these tattoo hubs have NIL to do with the mutilation of children.  And I would never liken a tattoo to mutilation in the first place, least of all one an adult actively seeks out, which is how they are (at least legally) come by here in the States.

      Here in the States, our culture sanctions extreme dieting, excessive exercise, and disordered eating as a path to the current standard of "beauty."  I believe that's a much worse mutilation than tattooing or piercing is.

  11. Stacie Naczelnik profile image90
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    Personally, I don't like tattoos.  But, sometimes I see how amazing they can be as body art.
    Then again, I also don't like holes in my body--my ears were pierced when I was five, and I've since let them completely close up.  Yet, I've seen some beautiful piercings that I've admired on people.
    I consider plastic surgery as ridiculous and wasteful (when it is used for purely cosmetic reasons, not like after an accident or something), but sometimes I see how tempting it is when I look in the mirror and see the first few wrinkles of my life grouped around my eyes.  Then, I remember what I've said about how I will embrace getting older, looking at those wrinkles as wrinkles of wisdom and reminders of life experiences.
    However, some things I can't see both sides of, like stuff that happens in Alice Walker's "Possessing the Secret of Joy".

    Stepping off my soapbox now.

  12. GreatTattoosNow profile image67
    GreatTattoosNowposted 9 years ago

    I can speak to the original question here of
    "Why are there so many tattoo hubs?". 

    I seem to be one of the producers of this so I am partially responsible.  Especially this week as I have been able to add a new hubpage a day.

    I do it for a number of reasons.  First and foremost I am a classical trained artist and I love art work in almost any form.  I think tattoos are beautiful and love the designs and line work of many of them.  Second I used to own a very very popular site dedicated to connecting people who wanted to get a custom tattoo with an artist.  They could get their designs over the internet.  Well too make a long and painful story short I lost the website (and a significant extra income) due to some hackers.  That left me with a ton of knowledge about tattoos and no where to write about them.  When I first started five years ago there were a lot of pages that had pictures of tattoos but literally no one was writing about tattoos at all.  In fact I wrote a ton of articles on tattoos over at ezinearticles.com and they had to start a separate category for them.  So I love observing and writing about tattoos.

    As far as being high paying keywords?  They are not really that high paying and I would advise anyone to be careful about trying to chase after high paying keywords.  I get between .05 cents to .15 cents a click which is not that great.  However the few affiliate programs that are out there for tattoos do pay decently well.  About 15 to 25 per sale again not incredible but it does help.  Tattoos are tremendously popular and getting more so every day.  Just witness the trend on Television there are now two prime time televisions shows on TLC.  Maimi Ink and LA Ink and there are thousands of people watching these and enjoying it.  So this does mean I get a decent amount of traffic per keyword.

    In my opinion there are really two types of people here on hubpages.com especially that post tattoo hubpages.  There are those like becauseilive that create really high quality hubpages about tattoo designs and then there are those that are just after the traffic and create really poorly written pages with little content and a ton of links.  In fact many of the second type of people post one or two hubs and then move on because they did not become rich over night so they give up.  Those that stick around tend to do it more for the love of the art form and self expression then anything else!  Really check out becauseilive's hubpages they are great full of pictures and tremendous content!

    Hope that helps answer the question as to why there are so many tattoo related hubpages.  I now am up to 19 and have a bunch I still want to create!

  13. becauseilive profile image83
    becauseiliveposted 9 years ago

    Thanks greattattoos now, that's very sweet of you to say smile

  14. Stacie Naczelnik profile image90
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    I thought about getting a tattoo for awhile, but could never figure out what I wanted to get a tattoo of.  Personally, I think high quality hubs about tattoos are a great resource for people who want to learn more about tattoos, designs, opinion, etc.  So, for the high-quality tattoo hubbers: way to spread some knowledge.

  15. livelonger profile image87
    livelongerposted 9 years ago

    I've had a tattoo for 11 years now and still don't regret it. But you have to be 100% sure about it. Living with regret about a tattoo, even in the era of laser removal, is not something you want to deal with!

 
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